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  • DARK END OF THE STREET. by Atkins, Ace
    Atkins, Ace
    DARK END OF THE STREET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third Nick Travers novel. "The plan is simple. A favor really. All Nick Travers, a former professional football player turned professor, has to do is drive up Highway 61 from New Orleans to Memphis and track down the lost brother of one of his best friends. But as Travers knows, these simple jobs seldom turn out smoothly.His friend's brother is Clyde James, who, in 1968, was one of the finest soul singers Memphis had to offer. But when James's wife and close friend were murdered, his life was shattered. He turned to the streets, where, decades ago, he disappeared." SIGNED on the title page. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0004606.

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

    Book ID: 61014
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  • THE AMERICAN PLAGUE: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History. by Crosby, Molly Caldwell.
    Crosby, Molly Caldwell.
    THE AMERICAN PLAGUE: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Berkley, (2006). First edition - Although most U.S. cities in both the North and the South suffered through yellow fever outbreaks for 200 years, the worst in the history of the U.S. was in Memphis Tennessee in 1878, when Memphis became a 'city of corpses.' The federal government to finally determined to find the cause of these debilitating outbreaks. Work that took twenty years but led to one of our greatest successes in medical history: Walter Reed's work in Cuba that finally proved mosquitoes, not "miasma" or filth, brought on a yellow fever season. His work led to later development of a vaccine, the same one still in use today. Notes, selected bibliography. 296 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77892
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  • De Vries, Clare.
    I & CLAUDIUS: Travels With My Cat.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Bloomsbury, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of the adventures of an intrepid young woman and her 19 year old cat who take a road trip accross the US. Color photographs. Map endpapers. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-58234-0544.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 28150
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  • SOUTH OF HAUNTED DREAMS. A Ride Through Slavery's Old Back Yard. by Harris, Eddy L.
    Harris, Eddy L.
    SOUTH OF HAUNTED DREAMS. A Ride Through Slavery's Old Back Yard.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993). dj. Hardcover - An account of a young writer's trip South on a motorcycle, "to find my roots." By the author of "Mississippi Solo" and "Native Stranger". A combination of travel writing and an exploration of race in America, then and now. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-671-748963.

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

    Book ID: 60324
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  • SOUTH OF HAUNTED DREAMS. A Ride Through Slavery's Old Back Yard. by Harris, Eddy L.
    Harris, Eddy L.
    SOUTH OF HAUNTED DREAMS. A Ride Through Slavery's Old Back Yard.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993). dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a young writer's trip South on a motorcycle, "to find my roots." By the author of "Mississippi Solo" and "Native Stranger". A combination of travel writing and an exploration of race in America, then and now. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-671-748963.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder line)

    Book ID: 5353
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  • Honey, Michael Keith.
    BLACK WORKERS REMEMBER: An Oral history of Segregation, Unionism & the Freedom Struggle.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999 dj. Hardcover first edition - Accounts gathered by the author over 15 years in Memphis Tennessee. Looked at as a whole, the stories demonstrate how black workers resisted apartheid in American industry and they underscore the active role of black working people in history. Rather than seeing the civil rights movement as one led by young people and preachers in the 1950s and 60s, the book argues that the freedom struggle was the product of generations of people, including workers who organized unions, resisted Jim Crow at work, and built up their families, churches, and communities. Photographs, reference and notes, index. 402 pp. ISBN: 0-520217748.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, but overall tight and clean (appears unread) in a near fine unmarked dustjacket.

    Book ID: 33235
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