Biography, Memoir

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A Tribute to John Lennon and the Beatles, US magazine special issue
1 A Tribute to John Lennon and the Beatles, US magazine special issue
US magazine/Concentric Enterprises 1980 magazine used 96 pages 
Includes:
John's Life Story in Photos
A Pictorial History of the Beatles from the beginning to the end of the dream
Exclusive John & Yoko's Last Photo Session
An Eyewitness account of the night John was murdered

Special Bonus: Sensational 16-page pull-out.

Condition: Pages have corner wear. Last page is soiled on the corner. Cover has tears where the staples are, rubbing wear, creases, and wear to the corners. 
Price: 6.90 USD

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Dust & Dreams, Stories of Life, Love & Baseball, Blakely, Larry
2 Blakely, Larry Dust & Dreams, Stories of Life, Love & Baseball
Bear Creek Press 2006 1930111614 / 9781930111615 softcover used 131 pages, 6 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches tall 
inscribed "Dream Big!" and signed by the author on the title page. Contents:
Snowflakes
Last of the '35 Tigers
Frozen
A Baloney Sandwich with The King
Bronx Bombers and a Blonde
Comeback at 32,000 Feet
The Bride Wore Red Sox
Our Breakfast with Whitey
Air Angela
A Legend Revisited
Connecting
A Close Call at Home
Fleetwood Walker's Birthday Bash

Condition: Pages are crisp and clean. Binding is tight. Cover has rubbing wear, and wear to the edges and corners. 
Price: 11.00 USD

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Backbone, Brannon, George F.
3 Brannon, George F. Backbone
Brannon Enterprises, Inc. 1995 0964530902 / 9780964530904 softcover with plastic comb binding used 152 pages 
from the preface: "Backbone is the true story of a man, George "Bud" Brannon, who was born into the period considered the genesis of these modern-day problems. Small of physical stature, deserted by his family, thrown into the roughest of occupations, drawn into the nation's most unpopular war, he applied brawling and hard drinking as weapons to conquer a life he had not asked for.

He gained little until he realized these experiences were revealing that God was most important. In time he found that his sole strength was faith in God through His son, Jesus Christ. The revelation brough him peace.

Condition: Pages are clean. Cover has light wear. 
Price: 3.30 USD

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Will Rogers, The Man and His Times, Ketchum, Richard M
4 Ketchum, Richard M Will Rogers, The Man and His Times
Touchstone Books 1973 0671220098 / 9780671220099 softcover used 415 pages, 7 inches by 9 1/2 inches tall 
from the cover: "In this copiously illustrated biography, Richard M. Ketchum recaptures the spirit of the most loved and widely quoted man of his time. Part Cherokee, frontier raised, Will Rogers was the droll, drawling, down-to-earth conscience of America for much of the first third of this century. His life as a humorist took him from Wild West shows and vaudeville acts to Broadway, radio in its heyday and motion pictures. It involved friendship with four American presidents and uncounted statesmen, politicians and prominent figures. But first and last Will Rogers was every American's witty, knowing spokesman. As Mr. Ketchum, a distinguised historian and longtime editor for American Heritage, notes, "No one ever had the same hold on the American public that Will Rogers did. Nearly four decades after his death, people still recall the shy grin, the easy manner, the total absence of sham, and above all, the way he had of putting things that went to the very heart of the matter."

Will Rogers' most humorous and telling comments - on politics, government, the American way and the nature of the human animal - are woven throughout this biography, illuminating the man himself and the character of his era and, in many cases, offering observations that are as apt today as in his own time."

Condition: Pages are crisp and clean. Remainder mark on bottom edge of page block. Binding is tight. Cover has rubbing wear, creases, soil, edge tear, and wear to the edges and corners. 
Price: 5.50 USD

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Empress Josephine, Knapton, Ernest John
5 Knapton, Ernest John Empress Josephine
Harvard University Press 1982 0674252012 / 9780674252011 third printing softcover used 359 pages, 5 1/2 inches by 8 inches tall 
Contents:
Prologue
Bird of the Islands
A Marriage is Arranged
Storm and Stress
Parting
Freedom
Revolution and Terror
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Bonaparte
"Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow"
Wife of a Hero
Josephine Infidele
Mistress of the Tuileries
The Consulate
Steps to a Throne
Coronation
War Once More
On Being an Empress
"Malmaison, C'est Josephine"
Divorce
Seclusion
Finale
Geographical Tables
Bibliographical Essay
Notes
Index

Condition: Pages are clean. Cover has light wear. 
Price: 5.50 USD

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First Half of My Life, Nester, Paul
6 Nester, Paul First Half of My Life
Willamette Press 1983 softcover new 303 pages, 5 1/2 inches by 8 inches tall 
from the cover: "The story of one man's life, beginning at the turn of the Century in Oregon and winding through the west from the Arctic Wilds of Alaska to the steaming jungles of Central America, during a time of social unrest.

