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Salute to the "bow tie"Louis Chevrolet was a well-known race car driver and builder/designer in the early 1900s, but it's doubtful ol' Louis himself could ever have imagined that his French surname would eventually be as purely American as "baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie."Just Chevys assembles a century of great Chevrolets and the stories that make these cars memorable. From the Model T fighters of the early 1900s, to the fabulous finned wonders of the 1950s, the high flying Corvettes and muscles cars of the 1960s and beyond, Just Chevys spotlights the cars, and the car lovers, who have made Chevrolet America's most beloved car.
The take-it-with you collecting resource! Featuring more than 500 color pictures and current pricing, this dynamic best-selling Field Guide to U.S. money is the most complete and compact guide on the market. You'll find: Up to date information on circulating issues, proof sets, uncirculated sets, America the Beautiful Quarters and Native American Dollars. Content and values for coins and currency from 1809 to the present, including proof and uncirculated sets, Lincoln Cents, Jefferson Quarters, State Quarters, Presidential Dollars and modern commemoratives. Investment-grade gold and silver coins.
Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, this colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out identification, you will enjoy the simplicity of the guide and the enthusiasm and knowledge of author Patti Polk, one of the top agate collectors in the world and a self-proclaimed "rockhound." You will also enjoy two areas that our competitors don't bother with. First it includes values, and second, it covers an introduction to lapidary, which is the cutting and polishing of rocks and gemstones for jewelry or display.
Great Wines Under $20 offers select wines (100 red, 100 white) from around the world and organized by type: Chardonnay, Riesling; Merlot, Shiraz, etc., with suggested food pairings. Elyse Luray writes in clear and simple language, avoiding the arcane "wine-speak" that many beginning wine buyers find intimidating. The handy and portable size makes it an essential reference, whether browsing the local wine shop or ordering online. A color-coded index provides handy icons that quickly identify food pairings -- beef, chicken, fish, pasta, salad, etc., and the perfect wineglasses and tips from experts.
Smith & Wesson outfitted some of the biggest and boldest gunfighters, both actual and fictional, including Wild Bill Hickock, Buffalo Bill and Dirty Harry, whose exploits are still legendary. Today a renewed Smith & Wesson corporation is back in the front of the pack. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 3rd Edition combines full color photos with details collectors need to identify and better appreciate all Smith & Wesson firearms. For fans of Smith & Wesson firearms, this book is a must-have. This work provides easy-to-locate listings organized by model ad year of manufacture to quickly and accurately identify firearms. With more than 775 models of Smith & Wesson guns and variations, including many models not found in other firearm-pricing guides, this is the book for any Smith & Wesson gun-toting fan.
For many gun owners, the story is the same - so many guns to choose from, and so little time (and possibly patience) to review all the various reference needed to get the full picture of modern-era market. This new Gun Digest guide helps readers make the most of research time, without loosing any reliability, by coupling authoritative reports on the latest handguns, rifles and shotguns and 3,500+ photographs, with distinct catalogs of modern commercial arms and used guns with realistic prices.
The Gun Digest Book of Trap & Skeet Shooting, 5th Edition, covers every facet of trap and skeet shooting and provides valuable insight on how to improve and win at clay-busting sports. Choose the right shotgun, and fit the gun to your needs. Understand the hows and whys of chokes in plain language! Get the most current data on shells, loads, and reloading. From the latest rules and regulations to the hottest new guns and gears, The Gun Digest Book of Trap & Skeet Shooting, 5th Edition, is a must-read for shooters, from novice to tournament competitor.
Antique decoys are among the hottest collectibles in the nation right now. With prime specimens commanding prices reaching well into the six-figure range, collectors see them as both an investment and a status symbol. Everybody wants them, but few can own the real thing. Loy Harrell, one of North America's pre-eminent decoy authorities, has crossed the country to gather photographs and information on the most valuable and sought-after decoys.This full-color masterpiece displays the greatest decoys of a bygone era, tells about their history and in some cases discusses their value. One of the specimens went for more than 600,000 dollars at a Sotheby's auction. Hunting, antique and waterfowl enthusiasts will want this book not only as a display of great artwork, but also as a valuable reference tool for these American treasures.
Everything you've ever wanted to know about America's favorite handgun cartridge! Designed nearly a century ago, the .45 ACP cartridge has earned a well-deserved reputation as a superbly accurate, slap-em-down handgun cartridge. An honored veteran of two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and lesser conflicts across the globe, the .45 ACP is now more popular than ever for competition shooting, law enforcement and self-defense. Now, just in time for the .45 ACPs 100th anniversary, handgun expert Pat Sweeney gives us the inside scoop on America's favorite big-bore cartridge. If you own a handgun or carbine chambered for the big .45, or if you're considering buying on, you'll find everything you need in the Gun Digest Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP. It's all here: The origins of the .45 ACP and the guns that use it Reloading tips, tricks and techniques The inside story of .45 ACP cases, bullets, primers and powder And so much more! It's the best one-volume guide to the most popular big-bore handgun cartridge of all time!
