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Image for Paderewski: : Pianist and Patriot

Paderewski: : Pianist and Patriot

By: Gronowicz Anton

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1944

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 000217

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Front endpaper creased, foxing on edges. Shelf wear/some scuffing at top edge of boards. Jacket is chipped and scuffed in several places and shows darkening on spine, but is otherwise intact.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Finding Grace: Two Sisters and the Search for Meaning Beyond the Color Line

By: Haizlip, Shirlee

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005502

ISBN: 0743200535

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Top corners slightly bumped on book & DJ. Inscribed by the author on half-title page: "To _____ with hope you find grace in your life. Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, Jan 23, 2004." 272 pp with 8 pages of black and white photographs. "In her widely acclaimed, bestselling memoir, The Sweeter the Juice, Shirlee Taylor Haizlip asked us to redefine our concepts of race and family by examining her biracial heritage - how different gradations of dark and light skin ... View more info

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Alex Haley's Queen: The Story of an American Family

By: Haley, Alex; Stevens, David

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005981

ISBN: 0688063314

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


670 pp. DJ has 1/4" tear. A bright, attractive copy. "Now, from the author of Roots, comes Alex Haley's Queen - the saga of his father's family. Lovers of sweeping generational epics will find much to rejoice in here. Once again, this is a personal saga, but one played out against the broad canvas of American history. The story begins in Ireland, where Haley's white great-great-grandfather, James Jackson, Sr., is born. From there we travel with Jackson t... View more info

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With Malice Toward Some

By: Halsey, Margaret

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Simon & Schuster: 1938

Edition: Possible first Edition

Seller ID: 001956

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped, some edge wear/chipping. Blue boards with cartoon insert on front and gold lettering on spine, slightly sunned. Back board has separated from the text block, leaving some webbing exposed. Owner's name on ffep, pencil marks on bfep. Text is clean and unmarked. 278 pp. The author describes in journal form her time before the Second World War in England, Paris, Norway and Sweden as the wife of a professor with caustic wit.; 8vo - over 7¾&... View more info

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The House on Garibaldi Street

By: Harel, Isser

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1975

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 8602

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Mustard over blue boards, Book club edition. Corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, minor edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy. ; xx + 275 pp, foreword, preface, 3 b/w maps, dramatis personae, index. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 265 pages; "I have to announce in the Knesset that a short time ago one of the greatest Nazi criminals was found by the Israeli Security Services: Adolf Eichmann, who was responsible, together with the Nazi l... View more info

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The House on Garibaldi Street

By: Harel, Isser

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1975

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 8658

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Mustard over blue boards, Book club edition. Corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, minor edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy. ; xx + 275 pp, foreword, preface, 3 b/w maps, dramatis personae, index. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 265 pages; "I have to announce in the Knesset that a short time ago one of the greatest Nazi criminals was found by the Israeli Security Services: Adolf Eichmann, who was responsible, together with the Nazi l... View more info

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The Death of Lincoln: A Picture History of the Assassination

By: Hayman, Leroy

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1968

Seller ID: 004566

ISBN: 0590429698

Condition: Very Good-


Corners slightly bumped. Black and white photographs throughout. Text is clean and unmarked. A Scholastic Biography. "Here, illustrated with more than 50 photos, drawings, and paintings of the time, is the tragic true story of Lincoln's death - and what happened after." Age Level: Grades 4-7; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Der Fuehrer: Hitler's Rise to Power

By: Heiden, Konrad (translated by Ralph Manheim)

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004792

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


788 pp., index. Orange boards with black print. Boards somewhat stained, some shelfwear/bumping, PO name inside. Text is clean and unmarked. Written in World War II, this is the story of Hitler's rise to power, especially during the initial years, by an early eye-witness who called himself "the oldest -- or one of the oldest -- anti-Nazis."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Painted Queen

By: Hesky, Olga

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Anthony Blond Limited: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005237

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, small tear at bottom corner of front end paper where it is attached to pastedown, a discrete bookstore sticker inside front board. Jacket has a little edge wear primarily at base of spine, a little darkening. End papers and pastedown have dynastic family tree is Israel and Judah in the 9th century BC. An attractive copy. "This is the story of Jezebel, who, coming from a foreign land, married Ahab and served him and their children... View more info

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Dreamers of the American Dream

By: Holbrook, Stewart H.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002970

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


369 pp., bibliography, index. Very minor shelfwear, PO's name on free endpaper. DJ has a few small chips along edges. A bright, attractive copy. "Only a few of their names can be found in our schoolbooks. Fewer still stand in marbler or bronze in our halls and parks. The mass of Americans knows little or nothing of them. . . They dreamed nobly, and they acted. . . They were a daft, honest, and all-but-incredible lot of men and women. These are the persons of w... View more info

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The Liar's Club: A Memoir

By: Karr, Mary

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007075

ISBN: 0670850535

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Quarter black cloth over gray boards, silver lettering, 320 pp. Spine a bit slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, ex-library with stamps inside covers and neat pocket on back end paper. Pages clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart with a little edge wear, clear tape across spine at top and base. Overall, a nice copy. "The Texas refinery town of Leechfield, perched on the swampy rim of the Gulf, is famous for mosquitoes and the manufacture of Agent Orang... View more info

