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1 First We Quit Our Jobs: How One Work Driven Couple Got on the Road to a New Life
Abraham, Marilyn J. Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. Bantam Dell Pub Group 1997 044050757X / 9780440507574 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 237 pages; Black & white photographs and maps; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Bright pictorial cover with no creasing to the spine and modest shelf and edge wear; . (This tells of a journey along life's highway, a remarkable cross-country adventure, which was a four-month trek that became a life-altering decision into the unknown. A couple, Marilyn Abraham and Sandy MacGregor decided to trade in bottom-line responsibilities and mortgages for a twenty-nine foot Winnebago so they could make a simpler life and did not regret their decision. The married couple found surprise and inspiration everywhere: the dazzling beauty of the Canadian plains in bloom, the vaulting red rock formations of Utah, the panaramic sky of Montana and the awsome blue glaciers of Alaska. Together they faced their fears and their wildest dreams together, consciously creating the life they wanted to live for decades to come.) 
Price: 6.26 USD

 
2 Coming Up for Air: Simple Acts to Redefine Your Life
Becker, Margaret Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A. Navpress 2006 1576839346 / 9781576839348 First Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 256 pages; Advance Reading Copy/First Printing; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Pictorial cover is bright with no tears, no creasing to spine; Has modest shelf and edge wear; .....(For years, Dove Award winning artist, Margaret Becker allowed life to push her along, leaving dreams, aspirations, and meaningful moments in its wake. This chronicles her journey from an overall feeling of "disconnect" to a more satisfying, simplified and fruitful existence. With wisdom and humor, Margaret shares her story and challenges women to let go of outward expectation and pursue an authentic life.) 
Price: 6.44 USD

 
 
3 The Hidden Price of Greatness
Beeson, Ray; Hunsicker, Ranelda MacK Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.A. Tyndale House Publishers Inc. 1991 084231380X / 9780842313803 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 293 Pages; Textblock is tight, bright and clean with no internal markings or names. Unfaded pictorial cover with no tears and no creasing to spine. Has modest shelf and edge wear. ("The Hidden Price of Great-Ness" showcases portraits of ordinary people who became extraordinary as they walked down life's hard roads. Adversity worked in them the determination to triumph.) 
Price: 6.01 USD

 
4 Ingrid Bergman: My Story
Bergman, Ingrid; Burgess, Alan New York, U.S.A. Dell Pub Co 1987 0440140862 / 9780440140863 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
; Wraps; 602 pages with index; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with unmarked pages save for previous store stamp on front-free endpaper; Light mark to fore-edge; Bright pictorial cover with no tears, no creasing to spine and modest shelf and edge wear including a gentle crease felt to front cover, and light nicks to edge; . (The life story of Ingrid Bergman, filled with warmth and humor. Tasteful and absorbing to read.) 
Price: 6.49 USD

 
 
5 Dead Man Walking: Teaching in a Maximum-Security Prison
Campbell, W. Reason New York, New York, U.S.A. R. Marek 1978 039990008X / 9780399900082 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 274 pages; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for discoloration marks to edges, which also affects shared page of 65/66 & endpapers/page rippling to some pages; Grey, red & yellow pictorial boards with modest shelf and edge wear including light rubbing/two nicks to top & tail of spine; . (Biography of W. Reason Campbell and the education of prisoners in a maximum security prison, with this being both informative and enlightening.) 
Price: 6.42 USD

 
6 The Lonely Now
Cruz, Nicky; Buckingham, Jamie Plainfield, New Jersey, USA Logos International 1971 0912106158 / 9780912106151 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall James N. Howard (Cover Design); and Jim Howard (Illustrations) 
; 143 pages; Second printing March 1971; Black & white photographs; Introduction by Art Linkletter; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for former owners name neatly written to front-free endpaper; Pages are lightly tanned; Black cloth covered boards with title in silver; Pictorial dust-jacket with shelf and edge wear including small pieces missing to edges w/small close tears; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable mylar cover; . (A moving book designed to inspire youth and adult alike to find life's higher purposes. Millions knew Nicky Cruz from the multimillion best-seller 'The Cross and the Switchblade' and the best-seller 'Run Baby Run'. Nicky Cruz was a man who turned his life around and started helping others.) 
Price: 6.25 USD

