By Frank Hoffmann,Frederick J Augustyn Jr,Martin J Manning
The Dictionary of Toys and video games in American pop culture is an A-to-Z reference consultant to the playthings that amused us as young children and fascinate us as adults. This enlighteningand entertainingresource, whole with cross-references, offers quick access to concise yet distinctive descriptions that position toys and board video games of their social and cultural contexts. From motion figures to yo-yos, the booklet is your travel consultant during the museum of sought-after collectibles and forgotten treasures that replicate the fads and models that helped outline popular culture within the United States.
The Dictionary of Toys and video games in American pop culture is a old, but present, mirrored image of society’s ever-changing attitudes towards early life and its cultural touchstones. The publication is stuffed with actual descriptions of every access, together with dimension, colour, and fabric composition, and the age workforce mostly linked to the object. it is usually biographical sketches of inventors, brands, and vendors a digital Who’s Who of the yankee toy undefined, together with Milton Bradley, Walt Disney, and Jim Henson. With a short glimpse via its pages or a long glance from conceal to hide, you’ll realize (or re-discover) actual hero motion figures, toys with advertisement tie-ins, fast-food promotional giveaways, penny prize package deal toys, and advertisements icons and characters as well as loved toys and board video games like Etch-a-Sketch®, Lincoln Logs®, Colorforms®, Yahtzee®, and Burp Gun, the 1st toy marketed on national television.
The Dictionary of Toys and video games in American pop culture offers easy-to-access and easy-to-read descriptions of such toys as:
- Barbie®, bendies, and Beanie infants®
- Monopoly®, Mr. Machine®, and Mr. Potato Head
- Pez®, Plah-Doh®, and Pound doggies®
- Scrabble®, foolish Putty®, and Slinky®
- Tiddly Winks®, Tinker Toys®, and Twister
and appears on the humans behind the curtain of the largest names in toys, together with
- LEGO® (Ole Kirk Christiansen)
- Fisher-Price® (Homer G. Fisher)
- Mattel® (Ruth and Elliott Handler)
- Hasbro (Alan, Merrill, and Stephen Hassenfeld)
- Toys R Us® (Charles Lazarus)
- Parker Brothers® (Edward and George Parker)
- F.A.O. Schwartz (Frederick Schwartz)
- Kenner® (Albert Steiner)
- Tonka® (Russell L. Wenkstern)
The Dictionary of Toys and video games in American pop culture additionally comprises an index and a particular bibliography to satisfy your informal or expert examine wishes. speedier (and extra interesting) than looking through an unlimited collection of sites for info, the e-book is a crucial source for librarians, toy creditors and appraisers, pop culture fanatics, and somebody with an curiosity in toyspast and present.
By David Federman
By Mike Cumpston,Johnny Bates
Highly certain and informative, Percussion Revolvers explores the appearance, improvement, and use of precartridge revolvers in the course of the heart years of the 19th century. The percussion revolver emerged within the 1830s and remained cutting-edge till metal cartridge revolvers got here into universal use within the mid-1870s. by utilizing glossy replicas, capturing fans Mike Cumpston and Johnny Bates examine the capacities and boundaries of the unique revolvers, delivering perception into their accuracy, software, and ballistic performance.
Replicas: the great, the undesirable, and the Awful
Early Revolvers, 1836–47: The Paterson and the Walker Colts
Colt Revolvers of Midcentury: The Pocket and army Models
Holsters, Belts, and Sashes
The Later Years: The final of the Colt Percussion Designs
A Hail of Lead: The accomplice LeMat
Bates and Cumpston speak about the advance of the precartridge fingers, putting them of their right old context. additionally they seriously look into smooth replicas, together with distinctive info on choice, upkeep, and taking pictures, whereas delving into either the optimistic and unfavourable realities that may be encountered whilst utilizing those firearms.
A useful reference for college kids, fiction writers, and energetic shooters, Percussion Revolvers is an in-depth and complete exploration of caplock handguns and their smooth replicas.
By Bill Harriman,Johnny Shumate,Alan Gilliland
Dramatic conflict reviews and in particular commissioned paintings supplement the meticulously researched exam of the Mosin-Nagant supplied by means of writer invoice Harriman as he delves into the background of 1 of the main iconic rifles of global conflict II.
By Alpheus J. Chewning
By Max Prasac
Every Man's Revolver
It's a teenager in comparison to Colt's and Smith & Wesson, yet Sturm, Ruger & corporation has left a mark at the international of firearms that is indisputable. Now, writer Max Prasac stocks how the firm's famed revolvers grew to become more desirable, tougher and more secure than any in their pageant in Gun Digest booklet of Ruger Revolvers.
Inside you are going to discover:
- The tales at the back of Ruger's fast-step to fame.
- Single-actions, double-actions, customized jobs and infrequent pieces.
- How Ruger's applied sciences replaced the fashionable revolver.
- Plus a lot, a lot more!
superbly illustrated with thousands of full-color photos, Prasac and contributing writer David Bradshaw offer a behind the curtain examine the lads and the corporate generating a number of the most powerful weapons on the earth, and the recommendations that retain these firearms available to each gun proprietor who wishes one. This actually is the tale, as Prasac places it, of "Every Man's Revolver."
By Frances H Green
Green, Frances H
By Bennington Historical Society,Bennington Museum
By Andrew G. Nelson
As a end result, their insignia has been lengthy wanted by way of fellow operators and creditors all over the world. during this ebook, the writer unearths the insignia of ESU and the historical past at the back of it. From the unit’s first patch, created within the past due 1920’s, to a few of the rarest ‘Truck’ patches, produced within the 80’s. It additionally explores the historical past of the NYC Housing and Transit Police, Emergency Rescue Unit’s, that have been merged into the NYPD ESU within the mid 90’s.
With over 2 hundred colour photos, unusual Valor – Insignia of the NYPD’s Emergency provider Unit, presents the main finished exam of this unit’s insignia ever conducted.
By Michael J. Till