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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) : Movie Poster (Thick Poster) Original Size 24x36 Inches - Chris Evans, Frank Grillo, Scarlett Johansson
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) : Movie Poster (Thick Poster) Original Size 24x36 Inches - Chris Evans, Frank Grillo, Scarlett Johansson
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Winter Soldier..., March 29, 2015
This "Captain American: Winter Soldier" poster captures Captain America himself with allies Natasha Romanoff (the Black Widow) and Nick Fury in dramatic fashion. The movie itself is outstanding and full of surprises, not least its willingness to wreak havoc with what we thought we knew about SHIELD. It's a thrill ride all the way to the credits (and make sure you stay all the way through).

Post "Avengers", Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) is working for SHIELD as a strike team leader, and trying to fit into a world he can't quite get used to. A hostage rescue mission in the Indian Ocean leaves some troubling questions in its wake. Rogers and fellow strike teamer Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) are about to discover that everything they thought they knew about SHIELD might not be true...

Captain American and the Black Widow will find themselves up against a frightening conspiracy, one that resurrects a few ghosts from Steve Rogers' past. The interaction between Rogers and Romanoff is fun, featuring two people with trust issues. Samuel L Jackson inhabits Nick Fury as if born to the role. This poster and the movie are highly recommended to fans of the current crop of Marvel superhero movies.


Captain America 2 Poster The Winter Soldier (24"x36")
Captain America 2 Poster The Winter Soldier (24"x36")
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5.0 out of 5 stars Winter Soldier..., March 29, 2015
This "Captain American: Winter Soldier" poster captures Captain America himself with allies Natasha Romanoff (the Black Widow) and Nick Fury in dramatic fashion. The movie itself is outstanding and full of surprises, not least its willingness to wreak havoc with what we thought we knew about SHIELD. It's a thrill ride all the way to the credits (and make sure you stay all the way through).

Post "Avengers", Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) is working for SHIELD as a strike team leader, and trying to fit into a world he can't quite get used to. A hostage rescue mission in the Indian Ocean leaves some troubling questions in its wake. Rogers and fellow strike teamer Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) are about to discover that everything they thought they knew about SHIELD might not be true...

Captain American and the Black Widow will find themselves up against a frightening conspiracy, one that resurrects a few ghosts from Steve Rogers' past. The interaction between Rogers and Romanoff is fun, featuring two people with trust issues. Samuel L Jackson inhabits Nick Fury as if born to the role. This poster and the movie are highly recommended to fans of the current crop of Marvel superhero movies.


THE 13TH WARRIOR MOVIE POSTER 2 Sided ORIGINAL 27x40 ANTONIO BANDERAS
THE 13TH WARRIOR MOVIE POSTER 2 Sided ORIGINAL 27x40 ANTONIO BANDERAS
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4.0 out of 5 stars An unspeakable horror..., March 28, 2015
"The 13th Warrior" is the exciting film adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel "Eaters of the Dead." Antonio Banderas stars as Ahmed, an Arab exile asked to join a group of Vikings called upon to confront an ancient horror ravaging their homeland.

As the Vikings and their Arab companion journey to the small village under assault from a mysterious but terrifying evil, Ahmed, manages to pick up their language, impressing his companions. Ahmed will still have to learn the ways of the warrior as the group begins to confront their barbaric enemy.

The action sequences add to the bulding suspense, as a series of brutal combats kill off Ahmed's companions. The warriors will be forced into a desperate last stand to save the seemingly doomed village. This movie poster captures some of the mystery of the plot. It and the movie are highly recommended.


MILITARY ENERGY GUM (MEG) - SPEARMINT - 6 PACK - (5pcs/pk) 100mg caffeine/pc - Used in Military Rations - Military Specification Formula
MILITARY ENERGY GUM (MEG) - SPEARMINT - 6 PACK - (5pcs/pk) 100mg caffeine/pc - Used in Military Rations - Military Specification Formula
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5.0 out of 5 stars Up your alertness..., March 27, 2015
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Military energy gum comes in a decent tasting spearmint flavor. One piece is the equivalent of a strong cup of coffee. Chew and you feel the effect almost immediately. Chew a second if in doubt. Great for long drives and long days at the office. Highly recommended. Hard to find these days.


