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Martina.

Martina.

by NAVRATILOVA, Martina. Wth George Veesey

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First edition / First printing. Ivory cloth spine, ivory paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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$30.00
Eisenhower : Captive Hero

Eisenhower : Captive Hero

by Childs, Marquis

London: Hammond, Hammond & Company, 1959. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked red cloth boards and a little bumping to spine foot and corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with slight creasing to upper edge and dusty rear. 285pp. A critical study of the man who was General in World War Two and the President of the United States.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8.75 x 5.5 inches.
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£6.25
Napoleon III and his Carnival Empire

Napoleon III and his Carnival Empire

by Bierman, John

New York: St. Martin's Press Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Edges Lightly Soiled. JACKET BY: Doris Borowsky. Portrait of Napoleon III by Flandrin, Versailles; courtesy Art Resource. Background painting: Place du Theatre Francais Pluie by Camille Pissarro; courtesy The Bettmann Archive. DESIGN BY: Robert Bull Design. CONTENTS: PROLOGUE: Popguns at Dawn. BOOK ONE: THE PATH TO POWER 1 An Uncertain Paternity 2 The Italian Escapade 3... Read more
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CA$48.19
The Last Stalinist: The Life of Santiago Carrillo

The Last Stalinist: The Life of Santiago Carrillo

by Preston, Paul

London: William Collins, 2014. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked red cloth boards, bumping to spine foot and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked with traces of creasing to upper and lower edges and long repaired tear down front edge. 432pp. Biography of Santiago Carrillo who became secretary general of the Spanish Communist Party by 1960, was a hero of the long struggle against Franco and by the time of his death in 2012 was a... Read more
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£12.00
Fighting Talk  -  The Biography of John Prescott

Fighting Talk - The Biography of John Prescott

by Brown, Colin

London: Simon and Schuster, 1997. A Fine uninscribed copy with dustjacket which is price clipped. viii + 344 pages. 33 illustrations. The biography, sanctioned by Prescott, who allowed the author many interviews and to research in his loft. The Labour Party Deputy Prime Minister notorious for his outspoken views, nicknamed 'Thumper' and 'Rambo', is presented in a no punches pulled fascinating and entertaining biography. **** NOT EX LIB **** C3B. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very... Read more
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£7.00
Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 2 Means of Ascent, The

Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 2 Means of Ascent, The

by Caro, Robert A

New York: A Borzoi Book Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1990. BOOK: Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Edges Lightly Soiled. DUST JACKET: Lightly Creased; Lightly Chipped; Slight Yellowing Due to Age; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. With 32 pages of photographs. BOOK NUMBER: 3/90. ALSO KNOWN AS: Portions of this work were originally published in The New Yorker. MAP: Jean Paul Tremblay. JACKET DESIGN BY: R. D. Scudellari. CONTENTS: Introduction: Ends and Means PART I "Too Slow" PART... Read more
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CA$49.27
Point of Order: A Profile of Senator Joe McCarthy

Point of Order: A Profile of Senator Joe McCarthy

by Robert P. Ingalls

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1981 Hardcover. 0399208275 . First edition "Summary: Presents a biography of the unknown first-term senator from Wisconsin who became world famous in the 'nightmare' decade after World War II by charging that Communists had infiltrated the government". 159 pages, illustrated, selected bibliography, index. Very good with light edgewear, in dust jacket with edge creasing and tears. bx169
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$10.00
Last of His Kind an Informal Portrait of Harry S. Truman

Last of His Kind an Informal Portrait of Harry S. Truman

by Robbins Charles

NY: Morrow, 1979.159 page biogrpahy of President Truman 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. ; Photos by Bradley Smith .fine in fine dust jacket mil 11
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$14.00
Tales of Alaska's Bush Rat Governor:  The Extraordinary Autobiography of  Jay Hammond, Wilderness Guide and Reluctant Politician

