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Oriental Tales.

By Marguerite Yourcenar .

New York, NY Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1985. Hardcover First Edition USA [1985], so stated. First Edition USA [1985], so stated. Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows the slightest spine lean; a tiny soil spot at the top edge of the text block; else flawless; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of minor flaws. Bright and fresh. Close to "As New". The DJ shows a small orange spot at the lower backstrip, which may be part of the publisher's design or may be the shadow from some sort of "dot" sticker from a former bookseller or such; else flawless; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.3 x 5.7 x 0.75 inches). 147 pages. Translated from the French by Alberto Manguel. Weight: 11 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$17.64

The Making of a Hardrock Miner: An Account of the Experiences of a Worker in Copper, Molybdenum, and Uranium Mines in the West.
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The Making of a Hardrock Miner: An Account of the Experiences of a Worker in Copper, Molybdenum, and Uranium Mines in the West.

By Stephen M. Voynick.

Berkeley, CA Howell-North , 1978. Paperback First Edition Thus (1978), unstated in accordance with Howell-North's customary practice. First Edition Thus (1978), unstated in accordance with Howell-North's customary practice. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of smudging to the fore-edge; faint toning to the white background areas of the backstrip (not sunning - and the black titles are bold and clearly legible). Else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of minor, unobtrusive flaws. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.55 inches). 224 pages. Language: English. Weight: 9.7 ounces. Trade Paperback. White-collar worker relocates to the Rocky Mountain West to try his hand at mining, doing stints in three states and here writing about the job and his fellow workers.

$34.30

Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood.
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Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood.

By Jennifer Traig.

Boston, MA Little, Brown and Company, 2004. Hardcover First Edition [2004]; First Printing indicated by a complete number sequence. First Edition [2004]; First Printing indicated by a complete number sequence. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows just a hint of spine lean, but the binding remains perfectly secure; else flawless; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. The DJ is flawless; the price unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.9 x 1 inches). 246 pages. Weight: 13.8 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

Barefoot Renegade.

By Ralph Salesky.

Fairfield, WA Ye Galleon Press, 1992. Hardcover First Edition [1992], unstated. Very Good+ to Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: some extremely faint water stains at fore-edge, though these have not penetrated the text block or affected it in any way; a short, very faint, stray [clearly unintentional] red pen mark at top edge; barely discernible scuffing to covers. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.3 x 1.25 inches). 298 pages. Maroon leatherette over boards with gilt titles and designs at the front panel and gilt titles at the backstrip. Weight: 1 pound, 12.4 ounces. First Edition [1992], unstated. Hardback: Leatherette.

$7.64

The Ultraviolet Sky.

By Alma Luz Villanueva.

New York, NY Doubleday: Anchor Books, 1993. Paperback First Edition Thus [1993]; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; just a hint of wear to the extremities; the mildest overall rubbing to the wrapper covers; the pages are fairly heavily tanned, due to aging; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. (8 x 5.15 x 0.85 inches). 379 pages. Weight: 12.8 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$14.70

Alarms & Diversions.

By James Thurber .

New York, NY Harper & Row: Perennial Library, 1964. Paperback First Edition Thus [1964], Later Printing [no date provided]. Good+ in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: some creasing to the backstrip; the binding glue is showing signs of begining to crack at a couple of pages mid-text, but does not appear to be in danger of splitting; smudges at the fore-edge; .The binding is square; the text is clean; former owner's name at the upper corner of the front endpaper. Would make a handsome reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.15 x 4.15 x 1 inches). xii, 398 pages. Line art Illustrations. Weight: 10.5 ounces. First Edition Thus [1964], Later Printing [no date provided]. Mass Market Paperback. A sampling of Thurber's world. Dozens of humorous essays and hundreds of drawings from the humorist whose work frequented the New Yorker magazine.

$3.53

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon.

By Sei Shonagon.

