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1. The Art and Science ofC: A Library
2. The Art and Science of Java
3. Programming Abstractions in C:
4. Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne
5. Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction
6. Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne
7. Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne
8. Emergency Medicine Procedures
9. America's Bubble Economy: Profit
10. Latin America and the United States:
11. Mind over Markets: Power Trading
12. Eric Fischl: The Krefeld-Project
13. Christianity in India: From Beginnings
14. Dog Tales: Classic Stories About
15. Eric Bischoff: Controversy Creates
16. If We Must Die: Shipboard Insurrections
17. Biology
18. Public Modalities (Albma Rhetoric
19. Robert Ballard's Lusitania: Probing
20. Eric Fischl: 1970-2007

1. The Art and Science ofC: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science
by Eric S. Roberts
Paperback: 704 Pages (1994-09-10)
list price: US$108.20 -- used & new: US$39.99
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Asin: 0201543222
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Provides a solid introduction to computer science that emphasizes software engineering and the development of good programming style. Covers the language of C. Paper. DLC: C (Computer program language) ... Read more

Customer Reviews (32)

2-0 out of 5 stars Too bad printing...
I was frightened when I opened the book... The characters in the book look like a copied-material of a very very old 8-pin dot-printer output...

1-0 out of 5 stars Teaches "Roberts," not C
This book is annoying with the way the author asks the user to write programs using his custom library functions, as opposed to the standard C commands.Because of this, I did not learn about scanf until probably the 7th or 8th week of the C programming course I was in.I feel like that alone warrants a 1-star rating.If you buy this book, you will be learning to program in "Roberts," not C.

5-0 out of 5 stars Two great books
I have read and worked through both of Eric Roberts books on C.
Of all the programming books I have read, and there are many, his two are the best.

My only regret is that he has not written books on C++.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Art and Science of C
I thought this was a wonderful beginners book. It gave me the basics and then allowed me to go on and try new things by myself. By the end I really felt like I could write my own programs in C.

I only gave it four stars because I think five would have to be a textbook that really brought the information to life, while this one was rather dry.

2-0 out of 5 stars The Art and Science of C
I borrowed this book from library and believed I had made a right decision.

Quoted from the book, Mr. Roberts have been teaching computer science for over 20 years, I'm not sure how long he has taught C language but I suppose this book is written in a way that he believes is most beneficial to the readers, based on his teaching experience.

C is a cryptic and complex language, so the author teaches in a stepwise manner, he hides the complexity by introducing his private libraries and data abstractions. So the readers implement the functionality of C, which is independent from the complexity of C; once the readers have enough grasp at C, they may move on to explore the complexity of C.

The author have done these with good intention because data types in ANSI C are limited in size, for example, the data type int is different from our perception of integer indaily life. The address operator & may be confusing as well.

How did I use the book? I rewrited all the examples presented in book without his private libaries. I did the exercises in the book without his private libraries as well. Instead of copying all his codes and getting them work, I tried to make errors: for example, in the simple hello world program, omitted the preprocessor operator #, then read the error messages. I also tried to improve the efficiency of my algorithm.

This maybe a good introductory book for people who have experience in programming in languages other than C since the syntax of C may confuse them, but owning it is not recommended. ... Read more

2. The Art and Science of Java
by Eric Roberts
Paperback: 704 Pages (2007-03-01)
list price: US$108.00 -- used & new: US$74.94
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Asin: 0321486129
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In The Art and Science of Java, Stanfordprofessor and well-known leader in Computer Science Education EricRoberts emphasizes the reader-friendly exposition that led to thesuccess of The Art and Science of C. By following therecommendations of the Association of Computing Machinery’s Java TaskForce, this first edition text adopts a modern objects-first approachthat introduces readers to useful hierarchies from the very beginning.

Introduction;Programming by Example; Expressions; Statement Forms; Methods; Objectsand Classes; Objects and Memory; Strings and Characters;Object-Oriented Graphics; Event-Driven Programs; Arrays and ArrayLists;Searching and Sorting; Collection Classes; Looking Ahead.

Amodern objects-first approach to the Java programming language thatintroduces readers to useful class hierarchies from the very beginning. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Yout guys know this is the textbook for Java course at stanford right?
The problem of this book is it was designed for the course in Standford university. So it's not a "general" Java book for everyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hmmm
I sont know how I am supposed to review this if I never got the product. I orders and was chargedbut they later told me they sisnt actually have the product. They returned my money though and everything so I wasn't unhappy.

5-0 out of 5 stars great approach to learning how to program
I just finished taking a college course that uses The Art & Science of Java. This book takes a graphical approach to learning how to program. With a graphical approach the student can better understand how object oriented programming works. I taught myself java a few years ago, from a book that taught me how to make programs that output to the command prompt. I never understood object oriented programming until now.

5-0 out of 5 stars Purchased for school
This book was required for my course in Java programming. Great book, I highly recommend this for beginners of Java.

5-0 out of 5 stars Art and Science of Java / review
Best part about this book is that lectures from Stanford [CS106A] are available for free!!!


Stanford Engineering Everywhere

It takes a little elbow grease for the amateur to figure out how to link in libraries etc... but once this is done- you can delve into some meaningful [useful] programing examples early on.My plug for this book is as much for the corresponding class videos and handouts as it is for the book- which when combined together offer a great set of tools for learning computer programing and java.Once through the book and class materials [videos and homework] the student should be able to graduate on to more advanced java books without trouble.

...and if you're going through the Stanford lectures- you can ignore the first several assignments involving KARL and just start with the java assignments.

... Read more

3. Programming Abstractions in C: A Second Course in Computer Science
by Eric S. Roberts
Paperback: 819 Pages (1997-08-18)
list price: US$105.20 -- used & new: US$88.00
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Asin: 0201545411
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Written by a master teacher and author of the highly acclaimed The Art and Science of C, this new book helps students master the fundamentals of data structures while encouraging them to develop strong software engineering skills. By emphasizing modern programming concepts such as interfaces, abstraction, and encapsulation, the text provides an ideal foundation for further study of programming. With his clear explanations and engaging writing style, Professor Roberts leads students through the CS2 curriculum in a way that captures and holds their interest throughout. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars angry
just got this book havnt read
but angry with amazon
just bcz its 10dollar cheaper if i bought from sweden, so i decided to buy it from amazon
but the book is really broken when i got it.
and the most angry thing is i even doubt that wether this book is a right copy one
since i also have another book The art & sience of java which i got in sweden.
i compare those two books, just found this book is really bad print quality, so i really doubt what happened to this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Programming Abstractions in C / review
haven't gone through all the material yet- but have browsed through the book and related syllabus.

