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Townie: A Memoir, Andre Dubus III
1 Andre Dubus III Townie: A Memoir
W. W. Norton & Company 2011-02-28 0393064662 / 9780393064667 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First edition with full number line. This is the fifth book by Mr. Dubus and is a moving memoir of his growing up. This is his account of growing up in milltown Massachusetts, the divorce of his parents and consequent town/gown schizophrenia of his life. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Ruanaidh: The Story of Art Rooney and His Clan, Art Rooney Jr.; Roy McHugh
2 Art Rooney Jr.; Roy McHugh Ruanaidh: The Story of Art Rooney and His Clan
Art Rooney Jr. 2008-01-01 4th Paperback Collectible: Good Paperback Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription.Fourth printing fourth edition. Cover is rubbed and has edge wear. Back cover has 4" tear. Photographs. Part memoir, part anecdotal history of Pittsburgh's North Side, where the author grew up, and part football book, the book follows to its conclusion the extraordinary life of Art Rooney, Sr., the Chief. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion, Barker, Nigel
3 Barker, Nigel Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion
Harper Design 2015-02-10 0062345842 / 9780062345844 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on endpaper without inscription. First Edition, first printing. In protective clear mylar cover. Nigel Barker, fashion authority, photographer, and host of Oxygen's, The Face, presents 50 of the most influential models from the 1940s to today through a wealth of full color photographs from the worlds most renowned fashion photographers and an anecdotal text that reveals each woman's indelible place in the pantheons of fashion and popular culture. Interweaving 200 gorgeous photographs and informative and entertaining anecdotes, Models of Influence profiles 50 women who have made an unforgettable impression on fashion, the modeling industry, and our notions of beauty. Eight chronological chapters, each of which spotlight an era, feature the stories and images of women who made their mark. These include: Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Dovima, and Dorian Leigh, Twiggy, Veruschka, and Jean Shrimpton, Lauren Hutton, Iman, and Janice Dickinson, Christie Brinkley and many more. Stunning in its breadth and beauty, comprising some of the finest fashion images over the last 70 years. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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The Final Days, Bob Woodward; Carl Bernstein, Signed
4 Bob Woodward; Carl Bernstein, Signed The Final Days
Simon & Schuster 1976-05-03 0671222988 / 9780671222987 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Good Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by Bob Woodward on endpaper without inscription. First Edition with full number line. DJ is yellowed,rubbed, chipped and has 1" tear along spine(front & back). Corners bumped and dent on bottom edge, front board. The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his family, his staff, and many members of Congress strained desperately to prevent his inevitable resignation. This brilliant book reveals the ordeal of Nixon's fall from office -- one of the gravest crises in presidential history. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, Brinkley, Douglas
5 Brinkley, Douglas Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
Harper 2016-03-15 0062089234 / 9780062089236 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.Brinkley traces FDR's love for the natural world from his youth exploring the Hudson River Valley and bird watching. As America's president from 1933 to 1945, Roosevelt,consummate political strategist, established hundreds of federal migratory bird refuges and spearheaded the modern endangered species movement. He brilliantly positioned his conservation goals as economic policy to combat the severe unemployment of the Great Depression. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Spoken from the Heart Collector's Edition, Bush, Laura
6 Bush, Laura Spoken from the Heart Collector's Edition
Scribner 2010-05-04 1439195617 / 9781439195611 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
A stunning Signed Edition in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap. Leather with gilt page edges and ribbon book mark. SIGNED by author and First Lady Laura Bush; The early memoirs of Laura Lane Welch Bush (born Nov. 4, 1946), wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, First Lady of the United States from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009. 
