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

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 Harvard was a summer job mowing the lawn) to his tenure as the nation's top ranking Democrat. Never one to hold back, O'Neill ... View more info

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Memories of Manteo and Roanoke island, N.C. As Told By Cora Mae Basnight

By: Tate, Suzanne; Basnight, Cora Mae

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Nags Head, NC, Nags Head Art: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007621

ISBN: 0961634421

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial wraps, 52 pp including 16 pp of b/w photos. Reading crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Review copy, inscribed to the reviewer and signed by both authors on title page. Handwritten thank you note from Suzanne Tate laid in, plus clippings of the newspaper review and Cora Mae Basnight's obituary. A unique copy of this oral history of Manteo, North Carolina and Roanoke Island in the first half of the 20th century.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Mr. Cat

By: Freedley, George

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Howard Frisch: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003925

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Spine somewhat slanted, small spot on top edge, one bottom corner somewhat worn, gift note to PO inside. DJ price-clipped with some shelfwear along top and three small chips. "From their first meeting in the rear of a Second Avenue pet shop they were good and comforting companions for over 16 years. Mr. Cat's adventures were not spectacular or unique - he roamed, he played with his friends, he got lost and then found - but every cat lover will recognize and respect his master's fondness and pride." Charming black and white sketches by Victor J. Dowling.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾... 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 parts: a portrait of the man, his first period from childhood to the aftermath of World War I, his time "in the wilderne... 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 significant cases. To his legal memoirs he brings a brilliant mind, wit, compassion, and a narrative style and precision of utterance... View more info

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My Sergei: A Love Story

By: Gordeeva, Ekaterina; Swift, E. M.

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, Warner Books Inc: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 005976

ISBN: 044652087x

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Corners slightly bumped, upper corner chipped. DJ has very minor shelfwear. 16 pages of glossy color photographs tipped in. A bright, attractive copy. "Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov were the most celebrated pairs skaters of all time. Partners in life as well as on the ice, they were rarely apart. Then, tragically, Sergei died at the age of 28. Now in her own words, his wife, Katia, tells their remarkable story, in this loving tribute to the exceptional man she idolized. . . My Sergei is a touching memoir of happiness remembered, great love lost, and insight gained. Over ... View more info

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On the Sunny Side of a One-Way Street

By: Wilson, William E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1958

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Seller ID: 006104

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


223 pp. This is #674 of a Special Hoosier Edition limited to 1,000 copies and signed by the author. Spine somewhat slanted. DJ has some edgeweear and shallow chipping at spine and flap edges. A nice, attractive copy. "Here are Mr. Wilson's delightful impressions of leisurely days full of a savor not easily attainable in our time. They were days full of wonder about his remarkable grandfathers and the parts they played in the Mexican and Civil Wars; awe, amusement, and affection in the presence of an extraordinary father; annoyance at the undue sentimentality of an older sister; ma... View more info

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One L

By: Turow, Scott

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books Inc: 1996

Edition: Fifteenth Printing

Seller ID: 005276

ISBN: 0446351709

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat creased, slanted, a little edge wear. Cover and a number of pages have top corner crease. Some browning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. "Becoming a first-year law student - a One-L - at the oldest, most esteemed law school in the United States threw Scott Turow into a physical, emotional and intellectual combat zone. An ultimate test by fire of his own honesty and principles, it was a time of hazings, betrayals, challenges, and triumphs. Here in the book that became a national bestseller, a law school primer, and a classic autobiographical account... View more info

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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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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 to give a charming yet profound picture of the various people and places that have formed his character and made him the man h... View more info

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Queen Victoria: From Her Birth to the Death of the Prince Consort

By: Woodham-Smith, Cecil

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1972

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 005983

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


495 pp., 4 appendices, refferences, index, 25 pages of photographs, paintings, and drawings. Light brown cloth boards with gold lettering. Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear. DJ has 2 1/2" tear, 1/2" chip at bottom of spine and a couple of small tears and chips. Text is bright and clean. "Cecil Woodham-Smith's essential achievement is to give us, amply and convincingly, both Victoria herself - the complexities of her emotional life, the nuances of her temperament, her directness and strength, her private and her ceremonial presence - and the central experience of the En... View more info

