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Isaac Babel the Lonely Years  1925-1939 Unpublished stories and correspondence, Babel, Nathalie & Andrew R. MacAndrew
1 Babel, Nathalie & Andrew R. MacAndrew Isaac Babel the Lonely Years 1925-1939 Unpublished stories and correspondence
Farrar Straus 1964 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Orange cover with black cloth spine.Some browning to endpapers due to age. Dust in mylar cover. The Lonely Years, a collection of private correspondence, is essential to an understanding of Isaac Babel's life and works. Babel rose to fame in 1920s Russia for such books as Red Cavalry and Odessa Stories. But as Stalin's regime grew repressive, he found it increasingly difficult to write or publish. He was finally arrested in 1939, never to be heard from again. Alternately tender and biting, and accompanied by nine stories from the "lonely years," these letters show an individual laboring against all odds to remain true to his craft and ideals. This edition contains a new introduction, based on previously unreleased information from the KGB files. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 402 pages 
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True Steel - The story of George Matthew Verity, Borth, Christy
2 Borth, Christy True Steel - The story of George Matthew Verity
Bobbs-Merrill 1941 Limited Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red leather cover with gold lettering. In red slipcase. Some browning to gutters of endpapers, otherwise very clean. "this book is one of a limited special edition prepared for my most intimate associates, dearest friends, and loved ones." Inscribed to Aunt Nora Carney, Devoted & most beloved friend" and signed by George Verity. "George Matthew Verity was the founder of the American Rolling Mill Company (Armco) and developed it into Middletown's (Ohio) major industrial concern. Verity was the son of a minister." His grandson Calvin William Verity, Jr. was U.S. Secretary of Commerce between 1987 and 1989 under then President Ronald Regan. Fully indexed. Scarce if not Rare. ; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; Signed by Biographee 
Price: 64.97 USD
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3 Chadwick, William The Life and Times of Daniel De Foe; With Remarks Digressive and Discursive
John Russell Smith 1859 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good 
Red cloth binding has freying and hinges weak. Otherwise very good condition and clean contents. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages 
Price: 26.97 USD
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4 Daly, Joseph Francis The Life of Augustin Daly
New York , NY The Macmillan Company 1917 1st Thus; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold decorative print. Inscribed by author. Back cover has stain. Otherwise clean. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 672 pages 
Price: 42.54 USD
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5 Epstein, Edward Jay Legend. the Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald
McGraw-Hill 1978 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Readers Digest Press edition from McGraw-Hill. Book has minor spots to edges otherwise book and dust in excellent condition. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 382 pages 
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George Washington  the forge of experience, 1732-1775., Flexner, James Thomas
6 Flexner, James Thomas George Washington the forge of experience, 1732-1775.
Little, Brown 1965 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. "George Washington: The Forge of Experience (1732-1775)" covers roughly the first two-thirds of Washington's life, ending at the earliest stages of the American Revolution. The book was written with an often dry, now-dated style but provides a remarkably thorough account of Washington's formative years, tracing his steps in detail from early childhood into his mid-40s. This was a fascinating period for Washington, and you cannot help but feel slightly voyeuristic watching the strong-willed but often clumsy Washington evolve throughout his earliest military and social campaigns.It quickly becomes clear to the reader that the biography was scrupulously well-researched (no surprise, given Flexner's reputation), though it occasionally lapses into too much detail on seemingly trivial matters.Besides telling the story of Washington's early accomplishments and tribulations, this volume provides liberal doses of insightful analysis and interpretation, but without being haphazardly laced with the author's bias or opinion.Particularly interesting to me was the relationship between Washington and his mother (she could hardly be described as a supportive, empowering role model) and his often inept attempts to promote his burgeoning military career with the assistance of various Virginia politicians of the day. One hardly suspects a future president in the making when eavesdropping on Washington's awkward pleas, admonitions and diatribes with various colonial officials and military superiors.Overall, this volume is not intended as a fast-paced review of Washington's early life. For someone looking for an easy read-on-the-beach, this book may not be the right choice. But for the committed reader intent on getting to know Washington during his earliest and most formative years, this is a fascinating book.Read more2 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseA customer4.0 out of 5 starsEverything you wanted to know about Washington pre-1775December 23, 1998Format: HardcoverThis is a remarkably complete account of Washington's early life, with a strong emphasis on his military experiences and domestic life . Pretty well written, Flexner is a tough but fair biographer who does not shrink from criticism yet does not sink to cheap-shot debunking. It is also a little old (33 years) and could possibly stand a revision, especially in light of more recent scholarship. Major complaints include a miserable selection of maps, a sometimes boring writing style, and a focus on the trivial, such as how much Washington paid for a carriage imported from England. Overall, the book is a decent, balanced summary of Washington's life and a good introduction to the other three volumes in the series which contain much more interesting subject matter.7 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseCandace Scott3.0 out of 5 starsOutdated and ploddingJanuary 11, 2001Format: HardcoverThis is part of a four-volume series of George Washington's life and this is the initial installment, covering his early years. Flexner's narrative takes the reader up to the first shots of the Revolutionary War. Despite the fact that there is a plethora of interesting material on Washington's youth and young manhood, this book is singularly flat and written in a plodding style. It is generally reliable and accurate, but one yearns for a more enlightened and exciting presentation. This is the personification of how history is usually taught: in a manner not designed to capture the reader or the student.One strong point is that Flexner successfully presents a balanced portrait of Washington. Any bias from the author is thankfully masked from the reader. When Washington deserves criticism or censure, the author soberly dispenses it. Praise and plaudits are similarly given. If you are deeply interested in Washington's early years, this is an adequate and trustworthy source. But if you are merely dabbling in Washington and prefer a swifter narrative, then this is not a recommended selection.15 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseNathan W. Casebolt4.0 out of 5 starsLimited but UsefulDecember 18, 2007Format: HardcoverWell-written, personable, somewhat condensed account of George Washington's first 43 years of life. Covers the period from Washington's birth to his appointment as the commander-in-chief of the (yet unformed) Continental Army. Flexner's criticism of Washington's youthful deficiencies in the French and Indian War are particularly cogent, while the author's obvious admiration of his subject dissipates any fear of authorial axe-grinding.3 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseA. F. A. Rijt5.0 out of 5 starsVery interesting and pleant to readNovember 12, 2003Format: Audio CassetteI also own Freeman's solid and much recommended biography of Washington (which I haven't read yet). This biography looks more comprehensive but I certainly enjoyed reading Flexner's view on Washington. I think he succeeded in bringing to life this complicated person. The text is well-documented but also very interesting to read. It is more than a lot of facts about Washington; it is a very good interpretation of his life and work. I think this is what a biography should be: based on the facts and with references to notes and liteature but with an original interpretation. (reviewer) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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The Lives of Winfield Scott and Andrew Jackson., Headley, Joel Tyler
7 Headley, Joel Tyler The Lives of Winfield Scott and Andrew Jackson.
Charles Scribner 1852 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Brown cover is very worn and cloth spine is bady torn. Contents clean with some foxing. Engravings of Jackson and Scott has heavy foxing. 
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8 Lorenz, Clarissa M. Lorelei Two: My Life with Conrad Aiken
Atlanta, Georgia The University of Georgia Press 1983 0820306614 / 9780820306612 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Green cover with silver print. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Fully Indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages 
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Smithy  The Kingsford-Smith story, McNally, Ward
9 McNally, Ward Smithy The Kingsford-Smith story
Cranbury, N. J. A. S. Barnes 1967 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Stated first american edition. Yellow cover, black print. Fully Indexed. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC, AFC (9 February 1897 8 November 1935), often called by his nickname Smithy, was an early Australian aviator. In 1928, he earned global fame when he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand, and the first eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States. He also made a flight from Australia to London, setting a new record of 10.5 days. ; Cartoons; 190 pages 
Price: 11.47 USD
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Samuel de Champlain  Father of New France, Morison, Samuel Eliot
10 Morison, Samuel Eliot Samuel de Champlain Father of New France
Bristol, Ct Little, Brown and Company 1972 0316583995 / 9780316583992 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First edition stated. Very clean. Citing frequently from Champlain's own published accounts of his explorations of New France, Legare chronicles Champlain's intense efforts to publicize, map, and colonize the northeastern shores of North America and the valley of the St. Lawrence. From 1603 until his death in 1635, Samuel de Champlain devoted all of his energies to giving France a foothold in the New World. Fully indexed.; Illustrations 
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11 Reid, Bertha Westbrook Wallace Reid His life story
