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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.

$1.00

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.

$1.00

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

The Reluctant King: The Life and Reign of George VI, 1895-1952
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The Reluctant King: The Life and Reign of George VI, 1895-1952

By Bradford, Sarah

New York: St Martins Press, 1990-05-01. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. edge wear to boards, slight soiling; The first major biography in over thirty years of the man who replaced Edward VIII on the empty British throne. After his older brother abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson, the younger George (born Albert) assumed the throne at a crucial time in history, with Hitler and Mussolini allied and Europe moving inexorably towards war. 16 pages of photographs.

$4.99

Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson
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Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson

By Lucas, Clinton W

New York: American Book Company, 1910. Hardcover. Good. two small edge chips to board and spine cloth. some scuffing and light soiling to boards;

$4.49

The Man They Could Not Hang: The Marvellous Life Story of John "Babbacombe" Lee
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The Man They Could Not Hang: The Marvellous Life Story of John "Babbacombe" Lee

By Lee, John

Cleveland: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1908. First Edition. Paperback. Fair. top fore-edge very tattered, covers and pages extremely brittle but text block is complete and text itself unmarred save for heavy tanning of the pages; various tears along edges and spine; The true story of John Lee, sentenced to hang for murder in 1885, he survived 3 attempts and his sentence was commuted to life in prison before ultimately being released in 1907.

$40.00

Passages from the Diary of Samuel Pepys
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Passages from the Diary of Samuel Pepys

By Pepys, Samuel; Le Gallienne, Richard (editor)

New York: Boni & Liveright / Modern Library, 1921. Hardcover. Good. leather covers heavily worn, some foxing internally; The 1660s represent a turning point in English history, and for the main events -- the Restoration, the Dutch War, the Great Plague and the Fire of London -- Pepys provides a definitive eyewitness account. As well as recording public and historical events, Pepys paints a vivid picture of his personal life, from his socializing and amorous entanglements, to his theatre-going and his work at the Navy Board. Unequaled for its frankness, high spirits and sharp observations, the diary is both a literary masterpiece and a marvelous portrait of seventeenth-century life.

$5.00

Two Years Before the Mast
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Two Years Before the Mast

By Dana, Richard Henry

New York: Modern Library, 1936. Hardcover. Good/Fair. jacket is heavily tattered and soiled, missing large pieces; boards are a bit stained, edge-worn, some soiling; internally clean and tight.

$5.00

The Autobiography of William Allen White
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The Autobiography of William Allen White

By White, William Allen

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. edge wear to boards, some staining/soiling to board cloth;

$2.99

Faulkner: A Biography: Volume One
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Faulkner: A Biography: Volume One

By Blotner, Joseph

New York: Random House, 1974. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. light edge wear to boards, staining to spine cloth; top right corner/edge of 1st 100 pages has dye bleed from page ends/moisture stain; Volume 1 only;

$5.99

Letters of James Russell Lowell Volume II
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Letters of James Russell Lowell Volume II

By Norton, Charles Eliot (editor)

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. rear hinge split, some spot staining to boards, edge wear; light soiling to page ends;

$3.99

The Lincoln Reader
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The Lincoln Reader

By Angle, Paul M

New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1947. Hardcover. Good. some staining on board cloth and spine, edge wear;

$1.99

Grey Is The Color Of Hope
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Grey Is The Color Of Hope

By Ratushinskaya, Irina

New York: Knopf, 1988-09-12. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. jacket is edge-worn and considerably stained/soiled; some light edge wear to boards, light soiling to page ends; For the first time ever comes a woman's account of the Gulag. This is the story of Ratushinskaya's four years of imprisonment for being a poet--a story of faith and courage.

$8.00

Taken Care Of: The Autobiography of Edith Sitwell
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Taken Care Of: The Autobiography of Edith Sitwell

By Sitwell, Edith

New York: Atheneum, 1965. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. edge wear and small chips to jacket, light edge wear to boards; jacket flaps are glued down;

$2.99

Old Glory: An American Voyage
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Old Glory: An American Voyage

By Raban, Jonathan

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981-09-15. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. edge wear to jacket and boards, some light soiling; evidence of light moisture damage to top right corner of pages;

$1.99

The Faith of Barack Obama
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The Faith of Barack Obama

By Mansfield, Stephen

Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2008-08-05. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings, light edge wear to jacket and boards; New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield takes readers inside the mind, heart, and soul of presidential hopeful Barack Obama—as a person of faith, as a man, as an American, and possibly as our future commander in chief. America faces looming inflation, climate change, a national credit crisis, war in the Middle East, threats to security and liberty at home, and skyrocketing oil and gas prices. With all of these threats to our security, prosperity and freedom on the horizon, it has never been more important to choose the right leader for America.

$1.99

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

By Trapp, Maria Augusta

New York: Scholastic, 1968. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creases, edge wear; Scholastic T-753; In her own beautiful, simple words, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells the dramatic story that inspired the classic American musical and film "The Sound of Music.

$1.99

Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story
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Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story

By Leigh, Wendy

New York: Signet, 1994-06-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; From his birth just 17 days before his father became President, to his being voted Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, to his relationship with actress Daryl Hannah, John F. Kennedy, Jr., is now exposed in this fascinating biography. Includes 16 pages of revealing photographs.

$1.99

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

By Ben Carson; Cecil Murphey

Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996-12-08. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; Ben Carson, M.D., works medical miracles. Today, he's one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33. Ben Carson is a role model for anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible as he takes you into the operating room where he has saved countless lives. Filled with fascinating case histories, this is the dramatic and intimate story of Ben Carson's struggle to beat the odds -- and of the faith and genius that make him one of the greatest life-givers of the century.

$1.00

Red on Red
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Red on Red

By Holzman, Red

New York: Bantam, 1988-11-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; A behind-the-scenes look at pro basketball from veteran Hall of Famer Red Holzman who--as player, coach and manager--has seen the game grow from infancy to megabucks entertainment. Packed with inside stories on many of the greatest stars. 16-pages of photographs.

$7.99

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