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Prague Winter

By: Madeleine Albright

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper: April 2012

Seller ID: 45050

ISBN: 0062030310

Condition: Used - Good


Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia--the country where she was born--the Battle of Britain, the near total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War.Albright's experiences, and those of her family, provide a lens through which to view the most tumultuous dozen years in modern history. Drawing on her memory, her parents' writt... View more info

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Old Jules

By: Mari Sandoz

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Bison Books: April 2005

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 25194

ISBN: 0803293240

Condition: Used - Good


First published in 1935, "Old Jules" is unquestionably Mari Sandoz's masterpiece. This portrait of her pioneer father grew out of "the silent hours of listening behind the stove or the wood box, when it was assumed, of course, that I was asleep in bed. So it was that I heard the accounts of the hunts," Sandoz recalls. "Of the fights with the cattlemen and the sheepmen, of the tragic scarcity of women, when a man had to 'marry anything that got off the train, ' of the dro... View more info

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Life and Times of Lucrezia Borgia

By: MARIA BELLONCI

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc: October 2003

Seller ID: 32800

ISBN: 1842126164

Condition: Used - Good


Although Lucrezia Borgia was a daughter of Pope Alexander VI and chiefly remembered as a raven-haired poisoner, Bellonci depicts a passionate woman moving uncertainly through the papal court and the intrigues, ambitions, and political chicanery that swirled about her. Winner of the Viareggio Literary Award and the Galante Prize in Italy in 1953. View more info

Frontispiece: A Childhood Portrait

By: Marion Howard Spring

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Collins: January 1969

Seller ID: 28993

ISBN: B000O8W880

Condition: Used - Good


Slight shelve wear on the cover, price marking on inside leaf. View more info

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Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)

By: Mary Karr

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: July 2010

Seller ID: 44559

ISBN: 0060596996

Condition: Used - Good


Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. Written with Karr's relentless honesty, unflinching self-scrutiny, and irreverent, lacerating humor, it is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up--as only Mary Karr can tell it. View more info

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First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir

By: Maureen Reagan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: April 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 894

ISBN: 0316736317

Condition: Used - Good


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The Times of My Life and My Life with the Times

By: Max Frankel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: March 1999

Seller ID: 38390

ISBN: 0679448241

Condition: Used - Good


In this remarkable memoir, The New York Times's Max Frankel tells his life story the way he lived it--in tandem with the big news stories of our time. " I escaped into America, and beyond it. The idea of America became my proud passport. A passion to conform made me a patriot. The discovery of words turned me into a skeptic. And the journalist's press pass sent me vaulting across borders to gain a spectacular perspective on our era. Like the astronauts floating ... View more info

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The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

By: Maxine Hong Kingston

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Vintage: May 1989

Seller ID: 26952

ISBN: 0679721886

Condition: Used - Good


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Endgame: A Journal of the Seventy-Ninth Year

By: May Sarton

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc: May 1992

Seller ID: 38425

ISBN: 0393033465

Condition: Used - Good


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The Quality of Mercy: An Autobiography

By: Mercedes McCambridge

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Times Books: March 1981

Seller ID: 34876

ISBN: 0812909453

Condition: Used - Good


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The Invisible Man: The Life and Liberties of H.G. Wells

By: Michael Coren

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Atheneum: August 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21004

ISBN: 0689121199

Condition: Used - Good


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Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams

By: Michael D'Antonio

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: January 2006

Seller ID: 31166

ISBN: 0743264096

Condition: Used - Good


THIS BOOK IS NEITHER LICENSED NOR SPONSORED BY THE HERSHEY COMPANY.Hershey. The name means chocolate to America and the world, but as Michael D'Antonio reveals, it also stands for an inspiring man and a uniquely successful experiment in community and capitalism that produced a business empire devoted to a higher purpose.One of the twentieth century's most eccentric and idealistic titans of industry, Milton S. Hershey brought affordable milk chocolate to America, cr... View more info

Julius Caesar

By: Michael Grant

Price: $6.00

Publisher: M Evans & Co: October 1992

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 38433

ISBN: 0871317206

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Moon Walk

By: Michael Jackson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday: February 1988

Seller ID: 19038

ISBN: 0385247125

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Sinatra, the Untold Story

By: Michael Munn

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Robson Books: June 2003

Seller ID: 29497

ISBN: 1861055374

Condition: Used - Good


The full extent of Frank Sinatra's ties with the underworld has never been exposed, until now. Published here for the first time is a detailed account of how Sinatra and his one-time friend and business partner, 'Mooney' Giancana gradually turned against each other, leading to a series of death threats being made against Sinatra and a secret pact between Sinatra and Robert Kennedy to crush the mobster. Here Michael Munn divulges secrets he was entrusted with in the 1970s... View more info

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Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait

By: Midge Decter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: William Morrow: October 2003

Seller ID: 38383

ISBN: 0060560916

Condition: Used - Good


The ultimate, behind-the-scenes look at the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, as he prosecutes the sprawling war on terror and emerges as a figure second only to the President in his ability to capture the country's attention and confidence. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has become the leading spokesman for the Bush administration on all matters related to the military and its prosecution of the war on terror. Midge Decter, an accomplished political jouna... View more info

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Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist

By: Mike Farrell

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Akashic Books: May 2008

Seller ID: 23740

ISBN: 1933354488

Condition: Used - Like New


"Mike Farrell made an uncompromising commitment to his fiercest passion--a love of global fairness, collaboration, and civility. This is a fascinating account of that journey."--Governor Mario CuomoWith a new introduction by Martin Sheen, Mike Farrell offers inspirational and often humorous reflections on his path to fame and progressive activism in his memoir, which became a "Los Angeles Times" bestseller and drew tremendous national media attention.Best known ... View more info

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Between You and Me: A Memoir with 82-Minute DVD

By: Mike Wallace, Paul Gates

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hyperion: October 2005

Seller ID: 38380

ISBN: 1401300294

Condition: Used - Good


At the age of 87, Mike Wallace is a legendary figure in broadcast journalism. Now, after 60 years of reporting on important events around the world, he shares his personal stories about the incredible range of celebrities, newsmakers, criminals, and world leaders who have subjected themselves to his unique brand of questioning. Through Wallace's intimate observations about these figures, we experience afresh the pivotal events that have shaped our world. Here, we meet th... View more info

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Anthony Blunt: His Lives

By: Miranda Carter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: November 2001

Seller ID: 47016

ISBN: 0374105316

Condition: Used - Good


The first full biography of the notorious spy-- and an X-ray of the British ruling class that produced him. Once an untouchable member of England's establishment-- a world-famous art historian and a man knighted by the Queen of England-- in a single stroke Anthony Blunt became an object of universal hatred when, in 1979, Margaret Thatcher exposed him as a Soviet spy. In "Anthony Blunt: His Lives," Miranda Carter shows how one man lived out opposing trends of his ... View more info

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Conversations with Myself

By: Nelson Mandela

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: October 2010

Seller ID: 14197

ISBN: 0374128952

Condition: Used - Good


Nelson Mandela is widely considered to be one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has bestowed his entire extant personal papers, which offer an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life. A singular international publishing event, "Conversations with Myself "draws on Mandela's personal archive of never-before-seen materials to offer unique ... View more info