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Richard Upjohn: Architect and Churchman

By: Upjohn, Everard M.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004260

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Green cloth boards, xvii + 243 pp, index, bibliography, appendix listing works of Richard Upjohn, 109 b/w illustrations and photographs of his work and designs. Spine slightly slanted and sunned, corners bumped, slight edge wear, postcard sized area on right hand side of front board is a lighter green. Small stamp with owner's name on front end paper and title page. End paper has 3 1/4" stamp with owner's initials against a black background. Jacket has slight edge wear, spine heavily sunned, edges lightly so. Two magazine articles laid in: Time, November 12, 1956 on "Louis Sullivan: Sk... View more info

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Richer By India

By: Scovel, Myra

Price: $7.45

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005182

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


151 pp, numerous b/w drawings. Corners bumped, slight spine slant. Jacket shows a little edge wear, some rubbing, some sunning to spine, small area of dampstaing at top of front jacket. An attractive copy. "Richer By India brings missionary work to life with direct personal impact. Here are the faces, the daily frustrations and rewards, the down-to-earth human realities of an American family's experiences in a far off land, told with beautiful simplicity and with a rare poetic awareness. Some of the situations Myra Scovel describes are frightening, some are hilarious, all are of abso... View more info

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Sam Walton: Made in America: My Story

By: Walton, Sam; Huey, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005980

ISBN: 0385426151

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


269 pp., glossy color photographs tipped in, index. DJ has very minor edgewear along top edge. A bright, attractive copy. "Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. Combine the pluck and luck of Horatio Alger, the wit of Will Rogers, the promotional verve of P. T. Barnum, and the charm of Professor Harold Hill and you'll discover the powerful personality of Sam Walton. An undisputed Captain of Commerce, Sam never lo... View more info

Sam Ward, King of the Lobby

By: Thomas, Lately

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1965

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 005886

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


533 pp., 20 pages of glossy black and white photographs tipped in, bibliography, index. Beige cloth boards with red lettering, spine a little suned, corners bumped. DJ price-clipped, spine sunned, some wear at corners, 1" tear. Text is light, clean and unmarked. "The man was Sam Ward. It is almost incredible that of such a character there has never before been written a thorough and complete biography, yet such is the fact. Here is a warm, understanding, scholarly life of one of America's most versatile and fascinating sons. Mr. Thomas has had access to papers hitherto unavail... View more info

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Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street:A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective

By: Baring-Gould, William S.

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.: 1962

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 006181

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


336 pp., 2 appendices. Spine and front board somewhat sunned, spine slanted. Text is clean and light. The famous fictional biography of the esteemed consulting detective of Baker Street.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 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 talk shows, appearing in dozens of movies and plays, and establishing himself as a well-loved regular on Ryan's Hope and One Lif... View more info

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Surprised By Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $8.25

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich: 1985

Seller ID: 8788

ISBN: 0156870118

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 238 pages; An engaging account of the author's early life up to and including his conversion from atheism to theocracy to Christianity. In the Preface Lewis says: "The story is, I fear, suffocatingly subjective; the kind of thing I have never written before and shall probably never write again. I have tried so to write the first chapter that those who can't bear such a story will see at once what they are in for and close the book with the least waste of time." View more info

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The African Giant: The Story of a Journey

By: Cloete, Stuart

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004577

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


vii-xiv, 400 pp, index, 41 black and white photographs. Pastedown has map depicting route followed on the journey depicted in the text which covered the lower two-thirds of Africa. Spine is sunned. Text is clean and unmarked. A very nice copy.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (The Harvard Classics Volume #31)

By: Cellini, Benvenuto (edited by Charles Eliot)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 8760

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A little sunning, light edge wear and chipping. ; Frontispiece. Translated by J. Addington Symonds. "The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century." William Allan Nielson states: " The Five-Foot Shelf, with its introductions, notes, guides to reading, and exhaustive indexes, may claim to constitute a reading course unparalleled in c... View more info