A rural boyhood in Portland
A miner of gold in Alaska and in Central America
Service in the United States Merchant Marine and in the Navy
Partner in a business in Portland and Los Angeles
A flyer, barnstormer and operator of an airport
Deputy Sheriff in Los Angeles County and deputy in charge at Malibu, 1930 to 1935

He underwent incredible experiences in the Republic of Honduras when opening and operating a gold mine there in 1936-1941"

Condition: New. 
Price: 11.00 USD

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A Child Called
7 Pelzer, Dave A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive
Health Communications, Inc. 1995 1558743669 / 9781558743663 softcover used 184 pages 
Cover: "A Child Called "It" is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."

Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing and no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive - dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

Through each struggle you'll find yourself enduring his pain, comforting his loneliness and fighting for his will to survive. This compelling story will awaken you to the truth about child abuse - and the ability we all heve to make a difference."

Condition: Pages are clean. Cover has edge and corner wear. 
Price: 3.00 USD

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The Escape of Alexei Son of Tsar Nicholas II, What Happened the Night the Romanov Family was Executed, Petrov, Vadim; Lysenho, Igor; and Egorov, Gregory
8 Petrov, Vadim; Lysenho, Igor; and Egorov, Gregory The Escape of Alexei Son of Tsar Nicholas II, What Happened the Night the Romanov Family was Executed
Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1998 0810932776 / 9780810932777 hardcover with dust jacket used 240 pages 
from the dust jacket: "The Russian Romanov dynasty came to an abrupt end on the night of July 17, 1918, when the imperial family was executed by the Bolsheviks. Or did it? Compelling new evidence reveals that Tsarevich Alexei, the fourteen-year-old son of Nicholas II and Alexandra and heir to the Russian throne, escaped the bloodshed and was adopted by a peasant family.

Reconstructing the fascinating historic events of the Russian Revolution, The Escape of Alexei tells the horrifying story of the brutal execution, and the means by which the boy managed to escape death. Bungling by Bolshevik soldiers led to complete chaos: Young Alexei - wounded and unconscious - was still alive when he was loaded onto the back of a truck with the corpses of his murdered famly. He fled into the woods and found his way to a nearby village. There his world turned upside down.

Russia's heir to the throne grew up under the name of Vasily Filatov. He became an apprentice shoemaker and eventually a high-school geography teacher.

In this extraordinary volume, three respected scientists provide a convincing, thorough account of how the executioners covered up the fact that the body of the heir to the throne was missing. Drawing on official records and documents from Russian archives and the grisly personal accounts of soldiers who took part in the execution, the authors offer compelling evidence that Alexei Romanov and Vasily Filatov were the same person.

Filatov died in 1988. Now his wife and children have brought his story to the world. Their intimate reminiscences of the remarkable man they knew as husband and father bring this astonishing tale to life. Personal photographs throughtout the book illustrate the striking physical resemblances between members of the Romanov and Filatov families."

Condition: Very good condition. 
Price: 6.60 USD

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Bill and Lily Two Alaskans, Stolt, William and Lilian
9 Stolt, William and Lilian Bill and Lily Two Alaskans
Publication Consultants 1997 softcover used 272 pages, 6 inches by 9 inches tall 
from the cover: "Bill and Lily is the story of Two Alaskans on the Last Frontier. They have been a part of nearly eight decades of Alaska's history. Bill and Lily's stories of their lives in Alaska begin as teenagers, through territorial days, and young statehood. Their adventures are unique and entertaining as are their lives of energetic pioneers in the new state of Alaska.

Two Alaskans is a wonderful collection of Bill and Lily's real life adventures in mining camps and hunting and fishing trips. It is about strong family life, frugal and resourceful business people, city government, and parade floats."

Illustrated with photos."

Condition: Pages have corner wear and some are soiled. Binding is tight. Cover has rubbing wear, creases, and wear to the edges and corners. 
Price: 6.60 USD

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Gold in the Mountains, Summers, Katherine
10 Summers, Katherine Gold in the Mountains
self published 1995 4th printing softcover used 85 pages 
Signed by the author on the title page. From the title page: "A personal experience story of thirty years of mining, and living in the mountains, without ever striking it rich!" Montana area.

Condition: Pages have edge soil and some are coming loose. Inside front cover has authors address sticker. Cover has some wear and back cover has some moisture wrinkling. 
Price: 8.25 USD

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Blood Done Sign My Name, A True Story, Tyson, Timothy B.
11 Tyson, Timothy B. Blood Done Sign My Name, A True Story
Crown Publishing 2004 hardcover with dust jacket used, ex library 355 pages, 6 inches by 9 1/2 inches tall 
from the dust jacket: "'Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger." Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina.

