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161. The Rake's Companion (Candlelight Regency #593)
by Regina Towers
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Asin: 0792702379
Catlog: Book (1990-03-01)
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162. Loitering With Intent: The Child (Isis (Hardcover Large Print))
by Peter O'Toole
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Asin: 1856950514
Catlog: Book (1995-03-01)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars good
This is a wacked memoir. O'Toole basically writes two parallel biographies, one of his childhood AND ONE OF ADOLPH HITLER'S adult life!!! Has this ever been done before? So you get to read about what O'Toole did and what Hitler was doing about the same time. It's amusing, and interesting. I did have trouble with some English slang. A weird book, I think. But I liked it. Peter O'Toole is my favorite actor. But I still think you'd enjoy it if you're not a big fan.

5-0 out of 5 stars The classic and the modern.
A charming book; somehow surprising, as the critics say too:'a new face of O'TOOLE': indeed, the tone of the story is a very warm one, with romantic overtones in the first part, without any trace of cynism or sophistication; therfore, it is contrary to his style maybe, or, a better word is to his type of characters he plays as an actor-usually being in a delicate psychological or emotional status. PETER is creating his book like a sort of collage of memories, keeping coherently the time which gives it a sense, a direction, yet somehow not enough as he needs a second link: Hitler's image(...). In the second part, still, a change of tone: more aggressive when it is about the war; a genuine atmosphere of the 40s, now in flashbacks in the 90s.Classic and modern at the same time as approaching, quite poetic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Genuine atmosphere of the late 40s.
THE images PETER O'TOOLE creates in our mind reading the book are curiously picturesque; they are quite alike with the air of the Italian neorealism in CINEMA, as we can make a connection with it. A tone quie calm, epic,for the memories of his childhood, yet which becomes a bit agressive when he recalls that Adolf Hitler existed. A puzzle of thoughts narrative and expressionist at the same time, and surprisingly modern.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating autobiographical account of O'Toole's childhood.
If you are remotely interested in Peter O'Toole, this is a great account of his childhood (most interestingly the three major influences in his life including Hitler) and how he first broke into acting (his jokes regarding Bernard Shaw are hilarious). There are some interesting annecdotes regarding the filming of `Rogue Male', his first film.

His narrative style can a times be a bit disjointed, but the overall picture is wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

5-0 out of 5 stars A nice patina atmosphere reveals Peter O'Toole's childhood.
A nice patina atmosphere reveals Peter O'Toole's childhood.Theimages he creates come to mind like Jean Renoir's. The beauty-as anaestethical notion -is everywhere , where real memories appear; it seams that they are written exactly how they are remembered: the life seen through an young boy's eye: full of fear, all right, because of the war, but also full of joy. Next, the thoughts of a mature man: the war is nonsense; but life fallows its course anyway; to be an actor is a serious intention, so, it became reality,just like that. ... Read more


163. The Higley Lesson Commentary (Higley Lesson Commentary)
by Ron Durham, Doug Degraffenried
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164. Oxford Young Readers' Thesaurus (Oxford Young Readers)
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165. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
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Catlog: Book (1992-08-01)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
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Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars There isn't any better dictionary other than the OED
There isn't any better dictionary in English, other than the OED (Oxford English Dictionary). I bought my first American Heritage Dictionary in 1970 at the recommendation of one of my college instructors, who was a poet. He said it was the best and it was. No other dictionary reference book ever came close to examining and explaining words and their definitions as effectively as the American Heritage. Only when I wanted the most intense definition of a word based on its root origins would I turn to the OED. The American Heritage Dictionary is not an esoteric book, however. This masterful accomplishment of editiong has all the words and their meanings(more than the college edition which makes this a better book for the language majors) and is easy to use and clear. This is a classic book for everyone who needs to know what a word means. I wish they had this version in CD-Rom.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best "College" Dictionary!
A riddle: what book weighs 8.5 lbs., is read almost every day, but is never finished? Easy answer: "The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language," third edition (1996, 1992) ["AHD"].

As a teacher of first-year college English courses, I recommend this dictionary to my students. It has large print; lists some synonyms; has word history and usage notes; offers illustrations; shows proper hyphenation, syllabification, and pronunciation of words.

For the rare instance that a word is not found in the "AHD," I suggest that students consult the library's copy of the "Oxford English Dictionary," second edition ["OED"]. For classroom use, I recommend the "Oxford American Dictionary" (1980), an inexpensive paperback, which has some excellent, brief usage notes.

This dictionary makes an excellent high school graduation present for the college-bound student. It is also a good reference book for the home or office library.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Heritage Far Earlier Than American
In a land of great dictionaries, this one stands out as being the one that most expresses what it really means to be American. This is the people's dictionary. Two of its features are its accessibility and its comprehensiveness. You can use this dictionary absolutely for free on the Internet; however, for convenience you might want the hard copy. A 1 3/4 margin on every page is reserved for the numerous miniature pictures illustrating the entries. The text is designed for readability. However, you must not think scholarship is in deficit. Oh no. It was great day for us when Harvard University's Calvert Watkins agreed to do the appendix on Indo-european roots, which keys us in to a language tradition thousands of years old. Nothing else like it is readily available. If you look at the panel of other experts, you will readily see that this dictionary truly is the language reference of our united people. No loving care for our intellectual well-being is stinted by minds that came from many heritages.

