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  • SACRED HUNGER. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    SACRED HUNGER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic novel, co-winner of the Booker Award (with Ondaatje's English Patient.), a book which explores one of history's greatest tragedy - the inhumanity of the slave trade. Beginning in 1752 Liverpool, this is the story of a slaving ship, of mutineers and African captives who establish a secret community in Florida, of hope and greed and a desire to start over again. An incredible achievement. 629 pp. ISBN: 0-385-265301.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64273
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  • Vaca, Nicolas C.
    THE PRESUMED ALLIANCE: The Unspoken Conflict Between Latinos and Blacks and What It Means for America.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Rayo (Harper Collins), (2004.). SIGNED first edition - An examination of the historical context as well as the contemporary conflicts between Latinos and African Americans, using case studies from New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., Compton, and Houston. January 2003 marked a significant change in American demographics: Hispanics surpassed African Americans as the nation's largest minority. In this book, Vaca explores the presumption of a black and Hispanic political alliance, while he argues that an alliance is not feasible, since the two ethnic groups are competing for jobs, political power, and educational opportunities. The book begins with the "Hispanic tsunami," the surging growth in the American Hispanic population, and among other issues, includes an informative chapter…

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    New York: Rayo (Harper Collins), (2004.). SIGNED first edition - An examination of the historical context as well as the contemporary conflicts between Latinos and African Americans, using case studies from New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., Compton, and Houston. January 2003 marked a significant change in American demographics: Hispanics surpassed African Americans as the nation's largest minority. In this book, Vaca explores the presumption of a black and Hispanic political alliance, while he argues that an alliance is not feasible, since the two ethnic groups are competing for jobs, political power, and educational opportunities. The book begins with the "Hispanic tsunami," the surging growth in the American Hispanic population, and among other issues, includes an informative chapter on a 1946 California court case involving Hispanic's access to education. Extensive notes. 227 pp.

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    Condition: SIGNED on the half title page. Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 33289
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  • Vilmure, Daniel.
    LIFE IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of two boys - brothers - who "take off on a rampage through a seedy Florida port town on a hot, roiling August night, courting disaster with all the reckless abandon of boys until disaster turns and runs them down." 225 pp. ISBN: 0-394-561422.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35785
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  • Vilmure, Daniel.
    LIFE IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of two boys - brothers - who "take off on a rampage through a seedy Florida port town on a hot, roiling August night, courting disaster with all the reckless abandon of boys until disaster turns and runs them down." 225 pp. ISBN: 0-394-561422.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (hint of spine slant.)

    Book ID: 35786
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  • LIFE IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING. by Vilmure, Daniel.
    Vilmure, Daniel.
    LIFE IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of two boys - brothers - who "take off on a rampage through a seedy Florida port town on a hot, roiling August night, courting disaster with all the reckless abandon of boys until disaster turns and runs them down." 225 pp. ISBN: 0-394-561422.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 62071
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  • CRIME. by Welsh, Irvine.
    Welsh, Irvine.
    CRIME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2008.). First edition - After a child-murder case, Edinburgh Detective Inspector suffers a mental breakdown and is given time off to recuperate. He heads to Miami with his fiance only to find himself in the middle of an even nastier case, and the only protector of a 10 year old girl. 344 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55928
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  • SIDESWIPE. by Willeford, Charles.
    Willeford, Charles.
    SIDESWIPE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987). Hardcover - Crime novel featuring Hoke Moseley, a burnt-out Miami homicide detective. 215 pp. ISBN: 0-312001886.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71466
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  • THE WAY WE DIE NOW. by Willeford, Charles.
    Willeford, Charles.
    THE WAY WE DIE NOW.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    London: Arrow Books, (1992.). The last novel featuring Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley, 245 pp. ISBN: 0-09-9600307.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 49257
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  • THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM. by Yglesias, Jose.
    Yglesias, Jose.
    THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: World Publishing Co., (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about a Spanish Cuban family in Tampa adjusting to the larger American scene of society - it "weaves back and forth in time and place: Cuba, Key West, Tampa, New York, from the middle of the 19th century to the present day." 215 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 79809
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