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Vietnam: A History
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Vietnam: A History

By Stanley Karnow

The Viking Press, 1983. Hardcover. Good/Good. 6th Printing Hard cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book shows some age toning to the papers. No markings noted. Dust jacket in near good condition, shows some rubbing at edges and a small chip at top of spine. * From the book, ""The central theme of Mr. Karnow's book is that America's leaders, prompted as much by domestic politics as by global ambitions, carried the United States into Southeast Asia with little regard for the realities of the region. The Truman administration first set America's course in Vietnam by supporting France's futile effort to reimpose its rule there as a barrier against Communism; then Eisenhower pledged the nation to South Vietnam's defense; John Kennedy and his aides deepened the American commitment by their complicity in a plot that led to the assassination of President Ngo Dinh Diem; Johnson sent in hundreds of thousands of American troops; Nixon and Kissinger, finally, made the concessions that led to the Communist victory they had for so long, and at such a high price, hoped to prevent. ...is a towering achievement--history with all the drama and excitement one expects from a masterpiece that will be read for generations to come.""

$8.00

Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success
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Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success

By Ken Segall

Portfolio / Penguin, 2012. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition per number line. Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition. * From the book, ""Simplicity isn't just a design principle at Apple - it's a value that permeates every level of the organization. The obsession with Simplicity is what separates Apple from other technology companies. It's what helped Apple recover from near death in 1997 to become the most valuable company on Earth in 2011. . . .you'll be a fly on the wall inside a conference room with Steve Jobs, and on the receiving end of his midnight phone calls. You'll understand how his obsession with Simplicity helped Apple perform better and faster, sometimes saving millions in the process.""

$10.00

The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull
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The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

By Robert M. Utley

Henry Holt & Company Inc, 1993. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition. Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition. * From the book, "". . . few figures in American history have so charged the imagination or been so little understood. Years in preparation and written with an eye for significant detail, Robert Utley's vivid historical biography corrects the many misconceptions about the life of the Native American leader who resisted the full force of the U.S. government for twenty-five years. At the center of this dramatic, well-paced narrative is the flesh-and-blood Sitting Bull -- a leader of his people and a man of rare complexity. Yet to the U.S. government he was merely an obstacle: one of the last troublesome remnants of resistance to the white man's inexorable westward expansion.""

$10.00

Hitler: The Path to Power

By Charles Bracelen Flood

Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition per number line. Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition; has been price-clipped. * From the book, ""The narrative begins in 1919, when Hitler, a war-hardened lance corporal, joins a tiny new political party. Post - World War I Germany is a nation in chaos; its economy ruined, its political leadership weak, the country is ripe for radical change. Hitler and his growing legion of followers seize the moment, and over the next five years the Nazis achieve an astonishing level of influence. These are Hitler's truly formative years; he hones his skills as a public speaker, develops his monstrous theories of racial supremacy, and first imagines himself as a national savior. The German public yearns for answers, and this improbable political evangelist provides them.""

$10.00

The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice
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The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice

By Bernard B. Kerik

Regan Books, 2001. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a remainder mark on bottom text block. No other markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition. * From the book, ""The September 11 attacks marked the latest and most visible in a series of extraordinary challenges Bernard Kerik has faced throughout his singular law-enforcement career. From the sagging row houses of Paterson, New Jersey, to the cocaine fields of Colombia, from the razor wire of Rikers Island to the streets of New York City, Kerik has dedicated his life to a single goal: to fight the injustice he sees around him.""

$10.00

Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

By James Bradley

Little, Brown and Company, 2003. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition. Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition. * From the book, ""Over the remote Pacific island of Chichi Jima, nine American flyers--Navy and Marine airmen sent to bomb Japanese communications towers there--were shot down. One of those nine was miraculously rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine. The others were captured by Japanese soldiers on Chichi Jima and held prisoner. Then they disappeared. When the war was over, the American government, along with the Japanese, covered up everything that had happened on Chichi Jima. The records of a top-secret military tribunal were sealed, the lives of the eight Flyboys were erased, and the parents, brothers, sisters, and sweethearts they left behind were left to wonder.""

$10.00

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883
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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883

By Simon Winchester

HarperCollins Publishers, 2003. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First U.S. Edition. Hard cover in fine condition. Text bock clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition. * From the book, ""The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa - the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster - was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event that has only very recently been properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round the planet for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid with lurid and unsettling displays of light. The effects of the immerse waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogota and Washington, D.C., went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significant of all - in view of today's new political climate - the eruption helped to trigger in Java a wave of murderous anti-Western militancy among fundamentalist muslims: one of the first outbreaks of Islamic-inspired killings anywhere.""

