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Detroit, American Urban Renaissance A pictorial and entertaining commentary on the growth and development of Detroit, Michigan

By: Woodford, Arthur M

Price: $19.75

Publisher: Tulsa, OK, Continental Heritage: 1979

Seller ID: 10430

ISBN: 0932986056

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The American portrait series Series; B & W and Color and Map; 9 1/4 x 12 1/2; 240 pages; Hard cover has faux leather binding with gold lettering on spine. Light rubbing, scuffing and bumping to boards. No DJ. Previous owners name neatly written on front end paper. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with color and b/w photographs and maps. Covers the history of Detroit from beaver hunting days through to 1979, when Detroit was the Automotive Capitol of the World. View more info

Detroit and Its Banks; The Story of Detroit Bank & Trust

By: Woodford, Arthur M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Published for Detroit Bank & Trust Co. by Wayne State University Press: 1974

Seller ID: 6239

ISBN: 0814315216

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Hardcover is red with a black spine, with gold lettering. Red endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 61 b/w photographs and maps. Sections are: Land of the Beaver; Era of Wildcats; Detroit Savings Fund Institute; Detroit Savings Bank; Age of the Motorcar; Governor Comstock's Proclamation; Mr. Dodge at the Helm; A New Direction; 9 appendices; notes; bibliography; notes. ; A Savoyard book Series; B&W Illustrations; 1.42 x 21.57 x 6.3 Inches; 298 pages; Cover has light bumping, 2 small stains on bottom of text block. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing, bumping. View more info

Politeness And Poetry In The Age Of Pope

By: Woodman, Thomas

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Cranbury, NJ, Associated University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 9580

ISBN: 083863348X

Condition: Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Cover is black with silver lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Printed on alkaline paper; Associated University Press. Pope [1688-1744] belonged to a group of poets with a traditional bias: Parnell, Prior, Swift and Gay. Classicist and socially conservative...affected by many of the new influences...own work reflected the slippage from manners as the code of a stratified society to more flexible norms of politeness. "Woodman...focuses in particular on the complex implications of the adoption of a courtly amateur pose, which showed a continued allegiance to ar... View more info

Behold! the Polish-Americans

By: Wytrwal, Joseph A

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Endurance Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6009

ISBN: 0686656407

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR! Hardcover is blue with gold lettering on front and spine. Includes a few b/w maps. Stated first edition. Overall, pages are clean and tight, except as noted. Inscription and signature to former owner, dated November 19, 1990, on front end paper. For decades, the metro Detroit area was a prime destination for Polish immigrants, initially drawn by the auto industries. One section covers "Poles as they relate to Blacks, Jews, Indians and the Irish during their American encounter. This reveals new facets of their positive democratic character..." overweight, 4#. ISBN ... View more info

The Massachusetts Historical Review (Volume 5 - 2003) (Volume 5)

By: Yacovone, Donald, editor

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society: 2003

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 6052

Condition: Near Fine


Soft cover is heavy, glazed paper with black lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight; still crisp, appears as if unused. Illustrated with dozens of b/w pictures. Sections: essays; Remarks on the Kennedy Medal and the Practice of History; Vicissitudes of Tolerance: Jewish Faculty and Students at Clark University; "Subjects...unto the same king": New England Indians and the Use of Royal Political Power; Force of Food: Life on the Atkins Family Sugar Plantation in Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1884-1900; "Staring the world in the face": Sacco and Vanzetti in the WPA Guide to M... View more info

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Will Rogers A Biography

By: Yagoda, Ben

Price: $13.75

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 2000

Seller ID: 8582

ISBN: 0806132388

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs; 9 X 5.90 X 1 inches; xiv, 409 pages; Soft cover has black spine with yellow lettering. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 64+ b/w photographs. "Rogers ( 1879 – 1935) was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and stage and motion picture actor. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies") , and... View more info

China: A Great Country In The East [English And Chinese Language Edition] 4 Volume Set in Slipcase

By: Ying Zhang

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture University Press,China: 2002

Seller ID: 6060

ISBN: 7561909330

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


4 volumes, each covering a different aspect of Chinese culture and life. Each volume is soft cover; a purple, blue, yellow or green top on each of the different volumes. Slipcase has pictures, English language title in black lettering, along with Chinese language title in white pictographs. This is a NEW set, still has that new book smell. Each volume has 73 pages, and is lavishly illustrated with brilliant, color photographs. Volumes are: I, Homeland of the Dragon; II, Eminent Figures in Chinese History; III, Outstanding Tourist Spots in China; IV, In Search of Chinese Treasures. ; Color Phot... View more info

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Unbound Voices A Documentary History of Chinese Women in San Francisco

