Archive for Items Categorized 'Other Genres', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
Paper Money of the United States
by Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg
So you are a collector. Invest in a collectable—and you can only hope that you won’t lose money. Plus there will be upkeep. But invest in money and you’ll always at least break even no matter how old and crumpled the note is.
Legends & Lore Along California’s Highway 395
by Brian Clune
Have a need to visit a house shaped like a lemon? Or, more sobering, the Manzanar Internment Camp? Or check if there really are 80,000 hubcaps in the hubcap capital of the world? Heck, that stop counts as a twofer because the 25-ft-tall woman lives here too. Go West, young wo/man!
Tattered Cover Book Store, A Storied History
by Mark A. Barnhouse
If you think of the book as a dying breed (not!) what about brick-and-mortar book stores, especially independents? Tattered Cover in Denver is also a cultural institution and garnered nationwide attention in a First Amendment Supreme Court case. A former employee has recorded the first fifty years.
Behind Le Mans – The Film In Photographs
by Michael Keyser
It’s almost 50 years ago that this movie was made. It was not a box office hit but—and this is the only thing that mattered to the one person who needed to make it, Steve McQueen—it was true to racing, life and death, few words and big deeds.
Masters of Mayhem
by James Stejskal
Context-rich, this book is not just another flogger of the T.E. Lawrence myth. Its overarching theme is that of small, agile teams acting as a force multiplier, a concept of timeless relevance and urgency to warfighting practice.
Carchictecture, Houses with Horsepower
by Demeulemeester, De Bruyne, Voet
“A car is not a horse. It doesn’t need a barn.” A very famous architect (who actually owned many cars) said that. Well, this Belgian book begs to differ and offers examples from different parts of the world.
Where Today Meets Tomorrow, Eero Saarinen and the General Motors Technical Center
by Susan Skarsgard
Completed in 1956 the building was lauded for its architectural and technical accomplishments and became an icon of midcentury design. More importantly, it is still in service.
by J.K. Kelly
As if being an F1 driver isn’t dangerous and difficult enough. How about being a CIA agent too, at the same time? The “endearingly flawed protagonist” of this novel goes places where even Bond, James Bond would be out of his element.
Model T Coast to Coast, Slow Drive Across a Fast Country
by Tom Cotter
Go on an adventure from sea to shining sea, Atlantic to Pacific. Your ride is Something Special. No, really. That’s the name of the car, a 1926 Model T. Your route is the Lincoln Highway with a few side trips. And the entire saga is a wonderful, enjoyable read illustrated with equally fine images shot along the way.
Lessons in Imperial Rule
by Andrew Skeen
Sounds like “ancient history” but while it doesn’t have application today, it has implications that are still relevant in a world of terror and guerilla fighting.
How the Watch was Worn: A Fashion for 500 Years
by Genevieve Cummins
Time—it’s all relative. Where early watches made do with only one hand (hours) today’s atomic clocks track nanoseconds. This book won’t tell you why people wear watches but how.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, A Novel
by Quentin Tarantino
You saw the movie! Now read the book! Filmmaker Quentin Taratino, of Pulp Fiction fame, scores another hit. Rated R for language, alcohol use, and sexual content!