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THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND THE POLITICS OF POWER

By: Chessman, C. Wallace

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Waveland Press: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000013699

ISBN: 0881337951

Condition: Very Good


Some minor highlighting throughout. Poised at a strategic point in the emergence of modern America, Theodore Roosevelt entered the White House just as the twentieth century opened. Following a succession of weak presidents who proved themselves incapable of dealing seriously with the novel problems and responsibilities created by industrialization within the country and by imperialism in the world outside its boundaries, Roosevelt was uniquely qualified by training and p... View more info

DOMINATRIX: THE MAKING OF MISTRESS CHLOE

By: Chloe, Mistress

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007564

ISBN: 0755310136

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A highly collectible first edition/printing, tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. For over 15 years, Mistress Chloe has been Queen of London's fetish scene. As a professional dominatrix she has seen it all - famous footballers, pop stars and politicians have all sought out her service. But Chloe was a shy adolescent who only found her vocation when her then-boyfriend too... View more info

THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF VIETNAM'S MOST FAMOUS CASU ALTY

By: Chong, Denise

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd: 2000

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000018152

ISBN: 0743208471

Condition: Fine/Fine


A crisp clean first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper, not an ex- lib, no markings throughout: Kim Phuc was nine years old in 1972. Severely burned by napalm, she ran fro m her burning village and was captured on film. Denise Chong relates Kim's experience and recovery in this astonishing biography and history of Americ a's shameful war. The photograph of Kim, seen around the world, was one of many to turn public opinion against the war in Vietnam. This is the ... View more info

WITH CHATWIN: PORTRAIT OF A WRITER

By: Clapp, Susannah

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1997

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000020617

ISBN: 0679410333

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated), no markings throughout, no an ex-l ib: With Chatwin is a charming exploration of the life of beloved writer Bruce Chatwin. Chatwin--both high-brow and low-, both collector and nomad--was a man of contradictions. His writing "hovered teasingly between fact and fiction," and he was fascinated by paradoxical subjects: a private art collection in a Communist country; a publicity-loving woman who lives alone in the desert. For ... View more info

LIVING HISTORY

By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000036458

ISBN: 0743222245

Condition: Very Good/Good


The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, l ooking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work. View more info

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CANDY GIRL: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN UNLIKELY STRIPPER

By: Cody, Diablo

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Avery: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000044404

ISBN: 1592402739

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. Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV?s The Late Show to b e the pick of "Dave?s Book Club 2006,? Candy Girl is the story of a young w riter who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Di ablo Cody decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad ag ency. She soon managed... View more info

THE THREE OF US: A NEW LIFE IN NEW YORK

By: Coles, Joanna

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2000

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007948

ISBN: 0312266677

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Coles and Godwin, both accomplished writers, offer insightful and amusing a lternating first-person accounts of the nine-month period of awaiting paren thood. What makes their account especially appealing is the running comment ary on life in New York, viewed from the perspective of two Brits. Godwin s tarts off dealing with a cancer scare that has provoked writer's block, and then Coles faces the prospect of pregnancy at age 36, when she's just gott en settled as a corr... View more info

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YUAN MEI: EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CHINESE POET

By: com, Arthur Waley

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1970

Seller ID: RWARE0000044542

ISBN: 0804707197

Condition: Good


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NEWJACK: GUARDING SING SING

By: Conover, Ted

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Random House: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000032537

ISBN: 0375501770

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Ted Conover, the intrepid author of Coyotes, about the world of illegal Mex ican immigrants, spent a year as a prison guard at Sing Sing. Newjack, his account of that experience, is a milestone in American journalism: a book t hat casts new and unexpected light on this nation's prison crisis and sets a new standard for courageous, in-depth reporting. At the infamous Sing Sing, once a model prison but now New York State's mos t troubled maximum-security facility, Conover... View more info

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THE ROAD FROM COORAIN - AN AUSTRALIAN MEMOIR

By: Conway, Jill Ker

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: William Heinemann Limited: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000017250

ISBN: 0749303603

Condition: Very Good+


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: In this memoir the author describes her isolated childhood in the Australian outback. She became her father's farmhand, and when he died prematurely, she moved to Sydney, aged 11 years, and had to learn to adapt to a new and alien set of rules. Later she started drinking under the stress of looking after a depressive mother, then became involved in intellectual university life and began a reassessment of the political, cul... View more info

