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TALL SHIPS: THE MAGIC OF SAIL
By Dean Server
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. The Age of Sail has spanned the greater part of man's history, inspiring some of the most beautiful ocean-going craft ever created. Using modern photography as well as archival photographs, paintings, and historical illustrations, the great tall ships of the past and present are revealed on these pages. Here are the stories of the ships of the early explorers, the warships of the Spanish Armada and the British Royal Navy, and the merchantmen and clipper ships that opened trade routes and helped build empires. Finally, a full-color portfolio presents the tall ships of the present day as they ply the oceans to train young sailors and thrill crowds at holiday sailing celebrations. Over 100 full-color photographs capture the magic of these marine marvels.

Category: TRANSPORTATION, MARITIME, HISTORY, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $16.95
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SO MANY WORLDS
By Dieter Bachmann & Daniel Schwartz
9 3/8 X 12 in. 288 pages. Hardcover. Over 270 photographs. These remarkable photographs tell the story of the of the second half of the twentieth century in the most remarkable collection assembled in a book since The Family of Man. Turbulent, yet touching, they tell 255 individual stories, each image possessing that formidable authenticity so easily over-looked by the current obsessions with the art director or manipulated images. Selected from literally thousands of photographs, this book covers areas as diverse as Western and Eastern Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and subjects as broad-ranging as work, religion, children, and human relationships.

Category: HISTORY, RELIGION, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $29.95
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MARITIME MAPS (MEGA SQUARES)
By Editorial Team
Each book is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches in size, paperback, with 256 pages and 120 full-color illustrations. A collection of paintings featuring great artist from the eighteenth ,nineteenth and twentieth centuries presented in a convenient square format. The unique features of each book in this series that will excite evry resder are: Biography of each artist Quatation of each artist about his paintings Small and convenient size. This beautifully produced series will appeal to all art lovers and will also make a great collection.

Category: ART, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST, MARITIME
Retail Price $10.95
Your Price  $9.31
 

NAPOLEON (LARGE)
By Eric Ledru
9 1/2 X 13 1/2 in. 132 pages. Hardcover. 80 full-color and archival illustrations. Here is a brilliant new interpreatation of Napoleon's epic tale. This richly illustrated volume sheds new light on one of the most written about figures in modern history and gives us a fascinating in-depth study of Napoleon's life and deeds. Though his reign was short and ended in bitter defeat, he forever changed European life. He dismantled the feudal world sybbolized by the Holy Roman Empire, abolished the Inquisition, and reformed civil law by establishing the Napoleonic Code. Never have subsequent events so convincingly proven the vanquished to be right. The vividly written and insightful text, enhanced by reproductions of historic paintings, illustrations of battle scenes, and replicas of authentic documents, make this volume a valuable addition to the library of layman and scholar alike.

Category: TRAVEL, HISTORY, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $24.95
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TCHAIKOVSKY
By Jeroen Koolbergen
7 11/16 x 9 7/8 in. Hardcover. 80 pages with over 90 illustrations. This premier Russian composer, best known for his ballet and symphonic scores is surveyed in engrossing narrative and a variety of period illustrations, along with lively discussions of the inspiration and creation of each his major works.

Category: MUSIC, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST
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VIVALDI
By Jeroen Koolbergen
7 11/16 x 9 7/8 in. Hardcover. 80 pages with over 90 illustrations. The Italian Baroque master's life as a priest and composer of brilliant church music, concerti, and operas, is surveyed in engrossing narrative and a variety of period illustrations, along with lively discussions of the inspiration and creation of each his major works.

Category: MUSIC, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST
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ELLIS ISLAND: GATEWAY OF HOPE
By John Burdick
8 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 120 full-color and archival illustrations. One half of the population of the United States today can trace their ancestry to immigrants processed in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty at New York's Ellis Island. Illuminated by portraits of the new arrivals themselves, this volume brings the immigrant experience to life with eloquent historical views of Ellis Island whose halls echoed with the voices of the millions who passed through on their way to build America's future. A complete history of this great national landmark is presented, highlighting various aspects of the whole process. With 123 full-color and archival photographs, this beautiful volume captures the spirit of the gateway to America and serves as a touching reminder of the brave "huddled masses" who left their homes for a new nation.

Category: AMERICANA, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION, THE
By Katherine S Williamson
8 5/8 x 12 1/8 in (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. This book traces the development of powered flight from its infancy to its growth during the 1920s and 19302 up to World War II. The rapid advances in aerial combat and aerial bombardment in World War I are chronicled, followed by the more pacific ventures that established passenger flights and mail routes. The heroic flights of Charles Lindbergh Amelia Earhart, and others are examined, as well as the expansion of commericial aviation through the introduction of dirigibles such as "Graf Zeppelin" and the great flying boats of Pan American's Clipper Ship Fleet. With 95 period photographs and works of art, the excitement and glamour of a true technological revolution comes alive in this handsome volume.

Category: HISTORY, TRANSPORTATION, GENERAL INTEREST
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LOST AT SEA
By Ronald Pearsall
9 1/4 x 12 13/16 in. (235 x 325mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 120 illustrations. From ancient times to the present day, marine disasters have been a fact of everyday life. Accidents at sea occur for many reasons: collisions, explosions, poor navigation, bad ship design, violent storms, and sometimes just plain bad luck. The shipwrecks depicted in this book reveal through both image and text the dire consequences of these disasters as well as the formidable power of nature over men. Journeying far and wide, this volume, illustrated with 124 full-color illustrations, covers the multitude of stories behind these catastrophes and examines naval design throughout the ages.

Category: TRANSPORTATION, MARITIME, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST
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ELVIS: THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL
By Rupert Matthews
9 1/4 X 12. Hardcover. 112 pages. To many people, Elvis is the most important person to have emerged from the modern popular music industry , and 20 years after his death he is just as popular as ever, with young and old striving to keep his memory alive with recordings, films and memorabilia. Here is a celebration of Elvis, complete with lively text and photographs from his early life onwards. Some of the features include : . Elvis Presley's rise to fame . his career in the movies . the G.I. Blues of Elvis . his comeback years Every fan of Elvis Presley will wish to own this book

Category: MUSIC, HISTORY, COLLECTIBLES, AMERICANA
Retail Price $15.95
Your Price  $13.56
 


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