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Better Badminton

By Carl H. Jackson and Lester A. Swan

This book is in fairly good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing, and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. " Badminton in this country presents an interesting case of ' arrested development.' The game is of course a direct lineal descendant of battledore and shuttlecock. Its origin is therefore traceable to India, but its name comes from England--from Badminton, county seat of the Duke of Beaufort. The actual connection between Badminton and the game as played today, or its importance in the history of the sport, is not clear. The name, in any event, has stuck. The game was introduced into New York in 1878 by two gentlemen, one returning from India and the other from England. In spite of the fact that the club founded by them has remained in existence ever since (it is the oldest badminton club in the world with a continued existence), the game remained relatively obscure in this country until its renaissance in recent years. Since this revival of interest, its growth has been rapid, until today it is one of the fastest, if not the fastest growing sport in this country.

$9.24

In His Steps

By Charles M. Sheldon

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The previous owner signed the inside front cover board. The pages are beginning to yellow, but the pages are free from markings. " 'For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, should follow his steps.' It was Friday morning and the Rev. Henry Maxwell was trying to finish his Sunday morning sermon. He had been interrupted several times and was growing nervous as the morning wore away, and the sermon grew very slowly toward a satisfactory finish. "Mary,' he called to his wife, as he went upstairs after the last interruption, 'If any one comes after this, I wish you would say I am very busy and cannot come down unless it is something very important.' " - Chapter One from In His Steps

$34.42

Doctrine In The Church Of England
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Doctrine In The Church Of England

By The Report Of The Commission On Christian Doctrine

This book is in fairly good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is almost no bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the inside front cover board. The pages are yellowing, and tanning, also several pages contain underlining. "The faith and doctrine of Christianity are handed down to us in the context of a living fellowship. In its widest sense this fellowship is that of the Church Universal; to us as Anglicans the tradition is handed down through the Anglican Communion as a part of Western Christendom. This involves for us two consequences. The first is that in interpreting our own tradition we must give attention to the background of the universal tradition of Christendom. The second is that in discussion of doctrine today we are bound to consider its historical sources and the authority which these should carry...." - Chapter One from Doctrine In The Church Of England

$9.59

Championship Basketball
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Championship Basketball

By Adolph F. Rupp

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing, and the cover boards are fraying. The pages are clear of any markings. "If championship class basketball is to be played, then we feel that a team must be properly conditioned. Conditioning means getting the players prepared for forty minutes of hard basketball by the time the season opens and then maintaining this condition for the remainder of the schedule. Some teams are never in good condition due to lack of work, while other teams are overworked. A team must have both physical and mental conditioning; they work hand in hand...." - Chapter One from Championship Basketball

$10.92

The Greatest Generation Speaks
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The Greatest Generation Speaks

By Tom Brokaw

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has some wear and the cover boards have none. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "I first began to appreciate fully all we owed the World War II generation while I was covering the fortieth and fiftieth anniversaries of D-day for NBC News. When I wrote in The Greatest Generation about the men and women who came out of the Depression, who won great victories and made lasting sacrifices in World War II and then returned home to begin building the world we have today - the people I called the Greatest Generation - it was my way of saying thank you. I felt that this tribute was long overdue, but I was not prepared for the avalanche of letters and responses touched off by that book...." - Preface by The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections

$18.52

My War
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My War

By Tracy Sugarman

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the cover boards. The dust jacket has a little wear. The pages are crisp, white, and clear of all markings. "On December 7th, 1941, when the Japanese were bombing Pearl Harbor, Tracy Sugarman was a young man studying to be an illustrator - and falling in love with a tawny-haired girl named June. But for Tracy, as for all Americans, everything changed that December dawn...." - Preface from My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings

$55.13

Tribute
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Tribute

By Nora Roberts

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. The Dust Jacket is also in excellent condition. "According to legend, Steve McQueen once swam buck-naked among the cattails and lily pads in the pond at the Little Farm. If true, and Cilla liked to think it was, the King of Cool had stripped off and dived in post The Magnificent Seven and prior to The Great Escape...." - Chapter One from Tribute

$7.79

World Almanac And Book Of Facts
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World Almanac And Book Of Facts

By Editors: Director, William A. McGeveran, Jr., Managing, Lori P. Wiesenfeld

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the covers. There is no bumping or fraying, in addition, the pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "The Top Ten News Stories Of 2002: The U.S. and its allies continue their war on terrorism seeking to root out members of al-Queda terror network, held responsible for the September 11 2001, attacks in which some 3,000 people were killed, and their Afghan Taliban supporters. Despite some success, the whereabouts and fate of al-Queda leader Osama bin Laden and of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar remain unknown as of mid-Oct., and there were renewed terrorist attacks, including an Oct. 12 bombing in a tourist section of Bali, Indonesia, that killed more than 180 people...." - Chapter One from World Almanac And Book Of Facts

