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All Creatures Great and Small
Paperback. New. The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offers an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semi-feral cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him. And when he meets Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, all the training and experience in the world can't help him...Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Creatures Great and Small is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors. 'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty ... Read more

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After the Ball:  Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party  That Ignited the Great...
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Book condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
  • ISBN: 0060199393 / 9780060199395
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New York: HarperCollins. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0060199393 . Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. ; 416 pages; <I>After the Ball</I> is that rare true story that reads like an epic novel, a sweeping chronicle of an era, and an intimate account of the hope and betrayal of a son whose father gave him everything -- except the training to find his way in territory ruled by the rapacious. James Hazen Hyde was twenty-three in 1899 when he inherited the majority shares in the billion-dollar Equitable Life Assurance Society. Only five years later, he fell from grace in a Wall Street scandal that obsessed the nation and commanded 115 front-page articles in the <I>New York Times</I>. Hyde was intelligent, cultured, and ambitious, but he was no match for an older generation that had mapped the backstreets of high finance. Vying to control the Equitable's vast investment pool, the most famous financiers and industrialists of the ... Read more

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When Pride Still Mattered:   A Life of Vince Lombardi
  • Edition: Sixth Printing
  • Book condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
  • ISBN: 0684844184 / 9780684844183
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New York: Simon & Schuster. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1999. Sixth Printing. Hardcover. 0684844184 . 18 pages of black & white photographs. ; 1.7 x 9.1 x 6.2 Inches; 544 pages; <I>When Pride Still Mattered</I> is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country. It is also a vibrant football story, abundant with accounts of Lombardi's thrilling life in that world, from his playing days with the Seven Blocks of Granite at Fordham in the 1930s to the glory of coaching the Green Bay Packers of Starr, Hornung, Taylor, McGee, Davis, and Wood in the 1960s. It is also a study of national myths, tracing what Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Maraniss calls the fallacy of the innocent past, and an absorbing account of the mythmakers from Grantland Rice to Ho... Read more

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. Paperback. New. Paperback. 1024 pages. Dimensions: 7.7in. x 4.8in. x 2.4in.The 22-year old James Boswell first met Johnson, who was then aged 54, in 1763. Nine years later he wrote in his journal of his constant plan to write the life of Mr Johnson. Boswell was tireless in his search for authenticated proof, and his training as a lawyer helped him sift the evidence of friends and to operate forensically on Johnson himself. Boswell drew him out as no one else could, and although three-quarters of the book concerns the last twenty years of Johnsons life, his skill in constructing the early years is remarkable. The text of this complete and unabridged edition is that of the 1791 first edition, and it remains, by common consent, the greatest biography in the English language. Johnsons centrality in 18th century letters is established not only by Boswells record of his life and conversations, but also by the success of the work in placing him in a literary and cultural context. James Bos... Read more

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Genes, Girls, and Gamow: After the Double Helix
Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc - A Borzoi Book, 2001. 259 Pages plus 45 pages of George Gamow memorabilia, illustration credits, and A Note About the Author. Light tan boards with light blue quarter spine and red spine lettering. No bumped corners marks or stamps. Dust jacket price $26.00 is unclipped. The chase for the double-helical structure of DNA was an adventure story in the best sense. First. there was a pot of scientific gold to be found-possibly very soon. Second, among the explorers who raced to find it, there was much bravado, unexpected lapses of reason. and painful acceptances of the fates not going well. The early 1950s were not times to be cautious but rather to run fast whenever a path opened up --- nuggets of gold might be lying exposed over the next hill. As one of the winners. with a fortune much,much bigger than I ever dared hope for, I could not stop moving. There was more genetic loot to be located, and not joining in the further hunt would make me feel old --- from T... Read more

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American Magus : Harry Smith a Modern Alchemist

American Magus : Harry Smith a Modern Alchemist

Igliori, Paola (ed.), Harry Everett Smith, Lionel Ziprin, Jordan Belson, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Frank, John Cohen, Jonas Mekas, Rosebud Pettet, Moses Asch, Khem Caigan, James Wasserman, William Breeze (Hymenaeus Beta), Harvey Bialy, Rani Singh, Bill Morga

