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The Heroes of Olympus Hardcover Boxed Set
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The Heroes of Olympus Hardcover Boxed Set

By Rick Riordan; John Rocco

New York: Disney-Hyperion. Box Set. 2014. Near Fine. Small stain to fore-edge of Vol 1, all other volumes Fine; in an As New box. Interiors pristine. Spines straight and tight. Covers clean and bright. No remainder mark. All five books in the Heroes of Olympus series in a hard cover boxed set. Includes The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades, and The Blood of Olympus. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Suitable for gifting.

$77.00

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set

By Rick Riordan

New York: Disney-Hyperion, 2014. Box Set. Near Fine books in a Near Fine box. Interiors pristine. Corners sharp. Vols 4 and 5 show light spine crease, otherwise spines straight and tight. Covers clean and bright. Box shows light shelfwear to corners. No remainder mark. Does not include the poster. All five books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, in paperback, in a boxed set. Includes The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. Suitable for gifting.

$30.00

The Refusal of Work
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The Refusal of Work

London: Echanges et Mouvement. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. 1979. Very Good. Rare! Translation of a pamphlet published in 1978 in France. Contents: Foreword 1. The origin of the debate: the traditional worker's movement and the new movement 2. A discussion about consciousness, and organisations, on individual and collective behaviour 3. The critical contest: organised labour versus 'the revolt against work 4. The 'revolt against work' or Fight for the right to be lazy 5. Political ideology and social reality 6. Revolt of work or the end of leftism 7. Anything new in the 'Revolt against work'? The job, the wage itself are forms of social control both at the workplace and during the red of the day . What's new about the 'revolt against work? A new perspective. The 'Revolt against work' and 'Collective struggle'. Work and wage Labour 8. A few reflections concerning the refusal of work, sabotage, etc. 9. Work and capital: first outline of a theoretical approach 10. Bringing the debate out of the rut 11. How some isolated workers see the problem: Escape from poverty or the poverty of escape Repression against absenteeism in France 12. It's always the same ones 13. Refusal of work and the crisis 14. The refusal of work, a tendency towards another society 15. The refusal of work, the movement of capital and the movement of the class struggle 16. Bibliographical notes.

$18.95

Prince Henry the Navigator, the Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery 1394-1460 A.D.
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Prince Henry the Navigator, the Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery 1394-1460 A.D.

By C. Raymond Beazley

London: Frank Cass & Co. Hardcover. 1968 reprint of 1923 New Edition. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles on spine with paper jacket. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Sewn binding. Spine straight and tight. Interior unmarked. Very light foxing to edges. Light shelfwear and sunning to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped: "90s net". xxviii + 336 pages.

$30.95

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

By David Grann

New York: Doubleday. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. February 24, 2009. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Spine tail bumped. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 352 pages. xii + 339 pages. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called "The Lost City of Z." In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett's quest for "Z" and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

$18.95

A Brit Among the Hawkeyes
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A Brit Among the Hawkeyes

By Richard Acton

Ames, Iowa: Iowa State Press. May 1998. Hardcover. Signed by the author. First Edition/second printing. Very Good book in Fine jacket. Binding is square and tight. Interior is pristine. Corners are sharp. Cover is clean and crisp. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. 207 pages. Since his marriage to an Iowan, Richard, Lord Acton has divided his time between England and Iowa. Much of his American life is spent writing the historical studies and whimsical observations of the worlds around him that have endeared him to Iowans. This collection of Acton's essays reflects the rich diversity of the author's interests and experiences. The first chapter, "Finding Myself in Iowa, " concerns the author's attempts to discover what on earth he was doing in the heartland of America and his growing affection for his adopted state. "London Bridges" describes something of the other half of the author's life in "the greatest city in the world." Other chapters invoke a southern African childhood, surprises in the House of Lords, fascinating fragments of Iowa's past, and why "power tends to corrupt."

