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Fair. 469 pages. Softcover. reading copy. RUSSIA. In this captivating panorama of Soviet society, the author has succeeded in unveiling the Russia that Winston Churchill referred to as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." It is a book that will enlighten and entertain students, sociologists, politicians and tourists alike. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Yevgeni Yevtushenko, Robert G. Kaiser, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Russia, Joseph Stalin, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Andrei Sakharov, ...
Fair. 604 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. RUSSIAN LITERATURE. "The chief thing is that they all need him, " is the way Dostoyevsky described Prince Myshkin, the hero of perhaps his most remarkable novel. As the still, radiant center of a plot whose turbulent action is extraordinary even for Dostoevsky, Myshkin succeeds in dominating through sheer force of personality a cast of characters who vividly and violently embody the passions and conflicts of 19th-century Russia. ...
Fair. 88 pages. Softcover. reading copy. MUSIC. The present edition follows that of the Bach Society (11th year book), but has been re-compared with the autograph score in the Prussian State Library in Berlin. (Key Words: Johann Sebastian Bach, Music, Composers, Musical Scores, Magnificat, Christmas).
Edition: Twentieth Printing
Publisher: Ballantine, New York
Date published: 1971
Description: Fair. 144 pages. Softcover. Reading copy. Library discard. Covers are worn and taped at spine. FICTION. With insight and compassion, a brilliant psychiatrist explores the secret world of the disturbed child. Combines psychiatric training and the novelist's creative understanding of the mind and soul. (Key Words: Fiction, Novels, Disturbed Children, Autism, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Theodore Isaac Rubin). Read More
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Date published: 1998
Description: 452 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. FICTION. Set in the 1850s, this novel speaks to us in a splendidly quirky voice-the strong, wry, no-nonsense voice of Lidie Harkness of Quincy, Illinois, a young woman of courage, good sense, and good heart. It carries us into an America so violently torn apart by the question of slavery that it makes our current political battlegrounds seem a peaceable kingdom. "An immensely appealing heroine, a historical setting conveyed with impressive ... Read More
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Date published: 2004
Description: 321 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. FICTION. Brings the thick backwoods and swamps of East Texas vividly to life, and paints a powerfully evocative picture of a time when Jim Crow and the Klan ruled virtually unopposed, when the oil boom was rolling into and over Texas, when any women who didn't know her place was considered a threat and a target. In Sunset, he gives us a woman who defies all expectations, wrestling a different place for herself with spirit and spit, ... Read More
Edition: Fifth Printing, 1997
Publisher: Sam's Publishing, New York
Date published: 1995
Description: 814 pages. Softcover. Very good condition. COMPUTERS. "Everything you want to know about Windows 95 in plain English! " Includes an Index. (Key Words: Computer Instruction, Windows 95, Microsoft, Computers, Peter Norton, John Mueller). Read More
Edition: Sentry Edition
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston
Date published: 1959
Description: Fair. 291 pages. Softcover in flexible cloth. reading copy. Some pages are underlined with footnotes. SOCIOLOGY. An indispensable introduction to the field of anthropology and a study of three sharply contrasting cultures. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Ruth Benedict, Sociology, Culture, Anthropology). Read More
Edition: Authorized Ed.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York
Date published: 1921
Description: 296 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. Very slight whitish marks on front and back covers. TRAVEL. "One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey through Europe on foot. After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle. So I determined to do it. This was in March, 1878." And so begins this work (Key Words: Samuel Clemens, ... Read More
Edition: Seventh Printing
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York
Date published: 1955
Description: 239 pages. Softcover. Good condition. JUDAICA. Tells the story of what happened to the little town of Goray in seventeenth-century Poland when they expected Sabbatai Zevi, alleged to be the Messiah, to appear. (Key Words: Yiddish Literature, Polish Fiction, Judaica, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel Prtize Winners, Jewish Life, Messiahs, Sabbatai Zevi, Poland, Goray, Satan). Read More
Edition: Twenty-seventh Dell Printing
Publisher: Dell Publishing, New York
Date published: 1985
Description: Fair. 102 pages. Softcover. Reading copy. FICTION. From out of the wonderful world of Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh comes A. A. Milne's delightful verse of childhood. Full of bubbling nonsense and rhythm, this bestselling poetry has found a secure place in the hearts of today's children and those who once were very young. (Key Words: Fiction, A. A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh, Christopher Robin, Ernest H. Shepard). Read More
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia
Date published: 1950
Description: Fair. 276 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. reading copy. Former owner's name inked on half-title page and small scrape to base of spine. Attractive blue ad yellow engraved and illustrated cover. FICTION. When Hugh Lofting wrote and illustrated the story of Pippinella, the green canary, for the Herald Tribune Syndicate his intention was to publish it one day in book form. He used some of the material in Doctor Dolittle's Caravan in which the little canary opera appeared as the prima donna of ... Read More