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  • WHAT WE HAD: A Memoir. by Chace, James.
    Chace, James.
    WHAT WE HAD: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - More than just a memoir of the author's own life, this is the story, told in brief glimpses, of his family, frozen in time in the jazz age, while in 1931 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the mills were closing - and of the impact of Pearl Harbor, his own experiences as a student at Harvard where he agreed to be injected with mind-altering drugs as part of an experiment at a famous hospital, a brief and funny stint as a CIA agent. ISBN: 0-671-694782.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 31429
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  • Hunter, Evan.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Lizzie Borden - alternating between the story of a trip she took to Europe and the story of the inquest and trial - Hunter, of course, is also well known for the mysteries he writes under the name of Ed McBain. 430 pp. ISBN: 0-87795-5700.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some short closed edgetears to dj.)

    Book ID: 34205
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  • TORQUE. by Rivard, David.
    Rivard, David.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1988). First edition - The author's first collection of poems, winner of the 1987 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize - Each poem tells a story, of family relationships and the details of daily life from working class Fall River, Massachusetts, where he was born, to the California which he escaped to, but still with a sense of despair and an awareness of life's hardships. "Who would want to die defending Firestone Tire/ and its brick storage yards?" A title in Pitt Poetry Series. 61 pp. ISBN: 0-822954109.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84980
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