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Alaska and the Job

By: Wilcox, Paul L.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Boston, Branden Press: (c.1976)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11790

ISBN: 0-8283-1603-1

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, minor wear at spine ends, very light staining to page edges; jacket shows some staining/discoloration along edges and on rear panel]. "As Manager of Heavy Construction in Alaska for a large international construction firm, [the author] was witness to the great military buildup taking place in Alaska in the late 1950's. [This book] is mainly about people. Native Aleuts and Eskimos; sourdoughs and Cheechakos who have made Alaska their home; banking emperors and military giants; bargirls and town drunks; pilots, preachers, jack-of-all-trades, and even a nameless corpse --... View more info

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Lillian Wald: Angel of Henry Street

By: Williams, Beryl

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Julian Messner, Inc.: (c.1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16457

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a bit of wear to cloth at spine ends, otherwise a tight clean book; jacket is clean and attractive, despite a jagged chip at top of spine (not affecting any text) and an almost-invisible two-inch split at bottom front foldover]. (B&W line drawings) Biography of the nurse-activist who co-founded the Henry Street Settlement on New York's Lower East Side, to provide health care and other services to immigrants and the poor, and is generally regarded as the founding mother of community nursing in the United States. View more info

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And There I Stood with My Piccolo

By: Willson, Meredith

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1948

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 12696

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, faint dampstain on top edge (with very light bleeding into top of a few dozen pages), some mild spotting/scuffing to front cover, very faint dampstain at top of rear cover; quite a nice example of the easily-worn (and in any case rather scarce) dust jacket, with just a couple of tiny tears and a very shallow chip at top of spine (no text affected)]. The first of the popular composer's several memoirs, this one with a great deal about his childhood in Mason City, Iowa -- which of course served as the primary model for " River City" in "The Music Man." [This co... View more info

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They Call Me Coach [*SIGNED*]

By: Wooden, John, as told to Jack Tobin

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Waco TX, Word Books: 1976 (c.1972)

Edition: 5th printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17097

ISBN: 0-87680-305-2

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean copy, light bumping to bottom corners; jacket lightly edgeworn and a bit rubbed, slightly color-shifted at spine, small closed tear at bottom right-hand corner of front panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("Thank you, _______, for your interest in this coach / Best wishes,") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, additionally dated 10/11/76 in his hand. Inspirational memoir by the legendary UCLA basketball coach (named "Greatest Coach of All Time" by The Sporting News in 2009), who led the team for 27 years, including to ten national championships i... View more info

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The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan

By: [Tynan, Kenneth] Lahr, John, ed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury: 2001

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 14594

ISBN: 1-58234-160-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, no significant wear, very light browning to page edges; jacket shows just a trace of surface handling wear]. (B&W photographs) "Irreverent, indiscreet, wildly funny, sad, shocking and inspiring, the legendary diaries of Kenneth Tynan are above all compelling literature. For over three decades, on both sides of the Atlantic, Tynan was at the hot center of the theater and film worlds. He knew everybody; and everybody wanted to know him. His diaries -- so resplendent with griefs and gossip -- bear superb witness to the fame he courted and the price he paid for it." View more info