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  • BART. MEMOIRS OF FRANK H. BARTHOLOMEW. President of United Press, 1955-58; United Press International, 1958-62. by Bartholomew, Frank H. (1899-1985)
    Bartholomew, Frank H. (1899-1985)
    BART. MEMOIRS OF FRANK H. BARTHOLOMEW. President of United Press, 1955-58; United Press International, 1958-62.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sonoma, CA: Vine Book Press, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - Bartholomew grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and his careeer in journalism included covering the 1925 earthquake in Santa Barbara, but was most significant as a World War II correspondent in the Pacific. New Guinea, and Okinawa. Includes an account of the Battle of Okinawa, as well as personal reminiscences of his meetings with Winston S. Churchill and accounts of the 'fail safe' patrols of the post War era. Bartholomew was also the founder of the Buena Vista Vinyards winery. Illustrated with photographs. 231 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88187
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  • MURDER SO REAL. by Bird, Al [Pseudonym of Phillip Finch, 1948-2012, and Leon N. Mandel, 1928-2002]
    Bird, Al [Pseudonym of Phillip Finch, 1948-2012, and Leon N. Mandel, 1928-2002]
    MURDER SO REAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in San Francisco, this is a realistic tale of sordid corporate wealth, murder and revenge, and the debut of a memorable investigator, former sportswriter Sinclair Lewis Maxwell, who gets involved when his girlfriend is savagely murdered while investigating organized prostitution. The first and only book written under this pseudonym. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-698-108914.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj)

    Book ID: 61119
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  • THE NEWS: Poems. by Brown, Jeffrey.
    Brown, Jeffrey.
    THE NEWS: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (2015). First edition - The first collection of poetry by this award-winning journalist, one in which he"re-imagines and re-tells his experiences through poems that explore stories hes covered, places hes gone, people hes met, the thrills and doubts of his profession, as well as the profound intimacy of family. In these pages we hear the narratives of artists, inmates, cadets, and survivors of the worlds tragedies." Introduction by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Afterword by the author. xiv, 93 pp. ISBN: 978-1556594809.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (small piece cut out from the upper edge of the title page).

    Book ID: 77920
    Keywords: journalist, Poetry
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  • A TRACE OF SMOKE. by Cantrell, Rebecca.
    Cantrell, Rebecca.
    A TRACE OF SMOKE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2009). First edition - The author's first mystery, introducing Hannah Vogel, a young woman struggling to make it as a journalist in 1931 Berlin in the years of the rise of the Nazis. Glossary, author's note. Received the Bruce Alexander and Sue Feder awards for historical fiction. 300 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64785
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  • A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS. by Cantrell, Rebecca.
    Cantrell, Rebecca.
    A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel in her award winning series featuring Hannah Vogel, a young woman struggling to make it as a journalist in the years of the rise of the Nazis. In this novel she travels with her adopted son from Switzerland to Poland to write a piece on the feast of St Martin, but when she stumbles across over a thousand Polish Jews who have been deported from Germany, she finds herself returning to an increasingly dangerous Berlin to find the young daughter of one of refugees, who died in childbirth. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary, author's note. 334 pp. ISBN: 978-0765327345.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 88093
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  • A GAME OF LIES. by Cantrell, Rebecca.
    Cantrell, Rebecca.
    A GAME OF LIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel in her award winning series featuring Hannah Vogel, a young woman struggling to make it as a journalist in 1930s Berlin in the years of the rise of the Nazis. In this novel she is covering the 1936 Olympics while posing as a travel reporter and as a lover of an SS officer - and also smuggling secrets out of Germany to Switzerland. Glossary, author's note. 318 pp. ISBN: 978-0765327338.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70266
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  • BIKEMAN: An Epic Poem. by Flynn, Thomas.
    Flynn, Thomas.
    BIKEMAN: An Epic Poem.

    Edition: First printing.

    Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - "On September 11, 2001, journalist Tom Flynn set off on his bike toward the World Trade Towers not knowing what he was riding into. Bikeman is one man's journey back to the horrors of that day and to the humanity that somehow emerged from the dust and the death." (Meredith Viera) Foreword by Dan Rather. xv, 76 pp. ISBN: 978-0740775598.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85718
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  • THE WORLD IS FLAT: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. by Friedman. Thomas L.
    Friedman. Thomas L.
    THE WORLD IS FLAT: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2005). Hardcover first edition - A " concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the 9/11 attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India" by this Pulitzer prize winning author. Index. viii, 488 pp. ISBN: 978-0374292881.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71850
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  • THE NEXT CENTURY. by Halberstam, David.
    Halberstam, David.
    THE NEXT CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1991). Hardcover first edition - A book which reflects on the recent past and offers a wide-ranging perspective on the startling changes now reshaping the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and an analysis of Japan's rise to its present position in the world's economy. I don't think he could have imagined how prophetic he was being when he said the American century is over! 126 pp. ISBN: 0-68810391X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79640
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  • THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands. by Hartley, Aidan.
    Hartley, Aidan.
    THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Hartley, a journalist who worked in Africa in the 1990s describes his childhood as the son of a British colonial officer, a legacy that stretched back over 150 years - four generations of one family. As a journalist he witnessed genocidal activities in Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda, and the Congo; the death of his friends, and heard stories of terrible attrocities. Burnt out by a decade of horrors he retreated to his family's home in Kenya where he found the Zanzibar chest his father had left him and inside the diaries of his father's best friend who had died in mysterious circmstances more than 50 years earlier- and…

