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MEMOIRS OF A BYSTANDER: A LIFE IN DIPLOMACY (OXFORD PAKISTAN PAPERBACKS)

By: Akhund, Iqbal

Price: ¥10,000.00

Publisher: OUP Pakistan: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000041829

ISBN: 0195779975

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 skirmish in the Rann of Kutch and the 1965 war with India, the Tashkent Conference, Bhutto's walk-out from the Security Council, Bhutto's rise and fall, and the nuclear deal with France - the author writes of these as a witness, and tells the inside story in this book. Blending description, analysis and anecdote, Iqbal Akhund's account casts a fresh light on these critical and still controversial events in Pakistan's history. There are perspective... View more info

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LIFE IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN PARADISE: A JIHADISTS OWN STORY

By: al-Berry, Khaled

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: The American University in C.: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000046959

ISBN: 9774162943

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 1986, when this autobiography opens, the author is a typical fourteen-ye ar-old boy in Asyut in Upper Egypt. Attracted at first by the image of a ra dical Islamist group as "strong Muslims," his involvement develops until he finds himself deeply committed to its beliefs and implicated in its activi ties. This ends when, as he leaves the university following a demonstration , he is arrested. Prison, a return to life on the outside, and atten... View more info

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BLUE SUBURBIA: ALMOST A MEMOIR

By: Albanese, Laurie

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000015513

ISBN: 0060565632

Condition: Near Fine


Blue Suburbia is a searing memoir so fresh, original, and honest that it wi ll break your heart and renew your faith in the human spirit. With each spare stroke of her pen, Laurie Lico Albanese paints a vivid port rait of the blue-collar landscape of her childhood -- rusted swing sets, au to body shops, greasy hands, home improvements -- taking readers along for the wild, treacherous ride that leads to her escape. Her mother may stand s ilently at the sink year after year, or lie in the basement weeping, but Al banese is determined to flee the deadening certainty of her parents' lives. Her st... View more info

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HRC: STATE SECRETS AND THE REBIRTH OF HILLARY CLINTON

By: Allen, Jonathan

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000040315

ISBN: 0804136777

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 mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyew itness accounts from deep inside her inner circle and featuring a new intro duction from the authors Hillary Clinton's surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger oppo nent whose message of change and cutting-edge tech team ran circles around her stodgy campaign. And yet, six years later, she... View more info

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MY INVENTED COUNTRY: A MEMOIR

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000017283

ISBN: 0060545674

Condition: Very Good+


Allende was inspired to write this glimmering and audacious memoir of her l ife as a traveler, exile, and immigrant by an eerie overlaying of dates. Sh e lost a country, she writes, on Tuesday, September 11, 1973, when a milita ry coup brought down Chile's democratic government, then headed by Salvador Allende, a cousin of her father's. And she gained a country on Tuesday, Se ptember 11, 2001, when the terrorist attacks induced her to recognize her d eep allegiance to the U.S., her adopted land. Drawing on the profoundly flu ent storytelling skills and canniness that make her fiction so scinti... View more info

TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Dutton Adult: 1995

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: RWARE0000007952

ISBN: 0525939210

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A highly collectible first edition/printing, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-library or a book of the month club edition; (SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR) Allison's much-praised novel Bastard Out of Carolina was inspired by her childhood in Greenville, S.C., but in this memoir, adapted from a performance piece, she cuts even closer to the bone. "We don't have a family Bible?" the author's fourth-grade self asks her aunt. "Child, some days we don't even have a family," comes the response. If Allison suffered horr... View more info

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THE LIFE OF KATHERINE MANSFIELD

By: Alpers, Anthony

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Viking: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000027959

ISBN: 0670428051

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Life Of Katherine Mansfield, The, by Alpers, Antony. View more info

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NIXON, VOL. 3: RUIN AND RECOVERY, 1973-1990

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000046871

ISBN: 0671691880

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Watergate is a story of high drama and low skulduggery, of lies and bribes, of greed and lust for power. With access to the central characters, the pu blic papers, and the trials transcripts, Ambrose explains how Nixon destroy ed himself through a combination of arrogance and indecision, allowing a "t hird-rate burglary" to escalate into a scandal that overwhelmed his preside ncy. Within a decade and a half however, Nixon had become one of America's elder statesmen, respected internationally and at home even by those who ha d earlier clamoured loudest for his head. This is the story of... View more info

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NIXON: THE TRUIMPH OF A POLITICIAN, 1962-1972

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000046882

ISBN: 0671725068

Condition: Very Good


This second volume of Ambrose's biography begins with Nixon's drive to the presidency, which began, in the author's view, on November 7, 1962, with th e ``You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore'' press conference followin g his failure to be elected governor of California. Ambrose describes the s uccessful 1968 presidential campaign against Hubert Humphrey, Nixon's first term in the White House and the 1972 campaign against George McGovern, whi ch concluded with his stunning reelection margin. ``I confess,'' the author writes disarmingly, ``that I do not understand this complex man.'' It ... View more info

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BILL AND HILLARY THE MARRIAGE

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000041911

ISBN: 0751530352

Condition: Very Good


They are, by any definition, one of history's most remarkable couples: he t he irrepressible country-boy populist oozing ambition and Southern charm, s he the brilliant lawyer with a taste for power and, in the end, an unshakab le allegiance to the man in her life. Together, Bill and Hillary Clinton sc aled the heights of power and prestige, only to have his wantonly reckless behavior bring them to the brink of personal and political ruin. Despite th e billions of words that have been written about Bill and Hillary, the true nature of their relationship remains a jealously guarded secret. Unt... View more info

