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House of Meetings

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $6.32

Publisher: New York, Vintage:

Our Product Number: 603597


No spine crease. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 256 pages. Vintage International. A sober tale of love and cynicism set against the grim curtain of Stalin's Russia, "House of Meetings" is an extraordinary, harrowing, endlessly surprising novel from a literary master. View more info

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The Strange Death of Mistress Coffin

By: Begiebing' Robert J

Price: $6.84

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books:

Our Product Number: 604346


184 pages. In the seventeenth-century records of what is now Exeter, New Hampshire, is the account of an unsolved murder. A woman's body, brutally mangled, was found in the Piscataqua River. Robert J. Begiebing happened upon the mystery, began reading everything he could find about it, and became fascinated with what might have happened and with what his research revealed about that long-ago time. The more he read, the less valid seemed the customary stereotypes of iron,... View more info

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In Farleigh Field

By: Bowen, Rhys

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Lake Union Publishing:

Our Product Number: 608498


378 pages. World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pame... View more info

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Pretty Boy: The Epic Life of Pretty Boy Floyd

By: Brooks, Bill

Price: $12.45

Publisher: New York, Forge Books:

Our Product Number: 605664


Full number line.. 352 pages. "As I lay dying, I see Daddy Walter sitting on the porch reading a Bible sold to him by a man wearing spats." Thus begins the novel of Charles Arthur Floyd, best known to depression-era America as Pretty Boy Floyd. "I was the dreamer, the seeker of all things beyond my reach, the dandy, the dancer, the lover of countless woman, the bank robber, the husband, the father, the son, the brother. I was the most wanted man in... View more info

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March: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $5.79

Publisher: New York, Penquin:

Our Product Number: 606686


Appears unread; no spine crease. . 280 pages View more info

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Within the Walls of Santo Tomas; A Saga of Captivity and Survival in Manilla during World War II

By: Byron, Betty; Mullen, Cassius

Price: $13.49

Publisher: Mustang, OK, Tate Publishing & Enterprises:

Our Product Number: 608114


Inscribed and SIGNED by Betty Byron, one of the AUTHORs . 372 pages. Signed by One Author View more info

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Jack Maggs

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf:

Our Product Number: 603933


Protected in a removable archival cover. . 306 pages. The time, the 1830s. Jack Maggs, a foundling trained in the fine arts of thievery, cruelly betrayed and deported to Australia, has now reversed his fortunes--and seeks to fulfill his well-concealed, innermost desire. Returning "home" under threat of execution, he inveigles his way into a household in Great Queen Street, where he's quickly embroiled in various emotional entanglements--and where he falls under t... View more info

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The Spymistress

By: Chiaverini, Jennifer

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Dutton:

Our Product Number: 608198


Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Light tan boards quarter-bound in dark red with gold title and author on spine. Parchment end papers. Full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. 354 pages. Synopsis: Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by Northern Quakers, Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time. When her native state seceded in April 1861, Van Lew’s convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime. Pledging... View more info

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Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington

By: Clark, Mary Higgins

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster:

Our Product Number: 500172


A fresh, bright unread copy in a removable Brodart cover. Cream boards with navy spine imprinted with title and author in gold. Deckle-edged pages. Full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 223 pages. Charming, insightful and immensely entertaining in its unique presentation of one of America's legendary figures, Mount Vernon Love Story, by famed suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark, shows the reader the man behind the legend, a m... View more info

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The Rosetta Key An Ethan Gage Adventure

By: Dietrich, William

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Harper:

Our Product Number: 604595


No spine crease. 384 pages. An Ethan Gage Adventure, No. 2. American adventurer Ethan Gage barely escaped with his life from murderous thieves, survived a nerve-racking sea voyage and the deadly Egyptian sands when attached to Napoleon's army, and solved a five-thousand-year-old riddle with the help of a mysterious medallion. But that was child's play . . . The year is 1799. As Bonaparte's army descends upon Israel, intent upon conquest, Ethan Gage finds himself embroi... View more info

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Napoleon's Pyramids

By: Dietrich, William

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins Publishers:

