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1 Du Pont: The Autobiography Of An American Enterprise.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1952. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
The story of E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., published in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the company on July 19, 1802. 
Price: 10.45 USD
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2 Elvis Album.
Publications International, Inc., Lincolnwood: 1997. 0785323872 / 9780785323877 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A gold mine of fascinating information and unusual photos, Elvis Album traces Elvis's life and career through actual newspaper articles and magazine features, authentic ads for performances, pieces of memorabilia, and rare snapshots by fans. Using a scrapbook format, this unique book takes a point of view of a loving fan who has followed Elvis' life and career from the beginning. 
Price: 40.80 USD
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3 Lights On A Ground Of Darkness: An Evocation Of A Place And Time.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2009. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Like the yellow, pink, and blue irises that had been transplanted from house to house over the years, the stories of poet Ted Kooser's family had been handed down until, as his mother lay ill and dying, he felt an urgency to write them down. With a poet's eye for detail, Kooser captures the beauty of the landscape and the vibrancy of his mother's Iowa family, the Mosers, in precise, evocative language. The center of the family's love is Kooser's uncle, Elvy, a victim of cerebral palsy. Elvy's joys are fishing, playing pinochle, and drinking soda from the ice chest at his father's roadside Standard Oil station. Kooser's grandparents, their kin, and the activities and pleasures of this extended family spin out and around the armature of Elvy's blessed life. Kooser has said that writing this book was the most important work he has ever undertaken because it was his attempt to keep these beloved people alive against the relentless erosion of time. Ted Kooser, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and former U.S. poet laureate, is Presidential Professor of the University of Nebraska. He is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Valentines (Nebraska 2008) and The Blizzard Voices (available in a Bison Books edition). His award-winning prose book, Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps, is also available in a Bison Books edition. 2010 High Plains Book Award finalist, nonfiction category. "Written in a prose as spare as a winter sunset, [Lights on a Ground of Darkness] is an elegy, not just for Kooser's forebears but for all of us."—David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times "Kooser gratefully squeezes every drop from his memories of these long-departed people and what they told him of even longer-departed forebears. . . . A tiny gem of remembrance that resonates with certain passages of Willa Cather, James Agee, and Wendell Berry."—Ray Olson, Booklist "In this brief book, just 72 pages long, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U.S. poet laureate describes his family in precise, evocative prose."—Publishers Weekly "Kooser's book is a gift—his irises are open wide, and his book will open those of his readers, to fully appreciate the fragility of life and a family's love."—Dan Coffey, ForeWord "Few of us can write as well as Ted Kooser, but we should, like him, overcome the stumbling block of perfection. We all have stories to tell of a place and a time and a people, and our children and grandchildren ought to know those stories, book-worthy or not. His book is one model, and a good one, of how we might go about doing it."—Tom Wylie, Bloomsbury Review "I recently transplanted the tubers of some of my grandmother's prize-winning irises from her Nebraska garden into my backyard; her garden is diminishing now, as she cannot care for it as she once did. Kooser's book reminds me why I love irises above all flowers—they are as frivolous as any other flower, I suppose, but they are packed with history, because they multiply and the only way to keep them thriving is to divide and share them. When irises bloom, they are young again, just as the people Kooser writes about are when he shares his precise observations. Any reader who has ever considered writing his own family history can read Lights on a Ground of Darkness and be inspired."—Jenny Shank, NewWest.com 
Price: 10.40 USD
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4 1 Moses Hess: Prophet Of Zionism.
Thomas Yoseloff, New York: 1963. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good reading copy with fair dustjacket. 
Hess preached socialism to both Marx and Engels, but eventually was won over to the idea of Zionism, for which he provided a philosophical basis. This is his story. Signed by the author. 
Price: 94.05 USD
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5 A GENTLEMAN WITH A DUSTER; BEGBIE, EDWARD HAROLD. The Mirrors Of Downing Street: Some Political Reflections.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1921. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. Cover is water spotted. 
