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Bottom Line Yearbook 2004
1 Bottom Line Yearbook 2004
Boardroom Inc 2003 0887232906 / 9780887232909 Hardcover Fair 

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The 9/11 Commission Report:  final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
2 The 9/11 Commission Report: final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
New York Norton 2004 0393326713 / 9780393326710 Paperback Good 
In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism. 
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Tybee Island, Adams, James
3 Adams, James Tybee Island
Charleston, SC Arcadia Publishing 2000 0738505765 / 9780738505763 Paperback Very Good 
Tybee Island is a tiny piece of land, only-two-and-a-half miles long and two-thirds of a mile wide; however, its strategic location near the mouth of the Savannah River assigned to it an important role in the birth and history of the state of Georgia. Over this coastal community five flags have flown, representing Spain, France, England, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America.

Using numerous vintage photographs from the archives of the Tybee Island Historical Society, Tybee Island guides the reader through over two hundred years of history. Although much of its history is linked to nearby Savannah, Tybee is singular among Georgia's coastal islands, and has a history and lore that is uniquely its own. This visual journey begins with the building of Georgia's oldest and tallest lighthouse, and continues through Tybee's involvement in the Civil War. Also covered are the island's later roles as a military installation, a popular coastal resort, and a residential community. Vintage photographs recall earlier days on Tybee, when the island was known as "Ocean City," "Savannah Beach," and, to some, "the best kept secret on the East Coast." 
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Tybee Island, Adams, James
4 Adams, James Tybee Island
Charleston, SC Arcadia Publishing 2000 0738505765 / 9780738505763 Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
Inscription on inside front cover in pen. - However... Includes author's signature on next page. ; Tybee Island is a tiny piece of land, only-two-and-a-half miles long and two-thirds of a mile wide; however, its strategic location near the mouth of the Savannah River assigned to it an important role in the birth and history of the state of Georgia. Over this coastal community five flags have flown, representing Spain, France, England, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America.

Using numerous vintage photographs from the archives of the Tybee Island Historical Society, Tybee Island guides the reader through over two hundred years of history. Although much of its history is linked to nearby Savannah, Tybee is singular among Georgia's coastal islands, and has a history and lore that is uniquely its own. This visual journey begins with the building of Georgia's oldest and tallest lighthouse, and continues through Tybee's involvement in the Civil War. Also covered are the island's later roles as a military installation, a popular coastal resort, and a residential community. Vintage photographs recall earlier days on Tybee, when the island was known as "Ocean City," "Savannah Beach," and, to some, "the best kept secret on the East Coast." ; Signed by Author 
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Peace & War A Theory of International Relations, Aron, Raymond
5 Aron, Raymond Peace & War A Theory of International Relations
New York Frederick A. Praeger 1966 Paperback Very Good 
Translated from the French by Richard Howard and Annette Baker Fox

"This is the mot intellectually ambitious work that has ever been written about international relations. Aron is a great teacher because he brings to his critical task not only a formidable analytical talent but also a piercing common sense - the art of going straight to the heart of an issue... At the same time, he manages to see all sides of every problem." - Stanley Hoffmann in The New Replublic.  
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A wartime log, Beltrone, Art and Lee
6 Beltrone, Art and Lee A wartime log
Charlottesville, Va. Howell Press c1994. 0943231906 / 9780943231907 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed WWII American flyers recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of war in blank books provided by the YMCA. A WARTIME LOG compiles selections from some of these original books. 82 color paintings, 112 b&w photos and illustrations. 
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Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy, Ben-Ami, Shlomo
7 Ben-Ami, Shlomo Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy
Oxford Oxford University Press 2006 0195181581 / 9780195181586 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Ex-Library; An Oxford-trained historian who became Israeli Foreign Minister, Shlomo Ben-Ami was a key figure in the Camp David negotiations and many other rounds of peace talks, public and secret, with Palestinian and Arab officials. He offers here an unflinching account of the Arab-Israeli conflict, informed by his firsthand knowledge of the major characters and events.