 
 
7 The Broken Cord: A Family's Ongoing Struggle With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Dorris, Michael U.S.A. Harpercollins College Publishers 1989 0060160713 / 9780060160715 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 300 pages; Third printing; Black & white photographs; Foreword by Louise Erdrich; Textblock is tight with no internal markings and no names Boards are beige with a burgundy spine and the title in gold; Dust-jacket is bright with modest shelf and edge wear including a nick to the head of the spine; We have placed it in a protective, removable mylar cover; . (The inspiring story of a family confronted with a problem with no known solution and the first book for the general reader that describes the tragedy and lifelong blight of fetal alcohol syndrome. In the 1980's the U.S. Surgeon General and the Medical Association stated that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption for a woman during pregnancy, however this fact was unknown in 1971 when Michael Dorris became one of the first unmarried men in the United States to legally adopt a very young child, an affectionate Sioux Indian named Adam, whose mother had died of alcohol poisoning. Through the adoption process of two more infants and a 1981 marriage to writer Louise Erdrich, which produced three more children, there has been more awareness of this syndrome and alarming discoveries, not only in this family, but many others. Michael Dorris is a professor at Dartmouth College, and a member of the Modoc tribe. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife/collaborator, Louise Erdrich, a novelist and poet, and their children.) 
Price: 6.49 USD

 
8 Never Stop Pushing (SIGNED BY AUTHOR)
Gardner, Rulon; Schaller, Bob New York, New York, U.S.A. Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc 2005 0786715936 / 9780786715930 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Andrew Newman Design Signed by Author(s)
; Wraps; 341 pages with index; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; SIGNED BY AUTHOR (Rulon Gardner) with gift inscription on half-title page; Bright pictorial cover with no tears, no creasing to the spine and minimal shelf and edge wear; . (At the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, a determined Wyoming farm boy defeated the greatest Olympic wrestler of all time in "the miracle on the mat". Four years later, after a near fatal accident in the frozen Wyoming wilderness, a tearful Rulon Gardner touched the hearts of sports fans everywhere when he left his shoes on the mat which symbolized his retirement. Now, in a memoir for anyone who has dreamed about beating the odds, comes 'Never Stop Pushing'.) 
Price: 10.46 USD

 
 
9 Child of Promise : One Woman's Journey from Tragedy to Triumph
Green, Cheryl U.S.A. Broadman & Holman 2001 0805424407 / 9780805424409 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 258 pages; Black & white photographs; Foreword by Bob Dole; Textblock is tight and clean with no internal markings and no names; Bright pictorial cover with no tears and no creasing to the spine; Has modest shelf and edge wear including a small bump to head of textblock; . (Chery Green's inspiring story of her sojourn through disability, abuse, depress, loneliness, and despair to becoming a role model for youth and adults today. ) 
Price: 5.89 USD

 
10 Undefeated: How Father and Son Triumphed over Unbelievable Odds Both on and Off the Field
Griese, Bob; Denney, Jim; Griese, Brian Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Thomas Nelson Inc 2000 0785270213 / 9780785270218 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 243 pages; First Editioin/First printing; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Grey boards with title in silver; Bright pictorial cover with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear including a light nick to head of spine; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable mylar cover; . (You'll be able to get in the helmets of two smart, poised quarterbacks who were in the huddle and called signals of some key games. Both had quarterback college and pro team history, won the Rose Bowl, garnered Super Bowl rings, and led teams to undefeated seasons. In this book you'll hear the lively father-son banter and see the bond and respect that held Bob and Brian together through the tragic loss of Judi Griese, Bob's wife and Brian's mother, coming through that time of grief and other tough battles in an inspiring, uplifting story.) 
Price: 5.96 USD

 
 
