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A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who ...
by Matt Hranek

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English

Pages

217

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<DIV>“I’ve paged through stacks of books on the history of watches. . . . But I hadn’t come across a book that actually moved me until I picked up <I>A Man and His Watch</I>. The volume is filled with heartfelt stories.”<BR /><I><B>—T: The New York Times Style Magazine</B></I><BR /><BR /> Paul Newman wore his Rolex Daytona every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. JFK’s Omega worn to his presidential inauguration, Ralph Lauren’s watch purchased from Andy Warhol’s personal collection, Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolex worn during the first-ever summit of Mt. Everest . . . these and many more compose the stories of the world’s most coveted watches captured in <I>A Man and His Watch</I>. Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men’s style fixture, has traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece. Through these intimate accounts and Hranek’s storytelling, the watches become more than just timepieces and status symbols; they represent historical moments, pioneering achievements, heirlooms, family mementos, gifts of affection, and lifelong friendships.</DIV>
A Guide Book of United States Coins 2018: The Official Red Book
by R.S. Yeoman

Language

English

Pages

1090

Publication Date

January 01, 2017

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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
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Me...
by Christopher de Hamel

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English

Pages

638

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<b>An extraordinary and beautifully illustrated exploration of the medieval world through twelve manuscripts, from one of the world's leading experts.<br /><br /><b>Winner of The Wolfson History Prize and The Duff Cooper Prize.</b></b><br />  <br /><i>Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts </i>is a captivating examination of twelve illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period. Noted authority Christopher de Hamel invites the reader into intimate conversations with these texts to explore what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history - and about the modern world, too. <br /><br /> In so doing, de Hamel introduces us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, artists, librarians, thieves, dealers, and collectors. He traces the elaborate journeys that these exceptionally precious artifacts have made through time and shows us how they have been copied, how they have been embroiled in politics, how they have been regarded as objects of supreme beauty and as symbols of national identity, and who has owned them or lusted after them (and how we can tell).  <br /><br /> From the earliest book in medieval England to the incomparable Book of Kells to the oldest manuscript of the <i>Canterbury Tales</i>, these encounters tell a narrative of intellectual culture and art over the course of a millennium.   Two of the manuscripts visited are now in libraries of North America, the Morgan Library in New York and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.<br /><br /> Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, <i>Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts </i>allows us to experience some of the greatest works of art in our culture to give us a different perspective on history and on how we come by knowledge.
Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World
by Aja Raden

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English

Pages

373

Publication Date

December 01, 2015

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<p>As entertaining as it is incisive, <em>Stoned</em> is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious.</p><p>What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire.</p><p>What moves the world is what moves each of us: desire. Jewelry—which has long served as a stand-in for wealth and power, glamor and success—has birthed cultural movements, launched political dynasties, and started wars. Masterfully weaving together pop science and history, <em>Stoned</em> breaks history into three categories—Want, Take, and Have—and explains what the diamond on your finger has to do with the GI Bill, why green-tinted jewelry has been exalted by so many cultures, why the glass beads that bought Manhattan for the Dutch were initially considered a fair trade, and how the French Revolution started over a coveted necklace.</p><p>Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, <em>Stoned</em> tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary.</p>
Pokemon Cards: The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide
by Ryan Majeske

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

November 13, 2017

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<div><b>Pokemon Palooza!</b><br /><br /> How much is your childhood obsession with Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur worth? Find out with <i>Pokemon Cards: The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide</i>. Filled with 8,000 Trading Card Game cards and values, this must-have reference is packed with all 73 current TCG expansion sets, every ultra rare and secret rare cards (GX, EX, 1st Edition, and more) and checklists for every expansion set. Also included: expert tips for collecting and investing from the star of YouTube's <i>PrimetimePokemon</i>, author Ryan Majeske.<br /><br /> Inside you'll discover TCG cards hotter than Charmander's flaming tail, including the rarest and most valuable card on the secondary market: a Pikachu illustrator card worth $54,000!<br /><br /> Enjoy the thrill of the hunt, the memories and the excitement of the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokemon.</div>
Como un simple (Spanish Edition)
by Benito Serrano

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Spanish

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Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<br />Kubarem vuelvo a un lado - iobviamente lo hizo por una razin!<br />"iQui hombre brillante!" Sisei enojado un anciano de cabellos grises sentado a la mesa. "iQuerias una guerrai" <br />- Bueno, me dijiste que esperara, estoy esperando. Los muertos ya habian sido arrojados al rio, todos se habian ido, pero yo estaba esperando. Me dijiste que esperara, pero iqui mis puedo haceri Todos se dispersaron: quiin esti en la iglesia, quiin mis es ... Necesito alimentar a los cachorros, Listvyan, probablemente ya lo prepari todo. Y dijiste: espera, pero ipor qui esperari Ya no hay nadie, y los muertos han nadado ...<br /><br />- Como un simple: lejos de las autoridades, mis cerca de los cocineros. Los patrones piensan que me importa menos.<br />
Mientras (Spanish Edition)
by Marcos Casado

