Okay, I'm back from my jaunt to the Hermosa Beach Public Library monthly used book sale. To my shock, they have raised prices. Paperbacks are now...50 cents! Everything else is still the same. A whopping dollar for hardcovers. Here's what resulted --
Troublesome Young Men -- Lynne Olsen, about the "rebels" who brought Churchill to power and "helped save England." Hardcover. Near-mint condition. This was actually on my list of books to find, which I brought along.
Ghandi & Churchill -- Arthur Herman, on the "epic rivalry that destroyed an Empire and forged our age." Hardcover, near-mint condition. Despite what might appear from the book above, I got this because I like reading about India.
The Prize -- Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the quest for oil, money & power. Trade paperback, mint condition.
The Nine -- Jeffrey Toobin, on the inside world of the Supreme Court. A New York Times Book of the Year. Trade paperback, in excellent condition with just slightly-bent cover.
The Company -- Robert Littell, epic novel on the history of the CIA, that I've wanted to read for a long while, and is on another of my "to read" lists. Trade paperback, in mint condition.
Number Ten -- Sue Townsend, one of my favorite comic novelists, She's the British author of the hilarious "Adrian Mole Diaries" series and others. Trade paperback in near-mind condition.
Foucault's Pendulum -- Umberto Eco, his follow-up to The Name of the Rose. Paperback, excellent condition.
War and Peace -- Leo Tolstoy. Hey, I've never read it and always wanted to, so...what the heck. Paperback, excellent condition.
All of this set me back a whole five dollars.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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