Hunter, C. C. - Books
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Fri Jan 08 00:00:00 MST 2010janerls Rating:4.0
I think this book is a really good choice for exploring the Irish culture in a small way. Like the others that I have seen in this series, it talks about things that are very definitely Irish. It may not portray a modern Irish Christmas--after all it is based on the poem by Clement C. Moore in its style, but it is a humorous look at it.
Mon Mar 09 00:00:00 MDT 2015William C. Rating:3.0
It's a great book and using Overstock is a convenient way to purchase.
Fri Nov 18 00:00:00 MST 2011jrstrong Rating:3.0
I've grown up with Apple, an Apple //c in 1987, as University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign Business freshman in 1987! So, I've grown up, and KNOW a lot about Steve Jobs during his Macintosh days! Thus, I know Steve Jobs tried suggested the original Mac be priced at $1495, but John Sculley (of Pepsi) 'chose' the price of of $2495, after Mike Markula (Apple's first financier) decided to MILK the MacOS instead of letting Sculley license the MacOS to other computer manufacturers?
Sun Dec 30 00:00:00 MST 2007bassman2 Rating:5.0
The complete Calvin & Hobbes! Unlike the paperback editions that cherry picked and passed over some great panels, this three volume set covers all of Bill Waterston's classic comic strip. I have to give major kudos to the printer for the highest resolution printing I've yet to see from any collection like this. The B&W panels are crisp and clear and the Sunday panels have definition and colour that was lost in the newspapers and in the paperback editions. All are in heavy hardbound, sewn books, which in turn are in a heavy clothbound slipcase. If you are a C&H fan, don't pass this one up!
Mon Mar 09 00:00:00 MDT 2015William C. Rating:4.0
It's a great book and using Overstock is a convenient way to purchase.
Sun Jan 31 00:00:00 MST 2010sanabena Rating:5.0
I am a big fan of M. C. Beaton books. This book follows the tradition of a good murder mystery punctuated with lots of subtle humor. The reading is smooth and most enjoyable. Hamish is, as usual, in top form as a lazy but caring policeman. His stubborn bulldog approach to every mishap in his jurisdiction takes the reader on a joyous ride through his daily life.
Sun Sep 03 00:00:00 MDT 2006Rating:5.0
This is a terrific book; but, it's for intermediate to advanced programmers who are willing to make a substantial commitment in time and energy. C# is an immense, complicated and important new computer language from Microsoft. It incorporates the latest thinking in programming: graphic windows interface, object oriented programming and a very comprehensive tool set. This is a fine, clear and thorough tutorial with excellent examples and online support with code and errata. It isn't for beginnersand it isn't for the faint of heart. There is just too much to the C# system to get in a weekend. However, the rewards in competency, financial compensation and satisfaction will definitely be there for the intermediate to advanced programmer with persistence. You'll get out of it what you put into it.
Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 MDT 2007donna C. Rating:5.0
Very good info very helpful!!!!Really makes sense . Each day I find out a little more information!!!!
Wed Jan 06 00:00:00 MST 2010namaste100 Rating:5.0
My 8 year old daughter received many gifts for Christmas this year (some very expensive). One of her favorites, however, was this book. She has carried it around nonstop. It's great b/c you don't have to read it front to back so she can just flip through it and find something that interests her at the time. She also took it to school and her classmates were fascinated w/ all the cool facts. I'm going to be getting her another "Uncle John" book soon.
Wed Sep 23 00:00:00 MDT 2009billlupe Rating:4.0
I was impressed with the overall quality for the low price I payed for the book I ordered. I also did not expect to recieve a computer disc with my purchase and the disc worked perfectly. I will not completely know if the purchase was worth the price until I pass the P & C liscencing exam for the state of Missouri.
Mon Feb 10 00:00:00 MST 2014inspiremichelle Rating:5.0
Poison Town, book 2 The Crittendon Files by Creston Mapes Wow be prepared to be taken on a wild ride with these faith filled characters. Set on the wrong side of the tracks in Trenton City, Ohio, Poison Town will intrigue you. Jack Crittendon a reporter for Trenton City Dispatch the local newspaper finds himself and those most precious to him in grave danger. Investigating the rumors about Demler-Vargus the local fiberglass plant Jack is faced with deception, lies and bribery. Who can he trust; the bad guys and the good guys are hard to tell apart. The further into the investigation he goes the larger the circle of corruption extends. I enjoyed seeing how the characters dealt with deception, anger, greed and bitterness. Any seeing the power of forgiveness and love was great. This book started off with a bang and just kept going. I thoroughly enjoyed the fast paced nature, the suspense and action at every turn. This is the first book I have read by author Creston Mapes but it is sure not to be the last. Poison Town follows Fear Has A Name in The Crittendon Files series but it can be read as a stand along. I have not read the first book and had no trouble keeping up and following along. I give a high five to the author and publisher David C Cook for bringing compelling Christian books that are entertaining and give hope to the reader with stories of faith. The Book Club Network Inc. provided me with this book in exchange for my honest review and I am so grateful for their, the author Creston Mapes and publishers generosity. I definitely am new fan of this author.