5-0 out of 5 stars Top of the line dictionary
The dictionary is well published with easy access. The definitions are concise explainations. I recommend this dictionary to anyone who is interested in obtaining a great dictionary that could be rated with that of a Cadillac of dictionaries. I am proud to have it on my book shelf!

5-0 out of 5 stars 4th edition has color, and up to date words
The American Heritage is the best distionary for Americans. It has clear and concise definitions plus fantastic etymologies. There are two other dictionaries that I use: The OED and Webster's 2nd International Unabridged (old), but the AHD is first, always! ... Read more


166. Mla Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (MLA Style Manual (Paperback Large Print))
by Joseph Gibaldi
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Catlog: Book (1999-01-01)
Publisher: Modern Language Association
Sales Rank: 647447
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Advanced MLA Style
Gibaldi's MLA STYLE MANUAL AND GUIDE TO SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING describes itself perfectly. This fine reference book is designed for academics in the humanities who must adhere to the MLA style when writing papers, both for publication and advanced coursework. Not an introduction to MLA style, this book aims to guide the reader through the finer intricacies of scholarly writing by covering topics such as the proper use of punctuation, including slashes, square brackets, and semi-colons; using proper names from non-English speaking countries; questions of capitalization; abbreviations; and language and style. The author devotes an entire section to the legal issues of publishing academic papers, and another to thesis and dissertation formats. Perhaps the most detailed and helpful section concerns documentation and the format for citations, from corporate papers to electronic sources to books without page numbers. For those preparing for publication, the author offers practical guidelines for formatting manuscripts. Gibaldi's explanations are always clear and precise.

I highly recommend this manual for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and professors in the humanities. (Scientific style is somewhat different.) If you are just beginning to familiarize yourself with MLA style, you might feel more comfortable with Gibaldi's other stylebook, MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide!
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2ded) by Joseph Gibaldi, Herbert Lindenberger is a well written hanbook that helps the scholars or would be scholar with helpfull tips and pointers on how to improve in the art of writing. The table of contents is very well developed and the introduction, i.e, the foreward is also easy to understand with a scholarly tone without being to longwinded or boring; (which one expects from a book with a scholarly overtone). want to know how to prepare a prospectus; then one should read chapter five and look under section 5.4 which is called "preparing a prospectus" and if one is interested in abbreviations then chapter will come in handy as this entire chapter is devoted by the authors, i.e., Joseph Gibaldi, Herbert Lindenberger, to the different forms of abbreviations that exist and how to implement them. In the end of the book, i.e., MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2ded) by Joseph Gibaldi, Herbert Lindenberger has a well written appendix with subjects such as end notes and footnotes, other systems of documentation and sources of examples 3.4-5. Last but by no means least, is the well developed index which is divided by topic and is somewhat confusing; yet can be said to serve its purpose, i.e., that of finding the intended entry.

5-0 out of 5 stars the perfect reference source
This book is the ultimate guide for writers. It is one of two books published by the Modern Language Association, and of the two, this one provides the complete guide to the MLA style. This book serves graduate students and scholarly writers best. It discusses publishing and legality as well as basics of writing and source citations. Many examples accompany the explanations clearly exhibiting the proper usage; however, this book is not necessary for the average research writer or undergraduate. If you are looking for a quick reference guide to proper MLA style, this is not the book for you. I would recommend the MLA HANDBOOK. The MLA HANDBOOK provides an easier, condensed version of the MLA STYLE MANUAL. This book is a waste of your money if all you need is information on how to do a works cited page or an annotated bibliography. The handbook is cheaper and would serve you much better. Regardless, the manual would serve anyone well and is a perfect reference book for anyone's personal library.

4-0 out of 5 stars MLA Style Guide...a great resource in most cases
When I picked this book up I was simply looking for ways to cite internet resources. It turns out the people at MLA have got a lot more to offer. The book did a great job at showing the hows and whys of writing well. As for citations, a critical aspect of most research, the Guide gave a multitude of different types of sources and how to cite them, not only in the Works Cited but also in endnotes and footnotes. Perhaps my only complaint would be the repetition in seperate chapters on citation. It was not initially clear what the purpose of the repetition was. That said, I will use this book again and again as a perfect tool when writing my papers. ... Read more


167. Random House Webster's Dictionary--Large Print Edition (HC)
by Tony Geiss, Random House
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Asin: 0679458107
Catlog: Book (1997-03-04)
Publisher: Random House Reference
Sales Rank: 1590712
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Book Description

Specially designed to be easy on the eyes, this new large print dictionary conforms to the specifications of the NAVH (National Association for Visually Handicapped).

Single A to Z listing includes:

* Basic, everyday vocabulary
* Scientific. technical, and professional terms
* Useful abbrevations
* Common prefixes and suffixes
* Pronunciations for hard words
* Syallable stress and division
* Irregular inflected forms of verbs and nouns

Created from the Random House Living Dictionary Database, this is an authoritative and indispensable language reference.
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168. The Southern Gates of Arabia: A Journey in the Hadhramaut (Isis (Hardcover Large Print))
by Freya Stark
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Asin: 185695210X
Catlog: Book (1995-03-01)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Sales Rank: 2333759
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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In 1935, Freya Stark landed on the coast of South Arabia, intent on being the first woman to venture alone into the country's interior by way of its ancient Incense Road.

