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The Plains of Passage

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Crown Pub: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000561


Jean M. Auel?s enthralling Earth?s Children series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M. Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating adventures of the courageous woman called Ayla. Heavy Wgt=1.19 kg. View more info

American Falls: A Novel

By: Batchelor, John Calvin

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, NY, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000051


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The Unicorn Hunt

By: Dunnett, Dorothy

Price: $4.99

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1993

Seller ID: 001082


The fifth book in the House of Niccolo series.The fifth installment in Dunnett's fascinating saga of audacious, brilliant Flemish adventurer Nicholas van der Poele opens in 1478, as Nicholas, still reeling from the shock of his bride's wedding-night revelation that she is pregnant by his sworn enemy, embarks on building a new empire in Scotland. View more info

Electricity: A Novel

By: Glendinning, Victoria

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Little, Brown & Company: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000624


Electricity is a fast-paced novel, both funny and moving, about connections, contacts and shocks, electrical, emotional, sexual, intellectual. It is the story of a spirited young woman's adventures in the 1880's, recounted by herself with wit, candor and an intimacy of closely observed domestic and technical detail. View more info

Endless : A Novel of Holocaust Survivors

By: Karsh, Roma

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Prescott, ON, Canada, Voyageur Publishing: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000583


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The Second Son of Heaven : A Novel of Nineteenth-Century China

By: Lee, C. Y.

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, NY, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000638


This well-researched novel traces the events of the Taiping Rebellion in China during the mid-19th century. View more info

Journey

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1989

Seller ID: 000074


Milwaukee Journal Gold fever swept the world in 1897. The chance for untold riches sent thousands of dreamers on a perilous trek toward their fortunes, failures, or deaths. Follow four English aristocrats and their Irish servant as they misguidedly haul their dreams across cruel Canadian terrain toward the Klondike gold fields. View more info

Alaska

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, NY., Random House: 1988

Seller ID: 000085


Master storyteller James Michener reveals Alaska in all its awesome, sweeping majesty. From the near-forgotten past, to the highly technological present, from self-defense to self-determination, here are the men and women who tried to tame the land, seize its bounty, and lay claim to the elusive spirit that holds native and visitor spellbound. A stirring portrait of a human community living on the edge of the world, ALASKA claims a bold heritage of survival against all o... View more info

Chesapeake: A Novel

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House Inc: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000200


Once again James A. Michener brings history to life with this 400-year saga of America's great bay and its Eastern Shore. Following Edmund Steed and his remarkable family, who parallel the settling and forming of the nation, CHESAPEAKE sweeps readers from the unspoiled world of the Native Americans to the voyages of Captain John Smith, the Revolutionary War, and right up to modern times. View more info

Caribbean

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000625


Only Michener could so masterfully bring the turbulent, dramatic history of the beautiful Caribbean to life. Moving from the European Courts of the 15th century that first claimed the region, to the Islands themselves, we watch the emergence of splendorous sugar plantations built on the backs of slaves; the bloody and victorious uprising in Haiti in 1800; and in modern times, the spread of the Rastafarian religion, the mass exodus from Cuba following the revolution and t... View more info

Texas

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House Inc: 1985

Seller ID: 000888


Texas. A land of sprawling diversity and unparalleled richness; a dazzling chapter in the history of our nation, a place like no other on earth. Through the remarkable lives of four families, this epic saga spans four centuries and two continents and charts the dramatic formation of several great dynasties from the age of the conquistadors to the present day. A richly compelling novel of a proud people eager to meet the challenge of the land, TEXAS is James Michener's mo... View more info

The Passion Dream Book : A Novel

By: Otto, Whitney

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, NY, HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001170


In The Passion Dream Book Whitney Otto blends fiction and history to explore the tumultuous relationship between art and the lives artists chose in the service of their art. Otto weaves a story that shifts from the Italian Renaissance to the Harlem Renaissance of 1930s America. The novel--the second from the author of the well-loved How to Make an American Quilt--opens with the story of Guilietta Marcel, a young Florentine girl who spies on the artist Michelangelo while ... View more info

The Highwayman and Mr. Dickens: An Account of the Strange Events of the Medusa Murders A Secret Victorian Journal, Attributed to Wilkie Collins

By: Palmer, William J.

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, NY, St Martins Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000161


Palmer's first novel united Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins in a murder investigation with London's Inspector William Field. Now the three men pursue the Medusa Murderer, a killer whose victims have been found unmarked, their faces frozen in a ghastly mask of fear. A rollicking, suspense-filled novel to curl up with and journey back in time. View more info

The Hyde Park Headsman

By: Perry, Anne

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Fawcett Columbine: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000093


Her fourteenth mystery featuring inspector Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, is every bit as intriguing as the previous 13. Turn-of-the-century London comes vividly alive as readers follow Pitt, recently promoted to superintendent, as he struggles to solve the brutal and confounding murder of Captain the Honorable Oakley Winthrop, R. N., who's been found beheaded in Hyde Park. View more info

St. Peter's Fair

By: Peters, Ellis

Price: $4.99

Publisher: England, Warner Futura: 1984

Seller ID: 001641


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Knights of the Cross

By: Read, Piers Paul

Price: $4.99

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1997

Seller ID: 001111


A European conspiracy and a fanatic Catholic sect are behind Piers Paul Reads superb new novel both a thriller and a love story. View more info

Sarum: The Novel of England, Library Edition

By: Rutherfurd, Edward

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Crown Pub: 1987

Seller ID: 000139


A first novel, Rutherfurd's sweeping saga of the area surrounding Stonehenge and Salisbury, England, covers 10,000 years and includes many generations of five families. View more info

Freedom : A Novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

By: Safire, William

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Company Inc.: 1987

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 000620


From the war-room of the White House to Washington's drawing rooms, from the bloody battlefields of Shiloh and Antietam to the battleships Monitor and Merrimack, the drama, the passions and the characters of the Civil War leap to life in a monumental bestseller from one of today's Washington insiders, William Safire. View more info

Witness of Bones

By: Tourney, Leonard

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000799


"Adroitly blends British history with a wonderful cast of actual and fictional characters. And the Stocks, are, always, enterprising detectives and superb guides to 16th century London." ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH As Queen Elizabeth lays dying, there is a plot afoot to unseat her principle advisor, Sir Robert Cecil . Merchant-constable Matthew Stock's considers Sir Robert his master, and, determined to help his lord in any way, Matthew is lured to a murder scene--a... View more info