New York, NY Penguin Books: Penguin Classics, 1971. Paperback First Edition Thus [1971], Eighth Printing [1983]. Very Good in Wraps: shows moderate indications of use: noticeable rubbing to the wrapper covers; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging, and several pages have been lightly bumped at the bottom corner. Former owner's name and phone number inside the front cover. The binding leans ever so slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. A handsome little volume, structurally sound and tightly bound, but showing some wear. NOT Book-Club or Ex-Library. May be a remainder, as there is a small, thin and very light mark at the bottom edge, near the outside edge. Appears to be a stray mark, but may be a remainder mark. 12mo. (7.125 x x 4.5 x .75 inches). 411 pages. Shipping Weight: 9.5 ounces. Illustrated with duotone drawings. Translated with an Introduction by Ivan Morris. First Edition Thus [1971], Eighth Printing [1983]. Mass Market Paperback. The Pillow Book is a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shonagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. The book was completed in the year 1002. In it she included lists of all kinds, personal thoughts, interesting events in court, poetry, and some opinions on her contemporaries. While it is mostly a personal work, Shonagon's writing and poetic skill makes it interesting as a work of literature, and it is valuable as a historical document. Part of it was revealed to the Court by accident during Shonagon's life.

$12.25

30 Years in Deep Freeze: My Life in Communist China.
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30 Years in Deep Freeze: My Life in Communist China.

By Ching-Chih Yi-Ling Wong .

Santa Barbara, CA Fithian Press, 2000. Hardcover First Edition [2000], unstated. First Edition [2000], unstated, in accordance with Fithian Press' customary practice. Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; price intact; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 317 pages. Hardback with DJ.

$14.11

After Leningrad: From the Caucasus to the Rhine, August 9, 1942-March 22, 1945 (A Russian of Diary of Survival During World War II).

By Elena Skrjabina .

Carbondale, IL Southern Illinois University Press, 1978. Hardcover First Edition USA [1978], unstated. Near Fine in Very Good DJ: The Book shows three tiny dots of soil at the front panel; the binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly secure; else flawless; the text is clean. The DJ shows light wear to extremities; considerable overall rubbing; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. The DJ shows a little wear, but the book is in handsome condition: remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 190 pages. First Edition USA [1978], unstated. Hardback with DJ.

$19.60

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon.

By Sei Shonagon.

Baltimore, MD Penguin Books: Penguin Classics, 1971. Paperback First Edition Thus, Third Printing [1976]. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a a little mild rubbing; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. The binding leans ever so slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. A handsome little volume: close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.125 x x 4.5 x .75 inches). 411 pages. Shipping Weight: 9.5 ounces. Illustrated with duotone drawings. Translated with an Introduction by Ivan Morris. First Edition Thus, Third Printing [1976]. Mass Market Paperback. The Pillow Book is a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shonagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. The book was completed in the year 1002. In it she included lists of all kinds, personal thoughts, interesting events in court, poetry, and some opinions on her contemporaries. While it is mostly a personal work, Shonagon's writing and poetic skill makes it interesting as a work of literature, and it is valuable as a historical document. Part of it was revealed to the Court by accident during Shonagon's life.

$24.50

Like Color to the Blind:: Soul Searching and Soul Finding.
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Like Color to the Blind:: Soul Searching and Soul Finding.

By Donna Williams.

New York, NY Random House: Times Books, 1996. Hardcover First Edition; First Printing indicated. First Edition; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 290pp. Hardback with DJ. "Like Color to the Blind" is the third book by Donna Williams, after "Nobody Nowhere" and "Somebody Somewhere" but it could easily stand by itself. Donna, who is autistic, puts forth an amazing effort to break through the socially acceptable masks that she had grown in order to relate to society. She is in a relationship with a man who has similar problems, and they help each other as much as they can. A very important part of this book is the account of Irlen filters, tinted lenses that reduce the many symptoms of visual overload. Anyone who has thought about obtaining these lenses should read this, as it is a very eloquent account of these problems and their disappearance. The author, though going through understandable rough periods, seems to put all of her free effort into retaining who she is. I could use any number of cliche's here (touching, great read, etc) but I will just say that I loved this book and I hope that other people will, too.

$24.50

Letters from the Lanai.

By Maili Yardley.