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Spanish

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Publication Date

November 22, 2017

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"Recuerdo que se dijo algo sobre esto en la escuela. <br />- éKhe! Esta vez, el graznido del abuelo se burlaba. - éGran sabiduréa! Chateando, conversando, y ademés vino, élo cual ya es comprensible! No, Mikhail, te trae a tu libro la sabiduréa ...<br /><br />éEsa es mi lengua incontenible! Ahora me van a dar una paliza, y eso es justo, éporque es por trabajo!<br />- éY qué piensasé Y ellos preguntaron. Nuestra es una bala, Max. Desde el rifle de Mauser liberado. éY qué le dices a estoé<br /><br />Es lo mismo con Dax, que en realidad pertenece a la familia de d'Albre, ni siquiera parpadeé, esté tan seguro de sé mismo.<br /><br /><br />Al final, Nineya no es todopoderosa, éno puede fascinarme! Y el éltimo episodio fue, sin falsa modestia, en mi escenario. Nineja, ve, y ahora estoy seguro de que ella me trajo al frenesé y me obligé a romper. Solo una cosa no esté clara: écémo me cortéé No noté su influencia sobre mé ... Y no pudo, la sacudé como una pera. O tal vez no es ella, épero Krasavaé La niéa no necesitaba ninguna percepcién extrasensorial, podéa presionar un tumulto en algén tipo de nodo nervioso o presionar la arteria. Mientras seguéa a Ninaea y a Gleb sin manos, Krasava tuvo tiempo. éPero todavéa tengo la informacién! Y con Nastyona ciertamente necesitamos consultar
The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies
by John R. Lott

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 01, 2016

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<div>When it comes to the gun control debate, there are two kinds of data: data that's accurate, and data that left-wing billionaires, politicians, and media want you to <I>believe</I> is accurate. In <I>The War on Guns</I>, economist and gun rights advocate John Lott turns a skeptical eye to well-funded anti-gun studies and stories that perpetuate false statistics to frighten Americans into giving up their guns.</div>
Rogues’ Gallery: The Rise (and Occasional Fall) of Art Dealers,...
by Philip Hook

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<DIV>Here for the first time is the history of art dealers, those extraordinary men and woman who, over centuries (and almost entirely out of the public eye), built their profession on a singular skill: identifying the intangible but infinitely desirable qualities that characterize the greatest works of art—and finding clients for whom those qualities are irresistible.<BR /><BR /> Philip Hook’s riveting narrative takes us from the early days of art dealing in Antwerp, where paintings were sold by weight, to the unassailable hauteur of contemporary galleries in New York, London, Paris, and beyond. Along the way, we meet a surprisingly wide-ranging cast of characters—from tailors, spies, and the occasional anarchist to scholars, aristocrats, and connoisseurs, some compelled by greed, some by their own vision of art—and some by the art of the deal.<BR /><BR /> Among them are Joseph Duveen, who almost single-handedly brought the Old Masters to America; Paul Durand-Ruel, the Impressionists’ champion; Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, high priest of Cubism; Leo Castelli, dealer-midwife to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art; and Peter Wilson, the charismatic Sotheby’s chairman who made a theater of the auction room.<BR /><BR /><I>Rogues’ Gallery</I> bursts with unforgettable anecdotes and astute judgments about art and artists, honed by Hook’s more than forty years in the art market—making it essential reading for anyone interested in the hidden history of art.</DIV>
Fahrenheit (Spanish Edition)
by Felipe Romero

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Spanish

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Publication Date

November 22, 2017

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Que diablos! Durante la noche fuimos reconstruidos!<br />Las pesadas bolsas de cuero con monedas con un golpe agradable caen sobre la antigua mesa de comedor baronial. Hay muchas bolsas, porque no es oro, pero la plata es el equivalente. Pero es an mejor para m, no perder comisiones al intercambiar.<br />Otoo. Todava est caliente. Alrededor de dieciocho o veinte grados de calor en las sensaciones. Celsius, por supuesto, que aqu y nadie sabe, como Fahrenheit.<br />Sergei pens por un momento. No, "MMM" en la regin local, si lo hace, entonces no le corresponde a l organizarlo.<br />Con una participa

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