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George III: A Personal History
Christopher Hibbert
0465027245
February 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Poor George III. Americans think of him as a tyrant whose unjust taxes provoked their revolution. Moviegoers envision a nightshirt-clad lunatic running through the palace halls in The Madness of King George. The handsome, gracious, conscientious young man of 22 who mounted the throne in 1760 may well be a revelation to many readers of Christopher Hibbert's elegant new biography. At 75, Hibbert is the dean of popular British historians and the author of more than 30 books spanning five centuries of European life; his experience enables him to convey prodigious research with the lightest of touches in his intimate account, which focuses on the king's personal character. Though Hibbert capably covers the period's political events and shows George to be a hardworking constitutional monarch, he prefers to direct our attention to...


A Collector's Guide to German Medals and Political Awards
Christopher Ailsby
0711028524
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
In this, his second book in the "Collector's Guide" series for Ian Allan, noted collector and expert, Chris Ailsby examines in depth the great variety of medals and political awards developed for Germany's closest allies. Providing a history of each medal and award, as well as illustrations showing both front and reverse, the book is an extremely detailed account.

Where appropriate, information is also given on noted recipients of the major awards, thus helping to make the book an essential reference work for all collectors of Third Reich Militaria.


Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prize Possessions
Don Williams
0743264169
May 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From a fragile antique quilt to a child's macaroni artwork, this book offers expert advice on saving those priceless objects from entropy for the "museum of you." Williams, senior conservator at the Smithsonian Institute, shares his extensive knowledge on the art of preservation, offering at-home techniques for battling damage from light, humidity, rodents and other pests, like careless friends and family members. Divided into easily navigable chapters, the book offers step-by-step guidelines, lists of supplies needed and numerous rules for preserving everything from "family treasures" to "really valuable stuff," with specifics on caring for objects including record players, political memorabilia, fine art, vintage clothing and more. Sidebars detail tips (e.g. how to turn the pages of a vintage book), bust myths...


Quotations of Thomas Jefferson (Quote/Unquote)
Thomas Jefferson
1557099405
April 15, 2004
Hardcover
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The New York Times
"Writings" gives the reader a chance to assess the power of the man's pen and, by this standard, his character and mind. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Includes some 100 observations about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness-as well as art and culture-from the author of the Declaration of Independence. The new series look features a classic portrait of the author on the front cover with his signature printed below in gold foil.

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Small Arms
Martin Dougherty
0760763291
August 2005
Hardcover
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Who Owns the Past : Cultural Policy, Cultural Property, and the Law
Kate Fitz Gibbon (Editor)
0813536871
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Public and private institutions in the United States have long been home to a variety of art works, antiquities, and ethnological materials. For years, these collections have been seen as important archives that allow present and future generations to enjoy, appreciate, and value the art of all cultures. The past decade, however, has seen major changes in law and public policy and an active, ongoing debate over legal and ethical issues affecting the ownership of art and other cultural property. Contributors to Who Owns the Past? include legal scholars, museum professionals, anthropologists, archaeologists, and collectors. In clear, nontechnical language, they provide a comprehensive overview of the development of cultural property law and practices, as well as recent case law affecting the ability of museums and...


The Official Price Guide to American Patriotic Memorabilia
Michael Polak
0609810146
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
THE FIRST AND ONLY GUIDE TO ALL THINGS AMERICAN

Collectors are waking up today to the new growing value of American memorabilia, often the symbolism of all these objects speaking louder than the objects themselves. The Official® Price Guide to American Patriotic Memorabilia describes any piece, utilitarian or decorative, that speaks to our national heritage. Written by Michael Polak, a leading antique expert in all things American, this is the only book dedicated to putting a value on American flags, Uncle Sam items, World War I and II collectibles, recruiting and movie posters, political campaign materials, sheet music, American eagles, all symbols of American freedom, and much, much more. This valuable guide also provides a brief history of American patriotic memorabilia, tips on how to buy, sell...