For starters- this is a book that was [and may still be] used at Stanford.You can even get course videos and handouts etc... from Stanford Engineering Everywhere web site-


This book is for the CS106B class- and at a quick glance- it looks like there are a set of libraries that are used [similar to the intro CS106a java class] that provide the amateur student with a framework to make simple gui programs- stuff that looks more intuitive than the traditional intro CS class while delving into some pretty meaty topics.

The main reason to get this book is because the corresponding lectures are available online from a respected university along with applicable lecture notes and assignments.

1-0 out of 5 stars Expected better
I was really disappointed by the purchased item. I expected a regularly printed book and I got something that looked like a photocopied version of the original. Quality if paper is marginal, designs are in black and white instead of the very nice green-blue of the introductory book by the same author.

In any case, Amazon's website should reflect the quality of the interior, and clearly state what you buy for your money: $91.20 is way too much for what I got (i.e., not a real book). I really need the book, otherwise I would have returned it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Precise, yet gentle intro to Abstract Data Types (ADT)
This is the best book I can recommend on abstract data types to beginners and refreshers alike. Written from somewhat academic perspective, it does a great job in instilling the concepts of abstraction and encapsulation. These are the basic principles behind Object Oriented programming. The author uses C, its a remarkable text on how to write "Object Oriented" like programs in C, but without relying on OO features of C++. Unless you know the underlying principles as explained in this book, it is just as "easy" to write bad OO programs in C++ as it is in C. Personally, I found the chapter on recursion the best. Explanations on recursion are simply the best I have yet seen. Now, I can do magic myself with recursion! Great job. I wish I could sit in his class. Is he planning to write more books for us ordinary mortals?

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book! The "SICP of C ?"
Haven't worked through the whole book yet, but I will say that I have other C or imperative-paradigm data structures book.
The topics are very meaningful: thorough emphasis on recursion (usually misunderstood by C programmers), backtracking (in games - yes, fun!), graphs, trees, that is, the standard gammut of topics, but all written amidst a very interesting text that makes a person who loves programming to never let the book down, because of all the /usefull/ stuff that's in it. For instance, he uses an editor as the common thread to discuss buffers, then implents it using arrays, stack, and linked lists. You end up having a /practical/ introduction to those issues and the implications therein. This is not "practical" in the sense that it's "dumb". This is "real" as in "real GOOD, USEFUL, WELL WRITTEN, WELL DESIGNED" code. C hacking as it should be done.
The code is written in crystal clear style (which is amazing for a C book), the author is keen on abstraction and library reuse. The excercises are great, and not dumb and mechanic.
There isn't any book like this one for C out of the several that I've seen.
If you want to learn C, after you learn the basics, this is THE book. I guess the other reviewer is right when he says that this must be the "SICP for C." And if you know anything about programming, you know that this is a big compliment.
The author is an Applied Mathematics graduate from Harvard and a professor at Stanford.
An excellent, excellent text! Addictive reading! ... Read more

4. Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Objective (Jason Bourne)
by Eric Van Lustbader
Hardcover: 448 Pages (2010-06-01)
list price: US$27.99 -- used & new: US$9.49
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Asin: 0446539813
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Facing down mercenaries in Africa, Jason Bourne witnesses the death of an art dealer named Tracy Atherton. Her killing dredges up snatches of Bourne's impaired memory, in particular the murder of a young woman on Bali who entrusted him with a strangely engraved ring­­-an artifact of such powerful significance that people have killed to obtain it. Now he's determined to find the ring's owner and purpose. But Bourne never knows what terrible acts he'll discover he committed when he digs into the past.

The trail will lead him through layers of conspiracy to a vicious Russian mercenary, Leonid Arkadin, who was also a graduate of the Central Intelligence training program Treadstone. A covert course designed to create ruthless assassins for C.I., it was shuttered by Congress for corruption. Yet before it was dismantled, it produced Bourne and Arkadin, giving them equal skills, equal force, and equal cunning.

As Bourne's destiny circles closer to Arkadin's, it becomes clear that the eventual collision of these men is not of their own making. Someone else has been watching and manipulating them. Someone who wants to know, Who is the more deadly agent? ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars 8th in the Bourne Series
This book is the 8th in the Bourne Series.I have not read the others, but I did see the first 3 movies.The book was about Jason Bourne, a spy formerly with an organization but now on his own, coming to terms with the death of someone he was close with and the life he lives. The secret organization he is trying to unravel adds many twists to the book, as he tries to get to the bottom of things. This is where most of the action occurs.

The prologue was odd, because it has sound effects. I was not expecting it, and don't feel it added to the book at all. It was also strange to hear the woman's voices being done by a man ingratiating a woman- poorly. I also found it distracting. I did like that they used music at suspenseful times.The ending was good, it tied everything up well. Even though the book could be tedious at times, I think it was a good read. I want to read book #7 now, and find out more about these characters.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor Story line
This book is so tedious to read it's rediculous! There seems to be 5 different story lines and non of them make any sense. Jason Bourne has been religated to a bit part in a story that he plays no major role in. Unlike Ludlum's Bourne, this one is boring, uninteresting and just plain lame. Time to letthe carrier die and go quitely into the past.

5-0 out of 5 stars Packed with exciting twists and turns in the typical Bourne tradition
Robert Ludlum's THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE receives a new Jason Bourne novel written by Eric Van Lustbader and narrated by powerful reader Scott Sowers. Facing down African mercenaries, Jason Bourne's witness of an art dealer's death results in a dangerous trail of conspiracy in this powerful Bourne thriller, packed with exciting twists and turns in the typical Bourne tradition begun by novelist Ludlum.

1-0 out of 5 stars Disjointed
Another Lustbader opus featuring cast of thousands, none of which are interesting. I started this book three times and each time I fell asleep. If this series didn't have "Bourne" in the title, it never would have been published. It is slow, tedious, dull, uninteresting, and not worth the effort it takes to turn the page.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bourne Botch Job
I have always been a huge fan of Robert Ludlum.
And I read Van Lustbader's first book, continuing the Bourne series.
But "The Bourne Objective" is flat-out awful.
Poorly written, badly edited.
Impossible to follow.
A cartoon of what this franchise once was.
A waste of $$$.
Guess VanLustbader aint Robert Ludlum. Duh.
Last Bourne book for me. ... Read more

5. Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction
by Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
Mass Market Paperback: 704 Pages (2009-05-01)
list price: US$9.99 -- used & new: US$1.00
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Asin: 0446539872
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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After so many adrenaline-soaked years risking his life, Jason Bourne is chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor. Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor asks for help investigating the murder of a former student by a previously unknown Muslim extremist sect called the Black Legion. The young man died carrying information about the group's terrorist activities, including an immediate plan to attack the United States.

