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1. Race First; the Ideological and
2. Tony Stewart (Superstars of Nascar)
3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of
4. Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD,
5. I Get Ideas (when we are dancing),
7. You Stepped Out of a Dream: Sung
8. A Right to Kill? Tony Martin's
9. Tony Martin and the Bleak House
10. Lolly Scramble : A Memoir of Little
11. Marcus Garvey, Hero: A First Biography
12. Tony Ray-Jones
13. The Crow: Book of Tablature: New
14. VB .NET in 60 Minutes a Day
15. The Making of Martin Luther King
16. The Infiltrators: The First Inside
17. Building N-Tier Applications with
18. Pan-African Connection: From Slavery
19. Monster Raps
20. Groovy Greek Hero Raps (Rap Rhymes)

1. Race First; the Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association
by Tony Martin
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1976-01-01)

Asin: B003SKE2FS
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars awesome, informative, well-researched
I read this book several years ago and was so impressed with the research, the detail, the style and the care that Tony Martin took to tell the Marcus Garvey story.

It is a wonderfully balanced look at his successes, his failures, his faith in God and most of all his impact on our nation.

I highly recommend this to history lovers of all backgrounds. You won't be disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding and Brilliantly Written
Dr. Tony Martin has provided an in-depth historical account and analysis of Marcus Garvey's heroic agitation on behalf of African people's freedom world-wide.

Dr. Martin effectively conveys a sense of the profoundmission on which Marcus Garvey launched himself and his organization, theUNIA.Garvey understood the importance of psychology as well as economicsand Dr. Martin's book describes his efforts, successful and unsuccessful,to achieve his very ambitious goals.

"Race First", forexample, lists the states and countries that were the homes of the 996chapters of the UNIA on five continents and in the Caribbean.Dr. Martinalso describes how the U.S. and colonial governments conspired to block theUNIA's program and even the distribution of its newspaper (printed in threelanguages).

This book is indispensable to understanding modern American,African and world history and especially to understanding the"Black/African Nationalist" impulse of Africans in the Diaspora. ... Read more

2. Tony Stewart (Superstars of Nascar)
by Bob Martin
Paperback: 32 Pages (2010-08-15)
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Asin: 143393969X
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3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees of the World
by Catherine Cutler, Tony Russell, Martin Walters
Hardcover: 512 Pages (2007-03-14)
list price: US$29.99
Isbn: 0754817113
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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The ultimate reference guide and identifier for more than 1000 of the most spectacular, best-loved and unusual trees across the globe. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars One major error found, trust in the rest doubtful
I approached the title wary in the light of David Richman's review.Turning first to the section on Eucalyptus the entry for Eu Camaldulensis has the wrong common name and an incorrect distribution map.

This is one of the best known and most widely distributed trees in the country.To get this wrong makes me wonder how accurate the rest of the work is.

The entries for the genus Eucalyptus are also wrongly located in the book, under Trees of Temperate America, rather than SE Asia/Australia.The raises questions about the quality of editing and proofing.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful but Flawed Guide to Trees
I was very much prepared to like "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees of the World" when I first opened it.Indeed, the illustrations are very beautiful and while the reproductions are a bit small, they are very clear. I also generally like the way the pages are arranged. However the authors (Tony Russell, Catherine Cutler and Martin Walters)made several errors that in my opinion make this book less useful than it could be.First I do not like the mixing of native and exotic trees for different parts of the World.It makes me unsure as to the target audience (is this for identification or horticulture or both?) and also results in the same tree appearing more than once.The authors are inconsistent in their use of family names.It would be preferable I think to insert the Latin family name just under the common name than to mention (or often not mention it!) it in the preamble to the section.They also use old names, such as Palmae and Leguminosae in several areas, with the current Arecaceae being substituted in other parts of the book for Palmae!This inconsistent use is maddening and certainly confusing to the beginner who might think that the palms consisted of two or more families! In some cases the common names used are unusual ones or more local forms (Bull Bay is commonly called Southern Magnolia in most books- the former name is the Southeastern U.S. version.It is, however, not a true bay tree!)