Honolulu, HI Editions Limited, 2002. Paperback First Edition, First Printing stated. First Edition, First Printing stated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 200pp. Includes Glossary of Hawaiian Terms. Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. To the delight of a multitude of loyal fans, the Islands' grandam of Epicurean and Hawaiiana authorship has finally written her long-awaited first novel. It will be to no one's apprised that Maili Yardley is still kicking, and writing with her usual flair as she travels deep into her ninth decade. A natural and avid correspondent herself, is only to be expected that the she is at her best through this medium of letters. Her keen observations of Island life taking place two and three generations ago will ring true to kama'aina. Old timers will recognize some familiar names among these fictional characters, a device used to enhance the atmosphere of those bi-gone days Maili excels at portraying.

$49.00

The Old Century and Seven More Years.

By Siegfried Sassoon.

London, UK Faber & Faber , 1938. Hardcover First Edition, so stated. First Edition, so stated. Very Good in Good only DJ: Book shows indications of careful use; light wear to extremities; the spine leans a little; there are tiny splits at the bottom of both the front and rear hinges; else flawless. Binding remains quite secure; text clean. DJ shows heavy wear: chip loss at the head and heel of the backstrip and at the front corner tips; a three-inch mostly closed tear from the top of the front hinge down toward the middle of the front panel; some darkening and mottling to the backstrip; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Structurally sound and tightly bound, this volume is clean, sturdy, and quite presentable in a rather tatty DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 293pp. Hardback with DJ. Siegfried Sassoon, CBE, MC (1886 – 1967) was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a jingoism-fuelled war. Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces when he made a lone protest against the continuation of the war in his "Soldier's Declaration" of 1917, culminating in his admission to a mental hospital; this resulted in his forming a friendship with Wilfred Owen, who was greatly influenced by him. Sassoon later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the "Sherston trilogy", in which he branched out into prose, with Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, the anonymously-published first volume of a fictionalised autobiography, which was almost immediately accepted as a classic, bringing its author new fame as a humorous writer. The book won the 1928 James Tait Black Award for fiction. Sassoon followed it with Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1930) and Sherston's Progress (1936). In later years, he revisited his youth and early manhood with three volumes of genuine autobiography, which were also widely acclaimed. These were the volume offered here, The Old Century, and The Weald of Youth and Siegfried's Journey.

$70.76

A Matter of Consequences, Part Three of an Autobiography.

By B.F. Skinner.

