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1 Mathematicians And Computer Wizards
Farmington Hills, MI Macmillan Reference Usa/Gale Group 2001 002865501X / 9780028655017 First Edition Thus Hardcover New 
Hardcover book; green ground with white lettering on the spine. Pages are clean and tight; still crisp. This is a NEW book. Extensively illustrated with b/w drawings or photos of the people included. The biographies are listed alphabetically; a time line of mathematics; sources; glossary, index. ; Macmillan Profiles Series; B & W illustrations; 7 `/4 x 10 1/4; 426 pages; Very slight rubbing. 
Price: 38.75 USD
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2 Motown 1960s, Vol. 1 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection
Motown Records 2001 Audio CD New 
5.55 X 4.97 X 0.54 inches; New, sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap. Run time of 33.26 minutes. Has a dozen of Motown's most distinctive tracks from the '60s, including the Temptations' "My Girl," the Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) ," the Supremes' "Baby Love," and the Miracles' "Shop Around." Songs from Mary Wells, Martha & the Vandellas, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Contours, and Marvin Gaye round out the collection. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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3 Smithsonian Civil War Inside the National Collection
Washington, D. C. Smithsonian Books 2013 1588344800 / 9781588344809 First Edition First Printing; Paperback Fine 
B & W and Color; 10 X 9.40 X 0.90 inches; 384 pages; Soft cover has very slight rubbing. Pages are clean and tight. Appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of b/w and color pictures. "For the very first time, the Smithsonian showcases the treasures of its Civil War collections in Smithsonian Civil War, taking readers inside the public displays as well as private cabinets, storerooms, and vaults to learn the stories of its most fascinating and significant pieces. Curators from thirteen Smithsonian museums and archives crafted this immersive exploration to illuminate the full scope of the political, military, social, and cultural climate of the era. In 150 entries to honor the 150th anniversary of the war, each curator tells a truly unique story focused on one-of-a-kind, famous, and previously unseen relics handpicked from the Smithsonian Institution collections. The objects featured range from military uniforms and weaponry to recruiting posters, portraits, jewelry, letters home, and currency, and span the prewar era, the war, and its aftermath". Index. Oversized/5#. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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4 Abrahams, Roger, editor Afro-American Folktales Stories from Black Traditions in the New World
New York Pantheon 1985 0394728858 / 9780394728858 First Edition First Printing; Paperback Near Fine 
Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library Series; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; xxii, 327 pages; Soft cover has a grey spine with grey and red lettering. Slight rubbing to covers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w drawings. "...masterful survey of taletelling in the black world by showing the vital forms African stories took as they entered the New World. These 107 tales come from the canefields of the antebellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary Philadelphia...." 
Price: 9.50 USD
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5 Albert W Wardin, Jr. Belmont Mansion The Home of Joseph and Adelicia Acklen
Nashville, TN Belmount Mansion Association 1997 Third Revised Edition Third Printing; Soft Cover Near Fine Illustrated by Bob Schatz, Photographer 
B & W and Color; 8 1/2 x 11; 48 pages; Soft cover has slight rubbing/bumping. Stapled wraps. Laid in are two pieces; one is a peach colored page about the mansion; the other is green folded brochure, giving opening hourse and history of the mansion. Each is as new condition. Pages of the booklet are like new, appears as if unused. Illustrated with 2 maps, 14 b/w pictures and 58 color pictures, as well as 2 floor plans and a 2 page geneaology. "Belmont Mansion, also known as Acklen Hall, and originally known as Belle Monte, Belle Mont or Belmont, is a historic mansion located in Nashville, Tennessee on the campus of Belmont University. , , , In 1849, Adelicia Hayes Franklin married Joseph Alexander Smith Acklen, a young attorney from Alabama, and they immediately began construction of Belle Monte (Belmont) on 180 acres in Davidson County. Completed by 1853 as an Italian villa style summer home. Adelicia and Joseph used Belmont as a summer home to escape from the heat of Adelicia's seven Louisiana cotton plantations, which totaled 8,600 acres. The Acklens built, furnished, and landscaped one of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the South, totaling 36 rooms and 19,000 sq ft (1,800 m2)." Foreword; History; Bibliography; Genealogy. 
