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Mosby's Memoirs (Southern Classics Series)
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Mosby's Memoirs (Southern Classics Series)

By Mosby, John S

Nashville, TN: J.S. Sanders Books, 1997. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; The Confederate guerrilla cavalry chieftain relates the history of his daredevil command in this memoir. No other figure of the Civil War became during his lifetime such a storybook legend as John Mosby

$5.48

When Does a Twig Become a Limb?: History, Imagination, Autobiography, & Humor in the Writings of a Fifth-Generation Adirondack Lad
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When Does a Twig Become a Limb?: History, Imagination, Autobiography, & Humor in the Writings of a Fifth-Generation Adirondack Lad

By Jones, Clarence

Middletown, CT: Frankfort Pub Co, 1988-01-01. Trade Paperback. Good. edge wear, spot stain on top page ends, bleeds to top edge of a few pages; History, Imagination, Autobiography, & Humor in the Writings of a Fifth-Generation Adirondack Lad.

$18.48

Hazel: A Life of Lady Lavery, 1880-1935
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Hazel: A Life of Lady Lavery, 1880-1935

By McCoole, Sinead

Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1997-06-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; This biography tells the story of Hazel Lavery, one of London's most influential and beautiful women in the 1920s, a popular society hostess and fervent supporter of Ireland's independence. It details her birth into a wealthy Chicago family, her study of art and her marriage to the artist John Lavery, 24 years her senior. It goes on to examine the Laverys' life in London, where they became popular and entertained many celebrated figures, including Asquith, Bernard Shaw, Churchill, T.P. O'Connor, Beresford, and Shane Leslie, and later by Ramsey MacDonald and Evelyn Waugh. The work chronicles Hazel's assistance of the Irish national cause, using her house in London to play informal host to the Anglo-Irish Conference (1921). By the time of Hazel's death in 1935, the diplomatic links which she had fought to establish had been dismantled by de Valera, and she died believing her life had been utterly without purpose. This biography reveals the restless life of Hazel Lavery to be a pioneering one, drawing on interviews with her acquaintances and her daughter, Alice, and a cache of private correspondence and scrapbooks.

$8.48

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition
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Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition

By Neihardt, John G

Albany, NY: Excelsior Editions, 2008-10-16. Trade Paperback. Very Good. edge wear; This inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk and the tragic history of his Sioux people. This premier edition features the first-ever annotated edition of Black Elk's story as well as new commentary, maps, and a revised index.

$6.48

The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull
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The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

By Utley, Robert M

New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1993-06-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; Few figures in American history have been so little understood as Sitting Bull. This first authoritative study of any Native American leader considers the legendary warrior in terms of his people's cultural values, exposes many ironies of Indian-white relations, and more. Photos. Maps.

$8.48

The Autobiography of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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The Autobiography of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

By Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

New York: Horizon Press, 1969-01-01. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. ex-library with usual markings, edge wear to boards, binding a bit shaken. translated by John Oxenford with and introduction by Gregor Sebba.

$23.48

The Sage of Monticello (Jefferson and His Time Vol 6)
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The Sage of Monticello (Jefferson and His Time Vol 6)

By Malone, Dumas

Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1981-06-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. edge wear to jacket and boards, some small chips to jacket, wear to hinges; The final volume of Malones epic masterwork recounts the accomplishments, friendships, and family difficulties of Jeffersons last seventeen years. first edition, first printing;

$6.48

John Locke
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John Locke

By Aaron, Richard I

London: Oxford University Press, 1971-04-15. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; pencil notations throughout; Biography and exposition on the theories of Locke

$15.48

Young Man Thoreau
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Young Man Thoreau

By Lebeaux, Richard

New York: Harper & Row, 1989-10-01. Paperback. Fair. spine creasing, edge wear, stain on page ends; Focusing primarily on the period between Thoreau's graduation from Harvard in 1837 and the beginning of the Walden experiment in 1845, Richard Lebeaux argues that Thoreau had a fatefully prolonged adolescence and troubled young adulthood before emerging as 'great man' at Walden and in "Walden".

$6.28

A Second Look in the Rearview Mirror: Further Autobiographical Reflections of a Philosopher at Large
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A Second Look in the Rearview Mirror: Further Autobiographical Reflections of a Philosopher at Large

By Adler, Mortimer Jerome

New York: Macmillan Pub Co, 1992-10-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; "Fifteen years ago, when I was only seventy-five years old, I wrote my autobiography prematurely. . . ". So begins the second autobiography of Mortimer Adler, the Chairman of the Board of Editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Among other things, he discusses the enormously controversial second edition of Great Books of the Western World and his involvement with the Aspen Institute.

