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"Eating Democrats, Alien Porn, The Zambian Space Program and Other True Remarkable Occurrences"

By: "Train, John"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter:

Seller ID: 9780517535059

ISBN: 051753505X

Condition: GOOD


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About Alice

By: "Trillin, Calvin"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Random House:

Seller ID: 9781400066155

ISBN: 1400066158

Condition: very good


In Calvin Trillin's antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had "a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day" and the mother who thought that if you didn't go to every performance of your child's school play, "the county would come and take the child." Now, five years after her death, her husband offers this loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page-his loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page-an educator who was equally at home teaching at a university or a drug treatment center, a gifted writer, a stunningly beautiful and thoroughly engage... View more info

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

By: "TUCKER, MAX, MAX, TUCKER"

Price: $6.45

Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp:

Seller ID: 9780806527284

Condition: GOOD


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Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir

By: "Tucker, Neely"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Three Rivers Press:

Seller ID: 9781400081608

ISBN: 1400081602

Condition: GOOD


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"Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition"

By: "Twain, Mark"

Price: $12.50

Publisher: University of California Press:

Seller ID: 9780520267190

ISBN: 0520267192

Condition: very good


"I've struck it " Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion--to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"--meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "d... View more info

Contra Toda a Esperanca (Edicao Condensada)

By: "Valladares, Armando"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: "Sao Paulo, Brazil", 1986

Seller ID: 30T019

Condition: NEAR FINE


"As new except for age tanning of pages. Text in Portuguese. ""Armando Valladares passou 22 anos nas desumanas prisoes politicas de Fidel Castro, unicamente por expressar suas ideias contrarias ao marxismo-leninismo…""" View more info

Plesman: Portret Van Een Luchtreder

By: "Van Kampen, Anthony"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: "Hilverstrum, Netherlands", 1960

Edition: (Derde druk)

Seller ID: 1DH005

Condition: GOOD


"Cracked endpaper/spine connection has been repaired with tape. Otherwise as new. Dust jacket is intact and unclipped but has tattered top and bottom edges. "" Deze biografie is geen kroniek, geen feitenrelaas zonder meer…"" 255 pages. Text in Dutch" View more info

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Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction

By: "Vargas, Elizabeth"

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing:

Seller ID: 9781455559626

ISBN: 1455559628

Condition: very good


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Pedro de Peralta (Los Que Hicieron El Peru #37)

By: "Vellena, Guillermo Lohmann (Percy Cayo Cordova, Ed.)"

Price: $15.95

Publisher: "Lima, Peru", 1987

Seller ID: 02T031

Condition: VERY GOOD


"Tight, bright, clean and square. 1 folded page corner. Spanish colonial official - Short biography. 1664 - 1773. 51+ pages. Text in Spanish" View more info

Abraham Valdelomar (Los Que Hicieron El Peru #30)

By: "Vigil, Ricardo Gonzalez (Percy Cayo Cordova, Ed.)"

Price: $15.95

Publisher: "Lima, Peru", 1987

Seller ID: 02T037

Condition: VERY GOOD


"Tight, bright, clean and square. Peruvian narrator, poet, journalist, essayist and dramatist. - Short biography. 1888 - 1919. 62 pages. Text in Spanish. " View more info

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Voluntary Madness: Lost and Found in the Mental Healthcare System

By: "Vincent, Norah"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780143116851

ISBN: 0143116851

Condition: GOOD


From the author of "The New York Times" bestseller "Self- Made Man," a captivating expose of depression and mental illness in America Revelatory, deeply personal, and utterly relevant, "Voluntary Madness" is a controversial work that unveils the state of mental healthcare in the United States from the inside out. At the conclusion of her celebrated first book--"Self-Made Man," in which she soent eighteen months disguised as a man-Norah Vincent found herself emotionally drained and severely depressed. Determined but uncertain about maintaining her own equilibrium, she boldly committed... View more info

Under the SS Shadow

By: "Vogel, Traugott with Shirley Stephens "

Price: $4.25

Publisher: NY, 1978

Edition: (1st Paperback)

Seller ID: 48P214

Condition: GOOD Reading copy


Hitler youth to the Christian Ministry. View more info

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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

By: "Waal, Edmund de"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Picador:

Seller ID: 9780312569372

ISBN: 0312569378

Condition: GOOD


An" Economist" Book of the Year Costa Book Award Winner for Biography Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award)Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold, collected, and handed on--he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective ... View more info

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The Psychopathic God: Adolph Hitler

By: "Waite, Robert G."

Price: $9.95

Publisher: NY, DA CAPO PR: 1993

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 18H001

ISBN: 0306805146

Condition: VERY GOOD+


"Tight, bright, clean & square. Slight edgewear and 1 tiny corner crease on front cover. ""definitive psychological portrait of Adolf Hitler…to explain how Hitler's psychopathology changed German - and World - history…"" 482 indexed pages, 9x6"" (22.9x15cm). " View more info

Chanel: Her Style and Her Life

By: "Wallach, Janet"

Price: $28.95

Publisher: 1999

Edition: (1st British edition)

Seller ID: 5-8Y001

ISBN: 1840002026

Condition: NEAR FINE


"As new except for gift inscription on first free page. As new, unclipped dust jacket. 180 indexed, annotated pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos on art quality paper. 10.25x8.25x1"". " View more info

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

By: "Walls, Jeannette"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Scribner:

Seller ID: 9780743247542

ISBN: 074324754X

Condition: GOOD


Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an excitement addict. Cooking a meal that would... View more info

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Milking the Moon: A Southerner's Story of Life on This Planet

By: "Walter, Eugene"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Three Rivers Press:

Seller ID: 9780609809655

ISBN: 0609809652

Condition: GOOD


This sumptuous oral biography of Eugene Walter, as told to Katherine Clark, traces his unique, happy-go-lucky life as a writer, actor, translator, cryptographer, costume designer, chef, expatriot, and Southerner. Milking the Moon, already a Washington Post bestseller in hardcover, is destined to become a Southern classic. View more info

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Sam Walton: Made In America

By: "Walton, Sam"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Bantam:

Seller ID: 9780553562835

ISBN: 0553562835

Condition: GOOD


Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style. In a story rich with anecdotes and the " rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles ... View more info

Pierre Laval and the Eclipse of France 1931-1945: A Political Biography

By: "Warner, Geoffrey"

Price: $26.95

Publisher: NY, 1969

Edition: (1st American edition)

Seller ID: 87H005

Condition: NEAR FINE/Very Good+


"As new except for light age soil to rough-cut page edges. DJ (unclipped) has faint edgewear and 1/4"" rip at top of spine. Red cloth with gilt 461 pages (8.5x5.75""). ""fully documented, balanced account of Pierre Laval and his role in the eclipse of France and the pageant of World War II.""" View more info

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Only Love Is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited

By: "Weiss, Brian"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing:

Seller ID: 9780446672658

ISBN: 0446672653

Condition: GOOD


HAVE YOU LOVED -- AND LOST -- SOMEONE ACROSS TIME? In Brian Weiss's bestseller Many Lives, Many Masters, nearly one and a half million readers met Catherine. In a hypnotic trance, Dr. Weiss's young patient summoned memories of many past lifetimes, demonstrated an astonishing ability to transmit transcendental messages, and turned the life of a respectable psychiatrist upside down. CAN YOU FIND YOUR SOULMATE AGAIN? Now Dr. Weiss takes his research one breathtaking step further. He portrays two strangers, Elizabeth and Pedro, who are unaware that they have been lovers throughout the ... View more info