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Manchild in the Promised Land

By: "Brown, Claude"

Price: $2.50

Seller ID: 9780684864181

ISBN: 0684864185

Condition: GOOD


"Manchild in the Promised Land" is indeed one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its rea... View more info

"Anne Bonny, Pirate Queen: The True Saga of a Fabulous Female Buccaneer)"

By: "Brown, Douglas"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: "Derby, CT", 1962

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 1NP002

Condition: GOOD+


"Appears unread but has slight corner bumps to outside corners. Tight, light age tanning of pages, clean except for faint age soil to cover edges, slight curl and tilt. Owner's stamp on front cover. Number written on first free page. ""Anne and Jim (Bonny) shipped out with the notorious Captain Blackbeard, raiding, killing and looting, and establishing their reputations as free-booters who would stop at nothing in their quest for wealth and adventure..."&... View more info

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Nurses : The Human Touch

By: "BROWN, MICHAEL"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: N/A:

Seller ID: 9780804108003

ISBN: 0804108005

Condition: GOOD


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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

By: "Bryant, Anita "

Price: $7.29

Publisher: "Old Tappan, NJ", 1972

Edition: (2nd printing)

Seller ID: 48P061

Condition: FINE


"""This glorious entertainer tells with extraordinary hum and truth her own story: a small-town girl who became a hard-working performer, a devoted wife and mother, and an active witnessing Christian."" Age yellowing to interior and faint wear to 1 edge of cover. Clean, tight, bright and square. Appears unread." View more info

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"Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest (Men of Spirit)"

By: "Bryant, Jennifer Fisher"

Price: $17.95

Publisher: "Grand Rapids, MI", 1997

Edition: (1st ediiton)

Seller ID: 09H006

ISBN: 0802851096

Condition: FINE/Fine


"As new - gift quality! Biography of the ""Trappist monk who became one of America's most compelling spiritual figures…" View more info

A Quest for Alaskan Gold from Eagle to Nome

By: "Brye, Don"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: "La Crosse, WI", 1988

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 11T005

Condition: VERY GOOD+


"Tight, bright, clean (2 spots on cover), curled. Rubbing and dents on covers and slight nick on top edge. The author's story of his trip to find gold in Alaska in 1980 illustrated with photos and sketches. 162 pages." View more info

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir

By: "Bryson, Bill"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Broadway Books:

Seller ID: 9780767919371

ISBN: 0767919378

Condition: GOOD


From one of the world's most beloved writers and "New York Times" bestselling author of "One Summer," a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century--1951--in the middle of the United States--Des Moines, Iowa--in the middle of the largest generation in American history--the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories... View more info

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Nonno's Monkey: An Italian American Memoir 1800-2004

By: "Bucher, Isabel Bearman"

Price: $7.99

Publisher: CANTARE PR: 2009

Seller ID: 5-7H002

ISBN: 0615204392

Condition: GOOD-


"READING COPY. Tight, bright and clean except for a major corner bump with a faint stain on the bottom corner has dog-eared all the pages. The author follows her Italian family (DeBernardi & Giani) from 1800 in Northern Italy to the 1940's in Branford Connecticut" View more info

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A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy

By: "Buergenthal, Thomas"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Back Bay Books:

Seller ID: 9780316043397

ISBN: 0316043397

Condition: GOOD


Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A LUCKY CHILD. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reunited with his mot... View more info

Blaise Cendrars: homme libre poete au coeur du monde

By: "Buhler, Jean"

Price: $58.95

Publisher: Bienne/ Switzerland, ©1960

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 97T021

Condition: NEAR FINE/Good


"Tight, tanned page edges, clean, square. Bookstore sticker on title page. Occasional faint pencil lines in margins. Black with gilt. DJ is intact but has chipping on exterior edges + @2cm rip on end of each spine hinge and @1cm rip on hinge of front flap. 154+ pages, 7-3/8x5"" (18.7x13cm) Text in French." View more info

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Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir

By: "Burden, Wendy"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Gotham:

