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To Live Again

By: Marshall, Catherine

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004340

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, free endpaper starting to yellow. DJ has edgewear/chipping and 1 1/2" & 3 1/2" tears at flaps, price-clipped. Text is clean and unmarked. "Here is a testament of one woman's deep belief in God and His love - and all that she was able to accomplish as a result of this belief. At the time of the death of Peter Marshall, her minister husband, in 1949, Catherine Marshall was left seemingly without love, without strength, without fin... View more info

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Disraeli - A Picture of the Victorian Age

By: Maurois, Andre

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Alexandria, VA, Time Reading Program: 1980

Seller ID: 005181

Condition: Very Good+


xxii + 369 pp, index, bibliography. Some rubbing, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. A nice copy. "1874 That year was a climactic one for Disraeli, erstwhile dandy, occasional novelist, brilliant orator and shrewd tactician in Parliament for 37 years. Rising above his checkered background, he assumed the office of Prime Minister - -and promptly met the startling change in his countrymen's attitude toward him. Maurois describes the phenomenon: 'The adventur... View more info

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The Life of Thomas Cranmer

By: Maynard, Theodore

Price: $14.75

Publisher: Chicago, Henry Regnery Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005211

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


xiv + 242 pp, black cloth with white lettering. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, owner's seal impressed on front end paper. Jacket shows a little edge wear, some rubbing and darkening, spine sunned. A nice copy. "Shortly after Mary Tudor ascended the throne of England in 1553, the Archbishop of Canterbury was found guilty of treason, subsequently charged with heresy and in 1556 was burned at the stake. In this dramatic martyrdom of Thoma... View more info

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Singing My Him Song

By: McCourt, Malachy

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005662

ISBN: 0060195932

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, tight, attractive copy. " McCourt tells us how he went from living the headlong and heedless life of a world class drunk to becoming a sober, loving father and grandfather, still happily married after thirty-five years. We meet the woman who stood by his side all those years, watch as they build a family together, and .listen as McCourt pursues a career of surprising successes and comic missteps, But while becoming the host of television and radio tal... View more info

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Last Watch of the Night: Essays Too Personal and Otherwise

By: Monette, Paul

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004380

ISBN: 0151000719

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, attractive copy. "With Borrowed Time and Becoming a Man, these essays constitute the third volume of Paul Monette's autobiographical writing. Freewheeling and yet focused, brimming with outrage and yet tender, Last Watch of the Night represents a profound personal reconciliation but also a testament to the struggle for freedom of all gay and lesbian people."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

By: Monette, Paul

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Orlando, Florida, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004388

ISBN: 0151135983

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted. DJ has thin sun line across top edge. A bright, atractive copy. "Roger Horwitz and Paul Monnette met in the mid-70s in Boston and moved together to Los Angeles, where, a decade later, Roger was diagnosed with AIDS, For almost two years, day and night, Paul helped his 'beloved friend' fight the disease. From the quiet onset of the illness, through the terrifying battery of ailments, hospitalizations, and experimental treatments, up unti... View more info

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Ladies Were Not Expected: Abigail Scott Duniway and Women's Rights

By: Morrison, Dorothy Nafus

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005667

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


Boards worn and frayed at bottom. DJ in protective plastic wrapper tapped to boards. Ex-library with usual stamps. Light stain on p. 115. Black and white photographs throughout text. "Abigail Scott's mother wept bitterly when she was born and her father was cross - she was a girl and a girl was grievance almost too burdensome to be borne. When Abigail's father moved the family west, she saw her mother die along the way, o a trip she hadn't wanted to take. ... View more info

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Charles Percy of Illinois

By: Murray, David

Price: $8.25

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005666

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


178 pp., 8 pp. black and white photographs, index. Black cloth boards with spine slightly slanted and gift inscription inside. DJ is price-clipped and has minor edgewear and one small tear. A bright, attractive copy. "Mr. Murray tells the remarkable Percy story in revealing detail, with the insight of an experienced reporter. He shows us Percy instituting an equal-employment-opportunity policy at Bell & Howell before it was either necessary or fashionable to d... View more info

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Lincoln for the Ages

By: Newman, Ralph G. (Editor)

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1960

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006079

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


512 pp., references, sources, "A Basic Lincoln Library," index. Corners bumped, PO names inside, some underlining. DJ sunned on spine, with large tear repaired with tape, a 1 1/2" tear and some very small chips at spine and flap ends. In Lincoln for the Ages, 78 of our finest writers and most distinguished Americans and most distinguished Americans reveal Lincoln's tremendous impact upon the world in a brilliantly conceived collection of original paper... View more info

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My Life in Court

By: Nizer, Louis

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1961

Seller ID: 005148

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


524 pp, black cloth. Corners bumped, slight edge wear primarily to top and base of spine, a little rubbing. Jacket is price clipped with some edge wear, a little scuffing, and a couple of small nearly closed tears. A nice copy that appears to be an early reprint. "In a book that is packed with more excitement, drama and suspense than any fictional mystery, Louis Nizer, one of America's most famous trial lawyers, recounts some of his most fascinating and significa... View more info

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Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O'Neill With Novak