I would also take exception to the section on tamarisks (pp. 434-435) in that the authors should have mentioned that, while probably suitable for Eurasia, most of these species can become pestilential weeds in other parts of the world (such as in North America).We are in fact having a very difficult time controlling several of these species around water courses.

All in all I think the authors missed a great opportunity to produce a really great reference book. With some editing and the reduction of the repetition of descriptions more tree species could have been covered in the same space.Why not a list of exotic trees for horticulture at the end of each section?This could refer to the particular description in the section for the geographical origin of the tree, rather than have, for example, Bull Bay or Breadfruit appear several times?

This could be a very useful reference book, but it only frustrated me.Perhaps somebody will publish a better reference in the future.The idea of a reasonably complete world-wide guide to trees certainly has merit, but unfortunately this book is not it, despite its lavish production. ... Read more

4. Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More!: The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
by Martin L. Kutscher, Robert R. Wolff
Paperback: 224 Pages (2007-05-15)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$9.32
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Asin: 1843108119
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"Kids in the Syndrome Mix" is a concise, scientifically up-to-date, all-in-one guide to the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children - from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder, to autistic spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction. Dr. Kutscher provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments. He presents effective behavioral strategies for responding to children who display traits of these disorders - whether at home, at school, or in other settings - along with case vignettes and practical tips. The author's sympathetic yet upbeat approach and skillful explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix make this an invaluable companion for parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone else who needs fast and to-the-point advice on children with special needs. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book.

As a special educator I appreciate the comprehensive connections made in this book. So many of our students have a "mix" of challenges and cannot be categorized in just one way. Very helpful analysis.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a book that makes sense of my child!
This is a book that I will treasure and that I will refer to time and time again in the future. My son has a rare form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. He IS one of these kids in the syndrome mix. Children with Dravet syndrome have many similar "characteristics", syndromes.This book helps me, as a parent, begin to make sense of all of these different syndromes.However, the most important aspect of this book, for me, is the advice on how to modify/deal with these "weird" characteristics of my son, how to "parent" and "change" these behaviors, how to properly "react."Screaming, yelling, berating, do not work, this book gives advice on what will work.

I appreciate that this book is written in easy to understand language, especially when I am so overwhelmed by all the information bombarding me constantly as I seek to understand my child and his condition.

I highly recommend this book to any parent of a special needs child, and then I would strongly recommend that those in the school system who work with this child also read this great little book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A most helpful book for lost parents!
My daughter's therapist recommended this book after we had been through several diagnoses and medications-each drug only worsened the situation and made my daughter's behavior more unbearable. Our wonderful therapist held off on a diagnosis and medication until she had spent many hours with each of us and had me read this book. Plain and simple terms- easy to read- most helpful! Helps you understand that your child may indeed fall into several categories at once and not be easily diagnosable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Syndrome Kids
I highly recommend this book.I found it full of information on all subjects of mental illness. This book offered me an understanding of the many different types of mental illness.It is well written and easy to comprehend. It truly is a one stop guide. There is a great section on medication and treatment.I like how the authors explain the each illness and give advice. I keep it as a reference when I an trying to understand my childs behavior. He is truly in the syndrome mix.

5-0 out of 5 stars Parents' choice
The book gives the readers who are lay persons in psychology a very clear and easy approach to understand the various impairments that their children may have.I found it very useful and informative. ... Read more

5. I Get Ideas (when we are dancing), (Recorded by Tony Martin- Photo Cover)
by Dorcas Cochran
Sheet music: Pages (1951)

Asin: B000X4R3NK
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 Unknown Binding: Pages (1973)

Asin: B0041CT59K
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7. You Stepped Out of a Dream: Sung By Tony Martin in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture "ZIEGFELD GIRL" Starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr and Lana Turner
by Gus; Nacio Herb Brown Kahn
 Hardcover: Pages (1940)

Asin: B0041QXT3Y
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8. A Right to Kill? Tony Martin's Story
by Tony Martin
Hardcover: 280 Pages (2004-02)
list price: US$34.45 -- used & new: US$28.58
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When Tony Martin shot and killed one of the burglars breaking into his isolated Norfolk farmhouse, he touched a nerve in middle-England's heart. He fought back...

