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posted Jul 6, 2011, 6:34 AM by Talktolaw Ogu   [ updated Jul 7, 2011, 12:17 AM ]



The most reliable and convenient guide to watches available, the Complete Price Guide To Watches is a mini encyclopedia with over 10000 watches priced and over 8000 images provided for education and identification. This book is the definitive guide for all levels of watch education and collection. From the amateur collector to the most prestigious auction houses, the Complete Price Guide To Watches has something for everyone. Every year there are thousands of price changes and this year is no exception. The Complete Price Guide To Watches contains the most up to date information on American and European pocket watches and wrist watches, Comic and Character watches including pricing, identification information, tips, history, terminology and the annual market report. This book provides not only accurate pricing information on a plethora of watches, but also provides historical information on a myriad of watchmakers, including birth and death dates, company histories, movement identification, serial numbers, grade numbers, production dates and quantities. The guide also has dedicated illustrated entries on how a watch works, watch parts nomenclature, the individual parts of a watch movement, how to properly open a pocket watch case and care for your watch, Railroad watch dials, cases and adjustments, how to determine the age and manufacturer of a watch and how watches are appraised. All of this information is accented by antique illustrations salvaged and lovingly reproduced from long lost watch catalogs, advertisements and brochures. It is because of this attention to detail that the Complete Price Guide To Watches has attained its near legendary status as the only true Bible of watch prices, history and education currently in print.There is no other book on watches this thorough on the market today. Before you buy or sell any wrist or pocket watch, be sure to buy the Complete Price Guide To Watches. Product Category: Apparel & Accessories > Watches Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Chronograph Wristwatches: To Stop Time $74.64
Wrist chronographs are mechanical wristwatches that, in addition to their normal clockwork, have a mechanism that allows them to time short-term events. They are one of the most popular collecting areas in the broad spectrum of wristwatches because they are not yet too expensive and are available in large numbers. Until now they have not been studied systematically. Now Land and Meis offer this outstanding identification book. The text deals with the dial of the chronograph and all the indications that can possibly be read from it. There is also a technical section that shows the historical development of the chronograph mechanism. With collectors in mind the authors have arranged the illustrations by the indications on the dials. Pictures of the movements are always included with those of the chronographs. This book is a particularly useful identification book for collectors, dealers, and auction houses. Product Category: Apparel & Accessories > Watches Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Collecting and Investing Strategies for United States Gold Coins $29.53
Ambio is a well-known numismatic expert and auction cataloger. As one of the industry's most highly trained numismatic scholars, Ambio brings first-hand experience and expertise together to offer exclusive insider tips for the collector and investor - What do I look for? Which coin should I buy next? Is the coin available on the market? How much can I expect to pay? And how do I make the most of my investment?This book covers regular-issue gold series from 1795 through 1933 and informs the reader on a number of investing strategies, including collecting by type, variety, or rarer issues. The book includes over 150 high-resolution gold coin images, graphs, and vital pricing data. Each chapter begins with a brief history of a gold type, then goes on to describe various tactics or "game plans" to help the investor build his or her collection successfully and profitably. Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Collectibles > Coins & Currency Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Standard Catalog of German Coins: 1501 to Present $84.51
The Standard Catalog of German Coins, 1501-present, 3rd editionFrom the worldwide leader in world coin books comes the first reference material of its kind, with five centuries of German coinage in a single volume! This essential book will include more coin images than ever before-including many minor coins?and cover states that did not exist after 1601. Other features will include: Cross-referencing to specialized literature to aid in identification Additional data on mint officials and mintage figures gained from available Mint reports A brief overview of German monetary history by author N. Douglas Nicol Revised market values based on actual dealer offerings and auction results spanning the 12 years since the release of the second editionLook for the Standard Catalog of German Coins, 1501-present, 3rd edition from trusted numismatic booksellers. Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Collectibles > Coins & Currency Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Handbook of 20th Century US Gold Coins: 1907-1933 $29.53
David Akers' Handbook of 20th Century US Gold Coins was hailed as a classic from its first publication date in 1988. Now, two decades later, this second edition offers a much expanded and updated version of its predecessor. A chronological survey of date and mintmark of the much celebrated Saint-Gaudens and Pratt's $2.50, $5, $10 and $20 gold coins is featured, with all new information on gold Proof coins. Each coin's characteristics are broken down into Strike, Luster, Color, Surfaces, and Eye Appeal, including rarity, total known by grade and values, and complimented by full color gold coin images. Significant Examples of each coin, auction appearances and prices realized also make a debut in this new edition. Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Collectibles > Coins & Currency Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Catalogue Of German Coins Gold, Silver And Minor Coins Since 1800, Wit $25.95
Here for the first time in the English language is a priced presentation of all the coins of the many German states that have been issued since 1800. The gold, silver and base metal coins of each kingdom, duchy, principality and city are listed chronologically with all the denominations of each issue together.Collectors will find here a catalog number for each coin type, the inclusive dates of issue and the metallic content. Legends and inscriptions. are translated into English and special footnotes explain the significance of unusual issues, the reasons and occasions for commemoratives, etc. Retail values based on auction records and dealers' price lists are shown for each listing.This catalog, one of a series of volumes covering the world's coinage, ("Catalogue of Scandinavian Coins" was the first), was also published in other languages.Historians and students will find this book particularly valuable since the history of the German nation is mirrored in its coins.This is the latest in a series of coin books reprinted by Ishi Press. For this we must thank Mario L. Sacripante, an avid collector of coins, who has loaned us coin books from his private library for these reprintings. Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Collectibles > Coins & Currency Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Shootout Hockey Trivia: Games and Quizzes $8.95
Shootout Hockey Trivia takes hockey buffs onto the ice to face the sport's most challenging arcana. Armchair players can head-fake their way around hundreds of multiple-choice or true/false questions. Bobby Hull's false teeth were sold at a 2004 auction ? true or false? Which NHLer claimed descent from a Japanese samurai? How many fewer NHL regular-season games did Mark Messier play than Gordie Howe? Shootout Hockey Trivia is the perfect game companion and an ideal party starter ? and dispute settler ? for fans. Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Collectibles > Sports Collectibles > Autographed Sports Paraphernalia > Hockey Autographed Paraphernalia Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Shootout Hockey Trivia: Games and Quizzes $8.96
Shootout Hockey Trivia takes hockey buffs onto the ice to face the sport's most challenging arcana. Armchair players can head-fake their way around hundreds of multiple-choice or true/false questions. Bobby Hull's false teeth were sold at a 2004 auction ? true or false? Which NHLer claimed descent from a Japanese samurai? How many fewer NHL regular-season games did Mark Messier play than Gordie Howe? Shootout Hockey Trivia is the perfect game companion and an ideal party starter ? and dispute settler ? for fans. Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Collectibles > Sports Collectibles > Autographed Sports Paraphernalia > Hockey Autographed Paraphernalia Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
2011 Collector Car Price Guide $13.65
The most comprehensive book of its kind, with approximately 270000 price listings for all models made by 109 car and truck builders between 1899 and 2003. The exclusive 1-to-6 condition grading system gives values for cars in every condition, from junkyard parts car to show winner. Established, comprehensive, easy-to-use price guide that appeals to any car enthusiast, at an attractive price. The only annual price guide that covers pre-World War II cars?the Classic Era. This thorough price guide is a standard reference for insurance companies, appraisers, restorers, bankers and auction companies. The prime collector car pricing source for more than 20 years. Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Collectibles > Vintage Advertisements Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Standard Companion To Carnival Glass: Identification & Values $17.95
Fans of Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass series will be delighted by the third edition of the Standard Companion to Carnival Glass. The book is arranged alphabetically by pattern name for easy reference. Each pattern shines on its own page, with all necessary facts and a detailed photograph to illustrate the pattern. Data about each piece includes name of pattern, manufacturer, year of production, colors and shapes available, and any information on reproductions that is known. The approximately 250 patterns presented reflect both American and some foreign patterns the collector or buyer might encounter in the malls or at any live or online auction. There are no repeat patterns or photographs from the previous editions. The pocket guide is filled with current values prices are given for every color of every pattern. By using this abbreviated approach, the guide becomes a quick resource tool that can be carried anywhere for easy reference. 2007 values. Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Crafts & Hobbies > Glass Crafts Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Frederick Carder's Steuben Glass: Guide to Shapes, Numbers, Colors, Fi $29.95
This new edition is a valuable aid when used in conjunction with eight important books that picture Frederick Carder's Steuben glass. The easy-to-use tabulated format cross references the line drawings of shapes found in Paul Gardner's classic book The Glass of Frederick Carder (reprinted by Schiffer Publishing), auction records from the last eleven years, and references to photographs in the eight books cited. This revised second edition features a greatly expanded photo section with over 100 new photos; drawings of over 60 new glass shapes found in the archives of the Rakow Research Library at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; and a new chapter on Steuben candlesticks. It also expands the auction results from about 2000 to over 8500, and includes additional auction houses not covered in the first edition. Curators, historians, glass dealers, scholars, and collectors alike owe a round of applause to Marshall Ketchum for this precise, important, and now updated reference work; this book will make their jobs much easier. Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Crafts & Hobbies > Glass Crafts Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s & 1960s: The Collector's Guide $30.38
Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market. Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Crafts & Hobbies > Scale Models Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
20 Wonderful Vintage Crochet Patterns! 20 Wonderful Vintage Crochet Patterns! $0.99
I hope you enjoy these patterns, and I hope that you have a wonderful time crocheting.When you obtained this manual, you also received resell rights where you are free to resell this manual for whatever price you like, as long as you do not modify the content in anyway. You are also free to give it away free as incentives to your website visitors, or as a thank you gift to your auction customers.You also get a ready made sales page that you can use to resell this manual, from your website. If you do not have a website already, Product Category: Arts & Entertainment > Crafts & Hobbies > Sewing & Needlecrafts > Knitting Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Field Guide (Digital Field Guide Series) $13.45
Focus on the fun you'll have with your Sony DSLR-A200Stepping up to a digital SLR can be both exciting and intimidating. This portable guide lets you focus on the excitement. Clear explanations show you how to use every setting and make the most of the 10.2 megapixel CCD image sensor, Super SteadyShot image stabilization, dynamic range optimization, and other top-of-the-line features. With tips and insight for getting dynamite shots in every situation, it's the book you'll want to take along whenever you take pictures.Set up your camera, use all its features, and review your imagesRefresh your knowledge of photography basics ? composition, shutter speed, aperture, and lightingExplore creative suggestions and technical advice for photographing kids, concerts, wildlife, even online auction itemsLearn the best ways to download, view, and print your photosDiscover how to maintain your camera in optimum working order Product Category: Cameras & Optics > Camera & Optic Accessories > Camera Accessories Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Field Guide $9.99
Focus on the fun you'll have with your Sony DSLR-A200 Stepping up to a digital SLR can be both exciting and intimidating. This portable guide lets you focus on the excitement. Clear explanations show you how to use every setting and make the most of the 10.2 megapixel CCD image sensor, Super SteadyShot image stabilization, dynamic range optimization, and other top-of-the-line features. With tips and insight for getting dynamite shots in every situation, it's the book you'll want to take along whenever you take pictures. Set up your camera, use all its features, and review your images Refresh your knowledge of photography basics ? composition, shutter speed, aperture, and lighting Explore creative suggestions and technical advice for photographing kids, concerts, wildlife, even online auction items Learn the best ways to download, view, and print your photos Discover how to maintain your camera in optimum working order Product Category: Cameras & Optics > Camera & Optic Accessories > Camera Accessories Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Oz Clarke's Bordeaux: The Wines, the Vineyards, the Winemakers $25.88
Oz Clarke has always loved the Bordeaux region and its wines. Home of the most famous wine ch?teaux in the world ? Latour, Lafite, Margaux, Petrus, Yquem?Bordeaux is at the center of attention in the wine world. Creating some of the world's greatest Cabernets and Merlots, Bordeaux produces more wine than Australia and accounts for over 90 percent of global wine futures and auction markets. With a rich spectrum that ranges from world-famous producers to peasant winemakers, Bordeaux is where any winemaker aspiring to greatness looks for inspiration.In this new guide, Oz Clarke has created the essential book for all lovers of Bordeaux wine. He discusses wines at every level: from the truly great classics commanding legendary prices to everyday wines that can offer quality as well as value for the money. He has recently tasted thousands of wines to bring you Bordeaux's best buys for any budget or preferred style.Beautifully produced with many commissioned color photographs, labels, and maturity and vintage charts, Oz Clarke's Bordeaux also includes stunning panoramic maps of Bordeaux's top vineyard areas that show the precise location of individual ch?teaux.Returning to his wine roots, Oz Clarke shows that however much we now appreciate wine from all over the world, there is still nothing quite as magical as the best bottles from the best producers in this ancient and glamorous wine region. Product Category: Food, Beverages & Tobacco > Beverages > Wine Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
British Tea and Coffee Cups, 1745-1940 $11.23
Tea and coffee cups have been made in Britain since the middle of the eighteenth century and can be found in a vast array of decorative designs, reflecting the changing fashions of society as well as the advances made in the manufacturing process. This book charts the development of tea and coffee cups over 200 years, providing information on the methods of decoration, influential factories and designers. Steven Goss guides the reader on how to identify the dates of particular patterns, as well as listing a number of museums and auction houses where these ornamental cups can be discovered. Product Category: Home & Garden > Kitchen & Dining > Tableware > Coffee & Tea Pots Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 


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posted Jul 6, 2011, 6:27 AM by Talktolaw Ogu   [ updated Jul 6, 2011, 6:34 AM ]



The Lost Chalice: The Epic Hunt for a Priceless Masterpiece $19.77
A pulse-pounding real-life chase for an ancient masterpiece of immeasurable value . . . Sotheby's. New York City. June 19, 1990. Nothing of its kind had been sold to the public in more than a century. On a warm June evening on Manhattan's Upper East Side, with the auction-house showroom crammed with the wealthy, the curious, and the press, history was made when an anonymous man in a green golf sweater paid an unprecedented three quarters of a million dollars to win the twenty-five-hundred-year-old chalice. After that night, this historical artifact disappeared, its whereabouts a mystery. Until now. It is among the most prized of antiquities: the Greek artist Euphronios's wine cup depicting the death of Zeus's son Sarpedon at Troy. Lost for more than two millennia, the chalice?one of only six of its kind found intact?mysteriously surfaced in the collection of a Hollywood producer, who then sold it to a Texas billionaire. Coveted by obsessed private collectors, dealers, and museum curators, it was also of intense interest to the Italian police, who believed it belonged to their country, where it had first been dug up earlier in the twentieth century. In this breathtaking tale of history, adventure, and intrigue, archaeologist and journalist Vernon Silver pieces together the extraordinary tale of the lost cup and offers a portrait of the modern antiquities trade: a world of tomb raiders, smugglers, wealthy collectors, ambitious archaeol-ogists, rapacious dealers, corrupt curators, and international law enforcement. Spanning twenty-five hundred years, The Lost Chalice moves from the mythic battlefield of the Trojan War to the countryside of twentieth-century Tuscany, the dusty libraries of Oxford University to the exhibition halls of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the cramped law-enforcement offices of the Carabinieri to the tony rooms of New York's auction houses to solve the mystery of the world's rarest masterpiece. As Silver learns, the discovery of the chalice exposes another riddle?and an even greater missing treasure. Epic and thrilling, The Lost Chalice is a driving true-life detective story that illuminates a big-money, high-stakes, double-dealing world, which is as fascinating as it is unforgettable. Silver's thrilling tale opens a window onto Italian history, culture, and life rarely seen. Product Category: Media > DVDs & Videos Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Art & Auction - One Year Subscription $80.00
Print Magazine Subscription - 12 Issues / Monthly, ***Starts in 6 - 10 weeks*** 20110611000711213 Product Category: Media > Magazines & Newspapers Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Auction Project $14.11
Arturo O'Farrill, CD - Jewel Case,ZOHO MUSIC,Studio, ***Usually ships within 24 hours*** 20110610000712240 Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: ZOHO MUSIC Product UPC: 880956100920 Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Book of Matches $5.99
Gentleman Auction House, CD,EMERGENCY UMBRELLA,Studio, Running Time: 00:00:00 ***Usually ships within 24 hours*** 20110611000711213 Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: EMERGENCY UMBRELLA Product UPC: 718122095421 Barnes & Noble.com
 
Alphabet Graveyard $10.66
Gentleman Auction House, CD,EMERGENCY UMBRELLA,Studio, ***Usually ships within 24 hours*** 20110611000711213 Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: EMERGENCY UMBRELLA Product UPC: 718122001224 Barnes & Noble.com
 
Pioneer $14.96
Auktyon (Auction), CD,CIRCULAR MOVES,Studio, ***Usually ships within 24 hours*** 20110611000711213 Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: CIRCULAR MOVES Product UPC: 016728702225 Barnes & Noble.com
 
Nora Roberts CD Collection 2: Hidden Riches, True Betrayals, Homeport, $29.88
Hidden Riches: When Dora Conroy purchases a curious selection of auction items she unknowingly becomes the deadly focus of an international smuggler. She seeks help from her intriguing upstairs tenant, former cop Jed Skimmerhorn.True Betrayals: Kelsey Byden grew up believing her mother had died when she was three. Now twenty-six, she receives a letter from her mother explaining that she is alive. But there are more secrets to be found out and Kelsey decides to stay at her mother's splendid horse farm, where she falls in love with handsome gambler Gabe Slater.Homeport: Dr. Miranda Jones welcomed the distraction offered by a summons to Italy to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze. However, her professional judgment is called into question when the bronze is declared a hoax. Miranda turns to Ryan Boldari, a seductive - and supposedly reformed - art thief. The Reef: Tate Beaumont and Matthew Lassiter share the dream of finding Anguelique's Curse, a jeweled amulet surrounded by legend. Tate soon learns that her arrogant but attractive fellow diver holds as many secrets as the sea itself. Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler $17.09
When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along. Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie, find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at an auction for a bargain price of $250. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. This quest leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself. Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Say You Love Me $25.60
Left penniless after her parents' death, Kelsey Langton must resort to drastic measures in order to safeguard the honor and future of her young sister Jean. So Kelsey enters the infamous House of Eros to be sold at auction, resigned to becoming a gentleman's plaything. The highest bidder is Lord Derek Malory, a dashing rakeshell from a family of charming rogues, who rescues her from an unscrupulous sadist. Lord Derek never expected he would be leaving the house of ill repute with a new mistress, especially one as graceful, sensuous, and spirited as Kelsey. And he never dreamed he would fall in love with her. Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Garage Sale Millionaire: Make Money in a Down Economy with Hidden $13.45
The Garage Sale Millionaire, written from a combined sixty-plus years of collecting experience by its authors, will expertly educate and guide you into making your Internet auction finds, personal collections, estate auction finds, ordinary household items, and of course, garage sale finds work for you in a precise step-by-step guide to make you some serious money. The Garage Sale Millionaire will also become a must-read and go-to guide for all aspiring treasure hunters who desire to make money buying and selling items that can be found virtually anywhere! Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Rather Curious Engagement $25.60
Belmond's much-beloved debut novel, A Rather Lovely Inheritance was "a rare gem" (Romance Reviews Today) and ?An entertaining yarn with family drama and intrigue aplenty.?(Booklist). Now, in the eagerly anticipated sequel, A Rather Curious Engagement, our American freelancer- turned-heiress Penny Nichols is back for more fun? and another engaging international romp with her English hero, Jeremy. Penny has the great London flat, the classic car, the villa in France, the fabulous bank account, and a great guy to share them with. So everything's perfect, right? Right? Er, well... Pursued by gigolos, gold-diggers, an ex-wife, and highly aggressive salesmen chasing after their millions, Penny and Jeremy decide to take the summer off and sock away most of their inheritance for one year. But they allow themselves one big "splurge" from their wish list-- and that's where all the trouble begins. At an auction on the French Riviera, Penny and Jeremy win much more than they bargain for, uncovering a centuries-old rivalry involving the theft of a priceless treasure linked to Beethoven's Germany, the mysterious island of Corsica, a luxurious 1920s yacht, and a medieval castle on Lake Como, Italy. A Rather Curious Engagement is a stay-up-all-night read, with an irresistible, unbeatable heroine seeking answers to intriguing questions about history, art, fortune and love. It's the perfect companion to the first novel. Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Summer Affair $17.08
Claire Danner Crispin, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair the Nantucket's Children Summer Gala. Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire-until she promises a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the auction, offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon.Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman's attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women's lives will make this her newest summer bestseller. Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Misty of Chincoteague $12.81
Paul and his sister Maureen's determination to own a pony from the herd on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among the ponies rounded up for the yearly auction. Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Fear of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen $14.25
The Tate is the most popular tourist attraction in Europe. Conceptual artists like Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst enjoy celebrity status. Works by 20th century abstract artists like Mark Rothko are selling for record breaking sums at auction, while the millions commanded by works by Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon make headline news. But while the general public has no trouble embracing avant garde and experimental art, there is mass resistance to avant garde and experimental music ? although both were born at the same time and under similar circumstances. And despite the fact that from Schoenberg and Kandinsky onwards, musicians and artists have made repeated efforts to establish a synaesthesia between their two media. In Fear of Music, David Stubbs looks at the parallel histories of modern art and modern music and examines why one is embraced and the other ignored, derided or regarded with bewilderment. Why do people get Rothko and not Stockhausen? Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Johanna Lindsey CD Collection 4: Love Me Forever, Say You Love Me $17.09
Love Me Forever:A young heiress in mourning for her mother's death, Kimberly Richards has been abandoned by her lifelong fianc?. But Kimberly's father, the recently widowed Earl of Amburough, is intent upon marrying her off as quickly as possible - to please the jealous lover he longs to wed.So the rather indelicate business of matchmaking begins. And Lachlan MacGregor, the dashing and newly impoverished Laird of Clan MacGregor, is deemed the worthy suitor. Kimberly, however, harbors a deep-seated dislike for Scots, gold-diggers, and the whole woeful state of affairs in general. Therefore, a tryst with the handsome, haughty Lachlan seems dubious at best. But strange turns and outrageous circumstances promise to lead the ill-matched pair to a wildly unexpected destination - and to open a resisting heart to the glories of true love.Say You Love Me:Her parents' death has left Kelsey Langton penniless - and responsible for the well-being of her younger sister, Jean. Kelsey knows that the only way to avert their doom is to allow herself to be sold at auction. Resigned to becoming the plaything of a well-heeled gentleman, she gets more than she bargained for. Lord Derek Malory is the highest bidder - a dashing rakehell from a family of charming London rogues. Enthralled by the lovely young woman with shining eyes and dark hair, he purchases her to be his mistress, unaware of the true worth of his prize. He never imagined that this woman he so frivolously acquired would be blessed with all the attributes he was looking for in a wife - grace, wit, intelligence as well as beauty. He certainly never expected to fall in love. Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Art Thief $22.45
Rome: In the small Baroque church of Santa Giuliana, a magnificent Caravaggio altarpiece disappears without a trace in the middle of the night. Paris: In the basement vault of the Malevich Society, curator Genevi?ve Delacloche is shocked to discover the disappearance of the Society's greatest treasure, White-on-White by Suprematist painter Kasimir Malevich. London: At the National Gallery of Modern Art, the museum's latest acquisition is stolen just hours after it was purchased for more than six million pounds. In The Art Thief, three thefts are simultaneously investigated in three cities, but these apparently isolated crimes have much more in common than anyone imagines. In Rome, the police enlist the help of renowned art investigator Gabriel Coffin when tracking down the stolen masterpiece. In Paris, Genevi?ve Delacloche is aided by Police Inspector Jean-Jacques Bizot, who finds a trail of bizarre clues and puzzles that leads him ever deeper into a baffling conspiracy. In London, Inspector Harry Wickenden of Scotland Yard oversees the museum's attempts to ransom back its stolen painting, only to have the masterpiece's recovery deepen the mystery even further. A dizzying array of forgeries, overpaintings, and double-crosses unfolds as the story races through auction houses, museums, and private galleries -- and the secret places where priceless works of art are made available to collectors who will stop at nothing to satisfy their hearts' desires. Full of fascinating art-historical detail, crackling dialogue, and a brain-teasing plot, Noah Charney's debut novel is a sophisticated, stylish thriller, as irresistible and multifaceted as a great work of art. Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Rubies in the Orchard: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems in Your Business $26.95
NATIONAL BESTSELLERPOM Wonderful. FIJI Water. Teleflora. The Franklin Mint. Lynda Resnick's marketing triumphs read like an encyclopedia of branding. She is the smartest and hardest-working marketing brain in the business - the kind of marketer who can sell "ice sculptures to Eskimos." But her brilliant ideas aren't simply the result of random inspiration; they're the products of a systematic approach to marketing that any company -- large or small -- can adapt to achieve success. In RUBIES IN THE ORCHARD, she divulges her secrets for creating some of the world's most memorable and iconic brands, and the bull's-eye strategies to sell them.Resnick believes that every company can find "rubies" in its orchard, elements of intrinsic value that consumers will desire. Here, she shows how every successful marketing campaign begins with uncovering these hidden gems, and communicating their value honestly and transparently to the consumer. Through Resnick's behind-the-scenes narrative, we learn the secrets of her extraordinary successes, including: POM Wonderful, the wildly popular 100% pomegranate juice that created an entirely new product category out of a fickle and obscure fruit; and FIJI Water, a fledgling brand she transformed into the #1 premium bottled water in America, with sales that have increased 300% since 2004.A born marketer, Resnick shares tales from a remarkable life, from opening her own ad agency at age 19 to the time she famously overpaid for Jackie Kennedy's pearls at auction, then transformed her "mistake" into tens of millions in sales for the Franklin Mint. Here for the first time, Resnick reveals her systematic approach to breaking through marketplace clutter and consumer cynicism, and creating blockbuster brands with true staying power.From the Hardcover edition. Product Category: Media > Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World $22.50
These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: BB King's Lucille, Eric Clapton's Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan's First Wife, Billy F Gibbons' Pearly Gates, Neil Young's Old Black, and many more. Here's the first-ever illustrated history of the actual guitars of the stars that made the music. Other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, but this book is unique in profiling the actual ?star guitars??the million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which sold at Sotheby's auction house in 1993 for $1300000. Amateurs buy guitars to emulate the stars?Clapton's Strat, Slash's Les Paul?and this book explains the stars' modifications, thus showing how others can recreate those famous tones. Dave Hunter is an author, musician, and journalist. He is the presenter and co-author of the Totally Interactive Guitar Bible and its two follow-ups, Interactive Fender Bible and Interactive Gibson Bible. Among his other books are the popular The Guitar Amp Handbook, Guitar Rigs, and Guitar Effects Pedals. He contributes regularly to Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines. Product Category: Media > Sheet Music Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Fantasy Football's Big Six $21.49
Fantasy Football's Big Six brings you a complete collection of draft tips and strategies from six of the most successful fantasy football players in the world! Content covers all types of fantasy football leagues including redraft, salary cap, auction, IDP, and dynasty/keeper leagues. Product Category: Software > Video Game Software Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Hacking World of Warcraft $22.02
Hack your way to the top.World of Warcraft is your world. You are fearless. You are in command. And when you can command these awesome addons, macros, and customizations, you'll savor the heady brew of victory. From the masters who gave us Atlas and PerfectRaid/Clique, you'll learn how to gain an advantage in combat, write spell-casting macros, work with frames and XML, develop Lua scripts that work with the WoW API, and more.Yeah, they're legal. But don't let that hold you back.Addons, Macros and more.Learn the secrets that unlock hidden treasures!1. Evaluate your performance in battle with combat statistics.2. Add instance maps and make notes on the World Map.3. Rearrange everything onscreen and monitor your vitals with an HUD.4. Make gold "playing " the Auction House.5. Have whispers open in their own window like an IM client.6. Overhaul your interface with pre-packaged compilations.7. Create two fully functional addons from start to finish. Product Category: Software > Video Game Software Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Commonly Used Conventions in the 21st Century, Updated Edition: The Sp $17.95
This is the 4th in the American Contract Bridge League's series of bridge books for beginning and advancing players. Successfully used for over 20 years, this edition has been updated to reflect modern theory. Lessons include the Stayman Convention, the Jacoby Transfer, Major-Suit Openings and Responses, Minor-Suit Opening Bids and Responses, the Subsequent Auction, Weak Two-Bids, and Strong 2 Club Opening. Product Category: Toys & Games > Games > Card Games Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Daily Telegraph Easy Guide to Acol Bridge $16.95
Acol bidding is the most popular system in the UK and is used by the majority of players throughout the country. Because it uses a weak no-trump opening and a minimum of conventions, it's a great way for beginners to learn how to bid with confidence. Partnerships that use Acol will never have misunderstandings in the auction, regardless of the level of experience of either or both players. Now, thanks to the Daily Telegraph, American bridge enthusiasts will get the perfect introduction to this logical, easy-to-understand method, ideal for newcomers to the game as well as all social players. Product Category: Toys & Games > Games > Card Games Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Diana Princess of Wales Paper Doll: The Charity Auction Dresses $6.95
Elegant paper doll collection features 31 evening dresses offered for charity auction by the late Princess. A keepsake treasure for paper doll collectors and Diana's fans. 1 doll, 31 costumes. Notes. Product Category: Toys & Games > Toys > Dolls, Playsets & Toy Figures > Dolls Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Advertising Dolls: The History of American Advertising Dolls from 1900 $29.95
Dolls not only capture little girls' hearts, they've also managed to corner markets for mega-companies like WK Kellogg Company, Jolly Green Giant, and Campbell's. The author has scoured flea markets and auction houses and consumed cereals, candies, and innumerable hamburgers in order to compile one of the most complete collections of advertising dolls known to exist. This comprehensive book traces the emergence of dolls like Aunt Jemima and Betty Crocker, who leant their stamp of domestic credibility, and chronicles the extraordinary rise of figures like Ronald McDonald and the California Raisins, tiny figures which invaded homes and helped define American culture. Here is the nostalgic revisit of hundreds of advertising creations, like Uneeda Kid, Buddy Lee, Cracker Jack, Charlie Tuna, Burger King, and Trix the Rabbit. Each is shown with front and back details, and current values are listed providing the perfect reference tool for the collector. Product Category: Toys & Games > Toys > Dolls, Playsets & Toy Figures > Dolls Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Golden Angel, Unwilling Sex Slave #4: The Auction--A Hot-Flashes Novel $2.95
Fourth in the Bestselling Saga! Laura appears to have become a willing sex slave, obedient to every sexual demand, submissive to every humiliating punishment. Chosen ahead of her peers for auction, Laura must face the final challenge of her captivity--placed on the slave block to be purchased by the highest bidder. Little does she know the auction is rigged from the outset, most decidedly not in her favor? Cover Art: Ello Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Storage Unit Auction Riches $2.99
You've seen the TV shows. You may even know someone who is currently doing this. Now is your chance to get in on this incredibly lucrative and still untapped market!We show you how to make COLD HARD CASH buying other people's abandoned items forPENNIES ON THE DOLLAR!Do you dream of running your own business and being self employed? Well, running a storage unit auction business is an easy, inexpensive, and fun way to do just that! There are no franchise fees, no monthly dues, no overhead, and very little operating costs. This is still a largely untapped market. Quite a few people attend these auctions but only a select few actually bid on the units! Why is that? It's because they want to get into the Storage Unit Auction business but they have a fear of doing it WRONG! They do not know the flow of the operation or what is to be expected!That's why this eBook can help!Most people think all it takes is to walk into an auction, buy a unit, and become rich. That's the number one mistake newcomers make! Even if they do win, they most likely overbid and end up with a room full of junk! But our recommendations and worksheets make your entry into this lucrative business as easy as possible.With this guide, you can start your future this weekend! This easy to read guide makes it simple and fun because it enables you to go to these auctions with real world knowledge! You'll have the tools and training to learn what's important in determining a mini storage unit's value and not waste time like so many other beginners. This guide pays for itself in the time savings you'll experience by using our suggestions and techniques. Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Love by Auction $2.99
Clarissa Yip,NOOK Book (eBook), English-language edition,Pub by Decadent Publishing Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Steal Me (A Contemporary Erotic Romance) (SHORT STORY) $0.99
When London art collector Marcus Montcrieff meets the mysterious Olivia at an auction where he buys a seemingly magic golden armband said to have belonged to one of the Vestal ... Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
80 Days In Captivity $11.69
Olympia Press has acquired this curious and sizzling diary from a Sotheby's estate auction. Never before have the secret sins of Victorian Era depravity been exposed in such a manner! This is the diary of a young woman whose uncle loses her in a game of cards. The price: sexual enslavement and absolute defilement for 80 days to one of the most amorous gentlemen of England: Mr. Phileas Phogg... Carefully edited by Michael Hemmingson, this log with Phogg describes fantastic positions and couplings that will leave the most jaded reader tingling with delight, and wanting more. Also included: "A Vulgar Manuscript," a collection of erotic definitions of Victorian dirty slang. Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Final Straw: Guitar TAB Edition $16.94
Full of spot-on songwriting and perfected melodies, hooks, and impressive dynamics, Final Straw vaults Snow Patrol from the ranks of relatively unknown pop-rock contenders to a position among the power pop elite. This folio includes all 12 songs from the album plus two bonus tracks. Titles are: How to Be Dead ? Wow ? Gleaming Auction ? Whatever's Left ? Spitting Games ? Chocolate ? Run ? Grazed Knees ? Ways & Means ? Tiny Little Fractures ? Somewhere a Clock Is Ticking ? Same ? We Can Run Away Now They're All Dead and Gone (bonus track) ? Half the Fun (bonus track). Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Fool Me Twice $3.98
Combine an art gallery in need of funding and a woman who's willing to do anything for her "owner" after being bought in a charity auction, and you've got one hell of a night to remember. But what happens when you end up owned by two men instead of just one? For Katelyn Davis, that makes a perfect situation even better.Uninhibited and driven by lust, the three of them make it a night that none of them will soon forget. Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Dance of Submission: A BD/SM Novella $11.72
In Dance of Submission Jude Mason continues to draw the reader into the world of 24/7 bdsm. Jade is sold at auction by Sir Jason because she is too 'soft' for him. But what would she find in an unknown master? At times she had found the strictness of Sir Jason almost more than she could bare. Sold at auction to Master Thomas she has no idea what kind of master has purchased her. Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Slave Girl $4.79
Kidnapped and sold into slavery, is there more to life than what Laila experiences?Kidnapped from her home in Cairo, Egypt, Laila is placed on an auction block in Constantinople and sold to work as a handmaid to a wealthy man and his daughter. Unhappy as a maid and leery of the lustful advances of her owner, Laila dreams of returning to her home.Laila is sold to a Turkish harem where she catches the eye of the handsome yet arrogant palace heir, Kudar al Numan. As Laila fights to deny her feelings for Kudar, their relationship is threatened by the jealous rage of another woman.To keep the couple apart, Laila's nemesis hatches a plan to force her to make a choice...return to the family she loves or remain in her new life with her new love. Either choice may be seen as an act of betrayal. Which will she choose? And does going back to relive the past mean there is no hope for the future? Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Trouble with Harry $5.94
An offer she should refuse.Polly doesn't expect to win when she bids in a charity auction on a sealed envelope offered by a devilishly handsome marquis. Once the contents of the envelope are revealed, her world turns upside down.An offer she won't refuse.Adrian, Marquis of Shoreham, seems as shocked as Polly when she accepts his offer of WILD SEX. Tall, dark and magnetic, he's everything Polly wants-except he's one of the pampered elite she despises, a man who uses his privileged position to gain every advantage. She knows she should walk away and go about her boring, abstinent life. Instead, Polly finds herself walking toward Adrian on London Bridge with nothing but wild sex on her mind. An encounter that will lead to-An offer she never expected.This book follows Perfect Timing, but is a perfect stand alone. Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sweet Revenge [Bachelor For Sale Book 1] $3.99
On the verge of her wedding, Ally feels the need to purge the one and only grudge she's held in her life. When she learns that Randy Gallagher is up for auction at a fundraiser, she stuffs her purse full of money and heads into the city to make the purchase. She has no idea what's she in for or what his touch will evoke in her. Randy Gallagher has left his small town life behind to pursue a career as a fire fighter in Toronto. When he's talked into going on the auction block to raise funds for the Children's Hospital, he has no idea that he'll meet the one woman he loved and left behind many years ago. Now that she's back in his life, he has no intention of letting her go--even though she's engaged to be married to another man. Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Celebrity Black Book 2008 $39.95
The Celebrity Black Book contains the best celebrity addresses and celebrity contact information for over 55000 public figures worldwide. Whether you're a fan, business person, nonprofit, author or a member of the media, you're bound to find this book useful. Everyone who is anyone is inside: actors, athletes, musicians, politicians, world leaders, artists, authors. even reality TV stars!The Celebrity Black Book is a staple for fans who want to request autographs, nonprofits who want to do the same so they can hold an autograph auction to raise money for their cause, businesses who want to get their products and services in the hands of celebrities, authors who want to get celebrity endorsements for their books, and members of the media who want to get an interview or a quote. There are so many uses, the possibilities are endless!This edition contains a free 60-day Membership to ContactAnyCelebrity.com's online database -- a $60.00 value! Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Captured (Siren Publishing Classic) $12.99
[Siren Classic: Erotic Sci-Fi Romance] Mari never expects to find herself in a cage in a cargo hold on a spaceship. She quickly learns from her captors she's headed to the meat market. When they try to return her to hypersleep, she resists. After allowing her to stay awake, Mari realizes her survival depends on connecting with the male in charge, Ekkatt. She must make him see her as a sentient being or she will end up as dinner. Ekkatt has never spoken to any human. They are valued for one thing, the money they bring at auction. The Attun race is vegetarian, but other species prize human flesh and bring in good money. Then the female with red hair speaks to him and forces him to admit she has a name. Mari throws Ekkatt's entire life into question, the biggest question...can he watch her sold to the highest bidder? ** A Siren Erotic Romance Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Priceless: A Novel $7.99
Three women with nothing in common but a taste for the good life and a shared history of betrayal are about to find out just how far they'll go to make a name for themselves in the glamorous world of fine art?a place where the stakes are high but the rewards can be . . . PRICELESS Young, ambitious Lizzy Duffy is determined to become a successful auctioneer?even if it means sleeping her way to the top. But when she suspects that her boss is using her, Lizzy wastes no time in plotting the ultimate revenge. Fine art expert Carrie Klein has come a long way in her career. Now she's ready to take the London art scene by storm and show her rival she's not the na?ve woman he once took advantage of. And in a drafty farmhouse, impoverished artist Serena MacDonald struggles to support her young daughter by forging Old Master paintings . . . one of which ends up at auction. When her secret is discovered, Serena's fate may depend on her ability to fabricate one last masterpiece. From the glittering lights of New York City to the major auction houses of London, internationally bestselling author Olivia Darling delivers an unforgettable novel of ambition and greed, desire and deceit, that's as alluring and luxurious as a rare work of art.From the Paperback edition. Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Slave of Desire $8.32
Book 2 in the Desire seriesAfter a fellow convict is murdered while she's guarding the maximum-security cellblock, ex-con Calandra Jones escapes the ship of the pirates who liberated the convicts, determined to make it on her own. Just as she's attempting to arrange passage on another ship headed for a mining colony, she's abducted by a handsome slave trader bent on offering her for sale at a potentate's auction.Drago Chavez doesn't understand Calandra's opposition to his plan. As a concubine or wife to a powerful man, she would be pampered and influential. No woman he's ever placed has complained about being sold into the arms of a caring owner. Besides, his acquisition of the rebellious beauty is his entr?e into a lucrative and exclusive market.Calandra considers Drago's goal nothing short of sexual slavery and vows to seduce the trader into changing his mind about offering her for sale. A sensual storm erupts during their desert odyssey that culminates when Calandra is sold, and Drago must decide whether he trusts their love enough to rescue his Slave of Desire. Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Market Operations in Electric Power Systems: Forecasting, Scheduling, $120.27
An essential overview of post-deregulation market operations in electrical power systemsUntil recently the US electricity industry was dominated by vertically integrated utilities. It is now evolving into a distributive and competitive market driven by market forces and increased competition. With electricity amounting to a $200 billion per year market in the United States, the implications of this restructuring will naturally affect the rest of the world.Why is restructuring necessary? What are the components of restructuring? How is the new structure different from the old monopoly? How are the participants strategizing their options to maximize their revenues? What are the market risks and how are they evaluated? How are interchange transactions analyzed and approved? Starting with a background sketch of the industry, this hands-on reference provides insights into the new trends in power systems operation and control, and highlights advanced issues in the field. Written for both technical and nontechnical professionals involved in power engineering, finance, and marketing, this must-have resource discusses:Market structure and operation of electric power systemsLoad and price forecasting and arbitragePrice-based unit commitment and security constrained unit commitmentMarket power analysis and game theory applicationsAncillary services auction market designTransmission pricing and congestionUsing real-world case studies, this timely survey offers engineers, consultants, researchers, financial managers, university professors and students, and other professionals in the industry a comprehensive review of electricity restructuring and how its radical effects will shape the market. Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sex Auction Sex Auction $6.95
Hector McIntyre,NOOKbook (eBook), English-language edition,Pub by Fiction4All Product Category: Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 


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Multi-carrier track capacity allocation in forward and spot markets of Multi-carrier track capacity allocation in forward and spot markets of $26.46
