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Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History (Signed 1st edition)
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History (Signed 1st edition)

Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History (Signed 1st edition)

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The bestselling true story of a Texas congressman’s secret role in the Afghan defeat of Russian invaders is “a tour de force of reporting and writing” (Dan Rather).
 
A New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller.
 
Charlie Wilson’s penchant for cocktails and beauty-contest winners was well known, but in the early 1980s, the dilettante congressman quietly conducted one of the most successful covert operations in US history. Using his seat on the House Appropriations Committee, Wilson channeled hundreds of millions of dollars to support a ragged band of Afghan “freedom fighters” in their resistance against Soviet invaders.
 
Weapons were secretly procured and distributed with the help of an outcast CIA operative named Gust Avrakotos, who stretched the agency’s rules to the breaking point. Moving from the back rooms of Washington to secret chambers at Langley, and from arms-dealers’ conventions to the Khyber Pass, Wilson and Avrakotos helped the mujahideen win an unlikely victory against the Russians.

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2003. 1st edition, signed by author; dust jacket in protective mylar cover. F/F

Chasing Navah

Chasing Navah

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A year has passed since Navah Dickson's once perfect buppie life was destroyed by her love for neighborhood drug dealer and street corner thug, Richard, and Navah is finally ready to live again. After a stint in rehab, and working tirelessly at a local women's shelter helping women like herself find their way back, she is finally ready to start rebuilding the life she lost. But, when Richard's brother, Boogie, is released from prison and comes looking to avenge Richard's death, Navah finds herself in the fight of her life, not only against Boogie, but her own demons. With the help of Shauna, once one of her biggest foes, her best friends Bebe and Marie, who rush back from Atlanta to Cleveland to be by her side, and new friend and next-door neighbor, Toni, Navah shakes off the fear that has held her hostage to her past and opens up her heart once again to the possibility of love.
Chasing the Roots of My Heritage

Chasing the Roots of My Heritage

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Chicks Up Front

Chicks Up Front

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"Sara Holbrook continually works miracles by giving substance to steam -- in these keepsake poems she is matriarch, mojo and mind-bender, guiding us toward insight with an unerring hindsight. It is not important whether you discover Sara through her electrifying performance work or through these gems of humor, heart and lyricism. What's important is that you discover her, this wondrous wordsmith, one of the reasons poetry has a pulse again." --Patricia Smith, Boston Globe Columnist, Four Time National Poetry Slam Champion

Christmas in Cleveland

Christmas in Cleveland

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Generations of Clevelanders share cherished memories of the city at Christmastime. Many recall the incredible Sterling-Lindner Christmas trees, shopping for mom and dad at the Twigbee Shop and the mesmerizing Nela Park light displays. And no one can forget exciting downtown parades and enchanting visits with the beloved Mr. Jingeling. Yet few may know that E.L. Baldwin's 1881 sale paved the way for today's Black Friday frenzy or that, through the decades, a host of celebrities ranging from Bob Hope to boxer Joe Louis have helped make the holidays brighter for the city's neediest families. Touching on all of this and more, author Alan Dutka evokes fond recollections of bygone holiday seasons.

Chronic Pain Doesn't Have to Hurt : Shift Your Perception of Pain, a Self-healing Guide

Chronic Pain Doesn't Have to Hurt : Shift Your Perception of Pain, a Self-healing Guide

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At a time when there are numerous books and magazine articles on pain management, diet and nutrition, exercise, and changing your lifestyle, Sandy Rozelman has put together a book incorporating all of these topics and more as they relate to chronic pain. As a person who has had to endure chronic pain for many years, Sandy has researched methods to empower herself and has compiled them into one book. All that she shares, she has applied to the management of her own chronic pain. If you are experiencing chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to conventional medicine, "Chronic Pain Doesn't Have to Hurt" has arrived just in time to guide you down a gentle path of self-healing. Sandy offers easy-to-use suggestions in an easy-to-understand format, knowing that when you are experiencing pain, the last thing you want to do is spend hours reading books on how to feel better.
Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS - "Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing."--Ann Patchett, Country Living

This powerful novel transports readers to the breathtaking world of Out of Africa--1920s Kenya--and reveals the extraordinary adventures of Beryl Markham, a woman before her time. Brought to Kenya from England by pioneering parents dreaming of a new life on an African farm, Beryl is raised unconventionally, developing a fierce will and a love of all things wild. But after everything she knows and trusts dissolves, headstrong young Beryl is flung into a string of disastrous relationships, then becomes caught up in a passionate love triangle with the irresistible safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and the writer Baroness Karen Blixen. Brave and audacious and contradictory, Beryl will risk everything to have Denys's love, but it's ultimately her own heart she must conquer to embrace her true calling and her destiny: to fly.

Praise for Circling the Sun

"In McLain's confident hands, Beryl Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understand what made a woman so far ahead of her time believe she had the power to soar."--Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time

"Enchanting . . . a worthy heir to [Isak] Dinesen . . . Like Africa as it's so gorgeously depicted here, this novel will never let you go."--The Boston Globe

"Famed aviator Beryl Markham is a novelist's dream. . . . [A] wonderful portrait of a complex woman who lived--defiantly--on her own terms."--People (Book of the Week)

"Circling the Sun soars."--Newsday

"Captivating . . . [an] irresistible novel."--The Seattle Times

"Like its high-flying subject, Circling the Sun is audacious and glamorous and hard not to be drawn in by. Beryl Markham may have married more than once, but she was nobody's wife."--Entertainment Weekly

"[An] eloquent evocation of Beryl's daring life."--O: The Oprah Magazine

Cleveland and the Civil War

Cleveland and the Civil War

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Though removed from the frontlines, Cleveland played an active role in national events before, during, and after the Civil War.


President Lincoln visited this abolitionist hotbed after his 1860 election. Following his assassination five years later, his funeral train made a stop there. Cleveland and Cuyahoga County sent over 9,000 troops to war. More than 1,700 never returned. Born just outside Cleveland, James Garfield emerged from the war to become President of the United States. Most vitally, the economic prosperity of the war years began the transformation of this small but thriving village into a future manufacturing powerhouse.


Author W. Dennis Keating, member and past president of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, creates a panoramic view of the city through one of the nation's most troubled times.

Cleveland Anthology 2nd Edition

Cleveland Anthology 2nd Edition

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An inside-out snapshot of Cleveland written by those who actually live and work there. An intimate reminder "that strength of character abounds in the Cleveland community."--Freshwater Cleveland

The past few years have been full of stories about Cleveland's ongoing revitalization and renewal, mostly from people from outside the city. This collection of essays, photographs, and poems offers an insiders' view, telling the story of the city as it actually exists on the ground. Citizens of Cleveland will connect to the experiences and locales detailed here. Readers from outside the area will gain invaluable insight into what it means to live in here, why the city is loved or hated, and why some people obsess over it.

The collection looks at popular Cleveland attractions like Harvey Pekar and the Cuyahoga River, but also looks at life on the Number 9 bus and the delis of Slavic Village. Through photographs, essays, and poetry, the collection questions the notion of "Rust Belt Chic" and the truth behind that statement. It includes contributions by: David C. Barnett, Sean Decatur, Mansfield Frazier, David Giffels, Alissa Nutting, Jim Roakakis, Connie Schultz, and many more.

A wide-ranging portrait of a city of contradictions, written by those who have lived the story.

Cleveland Architecture Coloring Book

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