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  • [Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971] Bergreen, Laurence.
    LOUIS ARMSTRONG: An Extravagant Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A definitive biography of this giant among jazz musicians - based on previously unexplored archives of Armstrong's writings. Photographs, discography, bibliography, endnotes, index. 564 pp. ISBN: 0-553-067680.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54405
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  • LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971. by [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the musician who towered over the world of jazz for 50 years. Illustrated with many photographs. Chronology, film list, index. Slightly oversized. 256 pages.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in a very good, unmarked dustjacket.

    Book ID: 39155
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  • LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971. by [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the musician who towered over the world of jazz for 50 years. Illustrated with many photographs. Chronology, film list, index. Slightly oversized. 256 pages.

    Condition: Very good in very good+ dust jacket (previous owner's name mostly hidden by dj flap.)

    Book ID: 21638
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  • LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971. by [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    [Armstrong, Louis] Jones, Max and Chilton, John.
    LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the musician who towered over the world of jazz for 50 years. Illustrated with many photographs. Chronology, film list, index. Slightly oversized. 256 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21701
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  • LEAVIN' TRUNK BLUES: A Nick Travers Mystery. by Atkins, Ace
    Atkins, Ace
    LEAVIN' TRUNK BLUES: A Nick Travers Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series - Nick Travers comes to Chicago and becomes involved in the forty year old murder of a blues record producer, a crime for which his lover, blues singer Ruby Walker, has spent forty years in prison. SIGNED by tha author. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-312-242123.

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

    Book ID: 53733
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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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  • Baker, Liva.
    THE SECOND BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: The Hundred-Year Struggle to Integrate the Schools.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful and moving book, about the legal challenges and about the courage of those involved: 6 year old Ruby Bridges and the 3 other black first graders in 1960, their parents, and the parents of the white students who persisted in sending their children to a desegrated school, of federal district judge J. Skelly White, and black Creole attorney A. P. Tureaud and more. Photographs, notes, bibliography and sources, index. 564 pgs.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 11898
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  • Bates, Randolph
    RINGS: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Collis Phillips, who became a successful boxer in New Orleans during the height of Jim Crow, and of his family, of the triumphs and the tragedies. Before writing this moving book, Bates spent 10 years with the Phillips family from Collis down thru his great-great grandson, as a friend and biographer. 421 pp plus a section of glossy photographs.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new except for small soiled spots to outside edge.)

    Book ID: 5576
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  • THE UNAUTHORIZED ANNE RICE COMPANION. by Beahm, George.
    Beahm, George.
    THE UNAUTHORIZED ANNE RICE COMPANION.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel / Universal Press Syndicate Company (1996). First edition - Includes nearly seventy interviews, profiles, articles and sidebars on both the world of Anne Rice and her books over the past two decades. Foreword by Colleen Doran xiii- black and white photographs by Scott Stewart and George Beahm. ,xvii, 246 pp. ISBN: 0-836210360.

    Condition: Near fine.(minor shelfwear)

    Book ID: 61294
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  • FOR MEN ONLY. by Brown, Beth.
    Brown, Beth.
    FOR MEN ONLY.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Triangle Books, (1940,c 1930) dj. Hardcover - First thus. Novel of a prostitute, Lily Love, who rose from the sordidness of dollar days to the owner of the most luxorious sporting house south of the Mason-Dixon line. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Jeanette Seelhoff. 288 pp. Dust jacket art by Jeanette Seelhoff.

    Condition: Good in very good+ dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, spotting to some pages, ijnitials on front endpaper, rubbing to folds and edges of the dust jacket) Despite the flaws this is still an attractive copy of a vintage novel.

    Book ID: 58284
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  • SMOKE SCREEN. by Brown, Sandra.
    Brown, Sandra.
    SMOKE SCREEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in Charleston, South Carolina five years after a disastrous fire at a police station, this is a tale in which corruption and betrayals turn friends against one another, and heroes are not as they appear. SIGNED on the title page. 397 pp. ISBN: 978-1416563068.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (small stamp of a bat on front pastedown, bit of wear to dj at top of spine)

    Book ID: 77317
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  • FAT TUESDAY. by Brown, Sandra.
    Brown, Sandra.
    FAT TUESDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller set against the backdrop of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. SIGNED on the title page. 454 pp. ISBN: 0-446-516325.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75741
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  • SMOKE SCREEN. by Brown, Sandra.
    Brown, Sandra.
    SMOKE SCREEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in Charleston, South Carolina five years after a disastrous fire at a police station, this is a tale in which corruption and betrayals turn friends against one another, and heroes are not as they appear. SIGNED on the title page. 397 pp. ISBN: 978-1416563068.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated boards a fine dustjacket (missing half title page)

    Book ID: 75742
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  • CADILLAC JUKEBOX by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    CADILLAC JUKEBOX

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Dave Robicheaux mystery, set in New Orleans and the Cajun bayous of Louisiana. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-61754.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52465
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  • A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS

    Edition: Paperback.

    Boston: Avon, (1991.). The fourth Dave Robicheaux mystery, set in the bayous of Louisiana and in the New Orleans drug underworld. ISBN: 0-380-713608.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 51818
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  • Burke, James Lee
    CADILLAC JUKEBOX

    Edition: QPB trade paperback.

