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SILENCE WILL SPEAK

By: Trzebinski, Errol

Price: ¥425.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000011635

ISBN: 0586066969

Condition: Very Good+


A study of the life of Denis Finch Hatton and his relationship with Karen B lixen. View more info

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN

By: Twain, Mark

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Clas: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000043919

ISBN: 0060955422

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. "Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Henry Adams.... It has th e marks of greatness in it--style, scope, imagination, laughter, tragedy."- -From the Introduction by Charles Neider Mark Twain was a figure larger than fife: massive in talent, eruptive in te mperament, unpredictable in his actions. He crafted stories of heroism, adv enture, tragedy, and comed... View more info

THE LANCE AND THE SHIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SITTING BULL

By: Utley, Robert M.

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000039843

ISBN: 0345389387

Condition: Very Good


"His narrative is griping....Mr. Utley transforms Sitting Bull, the abstrac t, romanticized icon and symbol, into a flesh-and-blood person with a down- to-earth story....THE LANCE AND THE SHIELD clears the screen of the exagger ations and fantasies long directed at the name of Sitting Bull." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Reviled by the United States government as a troublemaker and a coward, rev ered by his people as a great warrior chief, Sitting Bull has long been one of the most fascinating and misunderstood figures in American history. Now , distinguished historian Robert M. Utley... View more info

TRAVELS WITH HENRY

By: Valeriani, Richard

Price: ¥200.00

Publisher: Berkley Pub Group: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000005406

ISBN: 0425046494

Condition: Good


What he said and what he did, candid interviews and observations with Henry Kissinger. View more info

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DATELINE FREEDOM: REVELATIONS OF UNWILLING EXILE

By: Vitali

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Trafalgar Square: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000019070

ISBN: 0091746779

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good+


A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout: Vitali's fearless journalism made him a national hero in the USSR, as well as a sitting target for the criminals he has helped to convict. In this book he investigates the continuing miscarriages of justice - punitive psychiatry, labour camps, rampant anti-semitism, lack of food, violence in the Baltic Republics - with the contention that it is still the same corrupt communist system, just under a new dictator, Gorbachev. Fearing for his life and after continuing attempts by the KGB to recruit him to spy for them, Vitali also records in full his... View more info

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A HALF OF TWO LIVES

By: Waley, Alison

Price: ¥1,100.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies: 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000012450

ISBN: 0070678073

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good+


A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper. View more info

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WORKING ON THE EDGE: SURVIVING IN THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS PROFESSION: KI NG CRAB FISHING ON ALASKA'S HIGHSEAS

By: Walker, Spike

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000015619

ISBN: 0312089244

Condition: Fine


The pay was fabulous--a deckhand could earn $100,000 in four months--but wo rking conditions were nightmarish. Fishing for king crab in Alaskan waters is the most dangerous occupation on earth, stresses Walker, who crewed with the crab fleet during the boom years 1976-84 and here presents bone-chilli ng tales about men (one woman), ships and the sea. Deckhands frequently wor ked around the clock, pushing 750-pound crab pots over a pitching deck swep t with icy, stinging salt spray, enduring gale-force winds and gigantic wav es. Because of the lack of privacy and sleep, irregular meals, darknes... View more info

HALF BROKE HORSES: A TRUE-LIFE NOVEL

By: Walls, Jeannette

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000045436

ISBN: 1416586296

Condition: Very Good


"Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls's no-nonsense, res ourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was he lping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a fron tier town-riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. She raised two children, one of whom is Jeann ette's memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls, unforgettably portrayed in T he Gl... View more info

THE GLASS CASTLE: A MEMOIR

By: Walls, Narrator) Jeannette (Author

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio: 2017

Seller ID: RWARE0000046964

ISBN: 0349010706

Condition: Good


Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformit y were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had fo ur children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwe st desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them ph ysics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of p roviding for her family, called herself an "excitement addict". Cooking a... View more info

THIS BRIEF TRAGEDY: UNRAVELLING THE TODD-DICKINSON AFFAIR

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Grove Pr: 1991

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000012535

ISBN: 080211119X

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A highly collectible first edition/printing protected in a new brodart wrap per, not price clipped or an ex-lib ed. In 1881 one David Todd arrived with his wife, Mabel, to teach at Amherst College, sponsored by Austin Dickinson, poet Emily's brother. The newcomers received a warm welcome from Susan, Austin's wife of 25 years, but the friendship ended when Susan learned that Mabel had seduced both her son Ned and her husband. Mabel's private journal, according to this convincing, thoughtful, historically significant study, shows that she broke off with the son but fascinated the father until hi... View more info

DAVID BECKHAM: MY SIDE

By: WATT, TOM

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: COLLINS WILLOW: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000030070

