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  • THE CHARLES McCABE READER: The Best and the Last of Charles McCabe Himself. by McCabe, Charles.
    McCabe, Charles.
    THE CHARLES McCABE READER: The Best and the Last of Charles McCabe Himself.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Selections from his columns which appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle for 22 years - on growing up in New York, and on journalism and San Francisco - but mostly on the quirks of life itself. Forewords by Gordon Pates and James P. Degnan. xvi, 368 pp. ISBN: 0-87701-325x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54301
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  • ANY DAY. by Mitchell, Henry.
    Mitchell, Henry.
    ANY DAY.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, (1997) dj. Hardcover - Henry Mitchell, columnist for the Washington Post from the early 1970s to 1991 wrote many stories, essays, and commentaries on the state of the world which appeared in the Post every Friday under the title "Any Day." The 75 essays presented in this collection have been culled from that column and are organized chronologically from December 29, 1973, to April 12, 1991. Publisher's preface. Dust jacket art and illustrations by Susan Davis. xiii, 250 pp. ISBN: 0-253333083.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 68244
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  • Phillips, John; (edited by Walter Keller)
    FREE SPIRIT IN A TROUBLED WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Zurich, Berlin and NY: Scalo, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Phillips worked as a photojournalist - or a photo-reporter - for Life Magazine from 1936, the very beginnings of photojournalism, to 1959. This autobiographical book includes 200 photographs of his work, reproduced in duotone from the original full-size negatives (not the cropped versions sometimes used in the magazine, in a handsomely produced volume, printed throughout on heavy stock. Arranged chronologically it begins with London in 1937, with young Etonians, disabled veterans of the great war, World War I and with the abdication of Edward VII and the coronation of George VI and ends with a return to Algeria - the country Phillips was born in - in 1959…

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    Zurich, Berlin and NY: Scalo, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Phillips worked as a photojournalist - or a photo-reporter - for Life Magazine from 1936, the very beginnings of photojournalism, to 1959. This autobiographical book includes 200 photographs of his work, reproduced in duotone from the original full-size negatives (not the cropped versions sometimes used in the magazine, in a handsomely produced volume, printed throughout on heavy stock. Arranged chronologically it begins with London in 1937, with young Etonians, disabled veterans of the great war, World War I and with the abdication of Edward VII and the coronation of George VI and ends with a return to Algeria - the country Phillips was born in - in 1959 during the Algerian war. In between are many moving and interesting photographs - the Warsaw ghetto in 1936, post World War II Europe, the Palestinian conflict and more. Published shortly after Phillip's death at 80 in 1996. Includes a note by the editor. 572 pp. (a very heavy and thick book.). ISBN: 3-931141-209.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32202
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  • THE PAPER'S PAPERS: A Reporter's Journey Through the Archives of the New York Times. by Shepard, Richard F.
    Shepard, Richard F.
    THE PAPER'S PAPERS: A Reporter's Journey Through the Archives of the New York Times.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Times Books, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the New York Times from 1896 when Adolf Ochs bought the nearly bankrupt newspaper and breathed new life into it. This book "narrates a first-hand anecdotal history of the 421 cubic feet of internal memoranda, letters, sketches, and cartoons that comprise The Time's private archives." Illustrated with photographs and reproductions of letters and ephemera. Index. viii, 373 pp. ISBN: 0-812924533.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 67791
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  • THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE: Being the Author's own story, with certain omissions, but including hitherto unpublished sidelights on some famous persons and incidents. by Shippey, Lee.
    Shippey, Lee.
    THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE: Being the Author's own story, with certain omissions, but including hitherto unpublished sidelights on some famous persons and incidents.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1959. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Memoirs of a journalist and reporter: Lee Shippey "grew up in Missouri and Kansas. At the age of twenty he was blinded, but his writing won him a position as a columnist on the Kansas City Star. . . With partial recovery of his sight, he served as war journalist and foreign correspondent during World War I." After freelancing in Mexico for several years, where he edited a paper, he settled in Southern California. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. Index. 203 pp. Dust jacket art by Don Louis Perceval.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (very minor toning to the endpapers and dj)

