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War Baby Express
War Baby Express
Paperback      ISBN: 0930100689
Midwest poet explores the painful links between militarism and family violence.
Antique Brass Wind Instruments: Identification and Value Guide
Antique Brass Wind Instruments
Identification and Value Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 076430027x

Collecting antique brass musical instruments involves a fascinating and wide range of subjects, including music history, art history, political history, industrial history, and changing aesthetics. Designed for musical instrument collectors and those who regularly encounter antique brass musical instruments made before 1920, this book features more than 100 original line drawings from musical instrument catalogs as well as interesting new information regarding these instruments. Readers with a background or interest in music and musical instruments will find this book a valuable resource for years to come and one that will enhance their knowledge and collection. Antique Brass Wind Instruments also includes a helpful value guide, a glossary of terms, a bibliography of scholarly reference books, and several appendices of particular interest to beginning collectors.

A Postcard Journey Along the Upper Mississippi
A Postcard Journey Along the Upper Mississippi
Paperback      ISBN: 0872432351
Maud Humphrey: Her Permanent Imprint on American Illustration
Maud Humphrey
Her Permanent Imprint on American Illustration
Paperback      ISBN: 0887405460
Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream
Auto Biography
A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0062282689

A brilliant blend of Shop Class as Soulcraft and The Orchid Thief, Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating Auto Biography follows an outlaw auto dealer as he struggles to save a rusted '57 Chevy--a car that has already passed through twelve pairs of hands before his--while financial ruin, government bureaucrats and the FBI close in on him.

Slumped among hundreds of other decrepit hulks on a treeless, windswept moor in eastern North Carolina, the Chevy evokes none of the Jet Age mystique that made it the most beloved car to ever roll off an assembly line. It's open to the rain. Birds nest in its seats. Officials of the surrounding county consider it junk.

To Tommy Arney, it's anything but: It's a fossil of the twentieth-century American experience, of a place and a people utterly devoted to the automobile and changed by it in myriad ways. It's a piece of history--especially so because its flaking skin conceals a rare asset: a complete provenance, stretching back more than fifty years.

So, hassled by a growing assortment of challengers, the Chevy's thirteenth owner--an orphan, grade-school dropout and rounder, a felon arrested seventy-odd times, and a man who's been written off as a ruin himself--embarks on a mission to save the car and preserve long record of human experience it carries in its steel and upholstery.

Written for both gearheads and Sunday drivers, Auto Biography charts the shifting nature of the American Dream and our strange and abiding relationship with the automobile, through an iconic classic and an improbable, unforgettable hero.

Dish: 813 Colorful, Wonderful Dinner Plates
Dish
813 Colorful, Wonderful Dinner Plates
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579654126
A globe-trotting, century-hopping celebration of dishes

As every great hostess knows, the right dinner plates bring design, color, and drama to the table and elevate an ordinary meal into something special. Dish is a visual celebration of these everyday pieces of art that have been the objects of desire of kings, queens, brides, chefs, and hostesses for centuries.From the first wooden trenchers of the Middle Ages to the seventeenth-century China trade, from twentieth-century designer wares to the colorful melamine plates so widely available today, more than 800 plates are on display here. With insightful descriptions and an expert's knowledge, author Shax Riegler makes the case that the dinner plate is so much more than just a vessel to deliver food; it's a piece of art to be admired.These are plates created by storied masters such as Spode and Wedgwood, modernists like Russel Wright and Homer Laughlin, and even today's contemporary designers like Vera Wang and Diane von Furstenberg. Dish shows them in full color with large photographs, detail shots, and even back-of-the-plate photos, delivering a feast for the eyes for obsessive fans and casual admirers alike.With a timeline of plate highlights in history, sidebars showcasing the most popular designers, and a list of the top 100 patterns of all time, Dish will leave readers looking at the common dinner plate in a whole new way.
The Collector's Cabinet: Tales, Facts & Fictions from the World of Antiques
The Collector's Cabinet
Tales, Facts & Fictions from the World of Antiques
Paperback      ISBN: 1848319118

Explore the wonderful world of antiques and collectables with Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum.

Go in search of stolen masterpieces, learn the secrets of the forgers, track down Napoleon's toothbrush, and meet the garden gnome insured for $1.5 million.

Eclectic, eccentric, and brimming with remarkable tales from history, The Collector's Cabinet is for all those who are fascinated by the relics of the past.

Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques writer, broadcaster, consultant, and lecturer based in Wiltshire. He has been a miscellaneous specialist on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow since 1998.

Pokemon Cards: The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide
Pokemon Cards
The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 144024846x
Pokemon Palooza

How much is your childhood obsession with Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur worth? Find out with Pokemon Cards: The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide. Filled with 8,000 Trading Card Game cards and values, this must-have reference is packed with all 73 current TCG expansion sets, every ultra rare and secret rare cards (GX, EX, 1st Edition, and more) and checklists for every expansion set. Also included: expert tips for collecting and investing from the star of YouTube's PrimetimePokemon, author Ryan Majeske.

Inside you'll discover TCG cards hotter than Charmander's flaming tail, including the rarest and most valuable card on the secondary market: a Pikachu illustrator card worth $54,000

Enjoy the thrill of the hunt, the memories and the excitement of the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokemon.
Mastering the Sky: A History of Aviation from Ancient Times to the Present
Mastering the Sky
A History of Aviation from Ancient Times to the Present
Hardcover      ISBN: 1885119232

First published in 1996, Mastering the Sky received acclaim as one of the best one-volume histories of aviation ever written. Beginning with ancient myths and man's aspiration to soar to the heavens, James Harrison takes us on a kaleidoscopic tour of early history, including tower jumpers, balloonists and barnstormers. After the achievement of the Wright Brothers, the story accelerates, parallel to the development of faster, stronger and more powerful aircraft. By the end of the book, man has flown to the moon and humans reside on space stations for months at a time. The history of aviation is a breathtaking story, told here by a masterful author who, despite his wealth of detail, never fails to convey the human interest, and a sense of pure exhilaration at our ability to conquer challenges.