ISBN: 0007157320

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


With endless newspaper column inches devoted to one of the most talked abou t men in the world, it seems that we know everything there is to know about David Beckham. Or do we? This is Beckham's life story in his own words. Th e book deals with his complex relationship with United boss Alex Ferguson a nd looks at how he handles the pressure of playing alongside some of the mo st volatile footballers of his generation, from the likes of Cantona, Schme ichel and Keane. It tells the England story, from being vilified by the nat ion before returning as the prodigal son and almost single-handedly g... View more info

IN THE ARENA: A MEMOIR OF THE 20TH CENTURY

By: Weinberger, Caspar

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc: 2001

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009951

ISBN: 0895261669

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. Former Reagan defense secretary Caspar Weinberger joins forces with Gretchen Roberts to present In the Arena: A Memoir of the 20th Century, a straightforward and detailed account that follows Weinberger from childhood to college, from Harvard Law School to WWII, and from the California State Assembly to the cabinets of three presidents. Having been on the front lines for many of the last half-century's major events, Weinberger provides close, thoughtf... View more info

MARY BOLEYN: 'THE GREAT AND INFAMOUS WHORE'

By: Weir, Alison

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000047434

ISBN: 0099546485

Condition: Good


Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been t he subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shoc king annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret. In this, the first full-length biography of Mary Boleyn, Alison Weir explod es much of the mythology that surrounds her subject's notoriety. Her extens ive research gives us a new and detailed portrayal, revealing Mary as one o f hte most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. From the internationally bestselling author of Eleanor of Aquitaine. R... View more info

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JONI (WOMEN OF FAITH)

By: White, Kathleen

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000007100

ISBN: 1556613644

Condition: Good


The thrilling account of the difference that faith can make in the face of tragedy. The remarkable story of Joni Eareckson Tada has become an inspiration to th ousands of people around the world. A tragic diving accident when she was a teenager paralyzed Joni immediately. When it was confirmed that she would be a quadriplegic for the rest of her life, she could not understand why Go d allowed this tragedy. But with time, Joni began a deeply personal relationship with God. As a res ult of this new direction, she formed the organization called Joni and Frie nds to minister to the spiritual and... View more info

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THE SILENT STARS GO BY: A TRUE CHRISTMAS STORY

By: Williams, Philip Lee

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Hill Street Press: 1998

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000021964

ISBN: 1892514079

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A crisp clean first edition/printing (as stated) no markings throughout. View more info

THE SURGEON OF CROWTHORNE : A TALE OF MURDER, MADNESS AND THE OXFORD ENGLIS H DICTIONARY

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000047304

ISBN: 0140271287

Condition: Very Good


American ed. published under title: The professor and the madman : a tale o f murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary. View more info

LAND'S EDGE

By: Winton, Tim

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Macmillan Australia: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000039396

ISBN: 0732907799

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. On childhood holidays to the western coast, Tim Winton's days followed a joyous rhythm. In the mornings, the sun and surf kept him outside, in the water. In the afternoons, as the horizon wobbled with mirages and the wind came in from the ocean, he was driven inside, to books. In the "simple, peculiar shack" that his family borrowed each year there was a small library: a room with four walls of books, a world unto itself. In this beautifully d... View more info

THE MAN WHO OWNS THE NEWS: INSIDE THE SECRET WORLD OF RUPERT MURDOCH

By: Wolff, Michael

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Bodley Head: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000042584

ISBN: 1847920241

Condition: Good


In a career spanning four decades Rupert Murdoch has built News Internation al into a $70 billion corporation. Through a series of breathtaking gambles he expanded from his base in the Australian newspaper business to achieve a preeminent position in the UK's media, and to control a huge slice of Hol lywood. Increasingly his company has built a presence in online and digital media, most recently through its acquisition of MySpace, and he is steadil y expanding into Southeast Asia. But Murdoch is more than a predatory and merciless deal-maker. His company does not only generate dizzying profit... View more info

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RENEGADE: THE MAKING OF A PRESIDENT

By: Wolffe, Richard

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Crown: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000022569

ISBN: 0307463125

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout: Before the White House and Air Force One, before the TV ads and the enormou s rallies, there was the real Barack Obama: a man wrestling with the moment ous decision to run for the presidency, feeling torn about leaving behind a young family, and figuring out how to win the biggest prize in politics. This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcom er with no money and an alien name grew into the world's most powerful lead er. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the ic onic posters and the... View more info

RED CHINA BLUES: MY LONG MARCH FROM MAO TO NOW

By: Wong, Jan

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000041386

ISBN: 0385476795

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now by Jan Wong Jan Wong, a Canadian of Chinese descent, went to China as a starry-eyed Mao ist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution. A true believer - and one of only two Westerners permitted to enroll at Beijing University - her education included wielding a pneumatic drill at the Number One Machine To ol Factory. In the name of the Revolution, she renounced rock and roll, hau led pig manure in the paddy fields, and turned in a fellow student who soug ht her help in getting to the United States. She also met and married the o nly Americ... View more info