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1 Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People Zia, Helen - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 2000 0374147744 / 9780374147747 1st Edition/3rd Printing Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2000. 1st edition/3rd printing. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "For John - Thanks for your masterful moderation of the Japan Society!" Best wishes, Helen Zia". (Note: Given that the author lives in San Francisco, this may be an inscription to John R. Thomas who is Chair of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Japan Society of Northern California.) Book is in Near Fine condition - top, bottom and fore edges of pages have some light discoloration. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. From the publisher: "This groundbreaking book traces the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores the events that shocked Asian Americans into motion and shaped a new consciousness. Helen Zia, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, writes as a personal witness to the dramatic changes involving Asian Americans." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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2 Chick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Were One? Giles, Fiona, Editor
New York, New York, U.S.A. Simon and Schuster 2000 0-68485517-8 / 9780684855172 1st Printing Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Editor
Simon & Schuster, NY, 2000. 256 pages. Signed by Editor, Fiona Giles, on title page (flat signed, meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person). 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Near Fine condition: light edge wear and bumped corners. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition: light rubbing at folds. From the dust jacket: "Among this collection's brave contributors are alternative press darling Jonathan Ames, acclaimed novelist Rick Moody, premier British poet Jeremy Reed, 'Nerve' founder Rufus Griscom, and rising star Justin Chin. Many of the contributions are comic, some are cautionary, and others are downright strange; but each, at its core, pays homage to women and their sexuality. Beyond the hilarious leaps of imagination and cleverly spun conceits, Chick for a Day's chief revelation is the way physical transformation into a woman encourages greater insights into the mind and spirit of both sexes." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Eastern Band Cherokee Women: Cultural Persistence In Their Letters And Speeches Carney, Virginia Moore
University of Tennessee Press 2005 1572333324 / 9781572333321 Hard Copy New New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
University of Tennessee Press, 2005. This is a New book in original publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Empower the People: A 7-Step Plan to Overthrow the Conspiracy That is Stealing Your Money and Freedom Brown, Tony
New York, New York, U.S.A. William Morrow and Company 1998 0-688-15762-9 / 9780688157623 Stated 1st Edition/Stated 1st Printing Hard Copy Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
William Morrow and Company, New York, 1998. 372 pages. Inscribed by author on page facing title page. Stated 1st edition. Stated 1st printing. From the dust jacket: The author's "practical, empowering seven-step plan offers an opportunity to break free once and for all from the constricting control of the conspiratorial machinations among the wealthy and powerful that has run the world for far too long - including a point-by-point program for radical reform of the income tax and a proposal to muzzle the Fed, which exerts unconscionable influence over the lives of every American. He shows how ordinary men and women can use modern technology to create a grassroots network able to create independent wealth and power, to defend against the insidious international plot to use race and drugs as weapons against our people and our country; and to reclaim the freedoms guaranteed to us by the Constitution." Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition - light creasing on part of top edge. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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5 Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder Smith, Wesley J. - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A. Times Books 1997 0812927907 / 9780812927900 Stated 1st Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
291 pages. Inscribed by author on half-title page as follows: "4/17/99 For Helen Gruenberg - With my best wishes - Wesley J. Smith". Stated 1st edition; later printing. From the dust jacket: "Exposing the false premise of the euthanasia movement to make a compelling case against assisted suicide, Forced Exit reveals the horrors of the Netherlands, where 8.5 percent of all deaths are attributed to assisted suicide and where Dutch doctors have rapidly moved from euthanizing the terminally ill to killing infants with birth defects." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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6 Great River; Art & Society of the Connecticut Valley, 1635-1820 Wadsworth Atheneum
