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Franz Boas: The Shackles of Tradition

By: Dakowski, Bruce and Peter Riviere

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Films for the Humanities and Sciences: 1990

Book ID: SCW13159

Condition: Very Good


CF4 - An ex-library VHS video tape in very good condition that has library marking and light wear in very good case that has some light discoloration and shelf wear. This is a title in the publisher's Strangers Abroad series. A documentary film that surveys the beginnings, career, and enduring influence on Anthropology of Franz Boas. This film pays particular attention to Boas' initial exposure to ethnography through his study of the Eskimo culture on Baffin Island while on a mapping expedition at the beginning of his career. Another major section of the film examines Boas' work studying and r... View more info

Beaton

By: Danziger, James (Edited with Text by)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1980

Book ID: EC6017BB

ISBN: 0670152498

Condition: Good


G1 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has price clipped, wrinkling, chipping, and a few small tears on the edges, peeling and wear on the bottom of the back inside flap and dog-eared, discoloration, and normal shelf wear otherwise good. Book has previous owner's inscription on the bottom right corner of the front loose endpaper, open tear with chipping and wear on the bottom of the back loose endpaper and some wear and chipping on the top, discoloration, and normal shelf wear otherwise good. The most extensive collection of Beaton's work ever to be published, this volume will remain the definitive re... View more info

John Adams

By: David McCullough

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: 36th Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: ec51339

ISBN: 0684813637

Condition: Very Good


CA0 - A 36th printing hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the event plate adhered on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and dents, wrinkling and crease on the bottom of page 59, light discoloration and shelf wear. This is history on a grand scale - a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendsh... View more info

American Heroine: The Life and Legend of Jane Addams

By: Davis, Allen F.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Oxford University Press: 1975

Book ID: SCW08324

ISBN: 0195018974

Condition: Good


BX3 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated brown and white wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light creasing and fading on the spine plus there is some light label staining on the spine wrapping around onto the front and back near the top and bottom edges from library labels plus there is some light yellowing on the top outside paper edges plus there is some very light staining on the bottom outside paper edges plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the front endpaper, ... View more info

Music for All: A Biography of Peter William Dykema

By: Dengler, Helen Dykema

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, Gateway Press, Inc.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC18076BB

Condition: Very Good


AV6 - Book has a few chipping and very light shelf wear. Signed by the author and inscribed to previous owner. Edited by Christopher Rhoades Dykema. View more info

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Vera and the Ambassador: Escape and Return

By: Donald and Vera Blinken

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Albany, New York, State University of New York Press: 2009

Book ID: EC35556BB

ISBN: 1438426631

Condition: Very Good


BE3 - An uncorrected page proof paperback in very good condition that has some bumped corners, lightly cocked, some light discoloration shelf wear. A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe. 9.5"x6.5", 286 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Vera and the Ambassador is a book to be savored and enjoyed on many levels. Both a behind-the-scenes peek at the operations of a U.S. embassy in a post-Cold War former Soviet satellite and a personal story of a refugee's escape and triumphant return, Vera and Donald Blinken's dual memoir openly ... View more info

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Cancer Schmancer

By: Drescher, Fran

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: ec50409

ISBN: 0446530190

Condition: Very Good


AY4 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, tanning and light shelf wear. 9.5"x6.5", 236 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Francine Joy Drescher is an American actress, comedian, writer and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny (1993-99), and for her nasal voice and thick New York accent. Drescher made her screen debut with a small role in the 1977 blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever, an... View more info

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The Hammer: Tom DeLay, God, Money, and the Rise of the Republican Congress

By: Dubose, Lou and Reid, Jan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Public Affairs: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Both Authors

Book ID: EC14809BB

ISBN: 1586482386

Condition: Very Good


AN2 - A first edition hardcover book signed and dated by Lou Dubose and Jan Reid in near fine condition in near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have some light shelf wear. Tom DeLay didn't look like he was going to amount much. 8.5"x5.75", 306 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

The Hammer: Tom DeLay, God, Money, and the Rise of the Republican Congress

By: Dubose, Lou and Reid, Jan

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, Public Affairs: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Both Authors

Book ID: EC33374BB

ISBN: 1586482386

Condition: Very Good


BS5 - A first edition hardcover book signed by both authors in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some light discoloration and shelf wear.Tom DeLay didn't look like he was going to amount much. 8.5"x5.75", 306 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

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On the Road With John James Audubon

By: Durant, Mary and Harwood, Michael

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Dodd , Mead and Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC5344BB

ISBN: 0396077404

Condition: Good


B2 - A first edition hard cover book in good condition in a very good condition dust jacket. Dust jacket has some less than half inch tears, wrinkling, creases and chipping on the top and bottom of the inside flaps, wrinkling the edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings, glue stain, approx. 2" wide, from top to bottom on the front with some paper residue,back gutter has separation, back loose and fixed end papers has had labels, card holders removed, light discoloration and shelf wear. John James Audubon left an extraordinary record of his travels through North ... View more info

