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  • WILL YOU DIE WITH ME? My Life and the Black Panther Party. by [Black Panthers] Forbes, Flores A.; foreword by Elaine Brown.
    [Black Panthers] Forbes, Flores A.; foreword by Elaine Brown.
    WILL YOU DIE WITH ME? My Life and the Black Panther Party.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Atria Books, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An inside account of the Black Panther party by one of the organization's central committee members, and a personal account of a young man, angered by the racism he saw everywhere in his native San Diego, who became a revolutionary and an activist. SIGNED on the title page by Elaine Brown, who wrote the foreword. Brown became Chairman of the Black Panthers in 1974. the first woman to hold such a position, and she remains an activist. Photographs. Chronology, index.xi, 302 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-82662.

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

    Book ID: 48896
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  • BADLANDS. by Box, C. J.
    Box, C. J.
    BADLANDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel featuring Cassie Dewell, a new deputy sheriff in Grimstad, formerly a small quiet town, but now booming as the oil capital of North Dakota - and with the oil boom came drugs, cops on the take, and murder. SIGNED on the title page. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0312583217.

    Condition: Very good in gray boards with green lettering on spine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78175
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  • BADLANDS. by Box, C. J.
    Box, C. J.
    BADLANDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel featuring Cassie Dewell, a new deputy sheriff in Grimstad, formerly a small quiet town, but now booming as the oil capital of North Dakota - and with the oil boom came drugs, cops on the take, and murder. SIGNED on the title page. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0312583217.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners bumped).

    Book ID: 72205
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  • BADLANDS. by Box, C. J.
    Box, C. J.
    BADLANDS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015). SIGNED first edition - Novel featuring Cassie Dewell, a new deputy sheriff in Grimstad, formerly a small quiet town, but now booming as the oil capital of North Dakota - and with the oil boom came drugs, cops on the take, and murder. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 278 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Much more uncommon than the trade edition which had a reported 250,000 printing.

    Book ID: 80544
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  • BADLANDS. by Box, C. J.
    Box, C. J.
    BADLANDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel featuring Cassie Dewell, a new deputy sheriff in Grimstad, formerly a small quiet town, but now booming as the oil capital of North Dakota - and with the oil boom came drugs, cops on the take, and murder. SIGNED on the title page. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0312583217.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74263
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  • GRANTA 25, Autumn 1988: THE Murderee. by Buford, Bill, editor. Martin Amis, Tess Gallagher, Ian Jack, and others, contributors.
    Buford, Bill, editor. Martin Amis, Tess Gallagher, Ian Jack, and others, contributors.
    GRANTA 25, Autumn 1988: THE Murderee.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta, 1988. First edition - A paperback magazine of new writing, This issue includes a long story by Martin Amis, "The Murderee," a long nonfiction piece on Gibraltar by Ian Jack, as well as work by Todd McEwen, Angela Carter and Don DeLillo, and a remembrance of Raymond Carver by Tess Gallagher,photo essays by John Berger and John Sturrock and more. 256 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-14-0086080.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67032
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  • WHO IS SYLVIA? A Novel. by Clark, Tom
    Clark, Tom
    WHO IS SYLVIA? A Novel.

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

    Berkeley, CA: Blue Wind Press, 1979. First edition - A rather uncommon novel by this California poet, his first - set against the background of the psychedelic 60s, this is the story of an American professor/poet's brief but disturbing affair with an enigmatic Englishwoman. 126 pp. ISBN: 0-912652-535.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56700
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  • ALL EARS: Cultural Criticism, Essays and Obituaries. by Cooper, Dennis.
    Cooper, Dennis.
    ALL EARS: Cultural Criticism, Essays and Obituaries.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Soft Skull Press, (1999). First edition - Includes essays on AIDS, youth culture, drugs, films and contemporary art as well as "stoic, unsentimental and bracing" obituaries for Kurt Cobain, River Phoenix and William Burroughs and more. Issued as a trade paperback original. 146 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71887
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  • THE STINGRAY SHUFFLE. by Dorsey, Tim.
    Dorsey, Tim.
    THE STINGRAY SHUFFLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fifth novel, a wildly funny, takedown of all things Florida - Serge is back and he it taking on the Russian mob, the Jamaican mob, the cocaine cartels and the spoiled frat boys, while providing information on his newest interest - trains and the role they played in developing Florida, SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0520450.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82703
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  • THE COLD SIX THOUSAND. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    THE COLD SIX THOUSAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - An epic novel, beginning in Dallas on November 22, 1963, this is Ellroy's take on Kennedy's assassination and the subsequent cover-up The second book in his Underworld USA trilogy, this covers the period from 1962 to 1968 and involves the mob and the Ku Klux Klan, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover and bringing white 'powder' back from Vietnam. 672 pp. ISBN: 0-679-403922.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62223
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  • THE COLD SIX THOUSAND. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    THE COLD SIX THOUSAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An epic novel, beginning in Dallas on November 22, 1963, this is Ellroy's take on Kennedy's assassination and the subsequent cover-up The second book in his Underworld USA trilogy, this covers the period from 1962 to 1968 and involves the mob and the Ku Klux Klan, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover and bringing white 'powder' back from Vietnam. SIGNED on the title page. 672 pp. ISBN: 0-679-403922.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56229
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  • THE COLD SIX THOUSAND. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    THE COLD SIX THOUSAND.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Century, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An epic novel, beginning in Dallas on November 22, 1963, this is Ellroy's take on Kennedy's assassination and the subsequent cover-up The second book in his Underworld USA trilogy, this covers the period from 1962 to 1968 and involves the mob and the Ku Klux Klan, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover and bringing white 'powder' back from Vietnam. SIGNED on the title page. 672 pp. ISBN: 0-712648178.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 75578
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  • LORD OF OPIUM by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    LORD OF OPIUM