The farmer was convicted of murder, later to be reduced to manslaughter by the Court of Appeal. A wave of support swept the country and spread all over the world. Martin became a hero to all those who believed in defending their life and property even if it meant taking the law into their own hands.

In A Right to Kill? John McVicar goes behind the scenes of chequebook journalism to examine the gritty reality behind the icon. With exclusive access to Martin, his friends and the charity who orchestrated the farmer’s appeal, what he uncovers strips away the myth that has built up around Martin and reveals some shocking and uncomfortable truths. Darkly funny and frequently explosive, this book sheds an entirely new light on a case firmly embedded in the nation’s consciousness. An essential read that will make us re-examine a controversial and divisive issue. ... Read more

9. Tony Martin and the Bleak House Tragedy (True Crime Library)
by John Sanders
Paperback: 258 Pages (2001-08-30)
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Asin: 1874358370
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10. Lolly Scramble : A Memoir of Little Consequence
by Tony Martin
 Paperback: 316 Pages (2005)

Isbn: 0330422138
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Autobiography of Tony Martin, television comedy writer. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Joy
This really is a delight to read from beginning to end. What a relief to read an autobiog that is not full of insincere self deprecation or thinly veiled boasting. Martin manages to tell personal stories that do not centre on himself, but instead makes a feature of the often hilarious and frequently bizarre characters he has met over the years. Let there be no mistake....Tony Martin is a very, very funny guy and an intelligent one too, as was made clear during the Get This golden years. His book is wonderful and I highly recommend it. When thinking about the other FM radio jocks that grace the airwaves at the moment, and what kind of mess they would make if they attempted to write anything, I cant help thinking that the 'ponytails' in the industry are hilarious in their ignorance. Nothing more threatening than 'talent' with actual talent.

4-0 out of 5 stars 16 Moments from Tony Martin's Past for All of Us to Enjoy!
This is not an autobiography, it isn't a behind the scenes look at Tony Martin's childhood to current life or an account of the struggles and triumphs of how he became a radio/TV personality. In fact the whole famous and TV/radio side of Tony Martin is not mentioned at all. What Lolly Scramble is, is 16 stories of memorable events that have happened throughout Tony's life, all obviously with humorous moments.Tony Martin is one of those rare people who knows how to tell a tale about something that really isn't that interesting as a topic, but he just a way of making you want to listen. These tales are -

Next Teller Please - Tony is fascinated by the old passport method of banking he started with as a child.He recounts how the annoyance of the tellers who always try and convert him to the modern ATM card and other accounts every time he makes a transaction. A taxi driver will show him he is not alone in his beliefs and even really not taking the passport banking to the lengths he could have.

Something of Dreams - Tony and his other socially challenged boyhood friend are shocked when a swarm of hippies turn up in his friend's small New Zealand town street.These hippies want to film the street as a location for a TV show set in the past as the houses in this street have been neglected from renovations so long, the street looks like it would have back then.There's one neighbour though, who may shatter the boys' dream, and prevent the only exciting thing to ever happen to them.

Mono - Deals with school nicknames and one unpopular kid who is labelled Mono for only having one testicle.Mono's (Dale's) parents are religious extremists who shun the modern world and its evils not allowing Mono to participate in board games or watch TV.Tony and his friend decide to help Mono experience at least one real world forbidden experience.

Long Necks - Tony accounts living in a house with an embarrassing carport, where the next door kids are being babysat by a girl he has a childhood crush on.One day while she has taken the kids to the park her boyfriend comes to visit her and spots Tony under the carport.

