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Falls Memories

By: Adams, Gerry

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Kerry, Ireland, Brandon Book Publishers: 1983

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 002601


144 pp. A blackened area on inside front cover, crossing out a name, has bled slightly through to the front cover, creating a small dark stain beneath the author's name on the glossy green cover. Otherwise clean, no markings in text, with only slight wear. A vice president of Sinn Fein recounts his youth on Falls Road in Belfast. View more info

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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Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel (The Natural History Library)

By: Bowen, Elenore Smith

Price: $3.35

Publisher: NY, Anchor (Doubleday): 1964

Edition: 28th Printing.

Seller ID: 009388


297 pp. Several lower page corners thumbed and creased. Text clean. Binding sturdy. Bowen (pen name of anthropologist Laura Bohannan) writes a novel about her first year of field work with an indigenous tribe in West Africa.Introduction by sociologist David Reisman. Part of the American Museum of Natural History series. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall View more info

Borderland

By: Claremon, Neil

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Tucson, Harbinger House: 1988

Seller ID: 002332


181 pp. Light wear, lower corner slightly thumbed. A stray marking pen stroke in upper right corner of front cover, otherwise no markings. A novel about a romance between a white engineer and an Indian healer in northern Mexico. 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

Hardball: A Season in the Projects

By: Coyle, Daniel

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000946


217 pp. A look at an inner-city Little League team in Chicago and the interaction between the volunteer coaches and the players. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

News

By: Delbanco, Nicholas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1970

Seller ID: 001648


243 pp. Jacket heavily chipped, soiled, tape on 2 tears. Black cloth, soiled white board cover. Colored end papers. Text clean and bright. A Sixties period novel about 4 rich white Americans who get caught up in black separatist movements in various parts of America. View more info

Nima: A Sherpa in Connecticut

By: Fuller, Elizabeth

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd Mead & Co: 1984

Seller ID: 001749


198 pp., with b&w photos scattered throughout text. An American woman relates the story of Nima, a young Tibetan Sherpa guide who is brought to Connecticut by his American benefactors for treatment of tuberculosis. He recovers and becomes partly Americanized. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Irish on the Inside: In Search of the Soul of Irish America

By: Hayden, Tom

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Verso: 2001

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 001595


311 pp. Very clean, no markings, nearly new. California legislator and 60s radical Tom Hayden tells of rediscovering his Irish roots and becoming acquainted with Northern Ireland's nationalists. View more info

South African Tradition

By: Information Service of South Africa

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Information Service of South Africa: 1974

Edition: Third Edition.

Seller ID: 005620


144 pp., numerous b&w photos, reading list. Light fading along spine. Still bright and sturdy, no markings. A brief overview to introduce foreigners to South African literature, art, music, film and sport. A product of the apartheid era, this guide is 90 percent about white people, but there is brief mention of Bantu and "Coloured" artists and writers. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall View more info

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Rethinking Social Policy: Race, Poverty, and the Underclass

By: Jencks, Christopher

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Perennial (Harper & Row): 1993

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 0503003789


280 pp., reference notes, index. Light toning but still close to new. Spine uncreased. No markings. The Northwestern University professor provides a balanced survey of what Americans think about race, poverty, crime, heredity, welfare and the underclass. Review in the Atlantic "Jenckes.not only takes on issues that are explosively dangerous for a liberal academic but, in the main, does so without ideological bias, and with consistent intellectual clarity." Size: ... View more info

Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error

By: Ladurie, Emmanuel LeRoy

Price: $4.23

Publisher: NY, Vintage (Random House): 1979

Seller ID: 002713


383 pp., index, and separate index of village families.. A few pages in Chapter 1 have light underlining. Corners thumbed. A vivid reconstruction of medieval life in a southern French village that rebelled against corrupt Catholicism in the 1300s. View more info

Rules of the Game I: Scratches

By: Leiris, Michel

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NY, NY: Paragon House, 1991: 1991

Edition: 1st American Edition

Seller ID: 001583


Cloth & Boards. Near Fine./Very Good. 1st American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 258 pp. An ethnographer and surrealist thinker and poet relates his childhood in this first volume of a four-part autobiography. View more info

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Angela's Ashes

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 1996

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 001579


363 pp. Clean, no markings.A later printing. DJ has circles stating "bestseller" and "Winner of the Pulitizer Prize." McCourt gives a memoir of his troubled childhood in a poverty-stricken alcholic family trying to survive in Limerick, Ireland. View more info

Culture and Commitment: A Study of the Generation Gap

By: Mead, Margaret

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Natural History Press/Doubleday: 1970

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 005152


81 pp., bibliographic notes. Covers bowed outward, with some fading of black cloth. DJ has a one-inch tear on rear panel. Text clean, no markings or notations. Mead examines the phenomenon that came to be known as the Generation Gap in the 1960s, and places it in a historical and cross-cultural context. Based on lectures given at the Museum of Natural History. View more info

The Conduct of the Corporation

By: Moore, Wilbert T.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Vintage (Random House): 1962

Seller ID: 002709


292 pp. Some scuffing and creasing, stray ink mark on rear cover, general edge wear. No markings in text or end pages. A wry analysis of large U.S. corporations. This book won the MacIver Award of the American Sociological Association. Subtitled "A spirited invasion of the privacy of big private enterprise." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Twenty Years A-Growing

By: O'Sullivan, Maurice

Price: $4.85

Publisher: Oxford, UK, Oxford Univ: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007067


298 pp. Close to new, cover corners bumped.No markings. Spine uncreased. Translated from Irish by Moya Llewelyn Davies and George Thomson. With introductory note by E.M. Forster. A simple autobiographical account, written in dialectical English, of a childhood and youth spent on Blasket, a rural island off the southwest coast of Ireland in the early 1900s. First published in 1953, Oxford reissued the book in 2000. View more info

No High Adobe and Adobe Doorways

By: Pillsbury, Dorothy L.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Alburquerque New Mexico, University of New Mexico Press: 1974

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010146


198 pp. plus 197 pp. Two short story collections in one. Nearly new, slight spine creasing. No markings. Dozens of tales about the author's years of living in rural Spanish-Indian settlements in the mountains of northern New Mexico. A sketch of an adobe wall is shown on both front and rear covers. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

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The House on Mango Street

By: Sandra Cisneros

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Vintage: 1991

Edition: 64th Printing.

Seller ID: 009901


110 pp. Moderate wear, some rubbing to spine edge.Previous owner's name in ink on preliminary page. No markings in text. A few corner creases. Binding sturdy. A series of 4 vignettes about a young Latina girl growing up in poverty in Chicago. A modern classic of the coming-of-age genre, studied in many schools and colleges. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

The Hiawatha Legends: North American Indian Lore

By: Schoolcraft, Henry R.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Gwinn, Mich., Avery Color Studios: 2001

Edition: Reprint, 9th Printing.

Seller ID: 009379


271 pp. Frontispiece of H.W. Longfellow. Close to new. Rippling of front cover and first 20 pp. No signs of dampstain, text clean. Binding firm. A collection of essays on Hiawatha and other Indian legends, published in 1856 by noted ethnologist Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. An introduction by Larrie B. Massie briefly traces the life and research career of Schoolcraft, who became an expert on the Chippewa. Schoolcraft's work influenced Longfellow whose epic poem on Hiawatha was... View more info