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Winchester : An American Legend: The Official History of Winchester Firearms and Ammunition from 1849 to the Present
R.L. Wilson
0394585364
April 30, 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
No arms maker in history has captured the imagination in the way Winchester has: rifles, shotguns, and ammunition famous the world over for craftsmanship, design capability and performance, historical tradition, and sheer romance. And it is the Winchester that is known as "the gun that won the West."

Now, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Winchester marque, R. L. Wilson -- Americas most distinguished writer and expert in the firearms field -- has produced the definitive and official history of Winchester arms and ammunition. Valuable production tables are presented, in addition to a spectacular tribute, in text and photographs, of the full spectrum of products, first introduced in 1849.

Designed companion volume to the best-selling Colt: An American Legend, Winchester matches that...


Disney's Americana Storybook Collection
Disney Press
0641635974

Hardcover
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Celebration
Michael Lassell
0786854057
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Celebration, Florida, is perhaps the most successful planned community in the country, having recently won a coveted Florida state civic award. What many people don't know is that Walt Disney's original concept for what later became Epcot® at Walt Disney World was exactly what Celebration is today-a thriving town where people live, work, go to school, attend to their health-care needs, shop, dine out, bank, and have myriad recreational opportunities. The richly illustrated Celebration: The Story of a Town explores the history of planned communities in America; the original concepts for Celebration complete with input from architects, social historians, and perhaps most important, local residents; and the ups and downs of this unique community as it establishes itself as one of Florida's most desired addresses. ...


TV GuideThe Official Collectors Guide: Celebrating An Icon
Senior Editor, TV Guide Michael Davis (Foreword), Dr. Stephen F. Hofer (Editor)
0977292711
March 15, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Never before collected in one volume! Every TV GUIDE cover ever published since since the beginning in 1953, until 2005 when the digest sized magazine ended. This one-of-a-kind book gives a nostalgic look at the history of television, while providing collectors with a valuable source for pricing and evaluating their magazine collections. Over 200 pages of full-color of incredible reproductions of TV GUIDE covers! The perfect gift book for every occasion!

From the Publisher
TV GUIDE THE OFFICIAL COLLECTORS GUIDE is an amazing look back through the early years of television through Oct. 2005, when the last digest sized magazine was published. Not only the ultimate guide for collectors, but the ultimate source for TV trivia lovers!

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Roadside Americana: Landmark Tourist Attractions
Eric Peterson
1412706130
March 2005
Hardcover
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Foxfire 5
Foxfire Fund Inc
0385143087
June 1979
Paperback
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Book Description
The fifth Foxfire volume includes rain-making, blacksmithing, bear hunting, flintlock rifles, and more.

From the Publisher
The fifth Foxfire volume includes rain-making, blacksmithing, bear hunting, flintlock rifles, and more.

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2006 Charles Wysocki Americana Wall Calendar
MeadWestvaco
159282627X
June 2005
Wall Calendar
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Book Description
Pastoral scenes of a bygone era are crisply detailed in Charles Wysocki's Americana. His folk art-influenced paintings reveal a lighter side of early New England life¿simpler times brightened by good friends and neighbors and an honest day's work. This 2006 calendar has just the right touches of humor and patriotism to reach new fans as well as devoted collectors.


The Official Overstreet Indian Arrowheads Identification and Price Guide
Robert M. Overstreet
0375721096
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE AND EXPERTISE FOR INDIAN ARROWHEADS COLLECTORS

This is the only reference source for arrowhead collectors everywhere. Dividing the United States into nine geographical regions, this guide offers the most comprehensive and current information available to any collector, making you the expert!

Collecting points has never been easier: simply compare your find to the life-size photographs inside to discover its date and value.

• Over 12,000 actual-sixe illustrations of point types

• Thousands of new point types never seen before

• Completely revised and expanded Western section with new point types and illustrations

• Dazzling color section with more than 350 illustrations

• A complete market review to help you...