The Secret Passage - Tony works as a teenage stagehand and while covering for a fellow stage hand stuffs up a sound effect that starts a chain of events that make the play a lot less authentic but a lot more interesting.

A Made Bed in Hell - Tony moves to Auckland and recounts his three months renting a room in the house of Mrs Yeoman, her husband and young daughter.Mrs Yeoman has very strict morals and expects her tenant to believe in them also.

No Tarzan, Mind - Tony accounts his 1982 job as a Junior/Artist that turns out to be nothing to do with being an artist.Until a new boss takes over who is from Newcastle in Northern England who has a strong accent and takes a shine to Tony's plight on the first day. Tony is invited to accompany him to an early lunch, in the car Tony asks him where they are going and is terrified with the response, I thought we'd go back to my hotel.

The Yeti- Another tale of an eccentric landlord where Danny is renting a room from a Swiss-German bald man named Gunter.This time has two other boarders as well as the landlord to share the experience, including a guy who is stockpiling silver paper you find in blocks of chocolate for his own unique project.

Breakfast in Dubbo - Tony takes an interstate bus trip and is pleased to have two seats to himself, until a racist old lady sits beside him to let her husband sleep.In between her rants about New Zealanders all being unemployed dole bludgers she mentions that these buses always have a movie.A young Tony has never experienced the magic of bus movies before, not even realising this was even possible so becomes excited and eager to find out what will be showing.The bus driver knows of the fights that start if passengers have time to discuss the selection before it's time to play so won't even give Tony a hint.Tony wants his first bus movie to be great and will do whatever it takes to make that dream come true.

Unlucky 12a - Tony moves into an apartment complex where, Norma a nosy old busybody expects everyone to follow the body corporate rules to the letter.Tony likes to throw breadcrumbs out the window for the pigeons and she labels him for this breach without explaining what he does, a snowdropper to all the other residents in her newsletter.Of course a snowdropper is a slang term for one who steals women's underpants off of clotheslines. With Norma circulating air horns a few days earlier so the residents hearing one go off, will come running and lynch a man who she claims pleasures himself naked in the laundry room at night (a time when if he needs to do the laundry Tony chooses to do his) Tony wonders if he will survive the months before his girlfriend arrives from interstate.

Prang - A man crashes into Tony's Honda Civic and blames Tony for the accident claiming he had no lights on. When his girlfriend backs him up the man exchanges insurance information.Later Tony finds out this information was fake but luckily his girlfriend wrote down the licence plate number. So Tony at his girlfriend's insistence sets off to ambush the guy at his residence and get him to pay for the damage.

The Doctor is Out - Tony has a constant back problem and after going to chiropractor after chiropractor decides to try something different, with a doctor who uses a technique new from the USA.

The Notary Public - Tony must get fifteen signatures on a document for a legal matter to do with proving he is the author of a piece of work.A notary public must sign as a witness to Tony's signature each time.At a $560 dollars a signature, Tony isn't impressed when they go to his house and find an old man who is not even making an effort to not appear as an old retired man.When Tony almost gets caught mucking around with an antique gun he took from the wall his wife and himself must come up with a plan so as to be able to put it back without the notary public noticing.

Any Old Iron - Tony is shocked to discover he has a rare disorder called Haemochromatosis, well it's actually not that rare, it's more common than most well known disorders but no one who doesn't have it seems to have ever heard of it.Tony has too much iron in his blood where if 8 syringe full portions of his blood aren't removed every couple of months he will die. Tony has the highest iron count the doctor has ever seen.The irony of it is, Tony has being taking Iron tablets as those companies marketing campaigns have been telling him everyone needs more iron.Unfortunately for Tony who expects to only have to undergo the painful procedure a couple of times a year, the doctor keeps getting his results and telling him I'm sorry you'll have to come back in a couple of weeks and get another eight withdrawals again to empty out the high iron blood.

