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American Muscle Cars
Jim Campisano
0760746281
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the Publisher The muscle cars remain American favorites. Here they are shown with all their verve and glamor. Barracuda, Mustang, GTO, Ford Fairlane: these names typify the American muscle car and conjure up the sights and sounds of 1960s and `70s USA. In a volume packed with mouthwatering color photographs of every driver's dream cars, Jim Campisano, editor in chief of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine, chronicles the history of these super-powered autos, covering now-forgotten vehicles as well as the more famous asphalt burners. Relive each stage of the muscle car era: 1960-63, when their popularity began to grow; 1964-67, the time of the intermediate-size supercar craze; 1965-74, when the ponycar wars raged; and 1968-74, when the autos underwent major redesign. In addition, auto enthusiasts will find...


Cash
Johnny Cash
0061013579
Sept 1998
Paperback
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The New York Times Book Review, Tom Graves
Occasionally he lets his pompadour down, and then the stories sing. The narrative overall is insightful, relaxed and conversational.... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews
A humble, happy look back from the man in black. Johnny Cash answers to many names; he's JR to childhood friends and family, John to bandmates, and Johnny to fans. ``Cash'' is the name wife June Carter reserves for ``the star, the egomaniac.'' The star gets plenty of ink here, from the early days at Sun Records--with Elvis, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis--to his current status as a darling of the alternative rock set. But it's the private man who's most compelling and surprisingly complex. Cash writes candidly of his...


Complete Handbook of Super Cars: Classics of Their Time
Sujatha Menon (Editor)
0760762287
January 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Featuring an international array of car models Cultural history of the automobile for drivers and dreamers alike Charts outline key stats, from speed to engine capacity and suspension


The Italian Secretary
Caleb Carr
0786715480
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Although Sherlock Holmes categorically dismissed, in "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire," supernatural explanations for corporeal crimes ("This Agency stands flat-footed upon the ground, and there it must remain. ... No ghosts need apply"), one of the most popular among Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes tales is The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), in which the fate of a Devonshire family supposedly hangs on the savage appetites of an apparitional beast. More than a century later, in The Italian Secretary, Caleb Carr again presents the hawk-faced consulting detective with a yarn woven of paranormal plot threads, the mystery this time rooted in the fatal 16th-century stabbing of David Rizzio, a music teacher and confidant to Mary, Queen of Scots.

For Holmes and his affable annalist, Dr. John Watson, this spirited...



The Ultimate Car Kit
David Eckold
075661421X
October 2005
Other Format
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Book Description
This exciting kit lets children combine a miniature engine with their choice of chassis, body panels, tires, and hubs to create five different racecars-then put them to the test by racing them around the track.

About the Author
Designer David Eckold has been involved with education for many years and his kits can be found in classrooms around the world. David is the creator of DK's bestselling Ultimate Robot Kit and others including, the Robot Challenge Kit, Ultimate Flight Kit, and Ultimate Spy Kit.


Valentine's Day Is Killing Me
MaryJanice Davidson
0758212844
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Lost roses. Cancelled reservations. Broken dates. Arrests. Dead bodies. There’s always some reason to hate Valentine’s Day…unless the scene of the crime starts really heating up…. Maryjanice Davidson Cuffs and Coffee Breaks In a moment of weakness, greeting card writer Julie Kay About accepts a blind date for Valentine’s Day. As if the restaurant’s snotty waiter, cheap chocolates, and pastel-colored teddy bears aren’t enough, her date turns out to be the guy in handcuffs next to the dead body on the floor. At least he didn’t stand her up. How could a guy with beautiful, sky-blue eyes and sexy swimmer’s shoulders be a killer? Julie Kay is not about to have another horrible V-Day, even if she has to solve a murder and get her possibly homicidal date arraigned to do it… ...


The Wiggles: Big Red Car
Grosset & Dunlap
0448434229
December 2003
Board Book
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Book Description
There’s lots of fun to be had with The Wiggles and all their friends as they go for a drive in their Big Red Car. Travel through the countryside in this shaped 8 x 8 book. Reading has never been so much fun!