$10.00

A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World
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A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World

By Carl Anderson

HarperOne, 2008. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition; has a small scratch on front cover. * From the book, ""Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, surveys the exciting and history-changing ideas of Pope John Paul II . . . By popularizing not only John Paul's vision but also that of his successor, Benedict XVI, Anderson hopes to inspire Christians to work toward creating a civilization of love. In such a civilization every person is a child of God. We are all intrinsically valuable. The battle today is between the culture of death (where people are judged by their social or economic value) and the culture of life. Anderson pushes aside religious differences in order to spread a message of hope to those who are weary of the constant turmoil of modern society. While he does specifically challenge Christians to take an active role in their faith, you do not have to be a Christian to participate in the movement toward a civilization of love.""

$10.00

A People Adrift : The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America
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A People Adrift : The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America

By Peter Steinfels

Simon & Schuster, 2005. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition. * From the book, "". . . a prominent Catholic thinker states bluntly that the Catholic Church in the United States must transform itself or suffer irreversible decline. Peter Steinfels shows how even before the recent revelations about sexual abuse by priests, the explosive combination of generational change and the thinning ranks of priests and nuns was creating a grave crisis of leadership and identity. This groundbreaking book offers an analysis not just of the church's immediate troubles but of less visible, more powerful forces working below the surface of an institution that provides a spiritual identity for 65 million Americans and spans the nation with its parishes, school, colleges and universities, hospitals, clinics, and social service agencies.""

$10.00

Climbing Chamundi Hill: 1001 Steps with a Storyteller and a Reluctant Pilgrim
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Climbing Chamundi Hill: 1001 Steps with a Storyteller and a Reluctant Pilgrim

By Glucklich, Ariel

HarperOne, 2003. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated First Edition. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Name and address of former owner on front fly leaf. Book also has a note on back fly leaf. Dust jacket in very good condition. * From the book, ""In Climbing Chamundi Hill, Ariel Glucklich takes the reader on a mystical adventure to this enchanted place. A young American tourist goes out for a jog and rests at the base of some ancient stone steps to rub his aching feet. Seeing him take off his running shoes, a retired Indian librarian stops and asks him if he, too, is preparing to make the pilgrimage up Chamundi Hill --a pilgrimage often made in bare feet. The old Indian offers to tell him some stories to pass the time - mystical stories of gods and demons, holy men and courtesans, talking animals, and charming thieves. Thus begins an unexpected journey of spiritual enlightenment for narrator and reader alike. ""

$10.00

Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy

By William Greider

Simon & Schuster, 1992. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition, has been price-clipped. * From the book, "" . . .a passionate, eye-opening challenge from a man determined to make us understand. Here is a tough-minded exploration of why we're in trouble, starting with the basic issues of who gets heard, who gets ignored, and why, Greider shows us the realities of power in Washington today, uncovering the hidden contours of relationships that link politicians with corporations and the rich and subvert the needs of ordinary citizens. He shows us how ""modern methodologies of persuasion,"" often originating in the public relations firms, direct-mail companies and opinion-polling firms that line the streets of the capital, have created a new hierarchy of influence over government decisions. He shows us today's Capitol Hill, where a lone congressman who tries to represent the public interest can find himself aligned against an army of well-paid ""authorities."" The public's belief that government serves ""a few big interests"" is not mistaken. Greider explains exactly how this has come to pass.""

$8.00

The Best of Enemies: Memoirs of Bassam Abu-Sharif and Uzi Mahnaimi

By Bassam Abu-Sharif; Uzi Mahnaimi

Little, Brown and Company, 1995. First American Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Stated First American Edition. This is an ex-library hard cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. There is a library stamp on top text and also a remainder dot. Book has a card pocket on back fly leaf. Dust jacket in good condition. * From the book, ""No one knows more about modern terrorism -- its impetus, its technology, its secrets, its inevitable tragedy -- than Bassam Abu-Sharif, a former Palestinian guerrilla, and Uzi Mahnaimi, a former Israeli spymaster. These two men, whose personal histories epitomize the struggle over Israel, were supreme practitioners of the vicious tactics characterizing the Arab-Israeli conflict. Now in a riveting double memoir, Abu-Sharif and Mahnaimi reveal life on opposing sides of the world's most bitter feud, and how they ultimately turned a cycle of violence into a search for peace.""

$8.00

Dancing with the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret
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Dancing with the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret

By Paul Glaser

Nan A. Talese, 2013. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First U.S. Edition. Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition. * From the book, ""Raised in a devout Roman Catholic family in the Netherlands, Paul Glaser was shocked to learn as an adult of his father's Jewish heritage. Grappling with his newfound identity and stunned by his father's secrecy, Paul set out to discover what had happened to his family during World War II and what had caused the long-standing rift between his father and his estranged aunt, Rosie, who moved to Sweden after the war. Piecing together his aunt's wartime diaries, photographs, and letters, Paul reconstructed the dramatic story of a woman who was caught up in the tragic sweep of World War II.""

$9.00

African American Firsts: Famous, Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America
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African American Firsts: Famous, Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America

By Joan Potter

Dafina, 2014. Soft cover. Very Good. Soft cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. * From the book, ""From ground-breaking achievements to awe-inspiring feats of excellence, this definitive resource reveals over 450 ""firsts"" by African Americans in fields as diverse as government, entertainment, education, science, medicine, law, the military, and the business world. Discover the first doctor to perform open heart surgery and the youngest person to fly solo around the world, learn about the first African Americans to walk in space, to serve two terms as President of the United States and many other wonderful and important contributions often accomplished despite poverty, discrimination, and racism.""

