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Dead Fashion Girl: A Situationist Detective Story (Strange Attractor Press)
$19.95
Description

A crime and a six-decade cover-up: the death of a fashion designer in the cesspit of vice and violence that was 1950s London.

In 1954, Jean Mary Townsend was strangled with her own scarf and stripped of her underwear but not sexually assaulted. The subsequent police investigation was bungled, leading to a six-decade cover-up, ensuring that this twenty-one-year-old fashion designer was effectively killed twice: first bodily, and then as her significance and her memory were erased. Fred Vermorel's forensic, troubling (and trouble-making) investigation digs deep into Jean Townsend's life and times, and her transgressive bohemian milieu. It disentangles the lies and bluffs that have obscured this puzzling case for over half a century and offers a compelling solution to her murder and the official secrecy surrounding it.

More than just a true crime story, Vermorel's investigation deploys Townsend's death as a wild card methodology for probing the 1950s: a cesspit of vice and violence, from coprophiles to bombsite gangs and flick knives in the cinema. Densely illustrated with archival material, Dead Fashion Girl is a heavily researched, darkly curious exposé of London's 1950s society that touches on celebrity, royalty, the postwar establishment, and ultimately, tragedy.

ISBN
9781907222719
By
Vermorel, Fred
Publisher
Strange Attractor Press
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781907222719
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History
Macedonia and the Macedonians: A History (Hoover Institution Press Publication)
$21.42
Description
This detailed volume surveys the history of Macedonia from 600 BC to the present day, with an emphasis on the past two centuries. It reveals how the so-called Macedonian question has long dominated Balkan politics, and how for well over a century and a half, it was the central issue dividing Balkan peoples, as neighboring Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia struggled for possession of Macedonia--and denied any distinct Macedonian identity.
ISBN
9780817948825
By
Rossos, Andrew
Publisher
Hoover Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
707623
Location
B
Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age
$30.00
Description
The first half of the nineteenth century witnessed an extraordinary transformation in British political, literary, and intellectual life. There was widespread social unrest, and debates raged regarding education, the lives of the working class, and the new industrial, machine-governed world. At the same time, modern science emerged in Europe in more or less its current form, as new disciplines and revolutionary concepts, including evolution and the vastness of geologic time, began to take shape.

In Visions of Science, James A. Secord offers a new way to capture this unique moment of change. He explores seven key books--among them Charles Babbage's Reflections on the Decline of Science, Charles Lyell's Principles ofGeology, Mary Somerville's Connexion of the Physical Sciences, and Thomas Carlyle's Sartor Resartus--and shows how literature that reflects on the wider meaning of science can be revelatory when granted the kind of close reading usually reserved for fiction and poetry. These books considered the meanings of science and its place in modern life, looking to the future, coordinating and connecting the sciences, and forging knowledge that would be appropriate for the new age. Their aim was often philosophical, but Secord shows it was just as often imaginative, projective, and practical: to suggest not only how to think about the natural world but also to indicate modes of action and potential consequences in an era of unparalleled change.

Visions of Science opens our eyes to how genteel ladies, working men, and the literary elite responded to these remarkable works. It reveals the importance of understanding the physical qualities of books and the key role of printers and publishers, from factories pouring out cheap compendia to fashionable publishing houses in London's West End. Secord's vivid account takes us to the heart of an information revolution that was to have profound consequences for the making of the modern world.

