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1 Beatty, Linda Shaheerah >> Wealth of a Spiritual Woman, The
USA : Winston-Derek Publishers; 1997 1555237215 / 9781555237219 Second Printing Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Brooke McCauley 
114 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Purple softcover, [viii] + 114 pages, several pages with questionaires (with blanks) for relationship work and divine work, 10 prosperity commandments, 15 prosperity affirmations. ; Copyright 1995. This is 2nd printing, 1997. Written by Rev. Shaheera, pastor of thew Transforming Love Community Church, Detroit, Michigan, who offers effective, foolproof, biblically based solutions for women as they face the future. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Bernhardt, Clyde E. B., with Sheldon Harris I Remember : Eighty Years of Black Entertainment, Big Bands, and the Blues (Signed)
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; 1989 0812212231 / 9780812212235 Second Printing Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
290 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Brown pictorial covers, [xix] + 271 pages, index, bibliography, discography, 48 b/w photos in text, with captions. Half title inscribed and SIGNED by author Sheldon Harris and dated 3-97. ; Copyright 1986. This is 2nd softcover printing, 1989. Autobiography of jazz trombonist and blues singer Clyde E. B. Bernhardt, as told to Sheldon Harris. Foreword by John F. Szwed. ; Only a touch of edgewear. No marks apart from autograph. Scarce. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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3 Bond, Julian, and Sondra Kathryn Wilson Lift Every Voice and Sing : A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem; 100 Years, 100 Voices
N. Y. : Random House; 2000 0679463151 / 9780679463153 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
275 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; Tall hardcover, tan and gray boards, [xx] + 275 pages, chronologies of James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson, 100 short chapters by major African American figures (plus a few Euro-Americans) reflecting on their personal experiences with the song, over 200 high-quality b/w photos, many full page, many historical, with captions. ; Co-edited by executor of James Weldon Johnson's literary estate. Postscript by Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Afterword by Kweisi Mfume. Book does not include the song itself, but part of song is printed on endpapers. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Appears unread. ; Laid in: one folded, typed sheet listing about 150 white racial-ethnic slurs including blue eyed devil, Buford, chalk, ice mutant, ofay, snowflake, white cracker, etc. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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4 Boyd, Melba Joyce >> Wrestling with the Muse : Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press (Signed)
N. Y. : Columbia University Press; 2003 0231130260 / 9780231130264 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
385 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Black boards, index, bibliography, endnotes, 2 appendixes,36 b/w photos in text, with captions. ; Half title inscribed 'To Bishop Charles Moses Anderson, in the spirit of the Muse' and SIGNED by author Melba Joyce Boyd and dated 4-17-05. Rear endpaper also warmly inscribed to Bishop Moses by Kenn and Barbara Cox [jazz musician Kenny Cox and his wife Barbara were both associated with Broadside Press] and dated April 05.; Biography of Dudley Randall, poet laureate of Detroit, Michigan, and founder of Broadside Press, a groundbreaking African American publishing concern. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No marks apart from autographs. Quite scarce. ; Laid in: color glossy photo of Moses Anderson, who was an African American Roman Catholic Bishop in Detroit. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Brandt, E. N. Growth Company : Dow Chemical's First Century
East Lansing, Mich: Michigan State University Press; 1997 0870134264 / 9780870134265 First Edition Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
649 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Dark gray cloth, index, selected bibliography, 2 appendixes, numerous sidebars, chapter endnotes, 39 b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. ; Biography of Herbert Henry Dow and the giant chemical manufacturing company he founded in Midland, Michigan. Author, also Dow company historian, was given full access to Dow's archives and interviewed over 150 company pioneers. ; No defects. As New. Scarce. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Britton, Wiley, with Phillip Thomas Tucker Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border, 1863
Lincoln, Neb: Bison Books; 1993 0803261098 / 9780803261099 Softcover Very Good 
458 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Wiley Britton's diaries as Union soldier in 6th Kansas Cavalry on western frontier (Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas) originally published in 1882. This is facsimile edition with new introduction by Phillip Thomas Tucker. ; Spine is lightly creased but intact and readable. No other defects. ; Laid in: 1924 blotter from Michigan Bell Telephone Company, with a trace on ink on the blotter side, otherwise in remarkably good condition. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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7 Budenz, Louis Francis This is My Story, 1e : (1st American Edition, Signed)
N. Y. : Whittlesey House/Mcgraw-Hill Book Company; 1947 1550563718 / 9781550563719 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
