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Ex-Convict, David Allan COE [signed]
1 David Allan COE [signed] Ex-Convict
No Place No Publisher 1982 Trade Paperback Very Good Book Signed by Author(s)
It is debatable whether Coe has had greater success as a singer or in writing songs for other country stars. Tanya Tucker's "Would You Lay with Me" and Johnny Paycheck's "Take This Job and Shove It" are both Coe compositions. As for his own recordings, Coe is perhaps best known for the humorous "You Never Even Called Me by My Name" and "Long-Haired Redneck." Those two hit the top of the country charts during the mid-1970s, but his later work has also received much critical acclaim. Coe's path to country stardom was difficult. Born on September 6, 1939, in Akron, Ohio,Having come from a broken home. it's not surprising that was sent to a reform school in Michigan when he was nine years old, and then spent most of his youth in several similar facilities. Every time he was released, he managed to do something to get incarcerated again. His early crimes included possession of burglary tools and car theft. Eventually, at the age of 20, Coe began a series of prison terms in the Ohio State Penitentiary. During one of these, he killed a fellow inmate who made homosexual advances towards him. Despite a possible self-defense motive in the incident, Coe was sentenced to death. While on death row he was reunited with his foster father, who had also been convicted of murder. During his various prison terms, Coe taught himself to play the guitar, and he and his foster father occupied themselves by writing songs. Before their sentences could be carried out, Ohio repealed the death penalty and Coe's term was commuted to life. Thus reprieved, he began to take an even greater interest in his music, and was allowed to perform for his fellow inmates. This constructive activity compelled the parole board to look favorably upon Coe, and he was freed in 1967. Coe headed straight for Nashville, Tennessee, he slept in his old car and sang and played for food, and the rest is, as they say, history. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Behind The Scenes; Or Nine Years At The Four Courts Of Saint Louis, Harris, Louisa
2 Harris, Louisa Behind The Scenes; Or Nine Years At The Four Courts Of Saint Louis
St. Louis A. R. Fleming & Company 1893 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book Inscribed By Author
This 1893 account is considered to be the first published work by a policewoman in America. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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The Rape of LaBelle, Harry HAHN,  [int. Thomas Hart Benton]
3 Harry HAHN, [int. Thomas Hart Benton] The Rape of LaBelle
Kansas City Frank Glenn Pub. 1946 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book Illustated 

Price: 10.00 USD
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Vigilante Days and Ways: The Pioneers of The Rockies, The Makers  and Making of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Langford, Nathianiel Pitt
4 Langford, Nathianiel Pitt Vigilante Days and Ways: The Pioneers of The Rockies, The Makers and Making of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
New York D. D. Merrill 1893 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book Wood-Engraved Plates Signed Presentation By Nathianiel Langford
2 volumes, xxvl, 426; xiii, [3], 485pp. Illustrated with 15 wood-engraved plates, title page vignettes, engraving on dedication page. Original blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. Presentation copy inscribed on front free endpaper of vol. l, " William H. Egan, Compliments of Nathianiel P. Langford, St. Paul, Dec. 5, 1900" Egan's pencilled ownership signature and St. Paul address on rear free endpaper of vol. l and ffe of vol. ll. The best single work on the disruptions to law and order in Montana in the 1860's, well-written and comprehensive, taking a larger, more historical view of the proceedings than Dimsdale's first hand account. Adams calls it "One of the standard works on the Montana vigilantes and the Plummer gang of road agents." This second edition has the same collation as the 1890 first edition [no advertisments at the end of vol ll of this copy]. Adams Six-Guns 1280; Graff2390; Howes L78; Smith 5684. Housed in a brown leather slipcase. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Oswald's Tale : An American Mystery, MAILER, NORMAN
5 MAILER, NORMAN Oswald's Tale : An American Mystery
New York, NY, U.S.A. Random House, Incorporated 1995 0679425357 / 9780679425359 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book Inscribed By Norman Mailer

Price: 35.00 USD
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Endure and Conqure : My Twelve Year Fight for Vindication, Sheppard,  Dr. Sam
6 Sheppard, Dr. Sam Endure and Conqure : My Twelve Year Fight for Vindication
Cleveland World Publishing Company 1966 Hardcover Very Good Good Book Signed By Dr. Sam Sheppard
Signed by Dr. Sam Sheppard on the ffe, one of three inscriptions. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York in Bondage, Townsend, John D.
7 Townsend, John D. New York in Bondage
New York Margaret Townsend Tagliapietra 1901 Hardcover Very Good Book Two TLS Tipped In
Two typed letters [carbons with ink notations ] from Townsend Tagliapietra tipped in. The author chronicles graft and corruption within the political,public, and business life of NYC from the mid-nineteenth to the turn of the century. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 William R. George & Lyman Beecher Stowe Citizens Made and Remade: An Interpretation of the Significance and Influence of George Junior Republics
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1912 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 Illustrated from Photographs Inscribed Wm. R. George & Lyman Beecher Stowe
The book is inscribed and signed by both authors on the ffe. 265 pp. An account of the GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLICS, an attempt to create urban microcosms in remote rural camps where at risk youth from the streets of our cities could live for a summer and work at creating an experimental society founded on American ideals and law. A successful businessman, William R. George, created the League as an outgrowth of his work with gangs on New York's lower east side. Stowe, the grandson of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Secretary of the National Association of the George Junior Republics, co-authored the book with George. The book contains many photos of the Junior Republics. An uncommon title and signed by both authors. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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