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Foreign Correspondence, Brooks, Geraldine
1 Brooks, Geraldine Foreign Correspondence
New York Anchor Books/Doubleday 1999, c1998. 0385483732 / 9780385483735 Paperback Fair 
10% discount off sticker on front cover and pages are yellowed on edges.

As a young girl in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to discover the places where history happens and culture comes from, so she enlisted pen pals who offered her a window on adolescence in the Middle East, Europe, and America. Twenty years later Brooks, an award-winning foreign correspondent, embarked on a human treasure hunt to find her pen friends. She found men and women whose lives had been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. Intimate, moving, and often humorous, Foreign Correspondence speaks to the unquiet heart of every girl who has ever yearned to become a woman of the world. 
Price: 2.59 USD

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My American Journey, Powell, Colin L. and Joseph Persico
2 Powell, Colin L. and Joseph Persico My American Journey
New York Ballantine Books 1996 0345407288 / 9780345407283 Paperback Fair 
This is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. 
Price: 2.99 USD
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The American Dream, Rather, Dan
3 Rather, Dan The American Dream
Harpercollins 2001 0688178928 / 9780688178925 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Each person in this book exemplifies the American dream, living and expressing this national ideal in his or her own way. For some the American dream is simply to own a home or start a family. Some wish to serve God, country, or community; to teach; to test boundaries; to rise out of poverty. Some yearn to live off the land or run their own business. Some want to learn to read or earn a college degree. There are those who work to achieve fame and fortune, while still others simply wish to exercise fundamental American rights: to openly practice their religion, to speak what is in their minds and hearts, and to protest.

Stirring and provocative, The American Dream illustrates that the basic American desire for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is alive and well. It also confirms what our founding fathers always believed: that we are a country of visionaries, in ways big and small. 
Price: 6.25 USD

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Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, Wilber, Del Quentin
4 Wilber, Del Quentin Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan
New York Henry Holt and Co. 2011 080509346X / 9780805093469 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
For the first time, a minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.

On March 30, 1981, President Reagan walked out of a hotel in Washington, D. C. , and was shot by a would-be assassin. For years, few people knew the truth about how close the president came to dying, and no one has ever written a detailed narrative of that harrowing day. Now, drawing on exclusive new interviews, Del Quentin Wilber tells the electrifying story of a moment when the nation faced a terrifying crisis.

With cinematic clarity, we see the Secret Service agent whose fast reflexes saved the president's life; the brilliant surgeons who operated on Reagan as he was losing half his blood; and the small group of White House officials frantically trying to determine whether the country was under attack. Most especially, we encounter the man code-named Rawhide, a leader of uncommon grace who inspired affection and awe in everyone who worked with him.

Ronald Reagan was the only serving U. S. President to survive being shot in an assassination attempt. In Rawhide Down, the story of that perilous day—a day of chaos, crisis, prayer, heroism, and hope—is brought to life as never before. 
Price: 6.75 USD

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