Theodore Dreiser: Apostle of Nature

By: Elias, Robert H.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, USA, Cornell University Press: 1970

Book ID: SCW12520

Condition: Good


BG6 - A trade paperback emended edition book in gooe+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated light gray wraps with minor overall shelf wear with a closed tear (about 1") at the bottom left corner of the front cover and another (about 0.5") at the top left corner of the back cover plus there is clear plastic tape covering the spine plus there is some scattered light rubbing and soiling of the covers. With a new introductory note by the author, text corrections, and an updated bibliographical essay. A critical biography of Theodore Dreiser that presents the devel... View more info

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Louis Armstrong

By: Fahlenkamp-Merrell, Kindle

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chanhassen, Minnesota, The Child's World, Inc.: 2002

Book ID: EC13253BB

ISBN: 1567669190

Condition: Very Good


P3 - Book has taped label on the spine and back, label on the back and copyright page, cardholder adhered on the back loose endpaper, lightly bumped on some corners, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Journey to Freedom. The African American Library. View more info

Blessed by Thunder: Memoir of a Cuban Girlhood

By: Fernandez Barrios, Flor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Seattle, Washington, Seal Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC23712BB

ISBN: 1580050212

Condition: As New


J2 - A first edition hardcover book in fine condition in fine dust jacket. An unforgettable portrait of society wrenched by change, Blessed by Thunder marks debut of an important and talented new voice. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Constable and His World

By: Gadney, Reg

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, W. W. Norton & Co.: 1976

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW10030

ISBN: 0393044408

Condition: Good


CB3 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with some light fading along the top & bottom board edges, some tape staining on the front & back outside board surfaces free endpapers, usual library stamps & label on the top page edges, the front free endpaper, & the title page, some very light yellowing on the page edges. The DJ shows minor overall shelf wear with a library label on the spine, some light edge wear along the top edges of the endflaps, original library mylar sleeve. A pictoral biography of John Constable, describing both the times in which he lived and his develo... View more info

America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

By: Gallman, J. Matthew

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2006

Book ID: EC8780BB

Condition: Very Good


AN1 - The story of a remarkable woman, the civil war, and the struggle for women's rights. View more info

The Erotomaniac: The Secret Life of Henry Spencer Ashbee

By: Gibson, Ian

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Da Capo Press, Inc.: 2001

Book ID: EC7112BB

ISBN: 0306810646

Condition: Very Good


M5 - DJ has wrinkling and crease on the edges and corners, light crease on the back inside flap, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has remainder mark on the bottom, wrinkling on the spine edges and gutter edges, some rubbing on the bottom cover edge, some stains on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. First Da Capo Press edition 2001. With his celebrated touch for evoking both his subject and his subject's era, Gibson has created a telling and provocative portrait of a fascinating character and the no less intriguing age that made h... View more info

William Jennings Bryan: Selections

By: Ginger, Ray (editor)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1967

Book ID: SCW13371

Condition: Good


BI3 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with some moderate scattered soiling of the cover plus there is a chip missing on the front cover (about 0.25"x0.25") at the bottom right corner and another (about 0.5"x0.5") at the top right corner plus there is a chip missing on the back cover (about 1.25"x1.25") at the top left corner plus there is surface chipping all along the front spine edge plus there is a closed tear (about 0.75") at the bottom left corner of the front cover plus there is some light cracking of the front hinge that has been cove... View more info

Norris Wright Cuney: A Tribune of the Black People

By: Hare, Maud Cuney

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Steck-Vaughn Company: 1968

Book ID: MC2295BB

ISBN: 0816116318

Condition: Very Good


AS-5. Steck-Vaughn Company. 1968. A facsimile reproduction of the first edition. DJ spine sunned. DJ is soiled. Spine ends and flap corners of DJ is lightly worn. DJ is mylar protected. Bottom board spine wrinkled. Text pages are clean and bright. Sound binding. Ex-library, usual markings and stickers present. View more info

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Duty, Honor, Country: The Life and Legacy of Prescott Bush

By: Herskowitz, Mickey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee, Rutledge Hill Press: 2003

Book ID: EC20636BB

ISBN: 1401600093

Condition: Very Good


CM4 - An uncorrected page proof trade paperback book in near fine condition that has very light discoloration and shelf wear. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Never Ask Permission: Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond A Memoir

By: Hitz, Mary Buford

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, Virginia, University Press of Virginia: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: SW876BB

ISBN: 0813919932

Condition: Very Good


CO6 - A first edition hardcover book signed and dated by the author in near fine condition that has light discoloration and lightly soiled on the back left corners in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected and has one inch taped tear on the front top, soiled on the back left corners, wrinkling on some edges, and light shelf wear. A memoir of a Richmond, Virginia woman from one of the prominent families of the city. This memoir is notable for its portrayal of Richmond in the early twentieth century, dominated by these families and still haunted by the ghosts of its Confederate past. Illu... View more info