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Old Friends: Great Texas Courthouses
Published in Hardcover by Landmark Publishing, Inc. (15 October, 1999)
Authors: Bill Morgan and Ernest J. Hammond
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Fascinating, Topical, Wonderfully Illustrated
This is a fascinating work on a fairly esoteric topic. Although I usually don't usually encounter such works unless I am looking up specific information, I came across this book and had a difficult time putting it down. The illustrations are a magical blend of art and fact. When I have visited the courthouses, I felt as if I had been there - from both the prose and the drawings. If this topic (Texas history and culture) sounds interesting, get the book - you'll love it. If you are not sure, get the book - you'll love it. This will make a wonderful gift.

Old Friends: Great Texas Courthouses
Great book whether you are from Texas or not. The author's artwork is superb and gives you the real feelings of these "old Texas friends". The stories are right out of history and very entertaining. Whether you are young or old, the past is always a great place to visit and Mr. Morgan's book is a wonderful time machine with which to travel there. Highly recommended.

A Lesson in History
The prose is remarkably uplifting and allows one to look at history in a unique fashion. The stories are interesting and some local people with firsthand knowledge about one particular story told me the article was correct to the letter. The drawings are amazingly accurate to the finest detail. An excellent gift for the upcoming holidays. Your friends or relatives would greatly appreciate this book.

SuSE Linux Unleashed
Published in Paperback by Sams (21 December, 1999)
Authors: Bill Ball, Deirdre Saoirse, Daniel Robbins, and Richard R. Morgan
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Extremely Complete
Just like the distro itself, SuSE Unleashed is a massive volume that explains everything in great detail. Its orginization is such that it also serves as a handy guide for emergencies as well. The CDs that are included come with more than enough programs to enable the beginning Linux user to make that final break from Windows.

Great Reference and Cookbook for Samba
This Book had everything I was looking for.

Trying to implement Samba as a Domain server.
It took me a few hours to read all the related chapters.
And then followed the steps in the book and 2 Hours later my server was up and running.

Some minor parts are out of date. But it is still the most valuable book I looked at for Linux.

Simply exellent
This is an ideal book for the advanced SuSE user and the beginner. It provides a firm foundation for beginners, and is an excellent reference for the more advanced users. I must agree with one of the previous comments, the TCP/IP section was simply awesome!

Collectors Guide to TV Toys and Memorabilia: 1960S & 1970s (2nd Ed)
Published in Hardcover by Collector Books (1998)
Authors: Bill Morgan and Greg Collector's Guide to TV Memorabilia Davis
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1960's and 70's TV Toys & Memorabilia Delight !
This beautiful, completely revised, latest edition, 296 page volume has colorful, laminated hard covers. There are over 1,300 full color, sharp, large photos of very type of TV toy and memorabilia. If you were around in the 60's or 70's or enjoyed re-runs of some of these shows you'll really enjoy using and owning this book. Having the book is almost as good as owning the items! It includes shows from Beverly Hillbillies to Fantasy Island, to Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Partridge Family, Patty Duke, Welcome Back Kotter and Saturday morning shows. Estimated values are shown. Very, very nice book.

Greatest Book Ever Written
Tv Toys is the all time greatest book ever written for toy collectors. I haven't found anything that even begins to compare to this book. I wish that Mr Davis and Mr. Morgan would write more like it. Great job guys. Thanks

This is a GREAT book for collecting TV Toys!! The book covers most hit shows from the 60's to the 70's. Ever see a Samantha doll from Bewitched? Ever see a Bewitched coloring book or a Brady Bunch Fan Club Kit? Well if you buy this book you'll see nice color photos of LOTS of TV Memorbilla!! The book has a nice forward in it by Erin Murphy who played Tabatha on the 60's hit sitcom "Bewitched". The book even has price ranges for the memorbilla listed. If you love classic TV or TV toys this book is for you! So take a walk down memory lane and pick it up today!! Or for other information visit the author's website at

The Beat Generation in New York: A Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac's City
Published in Paperback by City Lights Books (1997)
Author: Bill Morgan
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great stuff for beat locals and tourists alike
of course anyone who lives in new york city can tell you where the white horse and cedar tavern are, but do they all know that where sam goody now stands on sixth avenue and ninth street is the very same place that the cafeteria kerouac wrote about extensively in visions of cody once stood?

