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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

ISBN: 0871138018

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 0963058797

Condition: 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. 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

ISBN: 0963058797

Condition: Very Good +


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

ISBN: 0156445441

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0486224279

Condition: Very Good +


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: $5.50

Publisher: NY, Harper Perennial: 2008

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 010008

ISBN: 0007149832

Condition: Very Good +


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0688107788

Condition: Very Good +


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

ISBN: 0060924217

Condition: Good


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: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1995

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 007127

ISBN: 0679759611

Condition: Near Fine


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

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

By: Englander, Nathan

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 002444

ISBN: 0375404929

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0684811162

Condition: Near Fine


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

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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

ISBN: 0385502648

Condition: Good +


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

Condition: Good +


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: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Perennial: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing Thus.

Seller ID: 010245

ISBN: 0060921684

Condition: Very Good +


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

ISBN: 0874802725

Condition: Very Good


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

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Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption

By: Kennedy, Randall

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005166

ISBN: 0375402551

Condition: Very Good


676 pp., index, notes, bibliography. Much better condition than typical ex-library book -- just one small stamping on rear pastedown, showing book came from an Air Force library, plus a blacked out inventory label on front panel of dj, shelving label on spine. Mylar protector on dj. No full title page with publication data, but 2 half-title pages -- possible printing error. A black (light-skinned) Harvard Law professor examines changing American attitudes about interraci... View more info

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Coming Up from the Down Low

By: King, James L. (with Careras, Courtney)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Pub: 2005

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005863

ISBN: 1400098467

Condition: Very Good


191 pp., Ex-library but very few signs of wear. Library spine label, card envelope, stampings etc. No other markings. Mylar on dj. Author of "On the Down Low" provides a follow-up on closeted bisexual life in the black community. Includes a discussion of "how you can tell if your husband/boyfriend is DL." Also discussion of the black churches' responsibility. Size: 8vo --8.5 In Tall View more info

Heimat North America: English and German

By: Lachner, Bert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Landmark Books Unlimited: 1997

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010173

ISBN: 0964065932

Condition: Near Fine


336 coated pages, color photos on nearly every page. Almost new, no markings. An oversized pictorial scrapbook showing various German-American fraternal clubs and other organizations in most U.S. states. Also several essays about the history of German emigration to the U.S., ethnic tensions and discrimination; religious life, military servce, etc. Text is in both German and English. Co-author is Ernst Ott, and about a dozen others are listed as editorial assistants. Cove... 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

ISBN: 1566632749

Condition: Very Good


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