This dissertation addresses multi-carrier, multi-line train scheduling problems for forward and spot markets. Schedules resulting from solution of these train scheduling problems enable carriers to make customer commitments for serving forward contracts and to transport one-off-loads arising on spot markets.;A train slot selection model based on multicommodity network flow concepts is developed for determining timetables for use in forward markets and a column generation methodology is proposed for its solution. The model considers needs of both shippers and carriers. The solution approach is embedded in a simulation-based iterative framework, where demand elasticity is explicitly treated.;A combinatorial auction-based track capacity allocation framework is introduced to allocate residual track capacity among competing carriers seeking to run additional trains on an as-needed basis. Bid set construction techniques are proposed that allow carriers to express their preferences for track usage. A winner determination problem is formulated, solution of which provides the optimal allocation of track capacity among carriers.;The potential benefits of collaborative operation among carriers in both markets were recognized. Collaborative decision-making (CDM) strategies are designed for scheduling trains to serve forward markets. Performances of these strategies are assessed in a carrier collaboration simulation-assignment framework. A train space leasing technique and a CA-based train slot creation approach are proposed to accommodate one-off-loads on previously scheduled and newly formed trains, respectively. Required techniques for bid set construction are developed. A WDP is formulated that seeks the optimal allocation of track access rights to bidders for the given bid sets.;Implementation of the resulting train schedules will aid in creating efficient and cost-effective rail transport, resulting in a competitive and green alternative to truck transportation. Additionally, collaboration among competing carriers can lead to the formation of profitable trains that might otherwise have been underutilized and an ability of each carrier to serve a greater share of the freight market. The methodologies were specifically intended for solving large, real-world train scheduling problems. Product Category: Media Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Michael Jackson: Auction $17.85
700 never-before-published photographs of the King of Pop by Arno Bani: artistic, unique, exceptional images. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
After The Auction $10.59
Lily Kovner could not have dreamed that research for a magazine assignment would resurrect a searing memory from her childhood. A fleeting glimpse of a family treasure looted by the Nazis launches "Afikomen" --her quest for justice and restitution spanning three continents. Along the way threats, murder, and the revelation of a diabolical secret deal thrust Lily onto an emotional rollercoaster further complicated by the thrill of new romance. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Great Montana Cowboy Auction $3.99
Cowboy For SaleWith a neighbor's ranch at stake, Montana-cowboy-turned-Hollywood-heartthrob Sloan Gallagher agreed to take part in the Great Montana Cowboy Auction organized by Polly McMaster. But in order to avoid going home with an overly enthusiastic fan, he provided the money so that single mom Polly could take him home for a weekend of playing house. Polly figured that a weekend was all this Tinseltown cowboy could handle of her reality ? which included one bionic cat, one starstruck sister, thirteen unemployed rabbits and, of course, the kids. Polly was sure it was the novelty that appealed to him. But when the hoopla surrounding the auction ended and Sloan stuck around, she prayed the novelty would wear off quickly ? before she got in too deep! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Brandi's Auction $2.99
Nikki Palmer,NOOK Book (eBook),Series: Brandi's New Life 2, English-language edition,Pub by Nikki Palmer Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Auction Theory $69.92
Vijay Krishna's Second Edition of Auction Theory improves upon his 2002 best seller with a new chapter on package and position auctions as well as end-of-chapter questions and chapter notes. Complete proofs and new material about collusion complement Krishna's ability to reveal the basic facts of each theory in a style that is clear, concise, and easy to follow. With the addition of a solutions manual and other teaching aids, the Second Edition continues to serve as the doorway to relevant theory for most students doing empirical work on auctions. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Diana Princess of Wales Paper Doll: The Charity Auction Dresses $2.59
Elegant paper doll collection features 31 evening dresses offered for charity auction by the late Princess. A keepsake treasure for paper doll collectors and Diana's fans. 1 doll, 31 costumes. Notes. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Auction Tactics $16.59
1916. A tutorial on the art of bidding in cards. The thrills in Auction come from the opportunities afforded to out-general the adversaries in declaring. The bidding is the chief feature, which arouses our excitement and enthusiasm. To match our wits against others, of the same mental strength as ourselves, and either to do or be done by, makes an intensely stimulating contest. Contents: Auction Thrills; The Major Suits Come First; The No Trump Comes Second; The Minor Suits Come Last; Business Doubles; The Language of Auction; The Nerve to Act; Illustrative Hands; The Showdown; Original and Subsequent Leads; 1915 Laws of Auction; and Synopsis of Auction Penalties. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Auction $15.29
People from all over the county attend an auction where people bid on everything from clothes and paintings to a stuffed groundhog and a potbellied stove. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Antiques at Auction in America $18.61
Illustrates more than 4000 objects and their prices achieved at auction in the US Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Raycraft's Auction Field Guide $17.95
In the premiere edition of Raycrafts' Auction Field Guide, father & son team Don and RC Raycraft share their experience, advice, and humor on American antiques and collectibles sold at auction. With informative text, hundreds of color pictures, and a research companion DVD, they take you out to survey hidden treasures at the auction. Everything from vintage Indy race cars to old spice tins is included, along with chapters on country store collectibles, coffee and tobacco tins, soda pop memorabilia, antique advertising signs, and all that crosses the auction block. Criteria and protocol for buying at the auction are explained in depth; collectibles are evaluated; and there is a special section on the must-know vocabulary needed to succeed at the auction. The Raycrafts' final examination strips away your self-assured veneer to teach you what you really know about the value of collectibles and antiques. Raycrafts' Auction Field Guide is an essential addition to the beginning and seasoned collector's library and a priceless hands-on source of information when out at the marketplace. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Art Auction Mystery $15.14
Sixteen famous paintings from collections around the world have been stolen and replaced with clever forgeries. Now these fake paintings, along with sixteen others, are going up for auction. After an anonymous tip, the reader has to come to the rescue! By comparing the paintings to the originals, the reader has all the clues to figure out which paintings are real and which are fakes. Including work by the world's most famous artists, this book is part mystery, part puzzle, part art reference book, and all-over fun! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Income $20.99
For decades, the idea that more education will lead to greater individual and national prosperity has been a cornerstone of developed economies. Indeed, it is almost universally believed that college diplomas give Americans and Europeans a competitive advantage in the global knowledge wars.Challenging this conventional wisdom, The Global Auction forces us to reconsider our deeply held and mistaken views about how the global economy really works and how to thrive in it. Drawing on cutting-edge research based on a major international study, the authors show that the competition for good, middle-class jobs is now a worldwide competition?an auction for cut-priced brainpower?fueled by an explosion of higher education across the world. They highlight a fundamental power shift in favor of corporate bosses and emerging economies such as China and India, a change that is driving the new global high-skill, low-wage workforce. Fighting for a dwindling supply of good jobs will compel the middle classes to devote more time, money, and effort to set themselves apart in a bare-knuckle competition that will leave many disappointed. The authors urge a new conversation about the kind of society we want to live in and about the kind of global economy that can benefit workers, but without condemning millions in emerging economies to a life of poverty. The Global Auction is a radical rethinking of the ideas that stand at the heart of the American Dream. It offers a timely expos? of the realities of the global struggle for middle class jobs, a competition that threatens the livelihoods of millions of American and European workers and their families. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Silent Auction (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series #5) $24.75
Agatha finalist Jane K. Cleland brings us an irresistible new blend of coziness, crime, and collectibles...The autumn foliage is in full fiery glory on a beautiful day in the little coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire. Josie Prescott arrives at the town's renovated lighthouse to conduct an antiques appraisal and is horrified to discover the bludgeoned body of her neighbor Zo?'s beloved nephew, Frankie. The owners of the lighthouse are avid antiques collectors, and Josie soon begins to suspect that a scrimshaw tooth from their collection may be the key to solving the crime that has shaken Rocky Point, and broken her dear friend's heart. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
After the Auction $4.99
Lily Kovner could not have dreamed that research for a magazine assignment would resurrect a searing memory from her childhood. A fleeting glimpse of a family treasure looted by the Nazis launches "Afikomen" --her quest for justice and restitution spanning three continents. Along the way threats, murder, and the revelation of a diabolical secret deal thrust Lily onto an emotional rollercoaster further complicated by the thrill of new romance. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Swayvill's Unofficial World of Warcraft Auction House Guide To $4.99
Features an interactive menu, screenshots, new format and more This new guide was written with all of your feedback in mind. However, this still isn'ta farming guide, get rich quick scheme or magic pill, those don't work. Certain ?people? who cannot understand the basic lessons or mechanics of this book, will still be lost and there's nothing I can do about that. The rest of you will find this version easier to use with step-by-step full screenshots, a brand new layout and more. Don't worry this guide will work with Cataclysm and I wrote this version while Beta testing, enjoy. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Silent Auction (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series #5) $30.99
Agatha finalist Jane K. Cleland brings us an irresistible new blend of coziness, crime, and collectibles...The autumn foliage is in full fiery glory on a beautiful day in the little coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire. Josie Prescott arrives at the town's renovated lighthouse to conduct an antiques appraisal and is horrified to discover the bludgeoned body of her neighbor Zo?'s beloved nephew, Frankie. The owners of the lighthouse are avid antiques collectors, and Josie soon begins to suspect that a scrimshaw tooth from their collection may be the key to solving the crime that has shaken Rocky Point, and broken her dear friend's heart. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Silent Auction (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series #5) $11.99
Agatha finalist Jane K. Cleland brings us an irresistible new blend of coziness, crime, and collectibles...The autumn foliage is in full fiery glory on a beautiful day in the little coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire. Josie Prescott arrives at the town's renovated lighthouse to conduct an antiques appraisal and is horrified to discover the bludgeoned body of her neighbor Zo?'s beloved nephew, Frankie. The owners of the lighthouse are avid antiques collectors, and Josie soon begins to suspect that a scrimshaw tooth from their collection may be the key to solving the crime that has shaken Rocky Point, and broken her dear friend's heart. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Michael Jackson: Auction $42.85
700 never-before-published photographs of the King of Pop by Arno Bani: artistic, unique, exceptional images. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Auction Pinochle (Three Step, Mazurka, Redowa etc.) $3.16
Jean Briquet,NOOKbook (eBook), English-language edition,Pub by FreeHandMusic.com Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
An auction system for nurse scheduling. $26.46
Melanie Lynn De Grano,NOOKstudy eTextbook, English-language edition,Pub by ProQuest LLC Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Vintage Affair $11.99
Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. In Isabel Wolff's captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child's coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women. Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby's auction house to open her own vintage clothing shop in London?but to Phoebe, it's the fulfillment of a dream. In the sunlight-flooded interior of Village Vintage, surrounded by Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves, Vivienne Westwood bustle skirts, cupcake dresses, and satin gowns, Phoebe hopes to make her store the hot new place to shop, even as she deals with two ardent suitors, her increasingly difficult mother, and a secret from her past that casts a shadow over her new venture.For Phoebe, each vintage garment carries its own precious history. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe is rewarded whenever she finds something truly unique, for she knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you're not just buying fabric and thread?you're buying a piece of someone's past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Th?r?se Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child's sky-blue coat?an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Th?r?se Bell?one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Vintage Affair $9.38
Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. In Isabel Wolff's captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child's coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women. Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby's auction house to open her own vintage clothing shop in London?but to Phoebe, it's the fulfillment of a dream. In the sunlight-flooded interior of Village Vintage, surrounded by Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves, Vivienne Westwood bustle skirts, cupcake dresses, and satin gowns, Phoebe hopes to make her store the hot new place to shop, even as she deals with two ardent suitors, her increasingly difficult mother, and a secret from her past that casts a shadow over her new venture.For Phoebe, each vintage garment carries its own precious history. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe is rewarded whenever she finds something truly unique, for she knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you're not just buying fabric and thread?you're buying a piece of someone's past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Th?r?se Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child's sky-blue coat?an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Th?r?se Bell?one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Vintage Affair $16.33
Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. In Isabel Wolff's captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child's coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women. Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby's auction house to open her own vintage clothing shop in London?but to Phoebe, it's the fulfillment of a dream. In the sunlight-flooded interior of Village Vintage, surrounded by Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves, Vivienne Westwood bustle skirts, cupcake dresses, and satin gowns, Phoebe hopes to make her store the hot new place to shop, even as she deals with two ardent suitors, her increasingly difficult mother, and a secret from her past that casts a shadow over her new venture.For Phoebe, each vintage garment carries its own precious history. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe is rewarded whenever she finds something truly unique, for she knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you're not just buying fabric and thread?you're buying a piece of someone's past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Th?r?se Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child's sky-blue coat?an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Th?r?se Bell?one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Warman's Antiques & Collectibles 2011 Price Guide $24.25
The longest-running guide to antiques and collectibles just got a whole lot better. The 44th edition of Warman's Antiques & Collectibles 2011 Price Guide provides a fresh 21st-century perspective that honestly assesses the market and looks to the best categories for investment. Insightful "Future of the Market" reports help determine what's hot, what's not and where the experts are putting their money. Values are based on real-world auction results from dozens of auctions houses from coast to coast. This spectacularly visual guide breaks new ground with up-to-date information on space memorabilia, tribal art, jewelry, photography, illustrator art and toys. Going well beyond the standard picture-price guide approach, Warman's features discerning commentary from the leading authorities in the trade. Besides being informative, it's a great read from cover to cover. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Antiques Roadshow Primer; The Introductory Guide to Antiques and Colle $14.04
The national treasure hunt, Antiques Roadshow is, in its third season, the most popular show on PBS. Every week it draws millions and millions of viewers to the edge of their seats as independent dealers and specialists from the country's leading auction houses appraise family heirlooms and flea market finds alike. Now this knowledge, authority, and passion is distilled in the Antiques Roadshow Primer, an introductory guide to American Antiques and collectibles. Antiques Roadshow has taught us to look for fortunes in our attics--perhaps to find, as other lucky souls have, an Anna Poole Peale portrait miniature worth $5000 to $7000 or a Confederate sword worth $35000. Focusing on 11 major areas--including Furniture, Painting, Silver, Jewelry, Porcelain, and Toys--the primer addresses the essential things buyers and collectors need to know, covering vital details for each category, such as shapes, styles, and patterns, provenance, periods, and motifs. A 32-page full-color section amplifies each chapter by illustrating numerous examples of styles and techniques, and individual items are fully identified, often with their appraised value. Above all, it helps even first-timers to answer the two key question every collector must face: Is it old? Is it valuable? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Game of Cages: A Twenty Palaces Novel $7.91
A SECRET HIGH-STAKES AUCTION As a wealthy few gather to bid on a predator capable of destroying all life on earth, the sorcerers of the Twenty Palace Society mobilize to stop them. Caught up in the scramble is Ray Lilly, the lowest of the low in the society?an ex?car thief and the expendable assistant of a powerful sorcerer. Ray possesses exactly one spell to his name, along with a strong left hook. But when he arrives in the small town in the North Cascades where the bidding is to take place, the predator has escaped and the society's most powerful enemies are desperate to recapture it. All Ray has to do is survive until help arrives. But it may already be too late. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Antique Trader Book Collector's Price Guide $16.89
This new edition provides readers with the information and values to carve a niche for themselves in a market where rare first editions of Jane Austen's Emma and JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone recently sold at auction for $254610 and $40355, respectively. Organized in 13 categories, including Americana, banned, paranormal and mystery, this guide discusses identifying and grading books, and provides collectors with details for identifying and assessing books in 8000 listing Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Oxford Companion to Wine $31.14
"The greatest wine book ever published," trumpets The Washington Post on this tome's cover. One can hardly disagree. First published in 1994, The Oxford Companion to Wine established itself as a nonpareil one-volume guide to every aspect of wine from growing and buying; to drinking and discriminating; to the high-end auction market and fraud. Wine Spectator wizard Jancis Robinson and her team of 70 international experts write engagingly in more than 3000 alphabetically arranged entries. A must-have for every wine connoisseur. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Russian Winter $1.99
When Nina Revskaya puts her remarkable jewelry collection up for auction, the former Bolshoi Ballet star finds herself overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, and of the events, both glorious and heartbreaking, that changed her life half a century earlier. It was in Russia that she discovered the magic of dance and fell in love, and where, faced with Stalinist aggression, a terrible discovery incited a deadly act of betrayal?and an ingenious escape to the West. Nina has kept her secrets for half a lifetime. But now Drew Brooks, an inquisitive associate at a Boston auction house, and Grigori Solodin, a professor who believes Nina's jewels hold the key to unlocking his past, begin to unravel her story?setting in motion a series of revelations that will have life-altering consequences for them all. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Doors Open $1.99
Three friends descend upon an art auction in search of some excitement. Mike Mackenzie-retired software mogul, bachelor and fine art enthusiast-wants something that money can't buy. Fellow art-lover Allan Cruickshank is bored with his banking career and burdened by a painful divorce. And Robert Gissing, an art professor, is frustrated that so many paintings stay hidden in corporate boardrooms, safes and private apartments. After the auction-and a chance encounter with crime boss Chib Calloway-Robert and Allan suggest the "liberation" of several paintings from the National Gallery, hoping Mike will dissuade them. Instead, he hopes they are serious.As enterprising girlfriends, clever detectives, seductive auctioneers and a Hell's Angel named Hate enter the picture, Ian Rankin creates a highly-charged thriller, a faced-past story of second guesses and double crosses that keep changing the picture, right until the harrowing finish. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Horse of a Different Color: Reminiscences of a Kansas Drover $5.00
'Ralph Moody's story is a perfect example of rural American enterprise in the early 1920s. He found himself with mountainous debts through collapse of the livestock market. In the process of digging himself out of debt, he also saved a town from total bankruptcy. The reader lives through a flash flood, admires his sanitary slaughter house, and weeps over a forced farm auction. This book is a glorious recollection of Pre-Dust Bowl, pre-Depression days and is highly recommended. - Library Journal Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The International Art Markets: The Essential Guide for Collectors and $34.20
Art investment is a booming global market which has not yet been affected by market uncertainty in other investment sectors. Prices are surging, and auction records are constantly being broken in terms of prices paid for Old Masters, Impressionist paintings, and works from the contemporary sector. According to the annual Hiscox Art Market research report, prices for contemporary art rose by 55% in the year to mid-2007. But are such increases sustainable? Do other world markets, and different art categories, offer better potential for future returns? This timely new book, the first to assess art's potential as an investment class on a country-by-country basis, is designed for collectors and investors looking to broaden their knowledge of the global market for art investment ? including history, buying patterns, and future trends for many countries around the world. Locally-based experts supplement James Goodwin's extensive knowledge of world art markets. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Sanders Autograph Price Guide, 7th Edition $17.56
Sanders Autograph Price Guide is the world's only comprehensive autograph price guide, covering sports, entertainment, music, history and politics, literature, science and more. Prices have been carefully compiled from actual auction transactions and sales listings from reputable autograph dealers. For the first time, sports autograph prices are included in this guide, where before sports was in its own edition. Sanders Guide has been the world's leading autograph pricing authority for over two decades. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Where Memories Lie (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #12) $13.79
From critically acclaimed, award-winning author Deborah Crombie comes a riveting story of a past evil that endures. A lifetime ago, Erika Rosenthal and her husband, David, fled to England to escape the Nazis?which is all Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Gemma James truly knows about her secretive friend's past. But Erika needs Gemma's help now. A family heirloom, stolen during their flight, is being sold at a prestigious London auction house. Who has had it all these years? And was Erika's husband's death more sinister than it appeared? Hidden somewhere in the shadowy, exclusive world of London's monied society are answers to these questions, and to a shocking new murder?one that kicks the enquiries into high gear and brings Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, Gemma's partner and colleague, into the case. Their investigation could exact justice for Erika, and lead them both to shocking revelations and repercussions that echo across the years. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Playing the Game $16.08
Annette Remmington, a London art consultant and private dealer, is at the top of her game. She is considered a rising star in the international world of art, and has a roster of wealthy clients who trust her judgment and her business acumen. Her success reaches new heights when a rare and long lost Rembrandt finds its way into her hands, which she restores and sells for top dollar. Called the auction of the year, Annette becomes the most talked about art dealer in the world. Annette is married to her mentor and personal champion, the much older Marius Remmington. For twenty years, Marius has groomed her into the international art star that she has become, not to mention saving her from a dark and gritty past. She is his pride and joy, and as her best advisor, it's with great care that he hand picks only the best journalist possible to do a profile on his beloved wife in a popular London Sunday newspaper. Jack Chalmers is a bit of a celebrity himself, becoming one of the top journalists of his time. Marius believes only he will be able to capture the true brilliance of his lovely wife. But Marius never intends to put his marriage in jeopardy. How could he have known that the connection between Jack and Annette would ignite so many secrets? And how could he know that Jack would uncover a scandal that could ultimately destroy them all? Barbara Taylor Bradford does it again in this epic novel of seduction, passion and international intrigue. Playing the game has never been so thrilling. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
My Chincoteague Pony $1.99
On the farm where Julie lives there are cows and chickens, but no ponies. With her whole heart, Julie longs for a pony of her own. And she has a plan. Every summer on Chincoteague Island, there is an auction of ponies who have swum across the channel from Assateague, where ponies run free. If Julie works hard and saves her money all year, perhaps she can win the pony of her dreams--her very own Chincoteague pony. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Jewels of Tessa Kent $7.91
Never before has Judith Krantz told a story as rich in heart and emotion as in this, her tenth novel, the story of two amazing women and the men they love, a tale of family love and loss, and a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of an auction house. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Ruthless: How Enraged Investors Reclaimed Their Investments and Beat W $2.49
"Take it, Phil. It's free money." That's what author Phil Trupp's trusted financial advisor said when he recommended auction-rate securities (ARS). The advisor went on to emphatically state that ARS were, "Completely safe. Completely liquid. Just another form of cash." What he failed to disclose to his client was that the financial market was in serious trouble and banks had ordered brokers to move ARS off their balance sheets and into investor portfolios as quickly as possible. Soon, Phil would learn that 87% of the auctions had failed, and that $336 billion had been lost. Or was it stolen? And if so, could he prove it?Ruthless: How Enraged Investors Reclaimed Their Investments and Beat Wall Street documents the dramatic, all-too-true story of Phil Trupp's travels from Washington to Wall Street and around the World Wide Web as he asks and gets answers to the questions he and hundreds of thousands of investors just like him had, including:How does a 20-year-old market suddenly collapse?Was the failure scripted?What, if anything, could an ARS investor do to get his or her money back?Ruthless is also a story about taking action, of how the mobilization of a network of focused, angry, and financially literate bloggers put enough pressure on state regulators to ensure that justice would ultimately prevail. And it did. Today, Phil's original investment has been returned, and almost $200 billion has been refunded to other investors who fell prey to the biggest scheme ever devised by Wall Street to rob Main Street.Wall Street had hoped to make a killing off of individual investors like Phil Trupp. Unfortunately for them, Phil refused to lie down and die. Ruthless is a compelling true story of life-altering struggle and redemption. It's also one of the first books to speak up on behalf of victims of the financial meltdown, and a timely guide for any investor hoping to learn how to fight back against the criminal Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Embrace the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity Series #2) $4.30
Is He Her Mortal Enemy?Lady Shay is the last of her kind. Half human, half Shalott, her blood is a precious aphrodisiac to vampires, who consider it more precious than gold. Though Shalotts are renowned assassins, a curse held over Shay lands her on the slave auction block, where her fate is uncertain...Or The Man Who Will Risk All...Viper, the beguiling chief of a deadly vampire clan, can't explain his longing to possess the beautiful Shalott who once saved his life, but now he is free to do anything he wants with her. Strangely, while he desires both Shay's blood and body, he wants her to surrender willingly.To Save Her Life? A hidden evil has been stalking Shay since she left the slave market with Viper. It is an evil that endangers the very existence of Viper's kind, and there's no reason he should court such danger just to protect a Shalott. But the love he feels for Shay is enough to make him willing to go to hell and back if it means spending an eternity with her in his arms....Praise for Alexandra Ivy and When Darkness Comes... "Not to be missed...Ivy is definitely an author with huge potential in the paranormal genre."?Romantic Times (Top Pick!)"Alexandra Ivy is already in a league of her own."?Lynn Viehl, author of Night Lost Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Nautical Chart $11.30
"With his chess-like plots and mysterious characters, Arturo P?rez-Reverte has established himself as the master of the intellectual thriller, a reputation again confirmed with The Nautical Chart."?Chicago TribuneCoy is a suspended sailor without a ship. At an auction in Barcelona, he meets a beautiful woman obsessed with the Dei Gloria, a Jesuit ship sunk by pirates in the seventeenth century. T?nger uses her considerable skills with men and her expertise with atlases and nautical maps to search for the ship's rumored lost treasure. Coy is quickly drawn into her search and finds himself falling in love as they seek their fortune together-or do they? This masterfully plotted novel combines richness of atmosphere with the addictive romance and mystery of the sea. It is an unforgettable adventure.Internationally acclaimed author Arturo P?rez-Reverte was born in 1951 in Spain, where he lives. His bestselling books have been translated into nineteen languages in thirty countries and have sold millions of copies. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Improving Your Judgment 1: Opening the Bidding $3.90
The first bid in a bridge auction impacts the bidding, play and defense of the entire deal. There's more to valuing a hand than adding up the high-card and length points. This book shares tips to improve your judgment and help you make better decisions when you are in a position to open. It includes the Guidelines of 15 and 20, light opening bids, pre-emptive bids and strong 2 Clubs, and more. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Damaged Goods $10.13
In this stirring new novel, Heather Sharfeddin reveals an unforgettable portrait of two people scarred by life and healed by each other. Hershel Swift remembers nothing from the night of his accident, or the days leading up to it. Now, three months later, he's back at work at his auction house, but the unsympathetic faces of his employees and customers tell the story of a man who has engendered much ill-will. Hershel can't remember that man, or what he was doing on that dark road the night he crashed. But he senses sinister secrets waiting to destroy the better person he's trying to become.Silvie Thorne is on the run when her car breaks down in Oregon. When Hershel offers a hand, she has no choice but to grab it. She itches to keep moving, to lose the sheriff who must, by now, be after her?and the lockbox in her possession. Forced to stay put, Silvie shares with Hershel something of her own shattered past. But even as they struggle to put their lives back together, Silvie and Hershel are being thrust into the sights of a desperate and vicious man.With lyrical, atmospheric prose, Heather Sharfeddin depicts ordinary people in the grip of mythic tragedy. This novel is every bit as electrifying as her acclaimed earlier works Sweetwater Burning and Windless Summer. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Negotiauctions: New Dealmaking Strategies for a Competitive Marketplac $19.40
Bringing together auction theory and negotiation theory in a practical and accessible way, here is an authoritative guide to negotiating deals. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Nettie's Trip South $1.99
A ten-year-old northern girl encounters the ugly realities of slavery when she visits Richmond, Virginia, and sees a slave auction. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Pocketful of Poultry: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese $8.93
Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction.More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world.Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
How to Make Boxes of Cash with Self-Storage Auctions $11.38
It took over a year for Barbara to figure out how to run a Self Storage auction business, profitably because of limited information resources. Many fellow auction attendees like to keep their auction secrets close to them. Now she has created a book to help anyone who is interested in running a flexible and potentially profitable business. It is a easy to follow instruction book and can be read in an afternoon, as well as taken with you to refer back to. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes $1.99
Unique insights from an atheist's Sunday-morning odysseyWhen Hemant Mehta was a teenager he stopped believing in God, but he never lost his interest in religion. Mehta is ?the eBay atheist,? the nonbeliever who auctioned off the opportunity for the winning bidder to send him to church. The auction winner was Jim Henderson, a former pastor and author of Evangelism Without Additives. Since then, Mehta has visited a variety of church services?posting his insightful critiques on the Internet and spawning a positive, ongoing dialogue between atheists and believers.I Sold My Soul on eBay tells how and why Mehta became an atheist and features his latest church critiques, including descriptions of his visits to some of the best-known churches in the country. His observations will surprise and challenge you, revealing how the church comes across to those outside the faith. Who better than a nonbeliever to offer an eye-opening assessment of how the gospel is being presented?and the elements that enhance or detract from the presentation. Mehta announced prior to his churchgoing odyssey that he would watch for any signs of God's existence. After spending Sunday mornings in some of the nation's leading churches, what happened to the man who sold his soul on eBay? Did attending church change his lack of belief? The answers can be found inside. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Official eBay Bible: The Newly Revised and Updated Version of the $16.90
Jim ?Griff? Griffith, eBay's official ambassador, presents the definitive sourcebook on all things eBay, for beginners to seasoned users alike. Uncle Griff, Dean of eBay Education, brings us the latest on all things eBay with the only officially endorsed and authorized guide to this phenomenal auction site. The Official eBay Bible has sold more than 150000 copies in previous editions and eBay today is bigger than ever, with 203 million registered users and 541000 official eBay stores nationwide. The Official eBay Bible, Third Edition is fully revised and totally updated with all of the latest changes to the site, making all previous books on eBay obsolete. Much more than a user's guide, The Official eBay Bible, Third Edition includes the inspiring stories of real-life buyers and sellers, as well as tips and tricks on some of the powerful, but little-known aspects ofusing the site. This definitive sourcebook includes instructional plans for users of all levels, whether they're running a small business through the site or simply enjoying it as a hobby. New features in the thirdedition include: a new streamlined organization, images of all the latest features and screens, and even more information for small-business owners. Packed with over seven hundred illustrations, The Official eBay Bible, Third Edition delivers the ultimate word on eBay, from an insider who has been there from the beginning. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Garage Sale Millionaire: Make Money in a Down Economy with Hidden $21.95
The Garage Sale Millionaire, written from a combined sixty-plus years of collecting experience by its authors, will expertly educate and guide you into making your Internet auction finds, personal collections, estate auction finds, ordinary household items, and of course, garage sale finds work for you in a precise step-by-step guide to make you some serious money. The Garage Sale Millionaire will also become a must-read and go-to guide for all aspiring treasure hunters who desire to make money buying and selling items that can be found virtually anywhere! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Savagery of the Mountain Man $5.99
Where There's Fire... There's Smoke....Santa Clara, Colorado, is 24 hours by train from the land where Smoke Jensen found peace and prosperity on his Sugarloaf Ranch. But somehow, Smoke can't stay away from Santa Clara?and from an evil cattle baron hiding a murderous past.And Where There's Smoke?There's Justice...For Smoke, it starts at a high-class auction for a pureblood Hereford bull. Smoke wins the bidding?and earns the hatred of Pogue Quentin, Santa Clara's leading citizen and a man living on bloodshed and lies. Then Smoke's friend Pearlie drifts to Santa Clara. And when Pearlie runs afoul of Quentin, all hell will break loose. Now Smoke Jensen is heading to Santa Clara to face a man who already wants him dead?but Pogue Quentin never met anything like the fire of a mountain man... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Mystery of the Samurai Sword (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories #60) $6.64
Shortly after his arrival in the United States, a Japanese business tycoon mysteriously disappears. Then a valuable samurai sword, said to have belonged to the missing tycoon's family for generations, is stolen from an auction gallery in New York. Danger confronts them constantly as the Hardy Boys search for the solution to the puzzle. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Creole Fires (Southern Series #1) $7.91
The Louisiana sun beat mercilessly n Nicole St. Claire just as fate, too, had been merciless. The once wealthy, flirtatious belle stood on the auction block to be sold as a servant. Her sensual figure disguised, her glorious titian hair disheveled, she looked like a waif, but she was all woman, trembling when she recognized the highest bidder?idol of her childhood dreams, the owner of plantation Belle Chene.A man of blazing passion, Alex du Villier bought the girl out of pity, but her aqua eyes stirred his soul and her body ignited his blood. She would be the perfect mistress to make him forget his coming marriage to a cold, haughty heiress. Now he intended to teach this innocent beauty that although he had purchased her freedom, he could steal her heart.An affair of burning desires. . . . Under a Creole moon their passion became a wildfire neither could control, driving them to heart-wrenching choices of silken sin...or freedom and love. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Drop Shipping for Sellers $17.95
Drop Shipping For Sellers is a Complete How-to Drop Ship Guide.This book is a Complete Guide to help you start your very own successful online business, or help you expand an existing one, while taking advantage of the many benefits that only Drop Shipping can offer. While eBay and PayPal are the main focus points of our discussions, many of the techniques and procedures you will discover, can easily be applied to virtually any type of online business, whether you decide to offer your products in auction format such as eBay offers, or directly from your own eCommerce website.No Other Product is as comprehensive. And No Other Product offers as much practical information on how to get started, and how to succeed in your own eBay/Online/Dropship Business as this Book does. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Barrett-Jackson: The World's Greatest Collector Car Event $22.78
Highlighting some of the most important collector cars ever offered, and featuring photographs from Barrett-Jackson's extensive collection, Barrett-Jackson: World's Greatest Collector Car Event follows the unfolding of a lifelong friendship and partnership?and the building of a brilliant tradition. From the 1967 fundraiser Fiesta de los Auto Elegantes to the first classic ar auction in 1971, from the trend- (and record-) setting events that made their name to the high-tech, family-run enterprise Barrett-Jackson has become, the book chronicles a legend built on a mutual passion?an American success story founded on the most American of icons: the classic car. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Spin Control $7.91
Call Arkady a clone with a conscience. Or call him a traitor. A member of the space-faring Syndicates, Arkady has defected to Israel with a hot commodity: a genetic weapon powerful enough to wipe out humanity. But Israel's not buying it. They're selling it?and Arkady?to the highest bidder. As the auction heats up, the Artificial Life Emancipation Front sends in Major Catherine Li. Drummed out of the Peacekeepers for executing Syndicate prisoners, Li has now literally hooked up with an AI who has lived many lifetimes and shunted through many bodies. But while they have their own conflicting loyalties to contend with, together they're just one player in a mysterious high-stakes game?.From the Trade Paperback edition. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Embrace the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity Series #2) $4.47
Is He Her Mortal Enemy?Lady Shay is the last of her kind. Half human, half Shalott, her blood is a precious aphrodisiac to vampires, who consider it more precious than gold. Though Shalotts are renowned assassins, a curse held over Shay lands her on the slave auction block, where her fate is uncertain...Or The Man Who Will Risk All...Viper, the beguiling chief of a deadly vampire clan, can't explain his longing to possess the beautiful Shalott who once saved his life, but now he is free to do anything he wants with her. Strangely, while he desires both Shay's blood and body, he wants her to surrender willingly.To Save Her Life? A hidden evil has been stalking Shay since she left the slave market with Viper. It is an evil that endangers the very existence of Viper's kind, and there's no reason he should court such danger just to protect a Shalott. But the love he feels for Shay is enough to make him willing to go to hell and back if it means spending an eternity with her in his arms....Praise for Alexandra Ivy and When Darkness Comes... "Not to be missed...Ivy is definitely an author with huge potential in the paranormal genre."?Romantic Times (Top Pick!)"Alexandra Ivy is already in a league of her own."?Lynn Viehl, author of Night Lost Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Lone Texan $7.99
Three days after arriving in Galveston, newly widowed Sage McMurray finds herself taken hostage in a robbery. She fears she may never see Whispering Mountain again when the outlaws decide to auction their pretty captive off to the highest bidder, until a tall stranger offers twice the highest bid. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Emma's Table $4.48
From the moment Emma Sutton walks into the FitzCoopers auction house, the disgraced media darling knows exactly what she wants: an antique dining table. What she gets is a chance to set things right. Fresh from a yearlong stretch in prison, Emma finds her life just as she left it?filled with glittering business successes, bruising personal defeats, rolling television cameras, and awkward Sunday dinners at home. She needs a clean slate?a second chance that might be provided by two unlikely saviors: Benjamin Blackman, a terminally charming social worker and Emma's part-time assistant, and one of Benjamin's most heartbreaking wards, an overweight little girl from Queens named Gracie. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Evening Star (Star Quartet) $7.91
When Alex Saxton wins virgin Giana Van Cleve in the infamous Roman Flower Auction, he never expects to lose his heart. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Doors Open $18.30
Three friends descend upon an art auction in search of some excitement. Mike Mackenzie-retired software mogul, bachelor and fine art enthusiast-wants something that money can't buy. Fellow art-lover Allan Cruickshank is bored with his banking career and burdened by a painful divorce. And Robert Gissing, an art professor, is frustrated that so many paintings stay hidden in corporate boardrooms, safes and private apartments. After the auction-and a chance encounter with crime boss Chib Calloway-Robert and Allan suggest the "liberation" of several paintings from the National Gallery, hoping Mike will dissuade them. Instead, he hopes they are serious.As enterprising girlfriends, clever detectives, seductive auctioneers and a Hell's Angel named Hate enter the picture, Ian Rankin creates a highly-charged thriller, a faced-past story of second guesses and double crosses that keep changing the picture, right until the harrowing finish. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Charming Ponies: A Perfect Pony $4.49
In this chapter book, a young girl excitedly attends an auction, eager to buy her very own pony. Like all Charming Ponies series books, A Perfect Pony comes with a lucky pony charm necklace. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Blown Away $1.99
ATAC BRIEFING FOR AGENTS FRANK AND JOE HARDY MISSION: the Billington Resort has two high-profile events on Saturday: a vintage car auction and a celebrity wedding. But they also have a bomb threat. You have EIGHT HOURS to find the bomb and bust the bad guys. LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Everyone staying at the Billington, as well as the resort itself. SUSPECTS: Top suspects right now are the group running the car auction and the owner of the resort. THIS MISSION REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. THIS MESSAGE WILL BE ERASED IN FIVE SECONDS. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Love for Sale $3.19
After her oversexed grandma talks her into signing up for the 'Buy a Dame' fundraiser, Jessica Davis gets a makeover and goes on the auction block. She never expected the roughly sexy man who'd buy her, or the plans he had in store. Josh Thomas came to Leaf Island after his grandpa died to do some hard core thinking. He hadn't planned on buying a woman for the weekend and then falling hard for her. She seems equally enamored, but will she still want him when she finds out the one thing he's been hiding? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Slave Girl $10.88
Kidnapped and sold into slavery, is there more to life than what Laila experiences?Kidnapped from her home in Cairo, Egypt, Laila is placed on an auction block in Constantinople and sold to work as a handmaid to a wealthy man and his daughter. Unhappy as a maid and leery of the lustful advances of her owner, Laila dreams of returning to her home.Laila is sold to a Turkish harem where she catches the eye of the handsome yet arrogant palace heir, Kudar al Numan. As Laila fights to deny her feelings for Kudar, their relationship is threatened by the jealous rage of another woman.To keep the couple apart, Laila's nemesis hatches a plan to force her to make a choice...return to the family she loves or remain in her new life with her new love. Either choice may be seen as an act of betrayal. Which will she choose? And does going back to relive the past mean there is no hope for the future? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Gilt By Association (Den of Antiquity Series #2) $6.92
When antique dealer Abigail Timberlake accepts delivery of an armoire she purchased at auction the previous day, she discovers an added bonus inside--a dead body. Before she knows it, the police believe she is their prime suspect. Left with no alternative, the savvy shopkeeper sets out to find the killer. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Monet Talks (Den of Antiquity Series #12) $7.91
Charleston antiques dealer Abigail Timberlake Washburn is thrilled by her recent estate auction purchase of a spectacular bejeweled birdcage from India, but not so much by its occupant, a mouthy mynah named Monet. Still, her customers at the Den of Antiquity seem charmed by the insufferable birdbrain, so Abby figures she's stuck with him. That is, until she finds a stuffed starling resting on his usual perch with a ransom note demanding a real Monet (the painted variety) in exchange for her purloined pet.Since she doesn't happen to have a priceless masterpiece on hand ? and since a mynahless existence isn't all that distasteful a prospect ? Abby figures she'll let the thief keep the annoying avian. But when her mama Mozella is abducted by the craven birdnapper, Abby must leap into the fray to rescue mater and mynah alike ... before the feathers really start to fly! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Purchased for Pleasure $3.40
Sold--to the highest bidder!The purchase might be just the result of a winning bid at a charity auction, but the thought of sharing a confined space with her old flame is making Kate Hayden lose her cool.Tyler James is six feet four inches of well-muscled Navy SEAL. It's his job to stay in control. But something about Kate and the past they share is utterly irresistible. He has one week with Kate...and that week will be all about pleasure... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Lone Texan $1.99
Three days after arriving in Galveston, newly widowed Sage McMurray finds herself taken hostage in a robbery. She fears she may never see Whispering Mountain again when the outlaws decide to auction their pretty captive off to the highest bidder, until a tall stranger offers twice the highest bid. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Whispering Hope $6.29