She traveled close to the country...by donkey, car and foot. She stayed in villages beset by poverty, and made her way through hostile tribes. She spoke the local dialects, adopted the customs, mixed with people along the way -- she even let soldiers use her face cream to shine their daggers and learned the rites of hookah.

"It is her remarkable capacity to adapt to the unpredictable that makes her a traveler of genius. This is a journey of unexpected and delightful proportions and is in all ways a classic travel adventure." (Publisher's Source) ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars existentialist trek through Hadhramaut
Trekking over the desolate, rocky plateau that lies between the coast and the interior valleys of Hadhramaut, Freya Stark travelled in 1935 with a group of Bedu and a government slave-soldier. The area has been known as Aden Protectorate, the Qu'aiti State of Shihr and Makalla, South Arabia, the People's Democratic Republic of South Yemen, and is now part of united Yemen. She visited several of the interior towns, almost never seen by Europeans at that time (though the RAF did maintain a presence), and has written beautiful descriptions of the unusual physical environment as well as a kind and sympathetic treatment of the people she met. She talked in Arabic with the ladies of the harim as well as with the rulers, scholars, and ordinary men of the communities. Stark aimed to travel to Shabwa, a long-lost ancient city much further in the interior of the Arabian peninsula, to an area then contested between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Illness prevented her from doing so. This book then, is an account of her curtailed trip. She was evacuated by airplane from the interior, lucky to be alive. I always like travellers who respect the people they visit and who do not condescend. Freya Stark is certainly among them. For a travel book that describes a time long gone and a place still far from the beaten track-do you know many people who have been to Shibam, Makalla, Tarim, or al Qatn ?---you cannot do much better. You might use it as a guide as to how you could get along with people of a very different culture to your own---step number one, don't try to force them to adhere to your value system.

However, one thing about this book puzzled me. Compared to most travel literature, it is a most existentialist piece. "Here I am, travelling through remote Hadhramaut." That's cool, but we never find out why she was travelling to Shabwa-well, OK, it is old, it is a kind of 'forbidden city', and it might hold ruins of interest---but why her ? Who was she ? What was her purpose ? What were her qualifications ? I realize full well that we can read her biography, we can look her up in the encyclopedia or on Google, that she wrote many other books. But, I had never read anything else by her, knew nothing of her life. I wondered who she was. The book offers absolutely no clue. Why did the rulers all welcome her ? How did she have such good connections with the powers that be in Aden ? I put this existentialist atmosphere down to a kind of British reticence, a reluctance to reveal much about oneself, not the proper form, etc. That is all well and good, each to her own culture, but it does cast a cloud of vagueness over the whole book. Compared to Wilfred Thesiger in his "Arabian Sands", Stark tells little of her aims or background, but is more willing to accept the Arabs as they were, not as she wished they would be.

5-0 out of 5 stars a woman adept at cross-cultural encounters
As a Christian worker in China, I had first-hand opportunity to see how we "foreigners" interacted cross-culturally. (Usually, the most successful of us were those who were not on a Mission from God.) Having seen people badly suited to live abroad and admiring those who were very able to do so, the joy of this book by Freya Stark was reading about a woman operating cross-culturally with a world-class ability to encounter persons with a much different backround than her own. Her sheer delight in her Bedouin companions is vicariously enjoyable.
Of course, this book journeys not just across cultures but across times, beginning with the author's introduction, which discusses the antiquity of the regioun she explores, especially in the time of great trade in frankincense, which made the region, for a time, wealthy. It is also reflected in the ancient culture and historical monuments and artifacts the author encounters.
Moreover, Freya Stark writes (wrote) beautifully. This book will appeal to anyone who is curious about other peoples, other lands and other times or who enjoys good writing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amusing and Enlightening Tales of Travel
In 1934, Freya Stark determined that she would follow the ancient frankincense routes through the fertile Hadhramaut valley to locate and record what was left of the legendary lost city of Shabwa. In 1936 she published _The Southern Gates of Arabia: A Journey in the Hadhramaut_ which, as did many of her thirty-odd books, became a best seller. It is now republished by the Modern Library, and is a welcome reminder of a brave, erudite, and witty explorer. The current volume has as an introduction a capsule description of Stark's life by her biographer, Jane Fletcher Geniesse. Born in 1892, Stark was only able to indulge in travel in her thirties; she realized that there was a hunger for knowledge about exotic Arabia, and she schooled herself in the language and history of the area, through which she traveled by foot, car, donkey, and camel well into her eighties. She lived to be 101.

