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THE LANCE AND THE SHIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SITTING BULL

By: Utley, Robert M.

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000039843

ISBN: 0345389387

Condition: Very Good


"His narrative is griping....Mr. Utley transforms Sitting Bull, the abstrac t, romanticized icon and symbol, into a flesh-and-blood person with a down- to-earth story....THE LANCE AND THE SHIELD clears the screen of the exagger ations and fantasies long directed at the name of Sitting Bull." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Reviled by the United States government as a troublemaker and a coward, rev ered by his people as a great warrior chief, Sitting Bull has long ... View more info

TRAVELS WITH HENRY

By: Valeriani, Richard

Price: ¥200.00

Publisher: Berkley Pub Group: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000005406

ISBN: 0425046494

Condition: Good


What he said and what he did, candid interviews and observations with Henry Kissinger. View more info

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HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS

By: VANCE, J. D.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Harper: 2016

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000044013

ISBN: 0062300547

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD "You will not read a more important book about America this year."-The Econ omist "A riveting book."-The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."-David Brooks, New York Times From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of gr owing up in a poor Rust Bel... View more info

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DATELINE FREEDOM: REVELATIONS OF UNWILLING EXILE

By: Vitali

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Trafalgar Square: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000019070

ISBN: 0091746779

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good+


A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout: Vitali's fearless journalism made him a national hero in the USSR, as well as a sitting target for the criminals he has helped to convict. In this book he investigates the continuing miscarriages of justice - punitive psychiatry, labour camps, rampant anti-semitism, lack of food, violence in the Baltic Republics - with the contention that it is still the same corrupt communist system, just under a new dictator, Gorbachev. ... View more info

A HALF OF TWO LIVES

By: Waley, Alison

Price: ¥1,100.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies: 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000012450

ISBN: 0070678073

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good+


A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper. View more info

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WORKING ON THE EDGE: SURVIVING IN THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS PROFESSION: KI NG CRAB FISHING ON ALASKA'S HIGHSEAS

By: Walker, Spike

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000015619

ISBN: 0312089244

Condition: Fine


The pay was fabulous--a deckhand could earn $100,000 in four months--but wo rking conditions were nightmarish. Fishing for king crab in Alaskan waters is the most dangerous occupation on earth, stresses Walker, who crewed with the crab fleet during the boom years 1976-84 and here presents bone-chilli ng tales about men (one woman), ships and the sea. Deckhands frequently wor ked around the clock, pushing 750-pound crab pots over a pitching deck swep t with icy, stinging ... View more info

THIS BRIEF TRAGEDY: UNRAVELLING THE TODD-DICKINSON AFFAIR

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Grove Pr: 1991

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000012535

ISBN: 080211119X

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A highly collectible first edition/printing protected in a new brodart wrap per, not price clipped or an ex-lib ed. In 1881 one David Todd arrived with his wife, Mabel, to teach at Amherst College, sponsored by Austin Dickinson, poet Emily's brother. The newcomers received a warm welcome from Susan, Austin's wife of 25 years, but the friendship ended when Susan learned that Mabel had seduced both her son Ned and her husband. Mabel's private journal, according to this con... View more info

DAVID BECKHAM: MY SIDE

By: WATT, TOM

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: COLLINS WILLOW: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000030070

ISBN: 0007157320

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


With endless newspaper column inches devoted to one of the most talked abou t men in the world, it seems that we know everything there is to know about David Beckham. Or do we? This is Beckham's life story in his own words. Th e book deals with his complex relationship with United boss Alex Ferguson a nd looks at how he handles the pressure of playing alongside some of the mo st volatile footballers of his generation, from the likes of Cantona, Schme ichel and Keane. It ... View more info

IN THE ARENA: A MEMOIR OF THE 20TH CENTURY

By: Weinberger, Caspar

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc: 2001

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009951

ISBN: 0895261669

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. Former Reagan defense secretary Caspar Weinberger joins forces with Gretchen Roberts to present In the Arena: A Memoir of the 20th Century, a straightforward and detailed account that follows Weinberger from childhood to college, from Harvard Law School to WWII, and from the California State Assembly to the cabinets of three pre... View more info

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JONI (WOMEN OF FAITH)

By: White, Kathleen

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000007100

ISBN: 1556613644

Condition: Good


The thrilling account of the difference that faith can make in the face of tragedy. The remarkable story of Joni Eareckson Tada has become an inspiration to th ousands of people around the world. A tragic diving accident when she was a teenager paralyzed Joni immediately. When it was confirmed that she would be a quadriplegic for the rest of her life, she could not understand why Go d allowed this tragedy. But with time, Joni began a deeply personal relationship with G... View more info

