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A Journey  My Political Life (Author Signed), Blair, Tony
1 Blair, Tony A Journey My Political Life (Author Signed)
Knopf 2010 0307269833 / 9780307269836 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed bookplate on endpaper. Stated first edition. Contents look new with many photos. Dust Jacket (not price clipped) is now in Mylar Protective Cover. The longest-serving Labour prime minister of Britain, and still a figure on the international political stage, Blair recalls in detail the events of his premiership. He covers lots of actions and activities and shares with forthrightness his thinking on world and domestic issues he had to confront; on the other hand, on occasion he does play his cards close to the vest, avoiding a complete “spilling” of his thoughts about a certain situation he had then and now. Blair’s view of the late Princess Diana is discerning; of his successor, Gordon Brown, hardly affectionate; of George Bush (the younger), certainly controversial. Consciousness of his public image was never far from how he acted in office and now how he writes about his actions. Behind the scenes in the halls of power is always an interesting place to go, and Blair takes us there with delight on his part and on our part, from weekending with the royal family in Scotland to the nerve-racking “Prime Minister’s Questions,” when the PM must face inquiries (read “criticism”) from the opposition MPs. Rare. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.; Photographs; 9.40 X 6.70 X 1.70 inches; 700 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 129.97 USD
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2 Browning, Elsie Index to surnames, Linn County (Oregon) From Linn and Benton County Records, p 1-902 on Film 908956 and p. 903-1215 on Film 908957
Joanne Browning Thomas 1976 PhotoCopy; First Impression Manila Folder or Binder Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photocopy in alphabetical order showing page numbers for each surname. ; Photocopy Only; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.77 USD
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Defend The Valley  A Shenandoah Family in the Civil War, Colt, Margaretta Barton
3 Colt, Margaretta Barton Defend The Valley A Shenandoah Family in the Civil War
Crown 1994 0517593157 / 9780517593158 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Author inscribed and signed bookplate. Also a signed letter to former owner that is signed. Excerpts from the journals, letters, and memoirs of the Barton and Jones families of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley provide a firsthand glimpse of ordinary people caught up in the hardships, tragedies, and cataclysmic events of the Civil War. ; 1.5 x 9.6 x 6.4 Inches; 441 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.97 USD
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The heritage of Pickens County, Alabama, Committee
4 Committee The heritage of Pickens County, Alabama
Clanton, Al Heritage Pub. Consultants 1999 189164730x / 9781891647307 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Blue cover with gilt decorations in a handsome leatherlike binding. Located in the west-central part of the state, Pickens County is a rural county of timbered uplands to the north and rolling plains to the south. During World War II, the Pickens County city of Aliceville served as the site of one of the largest German prisoner of war camps in the nation. Pickens County was created by an act of the Alabama legislature on December 20, 1820. The county was created from part of Tuscaloosa County, which itself was formed in 1818 from territory acquired through land cessions negotiated with the Cherokees and Choctaws in the late 1810s. Pickens County's boundaries changed several times between 1820 and 1866, when its boundaries were finalized. The county was named in honor of Gen. Andrew Pickens of South Carolina, a Revolutionary War hero. Rare. ; Heritage of Alabama series; Vol. 54; 4to 11" - 13" tall; c385 pages 
Price: 199.97 USD
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Prophecy and History in Relation to the Messiah The Barburton Lectures for 1880-1884, Edersheim, Alfred, M.A. Oxon., D.D., Ph.D.
