Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ayn Rand books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Ayn Rand books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. With Special Introduction by the Author. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1986. Print.
Hardcover. No dustjacket.

Rand, Ayn. The New Left: The Anti-industrial Revolution. [New York]: New American Library, 1971. Print.
 Rand, Ayn. For the New Intellectual; the Philosophy of Ayn Rand. New York: Random House, 1961. Print.
Paperback. "The essentials of Ayn Rand's philosophy." Some pencil underlining.

Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. New York: Signet, 1971. Print.
Paperback. Spine creased. Small tear repaired.

Rand, Ayn, Alan Greenspan, Nathaniel Branden, and Robert Hessen. Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal. [New York]: New American Library, 1967. Print.
Paperback. Includes Alan Greenspan's essay "Gold and Economic Freedom". 349 pages.

Rand, Ayn, and Leonard Peikoff. The Early Ayn Rand: A Selection from Her Unpublished Fiction. New York: New American Library, 1984. Print.
Paperback.. The Ayn Rand Library Volume 2

The books below this line have sold

Anthem by Ayn Rand, paperback This item sold.

 Atlas Shrugged, hardcover, 35th anniversary edition, this item sold

Arthur C. Clarke books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Arthur C. Clarke books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee Mass Market Paperback 31March2012

Biography at Browsers Uncommon Books

Biography at Browsers Uncommon Books
 Additional Biographies will be added right here at the top of this page as acquired.....We have hundreds in stock, if you don't see it, ask.                                                                                  

 Title: With the Hammer of Truth: James Thomson Callender and America's Early National Heroes
Author: Michael Durey
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket, 225 pages, indexed.
ISBN: 9780813912784
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Published Date: 1990, First Edition
Mild rubbing of porous dustjacket.

Eire, Carlos M. N. Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy. New York: Free, 2003. Print.
Two copies in stock today.

Noel B. Gerson: Harriet Beecher Stowe, A Biography, hardcover.
 The Lives of Doctor John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Doctor Robert Sanderson by Izaak Walton, London, 1895
 Portraits and Principles of the World's Great Men and Women with Practical Lessons on Successful Life by over Fifty Leading Thinkers arranged by William C. King. 1895
 Lincoln the Unknown by Dale Carnegie, bookplate signed by Dale Carnegie, hardcover, no dustjacket, 1932

 'I Remember that good yet...': Edward Rast, a Russian immigrant to Idaho by Ella Marie Rast. Paperback, 250 pages. 1997. First Printing.

 The Beautiful Life of Frances E. Willard by Anna a. Gordon, Hard cover, no dustjacket. 1898, Women's Temperance Publishing Association

Old Dad Chiro: A Biography of D.D. Palmer Founder of Chiropractic by Vern Gielow, paperback. light soil on cover. Health.

Again Calls the Owl by Margaret Craven, hardcover, book club edition, 08April2012

Makers of the Russian Revolution: Biographies of Bolshevik Leaders by Georges Haupt and Jean-Jacques Marie Hardcover This copy sold.
Boxcar Berth as told to Dr. Ben L. Reitman, Introduction by Kathy Acker

Russia books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Russia books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Makers of the Russian Revolution: Biorgraphies of Bolshevik Leaders by Georges Haupt and Jean-Jacques Marie  Hardcover. 31March2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mad Cowboy Howard Lyman books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Mad Cowboy (Howard Lyman) books at Browsers Uncommon Books

We are currently out of stock

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Sparta books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Sparta books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Will post right here when we run across additional books on Sparta.....

History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides 30March2012 We have two copies today

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Here is a list of titles of books and articles on Sparta at Questia

Theodore Roosevelt books, by and about, at Browsers Uncommon Books

Theodore Roosevelt books, by and about, at Browsers Uncommon Books
 Title: Mornings on Horseback
Author: David Mccullough, DAVID MC CULLOUGH
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9780671447540
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published Date: 2003
448 pages. Top back corner of cover and page block bumped. Back cover creased.

 Marshall, Logan. The Life of Theodore Roosevelt: Including What He Has Done and Stands for ... .: W.E. Scull, 1910. Print.
Hardcover, no dustjacket. NOISBN. Photo-paste-down on front board. Light soil, paint drip, scratches on cover. Some rubbing or flaking of lettering and decoration on cover. 390 pages. Profusely illustrated in black and white.
  Octavo, hardcover bound in brown leather, gold titles and decoration, 348pp, all edges gilt,  b/w engravings. A reproduction of the 1897 edition, published by Putnam. Prepared as part of a set in uniform bindings for the members of the Theodore Roosevelt Classic Library of Hunting and Outdoor Adventure. (Leather-bound). Publisher: Palladium Press, 1999

Title: African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Natrualist
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Binding: Leather
Publisher: Palladium Press
Published Date: 1999

Meyers, Robert C.V. Theodore Roosevelt, Patriot and Statesman; the True Story of an Ideal American,. Philadelphia, Pa. and Chicago, Ill.: P. W. Ziegler  1902. Print.
Reading copy only. Boards reattached to page block with what looks like wall or shelf paper. Heavy wear to all edges and corners. 626 pages.

