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Ghost  -  Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent
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Ghost - Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent

By Burton, Fred

New York: Random House, 2008. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to title page with dedication 'To .....Thank you for your great work. Semper Fi! June 7, 2008 ALSO enclosed is a letter from 'John' who purchased this copy for the recipient and mentions that the author is also 'a friend in the business' and also closes with Semper Fi! salutation. A near Fine unmarked copy with VG+ Dustjacket which is not price clipped. 276 pages. For decades, Fred Burton, a key figure in international counterterrorism and domestic spycraft, has secretly been on the front lines in the fight to keep Americans safe around the world. Now, in this hard-hitting memoir, Burton emerges from the shadows to reveal who he is, what he has accomplished, and the threats that lurk unseen except by an experienced, worlwise few. 200 . Signed by Author. First. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.96

Fair Game  -  My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal By the White House
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Fair Game - My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal By the White House

By Wilson, Valerie Plame

London: Simon and Schuster, 2007. An As New copy in an As New Dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 411 pages. On July 6 200, four months after the United States invaded Iraq, former ambassador Joseph Wilson's now historic article 'What I didn't Find in Africa' appeared in the New York Times.A week later, conservative pundit Robert Novak revealed in his newspaper column that Ambassdor Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, was a CIA operative. The public disclosure of that secret information spurred a federal investigation and led to the trial and conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Scooter Libby, and the Wilsons' civil suit against top officials of the Bush administration. Valerie Wilson retired from the CIA in January 2006 and sets the record straight providing an extraordinary account of her training and experiences. As readers will see, the CIA still deems much of the detail of her story to be classified and parts have been redacted, 200. First. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.98

The Age of Turbulence  -  Adventures in a New World
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The Age of Turbulence - Adventures in a New World

By Greenspan, Alan

London: Allen Lane, 2007. A Fine unmarked copy with a near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 531 pages. 60 illustrations. The book is an incomparable reckoning with the nature of the world - how we got here, what we're living through and what lies over the horizon. Greenspan, Chairmn of the Federal Reserve Board from 1987 - 2006, shares the story of his life to convey the full flavour of the extraordinary years he has experienced and helped shape, taking full measure of the individuals who made strong impressions on him, including everyUS President from Nixon to Geore W. Bush, Prime Ministers Thatcher, Blair and Brown, and the great crises and challenges that they faced. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY BOOK OF 1.04 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST A1C. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.76

The Good Son  -  J.F.K. Jr and the Mother He Loved
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The Good Son - J.F.K. Jr and the Mother He Loved

By Andersen, Christopher

New York: Gallery Books, 2014. A Fine unmarked copy with Very Good+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 352 pages. 4 photographs. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.(1960-1999) and heir to his father's charming good looks and relentless ambition, ultimately inherited JFK's tragic legacy too when he died in a plane crash piloted by himself in July 1999. Christopher Andersen explores the unique connection between the extraordinary son who captivated America and the beautiful and mysterious mother who molded him into a man.Like many parents and their children, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and JFK jr. shared an intense, tender and often tempestuous bond. Andersen reveals how mother and son influenced, challenged, and supported each other through good times and bad, unveiling startling new details about the family we thought we already knew. A1C. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$27.45

Gore Vidal  -  A Biography
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Gore Vidal - A Biography

By Kaplan, Fred

New York: Doubleday, 1999. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING November 1999. A near Fine unmarked copy which has a gift inscription written on a sticker to front endpaper else Fine with near Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. xi + 850 pages. 68 illustrations. The distinguished Professor of English literature's acclaimed and definitive biography of the novelist, cultural critic, essayist, historian, comic satirist, image maker, provocateur, actor, and brilliant American icon that is Gore Vidal. Kaplan had complete access to Vidal's papers, letters, and private photographs, as well as television and newsreel footage and was guaranteed a free hand by Vidal to write as he saw fit. The result is a lively, witty, and textured life of a literary colossus. PLEASE NOTE - A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.29 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 4. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.57

I Was A White Slave in Harlem
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I Was A White Slave in Harlem

