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  • THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary. by Winchester, Simon.
    Winchester, Simon.
    THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (1999.). The extraordinary story of two men involved in the creation of the Oxford dictionary - the editor,Professor James Murray, and an American, Dr. William Chester Minor, the most prolific contributor, who was interred at Broadmoor as criminally insane. Illustrated. Suggestions for further reading. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-06-099486X.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 78905
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  • THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary. by Winchester, Simon.
    Winchester, Simon.
    THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - The extraordinary story of two men involved in the creation of the Oxford dictionary - the editor,Professor James Murray, and an American, Dr. William Chester Minor, the most prolific contributor, who was interred at Broadmoor as criminally insane. Illustrated. Suggestions for further reading. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0175966.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 43910
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  • FRAY JUNIPERO SERRA AND THE CALIFORNIA CONQUEST. by Wise, Winifred E.
    Wise, Winifred E.
    FRAY JUNIPERO SERRA AND THE CALIFORNIA CONQUEST.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1967.) dj. Hardcover - A biography for young adults telling of the later years of Serra's life and the establishment of the California Missions, a task he was given in 1769, when he was already 55 years old, and suffering from a sore leg. Illustrated with photographs and vintage prints. Bibliography, index. 184 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and reading wear, in a good dj.

    Book ID: 40252
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  • VEIL: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981 - 1987. by Woodward, Bob.
    Woodward, Bob.
    VEIL: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981 - 1987.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on six years researching the CIA, using hundreds of inside sources and secret documents, this is the story of the wars waged under Director William J. Casey and President Reagan - the Nicaraguan contras, Iran, Libya - in a secret atmosphere and which became the time bombs of America's foreign policy. Photographs. Chronology, index. 543 pp. ISBN: 0-671-601172.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57540
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  • GENGHIS KHAN AND THE MONGOL HORDE. by [World Landmark Books] Lamb, Harold (illustrated by Elton Fax.)
    [World Landmark Books] Lamb, Harold (illustrated by Elton Fax.)
    GENGHIS KHAN AND THE MONGOL HORDE.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (1950.) dj. Hardcover - A 'World Landmark Book' for children, illustrated with two color drawings by Elton Fax. Biography of a man who led his desert tribe of nomads from out of nowhere and conquered half the known world, the scourge of both Christians and Moslems. The Landmark series is perhaps one of the best series for children from the mid-20th century, and they are especially remarkable for the quality of the writing - in many cases, a Landmark book might be the only children's book by an author who is considered an expert in his or her field. Index, illustrated endpapers. 181 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some chipping to the ends of the spine). Printed ;etter to a 'young reader' from Lamb laid in..

    Book ID: 52631
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  • BLOOD SISTERS: The French Revolution In Women's Memory. by Yalom, Marilyn.
    Yalom, Marilyn.
    BLOOD SISTERS: The French Revolution In Women's Memory.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The promises of 'Liberty, equality, and fraternity' did not extend to women, but with the publication of Blood Sisters, the voices of the women who witnessed the French Revolution are finally restored to history. The memoirists portray themselves as active participants cheering the Revolution on its course or, more frequently, resisting it." Based on 80 accounts of the Revolution left by women, from the 16 page testimonial by the wife of the concierge in Marie-Antoinette's prison to the 10 volume memoirs of Mme de Genlis. Illustrated, notes, index. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-465-092632.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 46485
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