    New York: Hyperion, 1996. A Dave Robicheaux mystery, set in New Orleans and the Cajun bayous of Louisiana.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wraps - a very good reading copy.

    Book ID: 5240
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  • SKINNY MAN. by Colbert, James.
    Colbert, James.
    SKINNY MAN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Atheneum, 1991. First edition - Colbert's third mystery, set in New Orleans and featuring a Tulane drop-out, now on his fifth suspension for the NOPD. The first book in the Ruth and Skinny series. 162 pp..

    Condition: Very near fine in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 69809
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  • SKINNY MAN. by Colbert, James.
    Colbert, James.
    SKINNY MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Atheneum, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Colbert's third mystery, set in New Orleans and featuring a Tulane drop-out, now on his fifth suspension for the NOPD. The first book in the Ruth and Skinny series. 212 pp.. ISBN: 0-689-120982.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72785
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  • THE STORY OF RUBY BRIDGES. by Coles, Robert (Illustrated by George Ford.)
    Coles, Robert (Illustrated by George Ford.)
    THE STORY OF RUBY BRIDGES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1990.) dj. Hardcover - The moving story of a 6 year old black girl who became the first to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960. 'Ruby Bridges was born in a small cabin near Tylerton, Mississippi. - We were very poor, very poor, - Ruby said. - My daddy worked picking crops. We just barely got by. There were times when we didn't have much to eat.' . Illustrated in full color by George Ford. Large format, unpaginated. Laid in is a photocopy of a newspaper article about Robert Cole, in which he recounts how Ruby Bridges changed his life. ISBN: 0-590-578214.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43828
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  • Corrington, John William.
    SHAD SENTELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Congdon & Weed, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about a Lousiana oil man, a comic masterpiece 'ending at the wildest Mardi Gras New Orleans has ever seen.' Jonathan Yardley called Corrington's wit as 'quirky and beguilling. . He is a marvelously gifted writer...he is also one of the South's best kept secrets.'. ISBN: 0-512-927657.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 21238
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  • SO SMALL A CARNIVAL. by Corrington, John William and Joyce H.
    Corrington, John William and Joyce H.
    SO SMALL A CARNIVAL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Viking, (1986.) dj. Hardcover - First in a trilogy of mystery novels set in New Orleans, written by the distinguished Southern writer and scholar, John Corrington and his wife. Their first collaboration. 214 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (rem line.)

    Book ID: 48873
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  • ALL WE NEED OF HELL. by Crews, Harry.
    Crews, Harry.
    ALL WE NEED OF HELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A provocative brief novel - a blending of despair and hope - by this Southern author. 161 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0156805.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread)

    Book ID: 62226
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  • FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. by Fink, Sheri.
    Fink, Sheri.
    FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    New York: Crown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The culmination of six years of reporting, this book by a Pulitzer Prize winner is a "landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina - and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. . .After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths." Winner of many awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith…

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    New York: Crown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The culmination of six years of reporting, this book by a Pulitzer Prize winner is a "landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina - and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. . .After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths." Winner of many awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and more. Named an ALA Notable Book and one of the New York Timess Best Ten Books of the Year. INSCRIBED and dated in 2014 on the title page by Fink, and uncommon thus. Notes, index. xviii, 558 pp. Full color illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0307718969.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70013
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  • LOST RIVER. by Fulmer, David.
    Fulmer, David.
    LOST RIVER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. First edition - A Valentin St Cyr mystery, set in Storyville in New Orleans in 1913. 317 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (some rubbing to the covers).

    Book ID: 69026
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  • THE CONDOR PASSES. by Grau, Shirley Ann.
    Grau, Shirley Ann.
    THE CONDOR PASSES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. Hardcover first edition - Her fourth novel, and her first after the Pulitzer Prize winning 'The Keepers of the House. ' Like that novel, this is a multi-generational saga set in New Orleans. 421 pp. ISBN: 0-394472497.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine. Reviews laid in.

    Book ID: 53644
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  • THE CONDOR PASSES. by Grau, Shirley Ann.
    Grau, Shirley Ann.
    THE CONDOR PASSES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her fourth novel, and her first after the Pulitzer Prize winning 'The Keepers of the House. ' Like that novel, this is a multi-generational saga set in New Orleans. 421 pp. ISBN: 0-394472497.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42621
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  • Grisham, John.
    THE CLIENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a legal thriller with a twist - the hero is a streetwise 11 year old boy, who witnesses the suicide of a New Orleans attorney. 422 pp. ISBN: 0-385-42471x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50053
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  • A FREE MAN OF COLOR by Hambly, Barbara
    Hambly, Barbara
    A FREE MAN OF COLOR

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - Author's first mystery - an historical novel set in New Orleans in 1833, introducing an unusual detective, Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in wrappers.

    Book ID: 39224
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  • GRAVEYARD DUST. by Hambly, Barbara.
    Hambly, Barbara.
    GRAVEYARD DUST.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - Author's third historical mystery featuring Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher - set in New Orleans in 1834, this revolves around voodoo. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 315 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in wrappers (small chip to lower corner of back cover.).

    Book ID: 39225
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  • Hambly, Barbara
    A FREE MAN OF COLOR

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Author's first mystery - an historical novel set in New Orleans in 1833, introducing an unusual detective, Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher. SIGNED on the title page. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-553-102583.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47766
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