Biography

It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (USED)
It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (USED)
It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (USED)
It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (USED)
It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (USED)

It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent

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Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, writer, and adventurer. It's Me O Lord is the full autobiography of his exciting life, and it is filled with his incredible illustrations. As an added bonus, a 21-page booklet titled An Index to the Paintings and Illustrations in Rockwell Kent's It's Me O Lord, compiled by Robert Rightmire in 1997 is included with this book.

1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; some chips and small tears at top edge and corners; front cover has small white and blue splotches on lettering; price clipped; inside front flap has small rust stain; two areas of rust stains on ffep and two areas of rust on rear free endpaper; former owner bookplate on ffep; ink notes made on reare free endpaper; front hinge weak; text clean. G/G

Kitty: An Autobiography (Signed 1st edition)

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Singer, movie star, actress, wife of the late playwright and director Moss Hart, and a regular on To Tell the Truth, Kitty Carlisle Hart relates stories of the joys and heartbreaks that have shaped her indomitable spirit. Black-and-white photos. 

1st edition; inscribed by author; dust jacket in protective cover; red cloth over tan boards; binding tight; text clean and bright. Like new. VG/VG

Last  Flight
Last  Flight
Last  Flight

Last Flight

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Amelia Earhart's own story of her flight around the world, which ended in her tragic disappearance somewhere in mid-Pacific. As she completed each stage of her journey, Earhart sent back personal letters and her diaries, which have been compiled and arranged by George Palmer Putnam.

Original red cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine; dust jacket has light foxing on flaps, in protective mylar cover. End papers have decorative maps; photographs throughout. VG/G

Let Us Have Faith (USED)
Let Us Have Faith (USED)
Let Us Have Faith (USED)
Let Us Have Faith (USED)
Let Us Have Faith (USED)

Let Us Have Faith

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"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing," Helen Keller

Helen Keller's 1940 message of faith is just as relevant today. She writes how she was saved from a life of darkness and silence through faith and love, particularly through the devotion of her teacher and friend, Annie Sullivan. As the book flap says, "Let Us Have Faith will be welcomed by a host of readers in all walks of life to whom living and believing have become increasingly difficult in our chaotic times."

New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1940; 1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; edges chipped and worn; green cloth; edges slightly faded; binding good, slight cant; text clean. G/G

Let Her Fly

Let Her Fly

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Let Her Fly traces the inspirational journey of Malala Yousafzai's father, Ziauddin, from a boy in Shangla to a man who broke with tradition and proves there are many faces of feminism.

With humor and sincerity, Yousafzai describes his life before the Talibanization of Mingora, scenes of his sons Khusal and Atal fighting kites on the roof, his progressive partnership with his wife Toor Pekai, and the challenge of raising children in an unfamiliar country.

After Malala was shot by the Taliban, the Yousafzai family was completely uprooted from their home in the Swat Valley and forced to start over in the United Kingdom. Now, Ziauddin expresses the complex pain and joy of his return, six years later, to the site of Malala's attack. Let Her Fly is an intimate family portrait by the father of one of the most remarkable leaders in the world today.

Ziauddin and Toor Pakai have set a singular example for parents who hope to empower their children to make a difference. Let Her Fly will resonate with anyone who has ever cared for a child, as Ziauddin Yousafzai shares what he's learned from his children, and what he hopes to teach the world.

Letters to the Chief

Letters to the Chief

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In this enchanting and unforgettable memoir, Judi Lifton captures her luminous years growing up in a small Minnesota town where childhood was a time to read a book, ride your bike, explore the neighborhood and let your mind sift through unexpected discoveries. Lifton's memories are creatively presented as letters written by her fourteen-year-old self to a beloved and terminally ill friend who frequently travelled to her hometown, Chief White Feather, an American Indian storyteller/singer and advocate for Indian rights. In reality, the letters were "letters of the heart," thus never written down until rendered now in sepia-tone prose that glistens with fondness for family and friends, nostalgia for the simple pleasures of childhood in the 50s, and the heartache of loneliness and loss. This is a story that will stay with you for a long time.

In this enchanting and unforgettable memoir, Judi Lifton captures her luminous years growing up in a small Minnesota town where childhood was a time to read a book, ride your bike, explore the neighborhood and let your mind shift through unexpected discoveries. Lifton's memories are creatively presented as letters written by her fourteen-year-old self to a beloved and terminally ill friend who frequently travelled to her hometown, Chief White Feather, an America Indian storyteller/singer and advocate for Indian rights. In reality, the letters were "letters of the heart," thus never written down until rendered now in sepia-tone prose that glistens with fondness for family and friends, nostalgia for the simple pleasures of childhood in the 50s, and the heartache of loneliness and loss. This is a story that will stay with you for a long time.

Like Family

Like Family

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This powerful and haunting memoir details the years Paula McLain and her two sisters spent as foster children after being abandoned by both parents in California in the early 1970s.

As wards of the State, the sisters spent the next 14 years moving from foster home to foster home. The dislocations, confusions, and odd pleasures of an unrooted life form the basis of one of the most compelling memoirs in recent years -- a book the tradition of Jo Ann Beard's The Boys of My Youth and Mary Karr's The Liar's Club.

McLain's beautiful writing and limber voice capture the intense loneliness, sadness, and determination of a young girl both on her own and responsible, with her siblings, for staying together as a family.

Looking Back: 2000-1887

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Lost in America (USED)
Lost in America (USED)
Lost in America (USED)

Lost in America

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Singer, a Nobel Prize-winning author, reminisces about leaving his friends in Poland in the 1930's, coming to America to join his brother in New York, and his experiences in this strange new land.

Limited to 500 copies signed by Isaac Bashevis Singer and contains a numbered colored print signed by Raphael Soyer; this is no. 176/500. Maroon cloth in red slipcover; illustrated endpapers; binding tight; text clean and bright; slipcase has three tiny white spots near top of spine. Fine/VG+

Lucky Child : A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites With the Sister She Left Behind

Lucky Child : A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites With the Sister She Left Behind

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After enduring years of hunger, deprivation, and devastating loss at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, ten-year-old Loung Ung became the lucky child, the sibling chosen to accompany her eldest brother to America while her one surviving sister and two brothers remained behind. In this poignant and elegiac memoir, Loung recalls her assimilation into an unfamiliar new culture while struggling to overcome dogged memories of violence and the deep scars of war. In alternating chapters, she gives voice to Chou, the beloved older sister whose life in war-torn Cambodia so easily could have been hers. Highlighting the harsh realities of chance and circumstance in times of war as well as in times of peace, Lucky Child is ultimately a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and to the salvaging strength of family bonds.