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1 Arvin, Nick

In the Electric Eden: Stories
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Penguin USA
2003
0142002569 / 9780142002568

Soft Cover
New





Brand new, unread copy, just a hint of shopwear, otherwise pristine. From the publisher's review:"Writer and former engineer Nick Arvin layers his knowledge of technology, mechanical design, and human character into a collection of emotionally riveting stories. With a subtle hand he transports readers through history and across America to ten poignant and utterly unforgettable places: a traffic accident in the middle of the heartland; the electrocution of Topsy the elephant at Coney Island at the turn of the century; the backyard of an old recluse; a Marine Corps practice invasion of the Florida beaches; a romantic tryst in a dismal corporate office; the launching of the first manned American hydrogen balloon in the eighteenth century; and more. Constantly aware of how technology shapes the way we interact with each other and experience the world, Arvin uses these original settings and compelling characters to create a moving collection of stories that, though seemingly unlinked, comes together to form a stunning, awe-inspiring whole."
X10000

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2 Bernstein, Barton ; Matusow, Allen et al

Twentieth Century America - Recent Interpretations
USA
Harcourt Brace & World
1969


Soft Cover
Good





Some edgewear and creasing of covers and spine, annotations but still a good reading copy
075331

Price: 22.50 USD
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3 Bourne, Randolph S

War and the Intellectuals : Collected Essays 1915 - 1919
New York
Harper Torch Books
1964


Soft Cover
Good





Edited with an introduction by Carl Resek. Small price stickers on front cover. Some chipping, edgewear and faint spine creases. Underlining of the text. Otherwise a good reading copy.
040318

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4 Dietz, Lawrence

Soda Pop: The History, Advertising, Art, and Memorabilia of Soft Drinks in America
U.S.A.
Simon and Schuster
1973
067121442X / 9780671214425
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good
Fair




Hardcover 1st edition. Contains some wonderful illustrations of pop ads and more. Minor shelfwear and a touch of mustiness, otherwise a fine clean solid copy. Dust jacket is rather frayed along edges, but still present to protect the book
096079

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5 Dulles, Foster Rhea

A History of Recreation: America Learns to Play
U.S.A.
Appleton-Century-Crofts
1965
0133919536 / 9780133919530

Soft Cover
Good





Some edgewear and creasing of spine and covers, interior good. Nicely illustrated throughout. Second edition
094718

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6 Epting, Chris

James Dean Died Here: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks
Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.
Santa Monica Pr Llc
2003
1891661310 / 9781891661310

Soft Cover
Very Good





What a book - if you're travelling around the USA, bring it with you! Minor edgewear, light creasing of spine and is somewhat skewed, otherwise a fine solid clean copy. From the publisher:"Packed with historical information, this travel guide explores the sites where pop culture history was made. With hundreds of photographs, this encyclopedic resource covers approximately 600 sites of the most famous and infamous pop culture events. The greatest landmarks from Americana, movies, music, tragedy, crime, television, and sports are included, such as where George Washington crossed the Delaware River; the diner in the film Diner; the site of the Planet of the Apes finale; the Hindenburg crash site; the Brady Bunch house; and the location of the 1980 Olympic "Miracle on Ice" hockey team victory. This offbeat travelogue provides the armchair traveler or road warrior tourist with all the information needed to visit America's pop culture sites of significance." There is also a great appendix listing the sites by State.
094315

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7 Ferguson, Ted

Sentimental Journey: An Oral History of Train Travel in Canada
Canada
Doubleday Canada
1985
0385232527 / 9780385232524
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good
Good


Illlustrated

Hardcover 1st edition - Some shelf and edgewear,gift inscription as well some age toning, otherwise a good clean solid copy. Dust jacket is rubbed,& chipped, but otherwise still a good solid copy. The railway has been many things to a lot of different people: a lifeline, a party, an adventure. Although you may still be able to travel on a few of the trains featured in Sentimental Journey (the Newfie Bullet, the Peg, the Prince George Eventually) many live on only in the memories of railwaymen and passengers, hooligans and honeymooners, young and old alike. Illustrated with many vintage and current photographs, Sentimental Journey brings to life, in nostalgic and entertaining oral history, the many faces of train travel in Canada. From the days when the dining cars were the ultimate in sophistication, advertised throughout North America and Europe, to memorable events of more recent times, such as the Mississauga derailment, Sentimental Journey is sure to delight anyone who has traveled, or has dreamed of traveling, on the famous trains of Canada.
NS15305

