An excellent biography of the most famous American religious leader with hundreds of photographs and accompanying texts of his lifelong mission of giving hope to the world. Photography by Russ Busby. This book has a gift notation on the front end page but is otherwise clean inside and the covers have only light wear.
Quarter-bound orange paper covered and black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket which exhibits mild rubbing, photographs throughout. A Hard Road to Glory: A History of the African-American Athlete, 1610-1918 is the first of three volumes which covers the period from 1619, when Africans were first brought to these shores as slaves, to 1918, the end of the First World War. From 1865 through 1896, African Americans succeeded spectacularly in sports. It was this period that gave rise to Jack Johnson, the first Black heavy weight champion; Marshall Taylor, the world's fastest cyclist ; and Isaac Murphy, the first three-time winner of the Kentucky Derby. Combined shipping expense for additional items.
Nobody Asked Me, But.... The World Of Jimmy Cannon
Quarter-bound tan paper covered and brown cloth boards in dust jacket which exhibits closed tear rear panel edge. Jimmy Cannon (1909-1973) was a premier sports columnist and touted to be the greatest boxing writer who ever lived. Volume collects the best of a lifetime's work and the best in one reporter's remarkable life. Combined shipping expense for additional items.
Brown cloth boards with silver lettering to panel and spine in crème dust jacket which exhibits slight closed upper edge tear. Hellman describes for us a kind of memoir and various episodes which are slowly joining together to a description of Sarah , an elusive woman she met and delineates the genre crossing between memoir and fiction.
Admirals Of American Empire - Richard S. West, Jr.
Blue cloth boards with partially faded gilt title to panel and spine, no dust jacket, mild handling. The combined story of Admirals George Dewey, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Winfield Scott Schley, and William Thomas Sampson with photographs and illustrations throughout.
Pictorial wraps exhibit slight rubbing to lower edge. Drawing from millions of pages of research, authors describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy.
The Captain Called It Mutiny - Frederick F Van De Water
Brown cloth boards lightly bumped in mylar protected dust jacket which exhibits mild paper loss to lower spine and upper edge, crease and closed tear to front panel, 236 pages The Somers Affair-the only mutiny recorded by the United States Navy. An authentic page from American history-the account of a panic, springing from nowhere, that frightened otherwise reputable men into extravagances of terror and brutality.
The Fateful Voyage Of Captin Kidd - Dunba Hinrichs
Brown cloth boards, dust jacket which is protected by Brodart, exhibits mild chipping to head and tail of spine, shelf grit rear cover. Author dispels surrounding legends and fiction with reality about the English privateer who was hired by William III to rid the Indian Ocean of pirates threatening the lifeline of the British Empire. Unfortunately, he encountered mutinies and failed to achieve his mission which branded him a pirate and murderer leading to his execution.
Quarter-bound salmon and burgundy cloth boards slightly cocked, in mylar protected price-clipped dust jacket which exhibits paper loss at lower spine, 223 pages + index. Written by one of the world's greatest and most renowned psychical researchers, book entails biographies and studies by noted psychics and mediums Johann Jetzer, St. Mary Magdalene De Pazzi, Emanuel Swedenborg, Hadrian Beverland and Eusapia Palladin who allegedly had supernatural powers.
Charcoal gray boards with gilt title in mildly rubbed dust jacket protected by mylar. One of 650 copies signed by Sims This is the first of Sims's four volumes of memoirs, beginning with The Rare Book Game and ending with A Life in Catalogues. Sims was primarily a mail-order bookseller). The series was based on a lifetime spent hunting for rare books and manuscripts in out-of-the-way places
Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket which is protected by mylar (Brodart) exhibiting small closed edge tears and light creases, photographs throughout. Book reveals the legend of Marilyn Monroe mainly through her films and her film publicity. A long introduction by David Robinson outlines her life and explains the development of her career.
Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine, 183 pages, photographs throughout, in pictorial dust jacket Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted orphan, her early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio.
Quarter-bound crème boards exhibit light soiling and minor spot, black and white photographs throughout, dust exhibits slight edge wear and vertical crease to rear panel Marilyn Monroe's death has been shrouded in decades of deception, conspiracy, and lies. Donald H. Wolfe's book is a startling portrait of the twentieth century's greatest film star that not only redefines her place in entertainment history but also reveals the secret conspiracy that surrounded her last days.