this book is filled with a lot of well-known and plenty of not so well known places where various members of the beat generation ate, performed, lived, got drunk in, or otherwise played out their lives. the tours are broken down by area and there are clear directions to help you find where you're going (even if the place no longer exists). each tour also begins with a street map of the area covered and clearly numbered destinations, which was very helpful, although i did wish that the book had also come with an overview map of all manhattan and destinations so that i could more easily combine tours or skip around to places of interest if i didn't want to follow a complete tour.

each stopping place in the tour book includes a paragraph or two on why the place is important to beat history and who/what occured there. although the title of the book claims that new york was "jack kerouac's city," the tours really include many of the other important beat figures as well as a few others that were influenced by the beat movement, such as bob dylan.

this is a great way for beat aficionados visiting new york to get a taste of the city, and a fun way for locals to spend an afternoon or two discovering new spots and seeing familiar places in a new light.

Better than wandering
It would be next to impossible to find these places on your own. Even more impossible to learn as much about each of the sites as is presented in this guide. Each tour follows a logical route and there are plenty of stops that you probably never would have thought of--eg. Serpico's apartment, the former site of Thomas Wolfe's East 8th St. apartment. Using this guide is a great way to see the Village, East and West. And the insight will keep you reading even as you're moving to the next stop. Take your time. Spread the tours over a couple of afternoons. And linger for a while in Washington Square.

A great companion to this book is "The Beat Generation in New York." I wouldn't recommend carrying this heavy book around with you, but after you've finished the tours, open the book to look at the pictures taken at many of the places you've just visited.

Collector's Guide to TV Memorabilia 1960s & 1970s: Identification and Values
Published in Hardcover by Collector Books (1996)
Authors: Greg Davis and Bill Morgan
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This book is very good for a collector of TV Memoralbilia.It also shows the top shows of each year.(60's-70's)This book has almost every TV show.They show wonderful color pictures of the items,and if an item is not shown it is listed.And the price is included.I recomend this book to an collector of tv

From Orphans to Champions: The Story of Dematha's Morgan Wootten
Published in Hardcover by MacMillan Publishing Company (1979)
Authors: Morgan Wootten and Bill Gilbert
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My take on Morgan Wootten's Book
I just want to comment that everything in the book about Mr. Wootten is absolutely true. I attend DeMatha and have the pleasure of knowing Mr.Wootten and can personally say that he is a great coach, teacher, and human being. I think the book does a great job of pointing that out and I would recommend it to anyone interested in basketball and Mr.Wootten's life story,or who is just looking for an interesting and well-written book.

From Orphans to Champions
Great story about a great program. Morgan coaches at the infamous Dematha High in Maryland. He is a history teacher their as well. He started there with nothing. For the past 40 years they have something like a 90% win loss ratio. Yet Coach Wooten supposedly keeps it all in perspective. He first stresses God, family, and education. His players include Adrian Dantley, Danny Ferry, Sidney Lowe, Joseph Forte, etc. His most famous win was over Lew Alcindor and Power Memorial in the early 60's.

The Big Broadcast 1920-1950
Published in Hardcover by Scarecrow Press (27 November, 1996)
Authors: Frank Buxton, Bill Owen, Henry Morgan, and William Hugh Owen
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A Must-Have For the Old-Time Radio Fan
One of the undisputed classic reference works for the old-time radio enthusiast, first published during the original wave of nostalgia over 25 years ago, "The Big Broadcast" lists many network and syndicated radio shows that ran in the timeframe of the 1920's-50s, more commonly referred to as "the golden age of radio". A great source for cast lists (if you can't put a name to a voice) with informative articles on genres and more technical matters (sound effects, "independent" networks, etc.). This type of thorough reference work is usually frustratingly hard to find for the old-time radio. This book has been out of print for years, and when you found a copy of the first edition, you could expect to pay premium prices, especially if the seller knew what he had. The introduction, by radio comedian Henry Morgan (not to be confused with the guy who played Colonel Potter on "MASH"), is a beauty.

James Madison on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
Published in Hardcover by Greenwood Publishing Group (1988)
Author: Robert J. Morgan
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James Madison on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
James Madison on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights by Robert J. Morgan is as the author says a work where, "Madison provided us with an unmistakable key to understanding his thought and actions as a constitutional reformer, when he said that the rights of man are the foundation of just governments, but manknd had deduced only defective superstructures of government as of 1776."

The book is divided into two parts, as such each has chapters grouped according to relevance. Part one labeled Power, with chapters of: To Improve and Perpetuate the Union, A Proper Energy in the Executive, The True Principles of Republican Government, and Supporting and Restraining the Executive.