Price: 215.00 USD
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Mexican Mural Renaissance, The: 1920-1925, Charlot, Jean
7 Charlot, Jean Mexican Mural Renaissance, The: 1920-1925
YALE University Press 1963-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Good Hardcover 
Dustjacket is rubbed chipped and has a couple of pieces missing from the toe and heel of the jacket. Small stains on outside page edges. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Sunfading on spine. 40 Photo Plts, Orange Hardback, Gilt & Brn title. One of the aftermaths of the Mexican Revolution was a rebirth of mural painting, and Jean Charlot was among the handful of artists who evolved the new idiom and endowed it with a style specifically Mexican. He has now written a history of the first five years of the movement, fortifying his memory of people and events by extensive research in private papers and governmental archives. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Hard Choices: A Memoir, Clinton, Hillary Rodham
8 Clinton, Hillary Rodham Hard Choices: A Memoir
Simon & Schuster 2014-06-10 1476751447 / 9781476751443 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain, Cross, Charles R.
9 Cross, Charles R. Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain
It Books 2014-03-18 0062308211 / 9780062308214 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. The author of the best-selling Kurt Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven examines the legacy of the Nirvana frontman and answers the question: Why does Kurt Cobain still matter 20 years after his death? 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Grace & Gumption: The Women of El Paso, Daudistel, Marcia Hatfield [Editor]
10 Daudistel, Marcia Hatfield [Editor] Grace & Gumption: The Women of El Paso
Texas Christian University Press 2011-10-20 0875654304 / 9780875654300 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Editor
Signed by editor on title page without inscription. First Edition.In protective clear mylar cover. Protective clear covers may have scratches that appear in the photograph. The Women of El Paso, thirteen contributors trace the history of El Paso from the distaff side. The women who settled El Paso faced an unusual reality. In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo changed the border, and people who were previously citizens of Mexico--living in their native country, speaking their native language--were suddenly citizens of the United States, forced to speak a foreign language. Editor Marcia Hatfield Daudistel gathers together authoritative voices who examine the bicultural identity of this city through the various roles the women assumed: artist and muse, philanthropist, healer, writer, historian, nun, suffragette, and businesswoman. The result is a new look at this city nestled between rivers, mountains, a military base, and Mexico. The women in this volume are just a few who left a legacy in El Paso. Their stories are kept alive through the memories of their families, the oral history of the Comadres, and in the history books. Their accomplishments were hard-won and required courage, persistence, inspiration, and especially grace and gumption. Contributors include Adair Margo, Mimi R. Gladstein, Yolanda Leyva, Nancy Miller Hamilton, Irasema Coronado, Lois Marchino, Deane Mansfield-Kelley, Meredith Abarca, Susan Goodman Novick, Lucy Fischer-West, Brenda Risch, Evelyn Posey, and Daudistel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Jim Plunkett Story: The Saga of a Man Who Came Back, Dave Newhouse; Jim Plunkett
11 Dave Newhouse; Jim Plunkett The Jim Plunkett Story: The Saga of a Man Who Came Back
Arbor House Pub Co 1981-09 0877953260 / 9780877953265 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. "Best Wishes" included. First edition with full number line. DJ is lightly chipped and is price clipped. Book slightly askew. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. ames William Jim Plunkett (born 1947 in San Jose, California) is a former American football quarterback who played college football for Stanford University, where he won the Heisman Trophy, and professionally for three National Football League teams: the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. He led the Raiders to two Super Bowl victories (XV and XVIII). He is the only eligible quarterback to start (and win) two Super Bowls without being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.Before Plunkett entered the NFL,he played in James Lick High School,and is in their hall of fame wall in the James Lick gymnasium,also UCLA coach Tommy Prothro had called him the best pro quarterback prospect I've ever seen, echoing Sweeney's words from the year prior. His excellent arm strength and precision made him attractive to pro teams that relied much more heavily on the passing game than most college teams of the late 1960s. In 1971, he was drafted with the first overall pick in the NFL draft by the New England Patriots (the team was still known as the Boston Patriots at the time of the draft; the name change to New England did not become official until March 21 of that year). Plunkett owns the distinction of being the only player of Hispanic heritage to be drafted with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. The Patriots finished the season at 6-8, fourth place in the AFC East. Plunkett's first game was a 20-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders, the Patriots' first regular-season contest at Schaefer Stadium. New England also influenced the AFC East championship race, as Plunkett's 88-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass to former Stanford teammate Randy Vataha on the final day of the season dropped the Baltimore Colts to a 10-4-0 record and into second place in the division behind the 10-3-1 Miami Dolphins. Two weeks before the Patriots defeated the Colts, Plunkett engineered a 34-13 victory over the Dolphins. 