New York: Inanout Press, 1996. 1st edition. Soft cover. New/No Jacket (as issued). New, uncirculated copy of first printing. 8vo, 288pp, printed wrappers. Paola Igliori's kaleidoscopic overview of the life and work of Harry Smith, the first book devoted to the subject and still the richest in terms of its materials, which include interviews with Smith and some of his prominent associates, plus memoirs and essays by others who knew and were influenced by him. This book has been exceedingly scarce in recent years.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Ballantine Books. Paperback. New. Mass Market Paperback. 304 pages. Dimensions: 6.8in. x 3.9in. x 1.0in.Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelous debut memoir, first published in 1969, is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local powhitetrash. At eight years old and back at her mothers side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her ageand has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare) will al... Read more

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50 Spiritual Classics

50 Spiritual Classics

Tom Butler-Bowdon

Paperback. New. 50 SPIRITUAL CLASSICS captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical THE BOOK OF CHUANG TZU to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from Kahlil Gibran's THE PROPHET to Eckhart Tolle's recent THE POWER OF NOW. The first and only bite-sized guide to the very best in spiritual writing, this one-of-a-kind collection includes personal memoirs and complelling biographies of such diverse figures as Gandhi, Malcolm X and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chogyam Trungpa and Shunryu Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Frances of Assisi, Hermann Hesse and Simone Weil. The last fifteen years have been a golden age in the genre of personal spitirual awakening, with names such as Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch and James Redfield breathing new life into the literature. 50 SPIRITUAL CLASSICS showcases these newer works alongside traditional classics su... Read more

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Rendezvous with the Wild:  The Boreal Forest / Boston Mills Press

Rendezvous with the Wild: The Boreal Forest / Boston Mills Press

Raffan, James (ed.) Gwendolyn MacEwen; Justin Trudeau; Tomson Highway; David Suzuki; Ken Dryden; Chief Paddy Peters; John Ralston Saul; Wade Davis; Thomas King and Cathy Jones; Ian Tamblyn; et al

Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 2004, 1st edition, 1st Printing , 2004. -----------hardcover, about 12 x 10.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 192 pages, colour photos throughout, ---"The Boreal Forest is the largest single ecosystem on the North American continent and occupies one third of the total landmass of Canada. It is as important to the planet as is the Amazon rain forest. The Boreal Forest is a living, breathing, pollutant-filtering six-million-square-mile forest covering almost 11 percent of the planet''s surface, stretching from Newfoundland to Alaska. The forest absorbs and filters a quarter billion gallons of water each day and contains a large portion of Earth''s non-frozen fresh water. After sixty-five million years of evolution, this ecosystem is now threatened by development and pollution. --Rendezvous with the Wild is an impassioned celebration of the Boreal Forest and the rivers that run through it. Fifty-four noteworthy contributors from divers... Read more

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Rudder : From Leader to Legend
College Station Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 2011. 502 Pages Indexed. Number 115 of the Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students of Texas A & M. Used book in As New condition. No defects noted and text pages are flawless. Attractive endpapers with a map of Texas imposed on a drawing of Texas A & M campus in 1932. Rudder's signature is in the upper right corner of the front endpaoper. The back endpaper is a map of Western Europe showing locations that were significant in Rudder's wartime service. Whether scaling the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc with his first-wave assault troops during the Normandy invasion or overseeing transitions in an academic institution with hallowed traditions during a time of contentious cultural change, James Rudder forged a legacy of wartime gallantry and peacetime leadership that commands continuing respect. This book pays tribute to a man who exemplified leadership, vision, and courage. In this comprehensive biography of James Rudder, the auth... Read more