Clear-eyed and unsparing, Ben-Ami traces the twists and turns of the Middle East conflict and the many missteps of the Israelis and Palestinians. The author paints particularly trenchant portraits of key figures from Ben-Gurion to Bill Clinton, and gives us behind-the-scenes accounts of the meetings in Oslo, Madrid, and Camp David. He is highly critical of Ariel Sharon and the late Yasser Arafat ("the sad embodiment of an archaic political orthodoxy devoid of a vision for the future"). He sees Arafat's rejection of Clinton's peace plan as a crime against the Palestinian people. The author is also critical of President Bush's Middle East policy ("a presumptuous grand strategy"). And along the way, Ben-Ami highlights the many blunders on both sides, describing for instance how the great victory of the Six Day War launched many Israelis on a misbegotten "messianic" dream of controlling all the Biblical Jewish lands, actually making the Palestinian problem much worse. In contrast, it has only been when Israel has suffered setbacks that it has made moves towards peace. The best hope for the region, he concludes, is to create an international mandate in the Palestinian territories that would lead to the implementation of Clinton's two-state peace parameters.

Scars of War, Wounds of Peace is a major work of history--with by far the most fair and balanced critique of Israel ever to come from one of its key officials. It is an absolute must-read for everyone who wants to understand the dynamics of the Arab-Israeli conflict. 
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Medieval Europe  a short history, Bennett, Judith M. and C. Warren Hollister
8 Bennett, Judith M. and C. Warren Hollister Medieval Europe a short history
Boston McGraw-Hill 2006 0072955155 / 9780072955156 Tenth Edition Paperback Very Good 
Medieval Europe introduces today's students to the medieval roots of our own society. In an accessible and engaging narrative, it tells how the peoples of medieval Europe built, understood, and changed their world. Never losing sight of the neighboring civilizations of Byzantium and Islam, it has its feet firmly planted in the medieval West, from whence it gives ample consideration to such subjects as women's lives, Jewish communities, ordinary people, and the experiences of Europeans in the often-neglected centuries of the Later Middle Ages. 
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: a Savannah story, Berendt, John
9 Berendt, John Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: a Savannah story
New York Random House 1994 0679429220 / 9780679429227 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case.

It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. 
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The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization, Buchanan, Patrick J.
10 Buchanan, Patrick J. The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization
Thomas Dunne Books 2001 0312285485 / 9780312285487 Hardcover Very Good 
Inscription in front: "Happy Birthday to Brad from Mom & Dad 06-10-02"; The West is dying. Collapsing birth rates in Europe and the U. S. , coupled with population explosions in Africa, Asia and Latin America are set to cause cataclysmic shifts in world power, as unchecked immigration swamps and polarizes every Western society and nation. Drawing on U. N. Population projections, recent U. S. Census figures, and expert policy studies, prominent conservative Pat Buchanan takes a cold, hard look at the future decay of Europe and America and the decline of Western culture. In The Death of the West, Buchanan contends that the U. S. Now harbors a "nation within a nation", that Europe will be inundated by an Islamic-Arab-African invasion, and that most First World nations, including Japan, have begun slowly to vanish from the earth. And aside from a rapidly aging population, Buchanan argues that the counter-culture of the 1960s has now become America's dominant ethos, and is systematically demolishing America's history and heritage. Bold, powerful, and persuasive, The Death of the West details how a civilization, culture, and moral order are passing away and foresees a new world order that has terrifying implications four our freedom, our faith, and the preeminence of American democracy. 
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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: why the Greeks Matter (Hinges of History), Cahill, Thomas
11 Cahill, Thomas Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: why the Greeks Matter (Hinges of History)
Anchor 2004 0385495544 / 9780385495547 Paperback 

