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AMONG THE THUGS, Buford, Bill
21 Buford, Bill AMONG THE THUGS
Vintage 1993 0679745351 / 9780679745358 Paperback Good 
They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They li ke lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manche ster United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the kno wn universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, edit or of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and rec ords both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imaginatio n of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson. 
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SECRETS OF THE CODE, Burstein, Daniel
22 Burstein, Daniel SECRETS OF THE CODE
Orion mass market paperback 2005 0752864467 / 9780752864464 Paperback Very Good+ 
Readers of Dan Brown's extraordinary bestseller THE DA VINCI CODE are fasci nated by the questions raised in the novel. Was Jesus actually married to M ary Magdalene? Was she one of his disciples and did she write her own gospe l? Did they have a child together? Did some geniuses of art and science, pe ople like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton, belong to secret societies th at had the most compelling insider information in history, and did Leonardo convey some of these ideas in The Last Supper and other paintings? SECRETS OF THE CODE is the definitive guide to the novel and provides the curious reader with authoritative explorations into the major themes within THE DA VINCI CODE. 
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THE SOURCE OF THE NILE, Burton, Richard
23 Burton, Richard THE SOURCE OF THE NILE
The Folio Society 1993 Hardcover, In Fine/in Fine Slipcase 
Travel account of Richard Francis Burton on his quest to discovering the or igin of the Nile River. With maps and engraving, the reader is taken on a j ourney to Africa through detailed descriptions of the landcsapes and people he came in contact with. 
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24 Buruma, Ian BAD ELEMENTS : CHINESE REBELS FROM LOS ANGELES TO BEIJING
Random House 2001 0679457682 / 9780679457688 1st Edition Hardcover F/NF 
A highly collectible first edition/printing, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-library or a book of the month club edition. Myths abound about China: all Chinese everywhere are united in a community of enduring culture; Western-style democracy is unsuited to China, as it would bring only chaos and the disruption of unity. In this brilliant report of his encounters with Chinese dissidents, rebels and democrats those blessed or cursed with "sheer cussedness" veteran journalist Buruma (The Wages of Guilt, etc.) brings into question such generalizations. There are, it seems, many Chinas and many Chinese willing to risk all in the name of individual freedom and the rule of law. In the U.S., Buruma visits exiled veterans of the 1989 Tiananmen protests who have adjusted well to their new lives and older exiles lost in the impatient busyness of America. He travels to Singapore an antiseptic and intolerant blend of the market and one-party rule where dissidents risk not only prison but extreme marginalization within a conformist society. He then moves on to Taiwan, with its lively if banal democracy (of banners and campaign buttons and staged rallies) and the men and women who, under the island's Nationalist Party rule, faced lifetimes of torture, prison and exile to bring democracy to life, and then to Hong Kong, where democrats try to keep the rule of law alive under China's new rulership. Finally, he travels to the center, the motherland, China. Buruma detects the stench of political decay as the Communist Party drifts into dangerous irrelevance, but ami 
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WINSTON CHURCHILL'S AFTERNOON NAP, Campbell, Jeremy
25 Campbell, Jeremy WINSTON CHURCHILL'S AFTERNOON NAP
Simon & Schuster 1987 0671475479 / 9780671475475 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
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26 Carter, Stephen L. INTEGRITY
Basic Books 1996 0465034667 / 9780465034666 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/Fine 
When we talk about character, writes Yale law professor Carter (The Culture of Disbelief), integrity "is in some sense prior to everything else"; thus his mix of anecdote and meditation is a worthy but quirky entree to an imp ortant yet hard-to-discuss subject. Integrity, he writes, is more than hone sty?it requires actions and a willingness to spurn conformity. After his co nceptual musings, Carter addresses the role of integrity in performance eva luations (he avoids routine hyperbole), in journalistic objectivity (he thi nks the press should apply to itself the standards it applies to others), i n law and in sports. Carter virtually ignores the broad question of integri ty in business, but he does have interesting, if sometimes convoluted, thou ghts on the role of integrity in marriage. He advises caution in legislatin g integrity in speech or in politics; his arguments spill over, somewhat ov erambitiously, into suggesting how integrity can help clean up politics ("W e must listen to one another") and how the concept can help people face lar ger questions of evil. 
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GREEN ZONE (FILM TIE IN), Chandrasekaran, Rajiv
27 Chandrasekaran, Rajiv GREEN ZONE (FILM TIE IN)
Bloomsbury Publishing 2010 1408806347 / 9781408806340 Paperback Very Good 
From inside a surreal bubble of pure Americana known as the Green Zone, the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority attempted to rule Iraq following th e fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Drawing on interviews and internal docum ents, Rajiv Chandrasekaran tells the memorable story of this ill-prepared a ttempt to build American democracy in a war-torn Middle Eastern country, de tailing not only the risky disbanding of the Iraqi army and the ludicrous a ttempt to train the new police force, but absurdities such as the aide who based Baghdad's new traffic laws on those of the state of Maryland, downloa ded from the net, and the twenty-four-year-old who had never worked in fina nce put in charge of revitalising Baghdad's stock exchange. Imperial Life i n the Emerald City is American reportage at its best. 
