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Daytona Beach Community College: Fifty Years of Shaping Our Community

By: Carroll, Charles "Chip"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Virginia Beach, Va., Donning Co.: 2007

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009407

128 pp. Numerous b&w photos and a few in color. Virtually new, no markings or edge wear. A history of Daytona's public college, now known as Daytona State College. The narrative starts with the 1929 opening of The Opportunity School, providing business and vocational classes. Later, after the US Army closed a rehab center after World War 2, the government gave its property for use as a community college campus, northwest of the Daytona Beach Airport. This book primarily ... View more info

Tampa's People with a Purpose

By: Christopher, W. Scott

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Tampa, Florida, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004924

443 pp., numerous b&w photos. Index. Near fine green cloth cover with gilt titling intact; no titling on spine (as produced). No markings, light slant to spine. Bright text. Light chipping to dust jacket. A chronicle of Tampa's business growth, with emphasis on the 1920-1990 period. Ths volume commemmorated the centennial of the Tampa Board of Trade, precursor of the local chamber of commerce. Highlights include Tampa's successful effort to recruit the cigar industry and... View more info

The History of Maidstone : The Making of a Modern County Town

By: Clark, Peter, and Murfin, Lyn

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, Alan Sutton Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 007052

261 pp.on coated stock. Close to new, previous owner's bookplate on inside cover. No markings in text. Several statistical tables on the Maidstone economy, many b&w historical photos. A comprehensive history of Maidstone and its industrial economy from pre-Roman times through post WW2, with emphasis on Victorian industrial expansion. Commissioned by the Maidstone Borough Council. Size: 8v0 -- 9.5 In. Tall View more info

Savannah's Ghosts

By: Cobb, Al

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Savannah, Georgia, Whitaker Street Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005936

105 pp. Virtually new. Spine uncreased. Humorously signed, "Boo! Sandra Mudge" (Her gravestone is depicted on the front cover.) An informal collection of anecdotes about paranormal investigations and occurrences in Savannah, Georgia. The author is active in a paranormal research group called The Searchers. Size: 8vo-- 9 in Tall View more info

Orlando's Leu House

By: Cole, Julie; Allaback, and Stewart, Laura

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Orlando, Harry P. Leu Gardens: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009383

113 pp. on glossy paper. Nearly new, small stray reddish mark on rear cover, and lightly thumbed, else perfect. Numerous historical b&w photos on nearly every page. Although the title suggests this is a guide to a mansion, this scarce work actually is much more -- an overview of the earliest decades of Orlando history, its pioneer families, early industries, landmark buildings, social patterns, etc. About a quarter of the book centers on the Leu House and its gardens, an... View more info

Williamsburg Reproductions: Interior Designs for Today's Living

By: Craft House

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Williamsburg Va., Craft House/Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: 1971

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009339

201 pp on heavy stock. Many color photos and b&w drawings. Chocolate brown stiff wraps, with Williamsburg manufacturing mark embossed on front cover. Very lightly read, light thumbing. Text clean. More than just a catalog, this is a useful reference book for identifying various furrniture styles and decorative motifs. Introduction gives the background of the Williamsburg restoration project, and a brief overview of the town's coloial history, including its role as capita... View more info

Hometown: A Contemporary American Chronicle

By: Davis, Peter

Price: $3.30

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1982

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 004609

276 pp. Moderate wear, some page rippling, no markings, large chunk missing from spine and lower panel of dj. A reporter gives a detailed account of six years spent in Hamilton, Ohio -- selected as a typical small U.S. city. He chronicles how the town survives, despite the flight of industry. View more info

Dust in Motion: A Tour of San Francisco

By: Dust (Stroud, Welvin)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., Fernwell & Associates: 1991

Edition: 3rd Printing.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005850

97 pp. in stiff wraps with color photo of author and tour bus on front; aerial view of San Francisco Bay on foldout rear cover. Inscribed by author on title page, dated 1994. A whimsical, humorous script for a guided tour of San Francisco by "Dust," a longtime Gray Lines tour bus driver. A few of his snatches of poetry are interspersed throughout the text, plus some poems by Robert Frost and Langston Hughes. A few b&w photos of Dust's passengers are included. Siz... View more info

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By: Eggers, Dave

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Vintage (Random House): 2009

Edition: 12th Printing.

Seller ID: 010103

335 pp. Light wear, thumbed. No markings. Spine uncreased. Powerful account of an Arab-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina struggling with the disaster-relief bureaucracy in New Orleans. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Gramercy Park: An Illustrated History of a New York Neighborhood

By: Garmey, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Balsam Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010225

192 pp. B&w photos, charts, maps throughout. Close to new, no markings. Jacket has taped tear at foot of spine, small tear near top of spine. Detailed history of a Manhattan enclave with a private park, and the many VIPs who have resided there over the centuries (Peter Stuyvesant, Peter Cooper,Edith Wharton, Samuel J. Tilden, et a.) Plus a chapter on its modern history. Size: 4to -- 11.25 in High View more info

Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's World Trade Center

By: Gillespie, Angus Kress

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press: 1999

Edition: Reprint..

