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1846: Portrait of the Nation
1846: Portrait of the Nation
Author: Margaret C.S. Christman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 1.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 7/19/2012


188 illustrations, 77 in color.
1846 shares about American daily life, ideas and politics. It was published in connection to an exhibition seen at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in 1996.
Robert Remini, a historian of the Jacksonian era, introduces 1846, which exhibits contemporary America nearing its "manifest destiny." The US at war with Mexico is covered. Cartoons, daguerreotypes, and paintings demonstrate the activities of politicians and generals involved in CA's conquering. Christman briefs readers on events that started the war. Other topics covered include urbanization, the railroad boom, and movements to abolish slavery and temper alcohol consumption. I enjoyed learning about the year's best songs. There are many artifacts to look at, if you don't like reading history.


All About Houseplants
Review Date: 4/27/2011


A very practical guide to growing houseplants. This book covers various aspects of plant care. It includes sections which describe techniques for propagating houseplants, keeping flowering plants in bloom, forcing bulbs, setting up hydroponic gardens, light gardens, and much more. A very useful reference book to help you be successful at growing and selecting the houseplants that meet your needs. Get this book! It will turn your thumb green!! And, others who see your plants will be green with envy...


American Lung Association Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies
Review Date: 8/19/2013


A Great American Lung Association Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies. This book shows you how to manage asthma and allergies and lead an active, healthy lifestyle. You can learn how you and children can identify and avoid asthma/allergy triggers at home & school. You will find out about treatment options to make informed decisions about your family's health. Discover how to allergy-proof and asthma proof your home & get best care at lowest costs. Everything you ever wanted to know about asthma and allergies-This book answers many questions.
We used it when my own daughter was small, and suffering with allergies.


Aquarium Owner's Guide: The Complete Illustrated Guide To The Home Aquarium
Review Date: 9/27/2010
Helpful Score: 1


description: This comprehensive guide is packed with vibrant, full color pictures and essential information on creating, stocking, and maintaining a home aquarium. It enables enthusiasts, from novice to longtime owners, to make informed choices about types of fish, water, and aquarium environments.
This book has everything from the history of fish keeping to internal and external functions, species, habitats, communities, diseases, and much more.
Easy to read, great quality photos, informative but not boring, a manual to enhance the hobbyist.


The Art of Horological Complications
The Art of Horological Complications
Author: Wempe
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 4/21/2012


annual exclusive customer catalouge for 2001/2002, watch collectors special edition for connoisseurs of precision mechanic timepieces. focus on perpetual calendar


Birnbaum's Disneyland Resort 2006 (Birnbaum's Disneyland)
Birnbaum's Disneyland Resort 2006 (Birnbaum's Disneyland)
Author: Birnbaum
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 8/19/2013


A great book to help you plan your trip to Disneyland. Tips for how to get the most out of the time you have there, how to avoid time wasters, and peak/off peak time for certain rides, shows, etc. Chock full of info to make your visit there wonderful! It is the happiest place on earth...the book will help you make sure you are even happier...


Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5
Review Date: 8/19/2013


An excellent reference for parents, caregivers. The American Academy of Pediatrics advice for infant, toddlers, children--will carry you from parenting the newborn to age 5. A great resource. As I have now entered the stage of parenting a teen, it is time to pass my copy of this on to someone who can use it. Very comprehensive, full of info.


Celebrate San Antonio: A Cookbook
Celebrate San Antonio: A Cookbook
Author: San Antonio Junior Forum
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 11/18/2010
Helpful Score: 1


I absolutely love this cookbook. I grew up in Texas. This book has awesome, easy to duplicate in our own home with mouth-watering results recipes. This has to be one of my very favorite cookbooks of all time. I loaned it to a coworker and she kept it for almost 6 months--seriously.


The Complete Book of Massage
The Complete Book of Massage
Author: Clare Maxwell-Hudson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/28/2010
Helpful Score: 2


This book has photos for every step and shows how to use oils. Various strokes are shown. Some reflexology is discussed. It has massage for various areas of the body: back, legs, arms, hands, shoulders, buttocks, stomach, and neck. There is a section about massage for babies and pregnant women. Excellent for beginners. Does not go into Deep tissue massage. Perfect for the amateur masseuse.


Creative Costumes for Any Occasion
Creative Costumes for Any Occasion
Author: Mark Walker
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 9/18/2014


School carnivals, birthday parties, school or church plays, drama club, Halloween...whatever reason you need a costume, this book is for you. Simple & sometimes funny ideas for creative costumes. Black & White photos show you the finished look of the costumes. Great for any parent who wants to make costumes for kids. Great for any young adult, teen who needs to dress for a costume party. Full of ideas for teachers, parents.


