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  • THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. by [Anderson, Marian] Freedman, Russell.
    [Anderson, Marian] Freedman, Russell.
    THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Clarion Books, (2004) dj. Hardcover - An account for older children of a singer who broke down many racial barriers, based on her own letters and writings. Illustrated with photographs throughout. A Newbery Honor Award book, and winner of the Robert Siebert medal. Notes, selected bibliography, index. 119 pp. Slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-439799341.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66405
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  • [Anderson, Marion] Livingston, Myra Cohn (illustrated by Samuel Byrd.)
    KEEP ON SINGING: A Ballad of Marian Anderson.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holiday House, (1994,) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Anderson, from her humble beginnings in Philadelphia to becoming the first black woman invited to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House, told in ballad form and vividly illustrated with full color paintings by Byrd. Large format. ISBN: 0-8236-10986.

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

    Book ID: 32439
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  • RIVER OF NO RETURN: Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He Loved. by [Ford, Tennessee Ernie] Ford, Jerry Buckner
    [Ford, Tennessee Ernie] Ford, Jerry Buckner
    RIVER OF NO RETURN: Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He Loved.

    Edition: First printing.

    Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Biography of the "legendary" entertainer, and of the complex and beautiful woman whom he married, by the eldest son of Ernie and Betty Ford, who is himself an actor, writer, and voiceover artist with more than twenty films, and hundreds of radio and television commercials to his credit. Illustrated with many photographs. SIGNED on the title page. Index. 256 pp. ISBN: 9781581826531.

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

    Book ID: 41224
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  • TRUE LOVE. by Lopez, Jennifer.
    Lopez, Jennifer.
    TRUE LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Celebra / Penguin, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - This is one of the copies offered as a promotion for her fitness site, bodylab - the site states "We'll send you a SIGNED copy of Jennifer Lopez's new book True LoveÉ absolutely FREE!" On the dedication page in blue ink is "thanks for joining bodylab, . . Jennifer Lopez" but I am doubtful that this is a genuine JLo signature. Illustrated throughout with many full-color photographs by Anna Carballosa. 276 pp. ISBN: 978-0451468680.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69741
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  • FIRE IN THE RAIN. . . SINGER IN THE STORM: An Autobiography. by Near, Holly with Derk Richardson.
    Near, Holly with Derk Richardson.
    FIRE IN THE RAIN. . . SINGER IN THE STORM: An Autobiography.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Recounts her life from her childhood on a farm in Potter Valley in Mendicino in Northern California to her career as an actress and then as a singer, activist and feminist. Illustrated with photographs. Boldly INSCRIBED by Near on the front endpaper. "Jane, Peace to you" and dated in 1992. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-688-087337.

    Condition: Very good in a rather tattered and worn dust jacket (now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 48163
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  • FIRE IN THE RAIN. . . SINGER IN THE STORM: An Autobiography. by Near, Holly with Derk Richardson.
    Near, Holly with Derk Richardson.
    FIRE IN THE RAIN. . . SINGER IN THE STORM: An Autobiography.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Recounts her life from her childhood on a farm in Potter Valley in Mendicino in Northern California to her career as an actress and then as a singer, activist and feminist. SIGNED on the front endpaper with the word "peace." Illustrated with photographs. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-688-087337.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61393
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  • FIRE IN THE RAIN. . . SINGER IN THE STORM: An Autobiography. by Near, Holly with Derk Richardson.
    Near, Holly with Derk Richardson.
    FIRE IN THE RAIN. . . SINGER IN THE STORM: An Autobiography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Recounts her life from her childhood on a farm in Potter Valley in Mendicino in Northern California to her career as an actress and then as a singer, activist and feminist. Illustrated with photographs. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-688-087337.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 48444
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  • [Robeson, Paul] Duberman, Martin Bauml
    PAUL ROBESON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover first edition - Massive biography of the great African American singer, actor and outspoken advocate of racial equality. 804 pgs including extensive notes, index. Photographs.

    Condition: NF/NF (pc.)

    Book ID: 11464
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  • Waters, Ethel.
    TO ME IT'S WONDERFUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American actress and singer's second autobiography, focusing on her later and more spiritual years. Illustrated with photographs (including several of the young Waters by Carl Van Vechten). introduction by Eugenia Price and Joyce Blackburn. Dust jacket praise by Dale Evans Rogers. Printed signature and inscription on title page (often mistaken for the real thing.) Editor's note on the 'performance highlights' of her career. 162 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight remnants of pocket or bookplate on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 35643
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  • Waters, Ethel.
    TO ME IT'S WONDERFUL.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1972.). African American actress and singer's second autobiography, focusing on her later and more spiritual years. Illustrated with photographs (including several of the young Waters by Carl Van Vechten). introduction by Eugenia Price and Joyce Blackburn. Dust jacket praise by Dale Evans Rogers. Facsimile signature and inscription on title page (often mistaken for the real thing.) Editor's note on the 'performance highlights' of her career. 162 pp.

    Condition: Good condition (usual toning to the paper, previous owner's name, some rubbing to the cover)

    Book ID: 35644
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  • TO ME IT'S WONDERFUL. by Waters, Ethel.
    Waters, Ethel.
    TO ME IT'S WONDERFUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American actress and singer's second autobiography, focusing on her later and more spiritual years. Illustrated with photographs (including several of the young Waters by Carl Van Vechten). introduction by Eugenia Price and Joyce Blackburn. Dust jacket praise by Dale Evans Rogers. Printed signature and inscription on title page (often mistaken for the real thing.) Editor's note on the 'performance highlights' of her career. 162 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription)

    Book ID: 49236
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  • TO ME IT'S WONDERFUL. by Waters, Ethel.
    Waters, Ethel.
    TO ME IT'S WONDERFUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American actress and singer's second autobiography, focusing on her later and more spiritual years. Illustrated with photographs (including several of the young Waters by Carl Van Vechten). introduction by Eugenia Price and Joyce Blackburn. Dust jacket praise by Dale Evans Rogers. Printed signature and inscription on title page (often mistaken for the real thing.) Editor's note on the 'performance highlights' of her career. 162 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dj. (small peeled spot on spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 49237
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