Published by National Geographic Society, Washington, 1992
Magazine. Condition: Good. Vol. 182, No 2. 130 pp. Light wear, some page corners creased. No markings. "Struggle of the Kurds," the 27-page cover story, describes the Kurdish people and atrocities they suffered in Iraq from Saddam Hussein before he was toppled in the First Gulf War . Article was the first Natl Geographic assignment by the late essayist Christopher Hitchens. Includes a full page map of Kurdistan as it stretches across Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran. Other a rticles features the Main-Danube Canal, Denali National Park, Paraguay and the Chinese Emperor's Tomb. Size: 4to -- 10 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009034
Published by Harper & Row, NY ., 1995
Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. Rein, Richard (illustrator). 7th Printing. 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.
Seller Inventory # 001789
Published by William Morrow, NY, 1993
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. 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 - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002363
Published by Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Cincinnati, 1942
Cloth. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 320 pp., appendix with details and recipes for various Jewish observance. Several illustrations. Some dampstaining to cover, no markings in text, lower right corner of front cover lightly bumped. Light toning of text. The rabbi gives a thoughtful summary of Jewish history, compares anti-semitism with persecutions of other ethnic and religious groups, all to the lay the groundwork for urging American Jews to preserve the traditions of their ancestors even if in modified form. He discusses the history and rituals of various feasts. A few references to Hitler predict confidently (in 1942) that he will become a mere footnote in history while Judaism will endure through the ages. With a suggested reading list and bibliography. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 004848
Published by Simon & Schuster, NY, 1996
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002045
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1999
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 5th Printing. 205 pp. Water stains on dust jacket have smudged the title. Text clean. A collection of nine stories about modern Orthodox Jewish life. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002444
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, 2003
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 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 interracial relationships. Extensive discussion of racial passing, the antimisceganation debate of the post-war period, and contemporary racial issues in adoption. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 005166
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1997
Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. Ist paperback Edition. 294 pp., index, bibliographic essay. As new, no markings, spine uncreased. Gift quality. An historian at SUNY New Paltz traces Jewish immigration to the US to show how Jews fit into American society without giving up their culture. Part of the publishers American Moment series. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009188
Published by Crown Pub, New York, 2005
Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 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.
Seller Inventory # 005863
Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif., 1994
Trade Papeback. Condition: Good +. 3rd Printing. 281 pp. Notes, underlining and highlighting on about 20 pages. Binding firm. Sociologist from Johns Hopkins and Florida Internatiional universities team uip to examine Miami in the 1970s and 80s as it experienced waves of immigrants from Cuba, Haiti Nicaragua, and other Latin nations. Rich detail on how the immigrants gained an economic foothold and came to dominate Miami politics. The authors compare Miami's immigrant experience with ethnic histories of other cities, such as Boston, New Haven and Chicago. Size: 8bo - 9 in Tsll.
Seller Inventory # 009374
Published by Doubleday (Random House), NY, 2003
Boards with Cloth Spine Strip. Condition: Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd Printing. 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.
Seller Inventory # 009517
Published by HarperCollins, NY, 1996
Trade Papeback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Paperback Edition. 298 pp. Close to new. No markings or spine creasing. When 12-year-old Denise Palms, raised in rural Virginia by her grandmother, is called home to Detroit to care for her expectant mother, two older brothers, and stepfather, she encounters an uncompromising teacher who demands that she excel. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009714
Published by Dover Publications, NY, 2013
Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. Reprint. 204 pp. Newly new. No markings. A guide to deciphering Maya petroglyphs. First published in 1931. Gates has tabulated all character variants and attempted to work out meaning from their counterparts, relating them to Maya culture found in southern Mexico and Central America. His work includes day signs, month signs, caledric signs, numerals, colors, face signs, animal figures, astronomical signs, etc. A companion work by Gates is included: "Glyph Studies," taken from 1932 issue of Maya Studies. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009861
Published by Penguin Books, NY, 1986
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Later Printing. 260 pp. Firm, nearly new, Light toning, but no markings. Cover curled. Story of a Native American after he is released from a Japanese prison camp in WW 2 and connects with his ancestral heritage. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Talla.
