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HITLER

By: Fest, Joachim C.

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000045472

ISBN: 0140059504

Condition: Very Good


Joachim Fest's magnificent biography of an evil man who made history with a high-handedness that even in his own day seemed anachronistic, and who tau ght the world bitter lessons that remain with us today. When first publishe d, this was the first comprehensive German life of Hitler since 1945. It is both scholarly, and accessible to the general reader, combining intellectu al and narrative organization with a real insight into the development, amb itions, obsessions and quirks of Hitler's personality. Essential reading fo r all students of Hitler, or his period of history. View more info

MY NAME IS ROSS: AN ALCOHOLIC'S JOURNEY

By: Fitzgerald, Ross

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: University of New South Wale: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000032642

ISBN: 1742231020

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. Brutally honest and inspiring, this narrative tells the story of a well-known writer's life as an alcoholic and his struggle to become-and stay-sober. Beginning with his first drink at the age of 14, this unique account traces the author's relationship with alcohol, taking readers on a journey from substance abuse and despair to hope and courage. Both heart-wrenching and enlightening, this chronicle is a strong personal story of triumph over substance... View more info

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MOTHERHOOD DEFERRED

By: Fleming, Anne Taylor

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Putnam Adult: 1994

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000021664

ISBN: 0399137408

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


When journalist Fleming finally felt ready to have a baby at the age of 37, she discovered that she was unable to conceive. Her desire to become pregn ant was strong, so she ultimately tried the various fixes modern fertility experts offer. As she pursued this elusive quest, she found herself reviewi ng the events of her life that had led her to postpone childbearing until i t was too late. Each chapter alternates between Fleming's earlier years, wh ich were shaped by the feminist writings of the 1960s, and her later experi ences with various medical procedures. Although the author's stream-of... View more info

MY LIFE SO FAR + 1 DVD

By: Fonda, Jane

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperback: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000010413

ISBN: 0812975766

Condition: Fine


One of the most recognizable women of our time, America knows Jane Fonda as actress, activist, feminist, wife, and workout guru. In her extraordinary memoir, Fonda divides her life into three acts: her childhood, early films , and first marriage make up act one; her growing career in film, marriage to Ted Turner, and involvement in the Vietnam War belong to act two; and th e third act belongs to the future, in which she hopes to "begin living con sciously," and inspire others who can learn from her experiences. Fonda rev eals intimate details and universal truths that she hopes "... View more info

MORDECAI: THE LIFE AND TIMES BY CHARLES FORAN (2010, HARDCOVER): THE LIFE A ND TIMES

By: Foran, Charles

Price: ¥2,800.00

Publisher: Knopf Canada: 2010

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000020657

ISBN: 0676979637

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated)no markings throughout, not an ex-li b. View more info

THE DUCHESS

By: Foreman, Amanda

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Random House: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000041686

ISBN: 0812979699

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. Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time. But Georgiana's public success concealed an unhappy marria... View more info

DAPHNE DU MAURIER

By: Forster, Margaret

Price: ¥1,600.00

Publisher: Chatto and Windus: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000010466

ISBN: 0701136995

Condition: Near Fine


A behind-the-scenes look at Daphne du Maurier, author of "Rebecca", "French man's Creek" and "My Cousin Rachel". This biography explores, amongst other things, her stifling relationship with her father, actor-manager Gerald du Maurier, her troubled marriage and her secret wartime love affair. View more info

LUCKY MAN: A MEMOIR

By: Fox, Michael J.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008830

ISBN: 0786867647

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper; Michael J. Fox begins his memoir by talking about the first signs of what he would discover to be Parkinson's disease. In a direct, conversational style Fox gives listeners a glimpse of his heady Hollywood life, starting with his early success of "Family Ties" and Back to the Future. The self-indulgent days as a young star through his denial and hiding of his illness to his final acceptance and then advocacy for Parkinson's sufferers make a fascinating story. His narrative and sentiment are heartfelt, although Fox ... View more info

AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE

By: Frame, Janet

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Century Hutchinson: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000009973

ISBN: 0091569117

Condition: Very Good+


The second volume of an autobiographical trilogy by the New Zealand novelis t. View more info

THE ENVOI FROM MIRROR CITY

By: Frame, Janet

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000005641

ISBN: 0091648017

Condition: Very Good+


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TO THE IS-LAND : AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY / JANET FRAME

By: Frame, Janet

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: The Women's Press in associa: 1984

Seller ID: RWARE0000008393

ISBN: 0091568919

Condition: Very Good+


New Zealand's pre-eminent writer Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraor dinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections. A child hood and adolescence spent in a poor but intellectually vibrant railway fam ily, life as a student, and years of incarceration in mental hospitals, are eventually followed by her entry into the saving world of writers. Frame's journey of self-discovery, from New Zealand to London, Paris, and Barcelon a, and then home again, is a heartfelt and courageous account of a writer's beginnings as well as one woman's personal struggle to survive. To the... View more info

