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Duck Commander Collection: Duck Commander Family; Happy, Happy, Happy; And Si-Cology 1
1 Duck Commander Collection: Duck Commander Family; Happy, Happy, Happy; And Si-Cology 1
2013 1476763399 / 9781476763392 Slipcased SLIPCASED New 
Binding:Hardcover (Boxed Set Vendor: Howard Books Subject:Rich & Famous 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
I Will Bear Witness 1942-1945: A Diary Of The Nazi Years
2 I Will Bear Witness 1942-1945: A Diary Of The Nazi Years
Modern Library 2001 0375756973 / 9780375756979 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small remainder mark Destined to take its place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's Night as one of the great classics of the Holocaust, I Will Bear Witness is a timeless work of literature, the most eloquent and acute testament to have emerged from Hitler's Germany. Volume Two begins in 1942, the year the Final Solution was formally proposed, and carries us through to the Allied bombing of Dresden and Germany's defeat. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
Transvestite Memoirs, Abbe De Coisy
3 Abbe De Coisy Transvestite Memoirs
2007 072061256X / 9780720612561 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Memoirs of the courtier and abbott whose cross-dressing brought him into conflict with French society 
Price: 8.95 USD
 
 
The Echo From Dealey Plaza: The True Story Of The First African American On The White House Secret S, Abraham Bolden
4 Abraham Bolden The Echo From Dealey Plaza: The True Story Of The First African American On The White House Secret S
Three Rivers Press 2009 0307382028 / 9780307382023 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Three Rivers Press 2009. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark A gripping and unforgettable true story of bravery and patriotism in the face of bitter hatred. Abraham Bolden was a young African American Secret Service agent in Chicago when he was asked by John F. Kennedy himself to join the White House Secret Service detail. For Bolden, it was a dream come true–and an encouraging sign of the charismatic president’s vision for a new America. But the dream quickly turned sour. Bolden found himself regularly subjected to open hostility and blatant racism, and he was appalled by the White House team’s irresponsible approach to security. In the wake of JFK’s assassination, Bolden sought to expose the agency’s negligence, only to find himself the victim of a sinister conspiracy. The Echo from Dealey Plaza is the story of the terrible price paid by one man for his commitment to truth and justice. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
Don't Make Me Stop This Car!: Adventures in Fatherhood, Al Roker
5 Al Roker Don't Make Me Stop This Car!: Adventures in Fatherhood
Scribner 2001 0684868938 / 9780684868936 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Scribner, Hardcover, 2000, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good; remainder mark. In "Don't Make Me Stop This Car!," Al Roker takes us home. Here we meet his wife, Deborah, and his daughters, Courtney and Leila. Just like men all over the country, Al is a modern father, and in this book, he takes an affectionate look at the joys and perils of fatherhood. Al provides an unprecedented, intimate look into his experiences with infertility treatments, adoption, and the normal fears and wonders of an expecting parent. As Al manages the needs of his daughters from two marriages and the demands of a high-profile career, he is like millions of others who fantasize about the newest sport utility vehicle, struggle with a GapKids addiction, and bask in the golden moments of first steps and special Father's Day meals. Of course, being a father brings back memories of his own childhood, and Al reminisces about riding his father's bus route in Brooklyn, disobeying his parents' command ""Do not let Andrew watch" Psycho," and the beginnings of his passion for cartooning. Along the way, Al comes to a deeper understanding of his parents' love for him and a whole new appreciation of them as grandparents. Heartwarming, honest, and funny, "Don't Make Me Stop This Car!" is a sneak peek into the heart of the guy in the driver's seat, the modern American dad. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Eubie Blake (SIGNED), Al Rose
6 Al Rose Eubie Blake (SIGNED)
1979 0028721705 / 9780028721705 HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Schirmer Books, New York, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Jacket protected by BroDart clear mylar cover. First Edition. This is an association copy signed and inscribed by Blake to Sevara and Al Freeman, Jr. (He is mostly recognized for his portrayal of police captain Ed Hall on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, a role he played from 1972 through 1987, with recurring appearances in 1988 and 2000. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for that role in 1979, the first actor from the show as well as the first African-American actor to earn the award. A director of One Life to Live, he was one of the first African Americans to direct a soap opera). Purchased from the estate of Al Freeman, Jr. and Sevara Freeman Estate. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
Mistress Of The Monarchy: The Life Of Katherine Swynford, Duchess Of Lancaster, Alison Weir,
