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Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta)
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $9.66
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forensics galore, January 4, 2014
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Being a lover of science-based thrillers, I was looking for something to read after I ran out of Kathy Reichs books. I am glad I picked the ones by Patricia Cornell. Though the former is a Forensic Anthropologist and the latter a Medical Examiner, Cornell's books are equally satisfying. Unfortunately... "unputdownable", they don't last very long, so anyone with similar interests, please suggest similar authors!


Hansa Platypus Plush Animal Toy, 16"
Hansa Platypus Plush Animal Toy, 16"
Offered by BIGFLY
Price: $21.29
15 used & new from $19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cute, January 4, 2014
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My daughter wanted a platypus and had already seen this in Amazon. The toy we received was exactly what she had expected.


Homemade Biography: How to Collect, Record, and Tell the Life Story of Someone You Love
Homemade Biography: How to Collect, Record, and Tell the Life Story of Someone You Love
by Tom Zoellner
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful and inspiring, August 29, 2011
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Inspiring read with examples and case studies.
Focuses on motivating you to stick to your idea to produce a homemade biography and gives you excellent and practical advice. It is well structured and tackles every possible issue that concerns this kind of project. Of all the books I bought on this subject, I feel this is the most highly recommended.


Touching Tomorrow: How to Interview Your Loved Ones to Capture a Lifetime of Memories on Video or Audio
Touching Tomorrow: How to Interview Your Loved Ones to Capture a Lifetime of Memories on Video or Audio
by Mary LoVerde
Edition: Paperback
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How basic can one get?, August 29, 2011
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I bought the book based on two positive reviews. What a disappointment!
The book gives childish and extremely basic tips that you would have definately thought of yourself if you were planning to undertake such a project. Try Homemade Biography by Tom Zoellner instead for an inspiring read and a more practical aid. As for this one, I wonder if perhaps it is more suitable for a teenager's school project - though I am more inclined to toss it to the bin...


Greece's 'Odious' Debt: The Looting of the Hellenic Republic by the Euro, the Political Elite and the Investment Community (Anthem Finance)
Greece's 'Odious' Debt: The Looting of the Hellenic Republic by the Euro, the Political Elite and the Investment Community (Anthem Finance)
by Jason Manolopoulos
Edition: Paperback
Price: $26.80
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read before you blame the Greeks, June 18, 2011
How Greece came to this point, what are the likely outcomes and what ought really to be done is all in this book, a must-read for various groups for different reasons.
Starting with the parallel story of Argentina, which sadly taught world financial leaders nothing "in hindsight", and proceeding with the fallacies governing Europe's premature and frivolous monetary union, it is excellent read for any European citizen, not just Greeks. Historical analysis puts current ailments in perspective, giving a hair-raising account of how the monstrous seven-headed "hydra" of modern Greece's political system has developed. One rarely finds a book on economics that flows and is so intense that you cannot put it down. I wish the author considers a simpler version without the financial jargon that could be read by the layman. A translation in Greek would also help (I would rank it as compulsory reading for all Greek citizens of voting age, politicians included).
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Stamitz: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 - 3
Stamitz: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 - 3
Offered by IMS Distribution
Price: $13.46
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the lesser known classics, February 16, 2009
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If you have reached this far, then you are probably already aware of Stamitz (father and son) and the Manheim school, or at least eager to try something other than Haydn and Mozart from the same period.
Well, this CD will not disappoint you.
Lovely Cello concertos (resembling Haydn's at parts), most beautifully performed. I have tremendously enjoyed my purchase and I am sure anyone with similar tastes would also enjoy this CD


The Island
The Island
by Victoria Hislop
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.00
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17 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A toilet book with no heart for the demanding reader, May 2, 2008
This review is from: The Island (Paperback)
I thought the subject was very interesting so I bought the book, but was terribly disappointed by the cheesy style of Hislop's writing. Her style is so ordinary, simplistic and in such poor English that it could be attributed only to a very young, romantic schoolgirl. Perhaps a course in writing before undertaking her project might have helped. Being greek, I see how she uses lengthy, stereotypical descriptions of local customs to fill pages. Still, it might make a good film, if the characters on screen are built with some depth (a quality they lack in the book).
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