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  • REEL POLITICS: American Political Movies from Birth of a Nation to Platoon. by Christensen, Terry.
    Christensen, Terry.
    REEL POLITICS: American Political Movies from Birth of a Nation to Platoon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Basil Blackwell, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A survey of over 200 films from the age of silent films through two World Wars, the McCarthy era, the counterculture, Vietnam and to the present, which reveals the ways in which the genre has changed to reflect the changes in our culture, and which demonstrates that even ostensibly liberal films are essentially conservative. Illustrated with photographs, notes at the end of each chapter. Political Filmography, index. x, 244 pp. ISBN: 0-631-158448.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 58095
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  • AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart. by Coburn, Broughton.
    Coburn, Broughton.
    AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday / Anchor, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In 1974, the author was a Peace Corps worker in Nepal and he was befriended by an elderly widow, Vishnu Maya, called Aama (Mother) by everyone in her tiny village, befriended the author when he was a Peace Corps worker in 1974. In 1988, she came to visit him in the United States, and together they traveled coast-to-coast, a voyage of rediscovery and an exploration of the beliefs and values that lie beneath the surface of America. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. xii, 299 pp plus a final photograph and a note on the author's previous book. ISBN: 0-385-474180.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49391
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  • AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart. by Coburn, Broughton.
    Coburn, Broughton.
    AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday / Anchor, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1974, the author was a Peace Corps worker in Nepal and he was befriended by an elderly widow, Vishnu Maya, called Aama (Mother) by everyone in her tiny village, befriended the author when he was a Peace Corps worker in 1974. In 1988, she came to visit him in the United States, and together they traveled coast-to-coast, a voyage of rediscovery and an exploration of the beliefs and values that lie beneath the surface of America. Photographs. xii, 299 pp plus a final photograph and a note on the author's previous book. ISBN: 0-385-474180.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45549
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  • CHEDDAR: A Journey to the Heart of America's Most Iconic Cheese. by Edgar, Gordon.
    Edgar, Gordon.
    CHEDDAR: A Journey to the Heart of America's Most Iconic Cheese.

    Edition: First printing.

    White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing. (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "One of the oldest, most ubiquitous, and beloved cheeses in the world, the history of cheddar is a fascinating one. . . . Cheddar may be appreciated in almost all American homes, but the advocates of the traditional wheel versus the processed slice often have very different ideas about food. Since cheddar - with its diversity of manufacturing processes and tastes - is such a large umbrella, it is the perfect food through which to discuss many big food issues that face our society." SIGNED on the half title page with the comment "Stay Cheesy" and dated in the year of publication. Notes, index. 207 pp. ISBN: 978-1603585651.

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

    Book ID: 67127
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  • BEST CONTEMPORARY JEWISH WRITING. by Lerner, Michael, editor. (Robert Pinsky, signed)
    Lerner, Michael, editor. (Robert Pinsky, signed)
    BEST CONTEMPORARY JEWISH WRITING.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    San Francisco: Jossey Bass - Wiley, (2001.). First edition - A collection of the greatest Jewish writing of the 1990s in this first volume of a projected new series. It features pieces on Jewish culture, identity, and spirituality by contributors as diverse as Adrienne Rich, Norman Podhoretz, Philip Roth, Marge Piercy, William Safire, C. K. Williams, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and many others. 436 pp. ISBN: 0-787959367.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page by the editor, Michael Lerner and also SIGNED by Robert Pinsky at his poem "The Night Game." Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 30382
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  • BASKETRY AS METAPHOR: Arts and Crafts of the Desana Indians of the Northwest Amazon (Occasional Papers of the Museum of Cultural History, Number 5). by Reichel-Dolmatoff, Gerardo.
    Reichel-Dolmatoff, Gerardo.
    BASKETRY AS METAPHOR: Arts and Crafts of the Desana Indians of the Northwest Amazon (Occasional Papers of the Museum of Cultural History, Number 5).

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles, Museum of Cultural History, (1985.). First edition - The first extensive study of the basketry of the Tukanoans of the Columbian northwest Amazon region, a study undertaken in the 1960's when the impact of outside civilization had not yet been so damaging to the traditional culture. This focuses not on the utilitarian aspects of baskets, but on the connections with their myths, religion, and historical traditions. A lovely book, illustrated with a frontispiece, a map and 22 other figures showing design elements and 76 black and white photographs, showing the process of creating the baskets and details of the baskets themselves. Notes. Bibliography. Large format measuring 11 inches tall by 8.5 inches. 96 pp. ISBN: 0-930741-03X.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated beige and terra cotta covers. (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 47165
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