The explorations of these exotic lands are rendered now more strange and lovely by time. Few of us will get to see the lands Stark loved, but we will never see them as she did. For most of the steps along the trail described in this book, Stark was the first European woman to come that way, and that she did so unaccompanied by a European escort gave the Bedouin, the learned men, and the sultans something to admire and wonder at. One who thought himself a leader of her group attempted to exclude her by bringing her meals to a separate area. "He was showing a Victorian disapproval of females who do not keep themselves to themselves, a thing I find dull and difficult to do." She finds that she very much likes being in the middle of the group, even as an outsider. "To sit over the fire with one's fellows in the evening, when the work is over and the talking begins, is the only sure way of keeping harmony and friendship. I never had any difficulties with my beduin and found nothing but friendliness and an anxiety to serve in every way, and I attribute this chiefly to the fact that we had our meals together..." On the last night being with one group, one of the Bedouin thanks her for sharing food together (rather than keeping separate as he had expected the European traveler to do), and says it has been pleasant traveling with her. "'Here we are now,' he said, 'all together. And tomorrow?' - he opened his hand out wide - 'all scattered, where?' After this question, so sad, ancient, and universal, we looked in silence to the darkness and the stars."

Stark's quest was unfulfilled because of all things, measles. The discovery of Shabwa awaited a German traveler the next year, for she was too sick to continue toward her goal. One of her hosts, as she was ailing, reassured her: "Here we have no sickness; we are well or we die." She was carried off in a plane of the Royal Air Force, to whom in gratitude she dedicated her book. Her work is a perfect illustration that journeying well, and not achieving the destination, is the better accomplishment. It is impossible to come away from this volume without admiring this spunky, amused and amusing woman, nor to share in her admiration for those among whom she traveled. "The magic of Arabia," she writes, "which so many have felt, is due perhaps less to the sun-wrinkled arid land itself than to the innate peculiar nobility and charm of its people." ... Read more


169. The Second Ulverscroft Large Print Songbook (Ulverscroft Large Print)
by Margaret Donald B. Mus
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Catlog: Book (1989-06-01)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
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170. Animal Encyclopedia
by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
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Asin: 0751362565
Catlog: Book (2000-10-01)
Publisher: Dk Pub (T)
Sales Rank: 1016145
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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The ultimate pictorial reference book of the animal world by the number one children's reference publisher.

A Trail of Discovery: How slowly does a sloth move?What's inside a camel's hump?Why can't a snake shut its eyes?Which fish can climb trees?The Dorling Kindersley Animal Encyclopedia answers thousands of intriguing questions about the animal kingdom and provides a fascinating insight into animal behavior, instincts, and survival. Magnificent Photography: Lavishly illustrated with dramatic close-up and time-lapse photography, the Dorling Kindersley Animal Encyclopedia brings the animal world vividly to life- watch a frog leap through the air, a moth hatch from its pupa, a snake constrict its prey, and stag beetles in combat.Magnificent full page environment shots also display animals in their natural habitat, from the barren wastes of the Sahara to the tropical lagoons of the Great Barrier Reef. Essential Reference For Home and School: A clear alphabetical arrangement makes it simple to look up each kind of animal, while a fact packed introductory section explains animal classification, adaptation, migration, and conservation issues.Fact boxes and at-a-glance scale indicators provide essential data on individual species, and step-by-step sequences home in on incredible detail.The Dorling Kindersley Animal Encyclopedia is fully cross-referenced to guide the reader to related entries and topics, with an extensive index, and an accessible glossary. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great deal on a gorgeous book!
Since Amazon cut their prices on their more expensive books, books like this one are now reasonably-priced. This book would be a perfect gift for a family with children, or anyone else, for that matter! If you put it on your coffee table, I guarantee everyone will pick it up and become immediately absorbed in it!

Dorling Kindersley does a GREAT job with all their books and this one is no exception. The first section is about Animal Life - habitats, migration, classifications, birth and growth, etc.

The bulk of the book is Animals from A to Z. You'll read about slugs and tapirs and puffins and lions and tigers and bears. The pictures are simply GORGEOUS. Your family will learn from this book without even realizing it.

At just under [price], this book is a great deal - order one for yourself and another for a gift!

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5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific, colorful reference book
I find that my four year old son and I reach for this book several times a week minimum. Whenever he has a question about animals (this morning's was "What do bugs eat?") we turn to this book and can always find an answer. I especially like that it has an excellent index, colorful pictures and each info page on an animal lists other related pages for further information. It packs an astonishing amount of information into one volume, all in a very accessible format. While it is not geared towards preschoolers it is easy for a parent to interpret for that age group and has lots of pictures for them to look at. Great resource for all those "why" questions.

5-0 out of 5 stars great for babies too
My son is 14 months old and loves this book, the photos and drawings are fabulous. I'm looking forward to him discovering more and more in this book as he grows.

5-0 out of 5 stars This IS the Great Big Book of Everything
I want to second a previous review that said this encyclopedia makes a good Great Big Book of Everything for fans of "Stanley". I designed a new cover for it, put a sticker of Stanley and Dennis on it, added letter tabs and my son couldn't be happier. It was the only thing he wanted for Christmas and he was not disappointed. The high point came when my siblings thought that it was nice that the "Stanley" people made this book. Lots of animals and great pictures. Sometimes my children and I pick out an animal and I use that as their bedtime story. 5 stars all the way.