Our Product Number: 607318


Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Black boards with black spine imprinted in gold with title and author. . 376 pages. William Dietrich's books have been hailed for their vivid imagery, evocative atmospheres, impeccable historical accuracy, and ambitious plots. Now, in the breakout novel of his career, he delivers an enthralling story of intrigue, greed, and danger. Ethan Gage, assistant to Ben Franklin and expatriate American in post-revolutionary France,... View more info

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Blood & Beauty: The Borgias: A Novel

By: Dunant, Sarah

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Random House:

Our Product Number: 608112


Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Pale turquoise boards and pale turquoise spine imprinted in gold with title and author. Deckle-edged pages. Full number line 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 . Genealogical table. Map of Italy.. 506 pages. By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexande... View more info

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Son of Defiance: Emil Schellhase, a Civil War Novel

By: Durden-Nelson, Mae

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Austin, TX, Nortex Press:

Inscription: Signed by Author

Our Product Number: 605920


Inscribed " To Sharon", dated (year only) and SIGNED by the AUTHOR . 139 pages. Signed by Author. "By an act of Congress in 1991, permission was granted to fly a period United States flag at half-staff in perpetuity at the Treue Der Union monument in Comfort, Texas. It is the only monument to the Union outside of National Cemeteries in what was Confederate territory during the Civil War. Son of Defiance is a fictinal story that is based upon what this monumen... View more info

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The Little Book: A Novel

By: Edwards, Selden

Price: $5.61

Publisher: New York, Plume:

Our Product Number: 607980


Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 405 pages View more info

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The Family Corleone

By: Falco, Ed

Price: $13.99

Publisher: New York, Grand Central Publishing:

Our Product Number: 606330


Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 448 pages. New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent end. For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important that his family's future. While his youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in ... View more info

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The Beggar's Throne

By: Falconieri, David

Price: $6.95

Publisher: San Francisco, Macadam/Cage Publishing:

Our Product Number: 602390


Genealogical table . . 391 pages. With the confidence of a master storyteller and the precision of a trained historian, David Falconieri weaves together an intricate tale of honor, treachery, power, and intrigue in The Beggars Throne. Recounting the dynastic struggle between the Lancasterians and the Yorkists during the 15th-century War of the Roses, The Beggars Throne will delight both historians and general audiences. View more info

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Grant Comes East

By: Gingrich, Newt; Forstchen, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books:

Our Product Number: 602045


1.3 x 9.2 x 6.4 Inches. 400 pages. ollowing the South's decisive victory at Gettysburg, Baltimore is now in the hands of the Army of Northern Virginia under the command of Robert E. Lee. Shattered remnants of the Army of the Potomac have fallen back into Washington, digging in, preparing to make a desperate stand. Six days earlier General Ulysses S. Grant and his army of 60,000 had taken Vicksburg. The last telegram out of Washington before the rebels cut the line called... View more info

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The Astronomer: A Novel of Suspense

By: Goldstone, Lawrence

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Walker & Co.:

Our Product Number: 608027


293 pages View more info

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The Blue and the Gray Undercover: All New Civil War Spy Adventures

By: Gorman, Ed

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Forge Books:

Our Product Number: 604640


320 pages. Battles were won with bullets and sabers on the battlefields of the War Between the States, for sure. But often, the outcome of those battles was affected by the heroic acts of spies--both Union and Confederate. Such heroes, unsung while they did their vital work, included those whose true stories are told in the pages of this book: • Elizabeth Van Lew: Her Richmond, Virginia, neighbors thought her eccentric--or crazy--but her odd behavior covered her activi... View more info

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The Other Queen

By: Gregory, Philippa

Price: $5.79

Publisher: New York, Touchstone Book / Simon & Schuster:

Our Product Number: 607399


No spine crease. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Includes Reading Group Guide . 440 pages. Mary, Queen of Scots, is placed under house arrest with the newly-married Bess of Hardwick and the Earl of Shrewsbury, but fights to regain her kingdom and more. Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth. But England, precarious in its Protestant state, set against the mighty powers ... View more info