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Mathematicians And Computer Wizards

By: Macmillan Reference Usa

Price: $38.75

Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI, Macmillan Reference Usa/Gale Group: 2001

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 4499


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. View more info

Smithsonian Civil War Inside the National Collection

By: N/A

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Smithsonian Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8949


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 signifi... View more info

Motown 1960s, Vol. 1 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection

By: N/A

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Motown Records: 2001

Seller ID: 8959


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 collecti... View more info

Afro-American Folktales Stories from Black Traditions in the New World

By: Abrahams, Roger, editor

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8064


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 th... View more info

Ann Arbor High School: Pioneer High School Alumni Directory 2002

By: Alumni Society

Price: $27.50

Publisher: No Place, Alumni Society, Pioneer High School: 2002

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7162


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 i... View more info

Indigenous Peoples in International Law

By: Anaya, S. James

Price: $15.25

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, USA: 2000

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 7563


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 ... View more info

Roughstock The Toughest Events in Rodeo

By: Annerino, John

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, Four Walls Eight Windows: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3797


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... View more info

Roughstock The Toughest Events in Rodeo

By: Annerino, John

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, Four Walls Eight Windows: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7364


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... View more info

Voices Of American Homemakers [national Extension Homemakers Edition] An Oral History Project of the National Extension Homemakers Council

By: Arnold, Eleanor, editor and Project Director

Price: $9.25

Publisher: No Place, National Extension Homemakers Council: 1985

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 6909


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 10... View more info

Bertoioa Auctions Presents a Century of Toys Sale, April 9 and 10, 1999

By: Auctions, Bertoia

Price: $22.75

Publisher: Vineland, NJ, Bertoia Auctions: 1999

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 8519


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 vario... View more info

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Detroitland A Collection of Movers, Shakers, Lost Souls, and History Makers from Detroit's Past

By: Bak, Richard & Columnist Neal Rubin

Price: $10.25

Publisher: Detroit [?], Painted Turtle: 2011

Seller ID: 9204


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 Gan... View more info

Group Harmony Behind the Rhythm & the Blues

By: Baptista, Todd R.

Price: $44.75

Publisher: New Bedford, MA, TRB Enterprises: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7282


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 ch... View more info

Hunting Season

By: Barr, Nevada

Price: $10.25

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7161


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 b... View more info

The Lilies of the Field; The Haunting Miracle of a Humble Man and Four Nuns Who Built a Little Church

By: Barrett, William

Price: $12.25

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Seller ID: 9521


1st edition Series; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 6.50 X 3.90 X 0.60 inches; 92 pages; Hard cover is former library book. With typical markings. DJ is in a mylar covered, taped down to book. Illustrated with b/w drawings by Burt Silverman. Other than typical library markings, the pages are quite clean and tight. "An amiable southern Negro, driving through the Southwest after getting out of the Army, stops to help four German refugee nuns build a church." View more info

Bentley Historical Library: Its Purpose And History: Issued On The Occasion Of The Dedication Of The Addition To The Building October 2004

By: Bentley Historical Library

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan: 2004

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7613


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 ... View more info

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Growing Up American Immigrant Children in America Then and Now

By: Berrol, Selma Cantor

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8290


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 ... View more info

Mining Camp Days

By: Billeb, Emil W.

Price: $27.25

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Howell-North Books: 1968

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 8512


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... View more info

Building an Antislavery Wall Black Americans in the Atlantic Abolitionist Movement, 1830-1860

By: Blackett, R. J. M.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Ithaca, NY, Cornell Univ Press: 1989

Seller ID: 7933


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. View more info

New Orleans Creole recipes

By: Bremer, Mary Moore

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Metairie, La, Dorothea. Thompson: 1976

Seller ID: 9175


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. View more info

Best Editorial Cartoons Of 1972 A Pictorial History Of The Year.

By: BROOKS, CHARLES (EDITOR); LONG, SCOTT (FOREWORD).

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Gretna, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5620


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... View more info