Download e-book for kindle: Dictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture by Frank Hoffmann,Frederick J Augustyn Jr,Martin J Manning

By Frank Hoffmann,Frederick J Augustyn Jr,Martin J Manning

continue the data you would like on playthings and dad tradition at your fingertips!

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 enlightening—and entertaining—resource, 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 toys—past and present.

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David Federman's Modern Jeweler’s Consumer Guide to Colored Gemstones PDF

By David Federman

considering early 1989, a gem broker i have identified for years has been calling me each few weeks to short me on mounting mayhem in Colombia's profitable emerald marketplace. The troubling gist of those calls is often this: there's a full-fledged turf warfare occurring among that South American country's bustling drug and gem trades for keep watch over of its emerald ex­ port company. in keeping with this broker and a number of other others, anyplace from to 4 thousand emerald humans, often miners and deal­ ers, were murdered considering that 1980. doubtless the gem region, itself by no means gun shy, has retaliated in complete and in style. in the end, the 2 teams have banded jointly in an intermittent alliance opposed to a standard enemy-Communist guerillas-with effects the CIA may envy. I point out this bloodshed due to anything the gem broker as soon as acknowledged to me: "I guess you by no means give some thought to what a gem has to head via to get to a jewellery store:' he is correct. I are likely to consider coloured stones as issues of attractiveness, now not items of ugly strength struggles among mining kingpins and drug lords. are you able to blame me, or a person with insider wisdom, if a gem sheds any reference to its prior as soon as sculpted through a cutter into the glittering mar­ vel we see in a jeweler's show off? Like Odysseus hearing the sirens' track, we develop into sufferers of an aesthetics-induced amnesia.

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Download e-book for iPad: Percussion Revolvers: A Guide to Their History, Performance, by Mike Cumpston,Johnny Bates

By Mike Cumpston,Johnny Bates

A interesting examine the historical past and improvement of the revolver.

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.

Chapters include:

Replicas: the great, the undesirable, and the Awful
Early Revolvers, 1836–47: The Paterson and the Walker Colts
The Dragoons
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.

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Read e-book online The Mosin-Nagant Rifle (Weapon) PDF

By Bill Harriman,Johnny Shumate,Alan Gilliland

The Mosin-Nagant is the world's longest-surviving and most generally dispensed army rifle, having armed the forces of Russia and plenty of different international locations for greater than 5 a long time. It has obvious motion from international struggle I to the current day, yet is most renowned for its position in the course of international battle II while it proved to be a superb sniping weapon within the palms of marksmen comparable to Vasily Zaitsev and Simo Häyhä. This learn covers the rifle's complete wrestle heritage, from its early improvement via to its provider in wrestle and the impression it has had on smooth firearms.
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.

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Download e-book for iPad: Virginia Beach in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History by Alpheus J. Chewning

By Alpheus J. Chewning

First visited by means of English settlers in 1607, Virginia seashore has been a well-liked vacationer vacation spot ever on account that. the ocean, sand, and sunlight are the most well-liked points of interest, yet all through historical past the town has additionally been recognized for its certain structure. the 1st geodesic dome in-built the us, designed through Buckminster Fuller, used to be the city's conference middle for a few years. The Cavalier lodge, while inbuilt 1927, used to be the state's biggest brick constitution. the recent Cape Henry lighthouse, accomplished in 1881, continues to be the tallest forged iron lighthouse within the kingdom. The lighthouse it changed, a constitution that also stands this day, was once erected in 1791 and was once the 1st federally funded constitution in-built the United States.

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Download PDF by Max Prasac: Gun Digest Book of Ruger Revolvers: The Definitive History

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."

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Read e-book online Bennington (Postcard History Series) PDF

By Bennington Historical Society,Bennington Museum

Nestled within the southwest nook of Vermont, Bennington is wealthy in heritage and ordinary attractiveness. On August sixteen, 1777, the golf green Mountain Boys and military from surrounding states defeated British troops on the conflict of Bennington. Like different small cities in New England, this agricultural neighborhood quickly stumbled on its waterways ruled through huge factories. whilst production declined within the early 1900s, town reinvented itself as a vacationer vacation spot. Postcards selling neighborhood surroundings, old fashioned lined bridges, bustling downtown streets, glossy facilities, and critical historical websites defined the town�s value to tourists and fostered neighborhood pride.

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Andrew G. Nelson's Uncommon Valor: Insignia of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit PDF

By Andrew G. Nelson

the recent York urban Police Department’s Emergency carrier Unit is likely one of the world’s preeminent tactical and rescue devices. Their ten squads, located through the 5 boroughs of recent York urban, offer heavy guns aid to different devices of the NYPD, in addition to lifesaving apparatus to the citizens of the ‘Big Apple’. The approximately 500 individuals of this elite unit are the most hugely embellished participants of the Department.

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.

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Along Ohio's Historic Route 20 (Postcard History Series) by Michael J. Till PDF

By Michael J. Till

path 20 was once named a federal street in 1926, and for the 1st 1/2 the 20 th century it used to be an important east-west highway throughout northern Ohio. Extending from the Pennsylvania border east of Conneaut to its western terminus with Indiana, it made Ohio the connecting hyperlink among Northeastern and Midwestern states. thankfully, course 20 has remained nearly intact and will be traveled a lot as humans did in years previous. Postcard background sequence: alongside Ohio�s ancient course 20 celebrates the sort of journey, illustrated through greater than 2 hundred classic postcards depicting perspectives alongside the way in which. city and town scenes, rural vistas, and old websites that drew early motorists to the road are featured. to not be forgotten are the vacationer courts, inns, diners, and gasoline stations that made motor vehicle trips possible.

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