Firearms collectors and shooters are the original do-it-yourself crowd, long before DIY become the hot household name it is today. J.B. Wood's five-part Assembly/Disassembly series is prolific. Gunsmithing expert instructor J.B. Woods is back with a must-have reference to help you tackle the extensive growth in newly designed semi-auto pistols of the last decade, which has left an urgent need for up-to-date assembly/disassembly instructions. With 85 more models than previous editions, and more than 4,000 superb photos, including valuable step-by-step illustrations for cleaning and repairing and customizing, gunsmiths can easily apply the instructions in this book to most semi-automatic pistol projects, and save money.
This handy guide will help novice and experienced coin collectors make profitable decisions about everything from pennies to dollars. Filled with 450 brilliant color photos and illustrations, advice on coin grading, detecting counterfeits, and properly handling coins and notes, this compact reference is big on information. Readers will discover details about everything from U.S. nickels, dimes and quarters, to gold coins and gold bank notes, and treasury notes, among others.
When looking for that perfect vintage purse or for the times when your antiquing adventures surprise you with that rare find, make sure you have this handy little guide along to make on-the-spot identification and appraisals. Abigail Rutherford, Director of Vintage Couture and Accessories for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, takes you on a spree through the history of handbags, and offers up-to-date pricing for categories like:ArchitecturalEvening and ExoticIconic and Pop Art/NoveltyTimeless Titans of handbag designSmall in size, yet packed with photos, pricing and collecting tips.
This edition of McCoy contains essential identifying details and descriptions for everything from McCoy-made cookie jars and crocks to planters, vases and flower pots. The compact size provides access to facts and photos for inspection during auctions, shows, estate sales, flea markets, without being too cumbersome to tote. Inside the pages of this go-to-guide is an impressive collection of vibrant color photos, updated prices, makers marks, company history, and market trends.
For years, buttons have been more than a device that holds it all together. A popular category of collectible buttons are a staple (40,000 plus auctions) on eBay, and a topic discussed by sewing enthusiasts and crafters around the world. This new book bears all the color and attitudes of a favorite vintage button, with all the historical facts and realized pricing suitable for fans of the one thing that truly makes fashion functional.
The Mesklin stories, tales of a high gravity world and its inhabitants, gathered into one omnibus volume. The works include: Mission of gravity, Under, Lecture Demonstration, Star Light, Whirligig World, Addendum to Whirligig World, I Discover Hal Clement by Anthony R. Lewis and The Perfect Hard SF novel by Mark L. Olson.
"When it comes to sports memorabilia, Mantle is king. No other sports athlete has been covered more or is more popular than Mantle, bar none. No one comes close."-T.S. O'Connell, editor of Sports Collector's DigestMickey Mantle is one of the most beloved sports figures of all times. Playing brilliantly for the New York Yankees, Mantle won three American League Most Valuable Player Awards and was named to 16 All Star games. He played on 12 pennant winners and seven World Series Championship clubs with the Yankees. He still holds records for most World Series home runs, RBIs, runs, walks, extra-base hits, and total bases, all topped off by his induction in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.Fifteen years after his death, his memorabilia is still the most sought after of any sports figures past or present. Mickey Mantle: Memories and Memorabilia highlights the life, memories, and memorabilia of one of American sports' all time greatest heroes. With over 600 images of fantastic photography and artwork, no book on the market captures the history, nostalgia, memories, and memorabilia of the man they call "The Mick."
ARs are Expensive! Protect Your Investment-with Gunsmithing: The AR-15Whether you're a professional gunsmith or just an interested amateur, you'll find everything you need to know about keeping your AR perking in Gunsmithing: The AR-15. Written by master gunsmith and noted AR-15 expert Patrick Sweeney, Gunsmithing: The AR-15 is your one-stop guide to repairing, maintaining and modifying America's favorite rifle. It's all here! Hundreds of detailed photos Maintenance Repair Accessories and Modifications Tips, Tools and Techniques And more! Whether you're interested in simple tasks such as disassembling and maintaining your AR, or if you're ready to tackle more complex projects such as rebarreling or converting your AR to a piston design, Gunsmithing: The AR-15 tells you everything you need to know. Protect your investment and avoid costly mistakes-with Gunsmithing: The AR-15!
