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GOOD MANNERS

By: Rees, Nigel

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000013052

ISBN: 0747517568

Condition: Very Good


Writing on manners has traditionally consisted of earnest and worthy advice on such arcane topics as how to address a divorced Earl's wife's brother o r how best to dispose of cherry stones while dining at Buckingham Palace. T his book adopts a questioning approach to modern manners and conventional e tiquette and is designed to deal with the more everyday problems of behavio ur in today's world. The subjects tackled are diverse: whether to bother wi th table manners, now that so many people don't; how to deal with rude and obstructive shop assistants - and customers; the changing needs of mod... View more info

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A DANGEROUS PLACE: CALIFORNIA'S UNSETTLING FATE

By: Reisner, Marc

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000029892

ISBN: 0679420118

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 A Dangerous Place, Marc Reisner, the author of Cadillac Desert, the clas sic history of the American West and its fatal dependence on water, returns to the subject that never ceased to seduce him: California. Writing with his signature command of his subject and with compelling resonance, Reisner leads us through California's improbable history and rise from a largely desert land to the most populated state in the nation, fueled by an economic eng... View more info

THE DRAGON'S BROOD : CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUNG CHINESE

By: Rice, David

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1992

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007704

ISBN: 0246138092

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


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. In this experimental insight into China through Chinese eyes, young Chinese break their enforced silence with a devastating frankness that exposes both their profound dissatisfaction with present-day life in China and their hopes and desires for the future. The author of this book was training journalists for the Chinese government at Beijing's New China News Agency before, during and after the events in Tiananmen Square. Later he returned priva... View more info

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THE GREATEST STORY EVER SOLD: THE DECLINE AND FALL OF TRUTH IN BUSH'S AMERI CA

By: Rich, Frank

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000021562

ISBN: 0143112341

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Starred Review. With a background in theater criticism, Rich easily spots the not-so-talented acting skills of Bush and his associates. Tracing the Bush administration through the last six years of subterfuge and spin, Rich succinctly articulates the numerous "fictional realities" that Bush has presented to his constituents. More importantly, he explains how the Bush machine so often and easily dupes the U.S. "infotainment culture." He theorizes that the ultimate goal of Bush and his cronies is to create a long-lasting Republican... View more info

LAUNDRYMEN

By: Robinson, Jeffrey

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000000872

ISBN: 0671853074

Condition: Good


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MUNGO'S CITY

By: Ronald, Armstrong

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000025461

ISBN: 1841580252

Condition: Fine


A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout: Rich, wide-ranging anthology celebrating the great diversity of the Glasgow experience from poets to politicians, from estates to slums. View more info

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EPICENTER: WHY CURRENT RUMBLINGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST WILL CHANGE YOUR FUTURE

By: Rosenberg, Joel C.

Price: ¥1,700.00

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000011017

ISBN: 1414311354

Condition: Fine/Fine


Description: THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE ON THE EPICENTER Irans president vow s to wipe Israel off the map and says the end of the world is just two or t hree years away. A leading U.S. presidential candidate says that if Iran go es nuclear, we could have Armageddon. Russia signs a billion-dollar arms de al with Iran and helps Iran build nuclear facilities. The president of the United States refuses to rule out preemptive nuclear strikes to stop Iran. What does the future hold? How will it affect your world? The politics of the Middle East can be murky and confusing. But one thing i s increasi... View more info

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CULTURE AND IMPERIALISM

By: Said, Edward W.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000045468

ISBN: 0099967502

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. Following his profoundly influential study, "Orientalism", Edward Said now examines western culture. From Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, from Yeats to media coverage of the Gulf War, "Culture and Imperialism" is a broad, fierce and wonderfully readable account of the roots of imperialism in European culture. View more info

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TO END A CIVIL WAR: NORWAY'S PEACE ENGAGEMENT IN SRI LANKA

By: Salter, Mark

Price: ¥2,400.00

Publisher: Hurst: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000036267

ISBN: 1849045747

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. Between 1983 and 2009 Sri Lanka was host to a bitter civil war fought betwe en the Government and the Tamil Tigers, which sought the creation of an ind ependent Tamil state. In May 2009 came the war's violent end with the crush ing defeat of the Tamil Tigers at the hands of the Sri Lanka Army. But prio r to this grim finale, for some time there had been hope for a peaceful end to the conflict. Beginning with a ceasefire agreement in early 2002, for a ... View more info

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THE ESSENTIAL ANATOMY OF BRITAIN

By: Sampson, Anthony

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publisher: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000010524

ISBN: 0340584424

Condition: Very Good+


In 1962 Anthony Sampson analyzed the workings of the British government and power in a guide that was called "The Anatomy of Britain". Now in John Maj or's Britain, following changes wrought by Margaret Thatcher, the author ha s re-examined the Britain of 1992. The author asks many questions ranging o ver the complete economic, political, cultural, social and ecclesiastical f ield and analyzes the hopes for the future and the promise for change. This book is intended for those involved in management, the health service, edu cation, politics and local government, as well as those intere... View more info

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THE MIDAS TOUCH: MONEY, PEOPLE AND POWER FROM WEST TO EAST (TEACH YOURSELF)