Price: 31.75 USD
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6 Alumni Society Ann Arbor High School: Pioneer High School Alumni Directory 2002
No Place Alumni Society, Pioneer High School 2002 First Edition (?) First Printing; Hardcover Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 2; xvi, 657 pages; Hard cover has faint rubbing, bumping. Black spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. End papers list school clubs and athletic teams. Includes a chronology of Ann Arbor high schools, starting in 1856 to 2001. School song. The biographical section is alphabetically arranged. A few b/w photographs. Ann Arbor is home to the world renowned University of Michigan, drawing students and instructors from all across the country and world, leading to great diversity in the student bodies of the schools. A terrific reference source for researchers. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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7 Anaya, S. James Indigenous Peoples in International Law
New York Oxford University Press, USA 2000 0195140451 / 9780195140453 Second Edition Paperback Fine 
Tables; 9.10 X 6.10 X 0.40 inches; xi, 267 pages; Soft cover is brown with white lettering on front and spine; shallow vertical crease on front cover. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. "James Anaya has done for indigenous people in international law what Felix Cohen did for Native Americans in the United States. He has brought clarity, understanding, and order to a field previously understood only in isolated bits and pieces. It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". Appendix, bibliography; tables; index. 
Price: 15.25 USD
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8 Annerino, John Roughstock The Toughest Events in Rodeo
New York Four Walls Eight Windows 2001 1568581777 / 9781568581774 First Edition Second Printing; Hardcover New in New dust jacket Illustrated by John Annerino 
Cover is red with gold embossed cowboy boot in lower right corner; gold lettering on spine. Tan endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. DJ in a mylar cover. Lavishly illustratd with 110 color photos, many of them full page sized. "From California to Virginia, Roughstock documents traditional as well Native American, African-American, and all-women roughstock rodeos with gritty, action-packed behind-the-chutes photographs, up close, mean and personal....Within rodeo the toughest events are known as 'roughstock': bareback, bronc busting, and bull riding..." oversized, 4#. ; Color Photographs; 9 1/4 x 12 1/4; 160 pages 
Price: 21.50 USD
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9 Annerino, John Roughstock The Toughest Events in Rodeo
New York Four Walls Eight Windows 2001 1568581777 / 9781568581774 First Edition Second Printing; Hardcover New in New dust jacket Illustrated by John Annerino 
Cover is red with gold embossed cowboy boot in lower right corner; gold lettering on spine. Tan endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. DJ in a mylar cover. Lavishly illustratd with 110 color photos, many of them full page sized. "From California to Virginia, Roughstock documents traditional as well Native American, African-American, and all-women roughstock rodeos with gritty, action-packed behind-the-chutes photographs, up close, mean and personal....Within rodeo the toughest events are known as 'roughstock': bareback, bronc busting, and bull riding..." oversized, 4#. ; Color Photographs; 9 1/4 x 12 1/4; 160 pages 
Price: 21.50 USD
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10 Arnold, Eleanor, editor and Project Director Voices Of American Homemakers [national Extension Homemakers Edition] An Oral History Project of the National Extension Homemakers Council
No Place National Extension Homemakers Council 1985 First Edition (?) Paperback Very Good 
Softcover is heavy textured paper. Cream spine with black lettering. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with b/w photographs. This is an oral history project on the occasion of the Council's 50th anniversary. "...tell of their lives as children and women, mainly in the era from about 1890 to 1940, a time of busy, industrious, small communities and rural areas...." for this project 219 people were interviewed, ranging in age from 27 to 100; even one man was interviewed. Sections are: Homemaker and Her Life; Homemaker and Her Work; Homemaker and Her Organization; Homemaker and Herself. The list of sources is broken down at the back of the book, alphabetically, by state. ; B & W photographs; 6 x 9; 295 pages; Cover has light shelf wear and bumping; on the back cover are some smudges and scattered dark spots. 