Includes vignettes on Lloyd George, Lord Carnock, Lord 
Price: 6.89 USD
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6 ABAGNALE, FRANK W.; REDDING, STAN. Catch Me If You Can: The True Story Of A Real Fake.
Pocket Books, New York: 1982. 0671462873 / 9780671462871 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 4.04 USD
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7 ABBOTT, JACOB. Alfred The Great: The Founder Of The British Monarchy.
A. L. Burt Co., New York: 1909. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. The binding is separated from the book itself. 
A biography of Alfred the Great with emphasis on his wins and losses in wartime. Includes Illustrations; 
Price: 13.54 USD
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8 ABBOTT, JACOB. Histories Of Cyrus The Great And Alexander The Great.
Harper & Brothers, New York: 1880. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. Several pages are loose. 

Price: 15.68 USD
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9 ABERBACH, DAVID. Bialik.
Grove Press, New York: 1988. 0802110622 / 9780802110626 First Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
An introduction to the life and work of the poet laureate of Jewish nationalism and of the Hebrew revival. Includes an Index. "An intelligent and quite comprehensive introduction to a man and to a work, the knowledge of which is virtually indispensible to anyone wishing to understand modern Hebrew and Jewish culture." - Yoram Bronowski, Journal of Jewish Studies 
Price: 10.64 USD
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10 ABERNETHY, GRAEME. The Iconography Of Malcolm X.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2013. CultureAmerica Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
From Detroit Red to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, the man best known as Malcolm X restlessly redefined himself throughout a controversial life. His transforations have appeared repeatedly in books, photographs, paintings, and films, while his murder set in motion a series of tugs-of-war among journalists, biographers, artists, and his ideological champions over the interpretation of his cultural meaning. This book marks the first systematic examination of the images generated by this iconic figure - images readily found on everything from T-shirts to hip-hop album covers to coffee mugs. Graeme Abernethy captures both the multiplicity and global import of a person who has been framed as both villain and hero, cast by the mainstream media during his lifetime as "the most feared man in American history," and elevated at his death as a heroic emblem of African American identity. As Abernethy shows, the resulting iconography of Malcolm X has shifted as profoundly as the American racial landscape itself. Abernethy explores Malcolm's visual presence in the eras of civil rights, Black Power, and hip-hop. He analyzes this enigmatic figure's representation across a variety of media from the 1960s magazines to urban murals, tracking the evolution of Malcolm's iconography from his autobiography and his radical milieu through the appearance of Spike Lee's 1962 biopic and beyond. Its remarkable gallery of illustrations includes reproductions of iconic photographs by Richard Avedon, Eve Arnold, Gordon Parks, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and John Launois. Abernethy reveals that Malcolm X himself was keenly aware of the power of imagery to redefine identity and worked tirelessly to shape how he was represented to the public. His theoretical grasp of what he termed "the science of imagery" enabled him both to analyze the role of representation in ideological control as well as to exploit his own image in the interests of black empowerment. This provocative work marks a startling shift from the biographical focus that has dominated Malcolm X studies, providing an up-to-date - and comprehensively illustrated - account of Malcolm's cultural afterlife, and addressing his iconography in relation to images of other major African American figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Kanye West, and Barak Obama. Analyzing the competing interpretations behind so many images, Abernethy reveals what our lasting obsession with Malcom X says about American culture over the last five decades. Graeme is a writer, researcher, and educator based in Vancouver, British Columbia. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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11 ABRAHAMS, ROBERT D. The Uncommon Soldier.
Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, New York: 1959. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A biography written for children that deals with Major Alfred Mordecai, an American soldier in the 1800s. 
Price: 12.83 USD
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12 ABRAHAMSEN, DAVID. Murder And Madness: The Secret Life Of Jack The Ripper.
Avon Books, New York: 1993. 0380719932 / 9780380719938 First Avon Books Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Working from never-before-released Scotland Yard information, renowned forensic expert Dr. David Abrahamsen sheds an astonishing new light on the life and bloody career of Jack the Ripper. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.16 USD
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13 ACKERMAN, KATHY CANTLEY. The Heart Of Revolution: The Radical Life And Novels Of Olive Dargan.
