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The Strange Case of Alger Hiss

By: Jowitt, The Earl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22811

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [moderate wear to book at bottom edge and extremities; jacket has tiny tears and very slight paper loss at several corners, some wrinkling/creasing along top edge, spine a little sun-browned]. (B&W photographs) "The Hiss trial is one of the most famous cases of this century. It has been the central theme of two American books, and one of the chief protagonists has published an account of the history of the trial and of the circumstances of his assoc... View more info

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Men, Marriage and Me

By: Joyce, Peggy Hopkins

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9643

ISBN: B000EAECUU

Condition: Good+ in Fair dj


[shelfworn, binding a little loosey-goosey but no splits or detached pages, boards slightly exposed at several corners, browning to top page edges, mild soiling at other edges; jacket heavily worn at edges, paper loss at both ends of spine, one-inch triangular chip at bottom of rear panel, various small tears and one large rip (closed but still visible) extending about 3/4 of the way across the bottom third of the front panel]. The most notorious man-chaser of her day di... View more info

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Men, Marriage and Me

By: Joyce, Peggy Hopkins

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20257

Condition: Good in Good dj


[ex-rental library book with attendant stamping on front pastedown and ffep, rear hinge cracked; jacket trimmed a little along top and bottom edges, backed with brown paper and glued down at flaps, with some staining and soiling to rear panel, wrinkling and rubbing to front panel, a couple of small tears and associated creasing at bottom of front panel]. The most notorious man-chaser of her day dips into her "intimate diary" to tell her story "from the time ... View more info

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Sketches of a Working Woman

By: Kaufman, Regina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Fidelity Lettershop (printer): 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17361

ISBN: 0-9605252-1-3

Condition: Very Good+


[light handling wear, minor soiling to page edges, very slight dog-earing at corners of front and rear covers]. Trade PB Memoir of a woman born in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, who emigrated with her family to the U.S. (specifically New York's Lower East Side) around the late 'teens or early 1920s. The book is notably short on dates, but whatever it lacks in historical specificity is more than compensated for by the author's vivid memories of life in Poland, the arduous... View more info

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Growing Up Happy: Captain Kangaroo Tells Yesterday's Children How to Nurture Their Own [*SIGNED*]

By: Keeshan, Bob

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18286

ISBN: 0-385-24909-8

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[very slight shelfwear to bottom edge, mild age-toning to page edges; jacket is flawless]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED "Bob Keeshan / Captain Kangaroo" by the author in green ink (in honor of Mr. Green Jeans?) on the half-title page. A memoir by the popular kiddie TV host, rather weirdly pitched and packaged as a child-rearing manual, although it appears to be at least two-thirds straight autobiography, about his early career, the development and production of th... View more info

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The Brighter Half

By: Kelley, Ada Campbell

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwich Book Publishers, Inc.: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20501

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[minor soiling to cloth at top and bottom edges, no other significant wear; jacket somewhat faded at spine, with light overall soiling and age-toning]. Certainly one of the odder memoirs (if that's what it is) you're likely to encounter. The bulk of the book is the story of a woman named Anna Goldman Denny, who (like the book's author) is a native of St. Louis. She chronicles her life from childhood through her early career as an office worker in St. Louis and Chicago... View more info

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George Gershwin: A Biography

By: Kendall, Alan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Universe Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12441

ISBN: 0-87663-663-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, light shelfwear, top corners faintly bumped; jacket shows a little wear along top edge, mild surface wear]. (B&W photographs) View more info

Will Rogers: The Man and His Times

By: Ketchum, Richard M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: (c.1973)

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 9951

ISBN: 0-671-22009-8

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate edgewear, very slight dog-earing of corners at front cover, faint soiling to bottom page edges]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) View more info

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A Time to Sing [*SIGNED*]

By: Kirsten, Dorothy

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9477

ISBN: 0-385-14744-9

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight copy, the faintest bit of soiling to bottom edges of boards but no significant wear; jacket shows very minor wear at corners and fore-edge, one tiny closed tear at top of front panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("To ________ / Sincerely") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. The famous soprano's "warm and wonderful reminiscence of her brilliant career." Signed by Author View more info

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Hanna & Walter: A Love Story [*SIGNED*]

By: Kohner, Hanna and Walter, with Frederick Kohner

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1984)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21095

ISBN: 0-394-52164-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, no real wear but a very slight ripple in the text block; jacket shows just a bit of surface wear]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep by both authors: "For _____ - good old - / friend - with all / our fondest wishes -- / Affectionately / Walter Kohner" (and) "In friendship to dear / _____ / Hanna Kohner" (and) "Los Angeles, Cal. / June 1984," in what appears to be Walter's hand. Love story about "two people separated by war a... View more info

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The Navigator: Story by Avraham Goldreich [*SIGNED*]

By: Kolka, Gila (translated by Helen Kaye; edited by Rina Petilon)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tel Aviv, (published by the author): 2009

Edition: "Special Edition"

Seller ID: 17700

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


[extremely light handling wear]. Trade PB (B&W and color photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the book's subject, Avraham Goldreich, on the title page. "The story of Avraham Goldreich, one of the first Navigators in [the] Israel Air Force." Although "written by" Gila Kolka, the narrative of Mr. Goldreich is presented in the first person. He tells the story of fleeing with his brother from Poland in 1942 and eventually making his way to Palestine, where... View more info