ISBN
9780226203287
By
Secord, James A
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780226203287
Location
History
A History of Scotland (Penguin History)
$4.99
Description
A history that is equally entertaining and enlightening, illustrating all of the changes of power and intricacies that are necessary to understand the interrelation between England and Scotland and the Highland and Lowland populations. It shows how Duncan (1034-40) emerged from 'the union of the four peoples' as the first king of a united Scotland and provides detailed, reign-by-reign accounts from then on. Above all Professor Mackie reveals how the Scots long pursued an independent line - in religion, law, culture and foreign policy - that helped them keep at bay the Romans, the French and the English.
ISBN
9780140136494
By
MacKie, J D
Publisher
Penguin Books
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119892
Location
D
The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the Final Solution
$27.46
Description
Henry Friedlander explores in chilling detail how the Nazi program of secretly exterminating the handicapped and disabled evolved into the systematic destruction of Jews and Gypsies. Tracing the rise of racist and eugenic ideologies in Germany, he describes how the so-called euthanasia of the handicapped provided a practical model for mass murder, thereby initiating the Holocaust. Based on extensive research in American, German, and Austrian archives as well as Allied and German court records, the book also analyzes the involvement of the German bureaucracy and judiciary, the participation of physicians and scientists, the motives of the killers, and the nature of popular opposition. Friedlander also sheds light on the special plight of handicapped Jews, who were the first singled out for murder.
ISBN
9780807822081
By
Friedlander, Henry
Publisher
The University of North Carolina Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
774781
Location
L
Images of Aran: Photographs by Father Browne 1925 & 1938
$16.41
Description
In 1925, on his first visit to the Aran Islands, time was limited. In 1938, however, he stayed for at least three weeks and took nearly 750 photographs on all three islands. He had an interest in history and prehistory and on Aran was keen on seeing and recording the prehistoric forts, as well as the ecclesiastical ruins, the crosses and the pieces of crosses, the holy wells and pilgrimage sites. The book also includes illustrations of the people of Aran in the 1920s and 1930s.
ISBN
9780863275999
By
O'Donnell, E E
Publisher
Irish Amer Book Co
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1106355
Location
B
Listening to the Wind (Seedbank)
$18.00
Description
Here is Connemara, experienced at a walker's pace. From cartographer Tim Robinson comes the second title in the Seedbank series, a breathtakingly intimate exploration of one beloved place's geography, ecology, and history.

We begin with the earth right in front of his boots, as Robinson unveils swaths of fiontarnach--fall leaf decay. We peer from the edge of the cliff where Robinson's house stands on rickety stilts. We closely examine an overgrown patch of heather, a flush of sphagnum moss. And so, footstep by footstep, moment by moment, Robinson takes readers deep into this storied Irish landscape, from the "quibbling, contentious terrain" of Bogland to the shorelines of Inis Ní to the towering peaks of Twelve Pins.

Just as wild and essential as the countryside itself are its colorful characters, friends and legends and neighbors alike: a skeletal, story-filled sheep farmer; an engineer who builds bridges, both physical and metaphorical; a playboy prince and cricket champion; and an enterprising botanist who meets an unexpected demise. Within a landscape lie all other things, and Robinson rejoices in the universal magic of becoming one with such a place, joining with "[t]he sound of the past, the language we breathe, and our frontage onto the natural world."

Situated at the intersection of mapmaking and mythmaking, Listening to the Wind is at once learned and intimate, elegiac and magnificent--an exceptionally rich "book about one place which is also about the whole world" (Robert Macfarlane).

ISBN
9781571313706
By
Robinson, Tim
Publisher
Milkweed Editions
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781571313706
Location
Nature
Lonely Planet Scandinavia (Travel Guide)
$4.99
Description

