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ALEXANDER HAMILTON

By: Chernow, Ron

Price: ¥1,300.00

Publisher: Penguin Audio: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000044021

ISBN: 0142800430

Condition: Very Good


The personal life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taug ht orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de -camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, is captured in a definitive biography by the National Book Award-winning author of Th e House of Morgan. Simultaneous. View more info

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

By: Chernow, Ron

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: The Penguin Press: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000045403

ISBN: 1594200092

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 inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Nation al Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who over came all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. Accord ing to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is "a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charisma tic and dangerou... View more info

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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 personality to reverse the trend. His patrician background, his education, and his grasp of the national and international sit... 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 took her to a fetish party in 1985. Since then she has been submerged in an underworld most people don't even know exists. These... 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 story o f how the picture came to be and also what happened to Kim after it was tak en. It provides an insight into the count... 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 Chatwin, being on the road was an obsession. He "was an inventive and adventurous traveller," an itinerant who got wr... 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

DANCING OUT OF BALI

By: Coast, John

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000045485

ISBN: 0794602614

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. "If you know where to look, you can still discover and recognize what it wa s that intoxicating John Coast fifty years ago." -Sir David Attenborough This book is one of the great classics about Bali, now with dozens of illus trations and photographs. Dancing out of Bali is a fascinating personal account of a young Englishman who settled in a small house in Bali in the midst of the political turmoil that griped post-war Indonesia. There, he i... View more info

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 to find inspiration from a most unlikely source- ama teur night at the seedy Skyway Lounge. While she doesn?t take home the ... 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 correspondent for a British newspaper. Early on, in search of a gynecologist, Coles observes that primary-care physicians are ded... View more info

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 goes to work as a gallery off icer, working shifts in which he alone must supervise scores of violent inn er-city felons. He... 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, cultural and spiritual ideas she had been brought up with. Eventually she became a successful career woman. View more info

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, VOLUME 3: THE WAR YEARS AND AFTER, 1939-1962

By: Cook, Blanche Wiesen

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Viking: 2016

Seller ID: RWARE0000045750

ISBN: 0670023957

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. One of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2016 One of NPR's 10 Best Books of 2016 "Heartachingly relevant...the Eleanor Roosevelt who inhabits these meticulo usly crafted pages transcends both first-lady history and the marriage arou nd which Roosevelt scholarship has traditionally pivoted." -- The Wall Stre et Journal The final volume in the definitive biography of America's greatest first la dy. "Monumental and inspirational...... View more info

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, VOL. 1: 1884-1933

By: Cook, Blanche Wiesen

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000045768

ISBN: 0140094601

Condition: Good


The first volume in the life of America's greatest First Lady, "a woman who changed the lives of millions" (Washington Post). Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. Three: 1938-1962, will be published in November 201 6. Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American a ristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitati ng roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and adv ancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intima te friendships with some of the great men and women of her times. This volu me co... 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 account of the crisis shuttles from Couillard's intense narrative of being stranded, to his wife's prayer-filled vigil at their ... View more info

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 and respected works of journalism and b iography of the modern era. Drawn from those pages and edited by Cramer shortly bef... 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 only five years after Commodore Mathew Perry had ente red the country. During Cheney's stay in China, the Taiping Rebellion r... View more info