Tales of Alaska's Bush Rat Governor: The Extraordinary Autobiography of Jay Hammond, Wilderness Guide and Reluctant Politician

by Hammond, Jay

Fairbanks, AK: Epicenter Press. Near Fine. 1996. First Paperback Edition. Trade Paperback. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 340 pages. A former Marine fighter pilot, Jay Hammond heads north to Alaska after World War II. He becomes a trapper, bush pilot, fisherman, guide, wolf hunter, poet, environmentalist, and finally a reluctant politician who endears himself to Alaska's people by telling them the unvarnished and sometimes unwelcome truth about the state of affairs in their oil-boom... Read more
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$6.00
End This Depression Now!

End This Depression Now!

by KRUGMAN, Paul

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2012. Signed by the author on the title page. First edition / First printing. Gray paper-covered spine, red paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Nobel Prize Winner for Economics in 2008.
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$75.00
Memoirs of Jean Francois Paul De Gondi Cardinal De Retz (Volumes 1 & 2)

Memoirs of Jean Francois Paul De Gondi Cardinal De Retz (Volumes 1 & 2)

by de Retz, Cardinal

London: J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1917. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spines. Clean very tight pages with dusty unmarked boards, very dusty page edges, very sunned spines and no bumping to corners. Total of 795pp. A biography set in the 17th century of a Cardinal which sets out his irresponsible career. With an introduction by David Ogg. Being nos 735 and 736 in the Everyman's Library.. Hard Cover. Good (-). 6.75 x 4.25 Inches x 2.
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£12.00
Kenyatta

Kenyatta

by Jeremy Murray-Brown

Fontana/Collins, 1974. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers, crease to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, well-tanned pages and no bumping to corners. 381pp. The story of Jomo Kenyatta, the first President of the Republic of Kenya, who began his life as a Kikuyu herdboy.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 7.75 x 5 inches.
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£17.50
An Interview with the Dalai Lama

An Interview with the Dalai Lama

by Avedon, John F

New York: Littlebird Pubns. As New. 1980. First Edition. Paperback. 0937896004 . Appears unopened and unread. Covers (wrappers) not as crisp as those of a new book. Straight and sharp tips, no creases to wraps. Clean, bright, unmarked text. ; 84 pages .
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$17.99
Rabin Memoirs, The

Rabin Memoirs, The

by Rabin, Yitzhak

Boston: Little, Brown and Company BOOK: Corners, Spine, Boards Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Slightly Cocked; Edges Moderately Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Lightly Creased; Lightly Chipped; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. DESIGNED BY: Janis Capone. PHOTOGRAPH: Leonard Freed--Magnum. JACKET DESIGN BY: John Renfer. CONTENTS: Photographs follow page 184; Author's Note; 1 Childhood and Soldiering 2 The War of Independence 3... Read more
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CA$38.05
Play Baseball The Ripken Way.

Play Baseball The Ripken Way.

by RIPKEN, Jr., Cal and Bill Ripken with Larry Burke

New York: Random House, 2004. Signed by Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken on the half-title page. First edition / First printing. Blue paper spine, red paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket with promotional postcard and bookmark laid in. Baseball's "Iron Man." Hall of Famer first ballot inductee. Cal Ripken holds the all time record for consecutive games played at 2,632. 19 time All-Star. Two time American League MVP. Winner of two Gold Glove Awards.
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$75.00
Swordfish: a True Story of Ambition, Savagery, and Betrayal

Swordfish: a True Story of Ambition, Savagery, and Betrayal

by McClintick, David

New York, New York: Pantheon Book 1993.Desperate to stop the narcotics epidemic, the federal government secretly launched Operation Swordfish in 1981. This story of deception and betrayal tells how a Cuban emigre living in Miami led federal agents to the heart of the drug mafia's network and how the DEA ultimately "repaid" him. 606 pp. Fine in Fine jacket 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. ; Photographs .ref53
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$12.99
Baron Marks of Woolwich

