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A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington Book 13)
A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington Book 13)
Price: $6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Weber is losing touch with the genre he helped to create!, February 23, 2013
Absolutely no military strategy which was the hallmark of the series. Political maneuverings, no advancement of the Mesan Alignment, and a wedding....very disappointing. I wish Weber would get back to the core of what made this series great. I want more Honor!


Mickey Mouse Shaped LED Wrist Watch
Mickey Mouse Shaped LED Wrist Watch

5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool for a Disney geek!, January 16, 2013
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Bought this for someone who is a huge Disney/Mickey Mouse fan. The readout is a little difficult to get used to and instructions were no where to be found but I figured it out in no time. Shipping was extraordinarily fast from the seller. A great buy!


Monarch Specialties Cappuccino Hollow Core 70-Inch Euro TV Console
Monarch Specialties Cappuccino Hollow Core 70-Inch Euro TV Console
Price: $300.49
31 used & new from $289.65

51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware - standard stero components will not fit!, July 14, 2012
I was looking for a modern TV stand for a 51" plasma. Loved the design and the price. The unit is faced particle board construction. It is not hardwood but the finish looks great and is durable. Construction is solid.

BUT, and this is huge for me,...the center section that is supposed to house the A/V equipment does not have wide enough bays for standard stereo components and most blu-ray players. Each bay behind the sliding glass door is only about 16" wide! How does that happen...REALLY bad design!!! Not sure how to return an 80lb. assembled piece of furniture to Amazon.

VERY DISAPPOINTED!
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BonJour Coffee Self-Insulated Stainless Steel French Press, 33.8-Ounce, Triomphe(tm)
BonJour Coffee Self-Insulated Stainless Steel French Press, 33.8-Ounce, Triomphe(tm)
Price: $50.08
18 used & new from $38.36

22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Much the Perfect Press, January 17, 2011
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Bought this as a replacement for a "Starbucks" brand press and couldn't be happier. Unlike our previous insulated french press, this one has virtually no plastic and does not have any rubber pads. This means throwing it in the dishwasher is not a problem. Durability is excellent...like the all metal construction of the press - the "close" feature prevents bitter over brewing. Keeps coffee hot for 30 minutes and warm for an hour.
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Mission of Honor (Honor Harrington, Book 12)
Mission of Honor (Honor Harrington, Book 12)
by David Weber
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $25.98
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A continuing Shift for David Weber..., July 18, 2010
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A great continuation of the story but primarily focused on political maneuvering rather than military strategy and battles.
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Storm from the Shadows (Honor Harrington)
Storm from the Shadows (Honor Harrington)
by David Weber
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $8.99
101 used & new from $0.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Politics not Military Strategy, June 13, 2010
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The vast majority of Honor novels combined science fiction, military strategy and good character development. I know David Weber meant this book to be a "filler" to add backdrop to the current conflict but it doesn't come close to previous novels. Espionage, politics, and new character development dominate this book. While I'm not a foreign policy expert, the situations presented seem far fetched and not well thought out. Worth reading in preparation for the next Honor novel but don't expect a lot.


Tamrac 5766 Velocity 6x Compact Sling Pack (Black)
Tamrac 5766 Velocity 6x Compact Sling Pack (Black)
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Price: $24.93
7 used & new from $24.93

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great bag for a smaller digital SLR., March 17, 2009
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I have a Canon EOS XSi with a Tamron 28-200 zoom lens plus two additional Canon lenses. Before getting this bag I considered the Lowe Pro Sling Pack (too big for my need) and the LowePro Inverse 100 AW (too big), and the LowePro OffTrail 1 (didn't need the extra lens storage). This bag is the perfect size for the XSi with the 28-200 or smaller lens attached. A longer lens (ie. 70-200, 100-200, etc) will not fit well. With the camera and lens in the bag, there is enough additional room for a smaller lens or an external flash but not quite enough for one of the longer lenses. Additional storage space is more than adequate for cables, a battery charger, filters, memory, card reader, etc. The "sling" design is very convenient and is very comfortable. Overall, a well designed and sized travel bag.


The Shadow of Saganami (The Saganami Island)
The Shadow of Saganami (The Saganami Island)
by David Weber
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99
127 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars In the Spirit on Honor Harrington - Almost..., March 17, 2009
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Same Honorverse - new characters. Typically structured Weber book about Manticore and Manpower. A good prelude to understanding the conflict and interaction with Manpower in At All Costs. A slight warning to those who enjoy the pure military aspect of the earlier Honor Harrington novels...Shadow of the Saganami is more about the introduction of new characters and the political issue regarding the annexation of Talbot. Sci-fi military strategy takes a back seat in this one but it is still a good addition to the collection.


The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Sterling Unabridged Classics)
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Sterling Unabridged Classics)
by Howard Pyle
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $8.63
166 used & new from $0.01

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the traditional tale, but very good..., November 9, 2006
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This novel is about King Arthur and his knights - more specifically the tale of how Arthur became king and found excaliber and various stories about some of his knights, Merlin, and others. While not the traditional tale, a very good compilation of short stories about a variety of the characters. Would highly recommend.


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