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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

By: Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin

Price: $0.99

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2007-01-30

Seller ID: 021784

ISBN: 0143038257

Condition: Good


349 pages; edge wear, spine creases, some lean to spine; In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time--Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible... View more info

The Road Past Mandalay

By: Masters, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1963

Seller ID: 021794

Condition: Fair


310 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; bit of foxing to pages ends, light soiling to covers; This is the second part of John Masters' autobiography: how he fought with his Gurkha regiment during World War II until his promotion to command one of the Chindit columns behind enemy lines in Burma. Written by a bestselling novelist at the height of his powers, it is an exceptionally moving story that culminates in him having to personally shoot a number of wounded British soldiers who cannot be evacuated before their position is overrun by the Japanese. It is an uncomfortable reminder that Churchill... View more info

Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America

By: McCall, Nathan

Price: $6.94

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1994-02-06

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: kb018167

ISBN: 0679412689

Condition: Good


404 pages; light edge wear to jacket and boards, slight foxing to page ends; An explosive, true-life Native Son for the 1990s--a black Washington Post reporter who served time recounts his life and brilliantly shows why prison has become a rite of passage for many young black men. McCall's accounts of the hidden prejudice encountered in seemingly liberal, integrated bastions of the newsroom are eye-opening. View more info

'Tis: A Memoir

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1999-09-21

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: kb018040

ISBN: 0684848783

Condition: Good


335 pages; edge wear and small edge tears to jacket, edge wear to boards, corners bumped; The sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Angela's Ashes, " McCourt's glowing memoir chronicles his story from impoverished immigrant to brilliant raconteur and schoolteacher--a tale of survival as vivid, harrowing, and often hilarious as its bestselling predecessor. View more info

Timebends: A Life

By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1987-11-01

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 020404

ISBN: 0802100155

Condition: Very Good


614 pages; corners bumped, light edge wear to boards; 1" section of jacket missing at spine head, some edge wear and small edge tears to jacket; The autobiography of American playwright Arthur Miller, this book tells the story of the writer's active public and political career, his work and his marriage to Marilyn Monroe. View more info

Hail to the Chiefs: My Life and Times with Six Presidents

By: Montgomery, Ruth

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann: 1970

Seller ID: 020679

Condition: Good


320 pages; ex-library with usual markings, edge wear to jacket and boards, some foxing to page ends; Ruth Montgomery recounts her 25 years in Washington as a syndicated columnist. View more info

Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole

By: Nielsen, Dr. Jerri; Vollers, Maryanne

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Miramax: 2001-01-18

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022613

ISBN: 0786866845

Condition: Very Good


362 pages; light edge wear to jacket; Now in paperback with a new chapter by the author, "Ice Bound" is the inspiring true story of Dr. Jerri Nielsen, the physician with breast cancer stranded at a South Pole research station, whose amazing rescue made headlines around the globe. Set in a remote and desolate yet strikingly beautiful landscape, Nielsen's narrative of her transforming experience is a thrilling adventure. of photos. View more info