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1000 Peacewomen Across the Globe, 1000  Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005
1 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 1000 Peacewomen Across the Globe
Scalo Publishers 2006 3039390392 / 9783039390397 Hardcover New 
1000 women profiled, each with a page of text and a b&w photo, indexed by keyword. 5" x 7 3/4", black ribbon marker. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The History of Napolean Bonaparte, Complete in 2 volumes, Abbott, John, S. C.
2 Abbott, John, S. C. The History of Napolean Bonaparte, Complete in 2 volumes
New York Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1895 Hardcover Near Fine 
A quite handsone set bound in deep blue cloth with bright silver design embossed on the front boards and the spines. Spinel lettering is in gold. Each volume has a frontis portrait with tissue guard. Numerous b&w illustrations and maps in each volume. Pages bright and clear. volume one has a few spots at the rear hinge wear the paper has broken, corners sharp.. Volume one is 611 pages, volume two is 666 pages 
Price: 135.00 USD
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The Education of Henry Adams:  An Autobiography, Adams, Henry
3 Adams, Henry The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography
New York Hertage Press Fine Slipcase-Near Fine Jacket 
Illustrated with etched gravures, brown marbled paper on boards, brown cloth spine with gold lettering. Deep brown slipcase. Sndglass XII:20 laid in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Camille and the Sunflowers:  a Story about Vincent Van Gogh, Anholt, Laurence
4 Anholt, Laurence Camille and the Sunflowers: a Story about Vincent Van Gogh
Hauppauge, NY Barrons 1994 0812064097 / 9780812064094 First American Edition, 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good++ fine Jacket 
Former owner's small sticker on ffep, otherwise as new. "Where Camille lived, the sunflowers grew so high they looked like real suns. . . ". So begins this fascinating tale of Camille, a little boy who meets a man with a yellow beard. This man is Vincent van Gogh, and they become best friends. The story, based on a true-life incident, is beautifully illustrated in full-color, including reproductions of some of van Gogh's paintings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail:  A Story about Pablo Picasso, Anholt, Laurence
5 Anholt, Laurence Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail: A Story about Pablo Picasso
Hauppauge, NY Barrons 1998 0764150316 / 9780764150319 First American Edition, 1st Printing Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
The fascinating story--based on true fact--of a world-famous artist and a little girl who became one of his models 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Maria's Journey, Arredondo, Ramon; Arredondo, Trisha (Hull)
6 Arredondo, Ramon; Arredondo, Trisha (Hull) Maria's Journey
Indiana Historical Press 2010 0871952866 / 9780871952868 Softcover New 
Born into the Mexican Revolution, Maria Perez entered into an arranged marriage at age fourteen to Miguel Arredondo. The couple and their tiny daughter immigrated to the United States in the 1920's, living in a boxcar while Miguel worked for the Texas Railroad and eventually, settling in East Chicago, Indiana, where Miguel worked for Inland Steel. Their story includes much of early-twentieth-century America: the rise of unions, the plunge into the Great Depression, the patriotism of WWII, and the starkness of McCarthyism. Immigration status colors every scene, adding to their story deportation and citizenship, and a miraculous message of hope. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Fugitive Days, Ayers, Bill
7 Ayers, Bill Fugitive Days
Boston Beacon Press 2001 0807071242 / 9780807071243 Second printing Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Signed by Bill Ayers on the title page with a drawing over the signature and a date of 9/02. The highly respected educator and community activist tells of his days in the late 1960s when he founded the militant activist group the Weather Underground, and his involvement in the defining moments of his generation. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Babst, Earl D.; Vander Velde, Lewis G.: Editors Michigan and the Cleveland Era Sketches of Univesity of Michigan Staff Members and Alumni Who Served the Cleveland Administrations 1885-89. 1893-97
Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1948 First printing Hardcover Very Good poor Jacket 
372 pages, b&w photographs. this copy was once part of a private library and has a stamp on the first endpaper and the second endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Blue cloth binding, dust jacket is present but is in two pieces with chipping at the edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Beyond the Pews Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown, Backman, Jillian Maas
9 Backman, Jillian Maas Beyond the Pews Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown
Chicago Lake Street Press 2011 1936181347 / 9781936181346 Softcover New 
Drawing on her life experience, Backman offers valuable ways for readers to connect with their spiritual intuition. Interactive sections offer soul lessons to help readers understand their own faith experiences and develop their natural intuitive talents. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Barnett, T. Ratcliffe Autumns in Skye Ross and Sutherland
Edinburgh Robert Grant & son 1930 Hardcover Very Good 
