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Further Cuttings: From Cruiskeen Lawn
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Further Cuttings: From Cruiskeen Lawn

By O'Brien, Flann

Dalkey Archive Press, 2000-06-01. First American Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; A companion to The Best of Myles, Further Cuttings culls more scathing selections from Cruiskeen Lawn, Flann O'Brien's column in the Irish Times written under the pseudonym Myles na Gopaleen. -- This volume covers the years 1947-1957 and finds O'Brien's alter ego clashing with the law on numerous charges, including larceny, using bad language, and marrying without the consent of his parents. It also includes several bizarre obituaries, witty criticisms of George Bernard Shaw, Sean O' Faolain, and other literary figures, the return of the preposterous Brother, and the first article ever ascribed to Myles (published in 1940).

$2.99

Peace, Love & Liberty
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Peace, Love & Liberty

By Palmer, Tom G. (editor)

Ottawa, IL: Jameson Books, Inc, 2014-09-02. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; Peace, Love, & Liberty, a provocative new book of essays edited by Dr. Tom G. Palmer on the topics of peace and war published September 15, 2014.War is not inevitable. But peace cannot be achieved by wishful thinking alone. This book presents the evidence regarding what fosters peace, and what disturbs it with conflict. The data demonstrate that the world can continue to grow more peaceful if we limit government and foster open trade, the rule of law, and equal rights. It takes an unflinching look at the ideologies of conflict on the hard Left and hard Right -- and presents an alternative that can be the basis of a new, smart, evidence-based Peace Movement. Essays include:The Decline of War and Conceptions of Human Nature (Steven Pinker, Professor, Harvard University)The Free Trade Peace (Erik Gartzke, Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego and professor, University of Essex)The American Enlightenment’s Wariness of War (Robert M.S. McDonald, Associate Professor, United States Military Academy)The Militarization of Policing (Radley Balko, journalist, Washington Post and investigative reporter, Huffington Post)The Art of War (Sarah Skwire, author and award winning poet).

$1.00

For The Time Being
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For The Time Being

By Harris, Sydney J

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1972-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. edge wear to jacket, light edge wear to boards;

$1.99

You may know them as sea urchins, ma'am: Writings
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You may know them as sea urchins, ma'am: Writings

By Guy, Ray

Portugal Cove, Newfoundland: Breakwater Books, 1975-01-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear, light soiling to covers;

$2.99

Odd Jobs: Essays and Criticism
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Odd Jobs: Essays and Criticism

By Updike, John

New York: Knopf, 1991-10-15. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; John Updike's fourth collection of nonfiction is his biggest and richest yet. The years have brought to him an increasing number of "odd jobs", to which he has wittily responded. Here he contemplates our national monuments, the female body, the Fourth of July, the Gospel of Matthew, other writers, moralists, aspects of science, and more.

$2.99

As a Man Thinketh (From the Series "The Presidents Weekly Messages)
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As a Man Thinketh (From the Series "The Presidents Weekly Messages)

By Danforth, Wm. (William) H

St. Louis: Ralston Purina Company, 1924. First Edition. Paperback. Good. Signed. cloth over flexible board covers; gilt lettering and decorations; Signed and inscribed on the ffep by the author. some dampstain around border of front endpapers; 1.5 inch spot of odd adhesive on the back board cloth. internally in wonderful condition; A collection of Danforth's weekly messages of inspiration, published by Purina on the 30th anniversary of the company's founding.

$50.00

Whad'Ya Know?
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Whad'Ya Know?

By Feldman, Michael

New York: William Morrow & Co, 1991-08-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; The first collection of essays from the host of Whad'ya Know?, public radio's hottest new comedy talk show and semi-quiz program (where the answers are unknowable to anyone but the host). Feldman's essays on life in the Midwest are funny and endearing, and have a ring of truth that clangs like a milk bucket hitting a cement floor.

