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A Moral Military, Axinn, Sidney
1 Axinn, Sidney A Moral Military
Temple University Press 1990 0877227802 / 9780877227809 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
; 0.75 x 9.25 x 6.25 Inches; 230 pages; Should a good soldier ever disobey a direct military order? Are there restrictions on how we fight a war? What is meant by 'military honor', and does it really affect the contemporary soldier? Is human dignity possible under battlefield conditions? Sidney Axinn considers these basic ethical questions within the context of the laws of warfare and answers 'yes' to each of these questions. In this study of the conduct of war, he examines actions that are honorable or dishonorable and provides the first full-length treatment of the military conventions from a philosophical point of view. Axinn gives a philosophical analysis of the 'Laws of Warfare' as found in the Hague and Geneva Conventions, which have been agreed to by almost every nation in the world. The aims of his study are to establish a basic twentieth-century framework for moral military action and to assist military personnel in analyzing their won professional ethic.Stating that moral reasoning is required by people in military uniform in a wide variety of situations, the author examines the question of the limits of military obedience. Axinn argues for the seriousness of the concept of military honor but limits honorable military activity by a strict interpretation of the notion of war crime. Major chapters deal with military honor, prisoners of war, spying, war crimes, the dirty-hands theory of command, nuclear weapons, terrorism, and covert operations. This philosophical study of the line between honorable and dishonorable military action cautions that in compliance with the war conventions professional military personnel and knowledgeable civilians must not lose their moral nerve nor abandon honor to satisfy immoral political requests. Author note: Sidney Axinn is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. 
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Artifice and Indeterminacy  An Anthology of New Poetics, Beach, Christopher
2 Beach, Christopher Artifice and Indeterminacy An Anthology of New Poetics
University Alabama Press 1998 0817309462 / 9780817309466 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Looks Never Read! Still in shrink wrap. ; Modern & Contemporary Poetics; 392 pages;

Artifice and Indeterminacy gathers the strongest and most representative writings of the past two decades and shows more clearly than ever before the depth and breadth of contemporary American poetics. Collectively, these essays break with conventional interpretive frameworks and traditional generic boundaries of poetry to give fresh voice to the poetics of our time.

Neither dismissive of the aesthetic value(s) of poetry, nor reluctant to articulate the ways in which aesthetic evaluation is complicated by the mediating influences of history, culture, class, gender, race, and academic status, the writers presented in this anthology celebrate the artifice of the poetic text while also accepting as a given the indeterminacy of its inception and reception.
Individual pieces range in style and approach from theoretical writings to discussions of individual poets such as Emily Dickinson, Louis Zukofsky, and Bob Kaufman. The authors consider such critical issues as gender and the possibilities of a feminist poetics, the textual politics of race and class, and the broader implications of an avant-garde practice.