187 pages plus ads, illustrated with 16 b&w photographs. Gift inscription on the half-title page is the only marking. Maps on endpapers. Bound in blue cloth with gold lettering on the front and spine. spine lettering is faded. The front and back of the dust jacket have been neatly clipped and tucked inside the book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Longing for Darkness: Kamante's Tales from Out of Africa, with Original Photographs (January 1914-July 1931) and Quotations from Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), Beard, Peter, Kamante; Dinesen, Isak
11 Beard, Peter, Kamante; Dinesen, Isak Longing for Darkness: Kamante's Tales from Out of Africa, with Original Photographs (January 1914-July 1931) and Quotations from Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1975 0151530807 / 9780151530809 Hardcover Very Good++ 
108 drawings, 160 photographs and 15 pages in color. Afterforward by Jacqueline Bouvier Onassis. Unmarked, clean copy. A bit of chipping on the top edge of the front board, slight wear at corners. Jacket is not price-clipped ($19.95). 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness, ben Izzy, Joel
12 ben Izzy, Joel The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness
New York Algonquin 2005 1565125126 / 9781565125124 Softcover New 
Storyteller Joel ben Izzy tells about his experiences trying to regain his voice after a vocal chord was paralyzed during cancer surgery, and weaves the tale of his experiences with relevant fables from around the world. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Lift Every Voice and Sing A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem; 100 Years, 100 Voices, Bond;Julian; Wilson, Sondra Kathryn (editors)
13 Bond;Julian; Wilson, Sondra Kathryn (editors) Lift Every Voice and Sing A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem; 100 Years, 100 Voices
New York Random House 2000 0679463151 / 9780679463153 Ex-Library Edition Hardcover Very Good + very good + Jacket 
Minimal library markings, pages crisp and fresh. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, 275 pages, bibliography. This collection of 400-word essays from a wide range of famous contributors--from Maya Angelou to former President and Mrs. George Bush--celebrate the centennial of the Negro national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing". The Schomburg Center for Black Research has provided 100 photos for display. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Brand, Maxine The Brand Family Chronicles or OMG They're Moving Again
CreateSpace 2017 1543203205 / 9781543203202 Softcover New 
The Brand Family Chronicles are 20 years of humorous annual letter musings covering the adventures of this wandering Jewish family. Every day life turned into laugh out loud events. And even death couldn't prevent humor from rising to the top with Maxine's "Keep on Stalking" blog posts. Enter the world of the Brand Family and be prepared to enjoy some comic relief. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Mozart:  Scenes from the Childhood of the Great Composer, Brighton, Catherine
15 Brighton, Catherine Mozart: Scenes from the Childhood of the Great Composer
New York Doubleday 1990 0385415370 / 9780385415378 First American Edition, 1st Printing Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Mozart, the brilliant child prodigy whose achievements astonished Europe. The richly detailed illustrations and simple, straight-forward prose vividly re-create the places, people, and events in his special world. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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16 Brkic, Courtney Angela Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living
Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. Farrar Straus & Giroux 2004 0374207747 / 9780374207748 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Memoir of a Croatian family, first printing, signed by the author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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PB The Paul Brown Story, Brown, Paul with Jack, Clary
17 Brown, Paul with Jack, Clary PB The Paul Brown Story
New York Atheneum 1979 0689109857 / 9780689109850 First printing Hardcover Fine near fine Jacket 
338 pages with b&w illustrations. Crisp and unmarked, stated first edition. Red endpapers, bright yellow stain on top edge. Jacket is not price-clipped ($12.95). There is a newpaper article tucked inside from the 9-11-1999 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal. the article is about Paul Brown, written from an interview with his son Mike. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Book Shopper A Life in Review, Browne, Murray
18 Browne, Murray Book Shopper A Life in Review
Philadelphia Paul Dry Books Inc 2009 1589880560 / 9781589880566 First edition Softcover New 
215 pp. A spirited and witty guide to the workd of disheveled used bookshops. It will make youlaugh as it helps you find your way to tiltes and authors you'll really want to read. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Browning, Norma Lee Joe Maddy of Interlocken
Chicago Henry Regnery 1963 Hardcover Very Good + very good + Jacket 
The story of Joe Maddy, founder of the first national summer music camp. 297 pages, ffep contains name and address of former owner plus a bookplate. Interior pages crisp, clean and unmarked. Jacket has light wear at edges and is now protected in removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Dust to Dust, Busch, Benjamin
20 Busch, Benjamin Dust to Dust
New York Harper Collins 2012 0062014846 / 9780062014849 Advance Reading Copy Softcover Fine Signed
Advance galley, in wraps, signed by Benjamin busch on the title page. An extraordinary memoir about ordinary things: life and death, war and peace, the explorations of childhood and revelations of adulthood by Busch--a U.S. Marine who served two combat tours in Iraq, an actor on "The Wire," and son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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