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When Body Language Goes Bad

By: Adams, Scott

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Kansas City, Mo., Andrews McNeel Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002699

ISBN: 0740732986

Condition: Good

128 pp., Glossy cover. Spine uncreased, dampstain on a few corners. No markings. Collection No. 21 of Dilbert antics. Includes new characters, such as M.T. Suit and Psycho Hillbilly. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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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

Nothing Down

By: Allen, Robert G.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1984

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 001880

ISBN: 067150469X

Condition: Very Good

349 pp., index. Light soil to cover. Binding firm, no markings. Revised edition of the 1980 pop classic in real estate investment. Allen recommends a strategy based on maximum leverage. View more info


By: Bachman, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition.

Seller ID: 010157

ISBN: 141655484X

Condition: Fine

285 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Gift quality. This novel about a kidnapping of a baby in Maine was written in 1973, the last before Stephen King began writing novels under his own name. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in. View more info

The Good Times

By: Baker, Russell

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000968

ISBN: 0688061702

Condition: Fine

351 pp., with b&w photos interspersed throughout. No markings, very slight wear, price clipped. Newspaper columnist Russell Baker recounts his early years in newspapering. View more info

The Left Hand of Creation

By: Barrow, John D., And Silk, Joseph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Basic Books: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001176

ISBN: 0465038956

Condition: Fine

256 pp., index, glossary. Two young astronomers, in layman's language, probe the origin of the universe and the various theories explaining it. View more info

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By the Light

By: Bascom, Lionel C. And Loecher, Barbara

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Avon: 1995

Edition: 1st Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 001064

ISBN: 0380778017

Condition: Near Fine

212 pp. Collection of near death experiences, highly readable. The author lets the reader draw his own conclusions. View more info

Ingrid Bergman: My Story

By: Bergman, Ingrid and Burgess, Alan

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Delacorte Press: 1980

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 000515

Condition: Good +

489 pp., with 64 pp. of b&w photos, plus list of movies, plays and television shows starring Miss Bergman. Actress Ingrid Bergman, who once was idolized, then shunned and later loved again by fans, recounts her life. DJ has slight chipping. Lt soil, corners dented. No markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Curses! Broiled Again! The Hottest Urban Legends Going

By: Brunvand, Jan Harold

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NY, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001871

ISBN: 0393027104

Condition: Very Good

335 pp. Some soil to cover, text clean, no markings, light edgewear on spine. A University of Utah English professor collects a broad sampling of modern urban legends and adds a dash of humor in the retelling. View more info

Music for Chameleons

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1979

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 001458

ISBN: 0394508262

Condition: Very Good

202 pp., price clipped, slight fading of cover along edge; slight chipping and curling of dj. A smudge on p. 90, otherwise clean. A collection of Capote's "nonfiction fiction," sometimes called New Journalism. Pieces include the title story, a lengthy crime piece titled "Handcarved Coffins," a shorter piece about Manson family member Bobby Beausoleil, and a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, among others. Includes a preface by Capote describing the techniques he used in "In Cold Blood" and other work View more info

The Name Above the Title

By: Capra, Frank

Price: $2.70

Publisher: NY, MacMillan Co.: 1972

Seller ID: 001165

Condition: Very Good

513 pp. with 18 pp. b&w photos.Red Cloth, light rubbing on spine. No marks in text. Capra presents his autobiography. View more info

The Fabulous Onassis: His Life

By: Carafakis, Christian (with Jacques Harvey)

Price: $3.85

Publisher: NY, Wm. Morrow and Co.: 1972

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 000517

Condition: Very Good

156 pp. plus 18 b&w photos. DJ has a memorable color photo of Ari and Jackie emerging from their Skorpios wedding ceremony in 1968. A onetime sailor aboard the Onassis yacht gives his account of Onassis' turbulent life as he observed it within the Onassis staff. View more info

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Anatomy of Restlessness

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, Penguin Group USA: 1997

Edition: 1st Paperback US Edition

Seller ID: 0503003705

ISBN: 0140256989

Condition: Very Good

205 pp., bibliography, spine uncreased. Light toning , thumbingand light soil. Text clean. An anthology of Chatwin's reflective travel pieces and memoirs from 1969 through 1989. B&w photo of Chatwin on front cover. 8vo-- 7.75 in. View more info

Silent Coup: The Removal of a President

By: Colodny, Len and Gettlin, Robert

Price: $3.35

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000764

ISBN: 0312051565

Condition: Very Good +

507 pp. A second look at Watergate and behind the scene events forcing Nixon to resign. Includes material on chief Watergate reporter Bob Woodward. Very clean, no markings, very light wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Hardball: A Season in the Projects

By: Coyle, Daniel

Price: $4.00

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000946

Condition: Near Fine

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

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Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life

By: Cramer, Richard Ben

Price: $3.30

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Seller ID: 000015

ISBN: 0684853914

Condition: Near Fine

546 pp., approx 40 b&w photos. Sympathetic but unsentimental biography of the legendary Yankee star. Small hole in dust jacket at joint. View more info

Cronyn, Hume

By: Cronyn, Hume

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow and Co: 1991

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000649

ISBN: 0006881008005

Condition: Very Good

431 pp., with 24 photos of Cronyn and wife Jessica Tandy. Canadian actor Hume Cronyn relates his rags to riches actor career, his marriage to Jessica Tandy and his various pursuits outside acting. Pictorial dj in mylar. Free f.e.p. cut out. Otherwise clean and excellent condition for ex-library title. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Essential Jesus

By: Crossan, John Dominic

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NY, HarperSanFrancisco: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 0503003757

ISBN: 0062510444

Condition: Fine

Subtitled: Original Sayings and Earliest Images. Handsome copym close to new. No markings. 199 pp. with about 50 pp of notes on the sayings texts. "Crossan paints his Jesus with great warmth and power." --NY Times review. View more info

The New Professional Chef, Fifth Edition

By: Culinary Institute of America

Price: $16.00

Publisher: NY, Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1991

Edition: Fifth Edition, 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 009807

ISBN: 0442219822

Condition: Near Fine

869 pp. on coated stock, many color photos. Dark green front board has 3 slight dents. Else new, no markings or notes. Lacks jacket. Colored endpapers. Six-pound tome will require additional postage.Forewords by Paul Bocuse and Ferdinand Metz; Linda Glick Conway, editor. 33 chapters, 4 appendices, glossary, index, recommended reading list. Comprehensive guide to food buying, preparation and presentation, compiled by one of America's premier cooking schools. Size: 4to --11.25 in Tall View more info

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Age Erasers for Men

By: Dollemore, Doug; Giuliuci, Mark, and Editors of Men's Health

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Emmaus, Pa., Rodale Press: 1994

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 001398

ISBN: 0875962130

Condition: Very Good

596 pp. A few rear pages have dampness rippling on margin, otherwise clean and nearly new. An encyclopedic guide to maintaining fitness in mid-life and beyond, covering dozens of common aging ailments, such as prostate problems, stress, impotence, gout, hearing loss, baldness, etc. View more info