When Dad Chambers brings a wild pinto mustang named Rebel home to Keystone Stables from the auction, Skye and Chad try their best to train the horse, but find Rebel doesn't want to be tamed. At the same time, a tough, pool-shooting gang member named Wanda Stallord has moved to the foster home. Skye feels God wants her to befriend Wanda, but the new girl wants nothing to do with her and starts causing havoc instead. With God's help, Skye reaches out to help both Rebel and Wanda. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Say You Love Me: Malory Family Series $1.99
Left penniless after her parents' death, Kelsey Langton must resort to drastic measures in order to safeguard the honor and future of her young sister Jean. So Kelsey enters the infamous House of Eros to be sold at auction, resigned to becoming a gentleman's plaything. The highest bidder is Lord Derek Malory, a dashing rakeshell from a family of charming rogues, who rescues her from an unscrupulous sadist. Lord Derek never expected he would be leaving the house of ill repute with a new mistress, especially one as graceful, sensuous, and spirited as Kelsey. And he never dreamed he would fall in love with her. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Whispering Hope $3.73
When Dad Chambers brings a wild pinto mustang named Rebel home to Keystone Stables from the auction, Skye and Chad try their best to train the horse, but find Rebel doesn't want to be tamed. At the same time, a tough, pool-shooting gang member named Wanda Stallord has moved to the foster home. Skye feels God wants her to befriend Wanda, but the new girl wants nothing to do with her and starts causing havoc instead. With God's help, Skye reaches out to help both Rebel and Wanda. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Healing Quilt $2.42
After her Aunt Teza's test results turn out to be inconclusive, Dot Cooper resolves to raise money for a new mammogram machine, through the creation and auction of a magnificent, king-sized quilt to be sewn by the women of Jefferson City.Dot's efforts quickly draw the support of disparate members of the community, including newcomer Beth Donnelly, married to a local pastor, Elaine Giovanni, the stylish wife of a local surgeon; and an ailing Aunt Teza. But as the four different generations work the squares of the quilt, they are also confronted with ragged pieces of their own lives. Though the women could not be more different on the surface, they hold in common quiet suffering triggered by painful circumstances: the death of children, the abandonment of husbands, the loneliness of depression. Yet their struggles will bring them closer together than they ever could have anticipated, and their lives will be dramatically changed, as together they experience the curative powers of The Healing Quilt. Author Biography: Lauraine Snelling is the author of numerous titles, including six best-selling Red River of the North historical family saga novels. She won a Silver Angel Award for her novel An Untamed Land and a Golden Heart Award for Song of Laughter. She is also the author of two best-selling series for young adults: High Hurdles and The Golden Filly. She and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons and make their home in California's Tehachapi Mountains. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Holy Woman $14.95
The Holy WomanAfter Joe's benign death and sacred burial, his chosen successor, Anna, is abandoned at the storm-ravaged hermitage as the others, including her husband, are wooed away by the masterful Chen. Loyal Jacob, the holy bodyguard, goes to Austria to raise money to care for Anna and her children and takes the holy man's teaching with him. A Dutchman with his band of thugs pillages what is left in the hermitage, holy man artifacts to sell at auction. After a summer alone on the mountain, where she struggles with the idea of her appointed role, Anna moves to the town below. Time will tell if Anna is or is not the next "holy man" and if the Dutchman and Chen between them will wreak further havoc on the hermitage and on Anna.In short, elegant teaching chapters, weaving tales of both the good and nefarious characters, the story shows how all who knew Joe continue to be affected by his kindly teaching, sometimes in spite of themselves. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Gazebo $6.75
A writer of TV whodunits and whyzits, always with an eye toward inventing the almost perfect crime, gets into a spot where he has to commit a real do-it-yourself murder. His wife has become the target of blackmail, so the writer has to silence the so-and-so with a six-shooter and then find a place to hide the body. Having acquired at auction a gazebo for their suburban backyard, the writer and his wife decide to plant the blackmailer in its fresh concrete foundation. Mysteriously, it isn't long before the body turns up again?in the middle of their living room! Soon the house is crawling with detectives and district attorneys, all looking to point the finger somewhere, thus casting the writer in a role he never expected he'd have to play: the suspect. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Crazy Cool (Steele Street Series #2) $6.92
She's sizzling hot...He's icy cool.He called her Bad Luck Dekker, a gorgeous socialite who trailed trouble in her wake. Christian Hawkins should know. Thirteen years ago he saved Kat Dekker's life?only to spend two years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. Now it's d?j? vu all over again when he rescues Kat from an explosion that rips through a Denver art auction. This time Christian?now an operative with an elite US task force?plans to keep her close until he figures out why somebody wants to kill her. That is, if he can keep his cool around this sizzling-hot lady.?The daughter of a senator, Kat hasn't forgotten the hot summer nights of passion in Christian's arms before everything went wrong. Now, as the bullets start flying, the sexy, self-appointed bodyguard is back in her life in a major way. Especially when Christian kidnaps her and they go roaring into the night in his brute-powered muscle car. But staying out of danger is tough for two people who are this hot for each other, a little bit crazy, and a whole lot in love?. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Emma's Table $11.91
From the moment Emma Sutton walks into the FitzCoopers auction house, the disgraced media darling knows exactly what she wants: an antique dining table. What she gets is a chance to set things right. Fresh from a yearlong stretch in prison, Emma finds her life just as she left it?filled with glittering business successes, bruising personal defeats, rolling television cameras, and awkward Sunday dinners at home. She needs a clean slate?a second chance that might be provided by two unlikely saviors: Benjamin Blackman, a terminally charming social worker and Emma's part-time assistant, and one of Benjamin's most heartbreaking wards, an overweight little girl from Queens named Gracie. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Pec $1.99
Can the irrepressible Jacky Faber and her schoolmates put aside their differences and work together to avoid being sold on the auction block?LA MEYER is the author of the Bloody Jack Adventures series, which has been praised for its spirited heroine and rousing sense of adventure. Mr. Meyer lives in Corea, Maine. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Tandem $10.39
As obsession and loss become dark partners, how far must the people of Abbey Hills go to survive? Six months ago, brutal murders shook the small Ozark town?murders that stopped after a house fire reportedly claimed the killer's life. Lauryn McBride's family auction house has taken responsibility for the estate sale of one of the victims?the enigmatic Markus Chisom. Submerging herself in Chisom's beautiful but strange world, Lauryn welcomes the reprieve from watching Alzheimer's steal her father from her, piece by piece. She soon realizes that centuries-old secrets tie Abbey Hills to the Chisom estate and a mysterious evil will do anything to make sure those secrets stay hidden. Even the man who grew up loving her may not be able to protect Lauryn from the danger. When Amede Dastillon receives an unexpected package from Abbey Hills, she hopes it might be the key in tracking down her beloved sister, long estranged from her family. Visiting Abbey Hills seems the logical next step in her search, but Amede is unusually affected by the town, and when mutilated carcasses begin turning up again in the small community, the local law enforcement isn't sure if they are confronting a familiar evil or a new terror. Two women brought together by questions that seem to have no answers. Can they overcome the loss and darkness threatening to devour them?or will their own demons condemn them to an emotional wasteland? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Billionaire's Bridal Bid $4.70
A charity bachelorette auction had provided Matt Ballard with the opportunity he'd been waiting for. He would buy Claire Caldiera for the evening. And she wouldn't be able to leave him like she had years before.But part of this powerful bachelor still longed for the woman whose deception had nearly destroyed him. His plan had been to get her back into his bed, get his answers and be the one to leave. Yet just one touch reignited long-forgotten passions. And now this billionaire's heart might have to pay the ultimate price. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
River of Ruin $7.91
At a Paris auction house, geologist Philip Mercer's bid for a rare diary makes him the target of three ruthless assassins. Why? The answer is in the diary, and a mystery buried in the Panamanian jungles, and the black waters of the... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Bending to the Bachelor's Will $3.10
FOR SALE: BACHELOR #23 One unbelievably desirable banker. Kisses could melt the US mint. Short-term loans only. Former debutante Holly Prescott had shunned her wealth and its trappings for a simpler life. But a foolhardy promise to "buy a bachelor" at a charity auction led her to an unexpected man: successful banker Eric Alden.Eric refused to submit to the highest bidder. Instead, he targeted Holly--a woman he could trust--to be his date. The transaction would be simple...no strings attached. Yet the attraction between them was too magnetic to ignore...and too explosive to continue. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Deadly Appraisal (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series #2) $6.99
Josie Prescott is settling into her new life in New Hampshire. Her antiques business is thriving, she's beginning to make some close friends, and her relationship with the local police chief is becoming more interesting. Not bad for someone who has completely uprooted her life as a New York City auction house expert in order to get a fresh start in a small New England town. With so much suddenly to lose, Josie can't help but worry when murder invades her seemingly quiet community. Josie is sponsoring the Portsmouth Women's Guild Annual Black and Gold Gala and is looking forward to receiving a kindly worded thank-you for her efforts. Instead, the Guild representative, Maisy Gaylor, dies a horrible death in the midst of the banquet. Who could have wanted to kill earnest, drab little Maisy? ?Funny, isn't it,? muses the hostile Detective Rowcliff, ?how a lot of people end up dead when no one has any enemies.? Everyone who had access to the wine Maisy drank, including Josie herself, soon comes under suspicion. Can Josie manage to ferret out the truth, keep her business running smoothly, and continue to put down roots in her new town, or will everything prove too much for her to handle on her own? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Comprehensively Clarice Cliff $72.25
Over 2000 patterns and pieces by ceramicist Clarice Cliff and her colleagues at the Wilkinson Pottery: the most complete guide ever published to Cliff's colorful, delightful, and highly collectible work.The dazzling ceramics of Clarice Cliff and the Wilkinson Pottery, which first encouraged her work in the 1920s, are among the most popular collectibles from the twentieth century. Ever since the exuberant colors and bold shapes of Cliff's classic Art Deco pieces first caught the imagination of collectors, auction prices have moved inexorably upwards, reaching over $50000 for a single item. Now, after years of research, both in the Wilkinson archives and through the oral testimonies of surviving employees, Greg Slater has produced the first comprehensive survey of the work of Clarice Cliff and her largely uncredited colleagues at the Wilkinson Pottery from the 1920s to the 1950s.This massive reference work identifies the origin, name, designer, date, and decoration method of all the significant pieces. Accessible through three indexes?pattern name, number, and backstamp?the book is organized by pattern (including groups assigned by the Wilkinson Pottery and recognizable themes) and also by shape (an instant identifier for ceramics without a backstamp).More than 2000 illustrations plus a history, bibliography, glossary, and collectors' guide ensure that this will be the definitive book on the subject for generations to come. Over 2000 illustrations, 1384 in color. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sold!: A Mothematics Adventure $7.95
At an auction, a boy accidentally bids on and purchases a variety of objects of questionable value, but one of them turns out to be a real treasure. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Celebrity Black Book 2010 $49.95
The Celebrity Black Book 2010 contains the best celebrity addresses and celebrity contact information for over 60000 public figures worldwide. Whether you're a fan, business person, nonprofit, author or a member of the media, you're bound to find this book useful. Everyone who is anyone is inside: actors, athletes, musicians, politicians, world leaders, artists, and authors... even reality TV stars! The Celebrity Black Book 2010 is a staple for fans who want to request autographs, nonprofits who want signed memorabilia so they can hold an autograph auction to raise money for their cause, businesses who want to get their products and services into the hands of celebrities, authors who want to get celebrity endorsements for their books, and members of the media who want to get an interview or a quote. There are so many uses, the possibilities are endless! This edition contains a free 60-day Membership to ContactAnyCelebrity.com ? a $60.00 value! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Jack Vettriano: Studio Life $31.93
His pictures sell for a record amount of money, the paintings in his exhibitions are always sold out before the opening, and "The Singing Butler" made history for being the most expensive painting by a Scottish living artist ever to be sold at auction. Here, for the first time, we get up close and personal with Jack in the studio. We see how he works in his studios in Scotland, London, and Nice, and we see how these locations influence his paintings. Jack's own cultural influences and the influences his work has come to have on popular culture in turn are analyzed. The book also includes brand-new, never-before-seen paintings. With outstanding and revealing photography by Jillian Edelstein and a foreword from Jack's friend, author Ian Rankin, this is a book sure to delight Jack Vettriano's fans. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Standard Catalog Of World Coins 1601-1700 $39.95
The old adage 'everything old is new again' couldn't apply more than to 17th century world coinage, especially in today's strengthening coin market and steady precious metals arena. To take on this category of collectible coins, including tokens, patterns and special presentation coins, you-ll quickly discover more is better, and with the Standard Catalog of World Coins you get more of what you need. More completely analyzed and updated pricing (280000+ in all), more new listings for expanded sections and new additions, plus more auction-quality photos for easy and accurate identification of coins. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Black Book: 35th Anniversary Edition $24.59
Seventeenth-century sketches of Africa as it appeared to marauding European traders. Nineteenth-century slave auction notices. Twentieth-century sheet music for work songs and freedom chants. Photographs of war heroes, regal in uniform. Antebellum reward posters for capturing runaway slaves. An 1856 article titled ?A Visit to the Slave Mother Who Killed Her Child.?In 1974, Middleton A. Harris and Toni Morrison led a team of gifted, passionate collectors in compiling these images and nearly 500 others into one sensational narrative of the black experience in America: The Black Book.Now in a deluxe 35th anniversary hardcover edition, The Black Book remains a breathtaking testament to the legendary wisdom, strength, and perseverance of black men and women intent on freedom. Prominent collectors Morris Levitt, Roger Furman, and Ernest Smith, as well as Middleton Harris and Toni Morrison (then a Random House editor, now a two-time Pulitzer Prize?winning Nobel laureate) spent months studying, laughing at, and crying over these materials?from transcripts of fugitive slaves' trials and proclamations by Frederick Douglass and other celebrated abolitionists to chilling images of cross burnings and lynchings, patents registered by black inventors throughout the early twentieth century to vibrant posters from ?Black Hollywood? films from the 1930s and 1940s.A labor of love and a vital link to the richness and diversity of African American history and culture, The Black Book honors the past, reminding us where our nation has been, and gives flight to our hopes for what is yet to come. Beautifully and faithfully presented, and featuring a new Foreword and original poem by Toni Morrison, The Black Book remains a timeless landmark work. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Quiver Full of Arrows $7.91
THE MOST ORDINARY LIVES...In the auction room at Sotheby's a bidder unlocks the astonishing secrets carved in the ivory of an ancient Chinese statue. A young couple well-versed in the romance of literature resists the clich? of "love at first sight" only to find an unanticipated bond that follows them through life and death. A lavish New York party reacquaints a successful novelist with an enthusiastic female fan and a forgotten, long-ago rendezvous. A stunning beauty fulfills the disparate fantasies of two different men and satisfies an unexpected need of her own...CAN YIELD THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY SURPRISES...In this expert collection, "master entertainer" (Time) and bestselling author Jeffrey Archer takes the reader from the backrooms of a curious little shop in Ha Li Chuan to the lavish hotel suites of Manhattan to the ravaged landscape of Budapest to explore the chance encounters and turns of fate that become us all. Here are stories of kind strangers and old friends, of grandiose success and devastating loss, of honor betrayed and redeemed, and of love lost and found-each punctuated with a twist as sharp, as true, and as unexpected as life itself. "Somerset Maugham never penned anything so swift or urbanely witty as this."-Publishers Weekly "Amusing...poignant."-The New York Times"Exciting...Archer offers versatility, laughter, inventive plotting and a gift for characterization."-Baltimore Sun Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Tribal and Village Rugs: The Definitive Guide to Design, Pattern & Mot $34.18
"Essential reference...a must for collectors, scholars, and dealers."?Antiques & Auction NewsDrawing on the rich weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia, Peter Stone's clearly presented text is divided into six major regional and tribal groupings covering Anatolian, Baluchi, Caucasian, Kurdish, Persian, and Turkmen motifs. These are subdivided into more precise attributions and motif types, examining the derivations and uses of medallions, field repeats, and borders, and the relationships between them.Pattern recognition has long been used to determine the origin and age of rugs, and this analysis of designs and their component elements provides a vital key to accurate attribution. Detailed diagrams illustrate the way in which individual motifs are adapted and reinterpreted over time, their evolution crossing historical, cultural, and geographic boundaries.Lavishly illustrated, this study not only is an invaluable aid to identifying tribal and village rug motifs but also provides a treasure house of creative inspiration for designers. 1600+ color illustrations. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
God in a Cup: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Coffee $4.85
Can a cup of coffee reveal the face of God? Can it become the holy grail of modern-day knights errant who brave hardship and peril in a relentless quest for perfection? Can it change the world? These questions are not rhetorical. When highly prized coffee beans sell at auction for $50, $100, or $150 a pound wholesale (and potentially twice that at retail), anything can happen.In God in a Cup, journalist and late-blooming adventurer Michaele Weissman treks into an exotic and paradoxical realm of specialty coffee where the successful traveler must be part passionate coffee connoisseur, part ambitious entrepreneur, part activist, and part Indiana Jones. Her guides on the journey are the nation's most heralded coffee business hotshots?Counter Culture's Peter Giuliano, Intelligentsia's Geoff Watts, and Stump-town's Duane Sorenson.Weissman tells the absorbing tale of an odyssey she shares with these and other brash visionaries who devote themselves to coffee with near-religious fervor, unquenchable energy, and geek-like attention to detail. This journey through the rituals and rivalries of today's ultra-premium coffee business begins in a sweltering Central American hotel, where "cupping" competition judges sniff and spit their way through hundreds of cups, detecting tobacco, chocolate, and blueberry in the brews.Then, visiting remote farms in Nicaragua, Panama, and Burundi, the buyers encourage growers to improve coffee quality, offering fabulous prices for exquisite beans, and in so doing, they unwittingly upend existing markets. Dealing directly with farmers, the buyers sometimes run afoul of governments, the Fair Trade movement, cooperatives, and the farmers themselves. In Ethiopia?the mother ship of the coffee universe?the young coffee guys search for the birthplace of the legendary Geisha coffee, presumed genetic parent of the coveted, prize-winning Hacienda La Esmeralda Special. Instead, they discover a world of coffee not yet k Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Miller's Collectibles Price Guide 2009 $27.95
In the world of collectibles, there's something to suit every budget, and this is the definitive, must-have guide to pricing it all?from games, toys, tools, comics, and posters to the more traditional ceramics, silver, and glass. Edited by the famed Judith Miller, along with an expert from the British Antiques Roadshow, it features 5000 brand-new items displayed in full-color pictures accompanied by the actual price paid or asked over the last year at more than 350 auction houses and dealers around the world. And now, the information is especially geared to the US market, with prices shown in US dollars and introductory sections covering such subjects as American toys and pottery. As always, the material is revised to stay completely up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Invaluable special features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item, and teach you to be your own appraiser. Additional collecting information is provided on factories, makers, care, restorations, fakes and alterations, market assessments, and buying tips. Plus, the book's new, larger size makes identification and valuing easier than ever! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Really, Really, Really Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Online Buying & $9.95
Whether you have a basement full of things to unload, are a bargain hunter on the prowl for new sources, or simply want one special item, it's important to know how online sites work before you bid, buy, or sell. This book gives beginners all the information they need to get the most out of auction sites like eBay as well as regular online stores. See how to make secure online payments, use online classifieds for local trades, put your own goods up for sales, avoid getting scammed, and more! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of th $21.71
Comprehensive reference identifies and describes uses of more than 800 items. Arranged alphabetically by topic, subjects range from artillery accoutrements and boats to tools and patriotic sheet music. "Everything an interested reader would want to know . . . A must-have book." ? Antiques & Auction News. Over 350 rare illustrations. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Quick Cash in Foreclosures $21.95
Earn fast profits on foreclosures?with little or no money down!Foreclosure properties are one of today's hottest investments?and one of the quickest, easiest ways to turn a profit in real estate. But with so many investors in the game, competition is driving auction prices through the roof. This book introduces both novice and experienced real estate investors to a better way to invest in foreclosures. This step-by-step guide shows you how to find great foreclosure properties, purchase the seller's equity for pennies on the dollar, and then sell the contract to another investor for quick cash. If it sounds simple, it is! Quick Cash in Foreclosures shows you how to profit from foreclosures without risking your savings. You don't have to qualify for a loan, battle the hordes at foreclosure auctions, or pay exorbitant repair and resale costs. All you have to do is apply the authors' proven system and you too can earn fast profits in the foreclosure market. With this straightforward guide, you'll learn how to:Find owners in distressPurchase an owner's equity, not their propertyNegotiate with the lender before foreclosurePurchase FHA and VA government foreclosuresProfit in the secondary mortgage market?Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FDIC foreclosuresGet the lowest purchase price at foreclosure auctionsFlip, assign, or option your foreclosure contractsUse easy paperwork and clauses for maximum protection Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide $14.79
A precious commodity since ancient times, the powerful presence of perfume lies not in the fragrance alone, as you-ll discover after spending just a few minutes with this beautiful new reference to the regal world of antique and vintage perfume bottles. Each of the bottles in this book (which includes commercial successes such as Avon and Coty, and high-end spectacles including Chanel No. 5 and Lalique) is represented in a stunning color photo, accompanied by recent auction and realized pricing, plus, production information to assist with accurate identification of these classic containers. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Official eBay Bible, Third Edition: The Newly Revised and Updated $18.99
Jim ?Griff? Griffith, eBay's official ambassador, presents the definitive sourcebook on all things eBay, for beginners to seasoned users alike. Uncle Griff, Dean of eBay Education, brings us the latest on all things eBay with the only officially endorsed and authorized guide to this phenomenal auction site. The Official eBay Bible has sold more than 150000 copies in previous editions and eBay today is bigger than ever, with 203 million registered users and 541000 official eBay stores nationwide. The Official eBay Bible, Third Edition is fully revised and totally updated with all of the latest changes to the site, making all previous books on eBay obsolete. Much more than a user's guide, The Official eBay Bible, Third Edition includes the inspiring stories of real-life buyers and sellers, as well as tips and tricks on some of the powerful, but little-known aspects ofusing the site. This definitive sourcebook includes instructional plans for users of all levels, whether they're running a small business through the site or simply enjoying it as a hobby. New features in the thirdedition include: a new streamlined organization, images of all the latest features and screens, and even more information for small-business owners. Packed with over seven hundred illustrations, The Official eBay Bible, Third Edition delivers the ultimate word on eBay, from an insider who has been there from the beginning. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an eBay Business $15.09
The buck starts here! eBay(r) is the Internet's premier auction site and everyone's favorite place to shop. It's also the place to start a business and make money from the comfort of one's home. Completely revised, this new edition will help readers create the eBay(r) business they dream of. There is also new and updated information on: ? The basics of eBay(r), the auction process, and the essentials of getting the business down on paper-including recordkeeping, accounting, taxes, insurance, legal issues, and other essential details ? Determining what to sell, how to price it, and working with services such as PayPal(r) ? The ins and outs of the biggest growing areas of eBay business-sourcing, wholesaling, and fixed price sales ? Cutting through the competition, improving profit margins, changing strategies, improved advertising and promotions, and more Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Foreclosure Workbook $12.48
America's #1 Do-It-Yourself Foreclosure Prevention Resource!Across the nation, foreclosures are on the rise due to designer mortgages, rising debt ratios, and depressed housing markets. Most homeowners have no idea where to find basic, credible, and instructional information about the foreclosure process, or what to do when facing the time crunch before an auction.The Foreclosure Workbook is a revolutionary system that provides an unprecedented approach to foreclosure avoidance, protection, and survival. This workbook presents a proven step-by-step process that guides the homeowner in distress through the hurdles of foreclosure, and presents critical information about state procedures, foreclosure protection legislation, con artists, options, and much more!This is the one-stop resource that homeowners need - arming them with easy to understand facts and processes for how to maneuver through the onslaught of mail they receive, fight off foreclosure scams, and organize and prepare a plan for saving their home and credit.Carla Douglin is a national speaker, CEO of Dominion Foreclosure Consulting Services, Inc., and founder of Dominion Housing Counseling Services, a nonprofit organization. For more information, visit our website at www.dfcscorp.com, and view our blog at foreclosuretipsfactsfumbles.blogspot.com! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nou $77.14
?This prize book on the subject of domestic decoration . . . enchantingly informs us about the evolution of taste and comfort.? ?Art & Auction Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Short-Wave Mystery (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories Series #24) $6.64
When thieves hijack a collection of stuffed animals from a country auction, Frank and Joe Hardy pursue the getaway car and are drawn into a thrilling mystery. The recently acquired interest of their best pal, chubby Chet Morton, in taxidermy as a hobby adds fresh twists to the puzzle. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Russian Winter $9.99
When Nina Revskaya puts her remarkable jewelry collection up for auction, the former Bolshoi Ballet star finds herself overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, and of the events, both glorious and heartbreaking, that changed her life half a century earlier. It was in Russia that she discovered the magic of dance and fell in love, and where, faced with Stalinist aggression, a terrible discovery incited a deadly act of betrayal?and an ingenious escape to the West. Nina has kept her secrets for half a lifetime. But now Drew Brooks, an inquisitive associate at a Boston auction house, and Grigori Solodin, a professor who believes Nina's jewels hold the key to unlocking his past, begin to unravel her story?setting in motion a series of revelations that will have life-altering consequences for them all. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Starting an E-Bay Business for Dummies $7.42
eBay is the world's marketplace! If you're ready to turn your hobby into an online business, Marsha Collier knows exactly how to help. Packed with proven techniques for boosting your business, Starting an eBay Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes the steps to success that you'll want to know. More than a million people are earning regular income on eBay. Those who are earning the most know how to set up a business, find and manage inventory, use auction management software to best advantage, get freebies on shipping, and run their businesses professionally. Marsha Collier was one of the first, and she shares all the secrets she's learned. In this fun and easy guide to getting your online business off and running, you'll discover how to:Attract more bidders to your auctionsSet up a professional business Find out what sells and what doesn'tIncrease bidder confidence with strong listingsPrice your items to sellReduce your costs by shipping... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Old Fishing Lures & Tackle: Identification and Value Guide $31.78
The long-awaited 8th edition of Old Fishing Lures & Tackle - "the bible for lures collectors" - has been thoroughly updated, combining the time-honored research of the late Carl F. Luckey with essential updates from author Russell E. Lewis. It now features:More than 2000 photos include hundreds of new lures.Among the 5000 listings is fresh information on related categories like rods, reels, creels and ephemera.A new section on "recent sales" charts the continued strength of the hobby based on solid auction results."This book continues to be a must-have resource for any serious collector." - Recommended by AntiqueFishingLures.com Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Lionhearted Cowboy Returns (Harlequin Romance #4171) $3.24
Rancher Lacey Guthrie must auction her livestock to keep a roof over her little family's heads. The man bidding on her prized horses looks up and she's left reeling! Jeff's come back from the army in the same way he left?silently, broodingly and bringing a whole heap of storming emotions.Jeff believes he's beyond redemption. How will Lacey show him he's a genuine hero? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Game of Cages: A Twenty Palaces Novel $7.99
A SECRET HIGH-STAKES AUCTION As a wealthy few gather to bid on a predator capable of destroying all life on earth, the sorcerers of the Twenty Palace Society mobilize to stop them. Caught up in the scramble is Ray Lilly, the lowest of the low in the society?an ex?car thief and the expendable assistant of a powerful sorcerer. Ray possesses exactly one spell to his name, along with a strong left hook. But when he arrives in the small town in the North Cascades where the bidding is to take place, the predator has escaped and the society's most powerful enemies are desperate to recapture it. All Ray has to do is survive until help arrives. But it may already be too late. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Fox and the Heir [Bachelor For Sale Book 2] $3.99
Jayne Foxton likes her uncomplicated life. In fact, she'd detour several miles to avoid complications of any sort. So when Jacob Strand, her elderly boss, asks her to attend a bachelor auction and purchase his long lost-to-him grandson, she doesn't expect trouble. And then Jacob insists she do what she can to bring his grandson to him before his death. David Strand knows his grandfather is using his personal assistant to lure him back to run the family empire. David has no intention of giving in to the old man but certainly doesn't mind entertaining the sweet Jayne for a while. Little Jaynie's not nearly as plain as he thought. Of course, once he tires of her, she's out. Now, if only he'd tire of her.... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend $29.65
Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend explores the meteoric rise, sudden fall, and legendary resurgence of an immensely influential writer's reputation from his hectic 1881 American lecture tour to recent Hollywood adaptations of his dramas. This volume reveals why, more than a hundred years after his demise, Wilde's value in the academic world, the auction house, and the entertainment industry stands higher than that of any modern writer. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Moon Over Bourbon Street $4.76
When New Orleans detective Rick Plazier takes on a client who wants him to investigate her husband, he thinks it's just another cheating spouse case. In an effort to prove her investigative skills are equal to his, Rick's secretary/fact gatherer/collections agent, Amy Chang secretly agrees to represent the woman's husband, who wants his wife followed. As their respective investigations deepen, both Amy and Rick uncover an ancient and deadly paranormal society which holds an annual auction of humans. Amy's disappearance prompts Rick to finally come to terms with his shapeshifting curse and use it to track and rescue her. But can the pair acknowledge the mutual attraction they've fought against and move from bickering into bed? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Consigned to Death (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series #1) $1.99
A BIDDING WAR.After a price-fixing scandal at her prestigious New York auction house, Josie Prescott moves to the New Hampshire coast to restore her reputation?and perhaps a few antiques along the way. A KILLER DEAL?As an antiques dealer, Josie knows how to make an honest assessment, and she's about to land her largest account. But when the owner of the collection is found stabbed to death, Josie's fingerprints are all over his possessions?and the murder weapon. Suddenly Josie's innocence appears as tarnished as an old relic. Everybody's got their eyes on her, especially the local police chief who may or may not be in love with her. Now it's just a matter of time before Josie can produce enough evidence to clear her name?or fall into the clutches of the real killer and find herselfCONSIGNED TO DEATH"A satisfying cozy debut?.Cleland, who herself was once an antiques dealer?puts her insider knowledge to admirable use [and] proves adept at shifting suspicion from one character to another?.Readers will want to see more."?Publishers Weekly Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Golden Angel: Unwilling Sex Slave #5: Just Desserts $2.95
The Final Sizzling Installment of the Golden Angel Series! Laura is presented to her new Master under false pretenses. Bought at an auction, the slave girl must keep her true status secret from the man who thinks she is a guest at his English country home. She must seduce him into marriage, all the while beholden by fear of death to the one who controls her every move. If she fails in her task, a future awaits her that will make her long for death. Forced to walk a delicate, dangerous balance between subjugation and a growing attraction to the man who would own her, Laura will risk all for the ultimate freedom--true love. Cover Art: Ello Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sold!: The Professional's Guide to Real Estate Auctions $27.95
The auction method of marketing real estate is an increasingly popular and effective way to sell a wide variety of properties. Auction marketing provides many advantages such as fast turnover, carrying-cost saving and the opportunity for action-oriented target marketing. Often, an auction can be the best way to expose a property to the marketplace and obtain the highest net profit. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Bachelor (Harlequin Historical Series #743) $3.96
SHE'D WON HERSELF A MOUNTIEBut Diana Campbell knew even a brief relationship with Officer Mitch Reid, her bachelor auction "prize," could lead only to disaster for her family--and heartbreak for herself. For she wanted this marvel of a man not just for today--but for all their tomorrows!Mitch Reid had returned to Calgary a changed man. A newly sworn officer of the Mounted Police, he wanted only to rectify the errors of his wilder days by serving the public. He had neither time nor desire for romance--until Diana Campbell, armed with a nickel and a fastball, won his services for a day! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Indigo Spell $9.99
After winning a date at a bachelors' auction, Tess, a wealthy socialite, is suddenly caught in the middle of a magical fantasy. Jaxon Richards is much more than a sexy contractor who managed to break past her barriers in just one night. He's the man Tess has been waiting for...only he's not just a man, and it takes a trip across the universe to convince her he really is the wizard he claims to be.Jaxon knows he never should have touched Tess. But the moment he did, he was lost and living without her is now unfathomable. The way she whispered his name scorched him and when their bodies met, he felt alive for the first time in an unbelievably long time.Thrown into a whirlwind of desire, Tess is enchanted, surrounded by a dream world where wizards reign and witches strive for supremacy. But most of all she is lost in the magic of Jaxon's sensual spell.Falling in love is never easy but falling in love with a wizard takes a little magic. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Cold Hit (Alexandra Cooper Series #3) $13.23
Alexandra Cooper has seen many murder victims, but few more disturbing than the silk-clad body of a woman pulled from the waters at Manhattan's northern tip. Alex races against the clock and hopes for a "cold hit" -- a DNA match that would reveal the identity of the murderer by linking the crime to someone already in the police database. But as the case pulls her into the exclusive world of East side auction houses, Alex discovers she may be marked as an expendable commodity in a chilling and deadly scheme... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
eBay Hacks $9.99
Whatever you call it--an online auction house, the world's largest flea market, or a vast social experiment--no metaphor completely describes the huge trading community that is eBay. Underneath it all, eBay is also a computer program and a complex socio-economic system, requiring experience, finesse, and the right tools to master.eBay Hacks, 2nd Edition has been completely revised and updated to make use of an array of new tools and features, as well as to reflect the changes in the eBay API, eBay's policies, and general practices of its increasingly sophisticated users. In all, the new edition of eBay Hacks sports 30 brand-new hacks plus dozens of hacks that have been expanded, deepened, or otherwise completely rewritten.eBay Hacks shows you how to become a more efficient buyer and seller with clever tricks and shortcuts that will surprise even the most experienced eBayers. The book's wide range of topics covers all aspects of using eBay, such as advanced searching techniques, sniping tools, selling strategies, photography tips, and even research techniques for PowerSellers. But eBay Hacks doesn't just cover the basics; you'll learn how to write scripts to automate tedious tasks, take better photos, and tap into the eBay API to develop your own custom tools. Unlike any other book, eBay Hacks, 2nd Edition also provides insight into the social aspects of the eBay community, with diplomatic tools to help to get what you want with the least hassle and risk of negative feedback.This bestseller supplies you with the tools you need to master eBay, whether as a buyer or seller, casual surfer or serious collector, novice or seasoned expert. With this guide, you will become a savvy power user who trades smarter and safer, makes more money, enjoys successes, and has fun doing it. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Ebay Business At Your Fingertips $16.95
Quick reference for the eBay? entrepreneur!With eBay? Business at Your Fingertips, readers can find the exact information they need on any eBay? business topic, without wasting time on unrelated material. Divided into concise, complete, easy-to-find and -understand bites, it covers everything related to running a successful eBay? business.Includes:*Coverage of all the auction management tools*Conducting eBay? marketplace research*Complete coverage of PayPal?, domestic shipping, photos, My eBay?, and the eBay? community*Thumb tabs and other navigational aids for finding information fast Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Paying the Playboy's Price $3.24
FOR SALE: BACHELOR #9 REFORMED BAD BOY.Checkered past included. Trouble guaranteed.Wealthy Juliana Alden longed for a taste of life on the edge. The second she saw Rex Tanner at a charity bachelor auction, she knew she had her rebel. All she had to do was buy him.... Rex hated being "purchased," especially by the so-called elite. Yet Juliana wasn't just another rich girl. The electricity between them promised much, much more. But Rex had made a vow--keep his wild behavior locked away. Because if Juliana knew just how bad he really was, he'd lose everything. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People $15.37
Striking archival engravings and photographs accompany these twenty-nine original poems, taking the reader on a journey of over 400 years on the African American road to freedom. Weatherford's poems, together with haunting black-and-white images, create portraits of captured Africans, slaves on the auction block, heroes of freedom, craftsmen and storytellers. These are the men and women, ordinary folks as well as legendary heroes, who made their people proud and strong and built the bridge to a promising future. Readers of all ages and cultures will treasure Remember the Bridge. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Creole Fires (Southern Series #1) $7.99
The Louisiana sun beat mercilessly n Nicole St. Claire just as fate, too, had been merciless. The once wealthy, flirtatious belle stood on the auction block to be sold as a servant. Her sensual figure disguised, her glorious titian hair disheveled, she looked like a waif, but she was all woman, trembling when she recognized the highest bidder?idol of her childhood dreams, the owner of plantation Belle Chene.A man of blazing passion, Alex du Villier bought the girl out of pity, but her aqua eyes stirred his soul and her body ignited his blood. She would be the perfect mistress to make him forget his coming marriage to a cold, haughty heiress. Now he intended to teach this innocent beauty that although he had purchased her freedom, he could steal her heart.An affair of burning desires. . . . Under a Creole moon their passion became a wildfire neither could control, driving them to heart-wrenching choices of silken sin...or freedom and love. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Pec $2.00
Can the irrepressible Jacky Faber and her schoolmates put aside their differences and work together to avoid being sold on the auction block?LA MEYER is the author of the Bloody Jack Adventures series, which has been praised for its spirited heroine and rousing sense of adventure. Mr. Meyer lives in Corea, Maine. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Napoleon's Privates: 2500 Years of History Unzipped $10.59
When Tony Perrottet heard that Napoleon's "baguette" had been stolen by his disgruntled doctor a few days after the Emperor's death, he rushed out to New Jersey. Why? Because that's where an eccentric American collector who had purchased Napoleon's member at a Parisian auction now kept the actual relic in an old suitcase under his bed. The story of Napoleon's privates triggered Perrottet's quest to research other such exotic sagas from history, to discover the actual evidence behind the most famous age-old mysteries: Did Churchill really send condoms of a surprising size to Stalin? Were champagne glasses really molded upon Marie Antoinette's breasts? What was JFK's real secret service? What were Casanova's best pickup lines? Napoleon's Privates is filled with offbeat, riotously entertaining anecdotes that are guaranteed to amaze, shock, and enliven any dinner party. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Fashion As Photograph: Viewing and Reviewing Images of Fashion $30.69
Despite its significance, visual and cultural studies have paid little attention to fashion photography as a media form. Fashion as Photograph brings together distinguished contributors from the UK, North America, Australia and Europe, to examine the production and consumption of fashion images from the points of view of industry and academia, the museum, the auction house, and the art gallery. Chapters identify and discuss key issues in recent fashion photography, examining its aesthetic, political, creative, and commercial dimensions. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Better Business Bureau's Starting an eBay Business $15.40
Running an eBay or other internet auction business can provide both personal and financial freedom. Better Business Bureau's Starting an eBay Business: Insider's Guide to Success is packed with essential information. Worksheets help you pick the type of business that's right for you, and experts offer tips on establishing a business, managing inventory, avoiding fraudulent payments and increasing sales. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Ruthless: How Enraged Investors Reclaimed Their Investments and Beat W $15.37
"Take it, Phil. It's free money." That's what author Phil Trupp's trusted financial advisor said when he recommended auction-rate securities (ARS). The advisor went on to emphatically state that ARS were, "Completely safe. Completely liquid. Just another form of cash." What he failed to disclose to his client was that the financial market was in serious trouble and banks had ordered brokers to move ARS off their balance sheets and into investor portfolios as quickly as possible. Soon, Phil would learn that 87% of the auctions had failed, and that $336 billion had been lost. Or was it stolen? And if so, could he prove it?Ruthless: How Enraged Investors Reclaimed Their Investments and Beat Wall Street documents the dramatic, all-too-true story of Phil Trupp's travels from Washington to Wall Street and around the World Wide Web as he asks and gets answers to the questions he and hundreds of thousands of investors just like him had, including:How does a 20-year-old market suddenly collapse?Was the failure scripted?What, if anything, could an ARS investor do to get his or her money back?Ruthless is also a story about taking action, of how the mobilization of a network of focused, angry, and financially literate bloggers put enough pressure on state regulators to ensure that justice would ultimately prevail. And it did. Today, Phil's original investment has been returned, and almost $200 billion has been refunded to other investors who fell prey to the biggest scheme ever devised by Wall Street to rob Main Street.Wall Street had hoped to make a killing off of individual investors like Phil Trupp. Unfortunately for them, Phil refused to lie down and die. Ruthless is a compelling true story of life-altering struggle and redemption. It's also one of the first books to speak up on behalf of victims of the financial meltdown, and a timely guide for any investor hoping to learn how to fight back against the criminal subculture of Wall Street. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict $16.74
Enter the totally addictive world of book-collecting.Welcome to the gimlet-eyed, detail-crazed world of the fanatical book collector -- not just the kind who buys at auction or from catalogues -- but also the sleuth, the type who uses bluff and guile to hunt down his quarry.Meet a cast of eccentric collectors such as the one who only collects books about suicide or by writers who have killed themselves; meet the completists; the condition freaks; the rich and famous collectors -- Barry Humphries, Harvey Weinstein, Sarah Michelle Gellar. The literati will adore this very entertaining memoir. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa $1.99
The art tastes of Michael Kimmelman are undeniably eclectic. The chief art critic of The New York Times enjoys the works of Duchamp and DeKooning, but he also revels in the far less well known efforts of light bulb collector Hugh Francis Hicks and Charlotte Solomon, a secret painter at Auschwitz. Accidental Masterpieces celebrates the creative impulse wherever it emerges; auction prices and museum acquisitions play little, if any part in Kimmelman's eye-opening evaluations. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Playing the Game $33.25
Annette Remmington, a London art consultant and private dealer, is at the top of her game. She is considered a rising star in the international world of art, and has a roster of wealthy clients who trust her judgment and her business acumen. Her success reaches new heights when a rare and long lost Rembrandt finds its way into her hands, which she restores and sells for top dollar. Called the auction of the year, Annette becomes the most talked about art dealer in the world. Annette is married to her mentor and personal champion, the much older Marius Remmington. For twenty years, Marius has groomed her into the international art star that she has become, not to mention saving her from a dark and gritty past. She is his pride and joy, and as her best advisor, it's with great care that he hand picks only the best journalist possible to do a profile on his beloved wife in a popular London Sunday newspaper. Jack Chalmers is a bit of a celebrity himself, becoming one of the top journalists of his time. Marius believes only he will be able to capture the true brilliance of his lovely wife. But Marius never intends to put his marriage in jeopardy. How could he have known that the connection between Jack and Annette would ignite so many secrets? And how could he know that Jack would uncover a scandal that could ultimately destroy them all? Barbara Taylor Bradford does it again in this epic novel of seduction, passion and international intrigue. Playing the game has never been so thrilling. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Card Games $1.99
