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Amped Wireless High Power 600mW Compact Wi-Fi Range Extender (REC10)
Amped Wireless High Power 600mW Compact Wi-Fi Range Extender (REC10)
Price: $53.95
100 used & new from $16.35

5.0 out of 5 stars easy to set up, September 20, 2014
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easy to set up, works well with most devices, and when I couldn't get it to connect to an old computer, Andre spent a long time on phone with me to try to solve that problem. Great customer service.


Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
by Sari Botton
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.90
108 used & new from $3.66

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Collection of Love Letters - Odes to New York, October 3, 2013
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Two years ago, when I was facing leaving New York City to go live full-time with my husband across the Hudson River, I tried to find a book just like this to help me with that difficult decision. I really wondered: What would life be AFTER New York? Now, thanks to Sari Botton, there are 28 wonderful essays written by a talented group of writers on just this subject. Here are perspectives of people who were born there, and those who moved there looking for some dream. Some left and eventually returned, others were happy in their new lives elsewhere. All were incredibly illuminating. I highly recommend this book for anyone who ever loved (or hated) New York, anyone thinking of moving there. You'll end up feeling like you've made 28 new friends.


Superman Juniors Ringer T-Shirt, Blue, Large
Superman Juniors Ringer T-Shirt, Blue, Large

2.0 out of 5 stars Different than what pictured, March 9, 2013
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The shirt I got had a deep v-neck and no rings on neck or sleeves. Was a waste of time to order and have to return.


Taylor Precision Products Digital Luggage Scale
Taylor Precision Products Digital Luggage Scale
Price: $16.56
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1.0 out of 5 stars Worked for only one trip, February 17, 2013
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The headline says it all. It worked for one trip; on next one it weighed a 50-pound suitcase at 18 pounds. Since I don't travel that often, I'm beyond return window. Very unhappy with this!


Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture
Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture
by Michael Connors
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $43.77
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Preserving the Past for the Future, December 21, 2009
They came across the Atlantic for the silver and gold, the exotic hardwoods, the cotton and tobacco, the salt deposits and fish, the lively slave trade and the vast riches from growing sugar cane; the Spaniards, the Dutch, the English, the French, the Danes, all jockeying for position among the 30-plus islands in the Caribbean, starting in the late sixteenth century. With their new wealth, they built vast plantations with "great houses," also called "palacios" (Spanish) and "landhuizen" (Dutch), grand homes that represented amalgamations of styles from their mother countries, designs that were adapted to utilize local building materials and protect their inhabitants from all manners of catastrophes in the new environment - the wicked hurricanes, the relentless sun and heat, the fires and the slave rebellions. But time and history marched forward, and today, most of these colonial-era mansions stand in tatters. Writes Michael Connors in the preface to his latest book, "Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture," "Their fall from grace has been gradual, as evidenced by a visitor to the islands in the late nineteenth century who wrote: 'Most of the mansions of the planters exhibit fast-increasing signs of poverty, neglect, and decay; and upon more than two-thirds of the estates the great house stands deserted and empty, sometimes falling into ruin, a melancholy monument of former luxury and life, when four-in-hands were frequent upon the roads and there were sounds of revelry in the hospitable halls." Few precious relics survived, and it is to document them that Connors set out to do in a study that the scholar calls "the first comprehensive account of the development of historically significant architecture in the West Indies." The lavish result, all illustrated with gorgeous photographs, does a wonderful job of describing the history, the people, and the forces that defined this bygone era, and helps to preserve for all time their legacy.


Schizophrenia For Dummies
Schizophrenia For Dummies
by Irene S. Levine Ph.D.
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.56
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Overdue and Valuable Resource, October 25, 2008
After two decades of writing about psychiatric issues for both psychiatrists and consumers, I was particularly pleased to see this long-overdue primer about schizophrenia enter the general marketplace. Surrounded so long by stigma, fear and ignorance, schizophrenia now can be better understood as the common, no-fault, treatable brain disorder it is. This easy-to-understand book authored by a noted medical journalist and her psychiatrist husband will help the general public, patients and their families, journalists, primary-care physicians and others understand the real facts about schizophrenia. Such understanding can reduce the anguish and long period of time, typically eight years, that it takes before symptoms are recognized and treated. The book's accessible and even enjoyable style will be of particular value as a go-to resource for the newly diagnosed and their families as they struggle to come to grips with this disease, and offers comfort, hope and the practical knowledge required to navigate the complexities of treatment. Every clinician should have it handy on their bookshelves, ready to give to patients and their families. I congratulate these two seasoned clinicians and researchers for using their combined decades of expertise to clear up a subject long shrouded in misunderstanding and unnecessary suffering.


Caribbean Elegance
Caribbean Elegance
by Michael Connors
Edition: Hardcover
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Opulent Opus, February 8, 2003
This review is from: Caribbean Elegance (Hardcover)
As a writer, I was impressed by the quality of the prose, and as a researcher, I appreciated the wealth of information Connors has managed to succinctly convey to give readers a good understanding of the history and other forces shaping this stunning style of furniture. To top off the intellectual feast, we get delicious and evocative photographs which make us feel we are actually there in these beautiful homes on the gorgeous islands of the Caribbean.


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