Edgar Rice Burroughs Paperback Collection — Five Books (1962, 1963, 1964).

Burroughs, the creator of legendary characters such as Tarzan and John Carter, was born in Chicago but attended the Michigan Military Academy in Orchard Lake.  A popular story marks the teenage Burroughs as a rebellious youth who ran away from the Academy and hopped a train back to Chicago.  When found he was returned, and after graduating in 1895, served as an instructor at his alma mater for a short period. The director Wes Anderson is his great-grandson.

The featured collection includes three of the five titles that comprise his Venus series. 

"Death, only, renders hope futile," Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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The Catcher in the Rye — J. D. Salinger (1951)
This is an early Book Club Edition in Fine condition. The dust jacket contains the photo of Salinger on the back with attribution to the photographer. A “W” on the copyright page denotes that it was printed in Tennessee.  Legend has it that Salinger disliked the photo on the back of the dust jacket and had it removed in later printings, thus down the quantity of this copy. 
"I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It’s nice," Holden Caufield. 

Hey all you big phonies!  It was 63 years ago today that this classic was first published. 

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The Catcher in the Rye — J. D. Salinger (1951)

This is an early Book Club Edition in Fine condition. The dust jacket contains the photo of Salinger on the back with attribution to the photographer. A “W” on the copyright page denotes that it was printed in Tennessee.  Legend has it that Salinger disliked the photo on the back of the dust jacket and had it removed in later printings, thus down the quantity of this copy. 

"I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It’s nice," Holden Caufield. 

Hey all you big phonies!  It was 63 years ago today that this classic was first published. 

To Kiss Earth Good-Bye — Ingo Swann (1975).
Ingo Swann is considered the co-creator of Remote Viewing, or ESP. He used the term Remote Viewing to describe the out of body experiences of describing unseen locations without the use of senses.  Largely overshadowed by the more famous, Uri Geller, Swann, along with Geller was one of two psychics subjected to testing at the Stanford Research Institute in the 1970s. The research interested the C.I.A. who funded the $20 million Stargate Project in 1975 to determine whether or not it had any military application.  The project was discontinued in 1995 with the determination that it held no practical use for intelligence gathering. The project was the basis for the movie “The Men Who Stare at Goats.”
For the month of July, MSU Surplus Books is is offering 30% off all items in the Psychology category.  That includes over 50 titles, with more vintage texts being added daily.  Please visit msusurplusbooks.com  to view the selections.
"Now, more than ever, we need the Jedi." — From The Men Who Stare at Goats.

To Kiss Earth Good-Bye — Ingo Swann (1975).

Ingo Swann is considered the co-creator of Remote Viewing, or ESP. He used the term Remote Viewing to describe the out of body experiences of describing unseen locations without the use of senses.  Largely overshadowed by the more famous, Uri Geller, Swann, along with Geller was one of two psychics subjected to testing at the Stanford Research Institute in the 1970s. The research interested the C.I.A. who funded the $20 million Stargate Project in 1975 to determine whether or not it had any military application.  The project was discontinued in 1995 with the determination that it held no practical use for intelligence gathering. The project was the basis for the movie “The Men Who Stare at Goats.”

For the month of July, MSU Surplus Books is is offering 30% off all items in the Psychology category.  That includes over 50 titles, with more vintage texts being added daily.  Please visit msusurplusbooks.com  to view the selections.

"Now, more than ever, we need the Jedi." — From The Men Who Stare at Goats.

Is Life Worth Living? — William James (1904).
William James, the brother of esteemed novelist Henry James and diarist Alice James, is considered by many to be the “Father of American psychology.  While a professor at Harvard, he offered the first course in psychology in the United States. His students included Theodore Roosevelt, Gertrude Stein, Walter Lippmann, G. Stanley Hall, W. E. B. DuBois, and George Santayana. His godfather was none other than Ralph Waldo Emerson. The associations with peers, and influence on others, elevates him to a unique standing in early 20th Century philosophical and academic realms.
For the month of July, MSU Surplus Books is is offering 30% off all items in the Psychology category.  That includes over 50 titles, with more vintage texts being added daily.  Please visit msusurplusbooks.com  to view the selections.
"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another," William James.

Is Life Worth Living? — William James (1904).

William James, the brother of esteemed novelist Henry James and diarist Alice James, is considered by many to be the “Father of American psychology.  While a professor at Harvard, he offered the first course in psychology in the United States. His students included Theodore Roosevelt, Gertrude Stein, Walter Lippmann, G. Stanley Hall, W. E. B. DuBois, and George Santayana. His godfather was none other than Ralph Waldo Emerson. The associations with peers, and influence on others, elevates him to a unique standing in early 20th Century philosophical and academic realms.