5 Edersheim, Alfred, M.A. Oxon., D.D., Ph.D. Prophecy and History in Relation to the Messiah The Barburton Lectures for 1880-1884
London Longmans, Green & Company 1901 62nd Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Author's editionBrown cover has heavy wear at corners, top and bottom of spine. hinge may be shaken. Very clean contents. Rare. With Two appendices on the arrangement, analysis, and recent criticism of the Petnatecuh. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 391 pages 
Price: 84.97 USD
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6 Edgecomb, Rodney Stenning Vision and Style in Patrick White A Study of FIve Novels
Tuscaloosa, AL The University of Alabama Press 1989 081730407X / 9780817304072 First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
As new condition, never read. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 169 pages 
Price: 4.97 USD
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7 Fergusson, Bernard Watery Maze the Story of Combined Operations France, North Africa, and Mediterranean
New York Holt Rinehart & Winston 1961 First Edition Hardcover Good in Poor dust jacket 
Blue grey cover shows some wear. Clean contents. Dust in poor to fair conditon due to tears and creases, now in mylar dust cover to protect and hold together dust. Fully indexed. Excellent reference. Former owners book plate. ; Photos, maps, ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 445 pages 
Price: 16.17 USD
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George Washington  the forge of experience, 1732-1775., Flexner, James Thomas
8 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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9 Fraser, Kathleen Translating the Unspeakable Poetry and the Innovative Necessity
Tuscaloosa, AL University Alabama Press 1999 081730990X / 9780817309909 1st Thus Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
As new condition, never read. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition.; Modern & Contemporary Poetics; 9 X 6.09 X 0.73 inches; 228 pages 
Price: 9.10 USD
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A Stay Against Confusion  Essays On Faith And Fiction (Author Signed), Hansen, Ron
10 Hansen, Ron A Stay Against Confusion Essays On Faith And Fiction (Author Signed)
HarperCollins 2001 0060196661 / 9780060196660 First Edition; 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Black mark on bottom of pages may be remainder mark. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. In the tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Andre Dubus, A Stay Against Confusion explores the role that religious belief and literature play in one writer's life. All creative writing is, in the words of Robert Frost, "a stay against confusion." It tries to find a harmony and order that we only fleetingly detect beneath the chaos of everyday life, and to point out motivations and causalities in what seem to be random and often meaningless acts. Religion has also functioned in this way for Ron Hansen, and it shares with literature both a reverence for mystery and the use of metaphor to communicate another order that we will never fully perceive or comprehend. In this rich and deeply felt collection of essays, Hansen talks about his novels, his childhood and family, and about such mentors as John Gardner. He explores prayer, stigmata, twentieth-century martyrs, and the Eucharist. A profile of his grandfather, a "tough-as-nails, brook-no-guff Colorado rancher," finds a place alongside a wonderfully informative portrait of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. A brilliant reading of a story by Leo Tolstoy follows an appreciation of the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. A surprisingly intimate book, A Stay Against Confusion brings together the literary and religious impulses that inform the life of one of our most gifted fiction writers.; 1.1 x 8.2 x 6 Inches; 288 pages; Signed by Author 
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The Very Telling  Conversations with American Writers, Johnson, Sarah
11 Johnson, Sarah The Very Telling Conversations with American Writers
UPNE 2006 1584655275 / 9781584655275 Various Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
New never read. No dust as issued. Once again, Sarah Anne Johnson offers insightful interviews with some of today's most popular and accomplished writers. Steeped in a thorough knowledge of each writer's work, Johnson asks about a range of topics on the writing craft, nurturing fictional ideas, and the daily practice of writing. The authors offer insights and practical advice that will delight their fans and be cherished by aspiring writers. Michael Cunningham recalls how the structure of The Hours evolved as he wrote it. Edwidge Danticat honors the Haitian storytelling tradition she encountered in her childhood. And Jonathan Lethem reflects on working from inside and outside the literary establishment.

Johnson's interviews have been praised for her "thoughtful and knowledgeable questions" (Bloomsbury Review) that "provoke thoughtful responses from her subjects" (Publishers Weekly) and provide "an opportunity to participate in intimate and often illuminating dialog" (Library Journal). Her previous collection, Conversations with American Women Writers (UPNE, 2004), was described as "17 miniature instruction books on craft" by Publishers Weekly.