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THESE FEW PRECIOUS DAYS: THE FINAL YEAR OF JACK WITH JACKIE

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Gallery Books: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000042215

ISBN: 1476732329

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. These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie by Christopher Andersen The New York Times bestselling author presents the most famous couple in the world in their last year together, answering lingering questions about this still-mesmerizing marriage. View more info

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CALLGIRL: CONFESSIONS OF AN IVY LEAGUE LADY OF PLEASURE

By: Angell, Jeannette

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000042148

ISBN: 0060736054

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. An engrossing and revealing look at the world's oldest profession describes how the author, left destitute and unable to pay the rent after a breakup with a long-term boyfriend, took at job with an escort service, embarking on a three-year stint in the heart of Boston's prostitution subculture. Reprint.35,000 first printing. View more info

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INTERVENTIONS: A LIFE IN WAR AND PEACE

By: Annan, Kofi

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000044083

ISBN: 0143123955

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 "candid, courageous, and unsparing memoir" (The New York Review of Books) of post-Cold War politics and global statecraft Written with eloquence and unprecedented candor, Interventions is the story of Kofi Annan's remarkable time at the center of the world stage. After forty years of service at the United Nations, Annan-who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001-shares his unique experiences during the terrorist attacks of September 11; the... View more info

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BEFORE NIGHT FALLS: A MEMOIR

By: Arenas, Reinaldo

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000043918

ISBN: 0140157654

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 shocking memoir by visionary Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas "is a book above all about being free," said The New York Review of Books--sexually, politically, artistically. Arenas recounts a stunning odyssey from his poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba and his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Castro, through his supression as a writer, imprisonment as a homosexual, his flight from Cuba via the Mariel boat lift, and his subsequent life... View more info

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EVERY SECOND COUNTS

By: Armstrong, Lance

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Three Rivers Press: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000018655

ISBN: 0767914481

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: In It's Not about the Bike (Putnam, 2000), Armstrong related his battle with cancer and his incredible Tour de France victory. In this book, he gives a gripping account of his second through (record-tying) fifth victories at the Tour. (His latest triumph might be missed by less-than-thorough readers-it's at the very end, following the afterword.) One sees that Armstrong has grown up quite a bit since his first book. However, he still has a reckless streak, as witnessed by his fondness for diving into a place called Dead Man's Hole. There are gli... View more info

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THE LEAP: A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND MADNESS IN THE INTERNET GOLD RUSH

By: Ashbrook, Tom

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000036279

ISBN: 0395839343

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


In 1996, Tom Ashbrook was an international reporter who, in a crisis of the soul, resolved to join an old college classmate on the Internet rocket rid e. THE LEAP tells the story of how he walked away from an enviable career t o launch a risky new business venture, and it could serve as a template for anyone with e-commerce fantasies. As a deeply felt tale of a man who risks and rediscovers his family and purpose, it also has all the hallmarks of a classic. Ashbrook undertakes his white-knuckle journey in pursuit of the d ream of an Internet startup without business experience, a technical bac... View more info

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ONCE IN A HOUSE ON FIRE - CHILDREN'S EDITION

By: Ashworth, Andrea

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Young Picador: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000017365

ISBN: 0330436597

Condition: Good


In her engrossing memoir, Once in a House on Fire, Andrea Ashworth recalls growing up poor in a violent English household during the 1970s and 1980s. Ashworth's father drowned when she was just 5. Her mother then married a ma n who beat her frequently and made life miserable for the whole family. Whe n Ashworth's mother finally got rid of him, she married a small-time crimin al who also soon became violent. Throughout her childhood, the author strug gled to protect her little sisters from their stepfathers and kept the fami ly going when their mother could not function because of her injuries,... View more info

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MY ANIMALS AND OTHER FAMILY

By: Balding, Clare

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000030600

ISBN: 0241959756

Condition: Good


"My Animals and Other Family" by Clare Balding is a funny, brave, tender st ory of self-discovery. 'I had spent most of my childhood thinking I was a d og, and suspect I had aged in dog years.' Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. Her father a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happil y ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen. She and h er younger brother came very low down the pecking order. Left t... View more info

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DR. LAURA : THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY

By: Bane, Vickie L.

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008857

ISBN: 0312205309

Condition: Fine/Fine


The word unauthorized pretty much guarantees that a biography isn't going t o be flattering, and, no surprise, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, radio's finger-w agging "shrink" (her doctorate is in physiology), gets a pretty good drubbi ng here. In this case, though, the author didn't have to work all that hard to dig up the dirt; Schlessinger's well-publicized antics over the years g ive Bane plenty of fodder. Those who have read the unflattering piece about Dr. Laura in a 1998 issue of Vanity Fair will find much of this material f amiliar: Schlessinger hasn't spoken to her mother and sister f... View more info

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TASTING THE SKY: A PALESTINIAN CHILDHOOD

By: Barakat, Ibtisam

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2007

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000019376

ISBN: 0374357331

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated) no markings throughout: In a spare, eloquent memoir, Barakat recalls life under military occupatio n. In 1981 the author, then in high school, boarded a bus bound for Ramalla h. The bus was detained by Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint on the West Ban k, and she was taken to a detention center before being released. The episo de triggers sometimes heart-wrenching memories of herself as a young child, at the start of the 1967 Six Days' War, as Israeli soldiers conducted raid s, their planes bombed her home, and she fled with her family across the bo rder t... View more info