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Catherine The Great. A Biography of the Woman Who Became Empress of All The Russias

by Oldenbourg, Zoe Translated from the French By Anne Carter

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New York: Pantheon Books (c.1965) Book Club Edition. Mme. Oldenbourg's story of Russia's incredible empress is far more exciting than most novels, infinitely better written than most histories. By concentrating on Catherine's early years, the author has succeeded in explaining a woman who had remained an enigma, even to her biographers. Extravagant and grotesque, this is nonetheless… Read more
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Important To Me Personalia

by Johnson, Pamela Hansford

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Published
1976
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Near Fine
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$14.50

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London: The Quality Book Club, 1976. First published in Great Britain in 1974. This is Pamela Hansford Johnson's distillation of the episodes and insights, men, women and ideas, that have mattered, and matter still, in her life. She depicts fragments of her childhood, her extensive travels in North America and the Soviet Union, a 'happening in Los… Read more
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Whitney Father, Whitney Heiress

by Swanberg, W.A

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1980
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780684164489
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$32.50

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1980. This towering narrative of two generations of one of America's wealthiest families is the story of William Collins Whitney and his daughter Dorothy and her husband Willard Straight, it is a story of love and money , of idealism and corruption, of ambition and untimely death, that ranges from the Gilded Age to… Read more
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Born Naked

by Mowat Farley

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
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First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9781550135015
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$22.50

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Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1993. Farley Mowat - Canadian author of Never Cry Wolf, People of The Deer, The Grey Seas Under, The Regiment, etc. In Born Naked, Farley Mowat describes with singular clarity an extraordinary childhood. This is a wry, clear-eyed, sad and very funny memoir by one of Canada's finest writers. B/w photographs accompany text. Map endpapers. Decorative… Read more
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Fanny Kemble A Passionate Victorian

by Armstrong Margaret

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Published
1938
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing
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New York: The MacMillan Company, 1938. Frontispiece is a portrait of Fanny Kemble by Thomas Sully. Margaret Armstrong, decorative Designer, Artist, and Author has written an absorbing biography "Fanny Kemble A Passionate Victorian". Fanny Kemble (1809-93) , Actress, Playwright, poet and autobiographer was born into a distinguished theatrical family. The daughter of Charles Kemble and niece of Sarah Siddens… Read more
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All Things Wise and Wonderful: Sequel To All Things Bright and Beautiful

by Herriot, James

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Published
1977
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780312020316
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London/Toronto: Michael Joseph Nelson, 1977. First Canadian Edition from American plates. James Herriot's third book, the warm and joyful sequel to All Things Bright and Beautiful. This Yorkshire veterinarian begins with being inducted into the RAF in WW II. We see him at training camp and we go back with him to Yorkshire - on real trips as he breaks… Read more
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Napoleon In Love: The Intimate and Fascinating Story of Napoleon's Private Life and Loves

by Delderfield, R.F

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Published
1979
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing
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9780671240417
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$15.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979. First printing by this publisher. In this witty, warm and intimate work of biography R.F. Delderfield, the author of A Horseman Riding By, The Green Gauntlet, and God Is an Englishman, describes the women in Napoleon Bonaparte's life, from the days of his youth as a needy young artillery lieutenant to his triumphant… Read more
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Virunga. The Passion of Dian Fossey

by Mowat Farley

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Published
1987
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780771066771
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1987. In her passions, her faults, her uncompromising dedication, Dian Fossey was unique, and her story has all the elements of compelling drama, ambition and sacrifice, love, violence, witchcraft and murder - and of course the great lure of Africa itself, the dark continent. The book is based on Dian Fossey's private correspondence, journals, camp… Read more
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The Lonely Lady Of San Clemente The Story Of Pat Nixon

by David, Lester

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1978
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Very Good
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First Edition, Second Printing
ISBN
9780690016888
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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978. The full-scale biography - compassionate, intimate, and revealing - to devote itself to Pat Nixon's own success story - her struggles, her tragedies, and her triumphs. The book covers her youth and early independence, Richard Nixon's courtship and their early happy years of marriage, the crucial role she played in his political career,… Read more
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Alone Together

by Bonner, Elena

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Published
1986
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780394558356
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New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1986. Translated from the Russian by Alexander Cook. The wife of the Soviet physicist and Nobel Laureate Andrei Sakharov tells the full, uncensored, harrowing story of their lives in the Soviet city of Gorky. This, above all, is the story of how two human beings who love each other, in the face of hideous… Read more
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Southern Daughter. The Life Of Margaret Mitchell

by Pyron, Darden Asbury

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Published
1991
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Near Fine
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First Edition, Third Printing
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9780195052763
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$50.00

