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Hemp: A Short History of the Most Misunderstood Plant and Its Uses and Abuses

By: Bourrie, Mark

Price: $4.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Firefly Books: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 069989

ISBN: 1552978516

Condition: As New


"A factual look at a controversial subject." In 1935, Popular Science magazine hailed hemp as the new Billion Dollar Crop. Two years later, it was banned. Hemp is the world's strongest natural fiber and has been cultivated for its practical uses for over 10,000 years. It was the main cash crop of New France (now Canada) since one naval warship required up to 60 tons of hemp rope for its rigging, including the 25-inch thick anchor cable. Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp, and Benjamin Franklin owned a hemp mill. Later, in the 19th century, Levi Strauss buil... View more info

Isle of the Sea Breezers (Vashon Island History)

By: Carey, Roland

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Seattle, WA, U.S.A., Alderbrook Publishing: 1976

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 035245

Condition: Very Good


Self bound by author. Light foxing at page head, musty stored odor apparent. View more info

Seven Years in Tibet

By: Harrer, Heinrich

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart - Davis: 1954

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 066999

Condition: Very Good


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Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates

By: Ritchie, Robert C.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1986

Seller ID: 070447

ISBN: 0674095014

Condition: Very Good


Clean tight copy with minor foxing to page block. Illustrated. View more info

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How Dark the Night: A Novel

By: William C. Hammond

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Annapolis, Naval Institute Press: 2014

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 073982

ISBN: 1612514677

Condition: As New


"How Dark the Night" profiles the years 1805 to 1810, picking up where the fourth volume, "A Call to Arms," ends. These years leading up to the War of 1812 are devastating ones for the young republic and for the Cutler family. The life-and-death struggle between the forces of Great Britain and France continue in Europe, and the United States is caught in a web of financial and political chaos as President Jefferson and Secretary of State Madison endeavor to keep the woefully unprepared United States out of the imbroglio while at the same time defending the nation's honor. On the home front, th... View more info

Travellers' Tales of Old Singapore

By: Wise, Michael (Compiler)

Price: $10.76

Publisher: U. K., In Print: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 069982

ISBN: 1873047819

Condition: As New


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