$2.99

Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus
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Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus

By Barry, Dave

New York: Crown, 1997-09-30. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear, cover crease; Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist Dave Barry reveals the shocking secret of this biplanetary androgyny in a transparent attempt to get on some afternoon talk shows and sell a few extra copies of this latest collection of his hilarious columns.10 photos.

$1.99

Reader's Digest 20th Anniversary Anthology
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Reader's Digest 20th Anniversary Anthology

Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. paper over boards, edge wear, corners bumped, spine cover torn at top and bottom edges; An anthology of stories and articles from the first 20 years of Reader's Digest Magazine.

$2.99

Sweetness and Light (Belles-Lettres series)
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Sweetness and Light (Belles-Lettres series)

By Arnold, Matthew

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. decorated white cloth boards, some soiling and edge wear; Part of Atemus' Belles-Lettres series of important essays.Sweetness and Light, originally published as part of Arnold's critique of the spirit of his age, Culture and Anarchy, is responsible for popularizing the phrase.

$12.00

Conversation
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Conversation

By De Quincey, Thomas

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1896. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. edge wear, some light soiling to white cloth (leatherette) boards; silver decorations and lettering; hinge split;

$10.00

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up
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Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up

By Barry, Dave

New York: Ballantine Books, 2001-02-27. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry is back with another collection of his wackiest columns regarding real-life, laugh-out-loud stories from across America

$1.00

Me Talk Pretty One Day
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Me Talk Pretty One Day

By Sedaris, David

New York: Back Bay Books, 2001-06-05. Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller now in paperback.

$1.00

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

By Sedaris, David

New York: Back Bay Books, 2005-05-31. Paperback. Fair. spine creasing, edge and cover wear; Sedaris returns to his deliriously twisted domain: hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy, the gulf of misunderstanding that exists between people of different nations or members of the same family, and the poignant divide between one's best hopes and most common deeds.

$1.00

People, Places, and Books

By Highet, Gilbert

New York: Oxford University Press, 1965. Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings; bit of edge wear to the boards and jacket, slight soiling to page ends;

$1.99

A Modest Proposal
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A Modest Proposal

By Swift, Jonathan

Logan, Iowa: The Perfection Form Company, nd. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. Very Good. light edge wear; 16-page staple-bound pamphlet reprinting Swift's "A Modest Proposal for Preventing The Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public

$2.00

Old Songs in a New Cafe: Selected Essays
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Old Songs in a New Cafe: Selected Essays

By Waller, Robert James

New York: Grand Central Publishing, 1994-04-12. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to dust jacket; Robert James Waller began the pieces in this book on a warm, green morning in the summer of 1983. He hadn't set out to be a writer. He just needed to record his feelings about people and animals and things he cared about. His first story, ''Ridin' Along in Safety with Kennedy and Kuralt,'' told about being young and a musician, and how playing ''The Wabash Cannonball'' one day in a roadside bar changed the rest of his life. The Des Moines Register printed the essay, and people began asking for more. The result is Old Songs in a New Cafe. A work of nonfiction, it takes you inside Robert James Waller's mind and world...revealing insightful experiences from his own life and, with his special magic, illuminating those poignant moments most of us share. Few writers possess the power to move us. Even fewer become legends in their own time. Robert James Waller has done both. Just as you have loved his best-selling novels, you will love...

$1.99

The Conscience of a Majority

By Goldwater, Barry M.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; 248 pages;

$1.99

Germany Road and Beyond

By Ernenwein, Raymond P

Sherburne, NY: Heritage Press, 1970. Paperback. Very Good. 96 pages; some edge wear, light soiling; essays about life in Central New York in the early 1900s

$10.00

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

By Kerr, Jean

New York: Crest, 1959. Mass Market Paperback. Fair. 143 pages; heavy spine wear, edge wear, cover creasing; In this unique collection of essays, Kerr captures the perils of motherhood, wifehood, self-hood, and other assorted challenges. Listen and learn "How to Decorate in One Easy Breakdown" and the secret of "Aunt Jean's Marshmallow Fudge Diet".

$1.99

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