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Napoleon's Lost Fleet: Bonaparte, Nelson, and the Battle of the Nile
Published in Hardcover by Discovery Books (1999)
Authors: Laura Foreman, Ellen Blue Phillips, and Franck Goddio
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A wonderful book!
This large and attractive book was created by the Discovery Channel, to tell the story of the Battle of the Nile. Brimming with details, the book tells the story of the French Revolution and the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, followed by the life of Horatio Nelson, and the exciting finale: a minute-by-minute retelling of the Battle of the Nile in 1798. Along the way, the reader is treated to many excellent pictures, charts and graphs, not to mention a plethora of highly informative sidebars.

This is a wonderful book, one that will please readers that know nothing about the subject, and those that know a lot. I am very glad that I was able to get ahold of it, and highly recommend it to you!

Napoleon in Egypt makes wonderful history reading for all
Accompanying a Discovery episode, the book tells the story of Napoleon's conquest of Egypt, and his Battle of the Nile with Lord Nelson. Beautifully illustrated, the authors dramatically relate the surrounding events in a detailed and clear style. A final chapter about excavations by Frank Goddio and his underwater team has provided marvelous photographs and much information about recent discoveries. Definitely a must-read for all interested in historical events, Napoleon, marine archaeology and Egypt.

Great Book!
As a history buff and Discovery Channel fan, I really loved this book

Sister Spy
Published in Audio CD by Imagination Studio (13 May, 2003)
Authors: Laura Peyton Roberts and Amanda Foreman
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Danger in the Sun
At first, Sydney is sure her boss at SD-6 is joking. But Wilson was serious when he tells her to join the sorority Alpha Kappa Chi. Seems that Jen, one of the sisters, was also an SD-6 agent, and she recently died under suspicious circumstances. With Francie in tow, Syd heads out to try to get in at this late date. Soon, both girls are the newest members and headed on their trip to Hawaii, where Syd has a two-fold mission. She must find out what happened to Jen and carry out Jen's mission, retrieving an atomic bomb trigger prototype that was sent to the bottom during the Pearl Harbor attack of World War II. Can Syd complete her mission safely without blowing her cover with Francie?

Overall, the plot of this novel was fairly easy to guess. I had most of it figured out long before Sydney did. However, that didn't stop me from enjoying it. Francie gets a much bigger part, and it's nice to see more of her. And watching Syd try to maintain her cover added another layer of excitement. Frankly, I'm also enjoying the love triangle that is building with Noah and Burke.

Like the others, this is a fast read that will appeal to fans of the TV show.

Best yet in the series.
This book is really well written. It's a great read for teenage girls and anyone who loves the TV show Alias that the novels are based on. For an avid adult reader, this book can be finished in one sitting.

Unlike the last installments where half the book is Sydney's adjustment to college life and the next part is the mission she goes on, this book is one seamless story -- which is because it revolves around a sorority from her college and the trip to Hawaii they go on. I never pledged a sorority, never went to Hawaii, and never went skin diving; I enjoyed reading about Sydney doing all these things.

It just keeps getting better
this book was just as good as the rest of them, i can't wait for the next one to come has vaughn in it!!!!!

Getting Thin: All About Fat--How You Get It, How You Lose It, How You Keep It Off for Good
Published in Paperback by Little Brown & Co (Pap) (1986)
Authors: Gabe, M.D. Mirkin and Laura Foreman
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It gives you all the motivation you want to hear to lose wgt
It talks about how NOT to diet, from workouts that doesn't work to why we need fat. It's easy to read, and you'll be motivated to lose weight!

Mass Murderers (True Crime)
Published in Hardcover by Time Life (1993)
Authors: Time Life Books and Laura Foreman
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Good true crime book
This is a oversize true crime book with many pictures. It had Richard Speck, Charles Whitman, Howard Unruh, Arizona killer Robert Smith and others. If you are a true crime fan this is a book to read. full of information.

Discovery Travel Adventure Haunted Holidays (Discovery Travel Adventures)
Published in Paperback by Discovery Channel Inc (1999)
Author: Laura Foreman
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Haunted Holidays
A beautiful, well written book! I enjoyed it a lot. It also contains good historic information.

A must for anyone interested in "haunted" travel
Haunted Holidays contains dozens of color photographs and some very interesting line art. The New England section includes information on, among other things, the Salem Witch Trials and haunted lighthouses. The section on Chicago concentrates on gangsters (e.g., John Dillinger), haunted cemeteries, etc. There are also chapters on the ghosts of New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Va., Charleston, S.C., Savannah, Ga., New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii; and an entire section is devoted to Civil War Ghosts. In addition to describing the various haunts, each section includes "Travel Tips" regarding the best time to visit, transportation, haunted restaurants and hotels, ghost tour groups, etc., all with street addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. I highly recommend this book.

don't leave home without it.......
I thought that this book was very well put together. It's packed with interesting facts and information and it has great colorful pictures that make it fun to just browse. Also the quailty of the paper/binding is really nice for a paperback book of this price. The book does try to cover a lot of territory in just over 200 pages, but it is basically just a travel guide after all. It includes maps and loging info and travel tips for each state which I thought was great. If you enjoy The Discovery Channel's "haunted" videos, you will also enjoy this book.