ALISTAIR SIM/CHRISTMAS CAROL/8X10 COPY PHOTO G216827
ALISTAIR SIM/CHRISTMAS CAROL/8X10 COPY PHOTO G216827
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ghosts of Christmas past..., March 26, 2015
1951's British version of "A Christmas Carol" is may be the best movie edition of the popular Charles Dickens classic. Delivered in crisp black and white, with its focus on the original story and not on special effects, it delivers the haunting message of Dickens' novella in a way that the many subsequent versions do not.

Alistair Sims is superb as Scrooge, easily and believably making the transition from grasping miser to a reformed man of Christmas spirit. We see Ebenezer rise from neglected schoolboy to poor but generous clerk to rich and ambitious businessman to stingy miser before confronting the three Christmas Spirits who change his life. His transformation is delivered with obvious physical joy, as he capers like a schoolboy and humbles himself to visit his disowned nephew.

Brian Hurst's direction is direct and brisk, as an excellent cast steps through the story in just 86 minutes, without missing a single key element. The Bob Crachitt family is especially well-cast, their sequences together fairly hum with genuine family feeling.

Unlike many of the later versions, this production makes the point that Ebenezer Scrooge must be frightened into good sense by the three ghosts, not entertained by them. At the same time, the ghosts are presented as the ultimately humane spirits they must be to give Scrooge hope for redemption.

This movie poster captures Scrooge and Tiny Tim after Scrooge's redemption. It and the movie is highly recommended to fans of a great Christmas classic with a message.


A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II
A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II
by Gerhard L. Weinberg
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent..., March 25, 2015
Rarely does a scholarly book on foreign policy over 1100 pages long draw near universal praise, but Gerhard Weinberg's "A World At Arms" does just that. This superbly written and highly readable 1994 study of the Second World War examines that conflict from the perspective of the foreign policies of the warring states, especially Germany. The narrative necessarily takes much notice of battles and campaigns and other military developments, but the author shows remarkable discipline in sticking to his chosen perspective. The result is a magnificent and insightful tour of the war years, especially the interplay of policy and its components, ways, ends and means. Weinberg's writing style is surprisingly engaging; if the chapters don't necessarily fly by, they are very worthwhile.

Weinberg sets the stage for the Second World War in the conclusion of the First World War. The chronological flow of the narrative moves easily between theaters of war. The author stubbornly refuses to buy into myth, and takes a cold-eyed look at what really did happen. The tone is refreshing and educational. The book comes with a small selection of maps but no illustrations. Highly recommended to students of conflict and of diplomacy


Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer
Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer
by Delorme
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.48
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of coverage, hard to read..., March 24, 2015
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This DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer of Virginia offers good coverage of the road network across a large state. The 3D-like visual presentation gives an appreciation of terrain, especially in the mountainous western third of Virginia. The impressive gazetteer function covers town names, recreation areas, hiking, campgrounds, bicycle routes, canoe trips, fishing areas, historical sites, public gardens, art museums, science centers, wildlife areas, waterfalls, scenic drives and wineries, among other topics which might interest visitors. Some cautions: the 1:150,000 scale for the map sheets means the printing for place and street names is small and hard to read, and of course there is limited detail for major urban areas such as Northern Virginia. Cautiously recommended.


Lonely Planet Paris (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Paris (Travel Guide)
by Catherine Le Nevez
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.23
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5.0 out of 5 stars The City of Lights..., March 22, 2015
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Paris is a perpetual magnet for tourists, travelers, and visitors. It offers any number of architectural icons such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe; French cuisine at its finest; world class art museums such as the Louvre; and world class shopping, all sprinkled with a mystique formed from very old traditions and the latest fashions in dress and ideas. It is also a huge city surrounded by an even larger metropolitan area. The wise tourist plans in advance.

