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The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry E...
by Francesca Cartier Brickel...

Language

English

Pages

617

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b><b>“An enchanting jewel of a book.”—Douglas Smith, author of <i>Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy</i></b> <br /><br />The captivating story of the family behind the Cartier empire and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon—as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives<i><br /></i></b><br /> <i>The Cartiers</i> is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty—four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1970s. At its heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was “Never copy, only create” and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents: Louis, the visionary designer who created the first men’s wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off the controls of his flying machine; Pierre, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world’s best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Frutti jewelry.<br /><br /> Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the brothers, has traveled the world researching her family’s history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more. <br /><br /><i>The Cartiers</i> also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the firm’s most iconic jewelry—the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the classic panther pieces—and the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them, from Indian maharajas and Russian grand duchesses to Wallis Simpson, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. <br /><br />Published in the two-hundredth anniversary year of the birth of the dynasty’s founder, Louis-François Cartier, this book is a magnificent, definitive, epic social history shown through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family.
Brave New World Revisited New Ed Edition
by Aldous Huxley

Language

English

Pages

97

Publication Date

November 01, 2019

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In his 1932 classic dystopian novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley depicted a future society in thrall to science and regulated by sophisticated methods of social control. Nearly thirty years later in Brave New World Revisited, Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown uncomfortably close to the truth. Brave New World Revisited includes Huxley's views on overpopulation, propaganda, advertising and government control, and is an urgent and powerful appeal for the defence of individualism still alarmingly relevant today.
Mark Twain: The Complete Novels
by Mark Twain

Language

English

Pages

1456

Publication Date

December 06, 2019

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Here you will find the complete novels of Mark Twain in the chronological order of their original publication: <br /><br />- The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today <br />- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer <br />- The Prince and the Pauper <br />- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn <br />- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court <br />- The American Claimant <br />- Tom Sawyer Abroad <br />- The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson <br />- Tom Sawyer, Detective <br />- Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc <br />- A Double Barrelled Detective Story <br />- A Horse's Tale <br />- The Mysterious Stranger
Cricut Dеsign Spacе for beginners - How to Start Cricut: A Stе...
by Emily Design

Language

English

Pages

198

Publication Date

September 13, 2019

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<h2><strong><u>Let Your Creativity Run Wild By Mastering The Cricut Machine, Cricut Design Space and Cricut Projects, As Taught In This Book!</u></strong><br /></h2><p>The Cricut Machine is a <strong><u>powerful work of science and art</u></strong>. Unfortunately, it can <strong><u>fall short of your expectations</u></strong> if you <strong><u>don’t know how to use it</u></strong> to get the most out of it. The same applies to the accompanying software, specifically the <strong><u>Cricut Design Space</u></strong>; if you <strong><u>can’t unleash its full capabilities, you will be a disappointed user</u></strong>!<br /></p><h3><strong><u>What then do you do? </u></strong><br /></h3><p><strong><em><u>How do you bring out the perfect blend of your Cricut machine and Cricut design space skills to make out of this world projects?</u></em></strong></p><p>The answer is simple; <strong>follow the teachings in this book</strong>, as it <strong><u>covers the A-Z of Cricut Machine and Cricut design space</u></strong>! And to top that off, you will <strong><u>find projects to put your creative juices to test</u></strong> with confidence that you can <strong><u>create a project from scratch to completion </u></strong>even if you’ve never used a Cricut machine or the Cricut design space before!</p><h2><strong><u>This book will teach you, among other things:</u></strong><br /></h2><ul><li>How to correctly set up your Cricut machine for the very first time if you’ve never done it before</li><li><strong>How to master the Cricut machine if you are a complete beginner</strong></li><li>How to come up with your first Cricut project idea easily</li><li><strong>The ins and outs Cricut design space including using different file formats, using it on different operating systems/devices, uploading different kinds of images etc.</strong></li><li>The tools of trade you will need in mastering Cricut design space</li><li><strong>How to make the most of the Cricut machine in different projects like cutting vinyl and much more</strong></li><li>How to make different everyday items using the Cricut machine</li><li><strong>And much, much more!</strong></li></ul><p>Everything is laid out in easy to follow/simple language and illustrated with images format to ensure you can follow as you put into practice what you learn!</p><p>So whether you are looking to propel your creativity to the next level or want have ideas about monetizing your creativity, you will find this book very helpful irrespective of your current skills level.</p><h3><strong><em><u>If you are still wondering:</u></em></strong><br /></h3><p><strong><em><u>Is it even possible to master the ins and outs of The Cricut machine and Cricut design space software if you don’t go to through some form of ‘formal’ training? </u></em></strong></p><h3><u>The answer is <strong>YES!</strong></u><br /></h3><p>And <strong><em><u>this book will show you how irrespective of your current Cricut machine or Cricut design space skills level!</u></em></strong></p><h1>Click <strong><u>Buy Now in 1-Click</u></strong> or <strong><u>Buy Now</u></strong> at the top of this page to get started!<br /></h1>
BRITISH MYSTERIES Boxed Set: 350+ Thriller Novels, Murder Mysteri...
by , Wilkie Collins

