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  • IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE: A Daughter's Story. by Chernin, Kim.
    Chernin, Kim.
    IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE: A Daughter's Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Ticknor & Fields, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of two generations trying to make sense of each other's lives: the mother, now 80, a Russian immigrant whose life encompassed 50 years in the American radical movement, including arrest and imprisonment during the McCarthy era, and the daughter, who remembered the discrimination she endured as the child of Communists, her disillusion with the movement and her search for her own identity. A story of conflict, confrontation and reconciliation. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-1673.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bookplate mostly hidden by dj flap, minor edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 62415
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  • WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? by Gorman, Ed.
    Gorman, Ed.
    WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring fledgling lawyer and private investigator Sam McCain - it's Middle America (Iowa, to be precise), the 1950s and someone is painting the town murderously Red. 197 pp. ISBN: 0-373-264941.

    Condition: Good in a fine dust jacket (upper edge of front endpaper clipped, remainder line)

    Book ID: 62892
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  • BRIGHT CLOUDS. by Jan, Hao.
    Jan, Hao.
    BRIGHT CLOUDS.

    Edition: Small trade paperback.

    Peking: Foreign Language Press, 1974. Illustrated byTung Chen-Sheng and Chen Yu- Hsien. A collection of 8 short stories depicting life on the communes of Maoist China. An interesting book, with black and white pencil drawings. 139 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers with French folds. ( slight mark left from label on back cover.)

    Book ID: 28158
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  • Khrushchov, N. S. (Nikita Khrushchev)
    SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM: Selected Passages 1956 -1963.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1963. First edition - Excerpts from speeches, reports and public statements. Photograph of Khrushchev on front cover. 176 pages.

    Condition: Very good- (some rubbing to covers, a rather fragile publication). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 22743
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  • Khrushchov, N. S. (Nikita Khrushchev)
    THE NATIONAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT: Selected Passages 1956 -1963.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1963. First edition - Excerpts from speeches, reports and public statements. Photograph of Khrushchev on front cover. 96 pages.

    Condition: Very good- (some rubbing to covers, a rather fragile publication). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 22744
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  • Lomax, Louis E.
    THE RELUCTANT AFRICAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1960.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the front cover of dustjackt: 'One of the decade's most impressive and shocking close-ups of crisis: an American Negro journalist's firsthand report on the storm of racism and revolution raging through Africa from Cairo to Capetown.' Map insert and map endpapers. 117 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good- dust jacket (some creasing and edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 38432
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  • Martin, Charles H.
    THE ANGELO HERNDON CASE AND SOUTHERN JUSTICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed and well-researched study of this important, but neglected, 1930s free speech case: Herndon, a young black communist party organizer, "articulate & politically astute", was charged with violating a 1869 Georgia insurrection statute. In 1937, after a 5 year legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the statute unconstitutional. Photographs, bibliography, index. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-01745.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 25807
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  • THE COLOR OF BLOOD by Moore, Brian
    Moore, Brian
    THE COLOR OF BLOOD

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in an Eastern European country where a cardinal has maintained an uneasy balance between his religion and the totalitarian government, until one day there is an unsucessful attempt on his life, and he is spirited away against his will. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-525-245391.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 9475
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  • JOURNEY INTO THE BLUE. by Rab, Gustav
    Rab, Gustav
    JOURNEY INTO THE BLUE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel set in 1952 and based on the events of the Communist takeover of Hungary four years earlier. His first novel to appear in English, this was written in secret during the seven years he spent in the "puszta," a pilot socialist community on the edge of the great Hungarian desert, dedicated to the raising of pigs. Translated from the French by Peter Green. 381 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (tears the length of the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 79398
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  • A MAN WITHOUT SHOES. by Sanford, John.
    Sanford, John.
    A MAN WITHOUT SHOES.

    Edition: First edition, second issue.

    Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally privately printed for publication by the Plantin Press, Los Angeles in 1951 (after being rejected by many publishers because of the controversy over the topic, and because Sanford was blacklisted by the House for Unamerican Activities Committee for refusing to name names), this was reissued by Black Sparrow with a new tipped-in title page and a new five page introduction by Sanford. A novel concerned with an American attempting to discover the America of his time...The period of 1909-1938." Includes the original SIGNED colophon page showing that this is Copy 1162 of 2000. 452 pp. In the original printed beige dust jacket with the Plantin Press publisher information crossed out and Black Sparrow Press added. ISBN: 0-876855443.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (corners bumped, edgewear and several small tears on dust jacket).