Quarter-bound gray cloth boards with author's initials in silver letters, black and white photographs throughout, pictorial dust jacket protected by mylar. Book is touted to be the definitive account of Monroe's life and death, exploring every detail and dispelling all the falsehoods and rumors that have surrounded her.
Elsie De Wolfe, A Life In The High Style - Jane S Smith
Grey cloth spine with paper marbled boards, silver gilt title, dust jacket exhibits minor edge wear and slight corner bump, closed tear on flap. Life of Elsie de Wolfe, aka Lady Mendl, an actress, who at the age of 40 retired from the stage and turned a hobby into a career of interior decoration and revolutionized home aesthetics. She is recognized as the first woman interior designer as well as the first person to introduce interior decoration as a profession.
The Two Zions: Reminiscences Of Jerusalem And Ethiopia
Black cloth boards, gilt title, photographic dust jacket exhibits edge stains to inner lower flaps, light pencil notations to front endpaper which is signed Dina and Edward, dated 5/3/89 with inscription to their friends Diane and Oliver. Also included is double paged personal stationary with embossed address of the Ullendendorff's, dated 6 March 1989, in which Edward and his wife Dina each have handwritten their appreciation for their friends hosting an excellent dinner party. Edward Ullendorf was renowned British scholar, historian and authority in Semitic languages and Ethiopia. The Two Zions is a memoir of his fascination with the culture and languages of Ethiopia. He provides numerous eyewitness and rare first-hand accounts of notable people and events, including the lost dream of Arab-Jewish accord, British conduct in Palestine, and the promotion of Hebrew as a modern language, the Falashas, Ethiopian customs, and the political upheaval in Ethiopia that brought about the fall of Haile Selassie.
Dorothy Thompson: A Legend In Her Tme - Marion Sanders
Red cloth boards with silver title, dust jacket is price clipped, exhibits mild paper loss to head and tail of spine and is protected by Brodart. Based on Thompson's journals and papers and on extensive interviews with her friends and associates, Sanders immediately brings one into the feeling they were actually witnessing Dorothy Thompson's complex and fascinating life.
The Fateful Voyage Of Captain Kid - Dunbar Hinrichs
Brown cloth boards, dust jacket which is protected by Brodart, exhibits mild chipping to head and tail of spine, shelf grit rear cover. Author delves into the legends and fiction surrounding the English privateer who was hired by William III to rid the Indian Ocean of pirates threatening the lifeline of the British Empire.
Black paper covered boards and spine with gilt title, dust jacket protected by mylar. Brian Herbert's heartfelt, if not highly polished, biography of his father portrays a man with large faults and virtues. Impatient with children, Herbert insisted on quiet and order to write, and when little, Brian and brother Bruce suffered their father's booming voice and such tricks as being hooked up to a homemade lie detector they were convinced revealed their every thought. While Herbert lavished affection on their mother, the boys felt dispossessed. Brian became a binge drinker, Bruce struggled with drugs and homosexuality. Half-sister Penny, child of a brief first marriage, enjoyed better relations with Herbert because she visited only occasionally. Herbert shone, however, when he encouraged Brian to write. Eventually father and son became companionable. This moving, sometimes painfully obsessive biography is an impressive testament of family loyalty and love. A must-read for Dune fans.
Blue paper covered boards with black cloth spine, gilt title, illustrated dust jacket by Michael Whelan protected by mylar, photographs throughout. Virginia Heinlein fullfills her husband's wish to have a selection of his letters to his long-time agent and book and magazine distributors, etc. published after his death. Followers of Heinlein will gain insight into his most personal thoughts and opinions.
Marilyn: The Ulimate Look At The Legend - James Haspiel
Black cloth boards with gilt stamped title, pictorial dust jacket, exhibits slight ding upper rear edge, 207 pages with 150 black/white and color photographs throughout. Author's collection of photographs, unpublished private letters, documents and other memorabilia, takes one on a journey from the origins of Norma Jeane Mortenson to the Hollywood legend, and portrays a personality never before so intimately glimpsed. Haspiel, who was an extremely close friend of Monroe, reveals the inside story of the famous birthday tribute to JFK prior to her dismissal from the set of her last film and his informed and startling account of her final hours.
