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STRAIGHT SHOOTING: WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA AND HOW TO FIX IT

By: Silber, John

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000003778

ISBN: 0060920181

Condition: Very Good


The nationally prominent, outspoken president of Boston University here pas sionately defends traditional values. While he finds symptoms of malaise in American society increasingly evident, Silber believes that today's youth will rediscover ``the foundations of morals, and many more traditional beli efs and practices founded on wisdom, hard-won through thousands of years.'' In the section ``First Principles,'' he addresses fundamental concepts tha t govern individuals in society; ``Lessons in School' relates his experienc es as an educator; ``Lessons Out of School'' is a philosophical examina... View more info

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MISTRESSES

By: Sova, Dawn B.

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Robson Books: 1993

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007954

ISBN: 0860518809

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A highly collectible first edition, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-libra ry or a book of the month club edition. View more info

CIRCLING THE SQUARE: STORIES FROM THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION

By: Steavenson, Wendell

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Ecco: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000034599

ISBN: 0062375253

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. Through a series of stunningly rendered, character-drive vignettes, New Yor ker writer Wendell Steavenson recounts the events of the Egyptian Revolutio n-from Mubarak's fall to Morsi's. Here is the panoply of Tahrir Square, a p ointillist portrait of a people enacting and reacting to change and hope. In January 2011, when the crowds gathered to protest Mubarak's three decade s of rule in Egypt, Wendell Steavenson went to cover the events. She spent h... View more info

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UNHOOKED: HOW YOUNG WOMEN PURSUE SEX, DELAY LOVE AND LOSE AT BOTH

By: Stepp, Laura Sessions

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Riverhead Trade: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000024794

ISBN: 1594482845

Condition: Near Fine


A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: Features a new Afterword for this edition. A controversial look at today's sexual hook-up culture, and "[a] book...you won't stop talking about."-Patr icia Cornwell From the front lines of today's sexual battlefield comes an eye-opening examination of the hookup culture, seen through the personal experiences of the teenage girls and young women who live it-and who are left unprepared for its consequences. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents a disturbing and enlightening indictment of the hookup culture, the soci... View more info

DENIAL: A MEMOIR OF TERROR

By: Stern, Jessica

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000044519

ISBN: 0061626651

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


"Denial is one of the most important books I have read in a decade....Brave , life-changing, and gripping as a thriller....A tour de force." -Naomi Wolf One of the world's foremost experts on terrorism and post-traumatic stress disorder, Jessica Stern has subtitled her book Denial, "A Memoir of Terror." A brave and astonishingly frank examination of her own unsolved rape at the age of fifteen, Denial investigates how the rape and its aftermath came to shape Stern's future and her work. The author of the New York Times Notable Book Terror in the Name of God, Jessica Stern brill... View more info

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DISNEY WAR

By: Stewart, James B.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000016120

ISBN: 0684809931

Condition: Very GoodVery Good


A clean first edition/printing protected in a new brodart wrapper: James Stewart has done it again. The author of the mega-bestselling Den of Thieves, about the 1980s insider-trading scandals on Wall Street, and Bloodsport, the 1990s tale of the Clintons' Whitewater affair, now gives us another epic story, this one culminating in late 2004. With DisneyWar, Stewart turns his investigative and storytelling lens on Michael Eisner and the corporate intrigue which has overtaken the Walt Disney Company in the last decade. He explains how this once-proud institution, long one of America's most admire... View more info

HOW TO READ A NOVEL: A USER'S GUIDE

By: Sutherland, John

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000037657

ISBN: 0312359896

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. "Do we still know how to read a novel?" John Sutherland, Chairman of the 20 05 Booker Prize Committee, asks. His answer is an unequivocal, "No." But Su therland has not given up hope. With acerbic wit and intellect, he traces t he history of what it used to mean to be well-read and tells readers what i t still means today while reminding readers how the delicate charms of fict ion can be at once wonderful and inspired and infuriating. On one level thi s is a book abou... View more info

THE BLACK SWAN: SECOND EDITION: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE (INCERT O BOOK 2)

By: Taleb, Nassim Nicholas

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Random House: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000048027

ISBN: 0141034599

Condition: Very Good


The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Inc erto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, h uman error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The o ther books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characterist ics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predi ctable, than it was. The astonishin... View more info

THE BLACK SWAN: SECOND EDITION: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE: WITH A NEW SECTION: "ON ROBUSTNESS AND FRAGILITY" (INCERTO)

By: Taleb, Nassim Nicholas

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperback: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000048302

ISBN: 081297381X

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. A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we--especially the experts--are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world. View more info

YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND

By: Tannen, Deborah

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000006841

ISBN: 0345372050

Condition: Near Fine


Georgetown University linguistics professor Tannen asserts that misundersta ndings between the sexes often arise because women like to connect emotiona lly in conversation while men prefer to impart knowlege. "Tannen examines t he functioning of argument and interruption, and convincingly supports her case for the existence of 'genderlect,' " View more info

SEX, AGE, AND THE LAST CASTE

By: Taub, Lawrence

Price: ¥7,000.00

Publisher: Tabu: 1995

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009847

Condition: Good


THIS IS THE FIRST 'Tabu Edition Tokyo 1995 April' Inscribed by the author,( this looks like an advanced reading copy?) cover well worn, creases and dis colouration, o/w internally bright and clean. View more info

