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BACK TO BLOOD

by Wolfe, Tom

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2012
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Very Good
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New York: Little Brown & Co., 2012. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. The last of Wolfe's four novels ("Bonfire of the Vanities," "A Man in Full," "I Am Charlotte Simmons") features among others, a newly promoted Miami marine police officer, a Cuban mayor, a pair of Wasp Yale-graduate newspaper types, and a sex-addiction, sexually-addicted psychiatrist, all operating in a… Read more
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THE TENANTS

by Malamud, Bernard

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Published
1971
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780374272906
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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1971. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The sixth of the highly-respected Malamud's eight novels contains nearly all of the tensions and terrors of city social relationships in its 230 pages. Two writers, one black, one white, both living in the same abandoned tenement the landlord wants to demolish in order to construct the… Read more
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THE TEMPLE BOMBING

by Greene, T.N., Editor

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Published
1996
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Fine
ISBN
9780201622065
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Reading, MA: Addison -Wesley Publishing Co., 1996. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. This book, a well-written, detailed history of the 1958 bombing of the Temple, Atlanta's oldest and most prominent synagogue, won numerous awards for historian Greene. She was able to weave together the experiences of the city's white power structure, white supremicists, African Americans and Jews against the backdrop… Read more
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THE NEW SHOE

by Upfield, Arthur W.

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Published
1976
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Fine
ISBN
9780891630210
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£25.34

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The Mystery Library/University of California, San Diego, 1976. Hardcover. Fine. ,. The first volume published by The Mystery Library, a 1970s project of the University Extension, University of California at San Diego, was this 1976 edition of Arthur W. Upfield's, "The New Shoe," featuring the legendary fictional Australian detective of mixed race, Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte. First printing,… Read more
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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN or LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Published
1900
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Good Plus to Very Good
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First Edition Thus.
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Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1900. First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. From the Altemus publishing company's Young People's Library, an abridged edition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," 'Arranged For Young Readers'. First Edition Thus, early printing. About 5 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches, 309 pages in tan cloth-covered boards with pictorial front cover in… Read more
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CANNIBALS AND CHRISTIANS

by Mailer, Norman

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Published
1966
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Very Good to Near Fine
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First Edition.
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New York: The Dial Press, 1966. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good to Near Fine/Good To Good Plus. Norman Mailer was a bestselling novelist who, in the turbulent 1950s and 1960s, became a journalist, biographer, actor and political activist, among his many roles. Along with Truman Capote and Tom Wolfe, Mailer was one of the early innovators of… Read more
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LIGHT IN AUGUST

by Faulkner, William

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Published
1950
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Very Good
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New York: The Modern Library, 1950. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus. One of Faulkner's masterworks, in which characters such as Joe Christmas and the Rev. Gail Hightower not only address issues of race, sex, religion and class in 1930s Mississippi but, through the author's talent and genius, live them. Introduction by Richard Rovere. The Modern Library No. 88, 1950… Read more
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THE MARCH

by Doctorow, E.L.

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Published
2005
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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9780375506710
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New York: Random House, 2005. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The 12th novel from the award-winning author generally acknowledged to be America's best writer of historical fiction, was itself winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2006. "The March" creates a fictional world populated with a multitude of unforgettable characters swept up in the violence and devastation… Read more
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PALACE COUNCIL

by Carter, Stephen L.

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Published
2008
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780307266583
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New York: Knopf, 2008. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The third novel in Carter's Elm Grove series of political thrillers. "Palace Council" begins in 1952 with a secret meeting on Martha's Vineyard of twenty prominent men who develop a plan to manipulate the President of the United States. A short time later one of the twenty… Read more
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INVISIBLE JUSTICE: A Story of Klan Violence & Human Reactions

by Wellard, Charles L.