By Howard-Howard, Margo

New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1991. There is a little wear to lower spine and light curling to front corner tips else a clean tight copy. xi + 177 pages. Introduction by Quentin Crisp. Margo Howard-Howard details her sometimes intimate, sometimes violent encounters with James Dean, Andy Warhol, Jackie Curtis, Truman Capote, Talulah Bankhead, Queen Elizabeth II and many other personalities. As described here, they give a glimpse of the wild career of New York's premier drag queen. 205. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.69

Secrecy and Power  -  The Life of J. Edgar Hoover
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Secrecy and Power - The Life of J. Edgar Hoover

By Powers, Richard Gid

London: Hutchinson, 1987. A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which is not price clipped. First UK edition. x + 624 pages. 30 illustrations. As head of the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972, J. Edgar Hoover created a unique role for himself in American life - one that had never existed before, one that wil probably never exist again. Who was this man who engineered the notorious Palmer Raids at the age of 24; whose enemies ranged from John Dillinger to Martin Luther King; who reviled homosexuality, yet was often accused of it and kept files on his accusers; who was a law-and-order hero to one generation and a police-state villain to the next? Drawing on previously unknown personal documents, an exhaustive study of FBI files, and the Presidential papers of nine administrations, Powers presents a full-blooded portrait of the man behind the G-Man image, finding a personality more complex than Hoover's critics or defenders have brought to light. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.18 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 302. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.98

Crazy Sundays  -  F.Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood
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Crazy Sundays - F.Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood

By Latham, Aaron

London: Secker and Warburg, 1972. A near Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has age darkening and a small closed tear and which is not price clipped. ix + 308 pages. 'More than anything in the world he wanted to make pictures..it seemed to him infinitely romantic..', wrote F.Scott Fitzgerald in an early draft of Tender is the Night. When Scott arrived in Hollywood in 1927 with his wife Zelda, he saw the chance to weave into reality his life-dream of a happiness made of love, money, and drama. The glittering movie town at first fed the dreamby giving the Fitzgeralds a royal reception and the author a 'feeling of new worlds to conquer'. But when Hollywood turned golden, Fitzgerald's chance to conquer it got lost somewhere in the vast obscurity of the big studio machine. Scott made two more trips to Hollywood before he died there in 1940, at the age of 44. 300. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.78

Confessions of a Pretty Lady
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Confessions of a Pretty Lady

By Bernhard, Sandra

New York: Harper and Row, 1988. A near Fine copy ( Fine apart from an inscription to half title page) with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 133 pages. 12 illustrations. Welcome to the world of Sandra Bernhard; sophisticated, sardonic, and witty, nothing escapes her acute eye and sharp tongue. With her pitch-perfect sense of style and humour, Bernhard chronicles the thrill of emergency vehicles, whu she moved bak to suburbia, a traumatic abortion, tattoos, the art of manicures. Her prose is both biting and vulnerable, feminine and tough.. Whether reminiscing about her doctor-father learning hypnosis or her mother's fascination with all things Japanese, her stories are powerful, funny, scathing, erotic, and at times unsettling. The book captures perfectly the strong, subversive humour that she is known for. 302. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.78

Everybody Who Was Anybody  -  A Biography of Gertrude Stein
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Everybody Who Was Anybody - A Biography of Gertrude Stein

By Hobhouse, Janet

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1975. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A large format volume of xii + 244 pages. 100 black and white illustrations, 8 colour plates. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) soon became aware that she was destined to 'create the twentieth century'. Brought up in Europe and the new frontier state of California, Gertrude never lost the sense of being a pioneer. In 1903 she moved to Paris and two years later bought her first Matisse, the notorious Femme au Chapeau, the most ridiculed work of the scandalous 'Fauve' exhibition. In 1905 Gertrude also met and began to buy the work of Picasso. With his portrait of her, a work seminal in the development of Cubism, and with her own writing of Three Lives, both in 1906, Gertrude Stein began to take her place at the centre of a group of artists and writers whose works were among the most important of the century. By the outbreak of World War I Gertrude, with her brothers Leo and Michael, had amassed the most important collection of modern art in the world. After the war Gertrude became mentor to several of the best known American writers, among them Ernest Hemngway. By the time of her death, Gertrude Stein had become a legend - she had been painted, sculpted and photographed by the most famous artists of her time. Her apartments at rue de Fleurus, and later at rue Christine, were landmarks in Paris. The book tells the story of the public personality and the deeply serious writer behind. It recounts the development and significance of her complex relationship with her brother Leo, with Alice B. Toklas and with Picasso, as well as her artistic relationships with the Cubists and the writers of the Lost Generation and her profoundly symbolic relationship with America, with France, with 'inside and outside reality', with personality and the nature of genius. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.95 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 13. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.47