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New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Author Darden Asbury Pyron provides an absorbing biography of Margaret Mitchell, the well-known American author and Pulitzer Prize winner of Gone With The Wind. Fans of Gone With The Wind will find several chapters in Southern Daughter that trace how elements in Mitchell's biography made their way into her fiction, including the most… Read more
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Laura Z A Life

by Hobson, Laura Z

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Published
1983
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780877955245
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New York: Arbor House, 1983. A candid autobiography of an extraordinary woman, born with - and very much apart of - the twentyieth century. Author of "The Trespassers", "Gentleman's Agreement," "The Other Father," etc. Laura Z. Hobson writes, " in this one nothing will be made up, nothing invented, nothing knowingly shaded to put a better light on some crisis,… Read more
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Talking Straight

by Iacocca, Lee with Sonny Kleinfield

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1988
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780553052701
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$33.50

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Toronto/New York: Bantam Books, 1988. " Iacocca speaks from the heart about what's on his mind: at home, as he raises his kids and grows older, in the nation, as the deficit mounts, Wall Street wavers and the twentieth century draws to a close; and in our increasingly interdependent world." B/W photo section is present. Price-intact photo dust jacket..… Read more
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Spy Catcher. The Candid Autobiography Of A Senior Intelligence Officer

by Wright, Peter

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1987
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Very Good
Edition
Ninth Printing
ISBN
9780670820559
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New York: Viking, 1987. Peter Wright was a key figure in British Intelligence for nearly a quarter of a century. This book, which the British Government has gone to great lengths to keep from being published, is a memoir that recounts his extraordinary career in that wilderness of mirrors,the world of espionage. It is uncensored, remarkably candid, and enormously… Read more
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"C" The Secret Life Of Sir Stewart Menzies. Spymaster To Winston Churchill

by Brown, Anthony Cave

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1987
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Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
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9780025173903
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$55.00

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New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1987. The author resurrects the legend of "C" to write the first and definitive biography of Britain's greatest spymaster. Brown is the only writer ever to interview extensively the mysterious and reclusive Menzies, and drawing from an exhaustive research effort he has finally captured the epic story of the last great defender of the British… Read more
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Blood And Banquets. A Berlin Social Diary

by Fromm, Bella

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Published
1990
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Fine
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BOMC Edition
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9781559720557
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New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1990. Foreword by Judith Rossner.This is the extraordinary true story of a Jewish reporter who became an intimate witness to the rise of Nazism in Germany. It is a classic social and historical testament, a keenly written record that offers readers a behind-the-scenes view of how Hitler and Nazism attained such devastating power.… Read more
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Twenty Letters To A Friend

by Alliluyeva, Svetlana (translated By Priscilla Johnson McMillan)

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Published
1967
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Near Fine
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BOMC
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New York and Evanston: Harper & Row, 1967. Stated First Edition but is BOMC. From the death of her father, Josef Stalin, in 1953, and her "double" life in the decade that followed - outwardly fortunate, inwardly tormented - Mme. Alliluyeva casts back to her unclouded childhood in the tranquil household created by her mother, and to her mother's… Read more
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The First Hurrah: A Biography of Alfred E. Smith

by O'Connor, Richard

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Published
1970
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1970. Alfred Emmanuel Smith 1873 -1944 - elected Governor of New York State - Democratic candidate for the Presidency in 1928, the first Roman Catholic to be nominated for this office by a major political party. The fact that he was defeated after one of the most scurrilous and savagely fought campaigns in… Read more
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Sixpence In Her Shoe

by McGinley, Phyllis

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Published
1964
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing
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New York: The MacMillan Company, 1964. The Pulitzer Prize - winning poet, Phyllis McGinley, writes about woman's most honorable profession. In this warm, wise and witty book she shares with readers the joys and problems of the domestic profession. Bookplate to fep. Name to ffep. A sound copy.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Fetched-Up Yankee. A New England Boyhood Remembered

by Hill, Lewis

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Published
1990
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing
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9780871064257
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Chester, Connecticut: The Globe Pequot Press, 1990. Hill transports us back to a faraway time and place... a world poor in such things as running water but rich in family life and honored traditions. It was a world that would disappear forever with the coming of WWII and the inevitable incursion of modern life. By focusing on his… Read more
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