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British Century: A Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years
Brian Moynahan
0760718741
August 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
The British Century, a witness to the art and historical importance of the 20th-century photograph, should find its way to classrooms, coffee tables, and studios. Through the dramatic contrasts of 300 pages of black-and-white images are portrayed, chronologically, the dark and light of Great Britain's last hundred years. The images reflect in their scope--from the grimace of death to celebrity smiles--editor Brian Moynahan's combined experience as a historian and newspaper editor. He supplies a substantial, balanced, and sensitive text, which, like the photographs, portrays mood in addition to fact and includes poignant quotations from ordinary people as well as from the famous. The photographs communicate where words would struggle: a grainy image of the Beatles in the Cavern Club, Liverpool, and the eerie view seen by a...


Graphic War
Donald Nijboer
1550464248
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
In a foreword, Peter Castle calls this book "a tribute to the myriad designers, draftsmen, technical and graphical illustrators, artists, and cartoonists who contributed to the millions of images on the pages of wartime technical and training manuals, the wall posters, and the vital recognition portrayals of aircraft, ships, and armored vehicles." These drawings and illustrations covered every aspect of the fighting machinery, weaponry, and training programs of the Allies in World War II, as well as those of Germany, Italy, and Japan. During the war, thousands of what Nijboer calls air diagram posters were produced. These 40-inch-by-30-inch works of art included everything from multicolored cutaway drawings of enemy aircraft to simple illustrations bearing reminders such as "Beware of the Hun in the Sun." The...


Slaughterhouse: The Handbook of the Eastern Front
David Glantz (Contributor), et al
097176509X
November 7, 2004
Paperback
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Armchair General, September 2005
"An outstanding resource for those interested in all aspects of World War II's brutal Eastern Front."

World War II History Magazine, January 2006
"A jewel of a book...an authoritative and indispensable reference that will be welcomed by every WWII historian and enthusiast."

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The Working American Bulldog
Dave Putnam
0967271002
December 16, 1999
Hardcover
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American Bulldog Chronicle
His positive portrayal of our breed and its history will help all of us for years to come.

American Bulldog Resources
This is the first book I have seen that gives a really honest perspective of the AB world.

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The Cold War: 1945-1963 (History SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
141140422X
July 2005
Paperback
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Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee
James D. Snyder
0967520045
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Draining a 320-square-mile area, the Loxahatchee River basin is as rich in history as it is abundant in natural resources. "Five Thousand Years" chronicles life in this corner of southeastern Florida from the days of Jobe/Jeaga Indians who once lived along the Jupiter Inlet. Using 250 preserved photos from the collections of three historical societies and private family albums, this "coffee table" book describes the building of Jupiter's landmark lighthouse, the days of paddlewheel steamers, the Celestial Railroad, Prohibition-era rumrunning, the U-Boat attacks of World War II and the start of the postwar development boom. Finally, it highlights today's struggle to preserve a river that is beseiged on all sides by those who want to share in its abundance. "I am the Loxahatchee River," reads an ending poem. "I was...


The Civil War: 1850-1865 (History SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1411404203
July 2005
Paperback
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This is Our War
Devin Friedman
157965309X
March 19, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Memorable not for their artistry, but for the perspective they provides, these amateur photographs, collected by GQ senior writer Friedman, provide a record of the war in Iraq that is both more mundane and intimate than most media images: A woman is baptized in one of Saddam's bathtubs. Six-hundred-fifty million dollars of supposed oil-for-food money is discovered in one day. A soldier's gun is trained on a smiling young boy. A shepherd tending his flock studies a Humvee. Group photos of battalions and divisions lend a yearbook like feel to the volume, while a wife's sexy portraits spice up the collection. When two Black Hawk helicopters collided in the fall of 2003, killing 17 U.S. soldiers, readers learn about its effect on an Iraqi civilian who lost his roof. An automobile accident stateside is the only...