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to Farmer's award-winning "House of Scorpion." As a clone of El Patron, 14 year old Matt is expected to take over as the Lord of Opium, a drug kingdom running along what used to be the border between the US and Mexico, a land devastated by ecological disasters. Cast of characters, maps, chronology, appendix. xvii, 411 pp. ISBN: 978-1442482548.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72005
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  • HAULIN' by Finch, Peter.
    Finch, Peter.
    HAULIN'

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - at 49, J. W. Pickett has been a long distance truck driver for too many years and he wants out - but can't afford to quit - but then on a haul to Boston he and his partner meet Frank, who has been given 24 hours by the mob to find a way to deliver a shipment of drugs to California, and so he takes a gamble that can risk everything. 225 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name, some short edgetears to the dj)

    Book ID: 74804
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  • BELUGA. by Gavin, Rick.
    Gavin, Rick.
    BELUGA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second "Delta noir" novel, a sequel to his 'Ranchero', a story of drugs and trouble, 298 pp. ISBN: 978-1250015228.

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

    Book ID: 66390
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  • COLLECTED POEMS. by Gunn, Thom (1929-2004.)
    Gunn, Thom (1929-2004.)
    COLLECTED POEMS.

    Edition: Trade paperback - 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997.). SIGNED - Powerful collection by this writer, born in England, but closely associated with San Francisco for most of his life (Edmund White described him as "the last of the commune dwellers [...] serious and intellectual by day and druggy and sexual by night".) In 2003, he was the first poet to be awarded the prestigious David Cohen British Literature Award for lifetime achievement. SIGNED on the title page. Postcript, notes, index of titles. 495 pp. ISBN: 0-374-524335.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (bookstore stamp inside front cover, otherwise as new, appears unread.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 54761
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  • DIA DE LOS MUERTOS. by Harrington, Kent A.
    Harrington, Kent A.
    DIA DE LOS MUERTOS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - California author's second novel, one day - the last day - in the life of a crooked DEA agent in Tijuana, Mexico, who has been making side money as a coyote, smuggling people across the border with the assistance of a crooked judicale. SIGNED by three contributors, and uncommon thus - on the half title page by Harrington and dated in the year of publication. Also SIGNED on the copyright page by both McMillan the publisher and Scott Musgrove, the illustrator. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-939767309.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81692
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  • DIA DE LOS MUERTOS. by Harrington, Kent A.
    Harrington, Kent A.
    DIA DE LOS MUERTOS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - California author's second novel, one day - the last day - in the life of a crooked DEA agent in Tijuana, Mexico, who has been making side money as a coyote, smuggling people across the border with the assistance of a crooked judicale. SIGNED on the half title page. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-939767309.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (crease on flap of dj)

    Book ID: 64784
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  • THE NATURE OF SMOKE. by Harris, Anne.
    Harris, Anne.
    THE NATURE OF SMOKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in a high-tech near future, and featuring Magnolia, who had grown up in the burnt-out remains of a Detroit slum. 284 pp. ISBN: 0-312-85286x.

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

    Book ID: 58002
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  • RITUAL. by Hayder, Mo.
    Hayder, Mo.
    RITUAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A grisly tale of murder, witchcraft and the dark side of healing" by this very dark, but compelling writer. 410 pp. ISBN: 9780871139924.

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

    Book ID: 57933
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  • RITUAL. by Hayder, Mo.
    Hayder, Mo.
    RITUAL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2008.). First edition - "A grisly tale of murder, witchcraft and the dark side of healing" by this very dark, but compelling writer. 410 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (curling to the edges of the covers.)