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12 Dawkins, Richard An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
Ecco 2013-09-24 0062225790 / 9780062225795 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, peppered with sketches of his colorful ancestors, charming parents, and the peculiarities of colonial life right after World War II. At boarding school, despite a near-religious encounter with an Elvis record, he began his career as a skeptic by refusing to kneel for prayer in chapel. Despite some inspired teaching throughout primary and secondary school, it was only when he got to Oxford that his intellectual curiosity took full flight.Arriving at Oxford in 1959, when undergraduates left Elvis behind for Bach or the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dawkins began to study zoology and was introduced to some of the university's legendary mentors as well as its tutorial system. It's to this unique educational system that Dawkins credits his awakening, as it invited young people to become scholars by encouraging them to pose rigorous questions and scour the library for the latest research rather than textbook teaching to any kind of test. His career as a fellow and lecturer at Oxford took an unexpected turn when, in 1973, a serious strike in Britain caused prolonged electricity cuts, and he was forced to pause his computer-based research. Provoked by the then widespread misunderstanding of natural selection known as group selection and inspired by the work of William Hamilton, Robert Trivers, and John Maynard Smith, he began to write a book he called, jokingly, my bestseller. It was, of course, The Selfish Gene.Here, for the first time, is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist, and the story of how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the twentieth century. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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The Doles: Unlimited Partners, Dole, Robert; Dole, Elizabeth; Smith, Richard Norton
13 Dole, Robert; Dole, Elizabeth; Smith, Richard Norton The Doles: Unlimited Partners
Simon & Schuster (Juv) 1988-02-01 0671602020 / 9780671602024 Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Good Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by Bob and Elizabeth Dole on dedication page without inscription. DJ is rubbed, chipped and torn. Remainder mark on bottom edge of book is Simon and Schuster stamp of man. The Doles is their joint autobiography a look at Washington at the highest levels, an account of a marriage that has thrived in the pressure cooker of Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Last Great Ape: A Journey Through Africa and a Fight for the Heart of the Continent, Signed, Drori, Ofir; McDannald, David
14 Drori, Ofir; McDannald, David The Last Great Ape: A Journey Through Africa and a Fight for the Heart of the Continent, Signed
Pegasus 2012-04-01 1605983276 / 9781605983271 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by McDannald on title page without inscription. An epic journey through Africa by a man who fell in love with a magical and disappearing world and then transformed himself into a warrior on the front lines to protect it. Staging heart-pounding, espionage-style raids, Ofir Drori and his organization, The Last Great Ape (LAGA), have put countless poachers and traffickers of endangered species behind bars, and they have fought back against a Kafkaesque culture of corruption. Before Ofir arrived in Cameroon, no one had ever even tried.The Last Great Ape follows a young Ofir on fantastical adventures as he crosses remote African lands by camel, on a horse, and in dug-out canoes, while living with exotic tribes and struggling against nature at its rawest: charging elephants and hyenas, flash floods, and the need to eat river algae and snails to stay alive. The story moves from places of extreme beauty to those of the darkest horror: the war zones of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Ofir begins to work as a photojournalist in order to expose his shocking encounter with war victims and child soldiers. His experiences forge in him a resolution to become an activist and to fight for justice. The search for a cause eventually leads him to Cameroon. When Ofir discovers that no one is fighting to disprove Jane Goodall's dark prophesy that apes in the wild will be extinct in twenty years, he decides that he is the man to step in; because he knows he can make a difference, he sees it as his responsibility. And LAGA is born. The Last Great Ape is a story of the fight against extinction and the tragedy of endangered worlds, not just of animals but of people struggling to hold onto their culture. The book reveals the intense beauty and strife that exist side by side in Africa, and Ofir makes the case that activism and dedication to a cause are still relevant in a cynical modern world. This dramatic story is one of courage and hope and, most importantly, a search for meaning. 