7 Alison Weir, Mistress Of The Monarchy: The Life Of Katherine Swynford, Duchess Of Lancaster
Ballantine Books 2010 0345453247 / 9780345453242 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Ballantine Books 2010. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark Acclaimed author Alison Weir brings to life the extraordinary tale of Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who became one of the most crucial figures in the history of Great Britain. Born in the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was only twelve when she married Hugh Swynford, an impoverished knight. But her story had truly begun two years earlier, when she was appointed governess to the household of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and fourth son of King Edward III. Widowed at twenty-one, Katherine became John's mistress and then, after many twists of fortune, his bride in a scandalous marriage. Mistress of the Monarchy reveals a woman ahead of her time—making her own choices, flouting convention, and taking control of her own destiny. Indeed, without Katherine Swynford, the course of English history, perhaps even the world, would have been very different. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
A Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh, Allan W. Eckert
8 Allan W. Eckert A Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh
Bantam Books 1992 0553080237 / 9780553080230 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Bantam Books, Hardcover, 1992, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good; small remainder mark. A biography of the famous Shawnee describes Tecumseh's plan to amalgamate all North American tribes into one people, his role as statesman and military strategist, and his death in the Battle of Thames. 
Price: 11.95 USD
 
 
Dancing With Cuba: A Memoir Of The Revolution, Alma Guillermoprieto
9 Alma Guillermoprieto Dancing With Cuba: A Memoir Of The Revolution
Vintage 2005 0375725814 / 9780375725814 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Vintage 2005. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the midst of chronic shortages and revolutionary upheaval, Guillermoprieto found in Cuba a people whose sense of purpose touched her forever. In this electrifying memoir, Guillermoprieto–now an award-winning journalist and arguably one of our finest writers on Latin America– resurrects a time when dancers and revolutionaries seemed to occupy the same historical stage and even a floor exercise could be a profoundly political act. Exuberant and elegiac, tender and unsparing, Dancing with Cuba is a triumph of memory and feeling. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Ae, Amy Fusselman
10 Amy Fusselman Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Ae
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 0544303008 / 9780544303003 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Small remainder mark Part memoir, part manifesto, this exploration of the underside of America’s obsession with safety is prompted by the author’s visit to a thrillingly alarming adventure playground in Tokyo "How fully can the world be explored," asks Amy Fusselman " . . . if you are also trying not to die?" On a visit to Tokyo with her family, Fusselman stumbles on Hanegi playpark, where children are sawing wood, hammering nails, stringing hammocks to trees, building open fires. When she returns to New York, her conceptions of space, risk, and fear are completely changed. Fusselman invites us along on her tightrope-walking expeditions with Philippe Petit and late night adventures with the Tokyo park-workers, showing that when we deprive ourselves, and our children, of the experience of taking risks in space, we make them less safe, not more so. Savage Park is a fresh, poetic reconsideration of behaviors in our culture that — in the guise of protecting us — make us numb and encourage us to sleepwalk through our lives. We babyproof our homes; plug our ears to our devices while walking through the city. What would happen if we exposed ourselves, if — like the children at Hanegi park — we put ourselves in situations that require true vigilance? Readers of Rebecca Solnit and Cheryl Strayed will delight in the revelations in Savage Park. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Joss Whedon - Geek King Of The Universe, Amy Pascale
11 Amy Pascale Joss Whedon - Geek King Of The Universe
2013 1845137191 / 9781845137199 HARDCOVER New 
In this revealing biography she seeks out the source of that imagination, exploring his artistic liberal upbringing in New York and teenage years at an elite English public school, before tracing his journey from a bruising start in television to his status today as a blockbuster writer and director whose every new project is pored over online by millions of loyal geeks. Using extensive original interviews with many of Whedon's key collaborators - as well as Joss himself - Amy presents candid behind-the-scenes accounts of the making of ground-breaking shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly, and considers Whedon's distinctive contribution to cinema through movies such as Toy Story, Serenity and superhero epic The Avengers Assemble. The result is an intimate portrait of the man who re-wrote popular culture and gave it a heart. 