Donkey Shines - As Tony's wife hands him the controls of his brand new Nintendo64 Tony recounts the different generations of his life so far and how video games have played a major part.From first witnessing Tron on Star Trek and thinking there's no way that's real to his home town getting a Space Invaders machine at the local fish and chip chop.

In the Eye of the Lolly Scramble - Tony recounts how his mother and stepfather got into huge arguments over disciplining the children who weren't biologically theirs as Tony and his step siblings stood out in the street so the neighbours would know they weren't in danger and call the cops.As Tony goes to the town shopping centre with his mother hating the false image the Brady Bunch was giving to step families he wonders off and come across a queue to sit on Santa's lap.Cynical about the whole happy family image at Christmas he is not interested in participating.Neither it seems is Santa whose would have been funny to be there and witness actions, give this book its title.

If you like this sort of writing also check out authors Dave Gorman and Danny Wallace who have also mastered the art of telling a tale and making it funny. ... Read more

11. Marcus Garvey, Hero: A First Biography (Silsilat Islamiyat Al-Thaqafah)
by Tony Martin
Paperback: 179 Pages (1983-06)
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Asin: 0912469056
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12. Tony Ray-Jones
by Russell Roberts
Hardcover: 152 Pages (2009-06-30)
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Asin: 095428139X
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This authoritative monograph reassesses the work and legacy of the great British photographer. It presents the best of Tony Ray-Jones' photographs, reproduced from revealing new prints, and illuminates his life and artistic development with a selection of original documents and artifacts. Edited and introduced by Russell Roberts, Senior Curator at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in the UK, this volume concludes with a conversation between two people whose careers were profoundly influenced by Ray-Jones and his work--the photographer Martin Parr and the writer and teacher Bill Jay. ... Read more

13. The Crow: Book of Tablature: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo (Homespun Tapes)
by Steve Martin, Tony Trischka
Paperback: 42 Pages (2009-07-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$11.82
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Asin: 159773277X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Steve Martin is a comedian, novelist, screenwriter, actor and many other things, but his first love is the banjo. His recent hit CD, The Crow, features 15 original tunes in both clawhammer and Scruggs style. This book of tablature, accurately transcribed by Tony Trischka, is a great learning tool for aspiring players. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great songbook!
As promised, an endless font of entertainment. Steve Martin is our banjo daddy! Love it!!! Get the CD too!!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Basic tablature for the intermediate player
However, more time could have been spent TOTALLY tabbing out the tunes. I was somewhat dissappointed, when on attempting to play the LEAD song, 'Daddy played the banjo'. It was more 'backup', having left out the entire Main break. So, folks, don't expect a detail tab layout. just basic stuff. Tony Trischka is a great talent, he could have done better on the tabs. Buy the CD because its one of the best bluegrass and clawhammer assemblage for 2009.

5-0 out of 5 stars Steve Martin on Banjo is great
I've always enjoyed Steve Martin's banjo playing and now on this album, you get a great variety of good banjo music.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the money!
I ordered this book for my son and I since we both play and we were very pleased with the ease of how the songs are laid out.If you love this album and want to learn how to play the songs look no further!Quick ship too!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Totally Addictive CD!
I have a new respect for Steve Martin as a musician. He's just amazing. There isn't a boring track on this CD and it is "truly wonderful" but even better than advertised. I am learning clawhammer banjo and was very impressed that he has attained mastery of both three finger and clawhammer styles. His compositions are highly inventive and don't sound like regurgitated reworkings of old pieces. The CD is very well orchestrated, and some sections (for example "The Crow") are reminiscent of Aaron Copland's magical ability to capture the concept of arid spaciousnees with music.

