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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

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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 confl... 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 a... View more info

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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 Chic... 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,... 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, an... View more info

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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, eve... 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 ... 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 (fe... 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 wa... View more info

THE HAWKE MEMOIRS

By: Hawke, Robert J. L.

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Heinemann Australia: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000002286

ISBN: 0855615028

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Includes bibliographical references (p. 595-604) and index. 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. ... 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. ... View more info

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ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

By: Herriot, James

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Collier-Macmillan: 1974

Seller ID: RWARE0000022150

ISBN: 0029766605

Condition: Good/Good


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IF ONLY THEY COULD TALK

By: Herriot, James

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Pan Books: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000035018

ISBN: 0330447084

Condition: Good


When newly qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire villa ge of Darrowby, he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? Herriot's books form the basis of the popular BBC TV series "All Creatures Great and Small" View more info

NAPOLEON: HIS WIVES AND WOMEN

By: Hibbert, Christopher

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000038311

ISBN: 0006531466

Condition: Very Good


A masterly biography of Napoleon, concentrating on his private life, by the historian described by Stella Tillyard as `a master portraitist of great m en's private lives' and by Amanda Foreman as `one of England's greatest liv ing historical writers'.Modern history has produced one single myth on a he roic scale to rival those of Alexander and Caesar - that of Napoleon. The c ontinuing fascination of this astonishingly gifted man is reflected in the number of books publi... View more info

MENCKEN: A LIFE

By: Hobson, Fred

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000032630

ISBN: 0394563298

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Using material available for the first time--including letters, diaries, an d personal papers--the author of Serpent in Eden: H. L. Mencken and the Sou th offers a candid portrait of the American literary legend. 20,000 first p rinting. Tour. View more info