The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, Bk 2)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, Bk 2)
Author: Dan Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/19/2012


The book is better than the movie.


Discovering Wine
Discovering Wine
Author: Joanna Simon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 8/19/2013


I found this easy to read with over 250 full-color photographs. With this book you will learn to make the most of every glass of wine! You will learn to taste/judge wine like a professional, how to serve, store and pair wine w/food, understand the role/use of grapes by winemakers and when a wine is ready. Vineyards are explored along with wine regions throughout the world. Cheers!


The Encyclopedia of Collectibles Inkwells to Lace
The Encyclopedia of Collectibles Inkwells to Lace
Author: Time-Life Books
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 7/1/2012


This is a great resource book from a set for antique hunters or sellers. This book in the series covers: Inkwells, Insulators, Irons, Japanese Prints, jars, Jazz Memorabilia, Jewelry, Jukeboxes, Kitchen Equipment, Knives, Lace.


The Encyclopedia of Collectibles Oak Furniture to Pharmacist's Equipment
Review Date: 8/19/2013


One from a series of books for antique collectors and sellers. A great resource, this book covers: Oak Furniture, Ocean Liner Memorabilia, Opera Mementos, Owls, Painted Furniture, Paper Dolls, Paper Money, Paperweights, Penny Arcade Machines, Pens and Pencils, Pewter, Pharmacist's Equipment.


The Encyclopedia of Collectibles: Radios to Signs
The Encyclopedia of Collectibles: Radios to Signs
Author: Time-Life Books (Editors)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 8/19/2013


One of a series for collectors and sellers of antiques. This book, a great resource, covers these topics: Radios, Railroadiana, Redware, Rock and Roll Memorabilia, Rogers Groups, Royal Souvenirs, Samplers, Science Fiction, Scrimshaw, Shaker Crafts, Shaving mugs, Signs.


ESP?:  Extrasensory Perception --The Evidence and the Arguments  (Usborne Paranormal Guides)
Review Date: 8/10/2012


A book from the Usborne Paranormal Series that examines the topic of ESP, Extrasensory Perception.


Firearms Assembly II The NRA Guidebook to Handguns
Firearms Assembly II The NRA Guidebook to Handguns
Author: National Rifle Association
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/3/2012


An enlarged and revised edition of the NRA Illustrated Firearms Assembly Handbooks, from the pages of The American Rifleman-Contents: Pre-Cartridge handguns (Seven significant US designs in percussion handguns), US Cartridge Handguns (42 semi-automatics, revolvers, single-shots and derringers), Air and Gas-powered Handguns(Three designs by Crosman), Foreign Handguns (49 handguns of all types, covering most major manufacturers and sources) Each section indexed. Indexes to short articles and other special features will be found on the inside back cover.


The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian: Recipes from the New and Old Worlds Simplified for the American Kitchen
Review Date: 9/18/2014


The book is well-written and easy to follow with recipes such as Italian peasant bread, Italian Rolled Chicken, Bracciole, and the Fresh Tomato Sauce Sicilian. The recipes are as close to authentic Italian cooking as one can get but adapted for modern kitchens--just like grandma used to make it. Smith's extensive knowledge of culinary history and ongoing comments about food origins and production add to the history behind each dish. There are more than 350 Italian recipes here...waiting for you to try in your own kitchen!


A Girl's Guide to Buying Diamonds: How to Choose, Evaluate, and Buy the Diamond You Want
Review Date: 10/13/2012


All the rage right now is the "right hand" diamond. Women need to stay informed of the particulars when it comes to diamond shopping. Searching for an engagement ring? Learn the basics. A Guide to Buying Diamonds provides all the primary facts needed before purchase.
Learn to choose the perfect diamond, based on lifestyle, personality, hand shape. Beautiful illustrations and photos supplement discussions of bands, settings, cuts, and how to identify imperfections. Practical advice on how to select a jeweler, questions to ask. A must have guide.


Heloise: Household Hints for Singles
Heloise: Household Hints for Singles
Author: Heloise
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/18/2014


Advice, tips and inspiration for singles--you will find it here. College students, anyone living alone for the first time, the widowed, recently divorced---you can learn something from Heloise. Hints for cooking, cleaning, budgeting, shopping, solo-travel, legal issues and leisure activities. Topics such as pets, gardening indoors, your car, money management, clothing care(repairs, laundry, spot removal), home repairs, quick & easy recipes to make for yourself...You don't have to be single to benefit from these suggestions, but the book is geared toward someone living a single lifestyle. A great book for the student who is leaving home for the first time...


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