I luckly discovered the CD by listening to files on Banjo Newsletter's website and previewed "The Crow" there. If you like banjo, whether bluegrass or clawhammer, do yourself a favor: buy this CD! If you play, certainly don't pass up the opportunity to get the tablature along with it. ... Read more

14. VB .NET in 60 Minutes a Day
by Bruce Barstow, Tony Martin
Paperback: 800 Pages (2003-05-30)
list price: US$50.00 -- used & new: US$13.93
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Asin: 0471425486
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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* Professional Visual Basic .NET skills are in heavy demand since it's often the easiest and fastest way to connect the many components that are required in an enterprise-level application
* Includes thirty one-hour lessons that recreate a typical week-long introductory seminar
* Covers the critical information that every VB .NET developer should know
* The author has written more than thirty courses in application development, messaging, and network development and is currently training for AutoDesk
* Companion Web site features an online presentation by the author that follows along with each chapter and includes an audio-only option for readers with dial-up Internet connection ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good classroom in a book for newcomers
This is a surprisingly useful book for newcomers to Visual Basic.NET. Buy it for the book, itself, not for the online presentation.

The book comes with an accompanying website with audio/visual presentation for each chapter consisting of a PowerPoint presentation along with audio. Warning: You can only view the presentation with a high speed broadband connection. Dial-up can only get the audio and sometimes not even the audio. The online presentations are fine, but the value comes from the book itself, not the online presentation.

I usually shy away from books with phrases like "In a weekend", "in 24 hours", "hour-a-day crash course" etc. You really can't learn a new programming language in a few hours.HOWEVER, THESE BOOKS ARE AN EXCEPTION. The authors don't try to convince you that you can expect to learn VB.NET in a weekend.If you do all the lessons (some of which may take a bit more than an hour) plus try to do a few original applications on your own, from scratch, you WILL get a very good foundation of the subjects being taught. It will take about 4 - 6 weeks to go through the entire book (not 24 hours or a weekend, like other books promise), based on 60 - 90 minutes a day 5 or 6 days a week.

I own both the VB.NET and the ASP.NET (which is also VB.NET based) books and recommended them to my students who wanted to learn VB.NET.

This books is designed for people who don't have the money or the time to attend a live, in-class course on the VB.NET.The authors anticipate, in advance, some of the questions you might ask to a live instructor if you were learning VB.NET in a classroom environment.According to the authors, they have taken their own experience as instructors and put that experience into the book.It works pretty well.

Two caveats:

(1) the book doesn't cover everything about .NET or about VB.NET or about the .NET Framework. It's provides a self-study, introductory course on VB.NET. If you complete the book, then you will be in good shape to take on some more advanced topics such as the details of ADO.NET (an entire subject in itself, check out Murach Publisher's Murach's VB.NET Database Programming with ADO.NET by Doug Lowe, Anne Prince - ISBN: 1890774197 for that) and ASP.NET (check out Wiley Publisher's ASP.NET in 60 Minutes a Day by Glenn Johnson, ISBN: 0-471-43023-4 for that or Mike Murach Publisher's Murach's ASP.NET Web Programming with VB.NET by Doug Lowe, Anne Prince ISBN: 1890774200 for that).

(2) The online presentations are only available to broadband subscribers. However, even without the videos, this would be a great introductory book for beginners who cannot take a classroom course on Web development using VB.NET and ASP.NET.

4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book let down by poor support
Visual Basic.Net in 60 Minutes reads well from the beginning. The tutorial-style presentation is an excellent idea, with each chapter supported by an introductory streaming video presentation by Bruce Barstow, hosted on Wiley's web site. The only problem is that the video intros don't work after chapter 3 which is a real let-down. Wiley's "Technical Support" has, as yet, produced no response, despite repeated emails plus a not inexpensive international phone call to have this issue rectified.