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Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing
The Library of America, 2009. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. First edition. An exceptional copy. 2009 Hard Cover. xxiv, 724 pp. 8vo. Immigration is the essential American story. From London or Lvov, Bombay or Beijing, Dublin or Dusseldorf, people have come to America to remake themselves, their lives, and their identities. Despite political obstacles, popular indifference, or hostility, they put down roots here, and their social, cultural, and entrepreneurial energies helped forge the open and diverse society we live in. The history of American immigration has often been told by those already here. Becoming Americans tells this epic story from the inside, gathering for the first time over 400 years of writing-from 17th-century Jamestown to contemporary Brooklyn and Los Angeles-by first-generation immigrants about the immigrant experience. In sum, over 80 writers create a vivid, passionate, and revealing firsthand account of the challenges and aspirations that define our dynamic, multicultural democra... Read more

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The North

The North

Paul Morley

Paperback. New. Paul Morley grew up in Reddish, less than five miles from Manchester and even closer to Stockport. Ever since the age of seven Morley has always thought of himself as a northerner. What that meant, he wasn't entirely sure. It was for him, as it is for millions of others in England, an absolute, indisputable truth. Forty years after walking down grey pavements on his way to school, Paul explores what it means to be northern and why those who consider themselves to be believe it so strongly. Like industrial towns dotted across great green landscapes of hills and valleys, Morley breaks up his own history with fragments of his region's own social and cultural background. Stories of his Dad spreading margarine on Weetabix stand alongside those about northern England's first fish and chip shop in Mossley, near Oldham. Ambitiously sweeping and beautifully impressionistic, without ever losing touch with the minute details of life above the M25, The North is an extraordinary mixture of me... Read more

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Matt Dawson: Nine Lives -The Autobiography -a Signed Copy )( Tour of Hell / Rugby World Cup / England / English Player )

Dawson, Matt (signed)( Matthew James Sutherland "Matt" Dawson ) with Alex Spink ( English rugby union Player / Wasps and Northampton Saints )

London, England: London, UK: HarperWillow / Harper Willow, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing, 2004. ----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Dawson (includes a COA from BesTech so this was likely a television fundraiser), 384 pages, colour photos, ---"The honest and hard-hitting memoirs of the most capped England rugby scrum-half of all time, a captain of his country, a two-times British Lions tourist and now a Rugby World Cup winner. Matt Dawson's career story is a colourful tale spiced with controversy, from club rugby at Northampton to England winning the Rugby World Cup in Australia. Matt Dawson narrates his twelve-year journey in a sport transformed beyond recognition. The boy from Birkenhead learnt the game the hard way, working as a security guard and an advertising salesman in his formative years, in the days when rugby players found relief in an active and alcoholic social life. (Dawson: 'The drinking started on Saturday night, conti... Read more

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  • Edition: First Printing of the First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine condition
  • ISBN: 1557508658 / 9781557508652
  • Quantity available: 1
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2003. A beautiful copy. Fine condition in a Fine dust jacket. NO chips. NO tears. Bright, shiny, clean, square, and tight. Sharp corners. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are fresh and crisp. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. Bound in the original blue cloth, lettered in shiny silver on the spine. From the Dust Jacket: "In the summer of 1942 Jim Vernon, a nineteen-year-old student in Butte, Montana, joined the U.S. Navy's aviation cadet training program. By the end of the war he was flying F6F Hellcats from the USS Ticonderoga against the Japanese mainland. This memoir provides a carrier pilot's view of the conflict in the Pacific during the final months of the war when atomic bombs were dropped and Japan capitulated. A member of VBF-87, Vernon gives a highly personal eyewitness account of life in a bomber-fighter squadron and the roller-coaster emotions involved in combat sorties over hostile se... Read more

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Blood on the Moon

James Ellroy

  • Edition: first vintage books edition May 2005
  • Book condition: New
  • ISBN: 140009528x / 9781400095285
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New York: vintage books the division of Random House Inc. New York, May 2005. first vintage books edition May 2005. Paperback. New. cover art Thomas M Allen. this is a brand-new paperback book,,,here's an excerpt from the back cover this detective surgeon Lloyd Hopkins can't stand music really loud sounds. He's got a beautiful wife, but he can't get enough of other woman. And instead of bedtime stories he regales his daughter's bloody crime stories. He's a thinking man's cop start pass on obsessive drive to hunt down monsters prey on the innocent. Now there's something haunting him. He sees a connection in a series of increasingly gruesome murders women committed over. 20 years. Hopkins will dump all the rules and riskless career to make the final link against killer....James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet novels–The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz–were international bestsellers. American Tabloid was Time... Read more