Wed May 13 00:00:00 MDT 2009jpbjj Rating:5.0
This book has deservedly received a lot of great reviews. There are a couple factors that distinguish this book from other jiu-jitsu books covering different areas of the game (guard passing, maintaining guard, escapes, submissions, etc.):1. Each technique is one that has been successfully applied against top notch competition by Saulo or his brother Xande Ribeiro, who is also a world champion in BJJ.2. Each technique is shaped by Saulo's approach to BJJ, where emphasis is placed on obtaining good posture and position to facilitate both defense and attack. Attacks launched from bad positions are not going to succeed against a strong opponent. Instead, such suspect attacks will leave one open to a much more devastating counter.The benefit of launching attacks from strong positions is (a) they are more likely to succeed; (b) even if the attack fails, you are less vulnerable to a counter; and (c) establishing good posture and position is also critical to maintaining a successful defense. In short, what Saulo attempts to do is establish core techniques which put you in good position to both defend and attack.3. Saulo explains the risk minimization benefits of each technique, and also shows "mistakes" that, in his experience, hurt you. Ironically, some of those "mistakes" are standard moves. Basically, Saulo is saying that jiujitsu has evolved; don't stick with yesterday's moves against today's competition when the counter is well known. Saulo also shows positional reasons why he thinks some of the standard moves don't work as well as they used to.4. Not all, but several of the techniques are linked together so you have a clear roadmap of what to do.This book also has an interesting philosophy to organizing techniques, although I'm not sure I agree fully with it. Saulo sets goals for each belt. White belt is about survival (i.e., avoid submissions), blue belt escapes, purple belt The Guard, brown belt Passing the Guard, black belt Submissions.This unique belt organization system has a couple of benefits. First, it makes the techniques incredibly easy to organize. If you have a half guard question, open up to the purple tabs in the book. If you're looking for an escape, check out the blue tab portions of the book. Second, this unique way of looking at belts meshes with Saulo's philosophy, that good offense is based on good posture, position and defense, because you can launch your offense confident that you are not vulnerable to counter, and even if you are countered, you know how to avoid submission and/or escape. Based on this philosophy, it makes sense to focus on survival (i.e., avoiding submissions) and escapes before learning top and bottom guard game and submissions.The drawbacks to Saulo's belt system are that it's unrealistic. I can't see going through white belt level knowing only how to survive. This system may work if, as a white belt, you are only sparring with purple belts and above, but if you are also sparring with other white belts, somebody has to know how to launch an attack, pull guard or pass guard. Saulo seems to acknowledge this problem as he states somewhere in the book that he does provide his white belts with tools other than just survival techniques.I am not trying to be critical of Saulo's belt system, despite some inherent drawbacks. Every approach to presenting the vast body of work that is BJJ has its pluses and minuses, and Saulo's unique approach is as good as any I've seen, and better than presenting random techniques.It was also interesting to note Saulo's philosophy on The Guard position, which IMO is unique to BJJ and what made me interested in this martial art in the first place. Saulo believes that The Guard should be viewed as an inherently disadvantageous position because you are fighting both your opponent and gravity; therefore be aggressive in your guard. The standard attacks from the Guard and the counters to them are well known and not as successful as they used to be. Saulo believes that if you maintain good defense and posture on top and frustrate bottom's attacks, you should be able to wear bottom out with the help of gravity. Saulo is also a black belt in judo and he makes it clear that he prefers to dominate on top, not unusual for a BJJer with a judo background.I don't think Saulo is alone in his assessment that standard Guard techniques are not as effective as they used to be. Eddie Bravo in Mastering Rubber Guard and Marcelo Garcia in X Guard basically say the same thing; they developed their specialty guard positions because they weren't satisfied with the declining results from standard guard positions. I guess as BJJ evolves the X Guard and Rubber Guard will also see declining success.I only have three criticisms of this book:A. No takedown section. It's not critical IMO because BJJ has always been about the ground game. However, without a few takedowns Jiu-Jitsu University cannot be called a complete book. You can always supplement with Dave Camarillo's Guerrilla Jiujitsu, which focuses on using judo's standup game to takedown and then transition to BJJ techniques to get the submission or an advantageous top game.B. Most of the time (like 95%) Saulo is doing the action wearing a blue gi, but sometimes the white gi is performing the technique. It only takes a second to figure out, "Oh, it's the white gi this time," so it's a minor point. However, this book is so good and has such a high production value, it would have been nice to get these little details perfect.C. Black belt submissions section is basic. Submissions are covered, but they are shown how to be done from one position. It would have been nice to see how each submission could be done from various guard positions, or while passing guard. However, it may not be possible to cover that much ground with each of the submissions shown.In conclusion, this book is just phenomenal and it's obvious a lot of work was put into this book. The criticisms I make are really minor compared to the overall incredible quality and depth of knowledge presented. If you had to get just one book on BJJ, this would be it.Both Saulo Ribeiro and Victory Belt should be commended for publishing the new gold standard in BJJ books.