The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Sarah Vowell
0743243803
Oct 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Looking for insight into why she prefers Little Bighorn and Gettysburg to Martha's Vineyard, Vowell (author of the witty Take the Cannoli) calls her friend Kate, who works as a counselor for survivors of torture, who says, "That's how we try to make sense of the worst horrors. We use humor to manage anxiety." If Kate's right, then Vowell is managing her anxiety very well. Her best short, personal essays (anywhere from about two to 12 pages) focus on her ambivalent relationship to American history and citizenship: no one in recent memory has been as insightful on the direct pleasures and perils of voting, the misuse of Rosa Parks as a metaphor, the appeal of Canadians (who "ha[ve] this weird knack for loving their country in public without resorting to swagger or hate") and the relative merits of presidential...


Optical Illusions for Quilters
Karen Combs
0891458921
September 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn how to unravel the mysteries of creating space, depth, and perspective in your quilts - textile pictures that play tricks on your eyes! Author Karen Combs reveals these secrets by examining masterpiece quilts created by well-know quilt artists and explains their use of optical illusions. Each section explores different visual illusions. Hundreds of illustrations and traditional quilt block designs are used to show how dimension and movement can be added to quilts and wallhangings. Chapter 8, Illusions of Color contains information helpful in producing all types of illusions. This book contains full-size patterns for 12" quilt blocks showing illusions, and complete instructions for the cover quilt using isometric perspective.

About the Author
Karen is known for taking...


Pictures from the Farm
J C Allen & Son Inc (Photographer)
0896585069
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Featuring fabulous photographs from the famous J. C. Allen & Son, Inc. archives, "Pictures from the Farm" is an unabashedly nostalgic memory book tribute to the farm and to rural life from the early 1900s to the late 1960s. Organized by theme, "Pictures from the Farm" shows the breadth and variety of farm living, from farm animals and equipment to buildings; from working the land to domestic living and farm folk. It's sure to evoke your own memories of days gone by. About the Photographers: J. C. Allen & Son's extensive collection of photographs spans three generations, from approximately 1912 to the present. John O. Allen, a third generation photographer, is the president of J. C. Allen & Son, Inc.


The Art And Flair Of Mary Blair : An Appreciation
John Canemaker
0786853913
September 1, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
For more than a dozen years, an unassuming, quiet-spoken woman dominated Disney design. The stylishness and vibrant color of Disney films in the early 1940s through mid-1950s came primarily from artist Mary Blair. In her prime, she was an amazingly prolific American artist who enlivened and influenced the not-so-small worlds of film, print, theme parks, architectural decor, and advertising. At its core, her art represented joyful creativity and communicated pure pleasure to the viewer. Her exuberant fantasies brimmed with beauty, charm, and wit, melding a child's fresh eye with adult experience. Blair's personal flair comprised the imagery that flowed effortlessly and continually for more than a half a century from her brush. Emulated by many, she remains inimitable: a dazzling sorceress of design and color.


The Disney Treasures with Other and CD (Audio)
Robert Tieman
0786853905
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This lavishly produced volume offers a nostalgic, five decades-long chronicle of the Walt Disney Company, from the birth of the Disney Bros. Studio in 1923 to Walt Disney's death in 1966. Disney devotees will delight in poring over the book's vivid pages, as each highlight from the company's history is illustrated with a collage of photos, sketches, finished full-color drawings, brochures and posters, plus pull-out reproductions of memorabilia including Walt Disney's correspondence, tickets to Disneyland from 1955, even paper masks of Pinocchio characters issued by Gillette in 1940. Walt Disney Archives manager Tieman captures key episodes in meticulous but brisk chapters, from the birth of Mickey Mouse in 1928, to Disney's first feature film (Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, 1933), to Walt Disney's proposal for...


New York Cookbook: From Pelham Bay to Park Avenue, Firehouses to Four-Star Restaurants
Molly O'Neill
089480698X
January 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
New York is Americaís kitchen. New York is pierogi, pasta fagiole, and chicken soup: Avgolemono, Brazilian Canja, Kreplach, Soo Chow, and Ajiaco. New York is Sylvia's Ribs, plus Edna Lewisís Greens and Mrs. Kornick's Polish Corn Bread. And the New York Cookbook is all of this, and much, much more. Collected from all five boroughs by New York Times food writer Molly O'Neill, here are over 500 recipes--and over 700 photographs--that celebrate one thing: a passion for food and eating.

