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THE HAPPY HOOKER: MY OWN STORY

By: Hollander, Xaviera

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000039091

ISBN: 0060014164

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. How did you first learn about sex? If you grew up in the 1970s, it may have been from a gleefully lusty tour guide named Xaviera Hollander In the late 1960s -- that era of sexual chaos, when Playboy Clubs and love- ins were competing for national attention -- a beautiful, intelligent young Dutch secretary named Xaviera de Vries... View more info

DONALD HORNE ON HOW I CAME TO WRITE " THE LUCKY COUNTRY " (MUP MASTERWORKS) (MUP MASTERWORKS)

By: Horne, Donald

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Melbourne University Press: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000032673

ISBN: 052285222X

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 publication in 1964 of ""The Lucky Country"" changed the way that Australians thought about themselves. Its fresh and penetrating critique of the Australian way of life, both private and public, confirmed its author Donald Horne's status as a leading figure in Australian intellectual life, and is still influe... View more info

THE END OF TIME

By: Horowitz, David

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Encounter Books: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000032296

ISBN: 1594030804

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Three days after terrorists slammed airliners into the World Trade Center a nd the Pentagon, David Horowitz, as disoriented as the rest of us by these cataclysmic events, discovered that he had prostate cancer. As America decl ared war on terror, Horowitz began treatment, emerging months later with a "reprieve" from his disease. He brought back with him this remarkable book of hard-won insights about our country and ourselves--how we get to our end s and what we ... View more info

TRUE HISTORY OF THE ELEPHANT MAN, THE

By: Howell, Michael

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000003974

ISBN: 014005622X

Condition: Very Good


In the mid 1880s, a patient admitted to the London Hospital in Whitechapel caught the imagination of the public. He was a horribly deformed man named Joseph Merrick, who suffered from severe multiple neurofibromatosis. The di sease made portions of his body grow freakishly; hence, he was called the " elephant man" in sideshows, where he was exhibited before coming to the att ention of doctors. Roughly a century later, Merrick again caught the public eye when his ... View more info

GREEN MANSIONS: A ROMANCE OF THE TROPICAL FOREST

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: BiblioBazaar: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000030934

ISBN: 1434636348

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. This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience... View more info

PICASSO: CREATOR AND DESTROYER

By: Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000028687

ISBN: 0671454463

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Here is Picasso as never seen before, the indefatigable painter, the bohemi an, the sexual sadist, the betrayer, the loyal Communist, the father, and, ultimately, the man sacrificed on the altar of his on contradictions. Huffi ngton draws on several sources for her biography, including interviews with Picasso's daughter, Maya, and Francoise Gilot, his mistress of ten years a nd the mother of two of his children. Here, Picasso emerges from his myths. --This text refers to... View more info

BIRTHDAY LETTERS

By: Hughes, Ted

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Faber Faber: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000030223

ISBN: 0571194737

Condition: Very Good


Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters are addressed, with just two exceptions, to S ylvia Plath, the American poet to whom he was married. They were written ov er a period of more than twenty-five years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963, and represent Ted Hughes's only account of his relationsh ip with Plath and of the psychological drama that led both to the writing o f her greatest poems and to her death. The book became an instant bestselle r on its publication... View more info

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TOUCHING THE ROCK: AN EXPERIENCE OF BLINDNESS

By: Hull, John M.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Arrow: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000009581

ISBN: 0099875004

Condition: Very Good+


An exploration of the world of blindness - of people without faces, strange sounds, the new feel of eating, lovemaking or playing with children. Blind ness introduced the author to a new dimension and a different perception of nature and the human personality. This is his story of that experience. View more info

TALKING STRAIGHT

By: Iacocca, Lee

Price: ¥250.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000007618

ISBN: 0553278053

Condition: Very Good


From Library Journal In Iacocca, the author focused primarily on what goes on in the boardrooms of Ford and Chrysler. In this sequel, America's best known respected CEO turns to the nation's problems. Along the way he outlines his theory of management, including the eight "commandments" he has developed over a 40-year career. He addresses such public policy problems as corporate takeovers, the trade deficit, the plight of farmers, education, and the declining q... View more info

MAY WEEK WAS IN JUNE: UNRELIABLE MEMOIRS CONTINUED

By: James, Clive

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Book: 1990

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008215

ISBN: 0224027875

Condition: Near Fine /Very Good


This work forms the third part of Clive James's not entirely reliable memoi rs. The text covers the period of his life spent at Pembroke College, Cambr idge and follows his escapades as literary editor of "Granta" and his trave ls to Florence following Shelley's footsteps. View more info