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Our Ida Nudel: Testimonies of Former Prisoners and Refuseniks

By: Krausz, Peter, ed.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Tel Aviv, Israel Women for Ida Nudel: 1981 (c.1980)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 15992

Condition: Near Fine


[minor handling wear, a couple of stress lines in rear cover next to spine]. (B&W photographs) A translated condensation of interviews conducted by Tal Hammel (who began the activity as a high school project in Israel in 1980), which ultimately came to serve as "a moving record of oral contemporary history which documented the incredible contribution made by Ida Nudel to the renascent Jewish national movement in the Soviet Union." Repeatedly denied an exit visa... View more info

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Raging Bull: My Story

By: La Motta, Jake, with Joseph Carter and Peter Savage

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1971 (c.1970)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 16790

ISBN: 0-13-752527-3

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[bottom corner bumped, a couple of small stains at bottom edge of rear cover; jacket a little worn at extremities, short closed tear and associated crease at bottom front hinge, very light soiling to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Autobiography of the Italian slum kid who battles his way, in and out of the ring, to get to the top of the fight game -- and never quite makes it. Brilliantly adapted for the 1980 Martin Scorsese film, which was nominated for but did NOT win... View more info

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Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles

By: Lahr, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Woodstock & New York, The Overlook Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18334

ISBN: 1-58567-062-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[faint soiling to fore-edge, otherwise a tight unworn book, apparently unread; jacket shows a bit of surface-scratching, mostly to rear panel]. Reprints fifteen of the author's New Yorker profiles of entertainment personalities: Woody Allen, David Mamet, Frank Sinatra, Arthur Miller, Liev Schreiber, Roseanne, Irving Berlin, Wallace Shawn, Eddie Izzard, Neil LaBute, Bob Hope, Ingmar Bergman, Mike Nicholas, Bert Lahr and Mildred Lahr. View more info

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Whatever Became Of...?: Fourth Series

By: Lamparski, Richard

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21039

ISBN: 0-517-504251

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, minor wear to base of spine; jacket shows light surface-scratching and minimal handling wear]. (B&W photographs) More "then and now" photos and stories about a wide range of one-time celebrities -- about 100 in all, including Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, James Cagney, Evelyn and Her Magic Violin, Ish Kabibble, Zeppo Marx, Jerry Mathers, Mad Man Muntz, Maxie Rosenbloom, The Three Stooges, Doodles Weaver, and many more of the equally illus... View more info

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The Great Dissenter: John Marshall Harlan, 1833-1911

By: Latham, Frank

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Cowles Book Company: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18698

ISBN: 0-402-14141-5

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[book itself is nice and clean, with no discernible wear of any kind; jacket shows some wear at edges and extremities, a few tiny scrape marks on front panel]. (B&W photographs) A biography of the Supreme Court justice who in 1896 was the lone dissenter in the Plessy v. Ferguson case, in which the Court's decision validated legal segregation of public facilities in the United States for another half century, until it was overturned by Brown v. Board of Education in 1954... View more info

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Memories: Sunshine and Shadows

By: Leger, Mabel Marsh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: [n.p.], Privately Published: [1977]

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8917

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [mild bumped at edges/corners]. (maps) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Autobiography of a missionary who spent many years in China (ca. 1917-1945). "During our years in China we wrote regularly to family members at home. Unknown to us,Mother Leger kept our letters to her and when she pased on, her family gave them to us. In recent years I began rereading some of them and was surprised at how much had faded from my memory and I realize... View more info

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The Girl Who Had Everything: The Story of "The Fire and Ice Girl"

By: Leigh, Dorian, with Laura Hobe

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18179

ISBN: 0-385-14331-1

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[tight clean copy, minimal shelfwear, remainder spray to bottom edge else Near Fine; jacket has one small closed tear and associated creasing at top of front panel, visible wear at top corners]. (B&W photographs) Autobiography of one of the world's first supermodels (before that term existed), who was also purported to be one of Truman Capote's primary inspirations for the character of Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (although similar claims have bee... View more info

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Madame Sphinx

By: Lemestre, Marthe ("Martoune"); compiled by Antoine Giovanni & Michel Trécourt (trans. by Gale Strom)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1975

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 12980

ISBN: 0-345-24636-5

Condition: Very Good+


[solid copy, light edgewear, faint browning to page edges, bookstore stamp inside front cover]. Mass Market PB "The roaring twenties, the raging thirties -- the intimate memoirs of the celebrated Parisian Madam who catered to the world's most famous clientele. She was the toast of the twenties from New York to Hollywood with a fabulous speakeasy that offered delights beond gin to the glittering elite from Clark Gable and Douglas Fairbanks to Valentino and Al Capone... View more info

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Mother Climbed Trees

By: Lindsay, Cynthia

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16576

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy, with no significant wear, just the slightest age-toning to the fore-edge; jacket lightly soiled, with a little abrasion along the right-hand side of the top edge of the front panel]. Somebody ought to write a history of the "my-whacky-parent(s)" memoir, which had its heyday from the 1930s through the 1950s (think "Cheaper by the Dozen," "Life with Father," and most anything with the words "Papa" or "Mama" in the ... View more info