Hartford, CT Wadsworth Atheneum 1985 0918333032 / 9780918333032 Soft Cover Near Very Good Ex-Library 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 1985. 524 pages. Soft cover. Book is in Near Very Good condition: ex-library (library markings are a small sticker with library number on bottom of spine; library name stamp on title page, on bottom edge, on inside front cover, and on front free end page -- along with "discarded" in pencil; and card pocket on rear free end page. Except for these library defects, this book would be described as in "very good+" condition, with a small pen notation on the bottom of the Contents page, light rubbing on edges; and smudges on foot; binding is tight and square, and pages are otherwise clean and bright. This is a scarce catalog of this major exhibition by the same name. Includes the following interpretive essays: The Landscape and Environment of the Connecticut River Valley by Thomas R. Lewis; From Wilderness to Arcadian Vale: Material Life in the Connecticut River Valley, 1635-1760 by Kevin M. Sweeney; Artifacts of Regional Consciousness in the Connecticut River Valley 1700-1780 by Robert Blair St. George; Regional Culture in a Revolutionary Era: The Connecticut Valley 1760-1820 by Richard D. Brown. This was a major exhibit of 370 objects; 354 are shown in this catalog (of which 13 are color plates and the rest are b/w), with a description of each item. The exhibit and book are organized in the following categories: Architecture (pages 63-134); Paintings and Other Pictorial Arts (pages 135-184), Furniture (pages 185-272), Metalwares (pages 273-340), Clocks and Instruments (pages 341-370); Textiles, Clothing and Needlework (pages 371-414), Ceramics and Glass (pages 415-444), Books and Prints (pages 445-484), Gravestones (pages 485-523) 
Price: 60.00 USD
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7 History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time Sachar, Howard M. - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Alfred A. Knopf 1976 0-394-48564-5 / 9780394485645 Stated First Edition Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
883 pages. Inscribed by author on front end page as follows: "To __, With best wishes and kind regards, Howard Sachar". Stated 1st edition. From the dust jacket: "Although the literature on Zionism and Israel is extensive, there has not until now been a single comprehensive work, both authoritative and readable, that encompasses the full story of the Jewish state from its early nineteenth-century ideological beginnings to it sunanticipated present role as a catalyst of Great Power confrontation." Book is in Very Good+ condition - some wear on boards; slight stain on top edge; rear board has slight wave. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition - 2 tears on rear edge, one about 1" long and the other about 5/16" long; mark on back that appears to be residue from sticker. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Hitler's Niece Hansen, Ron - FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. HarperCollins 1999 0-06099627-7 / 9780060996277 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
310 pages. HarperCollins, New York, 1999. Stated 1st edition. 1st printing. Signed on title page by author with date "30 April 1999". Advance Reader's Edition. Soft cover. From the rear cover: "...intense and compelling new novel that evokes the mysterious relationship between Adolf Hitler and his much younger niece, Geli Raubal, with whom he fell in love....Based on careful historical research, 'Hitler's Niece' portrays Hitler as his family and friends must have seen him. As the novel unfolds, a troubling pas de deux between the politically ambitious, emotionally stunted leader and his high-spirited, flirtatious niece takes place against the backdrop of Hitler's rise to prominence and power." Book is in Near Fine condition - light small crease on front cover. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 Kidding Ourselves: Breadwinning, Babies, and Bargaining Power Mahony, Rhona - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Basic Books 1995 0465085938 / 9780465085934 Hard Copy Very Good+ Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
277 pages. Signed by author on title page. (Flat-signed, meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person). Book is in Very Good+ condiition. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. Sticker on dust jacket says "Autographed Copy". From the publisher: "Why do so many smart, career-oriented, even ardently feminist women end up with nearly sole responsibility for running their households and raising their children? Why does it happen even in couples who had promised to share that work equally? Kidding Ourselves traces the decisions that women and men make -- usually unwittingly -- before and after marriage, and especially after the birth of a child, that lead inevitably to an old-fashioned division of labor at home. It also explains why change is necessary. As long as nearly all men devote themselves first and foremost to paying work, they will on average out-earn women, who reduce their hours and travel in their paying job once they have a child. With this groundbreaking book, Rhona Mahony suggests practical ways to bring men into child raising and end the unfair burden of women's second shift." 
