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GROWING UP BLACK : FROM SLAVE DAYS TO THE PRESENT-25 AFRICAN-AMERICANS REVE AL THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF THEIR CHILDHOODS

By: David, Jay

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000046508

ISBN: 0380766329

Condition: Good


A classic work on the African-American experience is revised for the nineti es with essays reflecting the concerns of black children from the last thre e decades and commentary from today's sports stars, politicians, and inner- city gang members. View more info

ONASSIS: ARISTOTLE AND CHRISTINA

By: Davis, L.J.

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000004120

ISBN: 0312902891

Condition: Very Good


From Publishers Weekly Davis is a novelist, also author of the factual Bad Money, and he uses both his storytelling and reporting skills in this dual biography. Much of the material is by now over-familiar, but he adds sufficient color to heighten reader interest. The author details Onassis's financial coups, rivalries, m any romantic affairs, friendships, etc. More engrossing sections describe h is daughter Christina's life, stressing the vast difference between the pri vate woman and the adopted persona. Outwardly, she suggests a neurotic: fou r failed marriages interrupting frantic running ... View more info

PRISONERS OF HOPE: THE STORY OF OUR CAPTIVITY AND ESCAPE IN AFGHANISTAN

By: Dayna/Mercer, Heather Curry

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: WATERBROOK PR: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000042054

ISBN: 1578566452

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 gripping and inspiring story of two extraordinary women--from their imp risonment by the Taliban to their rescue by U.S. Special Forces. When Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer arrived in Afghanistan, they had come t o help bring a better life and a little hope to some of the poorest and mos t oppressed people in the world. Within a few months, their lives were thro wn into chaos as they became pawns in historic international events. They w ere arre... View more info

KATHERINE HOWARD

By: Denny, Joanna

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Piatkus Books: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000041238

ISBN: 0749951206

Condition: Very Good


Katherine Howard by Joanna Denny A riveting new biography of a much neglected Queen - the doomed child-bride of Henry VIII. Joanna Denny, author of Anne Boleyn, reveals another sensational episode in Tudor history - illuminating the true character of Katherine Howard, the young girl caught up in a maelstrom of ambition and conspiracy which led to her execution for high treason while still only seventeen years old. Who was Katherine, the beautiful young aristocrat who became a bait to catch a king? Was she simply nave and innocent, a victim of her grasping family's scheming? Or was she brazen ... View more info

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AN AMERICAN STORY

By: Dickerson, Debra

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2000

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000005417

ISBN: 037542069X

Condition: Very Good/No DJ


Debra Dickerson's fiercely honest account of her journey from the black wor king class to the ivied halls of Harvard Law School couldn't be more aptly titled. What's more American than someone who reaches a political turning p oint as a result of buying a lousy car? At the time, Dickerson was a conser vative supporter of Ronald Reagan who believed her north St. Louis neighbor s were poor and jobless because of their personal failings--and of course, it wasn't really her lemon of a Renault Alliance that changed her mind. But after years of struggling to get an education while her brother Bobby ... View more info

BLUE NIGHTS. JOAN DIDION

By: didion, Joan

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate, Limited: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000048323

ISBN: 0007432909

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

THE BIRTHMARK: MEMOIRS OF A BALINESE PRINCE

By: Djelantik, A. A. M.

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000044502

ISBN: 9625931651

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

CROW DOG: FOUR GENERATIONS OF SIOUX MEDICINE MEN

By: Dog, Leonard C.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000038850

ISBN: 0060926821

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 January 1890, Leonard Crow Dog's great-grandfather, Jerome Crow Dog, surrendered to the U.S. Army; he was the last of the ghost dancers, who brought a "new way of praying, of relating to the spirits." Ninety-three years later, Leonard Crow Dog revived the ghost dance at Wounded Knee. From childhood he was destined to be a medicine man; he recounts family history through four generations?Jerome was the first Native American to win a case in... View more info

A TRIBUTE TO THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS

By: Donnelly, Peter

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: Whitecap Books: 1997

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009792

ISBN: 1551107155

Condition: Fine/Fine


A highly collectible book first edition/printing, protected in a new brodar t wrapper. Includes illustrations. With six chapters and over 215 colour an d black-and-white photographs--many previously unpublished in book form--an d with a lively text. View more info

THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS [WITH BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUC TION]

By: Douglass, Frederick

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Digireads.com: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000046828

ISBN: 0385007051

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 "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" is regarded as one of the most important accounts of slavery in 19th century America that has ever been written. The story accounts Douglass's life from early childhood growing up on a Southern Plantation to his eventual escape to the North. Douglass tells of his life with various owners, his struggle to learn and teach other slaves, and his eventual escape from slavery. As an escaped slave Dou... View more info

MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM

By: Douglass, Frederick

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000047735

ISBN: 0486224570

Condition: Good


"I have never placed my opposition to slavery on a basis so narrow as my ow n enslavement, but rather upon the indestructible and unchangeable laws of human nature, every one of which is perpetually and flagrantly violated by the slave system." -- Frederick Douglass Born and brought up in slavery, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) experienced the horrors of bondage but gained freedom and world renown as a lecturer, e ditor, and one of the most important men behind the American abolitionist m ovement. This book is the deeply moving story of his life -- as a slave, an d as a free man. Dougl... View more info

RORY AND ITA

By: Doyle, Roddy

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000037692

ISBN: 0224069233

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Ita Doyle: 'In all my life I have lived in two houses, had two jobs, and on e husband. I'm a very interesting person.' Rory and Ita, Roddy Doyle's firs t non-fiction book, tells - largely in their own words - the story of his p arents' lives from their first memories to the present. Born in 1923 and 19 25 respectively, they met at a New Year's Eve dance in 1947 and married in 1951. They remember every detail of their Dublin childhoods - the people (a unts, cousins, shopkeepers, friends, teachers), the politics (both came fro m Republican families), idyllic times in the Wexford countryside for ... View more info

THE PATTERN IN THE CARPET: A PERSONAL HISTORY WITH JIGSAWS

By: Drabble, Margaret

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000035836

ISBN: 0547386095

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 Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws is an original and brilliant work. Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular jigsaws, which have offered her and many others relief from melancholy and depression. Alongside curious facts and discoveries about jigsaw puzzles - did you know that the 1929 stock market crash was followed by a boom in puzzle sales? - Drabble introduces us to her beloved Auntie ... View more info

NELSON ALGREN A LIFE ON THE WILD SIDE

By: Drew, Bettina

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Trafalgar Square: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000046567

ISBN: 0747507589

Condition: Good


Nelson Algren lived a life of extremes - from a Texas jail to Sartre's Pari s and a love affair with Simone de Beauvoir, Skid Row soup kitchens to Holl ywood champagne parties and from public censorship to the National Book Awa rd. This biography coincides with several reissues of his novels. View more info

THE SHARK NET: MEMORIES AND MURDER

By: Drewe, Robert

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000047574

ISBN: 0143002155

Condition: Very Good


Aged six, Robert Drewe moved with his family from Melbourne to Perth, the w orld's most isolated city - and proud of it. This sun-baked coast was innoc ently proud, too, of its tranquillity and friendliness. Then a man he knew murdered a boy he also knew. The murderer randomly killed eight strangers - variously shooting, strangling, stabbing, bludgeoning and hacking his vict ims and running them down with cars - and an innocent Perth was changed for ever. In the middle-class waterside suburbs which were the killer's main st alking grounds, the mysterious murders created widespread anxiety and ... View more info

THERE ARE NO GROWNUPS

By: Druckerman, Pamela

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Penguin Random House USA: 2019

Seller ID: RWARE0000048511

ISBN: 0525505962

Condition: Very Good


The best-selling author of BRINGING UP BÃ?BÃ? investigates life in her fort ies, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, waiters start calling her "Madame," and sh e detects a disturbing new message in mens' gazes: I would sleep with her, but only if doing so required no effort whatsoever. Yet forty isn't even technically middle-aged anymore. And after a lifetime of being clueless, Druckerman can finally grasp the subtext of conversation s, maintain (somewhat) healthy relationships and spot narcissists before th ey ruin her li... View more info

A SORROW IN OUR HEART: THE LIFE OF TECUMSEH

By: Eckert, Allan W.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000031700

ISBN: 055356174X

Condition: Very Good


A biography of the famous Shawnee describes Tecumseh's plan to amalgamate a ll North American tribes into one people, his role as statesman and militar y strategist, and his death in the Battle of Thames. View more info

THE INVISABLE CIRCUS

By: Egan, Jennifer

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Picador: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000045078

ISBN: 0312140908

Condition: Very Good


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A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS

By: Eggers, Dave

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000047854

ISBN: 0375725784

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 beautifully ragged, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettab le book." --San Francisco Chronicle National Bestseller Pulitzer Prize Finalist A book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first centur y. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a coll ege senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to ca ncer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhi... View more info

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BOOK OF DAVID HELFGOTT

By: Eley, Beverley

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000006863

ISBN: 0207191050

Condition: Near Fine


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