By: Sampson, Anthony

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Education: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000004867

ISBN: 0340530324

Condition: Very Good


Demonstrates the relationship between money, people and power in both Weste rn and Eastern culture over the centuries. The author reiterates that many of the trends that have been regarded as distinctively new in the past deca des have parallels in earlier centuries. View more info

CATHOLICS AND SEX

By: Saunders, Kate

Price: ¥1,600.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1992

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000010561

ISBN: 0434672467

Condition: Near Fine /Very Good+


The Roman Catholic Church has been obsessed with sexual taboos since its fo undation. In this book, the authors combine detailed historical and theolog ical research with an account of modern Catholicism, based on personal case histories and interviews. View more info

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COWGIRLS

By: Savage, Candace

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Ten Speed Press: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000026745

ISBN: 0898158303

Condition: Very Good


Althouth the Western frontier has been tirelessly represented as "Man's Cou ntry", women were there from the beginning. Candace Savage traces the cowgi rl back to her origins among the cattle queens, lady bandits and ranchwomen of the mid-to-late 19th century. While proper Victorian ladies sat in thei r parlours, these female adventurers unlaced their corsets, exchanged their skirts for scandalous "divided" garments, and swung astride ponies. Workin g as ranch wives, range daughters and ranch owners; they roped cattle, shot rustlers and broke colts. In their spare time they mad... View more info

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THE FATE OF THE EARTH

By: Schell, Jonathan

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000013334

ISBN: 0380613255

Condition: Very Good


When Jonathan Schell heard all that loose talk about attainment of objectiv es in a limited nuclear war, it was too much for him and he did what all of us would like to do: he wrote a book. It is very pessimistic. The mere presence of all those weapons is enough to ensure that sometime, somewhere, someone is going to set one off. Schell makes sure all of us know the horrendous possibilities of a nuclear exchange and all the reasons for bringing such possibilities to a halt. Everyone agrees. The question is, how do we get these monsters under control? View more info

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REEFER MADNESS: SEX, DRUGS, AND CHEAP LABOR IN THE AMERICAN BLACK MARKET

By: Schlosser, Eric

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000032730

ISBN: 0618334661

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 Reefer Madness, the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation investigates America's black market and its far-reaching influence on our society throu gh three of its mainstays -- pot, porn, and illegal immigrants. The undergr ound economy is vast; it comprises perhaps 10 percent -- perhaps more -- of America's overall economy, and it's on the rise. Eric Schlosser charts thi s growth, and finds its roots in the nexus of ingenuity, greed, idealism, a n... View more info

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REEFER MADNESS: ...AND OTHER TALES FROM THE AMERICAN UNDERGROUND

By: Schlosser, Eric

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000035902

ISBN: 0141010762

Condition: Good


From the author of Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser's Reefer Madness: and O ther Tales from the American Underground follows the money to uncover made the country rich: porn, pot and exploitation. In three linked essays, Eric Schlosser uncovers how dirty dealings and secret vices are part of a global black market on which we all depend. Reefer Madness traces the history of the contemporary 'war on drugs' from its origins in Reagan's social conserv atism through to its profound impact on civil society, creating a justice s ystem that punishes marijuana offences more harshly than rape and murder... View more info

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FAST FOOD NATION: WHAT THE ALL-AMERICAN MEAL IS DOING TO THE WORLD

By: Schlosser, Eric

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK): 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000035904

ISBN: 0141006870

Condition: Very Good


Now the subject of a film by Richard Linklater, Eric Schlosser's explosive bestseller Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal is Doing to the Wor ld tells the story of our love affair with fast food. Britain eats more fas t food than any other country in Europe. It looks good, tastes good, and it 's cheap. But the real cost never appears on the menu. Eric Schlosser visit s the lab that re-creates the smell of strawberries; examines the safety re cords of abattoirs; reveals why the fries really taste so good and what lur ks between the sesame buns - and shows how fast food is transforming ... View more info

FAST FOOD NATION

By: Schlosser, Eric

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000043469

ISBN: 0141029781

Condition: Very Good


The film tie-in edition of the bestselling phenomenon Fast Food Nation. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Bruce Willis and Patricia Arquette, directed by Ri chard Linklater. View more info

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NO HEROES: A MEMOIR OF COMING HOME

By: Shannon, Elaine

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Atria: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000016041

ISBN: 0671020617

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Those FBI folks keep spilling their secrets. Here, the founder of the agenc y's Hostage Rescue Team talks about cases spanning his 30-year career. View more info

PASSAGES: PREDICTABLE CRISES OF ADULT LIFE

By: Sheehy, Gail

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell:

Seller ID: RWARE0000006043

ISBN: 0553103067

Condition: Very Good


From the Publisher At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow to your full potential. Gail Sheehy's brilliant road map of adult life shows the inevitable personality and sexual changes we go through in our 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. The Trying 20s -- The safety of home left behind, we begin trying on life's uniforms and possible partners in search of the perfect fit. The Catch 30s -- illusions shaken, it's time to make, break, or deepen life commitments. The Forlor... View more info