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Guide Right: Fundamental Tactics of Warfare Against an Insidious Enemy: Counsel for The Soldier-Sailor-Marine

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Central Bureau Press, St. Louis / Catholic Central Verein of America: 1941

Seller ID: 2021409


Minor rust to staples, wrappers lightly toned. 1941 Stapled Binding. 30 pp. Stapled binding, printed wrappers. A guide printed by an American Catholic organization for members of the American armed forces, designed to aid them in helping avoid some of the dangers associated with service. Nearly half of the booklet appears to deal with the consequences of indulging sexual appetites, with sections on prostitutes, venereal diseases, etc. View more info

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The Path of Peace: or; A Practical Guide to Duty and Happiness.

By: Abbott, John S.C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Crocker & Brewster: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262521


First edition. Boards a bit soiled, pages foxed throughout. 1836 Small Hard Cover. viii, 192 pp. 12mo. Green cloth with elaborate blind-stamped design. Includes hand-colored engraved frontispiece of a man, his two daughters, and his wife before a fireplace. An analysis of moral culture and how it relates to the family, the church, and one's neighbors. Abbott made sure to disabuse us all of a misapprehension of happiness by entitling the first chapter Merriment is Not Hap... View more info

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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

By: Adler, Bill

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Carol Publishing Group: 1993

Seller ID: 2202536


Small black smudge to page ridge. 1993 Trade Paperback. vi, 154 pp. The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln seemed to have a comment — sagacious or humorous — on just about anything that mattered. This concise compendium offers his astute observations on a variety of subjects—from women to warfare. Nearly 400 quotations include such thought-provoking and memorable remarks as: Bad promises are better broken than kept. Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; i... View more info

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How to Think About War and Peace

By: Adler, Mortimer J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1944

Seller ID: 2199256


Pages heavily toned. Jacket edges rubbed, a few small tears to jacket, jacket toned. 1944 Hard Cover. xxiii, 307 pp. Mortimer Adler writes in his introduction: In thinking about war and peace, as in thinking about other basic practical problems, the man who brings general ideas and principles to bear upon particular problems and formulations has a unique advantage. He can make effective contact with the concrete and the immediate without losing a dispassionate vision of ... View more info

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Parecon: Life After Capitalism

By: Albert, Michael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Verso: 2004

Seller ID: 2199123


Light rubbing to wrappers. 2004 Trade Paperback. ‘What do you want?’ is a constant query put to economic and globalization activists decrying current poverty, alienation and degradation. In this highly praised new work, destined to attract worldwide attention and support, Michael Albert provides an answer: Participatory Economics, ‘Parecon’ for short, a new economy, an alternative to capitalism, built on familiar values including solidarity, equity, diversity and... View more info

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Teachings of Chin Kung in Two Volumes - Boxed Set (Chinese Text)

By: Amitabha Buddhist Society

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Amitabha Buddhist Society of USA:

Seller ID: 1524598


Chinese text. Light wear to edges of pictorial box, pages clean, bindings tight. Complete in two volumes. Released by the Amitabha Buddhist Society of the USA, this is based on research of a collection of the teachings of Chin Kung and other Pure Land Buddhist teachers. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chin Kung, (b. 1927) is a Buddhist monk from the Mahayana tradition. He is the founder of the Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation, an organization based on the teachings ... View more info

My Son's Manual, Comprising A Summary View of the Studies, Acomplishments, and Principles of Conduct, Best Suited for Promoting Respectability and Success in Life

By: Anonymous

Price: $35.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.: 1838

Seller ID: 1523287


Boards rubbed, spine sunned, pages foxed throughout, ink & pencil marks on endpapers (text unmarked). 1838 Small Hard Cover. 288 pp. A book from the early 19th century meant as a guide to lead the boy into manhood. Includes sections on: Classical learning, industry, The Imagination and the Importance of its proper regulation, A good heart necessary to enjoy the beauties of nature, Filial love, Fraternal love, The want of Decision of Character, On Buffoonery in Conversati... View more info

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On Law, Morality, and Politics

By: Aquinas, St. Thomas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Hackett: 1988

Seller ID: 2198198


Minimal highlighting on Table of Contents only. 1988 Trade Paperback. The second edition of Aquinas, On Law, Morality, and Politicsretains the selection of texts presented in the first edition but offers them in new translations by Richard J. Regan--including that of his Aquinas, Treatise on Law(Hackett, 2000). A revised Introduction and glossary, an updated select bibliography, and the inclusion of summarizing headnotes for each of the units--Conscience, Law, Justice,... View more info