$2.09

Baseball in America
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Baseball in America

By Robert Smith

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The pages are beginning to yellow, but are not tanning yet. The pages are clear of any markings. "In 1860 a dozen strapping young men from Brooklyn, New York, feeling no more fret over rumors of rebellion and war than young men ever did, made plans for a tour of upstate New York, where they meant to exhibit, against local teams, their style of baseball. Their style was almost a private one to New York City then, for it had been invented only fifteen years before in a vacant lot on Murray Hill, fashioned from several other ball games and kept for a time as the property of four or five gentlemen's clubs...." - Chapter One from Baseball In America

$28.00

Poisoning
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Poisoning

By W. F. von Oettingen, M.D., PhD.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner's stamp is affixed to the first page, the title page, and also, on the top edges. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "The correct diagnosis of poisonings or of toxic conditions has become increasingly more important. It is not only essential for the prompt and effective treatment of the patient, but in addition it may have other far-reaching consequences. It may be of forensic importance and lead to the detection of a crime, or it may be instrumental in improving inadequate sanitary conditions and thus prevent later cases of a similar nature. The prompt recognition of a toxic condition which is due to the occupational environment may be of considerable economic importance for the patient in that in these cases the treatment of his illness and the resulting loss of gainful activity may be paid for through compensation by state and private insurance agencies...." - Chapter One from Poisoning

$14.34

History Of Ancient Civilizations
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History Of Ancient Civilizations

By Albert A. Trever

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The first three pages are very loose. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning , but the pages are clear of any markings. "Rome holds a key position in the history of Western civilization, for she welded all Mediterranean cultures into a new unity stamped with her own national character and passed this on to the West. Her language, law, political institutions, economic and social organization, universal church, and culture became the foundation of medieval civilization, and are now interwoven into the very texture of our own social and individual life. Roman history is therefore in no sense isolated or without vital significance to us, for here are the true origins of medieval and modern civilization. To one who has no understanding of imperial Rome, much in them must be, forever, a closed book...." - Chapter One from History Of Ancient Civilizations

$14.15

Analytic Geometry
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Analytic Geometry

By Gordon Fuller

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is almost no bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are starting to yellow, but are not tanning, and the pages are clear of any markings. "For several centuries geometry and algebra developed slowly, bit by bit, as distinct mathematical disciplines. In 1637, however a French mathematician and philosopher, Rene Descartes, published his La Geometrie, which introduced a device for unifying these two branches of mathematics. The basic feature of this new process, now called analytic geometry, is the use of a coordinate system. By means of coordinate systems algebraic methods can be applied powerfully in the study of geometry, and perhaps of still greater importance is the advantage accuring to algebra by graphical representation of algebraic equations. Indeed, Descartes' remarkable contribution paved the way for rapid and far-reaching developments in mathematics, and analytic geometry continues to be of great value in mathematical investigations...." - Chapter One from Analytic Geometry

$18.30

Track and Field Athletics
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Track and Field Athletics

By George T. Bresnahan, W.W. Tuttle, Ph.D., Sc.D., Francis X. Cretzmeyer

This book is in very good condition. There is very minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is almost no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "When the track and field squad is assembled to discuss the approaching season of training and competition, the topics usually considered first are the personal equipment requirements of the individual candidates, the importance of warming up, and the schedules of practice that are to be followed. In order that we may know what the requirements are, they are discussed in some detail in this chapter...." - Chapter One from Track And Field

$7.05

Between Parent And Child
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Between Parent And Child

By Dr. Haim G. Ginott

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the Tcover boards. There is no bumping and fraying on the cover boards, but the spine is discolored, and there are two light spots on the back cover board. The previous owner has signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and the edges are tanning, although, the pages are free of any markings. "Conversing with children is a unique art with rules and meanings of its own. Children are rarely naive in their communications. Their messages are often in a code, that requires deciphering. Andy, age ten, asked his father, 'What is the number of abandoned children in Harlem?' Father a chemist and an intellectual, was glad to see his son take an interest in social problems. He gave a long lecture on the subject and then looked up the figure. But Andy was not satisfied and kept on asking questions on the same subject: 'What is the number of abandoned children in New York city?' 'in the United States?' 'in Europe?' 'in the world?' Finally it occurred to father that his son was concerned, not about a social problem, but by a personal one. His questions stemmed not so much from sympathy for abandoned children as from fear of being abandoned. He was looking, not for a figure representing the number of deserted children, but for reassurance that he would not be deserted...." - Chapter One from Between Parent And Child

$65.06

Why I Am An Episcopalian
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Why I Am An Episcopalian