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8 Gill, Lesley

Teetering on the Rim: Global Restructuring, Daily Life, and the Armed Retreat of the Bolivian State
Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Columbia Univ Pr
2000
0231118058 / 9780231118057

Soft Cover
As New





A clean fresh copy that appears UNREAD. From the publisher:"In this age when many trumpet the shrill fanfares of market triumphalism, few stop to ask how global political and economic restructuring is affecting impoverished states and transforming the daily lives of ordinary people. Teetering on the Rim asks just that question as it offers a critique "from below" of what has been called neoliberalism -- the latest set of capitalist-inspired policies that posit "the market" as the remedy for all social and economic problems. Focusing on an impoverished city on the periphery of La Paz, the Bolivian capital, Lesley Gill examines the ways in which neoliberal policies reorder social relations among poor men and women -- and between them and the state. These vulnerable low-income people teetering on the edge of survival are forced to contend not only with the state but with each other as well as an array of international organizations to get what they need to continue to live. In an effort to understand ordinary people's changing sense of what is, and is not, possible, collectively and individually, after more than a decade of economic restructuring, Teetering on the Rim reveals the vast and relentless changes wrought in the fabric of social life and offers an instructive example of just what is wrong with the global economic order."
092495

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9 Glade, William P ; Anderson, Charles W

The Political Economy of Mexico : Two Studies
Madison
University of Wisconsin Press
1968


Soft Cover
Very Good





Two studies sharing a common theme - the saga of Revolutionary Mexico and its economic progress. Very small sticker remnant on front cover. Small ink signature on FFEP. A touch of shelfwear, but otherwise a nice tight copy..
040435

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10 Gordon, Andrew

Our India Mission : A 30 Years History of the India Mission of the United Presbyterian Church of North America Together with Personal Reminiscences
Philadelphia
Andrew Gordon
1886

First Edition
Hard Cover
Good





TIHS IS THE ORIGINAL first edition (date given as 1886 with no later dates provided) from 1886 bound in hardcover. Bevelled brown boards with gilt titles and a decorative outline of India on front. Book contains some vintage photographs. 516 pages. Front hinge starting with some mesh exposed, back hinge a little shaken but holding. Some shelf and edgewear, burmped corners. Slightly darkened area on back cover. Interior quite good with very little age toning.
095517

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11 Gossett, Thomas F

Race: The History of an Idea in America
NY
Schocken Books
1965


Soft Cover
Fair to Good

Ex-Library



Rather well thumbed ex library copy, but still perfectly readable. Covers race theories in the Colonies, 18th & 19th century anthropology, Teutonic origins Theory, Social Darwinism, Social Gospel, Literary Naturalism and Race, Indians, Negro Status 1865 - 1919, Anti-immigration, Imperialism and the Anglo Saxon, World War I and the 1920s, Scientific Revolt against Racism, and more. 510 pp indexed
092444

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12 Hindley, Geoffrey

A history of roads
London
Peter Davies
1971
0432067361 / 9780432067369
First Edition
Hard Cover
Good
Good




Hardcover 1st edition, illustrated with maps and photographs. Begins with prehistoric and ancient roads, ancient empires, Rome, Medieval Europe, Britain, Continental Europe, America and up to modern times. Some shelfwear and edgewear, light chipping and rubbing of jacket, otherwise a good clean copy
095076

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13 Holbrook, Stewart H.