The Alienist
Caleb Carr
0553572997
June 1995
Paperback
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Amazon.com Author Profile
Read about the author. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Set in 1896, Carr's novel about a serial killer lose in New York City was a 25-week PW bestseller. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

See all Editorial Reviews


The Wildest Ride: A History of NASCAR (Or, How a Bunch of Good Ol' Boys Built a Billion-Dollar Industry out of Wrecking Cars)
Joe Menzer
0743226259
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
In The Wildest Ride: A History of NASCAR, Joe Menzer traces the vivid history of stock car racing from when bootleggers drove hopped-up cars to outrun the law for fun and profit to the present racing frenzy that has thrust NASCAR to the front of the pack as one of America's fastest-growing sports industries.

The result of Menzer's research is not dry prose filled with racing statistics but rather a loose chronology of anecdotes that reads like an oral history. Legendary finishes, rivalries, and rags-to-riches success stories are championed here, including the exploits of Joe Weatherly and Curtis Turner (both on and off the track) and the personalities of David Pearson, Bill Elliott, and the Petty family. Menzer does not back off from the low points either, from Wendell Scott's experience as the first African...



Liplock
Susanna Carr
0758210817
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Mistress Of The Moves Molly Connors can talk her way out of almost every situation. That is, unless she’s around her boss, Kyle Ashton, a gorgeous computer tycoon with smoldering eyes and a long, lean body that doesn’t quit. Every move he makes promises sophisticated sex. What woman wouldn’t go tongue-tied? But she can’t risk getting too close to Kyle. No one can know that her fabulous clothes aren’t hers, or that she’s holding on by her manicured fingertips. But once she gets that big promotion, she’ll make good on every one of her white lies. Uh-oh. Did Kyle really just say those three little words? You are... fired? He did. If she doesn’t have a job any more—or an apartment—she’ll do whatever it takes to survive, even if it means camping out in one of...


Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car
Eileen Christelow
061848602X
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
The five little monkeys and their mama have had it with their "rickety, rattletrap wreck of a car." It's time to sell this old heap. Mama makes a "For Sale" sign and goes inside. But her ever-helpful children worry that the car is too icky, sticky, and slimy, and take matters into their own industrious hands. "I know!" says one little monkey. And next thing they know, they're washing and scrubbing the filthy jalopy. Now it's clean, but still rusty and stinky. The monkeys ponder. "I know!" says one little monkey. Soon the car is painted and perfumed within an inch of its life. Unfortunately, it's not visible to potential buyers. "I know!" says one little monkey. With all these collective brainstorms, it's not long before the sparkly clean, psychedelically colorful car has landed in the swamp, with the five chagrined little...


How to Be a Wicked Woman
MaryJanice Davidson
0758207077
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Berenstain Bears and Too Much Car Trip
Stan Berenstain
0060573848
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This year's family vacation is not what Brother and Sister Bear had in mind. Mama and Papa Bear are eager to explore the wonders of Bear Country, but the cubs would rather be anywhere but the backseat of the family car!

About the Author

Stan & Jan Berenstain were already successful cartoonists when they had a great idea for a children’s book. Their sons, Leo and Mike, had just begun to read, and they decided to create a funny family who would have the everyday adventures children really want to read about. The first story starring the Bear family, The Big Honey Hunt, appeared in 1962. Since then, more than 250 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and over 260 million copies sold, making the Berenstain Bears arguably the best-selling children’s book...



Elegant Stitches
Judith Baker Montano
091488185X
May 1995
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
Silk ribbon embroidery utilizes many of the same stitches as more traditional crewel embroidery, but the unique qualities of the ribbon make for a very different look. This beautiful book (conveniently spiral bound to lie flat when working) offers a comprehensive stitch guide and good coverage of all the basics. Each stitch is given a clear diagram, and many also include color photos of a detail featuring that stitch. In addition, Judith Baker Montano presents charming descriptions of what inspired her lovely, elaborate finished pieces, which she calls "free-form stitchery."


