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  • KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero. by [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, 1998. dj. Hardcover - More than just a biography of Muhammad Ali, this shows how revolutionary his role was in the world of sports. Cassius Clay grew up in the segregated South but became a beloved figure in American life. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, index. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-375-500650.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47708
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  • KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero. by [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999). More than just a biography of Muhammad Ali, this shows how revolutionary his role was in the world of sports. Cassius Clay grew up in the segregated South but became a beloved figure in American life. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, index. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-375-702296.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 83072
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  • LOSER AND STILL CHAMPION: MUHAMMAD ALI by [Ali, Muhammad] Schulberg, Budd.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Schulberg, Budd.
    LOSER AND STILL CHAMPION: MUHAMMAD ALI

    Edition: Early printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972. dj. Hardcover - Based on Schulberg's time spent with Ali's entourage in the months leading up to the Frazier fight, this is described as "uncompromising look at an uncompromising sport." Illustrated with photographs. Very early printing with code of N14 on last page, indicating a 1972 printing date. 158 pp,

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj, especially at the ends of the spine)

    Book ID: 83876
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  • THE CASSIUS CLAY STORY. by [Ali, Muhammad] Sullivan, George.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Sullivan, George.
    THE CASSIUS CLAY STORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the book's subject with his birth name, "Cassius Clay" -- a rare signature and especially so in this rather hard-to-find book, the first published biography of the great heavyweight champion. Issued later in the same year in which Clay took the heavyweight crown away from Sonny Liston (in their February 1964 bout), the book includes an account of the turbulent months that followed -- including the new champ's relationship with Malcolm X and his conversion to Islam, the controversy over his draft status, his much-publicized trip to Africa, and his suspension by the World Boxing Association (in effect as the book ends), which delayed his…

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    New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the book's subject with his birth name, "Cassius Clay" -- a rare signature and especially so in this rather hard-to-find book, the first published biography of the great heavyweight champion. Issued later in the same year in which Clay took the heavyweight crown away from Sonny Liston (in their February 1964 bout), the book includes an account of the turbulent months that followed -- including the new champ's relationship with Malcolm X and his conversion to Islam, the controversy over his draft status, his much-publicized trip to Africa, and his suspension by the World Boxing Association (in effect as the book ends), which delayed his rematch with Liston until May 1965. Illustrated with 8 pp of photographs. Includes his professional boxing record. 116 pp.

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    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket (bumped at several corners, also bumped and dented at bottom center of front cover - hard enough to have created a short split in the board; jacket is price-clipped and has several ragged tears and associated creasing along the bottom edge of the front panel, along with internal tape repairs.

    Book ID: 49916
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  • WALT WHITMAN HANDBOOK. by Allen, Gay Wilson.
    Allen, Gay Wilson.
    WALT WHITMAN HANDBOOK.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Chicago: Packard and Company, (1946). Hardcover first edition - A guide to critical studies, biographies, essays and other works about Walt Whitman Preface, chronology table, index. Sticker showing 'Hendricks House, New York, as the publisher affixed to the title page. xvii, 560 pp.

    Condition: Very good in beige cloth (a few pencilled brackets and underlining and writing on pages), lacking the dust jacket .

    Book ID: 54653
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  • SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926 by Allen, Helena G.
    Allen, Helena G.
    SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926

    Edition: First printing.

    Glendale, California The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An overall sympathetic biography of this business and political leader, raised in Hawaii, but emotionally attached to Hawaiian culture, but intellectually committed to 'Yankee' progressivism. He was involved in the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, president of the short-lived Republic, and first governor of U.S. Territory. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Sources. Index. 304 p.p. ISBN: 0-87062184X.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52084
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  • SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926 by Allen, Helena G.
    Allen, Helena G.
    SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926

    Edition: First printing.