By: O'Neill, Thomas P. Jr.; Novak, William

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Random House Inc: 1987

Seller ID: 005661

ISBN: 0394552016

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


387 pp., 16 pp. black and white photographs, index. Red boards with black cloth spine with gold and red lettering. Bottom of spine has 2" waterstain that has affected DJ and a few back pages. Otherwise this book is in excellent shape. Tip O'Neill, one of America's most colorful figures, is a master politician and a master storyteller, a man of wit and wisdom. The narrative stretches from O'Neill's humble background in Cambridge (where the closest he got to Ha... View more info

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Assignment: Spy

By: Olsen, Oluf Reed

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1965

Seller ID: 005962

Condition: Good


Abridged from "Two Eggs on My Plate." Scholastic Book #T-408. Spine slightly slanted, some scuffing, edgewear and bumping, PO name inside. Text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "This true story of international intrigue and espionage ranks with the best of the great fiction to come out of World War II. From the first demolition to the last desperate escape, Olsen's exploits provide excitement, drama and suspense."; 5¾" - 6¾" Ta... View more info

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Anything Can Happen

By: Papashvily, George & Helen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1945

Edition: Reprint Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005759

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


202 pp. Black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine outlined in purple. Some edgewear & bumping. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has some tiny chips along edge and a 1/2" chip on back edge, two 3/4" tears Signed by both authors on bottom of back flap. "When George Papashvily landed in this country from Georgia in Russia he thought of America as a place where anything can happen - and in twenty years he has not changed his mind. It is po... View more info

The Congressional Experience: A View from the Hill

By: Price, David E.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Westview Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005887

ISBN: 081331156x

Condition: Very Good+


Some edgewear. Inscribed by Congressman Price. A bright, attractive copy. "The Congressional Experience combines an engaging, enlightening narrative with photos, figures, maps, and tables to tell the story of congressman David Price's odyssey from ivory tower of Duke University to the citadel of Capital Hill. Along the way, we get a clear sense of the challenge, disappointment, elation and deep concern implicit in serving as a member of Congress - especially th... View more info

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The Perfect Master: The Early Life of Meher Baba

By: Purdom, C. B.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: North Myrtle Beach, SC, Sheriar Press: 1976

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 006228

Condition: Good


Minor edgewear and bumping, cover a little scuffed, 1/4" tear at top of spine, pp. 25-28 are loose. A clean, unmarked copy. "This early biography, long out of print, of Meher Baba, was written by Charles B. Purdom and published in 1937 in London. The author used the information available to him at that time and it was the first biography concerning the Perfect Master to appear in the West. It treats in depth the period from 1911 to 1931, when Purdom first... View more info

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Custer's Last Stand

By: Reynolds, Quentin

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1951

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 003189

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slanted, darkened, some wear and chipping at top and base. Dampstaining across both boards, corners bumped, minor edge wear with a dent to top edge of back cover. Owner's name insdie cover, a couple gold stars on read pastedown. Pages are clean and unmarked. A "Landmark Book," this is the story of General George Armstrong Custer starting with his boyhood and life at West Point. As with so many men of his generation, Custer comes of age during the Civil ... View more info

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An Untold Story: The Roosevelts of Hyde Park

By: Roosevelt, Elliott; Brough, James

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1973

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 007476

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Orange cloth with black lettering, x + 338 pp, index, 8 pp of b/w photos. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket has minor edge wear, mostly at top and base of spine, and a little rubbing. A nice copy. "An Untold Story" follows the lives of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt through their fascinating disparate lives. Written by their third son Elliott, there are familial insights and comments that put new ligh... View more info

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Into That Good Night

By: Rozelle, Ron

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine, G K Hall & Co: 2000

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 006185

ISBN: 0783889631

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Glossy pictorial cover. No jacket, apparently as issued. "This Large Print Book carries the Seal of Approval of NAVH." "Strong willed and charismatic, Lester Rozelle was school superintendent in the small East Texas town of Oakwood from the 1930s to the 1960s. With a firm hand, he guided his schools through disastrous fires and the strained process of integration in President Lyndon B. Johnson's home state. But several years ago Lester began to show s... View more info

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Persons & Places: The Background of My Life

By: Santayana, George

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1944

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 005982

Condition: Very Good- in Poor dust jacket


262 pp., glossy frontispiece of the author tipped in, index. Green cloth boards with faded gold lettering. Spine slightly slanted, some wear at spine ends and corners. DJ quite worn, taped together at spine, several tears and chips. Text is on wartime paper, but still shows very little yellowing. "In this fascinating autobiographical volume, George Santayana, famous philosopher, and author of The Last Puritan, brings together the threads of his background t... View more info

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General H. Norman Schwarzkopf - The Autobiography: It Doesn't Take a Hero

By: Schwarzkopf, H.Norman (written with Peter Petre)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1993

Edition: First Bantam Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005624

ISBN: 0553563386

Condition: Very Good-


625 pp, 32 pp black and white photographs, index. Spine creased and curved, minor edgewear, corners bumped. Text is clean and unmarked. " He set his star by a simple motto: Duty, Honor, Country. Only rarely does history grant a single individual the ability, personal charisma, moral force, and intelligence to command the respect, admiration, and affection of an entire nation. But such a man is General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the Allied Forces in t... View more info