Biographies from Books of the World

cover of A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

by Truman Capote

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Published
November 1966
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Random House, November 1966. Hardcover in a robust paper-covered cardboard slipcase with portrait of the protagonists pasted on front. First Trade Edition in solo book form (no additional printings listed). Quarter-bound in teal cloth with beige sidepapers and gilt lettering and decoration. Ocher endpapers. Near Fine book in a Very Good case. Interior pristine. Spine straight. A few… Read more
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cover of Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man

Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man

by Jonathan D. Spence

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Books of the World
Published
September 2007
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Book Club Edition
ISBN
9780670063574
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$15.95

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New York: Viking, September 2007. Hardcover. Book Club Edition. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and very tight; tail slightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright with slight shelfwear to bottom edge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xviii + 332 pages. Zhang Dai (1597-1689), subject of this absorbing and evocative… Read more
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cover of Lenin : A Biography

Lenin : A Biography

by Ronald W. Clark

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
Edition
First U.S. Edition
ISBN
9780060158026
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$17.95

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New York: Harper & Row, 1988. Hardcover. First U.S. Edition (stated) / full number line. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and very tight. Jacket scuffed and stained with short tears at hinges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 564 pages. An account of Lenin's impact on the… Read more
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cover of The Room Where It Happened : A White House Memoir

The Room Where It Happened : A White House Memoir

by John Bolton

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Published
June 2020
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781982148034
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$10.65

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New York: Simon & Schuster, June 2020. First Edition / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 577 pages. As President Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it… Read more
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cover of Dr. Tom Dooley's Great Books: Dr. Tom Dooley, My Story (abridgement of Deliver Us From Evil, The Edge of Tomorrow and The Night They Burned The Mountain) and Before I Sleep...: The Last Days of Tom Dooley

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New York: Catholic Digest Book Club, 1962. Hardcover. Black cloth over boards with silver lettering to spine. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Corners and spines ends lightly bumped. No jacket. Not from a library. 160 + 275 pages, 16 pages of plates ; 22 cm. Dr. Tom Dooley's Great Books: 1) Dr. Tom Dooley, My Story, New and Revised Edition… Read more
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cover of Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

by Vicki Constantine Croke

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Published
April 2015
Condition
Very Good+
ISBN
9780812981650
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$10.45

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New York: Random House, April 2015. Trade Paperback. Very Good+. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Light reading wear to covers. Not from a library. No remainder marks. xx + 343 pages. The remarkable story of Billy Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world's largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war… Read more
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cover of Rage

Rage

by Bob Woodward

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Published
September 2020
Condition
As New
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781982131739
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New York: Simon & Schuster, September 2020. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. As New book in an As New jacket. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xxii + 452 pages. An unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic… Read more
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cover of Cleopatra: A Life

Cleopatra: A Life

by Stacy Schiff

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Published
November 2010
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, fourth printing
ISBN
9780316001922
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$9.65

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New York: Little, Brown and Company, November 2010. First Edition, fourth printing. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Unmarked. Top front corner bumped. Two dog-eared pages. Spine straight and tight. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 368 pages. The life of the most intriguing woman in the history of the… Read more
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cover of The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life

The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life

by Pat Conroy; Suzanne Williamson Pollak

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Published
December 2004
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780385514132
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$34.95

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New York: Doubleday / Nan A. Talese, December 2004. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in an As New jacket. A few tiny dust stains, otherwise As New. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xiii + 283 pages. America's favorite storyteller, Pat Conroy, is back with a unique cookbook that only he… Read more
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cover of The French Texans (The Texians and the Texans)

The French Texans (The Texians and the Texans)

by University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio

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Published
1973
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, third printing
ISBN
9780933164055
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$13.95

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San Antonio, Texas: University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. First Edition, third printing, 1980. Near Fine. Unmarked. Securely bound by two clean staples. Not from a library. 32 pages. Profusely illustrated with B&W photographs. Traces the French migration to Texas and the many people who have contributed to the history and heritage of Texas.
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cover of Mythmaker: The Life and Work of George Lucas

Mythmaker: The Life and Work of George Lucas

by John Baxter

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Published
October 1999
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780380978335
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$12.95

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New York: Avon Books, October 1999. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends bumped. Remainder mark to bottom edge. Light edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. Not clipped. xiii + 450 pages. George Lucas was one of the most innovative and commercially… Read more
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cover of The Autobiography of Charles Darwin (Great Minds)