101st Airborne
Mark A. Bando
0760308551
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This unprecedented look at the 101st Airborne contains photographs so rare, you won't believe your eyes! Mark Bando made an incredible find when he unearthed 50 color images of the Screaming Eagles taken at Normandy. These photographs, together with firsthand accounts and day-to-day, minute-by-minute history of the 101st Airborne, tell the story of this elite fighting group. These extremely rare images, together with more than 200 previously unpublished archival photographs from the author's own collection, provide a dynamic look at these daring World War II paratroopers.


The Civil Rights Era: 1865-1970 (History SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1411404211
July 2005
Paperback
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Aircraft Nose Art from World War I to Today
Jeffery L. Ethell
0760313695
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This photo-filled collection takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the hearts and minds of the pilots, crews and artists who used cowling for canvas and left this colorful legacy. Ethell and Simonsen combine their knowledge to reveal stories behind the greatest nose art of all time. Packed with over 400 photographs of the best nose art from WWI, the Spanish Civil War and WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam and today.This is a paperback reprint of the original


The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World
Guillaume de Laubier, et al
0810946343
October 1, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
All of the libraries in the world-whether small or large, public or private-serve the same purpose: to preserve, cherish, or show off the riches of human knowledge. Now, for the first time, an internationally renowned photographer takes the reader on a journey to more than 20 of the most historic of these magical places, all architectural treasures. From the dramatic, baroque Library of the Institut de France in Paris, to the splendid Vatican Library in Rome; from the majestic Royal Library in El Escorial, Spain, to the famed New York Public Library, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece-here are some of the most exquisite libraries of the Western world. Included are national, scholarly, and religious libraries from 12 countries, which have in common a distinguished heritage and an architectural setting that emphasizes art and...


125 Years at Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University Foundation
0974320102
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Commemorating the history and the heritage of Mississippi's largest state institution of higher learning, this keepsake book celebrates a rich chronicle of "the People's University." The photographs represent the hundreds of thousands of people who have benefited from the University's far-reaching programs. From the cadet drills of the early years through the virtual reality of today's engineering research, from train transportation to satellite transmission, the captivating photographs tell the story of the University's growth and changes since its founding in 1878 and convey MSU's meaning to all those with deep affection and memories.

From the Publisher
In vintage photographs a panorama of the university's history on its 125 anniversary


Official Military Atlas of the Civil War
George B. Davis
0760750440
November 2003
Hardcover
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After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006 : Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
Philip Fradkin, et al
0520244346
March 8, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
How exactly has San Francisco's urban landscape changed in the hundred years since the earthquake and cataclysmic firestorms that destroyed three-quarters of the city in 1906? For this provocative rephotography project, bringing past and present into dynamic juxtaposition, renowned photographer Mark Klett has gone to the same locations pictured in forty-five compelling historic photographs taken in the days following the 1906 earthquake and fires and precisely duplicated each photograph's vantage point. The result is an elegant and powerful comparison that challenges our preconceptions about time, history, and culture. "I think the pictures ask us to become aware of the extraordinary qualities of our own distinct moment in time. But it is a realization that a particular future is not guaranteed by the flow of time in...


Legendary Farm Tractors: A Photographic History
Andrew Morland
0896585352
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Contains more color photographs of more types of farm tractors than any book on the market. More than 640 photographs of tractors from the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Models from the 1880s to today are presented along with detailed captions. The tractors are organized alphabetically by make so readers can find their favorites easily. All the familiar makes, such as John Deere, Ford, Farmall, Case, Caterpillar, and International Harvester; to obscure tractors that have seldom-been-seen, such as the special streamlined Porsche coffee plantation tractor that looks more like a Porsche sports car than a John Deere.


Earth from Above, Third Edition
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
081095947X
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Ecology, a science scarcely a century old, aims to give its practitioners an approach to understanding how whole natural systems--for example, watersheds, deserts, and estuaries--work. Few books translate this aim as well as Earth from Above, a stunning collection of photographs that affords its viewers a window into the world's workings. It is something of a commonplace, for instance, that the large-scale logging now being visited on the world's rainforests is causing untold damage to tropical ecosystems. In French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's hands, this problem is translated from arid fact to alarming image, giving immediate meaning to the statistics that underlie today's environmental headlines; his photographs of the ruins of rural Madagascar, where forests are being cleared at a rate of 1,500 square kilometers...