2-0 out of 5 stars Seemed great, until...
At first this book seemed excellent. I bought it because I wanted to use the illustrations and photos in my own book, which I am simply writing for fun. As you may have guessed my book is on animals. Anyway,the "Animal Encyclopedia" has a lot of great information and beautiful pictures. However, upon closer inspection I noticed that the book had many errors. In fact, after searching through the entire book, I came across an astounding 32 errors! These aren't minor errors either. An example is page 349, where they have a picture labeled: great egret, where the bird is obviously a SNOWY EGRET. There is a HUGE difference. So, why give it more than one star? Because besides these numerous errors the book does have a lot of good info. You simply can't rely on every fact to be correct, which sort of defeats the purpose of the book I guess. ... Read more


171. Longman Thesaurus: Isis Large Print Edition
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Asin: 1850890250
Catlog: Book (1986-03-01)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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172. Snowy Owls and Battered Bulbuls
by Richard Brigham
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Catlog: Book (1997-06-01)
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173. The Positive Bible: From Genesis to Revelation : Scripture That Inspires, Nurtures and Heals (G K Hall Large Print Inspirational Series)
by Kenneth Winston Caine, Kenneth Winston Caine
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Asin: 078380296X
Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
Sales Rank: 2756110
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust him.-Nahum 1:7

Turn to any page in this book. You will be greeted with a Biblical passage that offers hope, help, and encouragement. This collection of advice, instruction, inspiration, assurance, and wisdom, drawn from the King James, Revised Standard, New International, King James Modernized, and The Living Bible translations by scholar Kenneth Winston Caine, has the power and beauty to teach and comfort across the centuries.

Ponder just one passage or every one; browse this book at random or read it straight through. Find a problem or question in the index of more than 250 everyday life applications of scripture-from healing to living through grief to nurturing a child- and you will be directed to Biblical wisdom that speaks precisely to you, as timely and relevant to modern culture as the evening newscast. Here is your inspirational guide to the most remarkable of all books-condensed compendium of truth and knowledge that will enrich your entire family for years to come.

If I go to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
-Psalms 139: 7-10 ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Feeling good isnt the whole story
I agree with the other reviewers. This book definitely lives up to its title. On every page is Scripture that is positive and uplifting. But something is missing...the rest of the story. I would argue that we cannot fully appreciate or even understand the positive if we do not understand the negative. God never overlooked the negative and never made things prettier than they were. (one example...the book of Judges, especially the last three chapters.) In fact, God has often used them for His greater purpose and glory. Those "negative passages" are there for a reason. And be that reason a lesson from the past, a warning for the future, or just plain hidden in the heart of the Lord, we should not go taking scissors to the Bible just to make ourselves feel better. Had this book merely advertised itself as "uplifting snippets from the Bible" it could have been a worthwhile book. But to raise itself up to equality with the full Bible, even infer that it is better because there is nothing negative? No, my advice...buy a full Bible and get the whole perspective and the whole message and the whole posititve "feeling" from knowing that God is both wrathful and loving, the Giver of grace and judgement, ever jealous for His glory and His people.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
This is a feel great Bible. Every passage is a great passage. I recommend it . ... Read more


174. The Ultimate Safe Money Guide: How Everyone 50 and over Can Protect, Save, and Grow Their Money (Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction Series)
by Martin D, Phd Weiss
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Catlog: Book (2002-09-01)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Sales Rank: 1187879
Average Customer Review: 3.68 out of 5 stars
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  • Choosing profitable investments
  • Getting unbiased professional advice
  • Avoiding Insurance, Brokerage, and other scams

Protect Your Wealth and Well-Being Now and for Years to Come

In light of the new risks our country and our economy are facing, entering your fifties with an effective financial and personal plan for your future is now more crucial than ever–to make sure you can truly enjoy your golden years. The Ultimate Safe Money Guide was especially designed to help you map out your plan in this new environment, so that you can stop worrying about your money and just enjoy life.

Step by step, Martin Weiss–an expert in financial ratings and consumer protection–introduces, explains, and helps solve many of the new challenges and risks that face millions of Americans over fifty, including how to find:

  • Truly profitable investments with the least risk
  • Protection against investment losses
  • The worst and best insurance policies and annuities
  • The best health insurance solution for you
  • The right plan for your long-term health care

The Ultimate Safe Money Guide is an important source of information for anyone planning for a secure future during their fifties and beyond. Expert advice and proven guidance will prepare you for this critical juncture in your life at a critical time in our history, putting you on the road to a satisfying retirement, where you are always firmly in control. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars It's the Ultimate Money Guide
This excellent book is more than just about investing. I found the chapters on health insurance and long term care insurance outstanding. I have subscribed to Dr. Weiss's newsletter for several years and it is excellent. If you have any doubts about his expertise,...Martin Weiss just tells it like it is in easy to understand language...

4-0 out of 5 stars Are small gains really a loss?
If you are going to look back and worry about big gains that you did not make, this may not be the book for you. If you hate losses, Martin Weiss could help you.

1-0 out of 5 stars Why did I buy this book?
Weiss is a gloom-and-doom prophet, constantly hissing about why the world and its money is coming to an end. I finally got out of his newsletter -- after losing money hand over fist while the rest of the world was making all of their money back -- and decided I don't need his book on my shelf anymore.

