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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 widespread use of child labor; defending Leopold and Loeb in the Chicago "thrill" murder case; defending a teacher's ... 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 vate woman and the adopted persona. Outwardly, she suggests a neurotic: fou r failed marriages interrupting frantic running ... View more info

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. Within a few months, their lives were thro wn into chaos as they became pawns in historic international events. They w ere arre... View more info

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 became a bait to catch a king? Was she simply nave and innocent, a victim of her grasping family's scheming? Or was she brazen ... 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 lemon of a Renault Alliance that changed her mind. But after years of struggling to get an education while her brother Bobby ... View more info

THE HITLER I KNEW: MEMOIRS OF THE THIRD REICH'S PRESS CHIEF

By: Dietrich, Otto

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000043310

ISBN: 1602399727

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. "Up to the last moment, his overwhelming, despotic authority aroused false hopes and deceived his people and his entourage. Only at the end, when I wa tched the inglorious collapse and the obstinacy of his final downfall, was I able suddenly to fit together the bits of mosaic I had been amassing for twelve years into a complete picture of his opaque and sphinx like personal ity. If my contemporaries fail to understand me, those who came after will surely profit from this account.... View more info

THE BIRTHMARK: MEMOIRS OF A BALINESE PRINCE

By: Djelantik, A. A. M.

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000044502

ISBN: 9625931651

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

CROW DOG: FOUR GENERATIONS OF SIOUX MEDICINE MEN

By: Dog, Leonard C.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000038850

ISBN: 0060926821

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. In January 1890, Leonard Crow Dog's great-grandfather, Jerome Crow Dog, surrendered to the U.S. Army; he was the last of the ghost dancers, who brought a "new way of praying, of relating to the spirits." Ninety-three years later, Leonard Crow Dog revived the ghost dance at Wounded Knee. From childhood he was destined to be a medicine man; he recounts family history through four generations?Jerome was the first Native American to win a case in... View more info

LAKOTA WOMAN

By: Dog, Mary Crow

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000043354

ISBN: 0060973897

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. A unique autobiography unparalleled in American Indian literature, and a deeply moving account of a woman's triumphant struggle to survive in a hostile world. View more info

A TRIBUTE TO THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS

By: Donnelly, Peter

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: Whitecap Books: 1997

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009792

ISBN: 1551107155

Condition: Fine/Fine


A highly collectible book first edition/printing, protected in a new brodar t wrapper. Includes illustrations. With six chapters and over 215 colour an d black-and-white photographs--many previously unpublished in book form--an d with a lively text. View more info

RORY AND ITA

By: Doyle, Roddy

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000037692

ISBN: 0224069233

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Ita Doyle: 'In all my life I have lived in two houses, had two jobs, and on e husband. I'm a very interesting person.' Rory and Ita, Roddy Doyle's firs t non-fiction book, tells - largely in their own words - the story of his p arents' lives from their first memories to the present. Born in 1923 and 19 25 respectively, they met at a New Year's Eve dance in 1947 and married in 1951. They remember every detail of their Dublin childhoods - the people (a unts, cousins, shopkeepers, friends, teachers), the politics (both came fro m Republican families), idyllic times in the Wexford countryside for ... View more info

THE PATTERN IN THE CARPET: A PERSONAL HISTORY WITH JIGSAWS

By: Drabble, Margaret

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000035836

ISBN: 0547386095

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 Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws is an original and brilliant work. Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular jigsaws, which have offered her and many others relief from melancholy and depression. Alongside curious facts and discoveries about jigsaw puzzles - did you know that the 1929 stock market crash was followed by a boom in puzzle sales? - Drabble introduces us to her beloved Auntie ... View more info

A SORROW IN OUR HEART: THE LIFE OF TECUMSEH

By: Eckert, Allan W.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000031700

ISBN: 055356174X

Condition: Very Good


A biography of the famous Shawnee describes Tecumseh's plan to amalgamate a ll North American tribes into one people, his role as statesman and militar y strategist, and his death in the Battle of Thames. View more info

THE INVISABLE CIRCUS

By: Egan, Jennifer

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Picador: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000045078

ISBN: 0312140908

Condition: Very Good


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BOOK OF DAVID HELFGOTT

By: Eley, Beverley

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000006863

ISBN: 0207191050

Condition: Near Fine


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NAMEDROPPING: MOSTLY LITERARY MEMOIRS

By: Elman, Richard

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: State University of New York: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000040429

ISBN: 0791438805

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. Candid snapshots in prose of literary and other figures-ranging from Aldous Huxley and Isaac Bashevis Singer to Faye Dunaway and Hunter S. Thompson-wh om the author encountered during four decades as a working writer and journ alist. In the course of the same old race I find myself writing about knowing some people-how fame seems to set some people apart from us, once known: I was astonished by Ernest Hemingway's small, weak handshake when we were i... View more info

BOOK BUSINESS: PUBLISHING: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

By: Epstein, Jason

Price: ¥1,300.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2001

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008504

ISBN: 0393049841

Condition: F/F


A wonderful tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscri ptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. As editor-publisher to some of the 20th-century's greatest writers (Edmund Wilson, Vladimir Nabokov, Jane Jacobs) as well as the virtual inventor of the trade paperback (meaning the "quality" type, as opposed to the drugstore mass-market), Jason Epstein is one of those rare publishing-world types who is as invested in the editorial creation of a good book as in its marketing and sales. It is that dual perspective that has guided his hal... View more info

ISLAND WIFE: LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WILD

By: Fairbairns, Judy

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Two Roads: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000036485

ISBN: 1444759604

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. A memoir of a woman's life on a remote Scottish island: from young girl to wife to mother of five, hotelier, and domestic miracle worker. Funny and tender, this is a book of endless horizons and a breath of fresh air. Island Wife tells the story of Judy who, at 19, met her Wild Pioneer. He whisked her off into an adventure, a marriage of forty years, and a life on a remote Hebridean island. Along the way she bears five children, learns how to run a rocky hill farm, a hotel, a record... View more info

DAUGHTER OF PERSIA: A WOMAN'S JOURNEY FROM HER FATHER'S HAREM THROUGH THE I SLAMIC REVOLUTION

By: Farman-Farmaian, Sattareh

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Corgi: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000042412

ISBN: 0552139289

Condition: Good


Sattareh Farman Farmaian, the daughter of a once-powerful and wealthy Irani an prince, was raised and educated in the 1920s and 1930s in a Persian hare m compound, along with numerous mothers and more than 30 brothers and siste rs. As a young woman, she broke with Muslim tradition and travelled to Amer ica, where she became the first Persian to study at the University of South ern California. Her new life in the West fired a vision to lift her own peo ple out of backwardness and poverty, and she returned to Iran to found the Tehran School of Social Work. For more than 20 years, Sattareh and he... View more info

HITLER

By: Fest, Joachim

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Harcourt: 1974

Seller ID: RWARE0000035129

ISBN: 0151416508

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A best-seller in its original German edition and subsequently translated in to more than a dozen languages, Joachim Fest's Hitler has become a classic portrait of a man, a nation, and an era. View more info