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IMAGOLOGIES: MEDIA PHILOSOPHY

By: Taylor, Mark C.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000025771

ISBN: 041510338X

Condition: Very Good


Imagologies: Media Philosophy is no ordinary book. Provocative, irritating and stimulating, this is a work to be engaged, questioned and pondered. As the web of telecommunications technology spreads across the globe, the site of economic development, social change, and political struggle shifts to t he realm of media and communications. In this remarkable book, Mark Taylor and Esa Saarinen challenge readers to rethink politics, economics, educatio n, religion, architecture, and even thinking itself. When the world is wired, nothing remains the same. To explore the new electronic frontier with ... View more info

FOOL'S GOLD: HOW THE BOLD DREAM OF A SMALL TRIBE AT J.P. MORGAN WAS CORRUPT ED BY WALL STREET GREED AND UNLEASHED A CATASTROPHE

By: Tett, Gillian

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Free Press: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000047083

ISBN: 1439100756

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. From award-winning Financial Times journalist Gillian Tett, who enraged Wal l Street leaders with her news-breaking warnings of a crisis more than a ye ar ahead of the curve, Fool's Gold tells the astonishing unknown story at t he heart of the 2008 meltdown. Drawing on exclusive access to J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and a tightly bo nded team of bankers known on Wall Street as the "Morgan Mafia," as well as in-depth interviews with dozens of ... View more info

AS USED ON THE FAMOUS NELSON MANDELA: UNDERGROUND ADVENTURES IN THE ARMS AN D TORTURE TRADE

By: Thomas, Mark

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Ebury Press: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000029321

ISBN: 009190921X

Condition: Very Good


Mark Thomas is one of the UK's most effective and best-known political acti vists, as well as being a highly successful stand-up comedian. His show, Th e Mark Thomas Product, ran for six highly acclaimed series on Channel Four. Amazingly, this is his first book. As Used On the Famous Nelson Mandela is a deeply funny, deeply disturbing account of Mark's rampage through the ar ms trade. Under a fairly flimsy disguise and with the use of some worryingl y poor accents, Mark sets off on a journey of discovery in the company of a rms dealers, torture victims, politicians, cops, crusties and geeks. T... View more info

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THE END OF TIME: FAITH AND THE FEAR IN THE SHADOW OF THE MILLENNIUM

By: Thompson, Damian

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Minerva: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000026804

ISBN: 0749386096

Condition: Good


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LOVE IN A DARK TIME

By: Toibin, Colm

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Picador: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000034732

ISBN: 0330520946

Condition: Very Good


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TALK TO THE HAND: THE UTTER BLOODY RUDENESS OF THE WORLD TODAY, OR SIX GOOD REASONS TO STAY HOME AND BOLT THE DOOR

By: Truss, Lynne

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Gotham: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000013359

ISBN: 1592401716

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


A tight clean first edition/printing, protected in a new brodart wrapper. Lynne Truss is the pundit of pet peeves. She's taken on the ignorance of basic grammar with Eats, Shoots & Leaves, now she bravely rallies against the abysmal state of manners. And while she uses the Jerry Springer-esque phrase of 'talk to the hand' as her title, it's obvious she'd like to have snarkily dubbed it "Learn Some Effing Manners People!"--only she's too polite to do so. (It should be noted that while she's shocked by 6-year-olds using the f -word, she's hopeful that it's so overused that it'll soon... View more info

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LIVING IT UP : AMERICA'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH LUXURY

By: Twitchell, James B.

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000009423

ISBN: 0743245067

Condition: Fine


Ah, the evils of luxury. Spending for its own sake, accumulating unnecessar y "stuff," the need to own for status, the trophy car, the trophy home, des igner everything. But here's the conundrum: what is considered luxury for o ne generation is considered necessity for the next, and today's credit-addi cted society makes luxury, or at least the appearance of luxury, available to all. Who better to sort the whole thing out than Twitchell, one of Newsw eek 's "100 Cultural Elite." He has some interesting tidbits about what has been considered opulent in the past, and he has coine... View more info

SKYFARING: A JOURNEY WITH A PILOT

By: Vanhoenacker, Mark

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000046696

ISBN: 0099589850

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 poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that rem inds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys--and r eawakens our capacity to be amazed. The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight--a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity--to the realm of the mundane. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to re... View more info

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DREAMING WAR: BLOOD FOR OIL AND THE CHENEY-BUSH JUNTA

By: Vidal, Gore

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Nation Books: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000009250

ISBN: 1560255021

Condition: Fine


Long before the events of September 11, Vidal's place was secured as a prol ific preacher against America's imperialist policies. At age 76, he uses hi s exceptional talents to produce bound collections of his controversial ess ays and op-eds. However, this latest creation lacks the eloquence and grace that previously distinguished him from other writers in their attempts to uncover the hidden truths within our American republic. Vidal calls for a m ore thorough investigation into the response, or lack thereof, from the "Ch eney-Bush junta" on September 11 and purports that corporate g... View more info