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  • YES. by Bernhard, Thomas (1931-1989)
    Bernhard, Thomas (1931-1989)
    YES.

    Edition: 1st UK edition.

    London: Quartet Books, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A short novel by this award-winning Austrian writer, who has been compared to Kafka and who is considered one of the most important voices of post-World-War II Europe. Translated from the German by Ewald Osers. 135 pp. ISBN: 0-7043-27708.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dustjacket (name on front endpaper covered over, but otherwise a clean copy.)

    Book ID: 61654
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  • TRACKS. by Bess, Clayton.
    Bess, Clayton.
    TRACKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel for older children set in the 1930's Depression era Oklahoma, Texas and California, as two brothers hop freight trains towards Los Angeles. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page "For.... an adventure to share with the family" and dated in 1988. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-395405718.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42179
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  • I WANT TO BE WHERE THE NORMAL PEOPLE ARE. by Bloom, Rachel.
    Bloom, Rachel.
    I WANT TO BE WHERE THE NORMAL PEOPLE ARE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2020). First edition - A collection of essays -plus a few drawings and poems - on insecurity, fame and anxiety. 280 pp. Publisher's letter laid in.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81228
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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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  • CARMEN OF THE GOLDEN COAST. by Brandeis, Madeline (1897-1937)
    Brandeis, Madeline (1897-1937)
    CARMEN OF THE GOLDEN COAST.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1935.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Children of America Stories" series. Set on the West coast of the United States, this story of two little girls, each of them living in different worlds, deftly combines fact and fiction to create an engrossing story. In Depression-era America, the Stevens family had to sell their home in Los Angeles and prepare to move in with Great Aunt Carmencita in Seattle. As Carmen is travelling with her parents towards Seattle, with stops all along the way - in San Francisco, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, the redwood forest, Crater Lake and Portland and the Oregon coast, she reads the diary her great aunt kept in…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1935.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Children of America Stories" series. Set on the West coast of the United States, this story of two little girls, each of them living in different worlds, deftly combines fact and fiction to create an engrossing story. In Depression-era America, the Stevens family had to sell their home in Los Angeles and prepare to move in with Great Aunt Carmencita in Seattle. As Carmen is travelling with her parents towards Seattle, with stops all along the way - in San Francisco, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, the redwood forest, Crater Lake and Portland and the Oregon coast, she reads the diary her great aunt kept in 1850 as a little girl when she and her family had to leave California because the Americans took their rancho from them. Illustrated with photographs. Green and white map endpapers. Bound in glossy white boards with a blue cloth spine and a full color illustration on the front (illustration is repeated on the dust jacket.) and printed throughout on good quality semi-glossy paper. Rear cover of the dust jacket lists the first 11 title in the Children of All Lands series, and the rear flap contains a blurb for Little Rose of the Mesa Original price of 50c on the front flap of dj.160 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. Just a bit of light foxing on the endpapers and rather uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 64746
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  • WABASH. by Butler, Robert Olen
    Butler, Robert Olen
    WABASH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fifth novel, set in 1932 in the town of Wabash on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River - a town dominated by the steel mill also called Wabash. INSCRIBED on the title page to the noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens and dated in 1994. 207 pp. Dust jacket illustration by Douglas Fraser. ISBN: 0-394-55597X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60589
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  • CLARENCE HOLBROOK CARTER. by [Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000] Trapp, Frank Anderson; Douglas Dreishpoon and Ricardo Pau-Llosa, text. Foreword by James A. Michener.
    [Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000] Trapp, Frank Anderson; Douglas Dreishpoon and Ricardo Pau-Llosa, text. Foreword by James A. Michener.
    CLARENCE HOLBROOK CARTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Rizzoli, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the life and work of this American artist. Foreword by James A. Michener. Essays by Frank Anderson Trapp (The Early Years), Douglas Dreishpoon (The Middle Years: Between Temporality and Timelessness) and Ricardo Pau-Llosa (The Recent Years: The Ovoid-Symbol As Structure and Thought). Illustrated with almost 100 color plates and many black and white photographs. Includes a selected bibliography, lists of individual and group shows, collections, index. Large square format. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-084780975.