For the month of July, MSU Surplus Books is is offering 30% off all items in the Psychology category.  That includes over 50 titles, with more vintage texts being added daily.  Please visit msusurplusbooks.com  to view the selections.

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another," William James.

Psychological Care of Infant and Child — John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner Watson (1928).
John B. Watson, along with B. F. Skinner, was responsible for moving the practice of psychology away from the “mentalist” approach and toward the observable behavior of humans and animals. Behaviorism replaced the divining of causation based on thoughts and beliefs and focused instead on quantitative actions and responses. The co-author of the book, Rosalie Rayner provides a controversial storyline. As a graduate-assistant to Watson at John Hopkins, Rosalie’s affair with her professor became news fodder in Baltimore tabloids. Watson was forced to leave his position at the University due to the scandal.
For the month of July, MSU Surplus Books is is offering 20% off all items in the Psychology category.  That includes over 50 titles, with more vintage texts being added daily.  Please visit msusurplusbooks.com  to view the selections.

Psychological Care of Infant and Child — John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner Watson (1928).

John B. Watson, along with B. F. Skinner, was responsible for moving the practice of psychology away from the “mentalist” approach and toward the observable behavior of humans and animals. Behaviorism replaced the divining of causation based on thoughts and beliefs and focused instead on quantitative actions and responses. The co-author of the book, Rosalie Rayner provides a controversial storyline. As a graduate-assistant to Watson at John Hopkins, Rosalie’s affair with her professor became news fodder in Baltimore tabloids. Watson was forced to leave his position at the University due to the scandal.

For the month of July, MSU Surplus Books is is offering 20% off all items in the Psychology category.  That includes over 50 titles, with more vintage texts being added daily.  Please visit msusurplusbooks.com  to view the selections.

Around the Year with the Trapp Family — Maria Augusta Trapp (1955).
The Hills are Alive! Maria von Trapp, the stepmother and matriarch of the famous singing famil,y wrote this book of music celebrating the holidays of the Christian world in 1955. Fifty-nine years later her great step-grandchildren have revived the family business. Four grandchildren of Werner, Maria’s stepson, and the incorrigible Kurt to The Sound of Music fans, are on a 24 city tour supporting a new album. George Winston saw them perform in 2001 and asked them to open for him for a few shows.
"Children can’t do all the things they’re supposed to if they have to worry about spoiling their precious clothes," Maria from The Sound of Music.

Around the Year with the Trapp Family — Maria Augusta Trapp (1955).

The Hills are Alive! Maria von Trapp, the stepmother and matriarch of the famous singing famil,y wrote this book of music celebrating the holidays of the Christian world in 1955. Fifty-nine years later her great step-grandchildren have revived the family business. Four grandchildren of Werner, Maria’s stepson, and the incorrigible Kurt to The Sound of Music fans, are on a 24 city tour supporting a new album. George Winston saw them perform in 2001 and asked them to open for him for a few shows.

"Children can’t do all the things they’re supposed to if they have to worry about spoiling their precious clothes," Maria from The Sound of Music.

Betty Gordon and the Lost Pearls — Alice B. Emerson (1927).
Subtitled, The Mystery of the Seaside, this is the tenth book in the Betty Gordon series. Alice B. Emerson was the pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for this and the Ruth Fielding series of stories for children. Eunice W. Creager was the unnamed author of this and the last five books in the series. Edward Stratemeyer’s idea to market books to children proved enormously successful marked most notably by the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys franchises.
"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other," Charles Dickens.

Betty Gordon and the Lost Pearls — Alice B. Emerson (1927).

Subtitled, The Mystery of the Seaside, this is the tenth book in the Betty Gordon series. Alice B. Emerson was the pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for this and the Ruth Fielding series of stories for children. Eunice W. Creager was the unnamed author of this and the last five books in the series. Edward Stratemeyer’s idea to market books to children proved enormously successful marked most notably by the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys franchises.

"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other," Charles Dickens.

John Hancock Company American History Booklet Series (10 booklets) (1956).

The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company issued these unique American history booklets in 1956. The titles in the series are: Patriotic Songs of America, The Flag of the United States of America, The Constitution of the United States, John Hancock: Great American Patriot, George Washington: First President of the United States, Robert E. Lee: The Beloved General, Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator, Presidents of the United States, The Declaration of Independence and The Story of the Pilgrims.

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