In summary, an excellent read for a programmer with some VB experience moving across to this VERY different world of VB.NET, but will disappoint anyone intending to use the advertised on-line lectures until (if/when??) Wiley get their act together & get these videos working beyond chapter 3! ... Read more

15. The Making of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement
by Tony Badger
 Paperback: 336 Pages (1996-01-01)
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Asin: 0814792960
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The Making of Martin Luther King and The Civil Rights Movement incorporates the changing focus of civil rights movement studies to focus on communities and leaders heretofore ignored or under-represented, and thereby challenges many of the agendas established by civil rights scholarship of the past twenty-five years. We learn from essays on communities in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Montgomery that key centers of black life, such as unions, schools, teachers, businessmen, and masonic lodges played important roles in the movement. We learn of the importance of influential local leaders such as W. H. Flowers in Arkansas and Edgar Daniel Nixon in Montgomery, who were tremendously effective at organizing on the local level.The volume also confronts paradigms of history such as the notion that the Civil Rights Movement can be traced from the reformist integration of King, to the revolutionary black nationalism of Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, and the Black Panther Party. Clayborne Carson argues in a pathbreaking essay that there were radical undercurrents in mass black movements of the 1950s and early 60s, and that these undercurrents contained the seeds of the most significant mass movements of subsequent decades. In contrast, black power militancy of the late 1960's, according to Carson, was either readily suppressed or transformed into forms that did not threaten the dominant political and economic elites.

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16. The Infiltrators: The First Inside Account of Life Deep Undercover with Scotland Yard's Most Secret Unit
by Philip Etienne, Martin Maynard
Paperback: 400 Pages (2001-05-31)
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Asin: 0140292446
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Philip Etienne and Martin Maynard are two of London's most successful villains. They specialize mainly in drugs, trading huge amounts of cocaine, ecstasy, crack and cannabis. They also deal in guns, stolen cars, credit cards and pretty much anything else that comes their way. And business is booming; crime does pay. Martin drives a brand-new top-of-the-range BMW, Philip a slick Mercedes. When they hit town their wallets are fat with banknotes. If a deal looks good they can lay their hands on hundreds of thousands of pounds in cash at a moment's notice. They can be contacted only through word-of-mouth recommendation. Only too aware that you can never be sure who's listening in, they never brag about their exploits. Tough, streetwise, professional and absolutely fearless, they're the kind of men other crooks feel comfortable dealing with. And that's just the idea, because Philip and Martin are undercover police officers. Revealed for the first time, "The Infiltrators" is the story of Scotland Yard's covert operations from the two men in the front line.It's an intense, unpredictable world of gangsters, drug dealers, contract killers and gun runners where any mistake can have lethal consequences. We're lucky they're the good guys! ... Read more

17. Building N-Tier Applications with COM and Visual Basic 6.0
by Ash Rofail, Tony Martin
 Paperback: 533 Pages (1999-02-25)
list price: US$54.99 -- used & new: US$3.00
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Asin: 0471295493
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Acquire the COM know-how to build distributed computing solutions with Visual Basic. Building N-Tier Applications with COM and Visual Basic(r) 6.0 If you want to build robust Visual Basic applications for the enterprise, this book helps you quickly acquire the client/server knowledge and skills required to take your development skills to the next level. Focusing on Microsoft's core middletier technologies-COM, DCOM, and MTS-you'll get a layer-by-layer introduction to N-tier development with Visual Basic. Authors Ash Rofail and Tony Martin step you through the entire development process, with extensive coverage of key topics including:
* How to build and communicate with COM and DCOM components
* Designing accessible databases with Visual Basic, COM, SQL Server 7.0, and ADO
* Building Web clients with User Documents, Dynamic HTML, XML, and IIS
* Creating and deploying highly scalable applications with Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) and Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
* Securing your component-based applications
On the CD-ROM you'll find:
* Allaire's HomeSite version 4.0
* All the Visual Basic code included in the book
* Ready-to-use applications from the examples in the book
Wiley Computer Publishing Timely. Practical. Reliable. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (14)

