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  • THE BROKEN SONG. by Daugherty, Sonia (Sonia Medvedeva, 1893-1971); Kate Seredy, illustrator.
    Daugherty, Sonia (Sonia Medvedeva, 1893-1971); Kate Seredy, illustrator.
    THE BROKEN SONG.

    Edition: Vintage book club edition.

    New York: Junior Literary Guild/ Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1935. dj. Hardcover - The story of two young girls and their families in the last days of Imperial Russia and during the first World War and the Russian revolution which followed. The author, Sonia Medvedeva Daugherty was born in Moscow, so she is writing about a world and events she knew well. Illustrated by Kate Seredy. 270 pp.

    Condition: Good in red cloth with black lettering and decorative borders in a fair only dust jacket (missing front endpaper, the very worn dust jacket has rubbing, separation along the folds and wear to the spine especially, but is still basically complete and attractive.)

    Book ID: 85430
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  • BLACK FIRE: A Story of Henri Christophe. by Newcomb, Covelle; Avery Johnson, illustrator.
    Newcomb, Covelle; Avery Johnson, illustrator.
    BLACK FIRE: A Story of Henri Christophe.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Longmans, Green and Co (1957, c 1940) dj. Hardcover - A fictionalized account of Christophe, a leader of the Haitian Revolution, who was born a slave in 1767 and died a king, written for older children and young adults.Illustrated with drawings at the head of each chapter by Avery Johnson, who also illustrated the wraparound dust jacket. Author's note, bibliography. xii, 276 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library in poor condition with the usual markings, and significant wear (tear to the margins of several pages, not affecting the text, missing front endpaper) in a good dust jacket (spine label)

    Book ID: 79257
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  • CHE ON MY MIND. by Randall, Margaret.
    Randall, Margaret.
    CHE ON MY MIND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2013. First edition - "An impressionistic look at the life, death, and legacy of Che Guevera by the feminist poet and activist Margaret Randall. . . She arrived in Cuba in 1969, less than two years after Che's death, and lived there until 1980. She became friends with several of Che's family members, friends, and compatriots. In this book she reflects on his relationships with his family and fellow insurgents, including Fidel Castro. She is deeply admiring of Che's integrity and charisma and frank about what she sees as his strategic errors." Photographs, notes, bibliography. 148 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58196
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  • MOMENT OF TRIUMPH. by Sebestyen, Gyorgy (1960-1990)
    Sebestyen, Gyorgy (1960-1990)
    MOMENT OF TRIUMPH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1958) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Hungarian/Austrian writer, a story of "love amid sudden death during Hungary's Battle for Freedom." Sebestyen actively participated in the Revolution, and fled to Austria afterwards. Translated from the Hungarian by Peter White. 246 pp. Dust jacket by Richard Powers.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with some toning to the pages in a good dust jacket with overall light edgewear, beginning to split along fold of front flap. Original price still present.

    Book ID: 88404
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  • Sheesley, Joel C.; translated and edited by Wayne G. Bragg.
    SANDINO IN THE STREETS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which offers a vivid example of how popular art played a significant role in the Nicaraguan revolution, with photographs - in both full color and black and white - and an essay by Sheesley, translated and edited by Bragg. Includes a prologue by Ernesto Cardenal and an introduction by Jack C. Hopkins. From the Library Journal: "In Nicaragua over the past decade, Augusto Cesar Sandino - the patron saint of the Sandinista movement and a martyred general who fought U.S. Marines in the late 1920s - has been transmogrified into a national hero of mythic stature. Various images of Sandino permeated Nicaraguan life under the…

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    Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which offers a vivid example of how popular art played a significant role in the Nicaraguan revolution, with photographs - in both full color and black and white - and an essay by Sheesley, translated and edited by Bragg. Includes a prologue by Ernesto Cardenal and an introduction by Jack C. Hopkins. From the Library Journal: "In Nicaragua over the past decade, Augusto Cesar Sandino - the patron saint of the Sandinista movement and a martyred general who fought U.S. Marines in the late 1920s - has been transmogrified into a national hero of mythic stature. Various images of Sandino permeated Nicaraguan life under the Sandinista regime with his distinctive silhouette appearing everywhere. Here, photographs of this popular art as expressions of Nicaraguan nationalism have been juxtaposed with excerpts from Sandino's journals and letters as well as other documents from Nicaraguan history." A title in the Caribbean & Latin American Studies, Jack Hopkins general editor. Sources, oblong format. 117 pp. ISBN: 0-25335207X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (2 small illustrations stamped on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 82941
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