    Glendale, California The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - An overall sympathetic biography of this business and political leader, raised in Hawaii, but emotionally attached to Hawaiian culture, but intellectually committed to 'Yankee' progressivism. He was involved in the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, president of the short-lived Republic, and first governor of U.S. Territory. Illustrated with photographs. Sources. Index. 304 p.p. ISBN: 0-87062184X.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73591
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  • FORBIDDEN FIRES. by Anderson, Margaret C (1883-1973).; edited by Mathilda M. Hills
    Anderson, Margaret C (1883-1973).; edited by Mathilda M. Hills
    FORBIDDEN FIRES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Tallahassee, FL: The Naiad Press. 1996. First edition - An account of Hill's search for this lost manuscript of an early novel of romantic lesbian love by Anderson, founder (among other things) of the Chicago literary magazine, 'The Little Review.' Edited and with a long biographical introduction and postscript by Dr. Mathilda Hills. Illustrated with 97 photographs from the author's personal collection. Includes bibilogrpahy, 162 pp. ISBN: 1-56280-1236.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 61363
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  • THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. by [Anderson, Marian] Freedman, Russell.
    [Anderson, Marian] Freedman, Russell.
    THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Clarion Books, (2004) dj. Hardcover - An account for older children of a singer who broke down many racial barriers, based on her own letters and writings. Illustrated with photographs throughout. A Newbery Honor Award book, and winner of the Robert Siebert medal. Notes, selected bibliography, index. 119 pp. Slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-439799341.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66405
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  • [Anderson, Marion] Livingston, Myra Cohn (illustrated by Samuel Byrd.)
    KEEP ON SINGING: A Ballad of Marian Anderson.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holiday House, (1994,) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Anderson, from her humble beginnings in Philadelphia to becoming the first black woman invited to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House, told in ballad form and vividly illustrated with full color paintings by Byrd. Large format. ISBN: 0-8236-10986.

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

    Book ID: 32439
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  • MY NAME IS IRAN: A Memoir. by Ardalan, Davar.
    Ardalan, Davar.
    MY NAME IS IRAN: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author, an award-winning producer for NPR's Morning Edition, traces her personal journey as well as Iran's struggle for a lawful society, twenty-five years after the 1979 Islamic Revolution - and the story of three generations of her family. "Her American grandmother's love affair with an Iranian physician took her from New York to Iran in 1931. Ardalan herself moved from San Francisco to rural Iran in 1964 with her Iranian American parents who barely spoke Farsi. . . Improbably, after high school, Ardalan decided to move back to an Islamic Iran. When she arrived, she discovered a world she hardly recognized, and one which demands a near-complete renunciation…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author, an award-winning producer for NPR's Morning Edition, traces her personal journey as well as Iran's struggle for a lawful society, twenty-five years after the 1979 Islamic Revolution - and the story of three generations of her family. "Her American grandmother's love affair with an Iranian physician took her from New York to Iran in 1931. Ardalan herself moved from San Francisco to rural Iran in 1964 with her Iranian American parents who barely spoke Farsi. . . Improbably, after high school, Ardalan decided to move back to an Islamic Iran. When she arrived, she discovered a world she hardly recognized, and one which demands a near-complete renunciation of the freedoms she experienced in the West. In time, she and her young family make the opposite migration and discover the difficulties, however paradoxical, inherent in living a free life in America." Map frontispiece, photographs, notes, bibliography. 323 pp. ISBN: 978-0805079203.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86027
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  • [Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971] Bergreen, Laurence.
    LOUIS ARMSTRONG: An Extravagant Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A definitive biography of this giant among jazz musicians - based on previously unexplored archives of Armstrong's writings. Photographs, discography, bibliography, endnotes, index. 564 pp. ISBN: 0-553-067680.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54405
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  • LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971. by [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the musician who towered over the world of jazz for 50 years. Illustrated with many photographs. Chronology, film list, index. Slightly oversized. 256 pages.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in a very good, unmarked dustjacket.

    Book ID: 39155
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  • LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971. by [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the musician who towered over the world of jazz for 50 years. Illustrated with many photographs. Chronology, film list, index. Slightly oversized. 256 pages.

    Condition: Very good in very good+ dust jacket (previous owner's name mostly hidden by dj flap.)

    Book ID: 21638
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  • LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971. by [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the musician who towered over the world of jazz for 50 years. Illustrated with many photographs. Chronology, film list, index. Slightly oversized. 256 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21701
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  • THE STORY OF JOHN J. AUDUBON. by [Audubon, John J. 1785-1851] Howard, Joan.
    [Audubon, John J. 1785-1851] Howard, Joan.
    THE STORY OF JOHN J. AUDUBON.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1954) dj. Hardcover - Biography for older children of this famous naturalist and artist, illustrated with drawings by Federico Castellon. A title in the Signature Books series, edited by Enid Lamonte Meadowcroft. viii, 181. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86217
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  • NO WOMAN TENDERFOOT: Florence Merriam Bailey, Pioneer Naturalist. by [Bailey, Florence Merriam,1863-1948] Kofalk, Harriet
    [Bailey, Florence Merriam,1863-1948] Kofalk, Harriet
    NO WOMAN TENDERFOOT: Florence Merriam Bailey, Pioneer Naturalist.

    Edition: First printing.

