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  • AMERICA TODAY: Observations and Reflections. by Archer, William.
    Archer, William.
    AMERICA TODAY: Observations and Reflections.

    Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - Originally published in 1899. Includes his impressions of New York City ("much maligned") including the new rapid transit system there, and of Washington, Boston and Chicago, as well as comments on the differences between the North and the South, the American language, the postal system, universities and more. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054416.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and overall tight and clean in gold cloth with burgundy lettering.

    Book ID: 57388
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  • REMAINS SILENT. by Baden, Michael and Linda Kenney.
    Baden, Michael and Linda Kenney.
    REMAINS SILENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by the former New York City chief medical examiner and forensic expert (Baden), and the civil rights attorney and legal commentator (Kenney). 228 pp. ISBN: 1400044197.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48918
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  • DREAMLAND. by Baker, Kevin.
    Baker, Kevin.
    DREAMLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of the American immigrant experience and Coney Island in New York in the early years of the 20th century (the title refers to an amusement park on Coney Island.) Illustrated endpapers. 519 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40458
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  • Belfer, Lauren.
    CITY OF LIGHT.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Dell - Island Books, 2000. Author's very highly praised first novel, a combination of murder mystery, love story and great historical fiction, set in Buffalo in 1901, when the power of Niagara Falls has electrified the city and made it a model for other urban areas. ISBN: 0-440-23512x.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26328
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  • DOING JUSTICE: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. by Bharara, Preet.
    Bharara, Preet.
    DOING JUSTICE: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. dj. Hardcover first edition - An overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society by the former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New Yorkm based on case histories and his personal experiences. Index. xvi, 345 pp. ISBN: 978-0525521129.

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

    Book ID: 75243
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  • AMERICA, AND THE AMERICANS...By a Citizen of the World. by [Boardman, James].
    [Boardman, James].
    AMERICA, AND THE AMERICANS...By a Citizen of the World.

    Edition: Facsimile reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - A favorable account of his travels in the United States - he began by travelling to New York City, describing the public buildings, churches of various religions, politics and elections, libraries, auctions and more. His wanderings included Niagara, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Boston, Montreal and Quebec, and the subjects of his comments are equally varied - from Indians to Negroes, to boarding house life, burial practices, the zeal of the firemen in the cities, the new prison at Charleston just outside Boston, etc. Originally published anonymously in 1833 as "By a Citizen of the World" this has been attributed to Liverpool merchant James Boardman. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America…

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    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - A favorable account of his travels in the United States - he began by travelling to New York City, describing the public buildings, churches of various religions, politics and elections, libraries, auctions and more. His wanderings included Niagara, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Boston, Montreal and Quebec, and the subjects of his comments are equally varied - from Indians to Negroes, to boarding house life, burial practices, the zeal of the firemen in the cities, the new prison at Charleston just outside Boston, etc. Originally published anonymously in 1833 as "By a Citizen of the World" this has been attributed to Liverpool merchant James Boardman. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America 1810-1935 series. xi, 430 pp plus 2 pp list of the series. ISBN: 0-405-054432.