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A California Childhood
Paperback. New. An actor treads the line between reality and fiction every time he plays a part, and for James Franco, that exploration isn't limited to the screen--he's also a visual artist with several exhibitions under his belt as well as the author of the widely praised story collection Palo Alto. In A California Childhood he plays with the concept of memoir through personal snapshots, sketches, paintings, poems, and stories. I was born in 1978 at Stanford Hospital and spent my first eighteen years in a single house at the end of a cul-de-sac in Palo Alto, Franco writes in his introduction. Steve Jobs's daughter and the grandson of one of the Hewlett-Packard founders may have both been in his graduating class, but just across the freeway from his home turf lay East Palo Alto, which in 1992 had the highest murder rate per capita in the country. For Franco, the terrain of his upbringing is fraught with the complication of a city divided. But within that diversity, universal aspects of ad... Read more

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New York, London: Simon & Schuster, 2014. Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 9 1/4 h x 6 1/4w. A real nice clean unmarked 388 page first edition hardcover with "1" low in number line. Has a nice black & white picture section. From dust jacket flap: James Webb, author of "Fields of Fire," the classic novel of the Vietnam War--former U.S. Senator; Secretary of the Navy; recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart as a combat Marine; and a self-described "military brat" has written an extraordinary memoir of his early years, "a love story, love of family, love of country, love of service," in his words. Webb's mother grew up in the poverty-stricken cotton fields of Eastern Arkansas. His father and life-time hero was the first of many generations of Webbs, whose roots are in Appalachia, to finish high school. He flew bombers in World War II, cargo planes in the Berlin Airlift, graduated from college in middle age, and became an expert in the nat... Read more

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A Memoir of Jane Austen

A Memoir of Jane Austen

James Edward Austen-Leigh, Kathryn Sutherland

Paperback. New. 'I doubt whether it would be possible to mention any author of note, whose personal obscurity was so complete.' James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen was published in 1870, over fifty years after her death. Together with the shorter recollections of James Edward's two sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir remains the prime authority for her life and continues to inform all subsequent accounts. These are family memories, the record of Jane Austen's life shaped and limited by the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews recovering in old age the outlines of the young aunt they had each known. They still remembered the shape of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand accounts bring her vividly before us. Their declared partiality also raises fascinating issues concerning biographical truth, and the terms in which all biography functions. This edition brings together for the first time these three memo... Read more

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Not a Single Excuse
Paperback. New. The first part of this book is essentially a family history which attempts to indicate conditions at the time of, and background to, events surrounding it. It may be of interest, therefore both to those interested in ancestry research and those interested in social history, particularly of the 19th and early 20th Century. Some of the characters were military people and their adventures in many ways epitomise the Britain of the 19th Century. We follow William Ward for example from his birth place in Colchester through to the plains of India, the Crimean Peninsula and finally via Ireland to his death in Canada as a member of the 16th Regiment of Foot. We also meet his son, William James; who finds himself in a school for orphans at the age of seven and becomes an Army schoolmaster, ending his days as a Warrant Officer Class One with the 2nd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards at Wellington Barracks in London. During his service he had two spells in the Indian sub-continent with his wife Ellen J... Read more

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Love and War [Illustrated]
Blake Publishing. First edition-2nd printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Near fine condition.Blake,1999.First edition-2nd printing(3 5 7 9 8 4 6 2).Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(very small tear,a couple of creases,nicks and scratch on the edges of the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Illustrated with b/w photos.Nice and clean pages with a very small tear,mark ,a couple of creases and nicks on the edges of the pages,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.301pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: Almost two months following the second anniversary of her death, Princess Diana's former lover James Hewitt's explosive memoirs will be simultaneously released in Britain and the United States on Tuesday, October 26. This is the sensational biography that promises to reveal Diana's intimate thoughts about her past relationships and quotes from the con... Read more

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