Part two labeled Rights with chapters of: Political Liberty, A Few Obvious Truths, The Very Essence of Free and Responsible Government, and The Framer's Muse.

James Madison was kind of unique in that he believed in a republican form of government like Thomas Jefferson, but he also became a constitution reformer because he wanted to expand the federal powers, but only, to preserve this republican government as to keep this form of government strong enough to fulfill America's unique destiny. Madison had a very keen grasp, an insight if you will, of the enormous difficulties entailed in creating the office of president and maintaining it over time. This, I believe, was one of the downfalls Madison had with his own Presidency. Madison struggled as President. He believed and would later say, "would any single person be endowed with such singular talents and superior devotion to the common good as to be chosen to excerise power without challenge by his peers."

Madison as with Jefferson were both well read, especially with the European thinkers, Hume, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke and Immanuel Kant. With Thomas Paine of Virginia espousing his anti-constitutional views, holding a lot of political backing, Madison at first didn't want the Bill of Rights. But, Madison was a man of reflection, and in order to get a greater backing for the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights was adopted.

This book gives the reader insight into the thinking of Madison, his motives and meanings, and gives us that Madison's political thought as clear and gives us a simple interpretation that Madison speculated very little. The book is well documented and written with an easy readable style and explains Madison.

John Adams and James Madison both believed in the misfortune of history... how would they be remembered... by deeds and the handling of great events.

Masters of Enterprise : Giants of American Business from John Jacob Astor and J.P. Morgan to Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey
Published in Hardcover by Free Press (1999)
Author: H.W. Brands
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Masters of Enterprise
Here is a complete set of portraits of America's greatest generators of wealth. Only such a collective study allows us to appreciate what makes the great entrepreneurs really tick. As H.W. Brands shows, these men and women are driven, they are focused, they deeply identify with the businesses they create, and they possess the charisma necessary to persuade other talented people to join them. They do it partly for the money, but mostly for the thrill of creation.

Pure inspiration
If you are chasing the, "American Dream," of becoming a successful entrepeneur, this book is definitely a must read! H. W. Brands has compiled a collection of highly enterprising and inspirational people in his book. I not only was encouraged by reading about such great American men, such as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Andrew Carnegie, I was even more impressed with the profiles of such determined business women as Oprah Winfrey and Mary Kay. Their lives and positive, business tactics shed a shining light, leading the way to establishing a successful enterprise.

Rome was not built in a day¿
Common beliefs shattered by uncommon men- Henry Kaiser would have taken on the challenge to build Rome in a day!

"Rags to riches" is another common adage; but the route to getting there is what distinguishes the daring from the rest. But the most important factor that has made these great achievers who changed and paved the course of business history is the strong desire to excel against all odds. What else can explain the rise of Andrew Carnegie from the drudgery of working in a dirty shop floor to being the master of one of America's greatest steel company.

Do not read this book in a hurry. Brands has an excellent command on the English language and his style of narration matches the true values that one can derive from the 25 great persons described in this book.

I have recommended this book as the first assignment to my daughter during her summer vacation.

Your search for human excellence ends here.

Morgan Greer Tarot Deck and Book Set (Deck&Book)
Published in Misc. Supplies by United States Games Systems (2003)
Authors: Morgan Greer, Lloyd Morgan, Bill Greer, and Susan Gerlskis-Estes
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Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck
This is my 5th set of cards and my favorite when doing readings. Its very easy to understand you dont have to focus on the pictures a long time to try to understand its meanings.
The colors are VERY nice. It has an old look to it and the cards are beautiful. This deck is good for beginners or the advanced. This is the deck I would recommend to everyone.

You won't be disappointed,
It's difficult to reccommend a tarot deck because everyone is different, and has their own preferences. However, I have 3 other tarot decks, and this one, I am drawn to the most when I do readings. For me, a certain powerful energy is released when I use the deck. The colours on the cards are dark, and not as bright as the Rider-Waite deck. That did take some time to get used to. The book that comes with the deck is a good resource, but is skimpy on some interpretations on the readings. The back of the cards are blue, with white stars. In all, it's an excellent deck, at least in my opinion. If you bought it, I don't feel you would be disappointed.

The best tarot deck
This is the only deck I actually use. It is based on the symbology of the Rider Waite deck (the standard of 20th century tarot), but it is easier to read. The pictures are wonderful. I recommend it very highly

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