Section 1: Form/Syntax/Speech

Charles Bernstein

Bob Perelman

Barrett Watten

Michael Davidson

Marjorie Perloff

Section 2: Pattern/Experience/Song

David Antin

Leslie Scalapino

Lyn Hejinian

John Taggart

Section 3: Institutions and Ideology

James Sherry

Ron Silliman

Steve McCaffery

Hank Lazer

Nathaniel Mackey

Maria Damon

Section 4: Poetics and Gender

Rae Armantrout

Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Susan Howe

Price: 19.97 USD
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Chalice to the sky, Billinger, Lois White
3 Billinger, Lois White Chalice to the sky
Philadelphia PA Dorrance 1953 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed on endpaper. Blue cover with gold lettering. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Very clean. Signed by author. Rare. ; Contemporary poets of Dorrance series; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 80 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 24.97 USD
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Checkmate  (Author Signed), Bodman, Karna Small
4 Bodman, Karna Small Checkmate (Author Signed)
Forge Books 2007 0765315424 / 9780765315427 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author. Dr. Cameron Talbot has invented a breakthrough technology to defend against cruise missiles. But she needs support from skeptical company officers, funding from a reluctant Congress, and help from the White House to develop her life-saving project. Lt. Col. Hunt Daniels, detailed from the Pentagon to the White House National Security Council to investigate Dr. Talbots work, sees the potential of the invention. The fact that hes attracted to the brilliant scientist adds one more dimension to his interest in her work. But disaster is brewing overseas as militants in the disputed Kashmir region of India steal a series of missiles from sympathizers in the Pakistani military and launch one against India. At the same time, they send one of their agents to Washington, D.C., to steal Dr. Talbots technology so they can protect themselves when their enemies retaliate. The scientist and the NSC staffer find themselves enmeshed in terrorist plots and political wrangling at the highest levels. With scenes in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Capitol Hill, Georgetown restaurants, and Washington dinner parties, as well as action in Kashmir, New Delhi, and at the Taj Mahal, the tension and intrigue escalate until two nuclear-armed countries stand at the brink of war.; 1.2 x 9.4 x 6.3 Inches; 336 pages; Signed by Author 
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Men, Monkeys and Missing Links, Brown, Arthur I.
5 Brown, Arthur I. Men, Monkeys and Missing Links
Findlay, OH Fundamental Truth Publishers c1921 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Grey booklet with black print. Very clean. Scarce. This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Arthur Brown was a Canadian physician turned Baptist preacher, who began writing on evolutionary themes in the 1920's. This volume is an early critique of some of the 'missing links' in early 20th century human evolutionary thought, which includes some of the 'missing links' that were later proven to be contemporary hoaxes.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 39 pages 
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Fat Tuesday  (Author Signed), Brown, Sandra
6 Brown, Sandra Fat Tuesday (Author Signed)
New York Warner Books 1997 0446516325 / 9780446516327 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown's latest romantic thriller is set against the lively and decadent backdrop of New Orleans--where, to avenge the acquittal of his partner's murderer, a policeman kidnaps the defense lawyer's wife. Scarce. ; 1.5 x 9.1 x 6.1 Inches; p; Signed by Author 
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BARBARA BUSH (Author Signed)  A Memoir, Bush, Barbara
7 Bush, Barbara BARBARA BUSH (Author Signed) A Memoir
New York , NY Charles Scribners Sons 1994 0025196359 / 9780025196353 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Violet cover. Dust not price clipped. Original signature on bookplate in addition to machine signature. Very clean almost new condition. Mrs. Bush was an engaging women that through adversity and trial will be remembered for her strength and poise. After her husband (President George H.W. Bush) finished his presidency she became a well known speaker and advoate for literacy. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Rare signed copy.; Photos; 1.9 x 9.56 x 6.52 Inches; 512 pages;

Barbara Bush is certainly among the most popular First Ladies ever to live in the White House. Politics aside, people worldwide have come to admire her wit, her candor and compassion, as well as her unswerving devotion to her husband and children.

In her memoir, Mrs. Bush for the first time gives readers a very private look at a life lived in the public eye for more than twenty-five years. She begins with a compelling portrait of her early years, including: growing up in Rye, New York, and meeting George Bush; life as a young bride and mother, moving far away from home to West Texas; and the almost unbearable pain of losing a child.

With contemporary American history as the backdrop, Mrs. Bush remembers the shock of learning that her fiancé has been shot down in the Pacific during World War II; the disbelief when a black friend is refused service in a Southern restaurant in the 1950s; and the fear when she is caught in the middle of a student protest march in the 1960s.

She recounts her years in public life, from first moving to Washington when George Bush was elected to Congress; to her experience living in New York as the wife of the Ambassador to the United Nations and in China as wife of the U.S. envoy. She talks candidly about the ups and downs of three presidential campaigns and describes her role as the wife of the Vice President, culminating in the climactic White House years.

Drawing upon excerpts from her diary, which she has compiled for more than thirty years, Mrs. Bush takes us behind the scenes of the Persian Gulf conflict and the end of the Cold War. She talks about both the Bushes' struggle to overcome Graves' disease and how she faced the controversy that erupted at Wellesley College before her commencement speech.

Through the friendships she developed over the years with world leaders and their spouses, we meet and get to know the Gorbachevs, the Thatchers, the Mitterrands, the Mubaraks, and many others. And she tells us why she threw so much of her energy and compassion behind the important cause of making more Americans literate.

This memoir includes hundreds of the funny, often self-deprecating, and occasionally touching anecdotes for which Mrs. Bush is well known: surprising a rat while swimming in the White House pool; accidentally stomping on Boris Yeltsin's foot under the table during a state dinner; wearing a $29 pair of shoes for her husband's inaugural ball.

She also talks about the disappointments of the 1992 presidential campaign and the joys of rediscovering private life, including driving and cooking again for the first time in twelve years.