Baron Marks of Woolwich

by Michael Lane

London: Quiller Press, 1986. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked maroon cloth boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with very slight creasing to upper front edge and minor traces of storage. 146pp. Biography of the international entrepreneur, engineer, patent agent and politician. He was responsible for a number of cliff railways including at Lynton and Lynmouth, Bristol, Bridgnorth and at Matlock in Derbyshire. He... Read more
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£6.25
Fidel A Critical Portrait

Fidel A Critical Portrait

by Tad. Szulc

New York: William Morrow and Company Inc [1986]. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 0688046452 . First edition. 703 pages, map endpapers, bibliography, index. Fine copy [with one tiny speck stain to the fore-edge] in Fine jacket. bx209
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$14.00
The True History of Lord Beaverbrook

The True History of Lord Beaverbrook

by Wood, Alan

London: Heinemann, 1965. Gold title on black boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally foxing to closed eedge else a clean, tight and unmarked copy. Dustjacket has a little wear to top and is price clipped. A masterful and very readable biography of the politician and newspaper magnate with 17 illustrations. With a postscript by Sir John Elliot. Because the author died in 1957, his book has been brought up to date by Sir John Elliot, who next to Lord Beaverbrook's family and Sir... Read more
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£7.00
Just a Country Lawyer A Biography of Senator Sam Ervin

Just a Country Lawyer A Biography of Senator Sam Ervin

by Clancy, Paul R

Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Fine in Fair dust jacket. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 0253145406 . Fine hardcover copy in a Good edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust jacket with a closed tear to front flap at the upper corner. Square spine, tight hinges and joints, straight and sharp corners. Clean, unmarked mildly age-toned text.; 320 pages .
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$9.99
Diplomatically Speaking

Diplomatically Speaking

by Griscom, Lloyd C

Boston, MA: Little, Brown. Fine in Poor dust jacket. 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine hardcover copy in a tattered dust jacket. Square spine, tight hinges and joints, straight and sharp corners. Clean, bright, unmarked text. Previous owner's name inked to free front endpaper. Gift inscription to front page of blank leaf preceding half-title page. ; 486 pages .
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$14.99
Vanier Soldier, Diplomat and Governor General

Vanier Soldier, Diplomat and Governor General

by Speaight, Robert

Don Mills: Wm Collins Sons & Co. Canada Ltd, 1970. BOOK: Repaired; Corners, Spine Bumped; Moderate Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Moderately Cocked; Edges Heavily Soiled; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Non-Sticky Adhesive Tape Residue to Reverse of Jacket; Moderately Creased; Lightly Chipped; Slight Yellowing Due to Age; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. Jamais aucun homme ne posseda a un plus haut degree cette paix intreieure qui nait du sentiment du Devoir sacre, et la modeste... Read more
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CA$29.11
Margot Asquith's Great War Diary 1914-1916: The View from Downing Street

Margot Asquith's Great War Diary 1914-1916: The View from Downing Street

by Brock, Michael and Brock, Eleanor

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, very minor bumping to lower edge and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased. 417pp. The diary of the wife of the British Prime Minister who took us into the First World War. A fascinating look behind the scenes at No 10 Downing Street as the war unfolded.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.
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£20.00
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.

by CARTER, Jimmy

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. First edition / First printing. Blue paper spine, blue paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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$280.00
Sir Bob : The Autobiography of Sir Robert Thomas

Sir Bob : The Autobiography of Sir Robert Thomas

by Thomas, Sir Robert

Glossop, Derbyshire: Senior Publications, 1984. No inscriptions or marks. A lovely clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased with minor traces of storage. 208pp. The story of the miner's son who follwed his father down the mine near Wigan, Lancashire before becoming a union officer and then a councillor for Manchester. He worked tirelessly for the city, was instrumental in the introduction of the... Read more
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£6.25