$13.28

Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet
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Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet

By Rogovoy, Seth

New York: Scribner, 2009-11-24. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. edge wear to boards and jacket; slight moisture wrinkling to bottom page corners; Bob Dylan and his artistic accomplishments have been explored, examined, and dissected year in and year out for decades, and through almost every lens. Yet rarely has anyone delved extensively into Dylan's Jewish heritage and the influence of Judaism in his work. In "Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet," Seth Rogovoy, an award-winning critic and expert on Jewish music, rectifies that oversight, presenting a fascinating new look at one of the most celebrated musicians of all time. Rogovoy unearths the various strands of Judaism that appear throughout Bob Dylan's songs, revealing the ways in which Dylan walks in the footsteps of the Jewish Prophets. Rogovoy explains the profound depth of Jewish content -- drawn from the Bible, the Talmud, and the Kabbalah -- at the heart of Dylan's music, and demonstrates how his songs can only be fully appreciated in light of Dylan's relationship to Judaism and the Jewish themes that inform them.

$8.28

Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality
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Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality

By Sunstein, Emily W

Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1988-12-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. creasing and edge wear to jacket, some slight foxing to page ends; "Beyond question Shelley scholars and 19th-century specialists will value this usefully annotated and carefully produced edition; it may also be that anyone would enjoy the stories themselves... and the accompanying original engravings." -- Diane Johnson, Washington Post.

$8.28

Jed Harris: The Curse of Genius
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Jed Harris: The Curse of Genius

By Gottfried, Martin

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1984-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; Biography of Broadway producer and director, Jed Harris.

$13.28

Shadowmaker
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Shadowmaker

By Sullivan, Rosemary

New York: Harper Perennial, 2001-10-08. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; There is no doubt Rosemary Sullivan is a biographer of extraordinary talent. Her first biography, By Heart: Elizabeth Smart: A Life was a bestseller and nominated for a Governor General's Award. Her third biography, The Red Shoes: Margaret Atwood, Starting Out , was also a highly acclaimed national bestseller. And her second, Shadow Maker , won the Governor General's Award for Non-fiction, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Non-Fiction, the City of Toronto Book Award and the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography. Now part of the PerennialCanada library, Shadow Maker reveals the many faces of Gwendolyn MacEwen, the magical and mesmerizing Canadian poet who died suddenly at the age of 46.

$7.28

Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir
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Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir

By Gunther, John

New York: Pyramid Books, 1963. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; Johnny Gunther was 17 when he died of a brain tumor. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy in his fight to overcome a dreadful disease that doctors had then only begun to understand. "A story of great unselfishness and great heroism".--The New York Times.

$4.28

Diary of a Man in Despair
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Diary of a Man in Despair

By Reck-Malleczewen, Friedrich Percyval

New York: The Macmillan Company. First American Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. edge wear to jacket, tear in jacket edge on rear face; first American printing; Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen, a Prussian aristocrat, began a secret diary in May 1936, which describes how a psychosis enveloped an entire society, enabling Hitler's rise to power, and the Nazi regime. His insider observations are set down with passion, with outrage, and almost unbearable sadness.

$43.28

Without a Doubt
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Without a Doubt

By Clark, Marcia; Carpenter, Teresa

New York: Viking, 1997-05-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; first edition, first printing; Marcia Clark was the chief prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial that she believes is indicative of a criminal justice system in crisis. She offers her own opinions on the trial and what needs to be done to make US justice work more effectively. '

$6.28

Peter Jennings: A Reporter?s Life
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Peter Jennings: A Reporter?s Life

By Kate Darnton [Editor]; Lynn Sherr [Editor]; Kayce Freed Jennings [Editor];

New York: PublicAffairs, 2007-10-30. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; Jennings was the sole anchor of ABCs World News Tonight from 1983 until his death from cancer in 2005. For many Americans, he was the voice and face that gave shape and meaning to every days news. But who was Peter Jennings really? In this absorbing biography, readers will get to know Jennings through the memories of his friends, family, competitors, colleagues, and interview subjects. Their stories are full of surprises. Jennings, we learn, was a high school dropout who spent the rest of his life in pursuit of knowledge. He traveled the world in search of stories, a notebook perpetually thrust through his back belt loop. In his front pocket, he carried a miniature copy of the Constitution, a testament to his love for the United States; a Canadian by birth, Jennings acquired American citizenship in 2003. Peter Jennings was a celebrity, of course-a dashingly handsome and elegant man, famous for his ability to charm women and world leaders alike-but in these pages he is remembered as a loyal friend and a devoted family man, who loved nothing more than to canoe with his kids and listen to jazz with his friends in the Hamptons. Not that he was the relaxing sort. Jennings was a task-master, who ripped other reporters pieces to shreds, forcing them to rewrite from the ground up. He was a perfectionist, too, who drove his fellow correspondents crazy with his adlibbed questions on the air. It was all about standards. Throughout his life, Peter Jennings was driven by a passion to seek the truth and convey that truth accurately, simply, cleanly, and elegantly to his American audience. He was our voice.

$6.28

In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir
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In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

By Cheney, Dick; Cheney, Liz [Contributor]

New York: Threshold Editions, 2011-08-30. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; For the first time, former Vice President Dick Cheney opens up about a life and career in politics that has spanned more than four decades.

$6.28

So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom
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So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom

By Moore, Roy; Perry, John

Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2005-03-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed. light edge wear; first edition, first printing; Signed by Roy Moore on the title page; "The Ten Commandments Judge" tells his story, including his pledge before his election, his refusal to obey an order by the Federal District Court, and why he believes this issue is the most crucial of all political questions.

$9.28

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