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The Toughest Indian in the World

By: Alexie, Sherman.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009491


238 pp. Virtually new, no markings, gift quality. Dust jacket has pasted circle sticker noting Alexie is one of best under-40 American fisction writers, according to the New Yorker. Alexie, a Spokane Indian, writes about middle- and upper-class Native Americans in urban settings, coping with some of the same issues as white neighbors. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In. View more info

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Why Bosnia? Writings on the Balkan War

By: Ali, Rabia

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Stony Creek, Conn., The Pamphleteer's Press: 1994

Seller ID: 009456


353 pp. As new, no spine creases or markings, appears unread. A collection of essays on the civil war for "Greater Serbia" that followed the disintegration of Yugoslavia in 1991. The focus is multicultural Bosnia -- its significance, symbolism and necessity for survival. Among the contributors, besides the editors: Shkelzen Maliqui, T.D. Allman, Smail Balic, Orhan Bosnevic, David Rieff, Ivo Banac, Mark Thompson, Kasim Trnka, and Bogdan Denitch. View more info

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Why Bosnia? Writings on the Balkan War

By: Ali, Rabia and Lifschultz, Lawrence, Eds.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stony Creek, Conn., Pampleteer's Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009776


353 pp. Close to new, some acetate wrinkles near top edge of front cover. Spine uncreased, no markings. More than 30 essays on the ethnic violence that swept the Balkans after the 1991 breakup of Yugoslavia. Some deal with the hesitation of other nations to intervene. Size: 8vov -- 9.25 in Tall View more info

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose

By: Alice Walker

Price: $4.00

Publisher: San Diego, Calif, Harcourt Brace & Co.: 1984

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 010100


397 pp. Ink notes on first preliminary page; previous owner's name blacked out on inside cover. Small ripple along lower spine, likely printing error. Text clean, binding tight. Light foxing on fore edge. Anthology of Walker's non-fiction writing on feminism and African American experiences, from the 1966-82 years.Includes essays on Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Flannery O'Connor, and the civil rights and peace movements. Size: 8v0 -- 8 in Tall View more info

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Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of Yiddish New York

By: Cahan, Abraham

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1970

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009191


240 pp. Light thumbing, spine uncreased no markings. Introduction by Bernard G. Richard. A collection of six stories. Title story was basis of the film "Hester Street." Cahan was the longtime editor of Jewish Daily Forward. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in. View more info

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Perennial: 2008

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 010008


418 pp. plus study guide, glossary, Meet Michael Chabon section. Spine uncreased, fold-in flaps. A what-if novel about a forgotten 1940 plan to settle Jewish refugees in Alaska instead of Palestine. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Strangers and Pilgrims: The Last Italian Migration

By: Cornelisen, Ann

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1980

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 001332


304 pp., notes. Four inch tear in rear of dj, plus chipping. Crossed out name on front end paper, no other markings. A relief worker in Southern Italy writes about Italian families who emigrate to Germany in the 1970s. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

They Made It in America: A Celebration of the Achievements of Great Italian Americans

By: Corte, Robert

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002363


188 pp. Nearly new, no markings, firm binding. A collection of mini-biographical profiles of about 70 illustrious Italian Americans. The collection ranges from sports greats like Joe DiMaggio and Roy Campanella to lesser known figures like bowler Andy Varipapa and art museum director Luigi Palma Cesnola. Includes several b&w photos. Very readable, though perhaps too admiring of some, like Sinatra and Lee Iacocca, who had traits that were less than endearing. Size: 8vo - ... View more info

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Of Irish Ways

By: Delaney, Mary Murray

Price: $2.00

Publisher: NY ., Harper & Row: 1995

Edition: 7th Printing.