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Scandinavia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise through Norway's majestic fjords, float in Iceland's Blue Lagoon or sample Copenhagen's finest new-Nordic cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scandinavia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Scandinavia Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife and cuisine.
  • Over 45 maps
  • Covers Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Tallinn and more
  • The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Scandinavia, our most comprehensive guide to Scandinavia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet Travel Guides, our most comprehensive guides that both cover the top sights and take the roads less travelled.
  • Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andy Symington, Anna Kaminski, Anthony Ham, Carolyn Bain, Cristian Bonetto, Peter Dragicevich.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    ISBN
    9781743215692
    By
    Kaminski, Anna
    Publisher
    Lonely Planet
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    624382
    Location
    C
    Rick Steves' Portugal
    $4.99
    Description
    Rick Steves' Portugal guides travelers through this increasingly popular European destination, from late night fado sing-alongs to lazy afternoon strolls through Porto's pictaresque riverfront district. Less crowded that its neighbor Spain, Portugal offers friendly locals and affordable prices. Rick Steves covers the sites worth exploring -- such as the Gulbenkian Museum, featuring an art collection spanning 2,000 years -- while dolling out expert advice on basic travel necessities such as a packing checklist, Portuguese language survival phrases, and etiquette. With Rick as your guide, you can enjoy Portugal's exotic architecture, windswept castles, and fresh seafood -- economically and hassle-free.
    ISBN
    9781598801194
    By
    Steves, Rick
    Publisher
    Rick Steves
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    708168
    Location
    B
    Incantation
    $4.99
    ISBN
    9780316010191
    By
    Hoffman, Alice
    Publisher
    Little, Brown and Company
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1118609
    Location
    B
    Capri and No Longer Capri (Nation Books)
    $6.39
    Description
    This memoir paints an idiosyncratic picture and celebrates the island in highstyle.
    ISBN
    9781560255031
    By
    La Capria, Raffaele
    Publisher
    Bold Type Books
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1119222
    Location
    F
    Streetwise Venice Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Venice, Italy
    $4.99
    ISBN
    9780935039788
    By
    Streetwise Maps
    Publisher
    Streetwise Maps
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1103726
    Location
    D
    Rick Steves Pocket Prague
    $4.99
    Description
    Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Prague:
  • City walks and tours: Five detailed self-guided walks, including a walk from the Old Town Square to the Charles Bridge and tours of The Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle
  • Rick's strategic advice on what's worth your time and money
  • What to eat and where to stay: Savor a traditional goulash stew, mingle with locals over a Czech beer, and stay in a romantic hotel in the Little Quarter
  • Day-by-day itineraries to help you prioritize your time
  • A detailed, detachable fold-out map, plus museum and city maps throughout
  • Full-color, portable, and slim for exploring on-the-go
  • Trip-planning practicalities like when to go, how to get around, basic Czech phrases, and more
  • Lightweight, yet packed with info on Prague's history and culture, Rick Steves Pocket Prague truly is a tour guide in your pocket.

    Extending your trip? Try Rick Steves Prague & the Czech Republic or Rick Steves Eastern Europe.

    ISBN
    9781612384986
    By
    Vihan, Honza
    Publisher
    Avalon Travel Publishing
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1103712
    Location
    D
    On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal
    $4.99
    ISBN
    9780865472822
    By
    Simeti, Mary Taylor
    Publisher
    North Point Pr
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1120659
    Location
    L
    Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy
    $4.99
    Description
    The endearing author of the bestselling "Under the Tuscan Sun" invites readers back for an enchanting new season of friendship, festivity, and food in Tuscany and throughout Italy.
    ISBN
    9780767902830
    By
    Mayes, Frances
    Publisher
    Broadway
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1120681
    Location
    L
    German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial
    $29.10
    ISBN
    9780300089752
    By
    Horne, John N
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    707371
    Location
    B
    Berezina: From Moscow to Paris Following Napoleon?s Epic Fail
    $15.00
    Description

    Lire Magazine Best Travel Book

    Take four friends, put them on two Ural motorcycles (complete with sidecars), send them off on a 2,500-mile odyssey retracing history's most famous retreat, add what some might consider an excessive amount of Vodka, and you've got Sylvain Tesson's Berezina, a riotous and erudite book that combines travel, history, comradery, and adventure.

    The retreat of Napoleon's Grande Armée from Russia culminated, after a humiliating loss, with the crossing of the River Berezina, a word that henceforth became synonymous with unmitigated disaster for the French and national pride for the Russians. Two hundred years after this battle, Sylvain Tesson and his friends retrace Napoleon's retreat, along the way reflecting on the lessons of history, the meaning of defeat, and the realities of contemporary Europe. A great read for history buffs and for anyone who has ever dreamed of an adventure that is out of the ordinary.

