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Orientalism
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Orientalism

By Said, Edward W

New York: Vintage, 1994. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; In this highly acclaimed work, Edward Said surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering Orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation – a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the ‘otherness’ of Eastern culture, customs and beliefs. He traces this view through the writings of Homer, Nerval and Flaubert, Disraeli and Kipling, whose imaginative depictions have greatly contributed to the West’s romantic and exotic picture of the Orient. In his new preface, Said examines the effect of continuing Western imperialism after recent events in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq.

$2.24

The Backwoods of Canada
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The Backwoods of Canada

By Traill, Catherine Parr

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1971. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; The toils, troubles, and satisfactions of pioneer life are recorded with charm and vivacity in this portrayal of pioneer life by Catharine Parr Traill, who, like her sister Susanna Moodie, left the comforts of genteel English society for the rigours of a new, young land.

$2.99

Army Officer's Guide: 45th Edition
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Army Officer's Guide: 45th Edition

By Crocker, Lawrence P

Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1990-09-01. 45th edition. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear;

$2.99

The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi
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The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi

By Roston, Aram

New York: Nation Books, 2008-03-04. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. edge wear to boards and jacket, some scuffing; This is the true story of Ahmad Chalabi, fraudster, statesman, banker, math whiz and aesthete, whose legendary charisma and charm - and almost hypnotic powers of persuasion - helped propel the United States to war in Iraq. This extraordinary investigative biography - written by an Emmy Award-winning journalist who works for NBC's Investigative Unit - exposes massive white-collar mischief, sophisticated international espionage operations, and political intrigue spanning the globe from Tehran to Texas. Chalabi was a shrewd Iraqi Arab from a family of Shiite bankers. Aram Roston tracked down forgotten Chalabi business partners and friends and dug through the records from courthouses around the world. The book reveals how this convicted felon, fugitive from justice in Jordan, and ally of the Iranian government managed to charm and influence the top leaders fo the United States, including US senators like John McCain. The book has the inside story of Chalabi's pre-war propaganda operations the exclusive details of Chalabi's financial dealings and political access.

$4.49

Seven Came Through
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Seven Came Through

By Rickenbacker, Edward V

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. edge wear to boards, slight soiling; jacket is tattered and stained but present; The true account of 21 days adrift in a life raft by a famous aviation hero and pioneer.

$4.49

Displaying Australia: a Pictorial Survey of the Progress of a Young Nation
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Displaying Australia: a Pictorial Survey of the Progress of a Young Nation

By Australian Story Trust

Sydney, Australia: Australian Story Trust, 1945. Hardcover. Very Good. some sunning and light scuffing to boards, edge wear;

$6.00

Words That Made American History: Since the Civil War, Vol. 2, 3rd Edition
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Words That Made American History: Since the Civil War, Vol. 2, 3rd Edition

By Current, Richard N.; Garraty, John A.; Weinberg, Julius (editors)

Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1978-03-01. 3rd Updated. Paperback. Very Good. edge wear;

$1.49

Mischief in the Mountains
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Mischief in the Mountains

By Hard, Walter R. (editor); Greene, Janet C. (editor)

Montpelier, VT: Vermont Life Magazine, 1977-10-01. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. chip in the jacket spine, light edge wear; Strange Tales of Vermont & Vermonters. From deep within the Green Mountains: 13 incredible true tales of mystery, criminality, hardship & humor from Vermont Life Magazine.

$3.75

Southeast Asia
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Southeast Asia

By Durdin, Tillman

New York: Atheneum, 1966. Mass Market Paperback. Good. edge wear, scuffing to covers; A concise introduction to the facts that underlie the news in this troubled area.

$1.49

Too Secret Too Long
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Too Secret Too Long

By Pincher, Chapman

New York: St Martins Press, 1984-10-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; The story of British counterintelligence for the last century.

$2.24

Ghost Towns of the Santa Cruz Mountains
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Ghost Towns of the Santa Cruz Mountains

By Young, John V.

Lafayette, CA: Great West Books, 2002-06-15. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; A fascinating human and cultural history of the Santa Cruz Mountains from 1850 to the middle of the 20th century. The lives of the early settlers and their descendants; a narrow-gauge railroad from Los Gatos to Santa Cruz in existence from 1880 to 1940; mining, logging, and grizzly bears. Tales of Patchen, Burrell, Austrian Gulch and Germantown, White Wash Alley, Lexington, Alma, Glenwood, New Almaden, and more

$3.74

The Greatest Raid of All
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The Greatest Raid of All

By Phillips, C. E. Lucas

New York: Popular Library, 1960. Mass Market Paperback. Good. cover crease, edge wear; The object of Operation Chariot was to destroy the essential gear of the Normandie dock, so that it could not be used by German battleships, and it was successful in its purpose. This is the story of the assault, under a storm of enemy fire, and of the heroism of the men in the 'little ships' raid, carried out by Royal Navy forces.