379 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, blue cloth, silver spine lettering, [xiii] + 379 pages, index. Front endpaper SIGNED by author and inscribed 'Detroit Mar. 11-49.' ; Authored by notorious pro-Soviet Communist and labor sympathiser and spy who, in 1945, renounced Communism, became a paid informant for the FBI, and began testifying at American government hearings, outing other American Communists. Much also on anti-Catholicism, which the author indulged in, in between being a devout Roman Catholic. ; Coth is moderately worn at heel and crown. Front endpaper has gift note dated 1947 along with author autograph. Laid in: World War 2-era prayer hand-written in fountain pen on folded, lined paper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Caldicott, Helen Broinowski >> Desperate Passion, a : Helen Caldicott, an Autobiography (Signed)
N. Y. : W. W. Norton & Company; 1996 0393039471 / 9780393039474 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
366 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Black cloth, tan boards, index, 14 b/w photos with captions. Front free endpaper SIGNED by author. ; Australian physician, founder of Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, single-handedly launched major world campaign against nuclear weapons proliferation. ; Jacket in clear plastic cover neatly taped to boards. No other defects apart from author autograph. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 Clayton, Marie, and Gareth Thomas John Lennon : Unseen Archives
Bath, England: Parragon Publishing; 2003 0752585142 / 9780752585147 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
384 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; Photos from archives of Daily Mail and Hulton Getty Picture Collection.; Jacket edges show very slight wear. No other flaws. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Combs, Harry, with Martin Caidin Kill Devil Hill : Discovering the Secrets of the Wright Brothers
Englewood, Colo: Ternstyle Press; 1986 0940053020 / 9780940053021 1st Softcover Edition Softcover Very Good 
389 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Blue illustrated covers, index, appendixes, numerous b/w figures and diagrams in text, 80 b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. ; Foreword by Neil Armstrong. Copyright 1979. This is 1st softcover edition, November, 1986. ; Not only tells of the invention of the first heavier-than-air plane but goes into deep scientific detail on the experiments carried out by the Wright Brothers before they discovered the secret of flight. ; A touch of shelfwear, mainly at tips. 3 pages have some very pale highlighting. Otherwise clean, tight and square. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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11 Dees, Morris, with Steve Fiffer Lawyer's Journey, a : The Morris Dees Story (Presentation Copy)
Chicago: American Bar Association; 2001 1570739943 / 9781570739941 Second Edition Softcover Near Fine 
365 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover. Red and blue textured covers, index, 365 pages, 33 b/w photos on glossy plates. ; Copyright 1991. This is 2nd edition, updated, 2001. Biography of founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, created to use legal means to defeat American terrorist and hate groups, including Aryan Nations, Christian Identity, Ku Klux Klan, Militia of Montana, White Aryan Resistance. Author made worldwide news in 1991 when he won the largest settlement ($12 million) ever against a hate group, and again in 2001 he won a major victory. Book includes this latest case. ; Half title page has presentation plate to James Goddeeris 'for Dedicated Support of the Southern Poverty Law Center' with printed s*gnature of Morris Dees. No other defects to book apart from a touch of shelfwear. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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12 Dennis, Jerry Money for Nothing : Stories of Michigan's Million Dollar Lottery Winners
Davison, Mich: Friede Publications; 1988 0960858881 / 9780960858880 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
212 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Softcover, pale gray covers, [x] + 212 pages, 10 appendixes. ; Stories of 280 million-dollar winners since Michigan state lottery began in 1973, and anecdotes of many winners of lesser pots. ; One very light thumb crease to front cover. No other defects. Binding tight and square. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Erskine, Noel Leo, with Bernice A. King King Among the Theologians : (1e, 1st Edition, Signed) the Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cleveland, Oh: Pilgrim Press; 1994 0829810153 / 9780829810158 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
228 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Softcover, [xvi] + 208 pages, Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by author on halftitle page. ; Thoroughly researched theology of Martin Luther King Jr, with analysis of its origins and its legacy. Written by professory of theology, Emory Universuty. Foreword by Bernice A. King, M. L. King's daughter and Baptist minister. ; Almost no wear. Main defect: textbook is slightly wavy throughout most of book, affecting upper edge only. Everything is readable. Binding tight and square. Former owner (Baptist pastor in DC and Detroit) penned his initials on top and bottom. No other marks except autograph. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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14 Gleisner, Henry H. Defying the Fates : The Remarkable Story of a Jew Who Survived in Nazi Europe (Signed)
Bloomington, Ind: 1st Books Library; 2002 0759696659 / 9780759696655 Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