Grey and black cloth boards with gilt title, dust jacket protected in mylar, previous owners notation in very light pencil on half title page. This is the first of a two volume biography touted to be one of the best ever written concerning Elvis Presley, in which the author details the first twenty-four (24) years of Elvis' life - his childhood, rise to stardom at 19 and the death of his mother shortly after his induction into the Army.
Santa Maria: My Crusade For Portugal - Henrique Galvao
Green cloth boards with red and gilt decoration as well as spine, map to pastedown and endpapers, dust jacket which is protected by mylar (Brodart) exhibits grit to rear panel, mild rubbing to upper edge and tail of spine. First person account of Captain Henrique Galvao, who in 1961 with 24 men, seized the Portuguese liner Santa Maria with 600 passengers and a crew of 350, in protest against the corrupt governments of Franco's Spain & Salazar's Portugal.
Tan and maroon boards with bumped corner, gilt title on spine, dust jacket which is price-clipped exhibits slight edge crease and effect of the bumped corner. Life of Roy Halston Frowick his rise to fame with his creative designs, friendships with Hollywood superstars, and his notorious gay and celebrity lifestyle which led to the collapse of his business and an early death from AIDS.
Quarter-bound maroon paper boards with black cloth spine, gilt design and title, dust jacket exhibits slight edge crease to rear panel, 329 pages with color and black/white illustrations throughout. A brilliant evocation that expansively accounts for the art and politics in Paris during the Second Empire, circa 1865-1885. With Manet figuring as a central trope, it is through his paintings that the period comes to life,beginning with 'Olympia,' and the furor it created when first shown in 1865.
Black cloth boards, title in silver, dust jacket protected by mylar. Excellent biography of a woman who was an early feminist, suffered difficult marriages and personal loss, and became one of the world's most renowned sculptors.
Brown cloth boards, black paper label on spine with gilt title, small closed edge tear to front endpaper Limited Edition of which three hundred and seventy-five copies containing 56 uncut leaves of hand-made paper, were printed by Edwin & Robert Grabhorn and James McDonald at San Francisco in February 1923, Title page and decorations by Joseph Sinel. In September 1870, Truman Everts was separated from one of the first exploratory parties in what is now Yellowstone National Park. With little food, equipment, or cold-weather clothing Everts spent more than a month wandering the wilderness before two mountaineers found him alive: frostbitten, scalded, and delirious. Nobody else has been lost so long in Yellowstone and survived.
Blue paper covered boards with cloth spine, gilt title, dust jacket which is protected by Brodart, exhibits, stain to lower inside flap. Author signed with inscription title page. An interesting array of personal vignettes written by 366 women on their birthday; some famous, some long-forgotten, some never-known - from Grandma Moses
Silver boards with design, dust jacket exhibits mild edge wear, few closed tears. A most interesting biography about the free spirit heiress of the English shipping family, who wrote poetry and novels, published the work of such notables as Samuel Beckett, George Moore and Ezra Pound. Cunard was also a political activist, her views and leanings reflected in magazine and newspaper articles during the Spanish Civil War and also about Civil Rights due to her affair with Henry Crowder, a Black jazz musician.
The Diary of a Forty-Niner was first published in 1906, but unfortunately 1,200 of the 2,000 copies perished in the fires from the San Francisco earthquake. It was reprinted in 1920 by Houghton Mifflin but had limited success. This is the Centennial Edition which contains a 10 page introduction by Oscar Lewis who details the history of this volume and has signed the last page in blue ink. The Diary of a Forty-Niner is touted to be one of the best references ever written about the Gold Rush. Canfield, was a reporter, born in Litchfield County, Connecticut, and while employed by the Chicago Times, met Lewis Hatchett one of the early prospectors during the Gold Rush between 1850-1852. Hatchett loved to reminisce about his life during those turbulent times to Canfield who wrote numerous notes and cast same in the form of a diary substituting Hatchett with the fictitious Alfred T. Jackson, who leaves Litchfield County, Connecticut, to become a miner. This diary details firsthand accounts of Nevada City and neighboring Rock Creek; descriptions of Grass Valley, North and South Yuba Valleys, and the Sierra Mountains; details of gold mining with accounts of pioneer overland crossings, and foreign mineworkers and woman in the camps.
