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Lytton Strachey's Queen Victoria The Illustrated Edition
1 Lytton Strachey's Queen Victoria The Illustrated Edition
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1987 155584295x / 9781555842956 Hardcover Collectible As New As New 
This is a wonderful collectible hardcover with dust jacket. First published in 1921, it became in instant best seller. Factual and meticulously researched. Interpretive, humorous and critical, both sympathetic and detached. This new edition marks the 150th anniversary of the accession of Queen Victoria to the throne. More than 100 illustrations, in color and black and white, bring the history to life. This is the definitive sought after bio re-introduced in this new edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Lindburgh, A. Scott Berg
2 A. Scott Berg Lindburgh
Putnam Publishing 1998 0399144498 / 9780399144493 Hardcover New New 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. From one of America's most acclaimed biographers comes the definitive life of one of the most legendary, controversial, and enigmatic figures in American history, - Charles Lindbergh.The author gained unrestricted access to the massive Lindbergh archives, interviewed friends and family, including Lindbergh's children and widow, and the result is a brilliant biography that clarifies a life long blurred by myth and half-truths. From the early years to the night his charmed life turned tragic, the author leaves nothing unturned. He examines "the crime of the century" and takes us into the courtroom where the press and public hysteria dogged the Lindbergh's into exile. Compelling story and complete history are all in this book. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Conan & Doyle  The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes, Andrew Lycett
3 Andrew Lycett Conan & Doyle The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes
Phoenix Press 2007 0753824280 / 9780753824283 Paperback New 
Sherlock Holmes is one of fiction's most enduring characters, the epitome of calculation and reason. Yet his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was a bundle of contradictions. The son of an alcoholic father and dominating mother, Doyle rejected the family's Roman Catholicism, and sought salvation in the study of medicine, and a lifelong follower of spiritualism. He was a prolific writer, sportsman, politician, both devoted to his wife and passionate about his beautiful young mistress. This new bio reveals the struggles, and humanity of this great author. 
Price: 8.39 USD
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The Kid   The Immortal Life of Ted Williams, Ben Bradlee Jr.
4 Ben Bradlee Jr. The Kid The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
Little Brown Publishing 2013 0316614351 / 9780316614351 Hardcover New New 
This is a new hardcover. In depth writing covers the life of Ted Williams. In 1939 Williams showed up in Boston young and cocky. He wanted to be "the greatest hitter that ever lived". Two yrs later with a batting average of .406 he lived up to his claim. With numerous accolades, Triple Crow winner, 18 All Star appearances and more, he sealed his place in history, made all the more incredible by the fact he left baseball for 5 yrs to fight in WWll. This book covers the hitter, the sport and the personality of this great star. His personal life left a lasting impression too, both good and bad. Baseball, sports and heroes at its best. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Jim Henson  The Biography, Brian Jay Jones
5 Brian Jay Jones Jim Henson The Biography
Ballantine Books 2013 0345526112 / 9780345526113 Hardcover New New 
For the first time ever - a comprehensive bio of one of the 20th century's most innovative creative artists: the irreplaceable Jim Henson. He was a gentle dreamer, one who most people came to know through his iconic and beloved characters; the Muppets. Drawing on interviews with Henson's family, as well as unprecedented access to private family and company archives, the author explores the man and the Muppets. It is an intimate portrait that captures all aspects including his professional and intensely private life. His Christian Science upbringing, his love of fast cars and expensive art, and his weakness for women are all explored. Though an optimist, he was haunted by the notion he would not live long enough to do all the things he envisioned - a fear that tragically came to fruition. This is an up close portrait of a legend. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Joe and Marilyn  Legends in Love, C. David Heymann
6 C. David Heymann Joe and Marilyn Legends in Love
Atria Books 2014 1439191778 / 9781439191774 Hardcover New New 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. REDUCED as very small remainder mark (publishers overstock) on bottom edge. Crisp and clean inside with clean shiny jacket. The elopement of Joe and Marilyn in 1954 caused a sensation unlike any other the American public had seen. This book reveals the true inside story of these iconic figures whose love affair became Hollywood legend. Though their marriage lasted only 9 months, they remained devoted to each other, even after death: DiMaggio had a half-dozen roses delivered to her crypt 3 times a week for 20 yrs. This definitive bio offers insight into a famously tragic romance and is richly detailed with meticulous research. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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The Kennedy White House  Family Life & Pictures 1961-1963, Carl Sferrazza Anthony
7 Carl Sferrazza Anthony The Kennedy White House Family Life & Pictures 1961-1963
Touchstone Books 2001 0743222210 / 9780743222211 Hardcover New New 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. This is an intimate look at Kennedy family life inside the White House. Taken from archives and full of color and black and white photos, this book succeeds in revealing the world's most famous first family in the world's most famous house. 337 full color and black and white photos bring history to life, many of which are un-staged and spontaneous. Appealing combination of history, bio, and culture. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Patriarch  The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, Dvid Nasaw
