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ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

By: Herriot, James

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Collier-Macmillan: 1974

Seller ID: RWARE0000022150

ISBN: 0029766605

Condition: Good/Good


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IF ONLY THEY COULD TALK

By: Herriot, James

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Pan Books: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000035018

ISBN: 0330447084

Condition: Good


When newly qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire villa ge of Darrowby, he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? Herriot's books form the basis of the popular BBC TV series "All Creatures Great and Small" View more info

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POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF BARBARA HUTTON

By: Heyman, C. David

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Pocket: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000042125

ISBN: 0671640690

Condition: Good


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NAPOLEON: HIS WIVES AND WOMEN

By: Hibbert, Christopher

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000038311

ISBN: 0006531466

Condition: Very Good


A masterly biography of Napoleon, concentrating on his private life, by the historian described by Stella Tillyard as `a master portraitist of great m en's private lives' and by Amanda Foreman as `one of England's greatest liv ing historical writers'.Modern history has produced one single myth on a he roic scale to rival those of Alexander and Caesar - that of Napoleon. The c ontinuing fascination of this astonishingly gifted man is reflected in the number of books publi... View more info

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OCTOBER SKY

By: Hickam, Homer

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Random House Publishing Grou: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000041792

ISBN: 0440235502

Condition: Very Good


The true story, originally published as Rocket Boys, that inspired the Univ ersal Pictures film. It was 1957, the year Sputnik raced across the Appalachian sky, and the sma ll town of Coalwood, West Virginia, was slowly dying. Faced with an uncertain future, Homer Hickam nurtured a dream: to send rock ets into outer space. The introspective son of the mine's superintendent an d a mother determined to get him out of Coalwood forever, Homer fell in wit h a group of misfi... View more info

ON THE RUN: A MAFIA CHILDHOOD

By: Hill, Gregg

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000039326

ISBN: 0446615935

Condition: Very Good


The children of notorious Mafia "wiseguy" turncoat Henry Hill--subject of t he film "Goodfellas"--tell their own story of danger, hurt, and family in t his extraordinary account of what it is like to grow up in the federal witn ess protection program. Includes a new Afterword by the authors. View more info

MORTALITY

By: Hitchens, Christopher

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Twelve: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000037805

ISBN: 145552347X

Condition: Near Fine


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. Christopher Hitchens was on a book tour for his memoir Hitch-22 when he dis covered he had cancer of the esophagus, an episode described with character istic wit and candor in a series of articles he wrote for Vanity Fair. In t hese essays, for which Hitchens was given the National Magazine Award, he d escribes his struggle not ... View more info

MENCKEN: A LIFE

By: Hobson, Fred

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000032630

ISBN: 0394563298

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Using material available for the first time--including letters, diaries, an d personal papers--the author of Serpent in Eden: H. L. Mencken and the Sou th offers a candid portrait of the American literary legend. 20,000 first p rinting. Tour. View more info

THE HAPPY HOOKER: MY OWN STORY

By: Hollander, Xaviera

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000039091

ISBN: 0060014164

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. How did you first learn about sex? If you grew up in the 1970s, it may have been from a gleefully lusty tour guide named Xaviera Hollander In the late 1960s -- that era of sexual chaos, when Playboy Clubs and love- ins were competing for national attention -- a beautiful, intelligent young Dutch secretary named Xaviera de Vries... View more info

DONALD HORNE ON HOW I CAME TO WRITE " THE LUCKY COUNTRY " (MUP MASTERWORKS) (MUP MASTERWORKS)

By: Horne, Donald

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Melbourne University Press: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000032673

ISBN: 052285222X

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 publication in 1964 of ""The Lucky Country"" changed the way that Australians thought about themselves. Its fresh and penetrating critique of the Australian way of life, both private and public, confirmed its author Donald Horne's status as a leading figure in Australian intellectual life, and is still influe... View more info

THE END OF TIME

By: Horowitz, David

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Encounter Books: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000032296

ISBN: 1594030804

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Three days after terrorists slammed airliners into the World Trade Center a nd the Pentagon, David Horowitz, as disoriented as the rest of us by these cataclysmic events, discovered that he had prostate cancer. As America decl ared war on terror, Horowitz began treatment, emerging months later with a "reprieve" from his disease. He brought back with him this remarkable book of hard-won insights about our country and ourselves--how we get to our end s and what we ... View more info