Price: 16.00 USD
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10 Life Is a Contact Sport: Ten Great Career Strategies That Work Kragen, Ken; Graham, Jefferson - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York William Morrow & Co 1994 0688132820 / 9780688132828 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
202 pages. Inscribed by author Ken Kragen in gold sharpie on front deep red flyleaf as follows: "Claudia - Be a "star" in your career! Ken Kragen 1994". Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition - slightly cocked spine. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition - light wear; no tears or chips; not price clipped. From the dust jacket: "...fifteen powerful chapters that use vivid examples from Ken's own star-studded life to illustrate his key concepts: *how to utilize personal assets and eliminate personal liabilities *how to think backward from your goals; how to use your career to gain a better life; how to stay optimistic and enthusiastic *how to utilize the power of your personal network *how to find and exploit opportunities *how honesty is the best gimmick *how to time your critical moves for the best result; and (as Ken's own career heartily attests) * how the power of giving is the most important career enhancer of all. Most important, 'Life is a Contact Sport' will show you how no career move can be successfully launched without a strategy based on events. When he wanted to draw attention to world hunger, Ken staged one of the biggest events of the decade - We Are The World - to both raise money and attract public attention. Whether you are a housepainter from Des Moines, an aspiring country star, or an established CEO, Ken Kragen's book provides take-home, put-to-work value on every page - advice that can be applied to any career, at any stage, and create results that you never dreamed possible." Book is in gift condition. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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11 Pagan Princess; A Story of the Greatest Career Women of Ancient Times - The Vestal Virgins of Rome Montgomery, Virginia L. - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Vantage Press 1953 Hard Copy Very Good+ Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
233 pages. Signed by author on front end page in 1953. From the dust jacket: "Rome in the middle of the first Christian century is the colorful background against which this stirring tale of earthly love and divine aspirations is spun out to a dramatic conclusion. The period was a crucial one in the history of the Roman Empire and the author has made effective use of it; the architecture of the world capital is brought vividly before the eyes, the teeming life in the streets becomes palpable, and the chief characters are given a three-dimensional reality." Book is in Very Good+ condition: light discoloration on boards. Dust jacket is in Good condition: tears, chips and creases along the edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Review of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jew: Volume 1 Weiner, Lewis - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews 1987 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Editor
206 pages. Signed by Editor as follows: "Dear friends with respect and love [signed] Lewis". Book is in Very Good condition: light creasing on top corner of front cover and of pages, and edge wear on cover. Contents include Jewish Physicians in Old Prague; Jews and Music in Bohemia; Excerpts from a London War Diary; Joachim Gans of Prague, America's First Jewish Visitor; On Edmund Husserl; Max Brod's LIfe in Music; Rabbi and Statesman - Samson Raphael Hirsch, Landesrabbiner of Moravia (1847-51); Auschwit-Birkenau; Recollections of Czech Jewry; The Jews of Slovakia - Some Historical and Social Aspects; Poems; Escape from a Death Train; Necrology - Dr. John Wolfgang Bruegel (1905-86), Dr. Zdenka Muenzer (1902-86). Laid is is a 4-page brochure seeling "The Jews of Czechoslovakia" in 3 volumes. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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13 Roots Too : White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America Jacobson, Matthew Frye
Cambridge, Massachusetts USA Harvard University Press 2006 0674018982 / 9780674018983 Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2006. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "To David, With immense admirations, and with thanks for all you have done and inspired. [signed] Matt 2/06". Book and dust jacket are in Near Fine condition. (Note: ISBN number on the reverse side of the title page appears to have a typographical error. It says 0674108982. The actual ISBN is apparently 0674018982.) From the dust jacket: "In the 1950s, America was seen as a vast melting pot in which white ethnic affiliations were on the wane and a common American identity was the norm. Yet by the 1970s, these white ethnics mobilized around a new version of the epic tale of plucky immigrants making their way in the New World through the sweat of their brow. Although this turn to ethnicity was for many an individual search for familial and psychological identity, Roots Too establishes a broader white social and political