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Love Nina a Nanny Writes Home

By: N/A

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780241965092

ISBN: 0241965098

Condition: GOOD

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I Married Wyatt Earp: The Recollections of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp

By: Bayer, Glenn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Longmeadow Press:

Seller ID: 9780681100855

ISBN: 0681100850

Condition: very good

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Dear Tiny Heart : The Letters of Jane Heap and Florence Reynolds

By: " Baggett, Holly A."

Price: $99.95

Publisher: NY, New York University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 9-0H006

ISBN: 081479856x

Condition: VERY GOOD

"As new except for corner bump which has left tiny dog ears on the pages up to the table of contents page. 195 indexed, annotated pages. 6x9x.5"". Writer, artist, Manhattan gallery owner, and co-editor of the Little Review, Jane Heap was one of the most dynamic figures of the international avant garde, creating a life that defined the ""modernist experience"" as a syncretic one. Deliberately seeking a low profile throughout her life, Heap has frustrated many scholars interested in her personal life and the extraordinarily vital period in which she lived. Through her... View more info

Essays in Biography

By: " Keynes, John Maynard"

Price: $17.95

Publisher: New York, Horizon Press: 1951

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 7-DT018

Condition: GOOD-

"New edition with three additional essays. Tight, clean and square. Large tear on title page repaired with tape at some point which left a stain where it was used. Faintest age tanning of pages. Chipped spine ends. No dust jacket. 354 indexed pages. 5.25x7.5"" (13.5x 19cm). Biographical essays written by Keynes on his contemporaries: Politicians - The Council of Four (Paris 1919), Lloyd George, Bonar Law, Lord Oxford, Edwin Montagu, Winston Churchill, The Great Villiers Connection, Trotsky on England; Economists- Robert Malthus, Alfred Marshall, F.Y. Edgeworth, F.P. Ramsey; Addit... View more info

"The War Years 1939-1945 (The Diaries and Letters of Harold Nicolson, Volume II)"

By: "( Nigel Nicolson, ed.)"

Price: $10.95

Publisher: NY, Atheneum: 1967

Seller ID: 4-OH007

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Book is tight, bright, clean and square with slight softening of spine ends and a single spot on to top exterior page edges. Grey cloth with gilt lettering and red end papers. Unclipped dust jacket is intact with both a price and ""A Book-of-the-Month Club Selection"" - light age soil and tanned edges with seriously sunned spine. 511 indexed, annotated pages with 10 black and white photos. Member of Parliament ""scholar, diplomat and writer..a British gentleman who looks of quality in all things and finds his greatest courage when affairs are going badly...Scatter... View more info

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Fire of the North: The Life of St. Cuthbert

By: "Adam, David"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: "London, GB", SPCK: 2003

Seller ID: 19T015

ISBN: 0281055610

Condition: NEW

"Gift quality! ""vividly relates the story of this central figure in Celtic Christianity…St. Cuthbert, monk and bishop of Lindisfarne...preacher, teacher, and pastor...reputed to have gifts of prophecy and healing...…complemented throughout by prayers specially composed to help us experience the direct force of Celtic spirituality for ourselves."" 144 pages + Bibliography" View more info

Image for Henry Adams: Novels: Mont Saint Michel; The Education - Democracy: An American Novel; Esther: A Novel; Mont Saint Michel and Chartres; The Education of Henry Adams; Poems

Henry Adams: Novels: Mont Saint Michel; The Education - Democracy: An American Novel; Esther: A Novel; Mont Saint Michel and Chartres; The Education of Henry Adams; Poems

By: "Adams, Henry"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: The Library of America: ©1983

Edition: (1st printing)

Seller ID: 9NT040

ISBN: 0940450127

Condition: NEAR FINE/ No DJ

"As new except for @ a dozen folded page corners and Strand sticker inside front cover. The Education is the 1919 Pulitzer Prize winner by the grandson & great-grandson of 2 American Presidents which was originally self-published; Democracy was originally published anonymously and pirated by many; Mont St. Michel & Chartres is a classic in both art history and American literature. Navy cloth with gilt lettering on spine, printed endpapers, bound-in ribbon bookmark, 1246 pages, 8x5"" (20.3x13cm)" View more info

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Open: An Autobiography

By: "Agassi, Andre"

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780307388407

ISBN: 0307388409

Condition: very good

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERFar more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, "Open" is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game's highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come ... View more info

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In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

By: "Ahmed, Qanta A."

