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Generals South, Generals North: The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered

By: Axelrod, Alan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lyons Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298751

ISBN: 0762761490

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2011 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 311 pp. Generals South, Generals North highlights twenty-four commanders—twelve each from the Confederacy and the Union. Best-selling author and military historian Alan Axelrod presents a biography of each, narrates the major engagements in which each fought (emphasizing tactical leadership and outcome produced), and explores each man’s ever-controversial reputation. His consequent rankings are based on both historical and modern-day sources. View more info

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Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

By: Axelrod, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285509

ISBN: 1594205876

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One-inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket flap. 2015 Hard Cover. 509 pp. David Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating city corruption, a campaign consultant guiding underdog candidates against entrenched orthodoxy, or as senior adviser to the president during one of the worst crises in American history, Axelrod held fast to his faith in the power of stories to unite diverse communities and ignite transformative political change. Now this legendary strategist, the mastermind behind Barack Obama’s historic election campaigns, shares... View more info

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Orphan Hero: A Novel of the Civil War

By: Babb, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Yucca: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2157294

ISBN: 1631580493

Condition: Fine


First Edition. An exceptional copy. Fine. 2015 Hard Cover. 443 pp. Told by his stepmother that he alone had been responsible for the death of his mother, abandoned by the earlier departure of his father for the California 1849 goldfields, and threatened with being locked in a cage with his stepmother’s psychotic brother, eight-year-old Benjamin Franklin “B .F.” Windes decides to abandon home and trail his father’s path. Thus begins a trip of constant struggle with disease, severe weather, hardship, Indian attack, and death on his lone journey across much of what is now the United State... View more info

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The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

By: Babel, Isaac; Babel, Nathalie; Constantine, Peter; Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289210

ISBN: 0393048462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine publisher's slipcase. 2002 Hard Cover. 1072 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?and the most revered short-story writer since Chekhov?Isaac Babel (1894-1940) left an extraordinary literary legacy that continues to grow, remarkably, more than sixty years after his death in Lubyanka Prison at the hands of Stalin's secret police. Despite Babel's celebrated stature?which had already been achieved during his lifetime?the whole of his work, owing to his arrest and the state of affairs in the... View more info

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The Cultivated Evergreens: A Handbook of the Coniferous and Most Important Broad-Leaved Evergreens Planted for Ornament in the United State and Canada

By: Bailey, L. H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294776

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Plate and page 1-2 loose but included. Light general wear. 1923 Large Hardcover. xvii, 434 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Numerous photographic plates and illustrations. CONTENTS: Part I. The Place and Care of Coniferous (Gymnospermous) Evergreens Grown for Ornament: The Coniferous Evergreens in the Landscape; Cultivation and Propagation of Conifers; Adaptation of Conifers; The Insects, Diseases, and Injuries of Ornamental Conifers. Part II. The Kinds of Cultivated Conifers (Gymnosperms) in North America: A Systematic Enumeration of the Conifers Cultivated in North America... View more info

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The Bottle Factory Outing

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Duckworth: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199925

ISBN: 0715608649

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1974 Hard Cover. 179 pp. 8vo. Freda had organized a day into the country for the Italian workers of the Bottle Factory. There would be a picnic in the park, a visit to a Stately Home; she would stroll hand in hand with Vittorio through the English landscape. It was to be idyllic. But the Outing turned into a day of tragedy and Freda, in a white wedding dress, went on a long journey by land and sea. 'An outrageously funny and horrifying story' Graham Greene (Observer) 'After turning the final page of The Bottle Factory Outing, one can only gasp, and grope for the right word...Su... View more info

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A Blue Hand: The Beats in India

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Penguin Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196769

ISBN: 1594201587

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. In this engrossing new piece of Beat history, Pulitzer Prize finalist Deborah Baker takes us back to the moment when America’s edgiest writers looked to India for answers as India looked to the West. It was 1961 when Allen Ginsberg left New York by boat for Bombay, where he hoped to meet poets Gary Snyder and Joanne Kyger. Baker follows Ginsberg and his companions as they travel from ashram to opium den. Exposing an overlooked chapter of the literary past, A Blue Hand will delight all those w... View more info

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Vox: A Novel

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278465

ISBN: 0394589955

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, minor pencil note on rear endpaper. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 165 pp. Local author. Baker has written a novel that remaps the territory of sex--solitary and telephonic, lyrical and profane, comfortable and dangerous. Written in the form of a phone conversation between two strangers, Vox is an erotic classic that places the author in the first rank of America's major writers. Reading tour. View more info