1-0 out of 5 stars If you want sound investment advice, stay away!!!
I don't know whether Weiss is purposely trying to mislead his readers or whether he is so ignorant that he actually believes what he has written. Either way, readers would be best to steer clear of this book. Weiss' conclusions in Chapter 11 on Tax-Exempt Bonds is completely faulty and his 'advice' in that chapter is so off-base that it should be deemed criminal. In fact, it would almost be worth giving up our right to freedom of the press to get garbage like this off of the shelves - less people might be hurt. In my opinion, Weiss is no different than any other dishonest advisor trying to make a buck selling you bad advice and ignoring cost - he's just packaged it differently. God help anyone who takes his advice to heart.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not all good and not all bad
There appears to be no possible middle ground between the extremes of opinion expressed by the various reviewers, but in fact, there is. In no particular order:
1) Weiss' severe scolding of, and warnings about, brokers and brokerages were in fact right on the money. He was proven correct by events that happened after he wrote about them. In fact, some brokerages and investment bankers were worse than he had described.
2) Yes, in fact he does sell several newsletters of the doom and gloom variety, but to his credit, does not peddle them in the body of the book.
3) Mentioned should be made of his description of using Treasury-only checking accounts for regular banking. It is quite useful.
4) Similarly mention should be made of his interesting strategy of investing in mutual funds, moving freely amongst the funds as other traders (e.g. me) would move amongst stocks. Maybe it is common knowledge, but it wasn't to anyone I know. I think this one I will try.

All in all, for persons who read mostly conventional books for advice about stock trading, this book provides a very interesting perspective for traders of any age. And it can be had for less the the commission cost of a couple of trades :). ... Read more


175. For Which It Stands: An Anecdotal Biography of the American Flag (Thorndike Press Large Print American History Series)
by Mike Corcoran, Michael Corcoran
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Catlog: Book (2003-03-01)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Our national anthem celebrates it. Patriots wave it. Politicians of all kinds try to wrap themselves in it. It is saluted at baseball games, in parades, and on the most solemn of commemorative occasions. It was salvaged in the first hours following the dreadful events of September 11, and it stands outstretched just above the surface of the moon.

It is, of course, the American flag, and there are few symbols as potent. With all the reverence and sacrifice and emotion it inspires, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that it is ultimately just a symbol. Why is it so powerful? Why does a piece of cloth resonate so loudly for so many? Why a flag, and why this flag, these stripes, those stars?

In For Which It Stands, his timely, comprehensive, and engaging "biography" of the American flag, Michael Corcoran examines those questions and more as he explores the evolution of our most cherished emblem, from the days preceding the Revolution through the nationwide resurgence of patriotism in the aftermath of September 11. Corcoran traces the entire life of the colors, holding forth on a number of engrossing topics, including:


• The fluid design of the flag, the subject of much contentious debate on the part of the founding fathers, and until fairly recently, not officially codified.

• The various alternative flags ingrained in the national consciousness, among them the defiant, rattlesnake-adorned "Don't Tread on Me" banner and the "Stars and Bars" of the Confederacy.

• The role of the colors in war, from how to start a fight with England (raising a flag declaring indepen-dence, high enough for the British Army in Boston to see it, ought to do the trick) to the question of whether to remove from the banner the stars emblematic of the states that seceded during the Civil War, to the giddy ubiquity of the flag following World War II.


Corcoran addresses all these matters and more (including the particularly vexing questions raised by flag burning: Is it such an affront that it warrants a constitutional amendment outlawing that method of protest, or is it perhaps the single most potent expression of our right to free speech, and therefore profoundly American?) as he delves into the wind-tangled history of "Old Glory," an entertaining jumble of much-loved myth and obscure facts. Thoughtful, droll, and fast-paced, For Which It Stands definitively tells the story of America's most recognizable icon, from Bunker Hill to Iwo Jima to Tranquillity Base -- and beyond. ... Read more


176. 1001 Things Everyone over 55 Should Know (Thorndike Press Large Print Senior Lifestyles Series)
by Constance Schrader
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Asin: 0786219122
Catlog: Book (1999-06-01)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
Sales Rank: 2481501
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars 1001 Things Everyone Over 55 Should Know
This book serves as a great reference tool on a wide variety of topics. It has good references to agencies and practical advice on money, leisure, and relationships. A useful tool for people at any age over 55. ... Read more


177. The Million Dollar Mermaid (Biography)
by Esther Williams, Digby Diehl
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Asin: 078622360X
Catlog: Book (2000-04-01)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Sales Rank: 495199
Average Customer Review: 3.68 out of 5 stars
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Not since David Niven wrote the bestselling The Moon's a Balloon and its sequel Bring on the Empty Horses has one of Hollywood's great stars written with such genuine wit and candor about

* what it was like to work in the movie factories where actors were pampered and coddled, yet expected to work without complaint for long, hard hours
* what it was like to be young and sexy and to be turned into an object of desire for millions of moviegoers
* what it was like to live in a world of almost total unreality, yet be expected to go about the business of finding a mate and raising a family, and avoiding personal scandal at all costs.

Now, for the hundreds of thousands of people who read and loved both of Niven's books, comes Esther Williams's wonderfully witty, fresh, and frank autobiography, all about an eighteen-year-old girl who reluctantly answers the siren call of MGM -- at the time, the most powerful and prestigious movie studio in the world -- and who soon finds herself launched on a career that will last more than twenty years, during which time she will help to create a genre of film that seems almost unimaginable today, yet which still holds all its original freshness and fascination, and who becomes during those years one of the world's top box office stars.

