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Fortress Introduction to American Judaism
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Fortress Introduction to American Judaism

By Jacob Neusner

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "This book introduces one of the worlds religions in today's United States of America. Most, though not all, Americans say they are religious, and the world's religions flourish in today's America. And God most of us Americans really do trust. But each does so in their own special way, and that is what makes religion in America interesting. Religion is a native category for Americans, as the First Amendment makes explicit; and to understand America, we have to understand religion. What is at stake in the study of it any particular religion in this country is their understanding of what happens to religion in America, and what we learned about America from how we practice our various religions here.. and to understand America, we have to understand religion. What is at stake in the study of any particular religion in this country is the understanding of what happens to religion in America, and what we learn about America from how we practice our various religions here...." - Introduction from Fortress Introduction to American Judaism: What the Books Say, What the People Do

$17.45

Vietnam
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Vietnam

By Stanley Karnow

This book is in good condition. There is a lot of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is also a substantial amount of staining on the cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned. There are also markings throughout the book.

$135.35

Nigger
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Nigger

By Randall Kennedy

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The pages are yellowed but clear of any markings. "How should nigger be defined? Is it a part of the American cultural inheritance that warrants preservation? Why does Knigge generate such powerful reactions? Is it a more hurtful racial epithet than insults such as kike, wop, wetback, mick, chink, and gook? Am I wrongfully offending the sensibilities of readers right now by spelling out nigger instead of using a euphemism such as N-word? Should blacks be able to use nigger in ways forbidden to others?" - Chapter One: The Protean N-Word from Nigger

$26.73

Documents of Witness
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Documents of Witness

By Don S. Armentrout, Robert Boak Slocum

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. There is minor bumping on the corners. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his seal is stamped on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "This volume is a documentary history of Episcopal Church from 1782 to 1985. It begins with 1782 because that is when the Church of England in the American colonies began to think and plan seriously for its formation and organization as a church in the United States...." - Preface from Documents of Witness: A History of the Episcopal Church, 1782-1985

$35.78

The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume I and Volume II
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume I and Volume II

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

These books are in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. The previous owners name and moto is affixed to the inside of the front cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "It was unfair of Conan Doyle to say (as he did in his delightful autobiography, Memories and Adventures) that Dr. Watson had never shown a gleam of humor nor made a single joke. Let me refute that at once. In the first chapter of The Valley of Fear the good doctor, after some rather sharp taunting by his friend, caught Holmes fairly off guard. They were speaking of Professor Moriarty...." - In Memoriam Sherlock Holmes from The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume I and Volume II

$404.12

The Last Word and the Word After That
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The Last Word and the Word After That

By Brian D McLaren

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "I am midway in my journey through life and I seem to have lost my way. I find myself in a dark place walking, not sure if dawn will ever come. As on a winter night, when black ice forms on every sidewalk and stairway, I can find no firm footing anywhere, and every moment when I am not splayed out on the ice, I am afraid that I am about to slip. A Christian, not to mention a Christian pastor, should not hate. Nor should he feel despair. But here I am, in my early forties, and I find myself filled with hatred as a closed basement closet is filled with darkness, and my limbs are heavy with despair. Every step is hard, To lift my hand to my face is laborious. Even standing makes me feel how strong gravity is. I hate this...." - Chapter One from The Last Word and the Word After That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity

$30.94

Before Honor
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Before Honor

By Eugene B. McDaniel, James L. Johnson

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are slightly yellowing, but clear of any markings. The front inside cover board is stamped with the previous owners name. The next page is signed by the author. "I awoke to the short, raucous jangle of the phone on the wall over my head, giving me a rude jab as if to say I ought to be ashamed that I was caught sleeping...." - Chapter One from Before Honor

$73.39

Southern Cross
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Southern Cross

By Christine Leigh Heyrman

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is little bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing, but clear of any markings, except the owner's stamp on the title page. The front inside cover board is signed by the previous owner, also. "William Glendinning pressed a razor against his pulsing throat and awaited the worst. He did not even try to pray, that recourse having failed since he had first sunk into despondency more than a year earlier, in 1784. For the likes of him, he knew, there could be no mercy now, even though heaven's gate once had seemed within his reach. Only a few years after emigrating to the Chesapeake in 1767, Glendinning had been saved, plucked by his conversion to Methodism and the call to preach from an obscure, rootless lot as a journeyman tailor. A sawed-off, scrawny Scot whose speech rolled off his tongue in a thick burr, he struck Methodist leaders as less choice a recruit than the beefy, native-born farm boys who could withstand the rigors of a traveling ministry, and less choice still than the stray scions of genteel families who might lend the church some respectability. But with all the determination of one accustomed to being underestimated, Glendinning set about to prove his worth. During the years spanned by the American Revolution, he spread the Methodist message throughout the Chesapeake. And despite the strain of constant travel, preaching, and pastoral work, Glendinning, eager to grow in wisdom, and grace, steeped himself in study of the Bible and learned theological treatises...." - Chapter One from Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt