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THE FENG SHUI HANDBOOK: HOW TO CREATE A HEALTHIER LIVING & WORKING ENVIRONM ENT, Chuen, Lam Kam
28 Chuen, Lam Kam THE FENG SHUI HANDBOOK: HOW TO CREATE A HEALTHIER LIVING & WORKING ENVIRONM ENT
Owl Books 1996 0805042156 / 9780805042153 Paperback Very Good 
Literally "wind and water," feng shui is a Chinese belief system dedicated to finding harmonious siting plans for buildings by taking into account the metaphysics of energy flow, geography, and a complex calculation of time c ycles and the influence of the five elements of the cosmos. Architectural h istorian Lip has written an information-packed introduction to classical Ch inese architecture replete with diagrams, photographs, and her own beautifu l brush paintings. After a detailed dissection of the way Chinese structure s function, she explains the core concepts of feng shui and then examines a ctual Ming and Qing temples and palaces in terms of their placement and str ucture. 
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WITH CHATWIN: PORTRAIT OF A WRITER, Clapp, Susannah
29 Clapp, Susannah WITH CHATWIN: PORTRAIT OF A WRITER
Jonathan Cape 1997 0224032585 / 9780224032582 Hardcover Very Good 
With Chatwin is a charming exploration of the life of beloved writer Bruce Chatwin. Chatwin--both high-brow and low-, both collector and nomad--was a man of contradictions. His writing "hovered teasingly between fact and fict ion," and he was fascinated by paradoxical subjects: a private art collecti on in a Communist country; a publicity-loving woman who lives alone in the desert. For Chatwin, being on the road was an obsession. He "was an inventi ve and adventurous traveller," an itinerant who got writer's block at home and who believed that people are happiest when on the move. "Travel does no t merely broaden the mind," he once said. "It makes the mind." 
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30 Clarkson, Jeremy DON'T STOP ME NOW: CLARKSON
Michael Joseph 2007 0718153464 / 9780718153465 Paperback Very Good 
Jeremy Clarkson knows there's more to life than cars. There is, after all, a whole world out there just waiting to be discovered. So, before he gets o n with the job in hand, he'd like to take some time out to consider the big ger picture. Don't worry, he'll get on to the car bit eventually, but befor e he does, there's time to learn about: · The unfortunate collapse of the British Empire · Why Galapagos tortoises are all mental · France, reduced to the size of a small coconut · Why Jeremy Paxman and the bass guitarist of AC/DC aren't so very differe nt · The problems of being English · And God's most stupid creation. And then there's the cars: whether it's the poxiest little runabout or an exotic, fire-breathing supercar, no one else writes about cars like Jeremy. Unmoved by official claims and uninterested in press junkets, he approaches anything on four wheels without fear or favour. What emerges from the ashes is not always pretty. But it is, invariably, very, very funny. 
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FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!: V. 3: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CLARKSON, Clarkson, Jeremy
31 Clarkson, Jeremy FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!: V. 3: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CLARKSON
Michael Joseph Ltd 2008 0718154738 / 9780718154738 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: The publication of The World According to Clarkson in 2004 launched a multi million-copy bestselling phenomenon. But to no avail. Jeremy's one-man war on crimes against common sense has not yet been won. And our hero's still s cratching his head at the madness of it all. But it's not all bad. He's lea rned a little along the way, including: Why binge drinking is good for you; The worst word in the English language; The remarkable secret of eternal y outh; The pleasure and pain of middle-aged drumming; The problem with Ameri ca; And how to dispose of a seal. For anyone who's been driven to wonder ju st what is the matter with people these days, For Crying Out Loud! is the p erfect riposte. Surprising, fearless and always laugh-out-loud funny, Clark son's back. And he's got a point... Editorial Reviews About the Author Jeremy Clarkson began his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun, the Sunday Times, the Rochdale Observer, the Wolverhampton Express & Star, all of the associated Kent Newspapers, and Lincolnshire Life. Today he is the tallest person working in British television. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. 
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STRONG AT THE BROKEN PLACES: VOICES OF ILLNESS, A CHORUS OF HOPE, Cohen, Richard M.
32 Cohen, Richard M. STRONG AT THE BROKEN PLACES: VOICES OF ILLNESS, A CHORUS OF HOPE
Harper Perennial 2009 0060763124 / 9780060763121 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: This unusual book gives a voice to the voiceless--the chronically disabled who, in our health-conscious society, are defined by their disease....In this advocacy book, written like a personal journal, Cohen tells their stories....Strong at the Broken Places ends on a note of hope.(Providence Journal ) 
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ACCOMODATING BROCOLLI IN THE CEMETARY, Cook, Vivian J.