This Lonely Planet Paris travel guide, just published in January 2015, offers a unique combination of concise, readable travel information, while conveying an informed sense of the place and its customs. The introduction is meant primarily for the first time visitor, listing the most notable tourist attractions and providing some practical advice on how to fit in and how to enjoy the visit. The following sections explore the various neighborhoods of Paris, describing their attractions and making suggestions for where to stay and to eat. The concluding sections of the book are worth reading as well, with a short history and special features on Paris' culture. The book includes a nice selection of maps of the various neighborhoods, and more than a few photographs to liven up the text. The guide itself is compact and portable in spite of its 400 pages. There are lots of competing guides; this is a practical one and recommended.


Family Matters [HD]
Family Matters [HD]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Family matters..., March 21, 2015
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The fifth season of Rizzoli & Isles comes to a close with "Family Matters", which features a head-scratching murder case involving a married couple inside a locked hotel room, and a little bit of closure on various "family" matters for the core cast of this excellent television show. For police coroner Maura Isles, her season-long relationship with a promising boyfriend comes to a critical decision point, as he offers her a choice of stay or go. Detective Jane Rizzoli finds some overdue closure on the departed Detective Frost, and the inspiration to solve a case. Jane's mother's late in life job search finally comes up aces. Detective Vince Korsak tests the waters on whether he can handle his day job and his night job. Jane's brother Frankie gets to finally earn a little respect as the new detective on the squad. It's all good, and good fun, for fans of the series, and recommended. Rizzoli and Isles will be back in June 2015 for another season.


Milepost 2015
Milepost 2015
by Kris Valencia
Edition: Paperback
Price: $27.35
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5.0 out of 5 stars The North Country..., March 20, 2015
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This review is from: Milepost 2015 (Paperback)
Alaska is, for most visitors, the journey of a lifetime, a chance to visit a place where wilderness is, as they say, only half an hour from downtown Anchorage, the entry point for many travelers. Alaska and Northwest Canada offer a chance to experience a pre-urban world with a sub-continent's worth of rugged country, covered with forests, streams, mountains, tundra, glaciers, and lots of wildlife, where the prepared traveler might spend hours or days out of sight of his or her fellow humans. The opportunities for outdoor adventure, whether hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snow machining, dog sledding, fishing or hunting, are fantastic.

The flip side of this outdoor wonderland is far less tourist infrastructure than visitors from the lower '48 or lower Canada might be used to. Gas stations, restaurants, and places to sleep may be few and far between outside the towns. What there tends to fill up quickly. The road network itself can be pretty sketchy in places. Planning ahead is a great way to ensure a good experience, and the Milestone is just the planning and traveling resource that most visitors need.

The 2016 version of "The Milepost" is the 67th edition of a uniquely useful travel guide to the limited road network in Alaska, the Yukon, and the northern portions of the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. The guide includes seasonal road access routes in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It also includes basic information for the Alaska Marine Ferry System, a way to see Southeast Alaska from the water and take your vehicle with you. This guide is a must-have resource for those planning an extended trip in the region, whether by car, RV, or camper.

"The Milepost" offers a mile-by-mile travelogue, updated annually, for the main roads of the North Country, along with maps, diagrams of some key towns, photographs, and advertisements for attractions, accomodations, and other travel facilities. It includes small delights that might not make it into guide books. It lists the next gas station, some small but worthwhile museums, scenic overlooks of glaciers, historical markers, and even unique restaurants specializing in local wild catch or "the world's best cinnamon buns." Visitors can and should plan ahead for such delights as fishing charters on the world-famous Kenai Peninsula or the operating hours of hot springs, wildlife parks, and ferries. "The Milepost" in new or recent used condition is very highly recommended to the visitor and the resident of Alaska and Northwest Canada, which are some of the most scenic parts of North America. Don't miss the sights, and don't leave home without The Milespost.


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