8 Dvid Nasaw The Patriarch The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
Penguin Press 2012 1594203768 / 9781594203763 Hardcover New New 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. In this book, celebrated historian David Nasaw tells the full story of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the 20th century's most famous political dynasty. He has been the only biographer granted unrestricted access to the Kennedy papers in the JFK Library and through this and much other dedicated research tracks Kennedy's astonishing passage from East Boston outsider to supreme Washington insider. Kennedy's limitless ambition drove his career to the pinnacles of success as a banker, broker, WWI shipyard manager, Hollywood studio head, presidential advisor, and founding chairman of the SEC. His fall from grace did not occur until the yrs leading up to WWII when the antiwar position he took as the first Irish American ambassador to London made him the subject of White House ire and popular distaste. But this bio is much more than his rise and fall. Of all the roles he played, father was the most dear to him. The tragedies that befell his family marked his final yrs with unspeakable suffering. This is a wonderful book sure to be enlightening and endearing and become a favorite in any library. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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All The Best, George Bush  My Life in Letters and Other Writings, George Bush
9 George Bush All The Best, George Bush My Life in Letters and Other Writings
Scribner Publishing 1999 068483958x / 9780684839585 Hardcover New Very Good 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. REDUCED as just a hint of shelf wear to jacket from display. 1999 Scribner Publishing. Crisp and clean inside. The most intimate and revealing look at one of America's most private public figures. Organized chronologically, the volume begins with 18 yr old letters to his parents during WWll. What follows is his business, two terms in Congress, ambassadorship to the U.N., his tenure with the CIA, the vice presidency and the presidency. The book also shows the private side ranging from a love letter to Barbara, a letter to his mother about missing his daughter after her death to leukemia, and letters about Desert Storm. Insightful portrayal of the 41st President of the United States. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Norman Mailer  A Double Life, J. Michael Lennon
10 J. Michael Lennon Norman Mailer A Double Life
Simon & Schuster Publishing 2013 1439150192 / 9781439150191 First S & S hardcover edition October 2013 Hardcover New New 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. First Edition Oct 2013 Simon & Schuster Publishing. Norman Mailer was one of the giants of American letters and one of the most celebrated public figures of his time. he was a novelist, journalist, biographer, and filmmaker. He also was at times a husband, a father, and serial philanderer. Perhaps nothing characterized Mailer more than his unbound ambition. This book is the definitive bio of Norman Mailer. The author knew him for over 35 yrs and had the cooperation of the family in writing this bio. It is meticulously researched and detailed and he captures Mailer brilliantly. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Covert Affair  Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS, Jennet Conant
11 Jennet Conant A Covert Affair Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
Simon & Schuster 2011 1439163529 / 9781439163528 Hardcover New As New 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. REDUCED as remainder mark (publishers overstock) bottom edge and there is a small scuff back of jacket from where store sticker removed. Otherwise, crisp and clean as new inside. This is a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the East during World War ll and the yrs when they were caught up in the MacCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s. It chronicles their friendship with a brilliant and eccentric array of OSS agents and they struggle to preserve those contacts as they struggled to start new lives. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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City of Ambition  FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York, Mason B. Williams
12 Mason B. Williams City of Ambition FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York
Norton Publishing 2013 0393066916 / 9780393066913 First Edition Hardcover New New 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. Two political titans forge a modern city and a vibrant public sector in this history of leadership at a time of national crisis. This book is a brilliant history of the New Deal and its role in making modern New York City. The collaboration of Roosevelt and La Guardia is a case study in creative political leadership in the midst of a devastating depression. Roosevelt fought the Depression by channeling federal resources through American cities. La Guardia replaced cronies with policy experts who were committed to a strong public sector. The two leaders worked closely together to forge modern day New York City and change the political landscape and modern infrastructure in America. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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All My Octobers  My Memories of 12 World Series When the Yankees Ruled Baseball, Mickey Mantle
13 Mickey Mantle All My Octobers My Memories of 12 World Series When the Yankees Ruled Baseball
Harper Collins 1994 0060177470 / 9780060177478 Hardcover As New Collectible As New 
