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Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here, Heller, Joseph
1 Heller, Joseph Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here
New York Knopf 1998 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Now, more than Fifty years after Catch-22 exploded into the world's consciousness Heller has decided to show us his life. Here in his Coney Island childhood, down the block from what was the world's most famous amusement park. It was the height of the depression, it was a fatherless family, yet little Joey Heller had a terrific time on the boardwalk, in the ocean (dangerously out of his depth), playing follow-the-leader in and out of local bars and even in school. Then a series of jobs, the Air Force, college, and then the spectacular success of Catch-22 launching one of the great literary careers of the twentieth century. Now and Then will fascinate Heller's fans and give pleasure to everyone for whom Coney Island remains a glorious symbol of fun, fantasy, and a more innocent world. Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread with a slight crease to the upper left corner of the back panel. It does not detract. A beautiful proof. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Banker to the Poor, Yunus, Muhammad
2 Yunus, Muhammad Banker to the Poor
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This As-New Signed volume is still in the original publisher's Shrinkwrap. Anything that appears as markings or defects on the photo are only the result of scanning through the Shrinkwrap. The book is perfect.. Muhammad Yunus is a bona fide visionary. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established a bank (Grameen) devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. The bank now provides over 2.5 billion dollars of micro-loans to more than two million families in rural Bangladesh. Ninety-four percent of Yunus's clients are women, and repayment rates are near 100 percent. Banker to the Poor is Muhammad Yunus's memoir of how he decided to change his life in order to help the world's poor.The definitive history of micro-credit direct from the man that conceived of it, Banker to the Poor is necessary reading for anyone interested in economics, public policy, philanthropy, social history, and business. Muhammad Yunus was born in Bangladesh and earned his Ph.D. in economics in the United States at Vanderbilt University, where he was deeply influenced by the civil rights movement. He still lives in Bangladesh, and travels widely around the world on behalf of Grameen Bank and the concept of micro-credit.This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. A COA is included The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front and back boards as well as the spine The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It has raised bands on the spine in the style of classic bookmaking. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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