Provides a two-colour guide to the rules and strategies of 90 popular family and children's card games. Methods of play are illustrated and games featured include "all fives", "auction pitch", "Boston", "bridge", and bridge variations, "briscola", "calabraella", "canasta", "casino", "cribbage", "grand", "hearts", "rummy", "seven-up", "Scotch whist", "vint" and "whist". Of the card games featured for children, "beggar-my-neighbour", "card dominoes", "cheat", "donkey", "my ship sails", "old maid", "snap", "spit", "stealing bundles" and "war" are a few examples. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Heated Rush $3.44
You know you're hard up when you have to buy a date...But Annie Davis's big family reunion is looming, and she needs a stand-in man fast or she'll never hear the end of it. Any gorgeous guy will do. Her solution? The drop-dead-sexy man at the charity bachelor auction. His good looks and blue-collar background make him perfect for her! Or is he?Sean Murphy has a bit of a surprise for Annie. Not only is he not blue-collar, he's actually a sophisticated European entrepreneur, one who's made pleasuring women an art form. And he wants to permanently pleasure Annie! But Sean knows that if she discovers his secret, their wickedly delicious liaison will be over. Lucky for both of them, he's learned enough tricks to keep Annie distracted for a long, long time.... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat $24.74
Adventures are ongoing as the young inventor, Tom Swift, buys a boat at a local auction, a stolen diamond called "The Sparkler" is recovered, a hot air balloon catches fire, and a motorboat race is won at the end the story. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Writer's Journey $14.99
When she was a college student, aspiring writer Carren Strock's English professor told her, "Some people are writers, and some people aren't. You are not a writer."She didn't pick up a pen for another fifteen years... until Robert Redford came to town.Appearing in Redford's movie led to writing for national magazines, and then to selling her nonfiction book at auction to a major New York publisher.Now Carren Strock lays out her improbable journey from "not a writer" to professional writer. She shares what she's learned along the way, and tells you how you can do it, too.And you don't even need your own movie star experience.... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Cold Hit (Alexandra Cooper Series #3) $1.99
Alexandra Cooper has seen many murder victims, but few more disturbing than the silk-clad body of a woman pulled from the waters at Manhattan's northern tip. Alex races against the clock and hopes for a "cold hit" -- a DNA match that would reveal the identity of the murderer by linking the crime to someone already in the police database. But as the case pulls her into the exclusive world of East side auction houses, Alex discovers she may be marked as an expendable commodity in a chilling and deadly scheme... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
One Night as a Courtesan $2.99
Widow Julia Partridge is desperate. To repay a debt, she's forced to sell herself in an auction at the most exclusive bawdy house in London. Julia only has to get through one night with one man--though she never imagined that man would be Alistair Crawford, the dissolute Duke of Dunstan! Alistair has the face of a fallen angel...and a reputation for vice to match. Yet when he turns his attentions to Julia, he unexpectedly arouses more passion in a few moments than she'd felt in her entire marriage.... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Catered Valentine's Day (Mystery with Recipes Series #4) $1.99
Bernie and Libby, owners of A Taste of Heaven, have plans to partner up with the Just Chocolate store for a taste-tempting Valentine's Day fundraiser featuring pairings of exotic chocolates, food, and wine, as well as a bachelor auction. And though Bernie isn't too happy about her boyfriend volunteering to be auctioned off, she's got too much on her plate to be jealous? one of the coolers is leaking; they need a new butter supplier, and the mother of a very good client has died.Putting their preparations on hold, Bernie and Libby attend the funeral, only to be recruited to help solve a mystery. In an old cemetery-turned-lover's-lane, the body of Ted Gorman has been found in someone else's grave. The same Ted Gorman who supposedly died in a fiery car crash weeks earlier.Ted was the owner-with his wife-of Just Chocolate. So now, as Bernie and Libby continue working with the grieving widow, they open up a mixed box of dark financial scandal, sticky family ties, bittersweet passion, and just desserts.Includes Scrumptious Dessert Recipes for You to Try! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Prince of Montez, Pregnant Mistress $3.40
It's the night of a most glamorous art auction in London, and Cally Greenway is due to land the restoration commission of her dreams?. Until the paintings sell to an unknown bidder and, devastated and dashed, Cally uncharacteristically finds solace in the arms of a handsome yet ruthless stranger.He's the very same man who bought her precious paintings?the Prince of Mont?z! Leon summons Cally by royal decree?His Majesty wants a mistress: biddable, pleasurable?and pregnant? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Money over Mastery, Family over Freedom: Slavery in the Antebellum Upp $30.00
Once a sleepy plantation society, the region from the Chesapeake Bay to coastal North Carolina modernized and diversified its economy in the years before the Civil War. Central to this industrializing process was slave labor. Money over Mastery, Family over Freedom tells the story of how slaves seized opportunities in these conditions to protect their family members from the auction block.Calvin Schermerhorn argues that the African American family provided the key to economic growth in the antebellum Chesapeake. To maximize profits in the burgeoning regional industries, slaveholders needed to employ or hire out a healthy supply of strong slaves, which tended to scatter family members. From each generation, they also selected the young, fit, and fertile for sale or removal to the cotton South. Conscious of this pattern, the enslaved were sometimes able to negotiate mutually beneficial labor terms ? to save their families despite that new economy.Moving focus away from the traditional master-slave relationship in a staple-crop setting, Schermerhorn demonstrates through extensive primary research that the slaves in the upper South were integral to the development of the region's modern political economy, whose architects embraced invention and ingenuity even while deploying slaves to shoulder the burdens of its construction, production, and maintenance. Money over Mastery, Family over Freedom proposes a new way of understanding the role of American slaves in the antebellum marketplace. Rather than work against it, as one might suppose, enslaved people engaged with the market somewhat as did free Americans. Slaves focused their energy and attention, however, not on making money, as slaveholders increasingly did, but on keeping their kin out of the human coffles of the slave trade. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Taxing Case of the Cows: A True Story about Suffrage $3.34
Almost 100 years after the American Revolution, Abby and Julia Smith were fighting against taxation without representation. Women hadn't been given the vote, and the Smith sisters refused to pay an unfair property tax that they had no voice in establishing. When the authorities confiscated their cows, the Smiths bought them back at auction, thus paying what they owed without paying their taxes. The cows were seized at tax time for a number of years, and the Smiths's stand attracted the attention of women's suffrage supporters across the country. Lively, carefully researched illustrations bring this historical episode vividly to life. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Another River to Cross $17.21
Here is a firsthand account of how a young black boy struggling in the cotton fields of Texas pursues his passionate love of music. How can he make his God-given dream come true in the face of racial hatred and discrimination?How can a young female African slave, brutally torn from her twin sister on the auction block, keep alive the faith to be reunited with that sister more than one hundred years later?This book is a slice of history straight from the hearts of those who lived it. It is a story that everyone needs to read. It is a story of hope and love that proves that not matter how humble the beginnings and how terrible the oppression, God can cause the best to grow out of it all.The answer is, as Granny always said to young Charles, "Now listen to me, child. Stead of complaining that roses get thore, be glad that thorns got roses." Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Dragons and Dungeons $7.12
Book 1 in the Immortals Secrets series."Play it safe." Antiques buyer Kaya Cordova needs the ancient Philippino copperplate she's just lost at a private auction, but she has six-foot-something of sexy, mysterious male standing in her way. Spurred on by her boss and a promise of a fat bonus check, she decides to try to talk him into selling it to her. Unfortunately, she has no idea what she's in for. Tall, blond, built like a god and sinfully rich, Jestin Draig looks all-American, but appearances can be deceiving. He has a dark secret that will force Kaya to quit bowing to the master of fear and accept him as her new Master. He'll give her everything she desires, but at a great price . . . to both of them. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Pieces for the Left Hand: Stories $9.99
Finally available in the United States, a singular story collection that Time Out declared ?unsettlingly brilliant? Astudent's suicide note is not what it seems. A high school football rivalry turns absurd?and deadly. A much-loved cat seems to have been a different animal all along. A pair of identical twins aren't identical at all?or even related. A man finds his own yellowed birth announcement inside a bureau bought at auction. Set in a small upstate New York town, told in a conversational style, Pieces for the Left Hand is a stream of a hundred anecdotes, none much longer than a page. At once funny, bizarre, familiar, and disturbing, these deceptively straightforward tales nevertheless shock and amaze through uncanny coincidence, tragic misunderstanding, strange occurrence, or sudden insight. Unposted letters, unexpected visitors, false memories?in J. Robert Lennon's vision of America, these are the things that decide our fate. Wry and deadpan, powerful and philosophical, these addictive little tales reveal the everyday world as a strange and eerie place. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Keeneland's Ted Bassett: My Life $27.07
You might not know the name Keeneland, but chances are you have thrilled to races at this Kentucky thoroughbred track, whether of the cinematic variety (Seabiscuit) or the more unpredictable real-life Breeder's Cup. When "Ted" Bassett III first arrived at this track and auction house in 1967, he quickly learned that he had to balance business decisions with the pressures of long-standing racing traditions. In this vibrant autobiography, he traces his unorthodox preparation for the job, which included a World War II stint with the Marines, and describes how horse racing and Keeneland have changed in the past four decades. A lively memoir by one of the most respected figures in the thoroughbred trade. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Emma's Table $9.99
From the moment Emma Sutton walks into the FitzCoopers auction house, the disgraced media darling knows exactly what she wants: an antique dining table. What she gets is a chance to set things right. Fresh from a yearlong stretch in prison, Emma finds her life just as she left it?filled with glittering business successes, bruising personal defeats, rolling television cameras, and awkward Sunday dinners at home. She needs a clean slate?a second chance that might be provided by two unlikely saviors: Benjamin Blackman, a terminally charming social worker and Emma's part-time assistant, and one of Benjamin's most heartbreaking wards, an overweight little girl from Queens named Gracie. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Gift Horse (Phantom Stallion Series #9) $4.99
For the Phantom, there is only one girl. For Sam, there is only ont horse.When Samantha rescues a beautiful draft horse from an auction, she's sure he'll be perfect to groom for resale. He's big and strong -- but so big, Sam can barely saddle him. He's great at jumping -- over pasture fences. Will he be helpful at a ranch, or too much to handle? Then disaster strikes River Bend, and it's Sam who needs help. And just in time to save the day, Tinkerbell's true talents are revealed. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Keep Calm And Carry On - A Handbook To Choose Your Emotions And Change $7.67
The original Keep Calm and Carry On poster was created by the British government in 1939 as part of a series of inspirational posters designed to help the people of Britain stay positive during a time of crisis. Millions of copies of this poster were printed but never displayed and the poster and its message were forgotten until a copy was discovered in a box of books bought at auction by a bookseller in 2000 who subsequently displayed the poster in his shop. Following coverage in a national newspaper, copies of the poster were sold and its message replicated on to other goods. Whilst many people worldwide have been inspired by the message of Keep Calm and Carry On, there has never been any guidance on HOW to Keep Calm and Carry On - until now... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Whispering Hope $5.99
When Dad Chambers brings a wild pinto mustang named Rebel home to Keystone Stables from the auction, Skye and Chad try their best to train the horse, but find Rebel doesn't want to be tamed. At the same time, a tough, pool-shooting gang member named Wanda Stallord has moved to the foster home. Skye feels God wants her to befriend Wanda, but the new girl wants nothing to do with her and starts causing havoc instead. With God's help, Skye reaches out to help both Rebel and Wanda. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Official Papers Into The Matter Known As -The Hound of the Baskerv $17.95
A dusty folio of official documents caught the eye of an experienced retired detective at an obscure auction room in Exeter. A detailed examination of the contents has proved them to be the original case files that detail the complete police investigation into - the Matter of the Hound of the Baskervilles.For the very first time the public are able to read the witness statements, medical files and original police reports that chronicle the case from the death of Sir Charles Baskerville and the death of the hound at the hand of Mr Sherlock Holmes. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat $0.99
Adventures are ongoing as the young inventor, Tom Swift, buys a boat at a local auction, a stolen diamond called "The Sparkler" is recovered, a hot air balloon catches fire, and a motorboat race is won at the end the story. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Shy Bride $4.70
Thrust into the limelight, child star Cassandra timidly enchanted audiences night after night?. But when her parents died, Cass retreated into her own world?too shy to leave her home. Once a year she shares her musical passion by offering lessons in a charity auction?. This year, money talks. The winning bid: $100000!Enter Neo Stamos, arrogant Greek tycoon. He wants Cass with a burning desire, though he knows that, shy and sweet, she will need a gentle awakening?. But Neo's the master of seduction! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Impressionist Coloring Book $8.39
Impressionist paintings have set record auction prices of up to 60 million dollars-now you can make your own for only $8.95! The Impressionists Coloring Book provides a hands-on creative experience-everyone can participate in the most popular art movement of the last century. Simply use the drawing as a guide to make your own impressions of each masterpiece. You can even go outside the lines! The book features: 48 renderings of Impressionist paintings for you to color space on the opposite page for creating your own masterpiece informative and educational introduction Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Lotus in the Wild $16.99
Six months after freeing his slave Roman and his thrall Aron, Wulfgar finds himself bored with the choices of bed partners in his lands. Thus while on a twice-yearly trip to Londinium to replenish supplies, Wulfgar visits the local slave auction in hopes of finding something to pique his interest. His eye is caught by Kintaro, a beautiful, feminine slave boy from the Far East.Enthralled, Wulfgar doesn't care how much Kintaro costs; he's got to have him. But Kintaro is a very different sort of slave from Roman. He loves his duties, is proud of his skills, and as the former prized slave of an official of his homeland, is used to being spoiled and pampered in return for his efforts.Though oblivious to matters of the heart, Wulfgar is enamored of Kintaro, but his son Gaeric is furious that this new slave feeds his father's unnatural desires. Wulfgar's passion, Kintaro's pride, and Gaeric's temper will clash as a ritual from the past and a dream of the future come to fruition? and Wulfgar's heart is finally fulfilled. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Name to a Face: A Centuries Old Mystery Is about To Unravel $11.99
He'd seen her somewhere once?he was sure of that. But the young woman gave no hint of recognition and before this could be explained, everything fell apart. . . . Tim Harding has come to Cornwall at the behest of a friend to represent him in an auction and facilitate the purchase of a much-coveted antique ring. Hayley Winter has come there for reasons of her own . . . and a centuries-old mystery is about to come crashing down around them both.A decade before, a woman matching Hayley's exact description died in a suspicious diving accident?at the side of the man giving Harding his orders. Now the ring, said to have been cut off the finger of a drowned British naval commander in 1707, is at the center of a many-tendrilled puzzle. Uncanny resemblances . . . stunning contradictions . . . Then Hayley's sudden disappearance . . . For Harding, one misstep and a handful of coincidences ignite a search through dozens of lives, back into English history and the age of the Black Death, and forward to a fatal meeting in Germany . . . to find Hayley, her true identity, and the most shocking secret of all. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Spin Control $7.99
Call Arkady a clone with a conscience. Or call him a traitor. A member of the space-faring Syndicates, Arkady has defected to Israel with a hot commodity: a genetic weapon powerful enough to wipe out humanity. But Israel's not buying it. They're selling it?and Arkady?to the highest bidder. As the auction heats up, the Artificial Life Emancipation Front sends in Major Catherine Li. Drummed out of the Peacekeepers for executing Syndicate prisoners, Li has now literally hooked up with an AI who has lived many lifetimes and shunted through many bodies. But while they have their own conflicting loyalties to contend with, together they're just one player in a mysterious high-stakes game?.From the Trade Paperback edition. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Name to a Face: A Centuries Old Mystery Is about To Unravel $14.79
He'd seen her somewhere once?he was sure of that. But the young woman gave no hint of recognition and before this could be explained, everything fell apart. . . . Tim Harding has come to Cornwall at the behest of a friend to represent him in an auction and facilitate the purchase of a much-coveted antique ring. Hayley Winter has come there for reasons of her own . . . and a centuries-old mystery is about to come crashing down around them both.A decade before, a woman matching Hayley's exact description died in a suspicious diving accident?at the side of the man giving Harding his orders. Now the ring, said to have been cut off the finger of a drowned British naval commander in 1707, is at the center of a many-tendrilled puzzle. Uncanny resemblances . . . stunning contradictions . . . Then Hayley's sudden disappearance . . . For Harding, one misstep and a handful of coincidences ignite a search through dozens of lives, back into English history and the age of the Black Death, and forward to a fatal meeting in Germany . . . to find Hayley, her true identity, and the most shocking secret of all. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Playing the Game $14.99
Annette Remmington, a London art consultant and private dealer, is at the top of her game. She is considered a rising star in the international world of art, and has a roster of wealthy clients who trust her judgment and her business acumen. Her success reaches new heights when a rare and long lost Rembrandt finds its way into her hands, which she restores and sells for top dollar. Called the auction of the year, Annette becomes the most talked about art dealer in the world. Annette is married to her mentor and personal champion, the much older Marius Remmington. For twenty years, Marius has groomed her into the international art star that she has become, not to mention saving her from a dark and gritty past. She is his pride and joy, and as her best advisor, it's with great care that he hand picks only the best journalist possible to do a profile on his beloved wife in a popular London Sunday newspaper. Jack Chalmers is a bit of a celebrity himself, becoming one of the top journalists of his time. Marius believes only he will be able to capture the true brilliance of his lovely wife. But Marius never intends to put his marriage in jeopardy. How could he have known that the connection between Jack and Annette would ignite so many secrets? And how could he know that Jack would uncover a scandal that could ultimately destroy them all? Barbara Taylor Bradford does it again in this epic novel of seduction, passion and international intrigue. Playing the game has never been so thrilling. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Play Away Please: The Tale of the Sale of Golf's Greatest Icon -The St $17.77
The St. Andrews Old Course Starter's Box was sold in a controversial international auction on September 10, 2001, the day before the infamy of the Twin Towers attack. Play Away Please recounts the glory of the little building in St. Andrews, "the Home of Golf," and tells the tale of those who used its services for 77 continuous years. Unlike many epics, the story does not center on a rich dynasty or a heroic quest for the truth. Instead, it centers on the production of the perfect round of golf and the global marketing of the Box?one of the most celebrated buildings in the world of sport?as a brand and an icon. The book also chronicles the suspense and notoriety that greeted the Box after its voyage from Scotland to California, by way of the Panama Canal, and the role it assumed as an emotional balm for many in the aftermath of the September 11th atrocity. Alas, nothing is as simple as it seems and miracles are rare. The businessman who bought the Box was imprisoned before it reached Los Angeles, accused of stealing millions from the real-estate development that was to be its home. Eight years later, a happy ending was finally brought about, but only after a healthy dose of fear, suspense, and gutwrenching became a part of the story. Supplemented with exclusive photographs, Play Away Please is also a personal story of patronage and odyssey to assure the Box's preservation as the sporting world's consummate symbol of integrity and fair play. Along the way, the author brings to life the unforgettable local characters of Fife, celebrating their customs, lifestyle and unique command of the English language. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Elephas Maximus: A Portrait of the Indian Elephant $5.38
Revered in Indian religion and culture, coveted for its ivory tusks, the majestic Asian elephant has captured the fascination of humans for more than four thousand years. In an effort to shed light on this regal animal and its unique relationship with humankind, author Stephen Alter traveled around the world to explore its natural home and its place in history and myth. Alter's search takes him from the depths of wildlife preserves, to a tempting elephant auction, to a dazzling festival dedicated to Ganesha the elephant-headed god. Elephas maximus is as important to modern India as it was centuries ago. Yet conservationists are fighting to preserve its endangered habitat as settlements expand, and ivory poaching has threatened generations of elephants until tuskless males may be all that survive. Charting the elephant in history, art, religion, and folklore, Alter draws a vivid, gorgeously written portrait of its past and its troubled present while offering hope for its future. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Highest Bidder $4.79
Eliza Jones went to the horse auction with one thing on her mind, buying back the horse her stepfather sold out from underneath her. But the arrogant cowboy she starts a bidding war with has something else in mind. Tilden Collier discovered something much more interesting than horseflesh in the auction barn that night. But outbidding the beautiful cowgirl hadn't made a good impression. Could giving the horse back bring them true love?? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Indentured Love $4.79
Rescued by the crew of the Desiree and assumed to be trying to escape indenture, the water-soaked, dripping-wet man stood shivering on the auction block. His pleading cornflower blue eyes met those of Maureen Maguire's pure green ones as he declared he had lost his memory in a fall from the ship. But it was Shamus O'Toole, shipmate and heir to her neighboring tobacco plantation that identified the man on the block as an Irish criminal by the name of Bryant Taylor. Maureen's father Patrick purchased Bryant's indenture, but it was Shamus who asked for permission to court Maureen. Patrick quickly assigned Bryant the job of overseer on his plantation and became friends with him. Maureen was soon enamored with Bryant, but was aware that Shamus was socially acceptable for her future. Could Maureen come to love Shamus, or would Bryant's gentle, romantic wooing always keep her from finding happiness? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Monet Talks (Den of Antiquity Series #12) $2.99
Charleston antiques dealer Abigail Timberlake Washburn is thrilled by her recent estate auction purchase of a spectacular bejeweled birdcage from India, but not so much by its occupant, a mouthy mynah named Monet. Still, her customers at the Den of Antiquity seem charmed by the insufferable birdbrain, so Abby figures she's stuck with him. That is, until she finds a stuffed starling resting on his usual perch with a ransom note demanding a real Monet (the painted variety) in exchange for her purloined pet.Since she doesn't happen to have a priceless masterpiece on hand ? and since a mynahless existence isn't all that distasteful a prospect ? Abby figures she'll let the thief keep the annoying avian. But when her mama Mozella is abducted by the craven birdnapper, Abby must leap into the fray to rescue mater and mynah alike ... before the feathers really start to fly! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Property of a Lady $20.99
"A large fine emerald, 45 carats, flawless" is identified in the auction catalog as simply "The Property of a Lady." But the stone is rumored to be part of the legendary Ivanoff treasure, and an ambitious American TV reporter finds herself embroiled in a story that may make her career--or take her life. "Briskly plotted and well-researched."--Publishers Weekly. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Pieces For The Left Hand $17.81
Astudent's suicide note is not what it seems. A high school football rivalry turns absurd-and deadly. A much-loved cat seems to have been a different animal all along. A pair of identical twins aren't identical at all-or even related. A man finds his own yellowed birth announcement inside a bureau bought at auction. Set in a small upstate New York town, told in a conversational style, Pieces for the Left Hand is a stream of a hundred anecdotes, none much longer than a page. At once funny, bizarre, familiar, and disturbing, these deceptively straightforward tales nevertheless shock and amaze through uncanny coincidence, tragic misunderstanding, strange occurrence, or sudden insight. Unposted letters, unexpected visitors, false memories-in J. Robert Lennon's vision of America, these are the things that decide our fate. Wry and deadpan, powerful and philosophical, these addictive little tales reveal the everyday world as a strange and eerie place. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sugarholic, Volume 3 $8.81
Jae-Gyu and Whie-Hwan's romantic charade is put to the test at President Ko's engagement party. Jae-Gyu slips away while Whie-Hwan falters before his former girlfriend, Hae-Mee, who seems eager to reignite the flame despite her engagement. But what does Whie-Hwan want? If it's Jae-Gyu, he'd better hurry. Accosted by Sung-Jun from the slave auction, Jae-Gyu's put in a frantic call to Hee-Do, and the rock star is already on his way to snatch her out of danger...and out of Whie-Hwan's life as well! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Heiress in His Bed $4.39
In polite society, the rules forbid young ladies to pursue their own passions and pleasures. But some rules are made to be broken. . .A Desperate Charade. . .To escape an unwanted marriage, Lady Viola Gambol flees to London and poses as a maid in a boarding house. Little does she know that the "boarding house" is actually a brothel?until the owner auctions Viola off to the highest bidder! Viola vows to fight off the auction's winner, Julian Devize?but her immense attraction to the scoundrel is making that very hard to do. . .A Seductive Encounter. . .Julian was hired to find missing heiress Viola Gambol, but first he must rescue his brother from a house of ill repute. When Julian sees the alluring maid being sold like a slave, he impulsively makes a bid to protect her honor. Julian has no idea that the woman he saved is the one he's been hired to find. But his honorable intentions take a scandalous turn as temptation leads to unrelenting pleasure. . . Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Man for All Seasons $4.95
Marlie Waters's Christmas List: 1. Get a roommate so she can afford her mortgage after broken engagement.2. Check! Her old family friend Tyler Burton needs a room. So what if he's been her longtime crush? 3. Ramp up her home-business success. 4. Oops. She works so much that Ty presents her with a 12 Days of Christmas charity auction dating package?just to get her out of his hair! 5. Okay, get a move on with twelve surprisingly fun dates.6. Hmm. Start to see Ty as pretty hunky?and living under the same roof.7. Wow. Kiss Ty. Get hot 'n' heavy under the tree one night!8. Start to believe in holiday magic?9. ?until Ty breaks her heart again.10. Make a new Christmas list. Well, maybe after unwrapping Ty just one more time?. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Heiress in His Bed $6.92
In polite society, the rules forbid young ladies to pursue their own passions and pleasures. But some rules are made to be broken. . .A Desperate Charade. . .To escape an unwanted marriage, Lady Viola Gambol flees to London and poses as a maid in a boarding house. Little does she know that the "boarding house" is actually a brothel?until the owner auctions Viola off to the highest bidder! Viola vows to fight off the auction's winner, Julian Devize?but her immense attraction to the scoundrel is making that very hard to do. . .A Seductive Encounter. . .Julian was hired to find missing heiress Viola Gambol, but first he must rescue his brother from a house of ill repute. When Julian sees the alluring maid being sold like a slave, he impulsively makes a bid to protect her honor. Julian has no idea that the woman he saved is the one he's been hired to find. But his honorable intentions take a scandalous turn as temptation leads to unrelenting pleasure. . . Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Vampire's Pet $3.99
For a bored vampire, a charity 'service' auction seems as good a place as any to pick up his next meal. For Gwyneth Reilly, unwilling participant, it's all horribly embarrassing. Being sold? Ewww. But how bad could it possibly be? After all, it was only dinner with a handsome stranger. Nothing else! The way he kept nuzzling at her neck may have been a little strange, but Gwyneth certainly didn't realise that she was slated to be the main course! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Catered Valentine's Day (Mystery with Recipes Series #4) $4.76
Bernie and Libby, owners of A Taste of Heaven, have plans to partner up with the Just Chocolate store for a taste-tempting Valentine's Day fundraiser featuring pairings of exotic chocolates, food, and wine, as well as a bachelor auction. And though Bernie isn't too happy about her boyfriend volunteering to be auctioned off, she's got too much on her plate to be jealous? one of the coolers is leaking; they need a new butter supplier, and the mother of a very good client has died.Putting their preparations on hold, Bernie and Libby attend the funeral, only to be recruited to help solve a mystery. In an old cemetery-turned-lover's-lane, the body of Ted Gorman has been found in someone else's grave. The same Ted Gorman who supposedly died in a fiery car crash weeks earlier.Ted was the owner-with his wife-of Just Chocolate. So now, as Bernie and Libby continue working with the grieving widow, they open up a mixed box of dark financial scandal, sticky family ties, bittersweet passion, and just desserts.Includes Scrumptious Dessert Recipes for You to Try! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Dance of the Crystal (Dance Series #3) $9.99
Book 3 in the Dance series.Ex-Marine and bar-owner Soren, the quiet loner of the Thorvald brothers, reluctantly offers himself at a "Take a Bachelor to Dinner" auction for charity. But when the minx who "won" him seems to be making a quick getaway under the table, a humiliated and angry Soren hoists her over his shoulder and storms from the ballroom.So begins a rocky love affair between two unlikely people.But when thirty-year-old Crystal D'Angelo's talisman tells her that Soren is The One, she's ready to give the man she's been waiting for everything-heart, soul...virginity.Soren, whose man-woman skills are almost nonexistent, finds he is unable to stay away from the innocent but sensual Crystal who unleashes a sexual side of him he never knew existed.But convincing Soren-who learned as a child that love hurts and no woman can be trusted with his heart-that what she feels for him is about more than magic, is a tough battle Crystal won't give up on.As things heat up between them, a psychotic stalker takes exception to Crystal's relationship with Soren and violently turns her world upside down. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Aesop's Mirror $11.40
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITINGFalling in love at first sight with a mirror in a Rhode Island auction, Maryalice Huggins sets out to discover its history and learns that it was likely passed down through generations of the illustrious Brown family. Certain of the mirror's prestige, she goes up against the leading lights of the fascinating high-end antiques world and discovers that the value of a beautiful object and its market value are not the same thing at all. As Huggins concludes her "delightful" (Jacki Lyden, NPR) quest of sleuthing, research, and obsession, she learns the true meaning of art. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Foreclosure Investing - Buying Bank-Owned Properties (REOs) $9.99
Gene Grossman points out the pitfalls to avoid in REO (Real Estate Owned by the lenders) investing and reveals the 'secrets' that infomercial hucksters brag about in their "Get Rich in Real Estate" spiels, including finding properties, negotiating with banks, calculating property value, using title insurance, the 28:36 credit ratio, buying after the auction, and much more. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an eBay Business, 2nd Edition $16.99
The buck starts here! eBay? is the Internet's premier auction site and everyone's favorite place to shop. It's also the place to start a business and make money from the comfort of one's home. Completely revised, this new edition will help readers create the eBay? business they dream of. There is also new and updated information on:* The basics of eBay?, the auction process, and the essentials of getting the business down on paper?including recordkeeping, accounting, taxes, insurance, legal issues, and other essential details* Determining what to sell, how to price it, and working with services such as PayPal?* The ins and outs of the biggest growing areas of eBay business?sourcing, wholesaling, and fixed price sales* Cutting through the competition, improving profit margins, changing strategies, improved advertising and promotions, and more Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Crazy Cool (Steele Street Series #2) $6.99
She's sizzling hot...He's icy cool.He called her Bad Luck Dekker, a gorgeous socialite who trailed trouble in her wake. Christian Hawkins should know. Thirteen years ago he saved Kat Dekker's life?only to spend two years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. Now it's d?j? vu all over again when he rescues Kat from an explosion that rips through a Denver art auction. This time Christian?now an operative with an elite US task force?plans to keep her close until he figures out why somebody wants to kill her. That is, if he can keep his cool around this sizzling-hot lady.?The daughter of a senator, Kat hasn't forgotten the hot summer nights of passion in Christian's arms before everything went wrong. Now, as the bullets start flying, the sexy, self-appointed bodyguard is back in her life in a major way. Especially when Christian kidnaps her and they go roaring into the night in his brute-powered muscle car. But staying out of danger is tough for two people who are this hot for each other, a little bit crazy, and a whole lot in love?. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Antique American Tractor and Crawler Value Guide $17.95
Following the rating system generally established among car collectors, this comprehensive value guide provides the values, in five degrees of condition, of antique American farm tractors and crawlers built from the turn of the century through the 1950s. Each chapter is devoted to one of the period's major manufacturers ? John Deere, Farmall, Caterpillar, Oliver, Minneapolis-Moline, Ford, and more ? and the values listed are based on prices actually realized at auction. In addition, two expert collectors compare their notes on each model, while the expert photography of Randy Leffingwell depicts the tractors and crawlers discussed. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Object of Virtue $20.74
A dazzling debut about the power of family and the pain of betrayal set within Manhattan's Fifth Avenue apartments, the opulent mansions of the new Moscow, and the pre-revolutionary palaces of Saint Petersburg.Sasha Ozerovsky is a young expert in Russian art at Leighton's, an exclusive Manhattan auction house. When a dealer arrives from Moscow with an exquisite 1913 Faberg? figurine, Sasha immediately recognizes a rare masterpiece. But in the high stakes art world, the price of an object is tied to its history. If Sasha can determine for whom the bejeweled piece was made and where it has been hiding for the past century, its value -- and Sasha's career -- will soar.But as Sasha moves between New York's high society and Russia's new rich, he discovers that the piece once belonged to his family, and he must face questions about their past that he never dared to ask.Superbly plotted and evoking the elegance of Russia's gilded age, Object of Virtue is an enthralling tale that explores what happens to a family torn between vanity and virtue. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Tandem $9.99
As obsession and loss become dark partners, how far must the people of Abbey Hills go to survive? Six months ago, brutal murders shook the small Ozark town?murders that stopped after a house fire reportedly claimed the killer's life. Lauryn McBride's family auction house has taken responsibility for the estate sale of one of the victims?the enigmatic Markus Chisom. Submerging herself in Chisom's beautiful but strange world, Lauryn welcomes the reprieve from watching Alzheimer's steal her father from her, piece by piece. She soon realizes that centuries-old secrets tie Abbey Hills to the Chisom estate and a mysterious evil will do anything to make sure those secrets stay hidden. Even the man who grew up loving her may not be able to protect Lauryn from the danger. When Amede Dastillon receives an unexpected package from Abbey Hills, she hopes it might be the key in tracking down her beloved sister, long estranged from her family. Visiting Abbey Hills seems the logical next step in her search, but Amede is unusually affected by the town, and when mutilated carcasses begin turning up again in the small community, the local law enforcement isn't sure if they are confronting a familiar evil or a new terror. Two women brought together by questions that seem to have no answers. Can they overcome the loss and darkness threatening to devour them?or will their own demons condemn them to an emotional wasteland? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Bachelor $3.99
Event planner Jenny Hall didn't have time for men. Between organizing a bachelor auction and caring for her son, she barely had time for herself! So she was stunned when her ... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sold to the Highest Bidder $11.86
For Ella, marrying Devin had seemed like a good idea at the time. Friends since childhood and in love for as long as she could remember, marriage had been the next logical step. Then the real world called, and Ella had run from Backwards Gulch, Colorado?and Devin. Now, with a new opportunity beckoning, it's time to put her past behind her. She sees Devin standing on a charity auction block as the perfect opportunity to get his signature on the divorce papers he never signed. Devin's certain about one thing when he sees Ella for the first time in twelve years?she's not the girl he married. The way she left him still stings, and if she wants him to sign on the dotted line he's going to make her work for it?for the full forty-eight hours she paid for. When the old attraction flares between them, the years apart melt faster than high-country snow in summer. But when Ella awakens determined to get back to Denver, divorce papers in hand, she has a problem... Devin still hasn't signed them. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
My Master: The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times $18.95
Jeff Hamilton, only thirteen when purchased in 1853 by Sam Houston at a slave auction in Huntsville, Texas, was Houston's personal body servant during the period Houston was US Senator, during both governorships, and was with Houston at his death. Originally published in 1940 shortly before Hamilton died at age 100, these memoirs contain Hamilton's fascinating and intimate viewpoints of the important issues during the last years of Houston's life.Aware of Hamilton's narrative abilities and of the historical importance of his first-hand accounts of one of our nation's most prominent figures, the 1936 Centennial Association of Texas commissioned Lenoir Hunt, author of Bluebonnets and Blood to interview Hamilton to "save for posterity his rare recollections . . . one of the very few men now living who passed through the hates and passions of the 1850s and 1860s and who may give us an eyewitness picture of life and conditions in that eventful era." And what a picture! In artless simplicity he stuns readers with his view of slavery: Hamilton saw "most of the meanness as well as the good things that were going on about me. . . . there are not many boys who have the distinction of being whipped by one of the great men of history."Containing revealing and intimate anecdotes nowhere else published, My Master is a valuable contribution to American folklore and history. In Hamilton, Lenoir Hunt found "a guileless old soul who could give me from an entirely new angle a simple account of the stirring times in which he lived . . . an aged Boswell anxious to tell the inside story of the colorful empire-maker who had liberated a people and who directly and indirectly had addedmore than a million square miles to the area of the United States." Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Parker's Price $3.99
She was sexy, smart...and for sale.When Parker Quinn is forced to accept an outrageously high bid at a charity auction, she has no choice but to go out with the last man on earth she wants to spend time with. Dean Maxwell may be one of Manhattan's most eligible bachelors, but he's also the man who had an affair with her sister and abandoned her when she became pregnant with his child...Dean doesn't know why Parker hates him so much, but he's determined to show Parker the type of man he really is. Whisking her away to a private island in the Bahamas for a sensual, sun-drenched week together, Dean leaves Parker's preconceptions shattered and her desires inflamed.But even as their passion reaches irresistible heights, Parker has a decision to make. Can she allow herself to fall for the seductive magnate, or will family secrets and a dangerous ex tear them apart? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
eBay Hacks $17.83
Whatever you call it--an online auction house, the world's largest flea market, or a vast social experiment--no metaphor completely describes the huge trading community that is eBay. Underneath it all, eBay is also a computer program and a complex socio-economic system, requiring experience, finesse, and the right tools to master. "eBay Hacks," 2nd Edition has been completely revised and updated to make use of an array of new tools and features, as well as to reflect the changes in the eBay API, eBay's policies, and general practices of its increasingly sophisticated users. In all, the new edition of "eBay Hacks" sports 30 brand-new hacks plus dozens of hacks that have been expanded, deepened, or otherwise completely rewritten. "eBay Hacks" shows you how to become a more efficient buyer and seller with clever tricks and shortcuts that will surprise even the most experienced eBayers. The book's wide range of topics covers all aspects of using eBay, such as advanced searching techniques, sniping tools, selling strategies, photography tips, and even research techniques for PowerSellers. But "eBay Hacks" doesn't just cover the basics; you'll learn how to write scripts to automate tedious tasks, take better photos, and tap into the eBay API to develop your own custom tools. Unlike any other book, "eBay Hacks," 2nd Edition also provides insight into the social aspects of the eBay community, with diplomatic tools to help to get what you want with the least hassle and risk of negative feedback. This bestseller supplies you with the tools you need to master eBay, whether as a buyer or seller, casual surfer or serious collector, novice or seasoned expert. With this guide, youwillbecome a savvy power user who trades smarter and safer, makes more money, enjoys successes, and has fun doing it. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Gilt By Association (Den of Antiquity Series #2) $6.99
When antique dealer Abigail Timberlake accepts delivery of an armoire she purchased at auction the previous day, she discovers an added bonus inside--a dead body. Before she knows it, the police believe she is their prime suspect. Left with no alternative, the savvy shopkeeper sets out to find the killer. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sold to the Highest Bidder $4.40
For Ella, marrying Devin had seemed like a good idea at the time. Friends since childhood and in love for as long as she could remember, marriage had been the next logical step. Then the real world called, and Ella had run from Backwards Gulch, Colorado?and Devin. Now, with a new opportunity beckoning, it's time to put her past behind her. She sees Devin standing on a charity auction block as the perfect opportunity to get his signature on the divorce papers he never signed. Devin's certain about one thing when he sees Ella for the first time in twelve years?she's not the girl he married. The way she left him still stings, and if she wants him to sign on the dotted line he's going to make her work for it?for the full forty-eight hours she paid for. When the old attraction flares between them, the years apart melt faster than high-country snow in summer. But when Ella awakens determined to get back to Denver, divorce papers in hand, she has a problem... Devin still hasn't signed them. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Unknown Night: The Genius and Madness of RA Blakelock, an American P $11.73
On February 22, 1916, Ralph Albert Blakelock's haunting landscape Brook by Moonlight was sold at auction for $20000, a record price for a painting by a living American artist. The sale made him famous, newspapers called him America's greatest artist, and thousands flocked to exhibits of his work. Yet at the time of his triumph Blakelock had spent fifteen years confined in a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York while his wife and children lived in poverty. Released from the asylum under the aegis of a young philanthropist, Blakelock was about to become the victim of one of the most heartless con games of the century. This remarkable biography chronicles the life, times, and madness of one of America's most celebrated and exploited painters whose brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes anticipated Abstract Expressionism by more than half a century. Like the best biographies, The Unknown Night brings to life a vanished world, the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century New York ? a city of artists' studios and spiritualists' salons, shantytowns, and millionaires' mansions. Color and black-and-white illustrations are included. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
How to Sell Jewelry and Watches on eBay $12.95
Watch your profits grow!The jewelry and watches category is growing tremendously, which can mean great profits for you. Learn the secrets from jewelry and watches PowerSellers to spotting fakes, avoiding fraudulent bids and knowing your inventory's true worth. Plus, get expert advice on making any auction item stand out in the crowd-essential in a category with more than 900000 items.PowerSellers and eBay experts reveal how to:? Handle and ship fragile or expensive pieces? Package and present your pieces with care, both in photos and when sending pieces to customers? Appraise and insure jewelry inventory? Care for your inventory, prevent tarnishing and scratching, and keep beads and small pieces sorted and organizedPLUS: eBay PowerSellers' exclusive category tips! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Adventures of Argyle Ant $0.99
October 17, 2010 - NEWS FLASH! Argyle Ant left today in his small, one engine plane for the Arctic. Originally scheduled to go to Africa, Argyle, always an adventurer, raised money for his aerial trip by having an auction. He decides, instead to head for the Arctic where he sells argyle socks to all the animals to help keep them warm. He later takes young readers to the Antarctic and Australia. He sings and dances and hangs out with Aaron Armadillo who is a great poet and eats amber artichokes! This Huckleberry Happy Book is an "A" focused alphabet book and is one in a series of over 26 books which are alphabet focused. On this Barnes and Noble site you will also find such books as Five Frivolous Fashion Frogs in France and Huckleberry Happy's Houseboat Home. For some letters, we have written more than one book. Keep coming back - Chris is loading them as fast as she can! For paperback versions or downloaded books, visit www.lulu.com (search Chris Morningforest). Many books on the lulu site will be coming soon to Barnes and Noble. Stay tuned and thanks for checking in. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Chrysalis $6.99
A thriller that spans centuries and continents THE CHRYSALIS tracks an artistic masterpiece that falls prey to the worst of human desires?and a heroic attorney's struggle to right the wrongs of its history.Mara Coyne has sweat blood and tears to reach the pinnacle at her prominent New York law firm, and now the client that will guarantee her partnership has fallen into her lap. The prestigious Beazley's auction house is about to auction a lost master work of Dutch painting, THE CHRYSALIS, in a sale destined for fame and fortune. Standing in the way, however, is the shocking claim that the painting belongs not to Beazley's, but to Hilda Baum, the daughter of a Dutch collector whose collection?and life?was pillaged by the Nazis.It is Mara's job to prove that the painting is Beazley's, no matter how terrifying and heartbreaking Baum's story is. And she does, using the ruthless calculation that earned her the job. Her firm couldn't be happier, nor could Michael Roarke... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Slow Hands (Harlequin Blaze Series #402) $3.60
