Biographies & Memoirs

Biographies & Memoirs

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MONASH, Kieza, Grantlee
201 Kieza, Grantlee MONASH
ABC Books 2015 0733333540 / 9780733333545 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. Stunning trade paperback edition of Grantlee Kieza's bestselling biography of Australia's greatest general It's December 1918 and the world war is over. General Sir John Monash attends a glittering banquet to dine with the King of England and the likes of Woodrow Wilson, Winston Churchill and Rudyard Kipling. Just four months earlier, the commander of the Australian Corps had been knighted in a battlefield, a long way from the streets of Melbourne where this son of a long line of Polish rabbis had grown up. Field Marshal Montgomery would declare decades later that Monash was the best general to serve on the Western Front. How had this notorious ladies' man, who harboured private thoughts about the futility of war and had never fired a shot in anger, come to be feted by the British establishment as well as his countrymen back home? In this essential biography of a most unlikely folk hero, Grantlee Kieza paints a lively portrait of an outsider who shaped modern Australia through his energy, drive and ambition, his military brilliance and his vision. 
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THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE (VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES), Kingston, Maxine Hong
202 Kingston, Maxine Hong THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE (VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES)
Vintage 2004 0679760636 / 9780679760634 Paperback Fine 
Revered memoirist, fiction writer, and "woman warrior" Kingston's long-awai ted new book begins in 1991 when she and her family perform fire rites for her recently deceased father on the same day that a forest fire consumes he r Oakland home, taking with it the only copy of the manuscript of a novel t itled The Fourth Book of Peace, which was inspired by the ancient Chinese t ale of three legendary Books of Peace deliberately burned by the powers-tha t-be. The Fifth Book of Peace, a radiant quartet of discrete sections rich in myth, metaphysics, social critique, and story, grew out of Kingston's st ruggle to come to terms with her daunting losses, and to transform her suff ering into a new understanding of the suffering of everyone who survives vi olent upheaval and tragedy, especially in war. "Fire" is an intense report on the inferno. "Paper" recounts her search for the original Books of Peace . "Water" is a compelling and piquant novel about a Chinese American draft resister who leaves Berkeley for Hawaii during the Vietnam War. And "Earth" is a profoundly moving chronicle of the writing workshops Kingston organiz es for war veterans. Wise, warm, empathic, and spellbinding, Kingston grapp les with the spiritual toll of war and the elusiveness of peace in this man y-faceted and involving spiritual meditation on the healing power of story and the challenge of acting on one's beliefs. 
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203 Kondracke, Morton SAVING MILLY: LOVE, POLITICS, AND PARKINSON'S DISEASE
PublicAffairs 2001 1586480375 / 9781586480370 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine/Fine 
A highly collectible, tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition The author, formerly a panelist on The McLaughlin Group and currently a columnist for Fox News, has written a deeply personal and bracingly honest account of how he and his wife, Milly, have coped with her diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. 
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THE RED LEATHER DIARY: RECLAIMING A LIFE THROUGH THE PAGES OF A LOST JOURNA L, Koppel, Lily
204 Koppel, Lily THE RED LEATHER DIARY: RECLAIMING A LIFE THROUGH THE PAGES OF A LOST JOURNA L
Harper Perennial 2009 0061256781 / 9780061256783 Paperback Very Good 
For more than half a century, the red leather diary languished inside a ste amer trunk. Rescued from a Dumpster on Manhattan's Upper West Side, it foun d its way to Lily Koppel, a young writer, who opened its tarnished brass lo ck and journeyed into an enthralling past. The diary painted a breathtaking portrait of a bygone New York-of glamorous nights at El Morocco and elegan t teas at Schrafft's during the 1920s and '30s-and of the headstrong, endea ring teenager who filled its pages with her hopes, heartaches, and vivid re collections. Intrigued, Koppel followed her only clue, a frontispiece inscr iption, to its now ninety-year-old owner, Florence Wolfson, and was enchant ed as Florence, reunited with her diary, rediscovered a lost younger self b urning with artistic fervor. Joining intimate interviews with original diary entries, The Red Leather Diary re-creates the romance and promise of a remarkable era and brings to life the true story of a daring, precocious young dreamer. 
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205 Kramer, Rita MARIA MONTESSORI
Montessori International Pub 1997 0948496460 / 9780948496462 Paperback Fine 