Tue Apr 21 00:00:00 MDT 2015Christopher C. Rating:5.0
Enjoyed reading this one quite a bit
Sat Mar 05 00:00:00 MST 2011ungoul Rating:3.0
The content is of course on par with previous editions of this book. My issue is with the quality of the Paper. It is ultra thin and the ink bleeds through from the back of the page. For $$$$ I expect reasonable quality. This will only hasten the move to eBooks
Tue Mar 17 00:00:00 MDT 2009seeker65 Rating:5.0
Written by the former president of the American Psychological Association, and author of over a dozen books including the popular "Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life", this title is one of the better selling happiness books out there.First off, this book was a little harder read for me than most happiness books- I have the paperback book which has small print, perhaps that was a factor. I'm also partial to shorter, just-give-me-the-facts happiness books, such as "Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World"- so that might also explain why I plodded my way through pages at times. But having said that, there's IS lot of gems in here for happiness searchers like myself.While this is the kind of book I could write a really long review about, I think I'll just discuss what I consider to be the best bits for those looking for ways to become happier- which I think is why most people would buy this book. Soooo.....1) the book provides the reader with a "happiness formula", which is H = S + C + V. This works out to happiness = your genetic Set point + intervening Circumstances + factors under you Voluntary control. So, since your can't do much about changing your genetics, when it comes to becoming happier, that leaves room for improvement in the areas of circumstances and voluntary activities.2) the book suggests that if you want to lastingly raise your level of happiness by changing the external circumstances of your life, you should: live in a wealthy democracy, get married, avoid negative events and negative emotion, acquire a rich social network, and get religion. Conversely, you needn't bother to do the following: make more money, stay healthy, get as much education as possible, or try to change your race or move to a sunnier climate. However even if you could alter all of these things, it would not do much for you as this stuff accounts for only a small part of your happiness. On to Voluntary efforts...3) This is where most of the book spends a substantial part of its efforts showing you how to be happier, and there's a lot of "meat" to sink your teeth into, with sections on how to obtain more satisfaction with your past, what consitutes happiness about the future, and happiness in the present. Also, the book spend much time talking about how happiness can be cultivated by identifying and nurturing our traits, such as humor, optimism, generosity or kindness.Readers who have read other happiness books, such as those by Jim Johnson or Sonja Lyubomirsky, will already be well familiar with the idea that the best way to increase your happiness is through intentional or voluntary activities. It makes a lot of sense, as you can't change your genetics, and circumstances are either out of your control, or make very little contributions to your happiness. Like this book, I agree that using intentional activities is the route to go when it comes to raising lasting happiness levels- and this book will help you out with that a lot. Happy trails!
Thu Mar 26 00:00:00 MDT 2015hsvbkerdude Rating:5.0
My grandsons love this book. Lots of pics and interesting history are included.
Sun Jan 13 00:00:00 MST 2008nucleargemini Rating:5.0
My friend's 3 year old daughter loved this book. She followed the reading very well and the rhyming of the words made the book all the more interesting. I depicts nicely the routine of going to bed for a young child. The workmanship of the book is good b/c it will hold up to rough handling. Nice story, nice pictures.
Sat Jan 07 00:00:00 MST 2012overstocked2012 Rating:5.0
the outer box could be a bit more durable (you know how boys are with things!), but the little books inside are perfect length for a quick bedtime story. We took these on a recent trip and it's great b/c it's compact and has a bunch of different stories. This item actually would be great for a birthday party...i.e, take it apart and use each book in a different gift bag!!! hummmmm...the wheels are turning~ i might have to buy it again for my son's 5th birthday party!
Tue Feb 15 00:00:00 MST 2011muriel41 Rating:5.0
These books have been enjoyed by children and adults in our family for three generations. What a wonderful prototype of the biblical "Lion of Judah" in the character Aslan. C. S. Lewis was truly an author gifted by God in intellect as well as creativity. We look forward to giving this set of books to our granddaughter for her birthday.
Mon Mar 16 00:00:00 MDT 2015Teresa C. Rating:4.0
I bought this for my 2 yr old granddaughter. She loves cats so she loves her new book. Colorful illustrations.
Mon Mar 08 00:00:00 MST 2010sinurse1 Rating:5.0
Great book- typical of C. Haannah! Keeps you entertained from start to finish!
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