Deborah Markow's Braised Lamb Shanks and Mrs. Urscilla OíConnor's Codfish Puffs. Four-star chef Andre Soltner's Roast Chicken and Vernon Jordan's Jerk Style Jamaican Chicken. Robert Motherwell's Brandade de Morue and the Abyssinian Baptist Church's Long-Cooked Green Beans. Plus Katharine Hepburn's...


Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
H. G. Bissinger
0306809907
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Secular religions are fascinating in the devotion and zealousness they breed, and in Texas, high school football has its own rabid hold over the faithful. H.G. Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, enters into the spirit of one of its most fervent shrines: Odessa, a city in decline in the desert of West Texas, where the Permian High School Panthers have managed to compile the winningest record in state annals. Indeed, as this breathtaking examination of the town, the team, its coaches, and its young players chronicles, the team, for better and for worse, is the town; the communal health and self-image of the latter is directly linked to the on-field success of the former. The 1988 season, the one Friday Night Lights recounts, was not one of the Panthers' best. The game's effect on the community--and...


The Disney Keepsakes
Robert Tieman
0786855584
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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It's a Wonderful Christmas : The Best of the Holidays 1940-1965
Susan Waggoner
1584793279
October 1, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This cozy book bursts with the sweet nostalgia found in such movies as A Christmas Story: think fancy glass Christmas balls, Bing Crosby, tinsel and garlands, toy trains, coonskin hats and glistening roast turkey. Broken down by subject (e.g., the tree and its trimmings, the holiday shopping frenzy, popular gifts for "kids from one to 92", celebrations, food, etc.), it addresses the lighthearted and the more serious aspects of the Yuletide season. Waggoner (Vintage Cocktails) gives depth to a seemingly light subject; although the copious photographs and illustrations depict corny Christmas cards and ecstatic children discovering a load of presents under the tree on Christmas morning, the accompanying text is well researched and deftly illuminates how a great number of Christmas traditions originated during the...


The Last American Man
Elizabeth Gilbert
0142002836
May 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"By the time Eustace Conway was seven years old he could throw a knife accurately enough to nail a chipmunk to a tree." Such behavior might qualify Eustace as a potential Columbine-style triggerman, but in Gilbert's startling and fascinating account of his life, he becomes a great American countercultural hero. At 17, Conway "headed into the mountains... and dressed in the skins of animals he had hunted and eaten." By his late 30s, Eustace owned "a thousand acres of pristine wilderness" and lived in a teepee in the woods full-time. He is, as Gilbert (Stern Men) implies with her literary and historical references, a cross between Davy Crockett and Henry David Thoreau. Gilbert, who is friends with Conway and interviewed his family, evidences enormous enthusiasm for her subject, whether discussing Conway's need for...


Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles
Ted Hake
0375721290
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE DISNYANA REFERENCE EVER!

The Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles identifies and values all the Disney greats—from A Bug's Life to Zorro—in full color. Written by noted collectibles expert Ted Hake, this is a must-have for every Disneyana enthusiast. Whether it's a wonderful memento from the opening of Disneyland or a newly cherished toy from the latest theatrical release, it's all featured here. ALL THINGS DISNEY ARE INCLUDED, from the earliest and rarest Mickey Mouse collectibles to the very latest Disney treasures.

• Over 28,000 values listed—more than 125 sections of Disney collectibles
• Over 5 million dollars in precious collectibles
• Every listing includes a full-color photograph and...