New York, NY New York University Press, 1983. Paperback Very Good+ in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: light wear to the extremities, but showing creases near both upper corners; mildest rubbinga bit of toning to the white background field of the rear panel. Binding square and secure; text clean. No longer pristine, but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 441pp. University Press Paperback. Burrhus Frederic "B. F." Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990) was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher. He was the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University from 1958 until his retirement in 1974. Skinner invented the operant conditioning chamber, also known as the Skinner Box. He was a firm believer of the idea that human free will was actually an illusion and any human action was the result of the consequences of that same action. If the consequences were bad, there was a high chance that the action would not be repeated; however if the consequences were good, the actions that lead to it would be reinforced. He called this the principle of reinforcement. He innovated his own philosophy of science called radical behaviorism, and founded his own school of experimental research psychology—the experimental analysis of behavior. His analysis of human behavior culminated in his work Verbal Behavior, as well as his philosophical manifesto Walden Two, both of which have recently seen enormous increase in interest experimentally and in applied settings. Contemporary academia considers Skinner a pioneer of modern behaviorism along with John B. Watson and Ivan Pavlov. Skinner discovered and advanced the rate of response as a dependent variable in psychological research. He invented the cumulative recorder to measure rate of responding as part of his highly influential work on schedules of reinforcement.[12][13] In a June 2002 survey, Skinner was listed as the most influential psychologist of the 20th century. He was a prolific author who published 21 books and 180 articles. Skinner was born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania to William and Grace Skinner. His father was a lawyer. He became an atheist after a Christian teacher tried to assuage his fear of the Hell that his grandmother described. His brother Edward, two and a half years younger, died at age sixteen of a cerebral hemorrhage. He attended Hamilton College in New York with the intention of becoming a writer. He found himself at a disadvantage at Hamilton College with many due to his intellectual attitude. While attending, he joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He wrote for the school paper, but as an atheist, he was critical of the religious school he attended. He also attended Harvard University after receiving his B.A. in English literature in 1926 where he would later research, teach, and eventually become a prestigious board member. While at Harvard, he invented his prototype for the Skinner Box. Also, a fellow student Fred Keller, convinced Skinner he could make an experimental science from the study of behavior. This led Skinner to join Keller and they created different tools for small experiments.[18] After graduation, he unsuccessfully tried to write a great novel while he lived with his parents, which he later called the Dark Years. He soon became disillusioned with his literary skills despite encouragement from widely renowned literary genius Robert Frost and concluded that he had little world experience and no strong personal perspective from which to write. His encounter with John B. Watson's Behaviorism led him into graduate study in psychology and to the development of his own operant behaviorism. Skinner received a PhD from Harvard in 1931, and remained there as a researcher until 1936. He then taught at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis and later at Indiana University, where he was chair of the psychology department from 1946–1947, before returning to Harvard as a tenured professor in 1948. He remained at Harvard for the rest of his life. In 1973 Skinner was one of the signers of the Humanist Manifesto II. In 1936, Skinner married Yvonne Blue. The couple had two daughters, Julie (m. Vargas) and Deborah (m. Buzan). He died of leukemia on August 18, 1990, and is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Skinner continued to write and work until just before his death. A few days before Skinner died, he was given a lifetime achievement award by the American Psychological Association and delivered a 15 minute address concerning his work. A controversial figure, Skinner has been depicted in many different ways. He has been called evil, hateful, but also warm and enthusiastic. Much of Skinner’s professional trouble derived from his penchant for attempting to apply science proven in lab environments at a universal level. His persona was as controversial as his science. In fact, his personality seems to have been quite similar to that of other creative scientists—highly conscientious and open to experience, but also somewhat neurotic. Skinner called his particular brand of behaviorism "Radical" behaviorism. Radical behaviorism is the philosophy of the science of behavior. It seeks to understand behavior as a function of environmental histories of reinforcing consequences. Such a functional analysis makes it capable of producing technologies of behavior (see Applied behavior analysis). This applied behaviorism lies on the opposite side of the ideological spectrum as the field of cognitive science. Unlike less austere behaviorism, it does not accept private events such as thinking, perceptions, and unobservable emotions in a causal account of an organism's behavior.

$35.87

Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now.
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Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now.

By Jan Wong.

New York, NY Doubleday: Anchor Books, 1997. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: barely discernible spine lean; very light wear to extremities; faint soiling to the title page and inside the front cover; binding secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 405pp. Illustrated with vintage photographs in black & white. A Time Magazine "Best Book of 1996". Trade Paperback. This book contains a detailed description, from a first person point of view, of the tremendous changes that occurred in China from 1972 to 1996, starting with the great move backward by a ruthless dictatorship under Mao, to the beginnings of the economic advance in China under Deng, starting in the 1990's, by someone who experienced it all first hand. Particularly detailed and of interest is the hour by hour eyewitness description of the Tiananmen Square massacre in which the troops of the People's Liberation Army fired volley after volley into masses of peacefully protesting Chinese who simply wanted a little better life, killing at least 3000. No wonder this book is banned in China. A Canadian-born Chinese female author who learned to speak Chinese in college was able to blend into the Chinese people and able to experience what it was like under the regime of Mao, including the repression and favoritism and domination by the Communist Party. She, as a true believer, began by working in factories and fields. She left China and later returned as a foreign correspondent for Canadian newspapers. The book is filled with many details of everyday life, but with a perspective of someone from Canada, and it is difficult to see how anyone else could have been in such a place to have written such a book. Jan Wong has an incisive way of analyzing and describing what she sees, and it is a book which describes frankly her own personal development. In the end although she went to China to see how a socialist government could care for its people since she thought that the socialist way would be the best, but she discovered there were more social support systems in Canada and far more freedom for the individual, and she began to appreciate those things about daily life that people in North America take for granted.

$14.70

Feliks Topolski: Fourteen Letters.

By Feliks Topolski.