On May 11, 1970, Henry Marrow, a 23-year-old black veteran, walked into a crossroads store owned by Robert Teel, a rough man with a criminal record and ties to the Ku Klux Klan, and came out running. Teel and two of his sons chased Marrow, beat him unmercifully, and killed him in public as he pleaded for his life. In the words of a local prosecutor: "They shot him like you or I would kill a snake."

Like many small Southern towns, Oxford had barely been touched by the civil rights movement. But in the wake of the killing, young African Americans took to the streets, led by 22-year-old Ben Chavis, a future president of the NAACP. As mass protests crowded the town square, a cluster of returning Vietnam veterans organized what one termed 'a military operation.' While lawyers battled in the courthouse that summer in a drama that one termed "a Parry Mason kind of thing," the Ku Klux Klan raged in the shadows and black veterans torched the town's tobacco warehouses.

With large sections of the town in flames, Tyson's father, the pastor of Oxford's all-white Methodist church, pressed his congregation to widen their vision of humanity and pushed the town to come to terms with its bloody racial history. In the end, however, the Tyson family was forced to move away.

Years later, historian Tim Tyson returned to Oxford to ask Robert Teel why he and his sons had killed Henry Marrow. "That nigger committed suicide, coming in here wanting to four-letter-word my daughter-in-law," Ted explained.

The black radicals how burned much of Oxford also told Tim their stories, "It was like we had a cash register up there at the pool hall, just ringing up how much money we done cost these white people," one of them explained. "We knew if we cost 'em enough goddamn money they was gonna start changing some things."

In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird, Blood Done Sign My Name is a classic work of conscience, a defining portrait of a time and place that we will never forget. Tim Tyson's riverting narrative of that fiery summer and one family's struggle to build bridges in a time of destruction brings gritty blues truth, soaring gospel vision, and down-home humor to our complex history, where violence and faith, courage and evil, despair and hope all mingle to illuminate America's enduring chasm of race."

Condition: Ex library book with all the markings. Pages are crisp and clean. Binding is tight. Dust jacket is in mylar cover. 
Price: 8.25 USD

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The Merry Mountain Man Joe Meek, Vestal, Stanley
12 Vestal, Stanley The Merry Mountain Man Joe Meek
University of Nebraska Press 1963 0803252064 / 9780803252066 softcover used 335 pages 
Cover: "Frontier history offers no more engaging hero than Joe Meek, and none more typically American. It was in 1829 that Joe, a strapping nineteen-year-old from Virginia, joined the Rocky Mountain Fur Company under the aegis of the Sublettes and Jedediah Smith, and headed west on an odyssey unique in its combination of hair-raising high adventure and hilarious low comedy. For the next twelve years, until the Last Rendezvous in 1840, the Rockies rang with tales of Joe's wild exploits as trapper, jester, ladies' man, and student at "Rocky Mountain College" (unaccredited). When the beaver trade played out, he helped drive the first wagons to Oregon, served in the legislature of the provisional government, and went to Washington as a special envoy to President Polk. (Clad in buckskin and spouting Will Roger-ish witticisms, Joe made himself right at home in the White House and was lionized by Washington society.) In 1849 he returned to Oregon with a commission as U.S. Marshal, and lived out his days defending and improving the community which he had helped to build."

Condition: Pages have edge soil and corner wear. Cover has creases, chips, and wear to the edges and corners. 
Price: 5.78 USD

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A Child Called
A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive
Pelzer, Dave
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The Escape of Alexei Son of Tsar Nicholas II, What Happened the Night the Romanov Family was Executed, Petrov, Vadim; Lysenho, Igor; and Egorov, Gregory
The Escape of Alexei Son of Tsar Nicholas II, What Happened the Night the Romanov Family was Executed
Petrov, Vadim; Lysenho, Igor; and Egorov, Gregory
6.60 USD
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Gold in the Mountains, Summers, Katherine
Gold in the Mountains
Summers, Katherine
8.25 USD
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Empress Josephine, Knapton, Ernest John
Empress Josephine
Knapton, Ernest John
5.50 USD
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The Merry Mountain Man Joe Meek, Vestal, Stanley
The Merry Mountain Man Joe Meek
Vestal, Stanley
5.78 USD
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Backbone, Brannon, George F.
Backbone
Brannon, George F.
3.30 USD
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Blood Done Sign My Name, A True Story, Tyson, Timothy B.
Blood Done Sign My Name, A True Story
Tyson, Timothy B.
8.25 USD
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A Tribute to John Lennon and the Beatles, US magazine special issue
A Tribute to John Lennon and the Beatles, US magazine special issue
6.90 USD
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