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  • SO MANY ENEMIES, SO LITTLE TIME: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places. by Burkett, Elinor.
    Burkett, Elinor.
    SO MANY ENEMIES, SO LITTLE TIME: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating account which begins "with her assignment as a Fulbright Professor teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan, , , , in the heart of Central Asia -- a place of dilapidated apartments, bizarre food and demoralized citizens clinging to the safety of Brother Russia. But when she refuses to join the other expatriates evacuated from the "-stans," it turns into much more. She flies into Afghanistan just as the Taliban are departing, mingles with tense Iraquis watching the gathering storm clouds of an American-led invasion and becomes the target of the resentments of the old comrades of the former Soviet Union." SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0524421.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (small spot on outer edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 66558
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  • MS. HEMPEL CHRONICLES. by Bynum, Sarah Shun-lien.
    Bynum, Sarah Shun-lien.
    MS. HEMPEL CHRONICLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel (the first was a finalist for the National Book Award.) "Ms. Beatrice Hempel, teacher of seventh grade, is new - new to teaching, new to the school, newly engaged, and newly bereft of her devoted father. Overwhelmed by her newness, she struggles to figure out what is expected of her in life and at work." Jonathan Franzen says that this "story of a love affair is pure pleasure to read." SIGNED on the title page. 193 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1014965.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57787
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  • Conway, Jill Ker.
    TRUE NORTH: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A continuation of her autobiography which began with 'The Road from Coorain.' - in this book, she arrives at Harvard as a graduate student, meets her husband, historian John Conway - the 'true north' of her life - and moves to Canada. This volume ends with her accepting the presidency of Smith College in Massachusetts. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-679-420991.

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

    Book ID: 35669
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  • Kendall, Robert.
    WHITE TEACHER IN A BLACK SCHOOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Devon-Adair, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on the author's experiences in 2 schools in Los Angeles.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 11585
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  • Kendall, Robert.
    WHITE TEACHER IN A BLACK SCHOOL.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    Chicago: Henry Regnery, (c. 1964.). Based on the author's experiences in 2 schools in Los Angeles. 256 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine -the usual toning to the pages, but otherwise an attractive vintage paperback.

    Book ID: 27134
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  • SARAH ELIZABETH: A Tale of Old Colorado. by Masters, J. G.
    Masters, J. G.
    SARAH ELIZABETH: A Tale of Old Colorado.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fredericksburg, Texas: Shearer Publishing, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - After years of an empty marriage, a 43 year old woman walks away from the wagon train heading to Pike's Peak with her gold-seeking husband and begins to make plans for her own life. Historical afterword, bibliography. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-940672294.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (gift inscription, price-clipped, edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 61564
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  • IRON & SILK. by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    IRON & SILK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully written and perceptive account of Salzman's experiences in China from 1982, when he arrived in Hunan Province to teach English, to 1984 - or as the dust jacket describes it: "A Young American Encounters Swordsmen, Bureaucrats and Other Citizens of Contemporary China." Already skilled in the martial arts, he was invited to become the only pupil of Pan Qungfu, China's foremost wushu (kung fu) expert. Finalist of the Pulitzer Prize and the basis for a movie, for which Salzman wrote the screenplay and played himself. Calligraphy by the author. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-394-551567.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some offsetting to the endpapers.)

    Book ID: 49383
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  • TRUE NOTEBOOKS. by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    TRUE NOTEBOOKS.

    Edition: First edition

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of Mark Salzman's first years teaching a writing class at Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-375-413081.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59488
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  • Salzman, Mark.
    IRON & SILK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully written and perceptive account of Salzman's experiences in China from 1982, when he arrived in Hunan Province to teach English, to 1984 - or as the dust jacket describes it: "A Young American Encounters Swordsmen, Bureaucrats and Other Citizens of Contemporary China." Already skilled in the martial arts, he was invited to become the only pupil of Pan Qungfu, China's foremost wushu (kung fu) expert. Finalist of the Pulitzer Prize and the basis for a movie, for which Salzman wrote the screenplay and played himself. Calligraphy by the author. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-394-551567.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (minor creasing to dj, front flap.)

    Book ID: 36593
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  • IRON & SILK. by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    IRON & SILK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully written and perceptive account of Salzman's experiences in China from 1982, when he arrived in Hunan Province to teach English, to 1984 - or as the dust jacket describes it: "A Young American Encounters Swordsmen, Bureaucrats and Other Citizens of Contemporary China." Already skilled in the martial arts, he was invited to become the only pupil of Pan Qungfu, China's foremost wushu (kung fu) expert. Finalist of the Pulitzer Prize and the basis for a movie, for which Salzman wrote the screenplay and played himself. Calligraphy by the author. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-394-551567.

    Condition: Near fine in a very near fine dustjacket (gift inscription on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 49851
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