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CRASHING THROUGH: A TRUE STORY OF RISK, ADVENTURE, AND THE MAN WHO DARED TO SEE, Kurson, Robert
206 Kurson, Robert CRASHING THROUGH: A TRUE STORY OF RISK, ADVENTURE, AND THE MAN WHO DARED TO SEE
Random House 2007 1400063353 / 9781400063352 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. In his critically acclaimed bestseller Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson explore d the depths of history, friendship, and compulsion. Now Kurson returns wit h another thrilling adventure-the stunning true story of one man's heroic o dyssey from blindness into sight. Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied e xpectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary s tem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision. It would allow him to drive, to read, to see his children's faces. He began to contemplate an astonishing new world: Would music still sound the same? Would sex be diffe rent? Would he recognize himself in the mirror? Would his marriage survive? Would he still be Mike May? The procedure was filled with risks, some of them deadly, others beyond May 's wildest dreams. Even if the surgery worked, history was against him. Few er than twenty cases were known worldwide in which a person gained vision a fter a lifetime of blindness. Each of those people suffered desperate conse quences we can scarcely imagine. There were countless reasons for May to pass on vision. He could think of o nly a single reason to go forward. Whatever his decision, he knew it would change his life. Beautifully written and thrillingly told, Crashing Through is a journey of suspens 
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AMERICAN SNIPER [MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION]: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE MOST LETHA L SNIPER IN U.S. MILITARY HISTORY, Kyle, Chris
207 Kyle, Chris AMERICAN SNIPER [MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION]: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE MOST LETHA L SNIPER IN U.S. MILITARY HISTORY
Harper 2014 0062376578 / 9780062376572 Paperback Very Good 
"Chris Kyle tells his story with the same courage and grit he displayed in life and on the battlefield. American Sniper is a compelling read." (CLINT EASTWOOD) "An amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq--a humanizing, brave sto ry that's extremely readable." (PATRICIA CORNWELL, New York Times Book Revi ew) "In the elite community of warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, C hris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come." (MARCUS LUTTRELL, author of Lone Survivor) "Chris Kyle was incredible, the most celebrated war hero of our time, a tru e American hero in every sense of the word." (D Magazine) "The raw and unforgettable narrative of the making of our country's record- holding sniper, Chris Kyle's memoir is a powerful book, both in terms of co mbat action and human drama. Chief Kyle is a true American warrior down to the bone, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation." (CHARLES W. SASSER, Gre en Beret (US Army Ret.) and author of One Shot, One Kill) "Reads like a first-person thriller narrated by a sniper. The bare-bones fa cts are stunning. .... A first-rate military memoir." (BOOKLIST) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER (No Source) "American Sniper is the inside story of what it's like to be in war. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of daily life of an elite SEAL Sniper. It's a classic!" (RICHARD MARCINKO (USN, Ret.), First Commanding Officer of SEAL Team Six and #1 bestselling author of Rogue Warrior) 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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208 Lahr, John PRICK UP YOUR EARS: BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON
Penguin Books Ltd 1980 014004924X / 9780140049244 Paperback Very Good 

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PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON, Lahr, John
209 Lahr, John PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON
Penguin Putnam~trade 1980 0140100679 / 9780140100679 Paperback Good 
John Lahr, New Yorker critic, novelist, and biographer reconstructs both th e life and death of Joe Orton, an extraordinary and anarchic playwright, wh ose plays scandalised and delighted the public, and whose indecisive loyalt y to a friend caused his tragic and untimely death. 'I have high hopes of d ying in my prime,' Joe Orton confided to his diary in July, 1967. Less than one month later, Britain's most promising comic playwright was murdered by his lover in the London flat they had shared for fifteen years. In PRICK U P YOUR EARS, originally chosen Book of the Year by Truman Capote and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Patrick White when it first appeared in 1978, Lahr c hronicles Orton's working-class childhood and stage struck adolescence, the scandals and disasters of his early professional years, and the brief, gli ttering success of his blistering comedies, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE, LOOT, and WHAT THE BUTLER SAW. 
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THE SEWING CIRCLES OF HERAT: MY AFGHAN YEARS, Lamb, Christina
210 Lamb, Christina THE SEWING CIRCLES OF HERAT: MY AFGHAN YEARS
Flamingo 2003 0007142528 / 9780007142521 Paperback Very Good+ 
As a young reporter, Christina Lamb risked all to experience the real Afgha nistan. This memoir recounts her return, years later, as she unmasks a cros s-section of its society, from torturers and war victims to women who must still hide behind a facade of propriety. 
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JOSEPHINE HERBST, Langer, Elinor
211 Langer, Elinor JOSEPHINE HERBST
Warner Books Inc (Mm) 1985 0446328537 / 9780446328531 Paperback Very Good 
Although she died in almost total obscurity, during the 1930s Josephine Her bst (1892-1969) was widely regarded as one of the most important women writ ers in America. In this exceptional literary biography, Elinor Langer explo res Herbst's affairs with men and women, her associations with prominent li terary figures of the twenties and thirties, her activities on behalf of th e Communist party, and her knowledge of the Alger Hiss case. 
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212 Lapierre, Dominique CIT OF JOY
Trafalgar Square 1987 0099469707 / 9780099469704 Paperback Very Good 

