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1 The Angry Genie: One Man's Walk Through The Nuclear Age.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1999. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Karl Z. Morgan was a physicist at the Manhattan Project and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was director of health physics from the late 1940s until his retirement in 1972. He collaborated with leading trial lawyer Ken M. Peterson to write this extraordinary memoir about the dawn of the nuclear age and the moral dilemmas associated with nuclear energy. A deeply humane and religious scientist, Morgan regards his own role, in meeting the challenges presented by the "angry genie" of nuclear energy, with the same unblinking eye he focuses on government, the military, and the nuclear industry. He tells harrowing tales of radiation accidents and near-disasters, and shows the actual and potential consequences of the clumsiness, recklessness, and carelessness of fallible human beings. Karl Z. Morgan continues as a health physics consultant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Ken M. Peterson, an attorney in Wichita, Kansas, is recognized by his peers as one of the best trial lawyers in America. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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2 AADLAND, DAN; HART, SUE (INTRODUCTION); CARPENTER, NIK (ILLUSTRATIONS). Sketches From The Ranch: A Montana Memoir.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2008. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In 1892 a stocky Danish immigrant named Magnus Jensen rode into south-central Montana. He liked what he saw and staked his future on the ranch he would carve out there. Today, Dan Aadland and his wife, Emily, live on the ranch built by Jensen, Emily's grandfather. More than a century has passed, but the nature of ranching in Montana is little changed. Sensitive to the timelessness of the land, author Aadland approaches his ranching life as Thoreau approached life at Walden Pond. In Sketches from the Ranch, Aadland brings ranching to life within the framework of one recent year. In simple but moving prose, he evokes the harsh beauty of the West, writing with as much elegance about breaking a colt as he does about the inner lives of cattle, the way his pickup handles in the snow, or how the relationship between a man and his horse often defines a good day on the ranch. Beautifully illustrated and lovingly told, Sketches from the Ranch bears poetic witness to the myth and reality that are the West. Dan Aadland is a former teacher who ranches and breeds horses near Absarokee, Montana. He is the author of seven books, including The Best of All Seasons: Fifty Years as a Montana Hunter (Nebraska 2007) and The Complete Trail Horse: Selecting, Training, and Enjoying Your Horse in the Backcountry. "Running through this engaging book is Aadland's love of the Montana landscape and its inhabitants, and his implicit destruction of the politically correct myth that ranchers are ruthless exploiters of nature."—Robert C. Steensma, Western American Literature "Dan Aadland is a cultivated, witty and intelligent inside observer of ranch life. This is a valuable and entertaining book."—Thomas McGuane, author of Missouri Breaks "In many ways, [Dan Aadland's] writing will be most powerful in capturing the uniqueness and importance of this way of life."—Marc Racicot, former governor of Montana 
Price: 17.05 USD
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3 ACIMAN, ANDRE Out Of Egypt: A Memoir.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York: 1994. 0374228337 / 9780374228330 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A richly colored memoir that chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. "It is Mr. Aciman's great achievement that he has re-created a world gone forever now, and given us an ironical and affectionate portrait of those who were exiled from it." - The New York Times Book Review 
Price: 71.73 USD
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4 ACIMAN, ANDRE Out Of Egypt: A Memoir.
Riverhead Books, New York: April 1996 1573225347 / 9781573225342 First Riverhead Edition s Softcover. Good condition. 
A richly colored memoir that chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. "It is Mr. Aciman's great achievement that he has re-created a world gone forever now, and given us an ironical and affectionate portrait of those who were exiled from it." - The New York Times Book Review 
Price: 9.22 USD
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5 ADAMIC, LOUIS. The Native's Return: An American Immigrant Visits Yugoslavia And Discovers His Old Country.
Harper & Brothers, New York: 1934. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 9.03 USD
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6 ADAMS, SAM. War Of Numbers: An Intelligence Memoir.
Steerforth Press. South Royalton: 1994. 188364323X First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 14.01 USD
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7 AGEE, JOEL. Twelve Years: An American Boyhood In East Germany.
Farrar Strauss Giroux, New York: 1982. 0374517150 / 9780374517151 Second Printing. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
Son of James Agee, the author went to East Germany at the age of eight in 1948. "A wonderfully evocative memoir." The New York Times. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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8 AINSZTEIN, REUBEN. In Lands Not My Own: A Wartime Journey.
