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  • FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: A Town, a Team and a Dream. by Bissinger, H.G.
    Bissinger, H.G.
    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: A Town, a Team and a Dream.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reading, MA & New York: Addison-Wesley, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Focusing on the town of Odessa, Texas - a town with an empty main street, closed up movie theatres and for-sale signs everywhere - and with a high school football stadium that seats 20,000 and is filled on Friday nights. This is an examination of the role of high school sports in America, but it is about more than just sports - it is about race, politics, economics, and education, and "about young lives whose course may be determined for good before they've really begun." Basis for both the very good film in 2004, directed by Peter Berg and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Derek Luke, and…

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    Reading, MA & New York: Addison-Wesley, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Focusing on the town of Odessa, Texas - a town with an empty main street, closed up movie theatres and for-sale signs everywhere - and with a high school football stadium that seats 20,000 and is filled on Friday nights. This is an examination of the role of high school sports in America, but it is about more than just sports - it is about race, politics, economics, and education, and "about young lives whose course may be determined for good before they've really begun." Basis for both the very good film in 2004, directed by Peter Berg and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Derek Luke, and the equally good televions series begun in 2006. You don't have to be a football fan to find this a moving and ultimately very sad book. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-201-196778.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45920
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  • LEAP YEAR. by Erickson, Steve.
    Erickson, Steve.
    LEAP YEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Poseidon Press, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Political Journey. In 1988, Erickson follows the presidential campaign across the country by train and car in 1988, a trip in which he is joined by "a deathless wanderer named Sally Hemings, who at the age of fifteen in Paris in 1789 chose to remain the slave of Thomas Jefferson, and thus changed the meaning and consequence of America forever." SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-671-671340.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66068
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  • LEAP YEAR. by Erickson, Steve.
    Erickson, Steve.
    LEAP YEAR.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Poseidon Press, (1989.). First edition - A Political Journey. In 1988, Erickson follows the presidential campaign across the country by train and car in 1988, a trip in which he is joined by "a deathless wanderer named Sally Hemings, who at the age of fifteen in Paris in 1789 chose to remain the slave of Thomas Jefferson, and thus changed the meaning and consequence of America forever." 192 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed light blue wrappers. (creasing to lower corner, some toning to the pages) A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 60975
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  • RACECHANGES: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture. by Gubar, Susan.
    Gubar, Susan.
    RACECHANGES: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A scholarly - and fascinating - exploration of the "legacy of minstrel shows - and of cross-racial impersonations - throughout modern American film, fiction, poetry, painting, photography, and journalism....[Gubar] discusses whites posing as blacks and blacks "passing" for white; blackface on white actors in The Jazz Singer, Birth of a Nation, and other movies, as well as on the faces of black stage entertainers; African-American use of racechange imagery during the Harlem Renaissance, including the poetry of Anne Spencer, the black-and-white prints of Richard Bruce Nugent, and the early work of Zora Neale Hurston; white poets and novelists from Vachel Lindsay and Gertrude Stein to John…

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    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A scholarly - and fascinating - exploration of the "legacy of minstrel shows - and of cross-racial impersonations - throughout modern American film, fiction, poetry, painting, photography, and journalism....[Gubar] discusses whites posing as blacks and blacks "passing" for white; blackface on white actors in The Jazz Singer, Birth of a Nation, and other movies, as well as on the faces of black stage entertainers; African-American use of racechange imagery during the Harlem Renaissance, including the poetry of Anne Spencer, the black-and-white prints of Richard Bruce Nugent, and the early work of Zora Neale Hurston; white poets and novelists from Vachel Lindsay and Gertrude Stein to John Berryman and William Faulkner writing as if they were black.... hypersexualized stereotypes of black men" as well as issues like lynching, interracial children, and gay attitudes. Illustrated throughout with many photographs, including an insert of full color reproductions of paintings by Robert Colescott. Notes, list of works cited, index.xxiii, 327 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5110021.

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

    Book ID: 43015
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  • WORKIN' ON THE CHAIN GANG: Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    WORKIN' ON THE CHAIN GANG: Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in The Library of Contemporary Thought - a series in which "America's most original voices tackle today's most provocative issues.' In this brief book, Mosley argues that "each of us is shackled by a system that values money over humanity, power over truth, conformity over creativity" and while racism might make things worse for African Americans and minorities, this is not a black problem. Index. 118 pp. ISBN: 0-345-430697.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped) - an uncommon Mosley title, especially signed.

    Book ID: 43421
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  • POP: The Genius of Andy Warhol / Tony Scherman by [Warhol, Andy] Scherman, Tony and David Dalton
    [Warhol, Andy] Scherman, Tony and David Dalton
    POP: The Genius of Andy Warhol / Tony Scherman

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A major reassessment of the most influential and controversial American artist of the second half of the twentieth century . . . Based on extensive new interviews and insight from those who knew him best." Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs plus 16 pages of glossy full color plates of Warhol's work. Notes, index. xv, 509 pp,. ISBN: 9780066212432.

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

    Book ID: 57934
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