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Twenty Years at Hull-House, with Autobiographical Notes

By: Addams, Jane; illustrated by Norah Hamilton; with an introduction and notes by James Hurt

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Urbana, IL, Prairie State Books / University of Illinois Press: 1990

Edition: Reissue

Our Product Number: 608267

ISBN: 0252061071

Condition: Fine


283 pages. Twenty Years at Hull House" is the story of the Hull House settlement by its founder Jane Addams. The settlement movement, which gained popularity first in London at the end of the 19th century, soon spread to the United States and was principally involved in improving the lives of the urban poor by providing opportunities for higher education and essential social services. Hull House, one of the most famous of the "settlement houses", was located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago and was run by Jane Addams until her death in 1935. "Twenty Years at Hull... View more info

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Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia

By: Bin Ladin, Carmen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 2004

Our Product Number: 603170

ISBN: 0446577081

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Tear (1/4" ) at top of back of dust jacket. . . 224 pages. Osama bin Laden's former sister-in-law provides a penetrating, unusually inti- mate look into Saudi soci-ety and the bin Laden family's role within it, as well as the treatment of Saudi women. On September 11th, 2001, Carmen bin Ladin heard the news that the Twin Towers had been struck. She instinctively knew that her ex-brother-in-law was involved in these hor-rifying acts of terrorism, and her heart went out to America. She also knew that her life and the lives of her family would never be the same again. Carmen bin Ladin,... View more info

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Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

By: Brauen, Yangzom

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2011

Edition: First US Edition

Our Product Number: 607113

ISBN: 0312600135

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Red cloth boards with title on spine in silver; Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1; color photographs; map of Tibet. 306 pages View more info

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Reflections: Life after the White House

By: Bush, Barbara

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 600103

ISBN: 0743223594

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Color photos, index. 8 pages of photographs. Unread book. Dust jacket protected in a removable Brodart cover. White boards with blue spine imprinted in silver with the title and author. Full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 420 pages. This inspiring follow-up to Barbara Bush's number one bestselling memoir covers the momentous eight years between President George H. W. Bush's leaving office and President George W. Bush's inauguration. Not since Abigail Adams has one woman been both the wife and mother to a president. View more info

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Farm City

By: Carpenter, Novella

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin: 2009

Our Product Number: 605563

ISBN: 1616641800

Condition: Fine


276 pages. An unforgettably charming memoir, Farm City is full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer's tips, and a great deal of heart. When Novella Carpenter-captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency- moved to inner city Oakland and discovered a weed-choked, garbage- strewn abandoned lot next door to her house, she closed her eyes and pictured heirloom tomatoes and a chicken coop. The story of how her urban farm grew from a few chickens to one populated with turkeys, geese, rabbits, ducks, and two three-hundred-pound pigs will capture the imagination of anyone who has ever consid... View more info

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Madam Millie: Bordellos from Silver City to Ketchikan

By: Evans, Max

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 603590

ISBN: 0826327826

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Stated First Edition.. 344 pages. Madame Millie presents a complete picture of the business of prostition as it was practised in the West from the late 1920s to the mid-1970s as told by the most successful madam in the business. View more info

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Flyover Lives: A Memoir

By: Johnson, Diane

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 607272

ISBN: 0670016403

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


263 pages. Growing up in the small river town of Moline, Illinois, Diane Johnson always dreamed of floating down the Mississippi and off to see the world. Years later, at home in France, a French friend teases her: 'Indifference to history--that's why you Americans seem so naive and don't really know where you're from.' The j'accuse stayed with Johnson. Were Americans indifferent to history? Her own family seemed always to have been in the Midwest. Surely they had got there from somewhere? In digging around, she discovers letters and memoirs written by generations of stalwart pioneer ancestors... View more info

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Connie Hagar: The Lfe History of a Texas Birdwatcher

By: McCracken, Karen Harden; foreword by Roger Tory Peterson

Price: $18.85

Publisher: College Station, Texas A&M University Press: 1988

Our Product Number: 608427

ISBN: 0890964068

Condition: Fine


296 pages View more info

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Eva Peron

By: Ortiz, Alicia Dujovne & Fields, Shawn

Price: $13.95

Publisher: New York, St Martins Pr: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 601397

ISBN: 0312145993

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


1.25 x 10 x 7 Inches. 325 pages. What fed Eva Peron's desire to be the savior Argentina's working class. Comprehensive and dramatic biography. View more info

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Miriam: The Southern Belle Who Became the First Woman Governor of Texas, Miriam Amanda Ferguson, [1875-1961]

By: Paulissen. May Nelson ; McQueary, Carl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, Eakin Press: 1995.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Our Product Number: 608292

ISBN: 0890159718

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark red binding with title imprinted on spine in gold ; dated, Inscribed "To Sara, So you'll know something extra about Texas politics " SIGNED by the AUTHOR. 347 pages. Signed by Author View more info

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Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil

By: Rodriguez, Deborah And Ohlson, Kristin

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 604045

ISBN: 0812976738

Condition: As New


Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 320 pages. Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills–as doctors, nurses, and therapists–seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother of two from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she soon found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her profession became known she was eagerly sought out by Westerners desperate for a good haircut and by Af... View more info

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Almost a Woman

By: Santiago, Esmeralda

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Perseus Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 608687

ISBN: 0738200433

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Tan boards quarterbound in darker brown cloth with spine imprinted in gold with title and author. Mustard endpapers. Full number line 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 313 pages. From a three-room apartment in Brooklyn occupied by ten family members, Esmeralda Santiago begins a journey that is both a triumphant struggle for identity and independence, and a mother's worst nightmare. Challenged by language barriers, cultural stereotypes, and the fiercely protective Mami, Santiago continues the rollicking ascent she began in... View more info

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Greatness Of Girls

By: Strong, Susan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Kansas City, MO, Andrews McMeel Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 603759

ISBN: 0740718800

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 272 pages. Forty-two extraordinary women talk about it all - the ups and downs of growing up and how overcoming their own obstacles helped them achieve greatness. Discover your own strengths while you find encouragement from those who have been there. View more info

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Married to a Bedouin

By: Van Geldermalsen, Marguerite

Price: $6.32

Publisher: London, Virago Press: 2011

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Our Product Number: 606749

ISBN: 1844082202

Condition: Very Good


Mild spine crease. 279 pages. "'Where you staying?' the Bedouin asked. 'Why you not stay with me tonight--in my cave.' He seemed enthusiastic. And we were looking for adventure." Thus begins the story of how Marguerite van Geldermalsen--a New Zealand-born nurse--became the wife of Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin souvenir-seller of the Manaja tribe, and lived with him and their children in a community of 100 families in the ancient caves of Petra in Jordan. Marguerite and a friend were traveling through the Middle East in 1978 when she met the charismatic Mohammad and decided that h... View more info