Williams calls MGM her "university," and the education she got there was one in how to project glamour and femininity, how to make yourself desirable while always, always playing the lady. No one who were through that university has ever written before with such absolute candor about what it was really like -- the affairs, the gossip, the tricks of the trade, the competition, the deals, the fights, and the methods the studios had for keeping their stars in line.

With a sharp mind and a rapier wit, Esther Williams brings to life those times and those bigger-than-life people, telling her stories with respect, yet with clear-eyed candor. Filled with behind-the-scenes gossip and tales of real life in a fantasy world, The Million Dollar Mermaid is the book legions of film fans have been waiting for. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars More interesting than I expected
Ms. Williams writes with surprising candor of her early Hollywood
days. There was a great deal I didn't know about Esther Williams prior to reading her book and was pleasantly surprised to find out what an interesting woman she is! She speaks openly about her co-workers (other movie "stars"), the education she received from making movies and the studio system and her family life. An astute businesswoman as well, Ms. Williams was also very involved in synchronized swimming including its induction into the Olympics. I was surprised to find that I had a hard time putting the book down.

3-0 out of 5 stars This mermaid is a contradiction
Esther Williams' autobiography Million Dollar Mermaid attracted my attention because of my interest in her films. As her book reveals, her private life was much less squeaky clean than her films. She details her beginnings as a champion swimmer and debut into screenwork with MGM. Her intimate memories of life on the set are probably the highlight of the book. One gets a very good feel for the way things operated when the studio system ruled an actor's image. Her dealings with Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis and Gene Kelly are worth reading. It's intersting to note that Williams seemed to get along with few of her directors.

It's when Williams delves into her private life that things get messy. She is a contrast in terms as she details her failed marriages and relationships with her children. Throughout the book, she prides herself on her ability as an astute businesswoman. But at the same time, she let third husband Ben Gage squander all her earnings in worthless deals and betting on the track, claiming she had no idea what was going on. Each husband possessed a variety of terrible qualities, and yet Williams married them anyway. She makes some regrettable decisions but always seems to blame them on others.

It is Williams' story of her fourth marriage to Agentinian actor Fernando Lamas that gets the most development and leaves the reader the most perplexed. Williams explains how she married Lamas to "save him" and entered into a 22-year martyr-like position in which she waited on him hand and foot. She claims to have deeply loved a man who refused to let her own children live with them, forcing her to shuffle them to off to alcoholic Ben Gage.

This reader had little pity for Williams' "woe is me" description of how she constantly went from her house to Gage's house to feed her children and supervise their homework. Her description of her last days with Lamas are a paradox, revealing a woman who was scarred by the experience but still loved her husband despite his horrible treatment of her and her children.

In the end, this book delivers an intriguing inside look at MGM during the 40s and 50s but also shows you a side of Esther Williams that may leave you unsettled.

1-0 out of 5 stars the million dollar phoney
Esther Williams has a very high opinion of herself(undeserved).
Her films seem insipid now. In the telling of her life she was cruel to people who could not defend themelves,and she comes out smelling like a old fish.

3-0 out of 5 stars The Godmother of Baywatch
Esther Williams is a largely forgotten figure today, except to film buffs, but in the 1940s and 1950s she was one of the world's most popular film stars. In her teens, she was one of America's female swimmers and, but for the outbreak of World War 2, would have competed in the 1940 Olympics. She was then persuaded to sign a contract with MGM by Louis B Mayer and over the next fifteen years she starred in a series of movies which centred around spectacular swimming-pool sequences. Her career, however, was damaged when in 1955 she walked out on her MGM contract rather than appear in The Opposite Sex as the studio wanted. She made a few more non-swimming pictures in the late 50s and early 60s, but these only confirmed Mayer's famous view that "Wet, she's a star; dry, she ain't". In 1961 she gave up her film career altogether.

There can be few film stars who have written an autobiography nearly forty years after making their last film, and Miss Williams has set herself the difficult task of interesting her readers in events which took place so long ago. Largely, she succeeds. There are several reasons for this. The first is that although the book is ghostwritten, Miss Williams's ghostwriter, Digby Diehl, writes with greater style and wit than most ghostwriters. The second is that because the events took place so long ago, many of those concerned are now dead and she can therefore write with greater candour than the libel laws would otherwise allow her. The third is that she balances her account of her professional activities with a vivid portrait of her private life.

The contrast between public and private life is probably the book's greatest strength. In business affairs, she was a tough and determined young woman, ever ready to fight her corner against bullying or sexually predatory studio executives. In her private life, she seems to have had much greater difficulties. After a brief unsatisfactory first marriage, she married a musician named Ben Gage. Were this a work of fiction, the drunken, idle, dishonest, gambling-addicted, childish and irresponsible Gage would qualify as a great comic character; in real life, such a man must have been virtually impossible to live with. The wonder is not that the marriage ended in divorce, but rather that it lasted for fourteen years.

Esther's third marriage was rather more successful, although it is difficult to understand why. Fernando Lamas, an Argentine film star. was conceited, vain and sex-obsessed. Worse still, he refused to have anything to do with the children of her marriage to Gage, with the result that they had to live with their feckless father. He also insisted on her giving up her film career, and there is nothing in her account of their marriage which really explains why she stayed with him for twenty years until his death.