$8.95

Andalus
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Andalus

By Jason Webster

London: Doubleday. Trade Paperback. April 2004. First paperback printing /full number line. Very Good. Interior unmarked. Spine straight and tight. Light wear to cover. No tears. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 288 pages. Spain's Moorish past is evident everywhere you look. For centuries, Christians, Muslims and Jews lived in Spain side by side in peace, and it was home to some of the greatest minds in the world. After the Moors' expulsion in the seventeenth century, much of their knowledge, skill and artistry was lost. Jason Webster originally traveled to Spain to play the flamenco guitar. A qualified Arabist, he now embarks on a quest for Spain's forgotten Arab legacy, and gets embroiled with wild and original characters. He meets Zine, a young illegal immigrant from Morocco, a twenty-first century Moor, lured over with the promise of a job but exploited as a slave laborer on a fruit farm. Jason's life is threatened as he investigates the agricultural gulag, Zine rescues him, and the unlikely pair of writer and desperado take off on a roller coaster ride through Andalucía. While Jason unveils the neglected Arab ancestry of modern Spain--apparent in its food, language, people and culture--Zine sets out on his own parallel quest, a one-man peace mission to resolve Muslim-Christian tensions by proving irresistible to Spanish señoritas.

$12.95

Juan Carlos
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Juan Carlos

By Paul Preston

New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company. Hardcover. June 17, 2004. First American Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 614 pages. The definitive biography of Spain's enigmatic king, a riveting work of late-twentieth-century history. The author explores the political and personal mysteries of the Spanish monarch's life, a story of unprecedented sweep and exquisite detail. Handed over to the Franco regime as a young boy, Juan Carlos was raised according to authoritarian traditions designed to make him a cornerstone of the dictatorship. How then did he later emerge as an emphatic defender of the democracy that began to form after Franco's death? In his peerless voice, Preston provides the details necessary to answer this central question, examining the king's troubled relationship with his father and his vital work in consolidating parliamentary democracy in Spain. What begins as the story of one monarch becomes at once a history of modern Spain and an indispensable exegesis of how democracies come to be.

$18.90

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

By William L. Shirer

New York: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 1960. First Edition/Third Printing. Hardcover. Olive cloth over boards. Sewn binding. Endpapers are color map of Axis-occupied territories. Very Good book. No dust jacket. Text block unmarked. Contains book plate and written name of prior owner. Spine ends frayed, title block worn. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xii + 1245 pages.

$17.95

The British Seaborne Empire
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The British Seaborne Empire

By Jeremy Black

New Haven: Yale University Press. Hardcover. September 10, 2004. First printing / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped. Light edgewear to jacket. No tears. Interior is pristine. Spine straight and tight. Cover clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii + 420 pages.

$32.50

John Maynard Keynes: Volume 1: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920
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John Maynard Keynes: Volume 1: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920

By Robert Skidelsky

New York: Penguin Books. Trade Paperback. 1994. Full number line. Near Fine. Text unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Light shelfwear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 447 pages.

$33.95

A Concise History of Britain, 1707-1975
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A Concise History of Britain, 1707-1975

By W. A. Speck

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Trade Paperback. May 28, 1993. First Edition. As new. No remainder mark. 228 pages. A concise, illustrated history of Great Britain over nearly three centuries since the union with Scotland in 1707. The general theme is the interaction of state and society--specifically the interplay of parliament and the electorate. The author argues that conservative politics prevailed largely in a deeply conservative society, and that reactionary causes generally obtained more support than radical campaigns.

$30.00

Crusaders and Pragmatists: Movers of Modern American Foreign Policy
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Crusaders and Pragmatists: Movers of Modern American Foreign Policy

By John G. Stoessinger

New York: W. W. Norton. Trade Paperback. 1979. Very Good. Interior is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight with a reading crease. Chipping at spine tail. Quarter inch peel at spine head. Dust stains to top edge. Shelf and corner wear. Not from a library. 352 pages.

$10.95

Envoy to the Middle World: Adventures in Diplomacy
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Envoy to the Middle World: Adventures in Diplomacy

By George McGhee; Dean Rusk (Foreword)

New York: Harper & Row. Hardcover. 1983. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Inscribed on the half-title page by the author: "To Herman Cohen: A bit of ancient history from the first Assistant Secretary of African Affairs to the newest. George McGhee 4/30/90". A Very Good- book in a Very Good- jacket. Other than the inscription, interior is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight. Dust stains to edges. Bottom corners bumped. Rubbing and edgewear to jacket. Jacket spine faded. 457 pages. Foreword by Dean Rusk.

