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  • HASHISH: The Autobiography of a Red Sea Smuggler. by De Monfried, Henry (1879 - 1974), Helen Buchanan Bell, translator.
    De Monfried, Henry (1879 - 1974), Helen Buchanan Bell, translator.
    HASHISH: The Autobiography of a Red Sea Smuggler.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stonehill Publishing, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Attractive new edition of a book set in the 1920's and originally published in 1930 - a classic tale of "man and the sea" - a mixture of adventure story set in Egypt and Somalia and other places in the Arab world, and of mysticism and self-discovery and closeness with nature. Includes a new afterword by the author in which he discusses the good that hashish and opiates can do when used in their natural state versus the use of them as an escape from reality. Translated from the French by Helen Buchanan Bell (the afterword was translated by Helen Weaver.) 287 pp. Dust jacket art by Ted Bernstein. ISBN: 0-88373-0065.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (small chips at top of spine, and at folds)

    Book ID: 51476
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  • THE FARTHER SHORE. by Eck, Matthew.
    Eck, Matthew.
    THE FARTHER SHORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    [Minneapolis]: Milkweed Editions, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. "When a small unit of soldiers are stranded and left to fend for themselves in hostile territory, their only option is to keep moving, to evade the gangs and tribesmen who rule the streets. As the soldiers wander, they encounter a series of chilling and surreal visions that will test their skills and their sanity." Set in Mogadishu in Somalia, amid famine, bombs, gun and death. 176 pp. ISBN: 1-571310576.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39760
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  • LINKS. by Farah, Nuruddin.
    Farah, Nuruddin.
    LINKS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this award-winning Somalian writer, set in the civil-war torn city of Mogadiscio which is now ruled by warlords and their gun-toting militias. Author's note. 336 pp. ISBN: 1573222658.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51618
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  • Hay, Jean, editor. (Jama Mohammed, Heidi Gengenbach and others, contributors.)
    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES: VOLUME 33, NUMBER 3 (2000.)

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Boston: African Studies Center, Boston University, 2000. First edition - A journal devoted to the study of Africa's past from prehistoric archeology to modern problems, and to the interaction between Africa and the Afro-American people of the new world. This issue includes articles on Winnie Mandela and the 1976 Soweto uprising, on women's naming practices in Mozambique, the 1937 Somaliland camel corps mutiny and more. Book reviews. Index for Volume 33. pp 513-758.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy red wrappers (slight curling to edges.)

    Book ID: 36220
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  • FOUR AFRICAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS. by Potholm, Christian P.
    Potholm, Christian P.
    FOUR AFRICAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, (1970.) dj. Hardcover - Includes an overview of African political history and a more detailed comparative study of the systems found in four countries: South Africa, Tanzania, Somalia, and the Ivory Coast. Maps. Footnotes, index. ix., 308 pp. ISBN: 0-133295990.

    Condition: Fine in brown cloth boards with silver and orange lettering in a good dustjacket with rubbing and edgewear.

    Book ID: 38759
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  • IN THE HOT ZONE: One Man, One Year, Twenty-one Wars. by Sites, Kevin.
    Sites, Kevin.
    IN THE HOT ZONE: One Man, One Year, Twenty-one Wars.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2007.). First edition - "Beginning his journey with the anarchic chaos of Somalia in September 2005 and ending with the Israeli-Hezbollah war in the summer of 2006, Sites talks with rebels and government troops, child soldiers and child brides, and features the people on every side, including those caught in the cross fire. His honest reporting helps destroy the myths of war by putting a human face on war's inhumanity." Appendices. 549 pp. Includes a DVD with a documentary film "A World of Conflict.". ISBN: 9780061228759.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 54044
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  • SHARKMAN SIX. by West, Owen.
    West, Owen.
    SHARKMAN SIX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in Somalia - "When Lieutenant Gavin Kelly's recon platoon swims ashore a Mogadishu beach under the glare of news camera lights, it is an appropriately surreal beginning to Operation Restore hope. . . Minutes after the Marines' celebrated landing, one of Kelly's men kills an armed Somali bodyguard. The circumstances of the killing are unclear and Kelly finds himself in the center of a malestrom. he must act quickly to deflect a vociferous outcry from members of the international press corps, censure by his Marine superiors, and the possibility of losing the loyalty of his men--particularly two enlisted leaders in the platoon who…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in Somalia - "When Lieutenant Gavin Kelly's recon platoon swims ashore a Mogadishu beach under the glare of news camera lights, it is an appropriately surreal beginning to Operation Restore hope. . . Minutes after the Marines' celebrated landing, one of Kelly's men kills an armed Somali bodyguard. The circumstances of the killing are unclear and Kelly finds himself in the center of a malestrom. he must act quickly to deflect a vociferous outcry from members of the international press corps, censure by his Marine superiors, and the possibility of losing the loyalty of his men--particularly two enlisted leaders in the platoon who have vouched for the necessity of the kill." West was a lieutenant in the Marines and commanded a special ops unit, so he can write with accuracy and knowledge of the challenges imposed by modern warfare.Winner of the Boyd literary award for best military novel). 316 pp. ISBN: 0-743205421.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63181
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  • SHARKMAN SIX. by West, Owen.
    West, Owen.
    SHARKMAN SIX.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001). First edition - The author's first novel, set in Somalia - "When Lieutenant Gavin Kelly's recon platoon swims ashore a Mogadishu beach under the glare of news camera lights, it is an appropriately surreal beginning to Operation Restore hope. . . Minutes after the Marines' celebrated landing, one of Kelly's men kills an armed Somali bodyguard. The circumstances of the killing are unclear and Kelly finds himself in the center of a malestrom. he must act quickly to deflect a vociferous outcry from members of the international press corps, censure by his Marine superiors, and the possibility of losing the loyalty of his men--particularly two enlisted leaders in the platoon who have vouched…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001). First edition - The author's first novel, set in Somalia - "When Lieutenant Gavin Kelly's recon platoon swims ashore a Mogadishu beach under the glare of news camera lights, it is an appropriately surreal beginning to Operation Restore hope. . . Minutes after the Marines' celebrated landing, one of Kelly's men kills an armed Somali bodyguard. The circumstances of the killing are unclear and Kelly finds himself in the center of a malestrom. he must act quickly to deflect a vociferous outcry from members of the international press corps, censure by his Marine superiors, and the possibility of losing the loyalty of his men--particularly two enlisted leaders in the platoon who have vouched for the necessity of the kill." West was a lieutenant in the Marines and commanded a special ops unit, so he can write with accuracy and knowledge of the challenges imposed by modern warfare. Winner of the Boyd literary award for best military novel. 312 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63182
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