Despite the vivacity of Esther's narrative and the interesting light she sheds on the making of her films, some things in her book leave a bad impression, which is why I have not given it more than three stars. There is too much standard Hollywood gossip on the lines of "who-was sleeping-with-whom" and "who-had-what-vice", none of which is really enlightening. The revelations about Jeff Chandler's private life fall firmly into the category of things you never wanted to know about Hollywood but have been forced to find out. Esther certainly should not have repeated Lamas's insinuations that Lana Turner was responsible for the murder of her boyfriend now that Lana is no longer here to defend herself.

Miss Williams also occasionally seems insufficiently critical of her own behaviour and that of those close to her. She can find little wrong in Lamas's blackmail of his previous wife Arlene Dahl, for example, or in her accepting the hospitality of General Franco, or in her sarcastic gesture in sending a deliberately cheap and tacky bouquet of flowers to Joan Crawford who was going through a severe crisis of self-confidence at the time.

The book is also occasionally philistine in tone. Miss Williams is so keen to defend her own films from the charge of being mere "fluff" that she tends to undervalue films made with a serious purpose or on a small budget. The Red Badge of Courage, one of the finest war films ever made, is dismissed as a "grim little message film", although she probably disliked it because it was made by Dore Schary, a studio executive she loathed. The Opposite Sex is no cinematic masterpiece, but it does not fall so far beneath the artistic standards of the average Esther Williams movie as to make worthwhile the loss of the $3 million in deferred contract payments which she forfeited by refusing to do it.

Esther points out that, in their day, her films did better at the box office than those starring MGM's other big female stars, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr. Unfortunately, the claim that there is no arguing with the box office loses force with the passage of time, and time has been kinder to those ladies than to her. Fifty years on, some at least of their movies are regarded as classics, while hers are little more than cheesy curiosities. Whatever else they may have been, however, there is no denying that her movies were unique. Even while she was at MGM, no other studio tried to imitate them, and since her retirement, although choreographed water ballet has made a curious move to the sporting arena (Esther claims the title of "godmother of synchronised swimming"), it has vanished from the cinema screen. Yet there is a modern parallel. Action largely taking place in the water, limited intellectual depth combined with glossy production values and tricksy camera work, family entertainment with plenty of shots of attractive girls in swimsuits? Could Esther also be the godmother of Baywatch?

4-0 out of 5 stars Ms. Williams writes as well as she swims!
More interesting than I expected April 1, 2002
Ms. Williams writes with surprising candor of her early Hollywood
days. There was a great deal I didn't know about Esther Williams prior to reading her book and was pleasantly surprised to find out what an interesting woman she is! She speaks openly about her co-workers (other movie "stars"), the education she received from making movies and the studio system and her family life. An astute businesswoman as well, Ms. Williams was also very involved in synchronized swimming including its induction into the Olympics. I was surprised to find that I had a hard time putting the book down. ... Read more


178. Bible Dictionary and Concordance: Includes over 6000 Biblical Names and Terms
by Broadman & Holman Publishers
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Asin: 0805492666
Catlog: Book (1998-04-01)
Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
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Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars No Help At All
I PURCHASED THIS DICTIONARY/CONCORDANCE, THINKING I WOULD BE ABLE TO GET CLEARER INFORMATION ON WORDS AND/OR PHRASES USED IN THE BIBLE. THIS BOOK GIVES VERY VAGUE DEFINITIONS, AND DOES NOT HAVE MANY OF THE QUESTIONABLE WORDS IN IT. I DO NOT EVEN USE THIS BOOK; YOU WILL FIND MORE WORDS IN A WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY. WHEN YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR MORE DEPTH UNDERSTANDING, THIS BOOK IS NOT THE ONE. IT APPEARS THEY TRIED HARD, TO KEEP THE BOOK SMALL. BY COMPACTING BASIC WORDS, AND NOT ENOUGH WORDS THAT ONE MAY REALLY QUESTION. YOU GET LARGE PRINT BUT tiny DEFINITION. MOST INFORMATION IN THIS BOOK IS GOING TO BE IN YOUR BASIC BIBLE, GET A REAL CONCORDANCE, AND IF YOU MUST HAVE LARGE PRINT, YOU CAN BUY ONE OF THOSE MAGNIFICATION SHEETS TO LIE ON THE PAGE. BETTER TO HAVE A BIG BOOK, WITH MUCH INFORMATION, THAN A SMALL BOOK, WITH BIG PRINT AND little INFORMATION.

2-0 out of 5 stars By combining, you're losing...
While it appears to be a good tool--having a 2-in-1 approach, this book falls short by the very thing it promotes: two books in one.

Any time you compromise a work and combine two into one, you won't get the best of both worlds; you get a diminished product that really doesn't meet your needs that much if at all.

You are much better off buying a separate dictionary and concordance. ... Read more


179. Where Murder Waits (Curley Large Print)
by Everette Howard Hunt
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Catlog: Book (1990-05-01)
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180. The Complete Directory of Large Print Books and Serials 2002 (Complete Directory of Large Print Books and Serials, 2002)
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