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Diary of an Early American boy: Noah Blake 1805

By: "Sloane, Eric"

Price: $12.11

Publisher: NY, 1974

Edition: (11th printing)

Seller ID: 4DT094

ISBN: 0345321006

Condition: FINE

"As new-gift quality! ""Part of the diary of Noah Blake, who was 15 in 1805, part a re-creation of the life that youngster in his circumstances would have lived-is a loving tribute to a vanished way of lifeā€¦illustrated profusely with Sloane's pen-and-ink drawings""" View more info

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Girls of Tender Age: A Memoir

By: "Smith, Mary-Ann Tirone"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Free Press:

Seller ID: 9780743279789

ISBN: 0743279786

Condition: GOOD

With beauty, power, and remarkable wit, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith interweaves a bittersweet portrait of growing up among the working stiffs of 1950s Hartford, Connecticut, with the chilling progress of a serial pedophile who threatens to shatter her small town's innocence. In "Girls of Tender Age," Smith lovingly evokes the jubilance and chaos of life in her extended French-Italian family and the challenges of living with her brother Tyler, an autistic at a time before anyone knew what that meant. Hanging over Smith's rough-and-tumble youth is the shadow of the approaching killer who forever alter... View more info

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Reflected Glory

By: "Smith, Sally Bedell"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster:

Seller ID: 9780684835631

ISBN: 0684835630

Condition: GOOD

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My Beloved World

By: "Sotomayor, Sonia"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780345804839

ISBN: 034580483X

Condition: GOOD

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the tur... View more info

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Three Week with my Brother

By: "Sparks, Nicholas & Micah"

Price: $3.50


Seller ID: 9780446694858

ISBN: 0446694851

Condition: GOOD

As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks's unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers bound by memories, both humorous and tragicIn January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, set off on a three-week trip around the globe. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at thirty-seven and thirty-eight respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world and often overtaken by their feelings, daredevil Micah and the more serious, introspective N... View more info

Hans Christian Andersen: The Man and His Work

By: "Spink, Reginald"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: "Copenhagen, Denmark", 1972

Edition: "(2nd edition, 1978)"

Seller ID: 3NT014

ISBN: 8714278820

Condition: NEAR FINE

"As new except for light shelfwear to spine ends. Illustrated in a lovely cover with French flaps. ""A short biography (64 pages) of the man who wrote all those wonderful fairy tales. Includes an extensive ""Further Reading"" list on his stories and his life." View more info

"The Prince of Providence: The Rise and Fall of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor"

By: "Stanton, Mike"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks:

Seller ID: 9780375759673

ISBN: 0375759670

Condition: very good

COP: "Buddy, I think this is a whorehouse." BUDDY CIANCI: "Now I know why they made you a detective." Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, where corruption is entertainment and Mayor Buddy Cianci presided over the longest-running lounge act in American politics. In "The Prince of Providence, " Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mike Stanton tells a classic story of wiseguys, feds, and politicians on a carousel of crime and redemption. Buddy Cianci was part urban visionary, part Tony Soprano--a flawed political genius in the mold of Huey Long and James Michael Curley. His lust for po... View more info

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His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina

By: "Steel, Danielle"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Delta:

Seller ID: 9780385334679

ISBN: 0385334672

Condition: GOOD

"This is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. It is the story of an illness, a fight to live, and a race against death. I want to share the story, and the pain, the courage, the love, and what I learned in living through it. I want Nick's life to be not only a tender memory for us, but a gift to others. . . . I would like to offer people hope and the realities we lived with. I want to make a difference. My hope is that someone will be able to use what we learned, and save a life with it."--Danielle Steel From the day he was bo... View more info

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The Leopard Hat: A Daughter's Story

By: "Steiker, Valerie"

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780375726200

ISBN: 0375726209

Condition: GOOD

In this tender loving memoir, Valerie Steiker evokes a magical childhood on the Upper East side of New York with a woman whose own losses led her to delight in family, beauty and life itself. Valerie Steiker's Belgian Jewish mother, Gisele--who, as a child in Antwerp, was hidden from the Nazis--wasn't a typical American mom. She spoke with throaty Belgian "R"s and wore only high heels. Before her marriage, she had studied acting with Lee Strasburg and been a model in Mexico. With her vitality and elegance, she created a joyous childhood for Valerie and her sister. Together they tangoed thr... View more info

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All too Human

By: "Stephanopoulos, George"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Back Bay Books:

Seller ID: 9780316930161

ISBN: 0316930164

Condition: GOOD

All Too Human is a new-generation political memoir, written from the refreshing perspective of one who got his hands on the levers of awesome power at an early age. At thirty, the author was at Bill Clinton's side during the presidential campaign of 1992, & for the next five years he was rarely more than a step away from the president & his other advisers at every important moment of the first term. What Liar's Poker did to Wall Street, this book will do to politics. It is an irreverent & intimate portrait of how the nation's weighty business is conducted by people whose egos & idiosyncrasies ... View more info

Where There Is No Path:Lee Tai-Young Her Story

By: "Strawn, Sonia Reid"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: "Seoul, Korea", 1988

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 7-4T010

Condition: NEAR FINE

"As new - signed by author on title page. ""Korean Pioneer for Women's Rights...Korea's first female lawyer...first female judge...founder of the country's first legal aide centre...fought for women's rights..."" ""No society can or will prosper without the cooperation of women."" 227 page biography." View more info

Darkness Visible:A Memoir of Madness

By: "Styron, William"

Price: $49.95

Publisher: NY, 1990

Edition: (1st Edition)

Seller ID: 49H019

ISBN: 3994588886

Condition: FINE/Fine

As new - gift quality! Styron's account of his own battle through depression and near suicide. View more info

From There to Here: My Many Lives - The Autobiography of a Dermatologist

By: "Sulzberger, Marion B."

Price: $12.95

Publisher: 1986

Seller ID: 99H010

Condition: FINE/Near Fine

"As new but dust jacket has light age soil. ""Every patient with skin disease, every dermatologist, the United States Army and several Universities owe him a great dealā€¦his name and reputation, both as a clinician and investigator, simply stayed up there among the top few, decade after decade...""" View more info

Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe (Onyx)

By: "Summers, Anthony"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Onyx:

Seller ID: 9780451400147

ISBN: 0451400143

Condition: GOOD

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Recollections of a Floating Life

By: "Sun, Patrick Pichi"

Price: $64.95

Publisher: "Taipei, Taiwan", 1973

Edition: (2nd edition)

Seller ID: 28H011

Condition: GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean interior, soiled exterior, faint curl. Covers are rubbed and stained, with wear to spine ends and a reading crease on spine. ""recounts years of a Chinese diplomat who lives through a period of rapid transition in war-torn China. His career has its ample share of trials and tribulations. The narration of a rather complicated life is lightened and lighted by subtle wit and delicate humor..."". 187 pages" View more info

Bridge to the Sun

By: "Terasaki, Gwen"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: "Rutland, VT", 1973

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 4-NP007

ISBN: 02230003054615?

Condition: GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean with faintest tilt. Owner's name and bookstore stamp on first title page. Light bump to bottom corner. Sticker shadow on front cover. The autobiography, and love story, of an American girl who married a Japanese diplomat in 1931. The story begins on December 7, at home, in Washington, DC." View more info

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A Three Dog Life

By: "Thomas, Abigail"

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Mariner Books:

Seller ID: 9780156033237

ISBN: 0156033232

Condition: GOOD

When Abigail Thomas's husband, Rich, was hit by a car, his brain shattered. Subject to rages, terrors, and hallucinations, he must live the rest of his life in an institu-tion. He has no memory of what he did the hour, the day, the year before. This tragedy is the ground on which Abigail had to build a new life. How she built that life is a story of great courage and great change, of moving to a small country town, of a new family composed of three dogs, knitting, and friendship, of facing down guilt and discovering gratitude. It is also about her relationship with Rich, a man who lives in the... View more info

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By: "Thomas, K.S. (Geo Dailey, Ed.)"

Price: $7.95


Seller ID: 94H022

ISBN: 1410773590

Condition: FINE

"As new. ""Rather than a clinical dissertation on child neglect and abuse, Ms. Thomas tells her story in a simple manner. Many of the readers will find themselves identifying with the nine-year old girl in the title as she struggles with the tragedies that have befallen her.""" View more info

Assignment: Churchill

By: "Thompson, Inspector Walter H."

Price: $17.95

Publisher: NY, 1961

Seller ID: 6-1P006

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean and square. Rubbed cover edges and owner's stamp on first free page and exterior page edges. ""An unique, intimate view of Winston Churchill by the man who guarded him night ad day for 20 momentous years. " View more info

Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller

By: "Thurman, Judith"

Price: $2.50

Publisher: St. Martin's Press:

Seller ID: 9780312902025

ISBN: 0312902026

Condition: GOOD

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