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Critical Thinking: Asking the Right Questions

By: Browne, M. Neil; Keeley, Stuart M.

Price: $5.26

Publisher: Pearson Custom Publishing: 2000

Edition: Fifth Edition

Our Product Number: 602106

ISBN: 053660746X

Condition: Very Good


Faulty laminate on foredges of cover. . No spine crease. Index.. 102 pages View more info

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Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels

By: Connolly (Ed.), John; Burke (Ed.), Declan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Emily Bestler Books / Altria: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 608653

ISBN: 1451696574

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Laminate beginning to lift at very bottom on back of dust jacket . Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Red boards with black spine imprinted on spine in silver with title and author. Red endpapers. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 537 pages. The world’s greatest mystery writers on the world’s greatest mystery novels: Michael Connelly on The Little Sister . . . Kathy Reichs on The Silence of the Lambs . . . Mark Billingham on The Maltese Falcon .... View more info

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Dictionary of Fictional Characters

By: Freeman, William; revised by Fred Urquhart; with indexes of authors and titles by E. N. Pennell

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Boston, The Writer Inc: 1985.

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Our Product Number: 607277

ISBN: 0871161478

Condition: Very Good


Edgewear at spine tail . 579 pages View more info

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Detecting Men: A Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Men

By: Heising, Willetta L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dearborn, MI, Purple Moon Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 606024

ISBN: 0964459337

Condition: Near Fine


448 pages. From the Macavity Award winning author of Detecting Women. View more info

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Howard Mumford Jones: An Autobiography.

By: Jones, Howard Mumford

Price: $13.75

Publisher: Madison, Univ of Wisconsin Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 600217

ISBN: 0299077705

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Index. . 292 pages View more info

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The Islandman

By: O'Crohan, Tomás; Flower, Robin

Price: $5.79

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, USA: (1978) 2000

Our Product Number: 605283

ISBN: 0192812335

Condition: Fine


B/w photos . 262 pages. Oxford Paperbacks Series. Tomas O'Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1865 and died there in 1937, a great master of his native Irish. He shared to the full the perilous life of a primitive community, yet possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment that enabled him to observe and describe the world. His book is a valuable description of a new vanished way of life; his sole purpose in writing it was in his own words, 'to set down the char... View more info

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Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

By: Pearl, Nancy

Price: $6.32

Publisher: Seattle, Sasquatch Books: 2003

Our Product Number: 604785

ISBN: 1570613818

Condition: Near Fine


No spine crease. Index.. 287 pages. What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised 170 thematic reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, scienc... View more info

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A Dickens Dictionary

By: Philip, Alex P.; Gadd. W. Laurence

Price: $8.42

Publisher: New York, Crescent Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition Thus

Our Product Number: 607724

ISBN: 0517699702

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Previous owner's name and address stamp on front and back pastedowns; previous owner had two embossers and she used them on numerous pages (8) but it does not interfere with text; gift inscription on free front endpage; red check marks on various titles (on ten pages at beginning of book before dictionary entries begin); useful annotation on British currency on reverse of last index page . 375 pages View more info

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A Passion for Books: A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books

By: Rabinowitz, Harold; Kaplan, Rob; Bradbury, Ray

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Three Rivers Press: 2001

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Our Product Number: 605800

ISBN: 0812931130

Condition: Very Good


Inventory mark on top of text block . 384 pages. "When I have a little money, I buy books. And if any is left, I buy food and clothing."--Desiderius Erasmus Those who share Erasmus's love of those curious bundles of paper bound together between hard or soft covers know exactly how he felt. These are the people who can spend hours browsing through a bookstore, completely oblivious not only to the passage of time but to everything else around them, the peop... View more info

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Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book

By: Rockwell (Consulting Editor), Molly

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Abradale Press: (1977) 1993

Our Product Number: 608823

ISBN: 0810981211

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


White boards and spine imprinted with title and author in red metallic . A Christmas book which includes stories, poems and carols (with music). The contributors range from William Shakespeare to Ogden Nash and include Hans Christian Andersen, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes and Louisa May Alcott. The book closes with the recipes for Fannie Merritt Farmer's Christmas Dinner, from her 1896 cookbook. View more info

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The Crane's Bill: Zen Poems of China and Japan

By: Stryk, Lucien;Ikemoto, Takashi;Takayama, Taigan

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, A Black Cat Book / Grove Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition Thus

Our Product Number: 605608

ISBN: 0394179129

Condition: Very Good


Gentle crease to front cover; mild edgewear . 143 pages. Critical notes accompany translations of more than one hundred and fifty poems reflecting the truths of Zen Buddhism View more info