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MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS: A MEMOIR OF GOING HOME

By: Janzen, Rhoda

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000020481

ISBN: 0805092250

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Starred Review. At first, the worst week of Janzen's life--she gets into a debilitating car wreck right after her husband leaves her for a guy he met on the Internet and saddles her with a mortgage she can't afford--seems to come out of nowhere, but the disaster's long buildup becomes clearer as she opens herself up. Her 15-year relationship with Nick had always been punctuated by manic outbursts and verbally abusive behav... View more info

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SEMI-DETACHED

By: Jones, Griff Rhys

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000025304

ISBN: 0141012870

Condition: Good


A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout: Semi-detached Griff relives freezing bus journeys to school and the impulsive stealing of that half-a-crown from Charlie Hume's money box; sitting outside Butlins at Clacton (longing to be inside and on the Waltzer instead of stranded on the pebbles with his dad); hazy summer afternoons spent with feral gangs in the woods, or storming the mud flats singing extracts from the Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band. The memories are like Mi... View more info

LEE KUAN YEW: THE CRUCIAL YEARS

By: Josey, Alex

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: Times Books International: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000000342

ISBN: 9812044485

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Includes index. View more info

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A TORCH KEPT LIT: GREAT LIVES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

By: Jr., William F. Buckley

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Crown Forum: 2016

Seller ID: RWARE0000044015

ISBN: 1101906219

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 New York Times Bestseller William F. Buckley, Jr. remembers--as only he could--the towering figures o f the twentieth century in a brilliant and emotionally powerful collection, compiled by acclaimed Fox News correspondent James Rosen. In a half century on the national stage, William F. Buckley, Jr. achieved u nique statur... View more info

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UNLIMITED CHALLENGE

By: Kasparov, Garry K.

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000045007

ISBN: 0802111033

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


``Deep down inside I am a romantic,'' confesses Kasparov, the brash, suprem ely confident Soviet grand master who in 1985, at age 22, defeated fellow c ountryman Anatoly Karpov to become the youngest-ever world chess champion. In this articulate, witty, outspoken autobiography, written with Trelford, an editor of the British Observer , Kasparov recalls his Jewish-Armenian fa mily background, his father's death when he was seven and his precocious en try into the tourname... View more info

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LETTERS FROM BURMA

By: Keane, Fergal

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000020193

ISBN: 0140264035

Condition: Good


Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of the struggle for human rights and democra cy in Burma. In 1990 she was awarded the Thorolf Rafto Prize for Human Righ ts in Norway and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament and in 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the au thor of several Penguin books, including FREEDOM FROM FEAR and THE VOICE OF HOPE. View more info

WHITE CARGO: A MEMOIR

By: Kendal, Felicity

Price: ¥2,900.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd: 1998

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007976

ISBN: 0718143116

Condition: Fine/Fine


A highly collectible first edition, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-libra ry or a book of the month club edition. Felicity Kendal was brought up in India, touring the country as part of a troupe of actors managed by her father. Aged 17, she came to England for the first time. This book describes that exotic upbringing in India and explains what an unusual effect it has had on the rest of her lif... View more info

SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER: A MEMOIR

By: Keneally, Tom

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Knopf: 2007

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000020653

ISBN: 1740512014

Condition: Fine/Fine


A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout, no an ex-lib: This book is ostensibily a documentary about how Tom Keneally discovered the remarkable story of Oscar Schindler and then his research across three continents to piece together testimonials from survivors of the Holocast. These testimonials came from people who knew and were saved from certain death at the hands of the Nazis during World War 2. From the research came the book Schindlers List which in tu... View more info

TRUE COMPASS: A MEMOIR

By: Kennedy, Edward M.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Twelve: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000039991

ISBN: 0446539260

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 this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Edward M. Kennedy tells his extraordinary personal story--of his legendary family, p olitics, and fifty years at the center of national events. TRUE COMPASS The youngest of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, he came of age among... View more info

PROFILES IN COURAGE (PERENNIAL CLASSICS)

By: Kennedy, John Fitzgerald

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Perennial: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000032129

ISBN: 0060955449

Condition: Very Good


"This is a book about the most admirable of human virtues--courage. 'Grace under pressure,' Ernest Hemingway defined it. And these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace wit h which they endured them." -- John F. Kennedy During 1954-55, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his hi storical coleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These he... View more info