Seller ID: 001789


356 pp., with appendices concerning proverbs, Irish holidays, genealogical sources, etc. Lightly worn, rubbed spot at top of spine. No markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America

By: Demos, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1995

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 007127


316 pp. A few light pencil notes on inside rear cover. Text clean, spine uncreased. Silver foil sticker on front cover reads "National Book Award Finalist." Story of Eunice Williams, a clergyman's daughter who was kidnapped during the Deerfield Massacre in 1704 but chose to live with the Mohawk Indians. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Invisible Man

By: Ellison, Ralph

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Vintage: 1990

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009549


581 pp. Lower corner crease on cover, else close to new. Text clean. Spine uncreased. Originally published in 1952, this novel is one of the classics of American race relations in the mid-20th century, as the civil rights movement began to take root. View more info

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

By: Englander, Nathan

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 002444


205 pp. Water stains on dust jacket have smudged the title. Text clean. A collection of nine stories about modern Orthodox Jewish life. View more info

The Inheritance: How Three Families and America Moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond

By: Freedman, Samuel G.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002045


464 pp. Slight fading along top of front cover, dj rippled, otheerwise as new. No markings. Freedman traces three immigrant families over three generations, showing how their political allegiance changed from loyalty to Democratic urban machines to suburban conservatism as they became more affluent and educated. Includes bibliography, index. View more info

Peter Freuchen's Book of the Eskimos

By: Freuchen, Peter

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Cleveland, World Publishing Co.: 1961

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 007101


441 pp. Light soil to edges, covers somewhat bowed outward. Green cloth lightly faded on spine. Silver titling still bright. Map on endpapers. 21 illustrations. Edited by Dagmar Freuchen. Library stampings, library card on rear insider cover. Binding sturdy. An account of Freuchen's life with the Eskimos from 1906 to 1957, View more info

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Colored People: A Memoir

By: Gates Jr., Henry Louis

Price: $3.80

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: Possible BCE.

Seller ID: 004086


Nearly new, very tight binding, likely unread. No markings, slight shelfwear. Gates, chairman of Harvard's Afro American Studies program, reflects affectionately on his boyhood hometown, Piedmont West Virginia. He describes black life in a paper mill town that had begun the process of integration but still bore many marks of the Jim Crow years. Gates said his book is aimed at young blacks who never experienced the full force of segregation or the strong support of extend... View more info

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Swimming Across: A Memoir

By: Grove, Andrew S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing Stated.

Seller ID: 010297


290 pp. Close to new. Gift inscription on end paper. Tiny red line on top edge. Text clean. A founder of Intel recounts his Jewish boyhood in Nazi-occupied Hungary and his family's escape from the Hungarian Revolution. Size: 8v -- 9.25 in View more info

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What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir

By: Harris, E. Lynn

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday (Random House): 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 009517


266 pp. Mylar protector on dust jacket. Ex-library stampings. Still sturdy and text clean. Harris relates his struggles in a broken black family in Arkansas, his challenges in coming out as gay, and obstacles in launching a writing career. He self-published his first book but later ones became best-sellers. He died of a heart attack in 2009. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

William Wells Brown and Clotelle

By: Heermance, J. Noel

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 005451


309 pp. Title page with publication data missing; apparently published by Shoe String Press, North Haven, Conn., 1969. Table of contents page ripped out, but laid in. All other pages present. Library card on rear cover; shelf label taped to spine. A critical biography of ex-slave and abolitionist lecturerer William Wells Brown; includes a facsimile of Brown's novel, "Clotelle, a Narrative of Southern Life." Binding very sturdy, lightly read. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In T... View more info

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Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography

By: Hurston, Zora Neale

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Perennial: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing Thus.

Seller ID: 010245


308 pp. Spine uncreased, no markings. Lightly read. This edition features restored text as established by the Library of America. Foreword by Maya Angelou. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

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Indians of Yellowstone Park

By: Janetski, Joel C.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah, Bonneville Books (University of Utah): 1987

Seller ID: 009972


90 pp. on coated stock. Several b&w historical photos and maps. Cover curled, with edge crinkling of acetate along fore edge. Text clean. Cover photo shows Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe. An overview of Native Americans past and present who inhabited land now preserved as Yellowstone National Park. With reference notes. A populare history written by an archaeologist. Size: 8vo -- 9 in High View more info