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The History of Brazil, Calogeras, Joao Pandia
12 Calogeras, Joao Pandia The History of Brazil
Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina Press 1939 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
The Inter-American Historical Series; An adaptation of the Portuguese text A Formacao historiÁ„ do Brasil. A readable volume which gives and excellent idea of the forces that have made Brazilian history and of the evolution of the people of Brazil into a nation. 
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The Wanderer  The Last American Slave Ship and the Conspiracy That Set Its Sails, Calonius, Erik
13 Calonius, Erik The Wanderer The Last American Slave Ship and the Conspiracy That Set Its Sails
New York St. Martin's Griffin 2006 0312343485 / 9780312343484 Paperback As New 
On Nov. 28, 1858, a ship called the Wanderer slipped silently into a coastal channel and unloaded a cargo of over 400 African slaves onto Jekyll Island, Georgia, fifty years after the African slave trade had been made illegal. It was the last ship ever to bring a cargo of African slaves to American soil.

The Wanderer began life as a luxury racing yacht, but within a year was secretly converted into a slave ship, and--using the pennant of the New York Yacht Club as a diversion--sailed off to Africa. More than a slaving venture, her journey defied the federal government and hurried the nation's descent into civil war. The New York Times first reported the story as a hoax; as groups of Africans began to appear in the small towns surrounding Savannah, however, the story of the Wanderer began to leak out, igniting a fire of protest and debate that made headlines throughout the nation and across the Atlantic.