$10.00

Britain's Century: A Political and Social History, 1815-1905
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Britain's Century: A Political and Social History, 1815-1905

By W. D. Rubinstein

New York: Arnold, 1998. Soft cover. Very Good. Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has very minimal underlining. No other markings noted. * From the book, ""This book helps to explain Britain's pre-eminence during the nineteenth century. Uniquely amongst surveys of nineteenth-century British history, the chapters on the political history of the country from 1815 to 1905 - a substantial part of the book - are arranged by government, with the major domestic and international events of each administration clearly and lucidly explained. These chapters lay the necessary foundation for a social history that focuses particularly on issues of demography, religion, social class, and gender.""

$8.00

Lessons from the Prairie: The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on Little House
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Lessons from the Prairie: The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on Little House

By Melissa Francis

Weinstein Books, 2017. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition. Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition. * From the book, ""Melissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the world's most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie. Now, in Lessons from the Prairie, Melissa shares behind-the scenes stories from the set and inspirational yet practical life lessons learned from the show's dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout her adult life. She'll teach you her recipe for turning disaster into golden opportunity; the psychological (and financial!) benefits of staying positive; and how to be open to everyday miracles--all while peeling back the curtains of both the legendary Little House series and the wildly popular Fox News phenomenon. Whether you're a fan of her past or present television work, you'll roar at Melissa's unique brand of self-deprecating humor and walk away with the tools to lead a happier and more successful life.""

$8.00

Abba Eban: An Autobiography
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Abba Eban: An Autobiography

By Eban, Abba Solomon

New York: Random House, 1977. BCE. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book Club Edition. Hard cover in very good condition with blue boards containing gold gilt lettering on spine and author's initials on front board. Deep yellow end papers. Interior text block clean & tight; no writing, no markings. Dust jacket very good; spine sunned; no price on front flap (only other indication of BCE is blind stamped rectangle on bottom of back board near spine.) Contains two sections with 4 leaves (8 pages) each of glossy black & white photos. Concludes with an extensive Index. 628 numbered pages. * From the jacket, ""Israel's great leader and statesman [Abba Eban] now recounts his own life story. . .at once the moving personl history of one the foremeost men of our century and a behind-the-scenes, amazingly frank diplomatic history of contemporary international affairs. . . . the story of Eban the statesman and Eban the man.""

$12.00

A History of the Jews - Fifth Edition, Revised and Enlarged
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A History of the Jews - Fifth Edition, Revised and Enlarged

By Sachar, Abram Leon

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. 5th Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Stated Fifth Edition. Hard cover with blue boards; front board blind stamped with repeating small circular designs of what appears to be the tablets containing the ten commandents. Gold gilt spine lettering. Top stained blue. Interior text block clean & tight showing only mellow aging toning to the papers. Dust jacket good; shows age toning to the white of the jacket, edge wear with rubbing and chips especially to corners & fold lines; spine sun faded; loss of paper to center front as if a label was removed; light foxing to front panel. Has been price clipped. * From the Summary, ""A complete history of thirty centuries of Judaism, in which due emphasis is given to the economic, social, and environmental factors as well as to purely religious and philosophical development. With four maps.""

$14.00

How the First World War Began: The Triple Entente and the Coming of the Great War, 1914-18
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How the First World War Began: The Triple Entente and the Coming of the Great War, 1914-18

By McCullough, Edward E.

Canada: Black Rose Books, 1999. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket. Signed by Author(s). Soft cover in fine condition. Appears unread; presents as new but for light start of a crease on top of front. Interior text block clean & tight; no writing, no markings, except for the author's signature on the half-title page (signature not authenticated.) * From the book back, "" . . . attempts to understand the real causes of war and to dissociate propaganda from historical face. By reviewing the events of the pre-1914 period the responsibility of Germany for the outbreak of the war is reconsidered. . . . The centrepiece of the work is the creation of the Triple Entente."" Extensive end notes at the end of each chapter, concludes with a Bibliography and an extensive Index.

$25.00

The Truth Will Out : Unmasking the Real Shakespeare
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The Truth Will Out : Unmasking the Real Shakespeare

By James, Brenda; William D. Rubinstein

Harlow, United Kingdom: Pearson Logman, 2005. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated: First edition published in Great Britain in 2005. In addition, contains complete number line including the number one.Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition. * From the book, ""As part of a routine research project, Brenda James applied a 16th-century code-breaking technique to the Dedication to Shakespeare's Sonnets. What she discovered will stun the literary world. As her investigation continued, the evidence mounted, and her finished work reveals that the owner of the notebook, an erudite diplomat and courtier who was Ambassador to France during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, was indeed the true author of the works of Shakespeare.""

$10.00

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