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David: A Biography

By: Cohen, Barbara

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4112

ISBN: 0395587026

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Cover is hardbound red, with gold embosses symbol in center, black spine, gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Includes: Cast of Characters; 12 Tribes of Israel; Map; First Words; David and various others; Last Words; Index. Nice biography of David, King of Ancient Israel. ; Map; 7 3/4 x 9 1/2; 108 pages; Cover has slight bumping and shelf wear. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing, shelf wear. View more info

Army Talk: A Familiar Dictionary Of Soldier Speech

By: Colby, Elbridge

Price: $15.75

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1942

Seller ID: 8605

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover is tan with tan lettering in black box on spine. Overall pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w drawings. "...written for soldiers, and the friends and relatives of soldiers....It is rich in human interest and in the spirit of the US Army....includes slang terms of both recent and ancient origin....." This book takes you a step back over seven decades, to what the American military might have sounded like just before and during WW II. ; B & W illustrations; 6 x 8 3/4; xiii, 232 pages; Cover has shelf wear, light bumping, some sunning. Owner's name written inside fron... View more info

The Man Who Eats Snakes & Other Tales

By: Collective, LIR & Helen Hill

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7612

Condition: Very Good+


The LIR Collective Series; 8.80 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 399 pages; SIGNED ON HALF TITLE PAGE BY ONE OF THE AUTHORS. Soft cover is purple with white lettering on spine. Bottom corner of front corner has a crease, first few leaves also have shallow crease on bottom corner. Pages are clean and tight. "The LIR Collective is a group of writers who meet weekly under the sponsorship of Learning in Retirement at the University of Michigan's Turner Resource Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The lives of these writes span most of the 20th century..." ; Signed by Author View more info

Race Horse Training,

By: Collins, Robert W

Price: $21.25

Publisher: Lexington, KY, The Blood-Horse: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 9705

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; 5 x 8; 312+ pages; THIS IS A 1958 REPRINT, OF THE ORIGINAL 1938 EDITION. Hard cover is blue with gold lettering on spine. Boards have light rubbing, scuffing, bumping and sunning. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 7 b/w photographs. Published by The Blood-Horse, a weekly news magazine published by Blood-Horse Publications that originated in 1916 as a monthly bulletin put out by the Thoroughbred Horse Association. In 1935 the business was purchased by the American Thoroughbred Breeders Association. "...at length found a trainer who agreed to to share with the re... View more info

Lamps on the Prairie A History of Nursing in Kansas: Sponsored by the Kansas State Nurses' Association

By: Compiled by The Writers' Program Of The Work Projects Administration [WPA] In The State Of Kansas

Price: $25.75

Publisher: Kansas St Nurses' Association; Emporia Gazette Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5832

Condition: Very Good+ in Poor dust jacket


Hardcover is blue with gold lettering on spine. Sewn pages are clean and tight. Faint signs of someone perhaps flipping through the pages, otherwise interior appears as if unused. Extensively illustrated with 98 b/w photographs. Laid in is the original order card to 'Cora A. Miller, Chairman, History Committee, K. S. N. A.' A project of the famous depression era WPA [Works Projects Administration]. Sections: Background; Campfire and Candlelight; Lanterns; More Lanterns; Lighthouses; Nurses are Trained; Lamp in Hand; Public Health Nurse Appears; War, Prosperity, Depression; Nurses Organize; Two... View more info

I Am That I Am

By: Conant, Phyllis & Pastor Kim Conant

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Raleigh, NC, Pentland Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6230

ISBN: 1571971262

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover is black, with gold lettering on spine. SIGNED BY ONE OF THE AUTHORS on the front end paper. "Oct 27--02, The Queen of Philadelphia, Pastor Kim Conant". illustrated with some b/w photographs and drawings. Phyllis Conant was born in Michigan. "...represents Phyllis Conant's search for spiritual truth and how she has related God's truth to others through a system of letters and numbers called Alphamatics. in delivering this message, Conant fulfills her spiritual place in the world as a deliverer of God's blessings to all those willing to listen". Co-authored with her... View more info

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Stud Adventures in Breeding

By: Conley, Kevin

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York City, Bloomsbury Publishing: 2002

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 2908

ISBN: 1582341842

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Brown monochrome endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. Looks at the elite, exclusive world of thoroughbred horse breeding, which must still be done by live cover for the foal to be eligible for registry with The Jockey Club [the thoroughbred, race horse registry]. Also looks at Quarter Horses and Standardbreds, as well as wild/feral horses. Every horse you see in a horse race, in America and most English speaking countries, is the result of this age old process. "Cheap stud, top stud, old stud, wild stud, from the Hall of Fam... View more info