Blue paper covered boards in pictorial dust jacket, 559 pages with photographs throughout. Simone de Beauvoir met Nelson Algren in Chicago in February 1947, when a mutual friend arranged for him to serve as her tour guide for two days. It was love at first sight, and a passionate love affair ensued spanning twenty years and four continents in an era when transatlantic flight took 24 hours and overseating, telephone calls were a luxury. The result is that de Beauvoir's 300 surviving letters to Algren are unusually rich in detail--love letters with a conscious undercurrent of French social history offer amusing insights into postwar Parisian life and characters, delivered with the charm of the nonnative writer.
Quarter bound - vellum and cloth boards with gilt design, lettering and title to spine, no dust jacket as issued, deckled edges, with slight foxing to tissue guards protecting photographs. Extracts from letters and notes written in the margins of Atkin's sketches during the last two years of his life, 1896-98.
Blue cloth boards with gilt and orange stamped designs on front cover and spine, deckled and a few uncut edges, mild rubbing, photographs and illustrations throughout. The memoirs of John Bratt, an Englishman who came to America in the waning years of the Civil War and became a successful Chicago businessman. However, unforeseen circumstances almost left him destitute, forcing him to find other work which eventually led him to be a rancher on the Nebraska frontier. He later became an important figure in the development and history of North Platte, Nebraska. Bratt describes his life and cattle driving adventures including Indian hostilities and surviving the Ft. Phil Kearny Indian massacre led by Chief Red Cloud.
Vintage 1882 book, Life of Edwin H. Chapin D.D., Illustrated, by Sumner Ellis, 1st edition. The book measures 8 1/2 x 6 . Inside cover shows damage as seen in photo, spine has library number written on it, pages are in very good condition. Enjoy!
Zane Grey Man Of The West Biography By Jean Karr 1949
Vintage 1949 book, Zane Grey Man of the West, a biography by Jean Karr, hardcover and in excellent condition. The book measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 and features a brown cover with printed spine and a great photograph of Zane Grey inside. Enjoy!
Antique 1899 book, The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought Of Him, by Paul Leicester Ford, in good condition. The book chronicles the rise and progress of an ideal statesman, who resists the intrigues and corruption of American politics, while fighting for honor, sympathy for all classes, and the American Ideal. Light fading to spine, pages good. Enjoy!
Resurrection - The Confirmation Of Clarence Thomas
Senator Danforth's fight to get Clarence Thomas appointed to the Supreme Court and the problems involved. This book is pristine inside and the dust jacket has minimal wear and the price clipped off of the dust jacket flap.
The Snowball (Warren Buffett And The Business Of Life)
A well written book on Warren Buffett and his rise in the business world to the status of a multi-billionaire. He told the author about his trials and tribulations as well as his successes. This book has a gift notation inked on the front end page but is otherwise pristine inside. The dust jacket has very minor edge wear. This is a very large book.
Vintage 1865 book, Memoir of Calvin Pease, by Thomas H. Pease, in very good condition. The book measures 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 . Printed by H. O. Houghton and Co. Cover shows wear, pages are in very good condition. Inside front cover has a Minnesota Historical Society sticker. Enjoy!
Inside the secret world of Bernie and Ruth Madoff and their involvement in a major financial scandal. Includes Bernie's little black book. The author is an ABC News investigative correspondent. This book looks new inside and outside.
An excellent biography of Clayton W. Williams, Jr. who worked his way from the bottom to the top of the oil business. a Texas A&M graduate and was on the list of the 400 wealthiest Americans (Forbes List) and who made a run for Texas governor.
An autobiography of the warmhearted host of Peopl Are Funny and House Party on early TV. He had a special brand of humor tied in with interviews of young children. He was loved by millions. The dust jacket has shelf edge wear with a chip on the bottom edge but is intact and in good condition. The book is photo illustrated (b/W) and has a name inked on the front end page but is otherwise very clean. It has BOMC on the dust jacket and First Edition on the data page.
