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THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND THE POLITICS OF POWER

By: Chessman, C. Wallace

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Waveland Press: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000013699

ISBN: 0881337951

Condition: Very Good


Some minor highlighting throughout. Poised at a strategic point in the emergence of modern America, Theodore Roosevelt entered the White House just as the twentieth century opened. Following a succession of weak presidents who proved themselves incapable of dealing seriously with the novel problems and responsibilities created by industrialization within the country and by imperialism in the world outside its boundaries, Roosevelt was uniquely qualified by training and personality to reverse the trend. His patrician background, his education, and his grasp of the national and international sit... View more info

DOMINATRIX: THE MAKING OF MISTRESS CHLOE

By: Chloe, Mistress

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007564

ISBN: 0755310136

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A highly collectible first edition/printing, tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. For over 15 years, Mistress Chloe has been Queen of London's fetish scene. As a professional dominatrix she has seen it all - famous footballers, pop stars and politicians have all sought out her service. But Chloe was a shy adolescent who only found her vocation when her then-boyfriend took her to a fetish party in 1985. Since then she has been submerged in an underworld most people don't even know exists. These... View more info

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THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF VIETNAM'S MOST FAMOUS CASU ALTY

By: Chong, Denise

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd: 2000

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000018152

ISBN: 0743208471

Condition: Fine/Fine


A crisp clean first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper, not an ex- lib, no markings throughout: Kim Phuc was nine years old in 1972. Severely burned by napalm, she ran fro m her burning village and was captured on film. Denise Chong relates Kim's experience and recovery in this astonishing biography and history of Americ a's shameful war. The photograph of Kim, seen around the world, was one of many to turn public opinion against the war in Vietnam. This is the story o f how the picture came to be and also what happened to Kim after it was tak en. It provides an insight into the count... View more info

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WITH CHATWIN: PORTRAIT OF A WRITER

By: Clapp, Susannah

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1997

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000020617

ISBN: 0679410333

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated), no markings throughout, no an ex-l ib: With Chatwin is a charming exploration of the life of beloved writer Bruce Chatwin. Chatwin--both high-brow and low-, both collector and nomad--was a man of contradictions. His writing "hovered teasingly between fact and fiction," and he was fascinated by paradoxical subjects: a private art collection in a Communist country; a publicity-loving woman who lives alone in the desert. For Chatwin, being on the road was an obsession. He "was an inventive and adventurous traveller," an itinerant who got wr... View more info

MY LIFE

By: Clinton, Bill

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing G.: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000046712

ISBN: 1400096715

Condition: Good


President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a glo bal leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and politic al gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the publ ic. It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own eno rmous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House-a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the polit ical process which manifested itself at every stage of his life: in college , working as an intern for Senator William Fulbright; at Oxford,... View more info

LIVING HISTORY

By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000036458

ISBN: 0743222245

Condition: Very Good/Good


The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, l ooking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work. View more info

DANCING OUT OF BALI

By: Coast, John

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000045485

ISBN: 0794602614

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. "If you know where to look, you can still discover and recognize what it wa s that intoxicating John Coast fifty years ago." -Sir David Attenborough This book is one of the great classics about Bali, now with dozens of illus trations and photographs. Dancing out of Bali is a fascinating personal account of a young Englishman who settled in a small house in Bali in the midst of the political turmoil that griped post-war Indonesia. There, he i... View more info

CANDY GIRL: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN UNLIKELY STRIPPER

By: Cody, Diablo

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Avery: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000044404

ISBN: 1592402739

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. Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV?s The Late Show to b e the pick of "Dave?s Book Club 2006,? Candy Girl is the story of a young w riter who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Di ablo Cody decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad ag ency. She soon managed to find inspiration from a most unlikely source- ama teur night at the seedy Skyway Lounge. While she doesn?t take home the ... View more info

THE THREE OF US: A NEW LIFE IN NEW YORK

By: Coles, Joanna

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2000

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007948

ISBN: 0312266677

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Coles and Godwin, both accomplished writers, offer insightful and amusing a lternating first-person accounts of the nine-month period of awaiting paren thood. What makes their account especially appealing is the running comment ary on life in New York, viewed from the perspective of two Brits. Godwin s tarts off dealing with a cancer scare that has provoked writer's block, and then Coles faces the prospect of pregnancy at age 36, when she's just gott en settled as a correspondent for a British newspaper. Early on, in search of a gynecologist, Coles observes that primary-care physicians are ded... View more info

YUAN MEI: EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CHINESE POET

By: com, Arthur Waley

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1970

Seller ID: RWARE0000044542

ISBN: 0804707197

Condition: Good


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NEWJACK: GUARDING SING SING

By: Conover, Ted

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Random House: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000032537