11 I Find Australia
Hatfield, William London, United Kingdom Oxford University Press 1937 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 348 pages with index; Second printing October 1937; Black & white photographs; Book block is tight with gently tanned pages, gutter gently exposed between pg 40/41; Map on endpapers; Top of textblock is orange as published; Orange cloth-covered boards with title in gilt to spine; Has modest shelf & edge wear; .....(An autobiographical work by the author, and tells thoroughly his story of finally making it to Australia from England which fulfilled a desire that he had from his youth on. Quite enjoyable, and very detailed the book has twenty-seven chapters and includes some photographs.) 
Price: 6.42 USD

 
12 Sorrowless Times: A Narrative
Herndon, James New York City, New York, USA Simon and Schuster 1981 0671243217 / 9780671243210 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Remainder 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 185 pages; First Edition/First Printing; Textblock is tight and unmarked internally; Small remainder mark at bottom of textblock; Endpapers are brown to match the boards; Brown cloth boards with a blue spine & title in gold to spine; Unfaded, gently tanned dust-jacket with light shelf-rubbing on back panel; Has shelf & edge wear including small nicks to area at head of spine; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; .....(At the tail-end of World War II, the author, alias 'One-Eye', shipped around the world as a merchant marine, and this is the narrative of his voyage. This resourceful book also describes the feel of jazz in the 1940s, the banter of wartime soldiers, and the musings of a young man on his own, out to see the world. Humor is part of this enjoyable writing as well, for the author tells of waking in Panama City with a tattoo, swimming in the Pacific on a bet, escaping a crazed, axe-wielding mate, and on a more serious note, facing a squadron of Japanese bombers.) 
Price: 6.44 USD

 
 
13 White Rat: A Life in Baseball
Herzog, Whitey; Horrigan, Kevin New York City, New York, USA Harper & Row, Publishers 1987 0060156945 / 9780060156947 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Diana Cook (Jacket Design) 
; 228 pages; Fifth printing; Black & white photographs; Book block is tight with no marginalia; Former owners small label at top-left of front paste-down endpaper; Beige boards with red cloth covered spine & title in gold to spine (bump at top two tips); Unfaded, gently tanned pictorial dust-jacket with modest shelf & edge wear; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; .....(In this candid autobiography, Herzog and his co-author, reviewed Herzog's nearly four decades in professional baseball. Whitey Herzog was one of the few men who worked at every level of the game - as player, coach, scout, front-office executive, field manager and general manager He also became personnel director for the New York Mets, nurturing the young talent that became the 1969 'Miracle Mets'. Here he takes us into the dugout for a game against the New York Mets, behind the scenes for trade negotiations, and offered controversial ideas about dealing with the issues that come up in baseball.) 
Price: 6.44 USD

 
14 Speaking Truth to Power
Hill, Anita New York, New York, U.S.A. Doubleday & Company Inc 1997 0385476256 / 9780385476256 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 327 pages; First printing; Textblock is tight and bright with no internal markings, save for former owners name neatly written to the top right hand side of the front-free endpaper. Boards are a deep slate grey with a black spine and title in silver. Unfaded dust-jacket with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear. We have placed it in a protective, removable mylar cover; . After her testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill ceased to be a private citizen and became a public figure at the center of intense national debate on how men and women relate to each other in the workplace. It led to ground-breaking court decisions and major shifts in corporate policies that have a profound effect on our lives. Anita Hill reflects on events before, during, and after the hearings, offering for the first time a complete account that sheds light on this event. 
Price: 5.95 USD

 
 
15 The Other Side of the Coin
Hubbard, An U.S.A. Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; Spiral-bound soft cover; 100 pages; Appears to be self-published and unknown for year of printing; Pages are clean & bright and securely attached to the comb binding; Front & back panel are protected by a clear plastic sheet; Cover has no fading, no tears & modest shelf wear; ..... (The author states that her book was written for "pondering purposes" and she hopes with the reflections included it will be of use again and again where the reflections can be looked at, thought about, and used as a learning tool. The author An Hubbard was born in Waco, Texas on November 23, 1921.) 0 
Price: 6.49 USD