$1.87

Shootdown: Flight 007 and the American Connection
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Shootdown: Flight 007 and the American Connection

By Johnson, R. W.

New York: Viking Adult, 1986-06-02. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. moderate edge wear to jacket, light edge wear to boards; On September 1, 1983, a Soviet fighter plane shot down Korean Airlines Flight 007 as it flew through Soviet airspace. With information that casts grave doubts on the integrity of the Reagan administration, Johnson demolishes the official explanation and argues that Flight 007 was on a government intelligence mission. 10 maps and 10 photos.

$1.49

Japanese American Women: Three Generations 1890-1990
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Japanese American Women: Three Generations 1890-1990

By Nakano, Mei T

Berkeley: Mina Press Publishing, 1990-04-01. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; Compelling history of three generations of Japanese American women, tracing their story from early immigration in the 1890s, on through the WW II American war camp experience to the present day. Combining historical data and personal narratives, Nakano penetrates their unique culture and shows how each generation survived, and how legacies passed on enabled the present generation to thrive.

$1.49

The Canadians
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The Canadians

By Malcolm, Andrew H

New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1991-12-15. Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; The second-largest country in the world, Canada was created by another foreign power for reasons of its own that had little to do with Canadian desires and nothing to do with natural geographical boundaries. And so, beset by political handicaps, a harsh climate, and a divisive geography, a disparate Canada, with one-tenth as many people as its American neighbor in 110 percent of the space, set out to build a modern, independent country in the economic, military, and cultural shadow of the world's two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, both next door. The fact that it accomplished this task at all without a military revolution, without a civil war, and without the overthrow of any government denotes an impressive amount of skill and grace. But it was also accomplished without much attention even within Canada.

$2.24

Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs, Fifth Edition
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Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs, Fifth Edition

By Coe, Michael D.; Koontz, Rex

New York: Thames & Hudson, 2002-06-01. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; Michael D. Coe's Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region's ancient civilizations. This companion to his bestselling The Maya has now been completely revised and expanded for the fifth edition by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. A new chapter covers the Classic period collapse and its aftermath, including the exploration of newly discovered cities. The history of the northern frontier of ancient Mexico receives a completely new treatment, with revised accounts of shaft tombs, the turquoise trade and ancient Mexico's relation with what is now the southwest United States. The artistry of the Toltec is revealed through a recently discovered shell and turquoise warrior costume, and what we know of the enigmatic relationship between Toltec Tula and Chichen Itza is brought up to date. New interpretations of the symbolism of Teotihuacan and information on the great Mexican capital's relationship with the Maya are included, and there is additional material on Aztec village life on the eve of the Conquest. A section on touring Mexico has also been added, which will be this book even more valuable as a companion on any visit to the rich archaeological wonders of Mexico.

$1.49

The Nineties: An American Heritage Extra
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The Nineties: An American Heritage Extra

By Jensen, Oliver (editor)

New York: The American Heritage Publishing Co, 1967. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. some edge wear to printed boards; Profusely illustrated look at the 1890's in America.

$2.99

Vermont album;: A collection of early Vermont photographs,
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Vermont album;: A collection of early Vermont photographs,

By Hill, Ralph Nading

Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1974-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. jacket is tattered with large section missing; book has light edge wear to boards; 200+ photos with captions of early Vermont life;

$2.99

Official Vermont Bicentennial Guide
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Official Vermont Bicentennial Guide

By Jennison, Peter S. (editor)

Taftsville, VT: The Countryman Press, 1975. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; 176 pages; 9 x 12" illustrated throughout.

$3.75

Fort Oswegatchie: The Revolutionary War in Northern New York
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Fort Oswegatchie: The Revolutionary War in Northern New York

By Reagen, James E

Ogdensburg, NY: Oswegatchie Press, 2005. Paperback. Good. Signed. heavy edge wear, damptstains on both front and back covers, hinge crease, some ink writing inside front cover and on back cover. Signed and inscribed by the author. A history of the Revolutionary War in Northern New York; 148 pages;

$7.50

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