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  • JOHN ADAMS: Farmer From Braintree, Champion Of Independence. by [Adams, John, 1735-1826] Blackburn, Joyce.
    [Adams, John, 1735-1826] Blackburn, Joyce.
    JOHN ADAMS: Farmer From Braintree, Champion Of Independence.

    Edition: First printing.

    Waco, Texas: Word Books, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the 'People You Should Know Series' written for students in the middle grades - an account of one of the founding fathers of the American Republic and second President of the US. Illustrated with drawings by David Cunningham. 149 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87943
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. 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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  • 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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  • ELLA BAKER: Freedom Bound. by [Baker, Ella 1903-1986] Grant, Joanne
    [Baker, Ella 1903-1986] Grant, Joanne
    ELLA BAKER: Freedom Bound.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first complete story of the life of a remarkable woman who rose from poverty and oppression to become a hero of the civil rights movement. Born in Virginia in 1903, she moved North in 1927 to New York at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, where she began organizing consumer co-operatives and working for the NAACP. Although Ella Baker was a vital grass roots organizer in the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, she remains a relatively obscure figure compared to male colleagues such as Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, and Stokely Carmichael. Grant…

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    New York: John Wiley & Sons, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first complete story of the life of a remarkable woman who rose from poverty and oppression to become a hero of the civil rights movement. Born in Virginia in 1903, she moved North in 1927 to New York at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, where she began organizing consumer co-operatives and working for the NAACP. Although Ella Baker was a vital grass roots organizer in the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, she remains a relatively obscure figure compared to male colleagues such as Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, and Stokely Carmichael. Grant first met Ella Baker in 1960, and they remained friends and coworkers until Miss Baker's death in 1986; in this book she draws on many sources, including extensive interviews with Ella Baker and her friends, relatives, and colleagues. Chronology, notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 270 pp. ISBN: 0-471020206.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87075
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  • THE LIFE OF BENJAMIN BANNEKER. by [Banneker, Benjamin,1731 -1806] Bedini, Silvio A.
    [Banneker, Benjamin,1731 -1806] Bedini, Silvio A.
    THE LIFE OF BENJAMIN BANNEKER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - An authoritative biography, well written and thoroughly researched of one the earliest African American men of science in the United States. A free Black tobacco planter in Baltimore County, the son and grandson of a slave and a woman from England who came to the country as an indentured servant, Banneker taught himself mathematics and astronomy late in life. Based on long lost manuscripts and personal papers, this not only recognizes Banneker for his accomplishments, but it is also a history of the economy of 18th-century Maryland, the surveying of the District of Columbia, and the methods used by early almanac makers in their computations. Illustrations and maps.…

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    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - An authoritative biography, well written and thoroughly researched of one the earliest African American men of science in the United States. A free Black tobacco planter in Baltimore County, the son and grandson of a slave and a woman from England who came to the country as an indentured servant, Banneker taught himself mathematics and astronomy late in life. Based on long lost manuscripts and personal papers, this not only recognizes Banneker for his accomplishments, but it is also a history of the economy of 18th-century Maryland, the surveying of the District of Columbia, and the methods used by early almanac makers in their computations. Illustrations and maps. Includes an extensive section of documents, reference notes, bibliography and index. xvii, 434 pp. ISBN: 0-684125749.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (bookplate on front pastedown, some toning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 87523
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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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  • 12 ROUNDS WITH OSCAR DE LA HOYA: An Illustrated Tribute to Boxing's Bright Star by Beckett, James.
    Beckett, James.
    12 ROUNDS WITH OSCAR DE LA HOYA: An Illustrated Tribute to Boxing's Bright Star

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback original.

    Dallas, Texas: Beckett Publications (1998). First edition - Illustrated throughout with full color photographs from his championship fights and earliest ring successes to his youth in Los Angeles, his charity work and his celebrity status. Large square format. 144 pp. ISBN: 1-887432507.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88563
    Keywords: biography, boxing, Sports
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • GOLD HUNTER: The Adventures of Marshall Bond. by Bond, Marshall Jr.
    Bond, Marshall Jr.
    GOLD HUNTER: The Adventures of Marshall Bond.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1969). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Marshal Bond, Jr. - who accompanied his father on several of his journeys - tells the story of his father's adventurous life, using his firsthand knowledge as well as his father's diaries and letters. Bond (1867-1941) drove cattle in Texas, went to the Klondike to search for gold, where he became friends with Jack London (the dog in Call of the Wild is based on Bond's dog) and from there to the deserts of the Southwest and to Mexico City. He boated the Colorado River, lived in a shack in Goldfield Nevada, where he reported on the gold rush there, found himself in the middle of Pancho…

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    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1969). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Marshal Bond, Jr. - who accompanied his father on several of his journeys - tells the story of his father's adventurous life, using his firsthand knowledge as well as his father's diaries and letters. Bond (1867-1941) drove cattle in Texas, went to the Klondike to search for gold, where he became friends with Jack London (the dog in Call of the Wild is based on Bond's dog) and from there to the deserts of the Southwest and to Mexico City. He boated the Colorado River, lived in a shack in Goldfield Nevada, where he reported on the gold rush there, found himself in the middle of Pancho Villa's fighting in Mexico in 1918, traveled the length of Africa and finally in the 1930s to the gold rush in the Mohave in California. INSCRIBED on the half title page. Illustrated with photographs. Index. x, 258 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 87323
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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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