The Yellowstone Story Volume Two By Aubrey L. Haines Paperback Book
The Yellowstone Story Volume Two by Aubrey L. Haines Paperback Book. This history book is full of illustrations, maps, charts. The chapters are; PART III: RESCUED BY THE ARMY PART IV: A PARK COMES OF AGE It is in good used condition. Shipping weight is 2.5 pounds. Books are shipped via Media Mail for a flat rate of $4.00. If you wish to have this book shipped a different way (Parcel Post or Priority), drop me a note before paying and I will adjust the shipping rate. Please note that I also have The Yellowstone Story Volume One in another listing.
The Virginia Adventure Roanoke To James Towne By Ivor Noel Hume Book
The Virginia Adventure Roanoke To James Towne by Ivor Noel Hume Book. This book is a An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey. From the flyleaf; For thirty-five years, as writer, lecturer, and chief archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg Ivor Noel Hume has enlivened for us the material culture of seventeenth- and eighteenthcentury America. After his warmly praised book Martin's Hundred, he now turns to the two earliest English outposts in Virginia - Roanoke and James Towne - and pieces together revelatory information extrapolated from the shards and postholes of excavations at these sites with contemporary accounts found in journals, letters, and official records of the period. He illuminates narratives that have a mythic status in our early history; the exploits of Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain John Smith, and Powhatan; the life and leath of Pocahontas; and the disappearance of the Roanoke colony. He recounts a recent important excavation at Roanoke where he and his colleagues found the work site of a metallurgist named Joachim Gans, whose findings about the mineral wealth of Virginia helped to convince London merchants that America was a worthy risk. It is in excellent condition. Shipping weight is 2.5 pounds. Books are shipped via Media Mail for a flat rate of $4.00. If you wish to have this book shipped a different way (Parcel Post or Priority), drop me a note before paying and I will adjust the shipping rate.
The Yellowstone Story Volume One By Aubrey L. Haines Paperback Book
The Yellowstone Story Volume One by Aubrey L. Haines Paperback Book. This history book is full of illustrations, maps, charts. The chapters are; PART I: OF PRELIMINARY THINGS PART II: PARADISE ALMOST LOST It is in good used condition. Shipping weight is 2.5 pounds. Books are shipped via Media Mail for a flat rate of $4.00. If you wish to have this book shipped a different way (Parcel Post or Priority), drop me a note before paying and I will adjust the shipping rate. Please note that I also have The Yellowstone Story Volume Two in another listing.
The Furies and The Flame Ingrid Rimland A true story of a mother among the Mennonites in Paraguay whose son suffered from a damaged brain, and her travels to America for treatment. Arena Press, 1984. ISBN 0-87879-418-2. Hard cover with dust jacket, 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches, 218 pages. The dust jacket has some edge tears. The book has a name inside the front and slightly bowed covers. Clean and firmly bound. Under 2 lbs.
Twenty Drawings By Kahlil Gibran (Hardcover) by Kahlil Gibran (Author), Alice Raphael (Introduction) Large size hardcover with slipcase. Hardcover is in good condition. Text is clean. Slipcase is worn and fading.
First page picture of Penelope. Under it states For the first five month of her life this woman Penelope, was a slave belonging to Dr. Crawford E Smith of Napton. Then in September 26, 1863 almost 100 years- a certificate of freedom was issued to her under President Lincoln's Emancipation proclamation.
In the Land of Hummel-First Edition-First Printing- Traditional Bavarian Life celebrates a historic and picturesque region of Germany. This rich and innovative new book follows a young American woman of German descent through a year abroad where she come to discover the land of her ancestors- which is also the land of Sister Maria Innocentia, the artist behind the world famous M.I Hummel figurines.
This is a sealed mint copy of a biography of The Rolling Stones. It is titled A Life On The Road. Many photos and stories from the road during the Stones touring career. ADD $6.00 SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE USA.
Behind the Plate: Three Great Catchers Guernsey Van Riper, Jr. illustrated by Jack Hearne Biographies of three baseball players, Mickey Cochrane, Bill Dickey and Roy Campanella, written for the juvenal reader. Published by Garrard Publishing Co., 1973. Hard cover. Ex-library, with pocket inside back, and usual stamps. Clean and firmly bound. Under 2 lbs.