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AMERICAN SOLDIER

By: Franks, Tommy

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Regan Books: 2004

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009099

ISBN: 0060731583

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. Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command from July 2000 through July 2003, Tommy Franks led the American and Coalition forces to victory in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Unsurprisingly, the portions of American Soldier covering these wars are the most interesting because they combine military maneuvers, political wrangling, and lots of action and commentary. This does not mean, however, that the rest of his autobiography is dull. General F... View more info

MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE JOURNEY

By: Fraser, Antonia

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000038448

ISBN: 038548948X

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Never before has the life of Marie Antoinette been told so intimately and w ith such authority as in Antonia Fraser's newest work, Marie Antoinette: Th e Journey. Famously known as the eighteenth-century French queen whose exce sses have become legend, Marie Antoinette was blamed for instigating the Fr ench Revolution. But the story of her journey begun as a fourteen-year-old sent from Vienna to marry the future Louis XVI to her courageous defense be fore she was sent to the guillotine reveals a woman of greater complexity a nd character than we have previously understood. We stand beside Mari... View more info

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FAMILY

By: Frazier, Ian

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Picador: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000009046

ISBN: 0312420595

Condition: Fine


Frazier, author of the best-selling Great Plains (Farrar, 1989), illuminate s the recent history of this country by crisscrossing the nation to track d own the names and stories of relatives as far back as his great-grandparent s. Though at first the past seems as orderly as the listing of such simple details as births, marriages, and occupations, we soon move past now-peacef ul graveyards to the roiled accounts of what real life was like for the peo ple who joined the westward migration, fought in the Civil War, prospered i n the oil boom, and suffered the untoward effects of progress. By wea... View more info

MY FRIEND LEONARD

By: Frey, James

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000029329

ISBN: 1573223158

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring. The father figure is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict "West Coast Director of a large Italian-American finance firm" (read: mobster) w ho helped to keep James Frey clean in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, of course, James, damaged perhaps beyond repair by years of crack and alcoh ol addiction-and by more than a few cruel tricks of fate. James embarks on his post-rehab ex... View more info

A MILLION LITTLE PIECES

By: Frey, James

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000034751

ISBN: 0719561027

Condition: Good


James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no memory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises. He has no wallet and no idea of his destination. He has abused alcohol and every drug he can lay his hands on for a decade - and he is aged only twenty-three. What happens next is one of the most powerful and extreme stories ever told. His family takes him to a rehabilitation centre. And James Frey starts his perilous j ourney back to the world of the drug and alcohol-free living. His lack of s elf-pity is unflinching and searing. A Million Little Pieces is a dazzlin... View more info

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HALF-ASSED: A WEIGHT-LOSS MEMOIR

By: Fulda, Jennette

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Seal Press: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000024496

ISBN: 1580052339

Condition: Fine


A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: After undergoing gall bladder surgery at age twenty-three, Jennette Fulda d ecided it was time to lose some weight. Actually, more like half her weight . At the time, Jennette weighed 372 pounds. Jennette was not born fat. But, by fifth grade, her response to a school qu estionnaire asking ?what would you change about your appearance" was ?I wou ld be thinner." Sound familiar? Half-Assed is the captivating and incredibly honest story of Jennette's journey to get in shape, lose weight, and change her life. From the be... View more info

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DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT: AN AFRICAN CHILDHOOD

By: Fuller, Alexandra

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperback: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000021155

ISBN: 0375758992

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A classic is born in this tender, intensely moving and even delightful journey through a white African girl's childhood. Born in England and now living in Wyoming, Fuller was conceived and bred on African soil during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979), a world where children over five "learn[ed] how to load an FN rifle magazine, strip and clean all the guns in the house, and ultimately, shoot-to-kill." With a unique and subtle sensitivity to racial issues, Fuller describes her parents' racism and the wartime relationships between blacks... View more info

RISING STAR: THE MAKING OF BARACK OBAMA

By: Garrow, David J.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2017

Seller ID: RWARE0000040260

ISBN: 0008229406

Condition: Very Good


Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years tha t made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United Stat es-from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four yea rs later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work about the life of Barack Obama, creating a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now. Rising Sta... View more info

IN THE GREAT GREEN ROOM: THE BRILLIANT AND BOLD LIFE OF MARGARET WISE BROWN

By: Gary, Amy

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Flatiron Books: 2017

Seller ID: RWARE0000040903

ISBN: 1250065364

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. For decades children and their parents around the world have cuddled togeth er to read Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. While the lulling words of the se stories have formed nighttime rituals for millions, few know that these classic works were part of a publishing revolution led by Margaret Wise Bro wn, who was renowned not only for her prolific writing and creative genius, but also for her stunning beauty and thirst for adventure. In 1990, author... View more info