New York: Hodder, 2007-07-12. Paperback. Good. 327 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; In this warm, wonderfully evocative and often hilarious memoir one of the best-loved men in Britain, Alan Titchmarsh, brilliantly recalls his childhood in 1950s Yorkshire. Alan Titchmarsh grew up, and developed his passion for nature in the wild and beautiful landscape of Yorkshire. A real treat for his millions of fans, the ever-popular presenter vividly depicts a childhood of simple pleasures like climbing trees and fishing in streams, in a time of post-war austerity. It was not a deprived childhood, yet neither was the garden eternally rosy and Alan's colourful portrait of a bygone era brings poignant moments and others that leave you aching with laughter. Alan's sharp eye for detail brings to life various family members and their memorable quirks, as well as local characters, childhood haunts and significant events that have shaped his life.
Professional Printers, 2004. Paperback. Good. Signed. 162 pages; edge wear, crease in cover; Signed by both authors on the ffep; Two sisters' reminiscences of growing up in Hickory, NC. Illustrated;
New York: Atria Books, 2008-09-16. Advance Reading Copy. Paperback. Very Good. 332 pages; light edge wear; Advance Reading Copy; In this charming and profound memoir of a most unusual father-and-son relationship, Smith describes growing up in Miami during the psychedelic 1960s with his father, a renowned decorator, who one day discovers he can talk to the dead and heal the sick.
PublicAffairs, 2008-03-25. Advance Reading Copy. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 400 pages; Advanced Reading Copy to the hardcover edition. some edge wear; An award-winning journalist offers this vivid, behind-the-scenes portrait of the personalities, drama, and passion at CBS News during its peak years. 8-page b&w photo insert.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997-10-01. Hardcover. Good. 257 pages; light edge wear, some uneven sunning to boards, a few dog-eared pages; NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden's luminous account of life with her delusional mother is by turns candid, hilarious, and heartbreaking. Lyden vividly captures the seductive energy of her mother's delusions, which were both an inspiration and a threat as she set out on her own impassioned journey.
New York: Washington Square Press, 2002-03-26. Paperback. Very Good. 354 pages; edge wear, remainder mark on page ends; Recounting his central involvement in the major historical moments of the last 50 years, from the birth of the Cold War to the birth of CNN to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Daniel Schorr delivers a sharply written and colorful account teeming with iconic figures. 16-page photo insert.
New York: Signet, 1992-06-02. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 412 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Russell Baker offers readers a second volume of memoirs--a sequel to his bestselling Growing Up--which begins in 1947 when he lands a $30-a-week job with the Baltimore Sun. The stirring story of a man who made it with dignity and his values intact.
New York: Bantam Books, 1984-07-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 342 pages; spine creases, light edge wear; The author tells the story as told to him of Anne Hobbs, a woman who went to Alaska in the 1920's to teach, but who had trouble due to her kindness to the Indians there.
New York: Perennial Library, 1965. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 161 pages; spine creasing, edge wear, some cover wear; Johnny Gunther was 17 when he died of a brain tumor. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy in his fight to overcome a dreadful disease that doctors had then only begun to understand. "A story of great unselfishness and great heroism".--The New York Times.
New York: Harper, 2002-09-03. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 389 pages; spine and cover creasing, edge wear; A "New York Times" bestseller, this autobiography by the former Commissioner of the NYPD is a testament to courage, duty, and honor. Kerik describes the scene of the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, as well as major controversies involving the department over the years. He also tells his gripping rags-to-riches story, and shares his personal search for the mother he never knew.
New York: Berkley, 1991-11-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 225 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; Tony Dorsett's success includes a Super Bowl ring, a Heisman Trophy, NCAA rushing records, and a brilliant pro career. Self-proclaimed "maverick, (the) guy who didn't fit the system . . . who couldn't be made into a clone", Dorsett is still one of the game's most outspoken and controversial figures. Photographs.
New York: Dell, 1988-07-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 496 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; In 1976, former Assistant Director of MI5 Peter Wright left British Intelligence when the government had repeatedly refused to pursue his discovery of the infamous "Fifth Man" in the Burgess-Maclean-Philby-Blunt KGB spy ring. An uncensored account of the American and British business of spying--a work so revealing it has been banned in Britain.
New York: Ivy Books, 1993-01-23. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 627 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; The acclaimed author of such modern classics as Honor Thy Father and The Kingdom and the Power salutes the American dream in a bestseller praised as "an Italian Roots" (Washington Post Book World). In the years preceding World War II, the Talese family emigrated from Italy to America--a place that tested their loyalties, love, and links with the past.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 528 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; With a refreshing blend of dignity and humor, wisdom and experience, ideals and optimism, here is Barry Goldwater's story, unvarnished and true, proving there is more to this "crusty relic" than just politics. "Great reading!"--New York Times.
Los Angeles: Sankirtan Movement, 1983-06. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 384 pages; spine creasing, edge wear, surface tear on front cover;
New York: Scribner, 2003-12-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 846 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; One of the most intelligent and influential women in America reflects on her eight years as First Lady of the United States in a revealing book - personal, political and newsmaking. During her husband's two administrations, Hillary Rodham Clinton redefined the position of First Lady. How this intensely private woman not only survived but prevailed is the dramatic tale of her book. Hillary Clinton shares the untold story of her White House years and recalls the challenging process by which she came to define herself as a wife, a mother, and a formidable politician in her own right. Mrs Clinton was the first First Lady who played a direct role in shaping domestic policy; she was an unofficial ambassador for human rights and democracy around the world; and she helped save the Presidency during the impeachment crisis.
New York: Berkley, 1968. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 281 pages; spine creasing, edge wear, surface tear in cover where price sticker was removed; A good deal has already been heard, and written in the popular press, about Harold "Kim" Philby, the double agent who infiltrated the British Secret Ingelligence Service - and who at one stage was tipped to become its chief.E.H. Cookridge, an international authority on espionage, a former secret agent and author of several best-sellers including 'Inside SOE', knew Philby over a period of thirty-three years. In this book he provides the first complete dossier on Philby's fantastic double life
New York: Bantam Books, 1980. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 452 pages; spine creasing, heavy edge wear, pages tanned; the definitive account of Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, and Donald Maclean and who recruited them to spy for Russia
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good. 399 pages; corners bumped, light edge wear to boards; From the nationally known biographer of Lillian Hellman, Pavarotti, and the Von Bulows comes the compelling, tragic life story of the daughter of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis--a woman who could buy everything but happiness. 8-page photo insert.
London: Bantam Press, 1991. Hardcover. Very Good. Gavin, Kent. 159 pages; Published to mark the tenth wedding anniversary of the Prince and Princess of Wales, this commemorative volume traces the couple's widely differing childhoods, their courtship and marriage, the births of their children and the complexities and demands of their life together. Anthony Holden has written two biographies of Prince Charles, to mark his 30th and 40th birthdays. light edge wear to boards;