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1 Alexie, Sherman. The Toughest Indian in the World
NY Atlantic Monthly Press 2000 0871138018 / 9780871138019 First Edition Stated Boards Fine Fine 8vo -- 8.5 In. 
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. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Ali, Rabia Why Bosnia? Writings on the Balkan War
Stony Creek, Conn. The Pamphleteer's Press 1994 0963058797 / 9780963058799 Fine 
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. 
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3 Ali, Rabia and Lifschultz, Lawrence, Eds. Why Bosnia? Writings on the Balkan War
Stony Creek, Conn. Pampleteer's Press 1993 0963058797 / 9780963058799 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good + No Jacket Anthology 8vov -- 9.25 in Tall 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Alice Walker In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
San Diego, Calif Harcourt Brace & Co. 1984 0156445441 / 9780156445443 Later Printing Trade Paperback Very Good 8v0 -- 8 in Tall 
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. 
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Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of Yiddish New York, Cahan, Abraham
5 Cahan, Abraham Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of Yiddish New York
NY Dover Publications 1970 0486224279 / 9780486224275 Reprint Trade Paperback Very Good + Anthology 8vo -- 8.75 in. 
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. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Chabon, Michael
6 Chabon, Michael The Yiddish Policemen's Union
NY Harper Perennial 2008 0007149832 / 9780007149834 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good + 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
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. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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7 Cornelisen, Ann Strangers and Pilgrims: The Last Italian Migration
NY Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1980 003044285 First Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
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8 Corte, Robert They Made It in America: A Celebration of the Achievements of Great Italian Americans
NY William Morrow 1993 0688107788 / 9780688107789 First Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
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9 Delaney, Mary Murray Of Irish Ways
NY . Harper & Row 1995 0060924217 / 9780060924218 7th Printing Trade Paperback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Rein, Richard 
356 pp., with appendices concerning proverbs, Irish holidays, genealogical sources, etc. Lightly worn, rubbed spot at top of spine. No markings. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America, Demos, John
10 Demos, John The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America
New York Vintage Books 1995 0679759611 / 9780679759614 First Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
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. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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11 Ellison, Ralph Invisible Man
NY Vintage 1990 0679723137 / 9780679723134 Reprint Trade Paperback Very Good + 
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. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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12 Englander, Nathan For the Relief of Unbearable Urges
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1999 0375404929 / 9780375404924 5th Printing Cloth & Boards Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
205 pp. Water stains on dust jacket have smudged the title. Text clean. A collection of nine stories about modern Orthodox Jewish life. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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13 Freedman, Samuel G. The Inheritance: How Three Families and America Moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond
NY Simon & Schuster 1996 0684811162 / 9780684811161 First Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
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14 Freuchen, Peter Peter Freuchen's Book of the Eskimos
Cleveland World Publishing Co. 1961 2nd Printing Cloth Good + No Jacket Ex Library 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
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, 
Price: 4.00 USD
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15 Gates Jr., Henry Louis Colored People: A Memoir
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1994 0679421793 / 9780679421795 Possible BCE Cloth & Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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 extended families. 
Price: 3.80 USD
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16 Gilbert, Ben W. And the Washington Post Staff Ten Blocks from the White House: Anatomy of the Washington Riots of 1968
NY Frederick A. Praeger 1968 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good + 8vo - 8.5 In Tall Inscribed By Co-Author
245 pp., with 64 pp. b&w photos. Signed by Jesse Lewis, whom Gilbert in the preface says should have been listed as a co-author. Dust jacket moderately chipped, red cloth of spine faded. Text clean. Documentary of the racial rioting that lasted three days in District of Columbia, following the assassination of Martin Luther King in Tennessee. Includes an appendix on the characteristics of those arrested in the riots. An epilogue sampled the mood of the city several months later. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir, Harris, E. Lynn
17 Harris, E. Lynn What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir
NY Doubleday (Random House) 2003 0385502648 / 9780385502641 2nd Printing Boards with Cloth Spine Strip Good + Very Good Ex-Library 8vo -- 8.5 In 
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. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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18 Heermance, J. Noel William Wells Brown and Clotelle
Cloth Good + No Jacket Ex Library 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
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. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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19 Jamie Sams The 13 Original Clan Mothers
NY Harper San Francisco 1993 0062507591 / 9780062507594 1st Edition Stated Cloth & Boards Very Good + Very Good + 8vo -- 9.5 In. 
316 pp. Close to new. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Tight, square and clean text. Sams relates centuries-old folklore she was taught by two very old Kiowa women who escaped the Trail of Tears forced migration and took refuge in Mexico. A 16-pp color section prortrays symbolic shields and dolls used by various tribal matriarchs. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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20 Janetski, Joel C. Indians of Yellowstone Park
Salt Lake City, Utah Bonneville Books (University of Utah) 1987 0874802725 / 9780874802726 Trade Papeback Very Good 8vo -- 9 in High 
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. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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