The Conscience of a Conservative Barry M. Goldwater, United States Senator from Arizona The leading conservative thinker in politics today calls for a new approach to domestic problems and cold war strategy. Macfadden Capital Hill Books, 1960. Paperback, 127 pages. Slight creases to cover corners. Otherwise very good, clean and firmly bound. Under 1 lb.
Before I Sleep . . . The Last Days Of Dr. Tom Dooley
Before I Sleep . . . The Last Days of Dr. Tom Dooley Edited with a Foreword by James Monahan, Senior Editor, The Reader's Digest. An intimate portrait of the Splendid American, by those who were closest to him during the last two years of his dedicated life. A Signet book, complete and Unabridged, 1963. Paperback, 176 pages. Scuffed and creased corners. Name on title page. Firmly bound. Under 1 lb.
American Cassandra: Dorothy Thompson By Peter Kurth
American Cassandra: The Life of Dorothy Thompson by Peter Kurth. From the cover; The acclaimed biography of Dorothy Thompson, the popular yet controversial journalist whose reach extended from presidents and prime ministers to the millions who read her opinionated, hard-hitting newspaper column On the Record. Thompson's private life, which included a tempestuous marriage to Nobel atileas her career. American Cassandra sheds light on the life of this influential woman while tracing the course of twentieth-century journalism and politics. It is paperback, has 587 pgs. and is in good used condition.
The Measure Of All Things By Ken Alder Historical Book
The Measure of All Things by Ken Alder Historical Book. The Measure of All Things, The Seven-year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World. From the flyleaf, A midst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers (Pierre-Francois Andre Mechain, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre) set out in opposite directions from Paris to measure the world, one voyaging north to Dunkirk, the other south to Barcelona. Their findings would help define the meter as one ten-miliionth of the distance between the pole and the equator, a standard that has since swept the planet. The Measure of All Things is the astonishing story of one of history's greatest scientific quests, a mission to measure the Earth and define the meter for all nations and for all time. It is hardback, has 422 pgs., is illustrated and it is in good used condition.
Tuxedo Park, by Jennet Conant Biography Book. Tuxedo Park, A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II. From the cover, In the fall of 1940, as German bombers flew over London and with America not yet at war, a small team of British scientists on orders from Winston Churchill carried out a daring transatlantic mission. The British unveiled their most valuable military secret in a clandestine meeting with American nuclear physicists at the Tuxedo Park mansion of a mysterious Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis. Powerful, handsome, and enormously wealthy, Loomis had for years led a double life. spending his days brokering huge deals and his weekends working with the world s leading scientists in his deluxe private laboratory that was hidden in a massive stone castle. In this dramatic account of a hitherto unexplored but crucial story of the war, Jennet Conant traces one of the worlds most extraordinary careers and scientific enterprises. It is a hardback, has 330 pgs., is illustrated with photos, maps and it is in good used condition.
Too Strong For Fantasy, Marcia Davenport Biography Book
Too Strong For Fantasy, Marcia Davenport Biography Book. From the cover, The daughter of the great lyric soprano Alma Cluck, and the step-daughter of the renowned violinist Efrem Zimbalist, Marcia Davenport was raised in a world of music, and her earliest memories are of Arturo Toscanini, whom she calls the dearest friend I have ever had. She began her writing career at the age of twenty-five, on the editorial staff of The New Yorker, where she knew Harold Ross, E. B. White, Wolcott Gibbs, and James Thurber. Much of this memoir concerns Czechoslovakia, a country and people she came to love. Ironically, because of her long and close friendship with jan Masaryk, the foreign minister of Czechoslovakia who died mysteriously in 1948, and her moving account of his death, the Communist government suppressed the book. It has only recently Deen published in Czech. In Too Strong for Fantasy a perceptive writer re-creates an era of unequaled excellence in music, and of passionate political conviction, set against the backdrop of a world torn by war and distorted by Communist ideology. It is paperback, has 483 pgs., is illustrated with photos and it is in good used condition.