Serial Killers
Published in Hardcover by Time Life (1992)
Authors: Time-Life Books and Laura Foreman
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Solid Job by Author's
I think you always know what you are going to get with a Time Life Book, a well put together, full off details, and highly illustrated book and this is no exception. The book acts as an overview of the major known serial killers in the past 250 years in he United States. He details out each person, the crimes they committed, how they were found out and captured and what happened to them. Overall an interesting book and a good broad outline on the topic. If this is what you are looking for then his is a good pick up.

interesting, very interesting
I loved this book. It is a very broad view of a very intricate subject, but Time Life does a very good job with it and keeping it short. It is a very straight-forward read. It gives you a variety of killers but it only focuses on four. I found it very easy to read, very clear, not too much legal jargon for the lay man to handle. Most importantly, it was impossible to put down. I highly recommend this book.

very good book

Alias 2: The Secret Life
Published in Audio CD by Imagination Studio (2003)
Authors: Laura Peyton Roberts and Amanda Foreman
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Good, fast read
If your a really big fan of the show, then I would definatly recommend reading the books of this series. This book being the second, was good, but becuase it was written for young adults, I finished it in less than two hours. The way it was written was also kind of annoying, becuase, again, it's targeted for the teenage crowd. Besides that, I really do enjoy these books since it shows us a Sydney that we don't see on the series. A young, unexperienced woman, who is still learning the skills necessary for the trade. She gets scared, she begins her battle with the whole lying thing, she still has trouble controling her emotions. All these thing she has learned to control by the time the series on television starts. I really enjoyed this book, even though I wished it was longer and more detailed (more adult directed) although i know that could also backfire at the same time.

Syd's First Case
It's a pleasant spring day in Southern CA when Sydney's new beeper goes off. SD-6 needs her for her first assignment. Traveling to Paris, she's to go undercover as the wife of a newly wealthy man. Together, they'll be shopping for a wardrobe at one of Paris's best fashion houses, which they believe to have a connection to K-Directorate, a Russian crime ring. The job should be simple, find an excuse to explore the building and leave cameras and bugs behind. As an added bonus, Syd's partner is Noah Hicks, a very attractive agent she's already had the pleasure of meeting. Of course, things are much more difficult then they appear, and soon Sydney and Noah are in way over their heads. Can this rookie agent make it out alive?

Fans of Alias will love this prequel novel. Getting a look at Sydney in training is a completely different perspective on the character, yet it fits in line with the show. Meeting Noah and learn more about his history with Sydney is an added bonus. My main complaint is that this book seems a little too straight forward. I love the twists on the TV show and was hoping more of that would appear here.

This novel is a fast read that will keep the reader turning pages. While it will have limited appeal to non-fans, fans of the series will love getting a bit of the back story on their favorite spy.

The Girl from CIA
I love it, I love it, I love it. Not since my Man from UNCLE days as a kid in the 1960s have I enjoyed buying latest print tie-in to my favorite spy show. Back then, I bought up the Ace Paperbacks the day they hit the drugstore bookstands. These days, I feed my Alias fix, especially during the rerun season, with these books. They're obviously written for the teenaged girl (although why that should be so is beyond me--this is an adult show!), but I won't fault the books for that. Not exactly prize-winning thrillers a la John Le Carre or Robert Ludlum, but this is great entertainment nonetheless. If you're an Alias fan, you owe it to yourself to collect these books. If notthing else, like the Ace Paperbacks UNCLE tie-ins of long ago, these will be collectibles when the show is long gone ...

Cleopatra's Palace: In Search of a Legend
Published in Hardcover by Discovery Books (1999)
Authors: Laura Foreman, Franck Goddio, and Discovery Communication
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Nice pictures, but a waste of time
I bought this book expecting to see a lot more information on the archaeology and actual history of Cleopatra's palace and Alexandria, but instead, found a sappy, pseudo-romantic fictionalized treatment of Cleopatra, Caesar, and Antonius. I wish the authors had included more examples of other palaces, some more maps and reconstructions based on other archaeology. If I had wanted a historical romance, I would have bought one. I feel this book was a waste of $$.

Beautiful Pictures
I think this was a great book. I learned alot about Cleopatra and the pharoahs of her time. The roman pictures she appears in do not show her in as attractive a light as her Egyptian drawings do. But, I don't think anyone can say for sure what she really looked like. I am sure she must have been a beauty nonetheless. The text is quite easy to read, and the pictures are spectacular. Good Choice!

Absolutely Wonderful!
I loved this book. This is truly great reading. This book was so fascinating, I stayed up all night just to finish it. We are taken beyond mere history, and into the depths of the Roman rulers lives.

The author does an excellent job of sweeping you into the vast Roman Empire that had reined supreme for many years. From Alexander the Great, to the his successors of Ptolemys', Cleopatras' and Berenices', we take a brief but intimate look into their lives. The morally corrupt family that they were, reining high for many generations over this strange and exotic land.

Interesting as it is, Cleopatra was not actually Egyptian. Although depicted in many ancient drawings as a pharaoh, she was actually of Roman-Greek descent. Her rein to the throne was given to her through succession and birth.

Facts do not always play a key role in this book, as information is not always on hand. The author tends to insert information from her own imagination when she sees fit to do so. I had no problem with this, as she makes it clear that those are her own suppositions. This book reads out like a good fiction novel.

Towards the end of the book, we travel with the teams who made some of this research possible. There are many beautiful pictures throughout. This makes a great coffee table book. I think this is a great addition to any library, and for anyone to sit down and enjoy!

Compulsion to Kill
Published in Hardcover by Time Life (1993)
Authors: Laura Foreman and Time Life Books
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good crime book
this is a oversize true crime book with good pictures. It covers Jeffrey Dahmer, Bianchi & Buono, & many other violent killers. It is worth the money. full of information.

Most Wanted
Published in Hardcover by Time Life (1994)
Author: Laura Foreman
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oversize book
This is a beautiful over size true crime book. The best known killer in it is John List. It also covers Christopher Wilder, Claude Dallas, early gangsters, and others

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