Random House, New York: 2002. 0375507574 / 9780375507571 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjcket. Very good condition. 
Reuben Ainsztein fled the pogroms of Wilno, Poland, when he was only sixteen. In search of freedom and a role in the defeat of Hitler, he applied to and was accepted by Britain's Royal Air Force. Visa in hand, he embarked on an extraordinary journey across war-ravaged Europe seeking safe passage to London. 
Price: 32.78 USD
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9 AINSZTEIN, REUBEN. In Lands Not My Own: A Wartime Journey.
Random House, New York: 2002. 0375507574 / 9780375507571 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjcket. Very good condition. 
Reuben Ainsztein fled the pogroms of Wilno, Poland, when he was only sixteen. In search of freedom and a role in the defeat of Hitler, he applied to and was accepted by Britain's Royal Air Force. Visa in hand, he embarked on an extraordinary journey across war-ravaged Europe seeking safe passage to London. 
Price: 32.78 USD
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10 ALINE, COUNTESS OF RAMONONES. The Spy Went Dancing.
Jove Books, New York: 1991. 0515105074 / 9780515105070 s Softcover. Good condition. 
The Sequel to The Spy Wore Red. An undercover agaent's dazzling, true adventures with the Duchess of Windsor. Together -- riding with Jackie Kennedy, chatting with Liz Taylor, dancing at the Rothschilds' ball with Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly -- these two glamorous women spun a dazzling web to trap their prey, a NATO mole. "What a story . . . Wonderful . . . Intrigue-filled." --Cosmopolitan. 
Price: 7.84 USD
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11 ALINE, COUNTESS OF RAMONONES. The Spy Wore Red: My Adventures As An Undercover Agent In World War II.
Random House, New York: 1987. 0394556658 / 9780394556659 h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 
Is full of amazing plot turns, and readers will have to remind themselves they are reading a memoir. 
Price: 28.26 USD
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12 ALLEN, MARY. The Rooms Of Heaven: A Story Of Love, Death, Grief And The Afterlife.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1999. 0679454608 / 9780679454601 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A memoir that is intimate and gripping, literary and suspenseful. An account of grief and healing. 
Price: 15.91 USD
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13 ALLISON, DOROTHY. Two Or Three Things I Know For Sure.
Penguin Group, New York: 1995. 0525939210 / 9780525939214 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condtion. Signed by the author. 
Takes a probing look at the author's family history to give us a lyrical, complex, memoir that explores how the gossip of one generation can become legends for the next. 
Price: 28.98 USD
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14 ALTEA, ROSEMARY. The Eagle And The Rose: A Remarkable True Story.
Warner Books, New York: 1995. 0446519693 / 9780446519694 First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Rosemary Altea's memoir of her journeys between this world and the other. 
Price: 11.16 USD
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15 ANDERSON, GEORGE K. Schoolboy With Satchel.
Hearthstone Book, New York: 1979. 0806210753 / 9780806210759 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is faded on the spine and torn on the back. 

Price: 71.25 USD
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16 ANDERSON, PATRICK. Electing Jimmy Carter: The Campaign Of 1976.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge: 1994. 0807119164 / 9780807119167 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
In this remarkable memoir, Patrick Anderson brings Jimmy Carter to life as never before. Includes an Index., 
Price: 37.53 USD
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17 ANGELOU, MAYA. The Heart Of A Woman.
Bantam Books, New York: 1993. 0663246895 Thirteenth Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Maya Angelou's turbulent life breaks wide open with joy as the singer-dancer enters the razzle-dazzle of fabulous New York City. There , at the Harlem Writers Guild, her love for writing blazes anew. Her compassion and commitment lead her to respond to the fiery times by becoming the northern coordinator of Martin Luther King's history-making quest. A tempestuous, earthy woman, she promises her heart to one man only to have it stolen, virtually on her wedding day, by a passionate African freedom fighter. Filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous characters, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's elegant prose - her fondest dreams, deepest disappointments, and her dramatically tender relationship with her rebellious teenage son. "Remarkable . . . a great lady moving right on through a great memoir," - Kirkus Reviews 
Price: 3.79 USD
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18 APPLEGATE, JESSE A.; PORTER, LAVINIA HONEYMAN; RIDGE, MARTIN (EDITOR). Westward Journeys: Memoirs Of Jesse A. Applegate And Lavinia Honeyman Porter Who Traveled The Overland Trail.
