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RIDDING THE DEVILS

By: Palmos, Frank

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Arrow Bks: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000008335

ISBN: 0099877902

Condition: Very Good


A moving story of the post-Vietnam war era. Written by a man who survived t he ambush in which his four colleagues were killed. View more info

ETERNAL TREBLINKA: OUR TREATMENT OF ANIMALS AND THE HOLOCAUST

By: Patterson, Charles

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Lantern Books: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000048312

ISBN: 1930051999

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 book explores the similar attitudes and methods behind modern society' s treatment of animals and the way humans have often treated each other, mo st notably during the Holocaust. The book's epigraph and title are from "Th e Letter Writer," a story by the Yiddish writer and Nobel Laureate Isaac Ba shevis Singer: "In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka." The first part of the book (Cha... View more info

PORNIFIED: HOW PORNOGRAPHY IS DAMAGING OUR LIVES, OUR RELATIONSHIPS, AND OU R FAMILIES

By: Paul, Pamela

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000032489

ISBN: 0805081321

Condition: Very Good


Porn in America is everywhere not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popul ar video games, advice columns, and reality television shows, and on the be stseller lists. Even more striking, as porn has become affordable, accessib le, and anonymous, it has become increasingly acceptable―and a big p art of the personal lives of many men and women. In this controversial and critically acclaimed book, Pamela Paul argues tha t as porn becomes more pervasive, it is destroying our marriages and famili es as well as distorting our children's ideas of sex and sexuality. Based o n more than one hu... View more info

THE ENGLISH: A PORTRAIT OF A PEOPLE

By: Paxman, Jeremy

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: M. Joseph: 1998

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008222

ISBN: 0718142632

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A highly collectible tight clean copy inscribed by the author, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. A book on what constitutes Englishness, and what are considered the essential characteristics and values. Using literary sources and interviews, Jeremy Paxman attempts to define how "Englishness" has changed over this century, and what it is now both in our own and outsider's views. View more info

THE ENGLISH. A PORTRAIT OF A PEOPLE

By: Paxman, Jeremy

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000047282

ISBN: 0140267239

Condition: Very Good


A brilliantly researched, hugely entertaining study of the English by Brita in's best-known broadcaster. In the light of membership of Europe, the loss of an Empire and a devolved United Kingdom, the English no longer know who they are. Covering every aspect of the English identity (from cricket to C umberland sausages, St George to Bernie Grant, the Book of Common Prayer to Cool Britannia, John Bull to football thugs) and combining popular history with incisive interviews, Jeremy Paxman provides some fascinating and time ly answers. View more info

BODY LANGUAGE: HOW TO READ OTHERS' THOUGHTS BY THEIR GESTURES

By: Pease, Allan

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Camel Publishing Company: 1984

Seller ID: RWARE0000029975

ISBN: 095936580X

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

YOUR CALL IS IMPORTANT TO US: THE TRUTH ABOUT BULLSHIT

By: Penny, Laura

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Emblem Editions: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000036741

ISBN: 0771070470

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Ever been left spluttering over some fatuous fib trying to pass itself off as information, even as fact? Of course you have. We all have. It's bullshi t, and as Laura Penny sees it, we're drowning in the stuff. Your Call Is Im portant to Us is Penny's brilliant take on the "all-you-can-eat buffet of p honiness" that is our lives today. "We live in an era of unprecedented bullshit production," Penny says. While bullshit is not new, more money, more media, and more peo... View more info

CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HITMAN

By: Perkins, John

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000047856

ISBN: 0452287081

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 the inside story of how America turned from a respected republic in to a feared empire. "Economic hit men," John Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder." John Perkins should know; he was an economic hit man. His job was to convin ce countries that are... View more info

THE CELEBRATION CHRONICLES: LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF PROPERTY VALU E IN DISNEY'S NEW TOWN

By: Ph.D., Andrew Ross

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000041553

ISBN: 0345417526

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. Scholar and iconoclast Andrew Ross spent a year living in the much scrutinized, and often demonized, Celebration--the picture-perfect town that Disney is building for 20,000 people in the swamp and scrub of central Florida. Lavishly planned with a downtown center and newly minted antique homes, and front-loaded with an ultraprogressive school, hospital, and high-tech infrastructure, Celebration was to offer a fresh start in a world gone wrong. Yet beh... View more info

TURIN SHROUD: IN WHOSE IMAGE? THE TRUTH BEHIND THE CENTURIES-LONG CONSPIRAC Y OF SILENCE

By: Picknett, Lynn

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000030517

ISBN: 006017224X

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 authors offer proof that the Shroud of Turin, reputed to be the image of Jesus Christ, is actually the image of Leonardo da Vinci--and the first photograph ever created--and explain how and why it came to be. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour. View more info

DREAMING THE FUTURE: THE FANTASTIC STORY OF PREDICTION

By: Pickover, Clifford A.