Man from the Valley      (SIGNED COPY)
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Man from the Valley (SIGNED COPY)

By Miller, Francis Pickens

Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1971. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to front endpaper with inscription 'To Donald Maclaren of Maclaren with much affection from his father's friend'. xvii + 253 pages. 13 illustrations. Francis Picken Miller (1895-1978), whose career had many facets: statesman, politician, soldier, educator, author, and churchman. His contacts have been worldwide. Born in Kentucky of venerablePresbyterian Huguenot, and Scotch-Irish stock, he was reared in the valley of Virginia. After graduation from Washington and Lee University in 1914, he served until 1917 as national secretary of the Y.M.C.A. for private preparatory schools. In 1917 and 1918, he saw action as an artilleryman with the First Division in France and after the war attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. Although a layman, Miller was deeply concerned with the place of Christianity in modern society. He was chairman of the World's Student Christian Federation, 1928-1938, and a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, 1954-1960. During the Second World War he served as a colonel on General Eisenhower's staff at S.H.A.E.F. and was decorated by the American, British, French and Belgian governments. C3D. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.18

Sellebrity  -  My Angling and Tangling with Famous People
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Sellebrity - My Angling and Tangling with Famous People

By Lois, George

New York: Phaidon Press, 2003. A Fine unmarked copy with Very Good+ dustjacket. George Lois was born in New York City in 1931. He studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before setting off for Madison Avenue in the early 1950's, eventually joining Doyle Dane Bernbach in 1958. Lois went on to found four seminal New York advertsing agencies over the next four decades. He has written five books and won a plethora of awards. New York magazine called him 'Pioneer...Innovator. Advertising genius...Superman of Madison Avenue...America's Master communicator'. Adman and image maker Lois was a leader of the Creative Revolution of the 1960's and is the mind behind an astonishing array of famous branding campaigns and unforgettable magazine covers during his 50 year career. This book is at once a poignant culmination of Lois' ideas and memoirs, and a showcase of 139 of his most influential celebrity campaigns for culture-bending products. Illustrated with the original ads and images, designed by Lois himself, the book presents the stories behind the ads. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.47 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST B2F. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$13.18

Pandering
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Pandering

By Fleiss, Heidi

Los Angeles: 1 Hour Entertainment, 2002. A near Fine unmarked copy in padded boards (Fine apart from just a touch of wear to lower corner tips). 240 pages. All edges gilt. Dubbed the 'Hollywood Madam' in the 1990s, Heidi Fleiss has returned to the scandal spotlight with this memoir of her experiences. Fleiss was released from federal prison in 1999 after serving more than three years for tax evasion, money laundering and attempted pandering associated with a high-priced prostitution ring she ran in Hollywood. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.90 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 119. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$16.47

Return to Albion  -  Americans in England 1760-1940
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Return to Albion - Americans in England 1760-1940

By Kenin, Richard

New York: National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution/Holt Rhinehart and Winston , 1979. A clean, tight and unmarked copy apart from a neat name and date to half title page and light foxint to fore edge and which has a light crease to front cover. xv + 288 pages. Illustrated throughout. Introduction by Alistair Cooke. The book offers a richly illustrated and highly entertaining account of American expatriates who, over a span of almost two centuries, lived in and left an indelible mark on England. Although such personalities as James McNeill Whistler, Henry James, John James Audubon, T.S. Eliot and Robert Fulton were born on this side of the Atlantic, most of their creative energies were expended on foreign soil. The ten chapters each deal with a group of individuals - for example, Benjamin West and his followers, Ezra pound and his literary circle, some colourful American heiresses who married into the Briish peerage. 11. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.98

Henry Wellcome
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Henry Wellcome