This is Maddy Turner's lucky day. The civilized society girl just bid on sexy rogue Jake Wallace at a charity bachelor auction--and won! But Maddy knows Jake's dirty little secret. And it should keep her from trying out her new boy toy. Too bad she can't stop herself from indulging in raw, quite uncivilized sex all the same....Jake Wallace is utterly bewitched by Maddy--and utterly bewildered. How can this tantalizing woman melt so rapturously under his ministrations one moment, then turn into a haughty queen the next? He's determined to get to the bottom of Maddy's agenda. One slow, delicious inch at a time... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Making Money in Foreclosures: How to Invest Profitably in Distressed R $19.95
Bestselling real estate author Andrew McLean reveals the inside secrets of foreclosure investingForeclosures are among the hottest investments in real estate, especially post-auction REO properties that have already reverted to the lender. But you have to know the ins and outs of foreclosures if you want to get great value for your money. In Making Money in Foreclosures, Andrew McLean shows you how to find great properties, buy them at the right price, and sell them at a tremendous profit.Starting with the basics, McLean walks you through the foreclosure process, revealing where, when, and how you can get the best deals. Exposing a wealth of professional secrets, he helps you reduce your risk exposure, manage properties, and maximize your investment. You'll also discover Which kinds of properties make the best investments Appraisal tips to make sure you get your money's worth Eleven proven after-purchase investment strategies Four distinct techniques for holding properties The latest tax data and liability information on foreclosures Renovations that add value to your properties How to pyramid your investments for greater profitForeclosure properties make great first-time investments. If you want to start building a prosperous future through real estate, start with Making Money in Foreclosures.Andrew McLean is an active investor and licensed realtor in three states, and the co-author of the bestselling real estate classic, Investing in Real Estate, now in its fifth edition. He teaches real estate investing at the University of Nevada and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Trailsman 211: Badlands Bloodbath $4.99
A simple act of kindness towards a family of pioneers leads Skye Fargo into a desperate fight for survival, as a vile gang of cutthroats preys upon the naive settlers heading out West. The pilgrims are lured out into The Badlands with promises of a booming frontier, then the men are killed, their goods stolen, and their women taken to be sold at a barbaric auction to the worst element of mankind. With the lives of innocent women and children at stake, Fargo sets out to show some hombres just who's the baddest in The Badlands. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
American Shelf and Wall Clocks: A Pictorial History for Collectors $52.21
This historical overview of the various styles of American shelf and wall clocks covers the centuries and gives visual pleasure every step of the way. The original owners of these clocks were interested as much in how they looked as in how they told time, so they are quite attractive and are good examples of the cabinet maker's art. The collector can acquire the majority of these beautiful clocks at relatively fair and modest prices, which makes them popular. Gathered from auction houses, museums, and private collections, over 1250 clocks are illustrated here in this newly revised and expanded second edition. Approximately one-third of the photographs are in color, with the remainder in clear black and white. Each is accompanied by an informative caption that will be great help to the reader. A newly updated value guide will be of invaluable assistance to the collector. In illustrating the early growth of the clock making industry in the United States, Mr. Ball has captured an important part of our history. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Short-Wave Mystery (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories Series #24) $6.99
When thieves hijack a collection of stuffed animals from a country auction, Frank and Joe Hardy pursue the getaway car and are drawn into a thrilling mystery. The recently acquired interest of their best pal, chubby Chet Morton, in taxidermy as a hobby adds fresh twists to the puzzle. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
And the Winner Gets...Married! $3.40
All-business exec Justin Connelly hated participating in a barbaric bachelor auction. But the cause was good, so in his black tux he swaggered down the runway, and the bids piled up. Until finally he was going, going, gone...to his secretary?Kimberly Lindgren burned when Justin looked at her, melted when their bodies touched. The efficient assistant soon turned wanton woman?and indulged her fantasy of one night with her drop-dead gorgeous boss. But Kim discovered she couldn't give her virgin heart in the dark of night and take it back in the light of day.... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Aesop's Mirror: A Love Story $9.99
?Everything I needed to know about Fox and Grapes mirror, I knew the moment I first I saw it?What antiques restorer Maryalice Huggins knew when she stumbled across the mirror at a country auction in Rhode Island was this: She was besotted. Rococo and huge (more than eight feet tall), the mirror was one of the most unusual objects she had ever seen. Huggins had to have it.The frame's elaborate carvings were almost identical to a famous eighteenth-century design. Could this be eighteenth-century American? That would make it rare indeed. But in the rarefied world of American antiques, an object is not significant unless you can prove where it's from. Huggins set out to trace the origins of her magnificent mirror.Fueled with the delightfully obsessive spirit of Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief, Aesop's Mirror follows Huggins on her quest as she goes up against the leading lights of the very male world of high-end antiques and dives into the historical archives. And oh, what she finds there! The mirror was likely passed down through generations of the illustrious Brown family of Providence, Rhode Island.Throughout history, mirrors have been seen as having mystical powers, enabling those who peer into them to connect the past and the future. In Aesop's Mirror, Maryalice Huggins does just that, creating a marvelous, one-of-kind book about a marvelous, one of-a-kind American treasure. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
That Touch of Pink (Silhouette Romance #1799) $3.24
Now Playing: A tale of a woman in need of a man?but only for the weekend....Starring as Single Mom: Abby Walsh?She'd bid on an ex-army ranger with "survival" skills at the charity auction to help her daughter earn a hiking badge. So why are her survival skills being tested when a camping trip with Riley awakens too many long-buried feelings?Starring as Military Man: Riley Dixon?Hazardous missions were nothing compared to Abby. Beautiful and all too feminine, she was a heartbreak-in-waiting. But how can he sidestep this land mine, when she looks irresistibly pretty in pink? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Cold Hit (Alexandra Cooper Series #3) $7.99
Alexandra Cooper has seen many murder victims, but few more disturbing than the silk-clad body of a woman pulled from the waters at Manhattan's northern tip. Alex races against the clock and hopes for a "cold hit" -- a DNA match that would reveal the identity of the murderer by linking the crime to someone already in the police database. But as the case pulls her into the exclusive world of East side auction houses, Alex discovers she may be marked as an expendable commodity in a chilling and deadly scheme... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Life Sold - What Ever Happened To That Guy Who Sold His Whole Life O $14.99
What on earth would make someone decide to put their whole life up for sale... on eBay?When Ian Usher decided that it was time to leave the past behind and move on to the next chapter of his life, that is exactly what he did. The results were surprising, entertaining and challenging.However, the auction was only the beginning of the adventure. What does someone do when they have sold their life? Well, just about anything they like really!Armed with a list of 100 lifetime goals, and a self-imposed timeframe of 100 weeks, Ian embarked on what could truly be described as the journey of a lifetime - a global adventure spanning six continents, two years, and almost every emotion.From the amazing highs of achievement, happiness and love, to the terrible lows of disappointment, loneliness and despair, come along and enjoy the rollercoaster ride of life, as experienced by one traveller who is simply looking for a new start. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Around South Hill, Virginia (Images of America Series) $15.94
South Hill was formerly located on the old Buckhorn Road near the Meherrin River. It was the site of the first chartered school in Mecklenburg County in 1814. When the founder/teacher/minister/postmaster died in 1857, many from the community relocated 3 miles east to the Boydton-Petersburg Plank Toll Road. In 1888, WW "Buck" Harris, a local wheelwright and landowner at Piney Pond and Plank Road, died. At auction, 55 acres of his property were purchased, platted, and parceled for sale by AE Batemen and Charles Peck to establish a new South Hill community, which surrounded the Atlantic-Danville Railroad depot. Following this, South Hill became known as the town of highways. With each new highway came significant changes for the town and county. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Property of a Lady $26.73
"A large fine emerald, 45 carats, flawless" is identified in the auction catalog as simply "The Property of a Lady." But the stone is rumored to be part of the legendary Ivanoff treasure, and an ambitious American TV reporter finds herself embroiled in a story that may make her career--or take her life. "Briskly plotted and well-researched."--Publishers Weekly. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Savagery of the Mountain Man $3.83
Where There's Fire... There's Smoke....Santa Clara, Colorado, is 24 hours by train from the land where Smoke Jensen found peace and prosperity on his Sugarloaf Ranch. But somehow, Smoke can't stay away from Santa Clara?and from an evil cattle baron hiding a murderous past.And Where There's Smoke?There's Justice...For Smoke, it starts at a high-class auction for a pureblood Hereford bull. Smoke wins the bidding?and earns the hatred of Pogue Quentin, Santa Clara's leading citizen and a man living on bloodshed and lies. Then Smoke's friend Pearlie drifts to Santa Clara. And when Pearlie runs afoul of Quentin, all hell will break loose. Now Smoke Jensen is heading to Santa Clara to face a man who already wants him dead?but Pogue Quentin never met anything like the fire of a mountain man... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Going, Going, Gone (An Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery) $9.32
An auction that begins as a treasure hunt ends in murder, and an incredible discovery sends our unlikely detective off on a hunt for a killer. Were there secrets between rival art dealers? And where does the auctioneer fit in? Here's Asey Mayo in a classic who-dunnit. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Black-Tie Seduction $3.40
"I'm not the kind of woman who dates the Jake Thornes of the world" ?Christine TraversShe and Jake were polar opposites. Which was why his insistence that they date made no sense to Christine. Yet, if she wanted that mysterious box he'd outbid her on during the town auction, having dinner with the sexy Texan seemed her only recourse.Christine vowed she'd find something to throw Mr. Thorne-in-her-side's attention off her plan. Like the newly made-over Christine. And by his reaction to her little black dress, she'd found just the thing to keep his interest while she worked on a plan to steal away her prize. But was it possible catching Thorne would be her ultimate reward? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Chrysalis $6.92
A thriller that spans centuries and continents THE CHRYSALIS tracks an artistic masterpiece that falls prey to the worst of human desires?and a heroic attorney's struggle to right the wrongs of its history.Mara Coyne has sweat blood and tears to reach the pinnacle at her prominent New York law firm, and now the client that will guarantee her partnership has fallen into her lap. The prestigious Beazley's auction house is about to auction a lost master work of Dutch painting, THE CHRYSALIS, in a sale destined for fame and fortune. Standing in the way, however, is the shocking claim that the painting belongs not to Beazley's, but to Hilda Baum, the daughter of a Dutch collector whose collection?and life?was pillaged by the Nazis.It is Mara's job to prove that the painting is Beazley's, no matter how terrifying and heartbreaking Baum's story is. And she does, using the ruthless calculation that earned her the job. Her firm couldn't be happier, nor could Michael Roarke... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Deadly Appraisal (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series #2) $6.99
Josie Prescott is settling into her new life in New Hampshire. Her antiques business is thriving, she's beginning to make some close friends, and her relationship with the local police chief is becoming more interesting. Not bad for someone who has completely uprooted her life as a New York City auction house expert in order to get a fresh start in a small New England town. With so much suddenly to lose, Josie can't help but worry when murder invades her seemingly quiet community. Josie is sponsoring the Portsmouth Women's Guild Annual Black and Gold Gala and is looking forward to receiving a kindly worded thank-you for her efforts. Instead, the Guild representative, Maisy Gaylor, dies a horrible death in the midst of the banquet. Who could have wanted to kill earnest, drab little Maisy? ?Funny, isn't it,? muses the hostile Detective Rowcliff, ?how a lot of people end up dead when no one has any enemies.? Everyone who had access to the wine Maisy drank, including Josie herself, soon comes under suspicion. Can Josie manage to ferret out the truth, keep her business running smoothly, and continue to put down roots in her new town, or will everything prove too much for her to handle on her own? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Unleashed $3.20
The sequel to The Werewolf Whisperer! Jazmine Carmichael is the leader of a pack of werewolves living in Eclipse, California. When two of the pack members die under mysterious circumstances, she's determined to get answers. Blaze Petrofsky and two other researchers often played a game of what if. What if werewolves were real? They set about creating the virus, meeting failure after failure, until he buys an old trunk in an auction. In a small silver tin, he finds werewolf cream. One of his colleagues tries it out, and it works. Before Blaze can look for a cure, he's removed from the project and the government takes over. Now, five years later, the nightmare has come back to haunt him when a beautiful, mysterious, sexy woman brings him a wolf to autopsy. A wolf who, on closer inspection, is human. When Jazmine is arrested, Blaze follows the clues she left behind, hoping to pay back the debt he owes for rediscovering and unleashing lyncanthropy. But is he too late to save the woman he's come to love? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Charming Carmen [Incognito Book 6] $4.79
After years of servitude in a dead-end job and with her life in shambles, Carmen leaps at the chance to bid in a charity auction. The prize--a weekend of pampering by the gorgeous Carl at Incognito. But she gets more than she bargained for, because he's not what he seems. Carl had never found a woman who could capture his attention, until the pretty little Latino came along with her sad eyes and luscious mouth. But does she have what it takes to make him surrender his heart? Does he have what it takes to make her his ... forever? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Trudy $14.66
When Esme meets Trudy at the county auction, she knows there's something really special about her. "She's quite a goat!" But she doesn't know how special, until she takes her home: Trudy can predict the weather. Esme's goat becomes a local superstar! "Heard you've got quite a goat!" But one day, Trudy disappears inside her barn and doesn't come back out. What's wrong with Trudy? Esme is very worried. But she soon discovers that Trudy has something even more special in store. . . . Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Hunting for Hemingway (DD McGil Literati Mystery Series #2) $14.74
Although insurance investigator DD McGil has always had her choice of lovers, she's been spectacularly unlucky in love. Now one of DD's former flames, Hemingway expert David Barnes, claims to have recovered the legendary stories and poems that Hemingway's first wife lost while on a train to Switzerland in 1922. Barnes plans to auction them off for millions, but controversy rages. Are they truly the lost Hemingway works or are they forgeries? Found? Or stolen? DD's quest to prove the manuscripts genuine puts her on the trail of a killer. The hunter quickly becomes the hunted when someone tries to stop her?dead. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Rocking The Cradle Of Liberty $16.95
Taken to a slave auction with his father in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1836, twelve-year-old John Wilder tensed as he heard a pregnant black teenage girl's pleas not to be separated from her son. While others in the crowd told John that black people were different from them, with different sensibilities, he knew that was not the case.Sensing his son's consternation and being a compassionate man himself, John's father purchased the entire family at the auction, including the pregnant teenager, and her young son, a child a few years younger that John. Having already studied with the local doctor, John soon helped deliver the teen's baby and watched his mother help save its life. By the age of twenty-three, John knew that slavery could not be a part of his life's work. He left his family's home and struck out on his own.John worked for the railroad and experienced many life-changing events in the time in which he lived, including the American Civil War. Would John's sense of loyalty sustain him through this difficult time? In Rocking the Cradle of Liberty explore the fascinating and unpredictable story of a man who lived more than 150 years ago. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Napoleons Privates: 2500 Years of History Unzipped $9.99
When Tony Perrottet heard that Napoleon's "baguette" had been stolen by his disgruntled doctor a few days after the Emperor's death, he rushed out to New Jersey. Why? Because that's where an eccentric American collector who had purchased Napoleon's member at a Parisian auction now kept the actual relic in an old suitcase under his bed. The story of Napoleon's privates triggered Perrottet's quest to research other such exotic sagas from history, to discover the actual evidence behind the most famous age-old mysteries: Did Churchill really send condoms of a surprising size to Stalin? Were champagne glasses really molded upon Marie Antoinette's breasts? What was JFK's real secret service? What were Casanova's best pickup lines? Napoleon's Privates is filled with offbeat, riotously entertaining anecdotes that are guaranteed to amaze, shock, and enliven any dinner party. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Pec $7.19
Can the irrepressible Jacky Faber and her schoolmates put aside their differences and work together to avoid being sold on the auction block?LA MEYER is the author of the Bloody Jack Adventures series, which has been praised for its spirited heroine and rousing sense of adventure. Mr. Meyer lives in Corea, Maine. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Shy Bride $3.40
Thrust into the limelight, child star Cassandra timidly enchanted audiences night after night?. But when her parents died, Cass retreated into her own world?too shy to leave her home. Once a year she shares her musical passion by offering lessons in a charity auction?. This year, money talks. The winning bid: $100000!Enter Neo Stamos, arrogant Greek tycoon. He wants Cass with a burning desire, though he knows that, shy and sweet, she will need a gentle awakening?. But Neo's the master of seduction! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The True Story of Sea Feather $12.22
A family travels to Chincoteague Island, Virginia, to see the annual wild pony penning auction. One daughter, Shannon, has saved her money and hopes to buy a pony. Events transpire unexpectedly and end happily for all. Shannon learns that in life, you get what you give. Grades 3-5. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Savagery of the Mountain Man $3.66
Where There's Fire... There's Smoke....Santa Clara, Colorado, is 24 hours by train from the land where Smoke Jensen found peace and prosperity on his Sugarloaf Ranch. But somehow, Smoke can't stay away from Santa Clara?and from an evil cattle baron hiding a murderous past.And Where There's Smoke?There's Justice...For Smoke, it starts at a high-class auction for a pureblood Hereford bull. Smoke wins the bidding?and earns the hatred of Pogue Quentin, Santa Clara's leading citizen and a man living on bloodshed and lies. Then Smoke's friend Pearlie drifts to Santa Clara. And when Pearlie runs afoul of Quentin, all hell will break loose. Now Smoke Jensen is heading to Santa Clara to face a man who already wants him dead?but Pogue Quentin never met anything like the fire of a mountain man... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Keith Martin's Guide to Car Collecting $16.65
This handy compendium by America's most trusted expert on car collecting gives beginning and experienced collectors alike everything they need to know to make wise purchases or get the most out of the collector cars they already own. Keith Martin offers clear and candid guidance on every aspect of car collecting from clubs and museums to prices, auction results, and ratings, with invaluable advice on getting started and making the most of resources on the web and off. Whether searching for a prewar classic or coddling a ?future classic,? the car collector need look no further than this exhaustive, indispensable guide. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Conan Doyle's Wallet: The Secrets Within $3.99
The inspiration for this book came to the author after he purchased Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's wallet, untouched since the day he died in 1930, at a Christie's auction in London. This true story is based upon the unique contents, which led the author to begin spiritually communicating with Doyle. Sir Arthur's wish was to enlighten those who have lost their loved ones or feel they are lacking direction in their lives. Through Patrick McNamara, Doyle explains that how we live our lives here on earth affects how we live in the afterlife. Sir Arthur was a great proponent of spiritualism and his consistent goal was to find 'evidence' of the afterlife, which could alleviate anxiety of people as they journeyed through life on earth to the afterlife. By communicating with the author, Conan Doyle provides his knowledge of the afterlife and the new world in which he lives. This is a fascinating and comforting insight for all readers that provides a spiritual philosophy for living. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Bachelor $1.99
Abbie Harper would never pay for a date. So why is she sitting in a karaoke bar bidding on the sexiest man at a charity bachelor auction?Jake Cordalys is moving to Seattle in two weeks. Dating complicated is not going to happen, even if a single mother did just pay fifteen hundred bucks to make a Valentine's date with him.When Cupid is involved, all plans go out the window and romance flies in. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Ebay Business At Your Fingertips $13.99
Quick reference for the eBay? entrepreneur!With eBay? Business at Your Fingertips, readers can find the exact information they need on any eBay? business topic, without wasting time on unrelated material. Divided into concise, complete, easy-to-find and -understand bites, it covers everything related to running a successful eBay? business.Includes:*Coverage of all the auction management tools*Conducting eBay? marketplace research*Complete coverage of PayPal?, domestic shipping, photos, My eBay?, and the eBay? community*Thumb tabs and other navigational aids for finding information fast Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Doors Open $9.99
Three friends descend upon an art auction in search of some excitement. Mike Mackenzie-retired software mogul, bachelor and fine art enthusiast-wants something that money can't buy. Fellow art-lover Allan Cruickshank is bored with his banking career and burdened by a painful divorce. And Robert Gissing, an art professor, is frustrated that so many paintings stay hidden in corporate boardrooms, safes and private apartments. After the auction-and a chance encounter with crime boss Chib Calloway-Robert and Allan suggest the "liberation" of several paintings from the National Gallery, hoping Mike will dissuade them. Instead, he hopes they are serious.As enterprising girlfriends, clever detectives, seductive auctioneers and a Hell's Angel named Hate enter the picture, Ian Rankin creates a highly-charged thriller, a faced-past story of second guesses and double crosses that keep changing the picture, right until the harrowing finish. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Art of the Steal $12.99
The definitive book on the price-fixing scandal that roiled the art world, from the reporter who Dominick Dunne says "knows more about the ins and outs of this story than anyone else" (Vanity Fair). The Art of the Steal is the explosive inside story-the only book to tell the whole truth and dish the dirt-of one of the most fascinating big-business trials of the new century-the price-fixing scandal that rocked the auction world and put one of the richest men in America behind bars. Brilliantly written and reported, it tells the story of larger-than-life figures-the billionaire tycoon Alfred Taubman; the most powerful woman in the art world, Diana "DeDe" Brooks; and the wily British executive Christopher Davidge-who quaffed champagne and dined on caviar while conspiring to cheat clients out of millions of dollars. The book also offers an unprecedented look inside this secretive, gold-plated industry, describing just how Sotheby's and Christie's grew from clubby, aristocratic businesses into slick, international corporations and showing how the groundwork for the most recent illegal activities was laid decades before the perpetrators were caught by federal prosecutors. Christopher Mason is the only reporter who has persuaded all the key figures (and hundreds more) to spill the beans. He has followed the trail of this story wherever it has led-from galleries and boardrooms in London, Paris, and New York to parties in Palm Beach and courtrooms in lower Manhattan. Evoking the best-known investigative narratives like Barbarians at the Gate and Den of Thieves, the hidden lives of the very rich described in Philistines at the Hedgerow, and the crime-and-high-society reporting of Dominick Dunne, The Art of the Steal is destined to become the hottest-and most entertaining-gossip-starter of the season. Author Biography: Christopher Mason is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and New York magazine, and has been writing for more than a dozen years on the worlds of art, society, fashion, and design. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Taxing Case of the Cows: A True Story about Suffrage $15.29
Almost 100 years after the American Revolution, Abby and Julia Smith were fighting against taxation without representation. Women hadn't been given the vote, and the Smith sisters refused to pay an unfair property tax that they had no voice in establishing. When the authorities confiscated their cows, the Smiths bought them back at auction, thus paying what they owed without paying their taxes. The cows were seized at tax time for a number of years, and the Smiths's stand attracted the attention of women's suffrage supporters across the country. Lively, carefully researched illustrations bring this historical episode vividly to life. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
River of Ruin $7.99
At a Paris auction house, geologist Philip Mercer's bid for a rare diary makes him the target of three ruthless assassins. Why? The answer is in the diary, and a mystery buried in the Panamanian jungles, and the black waters of the... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Home, 5th Edition $9.99
The top-selling, most complete buyer's and seller's guide available. The top-selling book on the subject, this latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Home focuses on everything to do with the sale and purchase of a house. With updated information on finding good schools and neighborhoods, expanded coverage on home auction sales, and the changing options buyers and sellers have with brokers, this is the best home buyer's and seller's guide on the market. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Views on the Mississippi: The Photographs of Henry Peter Bosse $29.95
As mapmaker and photographer for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Henry Peter Bosse (1844-1903) took more than three hundred photographs of the Upper Mississippi River from 1883 to 1893. His work was almost unknown until five separate volumes of his photographs were discovered during the past few years. Since then, Bosse's work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian and sold by leading auction houses to private collectors around the world. Views on the Mississippi brings together for the first time almost one hundred of Bosse's most stunning images. These cyanotype photographs trace the river from Minneapolis to St. Louis, capturing the Mississippi as it was transformed from an untamed natural wonder to a modern commercial highway. A detailed reproduction of Bosse's rare landmark map of the river, first published in 1887-88, is a fascinating guide to the historic Upper Mississippi.Mark Neuzil is associate professor of journalism and mass communication and environmental studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Fair Warning $11.88
Fair Warning is acclaimed novelist Robert Olen Butler's enthralling glimpse into a Manhattan auction house that caters to the shopping pheromones of the rich and powerful. At age forty, the company's charismatic star employee, Amy Dickerson, is capable of selling a Renoir painting of a pudgy nude for twice its value. Her customers are intoxicated by the objects they covet. And sometimes, such as when the dark and mysterious Trevor locks eyes with Amy as she closes an auction with "fair warning," that object is Amy herself. Selected as a Book Sense 76 title and as a New York Times Summer Reading title, "[Fair Warning] is as frank and sassy as its heroine." ? Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe "Engaging ... fascinating ... accompanied by the wealth of evocative detail one might expect from a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize." ? Les Standiford, The Miami Herald "Once again, [Butler's] language is right on the money in this alternately witty and moving meditation on value and values." ? Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor "Butler has created one of the more fascinating female protagonists in recent history." ? Kirkus Reviews "Fair Warning deserves our praise, but its author also deserves our gratitude, for his continued risk-taking and stubbornly singular sensibility." ? Todd Kliman, The Washington Post Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Lawman's Wife [The Wives Tales 3] $3.99
In 2078, two years after the Tiberius Group's take over, women are adjusting to the new laws that make them virtual property of the men who marry them. Grace Maitland desperately needs to be bid on at the public auction to avoid losing her daughter Emma, the only thing that matters in her life. Interstellar Federal Lawman Jonathan Brent never expected to marry. However, seeing the troubled young woman who has haunted his many dreams up for bid at an auction makes him overrule his common sense. He buys a wife for the pittance of ten dollars. Having a ready-made family is surprisingly heartwarming after the life Jon has led, but Emma's biological father, a sexual vampire released from prison after the testimony of his only accuser Grace is overturned, now demands custody of a child he's never seen. Jonathan puts his impeccable Lawman's career at stake and goes on the run to protect Emma and keep Grace safe. [Erotic Sci-Fi: Contains graphic sexual content and adult language.] Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Heiress in His Bed $4.47
In polite society, the rules forbid young ladies to pursue their own passions and pleasures. But some rules are made to be broken. . .A Desperate Charade. . .To escape an unwanted marriage, Lady Viola Gambol flees to London and poses as a maid in a boarding house. Little does she know that the "boarding house" is actually a brothel?until the owner auctions Viola off to the highest bidder! Viola vows to fight off the auction's winner, Julian Devize?but her immense attraction to the scoundrel is making that very hard to do. . .A Seductive Encounter. . .Julian was hired to find missing heiress Viola Gambol, but first he must rescue his brother from a house of ill repute. When Julian sees the alluring maid being sold like a slave, he impulsively makes a bid to protect her honor. Julian has no idea that the woman he saved is the one he's been hired to find. But his honorable intentions take a scandalous turn as temptation leads to unrelenting pleasure. . . Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
In Good Company $3.24
Now Playing: The story of the unsinkable Molly PrestonGone were the glasses, braces and baby fat. Molly Preston had changed heaps since the days they kept company in high school. Since Des O'Donnell had betrayed her. Now, of all the men on the charity auction block, she'd taken the upper hand and secretly bid on him.His Big Scene: Convincing her that with him she was in good companySeemed Molly had past wrongs she wanted to right. And she believed having big-man-on-campus Des O'Donnell as her reunion escort would send a statement. But Des owed her more. So he fibbed a little...and introduced her as his fianc?e! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Icewine $15.79
"ICEWINE" is a thriller that is set in Europe and follows the adventures of Alex James, owner of a boutique hotel and gourmet restaurant in London, his girlfriend, a tempestuous Italian wine buyer, and his friend, a wealthy, Egyptian philanthropist and gourmand. The adventure begins when Alex and his friends purchase a vintage bottle of rare German wine at a London auction. The wine is Icewine, a unique wine that can only be produced when grapes freeze on the vine, are immediately picked, and pressed into wine. Their bottle was once the property of Hermann Goring, second in command to Adolf Hitler. By luck, the trio uncovers a microfilm on the underside of the label that was hidden by Goring. The microfilm contains a clue to a fortune he hid during the waning months of the war; a fortune that would be used to begin a new Reich. The trio deciphers the clue and decides to follow where it leads them. All the while, they are being tracked by Nazi killers, who intended to purchase the bottle themselves and will stop at nothing to claim Goring's hidden fortune. The adventure takes them across Europe as they unravel the clues to the fortune, ultimately confronting the Nazi killers and the secret past of Hermann Goring. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Her 24-Hour Protector (Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1572) $4.94
Socialite Jenna Rothchild swooned when FBI Special Agent Lex Duncan swaggered across the stage during a charity bachelor auction. Winning a hot date with the stone-faced suitor was easy. Gleaning classified information about how her sister's homicide was linked to a priceless diamond required a lot more finesse.Working her womanly wiles, Jenna bewitched Lex with a sultry slow dance. But her ploy backfired when the ?bercool lawman conned her into disclosing incriminating family secrets. Then danger struck, and the glamorous heiress fell for her protector! As the rising temperatures gave way to searing passion, would Lex risk his badge to shield Jenna from a power-hungry psychopath? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Where Memories Lie (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #12) $9.99
From critically acclaimed, award-winning author Deborah Crombie comes a riveting story of a past evil that endures. A lifetime ago, Erika Rosenthal and her husband, David, fled to England to escape the Nazis?which is all Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Gemma James truly knows about her secretive friend's past. But Erika needs Gemma's help now. A family heirloom, stolen during their flight, is being sold at a prestigious London auction house. Who has had it all these years? And was Erika's husband's death more sinister than it appeared? Hidden somewhere in the shadowy, exclusive world of London's monied society are answers to these questions, and to a shocking new murder?one that kicks the enquiries into high gear and brings Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, Gemma's partner and colleague, into the case. Their investigation could exact justice for Erika, and lead them both to shocking revelations and repercussions that echo across the years. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Faith in a Long Shot $4.49
Is this good-bye?When Samantha McLean hears that her beloved horse, Wonder's Pride, is about to be sold by the owner of the farm where Samantha lives, she thinks her heart will break. But Samantha knows she has to be strong if she's going to save Wonder's Pride from the auction block.The more Samantha finds out, the more hopeless the situation seems. It's not just Wonder's Pride, but all of the Townsend Acres breeding farm that's in danger of destruction.Time is growing desperately short when Samantha turns to her friend Ashleigh Griffen, a legend in the Townsend Acres stables. Ashleigh is eager to help, but what can two young girls do to save an entire farm? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Tempting the Texas Tycoon $3.25
He'd bought her fair and square. The charity auction gave millionaire Noah Brand the perfect opportunity to sweep Faith Cabrera off her feet. Now the cool beauty could no longer avoid him. For one day?and night?he had his competitor at his mercy. And it was both their pleasures.But Faith knew one evening could not lead to a lifetime of happiness. For Noah was hell-bent on dominating his industry, and her family's company was next?. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Chamomile Mourning (Tea Shop Series #6) $7.91
At Charleston's Spoleto Festival, Theodosia Browning's Poet's Tea is forced indoors by rain?which is the least of her problems after a local auction house owner plummets from the balcony to his death. With a full kettle of suspects, Theodosia finds herself chasing a criminal who plans on showing her just how dangerous it is to stick her sensitive nose where it doesn't belong. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Joseph P. Day: The Great Salesman $0.99
Joseph P. Day, the great salesman, sold about a third of the Bronx, a third of Queens and large swaths of Brooklyn during his lifetime. In one 12-hour auction he sold 1574 properties. Day was the quintessential New Yorker. Day's story is a text-book lesson on what it takes to become a great salesman, and his 10 rules for success a menu on the qualities and characteristics he espoused. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Clark County, Nevada (Images of America Series) $19.59
In 1902, Sen. William Clark purchased a large portion of the Las Vegas Ranch to create a rail stop for his latest business venture, the San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad. On May 15, 1905, a land auction was held, officially marking the birthday of Las Vegas. Situated in Lincoln County, Las Vegas was located over 200 miles from the county seat of Pioche, making it difficult to conduct official business from so far away. Politicians lobbied for the creation of a new county, and Clark County, named after Senator Clark, was established in 1909 with Las Vegas as the county seat. In the following century, the county developed again due to the construction of Hoover Dam, the growth of the gaming industry, and the later introduction of Basic Magnesium Industries in what would become Henderson. More than a tourist destination, Clark County is now the most populous county in Nevada and represents a diverse cross-section of the United States. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Zylan Rebellion $9.52
Zylar's Moons Book 3A madman is kidnapping women and selling them into sexual slavery. And Ahnika is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Forced to endure hardships and to witness things no one should have to endure, she finally decides she can't take it any more and comes up with a daring plan. Two life cycles after she'd been captured-and just before she is to be sold at auction-she escapes.Raj is Vampen, fated to feed his psychic powers from women as they orgasm. Which presents a problem, as he is also a Hunter hired to find the missing daughter of one of Zylar's Council of Ten. Maintaining his energy is difficult as he tracks Ahnika into the wilds of Zylar. It doesn't take long for him to discern that nothing is quite as it seems. Raj finally finds Ahnika and vows to lead her to safety. And finds more than he bargained for. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Scandals from the Third Bride $3.24
Katherine Ransome never expected to see the man who had jilted her at the altar again. But Cade Logan was back, bidding $500000 at a bachelorette charity auction to have her for an evening.Katherine vowed never to succumb to Cade's passionate enticements. Being betrayed by Cade once had nearly destroyed her. If she gave him her heart again and lost it, she knew she wouldn't survive. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Art Business $48.58
By the time you read this book, the art world may have witnessed the sale of its first $500 million painting. Whilst for some people money is anathema to art this is clearly a wealthy international industry, and a market with its own conventions and pressures.Drawing on the vast experience of Sotheby's Institute of Art, The Art Business exposes the realities of the commercial trade in fine art and antiques. Attention is devoted to the role of auction houses, commercial galleries and art museums as key institutions, with the text divided into four thematic sections covering:technical and structural elements of the art marketcultural policy and management in art businessregulatory legal and ethical issues in the art worldthe views, through interviews, of leading art market experts.This book provides a thorough examination of contemporary issues in the art business, and the mechanisms and influences which underpin its evolution. It is essential reading for students of art history or international business, or anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in this area. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Her 24-Hour Protector (Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1572) $1.56
Socialite Jenna Rothchild swooned when FBI Special Agent Lex Duncan swaggered across the stage during a charity bachelor auction. Winning a hot date with the stone-faced suitor was easy. Gleaning classified information about how her sister's homicide was linked to a priceless diamond required a lot more finesse.Working her womanly wiles, Jenna bewitched Lex with a sultry slow dance. But her ploy backfired when the ?bercool lawman conned her into disclosing incriminating family secrets. Then danger struck, and the glamorous heiress fell for her protector! As the rising temperatures gave way to searing passion, would Lex risk his badge to shield Jenna from a power-hungry psychopath? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Antique American Tractor and Crawler Value Guide $16.95
Following the rating system generally established among car collectors, this comprehensive value guide provides the values, in five degrees of condition, of antique American farm tractors and crawlers built from the turn of the century through the 1950s. Each chapter is devoted to one of the period's major manufacturers ? John Deere, Farmall, Caterpillar, Oliver, Minneapolis-Moline, Ford, and more ? and the values listed are based on prices actually realized at auction. In addition, two expert collectors compare their notes on each model, while the expert photography of Randy Leffingwell depicts the tractors and crawlers discussed. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Mystery of the Samurai Sword (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories #60) $6.99
Shortly after his arrival in the United States, a Japanese business tycoon mysteriously disappears. Then a valuable samurai sword, said to have belonged to the missing tycoon's family for generations, is stolen from an auction gallery in New York. Danger confronts them constantly as the Hardy Boys search for the solution to the puzzle. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Southern Star $23.71
Marilee Shaw's inheritance, the yacht Southern Star, is in default to the bank. To save it from the auction block, she decides to honor a Caribbean cruise planned for two couples. But with no captain available, she's forced to approach Gary Pritchard, a man she once loved but refused to marry. He agrees to skipper the cruise, but only if she comes along as crew. In addition to the danger of succumbing again to Gary's charm and good looks, she has other problems. Trying to sell the yacht, the discovery that her customers are not what they seem, and the appearance of an unexpected visitor make the excursion anything but seaworthy. Will the romantic but rocky voyage rekindle their love or scuttle it forever? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Wheatland, California (Images of America Series) $16.97
Against the backdrop of this western town, a number of dramatic historic events took place. While California was still Mexican territory, William Johnson purchased at auction the Mexican land grant formerly belonging to Pablo Gutierrez. Johnson's Rancho, as it came to be called, was the last stop on the Emigrant Trail to Sutter's Fort in Sacramento. Seven members of the ill-fated Donner Party staggered into this ranch in 1847, seeking help for those left in the snowbound Sierra Nevada Mountains. Camp Far West was established here in 1849 as a military outpost to protect wagon trains heading into California, and when the state entered the Union in 1850, the area had become the logistic gateway to the Sierra foothill gold mines. Ultimately carved from Johnson's Rancho and incorporated in 1874, Wheatland became known for its agriculture and as a supply center to the mines, as well as being the site of the bloody 1913 Hop Riot, the first major migrant-worker labor confrontation in California. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Object Of Virtue $11.99
A dazzling debut about the power of family and the pain of betrayal set within Manhattan's Fifth Avenue apartments, the opulent mansions of the new Moscow, and the pre-revolutionary palaces of Saint Petersburg.Sasha Ozerovsky is a young expert in Russian art at Leighton's, an exclusive Manhattan auction house. When a dealer arrives from Moscow with an exquisite 1913 Faberg? figurine, Sasha immediately recognizes a rare masterpiece. But in the high stakes art world, the price of an object is tied to its history. If Sasha can determine for whom the bejeweled piece was made and where it has been hiding for the past century, its value ? and Sasha's career ? will soar.But as Sasha moves between New York's high society and Russia's new rich, he discovers that the piece once belonged to his family, and he must face questions about their past that he never dared to ask.Superbly plotted and evoking the elegance of Russia's gilded age, Object of Virtue is an enthralling tale that explores what happens to a family torn between vanity and virtue. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Weird Facts about Fishing: Strange, Astonishing & Hilarious $11.54
From quirky superstitions and strange catches to fish with faces only a mother could love, the myth, mystery and allure of fishing remains etched firmly in our consciousness:? In 2004, an antique fishing lure brought in an incredible $101200 at Lang's Auction House? The mighty sturgeon can grow to five and a half meters (18 feet) in length and can weigh as much as 2000 kilograms (4500 pounds); they are highly prized for their caviar? In February 2009, over 100 ice-fishermen on Lake Erie were airlifted to safety, and one angler died after they were stranded on an ice floe? The bowfin dates back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the land; it still boasts a bony exterior reminiscent of Tyrannosaurus rex? In Tennessee it is illegal to catch fish with a lasso? The Asian carp has invaded the Mississippi River Watershed so that they now make up 90 percent of the fish population in that region; prolific and vicious, they eat vast amounts of other game fish ? While fishing in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas a group of men had the surprise of their lives when one hauled aboard a rare species of conger eel that proceeded to thrash around their craft and attack them until they were able to subdue it" Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Quiver Full of Arrows $7.99
THE MOST ORDINARY LIVES...In the auction room at Sotheby's a bidder unlocks the astonishing secrets carved in the ivory of an ancient Chinese statue. A young couple well-versed in the romance of literature resists the clich? of "love at first sight" only to find an unanticipated bond that follows them through life and death. A lavish New York party reacquaints a successful novelist with an enthusiastic female fan and a forgotten, long-ago rendezvous. A stunning beauty fulfills the disparate fantasies of two different men and satisfies an unexpected need of her own...CAN YIELD THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY SURPRISES...In this expert collection, "master entertainer" (Time) and bestselling author Jeffrey Archer takes the reader from the backrooms of a curious little shop in Ha Li Chuan to the lavish hotel suites of Manhattan to the ravaged landscape of Budapest to explore the chance encounters and turns of fate that become us all. Here are stories of kind strangers and old friends, of grandiose success and devastating loss, of honor betrayed and redeemed, and of love lost and found-each punctuated with a twist as sharp, as true, and as unexpected as life itself. "Somerset Maugham never penned anything so swift or urbanely witty as this."-Publishers Weekly "Amusing...poignant."-The New York Times"Exciting...Archer offers versatility, laughter, inventive plotting and a gift for characterization."-Baltimore Sun Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Imaginary Economics: Contemporary Artists and the World of Big Money $19.80
A British artist who destroys all of his belongings, a Dutch artist's initiative that charts organization cultures, a Swiss artist who sells his right to participate in an exhibition via an online auction, an American artist who prints his own money and then succeeds in spending it . . . . This book examines the ways in which contemporary artists represent economic processes?no longer merely express their ideas about the market or subsidy systems through the media, but analyze and offer parodies of economic mechanisms in their work.Edited by Olav Velthuis. Paperback, 4.75 x 7.75 in./128 pgs / 16 color. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Bid For Love $2.50
Her fantasy man is up for auction. Will Nico dare to bid? Nico's history of romantic disasters has taught her when she gambles on men, she's fated to lose. That doesn't stop her from secretly lusting after Jeff, the handsome construction worker she sees every day on her way to work. When the New York's Sexiest Bachelor auction begins and Jeff comes up on the block, she's seriously tempted to place a bid. The wager can't be taken lightly--It might be for a good cause, but she's making a bid for love... Warning: This book contains explicit sex, strong language Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Lock $9.99
Sparrow, a former princess, never liked palace life. She's much happier working her farm with her best friend and former nanny, Shea-Ann. Only when Sparrow's gentle heart forces her to buy the hated pirate Lock the White, who is suffering unspeakable torture at the slave auction, does the real trouble start.Rough, tough, and spiteful, Lock seems to despise Sparrow for saving his life. Only Lock knows the truth he doesn't want to admit. He's in love with the independent young farmer whose tender touches and mouth-watering curves are driving him toward the last thing he wants: redemption. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Healing Quilt $9.99