The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville: 2004. 1572332433 / 9781572332430 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The first book-length study of proletarian novelist Olive Tilford Dargan, who published her highly regarded novels under the pseudonym Fielding Burke. Combining biography and literary criticism, The Heart of Revolution proves this largely forgotten writer's timeless themes deserve a place in the American literary canon. Includes an Index. 
Price: 46.55 USD
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14 ACKROYD, PETER. Dickens.
HarperCollins Publishers, New York: 1990. 0060166029 / 9780060166021 Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In his magisterial Dickens the celebrated novelist and biographer Peter Ackroyd brings alive as never before the best-loved writer in the English language - the consummate artist and entertainer, the man whose radiance gave little hint of the darkness of his private life, the storyteller whose characters have become cherished and familiar friends to generations of readers. Based upon an extensive examination of original sources, and animated throughout by the historical imagination Ackroyd displays in all his work, Dickens is a biography in which the true figure of Charles Dickens and the moving spirit of his age are for the first time faithfully combined. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.62 USD
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15 ACKROYD, PETER. Shakespeare: The Biography.
Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, New York: 2005. First U.S. Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
In a masterful feat of re-creating sixteenth-century London and Stratford, bestselling biographer and novelist Peter Ackroyd brings William Shakespeare to life in the manner of a contemporary rather than a biographer. Writing as though we are observing Shakespeare and his circle of friends, patrons, managers, and fellow actors and writers, Ackroyd is able to see Shakespeare's genius from within, so we feel that Ackroyd the writer merges with Shakespeare the writer, the poet, the man; and thus with great sympathy and clarity we experience the way in which Shakespeare worked. Includes an Index. "Ackroyd brings to his biographical reading the imaginative insights of a gifted poet and novelist, along with the passions of a scholar . . . Vivid and capacious, a life study worthy of its subject." -- Bryce Christensen, Booklist (Starred Review). 
Price: 14.20 USD
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16 ACKROYD, PETER. The Life Of Thomas More.
Anchor Books, New York: 1999. 0385496931 / 9780385496933 First Anchor Books Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. Library discard. 
A magnificent reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history - and arguably the most brilliant lawyer the English-speaking world has ever known. In Ackroyd's hands, this renowned "man for all seasons" emerges in the fullness of his complex humanity; we see the unexpected side of his character as well as his indisputable moral courage. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.83 USD
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17 ACKROYD, THOMAS. The Life Of Thomas More.
Doubleday, New York: 1998. 0385477090 / 9780385477093 First U.S. Edition. A Nan A. Talese book. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A magnificent reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history - and arguably the most brilliant lawyer the English-speaking world has ever known. In Ackroyd's hands, this renowned "man for all seasons" emerges in the fullness of his complex humanity; we see the unexpected side of his character as well as his indisputable moral courage. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.30 USD
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18 ACTON, HAROLD. Nancy Mitford: A Memoir.
Harper & Row, New York: 1975. 0060100184 / 9780060100186 First U.S. Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A biography of a biographer written by a close friend. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.83 USD
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19 ACWORTH, BERNARD. Swift.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London: 1947. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. Ex library with usual markings. 
Taken from the preface: In this short study of Swift as much space as possible will be devoted to extracts from his Works in order to bring his mind and character, of which his writings are the embodiment, to the touchstone, not of man's prejudices and inveterate self-esteem, but to that of truth and reason which know little, if anything, of either. Includes an index. 
Price: 8.12 USD
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20 ACWORTH, BERNARD. Swift.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London: 1947. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Taken from the preface: In this short study of Swift as much space as possible will be devoted to extracts from his Works in order to bring his mind and character, of which his writings are the embodiment, to the touchstone, not of man's prejudices and inveterate self-esteem, but to that of truth and reason which know little, if anything, of either. Includes an index. 
Price: 8.36 USD
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