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Winsome Wood Groveland Square Dining Table in Antique Walnut Finish
Winsome Wood Groveland Square Dining Table in Antique Walnut Finish
Price: $92.96
4 used & new from $79.98

5.0 out of 5 stars A great bargain, October 1, 2014
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This is a great little table at a fabulous price. I was a little worried that it might be cheap and flimsy, but it's the opposite. It looks and feels like a table that would cost three or four times as much in a furniture store. It does require assembly, but the wrench is included, and it goes together easily.

Bottom line: It's a great little occasional table, and a real bargain. I recommend it most highly.


O.D. Tanker Tool Bag
O.D. Tanker Tool Bag
Offered by BIGFLYSPORTS
Price: $13.99
11 used & new from $11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and well priced, October 1, 2014
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This is a well-made utility bag at a very good price. I bought it to hold a reconditioned tool that came with no carrying case. I'm very satisfied with my purchase, and I recommend the bag highly.


Classic Waterworks
Classic Waterworks
Offered by E-Brands
Price: $9.99
5 used & new from $7.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun at a great price, October 1, 2014
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Waterworks is a classic game from the '70s. It's simple to learn, doesn't take long to play, and-- most importantly-- stays fun, even after repeated games. This makes it ideal to fill a few spare minutes.

Bottom line: Fun at a great price. I recommend it it highly.


Mayo Clinic The Essential Diabetes Book
Mayo Clinic The Essential Diabetes Book
by Mayo Clinic
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.40
43 used & new from $9.77

5.0 out of 5 stars A great, practical reference, October 1, 2014
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This is a very valuable book. My wife was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and we wanted a readable yet authoritative overview and reference. This is it.

The book is clearly written, and it's very easy to find specific topics in it. It covers all of the basics: What diabetes is, what causes it, what the effects are, how it's treated, and so on. The book is aimed for the non-expert reader, the person who wants to know what's going on and what to do about it. It doesn't talk down or up. An important part of that is the tone. Diabetes is a serious condition that needs to be taken seriously. However, a diagnosis is no reason to panic.

Bottom line: This is a great, practical reference book, particularly for the newly diagnosed diabetic. I recommend it most highly.


Pages for Mac Quick Reference Guide: Introduction (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
Pages for Mac Quick Reference Guide: Introduction (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
by Beezix Inc
Edition: Pamphlet
Price: $3.06
7 used & new from $3.06

5.0 out of 5 stars A great reference, October 1, 2014
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This is a simple reference card, but a very useful one. All of the important features and commands for Pages are gathered on one easy-to-use, laminated card. No more leafing through a reference book when you need to know how to do something right now.

It's a perfect blend of function and price. I recommend it most highly.


Numbers for Mac Quick Reference Guide: Introduction (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
Numbers for Mac Quick Reference Guide: Introduction (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
by Beezix Inc
Edition: Pamphlet
Price: $3.26

5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful reference, October 1, 2014
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This is a simple reference card, but a very useful one. All of the important features and commands for Numbers are gathered on one easy-to-use, laminated card. No more leafing through a reference book when you need to know how to do something right now.

It's a perfect blend of function and price. I recommend it most highly.


Keynote for Mac Quick Reference Guide: Introduction (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
Keynote for Mac Quick Reference Guide: Introduction (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
by Beezix Inc
Edition: Pamphlet
Price: $3.02

5.0 out of 5 stars but a very useful one. All of the important features and commands ..., October 1, 2014
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This is a simple reference card, but a very useful one. All of the important features and commands for Keynote are gathered on one easy-to-use, laminated card. No more leafing through a reference book when you need to know how to do something right now.

It's a perfect blend of function and price. I recommend it most highly.


Great Maps (Dk Smithsonian)
Great Maps (Dk Smithsonian)
by JERRY BROTTON
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.30
35 used & new from $16.41

5.0 out of 5 stars This is an amazing book for anyone who loves maps, October 1, 2014
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This is an amazing book for anyone who loves maps. It's a coffee-table book, and it should be. It's the kind of book that you'll open when you get near it.

The maps make up the vast majority of the book, which, of course, they should. Each map is accompanied by text that discusses the cartographer, the historical context, and the significance of the map. The maps are arranged in chronological order, and that allows the reader to see the progression of exploration and of the craft and science of cartography. Most of the maps have a "zoom-in" feature, which focuses on particular parts of the map. These are extremely interesting and useful, because they draw attention to something in the maps that might otherwise go unnoticed.

This book is a fabulous resource for anyone interested in history. It's also a beautifully crafted book. I recommend it most highly.


Perfidia: A novel
Perfidia: A novel
by James Ellroy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.32
80 used & new from $13.87

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars James Ellroy is a pretty demanding author, July 31, 2014
This review is from: Perfidia: A novel (Hardcover)
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James Ellroy is a pretty demanding author. His style is utterly distinctive and unusual, to say the least. This book is a good example of that.

Perfidia is the first volume in a projected "Second L.A. Quartet." It features many of the characters who populate his earlier "L.A. Quartet" and "The Underworld U.S.A Trilogy." When complete, the eleven books will form a history of the dark side of Los Angeles-- and of the US-- from 1946 - 1972. This book, then, is a prequel to the rest of the books.

This book is tells the story of the three weeks beginning with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. One of Elroy's most distinctive qualities is the way he develops such a powerful sense of time and place. When you read this book, you are THERE, immersed in an exceptionally complicated, interlocking set of plots and subplots. It's a long book-- 700 pages-- but it captures you. Unlike some reviewers, I didn't feel that any of the subplots or characters were no more than padding. The book has a unity-- a wholeness-- that it wouldn't have if any of them were edited out.

However, also like other reviewers, I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as I've liked his earlier work. It took me a while to figure out why, but for me, the issue is that in his efforts to intertwine the plots and characters across what will be an eleven book series, he tried just a bit too hard. That is, there's no particular reason for the way that a number of characters from the earlier books just sort of appear in this story every so often. It's not that this is aggravating or unsettling; it's just that it seems to push random events a bit too far.

However, I liked the book a lot. It rewarded me well for the time and effort I spent reading it. I recommend it highly for readers new to Elroy and for veterans of his books. In fact, for the veterans, the book is an essential read.


World War I: The Definitive Visual History
World War I: The Definitive Visual History
by R. G. Grant
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $27.79
40 used & new from $18.54

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book, June 6, 2014
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This is a wonderful book. It's a coffee table book, printed on heavy, high-quality paper, loaded with hundreds of photos and maps and brief but good explanatory text. It's important to recognize that the book is not a scholarly work, so it's not reasonable to judge it as one. Those looking for deep analysis of primary sources should look elsewhere.

My bottom line: A beautifully produced that allows the reader to gain a broad understanding of World War I. Well worth reading-- actually savoring.


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