After her Aunt Teza's test results turn out to be inconclusive, Dot Cooper resolves to raise money for a new mammogram machine, through the creation and auction of a magnificent, king-sized quilt to be sewn by the women of Jefferson City.Dot's efforts quickly draw the support of disparate members of the community, including newcomer Beth Donnelly, married to a local pastor, Elaine Giovanni, the stylish wife of a local surgeon; and an ailing Aunt Teza. But as the four different generations work the squares of the quilt, they are also confronted with ragged pieces of their own lives. Though the women could not be more different on the surface, they hold in common quiet suffering triggered by painful circumstances: the death of children, the abandonment of husbands, the loneliness of depression. Yet their struggles will bring them closer together than they ever could have anticipated, and their lives will be dramatically changed, as together they experience the curative powers of The Healing Quilt. Author Biography: Lauraine Snelling is the author of numerous titles, including six best-selling Red River of the North historical family saga novels. She won a Silver Angel Award for her novel An Untamed Land and a Golden Heart Award for Song of Laughter. She is also the author of two best-selling series for young adults: High Hurdles and The Golden Filly. She and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons and make their home in California's Tehachapi Mountains. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sugarholic, Volume 3 $2.69
Jae-Gyu and Whie-Hwan's romantic charade is put to the test at President Ko's engagement party. Jae-Gyu slips away while Whie-Hwan falters before his former girlfriend, Hae-Mee, who seems eager to reignite the flame despite her engagement. But what does Whie-Hwan want? If it's Jae-Gyu, he'd better hurry. Accosted by Sung-Jun from the slave auction, Jae-Gyu's put in a frantic call to Hee-Do, and the rock star is already on his way to snatch her out of danger...and out of Whie-Hwan's life as well! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Auctions: Theory and Practice $37.50
"As a leader in auction-theory research and as a leading practitioner of auction design, Paul Klemperer is the best person to write the definitive book on auctions in theory and practice. This book ties together material on what economists should learn from auction theory, and on what auction theorists should learn from practical experience in auction design. "?Roger B. Myerson, University of Chicago"Paul Klemperer is one of the leaders in auction design worldwide. His emphasis in recent years on some of the more practical aspects of the theory?how to attract bidders, how to avoid collusion, how to think about government policy goals in designing public auctions?is particularly innovative. Klemperer's work will be very influential in the coming years."?Robert Wilson, Stanford University"Paul Klemperer not only has full command of the theoretical literature, he also has a very broad experience in putting theoretical insights into practical use."?Nils-Henrik von der Fehr, University of Oslo Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend $59.35
Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend explores the meteoric rise, sudden fall, and legendary resurgence of an immensely influential writer's reputation from his hectic 1881 American lecture tour to recent Hollywood adaptations of his dramas. This volume reveals why, more than a hundred years after his demise, Wilde's value in the academic world, the auction house, and the entertainment industry stands higher than that of any modern writer. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Collecting American Paintings $29.95
In this comprehensive book with more than 300 photographs and more than 450 illustrations, he outlines the necessary steps in selecting a painting, authenticating a painting, determining a value, acquiring a painting at auction, and evaluating the condition of a piece. Both major and minor artists are briefly discussed, and overviews of Impressionism, Tonalism, The Aschan School, African-American and Southern Women artists, and contemporary folk art are presented. There are even tips on managing your art collection, the realities of funding and financing, and collecting what you can afford. The beauty of American art is evident in this collector's guide -- a must-have for collectors of American paintings and collectors of art in general. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks Gets a Girlfriend $10.95
Michael and Norman's unusual plants, Stanley and Fluffy, are on display at a rare plant auction, and the plants are doing some looking around for themselves. When they meet up with a real beauty of a plant called Curly Temple, it's love at first sight. Curly is a devilish little plant who's ready for fun and excitement. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Consigned to Death (Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series #1) $6.99
A BIDDING WAR.After a price-fixing scandal at her prestigious New York auction house, Josie Prescott moves to the New Hampshire coast to restore her reputation?and perhaps a few antiques along the way. A KILLER DEAL?As an antiques dealer, Josie knows how to make an honest assessment, and she's about to land her largest account. But when the owner of the collection is found stabbed to death, Josie's fingerprints are all over his possessions?and the murder weapon. Suddenly Josie's innocence appears as tarnished as an old relic. Everybody's got their eyes on her, especially the local police chief who may or may not be in love with her. Now it's just a matter of time before Josie can produce enough evidence to clear her name?or fall into the clutches of the real killer and find herselfCONSIGNED TO DEATH"A satisfying cozy debut?.Cleland, who herself was once an antiques dealer?puts her insider knowledge to admirable use [and] proves adept at shifting suspicion from one character to another?.Readers will want to see more."?Publishers Weekly Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes $9.99
Unique insights from an atheist's Sunday-morning odysseyWhen Hemant Mehta was a teenager he stopped believing in God, but he never lost his interest in religion. Mehta is ?the eBay atheist,? the nonbeliever who auctioned off the opportunity for the winning bidder to send him to church. The auction winner was Jim Henderson, a former pastor and author of Evangelism Without Additives. Since then, Mehta has visited a variety of church services?posting his insightful critiques on the Internet and spawning a positive, ongoing dialogue between atheists and believers.I Sold My Soul on eBay tells how and why Mehta became an atheist and features his latest church critiques, including descriptions of his visits to some of the best-known churches in the country. His observations will surprise and challenge you, revealing how the church comes across to those outside the faith. Who better than a nonbeliever to offer an eye-opening assessment of how the gospel is being presented?and the elements that enhance or detract from the presentation. Mehta announced prior to his churchgoing odyssey that he would watch for any signs of God's existence. After spending Sunday mornings in some of the nation's leading churches, what happened to the man who sold his soul on eBay? Did attending church change his lack of belief? The answers can be found inside. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Bradbury's Ghost $0.99
Douglas is a writer who's lost for words. Desperate to find inspiration for his latest novel, he orders Ray Bradbury's corpse off an online auction site?and that's when ... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Friends in High Places $9.99
Kick Keswick has been the power behind a glamorous auction house and a successful international jewel thief?and now she's getting drawn back into both worlds by an old enemy... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Friends in High Places $11.20
Kick Keswick has been the power behind a glamorous auction house and a successful international jewel thief?and now she's getting drawn back into both worlds by an old enemy... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Reuben and the Quilt $7.33
Reuben and his Amish family make a beautiful Log Cabin quilt to raise money for a sick neighbor, but then it is stolen before they can take it to auction. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sold! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) $16.56
At an auction, a boy accidentally bids on and purchases a variety of objects of questionable value, but one of them turns out to be a real treasure. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Nettie's Trip South (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) $15.48
A ten-year-old northern girl encounters the ugly realities of slavery when she visits Richmond, Virginia, and sees a slave auction. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Magic Hockey Stick $1.99
When her parents win Wayne Gretzky's hockey stick at a charity auction, a young girl begins playing with it and becomes her team's star. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Send 'Em South $7.31
After the sale of her mother at a slave auction tears apart her family, Lisa runs away to avoid the same fate. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Negotiauctions: New Dealmaking Strategies for a Competitive Marketplac $14.82
Bringing together auction theory and negotiation theory in a practical and accessible way, here is an authoritative guide to negotiating deals. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Evening Star (Star Quartet) $7.99
When Alex Saxton wins virgin Giana Van Cleve in the infamous Roman Flower Auction, he never expects to lose his heart. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Tom Swift and His Motor Boat $0.99
Tom begins a new adventure on the day he purchases a damaged motorboat at auction and is threatened by a bully. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Spirit of Saint Louis and Other Perfumes $34.88
Monsen & Baer Perfume Bottle Auction XVIII - May 2, 2008. St. Louis, Missouri. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Mystery at Peacock Hall (The Boxcar Children Series #63) $4.50
Cousin Althea may lose her house in an auction. Can the Boxcar Children help her? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Mrs. Perfect $9.99
As a young California girl growing up in a blue collar neighborhood, Taylor Young dreamed of being popular, beautiful, and acquiring a wardrobe to die for. Not to mention marrying a handsome, successful man and living happily ever after in a gorgeous house with three wonderful children. Now, at 36, Taylor has reached the pinnacle of her dreams, but is it all about to unravel? As the new school year approaches, Taylor prepares herself for playing the perfect alpha mom: organizing class activities, fund-raising, and chairing the school auction. But the horror! Her archrival, bohemian mom Marta Zinsser, is named Head Room Mom of Taylor's daughter's fifth grade class. As tensions rise at committee meetings and school activities, the two rivals seem to be destined for a final confrontation. But as Taylor plans her next move, she is floored by a more serious blow at home-her husband has been secretly unemployed for the past six months. With her posh lifestyle crumbling, Taylor struggles to maintain her alpha image-but could Marta, who cares little about appearances, be her only true friend? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Mrs. Perfect $4.48
As a young California girl growing up in a blue collar neighborhood, Taylor Young dreamed of being popular, beautiful, and acquiring a wardrobe to die for. Not to mention marrying a handsome, successful man and living happily ever after in a gorgeous house with three wonderful children. Now, at 36, Taylor has reached the pinnacle of her dreams, but is it all about to unravel? As the new school year approaches, Taylor prepares herself for playing the perfect alpha mom: organizing class activities, fund-raising, and chairing the school auction. But the horror! Her archrival, bohemian mom Marta Zinsser, is named Head Room Mom of Taylor's daughter's fifth grade class. As tensions rise at committee meetings and school activities, the two rivals seem to be destined for a final confrontation. But as Taylor plans her next move, she is floored by a more serious blow at home-her husband has been secretly unemployed for the past six months. With her posh lifestyle crumbling, Taylor struggles to maintain her alpha image-but could Marta, who cares little about appearances, be her only true friend? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Clarice Cliff $22.50
The definitive price guide to Clarice Cliff featuring actual prices realised at auction Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Cougar Tales $9.50
This book is a collection of stories. How to Handle a Woman by Sandra Kitt features Geneva Springer, a petite woman pushing forty, who adores her nephew, Sean. Having saved his life when he was a toddler, they have a special bond. When Sean involves her with his school auction, the successful bidder receives Geneva's professional services as an interior designer. Reed Fairway, a sexy thirty-three year old computer science teacher at Sean's school, is just the man to suit Eva. Reed has won the auction for Eve, but when he doesn't show up to their first meeting, Eve is insulted and wants to call it off. At the persistence of her nephew, they finally meet. Soon, there is no denying that Reed and Eva like one another, but will their age difference keep them astray? Tell Me Something Good is by Deirdre Savoy. When forty-three year old graphic artist Alberta "Al" Kendall wants a man, she isn't shy about letting him know?even if the man in question is the twin brother of her cousin's much younger fiancee. Thirty-four year old Michael Reid isn't complaining. He sparked with Al the first moment they met. But when Michael wants more than the fling she offers, will Al put her money with her mouth is and give Mike a chance to prove how good a future together could be? In Against Her Better Judgment by Evelyn Palfrey. Judge Beverly Polk scoffs at the news that a prisoner has put a contract out on her. Private Investigator, Devon Carter, claims to be hired by an anonymous client to protect her. Judge Polk resents and resists his protection, even as he infiltrates her home, her life, and even her heart. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
eBay Business Start-Up Kit: With 100s of Live Links to All the Informa $22.49
Start an eBay business today! The eBay Business Start-Up Kit is packed with in-depth information and practical advice to help you get your eBay business up and running quickly and easily. Best of all, it features an interactive CD-ROM that makes setting up shop on the web's leading commerce site a cinch. No more trolling the Internet, or digging through millions of web-sites. You can turn to either the book or the disk to quickly look up how to: list items and become a "PowerSeller"; find auction-management tools; pick a business structure; keep essential records; ship items, handle returns and issue refunds; obtain business licenses and permits; pay (and minimize) taxes and much more. It gets even easier: The disk provides links to hundreds of resources on eBay and other sites. One click and you are there! Plenty of books promise readers a shortcut to success on eBay -- but only the eBay Business Start-Up Kit provides an all-in-one resource you can use to get a successful operation up and running, quickly and easily. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Surrender of a Lady $7.99
In the first of a stunning new series, a young English lady is thrust into the decadent life of a harem?and into the arms of the man she has never been able to forget?THE PRICE OF PASSION?Sold. With one word, Lady Elena Ravenscliffe's destiny changes forever. Forced into Constantinople's slave market to pay off her late husband's debts and save her son, Elena reinvents herself as Jinan?a harem girl adored by the rich lords who bid on her favors. But one man instantly sees through her fa?ade.?IS COMPLETE SURRENDERGriffin Summerfield, Marquess of Rothburn, let Elena slip through his fingers years ago. When he recognizes her on the auction block, he pays an outrageous sum to possess her even if it is for a short period of time. But when his deadline looms, Griffin will risk all in a desperate bid to make her his?and his alone??Tiffany Clare is a brilliant new talent in historical romance.? ?Anna Campbell Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Enslaved $3.50
She's got him right where he wants her. Dominion sentinel Kaela Garrett will go to any lengths to gather evidence against a suspected traitor, even if it means auctioning off her body to the highest bidder. Posing as a slave should have been the perfect cover to gain access to an exclusive gala. Only she hadn't anticipated a sexy treasure salvager with a grudge outbidding everyone--including her mark--to possess her. Lorcan Hunt can't believe the very sentinel who had him arrested six weeks ago is on the auction block, completely at his mercy. What better way to get even--and pass the time until his next job--than force her to submit to every new and wicked revenge he can imagine? His every demand for her submission, however, comes with a price: a burning need that slides under his skin and grows stronger with every concession she makes. When Kaela finally gives in to the fierce desire between them, Lorcan finds himself hopelessly caught in an impossible choice. Honor the commitment binding him to his next job--or hold onto the one woman he can never have. This book contains a fiery battle of wills, the frequent use of restraints, seductive escape attempts and the kind of hot, explicit take-you-to-the-edge sex that comes only from complete surrender--heart, body and soul. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Taste of the Midwest: 12 States, 101 Recipes, 150 Meals, 8207 Miles a $19.95
Join Midwest Living? magazine's Dan Kaercher as he eats his way across the twelve states of the Heartland, exploring their bountiful harvests and food traditions?and sampling signature dishes along the way. Some stops are well marked on the map; others are hidden gems. All are recommended for their fantastic flavors and distinctive character. Meet innovative chefs from renowned restaurants as well as the personalities behind the counter at the local neighborhood cafe. Come along to the produce auction and talk shop with the farmers who raise the crops. Learn the ethnic origins of the region's favorite foods and try wild variations on old-time favorites. But this trip isn't all about eating?you can choose sides in the fried chicken wars of Kansas, watch brewers at work in Wisconsin, tour a vinegar museum in South Dakota, learn the legend of Norwegian lutefisk in Minnesota and much more. Dan also provides practical information to help you plan your own gastronomic adventure. Can't make the trip this year? Take advantage of the mail-order listings in each chapter, read about quirky food-related fairs and festivals, and warm your own kitchen with the 101 recipes in this book. If you love the Midwest, you'll appreciate Dan's passion for life in the Heartland. And you'll never again wonder where your next good meal should come from! Whether you seek sophisticated dining or down-home fare, dig in?you're guaranteed to love every Taste of the Midwest. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Taking AIM!: The Business of Being an Artist Today $21.78
Taking Aim! The Business of Being an Artist Today is a practical, affordable resource guide filled with invaluable advice for the emerging artist. The book is specially designed to aid visual artists in furtheringtheir careers through unfiltered information about the business practices and idiosyncrasies of the contemporary art world. It demystifies often daunting and opaque practices through first-hand testimonials, interviews, and commentary from leading artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, critics, art consultants, arts administrators, art fair directors, auction house experts, and other art world luminaries. Published in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Artist in the Marketplace (AIM)-the pioneering career development program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts-Taking AIM! The Business of Being an Artist Today mirrors the structure and topics featured in the AIM program's weekly workshops and discussions. Each chapter focuses on the specific perspective of an art world insider-from the artist to the public art program director to the blogger. Multiple viewpoints from a range of art professionals provide emerging artists with candid, uncensored information and tools to help them better understand this complex field and develop strategies for building and sustaining successful careers as professional artists.The book ends with an annotated chronology of the past three decades in the contemporary art field and a bibliography of publications, magazine articles, online sources, funding sources, residency programs, and other useful information for emerging artists. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The New Complete Guitarist $15.67
Whether learning the simplest cords and choosing the first songs you want to play to learning more complex styles and advanced improvisation, The New Complete Guitarist is the easiest-to-follow reference for people just picking up a guitar. Including the most up to date fingering, chords, notes, scales, modes, and sequences, this is the only all-visual approach to learning all styles of guitar.Author Biography: Richard Chapman is a respected guitarist, journalist, and media personality. He has taught many leading performers and acts as a consultant to the auction house Christie's in London as an authority on the history of the guitar. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Stonewall Jackson's Elbow: Owen Allison Mystery Series, Book 5 $12.40
After the death of J. Burton Caldwell, president of the First National Bank of Contrary, West Virginia, federal bank examiners find three-quarters of a billion dollars missing. A hick bank in a hick town, it stacks up to be one of the biggest failures in the history of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. When the FDIC attempts to recoup investor's losses by auctioning off the banks' assets and the museum's holdings, the attractive museum curator vanishes and suspicious accidents start to befall winning auction bidders. Failure analyst Owen Allison, brooding over his approaching fiftieth birthday and worried about his mother's Alzheimer's deterioration, demonstrates that the auto "accident" that killed a successful bidder was rigged and joins in the hunt for the missing millions. A successful bidder himself, and the suitor of the vanished curator, Owen soon finds himself the target of a mysterious series of attacks. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Miller's Collectibles Price Guide 2007: Over 5000 Items $14.97
In the world of collectables, there's something to suit every budget, and this is the definitive guide to pricing it all. Games, toys, tools, comics, and posters, as well as the more traditional ceramics, silver, and glass, are featured?from ?Pocket Money Collectables? to ?Record Breakers.? Edited by one of the experts from the British Antiques Roadshow, it pictures each item with the actual price paid or asked for it over the last year at more than 350 auction houses and dealers around the world. Additional collecting information is provided throughout, on factories, makers, care, restorations, fakes and alterations, market assessments, and buying tips. Further reading is also highlighted, along with lists of collectors' clubs, auctioneers, and specialist dealers. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror $12.87
Hailed for her ?remarkably accomplished and poignant work? (Washington Post), acclaimed author Elizabeth McGregor returns with a haunting love story about two lost souls brought together by chance?and bonded forever by a mystery that transcends madness, tragedy, and time itself....Catherine Sergeant is adept at going through the motions. After losing her parents at an early age, she buried her grief in the study of antiquities. Now, deserted by her husband without warning or explanation, she reports to work at Pearson's auction house, exchanging pleasantries with colleagues, never revealing her pain. Cocooned in loneliness, she couldn't be more surprised to find herself opening up to a total stranger?a new client, no less. In widowed architect John Brigham, Catherine finds a kindred spirit. The two share a fascination with Richard Dadd, an early Victorian painter who lived most of his life incarcerated in an insane asylum. There he produced his most stunning works?works that have deeply moved Catherine and now draw her inexorably to John. Soon the two are falling in love.The reawakening of passion in a woman like Catherine is more than John ever hoped for. But when she discovers his possession of an unknown Dadd, it is just the first in a series of revelations that leave her wondering if she knows this man who has shown her life's true beauty. For John, it may be a last chance to free himself from the priceless secrets he has been harboring too long. Secrets about a soul laid bare on canvas, and a legacy that could shatter all he holds dear in the space of a heartbeat?A compelling blend of human drama, art, and history, this intriguing tale casts a spell that lingers far beyond the final page?and celebrates the strength we all must find within our hearts.From the Hardcover edition. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Warman's Modernism Furniture and Acessories: Identification and Price $16.89
The cool designs, sleek lines and fashion-forward forms of the open and optimistic feel of the modernism furniture and design is as reflective of attitude as it is ingenuity. The enthusiasm and boundless hope of post-War 1950s America, not unlike our country's current eagerness for a shot of optimism, is represented in the pages of this beautifully illustrated, inspiring, and informative book. Warman's Modernism Furniture & Accessories features the furniture and designs that emerged during the prime of the movement, between 1945 and 1985. The collection of 1000 rich and robust color photos, real-world auction prices and extensive descriptions make this a fundamental reference for anyone with an interest in modernism furniture. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Little Joe $3.06
It's a cold December night and Fancy, the Stegner family's cow, is about to give birth. Out pops Little Joe, a huge bull calf, and with him comes nine-year-old Eli's first chance to raise an animal to show at next fall's county fair. Over the next ten months, Eli, and Little Joe, learn some hard lessons about growing up and what it means to take on bigger responsibilities, especially when it comes to taking care of another living thing. But one thing Eli is trying not to think about is what will happen to Little Joe after the fair: it's auction time, and he'll have to sell Little Joe! In this appealing and heartwarming story that's reminiscent of James Herriot's books, Eli comes to terms with some of the realities of life on his family's farm, and in the outside world, as he raises his first bull calf for competition. Told in a straightforward and appealing text, brimming with lush details about the natural world of the farm, and with characters that are sure to appeal to readers, Eli's story is one that may not be familiar to every kid, but the themes of growing up and learning some difficult lessons will appeal to kids and adults alike. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Mrs. Perfect $11.91
As a young California girl growing up in a blue collar neighborhood, Taylor Young dreamed of being popular, beautiful, and acquiring a wardrobe to die for. Not to mention marrying a handsome, successful man and living happily ever after in a gorgeous house with three wonderful children. Now, at 36, Taylor has reached the pinnacle of her dreams, but is it all about to unravel? As the new school year approaches, Taylor prepares herself for playing the perfect alpha mom: organizing class activities, fund-raising, and chairing the school auction. But the horror! Her archrival, bohemian mom Marta Zinsser, is named Head Room Mom of Taylor's daughter's fifth grade class. As tensions rise at committee meetings and school activities, the two rivals seem to be destined for a final confrontation. But as Taylor plans her next move, she is floored by a more serious blow at home-her husband has been secretly unemployed for the past six months. With her posh lifestyle crumbling, Taylor struggles to maintain her alpha image-but could Marta, who cares little about appearances, be her only true friend? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Catching Out: The Secret World of Day Laborers $16.45
Seasoned journalist and professor Dick Reavis reported to a labor hall each morning, hoping to "catch out," or get job assignments. To supplement his retirement savings, the sixty-two-year-old North Carolinian joined people dispatched by an agency to manual jobs for which they were paid at the end of each day. Written with the flair of a gifted portraitist and storyteller, Catching Out describes Reavis's jobs at a factory; as a construction and demolition worker, landscaper, road crew flagman, auto-auction driver and warehouseman; and several days spent sorting artifacts in a dead packrat's apartment. On one pick-and-shovel job, he finds that his partner is too blind to see the hole they're digging. In each setting, he describes the personalities and problems of his desperate peers, the attitudes of their bosses, and the straits of immigrant coworkers, so many of whom make up the three-million-strong day-laborer poor. This is a gritty, hard-times evocation of the often colorful men and women on the bottom rung of the American workforce. It is partly a guide to performing hard, physical tasks, partly a celebration of strength, and partly a venting of ire at stingy and stern overseers. Reavis reminds us that physical exertion, even when painful or unpleasant, remains vital to the economy ? and that those who labor, though poorly paid, bring vigor, skill, and cunning to their tasks. In the tradition of Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed, Catching Out is destined to become a classic of our troubled times. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Russian Winter $16.03
When Nina Revskaya puts her remarkable jewelry collection up for auction, the former Bolshoi Ballet star finds herself overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, and of the events, both glorious and heartbreaking, that changed her life half a century earlier. It was in Russia that she discovered the magic of dance and fell in love, and where, faced with Stalinist aggression, a terrible discovery incited a deadly act of betrayal?and an ingenious escape to the West. Nina has kept her secrets for half a lifetime. But now Drew Brooks, an inquisitive associate at a Boston auction house, and Grigori Solodin, a professor who believes Nina's jewels hold the key to unlocking his past, begin to unravel her story?setting in motion a series of revelations that will have life-altering consequences for them all. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Surrender of a Lady $7.46
In the first of a stunning new series, a young English lady is thrust into the decadent life of a harem?and into the arms of the man she has never been able to forget?THE PRICE OF PASSION?Sold. With one word, Lady Elena Ravenscliffe's destiny changes forever. Forced into Constantinople's slave market to pay off her late husband's debts and save her son, Elena reinvents herself as Jinan?a harem girl adored by the rich lords who bid on her favors. But one man instantly sees through her fa?ade.?IS COMPLETE SURRENDERGriffin Summerfield, Marquess of Rothburn, let Elena slip through his fingers years ago. When he recognizes her on the auction block, he pays an outrageous sum to possess her even if it is for a short period of time. But when his deadline looms, Griffin will risk all in a desperate bid to make her his?and his alone??Tiffany Clare is a brilliant new talent in historical romance.? ?Anna Campbell Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-C $31.81
In this provocative and original exploration of racial subjugation during slavery and its aftermath, Saidiya Hartman illumines the forms of terror and resistance that shaped black identity. Scenes of Subjection examines the forms of domination that usually go undetected; in particular, the encroachments of power that take place through notions of humanity, enjoyment, protection, rights, and consent. By looking at slave narratives, plantation diaries, popular theater, slave performance, freedmen's primers, and legal cases, Hartman investigates a wide variety of "scenes" ranging from the auction block and minstrel show to the staging of the self-possessed and rights-bearing individual of freedom. While attentive to the performance of power?the terrible spectacles of slaveholders' dominion and the innocent amusements designed to abase and pacify the enslaved?and the entanglements of pleasure and terror in these displays of mastery, Hartman also examines the possibilities for resistance, redress and transformation embodied in black performance and everyday practice. This important study contends that despite the legal abolition of slavery, emergent notions of individual will and responsibility revealed the tragic continuities between slavery and freedom. Bold and persuasively argued, Scenes of Subjection will engage readers in a broad range of historical, literary, and cultural studies. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenor $9.99
Auction catalogs can tell you a lot about a person?their passions and vanities, peccadilloes and aesthetics; their flush years and lean. Think of the collections of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Truman Capote, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. In Leanne Shapton's marvelously inventive and invented auction catalog, the 325 lots up for auction are what remain from the relationship between Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris (who aren't real people, but might as well be). Through photographs of the couple's personal effects?the usual auction items (jewelry, fine art, and rare furniture) and the seemingly worthless (pajamas, Post-it notes, worn paperbacks)?the story of a failed love affair vividly (and cleverly) emerges. From first meeting to final separation, the progress and rituals of intimacy are revealed through the couple's accumulated relics and memorabilia. And a love story, in all its tenderness and struggle, emerges from the evidence that has been left behind, laid out for us to appraise and appreciate. In an earlier work, Was She Pretty?, Shapton, a talented artist and illustrator, subtly explored the seemingly simple yet powerfully complicated nature of sexual jealousy. In Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris?a very different yet equally original book?she invites us to contemplate what is truly valuable, and to consider the art we make of our private lives. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Russian Winter LP $18.52
When Nina Revskaya, former star of the Bolshoi Ballet, decides to auction her remarkable jewelry, she hopes to draw a curtain on her past. Instead, she is overwhelmed by memories of glorious and heartbreaking events that changed her life's course half a century before. In Russia, she discovered the theater, fell in love with a famed poet, and became?with her closest friends?a victim of Stalinist aggression. A terrible discovery led to a deadly act of betrayal?and to Nina's escape to Boston. Now, an associate at the Boston auction house and a Russian professor are unraveling a mystery surrounding a love letter, a poem, and a necklace of unknown provenance, stirring up revelations that will have life-altering consequences for all. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Bookman's Promise (Cliff Janeway Series #3) $7.91
Cliff Janeway is back! The Bookman's Promise marks the eagerly awaited return of the award-winning crime novel series that helped the nation turn on to first-edition book collecting.The Bookman's Promise juxtaposes past and present as Denver ex-cop and bookman Cliff Janeway searches for a book and a killer.The quest begins when an old woman -- Josephine Gallant -- learns that Janeway recently bought at auction a signed first edition by the legendary nineteenth-century explorer, Richard Francis Burton. The book is a true classic, telling of Burton's journey -- disguised as a Muslim -- to the forbidden holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The Boston auction house was a distinguished and trustworthy firm, but provenance is sometimes murky and Josephine says it is rightfully hers.She believes that her grandfather had a fabulous collection of Burton material, but everything mysteriously disappeared shortly after her grandfather's death. With little time left... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Paleo-Indian Artifacts: Identification and Value Guide $22.29
Lar Hothem, author of the bestselling series, Indian Artifacts of the Midwest, and several other books on arrowheads, pipes, and trade relics, is widely known for his research in the field of Indian artifacts. His latest book, complete with more than 2200 color photographs, features the highly valuable chipped points and blades, plus many of the sometimes overlooked minor tool types. All of the basic Paleo artifacts and classes are shown and described, and interesting facts about ancient Paleo lifeways, supported by archaeology, are provided. Sections on discoveries and auction results will be of interest to the reader. Current values for Paleo artifacts of all types are given, and a large number of top-grade Paleo points, some never before published, are pictured. There are chapters of Paleo knives and non-point tools of all kinds, and tips on collecting these artifacts. This book contains the most Paleo artifacts pictured in any publication to date, including some of the more valuable fluted and lanceolate points in North America from some of the finest private collections. Paleo-Indian Artifacts offers a glimpse into an ancient world as revealed by the tools and weapons. 2010 values. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Wings of Salvation $4.00
Sequel to Fertility Rite... Andras and Dario are identical winged twins, the first winged males born in more than two thousand years. Their destiny, however, is yet elusive. Flaire was the beautiful, flame-tipped, winged woman they both adored, yet destined to mate elsewhere. But time had run out for Flaire and she disappeared from their lives, leaving an aching void. They have searched for their childhood friend, never giving up, and now they have information that she's been captured and is to be sold at a black market auction. It's up to them to rescue her from the savage clutches of the poachers who have entrapped her. But there's something special about Flaire that she's always kept hidden, even from her two best friends. A knowledge she never dared share. And the twins have never revealed their deep feelings for her, knowing she was destined for someone far different. Someone not born on Vrotia. Yet urgency dictates, and going dangerously against the traditional mating practices of their society, Andras and Dario will offer Flaire something no one else can. But will it be enough to save her? And maybe provide the trio a chance at love for which they could have never hoped Genre: Science Fiction / Futuristic / Fantasy / Menage (M/F/M) / Exhibitionism / Public Places Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Neat Pieces: The Plain-Style Furniture of Nineteenth-Century Georgia $32.21
Neat Pieces is a detailed, extensively illustrated survey of the major forms and makers of the "plain style" of furniture made and used by Georgians in the 1800s. Simply designed, solidly constructed of local woods, and usually unadorned, such pieces were used daily by their owners for storage, sleeping, eating, and more. Today, this furniture is read by historians, folklorists, and other experts for clues into a past way of life. It is also prized by museums, antiques dealers and auction houses, and furniture appraisers, collectors, and makers.Neat Pieces first appeared as the companion volume to the Atlanta History Center's seminal 1983 exhibit of the same name. The exhibit featured 126 exemplary pieces of furniture, including chairs, tables, huntboards, washstands, and candlestands. Each of them is described and illustrated in this book. Photographs in the original edition of Neat Pieces were black-and-white; here they are color. A new foreword by Deanne Levison looks at related publications and exhibits of the subsequent two decades. The introduction, by William W. Griffin, provides information on furniture forms, nomenclature, and finishes. Also included in the book is a list of more than twelve hundred nineteenth-century Georgia furniture craftsmen, with key details of their lives and work.126 exemplary pieces of furniture (including chairs, tables, huntboards, washstands, and candlestands)172 color photographs, 17 black-and-white photographsInformation on furniture forms, nomenclature, and finishesDetails about more than twelve hundred nineteenth-century Georgia furniture craftsmen Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
City of God: A Novel of Passion and Wonder in Old New York $5.38
City of God, the latest installment in Beverly Swerling's gripping saga of old New York, takes readers to Manhattan's clamorous streets as the nation struggles to find a compromise between slave and free, but hears the drums of war. This is New York when one synagogue is no longer adequate for thousands of Jewish immigrants, when New Evangelicals rouse complacent Protestants with the promise of born-again salvation, and when it first sees Catholic nuns and calls them whores of Satan. It is New York when ships bring the fabulous wealth of nations to its wharves and auction houses, while a short distance away rival gangs fight to the death with broken bottles and teeth filed to points.Into this churning cauldron comes young Dr. Nicholas Turner. Nick knows that the discoveries of antisepsis and anesthesia promise medical miracles beyond the dreams of ages. He learns that to make such progress reality he must battle the city's corrupt politics and survive the snake pit that is Bellevue Hospital, all while resisting his love for the beautiful Carolina Devrey, his cousin's wife. Sam Devrey, head of the shipping company that bears his name and a visionary who believes the future will be ushered in by mighty clipper ships spreading acres of sail, battles demons of his own. The life he lives with Carolina in the elegant brownstone on newly fashionable Fifth Avenue is a charade meant to disguise his heart's true home, the secret downtown apartment of the exquisite Mei-hua, his Chinese child-bride. The worlds of all four are imperiled when Sam must rely on Nick's skills to save the woman he loves, and only Nick's honor guards Sam's secret. On a night when promises of hellfire seem tobecome reality and the city nearly burns to the ground, Carolina and Mei-hua confront the truth of their duplicitous marriages. Rage and revenge join love and passion as driving forces in a story played out against the background of the glittering New York that rises from the ashes, where Delmonico's and the Astor House host bejeweled women and top-hatted men, both with the din of commerce in their ears and the glint of gold in their eyes.As always, Swerling has conjured a dazzling cast of characters to people her city. Among those seeking born-again salvation are Addie Bellingham, befriended by the widow Manon Turner but willing to betray her, and Lilac Langton, who confesses her sins but avoids mentioning that she's a skilled abortionist in a city that has recently made abortion a crime. Ben Klein, a brilliant young physician, must balance devotion to his mentor and dedication to research with duty to the Jewish community. Wilbur Randolf, Carolina's father, indulges her in everything but fails her when she needs him most. Jenny Worthington, Wilbur's longtime mistress, is driven by avarice to make common cause with Fearless Flannagan, a member of a New York police force as corrupt as the city it serves. Ah Chee, Mei-hua's devoted servant, struggles through Manhattan's streets on bound feet and burns incense to the kitchen god in this place of foreign devils. They are all here, heroines and saints, villains and victims, and a vanished New York made to live again in an intricate tale of old debts and new rivalries. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) $16.40
In early 2005, Richard Polsky decided to put his much-loved, hard-won Warhol Fright Wig, up for auction at Christie's. The market for contemporary art was robust and he was hoping to turn a profit. His instinct seemed to be on target: his picture sold for $375000. But if only Polsky had waited . . . Over the next two years, prices soared to unimaginable heights with multimillion-dollar deals that became the norm and not the exception. Buyers and sellers were baffled, art dealers were bypassed for auction houses, and benchmark prices proved that trees really do grow to the sky. Had the market lost all reason?In I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon), Polsky leads the way through this explosive, short-lived period when the "art world" became the "art market." He delves into the behind-the-scenes politics of auctions, the shift in power away from galleries, and the search for affordable art in a rich man's playing field. Unlike most in the art world, Polsky is not afraid to tell it like it is as he negotiates deals for clients in New York, London, and San Francisco and seeks out a replacement for his lost Fright Wig in a market that has galloped beyond his means. A compelling backdoor tell-all about the strange and fickle world of art collecting, I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) takes an unvarnished look at how the industry shifted from art appreciation to monetary appreciation. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) $9.67
In early 2005, Richard Polsky decided to put his much-loved, hard-won Warhol Fright Wig, up for auction at Christie's. The market for contemporary art was robust and he was hoping to turn a profit. His instinct seemed to be on target: his picture sold for $375000. But if only Polsky had waited . . . Over the next two years, prices soared to unimaginable heights with multimillion-dollar deals that became the norm and not the exception. Buyers and sellers were baffled, art dealers were bypassed for auction houses, and benchmark prices proved that trees really do grow to the sky. Had the market lost all reason?In I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon), Polsky leads the way through this explosive, short-lived period when the "art world" became the "art market." He delves into the behind-the-scenes politics of auctions, the shift in power away from galleries, and the search for affordable art in a rich man's playing field. Unlike most in the art world, Polsky is not afraid to tell it like it is as he negotiates deals for clients in New York, London, and San Francisco and seeks out a replacement for his lost Fright Wig in a market that has galloped beyond his means. A compelling backdoor tell-all about the strange and fickle world of art collecting, I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) takes an unvarnished look at how the industry shifted from art appreciation to monetary appreciation. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
How to Sell Automotive Parts & Accessories on eBay $11.79
Be an Automatic SuccessTap into a huge new online marketplace for automotive parts with eBay Motors. Whether you're selling new or used parts, domestic or foreign, classic or modern, you're sure to boost your sales with the valuable category-specific strategies in this vital guide. Put this focused information and these specialized suggestions to immediate use to race past the competition.eBay PowerSellers reveal how to: SELECT the most popular items in the auto parts market USE salvage yards as a source TEST used auto parts and ensure their quality PHOTOGRAPH used and often greasy parts CREATE car-specific auction titlesPLUS: eBay PowerSellers' exclusive category tips!Steer your way to success with tips and tricks from the pros. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Jade Star (Star Quartet) $1.99
When Saint Morris first met Juliana DuPres, he was a young doctor, just landed on the island of Maui; and she the fourteen-year-old daughter of a puritanical minister. When he left, he took Juliana's young heart with him.But, four years later, when they meet again in San Francisco, their innocence is the most distant part of a fading memory. Now a beautiful woman, Juliana has been kidnapped by a crew of whalers, drugged, humiliated and beaten, and paraded as the perfect product at the Barbary Coast auction -- a slave created for men. When finally she has lost all hope, Saint rescues her and takes her back to her parents on Maui.But at home Juliana is far from welcome. Her family disowns her, the islanders revile her, and she is regarded as no better than a common prostitute. Saint continues to be her honourable guardian -- he marries her and takes her back to San Francisco to look after her, as a protector, an elder brother. Juliana, however, has other ideas... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
I Sold Andy, Warhol (Too Soon) $14.55
In early 2005, Richard Polsky decided to put his much-loved, hard-won Warhol Fright Wig, up for auction at Christie's. The market for contemporary art was robust and he was hoping to turn a profit. His instinct seemed to be on target: his picture sold for $375000. But if only Polsky had waited . . . Over the next two years, prices soared to unimaginable heights with multimillion-dollar deals that became the norm and not the exception. Buyers and sellers were baffled, art dealers were bypassed for auction houses, and benchmark prices proved that trees really do grow to the sky. Had the market lost all reason?In I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon), Polsky leads the way through this explosive, short-lived period when the "art world" became the "art market." He delves into the behind-the-scenes politics of auctions, the shift in power away from galleries, and the search for affordable art in a rich man's playing field. Unlike most in the art world, Polsky is not afraid to tell it like it is as he negotiates deals for clients in New York, London, and San Francisco and seeks out a replacement for his lost Fright Wig in a market that has galloped beyond his means. A compelling backdoor tell-all about the strange and fickle world of art collecting, I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) takes an unvarnished look at how the industry shifted from art appreciation to monetary appreciation. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Jade Star (Star Quartet) $7.99
When Saint Morris first met Juliana DuPres, he was a young doctor, just landed on the island of Maui; and she the fourteen-year-old daughter of a puritanical minister. When he left, he took Juliana's young heart with him.But, four years later, when they meet again in San Francisco, their innocence is the most distant part of a fading memory. Now a beautiful woman, Juliana has been kidnapped by a crew of whalers, drugged, humiliated and beaten, and paraded as the perfect product at the Barbary Coast auction -- a slave created for men. When finally she has lost all hope, Saint rescues her and takes her back to her parents on Maui.But at home Juliana is far from welcome. Her family disowns her, the islanders revile her, and she is regarded as no better than a common prostitute. Saint continues to be her honourable guardian -- he marries her and takes her back to San Francisco to look after her, as a protector, an elder brother. Juliana, however, has other ideas... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Chief Wiggum's Book of Crime and Punishment: The Simpsons Library of W $9.99
Chief Clancy Wiggum might very well be the dimmest and most incompetent civic leader in Springfield, but as long as he has a gun and badge, most citizens exercise their right to remain silent. After many a late-night stakeout and thousands of early morning donuts, this top cop offers up his procedural wisdom on what it takes to wear the shield, how to keep on the right side of the law, and the real cost of quick and speedy justice. On Wiggum's watch you'll check out the seized property auction catalog, learn the secret language of police codes, find out how to avoid a speeding ticket, line up with Springfield's usual suspects, and get the skinny on Springfield's most wanted criminal...El Barto. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Celebrity Black Book 2009 $37.60
The Celebrity Black Book 2009 edition contains the best mailing addresses and representative names (agent, manager, publicist, production company, etc.) for over 55000 celebrities and public figures worldwide. Everyone who is anyone is inside: actors, musicians, athletes, politicians, religious figures, world leaders, authors, writers, supermodels, directors, producers, artists, photographers, even reality TV stars! The Celebrity Black Book 2009 is a staple for fans who want to send fan mail and request autographed photos or signed sports cards, nonprofits who want to hold a celebrity autograph auction to raise money for their cause, businesses who want celebrity endorsements and spokespersons for their products and services, authors who want celebrity endorsements or "blurbs" for their books, and members of the media who want interviews or quotes. There are so many uses, the possibilities are endless! This completely updated 2009 edition contains a free 60-day Membership to the www.ContactAnyCelebrity.com online database for unlimited address updates ? a $60.00 value! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide, 2011, 29th Edition $13.48
