THE JOY OF BOOKS (BOUGHT THE CHEAPEST WAY POSSIBLE, USED, ONLINE or at THRIFTS.)
Did you ever notice how prices on the same title can vary! At GOODWILL, 4$ a paperback,but go to family thrift shops --- only 29c. 49c for paperbacks. 1$ for hard cover. ON ABES the same book can go from 3$ without shipping to a lot of DOUGH on the same book so diff vendors have diff ideas! LUCKILY, Abes lists them cheapest vendors first) NOTE: Over the years we hear people rave about books; always write down title, author on any scrap of paper, put in pocket!
THIS ARTICLE deals with THE GREAT BOOKS to seek at ABE BOOKS.COM
My secrets of how to order and get better prices, are FOUND EASILY at this URL ^ so click on it! USE ADVANCED FIND MENU!
SUPERB, READABLE, ENGROSSING and VERY INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKS, at used book shops in your village, not counting shipping costs which always add a dollar. For that reason, it's better to hit FAMILY OWNED THRIFT STORES. NOT GOODWILL (4$ ea. paperback!) and do so
across the city, industriously, seeking the great titles.
FOR BOOKS on POLITICS, the EVOLVING STATE- CLICK ON: > THE POLITICAL LIST, A BIBLIOGRAPHY of anti-Bush diatribes. These have exploded onto the best-seller list. Many have unforgettable titles like Molly Ivins' Bushwhacked or Hunter S. Thompson's Kingdom of Fear or Al Franken's Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them). These books are brimming with nasty one-liners and parlor jokes portraying George W. Bush as a dangerous dunce, a HICK not an aristocrat, a driller brat idiot unfit for the Oval Office or any office. He was a cute kid. THE FATHER was the evil villain. The Bush Cabinet was HIS cabinet: Vice President Dick Cheney, for example, is an utterly corrupt stalking horse for Halliburton, while Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has become Dr. Strangelove incarnate. Get these while you can. Used book shops online still have them. Anything by Michael Moore. If you are a PHD, anything by NOAM CHOMSKY. (Over the top Elitist languaging for a liberal writer is MY problem with him, being a vernacular gal.)
THE BRILLIANT COLIN WILSON, BRITAIN'S TOP MODERN PHILOSOPHER,
HISTORIAN, YET FUTURIST & TOTAL DOOR OPENER!
Politics of World Economy by Wallerstein 14$ to 60$
Age of Imperialism by Harry Magdoff 1$ to 15$
WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE by CYNTHIA BROWN 1$ (Human rights Policy in Lat Amer)
World Turned Upside Down, Radical Ideas in English Revolution Christopher Hill $2-8
Edmund Wilson FINLAND STATION, Bios of all reformers of gov from Renaissance to Lenin (ENTIRE BOOK ONLINE FREE)
Anything by David Horowitz but the right one, there are THREE DAVIDS. One the late TV ombudsman, one in Israel
Then the ONE I MEAN who wrote RADICAL SON is the best though he got mad at progressivism and switched to right wing.
When black panthers killed his bookkeeper.
ANYTHING by WILL DURANT, 11 volumes on ancient history and all the ages, each with a different title, ORIENTAL HERITAGE, CAESAR AND CHRIST, I found mine for 1 to 3$ each at abebooks. USED. Hard back TOMES! PRECIOUS! COSTLIER THESE DAYS!
Anything by Howard Zinn, 1-10$ People’s History or ANY book play at all. BAD WRITER good heart and eye.
JOY HAKIM’s Progressive view History books, to insure youngsters grow up liberal!
Roman Revolution by Ronald Syme 2$ to 24$
Anything by D.W. Brogan 1-$150
The World of Odysseus by Moses Finley
Peasants of Languedoc Le Roy Ladurie
Anything by Arnold Toynbee master historian, preoccupied with the Fall of Rome and all nations. Causes.
UNFORT. THE ABRIDGED VERSION is HARD TO READ without GOOGLING EVERY THING HE SAYS
WE AMERICANS NEED MORE EXPLANATION as we do not have CLASSICAL EDUCATIONS. GET UNABRIDGED VERS.
