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The Faith of George W. Bush
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The Faith of George W. Bush

By Mansfield, Stephen

New York: Tarcher, 2003-11-10. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; The first book to explore the religious ideals that drive the policies and politics of Bush as president and that have privately shaped Bush as a man.

$4.99

Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President
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Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President

By Fox, Vicente; Allyn, Rob

New York: Viking Adult, 2007-10-04. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; The charismatic former President of Mexico offers a clear and candid perspective on the state of world affairs When Vicente Fox swept into office in 2000, he broke the dictatorial one-party rule that had strangled Mexico for over seventy years. A native son of Mexico, grandson of immigrants from the United States and Spain, Fox worked his way from ranch hand and truck driver to the youngest CEO in the history of Coca-Cola. His political rise from precinct worker to world leader was equally swift. As president, Vicente Fox steered Mexico's fragile young democracy through turbulent times, ushering in six years of economic stability and reform in health care, education, and housing, with increased freedom of the press. His presidency also reduced poverty and tackled corruption. Vicente Fox embodies the American Dream in its broadest sense as a vision of the New World, as well as the story of Mexico. Elected as a political outsider with a message of honesty, change, and hope, he is truly a world hero of democracy. This vivid book interweaves his inspiring personal story with his bold ideas for the future of the planet. For the first time, President Fox reveals the ups and downs of his close but rocky relationships with world leaders from President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair to Fidel Castro, Vladimir Putin and Hugo Ch?vez. In "Revolution of Hope," President Fox outlines a new vision of hope for the future of the Americas. He speaks out forcefully on hot global topics like immigration, the war in Iraq, racism, globalization, the role of the United Nations, free trade, religion, gender equity, indigenous rights and the moral imperative to heal the global divide between rich and poor nations. From the man who brought true democracy to Mexico, "Revolution of Hope" is a personal story of triumph and a political vision for the future.

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I Was Born This Way: A Gay Preacher's Journey through Gospel Music, Disco Stardom, and a Ministry in Christ
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I Was Born This Way: A Gay Preacher's Journey through Gospel Music, Disco Stardom, and a Ministry in Christ

By Bean, Carl; Ritz, David [Contributor]

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010-06-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; The extraordinary personal journey and ministry of Rev. Bean, L.A.'s black, openly gay archbishop, AIDS activist, and former Motown recording artist

$3.99

Citizen Perot : His Life and Times
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Citizen Perot : His Life and Times

By Posner, Gerald

New York: Random House, 1996-08-04. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. edge wear to boards and jacket; The author of the revolutionary book Case Closed offers a comprehensive examination of every phase of Ross Perot's life, revealing how he made one of America's great fortunes and focusing on his creation of a third party in the United States and the effect it will have on our political process. Based on hundreds of interviews and the review of thousands of documents, Ross Perot and Third-Party Politics is certain to become the definitive study of one of the country's most fascinating citizens. of photos

$2.99

Bess W. Truman
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Bess W. Truman

By Truman, Margaret

New York: MacMillan, 1986-04-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; The exuberant army captain and his beautiful strong-willed bride were married after a nine-year courtship--and the love affair of Bess and Harry Truman endured for the rest of their lives. Now their daughter Margaret weaves together the momentous events of the Truman era--the bombing of Hiroshima, the upset of Dewey, the McCarthy hearings--with the human drama of an extraordinary marriage. Photos.

$2.99

Scrappy Little Nobody
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Scrappy Little Nobody

By Kendrick, Anna

New York: Touchstone, 2016-11-15. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; An "honest, effortlessly funny, and alternatively relatable" ( Harper's Bazaar ) collection of autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air , Pitch Perfect , and Trolls , " Scrappy Little Nobody lets readers feel like they have spent an afternoon chatting with their closest friend" ( Booklist ). Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect , Up in the Air , Twilig ht , and Into the Woods , Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and "10 percent defiant.

$4.99

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Documentary, Montgomery to Memphis
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Documentary, Montgomery to Memphis

By Schulke, Flip

New York: WW Norton & Co, 1976-03-01. Hardcover. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings; light edge wear to boards and jacket; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was, during his lifetime, an inspiration and an example; today his influence on American life is stronger than ever. This book is a pictorial record of Dr. King's leadership in the nonviolent movement for racial equality and human dignity from the boycott of segregated busing in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 until his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968. The commentary accompanying the photographs includes a chronology of Dr. King's career and the texts of his major addresses.

$5.99

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

By McCourt, Fran

New York: Scribner, 1999-05-25. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; A Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela's Ashes is Frank McCourt's masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy--exasperating, irresponsible, and beguiling--does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father's tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies. Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors--yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness. Angela's Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.

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Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings
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Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings

By Tokitsu, Kenji

Boston: Shambhala, 2004-08-10. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; Undefeated swordsman, master of battlefield strategy, martial arts icon--Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the 1600s, is the most famous samurai of all time. His masterwork, the Book of Five Rings (Gorin no sho) , is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Over the centuries, Musashi's reputation has grown to mythic proportions, but, in fact, much about Musashi and his life remains a mystery. Here, Kenji Tokitsu, a modern martial arts master and scholar, turns a critical eye on Musashi's life and writings, separating fact from fiction, and providing a view of the man and his ideas that is accessible and relevant to today's readers and martial arts students. Tokitsu provides a vivid and meticulously researched biography and a fresh translation of the Book of Five Rings , along with four other texts on strategy, all with extensive commentary. He is a thoughtful and informed guide, putting the historical and philosophical aspects of the text into context. He also covers: - The main periods in the history of Japanese swordsmanship - Musahi's childhood and his first duel - The founding of Musashi's School of Two Swords - Musashi's influence on contemporary practice - The evolution of budo, or martial arts practice for self-cultivation Musashi was also a respected artist, and this book contains color reproductions of his own calligraphies and paintings, with commentary by the well-known art historian Stephen Addiss.