$14.95

Kronstadt, 1921
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Kronstadt, 1921

By Paul Avrich

New York: W. W. Norton. Trade Paperback. 1974. N724. Near Fine. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased but sunned. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 271 pages. In March 1921 the sailors at the Kronstadt Naval Base rose in revolt against the Bolshevik government which they themselves had helped into power. Under the slogan of "free soviets" they established a revolutionary commune that survived for sixteen days until it was crushed by the Red Army. In the aftermath, many foreign Communists questioned their faith in a government which could deal so ruthlessly with genuine mass protest.

$30.00

Lenin for Beginners (Pantheon Documentary Comic Books)
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Lenin for Beginners (Pantheon Documentary Comic Books)

By Richard Appignanesi

New York: Pantheon. Trade paperback. 1978. First Revised American Edition (stated). A Pantheon documentary comic book. Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, very tight, and uncreased. 172 pages. Lenin is the key to understanding the Russian Revolution. His dream was the creation of the world's first Socialist state. It was a short-lived dream that became a nightmare when Stalin rose to absolute power in 1929. Lenin was the avant-garde revolutionary who adapted Marxist theory to the practical realities of a vast, complex and backward Russia.

$39.95

The Anarchists In The Russian Revolution (Documents of Revolution)
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The Anarchists In The Russian Revolution (Documents of Revolution)

By Paul Avrich

London: Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. 1973. First edition (not stated). Red cloth over boards, stamped in gold. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Ends and corners lightly bumped. Rubbing, edge and corner wear to jacket. 179 pages. A collection of documents from the anarchists in the Russian Revolution and Civil War of 1917-1921, includes contributions from Kropotkin, Goldman, Makhno, Sokolov, Volin, Pavlov, Grachev, Berkman, Maksimov and many others. Contents: Part 1. The February Revolution; 1. The revolution ahead / Volin (V.M. Eikhenbaum) (23 March 1917); 2. A greeting to freedom / Iuda Roshchin (May 1917); 3. Why I am an anarchist / N. Petrov (23 October 1917); 4. Appeal (poem) / Stepan Stepanov (23 October 1917); Part 2. Aspects of anarchism; 5. Atheism; a. Arise! / I. Selitsky (12 October 1917); b. Atheist manifesto (12 May 1919); c. My God (poem) / E. Zaidner-Sadd (7 January 1920); 6. Anti-militarism : reply / Geneva Group of Anarchist-Communists (August 1916); 7. Anti-intellectualism; a. Proclamation (27 January 1918); b. Pan-anarchist manifesto (1918); c. Anarcho-futurist manifesto (14 March 1919); 8. Individualism; a. Nothing forgotten and nothing learned / A.L. and V.L. Gordin (22 October 1917); b. Anarchist manifesto / A.A. Borovoi (1918); 9. Anarchist youth : comrades! (April 1919); 10. Education : theses on the cultural organization of Russia (November 1918); 11. The future society; a. The free commune and the free city / N.I. Pavlov (16 September 1918); b. Anarchist communism / A. Grachev (15 September 1917); Part 3. Workers' control; 12. Declaration of the Petrograd Union of Anarcho-Syndicalist propaganda (4 June 1917); 13. On trade unions and factory committees / G.P. Maksimov (August 1917); 14. A note on syndicalism / A.A. KIarelin (28 November 1917); 15. To the worker / Ia. Masalsky (19 December 1917); Part 4. Social revolution; 16. The Durnovo dacha (9 June 1917); 17. Towards the moment / I.S. Bleikhman (9 September 1917); 18. The crisis of power / A.M. Shapiro (8 September 1917); 19. Two anarchist speeches (10 September and 19 October 1917); 20. Marxism and revolution / Gregory Raiva (29 September 1917); 21. Revolutionary dead end (22 October 1917); 22. What next? / E.Z. Dolinin (2 October 1917); 23. Is this the end? (20 October 1917); 24. Down with words! / Anna Vladimirova (29 September 1917); Part 5. The October insurrection; 25. Two editorials (3 and 6 November 1917); 26. Party blindness / N.I. Pavlov (18 November 1917); 27. Speech on the Constituent Assembly (10 October 1917); 28. The Bolsheviks and the Constituent Assembly / I.S. Bleikhman (28 November 1917); 29. The soviets of workers', soldiers', and peasants' deputies / G.P. Maksimov (22 December 1917); 30. The people / Volin (26 February 1918); Part 6. Civil war; 31. "Soviet anarchists" / Bill Shatov and Iuda Roshchin (1920); 32. Declaration on expropriations (11 March 1918); 33. Raids on anarchists (April 1918); 34. Arise people!: two proclamations (14 and 24 July 1918); 35. Era of dynamite (song) (1918); 36. To the anarchists (poem) / Victor Triuk (5 March 1918); 37. Three resolutions (August-September 1918); 38. The state and state socialists / A. Sokolov (14 July 1918); 39. Paths of revolution / M. Sergven (16 September 1918); 40. The Red Army (April 1919); Part 7. Makhno; 41. Manifesto (1918); 42. Agricultural communes / Nestor Makhno (1918); 43. To all peasants and workers of the Ukraine (7 January 1920); 44. Who are the Makhnovists and what are they fighting for? (27 April 1920); 45. Pause! Read! Consider! (June 1920); Part 8. Anarchists in prison; 46. A letter from prison / P. Mogila (April 1919); 47. One day in the Cheka's cellar / G.P. Maksimov (Spring 1919); 48. Two letters to Lenin / Peter Kropotkin (4 March and 21 December 1920); 49. Message to the workers of the West / Peter Kropotkin (June 1920); Part 9. Kronstadt; 50. The Petropavlovsk resolution (28 February 1921); 51. What we are fighting for (8 March 1921); 52. Where there is authority there is no freedom (March 1921); 53. The Bolshevik myth / Alexander Berkman (March and September 1921); 54. My disillusionment in Russia / Emma Goldman.