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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report of the Banality of Evil

By: Arendt, Hannah

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261578


Reprint. Wrappers rubbed. 2006 Trade Paperback. Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of... View more info

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Rhetoric & On Poetics

By: Aristotle; Roberts, W. Rhys; Bywater, Ingram

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265097


An exceptional copy. 1981 Hard Cover. 244 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine, brown cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, brown ribbon marker bound in. Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest-surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. In it, Aristotle offers an account of what he calls poetry (a term which in Greek literally means making and in this context includes drama-comedy... View more info

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The Age of Absolutism, 1648-1775 (History of the Western World)

By: Ashley, Maurice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G. & C. Merriam Co: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2199887


1st printing. Sticker to half-title page, pages toned. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 336 pp. In 1648 the Peace of Westphalia brought to an end a long war which had devastated Central Europe for a generation. From this conflict new elements emerged that were to color the history of the Western world: the beginning of French supremacy; the rise of Sweden; the final acceptance of Dutch independence;... View more info

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Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

By: Aurelius, Marcus; Casaubon, Meric; Arnold, Matthew

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1956

Seller ID: 2261934


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number VIII: 22 laid in. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1956 Hard Cover. xv, [3], 230 pp. 8vo. The famous writings of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, translated into English by Meric Casaubon, with woodcut illustrations by Hans Alexander Mueller, and an introduction by Matthew Arnold. View more info

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The Poetics of Space: The Classic Look at How We Experience Intimate Places

By: Bachelard, Gaston; Stilgoe, John R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2266405


A very nice copy. 1994 Trade Paperback. xxxix, 241 pp. Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams. View more info

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The Communist Hypothesis

By: Badiou, Alain

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Verso: 2015

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201754


1st printing. Fine. 2015 Trade Paperback. 210 pp. “We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to parliamentary democracy—the form of state suited to capitalism—and to the inevitable and ‘natural’ character of the most monstrous inequalities.”—Alain Badiou  Alain Badiou’s “communist hypothesis,” first stated in 2008, cut through the cant and compromises ... View more info

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Essays on the Formation and Publication of Opinions, the Pursuit of Truth, and On Other Subjects.

By: Bailey, Samuel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields: 1854

Seller ID: 2204495


No jacket, top edges of a few pages stained. 1854 Hard Cover. xii, 422, [4] pp. Samuel Bailey (5 July 1791 – 18 January 1870) was a British philosopher and writer. His first work, Essays on the Formation and Publication of Opinions, published anonymously in 1821, attracted more attention than any of his other writings. A sequel to it appeared in 1829, Essays on the Pursuit of Truth. Between these two were Questions in Political Economy, Politics, Morals, &c. (182... View more info

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Ancient Philosophy (Philosophic Classics, Volume I - 3rd Edition)

By: Baird, Forrest E.; Kaufmann, Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Prentice Hall: 1999

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2196198


Third edition. Light edge wear, text unmarked. 1999 Trade Paperback. For courses in Ancient Philosophy. Designed to be accessible to today's students, this anthology of readings in Ancient Western philosophy focuses on the writings of the most important Greek philosophers, along with selections from some of their Roman followers. Striking a balance between major and minor figures, it features the best available translations of texts--complete works or complete selections... View more info

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Three Marias: New Portuguese Letters

By: Barreno, Maria Isabel; Horta, Maria Teresa; Da Costa, Maria Velho

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1976

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263071


1st printing. Pages toned. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. A work by three Woman's Rights activists who were arrested for their shocking literary output. View more info

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Romans

By: Barrow, R.H.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Pelican Books: 1970

Seller ID: 1284269


Cover worn, sticker on front cover, pages toned. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. CONTENTS: What Manner of Men?; 'The Old Ways'; Kings, Republic, Empire; From the Seven Hills to the Roman Orb; From City-state to Republic in Ruins; The New Ways and the Old; Cicero; Restoration and the Augustan Principate: Vergil and Horace and Livy; The First and Second Centuries, A.D.; What the Romans Wrote About; The Roman Practical Genius; The Roman Attitude to Religion and Philosophy; The ... View more info

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Modern European Thought: Continuity and Change in Ideas, 1600-1950

By: Baumer, Franklin L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1977

Seller ID: 2197438


Fading to jacket spine. 1977 Hard Cover. An examination of European philosophy through the entire modern era. View more info

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Das Weltbild Der Heutigen Naturwissenschaften Und Seine Beziehungen Zu Philosophie Und Religion

By: Bavink, Bernhard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Silva Verlag: 1952