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

    Book ID: 68459
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  • THE VANISHING MOON. by Coulson, Joseph.
    Coulson, Joseph.
    THE VANISHING MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Archipelago, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning poet's first novel - an insightful look at the American working-class and the strength and strain of family bonds. "Set in Cleveland and Detroit, the novel chronicles two generations of the Tollman family, opening at the start of the Great Depression and moving forward through five decades to the Vietnam War." 330 pp. ISBN: 0-972869204.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76417
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  • Dickson, Iva M.
    A WAY OF LIFE, ONLY A MEMORY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vantage, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir about growing up on a farm near Spokane Missouri in the 30's - during the Great Depression. 58 pgs. photographs. ISBN: 0-533-068584.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9085
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  • LOON LAKE. by Doctorow, E. L.
    Doctorow, E. L.
    LOON LAKE.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Random House, 1980. dj. Hardcover - A novel set in the Adirondacks in the 1930s during the Depression, although it also moves backwards and forwards through time. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-394-50691x.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (tear to dj at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 47207
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  • BRILLIANT. by Doyle, Roddy.
    Doyle, Roddy.
    BRILLIANT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Amulet Books / Abrams, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book for children by this Booker award-winning novelist and illustrated by Emily Hughes. "The Black Dog of Depression has descended over the adults of Dublin. Uncles are losing their businesses, dads wont get out of bed, mothers no longer smile at their children. Siblings Raymond and Gloria have had enough and set out one night with one goal in mind: to stop the Black Dog, whatever it takes. In a chase through the streets and parks and beaches of Dublin, the children run after the Black Dog, and soon dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of kids join in their fight. They discover they have one weapon…

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    New York: Amulet Books / Abrams, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book for children by this Booker award-winning novelist and illustrated by Emily Hughes. "The Black Dog of Depression has descended over the adults of Dublin. Uncles are losing their businesses, dads wont get out of bed, mothers no longer smile at their children. Siblings Raymond and Gloria have had enough and set out one night with one goal in mind: to stop the Black Dog, whatever it takes. In a chase through the streets and parks and beaches of Dublin, the children run after the Black Dog, and soon dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of kids join in their fight. They discover they have one weapon against the Black Dog. The weapon is a word: 'brilliant'." 183 pp. ISBN: 978-1419714795.

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    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a small peeled spot on back cover of dj from sticker removal.)

    Book ID: 77603
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  • REMAKING AMERICA. by Franklin, Jay (pseudonym of John Franklin Carter, 1897-1967)
    Franklin, Jay (pseudonym of John Franklin Carter, 1897-1967)
    REMAKING AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942 dj. Hardcover first edition - "A new streamlined America is being built to meet the world of tomorrow". A book writen as the US was coming out of the Depression and before it was actively involved in World War II - focuses on the years from 1932-1940 with information on dam building, soil conservation, the TVA, the CCC project, etcs. Map endpapers. CCC Projects: Great Depression: T.V.A. Jay Franklin is a pseudo for John Franklin Carter. Illustrated with Farm Security Administration photographs. xvi, 287 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket (underlining in book, dj is price-clipped, has paper reinforcemtnt on inside of dj)

    Book ID: 79303
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  • BLUE WILLOW. by Gates, Doris.
    Gates, Doris.
    BLUE WILLOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1940) dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this classic of children's literature, set among migrant workers in California's Central Valley during the Depression. A Newbery Honor book and on Horn Book's best books of the year list. Written by a librarian who worked with migrant children in Fresno, this book was one of the first "realistic" books for children - Howard Pease in his essay "Without Evasion" praised Gates as a rare exception among children's writers: "Only at infrequent intervals do you find a story intimately related to this modern world, a story that takes up a modern problem and thinks it through without evasion. Of our thousands of books, I…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1940) dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this classic of children's literature, set among migrant workers in California's Central Valley during the Depression. A Newbery Honor book and on Horn Book's best books of the year list. Written by a librarian who worked with migrant children in Fresno, this book was one of the first "realistic" books for children - Howard Pease in his essay "Without Evasion" praised Gates as a rare exception among children's writers: "Only at infrequent intervals do you find a story intimately related to this modern world, a story that takes up a modern problem and thinks it through without evasion. Of our thousands of books, I can find scarcely half a dozen that merit places on this almost vacant shelf in our libraries; and of our hundreds of authors, I can name only three who are doing anything to fill this void in children's reading. These three authors - may someone present each of them with a laurel wreath - are Doris Gates, John R. Tunis, and Florence Crannell Means." But in addition to its realism, this is also a tribute to the power of imagination as 10 year old Jenny sees the blue willow plate as a symbol of the home she desires so strongly. Illustrated with soft black and white drawings by Paul Lantz. 171 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth in a good dust jacket (previous owner's name dated Christmas 1940, some light overall edgewear to the dust jacket)