The Rocky Mountain Revolution
New York
Henry Holt & Co
1956

First Edition
Hard Cover
Good

Ex-Library



Stated First Edition. Decorative endpapers. Ex-Library - usual stamps, stickers and markings. Very small ink mark on title page, otherwise the interior is clean. Cover has some shelfwear and discolouration with sunfading of the spine.
034141

Price: 14.75 USD
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14 Hostetler, John A. ; Huntingdon, Gertrude Enders

The Hutterites in North America - Case Studies in General Anthropology
New York
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
1967
030650054

Soft Cover
Very Good



Taconis, Kryn (photographer)

119 page in depth study of the Hutterites and the Hutterite Church, illustrated with photographs, indexed, bibliography. Minor edgewear of covers, interior text clean and tight
090188

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15 Kelemen, Pal

Baroque and Rococo in Latin America
Mineola, New York, U.S.A.
Dover Publications, Incorporated
1981
0486216985 / 9780486216980

Soft Cover
Very Good



Illustrated

Some edgewear and creasing of spine, interior fine
061628

Price: 49.99 USD
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16 Kosik, Fran ; Hardeen, George ( Editor )

Native Roads : The Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations
Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A.
Creative Solutions Pub
1996
0964541793 / 9780964541795

Trade Paperback
Very Good



Illustrated

Minor edgewear otherwise a fine clean tight copy. Self-guided road tours featuring the history, geology and native cultures of Northern Arizona. 292 pages. Full of b&w and some colour images.
038264

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17 Lambert, Jacques

Latin America : Social Structure and Political Institutions
USA
University of California Press
1967

First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good
Very Good
Ex-Library



Ex-library, usual stamps and stickers otherwise a fine solid reference copy
056465

Price: 24.50 USD
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18 Lamm, Leonard J.

The Idea of the Past: History, Science, and Practice in American Psychoanalysis (Psychoanalytic Crosscurrents)
U.S.A.
NYU Press
1993
0814750737 / 9780814750735
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fair to Good
Good




Hardcover 1st edition - book underwent some water damage as can be seen by rippling and some puffiness of pages, but fortunately no pages were stuck together and the book is still perfectly readable. According to the publisher:"The advancement of psychoanalysis in America has reached an impasse. Scientists are pitted against hermeneuticists, theorists against practitioners, and narrative truth against historical truth, reflecting and refracting the role of the past in theory and therapy through a host of competing approaches. Leonard Lamm argues against the impossible task of unifying psychoanalysis into a homogenous discourse, proposing instead the acceptance of a pluralist model in which different modes of discourse are applicable and appropriate in different circumstances.This innovative work sets out to unravel the opaque idea of the psychoanalytic past as expressed in countless theoretical voices, from object relations to Lacanianism to ego psychology. Dr. Lamm redraws the map of American psychoanalytic argument and takes a fresh look at current debates on narrative truth, metapsychology, and the role of the past in psychoanalysis. A thoughtful model emerges in which historical, scientific, and practical discourses and constructions of the past do not compose a hierarchy in psychoanalytic understanding. Instead, they are voices in a conversation in which they may differ without disagreeing."
095705

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19 Lasky, Melvin J ; Kermode, Frank ( Editors )

Encounter : February 1967 Volume XXVIII No 2
London
Encounter
1967


Magazine
Good



Illustrated

Volume XXVIII No. 2 of the Encounter Pamphlet Series. This edition contains articles such as: "Woodrow Wilson (II)" by Sigmund Freud and W.C. Bullitt; "Ping" by Samuel Beckett; "Can Germany Ever Go Left?" by Anatole Shub; "Albert Camus" by Maruice Cranston; "English as an America" by Anthony Burgess, as well as articles on poetry, theatre, and other current affairs of the time. Illustrated with vintage b&w images. A few pencil annotations throughout the article on Woodrow Wilson, but otherwise the text is clean. Covers have some chipping, rubbing, discolouration and age toning. Binding is still tight and this is a very good reading copy.
052650

Price: 17.99 USD
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20 Meeks, Carroll L. V.

Railroad Station: An Architectural History
U.S.A.
Yale University Press
1956
0300007647 / 9780300007640

Hard Cover
Very Good
Fair




Hardcover, 1978 printing. Some shelf and edgewear otherwise a fine clean solid copy. Dust jacket is a little tattered, but still present and protecting the book. From the NY Times: "Profusely illustrated book chronicles the evolution of the architecture of the railroad station in both Europe and America from the 1830s to the 1950s. "Carefully documented by all the apparatus of exacting scholarship, and even better by a fascinating collection of more than 230 pictures."
095016

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