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The Story of My Life

By: Keller, Helen

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Mahwah, NJ, Watermill Press: 1980

Seller ID: 005957

ISBN: 0893753688

Condition: Good


A few creases on cover, corners slightly bumped, PO name inside, text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "For the first 19 months of her life, Helen Keller is a normal child who laughs and plays and explores her surroundings. But a high fever robs Helen of her sight and hearing, leaving her alone in a dark, silent world. Until the day Anne Sullivan comes into her life, Helen's only means of communication are crude signs and gestures. With the help of ... View more info

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Life on the Road

By: Kuralt, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, Putnam Publishing Group, The: 1990

Edition: Special Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006328

ISBN: 0399134883

Condition: Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


253 pp. sixteen pages of glossy black and white photographs tipped in to text. Printer's binding problem leaves webbing exposed between last page and back free end paper, back free endpaper is not attached to textblock. Foxing along edges of textblock. Inscription page tipped in before title page reads "This special production of 'A Life on the Road' has been prepared especially for customers and friends of The Intimate Bookshop, Christmas, 1990, and is signed by ... View more info

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In the Days of McKinley

By: Leech, Margaret

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005710

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


686 pp., sources, notes and references, index, 32 pp. black and white photographs. Red boards with gold lettering on red and black spine. Spine slightly slanted and a little faded, back board spotted. DJ has shallow chipping along edges, with some foxing inside. PO name inside. Text is clean and unmarked. "In this immensely readable book Margaret Leech has written absorbingly of a little-known personage of our past. McKinley emerges as a man of charm and a cer... View more info

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Beirut Diary: A Husband Held Hostage and a Wife Determined to Set Him Free

By: Levin, Sis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Downers Grove, IL, Intervarsity Press: 1989

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003625

ISBN: 0830817166

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Corners somewhat bumped w/ small mark at one edge. Inscribed by the author. Note laid in from Marie S. Jemison who apparently was a childhood neighbor of the author and gives biographical info about her. DJ shows some edgewear and some tiny tears at top and bottom. A bright, attractive copy. The story of a retiring Southern woman's courageous attempts to free her journalist husband held hostage in Beirut during the 1980's.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Sig... View more info

Image for The China Trade Post Bag The Seth Low Family of Salem and New York

The China Trade Post Bag The Seth Low Family of Salem and New York

By: Loines, Elma

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Manchester, Maine, Falmouth Publishing House: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8739

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Ex-library with typical markings and labels. Spine cocked, minor edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in plastic protective wraps, taped to boards, spine sunned, minor edge wear and a little chipping. 1" apparent burn mark on front panel. Overall a fairly nice copy. ; Blue cloth with silver lettering, ix + contents + 324pp. World trade route map on endpapers. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations and maps, index plus brief index of the Low family. ; 9 ¾" - 11" Tall;... View more info

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Winds of Change

By: Macmillan, Harold

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005209

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


viii + 584 pp., black cloth with gold lettering, red backing to title on spine. Index, appendices, 16 pages of b/w photos. Corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing, leading edge of a couple pages has been bumped. Jacket shows some edge wear, a little soiling and darkening. A nice copy of the first volume of Macmillan's memoirs. "Harold Macmillan's 'Winds of Change' is an indispensable contribution to the history of the twentieth century. Humane in spirit, per... View more info

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Mr. England: The Story of Winston Churchill the Fighting Briton

By: Manning, Paul; Bronner, Milton

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, John C. Winston Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004086

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


250 pp., index, 15 full-page black and white photographs. Spine very slightly slanted, very minor edgewear. Boards are red with black line drawing of family crest with words "Dieu, Defend, Le Droit." Calligraphic gift inscription inside dated Oct 22, 1941. DJ price-clipped, some edgewear including a few tiny chips at ends. Copy is clean and attractive. A biography of Winston Churchill written in the depths of World War II. The book is divided into four ... View more info

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Vows: A Memoir

By: Manseau, Peter

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006940

ISBN: 0743249070

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Black quarter cloth over beige boards, xii + 383 pp, 23 b/w photos. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and rubbing. Inscribed by author on title page. An attractive copy. "Priest Marries Former Nun," the Boston headlines announced - neither the beginning of a joke nor the start of a scandal. When Peter Manseau's parents wed in 1969 they were certain the Catholic Church was on the verge of allowing priests to marry. In ... View more info

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All My Octobers: My Memories of 12 World Series When the Yankees Ruled Baseball

By: Mantle, Mickey; Herskowitz, Mickey

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, HarperCollins: 1995

Seller ID: 005960

ISBN: 0061092126

Condition: Very Good+


216 pp., index, 16 glossy pages of black and white photographs tipped in. Spine very slightly slanted. A bright, attractive copy. "To all fans young and old, Mickey Mantle epitomizes the Golden Age of American sport: an athletic hero who rose from small-town Oklahoma to play in twelve World Series with the legendary New York Yankees. From the thrill of playing alongside an aging Joe DiMaggio in 1951 to belting three Series home runs in 1964,Mickey Mantle recoun... View more info