B.J. Summers' Guide to Coca-Cola
Collector Books
1574324101
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
What makes B.J. Summers Pocket Guide to Coca-Cola so great? The author is a collector, and prices arent set, but merely reported and keyed as to their origin. The book is laid out from a collectors viewpoint, making it easy to use. Its size makes it the perfect take-along reference for shows and weekend trips. And its quality color photos will delight and dazzle even the most advanced collector. This fifth edition is a must-have for any collector of Coca-Cola. History does repeat itself, and were sure that, as it was in the past, this book will be a hit with collectors. Another bestseller from Collector Books and B.J. Summers, this book is essential for beginners as well as advanced collectors. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Eric Sloane's ABC's of Early Americana: A Sketchbook of Inventions, Curiosities, and Lore
Eric Sloane
0896586871
August 2005
Paperback
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Review
Dave Wood’s syndicated column, September 2005 (combined circ.: 340,000)


Ready to Roll : A Celebration of the Classic American Travel Trailer
Arrol Gellner, Douglas Keister
0670030554
September 29, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Americans in search of family oriented domestic travel, safe and inexpensive, are buying trailers and RVs in record numbers. At the same time-with fantasies of Lauren Bacall sipping an extra-dry Gibson against a gleaming metal doorway in Palm Springs and Lucy and Desi's madcap Long, Long Trailer trip-they crave the vanished luxury and quirkiness of antique auto trailers. Those simpler, slower days of freedom and security are being recaptured in trailers from all eras, rescued and restored as living, road-ready Americana. Ready to Roll, with more than 300 color photographs, taps into this trend in gloriously illustrated and insightfully chronicled retro style. Here is the complete evolution of the trailer, from the utilitarian Covered Wagon to the aristocratic Airstream and Aerocar Land Yacht to the homemade Hammer...


Route 66, Lost & Found
Russell A. Olsen
0760318549
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For half a century, Route 66 was the main thoroughfare from Chicago to Los Angeles. Built largely from portions of old wagon trails, the 2-lane highway zigzagged through eight states: south from Illinois and slicing southwest through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and finally, into California. Going town by town, Olsen revisits the mid-century road side cafes, motels and service stations that thrived along the old route, juxtaposing his own photographs with vintage postcards or archival photos of each building in its heyday. The result is an illustrated catalogue of 75 buildings in various states of renovation, expansion, desolation and decay. For example, the Painted Desert Trading Post in Navajo, Ariz., pictured with busy motorists filling up on gas in 1942, is today windowless and...


Americana
Kristin Capp (Photographer)
3908163250
September 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Americans have constructed a mythology about cowboys and cowboy culture. These three books take a look at 21st-century cowboy life and initially leave the reader thinking, What is all the fuss about? Capp is grouped here because she points her camera at many sites and people in the West; cowboy culture is an inevitable accident in her lens resulting from her travels on the edges of cowboy territory. Her photographs look and feel as if we have seen them before, in small college galleries where young unknowns have neatly framed their random, tilted images in black and white. Also shooting in black and white, Williams looks at cowboy hands. His view of hard and dangerous work actually the demonstration of a narrow set of skills and risks in the rodeo translates into nearly kinetic visuals in his photographs. In his...


Encyclopedia Americana

0717201392
May 2006
Hardcover
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Get Off My Honor!
Hans Zeiger
0805431802
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Hans Zeiger may represent the hope for the future. He is not the typical postmodern young twenty something. You don't see his type portrayed on The Real World on MTV. But he isn't alone. He is part of a movement that is alive and well-and thriving. Nineteen-year-old Hans is a Boy Scout. More specifically, he is an Eagle Scout. And he is tired of the attack on the Boy Scouts by those who would like to see it assimilated into the politically correct culture that dominates many of our nation's institutions. Get Off My Honor! analyzes a half-century of events leading up to the present struggle for the soul of the Boy Scouts. Hans shows how those who wish to destroy the scouts are attacking it for what it represents at its core-Christian values. With biting commentary, Zeiger paints a picture in which the Boy Scouts have...


Peacemakers: Arms And Adventure In The American West
R. L. Wilson, et al
0785818928
August 30, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A unique pictorial celebration of the West, lavishly illustrated and unsurpassed in its authenticity: a collector's item for anyone interested in America's Colorful past. From the Lewis and Clark Expedition to today's Western films and videos, here are the arms and adventures who made the Colt, the Winchester, and many oilier marques into American legends. Over 300 color plates, and over 200 black-and-white photos. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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A unique pictorial celebration of the West, lavishly illustrated and unsurpassed in its authenticity: a collector's item for anyone interested in America's Colorful past. From the Lewis and Clark Expedition to today's Western films and videos, here are the arms and adventures who made the...

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