In Europe, Bourne's investigation of the Black Legion turns into one of the deadliest and most tangled operations of his double life-the pursuit of the leader of a murderous terrorist group with roots in the darkest days of World War II. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Bourne Saction Review
I am totally enjoying reading the entire Bourne series and am so impressed with Van Lustbader's ability to replicate Ludlum's style, intensity, vivid language and mulitlayered visual descriptions.
And, obviously, the remarkably fast-paced, rapidly-changing storyline moves me through the pages at a rate I never thought I'd be reading! When these are described as "page-turners" it's a total understatement!

5-0 out of 5 stars Bourne Sanction
Eric Van Lustbader keeps the reader on the edge of his seat just like Robert Ludlum did.Great read for anyone that is a fan of the series.

3-0 out of 5 stars Bourne Sanction
OK book, but a bit too convoluted.Too many characterd that seemed "dredged" up and difficult to keep track of.

2-0 out of 5 stars Ludlum would be ashamed
Van Lustbader did a terrible job writing this book.Setting up the drama, creating the fight scenes, establishing characters are all things that Ludlum would be embarrassed of.This will be the last Bourne book I read as long as Van Lustbader continues to write.Do yourself a favor and read the first 50 pages and the last 25, everything in the middle was terrible.

3-0 out of 5 stars A worthy distraction from reality even if its not going to win any prizes
You'll read many reviews of disappointed readers, largely Ludlum fans.However, this is an ok read.On the one hand its not vintage Ludlum - so the plot structure and detail is less substantive.Also, it lacks Ludlum's vocabulary and grammatical complexity.

However, Eric Van Lustbader is a gifted writer in that he's able to vividly conjure worlds for the reader that before reading may have no previous notion of. The places, the characters, the weather and timing of various things, serves to bring the reader on a voyage with the characters.

Of course, the reader must be forgiving, especially if he or she has experience in politics and how agencies work with one another.But if you can accept the stereotypes and simply put yourself into the picture as a casual observer the story can become compelling for you.I can imagine how challenging a read it would be for someone who demands reality in their super spy novels - but then they really wouldn't be fun to read.

I think you'll enjoy this novel if 1) you have a sense of humor, and can laugh off an impossible scenario or two 2) allow yourself to be taken on the journey.

Lastly, this is not a novel to be critical of.The Bourne Series is grown into mass popularity, and as such will be given a 7th grade readability quotient;future plots (including this one) will be aimed at middle American sensibilities.The result is fast food versus the classic Ludlum spy novel.

I had fun with the book.I hope you do too. ... Read more

6. Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Deception
by Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum
Hardcover: 432 Pages (2009-06-09)
list price: US$27.99 -- used & new: US$5.93
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Asin: B003UHUBQ8
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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After Bourne is ambushed and nearly killed while in Indonesia, he fakes his death to take on a new identity and mission- to find out who is trying to assassinate him. In the process, Bourne begins to question who he really is and what he would become if he no longer carried the Bourne identity. Across the globe, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt-apparently by an Iranian missile-leaving the world wondering if it was an accident or an act of aggression. A massive global team lead by Soraya Moore is assembled to investigate the attack before the situation escalates.
When Bourne's search for his would-be assassin intersects with Soraya's search for the group behind the airplane bombing, Bourne is thrust into a race to prevent a new world war.But it may already be too late. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars My first Bourne book
I am not a fan of movies where cars and people get blown up all the time. So I approached this audiobook in some tredidation, and almost abandoned it after the first chapter with its Balinese holy man. (I am Christian).But I am glad I persevered, and amazed by the many negative reviews by others. There's frantic action and activity throughout, augmented by sound effects at peak moments (a gimmick I haven't encountered before). Much to deplore here in man's inhumanity described in gory detail.However, it is saved by a strong and intricate storyline which is just believable and reminiscent of some current international trends (eg the threat from Iran).The characters are well drawn with very human emotions under stress - but this reader avoided listening to the book on my way to meet clients or to speak in public, since it could dampen my mood.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
Book arrived on time, good condition as promised.80 pages to go, real good book!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great way to survive the "joys" of air travel ...
I'm not a literary critic so I'm not going to deeply analyze the plot or compare Lustbader to Ludlum.However, having read ALL of the Bourne series from the original 3 written by Ludlum to the additional 5 I think it is now by Lustbader it is all good fun.If you like the Bourne character, the genre, and the general storyline then you will like all of them.I read for entertainment and for something to help me escape reality when I am frequently stuck in "cattle class" on a US air carrier, on a plane that is loaded to the gills, surrounded by screaming kids, and a beer will cost me $6.Cracking good read all, great for escaping air travel hell or enjoying a day at the beach.

1-0 out of 5 stars bourne deception
The writing is not Ludlum, it's a good story, but just not put together with the same authority of Ludlum.

1-0 out of 5 stars comic book quality
I bought this book, excited to read another Bourne book.I was extremely disappointed.The plot is so fragmented and exaggerated as to be hard to enjoy.The characters are a strange collection, and fit together awkwardly.Bourne is hardly a minor character in the book, and is a mix of unbelievable and pitiful.
I am a doctor, and tend to notice the medical and physical aspects of the injuries, fights, treatments, etc... I don't expect most books to be medically accurate, but most are close enough to not be detrimental to the plot.This book contains such absurd events that one would think that the author got his entire biological and scientific knowledge from comic books and a few episodes of ER and CSI.
Overall this is a very poorly written book.I can't believe the editor let it through. ... Read more

7. Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Betrayal
by Eric Van Lustbader
Mass Market Paperback: 736 Pages (2008-05-01)
list price: US$9.99 -- used & new: US$5.28
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Asin: 0446618802
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Already devastated by loss, Bourne is shattered by a report that his last friend in the world, Martin Lindros, has gone missing.A CI deputy director, Lindros was in Ethiopia tracking suspicious shipments of yellowcake uranium and atomic bomb weaponry.His last lifeline to humanity, Bourne will not let Lindros go.Despite his hatred for CI, Bourne sets out to rescue his friend and finish the job: dismantling a terrorist network determined to build nuclear armaments by cutting off their source of money.But Bourne doesn't realize that these men, Islamic supremacists, are leaders of an incredibly dangerous, technologically savvy group with ties from Africa, across the Middle East, and into Eastern Europe and Russia.They have predicted Bourne's every move, and are counting on his unwitting help in their plans to destroy America. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Bourne Betrayal Review
As I said about "Sanction," this series never disappoints, quite the contrary. It's always fast-paced, quickly-changing and twisting plot and characters keep me enthralled from first page to last. I'm reading faster than ever before and finishing 500-600 page books in less than 2 weeks -- never-before have I done this (and repeatedly with the other books in the series also).
I'm a total fan!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not what it sounds like!!!