$34.99

Fifty Days of Solitude
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Fifty Days of Solitude

By Grumbach, Doris

New York: Beacon Press, 1994-09-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. light edge wear to boards; Spending the first winter in her life that she is completely alone, Doris Grumbach begins a 50-day period of self-imposed solitude. In this meditative literary essay, the acclaimed novelist overcomes loneliness to discover an interior voice that celebrates life in the connections to others. She finds the source of her creativity.

$1.99

Buddha: His Life and Teaching
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Buddha: His Life and Teaching

By Nelson, Walter Henry

New York: Tarcher, 2000-02-28. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear, some slight soiling to covers; A renowned scholar and author offers readers a uniquely accessible and authoritative look at Buddha's life and teachings, exploring the principles that are the foundation of the Buddhist religion and philosophy. Photos.

$1.00

Stranger Among Friends
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Stranger Among Friends

By Mixner, David

New York: Bantam, 1996-07-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; In this riveting memoir, a longtime friend of Bill Clinton strikes to the heart of the challenges he has faced as Washington's ultimate outsider--an openly gay man who rose to a position of unusual power as a senior advisor to the president of the United States. Mixner's candid recollections are sure to raise controversy as he reveals how his passion over constitutional rights threatened to exile him from the world he had worked a lifetime to break into.

$1.99

Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
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Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

By Tammet, Daniel

New York: Free Press, 2007-10-16. Trade Paperback. Good. light edge wear, surface tear in top edge of back cover; One of the worlds only 50 living autistic savants is the first to tell his compelling and inspiring life story, and explain how his incredible mind works. While Tammets brain has amazed scientists for years, readers will be moved by this remarkable mans story.

$1.00

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
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A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond

By Whittaker, Jim

Seattle, WA: Mountaineers Books, 1999-09-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear; In May of 1963, Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into world history by becoming the first American to summit Mount Everest. More than fifty years later, he is still regarded as a seminal figure in North American mountaineering, as well as an astute businessman who helped create the outdoor recreation industry. A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond is Jim's courageous, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a look at a peripatetic, sometimes difficult life. Beyond the glory of the Everest summit and his other extraordinary climbing feats, including the first American summit of K2, he openly describes his personal, everyman experience of social upheaval in the 1960s and '70s, an early divorce, family strife, a passionate new love later in life, near-bankruptcy, and business triumphs and losses. Jim tells it all with verve and honesty and, true to his nature, turns every setback into the stage for new adventure. This special fiftieth anniversary edition celebrates the story of Jim's life and features a new foreword by Ed Viesturs, as well as a new final chapter that brings listeners up to date, including details of Jim's trek to Everest Base Camp in 2012 and his son Leif's recent successful summits of Everest.

$2.99

A Question of Character : A Life of John F Kennedy
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A Question of Character : A Life of John F Kennedy

By Reeves, Thomas

New York: Free Press, 1991-05-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. edge wear to jacket and boards; Questioning how the less than exemplary life of JFK related to the actions and decisions of his public career, Thomas Reeves probes the bewildering vagaries of Kennedy's character. He shows in particular the effects of his father's ruthless political tutelage and follows JFK through a career marked by an ever widening gap between the public image of a courageous and caring intellectual leader and the private reality of indifference to those values of fidelity, compassion, and concern he extolled. Drawing extensively on both published and archival materials, Reeves shows how "the best and the brightest" whom Kennedy attracted in life glorified him in death and transformed a man personally and politically ambivalent about such issues as civil rights into the fallen champion of the subsequent reforms of the Great Society.

$1.99

Summer of Deliverance : A Memoir of Father and Son
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Summer of Deliverance : A Memoir of Father and Son

By Dickey, Christopher

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998-08-19. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket, light soiling to jacket edges and page ends; "Summer of Deliverance" is a powerful and moving memoir of anger, love, and reconciliation between a son and his father; between the journalist Christopher Dickey and the renowned poet and novelist James Dickey. Chris, best known for his reporting on wars around the world, takes us back to his childhood in his father's universe of Southern intellectuals and backwoods rednecks, of night-fighter pilots in the Pacific, poets in Paris, and martini-drinking ad men in Atlanta. And to the summer of 1971, when James Dickey's first novel, "Deliverance", was made into a movie.

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All the Centurions: A New York City Cop Remembers His Years on the Street, 1961-1981
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All the Centurions: A New York City Cop Remembers His Years on the Street, 1961-1981

By Leuci, Robert

New York: William Morrow, 2004-06-29. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear; Leuci takes readers into the world of the New York City Police Department at a time when the city was crumbling under its own weight, drugs were taking over the poorer neighborhoods, and crime was rampant on the streets and subways.

$1.99

Recalled by Life
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Recalled by Life

By Sattilaro, Anthony J

New York: Avon Books, 1984-03-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear;

$1.99

Duty, Honor, Empire: The Life and Times of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen
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Duty, Honor, Empire: The Life and Times of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen

By Lord, John

New York: Random House, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings; light edge wear;

$7.50

Full Circle:: An Olympic Champion Shares His Breakthrough Story
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Full Circle:: An Olympic Champion Shares His Breakthrough Story

By Jansen, Dan

New York: Villard, 1994-11-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; Skater Dan Jansen was plagued by personal and career catastrophes that kept him from victory in two successive Olympics. Then in Norway in 1994, Jansen found the inner strength to conquer his demons and win the Gold, setting an all-time record for speed skating. In his compelling true life story, Jansen proves that he is a champion both on and off the ice.

$1.99

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