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Classic American Runabouts
Philip B. Ballantyne
0760319391
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Step back into the golden age of the American runabout, with the smell of varnish and leather, and the sight of glittering brightwork and deep-hued mahogany. This historical look at the origins and development of the runabout speedboat in America traces the growth of recreational power boating along with details about the boats that made the era so memorable. Learn about men like Chris Smith, Gar Wood, Horace Dodge and others whose search for speed served as catalysts for a new and popular pastime. Eventually, new materials and mass production brought the curtain down on this era of fast wooden boats, but they did not erase the artistry and innovation that the boats of this era represent.About the AuthorPhilip B. Ballantyne is a builder of antique powerboats who owns and operates Philip B. Ballantyne Wooden Boats near...


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...


Cutwater
Robert Bruce Duncan
1879301040
Dec 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
Simple and understated in design, powerful and fast in performance, these boats were built to make people happy. Stunning photos feature more than 35 classic speedboats and motor launches built between 1900 and WWII, still in use in Canada and the U.S., to preserve the legacy of this era of boating history. 150 color photos.


Area 51: The Grail
Robert Doherty
0440234956
February 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
Don't miss these other outstanding books in the bestselling Area 51 Series:

Area 51

Area 51:The Reply

Area 51:The Mission

Area 51:The Sphinx


Available from Dell

Review
Don't miss these other outstanding books in the bestselling Area 51 Series:

Area 51

Area 51:The Reply

Area 51:The Mission

Area 51:The Sphinx


Available from Dell

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Simplified Strategic Planning: The No-Nonsense Guide for Busy People Who Want Results Fast
Robert W. Bradford
1886284466
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Future success? or future shock? Only companies that plan ahead will survive the changes in business today--and tomorrow.


Where Death and Glory Meet: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry
Russell Duncan
0820321362
November 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Much like Joshua Chamberlain, Robert Gould Shaw has attained near-legendary status in the pantheon of Civil War heroes, yet the striking monument to Shaw and his men on Boston Common portrays a resolution not always evident in the young colonel's correspondence. Duncan (Univ. of Copenhagen), whose previous publications include an excellent edition of Shaw's letters accompanied by a brief (and, as he immodestly reminds us, praised) sketch, now presents an expanded version of that essay, which enriches but does not materially alter current scholarly understandings. If anything, it may lengthen the shadow Shaw and his men already cast over other black regiments, further obscuring other accomplishments. Although matters of military history occasionally elude Duncan's grasp, he deftly manipulates Shaw's story in support...


Individual Choice Behavior
R. Duncan Luce
031320778X
Sept 1979
Hardcover
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Review
“In particular its emphasis on the conceptual and experimental difficulties associated with any theory of choice, and its constant concern for empirircal certification deserve the attention of our profession.”–American Economic Review


Area 51: The Truth (Area 51 Series)
Robert Doherty
0440237068
January 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
At last, we will learn the truth about humankind’s origins...
But do we really want to know?

The Ark of the Covenant...Excalibur...The Holy Grail... Finally, the world’s legendary artifacts have been unearthed, their secret powers revealed. Now, as the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, humans and aliens race for control of the final secret: the location of the alien mothership--our last best chance for survival. For Area 51 commander Mike Turcotte, the stakes are higher than ever...because the secret lies buried in the repressed memory of his former love, Lisa Duncan.

Still battle-weary from alien wars that killed most of his Area 51 team, Mike is thrust into a final showdown--up against an alien army bent on total domination. With aliens in possession...


The Cruising Guide to the New England Coast
Robert C. Duncan
0393048586
Aug 2002
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Here, entirely updated, is the latest edition of the most complete, authoritative cruising guide to the northeastern coast. The bible for Eastern sailors and powerboaters for more than half a century has been thoroughly overhauled and expertly refitted. For the preparation of the twelfth edition, the authors visited nearly all the harbors, talked with harbormasters and marina owners, and reevaluated earlier judgments. The Guide tells you how to dodge bad currents and edge around shoal water, and where to anchor and find essential services, including pump-out stations, fuel docks, and a hot shower. It notes channels and harbors that have been dredged or shoaled up; recently replaced buoys; and changes in marinas, boatyards, and other facilities. This guide is far more than a traditional cruising guide, providing...


Amber on the Mountain
Tony Johnston
014056408X
May 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
An illiterate child in a mountain community learns to read and write. "Johnston knits this story together with recurring themes, lyrical images and picturesque and convincing dialogue," said PW in a starred review. Ages 4-8. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-A story about learning to read and write that doesn't quite work. Amber lives a solitary life high in the mountains. Then one day a man comes with a crew to build a road, bringing along his wife and daughter, Anna. She teaches Amber to read before the road is completed; Amber learns to write on her own so she can keep in touch after Anna's family leaves. The process of mastering these skills, while shown to be a slow one, seems to be one in which, as Anna says, you...