This is a warm and funny memoir that will charm Mrs. Bush's millions of admirers and earn her many more.; Signed by Author 
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Jimmy Carter The Virtues of Aging (Author Signed), Carter, Jimmy
8 Carter, Jimmy Jimmy Carter The Virtues of Aging (Author Signed)
New York , NY The Ballantine Publishing Group 1998 0345428269 / 9780345428264 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Buff cover with reddish brown spine and gold print. Dust jacket in mylar (clear plastic) cover! Signed by President Carter on title page. Dust jacket not price clipped. Collector's piece! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 69.97 USD
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The Old Buzzard Had It Coming  (Author Signed), Casey, Donis
9 Casey, Donis The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Author Signed)
Scottsdale, AZ Poisoned Pen Press 2005 1590581490 / 9781590581490 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. One winter evening in 1912, in the woods outside of Boynton, Oklahoma, abusive and drunken Harley Day surprises his son John Lee and the neighbor girl Phoebe Tucker in a lovers' tryst. An hour later, when John Lee walks his beloved home, Phoebe's mother, Alafair Tucker, suspects that something is amiss. How could she know her daughter has been involved in a violent confrontation that will make Phoebe and her beau murder suspects?At supper that evening, over bowls of soupy beans and buttery cornbread, Alafair, her husband Shaw, and their nine lively children, much amused that Phoebe has a boyfriend, discuss the unfortunate Day family. The Days are tormented by their evil father, who beats his wife, mistreats his children, and wastes their money. The mother is helpless, and the eldest daughter, Maggie Ellen, has run away, leaving only 19-year-old John Lee and his 13-year-old sister Naomi to care for the younger children and keep the family from destitution.Then... well, the old buzzard had it coming!This Best Unpublished Mystery of 2004 (The Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc.) is the first in a new series. ; An Alafair Tucker Mystery; 0.9 x 8.6 x 5.6 Inches; 226 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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10 Cawood, Chris; Seale, Gaynell The Spring of '68 (Author Signed)
Magnolia Hill Press 1998 0964223155 / 9780964223158 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Like new. Autographed and numbered copy. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover ; 0.9 x 9.35 x 6.28 Inches; 216 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 9.97 USD
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The Narrows  (Author Signed), Connelly, Michael
11 Connelly, Michael The Narrows (Author Signed)
Little, Brown and Company 2004 0316155306 / 9780316155304 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and Signed by Author on Title Page. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years.The Poet has returned.Years earlier she worked on the famous case tracking the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten the Poet-and apparently he has not forgotten her. Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too, from an old friend whose husband recently died.The death appeared natural, but this man's ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep.What he finds leads him into the most terrifying situation he has ever encountered. So begins the most deeply compelling, frightening, and masterful novel Michael Connelly has ever written, placing Harry Bosch squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles's history. This spectacularly dramatic and shocking novel will have Michael Connelly's readers desperately hungry for the next book from 'one of America's best writers' (Cleveland Plain Dealer). ; 1.5 x 9 x 6.5 Inches; 416 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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Sharpe's Triumph Richard Sharpe and the BAttle of Assaye, September 1803, Cornwell, Bernard
12 Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's Triumph Richard Sharpe and the BAttle of Assaye, September 1803
London Harper Collins 1998 0002256304 / 9780002256308 1st UK; 1st Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
This is not an exlibrary, does not have price clipped, and is in excellent condition. Very clean contents, probably read only once. Now in mylar archival dust cover to preserve condition. Has slight tilt. With the return of the brave English sergeant Richard Sharpe--here, to battle the mercenary forces of the Mahratta confederation in India in 1803--Bernard Cornwell claims his rightful place alongside Patrick O'Brian as a contemporary master of historical narrative. Sharpe's Triumph is a riveting story of betrayal and revenge that showcases the deft blend of suspenseful military adventure and sweeping historical detail that has made each new installment of the Richard Sharpe series a number one bestseller in Great Britain and around the world. In the four years since he earned his sergeant's stripes at the bloody siege of Seringapatam, young Richard Sharpe has lead a peaceful existence. But this relatively easy life meets with a brutal end when he is the sole survivor of a murderous attack at the hands of Major William Dodd, a cold-blooded English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the mercenary forces of the Mahratta confederation.Sharpe rises from the killing field at Fort Chasalgaon vowing to avenge his dead comrades, even if it means pursuing the turncoat Dodd to the very ends of the continent. It is a quest that takes him deep into the heart of enemy territory, where the accepted rules of engagement have been discarded, where ever-shifting loyalties create an environment of dangerous uncertainty, forcing Sharpe to guard against attacks from enemy and friend.The paths of treachery ultimately lead to the small village of Assaye, where Sharpe's company joins the army of Sir Arthur Wellesley--the future Duke of Wellington--to take on the Mahratta horde. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley bravely seizes an unexpected geographical advantage and charges into the white heat of a battle that will make his reputation. It is a bloody confrontation that will make Sharpe's name, too--but first he must survive the carnage and live to tell the tale of what will be remembered as one of the greatest battles of its century. May have minor dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time otherwise as new condition.; 400 pages 