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    Condition: Ex-library with a missing front endpaper, but overall tight and sturdy in gold cloth with dark brown lettering. A clean copy with only a few markings. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 40040
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  • WHORES OF LOST ATLANTIS. by Busch, Charles.
    Busch, Charles.
    WHORES OF LOST ATLANTIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this playwright - "Charles Busch brings the plot twists and flamboyant appealing characters that made his Vampire Lesbians of Sodom the longest running play in off-Broadway history" into this semi-autobiographical novel of his own life as a playwright and actor. 290 pp . ISBN: 1-562827804.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64961
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  • SUNFALL. by Cherryh, C, J.
    Cherryh, C, J.
    SUNFALL.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: DAW Books, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of six stories set in major cities of the world - Paris, Rome, Peking, London, New York and Moscow - in the far future. SIGNED on the title page. 153 pp. Striking dust jacket art by Gary Viskupic.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64520
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  • TWANGED. by Clark, Carol Higgins
    Clark, Carol Higgins
    TWANGED.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Warner, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The fourth Regan O'Reilly mystery. SIGNED on the title page. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-446-517631.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47226
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  • WHERE IT HURTS. by Coleman, Reed Farrel.
    Coleman, Reed Farrel.
    WHERE IT HURTS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The first thriller featuring ex-cop Gus Murphy, a gritty novel about the other side of Long Island. "Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arms length. But Guss comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino asks him for help. Four months earlier, Tommys son T.J.s batteredbody was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the Suffolk County PD doesnt seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted - Gus." Nominated for the Edgar and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The first thriller featuring ex-cop Gus Murphy, a gritty novel about the other side of Long Island. "Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arms length. But Guss comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino asks him for help. Four months earlier, Tommys son T.J.s batteredbody was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the Suffolk County PD doesnt seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted - Gus." Nominated for the Edgar and Anthony Awards and winner of the Shamus Award, 2017. SIGNED on the title page. 353 pp. ISBN: 978-0399173035.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78361
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  • LULLABY OF MURDER. by Davis, Dorothy Salisbury.
    Davis, Dorothy Salisbury.
    LULLABY OF MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 3rd novel featuring New York newspaper columnist and part time sleuth Julie Hayes,set on the fringes of the world of theater. Dorothy Salisbury Davis was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. SIGNED on the title page. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-684180863.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73335
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  • THE HABIT OF FEAR. by Davis, Dorothy Salisbury.
    Davis, Dorothy Salisbury.
    THE HABIT OF FEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th novel featuring New York newspaper columnist and part time sleuth Julie Hayes, a complex story in which Julie matures a great deal. After her husband told her that he wanted a divorce, she left their apartment in anger and confusion. When walking by a construction site she is lured to a trailer and brutally raped by two men. This crime becomes intertwined with a trip to Ireland in search of the father she never knew. Dorothy Salisbury Davis was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-68418887.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73247
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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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  • Delbanco, Francesca.
    ASK ME ANYHING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & London: Norton, (2003.). First edition - Story of a woman in her 20's living in New Yorks East Village who finds herself caught up in a new affair with a theatre underwriter who happens to be the father of her best friend.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 28079
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  • THE BLACK MADONNA: A Novel. by Ermelino, Louisa.
    Ermelino, Louisa.
    THE BLACK MADONNA: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. A look at Italian-American life which introduces readers to an extraordinary trio of mothers and sons in New York's Little Italy.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 18943
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  • OFF THE SIDELINES: Raise Your Voice, Change the World. by Gillibrand, Kirsten with Elizabeth Weil. Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
    Gillibrand, Kirsten with Elizabeth Weil. Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
    OFF THE SIDELINES: Raise Your Voice, Change the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Both a personal account of Gillibrand's life and those who influenced her as she progressed from attorney to Congress to the US Senate and a call for women to become more involved. Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by Gillibrand "Your voice matters! Thank you for being a role model." Illustrated with color photographs. List of resources. 194 pp. ISBN: 978-0804179072.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (short tear to bottom of dj at fold of flap).

    Book ID: 74791
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  • THE BOOK OF MARTYRDOM AND ARTIFICE: First Journals and Poems, 1937-1952 by Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997); Juanita Liebermann-Plimpton and Bill Morgan, editors.
    Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997); Juanita Liebermann-Plimpton and Bill Morgan, editors.
    THE BOOK OF MARTYRDOM AND ARTIFICE: First Journals and Poems, 1937-1952

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Da Capo Press / Perseus Books Group, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Edited by Juanita Liebermann-Plimpton and Bill Morgan, these journals "cover the most important and formative years of [his] life. During this time. . . he met Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, both of whom would become lifelong friends and significant literary figures in their own right. Ginsberg's journals--so candid he insisted they be published only after his death--also document his complex relationships with other figures of Beat lore as Carl Solomon, Lucien Carr, and Herbert Huncke... He reveals a growing self-awareness about himself, his sexuality and his identity as a poet." Illustrated with black and whte photographs from Ginsberg's private archive. An appendix of over 100 of Ginsberg's earliest poems, includes over 50 previously unpublished. Index. xviii, 523 pp. ISBN: 0-306-814625.