This CD was not interesting. We were disappointed in the Sound. It was hard to follow.

3-0 out of 5 stars Mindless Pulp
As a beach read to shut off your mind and suspend reality, this book is ok.It does not come close to living up to the intricacies and interest of Robert Ludlum's Borne series, however.I'm disappointed that (especially with several very successful films) Ludlum's heirs felt the need to squeeze out more money.

If you've already read Ludlum's Borne books and know you're going to be taking a step down, there is some enjoyment to revisit the character.Just know going in that you're unlikely to think it stacks up.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Bourne Betrayal
This was a good book although there was a point about one quarter of the way through when I came very close to stopping.Jason Bourne's friend Martin Lindros is taken hostage by terrorists led by the brothers Abu Ghazi Nadir al-Jamuh bin Hamid bin Ashef al Wahhib and Jamil bin Hamid bin Ashef al Wahhib.Jason Bourne is given the assignment to find him.The terrorists have a doctor that removes the retina from Martin Lindros' right eye and gives it to Jamil; but, the way the author words it, that the doctor removes Martin's right eye, I said impossible.I kept reading because I didn't have any other book to read between calls and the author finally clarified what he meant.The book was good - a little like Mission:Impossible; but, I always liked Mission:Impossible.

1-0 out of 5 stars I use my copy as a doorstop
My wife and I live in Florida, so we leave the windows open a lot. But sometimes the wind through the house makes the doors close, and that gets annoying. The answer? A copy of Lustbader's Bourne Betrayal to hold the door open!
Ludlum would cry if he could see what his beloved character has been whittled down to. I wondered at first why Matt Damon refused to do any more Bourne movies, and Lustbader is the reason. He literally hacked the Bourne down to Mr. Rogers in comparison. And that's all I'm going to say on the matter. ... Read more

8. Emergency Medicine Procedures
by Eric Reichman, Robert R. Simon
Hardcover: 1344 Pages (2003-09-26)
list price: US$229.00 -- used & new: US$150.05
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Asin: 0071360328
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Provides a detailed, step-by-step, approach to procedures that are performed in the emergency department.Not meant as a comprehensive reference, this is an easy to use, clinically useful procedure book that is a must in every emergency department.

*Contributed by authorities that perfected these emergency procedures
*Over 1700 original illustrations
*Single procedure per chapter
*Top contributors from cardiology, otolaryngology, urology, etc., many from Cook County
*Companion pocket atlas to be published one year after parent text ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent bed-side refferance
If you are looking for a bed-side book to guide you through most of the ED procedures, then this is the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars The New Standard in EM Procedures
This book is extremely detailed and has great illustrations.I compared this book for many hours to Roberts & Hedges (R&H) 4th ed and this book blows it away.The entire procedure is fully explained (as in both books), but this book shows you numerous different locations and ways of getting the same procedure done.This seems to lack in R&H.Also, the illustrations are great.R&H uses mainly black and white photos from the 1970's/80's where the person was not even using gloves and there is a footnote in every picture to use gloves.I think R&H needs to use new updated pictures if they want to even compete with this book.The increased use of color, great illustrations with key landmarks, numerous charts, and ease of explanation make this book essential in any emergency physician's library. ... Read more

9. America's Bubble Economy: Profit When It Pops
by David Wiedemer, Robert Wiedemer, Cindy Spitzer, Eric Janszen
Hardcover: 288 Pages (2006-10-06)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$14.04
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Asin: 047175367X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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America’s Bubble Economy is the first book to focus on several simultaneous financial bubbles that are interacting to temporarily boost—and ultimately threaten—the United States and world economies. Filled with expert analysis and straight talk, this book will show you how to turn the coming economic transformation into a once-in-a-lifetime wealth-building opportunity. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Purchase of "America's Bubble Economy"
The book is great but it arrived with a great deal of Hi Liter through out the text.Please don't Hi Lite books that you may sell to another person as it is quite distracting and may not be at all what another person would choose to Hi Lite.

5-0 out of 5 stars Americas bubble economy
Found it very informative and full ofsensible ideas. Mark Twain said " there are three kindsof lies which arelies, damned lies and statistics". I think this book exposed the statistics part.I had a general ideaof the situation but wish I had read the book when it was first published.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth reading!
This book is well worth reading! Pretty much sums up what will happen in the near future.I do think that it
is a bit optomistic, though, as I believe times will be rougher than this book lets on. Throw in some natural
disasters to go along with the financial upheaval and you'll have a whole different can of beans.

5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I read this four years...
I wish I read this four years ago.

For years I've wondered why no one predicted the bubbles in our economy and why no one is ringing the alarm bell about our nations deficit and debt; now I know someone did and is.

The authors are economists, not professional alarmists or corporate / government cheerleaders. Their observations and recommendations are sagely.

You will definitely want to read their follow-up tomb: Aftershock.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is way out of date.
Maybe this book was prescient in 2006 but I felt it was a waste of my time in 2010.Buy gold and Euros as protection from US debt monetization and jump off those bubbles before they pop.I got it.Noting that the Euro is down from 1.50 to 1.30 I went to the the authors' website, referred to repeatedly in the book, for a strategy update.Unfortunately, the last entry there is from 2008.Don't waste your time. ... Read more

10. Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History
by Robert Holden, Eric Zolov
Paperback: 440 Pages (2010-07-14)
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Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History brings together the most important documents on the history of the relationship between the United States and Latin America from the nineteenth century to the present. In addition to standard diplomatic sources, the book includes documents touching on the transnational concerns that are increasingly taught in the classroom, including economic relations, environmental matters, immigration, human rights, and culture. The collection illuminates key issues while representing a variety of interests and views as they have both persisted and shifted over time, including often-overlooked Latin American perspectives and U.S. public opinion.

