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Dreiser

By: Swanbert, W. A.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005072

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Spine a little slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Jacket shows some edge wear and chipping, rubbing, and a couple small tears, crease along the edge of front flap. A nice copy. "This is the first comprehensive biography of a man of genius, a major figure in American literature, who was also an outrageous, magnetic and foolish human being. Born in 1871, Theodore Dreiser 'was reared in superstition, fanaticism, ignorance, poverty and humiliation.' The dreadful early years, lightened by the ebullience and success of brother Paul (composer of "On the Banks of the Wabash"... View more info

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Editor in Politics

By: Daniels, Josephus

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8738

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Dark blue cloth with gold lettering. Corners a bit worn, minor edge wear, sunning and rubbing to spine and front board, a little speckling to leading edge. Jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, spine sunned, minor edge wear and darkening, a little chipping at base of spine, 3/4" chip at top. ; Xix + 644 pp, index, numerous photos. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 644 pages; " 'These things I saw, and part of them I was, ' says the Tar Heel Editor - and his claim is justified on every page. The very texture of North Carolina life is revealed - its form and substance laid bare with pec... 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 led to a split in her mother's nuclear family, and how various relatives have been reunited many years later, some of them pr... View more info

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Gandhi: A Memoir

By: Shirer, William L.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Washington Square Press: 1982

Seller ID: 005625

ISBN: 0671461478

Condition: Very Good


265 pp., index. Spine slightly creased, minor edgewear and bumping, PO name inside. Text is clean and unmarked. "William L. Shirer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, became a personal friend of the extraordinary Mahatma Gandhi when he covered the momentous independence movement in India for the Chicago Tribune. Their friendship revealed Gandhi in his many facets - the saintly apostle of non-violence, the shrewd politician, the impish wit, the zealous revolutionary whose triumph was ended by an assassin's bullet. Gandhi; A Memoir sheds a special... 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 the Gulf War. Now, in this refreshingly candid and typically outspoken autobiography, General Schwarzkopf reviews his remarka... View more info

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Herself: An Autobiographical Work

By: Calisher, Hortense

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004535

ISBN: 0877950423

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, one corner slightly bumped. DJ has 1/4"tear at back flap, very minor shelfwear. A clean attractive copy. "This is Hortense Calisher's account of her life-in-progress as a woman and a writer --- and the inseparability of the two in her mind and heart. In this intimate "rediscovery" of herself and those moments of truth that have formed her, Miss Calisher includes her private writings and journals, and begins with her appraisal of the '30s (which she designates the Era of The Big Apple), treats of ego art, gives her views of sex and politics, of wri... View more info

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I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up

By: Ventura, Jesse

Price: $6.25

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine, Thorndike Press: 1999

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 005944

ISBN: 078622214x

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Spine slanted, a little bumping and edgewear. Glossy pictorial boards with no jacket, apparently as issued. A bright, attractive copy. "In his own inimitable words, Jesse Ventura reveals the secrets of his stunning electoral success and maps his innovative strategies for pioneering a new era in American government. Having defied the pollsters and pundits who predicted he would get 10% of the vote at best, he takes on bloated government, career politicians, and apathetic voters. Born James George Janos in Minneapolis, this towering figure has never forgotten his roots as he journeye... View more info

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In the Company of Heroes: A True Story

By: Durant, Michael; Hartov, Steven

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004536

ISBN: 0399150609

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, attractive copy. "A true story by Michael J. Durant, Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Ret.). Piloting a U.S. Army Special Operations Blackhawk, Durant was shot down and captured on October 3, 1993, in the battle depicted in Mark Bowden's bestselling book Black Hawk Down. Although saved by two valiant but doomed Delta Force operators from being town apart, Durant became a prisoner of Somali warlord Mohammed Aidid --- the man responsible for prolonging starvation in his country by hijacking United Nations food shipments. U.S. policy makers had determined that capturing Aidid was the ... 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 certain wry wit - courteously reticent, and little understood even by his closest friends. With her skill as a writer and her s... View more info