Season's Greetings from the White House
Mary Evans Seeley
0965768430
August 2002
Hardcover
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Cultural Revolution Posters & Memorabilia
Victoria Edison
0764322362
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Cultural Revolution in China was a time of upheaval and change. Millions of lives were disrupted and much effort was spent by the government and the Party to "reeducate" the populace through a great propaganda campaign. Posters, ceramic statues, Red Books, pins, and a myriad of other means were designed to get the message across. Now, after the opening of China to the West, these things are finding their way into the collector's market. In this remarkable volume, the history of an era and the material culture that it generated are shown in over 450 color images. They include 180 posters that set the tone as art and as propaganda. The iconography of the posters was used to rally the people around the programs and personalities of the Maoist regime. In addition there are hundreds of ceramic statues, "Little Red...


Jane's Guns Recognition Guide
Ian Hogg
0007183283
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description

Since the publication of the first edition in 1996, Jane's Guns Recognition has sold over 65,000 copies worldwide and this edition ensures it remains the international best-selling firearms handbook.

This book does exactly what it says on the cover!

This is the most comprehensive guide to identifying guns, for anyone who is likely to come into contact with any firearm that is in use today, covering modern service weapons to older guns still found today.

With color photography and detailed specifications from the world famous Jane's Information Group resources, you will be able to recognize any gun with confidence and accuracy.

Jane's Gun Recognition Guide also features details of manufacturers as well as listing all the brand names and markings you may come across around the world....



100 Years of Political Campaign Collectibles
Mark Warda
1888699000
March 1996
Paperback
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The Book of Churchilliana
Douglas Hall
1872727441
Aug 2002
Hardcover
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Quotations of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 1
Benjamin Franklin
1557099383
September 2003
Hardcover
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200 Years of Political Campaign Collectibles
Mark Warda
1888699027
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This book covers the history of American Political Campaign memorabilia from George Washington items of 1789 to 2004 election items for George W. Bush and John F. Kerry. It includes over 2000 color photographs of items from every presidential election and many political causes including woman suffrage, prohibition, the Civil Rights movement, and pro and con items from World War II, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. For the political collector it explains where to buy and sell items, how to store a collection and how to tell fake items. It includes a glossary of political collecting terms and an appendix of resources for the collector such as web sites, collector publications and dealer and auctioneer names. For the political buff it includes a list of every person every considered a hopeful candidate for the office...


Collecting Political Memorabilia
Richard Friz
0375720898
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn to think, talk, buy, and sell like an expert!

•With the 2004 Presidential election in full swing, politics are on everyone’s mind—especially collectors!
• Covers the diverse range of political items, from the most important collectibles, buttons and pinbacks, to autographs, inaugural tickets, noisemakers, and ceramics.
• All the memorabilia from the 1789 campaigns to the 2004 elections — campaign by campaign.

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Learn to think, talk, buy, and sell like an expert!•With the 2004 Presidential election in full swing, politics are on everyone's mind—especially collectors!
• Covers the diverse range of political items, from the most important collectibles, buttons and pinbacks, to autographs,...


2004 Revised Prices for the Encyclopedia of Political Buttons 1896-1972: Political Buttons Book II 1920-1976: Political Buttons Book III 1789-1916
Theodore L. Hake
0918708117
January 1998
Paperback
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Antique Trader Bottles Price Guide
Michael Polak
0896892433
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The "bottle bible" is back with FULL color photos and new categories to give collectors the most up-to-date and comprehensive data on collectible bottles! This impressive 5th edition of the Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide features two new categories -- perfume bottles and political/patriotic bottles. Thousands of detailed listings for old (pre-1900) and new (post-1900) bottles, current pricing, and 500-plus spectacular color photos combine for an unparalleled collectibles resource. From collectors and dealers to anyone with a fond memory of bottles for everything from soda pop to ink will find this easy-to-follow resource essential to building a stellar collection. -500+ stunning color photos for quick reference -Thousands of listings provide valuable identifying details -Current pricing to...


