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The Reluctant King: The Life and Reign of George VI, 1895-1952

by Sarah Bradford

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Published
1990
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780312043377
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New York: St Martins Press, 1990. Hardcover. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, tail bumped. Jacket clean and bright, slight edgewear. No tears. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xiv + 506 pages.
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Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History

by Fawn M. Brodie

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Published
March 1974
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, sixth printing
ISBN
9780393074802
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$13.95

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New York: W. W. Norton, March 1974. Hardcover. First Edition, Sixth printing. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, end bumped. Chipping and short tears to jacket at spine ends and corners. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 594 pages. Contents: The semi-transparent shadows -- The parents -- A… Read more
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The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Vol. 1, The Path to Power

by Robert A. Caro

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Published
November 1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, later printing
ISBN
8601415737523
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$43.75

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, November 1982. Hardcover. First Edition, fifth printing, January 1983. Indigo cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine and front board. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, tail lightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright, but clipped. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xxiii + 882 pages.
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The Dark Side of Camelot

by Seymour M. Hersh

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Published
November 1997
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780316359559
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$14.90

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Boston: Little Brown & Company, November 1997. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Unmarked. Spine tail bumped. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 498 pages.
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True Compass: A Memoir

by Edward M. Kennedy

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Published
September 2009
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780446539258
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$8.45

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New York: Twelve, September 2009. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Unmarked. Spine tail lightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 532 pages. 40 pages of plates.
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17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History

by Andrew Morton

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Published
March 2015
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781455527113
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$18.95

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New York: Grand Central Publishing, March 2015. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine tail lightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii + 370 pages. The story of the feckless Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, his American wife Wallis Simpson,… Read more
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The Royals

by Kitty Kelley

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Published
September 1997
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780446517126
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$17.45

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New York: Warner, September 1997. Hardcover. First Printing (stated) / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Unmarked. Spine ends bumped. Jacket clean and bright with light edgewear. No tears. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii + 547 pages. 32 pages of plates.
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A Spy for All Seasons: My Life In The CIA

by Duane R. Clarridge

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Published
January 1997
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780684800684
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$32.80

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New York: Scribner, January 1997. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends bumped. Jacket clean and bright. Light edgewear. Not from a library. Not clipped. 430 pages.
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Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

by Roger Lowenstein

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Published
August 1996
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
8601300244679
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$9.95

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New York: Broadway Books, August 1996. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Interior foxed, but no writing or signs of prior ownership. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright with some edge and corner wear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 475 pages.
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Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC

by Joseph B. McCormick; Susan Fisher-Hoch

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Published
1999
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9781435160606
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New York: Sterling / Fall River Press, 1999. Hardcover. Full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Slight shelfwear, otherwise As New. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 397 pages. Ebola, Lassa Fever, AIDS--few natural disasters inspire such utter panic as a rampaging virus. In this gripping, true account of the war against worldwide epidemics,… Read more
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Supreme Court : The Personalities and Rivalries the Defined America

by Jeffrey Rosen

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Published
December 2007
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Paperback Edition
ISBN
9780805086850
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$12.95

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New York: Henry Holt, December 2007. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition (stated) / full number line. Near Fine. Lightly tanned, but unmarked. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers lightly rubbed. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 274 pages. With studies of four crucial conflicts-Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson; post-Civil War justices John Marshall… Read more
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The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family

by Nina Sankovitch

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Published
April 2017
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781250069207
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$15.95

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New York: St. Martin's Press, April 2017. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Very Good book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tail bumped. Bump to bottom edge of front cover. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xvi + 382 pages. The Lowells of Massachusetts were a remarkable… Read more
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Gifted Hands : The Ben Carson Story (20th Anniversary Edition)

by Ben Carson; Cecil Murphey

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Published
April 2011
Condition
Fine
Edition
20th Anniversary Edition, First Thus
ISBN
0025986332907
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$19.95

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Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, April 2011. Hardcover. 20th Anniversary Edition. First Thus / full number line. Stamped gift inscription by author on FFEP: "Remember to always THINK BIG! Ben Carson." Fine book in a Fine jacket. Text block pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 240… Read more
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BUtterfield 8

by John O'Hara

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Published
September 1960
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Good
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New York: Bantam, September 1960. Mass Market Paperback. H2104. 11th printing. Good. Tanned. Text unmarked. Not from a library. 280 pages. A roman à clef loosely based upon the life of socialite and flapper Starr Faithfull, whose unsolved death in 1931 became a tabloid sensation. Made into a movie which won Elizabeth Taylor won her first Academy Award for… Read more
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My Fathers' Houses: Memoir of a Family

by Steven V. Roberts

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Published
May 2006
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Paperback Edition
ISBN
9780060739942
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New York: Harper Perennial, May 2006. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition / full number line. Black remainder mark to bottom edge, otherwise pristine inside and out. Not from a library. xiii + 254 + 18 pages reader's guide. A memoir of growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, an immigrant community in the shadow of the Statue if Liberty, and the story… Read more
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The Mulberry Empire, or, The Two Virtuous Journeys of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan

by Philip Hensher

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Books of the World
Published
2003
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Paperback Edition
ISBN
9780007112272
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London: HarperCollins / Flamingo. Trade Paperbac. 2003. First Paperbac. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. First paperback printing / full number line. Near Fine. In terior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased; head bumped. Light co rner wear. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 535 pages. A novel based on the British… Read more
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My Life as an Explorer: The Great Adventurers Classic Memoir

by Sven Anders Hedin

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Published
1996
Condition
New
ISBN
9781568361420
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New York: Kodansha International, 1996. Trade Paperback. 2nd Printing. New. Not a remainder. Not damaged. xviii + 546 pages. Over the course of three decades, Sven Hedin traveled the ancient Silk Road, discovered long-lost cities, mapped previously uncharted rivers, and saw more of "the roof of the world" than any European before him. This epic memoir captures the splendor… Read more
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Miguel Street

by V. S. Naipaul

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Published
1971
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780140033021
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London: Penguin, 1971. Paperback. Later printing. Near Fine. Pages lightly tanned. Text unmarked. Original bookseller stamp to title page. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Light shelfwear to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 172 pages. A collection of linked short stories drawing on the author's childhood memories of wartime Trinidad and Tobago. A magnet to… Read more
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Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang

by Zhao Ziyang; Bao Pu (trans); Renee Chiang (trans); and Adi Ignatius (trans); Roderick MacFarquhar (foreward)

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Published
May 2009
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781439149386
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New York: Simon & Schuster. May 2009. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Near Fine book in a Fine jacket. A few dust stains to top and fore-edge, otherwise pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xxv + 306 pages. Gives readers a front row seat to the secret inner workings of China's… Read more
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In an Antique Land

by Amitav Ghosh

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Published
2000
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Near Fine
Edition
First Indian Paperback Edition
ISBN
9788175300408
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$17.95

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New Delhi: Permanent Black / Ravi Dayal, 2000. Trade Paperback. First Indian Paperback Edition. No additional printings listed. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Rear cover has sticker from Giggles Bookshop and three-inch crease at bottom edge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 393 pages. An ethnography in narrative form. Combining shrewd observations… Read more
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