DANIEL POOL - What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew:
From Fox Hunting to Whist-The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-
Century England (ISBN: 0671882368) And many others.’
DOROTHY HARTLEY "LOST COUNTRY LIFE" a treasure found in UK for a dollar or so.
Bartlett’s Quotations, a treasure trove that turns anyone into a reader, student,seeker.
Waddell, anything on Early Bronze age British history
THE PHOENICIANS by Gerhard Herm though many other authors tackled same title. His makes it real.
CHAIM POTOK “WANDERINGS” 8000 yrs of History of the Jews
Mediterranean World in Age of Philip II by Fernand Braudel
ANY BOOK BY FERNAND BRAUDEL! Just search on his name, no titles! SNAP up what you can get
ANYTHING BY JULES MICHELET on HISTORY OF FRANCE. Leave it to a Marxist to interpret history better than the rest of us! BTW, he created Marx so Marx was a MICHELET-IST or BABEUVIAN maybe.
“New History and the Old’ Gertrude Himmelfarb $1 to 10$
CENTURIES OF CHILDHOOD by Philippe Aries
Beauvais et le Vauvaises de 1600-1730 by Pierre Gourbet HE IS IMPOSS to find in USA maybe in EUROPE/
not on abe books. So try EUROPEAN dealers.
LATE ANTIQUITY by PETER BROWN 5-12$
”LONDON LIFE IN THE 18th CENTURY by DOROTHY GEORGE
WORLD OF ODYSSEUS by FINLEY 2-6$ at abe
The Sixties by Todd Gitlin 1$ to 31$ Marxists interpret history better!
Cheese and the Worms, Cosmos of a 16th Century Miller. Carlo Ginzburg 6$-15$
TIME BENDS autobio by Arthur Miller. l.00$ at abebooks. ONE BUCK!
Anything by David Horowitz, radical who switched, became VERY right wing, does BIOS too
Howard Fast auto bio, “BEING RED” not his fiction. yawn.
Vandana Shiva, anything by her.
Nickle and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich (on living poor in America)
Heilbronner, Robert, Anything by him 4$ and up MAKING OF ECONOMIC SOCIETY
New American Poverty by Michael Harrington same book 1$ to 300$
GERMAN BIG BIZ, The RISE of by TURNER HENRY
Unequal Exchange by Ranjit Sau 11-30$
“Nicaragua, What difference could a Revolution Make” Joseph Collins 1$ up
Corporations and the Cold War by David Horowitz 5$ to 30$
GLOBAL REACH Richard Barnet1-10$
U.S. Imperialism by Farhang Mansour 4-21$
Theory of Capitalist Development by Paul Sweezy 4-20$
Intervention and Revolution Barnet 1-$5
Historical Capitalism Wallerstein 4$ to 42$
Great Conspiracy $4 to $42 by Alfred Kahn
Economics for Beginners , MC Buer & Mabel Ctaven. Though same title by others good too
Marx for Beginners, RIUS anything by him, 70's writer of illustrated progressive cartoon-filled teachings
MAO for Beginners Rius
Lenin For Beginners 1$ to 20$ Rius
CULTURE, ANTHROPOLOGY, EDUCATION
Western Attitudes Toward Death Philipe Aries
AT ODDS, Women and the Family in America by Carl Degler
Origins of Individualism, Political Oppression and the State by ELI SAGAN
Education in the Forming of American Society by Bernard Bailyn
CENTURIES OF CHILDHOOD by Philippe Aries 4-8$
Thomas Dover “GREEK HOMOSEXUALITY: 6$ to 28$
Kissinger by Mort Halperin
Read up on JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU online to find out what a jerk he was! *click there.
THRILLERS/ MYSTERIES- NOVELS: Stieg Larsson trilogy DRAGON TATTOO
Frederick Forsythe Day of the Jackyl, his best. ICON, FIST OF GOD fab! Odessa File.
DAN BROWN Angels & Demons, Da Vinci Code, & a string of others.