This book provides good background information on COM, DCOM and ADO, butthere is little that can't be found elsewhere. Too much time is spent oncovering ADO. The examples are too simplistic to be useful. This book is agood place to start, but it doesn't take you very far.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for starting at component programming
If you are a VB programmer but not a COM programmer I think this is an excellent book to start COM study. You can have a good knowledge of a complex technology only with the first 7 chapters.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best for Newbies
If you are new to all the new technologies out there from Microsoft. This is the best book to explain it all. I do agree with the previous reviewer, this is not an advanced book and I would recommend Ted's book if you are advanced or have mastered the basics. IF you have not mastered the basicthen you will be lost in Ted's book. So, in my opinion this book is thebest on the market for entry to intermediate level developers starting withCOM.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book, but authors did not have target audience defined
I think it is important to have some info about reviewer himself/herself in order to evaluate review properly. So, a few words about myself. I have been programming VB for 4 years, building distributed apps with COM/MTS for1 year.

This book did not add much to what I already knew. It tries tocover conseptual/architectural issues as well as "real-life"programming issues. But there is a clear gap between the level at whichthese are covered. The language and style of conseptual coverage is quitedence and complex and probably assumes some experience inarchitecture/design areas, whereas the language and examples of programmingcoverage is over-simplistic, as if meant for people that are new to VB (notjust to MTS).That is why I said that auhtors probably did not have theirtarget audience clearly defined.

I think this book is more useful formanagers that want to stay current with overall design trends andterminology than for practical programmers.

Authors often refer to theirbook as a "wihrlwind tour" on developing distributed apps. Andthat's really what this book is.

I found the chapters that coverarchitectural issues most usefull. The rest of information was probablyintended for people with less experience in COM/MTS programming.

If youwant a more thorough overview of COM/MTS (within the boundaries of VB) withmore accent on programming side, I would recommend Ted Pattison's"Programming Distributed Applications with COM and Visual Basic6".

P.S. Unfortunately this book was not free from some errors. Forinstance, on page 129 authors ask you to open some sample project andimmediately proceed to Properties and set Binary Compatibility, WITHOUTsaying that you should compile DLL first and specify this DLL file as areference point. Not a big deal, but the error message VB provides is notthe most descriptive one and for someone with lack of experience this canbe quite a nuissance.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best for MTS beginners
If you consider hiring someone to explain to you what COM, MTS, N-tier app or something alike, consider buying this book first.It does not only dedicate the first few chapters to show the big picture, the theory ofn-tier development and components, it also provides good examples (w/important tips and clear explanations) to complete your knowledge withexperience/practice.

The only drawback I've seen so far is that theauthor missed highlighting the important code section like:GetObjectContext() in the every first example of how to create the firstMTS component.Well, the good thing is that you won't want to miss anyparts of this book and like to read every written line anyway.If you haveintention to learn MTS, this book is definitely the start, and it won't letyou down.

There are many other MTS books out there too, but I thinkwithout this one, others are either too advanced or do not cover thefoundation good enough.Start with this first!

Good luck. ... Read more

18. Pan-African Connection: From Slavery to Garvey and Beyond (New Marcus Garvey Library)
by Tony Martin
Paperback: 262 Pages (1998-09-08)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$8.97
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Asin: 0912469110
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19. Monster Raps
by Tony Mitton
Paperback: 48 Pages (2004-10-07)
list price: US$6.30 -- used & new: US$2.58
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Asin: 1843627531
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Monster raps are big and strong. They huff and puff and stomp along. There's Frankenstein and the Mummy too, and both of them are after you. So buy this book, cough the cash, then find the door and make a dash! Hilarious hip-hop retellings of traditional tales, from fairytales to horror stories! ... Read more

20. Groovy Greek Hero Raps (Rap Rhymes)
by Tony Mitton
Paperback: 48 Pages (2001-11-29)
-- used & new: US$43.39
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Asin: 1841217999
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This book's about two heroes (hunky). They fight with monsters, freaky, funky! Here's Heracles, who's big and tough. And Theseus - he knows his stuff! You'll also meet the Minotaur. That bully boy can rage and roar. So grab this book and flash ya cash. Then check inside for the monster mash! ... Read more

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