248 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; White pictorial covers, 25 low-quality b/w photos and facsimiles with captions. Large print. ; Title page inscribed and SIGNED by author and dated 1-27-08. ; Foreword by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine. ; Spine rolled but intact. Minor edgewear. Small bookstore sticker (Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills, Michigan) on rear cover. No marks apart from autograph. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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15 Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah Moral Reckoning, a : The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair
N. Y. : Alfred A. Knopf; 2002 0375414347 / 9780375414343 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
362 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, gray boards, [xii] + 362 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, 23 b/w photos and illustrations. Title page SIGNED by author. ; Isbn 0375414347. Subtitle: 'The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair.' Award winning historian takes a damning look at Pope Pius XII and the Roman Catholic Church's complicity in the persecution of Jews and the Holocaust and suggests a path to forgiveness and reparation. ; A few pages have very light pencil marks, some underlining, some margin notes. Jacket shows a touch of shelfwear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Greene, Jerome A. Lakota and Cheyenne : Indian Views of the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877
Norman, Ok: University of Oklahoma Press; 1994 0806126817 / 9780806126814 First Edition; Tenth Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
164 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Hardcover, black and red boards, [xxvi] + 164 pages, bibliography, index, endnotes, 1 small b/w map, 34 b/w photos and drawings with captions. ; 'An impressive collection of firsthand accounts by Sioux and Cheyenne that present their side of the fighting against the US Army,' including the battles of Ash Creek, Cedar Creek, Powder River, Wolf Mountain, and Little Big Horn, in the Montana Territory, 1876-1877. ; Minor edgewear to jacket. No other defects. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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17 Greene, Melissa Fay Praying for Sheetrock : A Work of Nonfiction
Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company; 1991 0201550482 / 9780201550481 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
337 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, white cloth, gray-green boards, endpaper map of McIntosh county, Georgia, ; 1st printing, August, 1991, stated, with full number line. True account of volatile race relations in a remote Georgia county, where the semi-criminal white sheriff and his gang of thugs were finally toppled in 1978 by an unemployed African American boilermaker who became the first freely elected black county commissioner since Reconstruction. (Written by one who was connected to his legal team) ; No visible defects. Book is crisp and clean. Appears unread. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Hall, Fred M. It's about Time : The Dave Brubeck Story
Fayetteville, Ark: University of Arkansas Press; 1996 1557284059 / 9781557284051 Softcover Near Fine 
182 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Red pictorial softcover, [xiv] + 182 pages, 2 indexes, discography, 47 b/w photos with captions. ; Foreword by Gene Lees. Biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Remainder mark on bottom. No other defects. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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19 Hall, Fred, with Artie Shaw and Eugene D. Wheeler Dialogues in Swing, Volume 1, and More Dialogues in Swing, Volume 2 : Intimate Conversations with the Stars of the Big Band Era (Both Signed)
Ventura, Calif: Pathfinder Publishing; 1989 0934793190 / 9780934793193 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
223 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Set of 2 volumes. Vol-1, silver-toned softcover, [xiv] + 223 pages. Vol-2, blue softcover, [viii] + 231 pages. Index, bibliography, discography, about 20 b/w portrait photos in each vol. Both vols inscribed and SIGNED by author on title page. ; Both vols 1st softcover editions, both edited by Eugene D. Wheeler. Vol-1, foreword by Artie Shaw, 1989. Vol-2, foreword by Jo Stafford and Paul Weston, 1991. Fred Hall was a longtime radio producer and broadcaster who hosted Fred Hall's Swing Thing over 20 years. ; Vol-1, light vertical crease to spine, but still readable and intact. Otherwise only minor wear. Vol-2 Near Fine, only a touch of edgewear. ; Laid in: 8 small photocopy portraits of famous big band musicians including Count Basie. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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20 Hall, Wade >> Rest of the Dream, the : The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson (Signed)
Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky; 1988 0813116740 / 9780813116747 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
230 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Black cloth, silver lettering, [xiv] + 230 pages, index, 16 high-quality b/w photos on glossy plates. Front free endpaper warmly inscribed to Dr. Ivan Louis Cotman and dated 1-4-93 and SIGNED by author. ; Biography of civil rights worker Lyman Tefft Johnson of Louisville, Kentucky, who was instrumental in integrating the University of Kentucky in 1949, and integrating many other public institutions. ; No defects t book apart from autograph. Jacket shows a few light wrinkles. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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