Now fully revised in its second edition, Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History features updated selections on current trends, including key new documents on immigration, regional integration, indigenous political movements, democratization, and economic policy. The second edition adds twenty-one documents and revises ten existing texts to ensure maximum clarity. The first edition's careful consideration of the Latin American perspective on hemispheric relations has been strengthened in the second edition, with many selections translated from the original Spanish by the editors. Comprehensive introductions to each document provide the reader with essential information about its historical context and significance. The book's detailed index identifies and cross-references the themes, events, problems, personalities, and nations discussed in both the documents and their introductions. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American history and U.S.-Latin America relations, this book also serves as a unique reference tool for foreign policy professionals, international law specialists, journalists, and scholars in a variety of disciplines. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A great auxiliary book for Latin American/US relations
This is a book of various writings and pictures.Although reading many of the documents in this book can be boring, the summations of each are excellently done.Little boons like excerpts of the CIA pamphlets that educated Contras, or how the Andrews Sisters plagarized a Latin song, makes this an interesting hodge-podge. ... Read more

11. Mind over Markets: Power Trading With Market Generated Information
by James F. Dalton, Eric T. Jones, Robert Bevan Dalton
Paperback: 345 Pages (1999-05-25)
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This book is an examination of Market Profile(tm) charting concepts. The Market Profile principle is also used by knowledgeable and experienced day traders. This is the best available text on the subject.

The key element that has long separated tremendously successful traders from all others is their intuitive understanding that time regulates all financial opportunities. In 1984, J. Peter Steidlmayer formally introduced the Market Profile as a way to graphically depict the acceptance or rejection of price over time. For the first time, what had once been the domain of the intuitve trader was not accessible to all traders.

The ability to record price information according to time has unleashed huge amounts of useful market information in a form never before available In turn, this information explosion has triggered a new way of looking at markets and opened the doors for accelerated levels of market analysis.

Mind Over Markets is a book about learning; learning the dynamics of markets through the organization of price, time and volume, and learning how to synthesize this information with your own intuition.

Our goal is to arrie at a healthy balance between the powers of objective observation and intuitive decision making--a rare talent possessed by only the best of traders. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not What I Expected - But Good Analogies
This book was recommended by a friend who uses 'Market Profile' in his trading. I was disappointed that the book appears to be a photocopy of a PDF document, with a cover. The content is interesting, and is presented in an understandable way, but as the text is an image copy, it is lighter in some places and darker in others. The charts are not on the same page or facing page as the description (sometimes needing to flip 1-2 pages to find the chart the author is talking about). The author creates names for conditions and traders, ex. 'Other Timeframe Traders' = Traders holding positions overnight.The analogies are well written, which lend to a greater understanding of the concepts taught. This book is not about trading strategies or trading methods, but rather about how to determine the price area where most of the trades on a particular issue are occurring during the trading day.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent intro into Market Profile
This book is the best for those that want to familiarize themselves with Market Profile.

4-0 out of 5 stars mind over markets
It is a good explaination of market profile but don't expect to learn to trade from the book. You will still need to take a course from a market profile expert.

5-0 out of 5 stars Market Profile
Brilliant book....if do not know about Market profile and want to know / learn and use it straight away, this is the book you must....

4-0 out of 5 stars Changes the way you look at markets
This was my first introduction to Market Profile and it's changed the way I look at markets. Understanding the purpose of markets and being able to gauge the strength and weakness of buyers and sellers helps give you a clear market bias. In my opinion, without the right bias all entry techniques are virtually worthless.

Mind Over Markets is mostly a "What" book, where as an MP book like Markets And Market Logic is a "Why" book. Both are very important, but it wasn't until I read the 2nd that I really understood the concepts in the 1st. I probably wouldn't have got much value from Markets and Market Logic without reading Mind Over Markets first though. ... Read more

12. Eric Fischl: The Krefeld-Project
by Robert Rosenblum, Eric Fischl
Hardcover: 80 Pages (2004-02-02)
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In the spring of 2002, artist Eric Fischl, best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings of the 1980s, organized a three-day photo session at the Haus Esters, in the Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Germany. For the project, the house was temporarily furnished with modern domestic necessities and "inhabited" by two actors, an attractive middle-aged man and woman. Photographs of everyday scenes have long been a component of Fischl's repertoire, but here he took pictures of a disruptive mixture of fact and fiction: actors, playing normal people, in an artificial domestic surrounding. From the approximately 2,000 photographs that the artist shot, he carefully chose a selection to be used as sketches for twelve large-scale paintings. The capture ambiguous, intimate, and strangely uncanny moments in the bedroom, the living room, the bathroom, the sunroom, and the dining room. It is these new works that appear here, embodying an essential expansion and synthesis of Fischl's previous work.Edited By Martin Hentschel.~Essays byMartin Hentschel and Robert Rosenblum.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Creating Stories: The Angst of Midlife Crisis
For those who have followed the meteoric career of Eric Fischl (born 1948) this particular monograph of his paintings dating back to 2004/2005 should come as no surprise. His works have always gone where others fear to tread - voyeurism in children ('Bad Boy'), painting situations that deal with people fulfilling the expected behavior while masking their own personal variations of what is considered normal, etc - and so this exploration of desire and sexuality in the middle-aged group of society should feel as comfortable and as disturbing as the viewer feels the comfort zone within himself.

This monograph is the result of a project, named 'The Krefeld Project', which was Eric Fischl's setting for the preparation of a new look at encounters. He rented an empty house, brought in several models, and for a few days observed and photographed them in situations both of his own staging and interactions among the models that fell into the realm of reality, and took some 2000 photographs that would be the fodder for the series of twelve large paintings depicting liaisons or trysts that older people of his generation (Fischl was 57 when he painted this series) might explore.