consensus arising in response to the political language of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. In the wake of the Civil Rights movement, whites sought renewed status in the romance of Old World travails and New World fortunes. Ellis Island replaced Plymouth Rock as the touchstone of American nationalism. The entire culture embraced the myth of the indomitable white ethnics -- who they were and where they had come from -- in literature, film, theater, art, music, and scholarship. The language and symbols of hardworking, self-reliant, and ultimately triumphant European immigrants have exerted tremendous force on political movements and public policy debates from affirmative action to contemporary immigration. In order to understand how white primacy in American life survived the withering heat of the Civil Rights movement and multiculturalism, Matthew Frye Jacobson argues for a full exploration of the meaning of the white ethnic revival and the uneasy relationship between inclusion and exclusion that it has engendered in our conceptions of national belonging." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Seeing Through Our Eyes: Artwork and Poetry of People with Anorexia and Bulimia Acadia Hospital
Bangor, ME, U.S.A. Acadia Hospital 1997 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Acadia Hospital, Bangor, ME, 1997. unpaginated (64 pages). Book is in Very Good condition - spiral bound, missing the spiral in the top three and bottom three slots; does not appear broken - may be a defect as issued; otherwise condition would be Very Good++ with light edge wear and light corner wear. Includes 24 color illustrations; text consists of poems, journal entries, etc. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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15 Sisters: Love and Rivalry Inside the Family and Beyond Fishel, Elizabeth
New York, New York, U.S.A. William Morrow 1979 0688034381 / 9780688034382 Hard Copy Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author & Author's Sister
William Morrow, New York, 1979. 345 pages. Inscribed on front flyleaf by author and her sister as follows: "For Barbara and Freddie, crucial members of my extended family! with much love, Elizabeth Fishel May, 1979" followed by "I second that - Anne Fishel". Beneath that, written in ink, is "Return to Barb Marks". Book is in Near Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: 1-1/4" tear on bottom edge; other light wear; not price-clipped. From dust jacket: "Beginning with her own relationship with her five-year-younger sister, Anne, Elizabeth Fishel studies sisters' relationships from youth to age, using questionnaires and also probing and intense and astoundingly revelatory interviews. Among the well-known sisters she talked to were Carly Simon, Gloria Steinem, Ntozke Shange, Kate Millett, and Margaret Mead....Among the many issues discussed in the questionnaires and interviews and examined in the book are: the messages of birth order and the dynamics of the family crucible; patterns of roles, of rivalry, and of polarities; the special, private language sisters have wsith each other, usually secret from and indecipherable to their parents, sisters' influence on each other's creativity and their especially magnetic influence on each other's emerging sexuality, each other's identities as women.". 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 Street Life: Afro-American Culture in Urban Trinidad Lieber, Michael
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Schenkman Publishing Co. 1981 087038744 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Schenkman Publishing Co., Cambridge, MA, 1981. Soft cover. Book is in Very Good condition: light cover wear; edges a little dirty; binding is tight and pages are clean. Note the following anomaly in this copy: the cover of this book has the title "Street Scenes: Afro-American Culture in Urban Trinidad" although the title page and half-title page have the title "Street Life: Afro-American Culture in Urban Trinidad". 
Price: 18.00 USD
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17 Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad Campbell, Bebe Moore - FIRST PRINTING INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO LOU GOSSETT JR.
New York, New York, U.S.A. G. P. Putnam's Sons 1989 0-399-13415-8 / 9780399134159 First Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
272 pages. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1989. Inscribed by author to Lou Gossett Jr.on the half-title page, as follows: "To Lou Gossett Jr. - Best wishes for success and joy! Sincerely, Bebe Moore Campbell 7/13/89". Author's name, home address, and telephone number written in ink on front end page. Book is in Very Good+ condition: light edge wear. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: some chipping and other edge wear. First edition/first printing. From the dust jacket: "With the narrative force of fiction, Bebe Moore Campbell recounts her growth toward womanhood in terms of the most complex and vital relationship of her life. With clear-eyed honesty, she tells her story, omitting nothing the surprise appearances, the cataclysmic disappointments, the heartbreaking secrets, the loneliness, the love." 