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Mrs. Raffles: Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2171959

Condition: Good


First edition. Front hinge starting, light stain to top margin, spine toned, boards lightly soiled. 1905 Hard Cover. v, [3], 179, [1] pp. 16mo. One of two story collections written by Bangs as follow-ups to E.W. Hornung's popular series featuring anti-hero Arthur J. Raffles, a safe cracker. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Raffles series was second only to Sherlock Holmes in popularity during his lifetime. View more info

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The Wonder Spot

By: Bank, Melissa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270869

ISBN: 0670034118

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 324 pp. Struggling with ambivalent feelings toward the passions and identities that are important to other members of her Jewish Pennsylvania family, Sophie Applebaum makes observations about her family life over the course of twenty years. By the author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing. View more info

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The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

By: Bank, Melissa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270870

ISBN: 067088300X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 274 pp. A witty and incisive debut novel follows the life lessons of Jane, from defiant teenager to reluctant career girl, as she makes her way through love, sex, relationships, and workplace perils, prompted by dubious advice from a pop-psych guide to life. View more info

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The Ohio (The Rivers of America Series)

By: Banta, R.E.; Allen, Hervey; Carmer, Carl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rinehart & Company: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297177

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1949 Hard Cover. 592 pp. 8vo. Illustrated by Edward Shenton, two two-panel maps precedes text. The is the story of the Ohio, once the 'beautiful' river of Indians and French voyageurs, today the mightiest river of America's industrial heartland. The Ohio is a huge, a rich, even a fabulous river. It flows swiftly. It begins in dark mystery with mastodons and mound builders, glints through the sombre moonlight of savage forests and the bloody colonial frontier. It flashes into the full daylight of dynamic middle America of the nineteenth century, and it rolls... View more info

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Delicious Satisfying Elegant Simple

By: Barker, Thomas B.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Thomas B. Barker: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279027

ISBN: 1981135863

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2017 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 59 pp. Tom Barker has been cooking for over 50 years. This is a collection of his favorite recipes in a fully illustrated format. Everything from a simple breakfast to formal dinners is here for you to prepare and enjoy. Make an elegant lobster stew or just an old fashioned hamburger. Follow his cooking tips and practical advice to create melt in your mouth bacon or how to chop an onion without injuring your fingers. This book is based on his years of experience making meals that are truly deli... View more info

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Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes

By: Barlett, Donald L.; Steele, James B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294618

ISBN: 0393075133

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. front jacket flap price-clipped with price intact, jacket faintly toned. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1979 Hard Cover. 687 pp. Penetrating the mythology surrounding the bizarre life of the billionaire businessman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team portrays Howard Hughes as a man who, in time, came to be ruled by his madness. View more info

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The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male and Female Brain

By: Baron-Cohen, Simon

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287669

ISBN: 0738208442

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. xiii, 271 pp. We all appreciate that there are differences in the typical psychology of men and women. Yet underlying these subtle differences, Simon Baron-Cohen believes, there is one essential difference, and it affects everything we do: Men have a tendency to analyze and construct systems while women are inclined to empathize. With fresh evidence for these claims, Baron-Cohen explores how these sex differences arise more from biological than cultural causes and shows us how each brain type contributes in various ways to what ... View more info

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Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200954

ISBN: 039304632X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 399 pp. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. A major novel by the author of Ship Fever, winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Fiction. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this unforgettable novel captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. Combining fact and fiction, Andrea Barrett focuses on Erasmus Darwin Wells, a scholar-naturalist accompanying the expedition of the Narwhal. T... View more info

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The Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270873

ISBN: 039304632X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 399 pp. A major novel by the author of Ship Fever, winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Fiction. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this unforgettable novel captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. Combining fact and fiction, Andrea Barrett focuses on Erasmus Darwin Wells, a scholar-naturalist accompanying the expedition of the Narwhal. Through his eyes we meet the v... View more info

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Lucid Stars

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Delta Fiction: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270874

ISBN: 0440550009

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers very lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 328 pp. Author's first book. Penny Webb falls in love with Benjamin Day, but when their marriage fails, Penny must adjust to a new kind of family life. View more info

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The Forms of Water: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270875

ISBN: 067179521X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 292 pp. Brendan Auberon, an eighty-year-old man living in a nursing home, longs to see his two hundred acres of wooded land before it is flooded to provide water for Boston, and he persuades his nephew, Henry, to help him realize his dream. View more info