The results are paintings that share several bedroom scenes of couples in the act of physical contact, the act of getting undressed or getting dressed before and after the service, and scenes in the bathroom, and repairing the evidence of their probable midday assignation. There is not a lot of passion as we expect it here, more a sense of men and women who know what they are about, but are trying to infuse their boring lives with a bit of drama. If there is an overall sense of ennui or even sadness to these stories, then Fischl just may be suggesting that time alters the way we couple, even for illicit affairs. That is not to say these paintings are not rich in feeling: anyone approaching or in or past middle age and the emotional resignation to aging can identify viscerally with these stories. And Fischl's extraordinary sense of illumination, of light coming from a source that refuses to be manipulated by erasing such partial blockades as venetian blind or shutters, is still as beautiful and atmospheric as in all of his major works. The paintings can be isolated - the Krefeld Project does not have to be seen in its entirety to be fully appreciated. There is even one painting - Bedroom Scene #4 'You leave your lover to answer the phone' - that is of two men, as though Fischl is including same sex trysts in this collection. Grady Harp, August 10 ... Read more

13. Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present (Oxford History of the Christian Church)
by Robert Eric Frykenberg
Paperback: 600 Pages (2010-04-05)
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Robert Frykenberg's insightful study explores and enhances historical understandings of Christian communities, cultures, and institutions within the Indian world from their beginnings down to the present. As one out of several manifestations of a newly emerging World Christianity, in which Christians of a Post-Christian West are a minority, it has focused upon those trans-cultural interactions within Hindu and Muslim environments which have made Christians in this part of the world distinctive. It seeks to uncover various complexities in the proliferation of Christianity in its many forms and to examine processes by which Christian elements intermingled with indigenous cultures and which resulted in multiple identities, and also left imprints upon various cultures of India.

Thomas Christians believe that the Apostle Thomas came to India in 52 A.D./C.E., and that he left seven congregations to carry on the Mission of bringing the Gospel to India. In our day the impulse of this Mission is more alive than ever. Catholics, in three hierarchies, have become most numerous; and various Evangelicals/Protestant communities constitute the third great tradition. With the rise of Pentecostalism, a fourth great wave of Christian expansion in India has occurred. Starting with movements that began a century ago, there are now ten to fifteen times more missionaries than ever before, virtually all of them Indian. Needless to say, Christianity in India is profoundly Indian and Frykenberg provides a fascinating guide to its unique history and practice. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars The best but not the first single volume history of Christianity in India
This is a comprehensive, single-volume history of Christianity in India, which takes into account the beginnings of Christianity and covers its present state. The history of Christian communities is presented as "Indocentric," where Christianity is seen as indigenous and contextual to the various cultures of India. However, the author's claim that such a task has not been accomplished before, in a single volume, needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. The very first volume on Indian Christianity by C. B. Firth, which was written in the 1960s, is still one of the most popular single-volume histories of the growth of Christianity in India in spite of its historiography being far from perfect. The major strength of Frykenburg's work is that it is concerned about Indian Christians, their indigenous cultures, communities, and institutions rather than with the foreign missionary enterprise in India. However, since Frykenburg worked mostly in South India, he devotes a major portion of this volume to South Indian Christianity. As far as the history of Christianity in North India is concerned, I find this volume disappointing. Christianity in North India is referred to, in a passing manner, in less than two pages (pp 239-240, out of about 500 pages of the text), which deals only about the mass movements in the 19th century. The subject then comes up only in the Conclusion and Epilogue sections, that too, referring only to the current mass movement of Dalits in Uttar Pradesh. Even this section is based on unconfirmed/unreliable facts and figures.
In contemporary India, perhaps the largest national federation of indigenous missionary organizations is India Missions Association (IMA). The author writes it as "Indian Missionary Association!" (p 464). In fact, there is no such organization in India. So much for the scholarly treatment of current Indian Christianity, not to mention the misspelt names of Indian theologians/Christians. I wish the editors had referred the draft to some Indian Christians about whom this book is about, before going to the press. Nevertheless, this volume is a significant contribution to the history of Christianity in India and will remain a great source for years to come for anyone interested in the Indian church.
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14. Dog Tales: Classic Stories About Smart Dogs
by Robert Benchley, John Held Jr., O. Henry, Eric Knight, Don Marquis, Dorothy Parker, Saki, James Thurber
Hardcover: 86 Pages (1996-03-10)
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15. Eric Bischoff: Controversy Creates Cash
by Eric Bischoff, Jeremy Roberts
Paperback: 400 Pages (2007-06-05)
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Eric Bischoff has been called pro wrestling's most hated man. Booed, reviled, and burned in effigy, he's been struck by everything from beer bottles to fists. Though industry critics have scorned his spectacular rise and fall at World Championship Wrestling, Bischoff's influence still resonates. For years, Bischoff kept quiet while industry "pundits" distorted the truth about the infamous Monday Night Wars, basing their accounts on rumors and innuendo. Finally, Bischoff tells what really happened.

Beginning with his days as a salesman for the American Wrestling Association, Bischoff exposes the industry's inner workings, from the real numbers behind WCW's red ink to the devastating impact of the corporate mergers. Among his revelations: How WCW became a national brand and revolutionized the industry. How Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, and Steve Austin shaped WCW, and how corporate politics killed it. And how he found his inner heel and learned to love being the guy everyone loves to despise.

Reflecting on his childhood, his family, and the pressures of notoriety, Bischoff tells how he found contentment after being unceremoniously "sent home." Love him or hate him, readers will never look at pro wrestling the same way again after reading Eric Bischoff's story in Controversy Creates Cash. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting
I found this very interesting. He admitted to the many mistakes he
made that helped bury WCW. That is one thing wrestling autobiographies don't usually say. It was nice to find out that the
only reason they got rid of Brian Pillman was because they had taken
his gimmick as far as they could have taken it. He also said that
he didn't steal the ECW talent, they came over to WCW because they
needed a regular paycheck. People like Benoit, Guerrero, Malenko,
Saturn, Awesome and others needed the money. It was nice to hear
him say that he and Austin had forgiven each other for the way SA
was fired. All in All, a very interesting read for any wrestling fan
who wants to get the truth from the Horses mouth.