Alan Furst WWII in Europe,
Ian Rankin, Scot Cop procedurals. MICHAEL CONNELLY Cop Procedurals L.A.
James Lee burke, Southern cop
Lawrence Block, Robert Parker, Lee Child, Robert Crais. Sue Grafton.
Daniel Silva “The English Assasin” “Confessor” “Price of Fire” and many more. Mossad theme.
LION"s GAME by NELSON De MILLE & night fall --- all of STIEG LARSSON;s TATTOO TRILOGY
LOUIS L'AMOUR WESTERNS, CLASSIC LITERATURE in DEERSKIN GARB. A Teen boys MUST!
RIPPER! CASE SOLVED by Patricia Cornwall
Adios Scherhezade by Donald Westlake 10-165$ (search on Adios and author’s name, only, spelling title is too iffy)
“MISSING, the Execution of Charles Horman” by Tom HAUSER 2$
Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard 4-12$ prose so fabulous it could be mounted and worn as jewelry.
Daniel Woodrell, His themes involve a Hillbilly P.I., hilarious premise.
Sarah Dunant, Renaissance themes. ditto NAME OF THE ROSE by UMBERTO ECCO
Zoe Oldenbourg. Dark Ages in France.
KEN FOLLETT WORLD WITHOUT END and PILLARS OF THE EARTH, Medieval England
“Hawaii, by James Michener “THE SOURCE” CHESAPEAKE CENTENNIAL all by Michener
his dozen or so early titles are his best
NEW AGE, METAPHYSICS
“Third Eye” “Dr. from Llasha,” all a buck or two tops and
“You Forever” “Chapters of Life” or ANYTHING by author TUESDAY LOBSANG RAMPA, as they INSPIRE your E.S.P
ALAN WATTS, Robert Anton Wilson,
Dr. DICK ALPERT ( BABA RAM DAS, his other name).
Anything by Brit COLIN WILSON! His “Psychic Detectives” inspires your own E.S..P MIND PARASITES a good one.
His CRIMINOLOGY series are not as ‘inspiring.’ But maybe instructional.
PALM READING: Charlotte Wolf “HUMAN HAND” (hands of insane and retarded)
CHEIRO’s many books on palmistry.
Soul of the Universe by Stromberg where he proves that God exists and can be proven with PHYSICS. Guy was a physics Dr.
CHARLES POTTER on RELIGION/ JESUS/ BIBLE.
The Muslim Jesus, the former Cambridge professor of Arabic and Islamic studies Tarif Khalidi brings together, from a
vast range of sources, 303 stories, sayings and traditions of Jesus that can be found in Muslim literature, from the earliest centuries of Islamic history. These paint a picture of Christ not dissimilar to the Christ of the Gospels. The Muslim Jesus is the patron saint of asceticism, the lord of nature, a miracle worker, a healer, a moral, spiritual and social role model..
LOVE , courtship Marriage.
Dr. Pat Allen. “GETTING TO I DO”
Hendrix “GETTING THE LOVE YOU NEED”
Getting the Love you Want by Hendrix
Most Hendrix titles are for 1$ but some guy wants a grand for one!
The Rules and “He’s just not that IN to you”
Deborah Tannen “You Just Don’t Understand” 1$ all over abe books
Chico’s Organic Gardening by David Wallechinsky
Ruth Stout and from ENGLAND, DOROTHY HARTLEY
Bob Proctor “You were Born Rich”
MYSTERIES- <==CLICK HERE Lawrence Block, Robert Parker. John Burdett, Sue Grafton CLICK FOR MORE
THRILLERS – <==CLICK HERE Lee Child, Robert Crais, Stieg Larsson,Michael Connelly, Daniel Silva,
“BEST OF” LISTS
The RANDOM HOUSE LIST http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html
The TIME MAG LIST: URL changes, so google it.
The NEW YORK TIMES list: http://www.nytimes.com/library/books/072098best-novels-list.html
Give me titles you admire to add to this list, if you would be so kind. Write astrology at earthlink dot net.
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