By James, Robert Rhodes

London: John Curtis, 1994. PRESENTATION COPY to David Somerset (Chief Cashier of the Bank of England 1980-1988) from Sir Roger Gibbs, Chairman of the Wellcome Trust, October 1994. A Fine unmarked copy, apart from the presentation inscription, in green cloth boards with near Fine dustjacket. First edition, first printing. xix + 422 pages. 109 illustrations. The Wellcome Trust is the largest and most significant benefactor ever to British medical research, yet few people, even those aware of the international pharmaceutical company that bears his name, know anything about its founder, Henry Solomon Wellcome. His life was an extraordinary story of achievement and disappointment, triumph and sadness, that began in deep poverty in northern Wisconsin in 1853 and ended in his death in London in 1936 as a celebrated and greatly honoured millionaire. His outstanding achievement, with his equally yound partner, the mercurial Silas Burroughs, was to finance and build research laboratories in Britain that made the fame and fortune of Burroughs Wellcome. This biography was commissioned at the request of the Wellcome Trust and is the first to tell the remarkable story of Wellcome's life. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.96 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** B2B. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.47

Over Here
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Over Here

By Seitz, Raymond

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1998. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which has fading to spine and is not price clipped. xii + 372 pages. The author was the first career diplomat to be appointed American Ambassador to the Court of St. James's. As America's top representative in Britain from 1991 to 1994, his many friends in high places gave him easy access to Britain's political, economic and social life. The book is part memoir, part reflection and the subjects under his scrutiny are delightfully divergent, as listeners to his Radio 4 broadcasts will confirm, and provides a snapshot of the things which separate and bind our two nations. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.84 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** NOT EX LIB **** A1E. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.78

Years of Renewal
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Years of Renewal

By Kissinger, Henry

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1999. A near Fine unmarked copy apart from some light marks to fore and lower edges with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 1151 pages. 98 illustrations. 13 maps. First UK edition. The most celebrated American diplomat of his period, Kissinger was a major figure in world history and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. This third and concluding volume of his memoirs completes an outstanding work of contemporary history, full of startling insights and unsparing candour. It begins with President Richard Nixon's resignation, a man whom Kissinger knew perhaps more closely than anyone, and includes his final assessment of Nixon's tortured personality. Kisssinger continued to play a decisive role throughout President Ford's administration, and there are many intimate and sharply intelligent depictions of world leaders, including Mao Zedong and Leonid Brezhnev. This is a book abounding in crisis, as he details the agony of US extrication from Vietnam, the fall of Cambodia, the Greece-Turkey conflict over Cyprus, the origins of the war in Lebanon and the continuation of the Cold War at its perilous height. **** NOT EX LIB **** PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.8 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 12. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.18

Dutch  -  A Memoir of Ronald Reagan
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Dutch - A Memoir of Ronald Reagan

By Morris, Edmund

London: Harper Collins, 1999. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a thin quarter inch biro 'v' mark to top edge) with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First UK edition, first printing. xx + 874 pages. Illustrations in the text. The authorized biography of President Ronald Reagan, written with complete interpretative freedom, whilst he was still president. During 13 years of archival research and interviews with Reagan, his family, friends, admirers and enemies, Morris studied his subject with a closeness and dispassion, not to mention alternations of amusement, horror and amazed respect. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.2 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 12. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.98

Eddie  -  My Life, My Loves
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Eddie - My Life, My Loves

By Fisher, Eddie

London: W.H. Allen, 1982. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First British edition. 368 pages. 69 illustrations. In this autobiography of the singer, Eddie Fisher tells the whole story of his remarkable life and career - a roller coaster ride from the slums of Philadelphia to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, a plunge into a nearly fatal drug addiction and, finally, a successful comeback through the love and encouragement of his family and friends. A teenage idol in the 1950's and a friend of the leading personalities of three decades in the worlds of politics, sports and show business, the book is filled with the famous. He was romantically involved with countless women, among them Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, and Ann Margaret, and in lavishly publicized affairs, he married and divorced Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, and Connie Stevens. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** 14. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.78

The Lois Wilson Story  -  When Love is Not Enough
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The Lois Wilson Story - When Love is Not Enough

By Borchert, William G.

Minnesota: Hazelden, 2005. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. xxii + 379 pages. Foreword by Robert Hoguet, President of the Stepping Stones Foundation. The acclaimed author, screenwriter and film producer's definitive biography of Lois Burnham Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon (Alcoholics Anonymous) and wife of the co-founder, the famously anonymous Bill W. Lois Wilson's uncommon love and unshakeable faith have provided a legacy of hope to millions of families devastated by alcohol addiction. 4. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.98

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