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  • Baraka, Amiri.
    TALES OF THE OUT & THE GONE. Short Stories.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    New York: Akashic Books, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of short fiction, from the early 70's to the present, most not previously published: 'the first section of the book, "War Stories," offers six stories enmeshed in the volatile politics of the 1970s and 1980s. The second section, "Tales of the Out & the Gone," reveals Baraka's increasing literary adventurousness, combining an unpredictable language play with a passion for abstraction and psychological exploration.' Among his many honors, Baraka was the controversial "last" Poet Laureate of New Jersey and awarded the James Weldon Johnson medal for outstanding contribution to the arts. INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated 2/19/07, in the year of publication. 221 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's advertisements. ISBN: 1-933354127.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 38147
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  • OPEN WIDE THE FREEDOM GATES: A Memoir. by Height, Dorothy; foreword by Maya Angelou.
    Height, Dorothy; foreword by Maya Angelou.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Public Affairs, (2003). Hardcover first edition - Written when she was 91, this autobiography recounts a life of service and leadership, from early protests against lynching to being on the platform as Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. She led the National Council of Negro Women for forty-one years, and after the battles of the 1960s, she concentrated on troubled black communities, on issues like rural poverty, teen pregnancy and black family values. In 1994, her efforts are officially recognized. Foreword by Maya Angelou.
    Photographs, index. xi, 322p. ISBN: 1-586481576.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79059
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  • THE GIFT OF ANGER: Use Passion to Build Not Destroy. by Solmonese, Joe.
    Solmonese, Joe.
    THE GIFT OF ANGER: Use Passion to Build Not Destroy.

    Edition: First printing.

    Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Former Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese shares powerful lessons learned from negotiating and collaborating with others who disagreed and even despised him." Foreword by Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard who was brutally murdered in Wyoming; she was instrumental in passing the anti-hate crime bill named after her son. SIGNED by Solmonese on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Index. 190 pp. ISBN: 978-1626565883.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (an unread copy, but boards slightly bowed).

    Book ID: 85441
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