TRUE HISTORY OF THE ELEPHANT MAN, THE

By: Howell, Michael

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000003974

ISBN: 014005622X

Condition: Very Good


In the mid 1880s, a patient admitted to the London Hospital in Whitechapel caught the imagination of the public. He was a horribly deformed man named Joseph Merrick, who suffered from severe multiple neurofibromatosis. The di sease made portions of his body grow freakishly; hence, he was called the " elephant man" in sideshows, where he was exhibited before coming to the att ention of doctors. Roughly a century later, Merrick again caught the public eye when his ... View more info

GREEN MANSIONS: A ROMANCE OF THE TROPICAL FOREST

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: BiblioBazaar: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000030934

ISBN: 1434636348

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. This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience... View more info

PICASSO: CREATOR AND DESTROYER

By: Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000028687

ISBN: 0671454463

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Here is Picasso as never seen before, the indefatigable painter, the bohemi an, the sexual sadist, the betrayer, the loyal Communist, the father, and, ultimately, the man sacrificed on the altar of his on contradictions. Huffi ngton draws on several sources for her biography, including interviews with Picasso's daughter, Maya, and Francoise Gilot, his mistress of ten years a nd the mother of two of his children. Here, Picasso emerges from his myths. --This text refers to... View more info

BIRTHDAY LETTERS

By: Hughes, Ted

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Faber Faber: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000030223

ISBN: 0571194737

Condition: Very Good


Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters are addressed, with just two exceptions, to S ylvia Plath, the American poet to whom he was married. They were written ov er a period of more than twenty-five years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963, and represent Ted Hughes's only account of his relationsh ip with Plath and of the psychological drama that led both to the writing o f her greatest poems and to her death. The book became an instant bestselle r on its publication... View more info

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TOUCHING THE ROCK: AN EXPERIENCE OF BLINDNESS

By: Hull, John M.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Arrow: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000009581

ISBN: 0099875004

Condition: Very Good+


An exploration of the world of blindness - of people without faces, strange sounds, the new feel of eating, lovemaking or playing with children. Blind ness introduced the author to a new dimension and a different perception of nature and the human personality. This is his story of that experience. View more info

TALKING STRAIGHT

By: Iacocca, Lee

Price: ¥250.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000007618

ISBN: 0553278053

Condition: Very Good


From Library Journal In Iacocca, the author focused primarily on what goes on in the boardrooms of Ford and Chrysler. In this sequel, America's best known respected CEO turns to the nation's problems. Along the way he outlines his theory of management, including the eight "commandments" he has developed over a 40-year career. He addresses such public policy problems as corporate takeovers, the trade deficit, the plight of farmers, education, and the declining q... View more info

MAY WEEK WAS IN JUNE: UNRELIABLE MEMOIRS CONTINUED

By: James, Clive

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Book: 1990

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008215

ISBN: 0224027875

Condition: Near Fine /Very Good


This work forms the third part of Clive James's not entirely reliable memoi rs. The text covers the period of his life spent at Pembroke College, Cambr idge and follows his escapades as literary editor of "Granta" and his trave ls to Florence following Shelley's footsteps. View more info

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MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS: A MEMOIR OF GOING HOME

By: Janzen, Rhoda

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000020481

ISBN: 0805092250

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Starred Review. At first, the worst week of Janzen's life--she gets into a debilitating car wreck right after her husband leaves her for a guy he met on the Internet and saddles her with a mortgage she can't afford--seems to come out of nowhere, but the disaster's long buildup becomes clearer as she opens herself up. Her 15-year relationship with Nick had always been punctuated by manic outbursts and verbally abusive behav... View more info

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PILGRIMAGE TO INDIA: A WOMAN REVISITS HER HOMELAND

By: Jayapal, Pramila

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Seal Press: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000017307

ISBN: 1580050522

Condition: Near Fine


Born in India, raised in Indonesia and Singapore and educated at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Jayapal received a grant from the Institut e of Current World Affairs to revisit her native country and write about he r observations on contemporary Indian society. Jayapal, who holds an MBA an d has experience both in the private and nonprofit banking sectors, is most enlightening in this collection of essays when combining her professional expertise and personal... View more info