Pacific Warriors
Eric M. Hammel
0760320977
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Leatherneck Magazine, September 2005 (circ.: 95,000)
“A powerfully written history … Eric Hammel has demonstrated again his genius for bringing the past to life in language that is both understandable and digestible. He accompanies his magnificent prose with many never-before-published photographs of Marines in action during the war. The result is a history masterpiece … A must-read for future generations of Marines. For those who fought the battles, endured the suffering and paid the price, this book is a tribute to their honor, glory and steadfast devotion to duty.”


Flags of Our Fathers
James Bradley
055338029X
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The Battle of Iwo Jima, fought in the winter of 1945 on a rocky island south of Japan, brought a ferocious slice of hell to earth: in a month's time, more than 22,000 Japanese soldiers would die defending a patch of ground a third the size of Manhattan, while nearly 26,000 Americans fell taking it from them. The battle was a turning point in the war in the Pacific, and it produced one of World War II's enduring images: a photograph of six soldiers raising an American flag on the flank of Mount Suribachi, the island's commanding high point.

One of those young Americans was John Bradley, a Navy corpsman who a few days before had braved enemy mortar and machine-gun fire to administer first aid to a wounded Marine and then drag him to safety. For this act of heroism Bradley would receive the Navy Cross, an award second only...



The Air Force (U.S. Military Series)
James P. McCarthy (Editor)
0883631040


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From Publishers Weekly
This is a lavishly illustrated but somewhat perfunctory history of perhaps the most glamorous of the Armed Forces. The essays here, written by academics and military officers in the inelegant style of a Pentagon press briefing, follow the Air Force as it evolved from biplanes to ballistic missiles, and cover air campaigns from World War II through Operation Enduring Freedom. The articles are evasive, and can be a bit dull; administrative reshufflings are extensively covered, for example, but the fierce controversies surrounding the doctrine of strategic bombing and the Air Force's leveling of cities from Hiroshima to Hanoi get short shrift. Armchair aces will be somewhat disappointed by the focus on institutional history, which keeps the narrative more often at headquarters than in the cockpit. The few combat...


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War
William C. Davis
1585743763
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"Mr. Davis writes with special authority."-- The New York Times


Women's Letters : America from the Revolutionary War to the Present
Lisa Grunwald (Editor), Stephen J. Adler (Editor)
0385335539
September 27, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In Letters of the Century, Grunwald and Adler offered an epistolary romp through American life in the 20th century. Now the husband-and-wife duo turn their considerable talents to the letters of American women. Some of the letters capture grand historical events—e.g., Abigail Adams gushing to husband John about a July 1776 public reading of the Declaration of Independence. At the other end of the timeline are a handful of letters written on or shortly after 9/11. But many letters dwell on the everyday—sickness, loneliness, childrearing. Some of the letters are by obscure women, and some—such as a February 1861 note from "A Lady" warning Abraham Lincoln of a rumored assassination plot—are anonymous. As the editors note, for most of our history, "women simply had no public forum.......


Surfing USA!: An Illustrated History of the Coolest Sport of All Time
Ben Marcus
0896586901
September 2005
Hardcover
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Honolulu Star Bulletin, November 2005
"Marcus...has mined intangibles that make surfing cool...It's quite a ride, well-illustrated, with a wry sense of humor..."

Review
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 27, 2005 (circ.: 441,000)
“The book is just an enjoyable read.”


Into the Sunlit Splendor
Ann Cooper
0867130938
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director National Air and Space Museum : William S. Phillips adds to his skill as a landscape artist the rare ability to place aircraft into these scenes and impart to them a sense of motion that is almost palpable. He is one of the very few aviation artists in whose work you can "see the air," and feel the exhilaration of flight.
Booklist : Phillips wields his brush with the technical accuracy fighter jocks insist upon.