    ISBN
    9781609455545
    By
    Tesson, Sylvain
    Publisher
    Europa Compass
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781609455545
    Location
    History
    Italian hours (Black cat book)
    $7.64
    ISBN
    9780394170770
    By
    James, Henry, Jr.
    Publisher
    Grove Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1124431
    Location
    F
    DK Eyewitness Top 10 Iceland (Pocket Travel Guide)
    $6.24
    Description
    True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Iceland covers all the country's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

    See stunning glaciers and geysers or the bewitching northern lights, visit the beautiful national parks, or experience the vibrancy of Reykjavik with this newly revised, updated, and redesigned pocket travel guide. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect pocket-size companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 waterfalls and the Top 10 volcanoes and hot springs to the Top 10 museums in Reykjavik and around Iceland; there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid! The guide is divided by area, covering all of Iceland's highlights, and packed with reviews for restaurants and hotels.

    - Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip.
    - Expanded and far more comprehensive, the new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
    - Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
    - New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-path ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
    - Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on the inside cover flaps, with selected street index.
    - New typography and fresh layout throughout.

    You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index.

    The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Iceland

    ISBN
    9781465468932
    By
    Dk Eyewitness
    Publisher
    DK Eyewitness Travel
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1118280
    Location
    B
    Village Walks: Provence: 50 Adventures on Foot (City Walks)
    $5.46
    Description
    Take a stroll off the beaten path and discover the hidden wonders of Provence and the Cte d'Azur.

    Walks include:
    Cannes
    Marseille
    Avignon
    Pont du Gard Aqueduct
    ...And more!

    ISBN
    9780811856881
    By
    Schrupp, Jim
    Publisher
    Chronicle Books
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    641805
    Location
    C
    Modern Ireland: 1600-1972
    $7.54
    ISBN
    9780713990102
    By
    Foster, R F
    Publisher
    Viking Adult
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1103590
    Location
    D
    A Night Divided
    $23.81
    Description
    From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west. With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city. But one day, while on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Then, when she receives a mysterious drawing, Gerta puts two and two together and concludes that her father wants Gerta and Fritz to tunnel beneath the wall, out of East Berlin. However, if they are caught, the consequences will be deadly. No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?
    ISBN
    9780545880794
    By
    Nielsen, Jennifer A
    Publisher
    Scholastic Inc.
    Item Condition
    Used, Acceptable
    About This Product
    Disc is in rough condition with moderate defects. If it does not play we will refund you in full. May be missing online digital copy or liner notes. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1125536
    Location
    G
    Scotland Bc: An Introduction to the Prehistoric Houses, Tombs, Ceremonial Monuments, and Fortifications in the Care of the Secretary of State for Scotland (Historic Buildings and Monuments)
    $4.99
    Description
    These easy-to-read books are a perfect introduction to the history of Scotland. Full of little-know facts and color illustrations, these books help bring history to life. The Stationery Office.
    ISBN
    9780114934279
    By
    Ritchie, Anna
    Publisher
    The Stationery Office/Tso
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1123702
    Location
    A
    The Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust, and German National Identity
    $9.39
    Description
    Charles Maier writes that the historians' controversy gave Germany a chance to air the issues immediately before unification and, in effect, the controversy substituted for the constitutional debate that a united Germany never got around to holding. The premises of national community, whether formulated in terms of legal culture, inherited collective responsibilities, or patriotic habits of the heart, had already been subjects for vigorous discussion.
    ISBN
    9780674929777
    By
    Maier, Charles S
    Publisher
    Harvard University Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    709383
    Location
    B
    How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (The Hinges of History)
    $4.99
    Description
    A book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars" -- and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved front the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization -- copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost -- they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated. In the tradition of Barbara Tuchmail's "A Distant Mirror, How The Irish Saved Civilization" reconstructs an era that few know about but which is central to understanding our past and our cultural heritage. But it conveys its knowledge with a winking wit that aptly captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization.
    ISBN
    9780385418492
    By
    Cahill, Thomas
    Publisher
    Anchor
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1123627
    Location
    C