Seller ID: 1520678


1952 Hard Cover. 159 pp. German text. Bernhard Bavink was a German scientist and philosopher, loosely and controversially associated with the Nazi party. View more info

Eine gebrochene Frau

By: Beauvoir, Simone de; Hengst, Ulla (Translator)

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Rowohlt: 1972

Seller ID: 1523123


German text. 1972 printing. Wrappers rubbed, stain to top corner of page ridges (does not affect text), small tear on p. 36 (text still legible). 185 pp. German text. English title: The Woman Destroyed. A German translation of the work by the famous French existentialist writer and feminist advocate. View more info

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Radio Benjamin

By: Benjamin, Walter; Rosenthal, Lecia; Lutes, Jonanthan; Schumann, Lisa Harries; Reese, Diana K.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Verso: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263618


First edition. Jacket spine-head lightly bumped. 2014 Hard Cover. xxix, 394 pp. Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renowned critical essays. From 1927 to ’33, he wrote and presented something in the region of eighty broadcasts using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English. This eclectic collection demonstrates t... View more info

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My Life a Loaded Gun: Dickinson, Plath, Rich, and Female Creativity

By: Bennett, Paula

Price: $9.00

Publisher: University of Illinois: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1933940


First paperback printing. 1990 Trade Paperback. A feminist re-examination of female poetry. View more info

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Berkeley Selections

By: Berkeley, George; Calkins, Mary W.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Scribners: 1957

Seller ID: 2263076


Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1957 Mass Market Paperback. Contains the complete text of his Principles and Hylas, excerpts from Alciphron and several other works. View more info

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Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher. In Seven Dialogues. Containing an Apology for the Christian Religion, Against Those Who Are Called Free-Thinkers.

By: Berkley, George [Berkeley, George]

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Increase Cooke & Co.: 1803

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1979632


First American edition, from the fourth London edition. Front board and free endpaper loose, seminary bookplate on front paste-down, rear hinge & joint just starting, two seminary stickers on spine. 1803 Full-Leather. xiii, 388, [2] pp. Alciphron is a Christian apologetic in answer to the 'minute philosophers' of Berkeley's day, who sought to minimize the the dignity of man. Berkeley is known as an advocate of subjective idealism (which he called immaterialism), which st... View more info

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Spiritual Life for the Man of the World

By: Besant, Annie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Rajput Press: 1909

Seller ID: 1947017


Jacket edges rubbed with some loss. 1909 Soft Cover. 16 pp. Original wrappers, shoestring binding, onion skin jacket. An early reprint of a lecture delivered in the City Temple, London, October 10, 1907, originally published in The Christian Commonwealth. Annie Besant was the president of the Theosophical Society, whose members had as their goal the attainment of knowledge of God. She traveled extensively studying different religious traditions. This short speech is an a... View more info

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A Strategy for Peace: Human Values and the Threat of War (One-Volume Edition)

By: Bok, Sissela

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 1524694


First thus. Lightly rubbed. Very Good. 1989 Hard Cover. 202 pp. Books one and two together in one volume. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sissela Bok, born 2 December 1934, is a Swedish-born philosopher and ethicist, the daughter of two Nobel Prize winners: Gunnar Myrdal who won the Economics prize with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, and Alva Myrdal who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. She received her B.A. and M.A. in psychology from George Washington University in 1957 and 1958, and her... View more info

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Fear: A Cultural History

By: Bourke, Joanna

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262809


First edition. Faint rubbing to jacket. 2006 Hard Cover. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian and prize-winning author Joanna Bourke covers the landscape of fear over the past two hundred years: From the nineteenth century dread of being buried alive — a subject dear to the heart of Edgar Allen Poe — to the current worry over being able to die when one chooses; from the diagnoses of phobias and anxieties produced by psychotherapists and lovingly catalogue... View more info

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Bobos In Paradise

By: Brooks, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2000

Seller ID: 1933923


An exceptional copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Do you believe that spending $15,000 on a media center is vulgar, but that spending $15,000 on a slate shower stall is a sign that you are at one with the Zenlike rhythms of nature? Do you work for one of those visionary software companies where people come to work wearing hiking boots and glacier glasses, as if a wall of ice were about to come sliding through the parking lot? If so,... View more info

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Brethren and Pacifism the Peace Movement Secular and Religious

By: Brown, Dale W.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Brethren Press: 1970

Seller ID: 1540483


Wrappers rubbed. 1970 Trade Paperback. Can a Christian peoples stay peaceful and true to the good book in this age of war? View more info