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Stud Adventures in Breeding

By: Conley, Kevin

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York City, Bloomsbury Publishing: 2002

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 9594

ISBN: 1582341842

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Brown monochrome endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. Looks at the elite, exclusive world of thoroughbred horse breeding, which must still be done by live cover for the foal to be eligible for registry with The Jockey Club [the thoroughbred, race horse registry]. Also looks at Quarter Horses and Standardbreds, as well as wild/feral horses. Every horse you see in a horse race, in America and most English speaking countries, is the result of this age old process. "Cheap stud, top stud, old stud, wild stud, from the Hall of Fam... View more info

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Stud Adventures in Breeding

By: Conley, Kevin

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York City, Bloomsbury Publishing: 2002

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 2907

ISBN: 1582341842

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Brown monochrome endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. Looks at the elite, exclusive world of thoroughbred horse breeding, which must still be done by live cover for the foal to be eligible for registry with The Jockey Club [the thoroughbred, race horse registry]. Also looks at Quarter Horses and Standardbreds, as well as wild/feral horses. Every horse you see in a horse race, in America and most English speaking countries, is the result of this age old process. "Cheap stud, top stud, old stud, wild stud, from the Hall of Fam... View more info

Stud Adventures in Breeding

By: Conley, Kevin

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York City, Bloomsbury Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 9670

ISBN: 0747561761

Condition: Very Good+


Cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Brown monochrome endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. Looks at the elite, exclusive world of thoroughbred horse breeding, which must still be done by live cover for the foal to be eligible for registry with The Jockey Club [the thoroughbred, race horse registry]. Also looks at Quarter Horses and Standardbreds, as well as wild/feral horses. Every horse you see in a horse race, in America and most English speaking countries, is the result of this age old process. "Cheap stud, top stud, old stud, wild stud, from the Hall of Fam... View more info

Horse Trader The Story of a Real David Harum

By: Conrad, Earl

Price: $25.25

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1953

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7773

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Color Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 8 1/4; 213 pages; Hard cover is grey with pink lettering on the spine. Boards have extensive bumping, rubbing, finger-tip sized indentations on front and back. Gift inscription on front end paper. Some sunning. No DJ. Tight binding. Illustrated with colored drawings. "Harum was an inveterate horse-trader and considered engaging in the dubious practices long associated with this activity as morally justified by the expectation that similar practices would be employed by his adversary. In principle, he contended that this made horse-trading quite different from o... View more info

The Imperfect View

By: Conran, Russell F.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Marne, MI, Chrysler Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 3926

ISBN: 0963390848

Condition: Very Good+


Cover is heavy, glazed paper. Pages are clean and tight . Edited by Illana Olsen. "...will find in its pages humor of a character that could induce you to smile in amusement, chuckle in delight, or even break into laughter...Over many years, for divers reasons and purposes, I've written poems, skits and more to record my personal thoughts and ideas, to amuse audiences, for the purpose of public speaking...." Mr. Conran earned a B. S. And M. A. , pursuing a career as a high school administrator for over 36 years, before retiring in 1972. The ISBN 0963390848 appears in the book. ; 5 1/1... View more info

Scientific Blacksmith

By: Cooley, Mortimer E

Price: $12.25

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Univ. of Michigan Press: 1947

Seller ID: 9699

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; 6 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 1; 290 pages; Hard cover is brown cloth with gold lettering on spine. Light rubbing, bumping, some sunning to edges. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 7 b/w photographs. Mortimer Elwyn Cooley (1855 – 1944) was an American mechanical and consulting engineer, US Naval officer, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He served as president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in the year 1919-20....After his graduation in 1878 he first served at the USS Quinnebaug, cruising the North Sea, and Mediterranean, ... View more info

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Life on the Ohio

By: Coomer, James & Captain James Coomer

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Lexington, KY, University Press of Kentucky: 1997

Seller ID: 8433

ISBN: 0813120004

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Ohio River Valley Series; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 9.33 X 6.28 X 0.85 inches; xx, 179 pages; Hard cover is blue with slight rubbing. DJ, in mylar cover, is taped to book. Typical former library markings. This book appears as if rarely, or never, circulated. Pages are very clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Endpapers have map of the Ohio River Valley. "When young James Coomer was offered a job as deckhand on the tugboat Pat Murphy at a dollar an hour, he took his first smell of diesel fuel and knew he was hooked. Life on the Ohio puts the reader in the pilot's seat as ... View more info

