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  • JUDO BOY. by Ball, John.
    Ball, John.
    JUDO BOY.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Pelham Books, (1968) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the Pelham Sports Books series. Set in Southern California, this is "an adventure story for boys built around the ancient traditions of Judo, . . . Plenty of action, both on and off the Judo mat, keep this story of Rod Mitchell's self-development in Judo exciting. Based on accurate Judo data, it provides an original and valuable view of a new world of sports for boys." Not only does Rod learn restraint, and how to deal with a bully, this book also includes lessons on racial tolerance. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1976.) A classic work on martial arts. 158 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (label mostly hidden by dj flap, but otherwise a bright and clean copy.) Uncommon in this condition and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 60430
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  • SAYONARAVILLE. by Colbert, Curt.
    Colbert, Curt.
    SAYONARAVILLE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Los Angeles: Uglytown Productions, (2003). SIGNED first edition - The second in this series set in Seattle in the years after World War II and featuring Jake Rossiter and Miss Jenkins. "Who chopped off insurance agent Henry Jamison's head with a Samurai sword, and why? While trying to figure this out, Seattle private detective Jake Rossiter also has to deal with his recently promoted junior partner, Miss Jenkins, who is about to take on the Hashimoto family as clients for her first official case. Rossiter, an ex-marine who finished out World War II in the Pacific just a few years ago, couldn't care less about the Hashimotos -- Japanese Americans who were interned during the war and subsequently lost…

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    Los Angeles: Uglytown Productions, (2003). SIGNED first edition - The second in this series set in Seattle in the years after World War II and featuring Jake Rossiter and Miss Jenkins. "Who chopped off insurance agent Henry Jamison's head with a Samurai sword, and why? While trying to figure this out, Seattle private detective Jake Rossiter also has to deal with his recently promoted junior partner, Miss Jenkins, who is about to take on the Hashimoto family as clients for her first official case. Rossiter, an ex-marine who finished out World War II in the Pacific just a few years ago, couldn't care less about the Hashimotos -- Japanese Americans who were interned during the war and subsequently lost their Seattle dimestore in a suspicious fire." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-972441212.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps (in a protective cover).

    Book ID: 73920
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  • HARVEST SON: Planting Roots in American Soil. by Masumoto, David Mas.
    Masumoto, David Mas.
    HARVEST SON: Planting Roots in American Soil.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, 1998. SIGNED first edition - The moving story of his family and of his farm - peaches and raisins - in the central California Valley - of the dangers and joys of growing things.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Near fine (lower corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 29495
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  • HARVEST SON: Planting Roots in American Soil. by Masumoto, David Mas.
    Masumoto, David Mas.
    HARVEST SON: Planting Roots in American Soil.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Norton, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover - The moving story of his family and of his farm - peaches and raisins - in the central California Valley - of the dangers and joys of growing things. Illustrated with photographs. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-393-046737.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the title page. Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new unread copy.)

    Book ID: 44170
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  • HARVEST SON: Planting Roots in American Soil. by Masumoto, David Mas.
    Masumoto, David Mas.
    HARVEST SON: Planting Roots in American Soil.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The moving story of his family and of his farm - peaches and raisins - in the central California Valley - of the dangers and joys of growing things. Illustrated with photographs. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-393-046737.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 69839
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  • HARVEST SON: Planting Roots in American Soil. by Masumoto, David Mas.
    Masumoto, David Mas.
    HARVEST SON: Planting Roots in American Soil.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Norton, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover - The moving story of his family and of his farm - peaches and raisins - in the central California Valley - of the dangers and joys of growing things. Photographs. SIGNED on the title page with a stamp of a spreading tree, and a small label sticker from the Masumoto family farm. ISBN: 0-393-046737.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new unread copy.)

    Book ID: 25647
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  • Masumoto, David Mas.
    HARVEST SON: Planting Roots in American Soil.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Norton, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover - The moving story of his family and of his farm - peaches and raisins - in the central California Valley - of the dangers and joys of growing things. Photographs. INSCRIBED on the half title page with a stamp of a spreading tree, and a small label sticker from the Masumoto family farm. ISBN: 0-393-046737.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new unread copy.)

    Book ID: 25648
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  • NIKKEI IN THE INTERIOR WEST: Japanese Immigration and Community Building, 1882-1945. by Walz, Eric.
    Walz, Eric.
    NIKKEI IN THE INTERIOR WEST: Japanese Immigration and Community Building, 1882-1945.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on oral histories, journal entries, newspaper accounts, organization records, and local histories, this tells the "story of more than twelve thousand Japanese immigrants who settled in the interior West: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah. They . . . arrived decades before World War II as workers searching for a job or as picture brides looking to join husbands they had never met. Despite being isolated from their native country and the support of larger settlements on the West Coast, these immigrants formed ethnic associations, language schools, and religious institutions.. . Even though they struggled with discrimination, these interior communities grew both in size and in permanence…

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    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on oral histories, journal entries, newspaper accounts, organization records, and local histories, this tells the "story of more than twelve thousand Japanese immigrants who settled in the interior West: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah. They . . . arrived decades before World War II as workers searching for a job or as picture brides looking to join husbands they had never met. Despite being isolated from their native country and the support of larger settlements on the West Coast, these immigrants formed ethnic associations, language schools, and religious institutions.. . Even though they struggled with discrimination, these interior communities grew both in size and in permanence to become an integral part of the American West." Seven maps, photographs, notes, bibliography, index. x, 236 pp. ISBN: 978-0816529476.

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

    Book ID: 70181
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