Price: 15.95 USD
 
 
Incest, Anais Nin
12 Anais Nin Incest
Peter Owen Publishers 0720615828 / 9780720615821 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
This previously unpublished portion of the author's diary includes details of her relationships with Henry Miller and his wife, June; writer and actor Antonin Artaud; and her father. By the author of Little Birds. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Lawrence in Arabia : War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East, Anderson, Scott
13 Anderson, Scott Lawrence in Arabia : War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014 0307476413 / 9780307476418 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 
Anchor, 2014. Book Condition:Good. Curt Prüfer was an effete academic attached to the German embassy in Cairo, whose clandestine role was to foment Islamic jihad against British rule. Aaron Aaronsohn was a renowned agronomist and committed Zionist who gained the trust of the Ottoman governor of Syria. William Yale was the fallen scion of the American aristocracy, who traveled the Ottoman Empire on behalf of Standard Oil, dissembling to the Turks in order gain valuable oil concessions. At the center of it all was Lawrence. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in the sands of Syria; by 1917 he was the most romantic figure of World War One, battling both the enemy and his own government to bring about the vision he had for the Arab people. The intertwined paths of these four men the schemes they put in place, the battles they fought, the betrayals they endured and committed mirror the grandeur, intrigue and tragedy of the war in the desert. Prüfer became Germany's grand spymaster in the Middle East. Aaronsohn constructed an elaborate Jewish spy-ring in Palestine, only to have the anti-Semitic and bureaucratically-inept British first ignore and then misuse his organization, at tragic personal cost. Yale would become the only American intelligence agent in the entire Middle East while still secretly on the payroll of Standard Oil. And the enigmatic Lawrence rode into legend at the head of an Arab army, even as he waged secret war against his own nation's imperial ambitions. Based on years of intensive primary document research, LAWRENCE IN ARABIA definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. Sweeping in its action, keen in its portraiture, acid in its condemnation of the destruction wrought by European colonial plots, this is a book that brilliantly captures the way in which the folly of the past creates the anguish of the present. 
Price: 7.95 USD
 
 
Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician, Anthony Everitt
14 Anthony Everitt Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician
Random House Trade Paperbacks 2003 037575895X / 9780375758959 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Random House Trade Paperbacks, Paperback, 2003, Book Condition: New; small remainder mark. He squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents’ sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a genius of political manipulation but also a true patriot and idealist, Cicero was Rome’s most feared politician, one of the greatest lawyers and statesmen of all times. Machiavelli, Queen Elizabeth, John Adams and Winston Churchill all studied his example. No man has loomed larger in the political history of mankind. In this dynamic and engaging biography, Anthony Everitt plunges us into the fascinating, scandal-ridden world of ancient Rome in its most glorious heyday. Accessible to us through his legendary speeches but also through an unrivaled collection of unguarded letters to his close friend Atticus, Cicero comes to life in these pages as a witty and cunning political operator. Cicero leapt onto the public stage at twenty-six, came of age during Spartacus’ famous revolt of the gladiators and presided over Roman law and politics for almost half a century. He foiled the legendary Catiline conspiracy, advised Pompey, the victorious general who brought the Middle East under Roman rule, and fought to mobilize the Senate against Caesar. He witnessed the conquest of Gaul, the civil war that followed and Caesar’s dictatorship and assassination. Cicero was a legendary defender of freedom and a model, later, to French and American revolutionaries who saw themselves as following in his footsteps in their resistance to tyranny. Anthony Everitt’s biography paints a caustic picture of Roman politics—where Senators were endlessly filibustering legislation, walking out, rigging the calendar and exposing one another’s sexual escapades, real or imagined, to discredit their opponents. This was a time before slander and libel laws, and the stories—about dubious pardons, campaign finance scandals, widespread corruption, buying and rigging votes, wife-swapping, and so on—make the Lewinsky affair and the U.S. Congress seem chaste. Cicero was a wily political operator. As a lawyer, he knew no equal. Boastful, often incapable of making up his mind, emotional enough to wander through the woods weeping when his beloved daughter died in childbirth, he emerges in these pages as intensely human, yet he was also the most eloquent and astute witness to the last days of Republican Rome.