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My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll, Ellefson, David; McIver, Joel; Cooper, Alice [Foreword]
15 Ellefson, David; McIver, Joel; Cooper, Alice [Foreword] My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll
Howard Books 2013-10-29 1451699883 / 9781451699883 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by David Ellefson on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. FAITH, HOPE, AND HEAVY METAL In My Life with Deth, cofounder and bassist of Mega­deth David Ellefson reveals the behind-the-scenes details of life in one of the world's most popular heavy metal bands. If you're looking for revelations, they're here, including the drug habits that brought the band members to their knees. You'll learn of David's unsuc­cessful attempts at rehab and the period when he was strung out on methadone, cocaine, and heroin all at the same time. But My Life with Deth is far more than just another memoir of debauchery. Ellefson also shares the story of his faith journey, which began when he decided his only choice for survival was to get free from his addic­tion. In his recovery, he returned to his childhood roots in the Lutheran church and embraced his Christianity that continues to inform his life and work today. In the pages of this book, you'll find insightful comments from some of the biggest names in heavy metal, along with life lessons for every reader. Whether religious or not, you'll be enthralled, informed, and inspired by this tell-all book on discovering meaning in a life of rock and roll. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Bella Starr, the Bandit Queen, Or, the Female Jesse James : a Full and Authentic History of the Dashing Female Highwayman : with Copious Extracts from Her Journal, Fox, Richard K.
16 Fox, Richard K. Bella Starr, the Bandit Queen, Or, the Female Jesse James : a Full and Authentic History of the Dashing Female Highwayman : with Copious Extracts from Her Journal
Austin, TX: The Steck Company 1960-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
First Edition 1960 Facsimile Reproductin of the First Edition with Preface, Photographs, and Elizabeth Rice Bauknight illustrations added. New Material Copyright, 1960 Contains many color and b&w illustrations, plastic protective cover that is missing a section at the top of the spine and back cover, clean body and unmarked text. Spine slightly discolored. Original slipcase has fading, with general shelf and edge wear. Barely any shelf wear to book, the only flaw would be a dark spot on endpaper and front board. Reprint of the rare 1889 edition. Advertising, b/w and color illustrations and photos. Printed on pink and white paper. A full and authentic history of the dashing female highwayman, with copious extracts from her journal. When Steck Co. did reprint, R. H. Porter wrote the preface an indicated that may of the stories that were compiled could not be proved. Short accounts of Belle Starr are found in most of the books on Western desperadoes. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Garvey, Garvey, Steve
17 Garvey, Steve Garvey
Crown 1986-03-12 0812912721 / 9780812912722 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. Stated First Edition. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.Steve Garvey, 1974 NL MVP and world series winner has been one of baseball's most consistently brilliant performers, one of the game's genuine superstars. This is his inside story from a dedicated professional, a clear thinker who doesn't hold back in his criticism of those he believes threaten the game he sincerely loves. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, Goodwin, Doris Kearns
18 Goodwin, Doris Kearns The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Simon & Schuster 2013-11-05 141654786X / 9781416547860 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. The historic decade of the Progressive Era, told through the friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Both were driven men and the nation was going through a tumultuous time, both politically and economically. The story of their friendship, it's destiny, and the aftermath is captivating and Goodwins much anticipated book is of historical significance. Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Breaking the Surface:, Greg Louganis
19 Greg Louganis Breaking the Surface:
Random House 1995 0679437037 / 9780679437031 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author without inscription First Edition. Dust jacket is bumped on toe and heel of spine. Story of Greg Louganis, Olympic diver. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court, Griner, Brittney; Hovey, Sue
20 Griner, Brittney; Hovey, Sue In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court
It Books 2014-04-08 0062309331 / 9780062309334 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on half title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. Laid in flyer with Brittney pictured shooting a basket ball. The flyer is from Proud to Change the Game, Proud to be herself campaign for Human Rights. Hailed by ESPN as the world's most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner has been shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries ever since she burst onto the nation. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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