Letters and Speeches, Theodore Roosevelt, hardcover with dustjacket.
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard  Paperback 30March 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Little Golden Books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Little Golden Books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Naughty Bunny by Richard Scarry, A Little Golden Book "A" First Printing 1959                            29March2012

This video has poor technical qualities, but gives some history of the little golden books.

Aviation books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Aviation books at Browsers Uncommon Books, updated 06November2012

 Rickets, William F., Jr., and Lucien I. Thomas, eds. Invader: An Anthology : The 13th Bomb Squadron in Korea. N.p.: 13th Bomb Squadron Association (Korea), 1996. Print.
Hardcover with dustjacket. Unit history. ISBN 0965364909. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 96-60933. First printing, all numbers present.. Dustjacket has small tears.

 Flight of the Red Beaver : A Yukon Adventure by Larry L. Whitesitt, paperback

Fly For Fun With Bill Thomas, paperback

Fly the biggest piece back by Steve Smith This copy has sold

Billy Collins books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Billy Collins books at Browsers Uncommon Books

None in stock at this time.

Click here for Billy Collins official page.

Wikipedia entry for Billy Collins

Billy Collins (born William James Collins March 22, 1941) is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003.[1] He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and is the Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute, Florida. Collins was recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004-2006.


Early years

Collins was born in New York City to William and Katherine Collins. Katherine Collins was a nurse who stopped working to raise the couple's only child. Mrs. Collins had the ability to recite verses on almost any subject, which she often did, and cultivated in her young son the love of words, both written and spoken. Billy Collins attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains and received a B.A. (English) from the College of the Holy Cross in 1963; he received his M.A. and Ph.D in English from the University of California, Riverside. His professors at Riverside included Victorian scholar and poet Robert Peters.[2][3] In 1975 Collins founded The Mid Atlantic Review with his good friend and co-editor, Michael Shannon.[4]


Collins in La Jolla, San Diego, 2008
Collins is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College in the Bronx, where he joined the faculty in 1968 and has taught for over thirty years. Additionally, he is a founding Advisory Board member of the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies at Lehman College. He also has taught and served as a visiting writer at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York as well as teaching workshops across the U.S. and in Ireland. Collins is a member of the faculty of SUNY Stonybrook Southampton College, where he teaches poetry workshops. Collins was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 2001 and held the title until 2003. Collins served as Poet Laureate for the State of New York from 2004 until 2006. Collins has been named Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Winter Park Institute in Winter Park, Florida, an affiliate of Rollins College. He is on the editorial board at The Alaska Quarterly Review, not actively involved since 2000.[5][6] He is on the advisory board at the Southern Review, and is similarly named in other journals.
As U.S. Poet Laureate, Collins read his poem The Names at a special joint session of the United States Congress on September 6, 2002, held to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks.[7] Though, unlike their British counterparts, U.S. poets laureate are not asked or expected to write occasional poetry, Collins was asked by the Librarian of Congress to write a poem especially for that event. Collins initially refused to read "The Names" in public, though he has read it two times in public since 2002. He vows not to include it in any of his books, refusing to capitalize in any way on the 9/11 attacks. However, "The Names" was included in the The Poets Laureate Anthology
, put out by the Library of Congress, for which Collins wrote the foreword. The only published version of "The Names," it contains a number of regrettable typographical errors. As Poet Laureate, Collins instituted the program Poetry 180 for high schools. Collins chose 180 poems for the program and the accompanying book, Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry-- one for each day of the school year. Collins edited a second anthology, 180 More Extraordinary Poems for Every Day to refresh the supply of available poems. The program is online, and poems are available there for no charge.[8] In 1997, Collins recorded The Best Cigarette, a collection of 34 of his poems, that would become a bestseller. In 2005, the CD was re-released under a Creative Commons license, allowing free, non-commercial distribution of the recording. He also recorded two of his poems for the audio versions of Garrison Keillor's collection Good Poems (2002). Collins has appeared on Keillor's radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, numerous times, where he gained a portion of his large following. In 2005, Collins recorded Billy Collins Live: A Performance [9] in New York City. Collins was introduced by his friend, actor Bill Murray.
Billy Collins has been called "The most popular poet in America" by the New York Times.[10] When he moved from the University of Pittsburgh Press to Random House, the advance he received shocked the poetry world — a six-figure sum for a three-book deal, virtually unheard of in poetry.[11] The deal secured for Collins through his literary agent, Chris Calhoun of Sterling Lord Literistic, with the editor Daniel Menaker, remained the talk of the poetry world, and indeed the literary world, for quite some time.[12]
Over the years, the U.S. magazine Poetry has awarded Collins several prizes in recognition of poems they publish. During the 1990s, Collins won five such prizes. The magazine also selected him as "Poet of the Year" in 1994. In 2005 Collins was the first annual recipient of its Mark Twain Prize for Humor in Poetry. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and in 1993, from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
One of his most critically acclaimed works, "Fishing on the Susquehanna in July" [13] has been added to the preserved works of the United States Native American literary registry as being deemed a culturally significant poem.

