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Barcelona The Great Enchantress (Directions)
Barcelona The Great Enchantress (Directions)
by Robert Hughes
Edition: Paperback
30 used & new from $6.68

4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, I want to go to Barcelona, April 8, 2013
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Of course I want to go to Barcelone, that's why I bought the book. A lot of history, made me want to look things up and learn more. Sometimes confusing if you don't have a basic understanding of the politics of Spain.


The Ravishment of Psyche by William Bouguereau 1000-Piece Puzzle
The Ravishment of Psyche by William Bouguereau 1000-Piece Puzzle
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Price: $14.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and well crafted., April 8, 2013
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Can't say enough, it was a delight to put together and a delight to behold. a little on the expensive side, but recommended for those who like their puzzles to be a bit of a challenge.


Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women
Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women
by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.38
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Written at a grade 7 level of reading, April 8, 2013
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Left wanting more, I felt that there was not enough in each story, the lack of depth was almost insulting. A great idea, but not for a serious reader.


Katia & Marielle Labeque: Schubert / Mozart
Katia & Marielle Labeque: Schubert / Mozart
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A piano teachers delight!, April 8, 2013
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as a piano teacher, I am always looking for samples of truly beautiful technique and mastery of the instrument - found it at last, and will be giving copies to my students as end of year prizes. I recommend this for listeners who like and appreciate the piano - and only the piano!


On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.27
190 used & new from $6.12

5.0 out of 5 stars a great gift for a wannabe writed, April 8, 2013
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I gave this to my husband, who is writing his Arctic memoirs - he says it is the best book he has ever read about the craft of writing. Concise, funny, readable, he has been pouring over it for a month and making notes. Good job, Stephen King!


Knee-Deep in the North Sea
Knee-Deep in the North Sea
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz Fusion for Jazz fans, May 17, 2012
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I love this disc and keep it in my car all the time. I've started following this group, and think they are fantastic...(this comes from a classical piano teacher and church organist who has been a closet Jazz freak all her life).


The Vertigo Years: Change and Culture in the West, 1900-1914
The Vertigo Years: Change and Culture in the West, 1900-1914

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for amateur historians, May 17, 2012
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I loved this book and would definitely read it agian, and recommend it to those who are interested in the turbulent times of 1900-1914. I found the details and the pictures fascinating. I don't necessarily agree with the conclusions that the author came to,(the differences between the Protestant work ethic and old time Catholicism brought about radical change) but I did enjoy the read!


Luther's Liturgical Music: Principles and Implications (Lutheran Quarterly Books)
Luther's Liturgical Music: Principles and Implications (Lutheran Quarterly Books)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too scholarly for average musician, May 17, 2012
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As a church musician, I had hoped to gain some insight into the musical history of Martin Luther, but quickly became bogged down in minute differences between old Roman Catholic Latin and my only frame of reference, the current Lutheran liturgy (okay, going back about 45 years, not so current).
A great book for students of theology, but not for the average church-goer.


The Red Violin (Remastered) (Meridian Collection)
The Red Violin (Remastered) (Meridian Collection)
DVD ~ Carlo Cecchi
Offered by Sparks DVD Sales
Price: $8.79
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Violin with a story running for centuries, May 6, 2010
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I recommend the remastered version for anyone who has not seen the movie lately, or has never seen it. Although it is a sad story, it is based on historical fact around a very famous instrument and its history. The story comes alive through the owners of the violin, which ends up setting a record breaking price at auction in the 1990's. The soundtrack is superb (which I would recommend on its own) and the extra bits at the end are worth watching as well. It is a well crafted story, and the secret of the violin is kept well-hidden until the end of the story.


Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World
Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World
by Timothy Brook
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 17th century Pirate economics, May 6, 2010
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"Vermeer's Hat" should be required reading for anyone studying world economics and wondering why everything is the way it is... although the basis for the book is the painter Vermeer, the reader is quickly taken straight into the world of 17th century Delft, and through the paintings, is given a whirl wind tour of Europe, North america, and Asia as it was then known. Although the book is not a "demanding" read, there are enough thought provoking ideas to illicit discussion of racism, racial profiling, dishonest trade practices, piracy, empirical practice of developing nations, etc. etc. I found the book very enjoyable, and was eager to get to each new chapter. I bought the book because I am studying history from the costuming perspective, and found many rich details about life in the 17th centruy I did not know. I do recommend the book, and will likely use it as a refernce for further reading.


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