Skunk Ranch To Hollywood - West Of Author Hal Evarts
Skunk Ranch to Hollywood - The West of Author Hal Evarts Hal Everts, Jr. The biography of Western fiction writer Hal Everts. Three of his novels were made into movies -- one of which introduced another rising star, John Wayne. A colorful history told with broad humor and a knack for sniffing out the comic and extraordinary details of Evarts' extraordinary life. Capra Press, Santa Barbara, CA, 1989. ISBN 0-88496-297-0. Hard cover with dust jacket, 5-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches, 260 pages. A library stamp in front and back. Slight wear to edges of dust jacket. Clean and firmly bound. Under 2 lbs.
Take One Step Evelyn West Ayrault The inspiring story of a girl who overcomes the tremendous obstacle of cerebral palsy through the healing power of love. Modern Library, 1963. Paperback, 240 pages. Name inside front. Spine creases and slant. Clean and firmly bound. Under 1 lb.
One Referral Short of a Lobotomy The rantings and reflections of a bald guy Doug Schell Signed by the author. Oregon author Doug Schell offers up a tonic for washing down the horse-pills of life. The elixir is two parts humor and one part thoughtful reflection. From botched dance lessons to grappling with cancer. Doug finds the comic and the cathartic in the ordinary events of life. He's not a celebrity, just an everyday guy with reflections on life that resonate. Remember, he hasn't lost his mind, just his hair. (so far.) He comments on baldness, on learning the foxtrot, on bi-focal contact lenses, on friendship, on contentment and cancer. Red Stuga Press, Eugene, OR, 2002. Soft cover, 5-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches, 75 pages. Near new. Under 1 lb.
The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson Eric F. Goldman ''Lyndon Johnson could win votes, enact laws, maneuver mountains. He could not acquire that something beyond, which cannot be won, enacted or maneuvered but must be freely given . . . that respect, affection and rapport which alone permit an American President genuinely to lead. In his periods of triumph and of downsweep, in peace as in war, he stood the tragic figure of an extraordinarily gifted President who was the wrong man from the wrong place at the wrong time under the wrong circumstances.'' Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. Book club edition. Hard cover with dust jacket, 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches, 531 pages. Dust jacket has small tears along edges, as well as light surface rubbing. Book is clean and firmly bound. Under 3 lbs.
The Adventures Of Hajji Baba Of Ispahan By James Morier
The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, Hard Cover, Fiction Book By James Morier Morier was appointed to the British Embassy in Persia in 1807-09 and again in 1810-1815. The flower of his unique experiences and sensitive observations, this tale of high adventure in Persia was first published in 1824. With black and white illustrations, double color map and ten color plates. Author: James Morier Genre: Novel ISBN: n/a Edition: Printing: Publisher: Random House Publish Date: 1937 Binding: Hard cover; pictorial color cloth boards No. of Pages: 404 Weight: 3 lbs 3.5 oz (1 kg, 460 g) Condition: Very good - name plate glued to inside cover, some yellowing of pages
Two-Ocean War: A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War(Hardcover) by Samuel Eliot Morison (Author) Hardcover Atlantic Little Brown 1963 First edition stated VG+/G+ prior owner inscription on book edge, several small tears & nicks at edges & creases of dj 611 pages
Comments: Publisher: Dial Press Date of Publication: 1971 Binding: Hard Cover Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Condition: Good/Good Book is very clean and tight. Dust Jacket has some wear and light chipping and tears to mostly the spine areas.
Published by BCA in 1982. Dust jacket. Condition: Like NEW. No defects, may have been previously read. Published in 1982, 320 pages, hardback with D/J, medium size, good in good D/W, covers good, internally good with some hylites. More than 100 illustrations: 20 in full color.
The Professor And The Madman, A Tale Of Murder, Insanity,
The Professor and The Madman, A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Simon Winchester, Harper Collins, First Edition, 1989, 242 pgs., ISBN 0-06-017596-6. It is in good condition.
Thomas Wolfe - A Biography Elizabeth Nowell Doubleday & Co., 1960. Book Club Edition. Hard cover with dust jacket, 6-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches, 456 pages. Numerous small tears to edges of dust jacket. Book is clean and firmly bound. Under 3 lbs.
