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1 All the Presidents Women: An Examination of Sexual Styles from Presidents Truman to Clinton Berecz, John
Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. Humanics Trade 1999 0893342890 / 9780893342890 Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Humanics Trade, Atlanta, GA, 1999. 359 pages. Signed by author on front flyleaf as follows: "Vote Well! John Berecz April 30, 1999". Book is in Very Good+ condition: 1-1/2" crease on rear cover and last 3 pages; slight edge wear; no remainder mark; binding is tight and pages are clean and bright. From the rear cover: "This work: our U. S. presidents 1945 through 1999 and what made them tick. New understandings of our presidents personalities, sexual styles, and their women are presented in a most intriguing way." 
Price: 14.50 USD
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2 Barbie's Queer Accessories Rand, Eric
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A. Duke University Press 1995 082231620x / 9780822316206 Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Duke University Press, Durham, 1995. Scarce copy signed by author on title page as follows: "10/05 Happy Accessories [signed] Erica Rand". Soft cover. Book is in Very Good+ condition: light edge wear; spine slightly cocked; binding is tight and pages are clean and bright; book apparently unread -- spine is uncreased. From the publisher: "She’s skinny, white, and blond. She’s Barbie -- an icon of femininity to generations of American girls. She’s also multiethnic and straight -- or so says Mattel, Barbie’s manufacturer. But, as Barbie’s Queer Accessories demonstrates, many girls do things with Barbie never seen in any commercial. Erica Rand looks at the corporate marketing strategies used to create Barbie’s versatile (She’s a rapper! She’s an astronaut! She’s a bride!) but nonetheless premolded and still predominantly white image. Rand weighs the values Mattel seeks to embody in Barbie -- evident, for example, in her improbably thin waist and her heterosexual partner -- against the naked, dyked out, transgendered, and trashed versions favored by many juvenile owners and adult collectors of the doll. Rand begins by focusing on the production and marketing of Barbie, starting in 1959, including Mattel’s numerous tie-ins and spin-offs. These variations, which include the much-promoted multiethnic Barbies and the controversial Earring Magic Ken, helped make the doll one of the most profitable toys on the market. In lively chapters based on extensive interviews, the author discusses adult testimony from both Barbie 'survivors' and enthusiasts and explores how memories of the doll fit into women’s lives. Finally, Rand looks at cultural reappropriations of Barbie by artists, collectors, and especially lesbians and gay men, and considers resistance to Barbie as a form of social and political activism. Illustrated with photographs of various interpretations and alterations of Barbie, this book encompasses both Barbie glorification and abjection as it testifies to the irrefutably compelling qualities of this bestselling toy. Anyone who has played with Barbie -- or, more importantly, thought or worried about playing with Barbie -- will find this book fascinating." 
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3 Bardot: Eternal Sex Goddess Evans, Peter
New York, New York, U.S.A. Drake Publishers 1973 0877494975 / 9780877494973 First Edition Hard Copy Very Good Near Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Drake Publishers, New York, 1973. 1st edition. Book is in Very Good condition: front board doesn't like quite flat. Dust jacket is in Near Very Good condition: small chips and tears on edges; not price-clipped; in mylar protective covering. 
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