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In this biography, world-class decoy carver Vincent Giannetto III comes of age in the Delaware River region. Growing up on his family’s farmland in Beverly, New Jersey, Vincent felt the intimate call of the outdoors and forged a strong connection with the Delaware River. He longed to be one of the fiercely independent river rats, men who made their living from the land. Skipping school to spend time on the river, he watches the hunter-carvers, learning the role of the decoy while struggling to make his own without guidance from these secretive men.
Most images depicting the American Revolution are historically inaccurate nineteenth- and twentieth-century recreations. Historian Arthur S. Lefkowitz is working to change this. Lefkowitz gathered images from artists who were on-site for these pivotal moments in our nation’s history.
On August 24, 1942, just a few days before she entered Thereseienstadt concentration camp, Valli Ollendorff wrote this letter to her middle son. Secure in the knowledge that Ulrich was safe in America, and fearful of what the future held for her, Valli poured out her fear and longing, as well as her love and hope, in this brief document. Valli died less than two months later and her remarkable letter was lost for forty-three years. Now, thanks to the courage and generosity of Valli’s descendants, families worldwide can share its universal message.
In this, her second cookbook, Gail Ashkanazi-Hankin offers a wide variety of delectable, yet healthy, kosher dishes to please any palate during the many Jewish festivals and on any night of the year. While creating and compiling these reduced-fat and reduced-calorie recipes, Mrs. Ashkanazi-Hankin met many talented Jewish cooks throughout the world, including those from the Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities.
Who needs eight flying reindeer when Santa has a shiny red fire truck? It’s the Christmas Eve shift at Firehouse One, and all the firefighters are sitting down to bowls of hot chili when an old fireman stops by for a bite to eat. No sooner than it takes for the old man to finish his chili, the alarm sounds and the firemen have to leave to fight a fire. They work through the night and return, tired, and begin to ready their equipment for the next call. Hardcover.
Guide to the Amish Country: 3rd Edition comprehensively explains Amish culture and beliefs and contains addresses and descriptions of attractions, motels, eating places, and various happenings. Also included are quilt shops, antique markets, wineries, farmers’ markets, parks, and museums.
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Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past offers a fascinating glimpse at material from a vast assortment of the vintage party guides and larger-than-the-size magazines that guided intrepid hostesses in their quests to stage parties worthy of the holiday’s reputation for mystery and fun. Filled with illustrations of vintage photographs and mementos, this book pays splendid tribute to the imaginative festivities of yesteryear. Hardcover.
Halloween has not always been the occasion for confections, costumes, and cunning tricks that it is today. Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear is a colorful and exciting celebration of Halloween past. The book artfully blends narrative and old-fashioned poems, prose, and chants with eye-catching images of vintage ephemera and fanciful illustrations. Hardcover.
Halloween has not always been the occasion for confections, costumes, and cunning tricks that it is today. Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear Postcard Book is a colorful and exciting celebration of Halloween past. The postcard book artfully blends narrative and old-fashioned images of vintage ephemera and fanciful illustrations. Postcards.
The development of flight has had far-reaching implications not only for combat technology, but also in politics, diplomacy, technology, and mass culture. The Influence of Air Power upon History is a thorough examination of how air power was applied from the very earliest days of the balloon down to the latest use of space technology. Hardcover.
’Round Christmastime, things are a little different on the Emerald Isle. Father Christmas with his Irish eyes twinkling ushers in his seven elves, to enjoy the poteen and plum pudding and unpack his large sack. And thus begins the wondrous Irish Night Before Christmas. Hardcover.
The Italian influence on America began in the age of exploration when Christopher Columbus, Giovanni da Verrazzano, John Cabot, and Amerigo Vespucci ventured across the Atlantic and discovered a New World. During the subsequent centuries, millions of Italians have immigrated to the United States, bringing with them a distinct set of beliefs, traditions, and customs which have been preserved and passed down through the generations.
This Jewish twist on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tells the story of the Hanukkah celebration that almost didn’t happen. The town of Oyville is alive with the spirit of the season. Brilliant menorahs glow in windows, and children spin dreidels and nosh on latkes.
In all of the six tales in Leprechaun Tales, humans are taught a lesson by the little people, whether as a result of overwhelming greed for the gold, picking flowers where flowers are not supposed to be picked, or merely not believing in leprechauns. They have even been known to help humans in great need—when sufficiently pleased by a kind act. Hardcover.
Passover meal preparation can be difficult with the challenge of creating meals that are both unleavened and healthy, not to mention tasty! Passover Lite Kosher Cookbook is the answer to this challenge. Not only is every recipe kosher for Passover but also interesting and delicious—and not just limited to Passover cooking.
This revised and updated twenty-fifth anniversary edition stresses the importance of honesty, loyalty, faith, integrity, and strong personal character. See You At The Top emphasizes the value of a healthy self-image and shows how to build it. Hardcover.
Toby Belfer never had a Christmas tree. Hers was the only Jewish family in the little country town where she lived with her parents and grandmother. The Belfers celebrated Hanukkah—they didn’t celebrate Christmas like the rest of the families in town. Toby invited all of her friends to join in her family’s Hanukkah celebration, just as she joined in theirs by trimming their Christmas trees and singing Christmas carols.
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