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin (Great Minds)

by Charles Darwin; Francis Darwin (ed); James Birx (intro)

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Published
November 2000
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9781573928342
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$16.95

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Amherst, New York: Prometheus, November 2000. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean. Slight fading. Light reading wear to lower corners. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xxxii + 365 pages. First published in 1892, this autobiography of the great naturalist, compiled and edited by his son Francis, offers fascinating glimpses… Read more
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cover of John Adams Two Volume Boxed Set : Volume I 1735-1784; Volume II 1784-1826

John Adams Two Volume Boxed Set : Volume I 1735-1784; Volume II 1784-1826

by Page Smith

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Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1962. Two-volume Hardcover set in slipcase. Very Good books in Very Good jackets. "First Edition" stated on copyright pages. "Book of the Month Club Selection" stated on unpriced jackets. Prior owner's name inked to front pastedowns. Reading and edge wear including large chips to jackets. Two volumes. xx + 1170 total pages. Vol. 1. 1735-1784;… Read more
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cover of The Camera and Dr. Barnardo

The Camera and Dr. Barnardo

by Valerie Lloyd; Gillian Wagner (intro); Thomas John Barnardo (illus)

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Published
1974
Condition
Fine
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$22.95

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London: National Portrait Gallery, July 1974. Printed at Barnardo School of Printing. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. Fine. Small scuff to rear cover and spine slightly faded, otherwise As New. A photographic album with images of destitute children rescued by Dr. Barnardo based on exhibition staged at National Portrait Gallery, London July-November 1974. Essay "The Camera and Dr. Barnardo" by Valerie Lloyd. Introduction… Read more
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cover of W. Eugene Smith, His Photographs and Notes : An Aperture Monograph

W. Eugene Smith, His Photographs and Notes : An Aperture Monograph

by W. Eugene Smith; Lincoln Kirstein (afterword)

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Published
1973
Condition
Fine
Edition
Special Museum of Modern Art Edition
ISBN
9780912334097
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Millerton, New York: Aperture, 1969. Hardcover. Special Museum of Modern Art Edition. Second Printing, 1973. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Jacket clean and bright with slight edge wear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped.
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cover of Lewis Carroll at Christ Church

Lewis Carroll at Christ Church

by Lewis Carroll; Morton N. Cohen (intro); Colin Ford (ed)

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good+
ISBN
9780904017083
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London: National Portrait Gallery, 1974. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. Very Good+. From the collection of photographer, historian, curator, and patron of the arts Valerie Lloyd (1945-1999). Inked inside front cover: "Val Lloyd. Dept. Film + Photography. NPG". This is a photographic album with twenty-eight portraits of Oxford dignitaries taken by Lewis Carroll together with Carroll's poem "Hiawatha's Photographing" a parody of Longfellow's… Read more
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cover of Einstein: The Life and Times

Einstein: The Life and Times

by Ronald W. Clark

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Published
June 1971
Condition
Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9789999005098
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$14.35

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New York & Cleveland: World Publishing Company, June 1971. First printing (stated). No ISBN. Good+ book in a Good jacket. Unmarked. Slight spone tilt. Light wear at spine ends. Jacket beginning to delaminate. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. A nice reading copy. xvi + 718 pages. Ronald W. Clark's acclaimed biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of… Read more
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cover of Elizabeth: A Biography of Britain's Queen

Elizabeth: A Biography of Britain's Queen

by Sarah Bradford

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Published
April 1996
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780374147495
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$16.95

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New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1996. Hardcover. First American Edition (stated). Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, tail lightly bumped. Jacket clean with light rubbing. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii + 564 pages. A court insider's portrait of Elizabeth II and her eventful and turbulent… Read more
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cover of Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life

Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life

by Diarmaid MacCulloch

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Published
October 2018
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780670025572
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$19.95

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New York: Viking, October 2018. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Light reading and shelf wear. Black remainder dot to top edge. Not from a library. Not clipped. xxiv + 728 pages. The biography which revealed Cromwell's role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn.… Read more
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cover of Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American Hist

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New York: Scribner, May 2011. Trade Paperback. Fine. Slight reading wear to lower rear corner, otherwise As New. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 371 pages plus reader's guide. Winner of the Texas Book Award and the Oklahoma Book Award. A stunning historical account of the… Read more
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