$42.25

Columbia History of Eastern Europe In The Twentieth Century
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Columbia History of Eastern Europe In The Twentieth Century

By Joseph Held

This book is in very good condition. The cover boards have some wear on the front, back, edges and spine. There is little bumping, but some fraying on the cover boards. The pages are crisp, white and clear of any markings. The cover boards have an affixed stamp and signature of the previous owner on the front inside cover board. "Three times during the twentieth century - in 1918, 1945, and 1981 - Eastern Europe was to be made 'safe for democracy.' The dismantling of the empires of the Habsburgs, Ottoman sultans, Russian tsars, Hitler's Germany, and that of the Soviet Union in the face of the irresistible force of the oppressed nation's quest for democracy has fulfilled the axiomatic ideological position of Western champions of the principle of self-determination of nationalities. Yet even after the overthrow of the most pernicious forms of totalitarianism democracy remains illusory. It may well be asked what factors mitigated against the triumph of democracy after the world wars and to what extent these factors remain relevant today...." - Chapter One from Columbia History of Eastern Europe in The Twentieth Century

$31.98

America Aflame
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America Aflame

By David Goldfield

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is essentially no bumping or fraying on the cover boards, although there is some wear on the dust jacket. The pages are beginning to yellow but there are no markings on the pages. "Convent Life no longer suited Sister Mary John. Born Elizabeth Harrison in Philadelphia, she had converted to the Catholic faith and entered the Ursuline order at the age of eighteen in 1824. By all accounts, Sister Mary John was a gifted teacher and musician. Now in this sweltering summer of 1834 at the order's convent school in Charlestown, Massachusetts, she walked out. The oppressive heat, teaching fourteen forty-five minute lessons a day, conducting music classes, and attending to administrative duties as the Mother Assistant became overwhelming. She needed some time off...." - Chapter One from America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

$42.50

John Quincy Adams
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John Quincy Adams

By Robert V Remini

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "Toward the end of the presidential campaign of 1824, John Quincy Adams, one of the four candidates for the office, left his duties as secretary of state in Washington and returned to his home in Quincy, Massachusetts, there to roam around the cemetery and look at tombstones of his ancestors and meditate on the past and future. He walked among the graves of the four generations of his father's family. He singled out the tomb of Henry Adams, the first to come from England and settle in Braintree, now Quincy, around 1640; then there was Joseph Adams, Sr., and his wife Abagail Baxter, and Joseph Adams, Jr., and his second wife, Hannah Bass...." - Chapter One from John Quincy Adams: The American Presidents

$35.22

Roanoke
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Roanoke

By Lee Miller

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The last 60 pages and the back cover board have sustained some water damage. The damage is located on the lower left hand corner of the bottom of the pages. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. There is little to no yellowing and no tanning of the pages. Also, the pages are clear of any markings. "Roanoke Island, North America - July 1587. A mystery is unfolding. One hundred and seventeen people have landed on a remote island off the North American coast. The men, women, and children sent out by Sir Walter Raleigh, are the first English colonists in America. Despite the care taken for their safety, the explicit instructions, the plans for provisions, all will vanish. The only known survivor will be their Governor, John White - an artist and veteran of Raleigh's previous Roanoke expeditions. He had known, from the moment they landed, that they could not survive on Roanoke Island...." - Chapter One from Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

$34.90

The Fourth President
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The Fourth President

By John Patrick Diggins

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the coverboards. There is no bumping, or fraying on the coverboards, and the pages are clear of any markings. The pages are white, crisp, and in excellent condition. "John Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, on October 19, 1735, the fourth-generation descendent of Henry Adams, who arrived in America with his wife, Edith, about 1636. Of yeoman stock, pious, frugal, and hardworking, Henry died a decade after settling in Braintree, leaving eight sons and a daughter, a house with two rooms, a farm of forty acres on which ranged a cow, heifer, and swine, and a modest library of treasured books. One son, Joseph, followed in his father's footsteps and, married to Abigail Baxter, had no less then twelve children. Their son Joseph Adams, Jr. married Hannah Bass, great-granddaughter of John and Priscilla Alden of the Plymouth landing and Mayflower epic. Their son, the first John Adams, married Susan Boylston, the daughter of a family in Massachusetts medical history. Into the Adams-Boylston marriage was born John Adams, the eldest of the three sons...." -Chapter One from John Adams (The American Presidents Series, No. 2)

$31.13

The Bishops Come To Lambeth
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The Bishops Come To Lambeth