Seller Inventory # 010292
Published by Scribner, NY, 1996
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 300 pp. Marker slashes on top and bottom edges. Inner dust jacket affixed to boards. Close to new. Alice Walker documents how The Color Purple novel and movie affected her life. Includes original screenplay written by Walker (not used by director Steven Spielberg). letters to Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Danny Glover. Size: 8vo -- 9.75 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 010104
Published by Touchstone (Simon & Schuster), NY, 1987
Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. 3rd Edition. Later reprint of 3rd edition, with new introduction by V.P. Franklin, Drexel professor of history. .Extensive bibliography. Nearly new, tight, no markings or spine creases. A prominent African American historian traces the diverse history of the American black from the slavery period to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. He shows the variety that exists within the minority. His survey ranges from Nat Turner and Frederick Douglass to Malcom X and Marin Luther King. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 503004073
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, NY, 2000
Boards. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition Stated. 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.
Seller Inventory # 009491
Published by Bear & Co, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1987
Glossy Stiff Wrappers. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Printing. 128 pp., 23 color illustrations. Crease on rear cover, smaller crease on front cover, some rubbing and one inch tear along spine. Text clean. A narrative and series of folk paintings based on Black Elk's childhood vision in 1872, as related to John G. Niehardt in 1931. Size: 8mo -- 8.5 In Tall Bu 11 in Wide.
Seller Inventory # 010108
Published by Harper Perennial, NY, 1996
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. 1st Printing Thus. 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.
Seller Inventory # 010245
Published by Doubleday, New York, 2005
Trade Paperback. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Virtually new, gift quality. Rear cover identifies it as a bound galley proof "not for sale." Spine uncreased, no markings. A hip-hop journalist reflects on the phenomenon of penis size in black males, and why it seems to fascinate Americans of all races and sexual preferences. He includes anecdotes of his college days at Brown University, plus behavior he witnessed in locker rooms. No photos. Size: 8vo --9.25 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 006097
Cloth. Condition: Good +. No Jacket. 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 Tall.
Seller Inventory # 005451
Published by A.S. Barnes & Co., NY, 1961
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Reprint. 82 pp., with bibliography and discography. Light rubbing on spine, lower corner thumbed. Price in marker pend on upper right corner.4 pp. of b&w historical photos of Smith. Moderately used but sturdy and clean. No markings in text. Sketch of Smith in a 1920s flapper dress and feather hat is part of the lavendar and green front cover design. A readable brief summary of Bessie Smith's rags to riches life and career in jazz. A "Perpetua" book that is part of the seldom seen Kings of Jazz paperback series. It includes critiques of some of her albums. Written for people who already know something about jazz. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009237
Published by The Pamphleteer's Press, Stony Creek, Conn., 1994
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. Book.
Seller Inventory # 009456
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1948
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Early Printing. 273 pp. plus glossary in clean medium gray cloth with black and red decorative bell band across mid-section. Dust jacket missing 1 inch chip on rear panel, has white lily design against black and white floral background. Small gift inscription in tiny ink letters, dated Christmas 1948 on front endpaper. Book has 1948 date matching on title and copyright pages but no "A" on copyright page. $3.00 original retail price on flap. Small Gellert's Bookstore (42nd St., NYC) label pasted on rear endpaper. Light foxed bands on endpapers. Text clean. Memorable story of a Zulu parson searching for his son in Johannesburg and finding him imprisoned for the murder of an Engllish plantation owner. The book was published just as apartheid was being institutionalized in South Africa. Size: 8vo - 8.5 In. Book.
Seller Inventory # 009198
Published by Pampleteer's Press, Stony Creek, Conn., 1993
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. No Jacket. 1st Paperback Edition. 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.
Seller Inventory # 009776
Published by Hyperion, NY, 1994
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition Stated. 229 pp. Flat-signed by author on title page. Nearly new. Perfect except for crinkled edge of p. 187, possibly a production error. Mylar protector on jacket. Sarris, a UCLA professor who also is chief of the Mowak tribe, offers 10 related short stories describing gritty Native American life in northern California. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009232
Published by MLRPress, Albion, New York, 2014
Trade Papeback. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 217 pp. Virtually new, no markings or creases. A gay mystery in which an out English teacher goes off to Palm Springs with friends for a weekend and encounters a murder on the dance floor. The plot involves the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians near Palm Springs and their attitudes toward two-spirit men. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009686