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MAXWELL: THE OUTSIDER

By: Bower, Tom

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Mandarin: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000041846

ISBN: 0749302380

Condition: Very Good


Traces the life of the controversial British publisher, recounts how he bui lt his empire, and examines the charges of mismanagement that surfaced afte r his mysterious death. View more info

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THE LOVE STORY OF W.B. YEATS AND MAUD GONNE

By: Brady, Margery

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Mercier Press: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000025531

ISBN: 0853429359

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A dramatic and compelling story of the great love of W. B. Yeats for Maud Gonne, the woman he immortalised in his poems. Set in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this romantic tale unfolds against a backdrop of political unrest and tenant agitation in Ireland. The poet W. B. Yeats was a central figure in the Irish literary revival while Maud Gonne, a political activist, was passionately involved in the str... View more info

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TRAITOR TO HIS CLASS: THE PRIVILEGED LIFE AND RADICAL PRESIDENCY OF FRANKLI N DELANO ROOSEVELT

By: Brands, H.W.

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000043152

ISBN: 0385519583

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A sweeping, magisterial biography of the man generally considered the great est president of the twentieth century, admired by Democrats and Republican s alike. Traitor to His Class sheds new light on FDR's formative years, his remarkable willingness to champion the concerns of the poor and disenfranc hised, his combination of political genius, firm leadership, and matchless diplomacy in saving democracy in America during the Great Depression and th e American cause of f... View more info

DAVID BRINKLEY: A MEMOIR

By: Brinkley, David

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: BALLANTINE:

Seller ID: RWARE0000006188

ISBN: 0345374029

Condition: Near Fine


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WILDNESS WITHIN, THE: REMEMBERING DAVID BROWER

By: Brower, Kenneth

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Heyday: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000040414

ISBN: 1597141860

Condition: 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. The twentieth-century environmental movement owes much to a single man: Dav id Brower. Countless natural wonders would have been lost if not for his ef forts and the tremendous energy put forth by organizations he directed and/ or founded (including the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and the Earth Island Institute). A tirel... View more info

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RICHARD BRANSON: THE INSIDE STORY

By: BROWN, MICK

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Headline: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000021161

ISBN: 0747232164

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Mick Brown has revised this book to take into account Richard Branson's latest business interests, the Virgin rail service and a new bid to run the National Lottery. View more info

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HEAT: AN AMATEUR'S ADVENTURES AS KITCHEN SLAVE, LINE COOK, PASTA-MAKER, AND APPRENTICE TO A DANTE-QUOTING BUTCHER IN TUSCANY

By: Buford, Bill

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000042623

ISBN: 1400034477

Condition: Very Good


A highly acclaimed writer and editor, Bill Buford left his job at The New Y orker for a most unlikely destination: the kitchen at Babbo, the revolution ary Italian restaurant created and ruled by superstar chef Mario Batali. Finally realizing a long-held desire to learn first-hand the experience of restaurant cooking, Buford soon finds himself drowning in improperly cubed carrots and scalding pasta water on his quest to learn the tricks of the trade. His love of Italian... View more info

ROOSEVELT: SOLDIER OF FREEDOM: VOLUME 2, 1940-1945

By: Burns, James MacGregor

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000037031

ISBN: 0156027577

Condition: Near Fine


This award-winning companion volume to Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox conc ludes the first and most acclaimed complete biography of Franklin Delano Ro osevelt. Undoubtedly the most comprehensive study of one of America's most acclaimed presidents, this classic biography is unparalleled in its depth, accuracy, and accomplishment. View more info

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS: A MEMOIR

By: Burroughs, Augusten

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000021716

ISBN: 0312938853

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: There is a passage early in Augusten Burroughs's harrowing and highly entertaining memoir, Running with Scissors, that speaks volumes about the author. While going to the garbage dump with his father, young Augusten spots a chipped, glass-top coffee table that he longs to bring home. "I knew I could hide the chip by fanning a display of magazines on the surface, like in a doctor's office," he writes, "And it ce... View more info

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YOU BETTER NOT CRY: STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS

By: Burroughs, Augusten

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Macmillan Audio: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000044020

ISBN: 1427207739

Condition: Very Good


You've eaten too much candy at Christmas...but have you ever eaten the face off a six-footstuffed Santa? You've seen gingerbread houses...but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You've woken up with a hangover.. .but have you ever woken up next to Kris Kringle himself? Augusten Burrough s has, and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant, and moving colle ction he recounts Christmases past and present-as only he could. With gimle teyed wit and illumin... View more info

KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR: THE PATH TO A BETTER WAY OF DEATH

By: Butler, Katy

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000032793

ISBN: 1451641974

Condition: 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 this visionary memoir, based on a groundbreaking New York Times Magazine story, award-winning journalist Katy Butler ponders her parents' desires f or "Good Deaths" and the forces within medicine that stood in the way. Katy Butler was living thousands of miles from her vigorous and self-relian t parents when the call... View more info

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THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF LYNDON JOHNSON: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS (JOSEPH V. HUGHES, JR., AND HOLLY O. HUGHES SERIES IN THE PRESI

By: Califano, Joseph A.

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000043990

ISBN: 0890969604

Condition: 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. View more info

SILENT RUNNING: MY YEARS ON A WORLD WAR II ATTACK SUBMARINE

By: Calvert, James F.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Wiley: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000041016

ISBN: 0471127787

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Silent Running: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine by James F. Cal vert, Patricia Calvert "The boat was eerily quiet and hot as an oven. Shirts came off and men were either in skivvy shirts or bare from the waist up. Every body glistened wi th sweat--some from the heat and some from just raw fear. Click . . . BANG! Click . . . BANG! Two more [depth charges], still very close. A couple of lightbulbs shattered. . . ." In this riveting personal account, a... View more info

PRESIDENT REAGAN: THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME

By: Cannon, Lou

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000040257

ISBN: 1891620916

Condition: Very Good


Hailed by the New Yorker as "a superlative study of a president and his pre sidency," Lou Cannon's President Reagan remains the definitive account of o ur most significant presidency in the last fifty years. Ronald Wilson Reaga n, the first actor to be elected president, turned in the performance of a lifetime. But that performance concealed the complexities of the man, baffl ing most who came in contact with him. Who was the man behind the makeup? O nly Lou Cann... View more info

SLEEPERS

By: CARCATERRA, LORENZO

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000036820

ISBN: 0345404114

Condition: Good


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of Game of Silence, Sleepers is the ex traordinary true story of four men who take the law into their own hands. This is the story of four young boys. Four lifelong friends. Intelligent, f un-loving, wise beyond their years, they are inseparable. Their potential i s unlimited, but they are content to live within the closed world of New Yo rk City's Hell's Kitchen. And to play as many pranks as they can on the den izens of the st... View more info

WEST OF THE DIVIDE: VOICES FROM A RANCH

By: Carrier, Jim

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000031644

ISBN: 1555910939

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


The collection of pieces from Jim Carrier who spent three months in the spr ing with the Spann family on their ranch and three in the fall with the Kni ght family on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation in Colorado. View more info

THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE

By: Carter, Forrest

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Univ. Of New Mexico Press: 1976

Seller ID: RWARE0000021975

ISBN: 0826308791

Condition: Very Good


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HIDING MY CANDY

By: Chablis, The lady

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Atria: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000000873

ISBN: 0671520954

Condition: Near Fine


"Chablis is a full-time transvestite. In clinical terms, she is a preoperat ive transsexual," John Berendt explains in his introduction. Chablis takes it from there, presenting a sassy, tongue-in-cheek version of her life stor y, which she began as Benjamin Edward Knox in 1957. She recounts growing up in Florida as a self-confessed "sissy-child"; recalls being abandoned by b oth her mother and father and being raised by her classy grandmother; and n otes ... View more info

WILD SWANS: THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA

By: Chang, Jung

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000019875

ISBN: 0006545998

Condition: Good


Through the lives of three different women - grandmother, mother and daught er - this book tells the story of 20th-century China. At times scarcely cre dible in the details it reveals of the suffering of millions of ordinary Ch inese people, it is an unforgettable record of tyranny, hope and ultimate s urvival under conditions of extreme harshness. In 1924, at the age of 15, t he author's grandmother became the concubine of a powerful warlord, whom sh e was seldom to see... View more info

LIFE AND DEATH IN SHANGHAI

By: Cheng, Nien

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000023382

ISBN: 0586071156

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Originally published in 1986, a memoir in which the author recounts the horrors of China's Cultural Revolution, during which she was falsely accused of being a British spy and was jailed for 6 years. View more info