5-0 out of 5 stars A VERY GOOD JOB

4-0 out of 5 stars nice read
a nice read. i love wwe and like to know a little back room stories

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This was a very insightful book on Bischoff, a definite must read if your looking for something to read on the monday night wars and the rise and fall of wcw and his career.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Inside Story
This was one of the best books I've read in a long time but that may be because I watched the "Monday Night Ratings Battle" between WWE and WCW. The best part of the book is that Bischoff really lets you see his personality and who he is throughout the book. You get the feeling he is writing this with no holds barred and letting you into the perspective he has on the whole business. He even clears up (from his point of view) controversial issues such as the firing of Steve Austin from WCW which has been told a lot of different ways throughout the years. He also talks of some of the guys he respects, who he's had problems with, and how him and Vince got together and worked together for those few years after WCW we bought out. I really liked how just about every chapter was interesting fora wrestling fan. The book is written with a great flow and is what I call and easy read. It's not the controversial read it claims to be, it's more of an honest record of what actually happened.recommend this to any wrestling fan who knows the story of WWE/WCW and wants the details from someone who was right in the middle of it. ... Read more

16. If We Must Die: Shipboard Insurrections in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade (Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World)
by Eric Robert Taylor
Paperback: 266 Pages (2009-03-31)
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If We Must Die examines nearly five hundred shipboard rebellions that occurred over the course of the entire slave trade, directly challenging the prevailing thesis that such resistance was infrequent or insignificant. As Eric Robert Taylor shows, though most revolts were crushed quickly, others raged on for hours, days, or weeks, and, occasionally, the Africans captured the vessel and returned themselves to freedom. In recounting these rebellions, Taylor suggests that certain factors like geographic location, the involvement of women and children, and the timing of a shipboard revolt, determined the difference between success and failure. Taylor also explores issues like aid from other ships, punishment of slave rebels, and treatment of sailors captured by the Africans. If We Must Die expands the historical view of slave resistance, revealing a continuum of rebellions that spanned the Atlantic as well as the centuries. These uprisings, Taylor argues, ultimately helped limit and end the traffic in enslaved Africans and also served as crucial predecessors to the many revolts that occurred subsequently on plantations throughout the Americas.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for an African American studies student
I read this book for a book review for class and it was a very informative piece. I thought it was very interesting and really shed light on how terrifying and life altering African's experiences must have been when they were forced to embark on such a journey. I definitely recommend it for students or history buffs. ... Read more

17. Biology
by Robert Brooker, Eric Widmaier, Linda Graham, Peter Stiling
Hardcover: 1440 Pages (2010-01-06)
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The first edition of BIOLOGY, written by Dr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham, and Dr. Peter Stiling, has reached thousands of students and provided them with an outstanding view of the biological world. Now, the second edition has gotten even better! The author team is dedicated to producing the most engaging and current text that is available for undergraduate students who are majoring in biology.We want our students to be inspired by the field of biology and become critical thinkers. To this end, we have made the following changes throughout the entire book.

  • Each chapter in the second edition begins with an interesting story or set of observations that will catch the students’ interests as they begin to read a chapter.
  • To help students test their knowledge and critical thinking skills, we have increased the number of Concept Check questions that are associated with the figure legends and revised the many of the questions at the end of each chapter so they are at a higher level in Bloom’s taxonomy. An answer key for the questions is now provided in an appendix at the end of the book.
  • To further help students appreciate the scientific process, the Feature Investigation in each chapter now includes three new elements: a Conclusion, the original journal citation for the experiment, and questions that are directly related to the experiment.
  • Many photographs and micrographs have been enlarged or replaced with better images.
  • The presentation of the material has been refined by dividing some of the chapters into smaller sections and by the editing of complex sentences.
  • With regard to the scientific content in the textbook, the author team has worked with hundreds of faculty reviewers to refine the first edition and to update the content so that our students are exposed to the most cutting edge material.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Satisfied
    I ordered the book with an impending holiday weekend and I still recieved it in a timely manner, in outstanding condition.

    4-0 out of 5 stars big book
    This book was purchased for my daughter, she is taking Biology this semester in college.The book is big and heavy!I'm confident that this book is exactly what she needs to perform her best in this class.However, if it was available on Kindle, it would be wonderful; Kindle is very lightweight.

    5-0 out of 5 stars wounderful
    Book was received on time, and in good condition. View this as a very satisfied recommendation.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Decent book
    I liked this textbook, it wasn't a difficult read by any means, I just wish they'd maybe split it up into two textbooks.It's 60 chapters, and as a biology student that has to lug this thing back and forth to classes every week, it's incredibly HEAVY.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good purchase
    The only negative aspect of this purchase was that I ended up buying the wrong edition (I needed the second), which of course was no fault of the seller's. ... Read more

18. Public Modalities (Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit)
Paperback: 288 Pages (2010-04-06)
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This book explores the ways that scholars, journalists, politicians, and citizens conceive of 'the public' or 'public life', and how those entities are defined and invented. For decades, scholars have used the metaphors of spheres, systems, webs, or networks to talk about, describe, and map various practices. This volume proposes a new metaphor - modalities - to suggest that publics are forever in flux, and much more fluid and dynamic than the static models of systems or spheres would indicate - especially in the digital age, where various publics rapidly evolve and dissipate. Contributors to the volume - employing approaches from the fields of communication studies, English, sociology, psychology, and history - explore a broad range of texts and artifacts that give rise to publics, and discuss what they reveal about conceptualizations of social space. By focusing on process in public engagement, these scholars highlight questions of how people advance their interests and identities, and how they adapt to situational constraints.Bringing together scholars in rhetorical, cultural, and media studies, this collection of new case studies illustrates a modalities approach to the study of publics. These case studies explore the implications of different ways of forming publics, including alternative means of expression (protests, culture jamming); the intersection of politics and consumerism (how people express their identities and interests through their consumer behavior); and online engagement (blogs as increasingly important public fora). In doing so, they raise important questions of access, community, and political efficacy. ... Read more

19. Robert Ballard's Lusitania: Probing the Mysteries of the Sinking That Changed History
by Robert D. Ballard, Spencer Dumore
Hardcover: 227 Pages (2007-03-30)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Robert Ballards Lusitania
I found this book to be in BRAND NEW condition. The price paid for the book was outstanding. The shipping charges were very reasonable. The book was received in suprisingly quick time. I've not yet had time to really get into the book, but I have scanned it. It will definitely be a great read. I highly recommend this seller to other buyers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another outstanding record of a famous ship.
Of course, Dr Robert Ballard will forever remain the man who found the Titanic, but in this book he also provides the reader with an extremely well documented account of the loss of the Lusitania.

Mysteries are mysteries and whilst there are those experts which insist such and such happened, there will also be those who assert the opposite. I shouldn't say this I know, but it the way in which Bob Ballard takes such a thorough approach to his subject, it leaves one feeling that the only book you need to read on the entire subject of the loss of the Lusitania is this one.