Innocence Turned Deadly
Robert Duncan O'Finioan
059523352X
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This is not a novel of pure fiction. This is a fact based tale of truth and fiction, and it will be left up to, the reader, if you dare, to decide what is fact and what is fiction. This is a tale of greed, corruption, lust and murder. Reader beware!

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This is not a novel of pure fiction. This is a fact based tale of truth and fiction, and it will be left up to, the reader, if you dare, to decide what is fact and what is fiction. This is a tale of greed, corruption, lust and murder. Reader beware!

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Amber on the Mountain
Tony Johnston
0613072286
May 1998
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The theme of Johnston's heartwarming story is apparent--"You can do almost anything you fix your mind on"--but her deceptively simple telling boasts believable characters and deft construction. There's never been a school in Amber's mountain community, and not until the appearance of Anna, whose father is helping to build a mountain road, does Amber find someone who can teach her to read. Johnston ( Yonder ; Grandpa's Song ) knits this story together with recurring themes, lyrical images, and picturesque and convincing dialogue. The girls help Granny Cotton with her quilting, "poking little silver needles in and out, in and out" and later, Amber is so eager to read that "she hurries and tangles the words like quilting thread." When Anna gets a stubborn look in her eyes, Amber tells her she looks like a mule....


On Earth: Last Poems and an Essay
Robert Creeley
0520247914
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Creeley, who died last year at 78, is among the American masters born in the 1920s, a generation that includes John Ashbery and Adrienne Rich. This slim volume, filled out with the cogent essay "Reflections on Whitman in Age," presents 31 poems of varying quality, from bad to sublime, and is a fitting final volume for a poet of relentless experimentation and major achievement. A jingly piece of antiwar propaganda, "Help!" seems specifically designed for those who aren't regular readers of verse, while "Caves," the longest poem in the volume, meanders. But in addresses to poets like John Wieners, Paul Blackburn and Ed Dorn, Creeley attains a loose intimacy that feels like friendship, and the final "Valentine for You," here in its entirety, is likely to be as associated with Creeley as...


Area 51: The Reply
Robert Doherty
0440223784
February 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Area 51 was the most secret place in America.  But it was only one piece in a puzzle that stretched from Egypt's Pyramids to the mysterious face on Mars...

Part of a plan begun 5,000 years ago by those who had been here before.  And are coming back.

When scientist Lisa Duncan and Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte uncovered the stunning truth about Area 51--a "training area" on Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada--they opened up a Pandora's box kept hidden from the American public for fifty years.

What they uncovered explained decades of UFO sightings--and the most baffling mysteries of history from the Great Pyramid to Easter Island.

But these findings were only the beginning. Now a signal had come in from outer space: our first contact with extraterrestrials....


classic american runabout
Robert Bruce Duncan
0760303754
May 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Chris-Craft, Gar Wood, Hackercraft, Minnett-Shield, Century, Stanley, all these and more of the most popular runabouts from 1915 through 1965 are expertly chronicled in this eagerly anticipated history of America's nautical icon. While their larger speedboat cousins were powered by aircraft engines and piloted exclusively by the wealthy, early runabouts'with their more modest inboard and outboard engines were more accessible and yet every bit as stylish in all respects. Today, even "low-end" runabouts from the golden age, with their hallmark chrome accessories and lovingly polished wooden hulls, fetch handsome sums at classic boat shows around the world. Authors Duncan and Ballantyne feature, in exclusive color photography, many of the finest wooden powerboats still breaking the waves today. Historic black-and-white...


Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Robert Gould Shaw
Russell Duncan (Editor)
0820321745
November 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
These letters will surprise readers who know Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry only through the movie Glory or the bronze memorial in Boston Commons. Most relate Shaw's wartime experiences in Virginia before he reluctantly agreed to lead the 54th; they are interesting yet unremarkable as Civil War letters. His letters after he took command reveal him as less ardent in his abolitionism and less certain of his black charges than movie and myth would have it, but they do suggest how war and social purpose drove a Boston blueblood to martyrdom on the ramparts of Fort Wagner. An excellent introduction and copious notes add to the importance of this book. Although less insightful than T.W. Higginson's classic Army Life in a Black Regiment (1870), Shaw's letters are essential for academic and large public...


The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov
Robert J. Bertholf
0804745684
October 2003
Hardcover
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The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov
Bertholf
0804745692
Nov 2003
Paperback
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