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Published
2002
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Fine
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First Edition.
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9780972950909
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Southern Pines, NC: SPW Publishing Co., 2002. First Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Wellard, author of scientific and technological books and articles, was prompted to write this novel by events he witnessed as a young boy visiting his grandparents' farm in rural Virginia. Though the story of two black men wreaking vengeance after an incident of Klan burning and… Read more
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THE TREE WHERE MAN WAS BORN/THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

by Matthiessen, Peter & Porter, Eliot

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Published
1972
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780525222651
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£17.74

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1972. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The combined talents of two great naturalists -- Matthiessen, the writer, and Porter, the photographer -- has resulted in a book unlike any other on the human and natural history of East Africa. Both artists roamed the ancient land of man's origins and created… Read more
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CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER

by Franklin, Tom

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Published
2010
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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New York: HarperCollins, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The Edgar Award-winning Franklin received extraordinary praise for this novel from his fellow authors, including Richard Russo, Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos. "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" features a pair of boyhood friends -- one black, one white -- who find themselves on opposite sides of a… Read more
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THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT

by Mosley, Walter

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Published
2004
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780316570824
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New York: Little Brown & Co., 2004. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Mosley, perhaps best known for his Easy Rawlins mystery-detective novels, is a master writer no matter what the genre. This book is top flight in two or three genres. It begins in Los Angeles when the man at Charles Blakely's door has a… Read more
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FIRETRAP

by Emerson, Earl W.

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Published
2006
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Near Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780345462923
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£14.99

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New York: Ballantine Books, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Perhaps better known for his mystery series featuring private detective Thomas Black, Emerson is also author of a group of award-winning crime-thrillers featuring firemen and arson investigation. The lead character in "Firetrap" is Trey Brown, a captain in the Seattle Fire Department whose skin color… Read more
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ELDRIDGE CLEAVER: Post-prison Writings and Speeches

by Scheer, Robert, Editor

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Published
1969
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
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New York: Ramparts/Random House, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus. Cleaver, a radical political activist and Black Muslim leader, spent most of the 1960s in prison, where he wrote his revolutionary, "Soul On Ice." The writings, speeches and interview collected in this volume are after his release from prison while he struggled to deal… Read more
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SHAKER, WHY DON'T YOU SING?

by Angelou, Maya

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Published
1983
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Very Good to Near Fine
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9780394521442
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New York: Random House, 1983. Hardcover. Very Good to Near Fine/Near Fine. The fourth collection of poetry by the well-known African-American poet and writer, actor and civil rights activist and leader, whose six volumes of memoirs, led by "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings," is considered a major milestone of Black American writing. A gift-inscription on the… Read more
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THE TURNAROUND

by Pelecanos, George

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Published
2008
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Near Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780316156479
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New York: Little Brown & Co., 2008. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Thirty-five years ago on a hot summer afternoon, three Washington, D.C., teenagers rode into an unfamiliar neighborhood and changed six lives forever. Today, one survivor of that afternoon reaches out to another survivor, a move that could lead to salvation. But a… Read more
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BLACK GIRL/WHITE GIRL

by Oates, Joyce Carol

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Published
2006
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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New York: HarperCollins, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. This is Oates' portrait of race relations and civil rights in the 1970s as the Vietnam War wound down. It features a white girl -- Genna Hewett-Meade -- beginning a personal inquiry into the violent, mysterious death of her roommate, a black girl named Minette Swift, fifteen… Read more
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NOW SHEBA SINGS THE SONG

by Angelou, Maya

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Published
1987
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780525245018
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£15.84

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New York: E.P. Dutton/Dial Books, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Feelings, Tom. An outstanding collaborative effort between Angelou, poet, biographer, historian, novelist, film director, and Caldecott Honor artist, Feelings, has resulted in an exceptional book giving voice to the spirit of Black women throughout the world. 55 pages, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2",… Read more
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THE INTERRUPTION OF EVERYTHING

by McMillan, Terry

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Published
2005
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Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
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9780670031443
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New York: Viking Penguin, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The award-winning McMillan's sixth novel features Marilyn Grimes, wife, mother of three grown children, struggling with the dilemma of how a woman in her forties can begin to put a higher priority on her own needs without shortchanging family and friends. Boards and text are clean… Read more
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