Price: 9.25 USD
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11 Auctions, Bertoia Bertoioa Auctions Presents a Century of Toys Sale, April 9 and 10, 1999
Vineland, NJ Bertoia Auctions 1999 First Edition (?) Hardcover New 
Color Illustrations; 8 3/4 x 11 1/4; 111 pages; Hard cover is glazed boards. Light blue spine with black lettering. Catalogues is in pristine condition. This auction includes collections from Bob Lyons, John & Adrian Haley, Stuart Cropper, 'Indian' Al Liebowitz, Diane and Even Lenk. Laid in are a 2 page section from the Detroit Free Press, with an article on bob Lyons' collection. Lyons is from Ypsilanti, MI. Lavishly illustrated with 1300+ color photographs of the various wonderful toys up for sale. Oversized. 
Price: 22.75 USD
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Detroitland  A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit's Past, Bak, Richard &  Columnist Neal Rubin
12 Bak, Richard & Columnist Neal Rubin Detroitland A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit's Past
Detroit [?] Painted Turtle 2011 0814334997 / 9780814334997 Paperback Very Good+ 
Painted Turtle Series; B&W Illustrations; 10 X 7 X 0.80 inches; xi, 352 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing, scuffing and bumping to covers. Pages are clean and tight; pages are not cut at top. Illustrated with b/w pictures. 'WorldCatSummary: From The Books Back Cover: Welcome to Detroitland, where award-winning journalist Richard Bak brings to life episodes from roughly a century of Detroit's colorful history. Bak tackles familiar names like Frank Murphy, the Purple Gang, the Lone Ranger, "Potato Patch" Pingree, and Charles Lindbergh. He also introduces little-known Detroit characters like the Black Legion, Detroit's own version of the Ku Klux Klan: Jonny Miler, the man who walloped Joe Louis in the Brown Bomber's first-ever amateur fight; patrolman Ben Turpin, the terror of Black Bottom criminals; Sophie Lyons, legendary "Queen of the Underworld" and Detroit philanthropist; and Shorty Long, Brenda Holloway, the Velvelettes, and other forgotten Motown artists of the 60's'. Index. 
Price: 10.25 USD
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13 Baptista, Todd R. Group Harmony Behind the Rhythm & the Blues
New Bedford, MA TRB Enterprises 1996 0963172255 / 9780963172259 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; 6 X 9; 230 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing/scuffing, and some scruffing to bottom of spine. On half title page, written in pink magic highlighter is 'review copy'. Pages are clean and tight, and appears as if unused. Illustrated with ca. 38 b/w photographs. Chapters on various groups: The Spaniels; The Dubs; The silhouettes; The El Dorados; The Teenchords; The G-Clefs; The Solitaires; The Willows; The Cop Chords; The hartptones; bibliography. Each chapter/group also has a discography. Scarce title. 
Price: 44.75 USD
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14 Barr, Nevada Hunting Season
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 2002 0399148469 / 9780399148460 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Anna Pigeon Series Series; 9.10 X 6.30 X 1.20 inches; 322 pages; Cover has light scuffing, previous owner's last name tidily written in corner of front end paper. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing, in a mylar cover. Sticker on DJ states 'signed copy'. Hardcover is blue with metallic blue lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. Endpapers have maps of locations in book. "Human nature proves Park Ranger Anna Pigeon's most duplicitious foe in the latest entry in the bestselling, award-winning series." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 10.25 USD
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15 Bentley Historical Library Bentley Historical Library: Its Purpose And History: Issued On The Occasion Of The Dedication Of The Addition To The Building October 2004
Ann Arbor, Michigan University of Michigan 2004 First Edition (?) Soft Cover Near Fine 
B & W and Color; 8 1/2 x 11; 54 pages; Stapled wraps. Slight bumping and rubbing to soft covers, shallow upper crease on back cover. Illustrated with mostly b/w photographs, a few color ones, some charts and graphs. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Laid in is Spring 2004 issue of 'The Bentley Historical Library' quarterly. Very nice and clean copy. "The Bentley Historical Library houses the Michigan Historical Collections, which documents the history of the state of Michigan and the activities of its people and organizations. Its rich collections draw university students, Michigan citizens, and scholars from all over the world. Situated on the North Campus of the University of Michigan, it constitutes one of the primary historical research facilities at the university and in the state of Michigan. Founded in 1935, the Michigan Historical Collections is composed of more than 6,500 archival collections, 65,000 printed works, over 10,000 maps, nearly 1.5 million visual images (including photographs, negatives, films, and videos) , and over 700 collections of digital materials. This is a statewide collection for Michigan covering all periods from the days of exploration through to the present, with collections drawn from each of Michigan's 83 counties". 
