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The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters
The Not So Big Life
Making Room for What Really Matters
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400065313

Bestselling author, architect, and cultural visionary Susanka takes the revolutionary principles she put forth in The Not So Big House and adapts them to how readers experience their lives.

Illuminated Manuscripts: The Book Before Gutenberg
Illuminated Manuscripts
The Book Before Gutenberg
Hardcover      ISBN: 1555842755
The Search for the Grail
The Search for the Grail
Hardcover      ISBN: 0712675337

The discovery of a hitherto overlooked Authurian story, buried in a longer poem, gives the author a precise geographical location for the Grail's original hiding place in Britain - the White Abbey, an Augustan priory in Shropshire. Futher research reveals that the Grail was one of several treasures, also including the Golden Bull of Knossos and the sacred candelabra removed from the temple of Jerusalem, which were taken in 1410 AD from Rome to the safety of Viroconium - modern day Shrewsbury - virtually the last vestige of Roman civilization anywhere in the former Western empire.

U.S. Constitution for Beginners: Union and the Constitution
U.S. Constitution for Beginners
Union and the Constitution
Paperback      ISBN: 086316126x
Poor Richard's Almanack
Poor Richard's Almanack
Hardcover      ISBN: 0880889187

A collection of Ben Franklin's timeless maxims, rules, and aphorisms.

The Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America: A People's History of the Third World
The Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America
A People's History of the Third World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558593837

In this comprehensive volume, Sarah Sherrill examines Western carpet design and production from the Middle Ages to the present, in styles that range from magnificent palatial creations to delightful folk designs. With hundreds of dazzling illustrations, Sherrill's authoritative text includes chapters on Moorish weavers and the golden age of carpets in Spain; the exquisite carpets of the Savonnerie, Aubusson, and Beauvais in France; productions from Moorfields, Exeter, and Axminster in England; the intriguing but little-studied rugs of Eastern European countries; the charming and resourceful rugs of America; and an important chapter on modern designs that offers an extensive survey of rugs created by leading artists and architects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sherrill's stimulating text, based on years of research, brims with interesting new findings, not only on the history and design of these works, but also technological developments that had an often unrecognized effect on rug design and production.

Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary
Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060575794

The HarperCollins Beginner's French Dictionary is an innovative dictionary designed specifically for anyone starting to learn French. The dictionary is designed to be easy to read, easy to use, and easy to understand. The comprehensive entries highlight key translations, all essential set expressions and have clear, helpful examples to show how to best use the translation.

The Gag Family: German-Bohemian Artists in America
The Gag Family
German-Bohemian Artists in America
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434507

Anton Gag arrived in Minnesota from Bohemia about 1879, and founded an artistic dynasty in the German-Bohemian community of New Ulm. L'Enfant (art history, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota) follows his life and that of two of his children, Wanda Hazel (1893-1946), who became a famous chil

The Devil's Dictionary
The Devil's Dictionary
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1582343802

Bierce's classic work of satirical wit and Steadman's pointed pen redefine the way we see even the seemingly simplest of terms.

Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from but not well enough to lend to.
Bride, n.: A woman with a great future behind her.
Consult, v: To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.

Ambrose Bierce's "dictionary" of epigrams, essays, verses, and vignettes targets the religious, the romantic, the political, and the economic, in equal measure. The book you need to define both friends and enemies, The Devil's Dictionary is also the perfect gift, showcasing Bierce's razor-sharp wit and Ralph Steadman's incisive pen to their best advantage.

When Words Matter Most: Thoughtful Words and Deeds to Express Just the Right Thing at the Just the Right Time
When Words Matter Most
Thoughtful Words and Deeds to Express Just the Right Thing at the Just the Right Time
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0517704064

Offers suggestions for expressing compassion, kindness, congratulations, and condolences