R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company, Chicago: 1989. The Lakeside Classics Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 19.24 USD
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19 ARANA, MARIE. American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood.
Dell Publishing Company, New York: 2000. 0385319630 / 9780385319638 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
In her father's Peruvian family, Maria Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother's American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken's neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. But only when she immigrated with her family to the United States did she come to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. Coming to terms with this split is at the heart of this graceful, beautifully realized portrait of a child who "was anorth-south collision, a New World fusion. An American chica." "The top rank of memoir...Arana's writing skills elevate the book to outright lyricism in chapter after chapter." - The Denver Post 
Price: 8.46 USD
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20 ARMITAGE, SHELLEY. Walking The Llano: A Texas Memoir Of Place.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2016. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
When American explorers crossed the Texas Panhandle, they dubbed it part of the "Great American Desert." A "sea of grass," the llano appeared empty, flat, and barely habitable. Contemporary developments—cell phone towers, oil rigs, and wind turbines—have only added to this stereotype. Yet in this lyrical ecomemoir, Shelley Armitage charts a unique rediscovery of the largely unknown land, a journey at once deeply personal and far-reaching in its exploration of the connections between memory, spirit, and place. Armitage begins her narrative with the intention to walk the llano from her family farm thirty meandering miles along the Middle Alamosa Creek to the Canadian River. Along the way, she seeks the connection between her father and one of the area's first settlers, Ysabel Gurule, who built his dugout on the banks of the Canadian. Armitage, who grew up nearby in the small town of Vega, finds this act of walking inseparable from the act of listening and writing. "What does the land say to us?" she asks as she witnesses human alterations to the landscape—perhaps most catastrophic the continued drainage of the land's most precious resource, the Ogallala Aquifer. Yet the llano's wonders persist: dynamic mesas and canyons, vast flora and fauna, diverse wildlife, rich histories. Armitage recovers the voices of ancient, Native, and Hispano peoples, their stories interwoven with her own: her father's legacy, her mother's decline, a brother's love. The llano holds not only the beauty of ecological surprises but a renewed realization of kinship in a world ever changing. Reminiscent of the work of Terry Tempest Williams and John McPhee, Walking the Llano is both a celebration of an oft-overlooked region and a soaring testimony to the power of the landscape to draw us into greater understanding of ourselves and others by experiencing a deeper connection with the places we inhabit. 30 black and white Illustrations, 1 map. Shelley Armitage is Professor Emerita of English and American Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her numerous publications include Bones Incandescent: The Pajarito Journals of Peggy Pond Church and John Held, Jr.: Illustrator of the Jazz Age. "In Walking the Llano, Shelley Armitage does for the Staked Plains what John McPhee did for the Northern Plains in Rising from the Plains. She carefully mines the history, character, and geology of the Llano Estacado and combines it with a compelling personal narrative to create an account that flows with lyricism, authenticity, and wisdom. A splendid and clear-eyed book."—Nancy Curtis, coeditor of Leaning into the Wind: Women Write from the Heart of the West "With rare insights and in vivid language, Shelley Armitage introduces readers to the northern fringe of the Llano Estacado, the paleowaters of the Ogallala Aquifer, to Queen Anne's Lace, and monarch butterflies laying their eggs in milkweed. Armitage ruminates with an adulthood attachment on the changing landscape of her childhood home of Vega, Texas, and her family's farm, 'a tiny parenthesis within these vast and persistent prairielands.' There is poignancy in her account of her mother's tragic final years, and of her father, once steward of his land and its real farm of cattle and sheep and sea of grass, reduced in the end to a place of wind turbines, cell phone towers, and oil wells."—Dale L. Walker, editor of Westward: A Fictional History of the American West "Shelley Armitage's prose is as poetic as it is intelligent. She masterfully weaves together her personal story with the narrative of the Llano, and she does so in a way that begs the question of what lies ahead for the people and the land she loves. If literature is a study of the human heart—and it is—then Walking the Llano is a quiet masterpiece." —BK Loren, author of Theft: A Novel and Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays "Once you've ambled into the lyrical, evocative pages of Shelley Armitage's Walking the Llano, the Plains will never seem plain again."—William deBuys, author of A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest 
Price: 23.70 USD
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