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Blues: Guitar Play-Along Volume 7 (Hal Leonard Guitar Play-Along)
Blues: Guitar Play-Along Volume 7 (Hal Leonard Guitar Play-Along)
by Hal Leonard Corp.
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.79
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Backing Tracks, July 21, 2014
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Granted, a few of these songs are not really suitable for play-along (Pride and Joy, for example) and the TAB is only for the solo jam parts, not the melody, but when it's good, it's very good. There are some great backing tracks (Born Under a Bad Sign, All My Love). If you can read standard notation, you can play the melody. It also comes with 'The Amazing Slow Downer' which allows you to change the backing to any key without changing the tempo, and to slow down the tempo if you want. My only real complaint is that there aren't many more of these books for blues.


The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack: 40 Modern and Classic Lovecraftian Stories
The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack: 40 Modern and Classic Lovecraftian Stories
Price: $0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly poor imitations of Lovecraft, July 21, 2014
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This book is basically just evidence that no one could write like H.P. Lovecraft. It does have several of his stories, and they are great, but you can get those in a lot of collections, and many for free. The other stories aren't bad, but they miss what made HPL great. His stories were never about battles between good and evil, or drawn out fights with monsters. In the Lovecraft stories, the suspense and the mystery was always foremost.


Dakota Watch Company Leather Field Clip Watch, Brown
Dakota Watch Company Leather Field Clip Watch, Brown
Price: $34.32
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3.0 out of 5 stars Watch-OK, Battery-no, July 21, 2014
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Nice watch. The battery lasted a week. Factor in the price of a new battery, because you will be replacing it very shortly. Does glow in the dark, but all twelve hours are marked exactly the same, so you can't really read it in the dark.


Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker, White
Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker, White
Price: $59.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy, July 21, 2014
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For the money, this is unbeatable. It's less than half what other quality breadmakers cost. As long as you follow the instructions, the bread comes out amazing. With the tons of free recipes on the internet, don't know why you'd need anything better than this.


Snugg iPad 3 & 4 Case - Smart Cover with Flip Stand & Lifetime Guarantee (Distressed Brown Leather) for Apple iPad 3 and 4
Snugg iPad 3 & 4 Case - Smart Cover with Flip Stand & Lifetime Guarantee (Distressed Brown Leather) for Apple iPad 3 and 4
Offered by TheSnugg
Price: $69.98
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for the money, July 21, 2014
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Has held up very well. Went through several others that fell apart.


1861: The Civil War Awakening
1861: The Civil War Awakening
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Fresh Look at the War, July 21, 2014
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This is an amazing book that I recommend to all interested in the Civil War. Goodheart gets away from the Good General/Dumb General approach that characterizes most Civil War books and gives a good picture of why the war shaped up as it did. It gives an excellent description of how things looked in 1860 and 1861, what the leaders and publics on both sides expected and how the war developed into something much larger than they anticipated. Rather than tell us that Lincoln mysteriously sent one incompetent general after another to blow it on the battlefield, Goodheart explains the political conditions that prompted these decisions. In 1861, Lincoln was trying to hold together a very shaky coalition of people who were not at all sure they wanted to go to war, and with a tiny regular army, found himself beholden to politician Governor/Generals who despite being lousy battlefield commanders, could round up thousands of soldiers and keep their states in the war. A great work of the political aspect of a military campaign.


Marvel Legendary Fantastic Four Board Game
Marvel Legendary Fantastic Four Board Game
Offered by Cape Fear Games
Price: $21.19
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Buy for Fantastic Four fans, July 21, 2014
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If you like the Fantastic Four characters, then this is a must-buy expansion for Legendary. The Thing and Human Torch are enough to sell it. Silver Surfer is a bit weak, but the Mole man is a very cool villain. If you don't like any of these characters, then no sense in buying. Also adds some interesting twists to the game. Gives you more flexibility with your recruitment and combat points.


Meister Graduated 20-25mmHg Compression Running Leg Sleeves for Shin Splints (Pair) - Black - Large
Meister Graduated 20-25mmHg Compression Running Leg Sleeves for Shin Splints (Pair) - Black - Large
Offered by Meister MMA
Price: $19.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good. Go large., July 21, 2014
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I also have 15.5 in calves and I can barely get the large ones on, so I would definitely recommend going large if you're in between sizes. They work pretty well. Haven't had any shin splints so far.


Moroccan Noir: Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
Moroccan Noir: Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
by Jonathan Smolin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $72.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Analysis of Popular Media and Political Change in an Arab country, April 8, 2014
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It is often debated these days why Morocco, a country with many of the same problems as Tunisia or Egypt, avoided the Arab Spring revolutions. This book gives great insight into the changes in the relationship between the police, the media and the public over the last 20 years in Morocco. Extremely well written and engaging, and extensively researched, with a good amount of "truth stranger than fiction" humor, this book shows well that not all Arab countries are the same, and despite what we often here, a lot has changed. A great read for anyone studying the Arab world, mass media or the politics of law enforcement.


Vietnam-Perkasie
Vietnam-Perkasie
by W. D. Ehrhart
Edition: Paperback
Price: $22.87
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Vietnam memoirs, January 3, 2013
This review is from: Vietnam-Perkasie (Paperback)
This book is one of the most honest and balanced accounts of a soldier (OK, Marine, but the lessons would apply to any service) before, during and after Vietnam. This is definitely the best installment in the trilogy that Bill Ehrhart wrote about his experiences, and the one I would recommend. The balance is very important; most books of this kind tend to go to one extreme or another--either vehemently antiwar stories in which the authors ridicule their early patriotism, or hardcore stories that exaggerate how tough the author was. Ehrhart is honest--he hates the Vietnam War but still loves the Marine Corps and the Vietnamese people. He's probably overly hard on himself, but he asks a lot of tough questions.
It's also really the story of America during the 60s and 70s. From gung ho patriotism to disillusion with the war and then to the culture battles in America, he joined it all and eventually got disappointed in each. Bill Ehrhart just seemed to go into everything with more gusto and a hair trigger temper, so that he ran the spectrum from eager volunteer to antiwar protester. You get the sense he was an ordinary, decent guy, looking to find the right thing, but Ehrhart never did anything halfway--whether as a Marine recruit, or a counterculture hippie.
Also extremely well written prose, no surprise given that Ehrhart later became an English teacher.
I agree with the earlier poster - this book should be taught in schools to give kids an idea of what the 60s were like.


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