Other writers interviewed include Rick Moody; Donna Tartt; Myla Goldberg; Mary Gaitskill; Ha Jin; Bret Anthony Johnston; Edward P. Jones; Chang-rae Lee; Alice Mattison; Nancy Rawles; Marilynne Robinson; le thi diem thuy; and Mary Yukari Waters.; 9.10 X 6.10 X 0.80 inches; 224 pages 
Price: 29.97 USD
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A series of strictures on the subject of future and endless punishment Being the substance of the arguments used in a public debate held at ... essay on The coming of the son of man, Kidwell, J
12 Kidwell, J A series of strictures on the subject of future and endless punishment Being the substance of the arguments used in a public debate held at ... essay on The coming of the son of man
Cincinnati Printed by S. Tizzard, at the Sentinel and Star Office 1830 First Edition; Thirteenth Printing Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Leather cover is very worn and hinges starting to seperate. Pages yellow with age and show some water staining but clean otherwise and very readable. Contains 74 pages with part of 73 and 74 torn out. May be other pages missing at end but it looks complete from the extensive description given on the title page as to what is covered, the missing text on page 73 and 74 looks to be the final two pages. The debate was bewteen the Rev. E Ray and the the publisher, J. Kidwell. To which is added a reply to Dr. Adam Clark's notes on the phrase Everlasting punishment; together with an original essay on the "Coming of the son of Man"; and A vocabulary, explanatory of the original words, rendered Hell, Damnation, Everlasting, Eternal taken from the critical remarks of some of the most cleebrated orthodox writers, showing that their honest and candid criticism enters a solemn negtative on all their speculations about a place of Future and Endless Punishment. Rare. ; 74 pages; 
Price: 122.97 USD
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Pacheco's Art of Ybor City, PACHECO, FERDIE
13 PACHECO, FERDIE Pacheco's Art of Ybor City
University Press of Florida 1997 0813015170 / 9780813015170 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Pacheco 
Red cover with gold lettering. Looks new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.; Color Illustrations; 0.56 x 11.34 x 8.84 Inche; 112 pages 
Price: 26.97 USD
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My Turn  The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan (Author Signed), Reagan, Nancy
14 Reagan, Nancy My Turn The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan (Author Signed)
Random House 1989 0394563689 / 9780394563688 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed on endpaper by Nancy Reagan. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins; July 6, 1921) is the widow of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.Born in New York City, her parents divorced soon after her birth and she grew up in Maryland, living with an aunt and uncle while her mother pursued acting jobs. As Nancy Davis, she was an actress in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, starring in films such as Donovan's Brain, Night into Morning, and Hellcats of the Navy. In 1952, she married Ronald Reagan, who was then president of the Screen Actors Guild, and they had two children. Reagan was the First Lady of California when her husband was Governor from 1967 to 1975. In that capacity, she began work with the Foster Grandparents Program.Nancy Reagan became First Lady of the United States in January 1981 following her husband's election. She was criticized early in his first term largely due to her decision to replace the White House china, despite it being paid for by private donations. Nancy restored a Kennedy-esque glamor to the White House following years of lax formality, and her interest in high-end fashion garnered much attention, as well as criticism. She championed recreational drug prevention causes by founding the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign, which was considered her major initiative as first lady. Always protective of her husband, more controversy ensued when it was revealed in 1988 that she had consulted an astrologer to assist in planning the president's schedule after the 1981 assassination attempt on her husband. She had a strong influence on her husband and played a role in a few of his personnel and diplomatic decisions.; 9.30 X 6 X 1.50 inches; 400 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 149.97 USD
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The Shenandoah and It's Byways, Stevens, William O.
15 Stevens, William O. The Shenandoah and It's Byways
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1941 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Author 
Green cover with gold print. Fully indexed. dust jacket price clipped. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. ; Drawings and illustrations 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Historic Salisbury updated, 1662-1982, Truitt, Charles Jones
16 Truitt, Charles Jones Historic Salisbury updated, 1662-1982
Historical Books 1982 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
We provide delivery tracking to all US orders. ; Photos; 274 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 44.97 USD
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