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DIETRICH & RIEFENSTAHL: HOLLYWOOD, BERLIN, AND A CENTURY IN TWO LIVES

By: Wieland, Karin

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Liveright: 2016

Seller ID: RWARE0000043109

ISBN: 1631492284

Condition: Very Good


A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2015 Magisterial in scope, this dual biography examines two complex lives that b egan alike but ended on opposite sides of the century's greatest conflict. Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl, born less than a year apart, lived so close to each other that Riefenstahl could see into Dietrich's Berlin apartment. Coming of age at the dawn of the Weimar Republic, both sought fame in Germany's b... View more info

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THE SILENT STARS GO BY: A TRUE CHRISTMAS STORY

By: Williams, Philip Lee

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Hill Street Press: 1998

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000021964

ISBN: 1892514079

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A crisp clean first edition/printing (as stated) no markings throughout. View more info

LAND'S EDGE

By: Winton, Tim

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Macmillan Australia: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000039396

ISBN: 0732907799

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. On childhood holidays to the western coast, Tim Winton's days followed a joyous rhythm. In the mornings, the sun and surf kept him outside, in the water. In the afternoons, as the horizon wobbled with mirages and the wind came in from the ocean, he was driven inside, to books. In the "simple, peculiar shack" that his fam... View more info

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THE MAN WHO OWNS THE NEWS: INSIDE THE SECRET WORLD OF RUPERT MURDOCH

By: Wolff, Michael

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Bodley Head: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000042584

ISBN: 1847920241

Condition: Good


In a career spanning four decades Rupert Murdoch has built News Internation al into a $70 billion corporation. Through a series of breathtaking gambles he expanded from his base in the Australian newspaper business to achieve a preeminent position in the UK's media, and to control a huge slice of Hol lywood. Increasingly his company has built a presence in online and digital media, most recently through its acquisition of MySpace, and he is steadil y expanding into South... View more info

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RENEGADE: THE MAKING OF A PRESIDENT

By: Wolffe, Richard

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Crown: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000022569

ISBN: 0307463125

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout: Before the White House and Air Force One, before the TV ads and the enormou s rallies, there was the real Barack Obama: a man wrestling with the moment ous decision to run for the presidency, feeling torn about leaving behind a young family, and figuring out how to win the biggest prize in politics. This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcom er with no money and an alien name grew into th... View more info

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RED CHINA BLUES: MY LONG MARCH FROM MAO TO NOW

By: Wong, Jan

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000041386

ISBN: 0385476795

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now by Jan Wong Jan Wong, a Canadian of Chinese descent, went to China as a starry-eyed Mao ist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution. A true believer - and one of only two Westerners permitted to enroll at Beijing University - her education included wielding a pneumatic drill at the Number One Machine To ol Factory. In the name of the Revolution, she renounced rock and roll, hau led pig manure in the paddy fields, a... View more info

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THE AMERICANIZATION OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

By: Wood, Gordon S.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Highbridge Audio: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000044022

ISBN: 1565118863

Condition: Very Good


From the most respected chronicler of the early days of the Republic-and wi nner of both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes-comes a landmark work that re scues Benjamin Franklin from a mythology that has blinded generations of Am ericans to the man he really was and makes sense of aspects of his life and career that would have otherwise remained mysterious. In place of the geni al polymath, self-improver, and quintessential American, Gordon S. Wood rev eals a figure much m... View more info

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IN AN INSTANT: A FAMILY'S JOURNEY OF LOVE AND HEALING

By: Woodruff, Lee

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Large Print Distribution: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000016693

ISBN: 1594132402

Condition: As New


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout:(large print edition) In January 2006, Lee and Bob Woodruff seemed to have it all-a happy marriag e, four beautiful children, and marvelous careers. Bob had just been named co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight, but then, while he was embedded with the military in Iraq, an improvised explosive device went off near the tan k he was riding in. He and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, were hit, and Bob suff ered a traumatic brain inju... View more info

BIKO - CRY FREEDOM (OWL BOOKS)

By: Woods, Donald

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000031899

ISBN: 0805003851

Condition: Good


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BLACK BOY (THE RESTORED TEXT ESTABLISHED BY THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA)

By: Wright, Richard

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000041995

ISBN: 0060929782

Condition: Good


With an introduction by Jerry W. Ward, Jr. Black Boy is a classic of American autobiography, a subtly crafted narrativ e of Richard Wright's journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. An enduring story of one young man's coming off age during a particu lar time and place, Black Boy remains a seminal text in our history about w hat it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America. "Superb...The Library of America has insured that most of Wright'... View more info