London, UK Faber & Faber, 1988. Paperback First Ed thus, so stated. First Ed thus, so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Binding shows the slightest lean, but remains pefectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. Unpaginated [a large thick, hefty volume with high production values. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. Narrations ilustrated with drawings, photos and paintings. Not a book to be read from fist to last page.Open the book in any place and you will be drawn into the artist ideas and experiences. Felix Topolski [1907-1989], studied in the Warsaw Academy of Art, and trained as an artillery officer. Later he studied and worked in Italy and France, and eventually he moved to Britain in 1935 after being commissioned to record king George V's silver jubilee. He founded a studio near Waterloo, where there is still a free permanent exhibition which chronicles the 20th century. In 1939 the George Bernard Shaw play In Good King Charles's Golden Days was published with illustrations by Topolski, bringing his work to a wide audience in the UK. During the Second World War, Topolski became an official war artist and painted scenes of the Battle of Britain and other battlefields. After the war he made a celebrated painting about the first meeting of the United Nations. In 1947 he gained British citizenship. Feliks Topolski’s experiences were initially captured in pencil and ink drawings. These were the first stage of his prolific Chronicles, which appeared fortnightly from 1953 to 1979, interrupted only to accommodate his exploratory investigations across the globe. The Chronicles communicated his art and observations to a wider audience. They were independently published, without advertisements or subsidies. Since his death in 1989 Topolski’s Chronicles have retained respect as a pictorial and political record spanning nearly thirty years of world history. The Chronicles contain 3,000 drawings, and were exhibited in New York, Moscow, Cologne, Hamburg, Hawaii, Tel Aviv and serialised in the United States, Poland, Italy, Denmark and Switzerland. As Joyce Cary wrote, it is ‘the most brilliant record we have of the contemporary scene as seized by a contemporary mind.’ In 1959, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh commissioned Topolski to create a mural depicting the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The mural contains 14 friezes divided into two narratives; one narrative; entitled 'In The Streets' shows various processions to Westminster Abbey, while the second, enititled 'In The Abbey', depicts the procession out of the Abbey after the coronation. Topolski painted portraits of contemporaries, including the authors H.G. Wells, Graham Greene, John Mortimer and Evelyn Waugh, and politicians Harold Macmillan and Aneurin Bevan. He also painted murals, contributed to BBC programs, such as Face to Face and designed theatrical sets. Between 1975 and his death he worked on a 600 ft mural in railway arches on London's South Bank, depicting events and people of the 20th century. It is open to the public as the Topolski CenturyFeliks Topolski is a phenomenon without precedent. This book covers an astonishing range of this century's terrors [but also drolleries] revealing at every turn of the page startling perceptions never hampered by prejudice.

$19.60

Under the Canopy: The Story of a Friendship with Isaac Bashevis Singer That Chronicles a Reawakening of Jewish Identity.

By Dorothea Straus.

New York, NY George Braziller, 1982. Hardcover First Ed, First Printing stated. First Ed, First Printing stated. Near Fine in Very Good DJ: Book shows only mild shelfwear; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; faint but pervasive soiling; backstrip toned; price unclipped; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New', but remains close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.165pp. Hardback with DJ.

$8.23

A Wider World: Portraits of an Adolescence.

By Kate Simon.

New York, NY HarperCollins: HarperPerennial, 1987. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Pages tanned a bit. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 186pp. Trade Paperback.

$13.03

My Century: The Odyssey of a Polish Intellectual.

By Aleksander Wat.

New York, NY W.W. Norton & Company, 1990. Paperback First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 407pp. Trade Paperback. Published years after Wat's death, this remarkable transcription of his taped memoirs sears the imagination. Like Dostoyevsky and Solzhenitsyn, Wat records the life of a political prisoner with agonizing precision, texturing his recall with comic and compassionate portraits of his fellow prisoners and their guards. But Wat's genius lies beyond memorable evocation of place or even portraiture. His work is subtitled an "odyssey," and its true force transpires through the political and spiritual implications of his journeys among 13 Polish and Russian prisons during the 1930s and 1940s. Wat begins as a Communist and Jew and ends as an anti-Communist and Christian who still affirms his Jewishness. Above all, he defends his inner life against monstrous efforts to reduce it to time and trivia.

$24.50

Fingernail Moon: The True Story of a Mother's Flight to Protect Her Daughter.
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Fingernail Moon: The True Story of a Mother's Flight to Protect Her Daughter.

By Janie Webster.

Colorado Springs, CO WaterBrook Press: Shaw Books, 2001. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 239pp. Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$21.56

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