Language

English

Pages

30020

Publication Date

August 14, 2019

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Included:<br /><br />This Boxed set of British mysteries consist of the greatest murder mystery novels, crime thrillers, detective tales, true crime stories and much more:<br /><br />Agatha Christie <br />Arthur Conan Doyle <br />Arthur Morrison <br />C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson <br />E. W. Hornung <br />Edgar Wallace <br />Ernest Bramah <br />Frank Froest The <br />G. K. Chesterton <br />H. C. McNeile <br />Isabel Ostrander <br />J. S. Fletcher <br />R. Austin Freeman <br />Rober Barr <br />Thomas W. Hanshew <br />Victor L. Whitechurch <br />Wilkie Collins
Gifts in Jars: Homemade Cookie Mixes, Soup Mixes, Candles, Lotion...
by Natalie Wise

Language

English

Pages

132

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<b>In this fun and festive guide, you will learn to make unique gifts packaged perfectly in glass jars that are sure to be cherished by all.</b><br />  <br /> With <i>Gifts in Jars</i>, you will learn how to create countless varieties of gorgeous, handmade gifts that are perfect for any occasion, an all presented in glass containers in a variety of shapes and sizes.<br />  <br /> Do you have an aspiring gardener on your gift list? Make a “plant bomb” jar with your favorite flower seeds, or a beautiful terrarium featuring easy-to-grow air plants. Headed to a bridal shower? Pamper your friend with a manicure kit or mint mojito lip scrub. And who wouldn’t love some homemade sugar cookie mix—especially when it comes in an attractive and reusable jar?<br />  <br /> Glass jars are easy to come by and you can fill them with customized treasures to delight anyone on your list. Projects include:<br />   <ul><li>Light-Up Fairy Jar</li><li>Barbecue Rub</li><li>Hot Fudge Topping</li><li>Snow-globe Scenes</li><li>Vanilla Citrus Sugar Hand Scrub</li><li>Citronella Oil Lamp</li><li>Bird Feeder</li><li>And many more!</li></ul>  <br /> Complete with tips for decorating jars, suggestions for gift tags, and inspiring full-color photographs, <i>Gifts in Jars</i> is full of gift-giving fun and inspiration.
Interactive Books: Playful Media before Pop-Ups (Children's Liter...
by Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Language

