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Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London
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Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London

By Hitchcock, Susan Tyler

New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 2005-01-30. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings; light edge wear to boards and jacket; In Hitchcock's retelling, the sensational story of Mary Lamb, who murdered her mother with a carving knife, becomes a study of 19th-century literary London, mental illness and literary redemption. Hitchcock also recovers from obscurity Mary's work and life, which were both, in different ways, collaborations with her brother, the essayist Charles Lamb.

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Camp
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Camp

By Eisner, Michael D

New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2005-06-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; For the millions of us who enjoyed childhood summers spent away from home while at camp, that time is recalled with everything from dismay to sheer nostalgic bliss. For Disney CEO Michael Eisner, his time spent at Keewaydin Summer Camp served as a cherished and invaluable starting point for an adult life that would include a career filled with unparalleled success. Nestled in the mountains of Vermont, Keewaydin has housed generations of Eisners (including Michael's three sons) and is considered hallowed ground for the man and the family. From the raucous good times, to the sense of purpose and drive for achievement that Eisner discovered during the summers of his youth, his camp experience left an indelible mark that has prompted a deep and abiding passion for the institution. Full of anecdotes from time spent at Keewaydin and stories from Eisner's life in the upper echelons of American business that illustrate the continuing Keewaydin influence, CAMP provides a touching and insightful portrait of one of America's greatest success stories, and makes the case that summer camp is an invaluable national institution.

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Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir
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Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir

By McCain, John; Salter, Mark

New York: William Morrow Paperbacks, 2000-08-22. Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; ex-library with usual markings; Based on what McCain has learned from his grandfather and his father--how their example enabled him to endure hardships as a Vietnam War POW--"Faith of My Fathers" tells the stories of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. "A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological, under brutal circumstances. . . . Hard to top and impossible to read without being moved".--"USA Today". Photos throughout.

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My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan
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My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan

By Reagan, Nancy; Novak, William

New York: Random House, 1989. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. edge wear to jacket and boards; some small edge tears in jacket; One of the most powerful, controversial, and photographed first ladies in our nation's history now tells her side of the story.

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A Reporter's Life
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A Reporter's Life

By Cronkite, Walter

New York: Ballantine Books, 1997-10-28. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; "Entertaining . . . The story of a modest man who succeeded extravagantly by remaining mostly himself. . . . His memoir is a short course on the flow of events in the second half of this century--events the world knows more about because of Walter Cronkite's work."--The New York Times Book Review

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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

By Cooper, Anderson

New York: Harper, 2006-05-01. Hardcover. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings; light edge wear to boards and jacket; Dispatches from the Edge of the World gives us a rare up-close glimpse of what happens when the normal order of things is suddenly turned upside down. Over the last year, few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict than Cooper Anderson, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has becme the touchstone of the twenty-first century journalism. Cooper shares his own experiences of traversing the globe, covering the world's most astonishing stories. As a television journalist, he has the gift of speaking with an emotional directness that cuts through the barriers of the medium.

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Comrades: Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals
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Comrades: Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals

By Ambrose, Stephen E

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999-06-02. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings; light edge wear to boards and jacket; The author looks at his own friendships with his father and brothers, as well as friendships between other brothers, fellow soldiers, and colleagues.

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My Mother's Keeper
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My Mother's Keeper

By Hyman, B. D

New York: William Morrow & Co, 1987-11-01. Hardcover. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings; edge wear to boards and jacket; Hollywood always liked its female stars to be feminine, agreeable and pretty. Bette Davis was never a typical Hollywood star. She was tough, smart, aggressive, gifted and bitterly determined. It was those qualities that made her one of the most legendary and charismatic actresses of her generation. But the stormy personality that drove her to the top knew no rest behind the scenes, and those same qualities damned her personal life right from the start. The broken marriages, the domestic violence and unhappiness, the vicious battles with The System, the conflicts with other stars, the personal dissatisfaction and obsessiveness, the loneliness behind the accolades - all of it is here, told by the only person who knows Bette Davis well enough to tell it, her daughter, B.D. Hyman.

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Wife of the Accused Assassin: And Other Stories from an FBI Agent's Diary Including the Last Posse
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Wife of the Accused Assassin: And Other Stories from an FBI Agent's Diary Including the Last Posse

By Heitman, Wallace

Trafford Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Good. light edge wear; ex-library with usual markings;

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A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
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A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

By Nasar, Sylvia

New York: Touchstone, 2001-12-04. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; In a masterful blend of biography and science writing, Nasar traces John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s rise to the heights of intellectual achievement and his harrowing descent from eccentricity to insanity. Released as a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe and Ed Harris.

