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ONE MAN'S MEDICINE

By: Gibson, Morris

Price: ¥350.00

Publisher: Fawcett: 1984

Seller ID: RWARE0000013504

ISBN: 0449204529

Condition: Very Good


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COMMITTED

By: Gilbert, Elizabeth

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Lcc Us:

Seller ID: RWARE0000039928

ISBN: 0143118994

Condition: Very Good


The author of the best-selling Eat, Pray, Love chronicles how the U .S. government gave her and her Brazilian-born lover, Felipe, an ultimatum- -marry or Felipe cannot enter the country again--and how she tackled her fe ars of marriage by trying to discover through historical research, intervie ws and personal reflection what this stubbornly enduring old institution ac tually is. Simultaneous. View more info

TOM SULLIVAN'S ADVENTURES IN DARKNESS

By: Gill, Derek L.

Price: ¥250.00

Publisher: New Amer Library: 1977

Seller ID: RWARE0000000363

ISBN: 0451076982

Condition: Very Good


A biography of the singer and television entertainer who has been blind fro m birth. View more info

I AM INTELLIGENT: FROM HEARTBREAK TO HEALING--A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER'S JOURN EY THROUGH AUTISM

By: Goddard, Peyton

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publish: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000041099

ISBN: 076277925X

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


I Am Intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing--A Mother and Daughter's Journ ey through Autism by Peyton Goddard, Dianne Goddard This riveting memoir of extreme loss and unimaginable gain recounts the story of a child who, although unable to expressherself, lives fully aware of her limiting circumstances. Robbed of speech and bodily control, and despite her loving parents' best efforts to help her, Peyton Goddard suffered neglect and ongoing abuse by many who dismissed her as autistic and severely mentally retarded. No one could have imagined that she possessed a brilliant mind in her uncooper... View more info

GOOD VIBRATIONS: THE TRUE STORY OF ANN SUMMERS

By: Gold, Jacqueline

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Trafalgar Square: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000000373

ISBN: 1857937422

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


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DIARY VOLUME TWO

By: Gombrowicz, Witold

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000027980

ISBN: 0810107163

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


This is the first English translation of Witold Gombrowicz's Diary, the mos t Polish and the most universal of his works. Volume Two explores a more pe rsonal and intimate side of Gombrowicz in his adopted country of Argentina. Gombrowicz takes the readers into salons, homes, encounters in restaurants and theaters, dramatizing and self-dramatizing, turning the Diary into a w ork blending techniques of fiction and theater. View more info

OUT OF CAPTIVITY: SURVIVING 1,967 DAYS IN THE COLOMBIAN JUNGLE

By: Gonsalves, Marc

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000041537

ISBN: 0061769525

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


On February 13, 2003, a plane carrying three American civilian contractors- Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, and Tom Howes-crash-landed in the mountaino us jungle of Colombia. Dazed and shaken, they emerged from the plane bloodi ed and injured as gunfire rained down around them. As of that moment they w ere prisoners of the FARC, a Colombian terrorist and Marxist rebel organiza tion. In an instant they had become American captives in Colombia's volatil e and ongoing conflict, which has lasted for almost fifty years. In Out of Captivity, Gonsalves, Stansell, and Howes recount for the first t im... View more info

THE FITZGERALDS AND THE KENNEDYS: AN AMERICAN SAGA

By: Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000029920

ISBN: 0743201752

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 Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" is the sweeping history of two immigrant families, their rise to become potent political dynasties, and the marriage that brought the two together to found the most powerful family in America. Drawing on unprecedented access to the family and its private papers, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian Doris Kearns Goodwin takes readers from John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald's baptism in 18... View more info

TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

By: Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000040258

ISBN: 1451688091

Condition: Very Good


Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's poli tical genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abra ham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican N ational Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his riva ls were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energ... View more info

LIVES LIKE LOADED GUNS: EMILY DICKINSON AND HER FAMILY'S FEUDS

By: Gordon, Lyndall

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Viking: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000036464

ISBN: 0670021938

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 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother Austin began a passionate love affair with Mabel Todd, a young Amherst faculty wife, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. The feud that erupted as a result has continued for over a century. Lyndall Gordon, an award-winning biographer, tells the riveting story of the Dickinsons, and reveals Emily as a very different woman from the pale, lovelorn recluse that... View more info

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THE HIGHLAND LADY IN IRELAND: JOURNALS 1840-50 (CANONGATE CLASSICS, NO. 41)

By: Grant, Elizabeth

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Canongate Books: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000007661

ISBN: 0862413613

Condition: Fine


The early life of Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus, so memorably recorded i n her Memoirs of a Highland Lady has had an avid readership since the book' s first publication in 1898. This volume takes up the story after she arriv es in Ireland, following her marriage to Colonel Smith of Baltiboys. View more info