Kissinger the Uses of Power David Landau Houghton Mifflin Company, 1972. Hard cover with dust jacket, 5-3/4 x 8-5/8 inches, 267 pages. Dust jacket has slight wear. Book is clean and firmly bound. Under 2 lbs.
The Royal Victorians King Edward VII, His Family and Friends Christopher Hibbert Includes 37 ppictures. J. B. Lippincott, 1976. Hard cover, no dust jacket, 5-3/4 x 8-3/8 inches, 392 pages. Slight shelf wear. Clean and firmly bound. Under 2 lbs.
In My Father's House Corrie Ten Boom, with C. C. Carlson The story of the early life of Corrie Ten Boom, before the events of her book, The Hiding Place. Guideposts, 1976. ISBN 0-8007-0783-4. Hard cover, with dust jacket, 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches, 192 pages. Book has some discoloration along the top edge and spine. Dust Jacket has some edge and corner wear. Text is clean and firmly bound. Under 2 lbs.
The story of Charles Revson- the Man Who Built the Revlon Empire, with illustrations. VG/VG, mild edgwear to the DJ some tears to DJ at corners and spine edge, interior clean,pages look slightly toned at edges, binding show minor wear.
Journey Home Yoshiko Uchida, ill. by Charles Robinson An extraordinary story of one family's struggle to survive one of the most tragic episodes in U. S. history. Aladdin Books, 1978. ISBN 0-689-70755-X. Soft cover, 5-3/8 x 8-1/4 inches, 131 pages. Ex-school library, with pocket inside back, and stamped school name. Sight curl to corners of cover. Very good, clean and firmly bound. Under 1 lb.
Journey Home Yoshiko Uchida, ill. by Charles Robinson An extraordinary story of one family's struggle to survive one of the most tragic episodes in U. S. history. Aladdin Books, 1992. ISBN 0-689-71641-9. Soft cover, 5-1/8 x 7-5/8 inches, 131 pages. Ex-school library, with pocket inside back, and stamped school name. Upper corner of book has curled corners and slight moisture stain. Still a good reading book. Under 1 lb.
When Marian Sang The True Recital of Marian Anderson, The Vioce of a Century Pam Muñoz Ryan, Ill. by Brian Selznick Beautifully illustrated story of the life of Marian Anderson. Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated crowd of 75,000 people in pre-Civil Rights America. While this momentous event showcased the uniqueness of her voice, the strength of her character, & the struggles of the times in which she lived, it is only part of her story. Like the operatic arias Marian would come to sing, Ryan's text is as moving as a libretto, & Selznick's pictures as exquisitely detailed & elaborately designed as a stage set. What emerges most profoundly from their shared vision is a role model of courage. Scholastic Press, 2002. ISBN 0-439-26967-9. Hard cover, with dust jacket, 12-1/4 inches wide by 10-1/4 inches tall, 40 pages. Name plate inside front. Otherwise near new condition. Under 2 lbs.
Inside The Criminal Mind By Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.d
ISBN: 0812910826 Publisher: Times Books Place: New York Date published: 1984 Size: 5.75 x 8.75 x 1.25 inches Weight: 1.15 pounds INSIDE THE CRIMINAL MIND Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this groundbreaking book--and a chilling profile of the criminal emerges. Based on the results of more than a decade of study of criminal behavior and the extensive experience of clinical psychologist Dr. Stanton E. Samenow, Inside the Criminal Mind redefines what motivates criminals and explains what must be done to deal with them effectively. original owners name on inside cover, dust cobver has a rip on the binding side.
Freedom At Midnight By Collins, Larry And Dominique Lap
FREEDOM AT MIDNIGHT by Collins, Larry and Dominique Lapierre ISBN: 0002160552 Publisher: Simon And Schuster Place: New York NY Date published: 1975 Pages: 500 Has LIBRARY OF seal embossed on inside 1ST page
The Lonely Guy's Book Of Life By Friedman, Bruce Jay
Book is in As New, unread condition. Hard Cover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket/Fine. Illus. by Dust Jacket Design By One + One Studio; Dust Jacket and Book Illustrations By Victor Juhasz. NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1978. Bruce Jay Friedman has been hailed by critics as a comic genius, a writer whose vision confronts the malaise of contemporary life with a liberating deadpan humor.