ISBN: 0375501770

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Ted Conover, the intrepid author of Coyotes, about the world of illegal Mex ican immigrants, spent a year as a prison guard at Sing Sing. Newjack, his account of that experience, is a milestone in American journalism: a book t hat casts new and unexpected light on this nation's prison crisis and sets a new standard for courageous, in-depth reporting. At the infamous Sing Sing, once a model prison but now New York State's mos t troubled maximum-security facility, Conover goes to work as a gallery off icer, working shifts in which he alone must supervise scores of violent inn er-city felons. He... View more info

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, VOL. 1: 1884-1933

By: Cook, Blanche Wiesen

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000045768

ISBN: 0140094601

Condition: Good


The first volume in the life of America's greatest First Lady, "a woman who changed the lives of millions" (Washington Post). Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. Three: 1938-1962, will be published in November 201 6. Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American a ristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitati ng roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and adv ancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intima te friendships with some of the great men and women of her times. This volu me co... View more info

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT : VOLUME 2 , THE DEFINING YEARS, 1933-1938

By: Cook, Blanche Wiesen

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000045769

ISBN: 0140178945

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 central volume in the definitive biography of America's most important First Lady. "Engrossing" (Boston Globe). The captivating second volume of this Eleanor Roosevelt biography covers tumultuous era of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the gathering storms of World War II, the years of the Roosevelts' greatest challenges and finest achievements. In her remarkably engaging narrative, Cook gives us the complete Eleanor Roosevelt--an ... View more info

MIRACLE ON THE MOUNTAIN: A TRUE TALE OF FAITH AND SURVIVAL

By: Couillard, Mike

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000007375

ISBN: 0380973928

Condition: Fine/Fine


A highly collectible, tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. When U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Mike Couillard and his 10-year-old son, Matthew, skied into a blizzard atop Kartalkaya Mountain in Turkey (where Couillard was stationed), they plunged themselves and their family into an extreme test of their faith in God, and were forced to the limits of human endurance. This account of the crisis shuttles from Couillard's intense narrative of being stranded, to his wife's prayer-filled vigil at their ... View more info

APRIL FOOL'S DAY

By: COURTENAY, BRYCE

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000040797

ISBN: 0140272933

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. View more info

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BEING POPPY: A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH

By: Cramer, Richard Ben

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2013

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000028203

ISBN: 1476745412

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A read copy, but spine unblemished, no markings throughout: The most intimate portrait of GEORGE H. W. BUSH ever published George Herbe rt Walker Bush, the forty-first president of the United States and the patr iarch of America's most powerful political dynasty, never wrote a memoir. B ut bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Richard Ben Crame r took the full measure of President Bush in his thousand-page epic, What I t Takes-one of the most influential and respected works of journalism and b iography of the modern era. Drawn from those pages and edited by Cramer shortly bef... View more info

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JAN CREMER WRITES AGAIN

By: Cremer, Jan

Price: ¥200.00

Publisher: Shorecrest: 1965

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009701

Condition: Good/Good


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THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT

By: Crisp, Quentin

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000047769

ISBN: 0141180536

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 comical and poignant memoir of a gay man living life as he pleased in the 1930s In 1931, gay liberation was not a movement--it was simply unthinkable. But in that year, Quentin Crisp made the courageous decision to "come out" as a homosexual. This exhibitionist with the henna-dyed hair was harrassed, rid iculed and beaten. Nevertheless, he claimed his right to be himself--whatev er the consequences. The Naked Civil Servant is both a comic m... View more info

BOY AND GOING SOLO

By: Dahl, Roald

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Puffin: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000047009

ISBN: 0141322772

Condition: Very Good


Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. ***With a new Quentin Blake cover and a whole new end section of fascinatin g facts about Roald Dahl.*** Boy is the story of Roald Dahl's very own boyhood, including tales of sweet -shops and chocolate, mean old ladies and a Great Mouse Plot - the inspirat ion for some of his most marvellous storybooks in the years to come. Going Solo tells of how, when he grew up, Roald Dahl left England for Afric a and later went flying with the Royal Air Force, before he became the worl d's number-one storyteller. ... View more info

THE STORY OF MY LIFE

By: Darrow, Clarence

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000037719

ISBN: 0306807386

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. In The Story of My Life recounts, and reflects on, his more than fifty years as a corporate, labor, and criminal lawyer, including the most celebrated and notorious cases of his day: establishing the legal right of a union to strike in the Woodworkers' Conspiracy Case; exposing, on behalf of the United Mine Workers, the shocking conditions in the mines and the widespread use of child labor; defending Leopold and Loeb in the Chicago "thrill" murder case; defending a teacher's ... View more info