    Book ID: 55772
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  • APPROXIMATION. by Schadlich, Hans Joachim.
    Schadlich, Hans Joachim.
    APPROXIMATION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of stories and brief vignettes about life in Communist East Germany, written between 1969 - 1977. "Some of the stories have the nightmarish quality of Kafka, only they are not nightmares but meticulously noted reality. " Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. 267 pp. Dust jacket art by Gunter Grass. ISBN: 0-151078475.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (light toning to the dj flaps, tiny nick at top of spine, book appears unread)

    Book ID: 79117
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  • Schram, Stuart.
    MAO TSE-TUNG.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1966. dj. Hardcover - Photographs, index. 351 pgs.

    Condition: Good in a tape- repaired and somewhat edgeworn dustjacket. (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 16432
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  • DEATH SOLVES NOTHING. by Sothern, Margaret.
    Sothern, Margaret.
    DEATH SOLVES NOTHING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Sheed & Ward, 1938. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Nazi Germany where many are being drawn to Communism, but the focus is more on the evils of Communism, and how it entraps idealists, than on the oppression of the Nazi regime. Translated from the German by Barbara Barclay Carter. 272 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some age-toning, minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 58741
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  • THE ABYSS. by Sperber, Manes (1905-1984.) Translated by Constantine Fitzgibbon.
    Sperber, Manes (1905-1984.) Translated by Constantine Fitzgibbon.
    THE ABYSS.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York & London: Holmes & Meier, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A new edition of this powerful trilogy - "Like a Tear in the Ocean" - the story of men and women caught in the crossfire between facism and Stalinism. This volume is set in the years 1937-1939. "The most penetrating set of novels about the Communist movement we have." -The Partisan Review. Translated from the German by Constantine Fitzgibbon. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-841910529.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 55740
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  • THE LITTLE KINGDOM. by Stieglitz, Perry.
    Stieglitz, Perry.
    THE LITTLE KINGDOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Armonk, New York & London: M. E. Sharpe, Inc. (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is a combination of the history of Laos from 1959-1984, travelogue, diary and love story. From Publishers Weekly: the author "recounts the tragedy of a gentle people caught up in factional conflicts led by three Lao princes. He records the chaotic history of Laos in its last years and the struggle by shaky coalitions representing outside interests to maintain the country's independence and neutrality prior to the communist takeover in 1975. A keen, sympathetic observer, the author evokes the storybook charm of the former French colony as he quotes letters written home during his romantic courtship of and subsequent marriage to…

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    Armonk, New York & London: M. E. Sharpe, Inc. (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is a combination of the history of Laos from 1959-1984, travelogue, diary and love story. From Publishers Weekly: the author "recounts the tragedy of a gentle people caught up in factional conflicts led by three Lao princes. He records the chaotic history of Laos in its last years and the struggle by shaky coalitions representing outside interests to maintain the country's independence and neutrality prior to the communist takeover in 1975. A keen, sympathetic observer, the author evokes the storybook charm of the former French colony as he quotes letters written home during his romantic courtship of and subsequent marriage to one of the princes' daughters. He also depicts a bewildering, multinational cast of characters, including Americans who, according to the policies of successive administrations, alternately supported the kingdom or speeded its downfall." Map frontispiec, photographs, index. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-873326172.

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

    Book ID: 66878
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  • CHINA IN THE MORNING: Impressions of a journey through China and Indo-China. by Wollaston, Nicholas.
    Wollaston, Nicholas.
    CHINA IN THE MORNING: Impressions of a journey through China and Indo-China.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Roy Publishers, (c. 1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - As an independent journalist, Wollaston traveled through Communist China, observing both the rapid progress the country was making and the drastic oppression and lack of freedom, and then he traveled through North and South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, down the Mekong, and ending his journey at Angkor Wat. An interesting picture of the contrast between China and Southeast Asia in the years immediately preceding the Vietnam War. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Maps. 208 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, slight spine slant, in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68246
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