American Cars: The Automobiles that Made America
Craig Cheetham (Editor)
0760754489
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the Publisher From the first mass-produced automobile, the Model-T Ford, through the golden post war era of luxurious family cruisers like the 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air, to modern-day engineering masterpieces, such as the Dodge Viper, the United States has been on the cutting edge of automotive design for almost a century. American Cars is an expansive and lavishly illustrated celebration of some of the finest vehicles ever produced in the United States. This book looks in detail at over 200 of the most spectacular, powerful, and beautiful of these cars, providing an exhilarating tour of the States' motoring history. Covering all the most famous marques, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Pontiac, American Cars is packed with a wealth of information, examining each car from all...


The Angel of Darkness
Caleb Carr
0345427637
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Review Author Profile
Read about the author.

From Library Journal
Dr. Lazlo Kreizler, protagonist of The Alienist (LJ 3/1/94), is back with his idiosyncratic companions in Carr's latest mystery thriller. Set in 1897 New York and told through the voice of the doctor's young ward, Stevie (a former "delinquent" nicknamed "Stevepipe," after his weapon of choice), the story centers on the kidnapping of the baby daughter of a Spanish diplomat just as tensions between Spain and the United States have reached the boiling point. Soon our investigators discover something even more sinister: Their chief suspect seems to have been involved in the murders of several other young children?including two of her own?and to be willing to take any measures necessary to cover her tracks. It becomes a race...


My Car
Byron Barton
0060560452
July 2003
Board Book
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Book Review
Sam may be a man of few words, but he is certainly eloquent on the subject of his car. With a bright, bold palette of mostly primary colors, author-illustrator Byron Barton (Trucks, Planes, Machines at Work, etc.) deftly depicts the fondness Sam has for his chunky little car and the care with which he treats it. "I love my car. / I keep my car clean. / My car needs oil / and a full tank of gasoline." Sam also describes the parts of his car, how to drive carefully, and where he likes to go in his car. The story concludes with a twist, sure to delight already rapt readers.

Sam and his acquaintances are unusual-looking, blocky figures, with big black blobs for eyes, and more blobs for nose and mouth. Characters and objects are reminiscent of the cars, signs, and figures in a child's play station. Small details are...



The Lessons of Terror
Caleb Carr
0375760741
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Review
The Lessons of Terror is so earnest, so well informed and so outrageous...that almost any reader will find something to love and something that will make you want to throw the book across the room. It is, in short, pure Carr.”—Newsweek

“After the deadly attacks against the United States, many Americans now may view Carr’s earlier arguments as prescient and his approach as the only one that has a chance of working. The Lessons of Terror is fascinating to read and provocative in the best sense of the word.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“A provocative history of warfare against civilians from Roman times to the present.”—Time

“It crosses political boundaries. It offends and provokes, refreshes and...


Early Escapades
Eudora Welty
157806774X
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Eudora Welty (1909-2001), in her writing and in her conversation, had a dazzling and ironic wit. Many friends remember the laughter she always provoked through her sense of the absurd. Early Escapades explores the initial manifestations of her comic and creative energy, from the word poems of her adolescence to the promising parodies and caricatures she wrote and drew as a young adult. Reading the pieces and looking at her cartoons, we can feel the comic energy that swirled through her later writing, and see the beginnings of her satiric force. Welty’s artwork includes pen-and-ink drawings as well as caricatures. The compilation also includes limericks, poems, essays, editorial pieces, and society notes written by the young Welty. The earliest example of her work here is a reproduction of a small handmade book...


The Easy Way to Stop Smoking
Allen Carr
1402718616
February 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
A new edition of the revolutionary bestseller, with four million copies in print. Allen Carr’s innovative Easyway method—which he discovered after his own 100-cigarette-a-day habit nearly drove him to despair—has helped millions kick smoking without feeling anxious and deprived. That’s because he helps smokers discover the psychological reasons behind their dependency, explains in detail how to handle the withdrawal symptoms, shows them how to avoid situations when temptation might become too strong, and enables them to stay smoke-free. Carr discusses such issues as nicotine addiction; the social “brainwashing” that encourages smoking; the false belief that a cigarette relieves stress; the role boredom plays in sabotaging efforts to stop; and the main reasons for failure. With this...

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