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American Gothic : A Life of America's Most Famous Painting

by Steven Biel

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Published
2005
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780393059120
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New York: W.W. Norton, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Laid-in book reviews from the Washington Post and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, tail slightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 215 pages. 8 pages of color plates. Is… Read more
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American Gothic : The Biography of Grant Wood's American Masterpiece

by Thomas Hoving

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Published
June 2005
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781596091481
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$7.95

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New York: Chamberlain Bros, June 2005. Trade Paperback. First Edition / full number line. Very Good+. Gift inscription on title page. Lightly tanned. Otherwise as new. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Corners sharp. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 165 pages
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Grant Wood's Studio : Birthplace of American Gothic

by Jane Milosch

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Books of the World
Published
2005
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As New
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9783791333250
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$63.50

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Cedar Rapids: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and Munich / New York: Prestel, 2005. Trade Paperback. First Edition (no additional printings listed). As New. Pristine inside and out. Not damaged. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 143 pages. 11 x 9.5 x 0.5 inches. Profusely illustrated in chiefly in color. Catalogue of the exhibition Grant Wood… Read more
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Grant Wood and Marvin Cone : Artists of an Era

by Hazel E. Brown

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Published
1972
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780813817750
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$100.00

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Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1972. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Flat signed and dated by author on FFEP and Inscribed by author to a friend on half-title page. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior pristine except for author's inscription and signature. Spine straight and tight. Jacket shows light rubbing, light chipping at spine head, and light reading… Read more
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970 BBC production, DVD Boxed Set)

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Published
2000
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New
ISBN
9780773319028
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$78.50

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BBC Worldwide Americas. DVD Boxed Set. 2000. New. BBC Worldwide Americas, 2000. DVD Boxed Set. New, in original shrink-wrap. Brand-new, unused, unopened in perfect condition. This is the 1970 BBC prod uction that was rebroadcast in the United States on PBS' Masterpiece Theatr e. Starring Keith Michell in his Emmy Award-winning performance as the migh ty, oft-married Henry VIII.… Read more
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Comrade J : The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War

by Pete Earley

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Published
2007
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780399154393
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Good book in a Very Good jacket. Last page torn, does not affect text, otherwise Near Fine. Unmarked. Spine straight and tight. Jacket clean and bright with wear to upper front corner. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 340 pages. In 1991, the Soviet… Read more
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Thomas Paine

by A. J. Ayer

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Published
August 1990
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New
ISBN
9780226033396
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$51.95

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Chicago: University of Chicago Press, August 1990. Trade Paperback. New in shrinkwrap. No remainder mark. Not damaged. A lively discussion of the life and writings of one of the premier revolutionaries of the eighteenth century. The chapters alternate between the story of Paine's life and career in England, America, and France and analyses of Common Sense, The Rights of Man,… Read more
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Trail Tales (Volume I)

by Glenn A. Smith

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Published
January 2009
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New
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First Edition
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Golden, Texas: self-published, January 2009. Staple-bound pamphlet. New. Not a remainder. Not damaged. 28 pages. Adventures from the author's youth in Colorado, and time in the Marines and Foreign Service. Many involving Jeeps.
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Einstein, Picasso : Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc

by Arthur I. Miller

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Published
March 2002
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New
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First Paperback Edition
ISBN
9780465018604
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New York: Basic Books, March 2002. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition / full number line. New. No remainder mark. Not damaged. 357 pages. The most important scientist of the twentieth century and the most important artist had their periods of greatest creativity almost simultaneously and in remarkably similar circumstances. This fascinating parallel biography of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso… Read more
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Leo the African

by Amin Maalouf; Peter Sluglett (trans)

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Published
September 1994
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780349106007
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New York: Abacus, September 1994. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Interior unmarked. Spine straight and tight, but creased. Covers clean. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 360 pages. This fictional autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan. Born in Granada in 1488, his family fled the Inquisition and took him to Fez, in North Africa.… Read more
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Daughter of China: A True Story of Love and Betrayal

by Meihong Xu; Larry Engelmann

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Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Paperback Edition
ISBN
9780471390190
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New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition / full number line. Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean. Slight rubbing and corner wear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 349 pages. Now in paperback, here is the stunning true tale of a remarkable woman trained as an… Read more
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Leo Africanus

by Amin Maalouf; Peter Sluglett (trans)

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Published
1992
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Paperback Edition
ISBN
9781561310227
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$14.95

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Lanham, Maryland: New Amsterdam Books, 1992. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition (stated). Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Slight wear to bottom front corner. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 360 pages. This fictional autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan. Born in Granada in 1488, his… Read more
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Jefferson, War and Peace, 1776-1784

by Marie Kimball

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Published
1947
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$19.95

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New York: Coward-McCann, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition (No additional printings listed). Grey cloth over boards. Map endpapers. Near Fine book / no jacket. Unmarked. Pages lightly tanned. Spine straight and tight, ends bumped. Covers clean. Not from a library. No remainder mark. ix + 398 pages. : plate, ports. ; 23 cm.
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Thomas Jefferson

by Alf J. Mapp, Jr.

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Published
1989
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780819174543
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Lanham, Maryland: Madison Books. Trade Paperbac. 1989. Near Fine. Lanham, Maryland: Madison Books, November 1989. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Slight wear to edges and corn ers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xvi + 487 pages. T homas Jefferson's life, from his birth to his inauguration as President in … Read more
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Jefferson the President, Second Term, 1805-1809 (Jefferson and His Time, 5)

by Dumas Malone

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Books of the World
Published
March 1974
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Boston: Little, Brown, March 1974. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, tail slightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright, but clipped and chipped at spine ends. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xxxii + 704 pages. Covering the climax of Jefferson's forty-year career, this fifth and penultimate volume… Read more
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Jefferson : A Novel

by Max Byrd

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Books of the World
Published
November 1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780553094701
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New York: Bantam Books, November 1993. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Jacket clean, but clipped. and light edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 424 pages. 24 cm. It is 1784, and Jefferson, the newly appointed United… Read more
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Freak Power : Hunter S. Thompson's Campaign for Sheriff

by Daniel Joseph Watkins; Bob Braudis (foreword); Ajax Phillips (ed)

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Published
2020
Condition
New
Edition
Expanded Second Edition
ISBN
9780996454506
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$127.00

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Aspen, Colorado: Meat Possum Press, 2020. Hardcover. Expanded Second Edition. Black linen over heavy boards with blind-stamp lettering and gonzo freak power fist. Signed by Daniel Joseph Watkins (author) and Sheriff Bob (Bob Braudis) on Half Title page. New. Not a remainder. Not damaged. 224 pages. Profusely illustrated. Heavy book; possible extra charges for expedited or international shipping. Hunter S.… Read more
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Thomas Jefferson: Scientist

by Edwin T. Martin

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Published
1952
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$21.95

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New York: Henry Schuman, 1952. Hardcover. First Edition (no additional printings listed). Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Prior owner's name to FFEP, otherwise unmarked. Spine tight, ends bumped. Edgewear, including short tears to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 289 pages. illus., ports. 22 cm.
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American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies in the Founding of the Republic

by Joseph J. Ellis

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Published
October 2008
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780307276452
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$5.95

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New York: Vintage, October 2008. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Red remainder dot to bottom edge. 283 pages. A riveting account of the early years of the Republic. The last quarter of the eighteenth century remains the most politically creative era in American history, when a dedicated group of men undertook a bold experiment in… Read more
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

by Walter Isaacson

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Published
June 2004
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780743258074
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$11.95

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New York: Simon & Schuster, June 2004. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Slight reading wear to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xiv + 586 pages.
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