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Zlata's Diary
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Zlata's Diary

By Filipovic, Zlata

New York: Penguin Books, 1995-02-01. Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; The moving and inspiring account of a childhood destroyed by war puts a human face on an inhuman tragedy.

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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time
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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time

By Mortenson, Greg; Relin, David Oliver

New York: Viking Penguin, 2006-03-02. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time--Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. Over the following decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring story of how one man really is changing the world--one school at a time

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Sister Stanislaus: A Nun With A Gun
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Sister Stanislaus: A Nun With A Gun

By Doherty, Eddie

Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1962. Hardcover. Good/Good. fore-edge of front board abraded, edge wear to jacket and boards, scuffing to jacket; This is the story of Sister Stanislaus, a rare human being, a dynamo of a woman, a nurse who devoted her life, joyfully, humorously, expertly, uniquely, to others. Orphaned at 3, brought up by the Sisters of Charity in Nevada, a nun herself at 20, Sister Stanislaus, after several months of nurses' training in Baltimore, was sent to work in New Orleans. She never really left. She spent over fifty years there. When she arrived, Charity Hospital comprised one antiquated building; modern medicine was in its swaddling clothes; nursing was an even more hit-or-miss affair. When she left, Charity Hospital was one of the finest in the land and nursing had become a highly professional career.

$4.99

Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria

By Strachey, Lytton

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1921. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. edge wear, heavy sun fading to spine cloth; This is the definitive biography of Britain’s greatest monarch, who “was hailed at once as the mother of her people and as the embodied symbol of their imperial greatness.” “One of the surpassingly beautiful prose achievements of our time” (Chicago Daily News). Index; illustrations.

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A Long Way Home: A Memoir
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A Long Way Home: A Memoir

By Brierley, Saroo

New York: Berkley, 2015-06-02. Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again... At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

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The Far Side of Paradise: A Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Far Side of Paradise: A Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald

By Mizener, Arthur

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. ex-library with usual markings; soiling to back board, backstrip is separating at both tips;

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Of Time and an Island
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Of Time and an Island

By Keats, John

New York: Charterhouse, 1974-01-01. Hardcover. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings; edge wear to boards and jacket; Twenty years ago, when John Keats went to visit the St. Lawrence, he had no idea he would return as the owner of an island he could seldom use and not afford to buy. Nevertheless, when his brother-in-law offered to sell him two acres of rock set in the middle of the Thousand Islands, he felt somehow right in accepting. So he left his job and the island became his home -- and this is the story of his life there through the seasons.

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The Water Is Wide
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The Water Is Wide

By Conroy, Pat

New York: Bantam Books, 1972-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence–unless, somehow, they can learn a new life. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher.

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Dangerous Minds
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Dangerous Minds

By Johnson, LouAnne

New York: St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1995-08-15. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; She bullied, bluffed, and bribed her students into caring about school.And if that didn't work, the pretty, petite ex-marine told them she'd been trained to kill with her bare hands.They were called the class from Hell-thirty-four inner city sophomores she inherited from a teacher who'd been "pushed over the edge." She was told "those kids have tasted blood. They're dangerous."But LouAnne Johnson had a different idea. Where the school system saw thirty-four unreachable kids, she saw young men and women with intelligence and dreams. When others gave up on them, she broke the rules to give them the best things a teacher can give-hope and belief in themselves. When statistics showed the chances were they'd never graduate, she fought to beat the odds.This is her remarkable story-and theirs.

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Medium Raw
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Medium Raw

By Bourdain, Anthony

New York: Ecco (An imprint of Harper Col, 2010-01-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear;A lot has changed since Kitchen Confidential - for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business-and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores these changes, moving back and forth from the author's bad old days to the present. Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-travelling professional eater and drinker, Bourdain compares and contrasts what he's seen and what he's seeing, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food. And always he returns to the question: 'Why cook?' Or the harder one to answer: 'Why cook well?' Beginning with a secret and highly illegal after-hours gathering of powerful chefs he compares to a Mafia summit, Bourdain, in his distinctive, no-holds-barred style, cuts to the bone on every subject he tackles.

$4.99

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