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Grab Their Belts to Fight Them: The Viet Cong's Big-Unit War Against the U.S., 1965-1966

By: Wilkins, Warren

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287364

ISBN: 1591149614

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corners of jacket bumped. 2011 Hard Cover. xvi, 283 pp. During 1965 and 1966, wrote Dale Andrade, a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, the Communists fought the Americans toe to toe, making little effort to act like guerillas. Indeed, despite pronounced disadvantages in firepower and mobility, the Communist Vietnamese endeavored to crush South Vietnam and expel the American military with a strategy predicated on big unit war. Orchestrated by a militant clique in Hanoi, the big unit war was designed to yield a quick and decisive victory over South Vietnam.... View more info

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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Signet: 1959

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2274290

Condition: Good


3rd printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed with 1cm tear. 1959 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 128 pp. The daring novel of a frustrated woman who turns to younger men for love. View more info

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The Glass Menagerie: The Definitive Text with Production Notes and the Essay The Catastrophe of Success by Tennessee Williams

By: Williams, Tennessee; Bray, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1999

Seller ID: 2285625

ISBN: 0811214044

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper creased. 1999 Trade Paperback. xxii, 105 pp. Menagerie was Williams's first popular success and launched the brilliant, if somewhat controversial, career of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. Since its premiere in Chicago in 1944, with the legendary Laurette Taylor in the role of Amanda, the play has been the bravura piece for great actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and performed in classrooms and theatres around the world. The Glass Menagerie (in the reading text the author preferred) is now available only in its New Directions Paperbook edition. A n... View more info

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White Mule

By: Williams, William Carlos; Laughlin, James

Price: $225.00  $180.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2130110

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine & edges toned, pages lightly toned, jacket toned with stain along spine. 1937 Hard Cover. 293 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author praised by Ezra Pound as 'the first prose writer in America, the best prose writer who now gets into print.' The book follows the lives of the Stecher family, who are immigrants in pre-war New York. View more info

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Penfriends from Porlock: Essays and Reviews, 1977-1986

By: Wilson, A. N.

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2199889

ISBN: 0393026477

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Near fine. Jacket lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. x, 278 pp. From a noted biographer and essayist comes a collection of writing on diverse people and places, from the romantic poets to T.V. journalists, and from Cicil Beaton to Henry James. CONTENTS: Venice - Browning's Parrots: Vencie and the English Poets; Publishing Scoundrels: Novelists in Venice; Johnson, Boswell, Wilson - Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language; James Boswell; The Scotch Plato; Victorian - Lord Macaulay; A Verse Life of Queen Victoria; The Triumph of Pio Yes-Yes; Alfred Lord Tennyson... View more info

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A Descriptive Checklist of Book Catalogues: Separately Printed in America, 1693-1800

By: Winans, Robert B.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: American Antiquarian Society: 1981

Seller ID: 2279058

ISBN: 091229647X

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. 1981 Hard Cover. xxxi, 207 pp. This checklist describes printed catalogues of books separately issued in America prior to 1801 by booksellers, publishers, book auctioneers, circulating libraries, social libraries, college libraries, and private libraries. The entries appear in chronological order, beginning with 1693, the date of the earliest-known example. View more info

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The American Scrap Book: The Year's Golden Harvest of Thought and Achievement

By: Wise, William H.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: William H. Wise & Co.: 1928

Seller ID: 2264764

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Faint edge wear. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Contains essays and historical information, featuring such notable contributors as Isidora Duncan, Abraham Lincoln and many others! View more info

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The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

By: Wister, Owen; Hosic, James Fleming; Moffett, H.Y.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1930

Seller ID: 2277913

Condition: Good


Quarter inch tear to spine-head cloth, hinges starting, ink name on front endpaper, pages lightly toned. 1930 Small Hard Cover. xvii, 567 pp. The Virginian (otherwise titled The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains) is a 1902 novel set in the Wild West by the American author Owen Wister, (1860-1938). It describes the life of a cowboy on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and was the first true fictional western ever written, aside from short stories and pulp dime novels. The Virginian paved the way for many more westerns by such authors as Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, and several others. View more info

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Golf Without Tears [Published in the U.K. as The Clicking of Cuthbert]

By: Wodehouse, P.G. [Pelham Grenville]

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195725

Condition: Good


First American edition. Hinges starting, evidence of previous repair to spine, ink name & date on front flyleaf. 1924 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 330 pp. 8vo. Golf and love—the two primal obsessions. P. G. Wodehouse displays his most uproarious storytelling and never-ending jollity in these tales of lovers on the links. —Cuthbert Banks, champion golfer, wins the heart of his beloved Adeline, who won't give him the time of day until a visiting Russian author ignores everyone to fawn over Cuthbert's golfing prowess. —One man loses his fiance when he disco... View more info

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Thank You, Jeeves

By: Wodehouse, P.G. [Pelham Grenville]

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Perennial: 1983

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2296516

ISBN: 0060806575

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Top corner of rear wrapper creased, page page ridge lightly foxed, owner's library stamp on blurb page. 1983 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. Bertie Wooster's newfound enthusiasm for the banjolele results in his eviction from his apartment and, to his outrage, having to take notice from his hitherto devoted manservant, Jeeves. Repairing to the country with his banjolele and new valet, Brinkley, Bertie soon finds himself in no shortage of trouble. A visit to an American yacht ends with him locked in a stateroom by a prospective father-... View more info

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The Pump House Gang

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1969

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2286802

ISBN: 0553047167

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Spine creased. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. A collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the collection, from which the book takes its name, is about Jack MacPherson and his gang of surfers that frequented a sewage pump house at Windansea. View more info