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    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Hartley, a journalist who worked in Africa in the 1990s describes his childhood as the son of a British colonial officer, a legacy that stretched back over 150 years - four generations of one family. As a journalist he witnessed genocidal activities in Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda, and the Congo; the death of his friends, and heard stories of terrible attrocities. Burnt out by a decade of horrors he retreated to his family's home in Kenya where he found the Zanzibar chest his father had left him and inside the diaries of his father's best friend who had died in mysterious circmstances more than 50 years earlier- and so he set out on a journey to Southern Arabia to unlock Davey's story and that of his family. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from Jim Harrison who called this a stunning piece of writing. Photographs. 415 pp. ISBN: 978-0871138712.

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    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (small spot delaminated on front cover of dj from sticker removal).

    Book ID: 88385
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  • DANCING UNDER THE MOON. by Martinez, Al.
    Martinez, Al.
    DANCING UNDER THE MOON.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, [1992.]. SIGNED first edition - Collection of essays - often humorous, sometimes poignant - about life in Los Angeles. INSCRIBED on the first page "For --- for a soul mate." 262 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 54563
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  • I'LL BE DAMNED IF I'LL DIE IN OAKLAND: A Sort of Travel Memoir. by Martinez, Al.
    Martinez, Al.
    I'LL BE DAMNED IF I'LL DIE IN OAKLAND: A Sort of Travel Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of some of his journeys around the world with his wife, and then children and grandchildren and even an always barking dog named Barney, by this Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times columnist. INSCRIBED on the half title page "For.... with all good wishes for a good road" and dated in the year of publication. Photographs. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-312-29087X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59466
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  • Martinez, Al.
    CITY OF ANGLES: A Drive-by Portrait of Los Angeles.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A series of episodes and anecdotes by this Pulitzer prize winning columnist twhich attempt to capture the spirit of Los Angeles as it is today. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-312-139446.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61745
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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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  • WE ARE NOW BEGINNING OUR DESCENT. by Meek, James.
    Meek, James.
    WE ARE NOW BEGINNING OUR DESCENT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Cannongate, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's fourth novel: "The world around journalist and would-be novelist Adam Kellas is cracking. As a war correspondent in the Afghan mountains during post-9/11 operations, Kellas reports on prescheduled surgical strikes with a nagging sense of complicity. At dinner parties in chic North London, he uneasily joins the debate of the wars from the comfort of their immaculate dinner tables. " 295 pp. ISBN: 978-1847671769.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66895
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  • EDITED TO DEATH. by Peterson, Linda Lee.
    Peterson, Linda Lee.
    EDITED TO DEATH.

    Henderson, NV: 21st-Century Publishing, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, introducing Maggie Fiori, journalist turned sleuth. "If Maggie Fiori doesn't have it all, she's got plenty: A handsome attorney husband, two beautiful sons, and a comfortable life in Oakland. But Maggie's smart mouth and everyday life as a loving wife and mother camouflage a secret. The camouflage comes off after murder strikes the magazine, and Maggie is in the investigation up to her eyeballs." 226 pp. ISBN: 0-972262431.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (crease on rear flap of dj)

    Book ID: 88914
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  • THE FASHIONABLE ADVENTURES OF JOSHUA CRAIG. by Phillips, David Graham (1867-1911)
    Phillips, David Graham (1867-1911)
    THE FASHIONABLE ADVENTURES OF JOSHUA CRAIG.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap (Appleton on title page) 1909. Hardcover - A worn copy of the last novel published during his lifetime by this successful muckraking journalists (his writings on the corruption of the US Senate were influential in the passage of the 17th amendment) - this book was responsible for his murder by a Harvard-educated musician from a prominent Maryland family who believed that the novel cast aspersions on his sister. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 internal glossy plates. 344 pp plus 6 pp of about the author and his other books.

    Condition: Fair condition only with rubbing and wear to the blue cloth covers, tape repairs and discoloration from the tape to several leaves, gift inscription dated Christmas 1911 on front pastedown.