Book Description
America's premiere aviation artist, William S. Phillips has spent a lifetime in the aviation field, on the ground and in the air. More than an airplane portraitist, Phillips is a superb landscape and "skyscape" painter who places his subject in geographic and historical context. A tight formation of F-4 Phantoms...


A New Illustrated History of World War II
David &. Charles Publishing
0715321021
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
-Features rare and previously unpublished photographs -Covers all theatres of war, from Europe and Africa, to Pearl Harbor and the Pacific -Packed with fascinating profiles, maps, and economic statistics Packed with rare photographs and previously unseen archive materials from key moments in World War II, from the invasion of Poland in 1939, to the dropping of "Little Boy" over Hiroshima and the end of the war, this book provides a unique insight into the history of the era. All major theatres of war are covered, from Europe and Africa, to America and the Pacific, and each is illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs. Featuring propaganda posters from all the major protagonists as well as information on military tactics, heads of state, and significant events, this is a complete reference for...


Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman
Dave Nichols, et al
0760323828
February 6, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
A stunt man and side show performer made famous by the Discovery Channel, Indian Larry Desmedt is best remembered for his remarkable custom motorcycles, his wild tattoos, and his love for building and riding rolling art. This book, by those who knew him best, offers a closer look at the life that made Larry into the "chopper shaman" so many admired. Full of photographs that document a uniquely colorful life, the book follows Larry from his humble beginnings to his unlikely stardom, tracing his short career as a bank robber, his time in prison, his spiral downward into heroin addiction, and his rebirth in 1994 as the spiritual bike builder revered by so many - and running through it all, the love of hot rods and motorcycles that finally brought him happiness. Note: This edition includes a collectible Indian Larry poster...


One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey
Sam Keith
0882405136
June 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This book made a big splash when it debuted in 1973. Keith based the text on the journals and photography of Richard Proenneke, who, after racking up years of 50-hour work weeks, did what many of us only fantasize about: he chucked it all and went to live in the woods. Now in his 80s, Proenneke still abides in the log cabin he built with his own hands and has become an icon for naturalists. Though few will follow Proenneke's lead, his story can be quite inspiring. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
To live in a pristine land ... to roam the wilderness ... to choose a site, cut trees, and build a home ... Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. Here is a tribute to a man in tune with his surroundings who carved his...


World War I in Photographs
Adrian Gilbert
0760722706
October 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the Publisher World War 1 in photographs is a comprehensive visual record of this era, using extensive rare material to provide a unique examination of Word War 1. The books thorough visual coverage gives the reader an insight into the beginnings of modern warfare.


Time: Hurricane Katrina : The Storm That Changed America
Editors of Time Magazine
1933405139
November 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
DESCRIPTION: On Sept. 2, 2005, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issued a "desperate S.O.S." His city, one of America’s most historic and gracious urban centers, had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Now 80% of it lay underwater, while some citizens huddled on rooftops waiting for rescue, and others turned the flooded streets into canals of anarchy. In the first decade of the 21st century, despair, disease and death had transformed a great American city into a scene of third-world privation, even as heroic rescue workers battled to save lives, restore order and aid the suffering. Now Time chronicles the story of the greatest natural disaster in U.S. history in Hurricane Katrina, An American Tragedy. Here, in stunning pictures and gripping first-hand accounts, is the terrible tale of Katrina’s deadly wrath...


Lockheed Secret Projects
Dennis R. Jenkins
0760309140
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Since 1943, scores of remarkable military aircraft and aviation technologies have rolled out of Lockheed's top-secret Skunk Works program. This in-depth look at the famous research and design team's pioneering work reveals the nuts and bolts behind production and experimental aircraft, from the P-80 Shooting Star to today's X-35 Joint Strike Fighter prototype. While the emphasis is on high-profile products like the U-2 Dragon Lady, SR-71 Blackbird, C-130 Hercules, F-117 Nighthawk and F-22 Raptor, the book also examines Skunk Works projects that have yet to be covered in book form, including the Tier III Minus DarkStar unmanned air vehicle and the X-33 VentureStar orbiter.

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