Exploring the Lusitania - yet another four-funnelled passenger liner built before WW1, is a large coffee-table book approx. A4 size. Just a glance at the pictures throughout the richly illustrated pages (227 altogether) reveals the extent of the research to which the author has gone on behalf of the reader. There are many historic pictures of the ship itself - including when she was no more than a keel. Others include paintings of the day, newspaper cuttings and postcards showing internal and external views. Then there are the photographs of the tragedy itself and the effect it had upon the people of Ireland. Photographs of seemingly unimportant people at the booking office and individuals such as the Captain. Dr Ballard has been equally thorough when it comes to detailing the U-Boat which sank the Lusitania and we are treated to almost the same level of coverage of vessel and individuals and their trade of war.

Once again, however, the author has put together the most outstanding collection of artwork created by Ken Marschall. From thousands of photographic images taken from the wreckage itself, Bob Ballard created a complete montage (i.e. a big photograph made up of thousands of little photographs) of the various sections of the wreck so that Mr Marschall was able to provide us with the most accurate paintings of various sections and even the entire wreck. The one painting I had to look at again and again was the painting of the sinking across pages 96/97. For a moment there I thought the world's greatest photographer had been on hand to capture the event.

I congratulate Dr Ballard on another excellent and professional job of work. Another outstanding book and yet again 5 stars are not enough.


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20. Eric Fischl: 1970-2007
by Arthur C. Danto, Robert Enright
Hardcover: 352 Pages (2008-05-15)
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Eric Fischl emerged in the 1980s as one of America's most important figurative painters. His paintings, many of which show a single intense moment, compel the viewer to participate in a world of middle-class suburban ambiguity and drama. In Fischl's engaging distinctly American canvases, narrative, morality, sexuality, and psychology are preeminent.

This volume, an expanded edition of Eric Fischl 1970-2000, is the most comprehensive examination of this important contemporary painter. More than 250 works, selected in conjunction with the artist, present the fullscope of Fischl's career: the formative work of the 1970s; the breakthrough paintings of the 1980s, including the controversial Sleepwalker and Bad Boy; and the mature work, often of a personal and contemplative nature, of the 1990s and 2000s. In his most recent paintings, Fischl has turned to multipiece cycles: The Bed, The Chair series, starting with The Philosopher's Chair; canvases inspired by trips to Italy and India; and the paintings—Fischl terms them "narrative fictions"—of the "Krefeld Project." These engrossing images have been accomplished with a mastery that has been compared to that of Caravaggio.

The introduction, by philosopher and critic Arthur C. Danto, offers a perceptive study of Fischl's work over the course of four decades. Commentary drawn from interviews with the artist, conducted by noted writer Robert Enright, accompanies the paintings. Finally, a witty and personal afterword by Steve Martin, best known as a gifted comic actor and author, but also an astute collector of modern art, discusses Barbeque, a famed Fischl painting from his private collection. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
I would say that this must be one of the better books around for Eric Fischl. Before I bought this book I knew very little about this artist. I was surprised at the amount of work packed into this book, what a great deal. I also found out in this book that the art owner/enthusiast Steve Martin whose name appears on many works by many other artists I've seen is indeed the same person, funny.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great album!
This is a wonderful photo album containing good quality photo reprints as well as author's biography.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great
This book is an epitome of how perfect a book on any artistic subject must be.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Artist of Social Comment, A Master of Light
Eric Fischl is honored in this beautifully designed and produced monograph that includes his early works from the 1970s to his current paintings, drawings and sculpture.The quality of the publication is first rate on every level - the color reproductions are outstanding, the essays by Arthur C. Danto and commentaries by Robert Enright and Steve Martin are knowledgeable and readable, and the images throughout the book benefit from frequent passages of thoughts by Fischl himself.

What makes Fischl such an interesting artist and one who has been able to sustain his popularity with the public for four decades is his fascination with figurative painting as a means of making biting social comments and stirring controversy: his works never fail to involve the viewer in far more than a passing interest.Human relationships are explored from the forbidden to the lonely isolation that is often present in his painted tales.Fischl's canvases are large and command presence in galleries, museums, and homes.Though by his own admission he 'does not draw well', it is often in his preparatory sketches that he allow us to watch his message develop, at time completely changing from his original thought.

For many, the sculptures of Fischl will be a surprise, though a welcome one.His sense of human body rhythms catches us unaware, much the way his paintings often include jolting surprises.If Fischl's paintings vary in quality as far as technique is concerned, one aspect remains constant: Fischl's understanding of light and shadow is brilliant and even the more commonplace of his works retain this ability to make sun and shadowa major player in each canvas.

This is a welcome addition to the literature about this important painter and the book's quality and content justify the price.This will become a collector's item!Grady Harp, April 09

5-0 out of 5 stars magneticisms
wonderful paintings herein, still the arbiter of what art should do, and the deepest place to do something,although with the vagaries of performance art and mixed photography within our sensibilities now, painting has become a recluse art;painters laways need to find a more extroverted aspect of their Being;Fischl however seems to have had a good run thus far; with suggestive narratives of desires of the flesh, the the act, cunninglingis capturing the attractions, the magnetisms in the air,as in his early work,human forms beachside, gazing, with eyes to absorb what is avaiable for the imagination, relaxing waiting for a naked body to pass,with a bathing suit on, nothing more sometimes less,Fischl is always subtle with this material;he makes you make the connections,leaves his work open; it is these games and attractions that has fascinating us n' Fischl, as the budding learning scenes, "Birthday Boy", sitting as at the altar of desire with a voluptuous unknown woman, perhaps 'Mommie' perhaps 'Auntie', or a friend of the family, all quite natural,never explicit; later He discovered the vacuous-nesses of middle class surburban life, sitting, contemplating your portfolio,or rotting your brain with aimless thrills; doing nothing for hours, basking in the self-conceit of your money,or last night's fellatio beside the pool,, there are both female and male sex toys in Fischl, players of no sense of worth except self-personas; the naked woman-body draped over her lover or benefactor or agent in his suburban bedroom,or the paunched boyfriend with a small member ready to serve; and always money is assumed to be part of the narrative; Fischl likes to stay away from the complexities of the city,too encumbered; his art is universal and timeless,so it covers this, the history of painting has attracted attractions like these,uncaptured feelings, premonitions of what the body needs,pure perceptions, spectacles,intense situations, pure colour as in Rothko,or the after-violence in Goya or Pollock attracts the representative body to participate as well as the mind, the mind alone and its various intellectualisms can get boring after a while, and we get tired of reading the lauded critics,who have their own career horizons to pursue anyways;Fischl suggests this as well, the after-event, something has already happenened or will happen, future tense, subjunctives, indicatives, or his art is nonsensical. . . ... Read more

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