    Book ID: 84136
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  • THE LATE CANDIDATE. by Phillips, Mike.
    Phillips, Mike.
    THE LATE CANDIDATE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second hard-boiled crime novel by this author who was born in Guyana, but grew up in London. Features journalist Sam Dean - when his fiend Aston Edwards is murdered and dumped on the side of the roadside, Dean agrees to write an article about Aston's life and career as a controversial black councillor in London, but he also plans on digging until he finds out who killed Edwards. Winner of the Silver Dagger Award. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-312048661.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short tear to top of dj spine, some rubbing to dj)

    Book ID: 67304
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  • THE SHADOW WAR: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America. by Sciutto, Jim.
    Sciutto, Jim.
    THE SHADOW WAR: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which "reveals the invisible fronts that make up 21st century warfare, from disinformation campaigns to advanced satellite weapons." Notes, index. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0062853646.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85883
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  • THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL. by Seierstad, Asne.
    Seierstad, Asne.
    THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2003) dj. Hardcover - An account of the time Seierstad spent living with the family of thirteen in their four-roomed home. "Bookseller Sultan Khan defied the authorities for twenty years to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock in attics all over Kabul. But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship, he is also a committed Muslim with strict views on family life. As an outsider, Seierstad is able to move between the private world of the women -…

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    Boston: Little Brown, (2003) dj. Hardcover - An account of the time Seierstad spent living with the family of thirteen in their four-roomed home. "Bookseller Sultan Khan defied the authorities for twenty years to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock in attics all over Kabul. But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship, he is also a committed Muslim with strict views on family life. As an outsider, Seierstad is able to move between the private world of the women - including Khan's two wives - and the more public lives of the men. The result is an intimate and fascinating portrait of a family which also offers a unique perspective on a troubled country." Translated by Ingrid Christophersen. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-316-726052.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 60826
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  • THE CAPITAL OF HOPE. by Shoumatoff, Alex,
    Shoumatoff, Alex,
    THE CAPITAL OF HOPE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A profile of modern Brazil - and especially an account of how the capital, Brasilia, was carved out of the center of the country between 1955 and 1960. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-69811048x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88185
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  • THE FORCE OF THINGS: A Marriage in War and Peace. by Stille, Alexander.
    Stille, Alexander.
    THE FORCE OF THINGS: A Marriage in War and Peace.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - "One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left it with her second, my father. So begins the passionate and stormy union of Mikhail Kamenetzki, aka Ugo Stille, one of Italy's most celebrated journalists, and Elizabeth Bogert, a beautiful and charming young woman from the Midwest. Their immediate attraction and tumultuous marriage is part of a much larger story: the mass migration of Jews from fascist-dominated Europe in the 1930s and in the shadow of World War II. It is the story of a crucial, painful moment in history that reshaped much of American culture and…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - "One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left it with her second, my father. So begins the passionate and stormy union of Mikhail Kamenetzki, aka Ugo Stille, one of Italy's most celebrated journalists, and Elizabeth Bogert, a beautiful and charming young woman from the Midwest. Their immediate attraction and tumultuous marriage is part of a much larger story: the mass migration of Jews from fascist-dominated Europe in the 1930s and in the shadow of World War II. It is the story of a crucial, painful moment in history that reshaped much of American culture and society--but also that of two seemingly incongruous people who managed to find love." 376 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 9780374157425.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61253
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  • AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ELDERLY WOMAN. by (Vorse. Mary Heaton , 1874-1966) Anonymous
    (Vorse. Mary Heaton , 1874-1966) Anonymous
    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ELDERLY WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1911. Hardcover first edition - Despite the title, this was a novel published anonymously by Vorse, a noted suffragist, pacifist, popular novelist, labor journalist, single mother and much more. As a reporter she covered all major strikes from from the 1926 textile strike in Passaic NJ, and in 1929 in Gastonia NC, and the Harlan County KY coal war in 1931 and more. The narrator of this novel is "an aging, feisty, cultivated widow and mother of four adult children [who] defines the secret of growing old wisely as laying aside meaningless social convention and, instead, acting spontaneously. . . Spry and defiant, she rebels against the constant interference of her overprotective children who fret about…

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    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1911. Hardcover first edition - Despite the title, this was a novel published anonymously by Vorse, a noted suffragist, pacifist, popular novelist, labor journalist, single mother and much more. As a reporter she covered all major strikes from from the 1926 textile strike in Passaic NJ, and in 1929 in Gastonia NC, and the Harlan County KY coal war in 1931 and more. The narrator of this novel is "an aging, feisty, cultivated widow and mother of four adult children [who] defines the secret of growing old wisely as laying aside meaningless social convention and, instead, acting spontaneously. . . Spry and defiant, she rebels against the constant interference of her overprotective children who fret about her health, stuff her with pills and tell her how to behave." 270 pp plus 8 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Near fine in olive green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover.

    Book ID: 85411
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