Seller ID: 9781592406067

ISBN: 1592406068

Condition: GOOD


The great-great-great-great granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt takes a look at the decline of her wealthy blue-blooded family in this irreverent and wickedly funny memoir For generations the Burdens were one of the wealthiest families in New York, thanks to the inherited fortune of Cornelius "The Commodore" Vanderbilt. By 1955, the year of Wendy's birth, the Burdens had become a clan of overfunded, quirky and brainy, steadfastly chauvinistic, and ultimately doome... View more info

Ella: A Biography of Ella Grasso

By: "Bysiewicz, Susan"

Price: $4.45

Publisher: Peregrine Pr:

Seller ID: 9780933614246

ISBN: 0933614241

Condition: GOOD


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Ricardo Palma (Los Que Hicieron El Peru #23)

By: "Callo, Oswaldo Hoguin (Percy Cayo Cordova, Ed.)"

Price: $15.95

Publisher: "Lima, Peru", 1987

Seller ID: 02T041

Condition: VERY GOOD


"Tight, bright, clean and square. Light wear to edges. Peruvian author, scholar, and librarian. - Short biography. 1833 - 1919. 63 pages with Bibliography. Text in Spanish. " View more info

Cher

By: "Carpozi, George"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: NY, 1975

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 6-NP002

Condition: GOOD-


"READING COPY First Berkeley edition. First printing. Tight, front cover is clean and bright, light age tanning of pages, smudge on back cover, clean pages, faint curl to corner. Separating hinge crease reinforced with wide, clear tape. Chip on front cover corner. Tiny surface creases on back cover edges. ""The complete Uninhibited and Magnificent Story of Cher""." View more info

Frank Sinatra: Is This Man Mafia?

By: "Carpozi, Geroge Jr."

Price: $48.95

Publisher: NY, 1979

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 65P010

ISBN: 0532232828

Condition: NEAR FINE


"Appears unread. Tight, slightly yellowed pages, faint age soil to covers, square. Chip at top of spine. ""A great career built on a voice of gold - and guts of steel.""" View more info

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

By: "Carson, Ben, Murphey, Cecil"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Zondervan:

Seller ID: 9780310214694

ISBN: 0310214696

Condition: GOOD


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"L'Allee du Roi: Souvenirs de Francois d'Aubigne, Marquise de Maintenon, Epouse du Roi de France"

By: "Chandernagor, Francoise"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", 1981

Edition: (BCE)

Seller ID: 82T012

ISBN: 2724212592

Condition: NEAR FINE/Very Good


Navy blue cloth with gilt and attached ribbon bookmark. As new except for faint tilt; has been read. DJ- As new except for faint creasing from handling and faint stain at top of spine. Text in French View more info

Hermana de la Luna (Original title: Bound Feet and Western Dress)

By: "Chang, Pang-Mei Natasha (Christine Pina, trans.)"

Price: $20.95

Publisher: "Buenos Aires, Argentina", 1996

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 95H008

ISBN: 9500816857

Condition: NEAR FINE


"As new except for faint inward curl to cover corners, faint age soil to top of exterior page edges, and bookstore stamp inside... ""Había luchado para que no vendaran sus pies, siguiendo la cruel costumbre china. También tendría que luchar por una vida propia, en una sociedad donde una mujer no valía nada."" 231 pages, 8-7/8x5-7/8"" I22.5x14.5cm).Text in Spanish." View more info

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Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust: A Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past

By: "Chapman, Fern Schumer"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140286236

ISBN: 0140286233

Condition: GOOD


One woman's moving story of her journey with her mother to find their past and the tragedy that haunts it In 1937, Edith Westerfeld's parents--before being killed by the Nazis--sent her from Germany to live with relatives in America. Fifty-four years later, Edith decided that it was time to, with her grown daughter Fern, revisit the town she had left so many years before. For Edith the trip was a chance to reconnect and reconcile with her past; for Fern it was a chan... View more info

L'hanno Uccisa

By: "Chapsal, Madeleine"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: "Bologna, Italy", 1997

Edition: (Large print)

Seller ID: 98T002

Condition: VERY GOOD


"Biography of Princess Diana. 140 pages, 8x5.5""(20.3x13cm). ""Diana e morta…La principessa de Galles, Diana! E morta pochi minuti fa, a Parigi, in un indicenmte d'auto. Ho appena sentito las notizia alla CNN…"" Text in Italian." View more info