By: Yung, Judy

Price: $12.25

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8797

ISBN: 0520218604

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; 8.80 X 6 X 1.10 inches; xv, 543 pages; Soft cover has a green spine with yellow lettering. Light rubbing. Several page corners have a small crease, but otherwise, pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 46 b/w pictures.' Unbound Voices brings together the voices of Chinese American women in a fascinating, intimate collection of documents—letters, essays, poems, autobiographies, speeches, testimonials, and oral histories—detailing half a century of their lives in America. Together, these sources provide a captivating mosaic of Chinese women's exp... View more info

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Master Chefs Cook Kosher

By: Zeidler, Judy

Price: $11.25

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Chronicle Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5359

ISBN: 0811814025

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Hardcover is black, glazed boards with green lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. "....37 all-star chefs from across the country offer creative suggestions for kosher meat and dairy menus, plus a selection of wonderful breads that can go with either. Here, traditional kosher cooking is adapted to a variety of delicious international influences--including French, Italian, Asian, Moroccan, and Indian--for recipes that are strictly kosher, delightfully au courant, and totally irresistible". ; Color Photographs; 0.7 x 9.3 x 8.6 Inches; 176 pages; Har... View more info

Lest We Forget Nanjing Massacre, 1937

By: Zhigeng

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Beijing, China, Chinese Literature Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7298

ISBN: 7507103021

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W maps and photographs; 5 x 8; 307+ pages; Soft cover with DJ. Book appears as if unused, pages are clean and tight. DJ is very faintly rubbed. Black and purple lettering on white spine. Illustrated with 2 b/w maps, one of which is a 2 page fold out. Also 21 b/w photographs, not for those with weak stomachs. "In december 1937, the invading Japanese troops seized Nanjing without meeting substatial resistance. The city was sacked, the soldiers committing arson, murder, looting and rpae over a period of more than 6 weeks...for a time the shor of the Yangtse Rive was strewn with corpses and ... View more info

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Asian American Dreams The Emergence of an American People

By: Zia, Helen

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Seller ID: 8921

ISBN: 0374527369

Condition: Near Fine


B & W photographs; 8.20 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches; x, 356 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing, shelf wear. Some b/w photographs. Pages are clean and tight. ...is about the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups, ito a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American Society". View more info

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Asian American Dreams The Emergence of an American People

By: Zia, Helen

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Seller ID: 9836

ISBN: 0374527369

Condition: Near Fine


B & W photographs; 8.20 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches; x, 356 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing, shelf wear. Some b/w photographs. Pages are clean and tight. ...is about the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups, ito a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American Society". View more info

The Republic Of Tea: Letters To A Young Zentrepeneur

By: Ziegler, Mel and Billl Rosenweig, and Patricia Ziegler

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Currency Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 734

ISBN: 0385420560

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover is cream colored with a white spine, bronze lettering on spine; slight bumping. DJ has slight rubbing; in a Brodart cover. End papers have publishers logo faintly printed on each side; small numbers written in black on inside of front cover. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with many b/w drawings. This is the true life story of how the owners of "The Banana Republic" Clothing stores started up their tea company, as chronicled by their letters to and from each other. Fascinating look at how a business is first dreamt of, then eventually physically put in place, and the step ... View more info

Fiddles By the Fireside

By: Zmuda, Kathleen

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Michigan City, IN, Open Skies: 1978

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 8120

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations & Map; 11 x 8 1/2; 168 pages; Sarce Title. Oblong shaped soft cover has a cream colored spine. Expanded 2d edition, limited to a 1000 copies in this first printing of it. Illustrated with brown and white pictures and maps. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. " Bailly was born in 1774, there were about 90,000 Canadian settlers compared to 2.8 million in the American colonies. While Bailly’s French-Canadian parents held aspirations for him to live a quiet life and marry “a nice Catholic girl from Quebec, ” he turned to a life as a fur trader, starting as ... View more info

Fiddles By the Fireside The Bailly Homestead Story

By: Zmuda, Kathleen`````````````````

Price: $47.25

Publisher: Michigan City, IN, Open Skies: 1977

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 10316

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations & Map; 11 x 8 1/2; 138 pages; Oblong shaped soft cover has brown plastic comb binding. Soft cover has light shelf wear and bumping; original price neatly written on front cover. Illustrated with brown and white pictures and maps. Pages are clean and tight.. " The Bailly Homestead, a National Historic Landmark, was the home of Honore Gratien Joseph Bailly de Messein (1774 - 1835). Bailly played a role in the development of the Calumet Region of northern Indiana. He was an independent trader in the extensive fur-trading network that spread from Montreal to Louisiana, and ul... View more info

On the History of Physics At Michigan

By: Zorn, Jens

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9620

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; 6 X 9; 125 pages; Soft cover is black with white lettering on spine and front. Light rubbing, scuffing, shelf wear, nicking to covers. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Includes 32 b/w photographs of various faculty and students, as well as locations for the physics department, on the campus, back then it was mostly on the main campus, tlater moved up to north campus. This is actually two titles in one book: Department of Physics: 1843-1975, by Charles Meyer, et al; and Nuclear Physics at Michigan by William Parkinson. Lists of faculty and doctoral/post doctor... View more info