For almost 30 years, Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide has been our #1 bestselling title. The reasons for its success are simple: annually, 300 different advisors, each an expert in their field(s), carefully review each category for accuracy, supply new listings, and provide all-new color photographs for their subjects; and more than 700 categories accompanied by representative listings, photos, and brief histories about each subject are included. This 29th edition boasts a revised directory that accommodates the recent shift from traditional print catalogs to online auction catalogs and auction websites that now post results strictly on the internet. And as always, a complete directory of advisors is provided in the back of the book so that readers may contact our experts directly for advice. Several new categories have been added to this edition, many in the glass field, including Atterbury & Company and Kanawha, and many sections have been expanded to feature more listings and additional historical company facts. We have also added several more people to our already diverse board of advisors, who see to it that only the most accurate data remains. It's no wonder that Schroeder's is still the most reliable source for dealers and collectors across the nation, for the lowest price you'll find for such a massive reference on antiques. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
More Black Memorabilia: A Handbook and Price Guide $16.95
Black memorabilia is still one of the hottest items being collected today, although it is growing harder and harder to find good pieces. This new book helps the collector see what is available in the market place, with full color illustrations of hundreds of items. They include kitchen items, like wall pockets, mammy memos, salt and peppers, cookie jars, and more, as well as advertising, household goods, and ephemera. Each is shown in full color and is accompanied by the current market price. Prices differ in from coast to coast and auction prices differ from shop prices. Prices are also affected by condition and availability. As this area of collecting continues to grow, more and more examples find their way into the market place. For the experienced collector or the novice, this is an invaluable reference. It definitely needs to be added to your black memorabilia library. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
History Of Art $66.00
The history of art refers to the history of the visual arts of painting, sculpture and architecture . It is the history of none of the fine arts, others of which are the performing arts and literature. It is also one of the humanities. The term sometimes encompasses theory of the visual arts, including aesthetics. Considered encyclopedically, the history of art is an attempt to survey art throughout human history, classifying cultures and periods by their distinguishing features. This is undertaken by people and institutions with diverging goals, but whose efforts interrelate, including: academic art historians, museum curators, auction house personnel, private collectors, and religious adherents. Given these agendas, it is unsurprising that there are many ways of structuring a history of art, as will be outlined below. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Hard to Resist: Downright Distracting\Shifting Gears $5.94
DOWNRIGHT DISTRACTING by Jean Brashear After working his way up the NASCAR ranks, Ryder McGraw is ready to lead his new team to victory?until the team owner's daughter starts nipping at his heels! Hailey Rogers doesn't know the first thing about racing?and she challenges Ryder at every turn. So why is he yearning to make her a permanent part of his winning team? SHIFTING GEARS by Peggy Webb Married-to-his-job racing team owner Andrew Clark isn't looking for Ms. Right. But after being roped into a charity bachelor auction, he's thinking twice about staying single. And so is hairstylist Rue Larrabee. Can the vivacious redhead really be losing her heart to a shy, serious hunk? Now all bets are off as Andrew vows to turn up the heat in the race to win Rue's heart?. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Hard to Resist: Downright Distracting\Shifting Gears $3.99
DOWNRIGHT DISTRACTING by Jean Brashear After working his way up the NASCAR ranks, Ryder McGraw is ready to lead his new team to victory?until the team owner's daughter starts nipping at his heels! Hailey Rogers doesn't know the first thing about racing?and she challenges Ryder at every turn. So why is he yearning to make her a permanent part of his winning team? SHIFTING GEARS by Peggy Webb Married-to-his-job racing team owner Andrew Clark isn't looking for Ms. Right. But after being roped into a charity bachelor auction, he's thinking twice about staying single. And so is hairstylist Rue Larrabee. Can the vivacious redhead really be losing her heart to a shy, serious hunk? Now all bets are off as Andrew vows to turn up the heat in the race to win Rue's heart?. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Firebrand [House of Pendragon Series Book 1] $5.60
Despite the collar marking her as a slave of Dunn na Carraice, young Lin is fiercely determined to retain her pride and keep her family intact. That dignity bears a price, for Lin has drawn the wrath of Modred, the youngest prince of Orkney. His single-minded quest to break strong-willed Lin--by any means necessary--nearly succeeds. Although Lin is accustomed to the death, disease, rape and famine that runs rampant in the slave hovel she calls home, it is when her beloved brother Dafydd is placed on the auction block that her warrior spirit becomes apparent to all who challenge her, and the shocking secret of her lineage is finally revealed. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Bartered Bride (Bride Trilogy) $6.85
Cherished for her compelling stories and lush historical detail, New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney brings the past to life in stories of love that arouse the mind and senses. Now, from the exotic temptations of the Orient to the ruthless grandeur of 19th century London, Putney embarks on a sweeping romantic adventure that begins with a daring act of courage.After building a fortune amid the splendor and dangers of the China seas, American adventurer and merchant prince Gavin Elliott is sailing for London, where he intends to establish himself in the society that forced his family to leave in disgrace when Gavin was only a child. But fate intervenes on an infamous island in the East Indies when he tries to save a European woman being sold at a slave auction. By the sultan's decree, the woman can only be freed if Gavin wins her by enduring an ancient tribal challenge that may cost him his life. Yet Gavin cannot refuse to help a countrywoman, especially one who touches his heart and soul with her indomitable spirit.Alexandra Warren ventured to Australia as a young bride eager for adventure. A dozen years later she is returning home as widow and mother when a pirate attack separates her from her beloved daughter and condemns Alex to a life of servitude. Then a miracle arrives in the form of a steely-eyed Yankee captain willing to risk everything to set her free.A shocking turn of events brings an unexpected alliance with her rescuer, and Gavin and Alex arrive in London as intimate strangers joined by too many painful secrets. Yet attraction and affection soon overcome the trauma of their first meeting. Until the past reaches outto change Gavin's life?and threaten the passionate love he has found with his irresistible bartered bride.Graced by Mary Jo Putney's priceless eloquence, The Bartered Bride captivates the heart with memorable characters and powerful emotions that will stay with you forever. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Seeing Me Naked $4.48
Elisabeth Page is the daughter of Ben Page, yes, that's right, THE world famous novelist. And yes, she's also the sister of Rascal Page, world famous novelist in his own right. So what does Elisabeth do? Much to her family's disappointment, Elisabeth is a pastry chef. And a pretty damn good one, at Beverly, the hottest restaurant in LA. The last relationship Elisabeth had was with Will, a man she grew up with and whose family ran in the same social circles as her family. But Will's constant jaunts around the world have left her lonely and brokenhearted in LA That is until Daniel Sullivan bids on one of Elisabeth's pastry tutorials at a charity auction. Daniel is everything her family is not: a basketball coach, a non-intellectual, his family doesn't summer on Martha's Vineyard, and the only metaphors he uses are about passing the ball and being a team player. But somehow they fit. Between her family, Will, and the new cooking show that Elisabeth is recruited to star in, Elisabeth's life is suddenly incredibly new and different?the question is, can she embrace being happy or has her family conditioned her to think she's just not good enough?Liza Palmer expertly depicts a woman trying to come to terms with professional success, personal success, and finally dealing with a family that might love her from the bottom of their heart but doesn't necessarily have her best interest always at heart. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Fantasy Football Guidebook $26.97
How to Play, Enjoy and Win your Fantasy Football League Every Year! A handy, concise and informative source book. Expertly organized and full of hard facts, helpful tips and valuable strategies. This guidebook is for the novice or the expert who wants to learn more about how to play and win fantasy football. It is your single source for every strategy, tip, rule or league variation available. It is the best book of its kind. Includes: - The history and administration of Fantasy Football - Types of leagues, scoring systems and drafts - How to rank players - Draft day tips, theories and advanced strategies - Roster Management skills (trades, add/drops, start/bench decisions) - Auction, Keeper and IDP leagues - Interview with Lenny Pappano (co-founder World Championship of Fantasy Football and draftsharks.com) - Psychology of Fantasy Football - Injuries - And much more! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Captured (Siren Publishing Classic) $3.60
[Siren Classic: Erotic Sci-Fi Romance] Mari never expects to find herself in a cage in a cargo hold on a spaceship. She quickly learns from her captors she's headed to the meat market. When they try to return her to hypersleep, she resists. After allowing her to stay awake, Mari realizes her survival depends on connecting with the male in charge, Ekkatt. She must make him see her as a sentient being or she will end up as dinner. Ekkatt has never spoken to any human. They are valued for one thing, the money they bring at auction. The Attun race is vegetarian, but other species prize human flesh and bring in good money. Then the female with red hair speaks to him and forces him to admit she has a name. Mari throws Ekkatt's entire life into question, the biggest question...can he watch her sold to the highest bidder? ** A Siren Erotic Romance Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Little Joe $10.99
It's a cold December night and Fancy, the Stegner family's cow, is about to give birth. Out pops Little Joe, a huge bull calf, and with him comes nine-year-old Eli's first chance to raise an animal to show at next fall's county fair. Over the next ten months, Eli, and Little Joe, learn some hard lessons about growing up and what it means to take on bigger responsibilities, especially when it comes to taking care of another living thing. But one thing Eli is trying not to think about is what will happen to Little Joe after the fair: it's auction time, and he'll have to sell Little Joe! In this appealing and heartwarming story that's reminiscent of James Herriot's books, Eli comes to terms with some of the realities of life on his family's farm, and in the outside world, as he raises his first bull calf for competition. Told in a straightforward and appealing text, brimming with lush details about the natural world of the farm, and with characters that are sure to appeal to readers, Eli's story is one that may not be familiar to every kid, but the themes of growing up and learning some difficult lessons will appeal to kids and adults alike. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
William Merritt Chase: Still Lifes, Interiors, Figures, Copies of Old $59.29
This is the fourth and final volume in the complete catalogue of the work of William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). Included in this handsome book are interiors, primarily paintings of his renowned Tenth Street Studio, and still life paintings, in particular his well-known depictions of fish, which were sought after by major collectors and museums at the time they were painted. In addition, the catalogue contains his figure works, copies of paintings by Old Masters including Diego Vel?zquez, Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, and Rembrandt van Rijn, and a selection of drawings. Finally, the book features a complete list of auction records during Chase's lifetime.Through painstaking care and research, this volume uncovers previously unattributed and unidentified works by Chase, presenting new revelations and serving as a fitting capstone to this ambitious publishing project. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Only You (Graysons of New Mexico Series #5) $6.92
Essence bestselling author Francis Ray continues to charm and inspire her readers with this new tale about the romantic lives of the Grayson family?and this time, it's the daughter's turn to step up to the plate.UNIMAGINABLE.Sierra Grayson is next in line for love. If her four older brothers managed to get married off, surely Sierra can't be far behind. At least that's the outcome her matchmaking mother, Ruth, is hoping for?whether Sierra?smart, too sexy for her own good, and stubborn to a fault?wants it or not. But little does Ruth know what else fate has in store.UNFORGETTABLE?After a chance meeting billionaire real estate mogul Blade Navarone 'wins' Sierra at an auction. Both are stunned by the intense sexual attraction and fight it for different reasons. A legend in the industry, Blade is known to be ruthless and relentless?a cruel twist of fate taught him to be no other way. But can Sierra trust him to treat her as more than just another acquisition? And if Blade does allow himself to care for her, will Sierra herself be willing to give up her hard-won independence and make a lifelong investment? Or has a mother's luck run its course? "Francis Ray creates characters and stories that we all love to read about."?Eric Jerome Dickey Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Bucks County Inns and Taverns, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series) $16.32
From Colonial times to the present, the warmth and ambiance of Bucks County's inns and taverns have ceaselessly beckoned those seeking refreshment or rest from the rigors of the road. Whether welcomed by the glow of a crackling fire or the sounds of lively conversation, guests were sure to find sustenance, shelter, companionship, and camaraderie within their walls. Besides providing lodging, these celebrated "publick houses" have long played an important role in the development of this richly historical region as meeting places, stagecoach stops, news centers, entertainment venues, polling stations, and auction houses. Bucks County Inns and Taverns documents how these establishments were once the focal point of rural and town life and how many continue today as landmarks, inspiring a sense of pride in Bucks County residents. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
City of God: A Novel of Passion and Wonder in Old New York $11.99
City of God, the latest installment in Beverly Swerling's gripping saga of old New York, takes readers to Manhattan's clamorous streets as the nation struggles to find a compromise between slave and free, but hears the drums of war. This is New York when one synagogue is no longer adequate for thousands of Jewish immigrants, when New Evangelicals rouse complacent Protestants with the promise of born-again salvation, and when it first sees Catholic nuns and calls them whores of Satan. It is New York when ships bring the fabulous wealth of nations to its wharves and auction houses, while a short distance away rival gangs fight to the death with broken bottles and teeth filed to points.Into this churning cauldron comes young Dr. Nicholas Turner. Nick knows that the discoveries of antisepsis and anesthesia promise medical miracles beyond the dreams of ages. He learns that to make such progress reality he must battle the city's corrupt politics and survive the snake pit that is Bellevue Hospital, all while resisting his love for the beautiful Carolina Devrey, his cousin's wife. Sam Devrey, head of the shipping company that bears his name and a visionary who believes the future will be ushered in by mighty clipper ships spreading acres of sail, battles demons of his own. The life he lives with Carolina in the elegant brownstone on newly fashionable Fifth Avenue is a charade meant to disguise his heart's true home, the secret downtown apartment of the exquisite Mei-hua, his Chinese child-bride. The worlds of all four are imperiled when Sam must rely on Nick's skills to save the woman he loves, and only Nick's honor guards Sam's secret. On a night when promises of hellfire seem tobecome reality and the city nearly burns to the ground, Carolina and Mei-hua confront the truth of their duplicitous marriages. Rage and revenge join love and passion as driving forces in a story played out against the background of the glittering New York that rises from the ashes, where Delmonico's and the Astor House host bejeweled women and top-hatted men, both with the din of commerce in their ears and the glint of gold in their eyes.As always, Swerling has conjured a dazzling cast of characters to people her city. Among those seeking born-again salvation are Addie Bellingham, befriended by the widow Manon Turner but willing to betray her, and Lilac Langton, who confesses her sins but avoids mentioning that she's a skilled abortionist in a city that has recently made abortion a crime. Ben Klein, a brilliant young physician, must balance devotion to his mentor and dedication to research with duty to the Jewish community. Wilbur Randolf, Carolina's father, indulges her in everything but fails her when she needs him most. Jenny Worthington, Wilbur's longtime mistress, is driven by avarice to make common cause with Fearless Flannagan, a member of a New York police force as corrupt as the city it serves. Ah Chee, Mei-hua's devoted servant, struggles through Manhattan's streets on bound feet and burns incense to the kitchen god in this place of foreign devils. They are all here, heroines and saints, villains and victims, and a vanished New York made to live again in an intricate tale of old debts and new rivalries. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
City of God: A Novel of Passion and Wonder in Old New York $10.24
City of God, the latest installment in Beverly Swerling's gripping saga of old New York, takes readers to Manhattan's clamorous streets as the nation struggles to find a compromise between slave and free, but hears the drums of war. This is New York when one synagogue is no longer adequate for thousands of Jewish immigrants, when New Evangelicals rouse complacent Protestants with the promise of born-again salvation, and when it first sees Catholic nuns and calls them whores of Satan. It is New York when ships bring the fabulous wealth of nations to its wharves and auction houses, while a short distance away rival gangs fight to the death with broken bottles and teeth filed to points.Into this churning cauldron comes young Dr. Nicholas Turner. Nick knows that the discoveries of antisepsis and anesthesia promise medical miracles beyond the dreams of ages. He learns that to make such progress reality he must battle the city's corrupt politics and survive the snake pit that is Bellevue Hospital, all while resisting his love for the beautiful Carolina Devrey, his cousin's wife. Sam Devrey, head of the shipping company that bears his name and a visionary who believes the future will be ushered in by mighty clipper ships spreading acres of sail, battles demons of his own. The life he lives with Carolina in the elegant brownstone on newly fashionable Fifth Avenue is a charade meant to disguise his heart's true home, the secret downtown apartment of the exquisite Mei-hua, his Chinese child-bride. The worlds of all four are imperiled when Sam must rely on Nick's skills to save the woman he loves, and only Nick's honor guards Sam's secret. On a night when promises of hellfire seem tobecome reality and the city nearly burns to the ground, Carolina and Mei-hua confront the truth of their duplicitous marriages. Rage and revenge join love and passion as driving forces in a story played out against the background of the glittering New York that rises from the ashes, where Delmonico's and the Astor House host bejeweled women and top-hatted men, both with the din of commerce in their ears and the glint of gold in their eyes.As always, Swerling has conjured a dazzling cast of characters to people her city. Among those seeking born-again salvation are Addie Bellingham, befriended by the widow Manon Turner but willing to betray her, and Lilac Langton, who confesses her sins but avoids mentioning that she's a skilled abortionist in a city that has recently made abortion a crime. Ben Klein, a brilliant young physician, must balance devotion to his mentor and dedication to research with duty to the Jewish community. Wilbur Randolf, Carolina's father, indulges her in everything but fails her when she needs him most. Jenny Worthington, Wilbur's longtime mistress, is driven by avarice to make common cause with Fearless Flannagan, a member of a New York police force as corrupt as the city it serves. Ah Chee, Mei-hua's devoted servant, struggles through Manhattan's streets on bound feet and burns incense to the kitchen god in this place of foreign devils. They are all here, heroines and saints, villains and victims, and a vanished New York made to live again in an intricate tale of old debts and new rivalries. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Leonardo da Vinci $1.99
A distinguished chronicler of the human body and spirit interprets a Renaissance geniusThe enigma of the Mona Lisa's smile is not less than the enigma of her creator's life force."In Leonardo da Vinci, Sherwin Nuland (whose own work Time has called "awe-inspiring") completes his twenty-year quest to understand an unlettered man who was painter, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. What was it that propelled Leonardo's insatiable curiosity? How could he be, in the same moment, as naive as a child and as profound as a sage? Nuland finds clues in his subject's art, relationships, and scientific studies?as well as in the manuscripts spotlighted by their sale at auction to Bill Gates. Nuland detects the siren voice that lured the great artist so often into the arms of science?his fascination with anatomy, first as the basis for his paintings and then as the crucial component in his aim to systematize all knowledge of nature. Scholarly and passionate, Nuland's Leonardo da Vinci takes us deep into the first truly modern, empirical mind, one that was centuries ahead of its time. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Leonardo da Vinci $11.31
A distinguished chronicler of the human body and spirit interprets a Renaissance geniusThe enigma of the Mona Lisa's smile is not less than the enigma of her creator's life force."In Leonardo da Vinci, Sherwin Nuland (whose own work Time has called "awe-inspiring") completes his twenty-year quest to understand an unlettered man who was painter, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. What was it that propelled Leonardo's insatiable curiosity? How could he be, in the same moment, as naive as a child and as profound as a sage? Nuland finds clues in his subject's art, relationships, and scientific studies?as well as in the manuscripts spotlighted by their sale at auction to Bill Gates. Nuland detects the siren voice that lured the great artist so often into the arms of science?his fascination with anatomy, first as the basis for his paintings and then as the crucial component in his aim to systematize all knowledge of nature. Scholarly and passionate, Nuland's Leonardo da Vinci takes us deep into the first truly modern, empirical mind, one that was centuries ahead of its time. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Michael Broadbent's Pocket Vintage Wine Companion: Over Fifty Years of $17.60
Michael Broadbent almost certainly knows more about fine wine than anyone else in the world. In 2002 he celebrated the completion of half a century in the wine trade and the publication of Vintage Wine, his first major book for more than a decade and his most important work to date. Building on his earlier works but concentrating on the world's great classic wine regions, it was both the ultimate fine wine reference book and a remarkable record of a lifelong passion.Pocket Vintage Wine is an updated pocket version of this classic and award-winning book and presents Michael Broadbent's tasting notes in a format you can carry with you, so that whether travelling, buying at auction or dining out you can have his unrivalled expertise at your fingertips. Here is the cream of Michael's notes from Vintage Wine, along with hundreds of new notes on the best wines Michael has tasted since Vintage Wine was published in 2002. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Notorious Eliza $2.99
Eliza Dauntry was infamous. Most people assumed she was a wanton because she supported herself and her son by painting portraits of courtesans. Yet Eliza hadn't been tempted by a man since her husband's death...until she met Patrick Felham. An old friend of her husband and a one-time rake, Patrick awakened a yearning in Eliza that demanded to be satisfied at once....Patrick was looking for an upright woman to become his wife and stepmother to his daughter, not a siren like Eliza Dauntry! But Eliza had aroused his desire ever since he saved her scandalous self-portrait from the auction house. The chance of an affair with the alluring widow was irresistible, but this notorious woman could also turn out to be his perfect bride... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Stamp Collecting For Dummies $21.99
Praise for Stamp Collecting For Dummies"Dick Sine has produced a solid and practical introduction to the world's greatest pastime, stamp collecting. His work is not only invaluable to beginners but also of great value to intermediate collectors, especially with his Internet-savvy advice.""This is a long overdue masterpiece!" ?Chesky Malamud and Eli Popack, Founders of Stampville.comJam-packed with an expert's stamp collecting secretsDiscover the art of stamp collecting today!Novice stamp collectors, relax! Let expert Richard Sine show you everything a new collector needs to know, from starting a collection to diversifying an existing one. Packed with tips on identifying valuable stamps, caring for them, and buying stamps online and through auction houses, this handy reference is your step-by-step guide to creating a really cool stamp collection.Discover how to:Start or diversify your collectionDecide what to collectCatalog and organize your collectionHandle, protect, store, and display stampsIdentify rare and valuable stampsGet Smart! www.dummies.comSign up for daily eTips at www.dummiesdaily.comChoose from among 33 different subject categoriesGet news you can use on everything from money to health to computers Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Flea Market Secrets: Your Guide to the Hidden Treasures $15.24
Learn to separate the wheat from the chaff with Jonty Hearnden, an antiques expert who has had numerous highly successful television programs. From toys to ceramics, books to comics, this handy pocket-sized reference covers hundreds of popular collector's items. And because sometimes the subtlest variation (an unusual color, backstamp, or shape) can add value to a piece, Jonty explains how to spot the hidden treasures that make all the difference to your collection. Illustrated with over 400 color images, this guide covers it all: spotting fakes, dating objects, and comparing pieces, plus all the necessary buying and selling basics. Whether it is a flea market, local auction, or online site, the essential information compiled here will help discover those collector's gems. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
His Name Is Jesus Not Je$u$ $16.95
As a Christian, she felt the need to discuss the fact that the Gospel has been transformed into a modern-day infomercial. People are being led to believe that you can purchase salvation or even a healing with cash. Isn't it time that we bury the sales pitches and get back to the true Gospel, that one that is free? Shame on the ones who have taken the mighty works of our Lord and Saviour and placed a price tag on them! Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour, the miracles and healings that he has done and still does are not an auction item or an invention that can be marketed for cash profit. Selling Jesus?isn't that just what Judas did? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Making Money with Storage Auctions $265.46
It is a little known fact that all across America each month, thousands of storage units are auctioned off because the tenants have failed to pay the rent. The vast majority of these units will be sold well below what they are worth. This creates an opportunity for the ambitious, risk taking investor. It is possible to buy these units and profit from the sale of the items they contain. I, personally, have seen profits in one day that put a years worth of stock market gains to shame. You might ask yourself why you have not heard about these opportunities before. Well, the answer is that auction buyers know how much money they can make and are careful not to reveal their secrets. Inside this book, I break this code of silence. Learn how you can take part in this great opportunity! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Making Money With Storage Auctions $6.99
It is a little known fact that all across America each month, thousands of storage units are auctioned off because the tenants have failed to pay the rent. The vast majority of these units will be sold well below what they are worth. This creates an opportunity for the ambitious, risk taking investor. It is possible to buy these units and profit from the sale of the items they contain. I, personally, have seen profits in one day that put a years worth of stock market gains to shame. You might ask yourself why you have not heard about these opportunities before. Well, the answer is that auction buyers know how much money they can make and are careful not to reveal their secrets. Inside this book, I break this code of silence. Learn how you can take part in this great opportunity! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Grilled Cheese Madonna and 99 Other of the Weirdest, Wackiest, Most Fa $8.99
For sale:The state of West VirginiaBritney Spears's Pregnancy TestA Spare KidneyBob Dylan's Childhood Home The World's Longest French FryBlack BetsyThe Meaning of LifeThere is only one place you can get all of these under one roof. In addition to being one of the world's largest retailers, eBay is also home of some of the most notorious, creative, and just plain weird items to ever hit the virtual auction block.This comic celebration of the spirit of free enterprise brings together the full stories of one hundred of the most hilarious eBay auctions ever. From the ?Ghost in a Jar? auction that recorded more than a million page views, to the woman who auctioned off her virginity before eBay shut her page down, to the saintly grilled cheese sandwich said to portray the face of the Virgin Mary and contain special powers, to the man who modeled his ex-wife's wedding dress, sold it for more than three times its original purchase price, and received several marriage proposals to boot, this book chronicles the listings that have made the site such an integral?and entertaining?part of our culture. The Grilled Cheese Madonna is a salute to capitalism in its most ridiculous form. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Murder Of Crows $11.91
In A Murder of Crows, Larry D. Thomas has artfully assembled decades of his writing about birds into a single volume of poetry. Thomas divides the collection into four sections. The first, "With Concentrated Grit," begins with a sparrow that "hops / easily its height, and quietly // explodes into flight... / flaunting for a moment its earth // tone browns and grays." It ranges through a whole aviary, from sparrows and pigeons ("the urban version / of the buzzard") to yellow-rumped warblers, house finches, and an old blue jay "arrogant / as a late Picasso, / raging beneath a blanket / at an auction." Section two, "Eyeing the Gulf," begins with "the mad / weightless dash" of a sanderling chick's life and continues through herons that could be "outgrowths / of the river itself" through laughing gulls "in rowdy reverence" through a whole range of seabirds. The third section, "Deft at Tearing Out Hearts," begins with the eagle for whom "everything that moves / is potential prey" and follows a "trajectory of violence" that includes the hawk "preying for rain" in Presidio whose "only water / was the blood of his prey" and the falcon "praying / his scarlet prayer / of devourment." The crow, the heart and soul of the collection, is the subject of the final section, which shares its title, "A Murder of Crows," with the whole. "History reeks," Thomas writes, with "the ineradicable / blackness" of the crow's ink. His crow poems speak to the crow "as metaphor, / for thousands / of years, / you've charged // our psyches, / forging / the dark iron / of your being // into symbols / of life, death / and the scales / of justice." Thomas offers the reader a primeval, poetic force appropriate to the terror of our times, "revealing as we breathe / the ravenous, reeking / psyche of our kind" -- a fitting tribute to the author of Crow, Ted Hughes, whose work Thomas has long admired, and to whose memory the collection is dedicated. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Kingmaker: How Northern Dancer Founded a Racing Dynasty $17.18
When Canadian industrialist and Thoroughbred breeder EP Taylor watched his well-bred, handsome colt pass unsold through the auction ring, he could hardly have envisioned the degree to which this seeming misfortune would boomerang in his favor. Named Northern Dancer, the sales reject proved his worth by winning the 1964 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes for Taylor. In doing so, he became a Canadian hero. And that was only the beginning. As a stallion, the diminutive Northern Dancer exerted a legendary influence on the breed, at one time commanding a million-dollar stud fee. International competition for his offspring created world records in the auction ring. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Kingmaker: How Northern Dancer Founded a Racing Dynasty $13.08
When Canadian industrialist and Thoroughbred breeder EP Taylor watched his well-bred, handsome colt pass unsold through the auction ring, he could hardly have envisioned the degree to which this seeming misfortune would boomerang in his favor. Named Northern Dancer, the sales reject proved his worth by winning the 1964 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes for Taylor. In doing so, he became a Canadian hero. And that was only the beginning. As a stallion, the diminutive Northern Dancer exerted a legendary influence on the breed, at one time commanding a million-dollar stud fee. International competition for his offspring created world records in the auction ring. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Objects of Our Affection: Uncovering My Family's Past, One Chair, Pist $3.49
After their mother's death, Lisa Tracy and her sister, Jeanne, are left to contend with several households' worth of furniture and memorabilia, much of it accumulated during their family's many decades of military service in far-flung outposts from the American frontier to the World War Two?era Pacific. In this engaging and deeply moving book, Tracy chronicles the wondrous interior life of those possessions and discovers that the roots of our passion for acquisition often lie not in shallow materialism but in our desire to possess the most treasured commodity of all: a connection to the past.What starts as an exercise in information gathering designed to boost the estate's resale value at auction evolves into a quest that takes Lisa Tracy from her New Jersey home to the Philippines and, ultimately, back to the town where she grew up. These travels open her eyes to a rich family history characterized by duty, hardship, honor, and devotion?qualities embodied in the very items she intends to sell. Here is an inventory unlike any other: silver gewgaws, dueling pistols that once belonged to Aaron Burr (no, not those pistols), a stately storage chest from Boxer Rebellion?era China, providentially recovered family documents, even a chair in which George Washington may or may not have sat?each piece cherished and passed down to Lisa's generation as an emblem of who her forebears were, what they had done, and where they had been. Each is cataloged here with all the richness and intimacy that only a family member could bring to the endeavor.?Even as we know we should be winnowing, we're wallowing,? observes Lisa Tracy in one of her characteristically trenchant observations about America's abiding obsession with ?stuff.? A paean to the pack rat in us all, Objects of Our Affection offers an offbeat and intriguing mix of cultural anthropology, Antiques Roadshow A Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World $11.57
The first popular narrative history of Shakespeare's First Folio, the world's most obsessively pursued book. One book above all others has transfixed connoisseurs for four centuries?a book sold for shillings in the streets of London, whisked to Manhattan for millions, and stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo. The book: William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623. Paul Collins, lover of odd books and author of the national bestseller Sixpence House, takes up the strange quest for this white whale of precious books. Broken down into five acts, each tied to a different location and century, The Book of William's travelogue follows the trail of the Folio's curious rise: a dizzying S otheby's auction on a pristine copy preserved since the seventeenth century, the Fleet Street machinations of the eighteenth century, the nineteenth century quests for lost Folios, obsessive acquisitions by twentieth century oilmen, and the high-tech hoards of twenty-first century Japan. Finally, Collins speculates on Shakespeare's cross-cultural future as Asian buyers enter their Folios into the electronic ether, and recounts the book's remarkable journey as it is found in attics, gets lost in oceans and fires, is bought and sold, and ultimately becomes immortal. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Traveler's Guide to the Civil Rights Movement $13.30
In 2004, the United States will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. As our country begins a national retrospective of the civil rights movement, here is the perfect book to help explore the long struggle toward racial equality. Part guidebook, part civil rights primer, A Traveler's Guide to the Civil Rights Movement memorializes the years 1954 to 1965 as well as the vast, underappreciated black history from which our modern civil rights movement began. More than five million people visit civil rights and black history landmarks each year, from the National Voting Rights Museum and the King Center to lesser-known spots such as slave auction sites and the locations of crucial marches and boycotts. This guide provides suggested state and city tours of these historic places and offers thoughtful commentary on the importance of each landmark, giving us a unique lens through which to view one of America's most important social movements.Includes suggested state and city tours in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, DC Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Bartered Bride (Bride Trilogy) $6.99
Cherished for her compelling stories and lush historical detail, New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney brings the past to life in stories of love that arouse the mind and senses. Now, from the exotic temptations of the Orient to the ruthless grandeur of 19th century London, Putney embarks on a sweeping romantic adventure that begins with a daring act of courage.After building a fortune amid the splendor and dangers of the China seas, American adventurer and merchant prince Gavin Elliott is sailing for London, where he intends to establish himself in the society that forced his family to leave in disgrace when Gavin was only a child. But fate intervenes on an infamous island in the East Indies when he tries to save a European woman being sold at a slave auction. By the sultan's decree, the woman can only be freed if Gavin wins her by enduring an ancient tribal challenge that may cost him his life. Yet Gavin cannot refuse to help a countrywoman, especially one who touches his heart and soul with her indomitable spirit.Alexandra Warren ventured to Australia as a young bride eager for adventure. A dozen years later she is returning home as widow and mother when a pirate attack separates her from her beloved daughter and condemns Alex to a life of servitude. Then a miracle arrives in the form of a steely-eyed Yankee captain willing to risk everything to set her free.A shocking turn of events brings an unexpected alliance with her rescuer, and Gavin and Alex arrive in London as intimate strangers joined by too many painful secrets. Yet attraction and affection soon overcome the trauma of their first meeting. Until the past reaches outto change Gavin's life?and threaten the passionate love he has found with his irresistible bartered bride.Graced by Mary Jo Putney's priceless eloquence, The Bartered Bride captivates the heart with memorable characters and powerful emotions that will stay with you forever. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader $14.00
No star in any genre has affected the world as deeply or has lasted as long without fading as Marilyn Monroe. This thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of essays examines the undiminished incandescence of Marilyn Monroe -- the impact she has had on our culture, the evolution of her legend since her death, and what she tells us now about our lives and times -- and includes previously unpublished work from some of America's best writers, such as: Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Elliot Dark, Albert Mobilo, Marge Piercy, Lore Segal, Lisa Shea, and many more. From her troubled family beginnings to the infamous $13 million auction held at Christie's in New York City, All the Available Light paints an unforgettable portrait of Marilyn as you've never seen her before. This extremely rare cover photo was taken c. 1954, on the set of The Seven Year Itch. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The World's Rarest Movie Posters $29.85
A perfect book for lovers of movies and movie posters. Over 283 color images of vintage movie posters include the extremely rare drive-in theater posters along with more common one-sheet size. These posters, often very different from the standard posters, were printed in smaller numbers, adding to their interest and value. All of these posters have less than ten known copies in existence, and many have only one or two known examples. Posters of such favorite movies as "Alien," "Caddy Shack," and the "Attack of the 50-Foot Woman" are included, with iconic movie stars Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Auction results from 1989-the present, and other pricing information make this a useful tool for collectors of posters who are trying to make informed purchasing decisions. Graphic designers will love it. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sailors' Valentines $40.11
The story of Sailors' Valentines evokes romance-majestic sailing ships and long sea voyages, adventures in the New World, and daydreams of loved ones across wide oceans. It has been said that sailors made the Valentines at sea for cherished friends and family to pass the time and to bestow as gifts upon their return.Very rare and highly collectible, Sailors' Valentines are octagonal wooden boxes made of Spanish cedar or mahogany. They contain intricate, stunning mosaics made primarily of colorful shells and often incorporate sentimental messages. The mosaics are covered in glass and often hinged together in pairs. When closed, the shell work is hidden and the glass protected so that the Valentines can be stored safely for travel. Now fetching extraordinary prices at auction and antiques fairs-as much as $35000-they were actually made by craftsmen at the height of the Victorian Age in Barbados, a familiar port of call for many American and European ships. Now, for the first time ever, these highly prized and rarely seen antiques are presented at almost life size in this innovative and stunning package that mirrors the shape of an actual Valentine. Here are over fifty magnificent examples, photographed especially for this book and beautifully reproduced in detail. Page after page, this octagonal volume, which comes in a deluxe cloth keepsake box, captures the experience of holding one of these magnificent treasures in your hands. Avid collector John Fondas shares his expertise on the history, making, and collecting of Valentines in his introductory essay as well as provides a detailed listing of the shells used in their construction. A collectible itself, Sailors' Valentines will delight shell collectors, antiques lovers, Victoriana fans, and romantics of all ages. Author Biography: John Fondas is a professional jeweler with an active interest in eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century shell work and jewelry. An avid collector of Sailors' Valentines for many years, he is currently at work on a book on nineteenth- and twentieth-century jewelry. He divides his time between Nassau and Harbor Island in the Bahamas, where he sits on the newly-formed government board of antiquities and monuments. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Seeing Me Naked $9.99
Elisabeth Page is the daughter of Ben Page, yes, that's right, THE world famous novelist. And yes, she's also the sister of Rascal Page, world famous novelist in his own right. So what does Elisabeth do? Much to her family's disappointment, Elisabeth is a pastry chef. And a pretty damn good one, at Beverly, the hottest restaurant in LA. The last relationship Elisabeth had was with Will, a man she grew up with and whose family ran in the same social circles as her family. But Will's constant jaunts around the world have left her lonely and brokenhearted in LA That is until Daniel Sullivan bids on one of Elisabeth's pastry tutorials at a charity auction. Daniel is everything her family is not: a basketball coach, a non-intellectual, his family doesn't summer on Martha's Vineyard, and the only metaphors he uses are about passing the ball and being a team player. But somehow they fit. Between her family, Will, and the new cooking show that Elisabeth is recruited to star in, Elisabeth's life is suddenly incredibly new and different?the question is, can she embrace being happy or has her family conditioned her to think she's just not good enough?Liza Palmer expertly depicts a woman trying to come to terms with professional success, personal success, and finally dealing with a family that might love her from the bottom of their heart but doesn't necessarily have her best interest always at heart. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Bunny Hop $8.38
When Annike McKinley of Events Unlimited agrees to organize the Easter fundraising fete for the Land's End Yacht Club, she is unprepared for the mayhem-and murder-that await. The clubhouse comes complete with a body hanging from the yardarm. Much to the regret of Merit County's Sheriff Owen Sarkisian, it is not a pirate but a lawyer-one with more enemies than friends, even in his family.While the developers for a proposed golf course try to obtain land that the yacht club had used for collateral on a loan held by the victim, Sarkisian must juggle the murder investigation with his work on continuing jewel robberies.Meanwhile Annike deals with a kayaking scavenger hunt, a silent auction complete with irate caterers, hordes of giant bunnies, plastic eggs with a sinister filling, and a host of other fun-filled activities. Then the body of one of the suspects, dressed as a fuzzy pink Easter Bunny, is found drifting in a canoe with a buttercream egg crammed in its mouth and the fun-and danger-really begin.Readers of Cold Turkey will enjoy meeting up with Annike, Owen and other friends from Upper River Gulch again. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Downey, California (Images of America Series) $16.32
Pioneers traveling in the former Shoshonean lands that became the city of Downey in eastern Los Angeles County were drawn to the water sources of the San Gabriel River and Rio Hondo. In 1837, historian Hugo Reid described a village called Carpenters Farm along the banks of the Rio Hondo. Don Carpenter's Rancho Santa Gertrudes occupied a portion of the original 300000-acre Nieto land grant of prime ranch and farmlands, a fertile "garden spot." In 1859, a year before becoming California's youngest governor at age 32, John Gately Downey and druggist James McFarland effectively closed the era of missions and ranchos by buying 17600 acres of Rancho Santa Gertrudes at a sheriff's auction for $60000. Downey offered land at $10 an acre with a low interest rate, claiming it "the best land for homesteads and vineyards in this section of the state." The community of Downey began shaping up in 1873 as the Southern Pacific Railroad connected the early settlements of Gallatin and College. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Hedonist's Guide to Art $18.24
A Hedonist's Guide to Art shines a light on both the little-known and the wilder shores of contemporary art, affording readers a peek inside the machinations of the gilded beast known as the "Art World." Here readers not only learn how to build up a collection of works and spend their money wisely, but also how to amass a collection of experiences that would make the most robust of extroverts blush. Under the (occasionally) expert stewardship of 60 people in the know ? artists, curators, gallerists, auctioneers, art school tutors, collectors, critics, and professional hangers-on ? this journey takes readers from the art fair to the gallery to the auction house to the studio visit, then right on up to the rooftop swimming pools of the most debauched after-show parties ever held. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Seeing Me Naked $11.97
Elisabeth Page is the daughter of Ben Page, yes, that's right, THE world famous novelist. And yes, she's also the sister of Rascal Page, world famous novelist in his own right. So what does Elisabeth do? Much to her family's disappointment, Elisabeth is a pastry chef. And a pretty damn good one, at Beverly, the hottest restaurant in LA. The last relationship Elisabeth had was with Will, a man she grew up with and whose family ran in the same social circles as her family. But Will's constant jaunts around the world have left her lonely and brokenhearted in LA That is until Daniel Sullivan bids on one of Elisabeth's pastry tutorials at a charity auction. Daniel is everything her family is not: a basketball coach, a non-intellectual, his family doesn't summer on Martha's Vineyard, and the only metaphors he uses are about passing the ball and being a team player. But somehow they fit. Between her family, Will, and the new cooking show that Elisabeth is recruited to star in, Elisabeth's life is suddenly incredibly new and different?the question is, can she embrace being happy or has her family conditioned her to think she's just not good enough?Liza Palmer expertly depicts a woman trying to come to terms with professional success, personal success, and finally dealing with a family that might love her from the bottom of their heart but doesn't necessarily have her best interest always at heart. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Hedonist's Guide to Art $12.27
A Hedonist's Guide to Art shines a light on both the little-known and the wilder shores of contemporary art, affording readers a peek inside the machinations of the gilded beast known as the "Art World." Here readers not only learn how to build up a collection of works and spend their money wisely, but also how to amass a collection of experiences that would make the most robust of extroverts blush. Under the (occasionally) expert stewardship of 60 people in the know ? artists, curators, gallerists, auctioneers, art school tutors, collectors, critics, and professional hangers-on ? this journey takes readers from the art fair to the gallery to the auction house to the studio visit, then right on up to the rooftop swimming pools of the most debauched after-show parties ever held. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Ancient Indian Artifacts $21.09