33 Cook, Vivian J. ACCOMODATING BROCOLLI IN THE CEMETARY
Profile Books Ltd 2004 1861976232 / 9781861976239 Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
This delightful, quick-footed book celebrates the English language by explo ring the rich treasure house of spelling in all its variety - setting tests and proposing rules, with illuminating quotations and tantalising lists He adrillaz and Misteeq; Naming Pop Groups; miniscule parallels; non-letters; the three-letter rule; Faeder ure pup e eart on heofunum; UK number plates; HipHop spelling; East Anglian place-names; the E-cancellation spelling tes t - these are just some of the intriguing subjects presented in this must-h ave, must-give little book. 
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CHILDHOOD, Cosby, Bill
34 Cosby, Bill CHILDHOOD
Bantam Books Ltd 1992 0553405403 / 9780553405408 Paperback Very Good 
A salute to childhood by the American entertainer, Bill Cosby. It blends an ecdotes from his own childhood with observations on children today. 
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LOVE AND MARRIAGE, Cosby, Bill
35 Cosby, Bill LOVE AND MARRIAGE
Bantam 1990 0553284673 / 9780553284676 Paperback Good 
The reigning King of Comedy demonstrates warmth, wit, and wisdom as he take s on two subjects close to us all. Cosby shares his thoughts on everything from childhood romances and adolescent crushes to first lovers, dating, and the rewards of marriage. 
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36 Crichton, Michael FIVE PATIENTS
Corgi Childrens 1973 0552091685 / 9780552091688 Paperback Good 
ER has become the most succesful television series in the world since CHARL IE'S ANGELS. Michael Crichton created the series from his own experiences a s a medical doctor in the emergency rooms, operating rooms and wards of Mas sachusetts General Hospital. FIVE PATIENTS is Michael Crichton's true accou nt of the real life dramas so vividly portrayed in ER. A construction worke r is seriously injured in a scaffold collapse: a middle-aged despatcher is brought in suffering from a fever that has reduced him to a delirious wreck ; a young man nearly severs his hand in an accident; an airline traveller s uffers chest pains; a mother of three is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. 
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FAT LAND (HOW AMERICANS BECAME THE FATTEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD), Critser, Greg
37 Critser, Greg FAT LAND (HOW AMERICANS BECAME THE FATTEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD)
Penguin 2003 0141019034 / 9780141019031 Paperback Very Good 
America is suffering an epidemic of obesity and we are fast catching up. Th is is an account of the history and biology of the fattening of America at the moment when it is emerging as a political issue too. 
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OUR DAY TO END POVERTY: 24 WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, Daley-Harris, Shannon
38 Daley-Harris, Shannon OUR DAY TO END POVERTY: 24 WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2007 1576754464 / 9781576754467 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes. Imagine your actions combining with others; actions to make poverty history. With originality and imagination, this book invites us to look at our very ordinary days, from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening, and to begin to think about poverty in new and creative ways. "Our Day to End Poverty" is organized into 24 "hour/chapter" segments. Each chapter/hour of the day proposes a variety of fun and practical actions one can take to help overcome domestic and global poverty. The chapters are short and pithy, full of specific facts and a menu of alternative action steps. Each chapter connects with your day, from breakfast to bedtime, relatinng these steps to ending poverty to our daily routines. Some times a problem gets to be so big, we feel there is nothing we can do about it. "Our Day to End Poverty" reminds us that if we all do just a little, a lot can get done. 
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GATHERING STORM: AMERICA'S MILITIA THREAT, Dees, Morris
39 Dees, Morris GATHERING STORM: AMERICA'S MILITIA THREAT
Harper Perennial 1997 0060927895 / 9780060927899 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. On October 26, 1994, Morris Dees wrote Attorney General Janet Reno to alert her to the danger posed by the growing number of radical militia groups. H e warned the Attorney General that the "mixture of armed groups and those w ho hate is a recipe for disaster." This was six months before the Oklahoma City bombing. In Gathering Storm, he tells for the first time why he decided to alert the Attorney General and why the danger of serious domestic terrorism still ex ists. The militia movement we saw so much about immediately after the Oklahoma Ci ty bombing was not a spontaneous grassroots uprising of men angry at big go vernment but, as Dees shows, a well-organized effort by some of America's m ost dangerous far-right extremists. Its goal is to destabilize our democrac y through domestic terrorism. Few are more qualified to expose the militia network and its close cousin, the Christian patriots, than Dees. Dees points out that the Oklahoma City tragedy was not an isolated event. He connects together a series of violent acts and plans promoted by militia groups and small secret "patriot" cells since the early 1980s. Many, he says, have ties to sources of political power in state houses and in Washington. Dees names names, gives places and details events that could prove embarrassing to some. 
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EMPIRE'S OLD CLOTHES, Dorfman, Ariel
40 Dorfman, Ariel EMPIRE'S OLD CLOTHES
Pantheon 1983 0394714865 / 9780394714868 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. 
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