This is an as new collectible hardcover with dust jacket. Crisp and clean, unmarked inside as new. Jacket clean and shiny. In this memoir, Mantle recounts both the joys and agonies of his rise from Oklahoma to his success in baseball and his obstacles to 12 World Series. He speaks candidly about life on and off the field, including the parties and celebrations of a young athlete's lifestyle. He recalls that there is no shortage of alcohol in baseball and how it became the roots of his alcoholism. Classic memoir of this American icon and hero. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Gandhi Before India, Ramachandra Guha
14 Ramachandra Guha Gandhi Before India
Knopf Publishing 2014 0385532296 / 9780385532297 Hardcover New New 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. This bio of Mohandas Gandhi gives us the most illuminating portrait we have of the life, the work, and the historical context of one of the most influential and controversial men in modern history. The author takes us from Gandhi's birth in 1869 through his upbringing, his student yrs. in London, and his 2 decades as a lawyer and community organizer in South Africa. He uses previously untapped documents, including private papers of Gandhi's contemporaries and co-workers and the writings of his children, and even secret files kept by the British. With this wealth of new information, the author writes a brilliant and detailed narrative of Gandhi. It also gives us vivid portraits of the man and the world in which he lived. From Victorian London to colonial South Africa, we explore his friendships with radical Jews, Heterodox Christians, and devout Muslims. This is truly the definitive book on Gandhi and his life from all aspects. Must have for any history library. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Ronald Reagan  An American Life, Ronald Reagan
15 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan An American Life
Pocket Books 1990 0743400259 / 9780743400251 Paperback New 
This is a new large paperback. The autobiography by Ronald Reagan. In this book, Reagan presents a definitive personal account of his historic presidency. With uncompromising candor, modesty, and wit, he tells the story of his life- public and private- and reveals the events that shaped his reluctant candidacy and the process that led to his first nomination. He talks of unseen dangers of Gorbachev's first visit to America, facts about top-secret meetings, frustrations with Congress, and more. True behind-the-scenes details and dramatic crises marking his 8 yrs in office. His narrative is full of insights, and his innermost feelings. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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Honorable Justice  The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sheldon M. Novick
16 Sheldon M. Novick Honorable Justice The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes
Little Brown Publishing 1989 0316613258 / 9780316613255 Hardcover Collectible Very Good + Very Good + 
This is a very good + hardcover with dust jacket. Crisp and clean inside with clean shiny jacket. Only hint of shelf wear is dust jacket is neatly price clipped inside front jacket flap. Binding tight and straight. Excellent collectible copy. This is the first bio of SCOTUS Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. His book, The Common Law, is still in print 100 yrs later and is considered the greatest work of legal thought in American history. Born the son of a doctor, he grew up knowing intellectuals. During the Civil War he fought and was seriously wounded. He frequently journeyed to England and Ireland with he mingled with upper-class society. Holmes practiced law and taught at Harvard before becoming first a Mass. Supreme Judicial Court judge, and later at U.S. Supreme Court judge. This is a well researched and detailed bio that has become the definitive bio of Holmes. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Innovators  How A Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Walter Isaacson
17 Walter Isaacson The Innovators How A Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Simon Schuster Publishing 2014 147670869X / 9781476708690 Hardcover New New 
The author tells the story of the people who made Steve Jobs and the digital age possible. If you are interested in understanding how innovation really occurs and how collaboration leads to creativity, you will be captivated by The Innovators. The author begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Steve Jobs, Larry Page and more. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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The Queen Mother  The Official Biography, William Shawcross
18 William Shawcross The Queen Mother The Official Biography
Knopf Publishing 2009 1616643153 / 9781616643157 Paperback As New 
This is a new shelf kept paperback. 2009 Knopf Publishing. Crisp and clean as new. Clean shiny cover with only a hint of shelf wear from display. Definitive and official bio of the Queen Mother. Includes over 40 photos. From childhood, through the Crown, and the turmoils of reigning a country and more, this is the bio of the Queen Mother. 
Price: 28.95 USD
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NEW ARRIVALS
Norman Mailer  A Double Life, J. Michael Lennon
Norman Mailer A Double Life
25.00 USD

Honorable Justice  The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sheldon M. Novick
Honorable Justice The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes
14.95 USD

Jim Henson  The Biography, Brian Jay Jones
Jim Henson The Biography
14.50 USD

All The Best, George Bush  My Life in Letters and Other Writings, George Bush
All The Best, George Bush My Life in Letters and Other Writings
15.00 USD

Ronald Reagan  An American Life, Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan An American Life
6.50 USD

The Innovators  How A Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Walter Isaacson
The Innovators How A Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
11.95 USD

 
 


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