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Intern

By: Doctor X

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1965

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005933

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


404 pp., grey cloth boards with silver lettering. Spine somewhat slanted, a few pages have corners a little crinkled, cracked at front pastedown. Text is clean and unmarked. "This book is a journal of the most critical year in the training of a present-day doctor of medicine: the year that he spends as a hospital intern." The author holds nothing back in this riveting account.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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 signs of Alzheimer's disease, and his son had to watch the painful transformation of his proud father into a dependent and ult... View more info

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Quest (1712-1758) (Vol. I): A New Interpretative Analysis of His Life and Works

By: Crocker, Lester G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1974

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 004480

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Corners & bottom of spine a little worn. DJ has a few shallow chips at spine and flap ends, two 1/2" tears. Text is clean and unmarked. "Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Quest is Part One of a proposed two-volume critical biography of the eighteenth-century French political and social philosopher whose Confessions and other personal writings have left their mark on the consciences and literature of later generations. It is the first Rousseau biography to benefit from the recent publication of the multi-volumed Rousseau correspondence, a major event in modern Rousseau scholarship.; 8v... View more info

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King Edward VIII: A Biography

By: Ziegler, Philip

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred a Knopf Inc: 1991

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005978

ISBN: 0394577302

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


552 pp., notes, nomenclature, bibliographical notes, index, 74 glossy black and white photographs tipped in. Pastedowns depict genealogy starting with Victoria and Albert. Spine slightly curved. DJ has minor edgewear and one tiny tear. A bright, attractive copy. "Edward was twentieth century's Prince Charming. He was handsome, eloquent, quick-witted, charismatic, a dazzling foil to his stuffy royal parents. He was a popular hero who saw firsthand the hell of the trenches in the Great War, who raged at the miseries of the Depression, who adored jazz, danced the night away and seeme... 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. In Oregon, marriage to Ben Duniway began as a round of house and farm work and babies, just as for the other women settlers, ... 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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Life in a Putty Knife Factory

By: Smith, H. Allen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran, & Company, Inc.: 1943

Seller ID: 004356

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight some edgewear, bookplate inside.. Red cloth boards, spine has humorous picture of a seated man looking through what appears to be a telescope. Text is claean and unmarked. A solid copy. From the author's comments: "Here are further adventures in madness by the 'screwball's Boswell,' the biographer of human oddities, the chronicler of the fabulous commonplace, who recounted his struggle with the human race in the now legendary. . . Low Man on a Totem Pole. This book begins approximately where that one left off, somewhere on the nether side of insanity, and ta... View more info

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Life Is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans

By: Bloomingdale, Teresa

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005954

ISBN: 0385180640

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


214 pp. Red boards with gold lettering on spine. Front board has shallow indent. DJ has a few small tears. Text is bright, tight and clean. An attractive copy. "What Teresa Bloomingdale says about the entertaining side of motherhood has tickled the funny bones of mothers (fathers, too!) all over the country. After ten children, it could be said that she knows a thing or two about raising a family. . . Now, the irrepressible Mrs. B. trades a mid-life crisis for a mid-life career [and] life's unexpected twists are no match for this lady."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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 the author, Charles Kuralt." "In 'A Life on the Road,' [Kuralt] chronicles his boyhood traveling around North Ca... 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 papers." Contributors include Carl Sandburg, Allan Nevins, Senator Paul H. Douglas, Henry S. Commager, Mark Van Doren, Adlai ... View more info

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Louis Pasteur - Free Lance of Science

By: Dubos, Rene

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 005071

ISBN: 0684145006

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, name on front end paper. Jacket shows minor edge wear and rubbing, front flap creased back about an inch from the edge. An attractive copy. "This is a reissue of the 1950 biography of the French chemist who was the founder of the microbiological sciences. The author has provided an important introduction which throws new light on the subject. The word 'pasteurization' is now part of the international vocabulary - as meaningful to the housewife as to the food technologist and the research biologist. The development of pasteurization techniques, howev... View more info