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Terrorism: The North Korean Connection
Published in Paperback by Crane Russak & Co (1990)
Author: Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
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A Unique & Worthwhile Look at DPRK Terrorism
This book is really unparalleled in terms of documentation and comprehension. Bermudez neatly addresses the subject by covering DPRK activities by country, rather than by method (bombings, kidnappings, assassinations, etc.) This makes the book coherent and easy to read. It is also good for students who need to do a last-minute term paper on the subject. (I recommend such students go back and read the book cover to cover, however.)

The book suffers from rather poor editing, however, as another reviewer has already stated. But that is forgivable. Bermudez is the unofficial encyclopedia of North Korea's military and security forces. His writing for Jane's Intelligence and his other published books make him a scholar with value.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in the DPRK.

...use this book!
...This book is one of the most important works available to help one understand north Korea and their military capabilities.

Trout of North America Calendar 2003
Published in Hardcover by Workman Publishing (2002)
Authors: Joseph R. Tomelleri and Workman Publishing
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Best Trout calendar in Years
Stunning drawings of trout, beautiful styling, monthly hatches for both west and east....Most interesting trout calendar since schweiberts from the early 90's.....recommended

What a beautiful calendar!!!!!!
Clearly, Joseph Tomelleri is one of the most gifted artists in America.

His pencil and ink drawings of trout are unparalleled. What precision, attention to detail and vivid color! The fish jumped off the page (so to speak).

Rarely have I seen more spectacular renderings of any fish. These are drawings I'd gladly frame and hang them in my home.

Bravo, Joe!

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People: Atlas of American History
Published in Hardcover by D C Heath & Co (1996)
Authors: Boyer Paul S., Clifford E. Clark, Joseph F. Kett, Neal Salisbury, Harvard Sitkoff, and Nancy Woloch
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Difficult to read and learn from
I am an AP US History student and I foud this text was hard to read and study. Many pages are devoted to social issues and signifigant political events often recieve little or no attention. Trying to study for the AP test from this book is difficult because of the lack of information on some areas. The text does include many interesting details, but is not recomended for AP History students.

comprehensive, well-organized resource
I am using this book as a reference in my high school history class, and it is clearly a well-researched, well-written, and easy to use resource. It is obvious that many people think it is too wordy and difficult to understand, but it is a college text and should be treated like one. I would definitely recommend it to anyone preparing for a college American history class.

Comprehensive "Vision" Provides Powerful Insight
I used The Enduring Vision as a text for my AP US History class in high school. The organization, development, and discussion in the book increased my understanding of each era of our history. When used as one of two or three texts for the AP class (which I do recommend), The Enduring Vision provided me with insight into the major aspects of our history. The Student Manual to accompany The Enduring Vision was also a helpful tool in preparing for the AP Exam.

Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
Published in School & Library Binding by Silver Whistle (2000)
Authors: Joseph Bruchac and Greg Shed
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The art in this book is offensive
The Native Americans in this book, with the lone exception of Massasoit, may have brown skin and wear traditional dress, but their facial features are totally *white* -- Squanto looks straight out of a JCrew catalog. Since when do Native Americans have turned up noses? Please. The art in this book isn't just "romanticized," it denies the physical bodies of Native Americans to the point at which it renders the accuracy of the text (and all it's good intentions) moot. Ugh. For much more interesting explorations of Native American history, I'd recommend This Land Is Your Land by George Littlechild.

Excellent Thanksgiving Story
This book is an excellent way of sharing the first Thanksgiving with children. It is told from the perspective of the Native Americans, a perspective that is often overlooked. The illustrations are beautiful and help to tell the story visually.

Trees of the Central Hardwood Forests of North America: An Identification and Cultivation Guide
Published in Hardcover by Timber Pr (1998)
Authors: Donald Joseph Leopold, William C. McComb, and Robert N. Muller
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This is not the book to get students interested in trees.
This is primarily an ID guide to 188 native and naturalized trees, and another 84 that are commonly planted in what is termed the Central Hardwood Forests, defined as those portions of eastern North America dominated by deciduous trees. This is an octopus-like area that includes all or parts of 30 states and provinces to varying degrees. The only states wholly within the "shading" are IL,IN,RI, and KY; nearly so are CT, OH, TN, and MO. Small to large chunks of MN, WI, MI, PA, WV, IA,NE, KS, OK, TX, AK, AL, GA, NC, VA, MD, NJ, NY, MA, NH, Quebec and Ontario fall within the boundary; but ME and VT are inexplicably outside it, as are vast areas of deciduous forest in New York state. Few if any of the trees in this book are restricted to the Central Hardwood Forests -- most range widely beyond the boundary of this arbitrarily defined region, and many barely enter it at all. The reader would be better served if the book simply covered trees of the northeastern United States, without contriving an ecological framework for choosing species to write about. Most of the book consists of tree descriptions alphabetized from Abies to Zanthoxylum, with over 900 photos of varying quality, and maps for most species. Data headings are Habit, Bark, Twigs, Buds, Leaves, Fruit, Wood, Habitat and Range, Propagation, Wildlife Value, Landscape Value, and Best Recognizable Features. Discussions are very brief. A section of 116 color photos adds a welcome break to the cramped and confusing composition of the text. Summer and winter keys to genera are confusing due to the inclusion of numerals referring to previous couplets, and left unexplained; and because there is no identation, or spacing between couplets. The book is sturdily made and contains valid information, but is uninteresting in its style and mostly visually unappealing. It is not likely to inspire students.