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The Middle Kingdom: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270876

ISBN: 0671729608

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. Grace Hoffmeier travels to China with her husband, Walter, for the 1986 Beijing International Conference, where she falls out of love with him and in love with Chinese culture. View more info

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Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera

By: Barth, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274268

ISBN: 0316082627

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 398 pp. The novelist presents a fictionalized account of his life, staged as an operatic cruise through memory, desire, vocation, and that life's adventures, despairs, loves, marriages, selves, and counterselves. View more info

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The Friday Book: Essays and Other Nonfiction

By: Barth, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281613

ISBN: 0399129979

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 281 pp. The distinguished author speculates on the future of literature and the literature of the future, looks back upon his own novels, and comments upon various aspects of writing. View more info

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Sabbatical: A Romance

By: Barth, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281616

ISBN: 0399127178

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Quarter-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, jacket faintly toned. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 366 pp. The story of a young associate professor of early American literature and her husband, a fifty-year-old ex-CIA officer, and their life aboard a cruising sailboat. View more info

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The Miraculous Horde and Other Stories: Part One - Spain: Monastery With Curled Clouds, The Miraculous Horde, Jarama Ballad, Brunete Ballad, The Yoke, 43rd Division; Part Two - Mexico: The Haunted Man, Burning Corn

By: Bates, Ralph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290578

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine and boards toned, rear endpapers lightly foxed. 1939 Hard Cover. 315 pp. A historical novel of the Spanish Civil War, published in London the year the war concluded. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ralph Bates (November 3, 1899 – November 26, 2000) was an English novelist. He is best known for his writings on pre–Civil War Spain. View more info

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The Outer Coast

By: Batman, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276289

ISBN: 0151704503

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Ink note on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. xiii, 384 pp. An odyssey of the explorers, adventurers, and scoundrels who confronted the Pacific wilderness when it was the edge of the world. This epic of pre-Gold Rush California and the Pacific Northwest illuminates the lives and adventures of Father Junipero Serra, Captain James Cook, Daniel Boone, and the men who followed in their footsteps. More than a historical account, this book is a chronicle of experience and conflict, achievement and endurance. View more info

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Landscape Plants for the Southeast

By: Batson, Wade T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266618

ISBN: 0872494330

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1984 Hard Cover. xxi, 406 pp. Each species is illustrated by at least one drawing, usually of the flower and leaf. This volume is invaluable for homeowners selecting plants for the yard, for plant enthusiasts trying to identify the plants they encounter, and for nurserymen and professional landscapes. View more info

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Queen Zixi of Ix: Or, the Story of the Magic Cloak

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $325.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2092774

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing (Bienvenue 213-16). All plates included. Corners lightly rubbed, boards faintly soiled, ink gift note on front endpaper, rear hinge just starting. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. Baum believed this was his most well-written book, nearer to the 'old-fashioned' fairy tale than anything I have yet accomplished. Inspiration for the film The Magic Cloak of Oz. View more info

The Pillars of Eternity (Daw Books, No. 474)

By: Bayley, Barrington J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Daw: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299788

ISBN: 0879977175

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. 1982 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 159 pp. When the Colonnaders plucked him from a life of misery and their surgeons rebuilt his twisted body with silicon bones, Joachim Boaz renamed himself after THE PILLARS OF ETERNITY. Now he seeks Meirjaihn the Wanderer, a planet that plots its own course between stars: for on its surface lies a gem that offers mastery over time itself . . . View more info

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Maps of War

By: Baynton-Williams, Ashley & Miles

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Quercus: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283153

ISBN: 1847242073

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom edge of rear board bumped. 2007 Large Hardcover. 223 pp. A lavish collection of 150 contemporary maps of the world's greatest battles. Gaze across history's bloodiest battlefields, as beautifully realized by the cartographers of the time. From the depiction of the battle of Pinkie Cleugh between England and Scotland in 1547—the earliest map printed in the British Isles—to chartings of the American War of Independence, and from plans of the advance of the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar to the trench maps of World War I, this unique collection highlights the e... View more info

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The Coast Guard

By: Beard, Tom; Hanson, Jose; Scotti, Paul C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Foundation for Coast Guard History / Beaux Arts Editions: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2105724

ISBN: 0883636735

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corner faintly bumped, rear board lightly spotted. 2004 Large Hardcover. 367 pp. An illustrated history and tribute to the United States Coast Guard, from its foundation in 1790 to the date of publication. Color and black & white photographs and reproductions of historical illustrations throughout. View more info