All Frank Blackthorne wants is a little vacation from being the princess. The involuntary swap in gender has been bad enough, but being a figurehead for the Royal Court of Lendowyn is becoming downright oppressive. In a fit of drunken self-pity, Frank turns to using a cursed artifact, hoping to become a man again, if only temporarily. The good news is he becomes a man again, a kingdom away from Lendowyn court. The bad news is the man whose body he now occupies belongs to a notorious thief wanted by every kingdom in the known world. A man of ruthless ambition who has left unimaginable destruction in his wake. A man who Frank has inadvertently deposited in the middle of the Lendowyn court in the body of the princess. Now he's stranded, his only allies a group of outcast teenage girls convinced that he's the legendary master thief Snake. He must get back to Lendowyn--avoiding the armies of thieves, mercenaries, and assassins after the bounty on his new head. Dragon Thief is the second novel in the hilarious, light-hearted fantasy series by S. Andrew Swann.From the Paperback edition.
Drawing from her work in comparative religion and cultural anthropology, Adrie Kusserow offers a collection of portraits of Westerners in the East and Easterners in the West struggling to relearn and relive their ideas of culture, religion, and God. These poems expose the human craving for the nourishment of a spiritual life. Celebrated poet Karen Swenson has written the Foreword. Adrie Kusserow received her Ph. D. in social anthropology from Harvard University in 1996 and is currently associate professor of cultural anthropology at St. Michael's College in Vermont. She continues to do cross-cultural field work on the spread of Eastern philosophies to the West.
"Bodhisattva of Korean poetry, exuberant, demotic, abundant, obsessed with poetic creation . . . Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian. "--Allen Ginsberg "Korea's greatest living Zen poet. "--Lawrence Ferlinghetti Flowers of a Moment is a treasure trove of more than 180 brief poems by a major world poet at the apex of his career. A four-time Nobel Prize nominee,Ko Un grew up in Korea during the Japanese occupation. During the Korean War, he was conscripted by the People's Army. In 1952, he became a Buddhist and lived a monastic life for ten years. For his activism confronting South Korea's dictatorial military government, he was imprisoned and tortured. He has published more than one hundred volumes of poetry, essays, fiction, drama, and translations of Chinese poetry. At sunset a wish to become a wolf beneath a fat full moon
"Funny, brutal and haunting, Haints Stay takes the traditional Western, turns it inside out, eviscerates it, skins it, and then wears it as a duster. This is the kind of book that would make Zane Grey not only roll over in his grave but rise undead from the ground with both barrels blazing. " --Brian Evenson "I loved it. Loved it! Haints Stay had me from the very first line--the visceral ante upped and crescendoing nearly every page. Humor, gore, that wonderful unsettling feel you get when you're reading a book that excites you and kind of scares you as well? Yes, please. " --Lindsay Hunter" Brooke and Sugar are killers. Bird is the boy who mysteriously woke beside them while between towns. For miles, there is only desert and wilderness, and along the fringes, people. The story follows the middling bounty hunters after they've been chased from town, and Bird, each in pursuit of their own sense of belonging and justice. It features gunfights, cannibalism, barroom piano, a transgender birth, a wagon train, a stampede, and the tenuous rise of the West's first one-armed gunslinger. Haints Stay is a new acid western in the tradition of Rudolph Wurlitzer, Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff, and Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man: meaning it is brutal, surreal, and possesses an unsettling humor. Colin Winnette is the author of Revelation, Animal Collection, and Fondly--which was listed among Salon's Best Books of 2013. He is an associate editor of PANK Magazine, and conducts a regular interview series for the Believer's "Logger. " His writing has appeared on BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, and in the Believer.
Adopting a textual approach, with an emphasis on recent popular films, Studying French Cinema is geared toward nonspecialists studying French and film studies, as well as the general reader who might be interested in postwar French cinema. Each chapter focuses on one or more key films, from the groundbreaking output of the Nouvelle Vague ( Les 400 coups, 1959) to contemporary documentaries ( Etre et avoir, 2002) and situates these works within explorations of childhood, adolescence, and coming of age; auteur ideology and individual style; the representation of recent French history; aesthetic approaches; transnational production practices; and popular cinema, comedy, and gender issues. Taken together, this history provides a fresh perspective on postwar French history and points readers toward further study of related films.
Moon Spotlight Medellin & Colombia's Coffee Region is a 50-page compact guide covering dynamic Medellin and Colombia's lush coffee region. Author Andrew Dier offers his expert advice on must-see attractions, and includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating this exciting city and verdant countryside uncomplicated and enjoyable.This full-color Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Colombia.
Moon Spotlight Cartagena & Colombia's Caribbean Coast is a 70-page compact guide covering picturesque Cartagena and its majestic surroundings. Author Andrew Dier offers his expert advice on must-see attractions, and includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating this diverse coastline paradise uncomplicated and enjoyable.This full-color Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Colombia.
Moon Spotlight Quito is a 115-page compact guide covering Ecuador's capital city and highlights of the surrounding Andes. Seasoned traveler and journalist Ben Westwood offers his firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, hotels, food, and transportation, making navigating this diverse area uncomplicated and enjoyable.This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands.
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