New York Sorg Pub. Co 1923 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold print shows spotting Very rare account of Wallace Reid by his mother. William Wallace Reid was named the silent "screens most perfect lover" by Motion Picture Magazine. Born William Wallace Reid in St. Louis, Missouri into a show business family, his mother Bertha Westbrook was an actress and his father, Hal Reid(1860-1920), worked successfully in a variety of theatrical jobs, travelling the country. As a boy, Wallace Reid was performing on stage at an early age but acting was put on hold while he obtained an education at Freehold Military School in Freehold, New Jersey. A gifted all-around athlete, Reid participated in a number of sports while also following an interest in music, learning to play the piano, banjo, drums, and the violin. As a teenager, he spent time in Wyoming where he learned to be an outdoorsman.Reid was drawn to the burgeoning motion picture industry by his father who would shift from the theatre to acting, writing, and directing films. In 1910, a 19-year-old Wallace Reid appeared in his first motion picture called The Phoenix. while working on location in Oregon making The Valley of the Giants (1919), Reid was injured in a train wreck and in order to keep on filming he was prescribed morphine for his pain. The powerful drug almost immediately led to a deadly addiction but Reid kept on working at a frantic pace in films that were growing more physically demanding and changing from 15-20 minutes in duration to as much as an hour. Reid's morphine dependency deepened at a time when proper help for any form of addiction was non-existent. By late 1922, his health had deteriorated badly and after contracting the flu, he fell into a coma from which he never recovered.Dead at age thirty-one, Wallace Reid was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.Unlike the self-destructive behavior of other stars of that era such as Barbara La Marr, Jack Pickford, and Jeanne Eagels whose death resulted from drugs and/or alcohol abuse, historical records point to Wallace Reid being a victim of medical ignorance. (Wikipedia). Very Rare.; Photos; 104 pages 
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The Pictorial Edition of the Life & Discoveries of David Livingstone, Ritchie, J. Ewing & leighton bros.
12 Ritchie, J. Ewing & leighton bros. The Pictorial Edition of the Life & Discoveries of David Livingstone
London A. Fullarton & Co. 1877 First Edition (?); First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by leighton bros. 
A single volume only. Looks as if last few pages are missing. Beautiful Color plate wood engravings and black and white engravings, some full page.. Hinges library taped. Heavy foxing to Title page and other pages and text pages browning from age. Some of the color engraving and black and white engravings including those of Livingston, Stanley, Rev. Moffat, Murchison, and various native scenes are excellent and suitable for framing. Former owner signature in front with date 1877. ; Color Engravings; 
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13 Schweitzer, Albert Albert Schweitzer, Werden Und Wirken
Jung-Stilling-Verlag 1954 First Impression Hardcover Fine in Good dust jacket 
Scarce edition. 103 pages. Text is wirtten in German. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Brodart Covered; 
Price: 27.97 USD
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The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky, Serge, Victor & Natalia Sedova Trotsky
14 Serge, Victor & Natalia Sedova Trotsky The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky
Basic Books 1975 0465039421 / 9780465039425 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and dust in very good condition. Dust in Mylar cover. Translated by Arnold J. Pomerans. Leon Trotsky[a] born Lev Davidovich Bronstein;[b] 1879 21 August 1940) was a Russian revolutionary, Marxist theorist, and Soviet politician whose particular strain of Marxist thought is known as Trotskyism, (Wikipedia); 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages 
Price: 16.97 USD
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The Great Lazarus, Skelton, Red
15 Skelton, Red The Great Lazarus
Skelton Publications 1986 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Published 1986. By the great comedian Red Skelton. Dust has small chip at top otherwise clean and bright book and dust. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
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16 Stuart, F. P. Piang The Moro Chieftain
New York , NY Julian Messner, Inc. 1941 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Robison, Robert 
Cover lightly soiled. Clean contents. Tight binding. Rare. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 293 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Mister Junior The story of Joseph F. Cullman, Jr., Wertenbaker, Lael Tucker
17 Wertenbaker, Lael Tucker Mister Junior The story of Joseph F. Cullman, Jr.
Pageant Press 1960 1258393522 / 9781258393526 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Original 1960 hardcover edition. Tan cover with gold lettering. Books looks almost new. Dust has rubs and small chips to edges. Now in Mylar cover for protection. ; Photography; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 160 pages 
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Get a Shot of Rhythm and Blues   The Arthur Alexander Story, Younger, Richard
18 Younger, Richard Get a Shot of Rhythm and Blues The Arthur Alexander Story
Tuscaloosa, AL University Alabama Press 2000 0817310231 / 9780817310233 Various Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
As New condition never read. Fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking.; 0.91 x 9.24 x 6.23 Inches; 248 pages 
Price: 22.97 USD
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