As the story shifts from New York City to Charleston, to the Congo River, Jekyll Island and finally Savannah, the Wanderer's tale is played out in the slave markets of Africa, the offices of the New York Times, heated Southern courtrooms, The White House, and some of the most charming homes Southern royalty had to offer. In a gripping account of the high seas and the high life in New York and Savannah, Erik Calonius brings to light one of the most important and little remembered stories of the Civil War period. 
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The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire, Clarke, Peter
14 Clarke, Peter The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire
London Allen Lane 2007 071399830X / 9780713998306 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Peter Clarke's book is the first to analyse in detail the losing hand that Britain was dealt in the last year of World War Two, and then to see how that hand was played over the next two years by Churchill's successors. It makes superb use of the copious letters and diaries now available of the major participants and many involved observers, to show how decisions were taken and received. Not least, it analyses dispassionately the role of the USA: how Roosevelt and his successors were determined that Britain must be sustained both during the war and after, but that the British Empire must not. The book thus also describes the short pivotal period when American influence finally took over from the British in world politics. 
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How Israel Lost The Four Questions, Cramer, Richard Ben
15 Cramer, Richard Ben How Israel Lost The Four Questions
Simon & Schuster 2004 0743250281 / 9780743250283 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
The ebbing support for Israel among Western Governments is a major landmark in the history of the last decade and is, without a doubt, an issue that has already influenced many international events. Richard Ben Cramer, who has a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Middle East, now presents readers with HOW ISRAEL LOST, a definitive study of the once-triumphant country that has failed in the eyes of the world. Cramer gets to the core of what is troubling so many Westerners about Israel: the contradiction between its humanistic foundation and its harsh treatment of the Palestinians. Since Israel was founded, the West has seen it as a beacon of hope and democracy in a hostile world. Cramer describes how in the past ten years Israelis seem to have squandered that respect and good will, focusing on the key players and crucial events that have turned the tide against Israel in the eyes of the international community. With the same meticulous research and intelligence that has made Richard Ben Cramer one of America's most highly regarded journalists, HOW ISRAEL LOST is a timely, powerful and important look at one of the most pivotal points of the world - and in history. 
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Area 51: the Dreamland Chronicles, Darlington, David
16 Darlington, David Area 51: the Dreamland Chronicles
Holt Paperbacks 1998 0805060405 / 9780805060409 Paperback As New 
Area 51, Dreamland, Groom Lake, Paradise Ranch, Watertown Strip, the Box: all refer to the top-secret research installation, located a hundred miles north of Las Vegas, which, for many, has come to stand for all that is shadowy and nefarious about the military-industrial-intelligence complex. Built under the direction of the CIA in the 1950s, the base served as the original test site for the U-2 spy plane and F-117 stealth fighter jet. In more recent years, Area 51 has spurred public interest from its role in the government's $30 billion "Black Budget," from legal claims of worker illness due to toxic burning, and from sensational charges about captured alien spacecraft. It has also given birth to a feisty guerrilla subculture bent on exploding the secrecy surrounding this mysterious spot. David Darlington unfolds the history, legs, and characters involved with Area 51, weaving a weird tale of intrigue and outrage that speaks volumes about popular culture and American democracy at the of the twentieth century. 
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Savannah: Spectres And Other Strange Tales, Debolt, Margaret Wayt
17 Debolt, Margaret Wayt Savannah: Spectres And Other Strange Tales
Virginia Beach, VA The Donning Company 1984 0898652014 / 9780898652017 Paperback Good 
Ex-Library; Savannah and the Georgia coast, with its old plantations, huge ancient oaks hung with Spanish moss, and tales of pirates, wars, fevers, African voodoo, and other supernatural doings, has always been a legendary and tragically romantic place. In this book, antebellum estates, house museums, long-conquered forts, and restored townhouses are visited with a noted psychic investigator in order to learn what it is like to live and work in these places today. The result is some seventy stories, skillfully interwoven with the heritage of the area's colorful past, and illustrated with over thirty photos and sketches by local artists. Incidents of precognition, extrasensory perception, deja vu and possible reincarnation are included in this personal and highly readable account of a search for the deeper meaning of life and death through psychic experience. 
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Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men Idiology of the Republican Party before the Civil War, Foner, Eric
18 Foner, Eric Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men Idiology of the Republican Party before the Civil War
Oxford University Press Inc, USA 1971 0195013522 / 9780195013528 Paperback Very Good 
Since its publication twenty five years ago, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men has been recognized as a classic, an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the causes of the American Civil War. A key work in establishing political ideology as a major concern of modern American historians, it remains the only full-scale evaluation of the ideas of the early Republican party. Now with a new introduction, Eric Foner puts his argument into the context of contemporary scholarship, reassessing the concept of free labor in the light of the last tweny-five years of writing on such issues as work, gender, economic change, and political thought. 
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Historic signs of Savannah: photographs from the collection of the Georgia Historical Society, Gunther, Justin
19 Gunther, Justin Historic signs of Savannah: photographs from the collection of the Georgia Historical Society
Charleston, SC Arcadia 2004 0738516740 / 9780738516745 Paperback Good 
Images of America; From the cotton boom after the Civil War to Savannah's economic decline around the middle of the 20th century, the city's streetscapes were crowded with signs. In a time before strict sign regulations, business owners embellished building facades and and rooftops with extensive signage to catch the eye of pedestrians and motorists. The abundance of advertising was symbolic of Savannah's rapid growth and prosperity, but the majority of these signs were discarded over the years, and only a few remain. Photographs and postcards from the past survive, however, and images of historic signs serve as reminders of these lost commercial relics. Such signs give the bricks and mortar of the past another dimension by identifying their social purpose. Through vintage images of Savannah signage, this volume provides a history of the city's businesses and industries. Included are local landmarks like Levy Jewelers, the Globe Shoe Company, the Lucas Theatre, the Marshall House, and Johnny Harris Restaurant. 
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Decoding the Celts Revealing the Legacy of the Celtic Tradition, Hamilton, Claire & Steve Eddy
20 Hamilton, Claire & Steve Eddy Decoding the Celts Revealing the Legacy of the Celtic Tradition
New York Metro Books 2008 1435103386 / 9781435103382 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A beautifully illustrated volume that reveals the ancient traditions of the Celts and how their influence has survived into the present day. It investigates the Celts' relationship with the natural world, their sense of community, their myths, and their art, music and poetry. 
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