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  • A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City, A Diary

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805075403
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: August 2005
    For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman, alone in the city, kept a daily record of her and her neighbor's experiences, determined to describe the common lot of millions. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, she depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity as well as their cravenness, corrupted by hunger and then by the Russians. In shocking and vivid detail, she tells of the shameful indignities to which women in a conquered city are always subject. Anonymous was a young woman at the time of the fall of Berlin; a journalist and editor during and after the war. 261p.
  • Exodus

    By Penguin Epics

    Our Price: $3.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141026336
    • Publisher: Penguin Epics
    • Published: December 2006
    (Penguin Epics - The Greatest Stories Ever Told). An ancient people have been made into slaves, forced into a life of endless servitude and labor. The King has ordered that all their male children be sluaghtered to make sure it stays that way. 107p.
  • La Revolution Du Departement De La Vienne;

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $300.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399881432
    • Publisher: DE BARBIER
    • Published: January 1794
    SUITE DE CELLE DU 9 THERMIDOR. 8vo. Full leather. Text in French. Title page and a couple of other pages mounted. Modern bookplate to f.f.e.p. verso. Bumping to corners. Minor shelfwear. Faint offsetting to end papers. Some staining and light foxing to text. VG.
  • Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler: Two Spanish Picaresque Novels

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140449006
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 2003
    These Spanish picaresque novels focus on the adventures of two unlikely heroes - delinquent picaros living by their wits among corrupt priests and prostitutes, beggars and idle gentlemen, thieves, tricksters and murderers. The tales are sharply critical of the Church and the conventions of nobility, and contain grotesquely exaggerated depictions of the criminal underworld. Lazarillo de Tormes (1554), published anonymously, provided a literary model for Cervantes in Don Quixote and describes the ingenious ruses employed by a boy from Salamanca to outwit a succession of disreputable masters. Francisco de Quevedo's The Swindler (1626) is a comic, yet brutal and sordid account of a servant who wants to become a gentleman but ends up as a cardsharp and a common criminal.For this edition Michael Alpert has updated his translation from the original Penguin Classics edition, with a new map, chronology of events, notes and further reading. His revised introduction examines the historical, economic and social context of the picaresque novel, with a detailed discussion of each story.
  • Letting Ana Go

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $10.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781442472136
    • Publisher: Simon Pulse
    • Published: June 2013
    A harrowing account of anorexia and addiction in the tradition of Go Ask Alice follows the experiences of a girl who in the face of low self-esteem and impossible expectations begins to feel a false sense of control by minimizing what she eats. Simultaneous.
  • Mirage: An Anonymous Novel (Calligrams)

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789629966621
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: June 2016
    First published anonymously in 1804—its author remains unknown—Mirage is set in Guangzhou (Canton), some decades before the city was overwhelmed by the opium trade and the Opium War. Su Jishi, the adolescent son of the head of the Chinese traders’ association, the men licensed to deal with foreign merchants in the port, is suddenly burdened with responsibility for his powerful family after his father’s unexpected death. More interested in sex than money, Su Jishi learns to navigate between pleasure and commerce as rebellions erupt just outside the city. At the crossroads of two of the greatest Chinese books—the aristocratic coming-of-age novelThe Story of the Stone (The Dream of the Red Chamber) and the military epicOutlaws of the Marsh—Mirage is panorama of libertines and concubines, lecherous monks and celibate soldiers, corrupt officials and drunken scholars. As entertaining as a bestseller, it is a hectic re-creation of vanished mores and customs, and the life of a Chinese city as it was beginning to discover—and deal with—the rest of the world.
  • Our Best Shot

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $4.00
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9789111682541
    • Publisher: Birdcage Bottom Books / Silver Sprocket
    • Published: May 2016
  • Streetwalker

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299715639
    • Publisher: The Viking Press
    • Published: 1960
  • Tales from 1,001 Nights : Aladdin, Ali Baba and Other Favourites (Penguin Hardback Classics)

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780141191652
    • Publisher: Penguin Classics Hardcover
    • Published: February 2011
    A collection of tales from the classic work, including the stories of Ali Baba, Aladdin, and Sindbad.
  • The 'Walking Stick' Method of Self-Defense

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781581604382
    • Publisher: Paladin Press
    • Published: January 2004
  • The Secret Lives of Teachers

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780226313627
    • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    • Published: September 2015
    Welcome to “East Hudson,” an elite private school in New York where the students are attentive, the colleagues are supportive, and the tuition would make the average person choke on its string of zeroes. You might think a teacher here would have little in common with most other teachers in America, but as this veteran educator—writing anonymously—shows in this refreshingly honest account, all teachers are bound by a common thread. Stripped of most economic obstacles and freed up by anonymity, he is able to tell a deeper story about the universal conditions, anxieties, foibles, generosities, hopes, and complaints that comprise every teacher’s life. The results are sometimes funny, sometimes scandalous, but always recognizable to anyone who has ever walked into a classroom, closed the door, and started their day.           This is not a how-to manual. Rather, the author explores the dimensions of teaching that no one else has, those private thoughts few would dare put into a book but that form an important part of the day-to-day experience of a teacher. We see him ponder the clothes that people wear, think frankly about money (and the imbalance of its distribution), get wrangled by parents, provide on-the-fly psychotherapy, drape niceties over conversations that are actually all-out warfare, drop an f-bomb or two, and deal with students who are just plain unlikeable. We also see him envy, admire, fear, and hope; we see him in adulation and uncertainty, and in energy and exhaustion. We see him as teachers really are: human beings with a complex, rewarding, and very important job.             There has been no shortage of commentary on the teaching profession over the decades, but none quite like this. Unflinching, wry, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, it’s written for every teacher out there who has ever scrambled, smirked, or sighed—and toughed it out nonetheless. 
  • Today I Will Do One Thing: Daily Readings for Awareness and Hope

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568380834
    • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
    • Published: June 1995
    Each of these groundbreaking meditations is specifically designed to integrate recovery from addiction with the treatment of emotional or psychiatric illness. Each meditation focuses on a task or goal to be completed each day.
  • War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781599015156
    • Publisher: George H. Doran Company
    • Published: 1926
  • Wisdom: Or Mind, Will and Understanding

    By Anonymous

    Our Price: $22.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781373592989
    • Publisher: Wentworth Press

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