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

    Book ID: 55343
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  • BIOGRAPHY. by Gittelson, Celia.
    Gittelson, Celia.
    BIOGRAPHY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, one that 'brilliantly invents two figures: a great New York poet of the 40's and 50's and his obsessed biographer.'. ISBN: 0-394-58712X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41531
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  • WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR: A Memoir. by Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
    Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
    WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR: A Memoir.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. Hardcover - An account of growing up in a New York suburb in the 1950s by this Pulitzer Prize winning historian - a time of innocence, marked by the religious rituals of the Catholic and the dawn of a glorious era in baseball. But behind the tranquility was the paranoia of McCarthyism, the fear of nuclear war, and racial prejudice - a time which sowed the seeds of the 60s. Photographs. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-684824892.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64134
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  • HAYMON'S CROWD. by Greenfield, Robert.
    Greenfield, Robert.
    HAYMON'S CROWD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (third book), the story of five men from Brooklyn, New York as told through basketball. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-671400126.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall good condition 0 tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 79384
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  • Isaacs, Susan
    COMPROMISING POSITIONS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Times Books, (1978.) dj. Hardcover - Author's first book, a very funny look at life on Long Island for housewives - with a murder of a periodontist and local stud thrown in for good measure. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-8129-07361.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (some edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 34751
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  • QUINN'S BOOK. by Kennedy, William.
    Kennedy, William.
    QUINN'S BOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in upstate New York in the turbulent, mid 19th century years - a period that included the Underground Railroad, battles between nativist Americans and immigrant Irish, the Civil War and draft riots. A title in his award-winning Albany series, told in the voice of Billy Quinn, orphan and seeker of true love. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-670-804371.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40035
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  • RIDING THE YELLOW TROLLEY CAR: Selected Nonfiction. by Kennedy, William.
    Kennedy, William.
    RIDING THE YELLOW TROLLEY CAR: Selected Nonfiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects over 80 articles, reviews, interviews, and miscellaneous pieces by the author best known for his novels set in Albany, New York."These pieces have been culled from nearly 40 years of this work, ranging from a 1954 tongue-in-cheek obit of Langford, a 'Widely Known Albany Cat,' to a 1992 tribute to childhood idol Damon Runyon. . . the literary reviews and interviews reveal the author's heroes and mentors (Ernest Hemingway, Saul Bellow, John Steinbeck, Robert Penn Warren, John O'Hara, and E.L. Doctorow), as well as his fascination with Latin American writers (an interview with Gabriel Garca Marquez became the first biographical report on the writer in both the…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects over 80 articles, reviews, interviews, and miscellaneous pieces by the author best known for his novels set in Albany, New York."These pieces have been culled from nearly 40 years of this work, ranging from a 1954 tongue-in-cheek obit of Langford, a 'Widely Known Albany Cat,' to a 1992 tribute to childhood idol Damon Runyon. . . the literary reviews and interviews reveal the author's heroes and mentors (Ernest Hemingway, Saul Bellow, John Steinbeck, Robert Penn Warren, John O'Hara, and E.L. Doctorow), as well as his fascination with Latin American writers (an interview with Gabriel Garca Marquez became the first biographical report on the writer in both the US and Britain). Appreciations of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and jazz pianist Joey Bolden are warm and charming." Illustrated with photographs. xv, 494 pp. ISBN: 0-670842117.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 79126
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  • FOOTNOTES ON NATURE. by Kieran, John.
    Kieran, John.
    FOOTNOTES ON NATURE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1952. dj. Hardcover - From the preface - "this is a book about a few men and many walks in the woods and fields of New York and New England . . . an account of the birds, trees, flowers and other forms of life that we encountered outdoors in that territory." Illustrated with wood engravings by Nora S. Unwin. Includes an appendix which lists the birds, trees and flowers found. 279 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (prev owner's name, bookplate, chip to dj and other wear.)