If you love Hardwood Forests this book is for you.
This book is the best i have ever laid hands on for describing the trees of the eastern forest. I have a B.S. in Forestry, Im a certified Arborist and am currently working on a M.S. in Forestry. I have seen lots of books on trees and this is the best. Period.

Door County, WI
Published in Paperback by Arcadia Tempus Publishing Group, Inc. (07 October, 1998)
Author: Joseph W. Zurawski
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Door County in Pictures
Images of America, Door County is an excellent book. Via pictures this book presents the history of Door County from the middle 1800's until about 1950. The pictures are from all of the cities of Door County.

Some of the pictures include the names of the people shown in the picture. All pictures include the story behind the picture. In some cases the story is lengthly and full of lots of anecdotes. For instance, Door County had a toll bridge from 1887 to 1931. The Leonhardt Music Hall was opened as an opera house in 1900.

The pictures are from many sources, mostly private people so there are pictures that would not normally be available. This adds a special flavor to the book.

If your ancestors came to Door County and you are wandering what their life was like, this is the book to find the answers. By way of the write up given with each picture you will be able to learn a great deal about the people and the place.

Eagle Song
Published in Hardcover by Dial Books for Young Readers (1997)
Authors: Joseph Bruchac, Dan Andreasen, and Blaylock
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Because of the lack of short chapter books with urban contemporary Native American protagonists, all public/school libraries should pick this up - especially for NA kids who have just moved from rural/reservation to the big city. It may work best for a parent and child to read together and discuss.

The Forgotten Airforce
Published in Paperback by Athena Press Publishing Co. (10 May, 2002)
Authors: Joseph M., Major Roche and Major Joseph M. Roché
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An important story of World War II
I had the honor of meeting the author some years ago in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri where he regaled friends and neighbors with stories of his wartime adventures. I'm glad he was finally able to publish his memoir so many more people can enjoy the exploits of Cajun Joe and his comrades.

This is a very human story. The tales of the incredible bravery and sacrifice of these warriors is mixed with stories of trouble-making and skirt-chasing. This is not a Hollywod-style, idealized adventure, but a true story of young men who served their country under incredibly difficult conditions and who enjoyed life whenever they got the chance.

Be sure to read all the way to the end for the author's very funny tale of his trip stateside after the completion of this missions.

General George Crook: His Autobiography
Published in Paperback by Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd) (1986)
Authors: George Crook, Martin F. Schmitt, and Joseph C. Porter
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A soldier telling it like it was.
General Crook minces no words in his autobiography, a book that gives you real insight into one of the nation's most renowned Indian fighters. A quiet man in real life and somewhat of an enigma to those around him, he had a unique understanding and appreciation for Native Americans and the injustices heaped upon them. In later life, he attempted to use his influence to help better their conditions. Crook never took his biography to a publisher -- that only happened long after he was dead. If anything, his narrative leaves you wanting more detail and less modesty about the role he played in history. The editor has done an admirable job in filling in the missing pieces. An important book for anybody interested in the people who built the West, or in influential military leaders in American history. I enjoyed this book immensely.

The Girl Who Married the Moon : Tales from Native North America
Published in Hardcover by Troll Communications (1994)
Authors: Bruchac & Ross, Joseph Bruchac, Gayle Ross, and S. S. Burrus
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Tales, Do you want to read some tales
This book is a very, very, very good book. In this book the language is written in a neat way. In the beggining of the story it starts with a catchy line then goes "Once upon a time" like a childrens book.
There is four sections, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the Northwest. In these sections there is different short stories about the tales of that section like , "Turkey Girl"from the southwest section.
My favorite short storie is "The Girl Who Married the Moon". I like it because it has two people together, but one the moon in this case the moon is always working, but in the end they worked there problem out. I really liked this book.

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