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Recollections of a Long Life  an Autobiography, Cuyler, Theodore Ledyard
13 Cuyler, Theodore Ledyard Recollections of a Long Life an Autobiography
Baker & Taylor 1902 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Brown Cover with gilt print. Uneven cut pages. Theodore Ledyard Cuyler (January 10, 1822 February 26, 1909) was a leading Presbyterian minister and religious writer in the United States. Cuyler was born at Aurora, New York, but his father died before he was five years old.[1] Cuyler graduated from Princeton University in 1841 and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1846. He first became a pastor in Burlington, New Jersey.[2] Successful in reviving the flagging church, he was called in 1853 as pastor of the Market Street Dutch Reformed Church in New York City. His success there led to Cuyler's installation in 1860 as the pastor of the Park Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, from which he oversaw the construction of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church a block away. Completed in 1862, the church served the largest Presbyterian congregation in the United States. Cuyler's friends and acquaintances included a staggeringly large number of other contemporary notables, including Horatius Bonar, Samuel Hanson Cox, Phillips Brooks, Horace Bushnell, Horace Greely, James McCosh, Gilbert Haven, Joseph Addison Alexander, Albert Barnes, William E. Dodge, Newman Hall, Richard Salter Storrs, Philip Schaff, Stephen H. Tyng, Charles Spurgeon, Benjamin M. Palmer, D. L. Moody, Charles G. Finney, President Benjamin Harrison, Vice President Henry Wilson, and Prime Minister William Gladstone.; 7.50 X 5.20 X 1.30 inches; 356 pages 
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Last days of Knickerbocker life in New York, Dayton, Abram C
14 Dayton, Abram C Last days of Knickerbocker life in New York
New York , NY G.W. Harlan 1882 First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Green cover with gold print. Wonderfully written about the period of the 1830"s in New York. Book was published after the author's death in 1877 when the manuscript was found in his belongings. It was written during the 1830"s when the author was a contemporary of the period. A lot of references to New York. "Albion, St. Marks, Lafayette, Waverly, Washington and other grand places wee inaugurated through the instrumentality of "wild cat" tenders, and grandfathers simple Knickerbocker home was abandoned for more sumptuous residence in fashionable quarters ." Front hinge starting to crack otherwise fine condition.. Rare. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 275 pages; p 
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The Niobara Service Book from the Book of Common Prayer of 1929 / Niobrara Wocekiye Wowapi, Deanery, Niobrara
15 Deanery, Niobrara The Niobara Service Book from the Book of Common Prayer of 1929 / Niobrara Wocekiye Wowapi
South Dakota Niobrara Deanery 1937 Revised Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Black cover with gilt print. Contemporary black cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Niobrara Deanery, South Dakota Obaspe. The Bishop White Prayer Book Society underwrote the publcation of the Niobara Service Book in the Dakota language for use of the Indians in South Dakota. The original translation was done in the late 19th century. Exlibrary from the Diocesan library at Church House Philadelphia when it closed. Rare. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 368 pages 
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Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime  A Novel (Author Signed), Dunning, John
16 Dunning, John Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime A Novel (Author Signed)
New York Scribner 2001 0743201957 / 9780743201957 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
As new condition. Signed on title page with silver ink! "John Dunning, one of the master storytellers of our time, has written a hauntingly evocative tale of suspense. Set during WWII, Two O"Clock, Eastern Wartime transports the reader. The mystery, romance, the music the voices of that era's radio, econ in memory long after the last page is turned." Linda Fairstein, author. This is a collectors grade book! ; 1.58 x 9.46 x 6.31 Inches; 480 pages; Signed by Author 
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10-lb. Penalty  (Author Signed), Francis, Dick
17 Francis, Dick 10-lb. Penalty (Author Signed)
Putnam 1997 0399143025 / 9780399143021 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
; 1.4 x 8.9 x 5.9 Inches; 273 pages; Signed by Author 
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Flashman And The Angel Of The Lord, Fraser, George Macdonald
18 Fraser, George Macdonald Flashman And The Angel Of The Lord
Knopf 1995 0679441727 / 9780679441724 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We provide delivery tracking to all US orders. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. ; 8.75 x 1.25 x 6.25 Inches; 394 pages 
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Flashman And The Dragon From the Flashman Papers, 1860, Fraser, George Macdonald
19 Fraser, George Macdonald Flashman And The Dragon From the Flashman Papers, 1860
London, England Collins Harvill 1985 0002712458 / 9780002712453 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Red cover with gold lettering. Book has a tilt from reading otherwise fine condition. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 8.75 x 1.25 x 6.25 Inches; 394 pages 
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20 Fraser, George MacDonald Flashman in the Great Game
Alfred a Knopf 1975 0394498933 / 9780394498935 First American Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Edges may show soiling and binding slight cock otherwise very good condition. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Scarce.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 340 pages 
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