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A Soldier in Science: The Autobiography of Bailey K. Ashford

By: "Ashford, Bailey K."

Price: $19.95

Publisher: NY, 1934

Edition: (2nd printing

Seller ID: 03H011

Condition: FINE/ Fair DJ

"As new, orange cloth with gilt lettering and design. DJ is present but spine is severely sun faded with 2 chunks missing from top edge, tattered at flap and spine hinges on back, although front is clean and somewhat shiny. ""Each year for generations, countless thousands died from a dread and terrible scourge that devastated the Indies and Southern States of America."" This the biography of the obscure Army Doctor who discovered that the cause was h... View more info

Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science & Technology: The Lives and Achievements of 1195 Great Scientists from Ancient Times to the Present Chronologically Arranged

By: "Asimov, Isaac"

Price: $38.95

Publisher: "Garden City, NY", 1972

Edition: "(new, revised edition)"

Seller ID: 0DH005

Condition: FINE / Good+

"Book - as new except for faint softening of spine ends - navy cloth with blue title block, gilt lettering and trim. DJ - intact and unclipped but has sunned spine, light age soil, wear to spine ends and three 1"" rips on edge (tape repaired on inside). ""Biographical entries are arranged in chronological order ( Imhotep-2980 B.C. to Sagan-1934)...numbered from 1 to 1195."" Extensive index (Abacus to Zuider Zee) keyed to biography number, as a... View more info

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Khul-Khaal : Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories


Price: $5.00

Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr:

Seller ID: 9780815601814

ISBN: 0815601816

Condition: GOOD

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Paginas Autobiograficas: Mariano Azuela (Coleccion Popular #134)

By: "Azuela, Mariano (Francisco Monterde, Prologo)"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Mexico, 1974

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 17P007

Condition: FINE

"As new except for faint roughnees to 1 edge of front cover. ""autobiografico escritas por el doctor Mariano Azuela desde su mocedad hasta la plenitud en que termino, con su vida, la carrera del novelista de la Revolucion Mexicana…"" Text in Spanish, 276 pages." View more info

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Pull Me Up: A Memoir

By: "Barry, Dan"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company:

Seller ID: 9780393326918

ISBN: 0393326918

Condition: GOOD

Agenerational memoir of the American suburbs, "Pull Me Up" is a deeply affecting book. With prose that to Frank McCourt "flashes with poetry," "New York Times" columnist Dan Barry tells the story of an unforgettable American family. He writes so crisply that we not only feel his emotions but also recall our own: the joy of Little League, the thrill of small-town reporting, the pain of losing a parent, and the fear of facing a life-threatening illness. Barry's writing has... View more info

"Jack London Echoes, Vol. IV, December, 1984"

By: "Bates, D. Michael (ed.)"

Price: $12.50

Publisher: "Chester, SC", 1984

Seller ID: 20T007

Condition: VERY GOOD-

"Tight, bright, clean interior, soiled exterior, faint curl to outside edge. Light bump to bottom, outside corner. The final issue of this journal devoted to everything about Jack London. 124 illustrated pages." View more info

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

By: "Beah, Ishmael"

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books:

Seller ID: 9780374531263

ISBN: 0374531269

Condition: NEW

""My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life."Why did you leave Sierra Leone?""Because there is a war.""You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?""Yes, all the time.""Cool."I smile a little."You should tell us about it sometime.""Yes, sometime."""This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers... View more info

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Life's that Way: A Memoir

By: "Beaver, Jim"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: NY, 2009

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 12H010

ISBN: 0399155643

Condition: FINE / Fine

"As new - gift quality! Unclipped DJ. ""I cried over this book, but I cracked up too. It should be required reading for everyone who has ever loved anyone. Losing someone you love may be part of the deal when it comes to being human, but this book shows that real love is worth it.""" View more info

Bemelmans' La Bonne Table

By: "Bemelmans, Ludwig"

Price: $169.95

Publisher: NY, 1964

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 5-8H003

Condition: VERY GOOD / Good Dj

"Tight and square. Bright pages but age tanned at top exterior edges with slight foxing to side exterior edges and endpapers Clean white spine and pages. Light soil to edges of blue covers. Faint softening of spine ends. Unclipped dust jacket has shelfwear to top and bottom edges with chipping to top and bottom of spine, rubbed corners and a few tiny rips. ""His lifetime love affair with the art of dining - In his own words and his own pictures, from behind t... View more info

A Trip into the Blue & Other Stories from the New Yorker

By: "Berczeller, Richard"

Price: $49.95

Publisher: NY, c1980

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 09H015

ISBN: 0894790668

Condition: FINE/ Fine DJ

"As new - gift quality! First printing as a books, all stories previously published in The New Yorker. Dr. Berczeller chronicles (his) experiences from the romantic 1920s and 30s, when he was a medical student in Vienna…through his practice as a young country doctor, his imprisonment by the Nazis, his escape to France, and finally his life in the United memorable characterizations and touching episodes...""" View more info