Price: $8.50

Publisher: "Sourcebooks, Inc.":

Seller ID: 9781402210877

ISBN: 1402210876

Condition: very good

"In this stunningly written book, a Western trained Muslim doctor brings alive what it means for a woman to live in the Saudi Kingdom. I've rarely experienced so vividly the shunning and shaming, racism and anti-Semitism, but the surprise is how Dr. Ahmed also finds tenderness at the tattered edges of extremism, and a life-changing pilgrimage back to her Muslim faith." - Gail Sheehy The decisions that change your life are often the most impulsive ones. Unexpectedly denied a visa to remain in the United States, Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor, becomes an outcast in motion. On... View more info

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"Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson"

By: "Albom, Mitch"

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday:

Seller ID: 9780385484510

ISBN: 0385484518

Condition: GOOD

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for ... View more info

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Have a Little Faith: A True Story

By: "Albom, Mitch"

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Hachette Books:

Seller ID: 9780786868728

ISBN: 0786868724

Condition: very good

What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men, two faiths, two communities--that will inspire readers everywhere. Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy. Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he'd left years ag... View more info

Hernando de Soto: El Amadis de la Florida

By: "Albornoz, Miguel (Jaime Torres Bodet, Prologue)"

Price: $59.95

Publisher: "Madrid, Spain", Ediciones de la Revista de Occidente: 1971

Edition: (Signed)

Seller ID: 35T009

Condition: NEAR FINE

"Signed by author. As new except for slight foxing to exterior, top page edges and light rubbing to top and bottom cover edges. ""La figura de De Soto es trancendente para les tres Americas, tanto en su periplo centroamericano de Panama y Nicaragua, como en su destino de primer europeo en hablar al Inca y ser contemplado por el en confirmacion de las profecias andinas, y en su aventura en La Florida..."" 351 pages including Bibliogrphy. Text in Spanish." View more info

An Indian Dynasty: The Story of the Nehru-Gandhi Family

By: "Ali, Tariq (Salman Rushdie, Intro.)"

Price: $13.95

Publisher: NY, Putnam: 1985

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 09H001

ISBN: 0399130748

Condition: FINE/Fine

"As new - gift quality! ""since the departure of the British raj in 1947, India has been ruled for all but three years by a member of one remarkable family (as of 1985).""" View more info

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My Invented Country: A Memoir

By: "Allende, Isabel"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060545673

ISBN: 0060545674

Condition: GOOD

Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit; and the politics, religion, myth, and magic of her homeland that she carries with her even today.The book circles around two life-changing moments. The assassination of her uncle Salvador Allende Gossens on September 11, 1973, sent her into exile and transformed her into a literary writer. And the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on her adopted homeland, the United States, brought forth an overdue acknowledgment that Allende h... View more info

The Alliluyev Memoirs: Intimate recollections of Svetlana Stalin's Aunt Anna Alliluyeva and Her Grandfather Sergei Alliluyev

By: "Alliluyeva, Anna & Alliluyev, Sergei (David Tutaev (ed. & trans.)"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Berkley Medallion (#N1548): 1968

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 29P003

Condition: VERY GOOD

"Tight, slight age tanning of pages, clean and square. Faint surface creases light edgewear to top and bottom edges of covers. ""Published in Moscow in 1946, they were soon suppressed by Stalin and totally withdrawn from circulation…the only authentic documents of a family closely connected with Stalin throughout the two turbulent decades before the Russian Revolution...""" View more info

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What's Not to Love?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer

By: "Ames, Jonathan"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780375726491

ISBN: 0375726497

Condition: GOOD

Perhaps all of Jonathan Ames’ problems–and the genesis of this hilarious book–can be traced back to the late onset of his puberty. After all it can’t be easy to be sixteen with a hairless “undistinguishable from that of a five year old’s.” This wonderfully entertaining memoir is a touching and humorous look at life in New York City. But this is life for an author who can proclaim “my first sexual experience was rather old-fashioned: it was with a prostitute”–an author who can talk about his desire to be a model for the Hair Club f... View more info

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Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage

By: "Andersen, Christopher"

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Avon:

Seller ID: 9780380730315

ISBN: 0380730316

Condition: GOOD

Theirs was one of the great love stories of our time. Indeed, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, captured and have held the world's imagination as perhaps no other husband and wife in modern history. Yet despite the billions of words that have been written about this most golden of couples, the true nature of their relationship has been veiled in mystery and mystique.Until now. With stunning information from important sources, some of whom were sworn to secrecy until Jackie's death in May 1994, and previously sealed archival material, international best-selling au... View more info

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A Year by the Sea

By: "Anderson, Joan"

Price: $6.45

Publisher: Broadway Books:

Seller ID: 9780767905930

ISBN: 0767905938

Condition: very good

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Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

By: "Anderson, Jon Lee"

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grove Press:

Seller ID: 9780802135582

ISBN: 0802135587

Condition: GOOD

"Superb ... Mr. Anderson does a masterly job in evoking Che's complex character, in separating the man from the myth and in describing the critical role Che played in one of the darkest periods of the cold war". -- The New York Times Book ReviewThe Philadelphia Inquirer called Che Guevara "the best treatment of its subject to date", and the Denver Post wrote, "It is Anderson's careful research that will define Guevara for the future". Acclaimed around the world and a national best-seller, this is the definitive work on Che Guevara, the dashing rebel whose epic dream was to end poverty and i... View more info

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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

By: "Angelou, Maya"

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Bantam:

Seller ID: 9780553569070

ISBN: 0553569074

Condition: GOOD

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