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THE SECRET LIFE OF J. EDGAR HOOVER

By: Summers, Anthony

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000029913

ISBN: 0575042362

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. Official And Confidential: The Secret Life Of J. Edgar Hoover, by Summers, Anthony. View more info

THE OPPOSITE OF FATE

By: Tan, Amy

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008572

ISBN: 0007169698

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


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. A personal account of life as seen through the eyes of one of America's best-loved novelists. Over the course of her writing life, Amy Tan's essays and articles have appeared in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies, much to the delight of her fans. Here she has put together her musings on what she sees as the opposites of fate. This work should illuminate her fiction and give her readers a rare glimpse into her heart and mind. ... View more info

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THE HACIENDA: A MEMOIR

By: Teran, Lisa St. Aubin De

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000017725

ISBN: 0316816884

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A child bride leaves England for a life of unimaginable cruelty, isolation, and beauty in this memoir that reads like the most magical of novels. Married at the age of 17, Lisa St. Aubin de TerĂ¡n hardly knows her Venezuelan husband Jaime--and learns Spanish only to find that he seldom speaks in that language, either. Nonetheless, he persuades her to return with him to his hacienda, a sugar-cane and avocado plantation perched high in the Andean foothills. Here, her romantic notions of South American life soon wash away in the constant drizzle; t... View more info

A SIMPLE PATH

By: Teresa, Mother

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000035043

ISBN: 0345397452

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. Known around the globe for her indefatigable work on behalf of the poor, th e sick, and the dying, Mother Teresa has devoted her life to giving hope to the hopeless in more than one hundred and twenty countries. She inspires u s all to find a way to translate our spiritual beliefs into action in the w orld. How has one woman accomplished so much? And what are the guiding prin ciples that have enabled this humble nun to so profoundly effect the lives o... View more info

WATCH MY BACK

By: Thompson, Geoff

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Summersdale: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000044099

ISBN: 1840247169

Condition: Good


Watch My Back is the story of one man's search for courage. Depressed, bullied, intimidated by life and indoctrinated to believe that t his was his lot, Geoff Thompson, on the verge of a breakdown, decided to fi ght back. In a bid to confront his fears, he took a job as a bouncer in one of Britain's roughest nightclubs. Over the next ten years, he was involved in hundreds of brutal and bloody fights that left two of his friends murde red and many more in prison; he turned himself into a fearsome fighting mac hine. Geoff reached the top of his trade and became addicted to violence. Then it al... View more info

ROYAL FEUD

By: Thornton, Michael

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000042269

ISBN: 0718126009

Condition: Very Good/Good


Details the intense thirty-year enmity between the present Queen Mother Eli zabeth and the Duchess of Windsor, the effect on Britain's royal family, an d the accord finally established between them. View more info

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FOOTSTEPS

By: Tiberghien, Susan

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000024100

ISBN: 141343424X

Condition: Near Fine


A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: Susan Tiberghiens poetic memoir evokes a life fully lived and closely observed. In elegant prose and poetry, she presents the landscapes of her time with fresh eyes, gentle humor, and a generous spirit. The rooftops of Grenoble, the hills above Lago Maggiore, Geneva in its white fog, are the settings for a French-American romance, an international domestic tale, full of children and laughter, and at the end a new direction and revelation. Footsteps, A European Album is a wise book, and a pleasure to read. Peter Meinke, The Piano Tu... View more info

FIRST LADIES

By: Truman, Margaret

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Random House: 1995

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008882

ISBN: 0679434399

Condition: Fine/Fine


A highly collectible first edition, tight clean copy, protected in a new br odart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Truman's look at the nation's first ladies features capsule accounts of a selective number of women who have shared the White House with their husbands. She includes the obvious subjects such as Martha Washington, Dolley Madison, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt and all the modern presidents' wives, along with lesser-known first ladies as Julia Grant and Julia Tyler. View more info

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SILENCE WILL SPEAK

By: Trzebinski, Errol

Price: ¥425.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000011635

ISBN: 0586066969

Condition: Very Good+


A study of the life of Denis Finch Hatton and his relationship with Karen B lixen. View more info

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN

By: Twain, Mark

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Clas: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000043919

ISBN: 0060955422

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. "Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Henry Adams.... It has th e marks of greatness in it--style, scope, imagination, laughter, tragedy."- -From the Introduction by Charles Neider Mark Twain was a figure larger than fife: massive in talent, eruptive in te mperament, unpredictable in his actions. He crafted stories of heroism, adv enture, tragedy, and comed... View more info

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 been one of the most fascinating and misunderstood figures in American history. Now , distinguished historian Robert M. Utley... 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

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 Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at th e struggles of America's white working class Hillbilly Elegy is a passionat... 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. Fearing for his life and after continuing attempts by the KGB to recruit him to spy for them, Vitali also records in full his... 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 salt spray, enduring gale-force winds and gigantic wav es. Because of the lack of privacy and sleep, irregular meals, darknes... View more info

HALF BROKE HORSES: A TRUE-LIFE NOVEL

By: Walls, Jeannette

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000045436

ISBN: 1416586296

Condition: Very Good


"Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls's no-nonsense, res ourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was he lping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a fron tier town-riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. She raised two children, one of whom is Jeann ette's memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls, unforgettably portrayed in T he Gl... 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 convincing, thoughtful, historically significant study, shows that she broke off with the son but fascinated the father until hi... 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 tells the England story, from being vilified by the nat ion before returning as the prodigal son and almost single-handedly g... 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 presidents. Having been on the front lines for many of the last half-century's major events, Weinberger provides close, thoughtf... View more info