    Book ID: 62711
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  • ROADWALKERS by Grau, Shirley Ann (1929-2020)
    Grau, Shirley Ann (1929-2020)
    ROADWALKERS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. Hardcover first edition - The odyssey of two black women from the 30s to the present - "roadwalkers" were homeless wanderers across the rural South during the Depression. A powerful novel by this Pulitzer Prize winning writer - like most of her books this explores themes of race, power, class and love. ISBN: 0-679432337.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 79952
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  • Guy, Rosa.
    BIRD AT MY WINDOW.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    London: Allison & Busby, 1985. First novel by this Trinidad-born writer, a story of depression-era Harlem originally published in 1965.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 12740
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  • THE BEST DAY THE WORST DAY: Life With Jane Kenyon. by Hall, Donald.
    Hall, Donald.
    THE BEST DAY THE WORST DAY: Life With Jane Kenyon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - A moving memoir by this award-winning poet about his 23 year marriage to poet Jane Kenyon, most of it spent in New Hampshire at Eagle Pond Farm, his family's old house. Hall records her "growing power as a poet and the couple's careful accommodations toward each other as writers. This portrait of the inner moods of 'the best marriage I know about,; as Hall has written, is laid against the stark medical emergency of Jane's leukemia, which ended her life in fifteen months. Hall shares with readers as if we were one of the grieving neighbors, friends, and relatives the daily ordeal of Jane's dying, through heartbreaking and generous storytelling." Photographic frontispiece. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-618478019.

    Condition: Fine in a v ery near fine dust jacket (crease to rear flap of dj).

    Book ID: 79315
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  • COYOTE REVENGE. by Harris, Fred.
    Harris, Fred.
    COYOTE REVENGE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - First novel by this former U. S . Senator from Oklahoma - "Harris brilliantly captures Depression-era Oklahoma as he vividly creates a nail-biting suspense mystery set against the backdrop of a small western prairie town." SIGNED on the title page. 197 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 81269
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  • COYOTE REVENGE. by Harris, Fred.
    Harris, Fred.
    COYOTE REVENGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this former U. S . Senator from Oklahoma - "Harris brilliantly captures Depression-era Oklahoma as he vividly creates a nail-biting suspense mystery set against the backdrop of a small western prairie town." 197 pp. ISBN: 0-060183969.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 41151
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  • Kilgore, Hermina Gertrude.
    ROUGH ROAD IN THE ROCKIES.

    Edition: First edition.

    Denver: Big Mountain Press, (1961.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, an account of living with her new husband in a log cabin in the Colorado Rockies during the Depression. SIGNED by author on half title page. Illustrated with photographs. 135 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 56932
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  • POWDER KEG: A Personal Memoir of Growing Up a Knickerbocker and the Family History of How They Came. by Knickerbocker, Barbara.
    Knickerbocker, Barbara.
    POWDER KEG: A Personal Memoir of Growing Up a Knickerbocker and the Family History of How They Came.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New London, NH: BKB Press, (2008). SIGNED first edition - Although Knickerbocker is an American name (there are no Knickerbockers in The Netherlands), the author grew up with her family history drummed into her by her elders. Raised during the Great Depression, she found her adult life profoundly influenced by her family's history. The first part of this book is a memoir of growing up during the Great Depression. "She and her parents were crammed into the top floor of Grandma Knickerbocker's home. Childhood was spent dealing with a feisty housekeeper, and an unrepentant grandmother who needed her son's help, but resented his young family's intrusion into her life." Part II recounts the history of the Walloons in the…

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    New London, NH: BKB Press, (2008). SIGNED first edition - Although Knickerbocker is an American name (there are no Knickerbockers in The Netherlands), the author grew up with her family history drummed into her by her elders. Raised during the Great Depression, she found her adult life profoundly influenced by her family's history. The first part of this book is a memoir of growing up during the Great Depression. "She and her parents were crammed into the top floor of Grandma Knickerbocker's home. Childhood was spent dealing with a feisty housekeeper, and an unrepentant grandmother who needed her son's help, but resented his young family's intrusion into her life." Part II recounts the history of the Walloons in the Belgic lowlands, and Part III is an early history of the two families - the Vincents and the Knickerbakkers and the founding of New York City. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED on the title page and very personally INSCRIBED and signed on the half title page. Bibliography, index. xiv, 287 pp. ISBN: 0-981776817.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86104
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  • THE BOTTOMS. by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    THE BOTTOMS.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Mysterious Press, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the Edgar for best novel in 2001. A mystery, but also a coming of age story set in racially divided East Texas during the depression era 1930s. SIGNED on the title page. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-7048.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (crease to rear flap of dj)