Price: 26.50 USD
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Growing Up American  Immigrant Children in America Then and Now, Berrol, Selma Cantor
16 Berrol, Selma Cantor Growing Up American Immigrant Children in America Then and Now
New York Twayne Publishers 1995 0805741046 / 9780805741049 First Edition First Printing; Paperback Near Fine 
9.20 X 6 X 0.50 inches; xiii, 132 pages; Soft cover has rust colored spine with white lettering. Slight rubbing/scuffing to covers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unread. "The child of Italian parents growing up at the turn of the century in New York City and the child of Mexican parents growing up today in Los Angeles likely share much in common. To suffer the loss of a familiar place, to feel like an outsider in a new one, to be torn between the cultural values of those old and new places, to know discrimination, to grow up in poverty: this has long and often been the lot of immigrant children. Growing Up American is a testament to the struggles, the defeats, and the accomplishments of these children - be they Italian or Mexican, German or Irish, West Indian or Asian - on their way to becoming adults." Notes; bibliography; index. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 Billeb, Emil W. Mining Camp Days
Berkeley, CA Howell-North Books 1968 First Edition (?) First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
9 X 6 X 1 inches; vii, 229 pages; Hard cover is orange with black lettering on front and spine. Light bumping to boards and some foxing spots on top and side of textblock. DJ has light rubbing, scuffing, sunning, shelf wear, front flap is price clipped; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with 203 b/w photographs, from the author's collection, as well as a b/w map showing the camps along the California and Nevada border. The author provides insights into Nevada and eastern California mining camps after 1905. Dozens of unpublished photographs were taken by this observer-participant, adding to the text. Shows how many of the people in early mining efforts were Native American, Asian, African American, and countless other immigrants from around the world, everyone looking to make their fortune. Index. 
Price: 27.25 USD
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18 Blackett, R. J. M. Building an Antislavery Wall Black Americans in the Atlantic Abolitionist Movement, 1830-1860
Ithaca, NY Cornell Univ Press 1989 0801496241 / 9780801496240 Paperback Very Good 
8.40 X 5.60 X 0.60 inches; xiii, 237 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing/bumping. Many pages have extensive underlining..spine is tight. Appendix; Bibliography; Index. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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19 Bremer, Mary Moore New Orleans Creole recipes
Metairie, La Dorothea. Thompson 1976 Twenty-Seventh Printing; Plastic Comb Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 8 X 5.60 X 0.30 inches; 86+ pages; Soft covers with a red plastic comb. Light bumping, few spots on covers. Plastic comb has a sliver hanging from it. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. No sticky fingerprints or glops of unknown food products. A few b/w drawings scattered throughout the book. Index. Originally printed in 1932. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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20 BROOKS, CHARLES (EDITOR); LONG, SCOTT (FOREWORD). Best Editorial Cartoons Of 1972 A Pictorial History Of The Year.
Gretna Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna 1973 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Good+ 
Hardcover is orange with white lettering on spine; this is a library rebind. Originally a hardcover version; stated first printing. "Anonly annual compilation of editorial cartoons, focusing on all the newsworthy events of the year as expressed through the pens of the major cartoonists from North America". Includes a list of other issues and past award winners. Oversized, 4#. ; Ex-Library; 8 1/2 x 11; xvi, 143 pages; Cover is a library rebind. Has some shelf wear, bumping, scuffing/rubbing, sunning, typical former library markings; few pencil marks on pages, and a pencil drawn portrait, artist unknown, on half title page. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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