    Book ID: 57174
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  • MR. PERSONALITY: Profiles and Talk Pieces. by Singer, Mark.
    Singer, Mark.
    MR. PERSONALITY: Profiles and Talk Pieces.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 33 of the best profiles and Talk of the Town pieces originally published in The New Yorker between 1977 and 1988. Included are profiles of prolific filmmaker Errol Morris, a family of superintendents, one of the last great zipper-fixers, a court buff in Brooklyn and his great-uncle, the rare map dealer Graham Arader. 361 pp. ISBN: 0-394572106.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67824
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  • IN THE HOT ZONE: One Man, One Year, Twenty-one Wars. by Sites, Kevin.
    Sites, Kevin.
    IN THE HOT ZONE: One Man, One Year, Twenty-one Wars.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2007.). First edition - "Beginning his journey with the anarchic chaos of Somalia in September 2005 and ending with the Israeli-Hezbollah war in the summer of 2006, Sites talks with rebels and government troops, child soldiers and child brides, and features the people on every side, including those caught in the cross fire. His honest reporting helps destroy the myths of war by putting a human face on war's inhumanity." Appendices. 549 pp. Includes a DVD with a documentary film "A World of Conflict.". ISBN: 9780061228759.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 54044
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  • Sorel, Nancy Caldwell.
    THE WOMEN WHO WROTE THE WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A well-researched and fascinating account of the women war correspondents during War II, who brought a fresh vision to the battlefields of the war and reported home with a new sensibility. Included are photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, the only Western journalist to cover the Nazi invasion of the U.S.S.R. and the first to photograph Buchenwald; Martha Gelhorn, writer and wife of Ernest Hemingway; photographer Lee Miller; the New Yorker's Janet Flanner and more. In the years leading up to the war, in France during the invasion, in London during the Blitz, in China and Manila and Madrid, these women were there. Illustrated with photographs. Includes 39 pages of bibliographical notes, bibliography and index. xviii, 458 pp. ISBN: 1-559704934.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32626
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  • AMBUSHED: A War Reporter's Life on the Line. by Stewart, Ian.
    Stewart, Ian.
    AMBUSHED: A War Reporter's Life on the Line.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - When armed rebels entered Freetown, the besieged capital of Sierra Leone, in 1999, journalist Ian Stewart and two of his colleagues were ambushed while driving down the street. One of them was killed and Stewart was shot in this head. Incredibly he survived and this book is his frank account of the extraordinary risks he and other journalists take when reporting the news from remote, war-ravaged countries. This book is both an inspiring personal story and an in-depth look at the day-to-day life of a war correspondent. Originally published in Canada under the title 'Freetown Ambush'. 310 pp. ISBN: 1-56512-3808.

    Condition: SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30030
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  • ENOUGH'S ENOUGH (And Other Rules of Life) by Trillin, Calvin.
    Trillin, Calvin.
    ENOUGH'S ENOUGH (And Other Rules of Life)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of humorous columns on our national life, both public and private, by one of our funniest writers. SIGNED on the half title page. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-899199585.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62786
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  • BUSH AT WAR. by Woodward, Bob.
    Woodward, Bob.
    BUSH AT WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first of several in-depth books on George W. Bush's war in Afghanistan after 9/11 and the push towards attacking Iraq. Based on interviews with more than 100 sources, including the President himself. Photographs, index. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-04735.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67771
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  • STATE OF DENIAL. by Woodward, Bob.
    Woodward, Bob.
    STATE OF DENIAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Bush at War, Part III - an account of how the Bush administration avoided telling the truth about the Iraq War to the public and to Congress. Photographs, index. 558 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-72234.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 67772
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  • PLAN OF ATTACK. by Woodward, Bob.
    Woodward, Bob.
    PLAN OF ATTACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - The "definitive account of how and why President George W. Bush, his war council and allies, launched a pre-emptive attack to topple Saddam Hussein and occupy Iraq." Photographs, index. 467 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-5547X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61021
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  • VEIL: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981 - 1987. by Woodward, Bob.
    Woodward, Bob.
    VEIL: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981 - 1987.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on six years researching the CIA, using hundreds of inside sources and secret documents, this is the story of the wars waged under Director William J. Casey and President Reagan - the Nicaraguan contras, Iran, Libya - in a secret atmosphere and which became the time bombs of America's foreign policy. Photographs. Chronology, index. 543 pp. ISBN: 0-671-601172.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57540
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  • THE BRETHREN: Inside the Supreme Court. by Woodward, Bob and Scott Armstrong.
    Woodward, Bob and Scott Armstrong.
    THE BRETHREN: Inside the Supreme Court.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - These reporters now classic study of the US Supreme Court, of the men and women who are justices, and of its landmark decisions during the 1960s and 1970s. Reprinted many times, this is relatively uncommon in first printing. Photographs. Index. 467 pp. ISBN: 0-671-241109.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56982
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