English

Pages

268

Publication Date

September 27, 2017

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<p>Movable books are an innovative area of children’s publishing. Commonly equated with spectacular pop-ups, movable books have a little-known history as interactive, narrative media.<i> </i>Since they are hybrid artifacts consisting of words, images and movable components, they cross the borders between story, toy, and game.<i> Interactive Books</i> is a historical and comparative study of early movable books in relation to the children who engage with them. </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>Jacqueline Reid-Walsh focuses on the period movable books became connected with children from the mid-17th to the early-19th centuries. In particular, she examines turn-up books, paper doll books, and related hybrid experiments like toy theaters and <i>paignion</i> (or domestic play set) produced between 1650 and 1830. Despite being popular in their own time, these artifacts are little known today. This study draws attention to a gap in our knowledge of children’s print culture by showing how these artifacts are important in their own right. </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>Reid-Walsh combines archival research with children’s literature studies, book history, and juvenilia studies. By examining commercially produced and homemade examples, she explores the interrelations among children, interactive media, and historical participatory culture. By drawing on both Enlightenment thinkers and contemporary digital media theorists <i>Interactive Books</i> enables us to think critically about children’s media texts paper and digital, past and present.</p>
Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins...
by , J.T. Stanton

Language

English

Pages

365

Publication Date

June 30, 2009

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Few books have excited the coin-collecting community like the Cherrypickers’ Guide. Since the first edition burst onto the scene in 1990, thousands of hobbyists have been searching for the rare die varieties described inside. This handy book tells you how to “cherrypick”—that is, how to examine coins that look normal at first glance, but have unusual characteristics: doubled and tripled dies, overdates, repunched mintmarks, and other features that can reveal a common coin to be a rare and valuable variety. With the close-up photographs and descriptions inside, you’ll learn exactly what to look for. That kind of knowledge truly is power!
Another Man's Treasure (a romantic thriller) (Palmyrton Estate Sa...
by S.W. Hubbard

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

November 07, 2013

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<b>On a snowy Christmas Eve, a beautiful young mother goes out to buy a few last minute gifts...and never returns.<br />Thirty years later, her daughter picks up her trail.</b> <br />What really happened to Audrey Nealon’s mother? Did she die in a tragic accident? Or did she abandon her husband and young daughter? And why is Audrey’s father so cold and distant?<br /> <br />As the successful owner of an estate sale business, Audrey has put the past behind her. Her mother is a distant memory, her father a problem she keeps closed away.<br /> <br />Until the day Audrey clears out the home of a lonely old widow and finds some shocks.<br /> <br />Street drugs in the silverware drawer, a trunkful of jewels in the attic, and the distinctive ring Audrey’s mother was wearing the night her car supposedly sank to the bottom of a New Jersey lake.<br /> <br />Relentlessly, Audrey pursues clues to her family’s troubled history. Because the truth will set her free…unless it gets her killed.<br /> <br />Each fact Audrey uncovers drags her further away from the love she craves. Now she’s on a collision course with people more determined, more ambitious, and more dangerous than she can fathom. As the twist ending reveals, some truths are too awful to bear, and too terrible to share.<br /> <br />Fans of Liane Moriarty and Melinda Leigh will enjoy this romantic thriller with its fun mix of mystery, romance, and humor and a strong female detective. And if you're a dog lover who enjoys Spencer Quinn's Chet and Bernie mystery series, you'll want to meet Ethel, the canine sidekick who steals every scene she's in. "Law and Order" meets "Antiques Roadshow" in this top-rated Kindle Unlimited mystery.<br /> <br />Start reading Another Man’s Treasure right now. You won’t fall asleep until you find out how Audrey’s story ends!<br />
A Guide Book of United States Coins 2020: The Official Red Book
by R.S. Yeoman

Language

English

Pages

1097

Publication Date

January 01, 2019

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Identify your coins quickly and easily! THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK® features full-color, actual-size and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. The Red Book shows mintages for all federal coins, from the ultra rare to the everyday. You might have a real rarity in your pocket change! Find out how much your coins are worth: The Red Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices in up to 9 grades per coin. Colonial and early American coins · Federal coins · Commemoratives Proof and Mint sets · Die varieties and errors · Civil War tokens · Territorial gold · State and territorial quarters · National Park quarters · Presidential dollars · Puerto Rican, Philippine, and Hawaiian coins · Error coins · Bullion

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