Sam Harris books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Sam Harris books at Browsers Uncommon Books

None in stock at this time

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from wikipedia

Sam Harris (born 1967) is an American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist, as well as the co-founder and CEO of Project Reason.[1] He is the author of The End of Faith, which was published in 2004 and appeared on The New York Times best seller list for 33 weeks. The book also won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award in 2005 for nonfiction.[2] In 2006 Harris published his book Letter to a Christian Nation, a response to criticism of The End of Faith. This work was followed by The Moral Landscape published in 2010, his long-form essay Lying in 2011 and the short book Free Will in 2012.
Harris is a well-known contemporary critic of religion and a proponent of scientific skepticism.[3] He is also an advocate for the separation of church and state, freedom of religion, and the liberty to criticize religion.[4] Harris has written numerous articles for the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, and the journal Nature. His articles touch upon a diversity of topics, including religion, morality, neuroscience, free will, and terrorism.[5]
In his 2010 book The Moral Landscape, he argues that science can help answer moral problems, and can aid the facilitation of human well-being.[4] He regularly gives talks around the United States and Great Britain, which include speeches at University of Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Caltech, Berkeley, Stanford University, Tufts University, as well as TED, where he outlined the arguments made in his book The Moral Landscape.[6] Harris has also made numerous television appearances, including interviews for Nightline, Real Time with Bill Maher, The O'Reilly Factor, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Last Word, among others. He also appeared in the 2005 film The God Who Wasn't There. Given his mainstream exposure, Harris is considered one of the most outspoken and definitive advocates for science and reason.

Ted Kooser books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Ted Kooser books at Browsers Uncommon Books

None in stock at this time.

Click here for Ted Kooser's homepage.

from wikipedia


Born in Ames, Iowa, in 1939, Kooser earned a BS at Iowa State University in 1962 and the MA at the University of Nebraska in 1968. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry. He is former vice-president of Lincoln Benefit Life, an insurance company, and lives on land near the village of Garland, Nebraska. He owned a book publishing company, Windflower. He teaches as a Visiting Professor in the English department of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is married to Kathleen Rutledge, former editor of the Lincoln Journal Star.

[edit] Career

On August 12, 2004, he was named Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry by the Librarian of Congress to serve a term from October 2004 through May 2005. In April 2005, Ted Kooser was appointed to serve a second term as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. During that same week Kooser received the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his book "Delights and Shadows" (Copper Canyon Press, 2004).
Kooser lives in Garland, Nebraska, and much of his work focuses on the Great Plains. Like Wallace Stevens, Kooser spent much of his working years as an executive in the insurance industry, although Kooser sardonically noted in an interview with the Washington Post that Stevens had far more time to write at work than he ever did. Kooser has won two NEA Literary Fellowships (in 1976 and 1984), the Pushcart Prize, the Nebraska Book Awards for Poetry (2001) and Nonfiction (2004), the Stanley Kunitz Prize (1984), the James Boatwright Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2005).
He hosts the newspaper project "American Life in Poetry."[2]

Spain books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Spain books at Browsers Uncommon Books, updated 29May2012 
All Madrid, 153 Colour Photographs
 A Day In Toledo, paperback
 All Granada, 166 Photographs
 The Alhambra and the Generalife: Tourist Guide-Colour Photographs-Drawings-Plan
 Toledo...its Art, ...its History, paperback

Palacio Real de Madrid M. Lopez Serrano, 1977

 The Alhambra and the Generalife by Marino Antequera, paperback,  84 pages plus fold-out map.
 A Stroll Through Madrid by Luis Carandell and Ramon Masats, paperback,
Palacio Real de Madrid, Editorial Patrimonio Nacional, paperback, 1985, 263 pages, color photo illustrations

The Passionate War: The  Narrative History of the Spanish Civil War by Peter Wyden, hardcover, 1983, 275 pages, map endpapers. 2 copies.
 The Alhambra, hardcover, Newsweek, 172 pages, indexed. 1974

Reflections of Spain by Barbara Lloyd, hardcover, 208 pages, 1992
The Kings of Spain, Treasures of the World series Frederic V. Grunfeld 29March2012