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Biographies & Memoirs

Biographies & Memoirs

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 1.  Adams, Richard,  The Day Gone By
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1991 First American Edition Very Good+ Near Fine
Autobiography from the author of Watership Down.
Price: 8.00 USD
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 2.  Berle, Milton with Haskel Frankel,  Milton Berle : An Autobiography
New York, NY, U.S.A. Delacorte Press 1974 First Printing Cloth Very Good+ Very Good+
Moderate shelf wear, bumping to corners and spine ends. A few spots on top-edge of pages. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Jacket is very slightly chipped in places. The front flap has a corner crease. Jacket protected in a Brodart cover. Known as ''Mr. Television'' and ''Uncle Miltie,'' Milton Berle was an enormously successful comedic television, stage, and screen personality. His autobiography strips away the comic's mask to reveal the real person. Illustrated with black & white photos that offer glimpses into both his personal and professional life. Berle's facsimile signature on blank page following ffep.
Price: 15.00 USD
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 3.  Bethge, Eberhard,  Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Eine Biogaphie
Munchen Chr. Kaiser Verlag 1967 First Edition Near Fine Very Good
The jacket's plastic coating is starting to peel in a few spots. Some edge wear at top of spine. Front flap has a small corner crease. German text biography of German Christian theologian, professor, writer, musician by his student and friend Eberhard Bethge. Bonhoeffer participated in a small Protestant resistance movement and helped Jews escape to Switzerland, which led to his imprisonment. He was hanged in a concentration camp at Flossenbürg at the age of 39. German text, 1126 pages with a family history & notes booklet in a pocket at the back of the book.
Price: 38.00 USD
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 4.  Billac, Pete,  The Last Medal of Honor
Houston Swan Publishers 1990 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ Inscribed and Signed By Author
Very light wear, a slight lower corner crease on front and rear cover. The true story of Green Beret Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez and his heroics on the battlefield during the Vietnam War. Inscribed by Benavidez: ''To Bill, Glad I met you. Roy Benavidez, 4 Dec 1990, Duty Honor Country'' Black and white photos, 224 pages.
Price: 38.00 USD
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 5.  Bisagno, Johnny,  Young Man with a Horn : The Life Story of Johnny Bisagno
1995 First Thus Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
Hard cover reprint of the 1957 paperback original. Autobiography of John R. Bisagno, the retired pastor of Houston's 22,000-member First Baptist Church. The story of a promising young Jazz musican who traded his music for the Gospel. Signed by Bisagno on the front free endpaper. A clean, crisp, unread copy.
Price: 25.00 USD
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 6.  Cavett, Dick and Christopher Porterfield,  Cavett
New York Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good
Corners bumped, smudges to front cover, staining at head of spine. Dust jacket shows chipping at head of spine and slight edge wear. Pages are clean throughout.
Price: 10.00 USD
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 7.  Cerami, Charles A.,  Benjamin Banneker : Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot
New York John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine

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 8.  Churchill, Sam,  Big Sam : The True Story of a Timberman and His Family in the Heyday of Northwest Logging
Portland, OR, U.S.A. Binford & Mort Publishing 1989 Fifth Printing Paperback Very Good SIGNED
Light rubbing, corner creases. Family logging tradition recounted in a son's biography of his father. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Illustrated with black and white photos.
Price: 7.00 USD
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 9.  De Kruif, Paul,  The Sweeping Wind
New York Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1962 Reprint Good Good
Shelfworn, soiled, tape repair to price-clipped dust jacket. Interior clean and unmarked. Memoir of a writer whose work created an entirely new approach to popular science writing. Collaborated with Sinclair Lewis to write the novel Arrowsmith. The story of that colloaboration is told in full, for the first time, in this memoir. A tribute on the back of the jacket chracterizes de Kruif as a strange and rare genius.
Price: 2.50 USD
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 10.  De Rothschild, Guy,  The Whims of Fortune : The Memoirs of Guy de Rothschild
New York Random House 1985 First Edition Near Fine- Near Fine- Signed by Author
Light shelf wear. Signed on half title by Guy de Rothschild.
Price: 24.00 USD
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 11.  Desing, Julius,  King Ludwig II : His Life - His End
Lechbruck Verlag Kiensberger 1976 Soft Cover Fine 16mo - over 5¾'' - 6¾'' tall
Brief biography of the king of Bavaria from 1864-1886. Stapled binding, pictorial wraps.
Price: 7.00 USD
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 12.  Docherty, Tom and Joan R, Neubauer,  Down But Not Out
Georgetown, TX, U.S.A. Word Wright International 1998 Paperback Fine Signed by Author
Inspirational story of Houston Police Officer Tom Docherty's will to survive being hit head-on by a drunk driver. Enduring a coma and long months of physical therapy, his goal was to walk out of the hospital under his own power, regain his life, and once again wear the uniform of a Houston cop. Inscribed, signed and dated by Docherty on the inside cover.
Price: 15.00 USD
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 13.  Edelman, Bernard,  Centenarians: The Story of the 20th Century by the Americans Who Lived It
New York, NY, U.S.A. Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1999 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾'' - 12'' tall
In 1998, more than 63,000 Americans celebtarted their 100th birthdays. Through interviews with centenarians across the country, the author has compiled a social history of America for the 20th century.
Price: 18.00 USD
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 14.  Hiney, Tom,  Raymond Chandler: A Biography
New York, NY, U.S.A. Atlantic Monthly Press 1997 First Edition Paperback Very Good - Uncorrected Proof
Rubbed and bumped, spine lightly creased from reading, upper corner of rear cover has a few small creases.
Price: 10.00 USD
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 15.  Horn, Paul (with Lee Underwood),  Inside Paul Horn : The Spiritual Odyssey of a Universal Traveler
San Francisco HarperSanFrancisco 1990 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine
Autobiography of Jazz musician Paul Horn. Fascinating accounts of his musical associations from Duke Ellington and Miles Davis to Ravi Shankar, the Beatles, and Frank Sinatra. Horn's story is also that of a personal and spritual evolution through his studies with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1960s and how this awakening transformed his music as well.
Price: 10.00 USD
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 16.  Joplin, Laura,  Love, Janis
New York Villard Books 1992 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine
Light soiling or stain in a few spots along fore-edge and bottom-edge. Biography of rock star Janis Joplin by her younger sister. Many black & white photos. The following items are laid in: A Review copy form from Random House; a letter from Villard Books to Editors and Producers announcing the new book and the author's tour; a tour schedule for the author with suggested questions for an interview; and a Villard Books press release.
Price: 30.00 USD
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 17.  Karr, Mary,  The Liars' Club : A Memoir
New York Viking 1995 First Edition Fine Near Fine
The dust jacket's top edge on the front panel curls out slightly, but no chips or tears. A slight bit of rubbing is evident.
Price: 15.00 USD
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 18.  Karr, Mary,  The Liars' Club: A Memoir
New York Viking 1995 First Edition Near Fine Very Good
The jacket's front and rear flaps are creased lengthwise.
Price: 12.00 USD
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 19.  Macon, N. Don,  Clark and the Anderson
Houston The Texas Medical Center 1976 First Edition Near Fine No Jacket
Slight bump to tail of spine. Biography of Dr. Lee Clark and history of the founding and development of M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.
Price: 7.00 USD
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 20.  McCauley, Michael,  Jim Thompson: Sleep with the Devil
New York, NY, U.S.A. Mysterious Press 1991 First Edition Fine Fine
A biography of America's greatest noir writer, with photos.
Price: 12.00 USD
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