    Book ID: 75066
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  • Lazenby, Reba, editor.
    MIGRANT'S ROAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City: Hawkes, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - A true story of a family of four in the 1930s. They knew the glory and the sorrow of the full spectrum of life.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 13882
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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 BALANCING POLE. by McLaughlin, Ann L.
    McLaughlin, Ann L.
    THE BALANCING POLE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Santa Barbara: John Daniel & Co., 1989. First edition - The author's second novel, the story of a woman, a gifted artist, a wife and mother, living in Berkeley in the 1950s whose mind becomes a battlefield between mania and depression. Her story is told in alternating voices: those of Margo herself, her husband, her sister and her doctor. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-936784-903.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56865
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  • PRETTY BOY FLOYD. by McMurtry, Larry and Diana Ossana.
    McMurtry, Larry and Diana Ossana.
    PRETTY BOY FLOYD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a 1920s Depression-era 'Robin Hood' who, despite being a small-town hick bandit, became the FBI's Public Enemy #1, and whose mythology quickly surpassed reality - Woody Guthrie even wrote a ballad featuring him. The first collaboration between these two authors. 444 pp. ISBN: 0-671891650.

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

    Book ID: 73828
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  • KILLING THE POORMASTER: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression. by Metz. Holly.
    Metz. Holly.
    KILLING THE POORMASTER: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books / Chicago Review Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - When the federal government, despite the "new deal, " pulled back from direct relief, control was returned to local authorities. "On February 25, 1938, the reviled poormaster [of Hoboken, NJ], Harry Barck wielding power over who would receive public aid died from a paper spike thrust into his heart. . . News of the poormasters death brought national attention to the plight of ten million unemployed living in desperate circumstances. A team led by celebrated attorney Samuel Leibowitz of 'Scottsboro Boys' fame worked to save Scutellaro from the electric chair, arguing that the jobless mans struggle with the poormaster was a symbol of larger social…

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    Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books / Chicago Review Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - When the federal government, despite the "new deal, " pulled back from direct relief, control was returned to local authorities. "On February 25, 1938, the reviled poormaster [of Hoboken, NJ], Harry Barck wielding power over who would receive public aid died from a paper spike thrust into his heart. . . News of the poormasters death brought national attention to the plight of ten million unemployed living in desperate circumstances. A team led by celebrated attorney Samuel Leibowitz of 'Scottsboro Boys' fame worked to save Scutellaro from the electric chair, arguing that the jobless mans struggle with the poormaster was a symbol of larger social ills." We are still living in a time when these issues - endemic poverty, and the inadequacy of public assistance - are vital. Map, photographs, notes, index. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-1613744185.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76498
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  • THE RACE FOR HOME. by Miller, JP (James Pinckney Miller, 1919-2001)
    Miller, JP (James Pinckney Miller, 1919-2001)
    THE RACE FOR HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this award-winning screenwriter, best known for the screenplay for "Days of Wine and Roses" but also winner of the Edgar for the film "Helter Skelter." Set in South Texas, where the author grew up, during the Depression. 393 pp. Dust jacket design by Edward Hamilton.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71947
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  • THE LOONY BIN TRIP. by Millett, Kate.
    Millett, Kate.
    THE LOONY BIN TRIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "the gripping personal account of Kate Millett's struggle to regain control of her life after being diagnosed as a manic-depressive. Shockingly honest and compulsively readable,..[Millett] has the courage to show us from the inside what devastation the specter of madness can cause. A damning indictment of our system of mental institutions from the patient's perspective." A moving book by the author of 'Sexual Politics.' 316 pp. ISBN: 0-671679309.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39538
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  • Moody, Rick.
    THE BLACK VEIL: A Memoir with Digressions.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, 2002. First edition - An account of his mental breakdown - a life-threatening depression brought on by a decade of alcohol and drugs - and his eventual recovery. Thomas Pynchon commented " ..Rick Moody, writing with boldness, humor, generosity of spirit, and a welcome sense of wrath, takes the art of the memoir an important step into the future." Includes Hawthorne's short story "The Minister's Black Veil", from which the title was taken, plus a selected bibliography. 311 pp,

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (publisher's material laid in.)

    Book ID: 37993
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  • Moody, Rick.
    THE BLACK VEIL: A Memoir with Digressions.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. An account of his mental breakdown - a life-threatening depression brought on by a decade of alcohol and drugs - and his eventual recovery. Cover praise from George Plimpton, Amy Bloon, Thomas Pynchon (who said " ..Rick Moody, writing with boldness, humor, generosity of spirit, and a welcome sense of wrath, takes the art of the memoir an important step into the future." ) and others. Includes Hawthorne's short story "The Minister's Black Veil", from which the title was taken, plus a selected bibliography. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-316578991.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36428
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