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  • FOBBIT. by Abrams, David.
    Abrams, David.
    FOBBIT.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    New York: Black Cat / Grove Atlantic, (2012). SIGNED - The author's first novel, an "Iraq war comedy." SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Karl Marlantes (who called it "hilarious, but the subject matter is deadly serious"), Jonathan Evison ("it deserves a place alongside Slaughterhouse-Five and Catch 22 as one of our great comic novels about the absurdity of war") and more. 369 pp. ISBN: 9780802120328.

    Condition: Fine in wrappers with French flaps. Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 62815
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  • ROCK PAPER TIGER. by Brackmann, Lisa.
    Brackmann, Lisa.
    ROCK PAPER TIGER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2011). SIGNED - The author's very unusual and interesting debut novel, featuring a young American Iraq War vet, estranged from her husband and adrift in modern Beijing, where she is hanging out on the fringes of the contemporary Chinese art scene. SIGNED on the title page. 345 pp plus a reader's guide. ISBN: 978-1569479513.

    Condition: Fine in red illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62935
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  • WE BEG TO DIFFER: An Anthology for Peace. by Breit, Luke and Traci L. Gourdine, editors.
    Breit, Luke and Traci L. Gourdine, editors.
    WE BEG TO DIFFER: An Anthology for Peace.

    Edition: First printing - a slim trade paperback,

    Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Poets Against the War, 2003. SIGNED first edition - With introductions by both editors. Includes contributions from Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, Francisco X. Alarcon, Julia Connor and others. SIGNED on the title page by Luke Breit and INSCRIBED by Traci L. Gourdine. Cover photographs by Max Schwartz. Notes on contributors. 76 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84720
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  • DUST TO DUST: A Memoir. by Busch, Benjamin.
    Busch, Benjamin.
    DUST TO DUST: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book - "an extraordinary memoir about ordinary things: life and death, peace and war, the adventures of childhood and the revelations of adulthood. Writing with enormous poignancy, Benjamin Busch - a decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer who served two combat tours in Iraq, an actor on The Wire , and the son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch-offers an unforgettable meditation on life and loss, the longing for the elemental and the call of the wild, and how the curious children we were remain alive in us all." 305 pp. ISBN: 978-0062014849.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64201
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  • DUST TO DUST: A Memoir. by Busch, Benjamin.
    Busch, Benjamin.
    DUST TO DUST: A Memoir.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first book - "an extraordinary memoir about ordinary things: life and death, peace and war, the adventures of childhood and the revelations of adulthood. Writing with enormous poignancy, Benjamin Busch - a decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer who served two combat tours in Iraq, an actor on The Wire , and the son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch-offers an unforgettable meditation on life and loss, the longing for the elemental and the call of the wild, and how the curious children we were remain alive in us all."SIGNED on the title page with the last two words in the book "Live forever" and dated in the year of publication. 305 pp. ISBN: 978-0062014849.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64202
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  • Chomsky, Noam.
    FAILED STATES: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt, (2006). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "comprehensive analysis of the United States as a global superpower that has long claimed the right to reshape other nations while its own democratic institutions are in severe crisis, and its policies and practices have recklessly placed the world on the brink of disaster." Among other issues, he examines the American electoral system and how it frustrates genuine political alternatives and impedes any meaningful democracy. Unfortunately a study and a warning which have become even more relevant and urgent in the years since this was originally written. SIGNED on the title page, and very uncommon thus. Notes, index. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-805079122.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86111
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  • BAGHDAD BULLETIN: Dispatches on the American Occupation. by Enders, David.
    Enders, David.
    BAGHDAD BULLETIN: Dispatches on the American Occupation.

    Edition: First printing.

    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The Real Story of the War in Iraq - Reporting From Beyond the Green Zone . . . a street-level account of the war and turbulent postwar period as seen through the eyes of [a] young independent journalist . . Enders opened the only English-language newspaper completely written, printed, and distributed there during the war" - that is, from May 2003 to June 2004. Unlike other journalists, Enders was not embedded with the occupation forces, but talked with, and lived with, Iraqui citizens. SIGNED on the title page. Frontispiece. xiii, 179 pp. Errata slip laid in. ISBN: 0-472114697.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66501
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  • FROM BAGHDAD TO AMERICA: Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava. by Kopelman, Jay.
    Kopelman, Jay.
    FROM BAGHDAD TO AMERICA: Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Skyhorse Publishing. (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Discusses the difficulties Lava has in adjusting to life in the United States after being rescued from Iraq - and in particular PTSD - post-traumatic stress disorder - among vets, and the treatment or (more often) lack of treatment for it. Includes several appendices and a list of resources for vets. Photographs, endnotes, bibliography. 195 pp. ISBN: 1602392641.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44615
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  • IMPERIAL AMERICA: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia. by Vidal, Gore.
    Vidal, Gore.
    IMPERIAL AMERICA: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Nation Books, (2004). Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket - "In Imperial America, the conclusion of his landmark trilogy and most devastating exploration of contemporary America yet, Vidal observes that there's something suspicious about the 'ever reckless Cheney-Bush junta.' " We can only imagine what he would have to say about current events. Index. 182 pp. ISBN: 1-560255854.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72989
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