 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
Running With Scissors: A Memoir, Augusten Burroughs,
15 Augusten Burroughs, Running With Scissors: A Memoir
St. Martin's Paperbacks 2006 0312938853 / 9780312938857 MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Used; Good 
RUNNING WITH SCISSORS is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor?s bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year-round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull, an electroshock therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing, and bestselling account of an ordinary boy?s survival under the most extraordinary circumstances? Running with Scissors Acknowledgments Gratitude doesn?t begin to describe it: Jennifer Enderlin, Christopher Schelling, John Murphy, Gregg Sullivan, Kim Cardascia, Michael Storrings, and everyone at St. Martin?s Press. Thank you: Lawrence David, Suzanne Finnamore, Robert Rodi, Bret Easton Ellis, Jon Pepoon, Lee Lodes, Jeff Soares, Kevin Weidenbacher, Lynda Pearson, Lona Walburn, Lori Greenburg, John DePretis, and Sheila Cobb. I would also like to express my appreciation to my mother and father for, no matter how inadvertently, giving me such a memorable childhood. Additionally, I would like to thank the real-life members of the family portrayed in this book for taking me into their home and accepting me as one of their own. I recognize that their memories of the events described in this book are different than my own. They are each fine, decent, and hard-working people. The book was not intended to hurt the family. Both my publisher and I regret any unintentional harm resulting from the publishing and marketing of Running with Scissors. Most of all, I would like to thank my brother for demonstrating, by example, the importance of being wholly unique. 
Price: 5.95 USD
 
 
Autobiography Of A Fashion Designer: Ralph Rucci, Baldomero Fernandez
16 Baldomero Fernandez Autobiography Of A Fashion Designer: Ralph Rucci
1900 0983863296 / 9780983863298 HARDCOVER New 
Bauer and Dean Publishers, New York, 2011. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Slipcased. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
Laughing All the Way, Barbara Howar
17 Barbara Howar Laughing All the Way
Stein and Day 1900 0812815394 / 9780812815399 Book Club HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Stein and Day Publishers, Hardcover, 1973; Book Club Edition, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Good. "Laughing at myself is what I do best. Lord knows I have had practice, there being no city like Wasington for laughable situations, but it appears to me that I have outdistanced even politicians in my race toward the ridiculous. I wanted to make my mistakes at the top and I have. You may think it simple to play the fool in a town that pursues the activity with unrestrained zeal, but my success was no lucky accident. I have had to work making my blunders count against strong contenders through four administrations." -Barbara Howar 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Bootlegger's Boy, Barry Switzer, Bud Shrake
18 Barry Switzer, Bud Shrake Bootlegger's Boy
William Morrow & Company 1990 0688093841 / 9780688093846 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 1990, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. As head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, Barry Switzer was the fourth most successful coach in NCAA history. Both praised and reviled by the media as the "outlaw" of college football, Switzer was characterized as the "greatest rogue, pirate, hustler, and con man" ever to command a football team. Here, Switzer gets the chance to tell it all from his point of view. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Double Play, Ben & Julianna Zobrist
19 Ben & Julianna Zobrist Double Play
B&h Books 2014 1433683318 / 9781433683312 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
B&H Books, Hardcover, 2014, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. All-Star player Ben Zobrist (Tampa Bay Rays), considered one of the best all-around players in baseball, writes about the importance of his faith, life, and athletic career in Double Play. Written with his wife, Christian singer Julianna Zobrist, and MikeYorkey, best-selling author of Every Man's Battle and Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin, the book gives fans a first look into the heart of an athlete whose talent and devotion to God, family, and baseball make him one of the most loveable figures in the Major League today. 
Price: 12.95 USD
 
 
Boxcar Bertha An Autobiography As Told to Dr. Ben L. Reitman, Ben L. Reitman
20 Ben L. Reitman Boxcar Bertha An Autobiography As Told to Dr. Ben L. Reitman
Amok Press B000XJ6BZQ BOOK CLUB EDITION. Used; Very Good 
Boxcar Bertha An Autobiography As Told to Dr. Ben L. Reitman 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
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