By John McGill Krumm

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "It is not too far from the truth to say that I am an Episcopalian because I was bribed into being one! It was a persuasive proposition put to me by my friend down the street who had joined the ranks of a newly launched boys' choir in the Episcopal Church in the California town where I lived. I was twelve years old, and the choir needed recruits. Whether my friend was authorized to put the matter to me in just the way he did I now have some doubt. His method was nevertheless successful - indeed. far beyond his expectations. The choir was due to make its debut on Christmas Eve. Then as a reward for the long weeks of preparation and rehearsal its members were to be taken shortly after Christmas for a visit to San Francisco, some four hundred miles away, for a glamorous visit to Chinatown and kindred delights. What could be simpler, my friend insisted, than to spend a few weeks practicing hymns and anthems, join the Christmas debut and the subsequent San Francisco excursion and then shake the dust of the Episcopal Church off my feet as soon as afterwards as decency would permit?..." - Chapter One from Why I Am An Episcopalian

$4.20

Spanish for Beginners
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Spanish for Beginners

By Norman P. Sachs, Ph.D.

The book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner signed the second page of the book. The pages are yellowing and tanning, and there are several markings of ink writing on the pages. "As H. L. Mencken has pointed out, the Spanish language has made far more contributions to the vocabulary of American English than has any other European tongue. Beginning with the sixteenth century when the Spanish Empire was in the hey-day, the influence of the Spanish vocabulary came to be felt in England at the same time that Spanish words came into the American lexicon via the West Indies. Parts of the Spanish vocabulary were also added to our own as a result of the Spanish colonization of our Southwest and Florida, the continuous influence of Spanish south of the border during the whole of our frontier period, the Mexican War, and the Spanish-American War...." - Introductory Lesson One from Spanish for Beginners

$4.95

College Algebra
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College Algebra

By Margaret L. Lial / Charles D. Miller

This book is in good condition. There is severe wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is severe bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are beginning to yellow, but not tanning. There is also some underlining on the pages, but otherwise the pages are free from markings. "College Algebra is designed for a one-semester or two-quarter course in the fundamentals of algebra for college students. We assume as prerequisite that students have had an earlier course in the fundamentals of algebra, but that the student does not have a complete mastery of these fundamentals. Thus the book begins with three chapters of review. A diagnostic pretest for these chapters is included, so that well prepared students can skim or even skip these chapters...." - Preface from College Algebra

$32.52

The United Church of Christ
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The United Church of Christ

By Douglas Horton

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has stamped the inside of the front and back cover board. Additionally, there are four black marked out lines on the third page. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but are clear of any more markings. "In order to explain why I am a United Churchman, it is necessary for me first to introduce my readers to the United Church of Christ. This I do with unstinted pleasure, with the hope that the introduction itself will serve to make the explanation for me, indicating the features of that church which draw me to it...." - An Introduction from The United Church of Christ "Constitution - The very title of the document brings us into the midst of historical tension. The United Church of Christ arises from the forging together of two Christian traditions, the Congregational Christian and the Evangelical and Reformed. The former derives from England and the English way of looking at things, the latter from the Continent of Europe and Continental ways - and England and the Continent have each had their own way of looking at a constitution...." - Chapter Two from The United Church of Christ

$4.09

Mother Teresa
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Mother Teresa

By Navin Chawla

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, or spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "According to Mother Teresa's Indian Diplomatic passport, Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu was born on 26 August 1910 in Skopje, Yugoslavia. In 1910, Skopje was a small town with a population of about 25,000. It was then part of the kingdom of Albania, itself a part of the Ottoman Empire. Albania had experienced several centuries of Islamic rule under Turkish domination, and Catholics comprised only a small fraction of the population. Albania, itself, was at the time at the crossroads of divergent cultural and religious forces...." - Chapter One from Mother Teresa

$31.22

Catholic Household Blessings And Prayers
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Catholic Household Blessings And Prayers

By Incorporated United States Catholic Conference

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges or spine of the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the first page. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are clear of any markings. The pages are white, clear of any markings and crisp. "Since the promulgation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council, all of us have experienced the first steps toward a renewal of the liturgy of the Church. We see clearly now that this liturgical renewal cannot be a matter of texts and rubrics only; the heart of this renewal is prayer. And the key to renewing the prayer of the Sunday assembly is rekindling a love for and practice of prayer in the hearts of those who make up the Church. Prayer must happen in the 'little churches' - the households, the families - if the Sunday assembly is to become a community of prayer. The Council taught that the liturgy 'is the primary and indispensable source from which the faithful are to derive the true Christian spirit' (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 14) How can that spirit come to fill and give shape to our lives unless it is there in the prayers of individuals and families?..." - Foreword from Catholic Household Blessings And Prayers

$26.60

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