    Book ID: 44663
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  • EXTRAVAGANCE. by Krist, Gary
    Krist, Gary
    EXTRAVAGANCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Broadway Books, (2002). SIGNED first edition - The author's fifth book, a time-tripping novel which blends 17th century London with 21st century New York - "William Tobias Merrick, an energetic young man from the provinces, travels to the big city in a time of great optimism and ferment, hoping to make his mark on a frenzied, money-crazed society obsessed with the promise of new technologies. The city in question is London in the 1690s; but it is also New York in the 1990s. The new technologies are diving bells, pneumatic winches, and "sucking-worm" drainage engines; but they are also wireless telecommunication devices, patented biotechnology processes, and revolutionary electronic Internet routers. Only the sense of unlimited possibility remains…

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    New York: Broadway Books, (2002). SIGNED first edition - The author's fifth book, a time-tripping novel which blends 17th century London with 21st century New York - "William Tobias Merrick, an energetic young man from the provinces, travels to the big city in a time of great optimism and ferment, hoping to make his mark on a frenzied, money-crazed society obsessed with the promise of new technologies. The city in question is London in the 1690s; but it is also New York in the 1990s. The new technologies are diving bells, pneumatic winches, and "sucking-worm" drainage engines; but they are also wireless telecommunication devices, patented biotechnology processes, and revolutionary electronic Internet routers. Only the sense of unlimited possibility remains the same throughout." SIGNED on the title page..

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67003
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  • AMERICAN GROUND: Unbuilding the World Trade Center. by Langewiesche, William.
    Langewiesche, William.
    AMERICAN GROUND: Unbuilding the World Trade Center.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: North Point Press, (2002). First edition - The author's personal account of being on Ground Zero and access to the cleanup and reconstructing of the World Trade Center. Accompanying the engineers, laborers,and rescue workers city officials throughout the rebuilding and reconstructing of a nation and a skyscraper. 203 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 59862
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  • Levy, Elizabeth.
    COLD AS ICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Morrow, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young adult book about a young woman who befriends an olympic skater and is immediately plunged into a dangerous mystery. ISBN: 0-688-065791.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.( price-clipped)

    Book ID: 28496
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  • IN SUSPECT TERRAIN. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    IN SUSPECT TERRAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1983.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second in McPhee's series of books about the geology of the United States; in this, he travels with a geologist from Brooklyn, New York thru the Appalachian Mountains to Indiana observing the land and theories of plate tectonics & glaciation. Chart endpapers. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-374176507.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (very inconspicuous previous owner's name, minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 75712
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  • EATING CHINESE FOOD NAKED. by Ng, Mei.
    Ng, Mei.
    EATING CHINESE FOOD NAKED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's very highly praised first novel - "explores the complex relationship between a mother and daughter, and the daughter's reluctant homecoming to a family she couldn't wait to leave." 252 pp. ISBN: 0-684-814161.

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

    Book ID: 34127
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  • A MONK JUMPED OVER A WALL by Nussbaum, Jay.
    Nussbaum, Jay.
    A MONK JUMPED OVER A WALL

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (issued as a trade paperback original. )

    New York & London: The Toby Press, (2007). First edition - The author's second novel - both humorous and insightful - J.J Spencer a young lawyer hungry to climb the corporate ladder, until a chance good deed leads to his discovering how swiftly no good deed goes unpunished as he finds himself fired, beaten up and arrested for drunk driving. 352 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59611
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