Eleanor

By: Cooney, Barbara

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New York, Puffin Books: 1999

Seller ID: 10490

ISBN: 0439137365

Condition: Very Good+


Picture Puffin Books Series; Color Illustrations; 7 3/4 x 11; Unpaginated pages; Soft cover book is stapled wraps. Covers have light rubbing, scuffing, creasing. Pages are clean and tight. Beautiful pictures by the author. Pages not numbered; 40 pages. "Though she came from a wealthy and privileged family, Eleanor Roosevelt grew up in a cheerless household that left her lonely and shy. Years passed before Eleanor began to discover in herself the qualities of intelligence, compassion, and strength that made her a remarkable woman. In Eleanor, two-time Caldecott Medal winner Barbara Cooney p... View more info

The New Deal in Money, As Broadcast by Rev. Charles E. Coughlin Over a National Network: October, November, and December---1933

By: Coughlin, Charles E

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Radio League of the Little Flower: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5319

ISBN: B0006D64BA

Condition: Very Good


Softcover is grey with black lettering on the front. Pages are clean and tight. Laid in is an unused, application slip. Father Coughlin is the famous, or infamous, priest who preached from The Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan, during the years leading up to World War 2. Here he takes on Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Later he was known for his virulent anti-semitism, along with Henry Ford. The church still stands on Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak. But access to the archives for anything relating to this controversial church/Detroit area figure are severely restricted, and almost im... View more info

Tipperary Historical Journal 2003/irisleabhair Staire Thiobraid Arann

By: County Tipperary Historical Society

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Ireland, County Tipperary Historical Society: 2003

Seller ID: 6373

Condition: Very Good+


Softcover, blue spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings, charts, etc. Includes 15 articles and a book review section. Some of the articles: Raymond O’Connor, Retaining relevance through reaction: Muintir na Tire 1931-71 (As a community development organisation, Muintir na Tire was strong in this county and their publications have lots of information about social and economic conditions and attitudes in the 1930s through to the ‘60s. The HQ in Tipperary town has a comprehensive archive; Oliver Brennan: Tipperary and the Titanic. Scar... View more info

Tipperary Historical Journal 2002/irisleabhair Staire Thiobraid Arann

By: County Tipperary Historical Society

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Ireland, County Tipperary Historical Society: 2002

Seller ID: 6374

Condition: Very Good+


Softcover, blue spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings, charts, etc. Includes 13 articles and a book review section. Some of the articles: Denis G. Marnane, Tipperary town one hundred years ago: issues of identity; a special section on Marcu Bourke: an appreciation. Scarce journal. The Annual's original run, by the County Tipperary Historical Society, was from 1988-2007. ; Irisleabhair Staire Thiobraid Arann Series; B&W Illustrations; 7 1/4 x 9 3/4; vi, 262 pages; Cover has light shelf wear, bumpiing, rubbing/scuffing. View more info

Saddle Seat Equitation: The Definitive Guide Revised Edition

By: Crabtree, Helen K.

Price: $45.25

Publisher: Sparks, NV, Western International Inc.: 1999

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 6157

ISBN: 096651940X

Condition: Near Fine


Softcover is heavy, glazed paper. Purple with white lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs. "The importance of this book to every rider and the contribution it has made to those of the saddle horse industry cannot be stressed enough....is, in fact, the 'New Testament of Riding' and another outstanding accomplishment of a woman who has attained excellence in so many endeavors to the benefit of so many. From all of those who have read and all of those who will read your book, 'Thank you, Mrs. Crabtree." '.... View more info

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Arctic Dance The Mardy Murie Story

By: Craighead, Charles & Bonnie Kreps

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Graphic Arts Center Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6720

ISBN: 1558686002

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Hard cover is green with gold lettering on spine. Sewn binding is tight; pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Green end papers. Extensively illustrated with over 100 color and b/w photographs, and a b/w map. "After her Yukon River wedding to naturalist Olaus Murie, Mardy [Margaret 'Mardy' Murie: 1902-2003] joined her husband for years of wilderness adventure...For more than 7 decades, Mardy Murie has tirelessly championed the environment...led to the founding of The Wilderness Society and the establishment of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWAR]...known as 'the Mother of... View more info