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THE SECOND SEDUCTION, Lear, Frances
213 Lear, Frances THE SECOND SEDUCTION
Chatto & Windus 1992 070114663X / 9780701146634 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A crisp clean first edition. Founder and editor-in-chief of Lear's magazine, the author had a horrific Dickensian childhood. Born to an unwed teenage mother and orphaned in infancy, she was traumatized by her adoptive father's suicide, her adoptive mother's unloving rigidity and years of incest with a stepfather. In a luminous, unsparingly candid account of one woman's triumph over destructive forces, Lear writes about her manic-depressive illness, three suicide attempts, recovery from alcoholism in her 60s, sexual affairs with women and men and three failed marriages. With husband number three, television producer Norman Lear, she felt like "a wife-of in Hollywood." She portrays him as overbearing but is otherwise tight-lipped about their relationship. This memoir, written in razor-sharp prose, tells how, against the odds, she carved out a sphere of personal freedom and creative independence. 
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AS I WALKED OUT ONE MIDSUMMER MORNING, Lee, Laurie
214 Lee, Laurie AS I WALKED OUT ONE MIDSUMMER MORNING
Penguin Books 1979 0140033181 / 9780140033182 Paperback Very Good 
It was 1934 and a young man walked to London from the security of the Cotsw olds to make his fortune. He was to live by playing the violin and by labou ring on a London building site. Then, knowing one Spanish phrase, he decide d to see Spain. For a year he tramped through a country in which the signs of impending civil war were clearly visible. Thirty years later Laurie Lee captured the atmosphere of the Spain he saw with all the freshness and beau ty of a young man's vision, creating a lyrical and lucid picture of the bea utiful and violent country that was to involve him inextricably. 
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215 Lee, Laurie CIDER WITH ROSIE
The Hogarth Press 1959 Hardcover Very GoodVery Good 
Some staining to outer edges of the boards, 247pp, Book Club Edition(BCE/BO MC). pages clean internally. 
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216 Lee, Laurie CIDER WITH ROSIE
Penguin 1978 0140016821 / 9780140016826 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A re-issue of the evocative and nostalgic account of Lee's country childhood in a secluded Cotswold valley. Lee describes a vanished rural world of village schools and church outings but also touches on the darker side of village life as it comes into contact with murder, rape, suicide and depression. 
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MOMENT OF WAR, Lee, Laurie
217 Lee, Laurie MOMENT OF WAR
Penguin UK 1992 0140156224 / 9780140156225 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. "A Moment of War" is the magnificent conclusion to Laurie Lee's autobiographical trilogy begun in "Cider with Rosie" and "As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning". It was December 1937 when the young Laurie Lee crossed the Pyrenees and walked into the bitter winter of the Spanish Civil War. With great vividness and poignancy, Lee portrays the brave defeat of youthful idealism in Auden's 'low dishonest decade'. Writing in the "Literary Review", John Sweeney praised the memoir as, 'A great, heart-stopping narrative of one young Englishman's part in the war in Spain ...crafted by a poet, stamping an indelible image of the boredom, random cruelty and stupidity of war'. 
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218 Lefever, Robert DIARY OF A PRIVATE DOCTOR
PROMIS Bks. 1988 1871013003 / 9781871013009 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 

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HIGHLAND HOMESPUN, Leigh, Margaret
219 Leigh, Margaret HIGHLAND HOMESPUN
Birlinn Publishers 2012 1780270410 / 9781780270418 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. In May 1933 Margaret Leigh took over the tenancy of Achnabo farm, in a beautiful corner of the West Highlands overlooking the isle of Skye. In this unsentimental yet exquisitely written book, she recounts a year of farming life there, from the burning of the land and ploughing in March, through planting and sowing in April to haymaking and harvesting in September. Incidental details - such as a visit to the smithy, the arrival of some new bulls and the annual journey of the cows to the summer shielings - provide fascinating insights into farming life. Local characters and customs feature too, adding another rich dimension to this reflective and poignant memoir of a world now vanished forever. 
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220 Lellenberg, Jon L. ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE: A LIFE IN LETTERS
Penguin Press 2007 1594201358 / 9781594201356 Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. This remarkable annotated collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's previously unpublished private correspondence offers unique insight into one of the w orld's most popular authors. For the first time, Conan Doyle emerges from t he shadow of Sherlock Holmes, revealing a man whose character and exploits rival that of his famous creation. In particular, Conan Doyle's corresponde nce with his mother exposes his endless search for fulfillment and success outside the Holmes stories. At age sixteen Conan Doyle began studying medicine at Edinburgh University. Just months shy of graduating, he made the adventurous decision to accept a position as a surgeon on a whaling ship heading to the Arctic. He returne d to Edinburgh, graduated, and struggled to establish his own medical pract ice while simultaneously writing and promoting his stories. He suffered yea rs of disappointment as both doctor and author; yet, to his amazement, just two months after the first Sherlock Holmes short stories, he had garnered such a following that he completely abandoned medicine for literature. As the public clamored endlessly for Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle explored other pursuits: He was a doctor during the Boer War, a World War I correspondent, and the foremost spokesman for Spiritualism. As his life changed, Doyle's correspondence with his mother remained constant. In his letters to "the Mam," Doyle shares the dismay he felt over the critical reception of his other writing, and as his irritation with the Holmes adventures mounts he announces 
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