By Dewi Morgan

This book is in good condition. The covers have quite a bit of wear on the front, back, edges, and spine. The book has a good deal of fraying, with soiled spots on the back. The pages are yellowing, but are clear of any markings. "In 1948 three hundred and twenty-nine Anglican bishops came to Lambeth. They came from every continent. They thought it worth while to set aside urgent demands in their own dioceses and momentarily to close full engagement diaries. Their visit was accorded a great deal of publicity and was, temporarily at least, a matter of national interest. The outcome of their deliberation has, sometimes imperceptibly, influenced subsequent world events...." - Chapter One from The Bishops Come To Lambeth

$10.00

Byzantium
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Byzantium

By Cyril A. Mango

This book is in very good condition. There is very little wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping and very little fraying on the cover boards. The pages are crisp, white, and clear of any markings. "All empires have ruled over a diversity of peoples and in this respect the Byzantine Empire was no exception. Had its constituent population been reasonably well fused, had it been united in accepting the Empire's dominant civilization, it would hardly have been necessary to devote a chapter to this topic. It so happens, however, that even before the beginning of the Byzantine period - indeed, when the grand edifice of Rome started to show its first cracks towards the end of the second century AD - the various nations under Roman sway tended to move apart and assert their individuality. The rise of the Christian religion, far from healing this rift by the introduction of a universal allegiance, only accentuated it. We must, therefore, begin with the question: Who were the 'Byzantines'? In an attempt to answer it we shall undertake a rapid tour of the Empire, noting as we proceed the populations of the various provinces and the languages spoken by them. The time I have chosen is about 560 AD, shortly after the recovery by the Emperor Justinian of large parts of Italy and North Africa and several decades before the major ethnographic changes that were to accompany the disintegration of the Early Byzantine State...." - Chapter One from Byzantium: The Empire of New Rome

$40.70

So Far from God
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So Far from God

By Patrick Marnham

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The dust jacket has very little wear, with the exception of the top spine area. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "The first group of Mexican citizens I saw were stumbling up the slope from the border, trying to keep their feet in the glutinous mud of southern California and hoping to avoid the United States Border Patrol. It was a moonless night and raining heavily. They chose a track which led directly towards the Patrol Supervisor's pick-up. He had been watching them through his night-glasses for some minutes, enjoying the contrast between the warmth of his seat and the weather they were struggling with. He flicked on his headlights and the Mexicans just walked quietly up the beam. There were four of them, men of three generations, from Sinaloa, a state of Mexico 650 miles to the south. They were farm laborers looking for work. They were true wetbacks, soaked to the skin...." - Chapter One from So Far from God

$64.72

Hidden Wisdom
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Hidden Wisdom

By Richard; Kinney, Jay Smoley

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the covers. There is some bumping and fraying on the covers. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "Psychology is an infant science. Although reflections on human nature can be found as far back as the written record goes, the scientific investigation of the mind goes back scarcely more than a century: indeed many date its inception to the publication of Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams in 1900...." - Chapter One from Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions

$8.75

Days of the Lord
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Days of the Lord

By Cardinal Danneels Godfried

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the covers. There is no bumping or fraying on the covers, however, there are bent edges on the covers and pages. The pages are crisp, white, and clear of any markings. "Typically, "the liturgical year" calls to mind only the Christian calendar of Sundays and feasts that, instead of beginning on January 1 and ending December 31st, goes from the first Sunday of Advent to the Saturday at the end of the thirty-fourth week of Ordinary Time. This deviation from the common secular calendar does not create a real problem. One reason is that we are used to other, similar deviations, particularly those of the school year. Another is that Christmas is the only date one needs to know in order to determine the date of the first of the four Sundays of Advent. However, this first, superficial picture of a simple, annual schedule of Christian celebrations is not enough to fully appreciate the profound reality of the liturgical year and all its values. We must begin, therefore, with a certain understanding of time...." - Chapter One from Days of the Lord: The Liturgical Year - Volume 1: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany

$9.92

Wine of the Spirit
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Wine of the Spirit

By Lilian P. Long

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, and edges, of the covers. The pages are yellowing somewhat, but the pages are clear of any markings. "Mark Robinsky's mind was not on God as he knelt in the back pew of a small church in the black belt of Alabama, one Saturday morning in the fall of 1961. However, he bowed his head and let the words, "In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" flow through his consciousness...." - Chapter One from Wine of the Spirit

$7.63

Chekago
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Chekago

By Natalya Lowndes

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, and spine of the cover boards, although the front edges are marked with an ink spot across the outside pages. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "The entire city was watching the dead. At a distance the world, too, watched. Sasha Biryusov knew the dead better than the living. He was a connoisseur of funerals now, with Gran, Mum and the aunts all gone the same way, the same year. Death meant being on your own and the isolation was a final for him as it was for them. All he knew about life was that his own was endurable, unsatisfactory, and, sometimes, too long...." - Chapter One from Chekago

$7.32

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