Collector's Guide to Yellow Ware: An Identification & Value Guide (Collector's Guide to Yellow Ware)
Lisa S. McAllister
1574323407
April 2003
Paperback
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Teddy Bear Encyclopedia
Pauline Cockrill
078948000X
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
After 100 years, the teddy bear is still very much in vogue. This best-selling encyclopedia is a fascinating way to find out why bears have such long-lasting appeal with collectors all over the world. All the Bear Necessities: Read about the all-time, best-loved bears, from the original "teddy" to Winnie-the-Pooh, with new features on the latest collectibles such as Beanie Bear, and the Millennium Bears. An invaluable resource for collectors at every level, The Teddy Bear Encyclopedia lists everything from identifying features and materials used, to profiles of the bear designers, to essential details of care and repair. Charming and Classic Collectibles: With plush profiles of beautifully photographed collector's bears from Steiff's "Teddy Girl" to the newest limited editions, this remarkable book contains a wealth of...


Hail to the Candidate: Presidential Campaigns from Banners to Broadcasts
Keith E. Melder
1560981776


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From Publishers Weekly
A curator at the Smithsonian, Melder ( Beginnings of Sisterhood ) presents persuasive evidence that the so-called "evils" of the modern American political system have existed since the nation's birth, bolstering his argument with illustrations of the hats, buttons, banners and other political memorabilia in the museum's collection. The first president, George Washington, was also the first to be concerned about his image (he was idealized even on a memorial pitcher) and the first to be subjected to smears. The substitution of symbols for rational discourse may have reached its zenith in 1840, when William Henry Harrison's handlers saturated the country with pictures of log cabins designed to reinforce the image of Harrison's rustic simplicity and wartime sacrifice. The real difference between campaigns of...


Star Wars 7.5" Scaled Replica Darth Sidious Episode III Lightsaber
Master Replicas
1400628555
June 2005
Other Format
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Of Power and Right : Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and America's Constitutional Revolution
Howard Ball, Phillip J. Cooper
0195046129
January 1, 1992
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Ball and Cooper offer an excellent analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court and a comparison of two major justices: Black and Douglas. The authors view these justices through the changing issues before the Court from the New Deal to the mid-1970s. Black and Douglas had a close personal, symbiotic relationship; but they held different conceptions of society. Black's views were based on the democratic power of the people to govern while Douglas saw the primacy of liberty and individual rights as limiting the state's ability to impose restrictions upon personal freedoms. The justices' opinions merged and clashed on major issues such as due process and racial justice. Ball and Cooper give a thorough analysis of these justices' positions and behaviors. Highly recommended for academic and specialized law collections.-Steven...


Mad Cow USA : Could the Nightmare Happen Here
Sheldon Rampton, John Stauber
1567511112
September 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Mad Cow U.S.A. is not the book to read before you go out for a steak. In fact, it's not really a book to read before eating anything; this chronicle of government cave-in to pressure from the food industry just might scare away your appetite. Authors Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber argue that both the American and British governments colluded with beef producers to suppress important facts about interspecies transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or "mad cow disease"--facts that might have prevented gruesome deaths. Could a British-style BSE epidemic happen in America? In a 1996 TV talk show, Oprah Winfrey attempted to ask the same question, only to find herself slapped with a lawsuit by a group of Texas cattlemen. Their grounds: the so-called agricultural product disparagement laws currently...


Collecting The New: Museums and Comtemporary Art
Bruce Altshuler
0691119406
September 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
Stephen E. Weil, Scholar Emeritus, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, author of "Making Museums Matter" : By bringing together such a diverse range of informed voices, this book wonderfully succeeds in suggesting not merely as theory, but with the nitty-gritty feel of reality the very specific considerations that a museum's staff must take into account in determining whether or not to acquire, whether by gift or purchase, any particular work of art. I know of no other English-language publication that has previously addressed this issue with comparable depth or breadth.
Jeffrey Abt, Wayne State University : Particularly well-organized and accessibly written, this book explores the collecting and preservation of contemporary art created in a wide range of media. Its variety of essays, especially those...

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