    College Station, TX: Texas A&M Press, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - Bailey began her career at Smith College where she organized a chapter of the Audabon Society and got the students to boycott feathered hats. She worked mostly in the American West and Southwest; she was one of the first ornithologists to study live birds in the wild rather than museum specimens. This biography is based on her correspondence with her brother C. Hart Merriam and the ten books and numerous articles she wrote. Illustrated with photographs and map of New Mexico. Notes and bibliography. Index, xix, 225 pp. ISBN: 0-890963789.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dj (spine label, sunning to the spine)

    Book ID: 83321
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  • PILGRIM PARSON: The Life of James Herbert Bainton (1867-1942) by Bainton, Roland H.
    Bainton, Roland H.
    PILGRIM PARSON: The Life of James Herbert Bainton (1867-1942)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, (1958) dj. Hardcover first edition - An affectionate biography of James Herbert Bainton, by his son. Bainton was a dedicated man born in England into a long line of Congregational ministers, who served as a minister in England, Canada and the United States. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and drawings. 166 p

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket. (several large chips to the dj)

    Book ID: 84066
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  • Bates, Randolph
    RINGS: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Collis Phillips, who became a successful boxer in New Orleans during the height of Jim Crow, and of his family, of the triumphs and the tragedies. Before writing this moving book, Bates spent 10 years with the Phillips family from Collis down thru his great-great grandson, as a friend and biographer. 421 pp plus a section of glossy photographs.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new except for small soiled spots to outside edge.)

    Book ID: 5576
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  • THE SEVENTH CHILD: A Lucky Life. by Baxter, Freddie Mae; edited by Gloria Bley Miller.
    Baxter, Freddie Mae; edited by Gloria Bley Miller.
    THE SEVENTH CHILD: A Lucky Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a remarkable woman, as well as the story of three generations of an African-American family. "The seventh of eight children, Freddie Mae Baxter was born in 1923 in rural South Carolina. When her father left the family, her mother had to raise the children alone, and Freddie Mae went to work - first picking cotton, then cooking for the white families in town. At seventeen, she decided to go up North in search of new horizons and a better life." In Harlem she played saxophone in an all-girls' band - and through good times and bad, she remained optimistic. Frontispiece. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-375406204.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69625
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  • NELSON MANDELA. by Benson, Mary.
    Benson, Mary.
    NELSON MANDELA.

    Edition: Small trade paperback.

    London: Penguin, (1986). A biography of Mandela written while he was still imprisoned in South Africa - it describes his childhood in the royal family of the Thembu people to his membership and eventual leadership of the African National Congress. Illustrated with photographs, index. 269 pp. plus publisher's ads. Cover photo by Michael Peto. ISBN: 0-140089411.

    Condition: Near fine (embossed seal of previous owner)

    Book ID: 80378
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  • LINDBERGH. by Berg, A. Scott.
    Berg, A. Scott.
    LINDBERGH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based upon the massive Lindbergh archives - more than 2000 boxes of them - this is the definitive biography of the aviator who won the hearts of America, a picture of both the hero and the private man. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography. Illustrated with photographs. Notes and sources, index. 628 pp. ISBN: 0-399-144498.

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

    Book ID: 59140
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  • KATE REMEMBERED. by Berg, A. Scott.
    Berg, A. Scott.
    KATE REMEMBERED.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover - More than just a biography of the Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn, this is also a chronicle of twenty years of friendship and many intimate conversations. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-399-15164-8.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58827
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  • KATE REMEMBERED. by Berg, A. Scott.
    Berg, A. Scott.
    KATE REMEMBERED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - More than just a biography of the Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn, this is also a chronicle of twenty years of friendship and many intimate conversations. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-399-15164-8.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58635
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  • JESSIE BERNARD; The Making of a Feminist. by [Bernard, Jessie, 1903-1996] Bannister, Robert C.
    [Bernard, Jessie, 1903-1996] Bannister, Robert C.
    JESSIE BERNARD; The Making of a Feminist.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of this noted sociologist and prolific author, published a few years before her death. Following World War II, she began to move toward a feminist position in sociology as seen in the qualitative research and critical analysis prevalent in her later work. Among other things she was a founding board member of the Center for Women Policy Studies as well as member of the boards of Urban Institute Women's Program and the Women's Equity Action League and an associate of the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press. Her focus was on increasing understanding of the effects of sexism on women's experience of marriage, parenting, education…