 
16 Love, Boy: The Letters of Mac Hyman (Southern Literary Studies)
Hyman, Mac; Blackburn, William (Editor) U.S.A. Louisiana State University Press 1969 0807109096 / 9780807109090 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 227 pages; Ex-library with ususal markings; Southern Literary Studies; Introduction by Max Steele; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with the remainders of some moisture which has given it page wave to the top (no pages are sticking-hence price); Orange cloth covered boards; Dust-jacket is still bright with modest shelf and edge wear and same residue from damp; We have placed it in a protective, removable mylar cover; . (The letters of Mac Hyman tell a story - the story of the problems, frustrations, and final disillusionment of a young writer in American society. Born in 1923 in the small town of Cordele, Georgia, Hyman achieved fame and financial success with the publication of his best-selling novel 'No Time for Sergeants'. But as an artist, he had grave misgivings about himself. A true humorist, Hyman was able to turn his gravest doubts about himself into comedy. In this volume, edited by his friend and teacher William Blackburn, are some 150 letters and excerpts from letters he wrote to writer-friends such as William Styron and Max Steels, and to his agent, his publisher, and his family. They also contain perceptive comments on the issues of the age, shed light on some literary figures, and provide a great deal of solid advice on how to write and how not to write.) 
Price: 5.60 USD

 
 
17 Finding the Champion Within: A Step-By-Step Plan for Reaching Your Full Potential
Jenner, Bruce; Seal, Mark New York, New York, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 1996 0684818523 / 9780684818528 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Remainder 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Mary Schuck (Jacket Design) 
; 271 pages, First printing; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for light remainder mark to tail of textblock; Medium-blue boards with a green spine and the title in metallic blue; Unfaded pictorial dust-jacket with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, clear, removable mylar cover; . (Bruce Jenner provides here in an easy and accessible way tools for success that anyone can use. It's a program that he taught in motivational speeches across the country, making him a highly-sought after corporate speaker. Blending inspirational anecdotes, personal stories and a ten-step program, Jenner teaches you the fundamentals that will enable you to take control of your life and realize your dreams. Bruce Jenner spent his life developing championship principles, as he had his own obstacles to overcome, but he dared to dream and his dramatic decathlon victory earned him a gold medal, a new world record, and America's heart.) 
Price: 6.16 USD

 
18 Oh, No.Jackie-O!: A Theory The Unspeakable Is Spoken
Jones, January Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.A. P J Pub 1998 0966295102 / 9780966295108 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 400 pages; No edition stated; Textblock is tight and bright with no internal markings and no names; Does have a small bookstore stamp on head of textblock and light marks on tail of textblock, close to spine; Boards and spine are green with the title in gold; Dust-jacket is unfaded with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear. With small nick to back panel, top left hand corner, next to the flap; We have placed it in a protective, removable mylar cover; . This book reveals Jacqueline Kennedy as the dominant Kennedy of the last half-century, presenting a woman's point of view, with Jackie as a behind-the-scenes force affecting part of history at the time. The theory of the Kennedy assassination here offers another point of view. 
Price: 5.91 USD

 
 
19 I'll Be Right Back: Memories of Tv's Greatest Talk Show
Kelly, Thomas; Douglas, Mike; Heaton, Michael Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 1999 0684854376 / 9780684854373 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; 317 Pages; Black and white photographs throughout. Textblock is tight and clean with no names or highlighting. Boards are black with a gilt title and light shelf wear. Dust jacket is bright and unfaded with no tears and light wear. We have placed in a protective, removable mylar cover. This is a superb story and gives a lot of details about "The Mike Douglas Show". 
Price: 6.16 USD

 
20 A Dean's Days: Experiences of a Secondary School Dean
Kilgore, Hermina G. Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A. Kilgore 1977 0960928022 / 9780960928026 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Robert A. Kilgore (Sketch on Front Cover) 
; Wraps; 64 pages; Second printing 1977; Pages are all securely attached with a bright text; Two light markings; Light blue pictorial cover with modest shelf & edge wear including small crease at top-right of front cover;; .....(The author recounts the humor and pathos of day-to-day experiences in Junior High and later in a High School Dean's office, with her setting being the public school system of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mrs. Kilgore's suggestions to parents of teenagers are what really makes this a valuable book to read, while others may still enjoy reading about similarities or issues that arose among co-workers, as well as the public and to see how these individuals responded at the time.) 
Price: 6.16 USD

 
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