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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 tireless defender of wild areas, Brower worked to prot ect iconic places, including the Grand Canyon and the California redwood fo... View more info

MAMA LOLA: A VODOU PRIESTESS IN BROOKLYN (COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN RELIGION A ND SOCIETY)

By: Brown, Karen McCarthy

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: University of California Pre: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000044550

ISBN: 0520077806

Condition: Good


Vodou is among the most misunderstood and maligned of the world's religions . Mama Lola shatters the stereotypes by offering an intimate portrait of Vo dou in everyday life. Drawing on a decade-long friendship with Mama Lola, a Vodou priestess, Karen McCarthy Brown tells tales spanning five generation s of Vodou healers in Mama Lola's family, beginning with an African ancesto r and ending with Mama Lola's daughter Maggie, a recent initiate and the de signated heir to her Brooklyn-based healing practice. Out of these stories, in which dream and vision flavor everyday experience and the Vodou sp... 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

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 certainly wouldn't be dirty after I polished it with Windex for three hours." There were certainly numerous chips in the ch... View more info

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 illuminated prose, Augusten shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best. Ed... View more info

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS

By: Burroughs, Augusten

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Hodder: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000045852

ISBN: 073361681X

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

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS

By: Burroughs, Augusten (author)

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Atlantic Books: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000045501

ISBN: 1843545683

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 the Brady Bunch on Viagra... it is impossible not to laugh at all the jokes; to admire the sardonic, fetid tone; to wonder, slack-jawed and agog, at the sheer looniness of the vista he conjures up' Rachel Cooke, Observer This is the true story of a boy who wanted to grow up with the Brady Bunch, but ended up living with the Addams Family. Augusten Burroughs's mother gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa Claus... 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 came: a crippling stroke had left her proud seventy -nine-year-old father unable to fasten a belt or complete a sentence. Tr... View more info

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

TO ELVIS WITH LOVE

By: Canada, Lena

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Everest House: 1978

Seller ID: RWARE0000044770

ISBN: 0896960099

Condition: Very Good/Good


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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 Cannon, who covered Reagan through his political career, can tell u s. The keenest Reagan-watcher of them all, he has been the on... 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 street. They never get caught. And they know they never will. Until one disastrous summer afternoon. On that day, what begins... 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 the problems she and her family had coming to terms with her sexuality . She tells of her imprisonment for shoplifting; her d... 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 during the 10 years of their "marriage". Her daughter, born in 1931, experienced the horrors of Japanese occupation ... 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

LIFE AND DEATH IN SHANGHAI

By: Cheng, Nien

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000038569

ISBN: 014010870X

Condition: Good


Here is the haunting, inspirational account of Nien Cheng's six-and-a-half years as a political prisoner during Communist China's Cultural Revolution. "A moving affirmation of the capacity for human endurance."--Los Angeles T imes. View more info