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Prometheus Books: 2001

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007572

ISBN: 157392895X

Condition: Fine/Fine


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. Considering the number of ridiculous books touting various methods of prognostication, this levelheaded treatment of the topic is long overdue. Pickover, a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, discusses pretty much any form of prediction you care to mention, from alepouomancy, predicting the future based on a fox's paw prints, to the zodiac, on which astrology is based. His section on famous soothsayer... View more info

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DISTANT VOICES

By: PILGER, JOHN

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000018144

ISBN: 0099387212

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. View more info

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ONE AND THE SAME: MY LIFE AS AN IDENTICAL TWIN AND WHAT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT EVERYONE'S STRUGGLE TO BE SINGULAR

By: Pogrebin, Abigail

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000020313

ISBN: 0385521561

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated), no markings throughout, not an ex- lib: Abigail Pogrebin's One and the Same: My Life As an Identical Twin and What I've Learned about Everyone's Struggle to be Singular is a terrific travelo gue through the world of identical--and fraternal--twins. She tells the sto ry of the twin experience from the inside out, and shines a smart and lovin g light on this special relationship. Pogrebin brings heart and brains to h er own experiences with her twin sister Robin, from infancy to a ripe matur ity. And she has done prodigious amount of research, speaking w... View more info

NHS PLC: THE PRIVATISATION OF OUR HEALTH CARE

By: Pollock, Allyson M.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Verso: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000020724

ISBN: 1844675394

Condition: Very Good+


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: An excellent guide, not only to the woes of the NHS but, by extension, to t hose of all the public services in Britain. ... It is a lamentable tale of private enterprise without enterprise, and public expenditure without publi c purpose. (New Statesman ) This is a shocking story, brilliantly told. (Raymond Tallis ) A tale that demands to be read by every person in this country who has a st ake in the NHS and the remnants of the welfare state, and indeed, everyone with democratic instincts ... told with lucid and detailed authority. (Guar dian ... View more info

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ISLAND OF BLOOD:FRONTLINE REPORTS FROM SRI LANKA, AFGHANISTAN AND OTHER SOU TH ASIAN FLASH POINTS

By: Pratap, Anita

Price: ¥2,200.00

Publisher: Vijitha Yapa Publications: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000016281

ISBN: 9789558095218

Condition: Near Fine


A nice clean softcover no markings throughout: "Island of Blood is a distillation of the experiences and insights of one of the finest journalists India has ever produced. During the eighties and nineties, when the Indian media rarely ventured into flashpoints like Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, Anita Pratap braved the odds to send in reports from the front, over and over again. War, ethnic conflict, earthquakes, cyclones and droughts, wherever there was a story to be told, she would track it down. View more info

THE DEMON IN THE FREEZER: THE TERRIFYING TRUTH ABOUT THE THREAT FROM BIOTER RORISM

By: PRESTON, RICHARD

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Headline Book Publications: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000042013

ISBN: 075531218X

Condition: Very Good


FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In a chilling new look at the world of bioterrorism, the best-selling author of The Hot Zone explores the retur n of smallpox, eradicated in 1979 but now returning in a deadlier, genetica lly engineered form. View more info

THE SONG OF THE DODO

By: Quammen, David

Price: ¥5,000.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1996

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008236

ISBN: 0091801966

Condition: Fine/Fine


A wonderful tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscri ptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition; In Darwin's time, island biogeography was the science that opened Victorian minds to the wonder of evolution. Today with all the world's wild landscape being chopped into island-like fragments, it's the science of jeopardy and extinction. This book combines science, historical narrative and travel. View more info

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THINKING OUT LOUD : ON THE PERSONAL, THE POLITICAL, THE PUBLIC, AND THE PRI VATE

By: Quindlen, Anna

Price: ¥680.00

Publisher: Random House: 1993

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007063

ISBN: 0679407111

Condition: VG+/VG+


Concerned as she is with all manner of conflicts between public and private issues represented in this collection of essays from her syndicated New Yo rk Times op-ed column, Quindlen ( Living Out Loud ) admits to viewing even non-feminist topics through "the special lens of her gender." Sensitive to social and political trends and the "shifting sands of geopolitics" that pr opel events, she points out their cost in human terms, especially as they a ffect the excluded and abused. Violence, notes the author--sexual, racial o r political, performed by individuals or in groups as m... View more info

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GOOD MANNERS

By: Rees, Nigel

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000013052

ISBN: 0747517568

Condition: Very Good


Writing on manners has traditionally consisted of earnest and worthy advice on such arcane topics as how to address a divorced Earl's wife's brother o r how best to dispose of cherry stones while dining at Buckingham Palace. T his book adopts a questioning approach to modern manners and conventional e tiquette and is designed to deal with the more everyday problems of behavio ur in today's world. The subjects tackled are diverse: whether to bother wi th table manners, now that so many people don't; how to deal with rude and obstructive shop assistants - and customers; the changing needs of mod... View more info

A DANGEROUS PLACE: CALIFORNIA'S UNSETTLING FATE

By: Reisner, Marc

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000029892

ISBN: 0679420118

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 A Dangerous Place, Marc Reisner, the author of Cadillac Desert, the clas sic history of the American West and its fatal dependence on water, returns to the subject that never ceased to seduce him: California. Writing with his signature command of his subject and with compelling resonance, Reisner leads us through California's improbable history and rise from a largely desert land to the most populated state in the nation, fueled by an economic eng... View more info