    Book ID: 50829
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  • RITUAL. by Hayder, Mo.
    Hayder, Mo.
    RITUAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A grisly tale of murder, witchcraft and the dark side of healing" by this very dark, but compelling writer. 410 pp. ISBN: 9780871139924.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (tear to dj at base of spine.)

    Book ID: 56352
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  • WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO. by Joy, David.
    Joy, David.
    WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2015). First edition - Southern author's very highly praised first novel, a Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. "The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually." 260 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps, letter from publisher bound in (some toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 78699
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  • THE NEW WAR: The Web of Crime That Threatens America's Security. by Kerry, Senator John.
    Kerry, Senator John.
    THE NEW WAR: The Web of Crime That Threatens America's Security.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which warns how the growing sophistication of global crime organizations is robbing us not only of our money but also threatening our way of life. Index. 210 pp. . ISBN: 0-684818159.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87079
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  • SHOOT THE MOON. by Klempner, Joseph T.
    Klempner, Joseph T.
    SHOOT THE MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second thriller - "It's not that nobody dies in former Federal Bureau of Narcotics agent Joseph T. Klempner's antic, upbeat new thriller - it's just that they're almost all bad guys. Aside from the fact that he's out of work, a recent widower, and the father of a 6-year-old daughter with mysterious, recurrent headaches, New York accountant Michael Goodman leads a charmed life. The spare tire on the car he rents while on a futile job hunt in Florida just happens to hold enough high-grade heroin to jump start anyone's life. When various law enforcement agencies ignore his attempts to turn it in, Goodman decides to…

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    New York: St Martin's, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second thriller - "It's not that nobody dies in former Federal Bureau of Narcotics agent Joseph T. Klempner's antic, upbeat new thriller - it's just that they're almost all bad guys. Aside from the fact that he's out of work, a recent widower, and the father of a 6-year-old daughter with mysterious, recurrent headaches, New York accountant Michael Goodman leads a charmed life. The spare tire on the car he rents while on a futile job hunt in Florida just happens to hold enough high-grade heroin to jump start anyone's life. When various law enforcement agencies ignore his attempts to turn it in, Goodman decides to unload it himself. Joseph Klempner's former employer probably won't find the dueling posses of bumbling drug agents as funny as other readers. . " SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-312154240.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87420
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  • ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE. by Little, Eddie.
    Little, Eddie.
    ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Viking, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a semi-autographical story of drugs and crime, told from the viewpoint of a 14 year old junkie. Basis for the movie of the same name starring James Woods and Melanie Griffith. Boldly SIGNED by the author on the half title page. 263 pp. ISBN: 0-670872172.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68495
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  • MacDonald, Michael Patrick.
    ALL SOULS: A Family Story from Southie.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ballantine, 2000. The memoirs of Michael MacDonald who grew up in Boston's Irish ghetto, Southie, an area of the highest concentration of impoverished whites in the United Staes. MacDonald invites us into Southie's contradictory world where residents besieged by gangs and crime remain loyal to their community. He introduces us to those who inhabit this proud neigborhood, including his unforgettable family members. 266 pgs.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 18955
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  • NO FRIENDS BUT THE MOUNTAINS: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands. by Matloff, Judith.
    Matloff, Judith.
    NO FRIENDS BUT THE MOUNTAINS: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Basic Books, 2017. First edition - A veteran war correspondent, Matloff journeyed to eight "remote mountain communities across the globe - from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia - to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights. Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world's conflicts. . . . Traveling to conflict zones across the world, she introduces us to Albanian teenagers involved in ancient blood feuds; Mexican peasants hunting down violent poppy growers; and Jihadists who have resisted the Russian military for decades. At every stop, Matloff reminds us that the drugs, terrorism, and instability cascading down the mountainside affect us all." Bibliographic essay, 238 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncoomon advance issue

    Book ID: 84577
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  • HEROIN. by Matson, Clive (drawing by David Kelso.)
    Matson, Clive (drawing by David Kelso.)
    HEROIN.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Berkeley, [CA]: Neon Sun, 1972. First edition - Poems on being a junkie and breaking the addiction, illustrated by David Kelso. 35 pp

    Condition: Near fine in stiff lavender covers (some sunning to the spine and upper edge of front cover.)

    Book ID: 46356
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  • MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER: A Young Black Man in America. by McCall, Nathan.
    McCall, Nathan.
    MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER: A Young Black Man in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a "shattering and unflinchingly honest autobiography" by this Washington Post reporter. McCall did not fit the stereotypes: he was a smart kid from a caring family in a suburban black working-class neighborhood, but still wound up involved with drugs and gangs, and eventually in prison for armed robbery. This is not just an account of his troubled youth and how he turned his life around, but a look at how young black men feel in a society that does not value them. 404 pp. ISBN: 0-679412689.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56220
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