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    New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of this noted sociologist and prolific author, published a few years before her death. Following World War II, she began to move toward a feminist position in sociology as seen in the qualitative research and critical analysis prevalent in her later work. Among other things she was a founding board member of the Center for Women Policy Studies as well as member of the boards of Urban Institute Women's Program and the Women's Equity Action League and an associate of the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press. Her focus was on increasing understanding of the effects of sexism on women's experience of marriage, parenting, education and economic life. Among her books were 'The Paradox of the Happy Marriage' (1971) and 'The Future of Marriage' (1972) based on her statistical analysis and research which illustrated that marriage was good for men, but not for women. Illustrated with photographs. Chronology, notes, bibliography, index. xii, 276 pp. ISBN: 0-813516145.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82280
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  • DEAR GENERAL: The Private Letters of Annie E. Kennedy and John Bidwell 1866-1868. by [Bidwell, John, 1819-1900] Rawlings, Linda, editor.
    [Bidwell, John, 1819-1900] Rawlings, Linda, editor.
    DEAR GENERAL: The Private Letters of Annie E. Kennedy and John Bidwell 1866-1868.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sacramento: California Department of Parks and Recreation, (1994). Hardcover first edition - Bidwell was one of the organizers of the first overland wagon train to California, with Marshall at Sutter's Mill gold discovery, served as an officer in the Mexican American war, a founder of Chico, and one of California's great pioneers. In 1865 he was elected to a seat in Congress, and he met Annie Kennedy in Washington, D.C., a woman 20 years younger than himself and not, at first, interested in leaving Washington. These letters chart their friendship and growing love for each other. Illustrated. vii, 213 pp. ISBN: 0-941925129.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (very short tear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 74624
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  • BREAKING CLEAN. by Blunt, Judy.
    Blunt, Judy.
    BREAKING CLEAN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover - The author's first book, a powerful memoir of growing up on a ranch in Montana, of learning to work cattle all day and then getting dinner on the table - and finally of breaking away from this world to find her own identity as a writer. Winner of the 1997 PEN/Jarrod Award for a work in progress and of the 2001 Whiting Writer's Award, this has blurbs by such writers as James Crumley (who calls it 'a magnificent achievement, a book for the ages.'), William Kittredge, James Welch and others. Kirkus Reviews states 'to shoehorn this into mere category or classification is to insult its power. Profound and profoundly moving.' 303 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401318.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28200
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  • Blunt, Judy.
    BREAKING CLEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a powerful memoir of growing up on a ranch in Montana, of learning to work cattle all day and then getting dinner on the table - and finally of breaking away from this world to find her own identity as a writer. Winner of the 1997 PEN/Jarrod Award for a work in progress and of the 2001 Whiting Writer's Award, this has blurbs by such writers as James Crumley (who calls it 'a magnificent achievement, a book for the ages.'), William Kittredge, James Welch and others. Kirkus Reviews states 'to shoehorn this into mere category or classification is to insult its power. Profound and profoundly moving.' 303 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401318.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38903
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  • AN AMERICAN FAMILY ON THE AFRICAN FRONTIER, THE BURNHAM FAMILY LETTERS, 1893-1896. by Bradford, Mary and Richard.
    Bradford, Mary and Richard.
    AN AMERICAN FAMILY ON THE AFRICAN FRONTIER, THE BURNHAM FAMILY LETTERS, 1893-1896.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A candid account of pioneering in the dying days of the African frontier. While the letters tell of adventure and hardship, they also reveal the disregard for, and the ignorance of the culture and traditions of the indigenous people of South Africa. Photographs, index. xxvii, 300 pp. ISBN: 1-879373661.

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

    Book ID: 79477
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  • AVA'S MAN. by Bragg, Rick.
    Bragg, Rick.
    AVA'S MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover first edition - Award winning author's "evocation of his mother's childhood in the Appalachian foothills during the Great Depression, and the magnificent story of the man who raised her. Charlie Bundrum was a roofer, a carpenter, a whiskey-maker, a fisherman who knew every inch of the Coosa River, and made boats out of car hoods. He could not read, but he asked his wife, Ava, to read him the paper every day so he would not be ignorant. He was a man who took giant steps in rundown boots, a true hero whom history would otherwise have overlooked. In the decade of the Great Depression, Charlie moved his family twenty-one times, keeping…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover first edition - Award winning author's "evocation of his mother's childhood in the Appalachian foothills during the Great Depression, and the magnificent story of the man who raised her. Charlie Bundrum was a roofer, a carpenter, a whiskey-maker, a fisherman who knew every inch of the Coosa River, and made boats out of car hoods. He could not read, but he asked his wife, Ava, to read him the paper every day so he would not be ignorant. He was a man who took giant steps in rundown boots, a true hero whom history would otherwise have overlooked. In the decade of the Great Depression, Charlie moved his family twenty-one times, keeping seven children one step ahead of the poverty and starvation that threatened them from every side." Frontispiece portrait. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-375410627.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83058
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