Nevada Rose by Jerome Preisler

By Jerome Preisler

"Nevada Rose" Demille was once probably the most attractive and wanted activities groupies in Las Vegas, a fixture on the trendiest casinos and golf equipment at the Strip. however the never-ending social gathering got here to a sad finish the morning her nude physique was once discovered certain and gagged in her domestic. As crime scene investigators Catherine Willows and Warrick Brown dig deeper, all roads (and a becoming media circus) result in Mark Baker -- a.k.a. "The Fireball" -- a hard-throwing, Cooperstown-bound major-league pitcher and fancier of beautiful girls who lately carried out a truly public affair with one "Nevada Rose" Demille.... in the meantime, miles away at the grounds of a world-class championship golfing path, Gil Grissom is probing the macabre discovery of a John Doe -- an excessive research that may unearth a sour sibling competition twisted through jealousy and mistrust over a "Nevada Rose" of a really diversified nature....

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Blitzkrieg France 1940 by Michael Olive, Visit Amazon's Robert J. Edwards Page, search

By Michael Olive, Visit Amazon's Robert J. Edwards Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Robert J. Edwards, , Chris Evans

  • Photo chronicle of the German invasion of France within the spring of 1940
  • Hundreds of images, a lot of them infrequent and not released before
  • Photos of fellows, tanks, guns, uniforms, terrain, and lots more and plenty more
  • Excellent supplement to the narratives of the Stackpole army background Series
  • Ideal reference for international warfare II background enthusiasts, students, modelers, and reenactors
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    Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific by Gregg Mitman, Kelley Wilder

    By Gregg Mitman, Kelley Wilder

    Imagine the 20th century with out images and movie. Its heritage will be absent of pictures that outline ancient moments and generations: the dying camps of Auschwitz, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Apollo lunar touchdown. it'd be a background, in different phrases, of just artists’ renderings and the spoken and written observe. To population of the twenty-first century, deeply immersed in visible tradition, the sort of historical past turns out insubstantial, obscure, or even, might be, unscientific.

    Documenting the World is set the cloth and social lifetime of pictures and picture made within the medical quest to rfile the area. Drawing on students from the fields of paintings historical past, visible anthropology, and technological know-how and know-how experiences, the chapters during this e-book discover how this documentation—from the preliminary recording of pictures, to their acquisition and garage, to their circulation—has altered our lives, our methods of realizing, our social and financial relationships, or even the environment. some distance past mere representation, images and picture became an essential, transformative a part of the area they search to teach us.

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    Living in the Depot: The Two-Story Railroad Station by H. Roger Grant

    By H. Roger Grant

    A photographic portrait of the two-story railroad station captures the social facets of residing within the depot and the architectural dimensions of depots in several parts of the country.

    After differentiating among depots, that have been unmarried constructions, and stations, which have been a suite of buildings, H. Roger supply strains depots from their beginnings as a present trackside motels, shops, or flats to hugely really good structures built via person railroads for his or her specific wishes.

    At the guts of this wonderful booklet are the remarkable and infrequent postcards that supply a complete visible evaluate of this renowned construction kind from coast to coast. Over one hundred fifty illustrations characteristic the gingerbread constructions of the Northeast, the straightforward structures of the Gold Rush West, and the mission-style stations of the Southwest during this first e-book to pay attention to this neglected point of railroad historical past.

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    The Hermann Goering Division by Gordon Williamson, Stephen Andrew

    By Gordon Williamson, Stephen Andrew

    Every one of Germany's international conflict II (1939-1945) armed prone might declare one unit which earned a different strive against acceptance, and which for this reason used to be enlarged and constructed a long way past the dimensions initially deliberate. Hermann Göring, commander-in-chief of the air strength, was firm that his Luftwaffe may still percentage the honor of Germany's land conquests, and gave his identify to a regimental wrestle team of infantry and Flak artillery. This élite unit used to be progressively enlarged right into a brigade, then an armoured department, and at last right into a two-division corps, scuffling with with contrast in Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, and at the Russian entrance. This concise heritage is illustrated with infrequent own photos and 8 color plates, detailing the very diverse uniforms and precise insignia of this crack formation.

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    Please Pass the Biscuits, Pappy: Pictures of Governor W. Lee by Bill Crawford

    By Bill Crawford

    Long ahead of motion picture stars Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger turned governors of California, a well-liked radio character with out prior political experience—who wasn't even registered to vote—swept into the governor's workplace of Texas. W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel was once a Thirties businessman who chanced on the facility of radio to promote flour. His musical indicates with the sunshine Crust Doughboys (which introduced the profession of Bob Wills) and his radio homilies extolling relations and Christian values discovered an enormous, enthusiastic viewers in Depression-era Texas. while Pappy determined to run for governor in 1938 which will promote extra flour—a truth he proudly proclaimed through the campaign—the humans of Texas voted for him in list numbers. And regardless of the ineptitude for politics he displayed as soon as in workplace, Texans back him to the governorship in 1940 after which elected him to the U.S. Senate in 1941 in a unique election within which he defeated Lyndon Johnson, in addition to to an entire time period as senator in 1942.

    While the hit movie O Brother, the place artwork Thou? celebrated a fictional "Please cross the Biscuits, Pappy" O'Daniel, this booklet captures the essence of the genuine guy via pictures taken by means of staff of the Texas division of Public security, so much of that are formerly unpublished. such as the paintings of WPA photographers similar to Russell Lee and Dorothea Lange, those images checklist the final unscripted period of politics while a charismatic candidate may well nonetheless handle a crowd from an unpainted entrance porch or a cellular bandstand at the back of a truck. They strikingly determine that Pappy O'Daniel's skill to connect to humans used to be as nice in individual as at the radio.

    To set the images in context, invoice Crawford has written an wonderful textual content that discusses the political panorama in Texas and the us within the Nineteen Thirties, in addition to the increase of radio as mass medium for advertisements and leisure. He additionally presents vast captions for every photo. John Anderson, picture Archivist of the Texas kingdom documents, discusses the paintings of Joel Tisdale and the opposite DPS photographers who left this notable list of the best vote-getter in Texas background, who grew to become certainly one of America's first celebrities to pass the road from leisure to political office.

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    Griffon-Powered Spitfires by Kev Darling

    By Kev Darling

    The WarbirdTech sequence is the 1st new, cutting edge examine army airplane to reach available to buy within the final fifteen years. person volumes during this sequence supply a first-ever «laymans technical» research and evaluate of the worlds most enjoyable wrestle plane. integrated are pictures, drawings and excerpts from formerly «secret» and «restricted» technical manuals produced via the govt. and the plane brands. incorporated are classic photographs of plane in the course of prototype and production levels, exploded perspectives, cutaways and phantom drawings shape tech manuals, disassembled airplane, infrequent variations and experimental versions and so forth. specified emphasis is put on the original and ground-breaking layout and function elements of every airplane.

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