MIRACLE ON THE MOUNTAIN: A TRUE TALE OF FAITH AND SURVIVAL

By: Couillard, Mike

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000007375

ISBN: 0380973928

Condition: Fine/Fine


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. When U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Mike Couillard and his 10-year-old son, Matthew, skied into a blizzard atop Kartalkaya Mountain in Turkey (where Couillard was stationed), they plunged themselves and their family into an extreme test of their faith in God, and were forced to the limits of human endurance. This acc... View more info

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APRIL FOOL'S DAY

By: COURTENAY, BRYCE

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000040797

ISBN: 0140272933

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

BEING POPPY: A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH

By: Cramer, Richard Ben

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2013

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000028203

ISBN: 1476745412

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A read copy, but spine unblemished, no markings throughout: The most intimate portrait of GEORGE H. W. BUSH ever published George Herbe rt Walker Bush, the forty-first president of the United States and the patr iarch of America's most powerful political dynasty, never wrote a memoir. B ut bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Richard Ben Crame r took the full measure of President Bush in his thousand-page epic, What I t Takes-one of the most influential... View more info

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JAN CREMER WRITES AGAIN

By: Cremer, Jan

Price: ¥200.00

Publisher: Shorecrest: 1965

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009701

Condition: Good/Good


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FRANK WOODBRIDGE CHENEY TWO YEARS IN CHINA AND JAPAN 1859-1861

By: Crocker, Antoinette Cheney

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1970

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009932

Condition: Fine/No DJ as Issued


A highly collectible tight clean copy, no inscriptions or markings ,number 283 of a privately printed limited (and 1st) edition. By his Granddaughter, Antoinette Cheney Crocker. 214, [4] p., illus.; 26 cm.; Frank Woodbridge C heney (1832-1909) was twenty-eight years old in 1859 when Cheney Bros. sent him to buy raw silk in the Orient. His father, Charles, and [seven] uncles ... had started the silk business in Manchester, Connecticut in 1834...' Ch eney arrived in Japan ... View more info

THE STORY OF MY LIFE

By: Darrow, Clarence

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000037719

ISBN: 0306807386

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. In The Story of My Life recounts, and reflects on, his more than fifty years as a corporate, labor, and criminal lawyer, including the most celebrated and notorious cases of his day: establishing the legal right of a union to strike in the Woodworkers' Conspiracy Case; exposing, on behalf of the United Mine Workers, the shocking conditions in the mines and the ... View more info

ONASSIS: ARISTOTLE AND CHRISTINA

By: Davis, L.J.

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000004120

ISBN: 0312902891

Condition: Very Good


From Publishers Weekly Davis is a novelist, also author of the factual Bad Money, and he uses both his storytelling and reporting skills in this dual biography. Much of the material is by now over-familiar, but he adds sufficient color to heighten reader interest. The author details Onassis's financial coups, rivalries, m any romantic affairs, friendships, etc. More engrossing sections describe h is daughter Christina's life, stressing the vast difference between the pri... View more info

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PRISONERS OF HOPE: THE STORY OF OUR CAPTIVITY AND ESCAPE IN AFGHANISTAN

By: Dayna/Mercer, Heather Curry

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: WATERBROOK PR: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000042054

ISBN: 1578566452

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. The gripping and inspiring story of two extraordinary women--from their imp risonment by the Taliban to their rescue by U.S. Special Forces. When Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer arrived in Afghanistan, they had come t o help bring a better life and a little hope to some of the poorest and mos t oppressed people in the world. Wi... View more info

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KATHERINE HOWARD

By: Denny, Joanna

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Piatkus Books: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000041238

ISBN: 0749951206

Condition: Very Good


Katherine Howard by Joanna Denny A riveting new biography of a much neglected Queen - the doomed child-bride of Henry VIII. Joanna Denny, author of Anne Boleyn, reveals another sensational episode in Tudor history - illuminating the true character of Katherine Howard, the young girl caught up in a maelstrom of ambition and conspiracy which led to her execution for high treason while still only seventeen years old. Who was Katherine, the beautiful young aristocrat who be... View more info

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AN AMERICAN STORY

By: Dickerson, Debra

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2000

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000005417

ISBN: 037542069X

Condition: Very Good/No DJ


Debra Dickerson's fiercely honest account of her journey from the black wor king class to the ivied halls of Harvard Law School couldn't be more aptly titled. What's more American than someone who reaches a political turning p oint as a result of buying a lousy car? At the time, Dickerson was a conser vative supporter of Ronald Reagan who believed her north St. Louis neighbor s were poor and jobless because of their personal failings--and of course, it wasn't really her ... View more info