THE HUNGRY OCEAN: A SWORDBOAT CAPTAIN'S JOURNEY

By: Greenlaw, Linda

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000015604

ISBN: 0786864516

Condition: Fine/Fine


A crisp clean first edition/printing (as stated) protected in a new brodart wrapper: She's smart, hard-working and good at what she does, though sometimes she wishes she had a life. Greenlaw is captain of the Hannah Boden, sister ship to the Andrea Gail, the sword-fishing boat whose disappearance was described with agonizing verisimilitude in Sebastian Junger's bestseller, The Perfect Storm. Greenlaw tells a comparatively quotidian tale, "the true story of a real, and typical, sword-fishing trip, from leaving the dock to returning." Not trying to compete with Junger's operatic tale of ... View more info

JACK'S LIFE: THE LIFE STORY OF C.S. LEWIS

By: Gresham, Douglas H.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: B&H Books: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000042878

ISBN: 0805432469

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Douglas Gresham claims that Jack Lewis was the finest man and the best Chri stian he has ever known. Of course, Jack to Douglas is C. S. Lewis to the r est of the world. The informal address Gresham uses to refer to the great w riter is indicative of the intimacy he shared with Lewis for a dozen years, living in England as Lewis's stepson.Jack's Life is an affectionate accoun t of days now long gone. It is a personal memoir of a man who touched many in the classroom, even more with his pen, and made a significant, lasting, and eternal impression on one young man. Douglas Gresham is uniquely qu... View more info

LIFE IN A DAY

By: Grumbach, Doris

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000036845

ISBN: 0807070882

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


In this extraordinary new book, acclaimed novelist, essayist, and critic Do ris Grumbach transforms a single day into a rich world enlivened by memory, intellect, and imagination. Illustrated with images ranging from a Duchamp painting to a postcard-perfect Scottish abbey, this book is a meditation o n age and memory. View more info

COMING INTO THE END ZONE: A MEMOIR

By: Grumbach, Doris

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000036861

ISBN: 0393309444

Condition: Good


Started on the eve of the author's seventieth birthday, this year-long jour nal records the process of slowly slipping into old age, including coming t o terms with losses and with powerful memories. View more info

EXTRA INNINGS: A MEMOIR

By: Grumbach, Doris

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000036866

ISBN: 0393313204

Condition: Good


As in Doris Grumbach's widely praised day book, Coming into the End Zone, E xtra Innings offers an immense, sometimes funny, sometimes tart, and someti mes very moving account of a closely examined life. It records an eventful and quotidian year crowded with literary pleasures and pains, the natural b eauties and social particulars of life in coastal Maine, the mingled joys a nd affronts of travel to New York, Washington, Mexico, and the looming pres ence of illness and mortality. It is, finally, a book about the successful search for home and for inward peace. View more info

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THE LAST SINGLE WOMAN IN AMERICA

By: Guidry, Cindy

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Dutton Adult: 2008

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000021796

ISBN: 0525950524

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib: Realizing she is the only single woman during the bouquet toss at her frien d's wedding, Guidry, a former Hollywood film executive, deems herself The L ast Single Woman in America. Along with being 40-something and unwed, she h ad just lost her job and her boyfriend; however, she remains in good humor and believes that with a handful of Dave Matthews CDs she'll be okay. Guidr y offers her view on men (feminism has encouraged women to be easy, therefo re men no longer appreciate the value of women), the perks of knowledge (wh y... View more info

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MATCHED PAIR - THE ELYS OF EMBASSY ROW

By: Harriman, Jarvis

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Pooh Stix Press: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000027693

ISBN: 0963432311

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 biography of Albert H. Ely and his wife, Constance J. Ely, that covers the 20th century and includes stories of the ancestors' part in building the USA since 1600's. In 1956, the Mayor of Sesto San Giovanni replied to Mrs Ely,"If God can change rich people,I don't have to shoot them." In 1964 Japanese leaders of all walks of life sent a telegram to Mr Ely's funeral, "Your husband was the hinge on which the history of Japan changed." View more info

MY OLD MAN AND THE SEA: A FATHER AND SON SAIL AROUND CAPE HORN

By: Hays, David

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books: 1995

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000010627

ISBN: 1565121023

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


As a child, David Hays regarded sailing around Cape Horn as the ultimate ad venture. Now, in middle age, he makes the voyage with his 24-year-old son, hoping to regain a youthful perspective on life. Daniel, just out of colleg e, wanted time to think about commitment to a career. Together, they built a 25-foot sloop, Sparrow, and set out across the Caribbean, navigating by c ompass and sextant. Sparrow carried neither motor nor radar, only a two-way , short-range radio. Father and son take turns giving their accounts of the 17,000-mile voyage. Their course was through the Panama Canal, then so... View more info

MORTIFICATION: WRITER'S STORIES OF THEIR PUBLIC SHAME

By: Hempel, Amy

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008498

ISBN: 0007171374

Condition: F/NF


A wonderful tight clean copy,a first edition protected in a new brodart wra pper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE /BOMC edition. A writer's public life is not -- as is often thought -- a round of glamorou s parties, prize-acceptance speeches, and triumphant readings to amphitheat res full of loyal, cheering fans; it is, in fact, a grim treadmill of humil iation and neglect. Mortification sets the record straight, once and for al l. A collection of seventy specially commissioned contributions -- true sto ries of public indignity by some of our finest livin... View more info