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The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers

By: "Bernstein, Harry"

Price: $3.50


Seller ID: 9780345496102

ISBN: 0345496108

Condition: GOOD

"There are places that I have never forgotten. A little cobbled street in a smoky mill town in the North of England has haunted me for the greater part of my life. It was inevitable that I should write about it and the people who lived on both sides of its 'Invisible Wall.' " The narrow street where Harry Bernstein grew up, in a small English mill town, was seemingly unremarkable. It was identical to countless other streets in countless other working-class neighborho... View more info

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The Dream: A Memoir (Random House Reader's Circle)

By: "Bernstein, Harry"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345503893

ISBN: 0345503899

Condition: GOOD

During the hard and bitter years of his youth in England, Harry Bernstein's selfless mother never stops dreaming of a better life in America, no matter how unlikely. Then, one miraculous day when Harry is twelve years old, steamship tickets arrive in the mail, sent by an anonymous benefactor. Suddenly, a new life full of the promise of prosperity seems possible-and the family sets sail for America, meeting relatives in Chicago. For a time, they get a taste of the good li... View more info

Felix LeClerc Le roi heureux

By: "Bertin, Jacques"

Price: $13.95

Publisher: "Louiseville, PQ", 1988

Seller ID: 97T020

ISBN: 2890522342

Condition: FINE

"As new. ""Le biographe a su entrer dans l'intimate de son sujet avec une perspicacite et une sensibilite emouvantes."" Text in French. 315 pages." View more info

Churchill: A Study in Greatness

By: "Best, Geoffrey"

Price: $15.95

Publisher: 2000

Seller ID: 99H002

Condition: NEAR FINE

"Tight, bright, clean except for faint soil to cover corners, square. ""Winston Churchill stand out in history as a man who led his country through one of its most difficult times…already recognized as the most diversely gifted man in British politics before, at...the age of 66, he suddenly emerged as a figure of world importance.."" 370 indexed pages, 9.25x6"" (23.5x15 cm).." View more info

A Street Lamp and the Stars: The Autobiography of Don Borrelli of Naples

By: "Borelli, Father Mario (Anthony Thorne)"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: "Tadworth, England", 1968

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 23T008

Condition: GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean, slight tilt. Underlining of nicknames (and English translation) which have also been written in a list on the free page at the back. Occasional marks in margins. Owner's name stamp inside cover and on first title page. Includes a postcard (unused) from Casa dello Scugnizzo. A World War II Naples..""into the streets in order to get to know the hundreds of homeless urchins...while his volunteer assistants were prepa... View more info

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The Way Home

By: "Bradley, Ernestine"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Anchor:

Seller ID: 9781400076062

ISBN: 1400076064

Condition: very good

Growing up in Bavaria during World War II, Ernestine Bradley came to know wartime dislocations and food shortages, along with the challenges of taking care of her siblings while her mother was ill. The men of her hometown were away at war, but their absence created an exciting unexpected freedom-a freedom she sought again at 21 when she became a stewardess, moved to New York and went on to marry a shy basketball star who played for the New York Knicks. Yet the parado... View more info

I Remember

By: "Brainard, Joe (Ron Padgett, afteword)"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: NY, 1995

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 7-4T012

ISBN: 0140245219

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"As new except for 4 pages with tiny dog-ears and faintest age soil to exterior page edges. ""Joe Brainard's memories of growing up in the '40s and '50s have universal appeal. He catalogues his past in terms of fashion and fads, public events and private fantasies, with such honesty and accuracy and in such abundance that, sooner or later, his history coincides with ours, and we are hooked.""" View more info

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My Booky Wook

By: "Brand, Russell"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 9780340936177

ISBN: 0340936177

Condition: very good

In 2006 Russell Brand exploded onto the international comedy scene. He has been named Time Out's Comedian of the Year, Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards, and Most Stylish Man by GQ's Men. His UK stand-up tour was sold out and his BBC Radio 6 show became a cult phenomenon, the second most popular podcast of the year. Before the fame, however, Russell's life was anything but glamorous. His father left when he was three months old, he was bulimic at age 12, and beg... View more info

Judgment Day: My Years With Ayn Rand

By: "Branden, Nathaniel"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Avon Books (P):

Seller ID: 9780380711277

ISBN: 0380711273

Condition: GOOD

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By: "Breton, Andre"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: 1975

Seller ID: 84P002

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Tight, bright, light age soil to exterior, tilted. Single reading crease on spine and slight wear to exterior corners. Diary. Illustrated with black and white photos. Text in French." View more info