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The Purple Decades: A Reader

By: Wolfe, Tom; Bellamy, Joe David

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1982

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2299718

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #328 of 450, signed by author on limitation page. Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase very slightly faded. 1982 Hard Cover. 396 pp. Introduction by Joe David Bellamy, illustrations throughout. The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers, his account of the wild games the poverty program encouraged minority groups to play. Includes: Introduction by Joe David Bellamy; Bob & Spike; The Last American Hero; The Voices of Village Square; Purveyo... View more info

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Henry James: The Major Novels (British and Irish Authors)

By: Woolf, Judith

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206533

ISBN: 0521303702

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, sticker to rear board. Near fine. 1991 Hard Cover. 163 pp. Judith Woolf's elegantly written book introduces school and university students, as well as the interested general reader, to the major novels of Henry James (1843-1916), the American writer who became a great European novelist and died a naturalised Englishman. The principal novels in which James explored his central theme, the betrayal of innocence, are discussed in a lucid way which offers fresh intrepretations and communicates to the non-specialist reader the excitement rather than the difficulty of readin... View more info

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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283830

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Second state binding. No jacket, gilt on spine rubbed. 1940 Hard Cover. xi, 359 pp. Native Son (1940) is a novel written by the American author Richard Wright. It tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a systemic inevitability behind them. Bigger's lawyer, Boris Max, makes the case that there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American since they are the necessary product of the soci... View more info

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The Workers: An Experiment in Reality (The West)

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261512

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, ink and pencil notes on front endpapers. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 378 pp. CONTENTS: The Army of the Unemployed; Living by Odd Jobs; Finding Steady Work; A Hand-Truckman in a Factory; Among the Revolutionaries; A Road Builder on the World's Fair Grounds; From Chicago to Denver; From Denver to the Pacific. View more info

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The Workers: An Experiment in Reality 2-Volume Set (The East & The West)

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2124305

Condition: Very Good


Edges a bit rubbed. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [5], 270, [2]; ix, [1], 378, [2] pp. 8vo. Vignettes of working class life on the East and West coasts of America. View more info

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The Workers: An Experiment in Reality 2-Volume Set (The East & The West)

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2275882

Condition: Good


Hinges weakening, front free endpaper of first volume absent, ink name and address on endpapers. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [5], 270, [2]; ix, [1], 378, [2] pp. 8vo. Vignettes of working class life on the East and West coasts of America. View more info

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Revolutionary Road, The Easter Parade, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (Everyman's Library, 317)

By: Yates, Richard; Price, Richard

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Everyman's Library: 2009

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2288942

ISBN: 0307270890

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. An excellent copy. 2009 Hard Cover. xxv, 661 pp. Three classic works—including the virtuosic Revolutionary Road, soon to be a major motion picture—that exemplify the remarkable gifts of this great American master. Richard Yates’s first novel, Revolutionary Road is the unforgettable portrait of a marriage built on dreams that tragically never come to fruition. In The Easter Parade, he tells the story of two sisters whose parents’ divorce overshadows their entire lives. And in the stories in Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, we witness men and women striving for better lives amid d... View more info

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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table: Every Man His Own Boswell

By: [Holmes, Oliver Wendell]

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Phillips, Sampson and Company: 1858

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1863209

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second state. Minor loss from spine head, stationer's stamp on front flyleaf. 1858 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 373 pp. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles & decorations. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the Breakfast-Table series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfas... View more info

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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table [Every Man His Own Boswell] (Masterpieces of American Literature

By: [Holmes, Oliver Wendell]

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284246

Condition: Near Fine


Blank publisher bookplate laid in. Minimal wear to spine bands and corners. 1981 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 280, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks, color frontispiece and monochrome illustrations by R.J. Holden. A collection of essays that originally appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, and are credited with the positive response that magazine enjoyed during its early years. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29,... View more info

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The Works of Horace (Harper's Classical Library)

By: [Horace]; Smart, C.; Buckley, Theodore Alois

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: American Book Company: 1860

Seller ID: 2208117

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa late 1800s), spine lightly toned, very small spot to page ridge. 1860 Hard Cover. xi, 325 pp. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words. Horace also crafted elegant hex... View more info

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Tales of a Traveller

By: [Irving, Washington]; Crayon, Geoffrey

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 2285881

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled. 1891 Hard Cover. vi, 530, [4] pp. 16mo. The author's revised edition, complete in one volume. Cream cloth spine over mint cloth boards, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations, floral endpapers. Engraved title page by Copeland, frontispiece by Frank T. Merrill. A collection of short stories by the author of Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, etc. Includes: STRANGE STORIES BY A NERVOUS GENTLEMAN: The Great Unknown; The Hunting-Dinner; The Adventure of My Uncle; The Adventure of My Aunt; The Bold Dragoon, or The Adventure of My Grandfather; The Adventure of t... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land (Twayne's Masterwork Studies)

By: [Steinbeck, John]; Owens, Louis

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Twayne Publishers: 1989

Seller ID: 2291535

ISBN: 0805780475

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, a few sentences underlined. 1989 Trade Paperback. xv, 121 pp. Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses ... View more info

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The Works of Virgil (Harper's Classical Library)

By: [Virgil]; Davidson; Buckley, Theodore Alois

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: American Book Company: 1889

Seller ID: 2208118

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa late 1800s), spine faintly toned, corners lightly bumped, a few light spots to page ridges. 1889 Hard Cover. ix, 404 pp. Publius Vergilius Maro (Classical Latin; traditional dates October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him. Virgil is traditionally ra... View more info