Seller ID: 010155

263 pp. plus several diagrams of the structures. Nearly new, tiny line on top edge near spine (library sale marking). The history of the development of the Twin Towers project, built in 1976, and a snapshot of daily activity in the buildings. Book was written prior to the 9-11 attack and does not discuss the 1993 terrorist bombing of a parking garage in the World Trade Center complex. Size: 8v0 -- 9.5 In Tall View more info


By: Hoving, Thomas

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010102

447 pp, 16 pp B&W glossy photos. Tiny tear in photo section at bottom of joint. Else nearly new. No markings in text. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall View more info

Living Loving Laughing Dying and Crying on Peachtree

By: Hudspeth, Ron

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Peachtree Publishers: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005602

217 pp. Nearly new, small tears on dj corner and dj spine edge. No markings. A collection of ournalistic vignettes depicting a diverse cast of characters in Atlanta's yuppie-dominated culture of the 1970s. View more info

My Story

By: Johnson, Tom L.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: NY, B.W. Huebsch: 1915

Edition: Memorial Edition, 3rd Printing.

Seller ID: 0503003752

326 pp., with several b&w photos of Johnson, and frontispiece with tissue guard intact. Inside front cover stamped "No. 704 of a memorial edition of 1,000 copies." Light soil on edges and light bumping of spine. Endpaper joints mostly split but binding still firm. Light scuff marks on rear cover. Text clean and fairly bright except for toning of preliminary pages. No markings. Edited by Elizabeth J. Hauser. Johnson, a reform mayor in Cleveland circa 1910, recount... View more info

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The Media and the Mayor's Race: The Failure of Urban Political Reporting

By: Kaniss, Phyllis C.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana Univ Pr: 1994

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 004996

394 pp. Close to new although a library discard, lightly thumbed; library stampings. Spine uncreased. An analysis of the 1991 mayor's race in Philadelphia, and how the media reported it. Lots of anecdotal material. View more info

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O Albany!

By: Kennedy, William

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Penguin Books: 1985

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009446

402 pp. on heavy stock, 50 historical photos, 11 maps, index. Previous owner's name in ink on front endpaper. No other markings. Spine uncreased. This paperback edition has a collage of drawings drawn from Kennedy's Albany cycle novels, and Albany landmarks, including a trolley car, the Kenmore Hotel and City Hall. Kennedy, author of Ironweed, Legs and other novels set in Albany, gives a colorful, humorous account of his hometown, and its long history of machine politics... View more info

A Natural History of New York City

By: Kieran, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1959

Edition: First Printing.

Seller ID: 009234

428 pp. No jacket. Blue green cloth, faded and soiled on spine but title still legible. Text clean. preliminary pages have a few pencil notes praising the book, plus a common pin holding a note to the half title page, warning "Do not lend this book." The author subtitles the book a "personal report after fifty years of study and enjoyment of wildlife within the boundaries of Greater New York." A comprehensive survey of the NY environment as it existed in ... View more info

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The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood (Glas, 21)

By: Louis Rosen

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Chicago, Ivan R. Dee: 1999

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009943

186 pp. Cover curled, thumbed. Text clean. Spine uncreased. Part memoir, part oral history, Rosen traces how his South Side neighborhood in Chicago changed rapidly in the 1960s from mostly Jewish to mostly African American. This study deserves new attention at the neighborhood prepares to receive the $1 billion Barack Obama Library and Cultural Center. Size: 8vo --8.5 In. Tall View more info

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Akron Churches: Early Architecture

By: Mavromatis, Kally

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Charleston, S.C., Arcadia Publishing: 2008

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005949

127 pp. Front cover curled but still almost new, spine uncreased. Text clean. B& W historical photos on every page. A photographic survey of Akron's church architecture, showing both exterior and interior views, and a few details. A few other buildings, such as schools and parsonages, also are included. Detailed captions throughout. Introduction tells how construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal gave Akron the prosperity that supported the construction of sanctuaries. Siz... View more info

Spring 2011 Issue -- Syracuse, New York Cover Story

By: Maxwell Perspective

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Syracuse N.Y., Maxwell School of Syracuse University: 2011

Edition: Spring 2011.

Seller ID: 003810

Lightly read, very clean, no creases or markings. Half-inch closed tear in front cover. 36 pp., including a 14-pp package of articles about Syracuse, New York, and its effort to adapt to changing demographics and maintain services with reduced revenues. "A case study in the triumphs and travails of the mid-sized American city." The Maxell School, a leading graduate school of public administration, has served as a spawning ground for new concepts in municipal gove... View more info