Price: 18.00 USD
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New York, New York, U.S.A. The Smith 1979 0-912292-59-8 / 9780912292595 Stated 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
68 pages. The Smith, NY, 1979. Inscribed by author on title page. Book consists of 28 poems. From the untitled preface: "Women have an underground language, an idiomatic communication for cultural experience, because the real words are too embarrassing or unladylike. 'The Clackamas' is an attempt to capture this language, to give poetic form and shape to the non-literature of female survival. 'The Clackamas is Nietzchesque in the sense that it is an attempt in a reversal of values. Its intention is to exalt the trivial, the trivial as significant event. It is an effort to understand and explore the female source." Book is in Very Good+ condition - light general wear. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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19 The Road to 'Seventy Years Young' or The Unhabitual Way Bishop, Emily M.
New York B. W. Huebsch 1916 Fifth Printing Hard Copy Good+ No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
B. W. Huebsch, New York, 1916. 205 pages. Book is in Good+ condition: discoloration on front board. bumped corners; light edge wear. From the Foreword: "Psychology teaches that 'the antecedent step to getting a thing done is to suggest it forcibly, or, in everyday parlance, 'to put it into his head'.' The purpose of this book is 'to put in into the heads' of its readers that they can add (1) life to their years, and (2) years to their life. The suggestions given herein are addressed quite as much to those who are still young in years as to those who have lived two or more score of years. There inevitable comes a time, sooner or later, when every one is personally interested in not growing old; and the earlier in life that one's attention is directed to rational ways of postponing oldness, the better for the individual. The idea that the writer has tried to present, simply and practically, is that man's responses and reactions to life are virtually within his own control; that the quality and number of his responses and reactions determine, to a large degree, his oldness or youngness." Chapter headings are: Old-Age Bugaboos; The Tendency of the Times; No 'Time-Expired' Men; Concerning Birthdays; Old Age a Condition; Habit and Old Age; Keep Out of Ruts; Body and Brain Commerce; The Habit of the Unhabitual; 'If To Do Where As Easy--'; Keeping the Body Young; Social Ruts; Domestic Ruts; Thinking and Feeling Ruts. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 10.75 USD
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20 The War Cradle: The Untold Story of Operation Babylift Peck-Barnes, Shirley - 1ST EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. Vintage Pressworks 2000 0970688407 / 9780970688408 Special Edition/1st Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Vintage Pressworks, Denver, 2000. Signed by author on title page (flat-signed, which means that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person). Special Edition/1st printing. Soft cover. Book is in Very Good+ condition: slight creasing at corners; apparently unread (spine has no creasing); binding is tight and pages are clean and bright. From the rear cover: "Lost...Starving...Unwanted...they were the thousands of children in Vietnam left to wander the country aimlessly. It was Vietnam's greatest tragedy...children caught in the crossfire of war...too incidental for the concerns of generals, and all uncertain of their fate under the advancing North Vietnamese Army. 'The War Cradle' tells of the events leading up to the last days of the Vietnam War and of the search and rescue of the oppresssed orphans. The American soldier was confronted with the misery of the children at eery turn. Sometimes there were his friend...sometimes the enemy. Stalwart nuns sheltered sick and dying babies in poverty-ridden orphanages and looked to the West for salvation and safe homes. Not all warriors carry guns...there asre some who fight an equally fierce battle without them. This is the true, untold story of not only the orphans, but of the camaraderie and courage of people who were obsessed with saving the children. . . . There were hundreds of . . . volunteeers . . . all of whom lived the tense moments of what some have called 'the greatest rescue mission of the century". 
Price: 20.00 USD
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