$42.75

The Kronstadt Uprising (Black Rose Book No. 3)
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The Kronstadt Uprising (Black Rose Book No. 3)

By Ida Mett

Montréal: Our Generation Press / Black Rose Books. Paperback. 1973. Second Edition. Translation of La Commune de Cronstadt. Introduction by Murray Bookchin. Fine. Lightly tanned. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 93 pages. The Kronstadt uprising of 1921 was one of the most important yet often overlooked events of the Russian civil war. The bloody suppression of the popular uprising by the "government of the workers and peasants" marked the final blow to any hopes of a genuine popular revolution based on democratic self-management. This volume relates the events that made clear the true nature of the "proletarian" dictatorship.

$34.95

Trotsky for Beginners (Pantheon Documentary Comic Books)
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Trotsky for Beginners (Pantheon Documentary Comic Books)

By Tariq Ali

New York: Pantheon. Trade Paperback. June 12, 1980. First American Edition (stated). A Pantheon documentary comic book. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, very tight, and uncreased. 173 pages. Revolutionary orator, writer, politician, prisoner, historian, organizer of the Red Army, military tactician, Lenin's obvious successor, paralyzed intellectual, tragic loser, exile, victim of an ice-pick-wielding assassin -- Trotsky was one of the great and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. This documentary cartoon book plunges us into the world of the Russian Revolution and raises essential questions about Trotsky then, and what we think of him now.

$18.95

The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall
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The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall

By M. E. Sarotte

New York: Perseus Books / Basic Books. Hardcover. October 7, 2014 First Edition / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Light edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 291 pages. Historian Mary Elise Sarotte shows that the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, was not the East German government's deliberate concession to outside influence. Rather, it was an accident. A carelessly worded memo written by mid-level bureaucrats, a bumbling press conference given by an inept member of the East German Politburo, the negligence of government leaders, the bravery of ordinary people in East and West Berlin--these combined to bring about the end of nearly forty years of oppression, fear, and enmity in divided Berlin.

$13.90

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