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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 God. As a res ult of this new direction, she formed the organization called Joni and Frie nds to minister to the spiritual and... View more info

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 burgeoning motion picture industry. While Dietrich's depiction of Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel catapulted her to Hollywood star... 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 family borrowed each year there was a small library: a room with four walls of books, a world unto itself. In this beautifully d... View more info

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 Southeast Asia. But Murdoch is more than a predatory and merciless deal-maker. His company does not only generate dizzying profit... 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 the world's most powerful lead er. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the ic onic posters and the... View more info

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, and turned in a fellow student who soug ht her help in getting to the United States. She also met and married the o nly Americ... View more info

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 more ambiguous and complex-and much more interesting. Charting the passage of Franklin's life and reputation from relative po... 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 injury that nearly killed him. In an Instant is the frank and compelling account of how Bob and Lee Woodruff's lives came togeth... 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's major te xts are now available as he wanted them to be tread...Most important of all is the opportunity we now have to hear... View more info

DAUGHTER OF CHINA: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE AND BETRAYAL

By: Xu, Meihong

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000018147

ISBN: 0747262780

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Both the memoir of a young Chinese peasant girl coming of age during the Cultural Revolution and a cross-cultural tragic romance which depicts the struggle between love for another individual and loyalty to one's country. Meihong begins life as an enthusiastic recruit of the People's Liberation Army, but she possesses a quickness of observation and critical insight which makes it impossible for her not to pick up on the many hypocrisies involved in her PLA training. One of the more revealing moments of the narrative is the drunken rebellion of a... View more info

THE GOOD WOMEN OF CHINA : HIDDEN VOICES

By: Xue, Xinran

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008547

ISBN: 0375422013

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. In 1989, Xinran, a Beijing journalist, began broadcasting a nightly program on state radio that was devoted entirely to personal affairs--a radical concept in Communist China. In response, she received thousands of letters from women, many with questions about sexuality; one woman wondered "why her heart beat faster when she accidentally bumped into a man on the bus." Eventually, Xinran persuaded her superiors to... View more info

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THE YEAR THE DRAGON CAME

By: Ye, Sang

Price: ¥35,000.00

Publisher: University of Queensland: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000025950

ISBN: 0702227315

Condition: Near Fine


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THE IRON LADY: A BIOGRAPHY OF MARGARET THATCHER

By: Young, Hugo

Price: ¥1,250.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000000356

ISBN: 0374226512

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Young's probing political biography reveals how Thatcher changed the face o f the Conservative Party in a series of "mighty battles" with the old guard , tamed the trade unions, controlled inflation and unemployment and, by her conduct of the Falkland War and her dealings with Reagan and Gorbachev, em erged as a global leader. Reviewing her tenure as a combative, pragmatic pr ime minister with a driving sense of mission, Young, a journalist for the G uardian in England, concludes that Thatcher has displayed the virtues and v ices of "a ruthless crusading leader who knew she was rig... View more info

THE ENCHANTER: AN ADVENTURE IN THE LAND OF NABOKOV

By: Zanganeh, Lila Azam

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000045709

ISBN: 1846143683

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. Plunging into the enchanted and luminous worlds of Speak, Memory, Ada, or Ardor; and the infamous Lolita, Lila Azam Zanganeh seeks out the Nabokovian experience of time, memory, sexual passion, nature, loss, love in all its forms, language in all its allusions. She explores his Russian childhood, his European sojourns, the landscapes of 'his' America, hallucinates an interview and seeks the 'crunch of happiness' in Vladimir Nabokov's singular vocabula... View more info