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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 mother and in 1951 arrived in the U.S. to start a new life. Now dedicated to helping those subjected to tyranny throughout t... 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 doomed blue bloods on the verge of financial and moral decline-and were rarely seen not holding a drink. When her father comm... View more info

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A Royal Duty

By: "Burrell, Paul"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet:

Seller ID: 9780451212764

ISBN: 0451212762

Condition: GOOD

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Running with Scissors

By: "Burroughs, Augusten"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PICADOR:

Seller ID: 9780312422271

ISBN: 031242227X

Condition: GOOD

The #1 "New York Times" Bestseller An "Entertainment Weekly" Top Ten Book of the Year Now a Major Motion Picture"""" """""Running with Scissors" is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed u... View more info

Running With Scissors: A Memoir

By: "Burroughs, Augusten"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Picador:

Seller ID: 9780312425418

Condition: GOOD

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A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father

By: "Burroughs, Augusten"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Picador:

Seller ID: 9780312428273

Condition: GOOD

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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

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By: "Carcaterra, Lorenzo"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345404114

ISBN: 0345404114

Condition: GOOD

" Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story." --The Washington Post Book World" A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley." --The Atlanta Journal & Constitution" In his controversial memoir SLEEPERS, Carcaterra remembers harrowing months in the Wilkinson Home for Boys and the elaborate vengeance he and his friends exacted against the guards. He tells it all in spare, stylish prose . . . with] relentless momentum and sheer drama. . . . SLEEPERS is a thriller, to be sure, but it is equally a ... View more info


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

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

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My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson--His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous

By: "Cheever, Susan"

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Washington Square Press:

Seller ID: 9780743405911

ISBN: 0743405919

Condition: GOOD

In this definitive and groundbreaking biography, acclaimed author Susan Cheever offers a remarkably human portrait of a man whose life and work both influenced and saved the lives of millions of people. Drawing from personal letters, diaries, AA archives, interviews -- and Cheever's own experiences with alcoholism -- "My Name Is Bill" is the first fully documented, deeply felt account of Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymous. View more info

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Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality

By: "Chen, Pauline W."

Price: $11.95

Publisher: NY, 2007

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 16T007

ISBN: 0307263533

Condition: NEAR FINE / Near Fine

"As new except for slight softening of spine ends and faint crumpling of jacket edges. ""inside the feeling of practicing surgery, with its doubts, failures, and triumphs…"" 268 annotated pages including bibliography." View more info

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In My Mother's House (Harper colophon books)

By: "Chernin, Kim"

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060911706

ISBN: 0060911700

Condition: GOOD

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