This volume in the Collecting Indian Artifacts series focuses on those artifacts which were carefully flaked from stone over the thousands of years that make up America's prehistoric past. Weapons such as arrowheads, dart points, and spear tips are covered in depth, but also discussed are the multitude of other artifact tool types that were manufactured long ago. Large hoes and spades were made for cultivating crops; drills, awls, and reamers for crafting items from slate, wood, leather, and skins; and axes, celts, adzes, and chisels for chopping and woodworking were flaked into shape by ancient man in North America. With over 25 years experience in the artifact collecting community including operating one of the nations fastest growing prehistoric artifact auction houses, the author has compiled hundreds of full-color photos of authentic artifacts from across the country along with their associated values to give the reader a well rounded and comprehensive understanding of the many types of flint relics being collected and their current collectible value in today's market. 2010 values. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Bookman's Promise (Cliff Janeway Series #3) $7.99
Cliff Janeway is back! The Bookman's Promise marks the eagerly awaited return of the award-winning crime novel series that helped the nation turn on to first-edition book collecting.The Bookman's Promise juxtaposes past and present as Denver ex-cop and bookman Cliff Janeway searches for a book and a killer.The quest begins when an old woman -- Josephine Gallant -- learns that Janeway recently bought at auction a signed first edition by the legendary nineteenth-century explorer, Richard Francis Burton. The book is a true classic, telling of Burton's journey -- disguised as a Muslim -- to the forbidden holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The Boston auction house was a distinguished and trustworthy firm, but provenance is sometimes murky and Josephine says it is rightfully hers.She believes that her grandfather had a fabulous collection of Burton material, but everything mysteriously disappeared shortly after her grandfather's death. With little time left... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Little Green Book of Absinthe: An Essential Companion with Lore, T $12.97
A celebration of "the green goddess"-this is the first book to share absinthe recipes since it was recently legalized in the US This enticing little volume presents a collection of more than 100 absinthe cocktail recipes that draw upon the classic roots of the drink as well as its new iterations. Readers will be entertained with nuggets of absinthe history and trivia, including the tradition of the green fairy, famous devotees of the drink, and the myths (or facts) of its hallucinatory properties. Readers will learn that: ?America's most famous early cocktail, the sazerac, was a New Orleans creation that called for a dash of absinthe ?When the absinthe backlash started in the 1890s, Edgar Degas' masterpiece L'Absinthe was booed off the auction block at Christie's in London ?An experienced absintheur can identify a brand from across the room just by watching how it louches-the way the herbs' oils cloud the drink as the bartender adds water Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible $18.07
Now in paperback -- the book that caused a religious and critically acclaimed stir. Publishers Weekly called it "the most original and insightful spiritual writing to come out of America since Jack Kerouac first hit the road." The Buffalo News hailed it as "one of the most eccentric and fascinating books of the year." O, The Oprah Magazine said "This collection proves that fear and trembling are human, but a sense of humor is divine."Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet have created a work of calling that is as odd, moving, and inspiring as the people and the scriptures they encountered. Whether it is Manseau and Sharlet telling their "psalms" from outposts as unexpected as a strip club or a cattle-auction barn, Peter Trachtenberg unraveling the Gordian logic of Job via the Borscht Belt, Rick Moody finding a modern-day Jonah in Queens, or Haven Kimmel shocking and thrilling us with her Revelation, what emerges is not an attack on religion, but a quizzical, fascinating look at it from the inside. Killing the Buddha is a positively riveting look at the facets of true belief. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
On a Dollar a Day: One Couple's Unlikely Adventures in Eating in Ameri $10.23
What happens when two high school teachers get fed up with their soaring grocery bills and decide to try to feed themselves on one dollar each, per day? Authors Kerri Leonard and Christopher Greenslate describe how they did it-and also include sections about eating on a little more than $4 a day, as well as on the actual costs of eating a healthy diet. On a Dollar a Day also includes fascinating facts about the way our food gets to the table and the hidden costs-both personal and financial-along the way: How food companies "short size" packages so that you pay more for less food Why one tablespoon of salad dressing costs as much as a whole orange How grocery stores auction off foods past their "sell by" dates Why processed foods have a higher markup than fresh foods Why it takes so long for food prices to drop, even after fuel and shipping costs go down How 36 million Americans have limited food options, even during a national obesity epidemic Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
How to Build Max-Performance Hemi Engines $17.73
Hemi. The word alone evokes images of ultra-high-performance street cars and dominating race cars. No other engine has earned as much street credibility and race success. This engine resides at the pinnacle of American V-8 performance, and cars that carry a Hemi are some of the rarest, most expensive, and legendary muscle cars ever made. When Chrysler threw the wraps off the 426 in 1964, it made history. In the 1964 Daytona 500, the new Hemi-powered stock cars finished 1-2-3-4, announcing Chrysler's new era of dominance in racing. Fast forward to today: recently an immaculate 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda convertible sold for $2.16 million at a 2006 Barrett Jackson collector car auction. The factory Hemi cars have become legendary, easily eclipsing all other muscle cars in performance and value. How to Build Max-Performance Hemi Engines details how to extract even more horsepower out of these incredible engines. All the block options from street versus race, new versus old, and iron versus aluminum are presented. Full detailed coverage on the reciprocating assembly is also included. Heads play an essential role in flowing fuel and producing maximum horsepower, and therefore receive special treatment. Author Richard Nedbal explores major head types, rocker-arm systems, head machining and prep, valves, springs, seats, porting quench control, and much more. All camshaft considerations are discussed as well, so you can select the best specification for your engine build. Induction options including EFI, aftermarket ignitions systems, high-performance oiling systems, and cooling systems are also covered. The book also examines in detail how to install and set up power adders such as nitrousoxide, superchargers, and turbochargers. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Phone Losers of America $15.00
Phone Losers of America is a collection of short stories which take you on a twenty year journey of high-tech humor, culture jamming, and criminal mischief. From remotely controlling the overhead paging system of a large supermarket, to confusing the phone company with various call forwarding stunts, this bizarre collection of pranks will not only make you laugh, but will make you question the security and sanity of common, everyday business procedures. Learn how one illustrious member of the PLA crossed the country on stolen credit cards, staying in the nicest hotels one day and then sleeping on the streets of major cities the next, all while amusing himself at the expense of others. Laugh as he turns a radio morning show into his own interactive game, enrages users of an online auction site, uses revenge tactics that cross the line, systematically drives convenience store employees nuts so that he can get a job, and confuses an entire neighborhood of cordless phone users. The stories contained in this book are based on the writings from the Phone Losers of America website which have been featured in USA Today, the Boston Herald, 2600, on CNBC, CNN, TechTV, and countless other websites, books, magazines, radio shows and police reports. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Stella Stands Alone $7.35
Stella Reid is fighting to save the home she loves. After her father is killed and her mother succumbs to yellow fever, it's up to Stella to run Oak Grove, her family's plantation. Unlike most Southerners, Stella sees herself as equal to the African Americans she works side-by-side with in the cotton fields. The white Southerners reject her, and the freed men can't trust her after generations of enduring the horrors of slavery. So Stella stands alone as she fights to follow through on her father's dream to leave Oak Grove to her and the slaves. His will is nowhere to be found. Now, the bank has foreclosed on the plantation -- and the day of the auction is rapidly approaching. With no legal claim to the land, Stella is confronted with the possibility of losing Oak Grove, the only home she's ever known. In this inspiring novel, A. LaFaye, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, recounts a young woman's struggle to save her family's land and preserve their memory, illuminating the harsh realities faced by women and freed slaves during the turbulent years after the Civil War. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Stella Stands Alone $7.99
Stella Reid is fighting to save the home she loves. After her father is killed and her mother succumbs to yellow fever, it's up to Stella to run Oak Grove, her family's plantation. Unlike most Southerners, Stella sees herself as equal to the African Americans she works side-by-side with in the cotton fields. The white Southerners reject her, and the freed men can't trust her after generations of enduring the horrors of slavery. So Stella stands alone as she fights to follow through on her father's dream to leave Oak Grove to her and the slaves. His will is nowhere to be found. Now, the bank has foreclosed on the plantation -- and the day of the auction is rapidly approaching. With no legal claim to the land, Stella is confronted with the possibility of losing Oak Grove, the only home she's ever known. In this inspiring novel, A. LaFaye, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, recounts a young woman's struggle to save her family's land and preserve their memory, illuminating the harsh realities faced by women and freed slaves during the turbulent years after the Civil War. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Gilded Seal $7.99
It takes a thief to catch a killer . . . Once one of the world's foremost art thieves, Tom Kirk now operates on the other side of the law. But a grisly discovery at the site of the brazen theft of a Da Vinci painting?a crime that bears the unmistakable hallmark of an old nemesis?entangles him in a lethal weave of a mystery that blankets the globe . . . and reaches back through hundreds of years of European history. In Spain, a friend, a master forger, suffers a brutal, horrific death?while in New York the murder of a prominent attorney drags FBI agent Jennifer Browne into the murky world of high-end art forgery and the rotten heart of the global auction business. And for Kirk, vengeance may require him to cross the line once more?to uncover the devastating secrets hidden in the writings of a power-mad emperor . . . and behind the most famous smile in the world. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World $19.28
The first popular narrative history of Shakespeare's First Folio, the world's most obsessively pursued book. One book above all others has transfixed connoisseurs for four centuries?a book sold for shillings in the streets of London, whisked to Manhattan for millions, and stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo. The book: William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623. Paul Collins, lover of odd books and author of the national bestseller Sixpence House, takes up the strange quest for this white whale of precious books. Broken down into five acts, each tied to a different location and century, The Book of William's travelogue follows the trail of the Folio's curious rise: a dizzying S otheby's auction on a pristine copy preserved since the seventeenth century, the Fleet Street machinations of the eighteenth century, the nineteenth century quests for lost Folios, obsessive acquisitions by twentieth century oilmen, and the high-tech hoards of twenty-first century Japan. Finally, Collins speculates on Shakespeare's cross-cultural future as Asian buyers enter their Folios into the electronic ether, and recounts the book's remarkable journey as it is found in attics, gets lost in oceans and fires, is bought and sold, and ultimately becomes immortal. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World $9.99
The first popular narrative history of Shakespeare's First Folio, the world's most obsessively pursued book. One book above all others has transfixed connoisseurs for four centuries?a book sold for shillings in the streets of London, whisked to Manhattan for millions, and stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo. The book: William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623. Paul Collins, lover of odd books and author of the national bestseller Sixpence House, takes up the strange quest for this white whale of precious books. Broken down into five acts, each tied to a different location and century, The Book of William's travelogue follows the trail of the Folio's curious rise: a dizzying S otheby's auction on a pristine copy preserved since the seventeenth century, the Fleet Street machinations of the eighteenth century, the nineteenth century quests for lost Folios, obsessive acquisitions by twentieth century oilmen, and the high-tech hoards of twenty-first century Japan. Finally, Collins speculates on Shakespeare's cross-cultural future as Asian buyers enter their Folios into the electronic ether, and recounts the book's remarkable journey as it is found in attics, gets lost in oceans and fires, is bought and sold, and ultimately becomes immortal. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Objects of Our Affection: Uncovering My Family's Past, One Chair, Pist $12.99
After their mother's death, Lisa Tracy and her sister, Jeanne, are left to contend with several households' worth of furniture and memorabilia, much of it accumulated during their family's many decades of military service in far-flung outposts from the American frontier to the World War Two?era Pacific. In this engaging and deeply moving book, Tracy chronicles the wondrous interior life of those possessions and discovers that the roots of our passion for acquisition often lie not in shallow materialism but in our desire to possess the most treasured commodity of all: a connection to the past.What starts as an exercise in information gathering designed to boost the estate's resale value at auction evolves into a quest that takes Lisa Tracy from her New Jersey home to the Philippines and, ultimately, back to the town where she grew up. These travels open her eyes to a rich family history characterized by duty, hardship, honor, and devotion?qualities embodied in the very items she intends to sell. Here is an inventory unlike any other: silver gewgaws, dueling pistols that once belonged to Aaron Burr (no, not those pistols), a stately storage chest from Boxer Rebellion?era China, providentially recovered family documents, even a chair in which George Washington may or may not have sat?each piece cherished and passed down to Lisa's generation as an emblem of who her forebears were, what they had done, and where they had been. Each is cataloged here with all the richness and intimacy that only a family member could bring to the endeavor.?Even as we know we should be winnowing, we're wallowing,? observes Lisa Tracy in one of her characteristically trenchant observations about America's abiding obsession with ?stuff.? A paean to the pack rat in us all, Objects of Our Affection offers an offbeat and intriguing mix of cultural anthropology, Antiques Roadshow Americana, and military history and lore, as well as a thoughtful meditation on the emotional resonance of objects?what they mean and the oh-so-fascinating stories they tell. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack $10.56
Outsmart your competitors, leap to the head of the pack, and become an alpha dog! How does an average company distinguish itself in the marketplace, generate higher sales than its competitors, and earn the lasting loyalty of customers and employees? Alpha Dogs tells the inspiring stories of savvy entrepreneurs who discovered the perfect formula and rose to the top. In her personal and probing style, Donna Fenn, a twenty-year veteran of Inc. magazine, introduces eight men and women who share their hard-earned insights and practical tips?from Chris Zane, whose retail bike shop has perfected the art of customer service, to Deb Weidenhamer, who transformed a sleepy auction house with her innovative use of technology. Alpha Dogs is a practical guidebook for every current and aspiring self-starter who wants to stand out and succeed. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Gilded Seal $1.99
It takes a thief to catch a killer . . . Once one of the world's foremost art thieves, Tom Kirk now operates on the other side of the law. But a grisly discovery at the site of the brazen theft of a Da Vinci painting?a crime that bears the unmistakable hallmark of an old nemesis?entangles him in a lethal weave of a mystery that blankets the globe . . . and reaches back through hundreds of years of European history. In Spain, a friend, a master forger, suffers a brutal, horrific death?while in New York the murder of a prominent attorney drags FBI agent Jennifer Browne into the murky world of high-end art forgery and the rotten heart of the global auction business. And for Kirk, vengeance may require him to cross the line once more?to uncover the devastating secrets hidden in the writings of a power-mad emperor . . . and behind the most famous smile in the world. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack $24.95
Outsmart your competitors, leap to the head of the pack, and become an alpha dog! How does an average company distinguish itself in the marketplace, generate higher sales than its competitors, and earn the lasting loyalty of customers and employees? Alpha Dogs tells the inspiring stories of savvy entrepreneurs who discovered the perfect formula and rose to the top. In her personal and probing style, Donna Fenn, a twenty-year veteran of Inc. magazine, introduces eight men and women who share their hard-earned insights and practical tips?from Chris Zane, whose retail bike shop has perfected the art of customer service, to Deb Weidenhamer, who transformed a sleepy auction house with her innovative use of technology. Alpha Dogs is a practical guidebook for every current and aspiring self-starter who wants to stand out and succeed. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack $10.99
Outsmart your competitors, leap to the head of the pack, and become an alpha dog! How does an average company distinguish itself in the marketplace, generate higher sales than its competitors, and earn the lasting loyalty of customers and employees? Alpha Dogs tells the inspiring stories of savvy entrepreneurs who discovered the perfect formula and rose to the top. In her personal and probing style, Donna Fenn, a twenty-year veteran of Inc. magazine, introduces eight men and women who share their hard-earned insights and practical tips?from Chris Zane, whose retail bike shop has perfected the art of customer service, to Deb Weidenhamer, who transformed a sleepy auction house with her innovative use of technology. Alpha Dogs is a practical guidebook for every current and aspiring self-starter who wants to stand out and succeed. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Miller's Antiques: Handbook & Price Guide 2010-2011 $29.15
The world's bestselling antiques price guide with 8000 new photographs for the 31st edition. You cannot buy or sell antiques without this book. More than 8000 items are photographed in full- color to make each edition of MILLER'S ANTIQUES PRICE GUIDE the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and informative price guide on the market. Comprehensive sections cover ceramics, furniture, glass, silver and metalwares, jewelry and obects de vertu, clocks and watches, books, Oriental antiques, textiles, toys, decorative arts and Modern classics. Special features explain why one piece is worth more than another and show how to value and item and teach you to be your own appraiser. Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.Whether you're buying or selling, a dealer, collector or auctioneer, at auction or on-line, this is book is indispensible. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Basketball Slave: The Andy Johnson Harlem Globetrotter Story $14.81
Basketball Slave is filled to the brim with extraordinary tales from behind the scenes of the early, original Harlem Globetrotters, and loaded with a wealth of historical information never disclosed about the slow, quota-based inception of African American athletes in the NBA. This book clarifies the role of the original Harlem Globetrotters in making the NBA the multi-billion-dollar organization it is today. Johnson grew up watching his family working in the cotton fields of Louisiana, and played basketball barefoot in the streets of Hollywood, California. Johnson's education was undervalued as a high school basketball star, and he was sent to college without any hope of receiving a degree. He was finally sold on the professional basketball auction block three times without any ability to negotiate his pay or where he could play. Johnson turned every devastating event into another opportunity by staying positive in the game of life. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Tiger Gold $7.12
First in the Asteroid 6969 series" . . . In the outer reaches of the Crab Nebula, in a godforsaken corner of the sprawling Milky Way galaxy, lies Asteroid 6969, depleted of its resources. Those who can afford to leave have gone. The town has become a den of iniquity-law and order have vanished. Travelers are advised caution when entering the area. The Federation has removed Asteroid 6969 from its jurisdiction. Anything that happens there is your own problem . . . "- From The Revised Galactic Dictionary, section fifteen "Asteroids", appendix AAs soon as Captain Lance Rocket arrives on Asteroid 6969, he knows he's going to have problems. Not because of the bath in the bordello, but because of an auction. A young woman had been auctioned off to the highest bidder. The winner, some sadist pirate, is torturing her on the other side of the wall. What can a space captain do? He gets out of the tub and, stark naked except for his stun-gun, breaks the door down. And sees Heidi handcuffed to the bed. She's naked. She's got huge gray eyes, red-gold hair, and a body to damn a saint. Now he's really in trouble . . . Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Veiled Pleasures $14.84
Tiger Gold By Samantha WinstonFirst in the Asteroid 6969 series "?In the outer reaches of the Crab Nebula, in a godforsaken corner of the sprawling Milky Way galaxy, lies Asteroid 6969, depleted of its resources. Those who can afford to leave have gone. The town has become a den of iniquity-law and order have vanished. Travelers are advised caution when entering the area. The Federation has removed Asteroid 6969 from its jurisdiction. Anything that happens there is your own problem?"?From The Revised Galactic Dictionary, section fifteen "Asteroids", appendix AAs soon as Captain Lance Rocket arrives on Asteroid 6969, he knows he's going to have problems. Not because of the bath in the bordello, but because of an auction. A young woman had been auctioned off to the highest bidder. The winner, some sadist pirate, is torturing her on the other side of the wall. What can a space captain do? He gets out of the tub and, stark naked except for his stun-gun, breaks the door down. And sees Heidi handcuffed to the bed. She's naked. She's got huge gray eyes, red-gold hair, and a body to damn a saint. Now he's really in trouble?Siren's Dance By Tawny TaylorBook 2 in the Asteroid 6969 series.In the outer reaches of the Crab Nebula, in a god-forsaken corner of the sprawling Milky Way galaxy, lies a mine-pocked asteroid orbiting a red sun...Nik Nyuth, about to inherit his father's intergalactic shipping corporation, has come to the infamous Asteroid 6969 to taste the forbidden.Shaya Maureau, a dancer who has paid dearly for early mistakes in life, wants to leave Asteroid 6969. But, she can't afford to buy her freedom and knows the lure of an "easy"escape is fraught with danger. Surrounded by evil, she strives to protect herself by trusting no one and hiding her only remaining possession-her face-behind a protective veil.The moment they meet, Nik is spellbound by the mysterious dancer with the veil. But earning her trust will be nearly impossible. Fortunately for Shaya, Nik's powers of persuasion are as potent as?the siren's dance.Note: Although the second in the Asteroid 6969 series, this book can be read as a stand-alone. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon $13.02
No other Hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes, from the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback he drove in Bullitt (in the greatest car chase of all time) to the Triumph motorcycle of The Great Escape. McQueen's Machines gives readers a close-up look at the cars and motorcycles McQueen drove in movies, those he owned, and others he raced. With a foreword by Steve's son, Chad McQueen, and a wealth of details about of the star's racing career, stunt work, and car and motorcycle collecting, McQueen's Machines draws a fascinating picture of one outsized man's driving passion. Now in paperback.Matt Stone, executive editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been an automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. He serves as their history, auto design, and motorsport expert and is a member of SPEEDtv's Barrett-Jackson Auction broadcast team. He has authored several books for Motorbooks, including 365 Cars You Must Drive (2006) and Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2009). A California native, Stone resides in Glendale, California. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Ornamental Indian Artacts: Identifaction and Value Guide $24.71
Lar Hothem's newest book, Ornamental Indian Artifacts, has over a dozen major chapters, ranging from prehistoric to early historic to more recent times. The book contains over 1800 color photographs, each with information on type, materials, size, origin, and a current collector value. Popular artifact types including bannerstones, gorgets, pendants, pipes, discoidals, and plummets, are shown. Many of the artifacts are from advanced private collections and have never before been seen in any publication. Two growing collecting fields, Eskimo and Latin American artifacts, are explored this time. A general information chapter provides interesting background facts about ornamental artifacts, while another explores the subject from an archaeological perspective. There is a large chapter on recent auction results so that collectors can see what some artifacts have brought during competitive bidding. Fans of Hothem's other Indian titles will once again be delighted with his latest book! 2007 values. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantas $9.95
How to Play, Enjoy and Win your Fantasy Football League Every Year! A handy, concise and informative source book. Expertly organized and full of hard facts, helpful tips and valuable strategies. This guidebook is for the novice or the expert who wants to learn more about how to play and win fantasy football. It is your single source for every strategy, tip, rule or league variation available. It is the best book of its kind. Includes: - The history and administration of Fantasy Football - Types of leagues, scoring systems and drafts - How to rank players - Draft day tips, theories and advanced strategies - Roster Management skills (trades, add/drops, start/bench decisions) - Auction, Keeper and IDP leagues - Interview with Lenny Pappano (co-founder World Championship of Fantasy Football and draftsharks.com) - Psychology of Fantasy Football - Injuries - And much more! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Video in Qualitative Research: Analysing Social Interaction in Everyda $42.32
This bookprovides unprecedented opportunities for social science research, enabling the fine-grained analysis of social organization, culture, and communication. Itis the first book to provide practical guidance for students and academics on how to use video in qualitative research, how to address the problems and issues that arise in undertaking video-based field studies, and how to subject video recordings to detailed scrutiny and analysis. The authors consider the ethical and practical issues that arise in recording and gathering data as well as how video enables new and distinctive ways of presenting insights, observations, and findings to both academic and practitioner audiences. The book discusses a range of video-based projects including studies of control centers, operating theatres, medical consultations, auction houses, and museums and galleries. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible $10.99
Now in paperback -- the book that caused a religious and critically acclaimed stir. Publishers Weekly called it "the most original and insightful spiritual writing to come out of America since Jack Kerouac first hit the road." The Buffalo News hailed it as "one of the most eccentric and fascinating books of the year." O, The Oprah Magazine said "This collection proves that fear and trembling are human, but a sense of humor is divine."Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet have created a work of calling that is as odd, moving, and inspiring as the people and the scriptures they encountered. Whether it is Manseau and Sharlet telling their "psalms" from outposts as unexpected as a strip club or a cattle-auction barn, Peter Trachtenberg unraveling the Gordian logic of Job via the Borscht Belt, Rick Moody finding a modern-day Jonah in Queens, or Haven Kimmel shocking and thrilling us with her Revelation, what emerges is not an attack on religion, but a quizzical, fascinating look at it from the inside. Killing the Buddha is a positively riveting look at the facets of true belief. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Asylum in the Grasslands $15.63
Poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and author of more than thirty books, Diane Glancy has established herself as one of the country's most versatile and prolific writers. Distinguished by her laconic honesty, her unflinching eye, and her skillful articulation of the commonplace, she presents Native American life-especially the ways it intersects with nonnative culture-in all its complexity and nuance. In her new collection of poems, she explores the history of loss that has marked the Cherokee community. In a voice that is as economical as it is eloquent and as sophisticated as it is exhilarating, she describes the loss of family, the loss of cultural heritage, and the loss of old worlds as new ones encroach. In one poem, a farm auction becomes an auction of culture, of heritage, of the past. In others, ancestors meet in a twenty-four-hour caf?, lunch is shared with a great-grandmother who has been traveling the universe, Christ appears as a cowboy in an apocalyptic vision, and Clytemnestra is discovered in a snakeskin. Some of the poems are as campy as a duck-decoy Custer in a shooting gallery. Some glitter with dime-store glue. Others speak with the reflection of sunlight off a stream. Sometimes the verse produces a shortstop language on the baseline of experience. In whatever form they take, Glancy's poems stimulate and challenge the reader with their unfettered, unadorned, and unpretty purity. This collection is not only a spirited ride across the Great Plains, it is also an important addition to the literature. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances $17.48
In the course of one nine-month period, filmmaker Mark Millhone's youngest son nearly died from birth complications, his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, his mother had a heart attack and passed away, a freak illness claimed the life of one of his friends, and his career imploded. As a result of his membership in what he calls the ?tragedy-of-the-monthclub,? his marriage also began to fray. Millhone responded to the chaos as many men might: Late one night, he logged on to eBay and bid on a vintage BMW?his fantasy car, but not exactly what the doctor ordered when it came to his family's finances. As if sharing the news that he'd won the auction with his already-peeved wife weren't bad enough, it turned out that he had to travel from New York to Texas to collect the car. His estranged dad joined him, and together they embarked upon a dysfunctional road trip?a comedy of errors that would lend Millhone the perspective he needed to save his marriage and to understand what was really important in his life: his family. Acerbic and hilarious but with heart, this memoir will appeal to readers of Chuck Klosterman, David Sedaris, and Nick Hornby, as well as readers of Millhone's ?Guy Wisdom? column in Men's Health. His male perspective on a troubled marriage, raising children, coping with loss, and rejuvenating a relationship with a parent will appeal equally to both sexes. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
On a Dollar a Day: One Couple's Unlikely Adventures in Eating in Ameri $9.99
What happens when two high school teachers get fed up with their soaring grocery bills and decide to try to feed themselves on one dollar each, per day? Authors Kerri Leonard and Christopher Greenslate describe how they did it-and also include sections about eating on a little more than $4 a day, as well as on the actual costs of eating a healthy diet. On a Dollar a Day also includes fascinating facts about the way our food gets to the table and the hidden costs-both personal and financial-along the way: How food companies "short size" packages so that you pay more for less food Why one tablespoon of salad dressing costs as much as a whole orange How grocery stores auction off foods past their "sell by" dates Why processed foods have a higher markup than fresh foods Why it takes so long for food prices to drop, even after fuel and shipping costs go down How 36 million Americans have limited food options, even during a national obesity epidemic Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Haunted Rectory: The Saint Francis Xavier Church Hookers $11.99
The author of the popular Dorsetville series takes us to the small town of Bend Oaks to meet a group of hookers?rug hookers, that is. When rumors of a haunted rectory shake up the small town, a new priest comes to pastor, and what he discovers will change all of their lives forever.Bend Oaks is a small town with a big problem?every new priest who comes to town flees the rectory in the night, and no one will say why. Strange disappearances, unexplained sounds and smells, and mysterious deaths all haunt this hallowed building. But this doesn't stop the St. Francis Xavier Church Hookers from continuing their decades-old tradition of meeting in the rectory to hook their colorful rugs to auction off at the Strawberry Festival in order to raise money for the parish.This tight-knit band of faithful women is startled by the arrival of Father Rich Melo, sent by the archdiocese to live in St. Francis Xavier's ?haunted? rectory. Father Rich brings skepticism to his mission in Bend Oaks, but he also carries with him the terrible memory of an earlier encounter with demonic forces. From the unearthing of an ancient biblical curse to an exorcism in Rome to the bowels of a decaying insane asylum, Valentine brings readers on a wild ride set against the familiar backdrop of small-town New England. This heartfelt tale is both an exciting suspense story and a deeply moving story of the power of faith. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Haunted Rectory: The Saint Francis Xavier Church Hookers $11.95
The author of the popular Dorsetville series takes us to the small town of Bend Oaks to meet a group of hookers?rug hookers, that is. When rumors of a haunted rectory shake up the small town, a new priest comes to pastor, and what he discovers will change all of their lives forever.Bend Oaks is a small town with a big problem?every new priest who comes to town flees the rectory in the night, and no one will say why. Strange disappearances, unexplained sounds and smells, and mysterious deaths all haunt this hallowed building. But this doesn't stop the St. Francis Xavier Church Hookers from continuing their decades-old tradition of meeting in the rectory to hook their colorful rugs to auction off at the Strawberry Festival in order to raise money for the parish.This tight-knit band of faithful women is startled by the arrival of Father Rich Melo, sent by the archdiocese to live in St. Francis Xavier's ?haunted? rectory. Father Rich brings skepticism to his mission in Bend Oaks, but he also carries with him the terrible memory of an earlier encounter with demonic forces. From the unearthing of an ancient biblical curse to an exorcism in Rome to the bowels of a decaying insane asylum, Valentine brings readers on a wild ride set against the familiar backdrop of small-town New England. This heartfelt tale is both an exciting suspense story and a deeply moving story of the power of faith. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Summer Affair $7.91
Claire Danner Crispin, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair the Nantucket's Children Summer Gala. Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire-until she promises a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the auction, offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon.Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman's attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women's lives will make this her newest summer bestseller. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Phony Marine $9.99
Veteran newsman and acclaimed novelist Jim Lehrer exposes worlds both intimate and universal, builds suspense with an accomplished hand, and reveals a savvy understanding of the modern social landscape. With The Phony Marine, Lehrer dives into a highly controversial topic?and delivers his most compelling character portrait to date.Hugo Marder is about as unremarkable as they come. On the floor of the Washington, DC, branch of Nash Brothers, one of the country's most respected men's stores, Hugo is a wise, reserved salesman. At home, he is a solitary, divorced fifty-year-old with few friends and an eBay addiction. But he has always wanted to make more of his life, dreaming of becoming an artist or a cartoonist. When he was younger, he'd always wanted to be a marine.Late one night, Hugo stumbles upon an online auction for a Silver Star, the medal awarded for bravery in battle. He bids and wins. But it is only after he places the lapel pin on his jacket that he realizes the enormity of his actions. Suddenly, ordinary people begin to treat him differently, with dignity and respect. Is he really going to pretend the honor is his own?As Hugo wrestles with his conscience, a transformation begins to take place. He studies the life of a marine, learns the military terminology, body-builds at the gym, even gets a crew cut. When he is reborn as a former marine, his life immediately changes. Is it possible that his deception has unlocked the man he always wanted to be? Through numerous challenges and more than one terrifying ordeal, Hugo Marder must prove his worth. And in the end, he must ask himself: What is a hero?Alive with detail, emotional depth, and unexpected twists of plot, The Phony Marine is a tense, revelatory work of fiction that will cause every reader to consider his or her own stance on what truly makes someone great.From the Hardcover edition. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Vintage Fishing Reels of Sweden $30.13
Here is the comprehensive guide to forty years of collectible Swedish-made reels. It contains background information on every manufacturer and discusses every production model made between 1940 and 1980. It includes baitcasters, spinning, and fly reels. With over 675 color photographs, vintage advertisements, and patent drawings, plus a guide to current values, it is a must have reference book for the collector and dealer alike. Today Swedish-made fishing reels are collected all over the globe and are among the most prized. Names such as ABU, Arjon, River, Pebeco, WD, Nordic, Rainbow, Radius, and Victory make nearly every reel collector perk up his ears. There are several international collector clubs dedicated to the Ambassadeur alone, and many models bring top dollar at the auction block. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Little Green Book of Absinthe: An Essential Companion with Lore, T $15.99
A celebration of "the green goddess"-this is the first book to share absinthe recipes since it was recently legalized in the US This enticing little volume presents a collection of more than 100 absinthe cocktail recipes that draw upon the classic roots of the drink as well as its new iterations. Readers will be entertained with nuggets of absinthe history and trivia, including the tradition of the green fairy, famous devotees of the drink, and the myths (or facts) of its hallucinatory properties. Readers will learn that: ?America's most famous early cocktail, the sazerac, was a New Orleans creation that called for a dash of absinthe ?When the absinthe backlash started in the 1890s, Edgar Degas' masterpiece L'Absinthe was booed off the auction block at Christie's in London ?An experienced absintheur can identify a brand from across the room just by watching how it louches-the way the herbs' oils cloud the drink as the bartender adds water Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Van Gogh Conspiracy: A Novel $18.44
The discovery of a new painting by Van Gogh hidden in the barn of a rural French farmhouse sets the art world spinning. The Van Gogh Museum authenticates the painting, and the poor French family in whose barn it was discovered stands to collect millions. But a holocaust survivor claims the painting is actually his, and was stolen from him by the Nazis. He hires a team to help him prove that the bill of sale he has in Van Gogh's handwriting is authentic. The international investigation leads to the discovery of another never-before-seen Van Gogh, and the revelation that someone working in the Museum has access to an entire horde of famous paintings stolen by the Nazis during World War II?and has been secretly sending them to former Nazis so that they can sell them at auction and make millions. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Power Systems Economics $52.82
An Introduction to the Fundamental Economics of Power Market Design and AnalysisPower System Economics is the first systematic presentation of power-market design principles from economic theory to market architecture. The approach is pragmatic, and the discussion illustrates economic and engineering fundamentals with simple examples. The volume breaks new ground in its analysis of price spikes, market-based unit commitment, and the prediction of market power.Power System Economics includes five parts. Part 1 introduces key economic, engineering, and market design concepts. Part 2 explains how short-run reliability policies determine long-run average installed capacity and reliability. Part 3 examines classic designs for day-ahead and real-time markets. Part 4 covers market power, and Part 5 covers the effect of networks on prices. Topics include:* How marginal-cost prices cover fixed costs* Fundamentals of auction design* The value of lost load (VOLL) as a price cap: theory versus practice* Price limits, price spikes, investment, and reliability* Standard market designs, including PJM* Power pools versus power exchanges* Market power fallacies and the HHI* Losses pricing and congestion pricing Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
C Is For Catnip [Lucky Pierre Mystery Series Book 1] $3.99
Jeremy and Linda Austin quit their jobs, moving lock, stock and their cat Lucky Pierre to the small town of Pomo. are a nice young couple who have decided to get out of the big city rat race. There they buy a big old house, which they plan to refurbish and open as a bed and breakfast, and which Lucky Pierre considers his own. That's when things start to go wrong. First, Jeremy and Lucky Pierre find a body in the barn. The deceased has been walloped on the head and, lacking any evidence of foul play, the police call the death an accident. Next, a water pipe breaks in the Arts Commission gallery and the Commission's most ardent volunteer talks the Austins into hosting the grand finale of the silent auction. At the height of the festivities, Linda finds a local business owner murdered in an upstairs bedroom. Feeling a little shell-shocked by these events, and not very happy over the reputation that their new business is getting even before it opens, Jeremy decides to do a little investigating on his own, trying not to trip over Lucky Pierre. Between repairs at home, and investigations around town, Jeremy is soon ready for a break. When the Arts Commission finally gets its plumbing repaired and opens a new art exhibit, Linda suggests that they go to the opening. All is well until they discover another dead body, its head crushed with a component from one of the art exhibits. Linda and Jeremy have now been associated with three cadavers and the local police, in the person of Detective Mark Stoddard, are beginning to give them funny looks. Harassed by the newspapers, coughing in dusty cupboards, bedeviled by their herb-gardening neighbor, Jeremy manages to unravel the secrets in thislight-hearted romp of a mystery. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Martin County, Minnesota (Images of America Series) $16.97
When the first settlers arrived in Martin County in March 1856, the county was part of Brown and Faribault Counties. Perhaps these settlers heard the stories told by soldiers who passed through the region. They spoke of the many lakes and streams of clear water and abundant fish and waterfowl, ever-popular fur-bearing mammals, and timber stands where elk, deer, and buffalo foraged. Word spread fast, and by the winter of 1856-1857, the population of Martin County exploded to 20 men, 9 women, and 23 children. Martin County provides a visual record of the many cities in the county, from Dunnell to Truman and back down to East Chain and all the rest in between. There are photographs of the blizzard of 1881, a 1918 Red Cross auction, men balancing on telephone poles, and much more. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Camp Verde, Arizona (Images of America Series) $14.80
In February 1864, a party of 17 men and two women left the security of the territorial capital at Prescott, Arizona, and headed east into the Verde Valley, homeland of the Yavapai and Apache. Drawn by the promise of ample water, rich bottomland, and lush grassland, the party established a farming and ranching community near the confluence of West Clear Creek and the Verde River. In spite of conflict with the Yavapai and Apache, the settlement survived, due in part to the establishment of a military presence late that summer. Over the next 35 years, the settlement at Lower Verde thrived around the army fort, and became known as Camp Verde. In 1891, Fort Verde was abandoned, and the surrounding land opened to homesteading in 1895. The post sold at auction in 1899. Built among the ruins of the ancient Sinagua culture and situated along the banks of the Verde River, Camp Verde remains an agricultural paradise and a haven for those wanting to escape city life. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Civil War: A History in Documents $39.95
The Civil War was not only a stunning event in military history; it defined the American people by forcing them to grapple with the founding principles of the nation. Rachel Seidman brings together an array of primary sources from the antebellum period, the war, and Reconstruction to provide a well-rounded account of this pivotal era. Political debates and military developments may occupy the historical foreground, but it is the letters, diary entries, memoirs, and testimony of blacks, Native Americans, women, children, farmers, and foot soldiers in the richly textured background that bring the Civil War to life. Ex-slave Frederick Douglass's abolitionist speeches and writings contrast with Southern magazine editor James DeBow's defense of the slave system to set the political conflict in a national context. Northern traveler Caroline Seabury's heartbreaking letter about a slave auction and Southern slave mistress Ella Thomas's conflicted diary entries about her servant Isabella detail the daily brutality of slavery. Confederate general James Longstreet's report of the Battle of Gettysburg and Union general William T. Sherman's letter to the leaders of Atlanta document tactics introduced in the Civil War, while letters between soldiers and their families record the anguish and the courage on the battlefield and at home. A picture essay entitled "Images of War" graphically demonstrates the devastation wrought by the war through photography?a new medium in the 1860s that profoundly changed American attitudes about warfare.Despite the South's surrender, violence and conflict continued during Reconstruction. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery, but state-sanctioned Black Codes limited African American freedoms. At the cost of some 620000 lives, the battles had ended, but America's struggle with the legacy of slavery was only beginning. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Ship Models For The Military $29.95
When America entered World War Two the armed forces needed tools to teach soldiers, sailors and airmen how to recognize friendly and enemy ships. The solution was found in recognition models. Produced by a few small manufacturers these models formed a key component in training programs during the war and became sought-after collectables in the post-war years.The first book devoted to the story of the wartime recogntiion models, Ship Models for the Military covers all of the major producers tracing their origins and the role each company played in the wartime model program. The well-known 1:500 Teacher models and the 1:1200 miniature models are covered in depth along with the mostly forgotten 1:600 scale models.Over 100 illustrations showing models and training materials are included. Collectors will find the comprehensive listings of models produced, set compositions and auction pricing data of great value. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Thomas Chambers: American Marine and Landscape Painter, 1808-1869 $45.61
Labeled as a traveling American folk artist when he was rediscovered in the mid-20th century, the mysterious Thomas Chambers here receives a fresh and creative reassessment. Although his distinctive sea- and landscapes appear in many American collections, little is known about this English-born painter, who arrived in New Orleans in 1832 and disappeared from record in the mid-1860s, leaving many paintings that later resurfaced in rural New York and Massachusetts. In this richly illustrated work, Kathleen A. Foster shows, however, that far from being simply an itinerant painter of folk art, Chambers actually enjoyed a professional, even entrepreneurial, relationship to the art world. Foster performs close studies of Chambers's known works, his stylistic relationship to his brother (English marine painter George Chambers), and a newly discovered American auction record of 1845. Chambers, she argues, provided a popular landscape art for a middle class of mixed cosmopolitan and folk tastes. Bringing ?fancy? painting to this new constituency, Chambers worked outside academic circles, drawing astutely from popular culture. In the 20th century, his rediscovery as ?America's first modern? paid tribute to his independent spirit and decorative panache. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Why Freedom Matters: The Spirit of the Declaration of Independence in $11.32
Freedom. It's an idea worth pledging a life for, in the words of Thomas Jefferson. A gift outright to the poet Robert Frost. A difficult responsibility, writes Frederick Douglass. Defiant and enduring, for Maya Angelou. Quarrelsome, to Kurt Vonnegut. Open-armed and welcoming-Emma Lazarus.Why Freedom Matters celebrates freedom in over 100 speeches, letters, essays, poems, and songs, all infused with the spirit of democracy. Here are the voices of presidents and slaves, founding fathers and hip-hop artists, suffragettes, civil rights workers, preachers, labor leaders, and baseball players. Inspired by the Declaration of Independence, the book is published in conjunction with The Declaration of Independence Road Trip, a 31/2-year cross-country educational tour of an extremely rare, original hand-printed copy of the Declaration, bought at auction by Norman Lear. The DOI Road Trip's mission is to energize Americans by bringing our founding document to towns small and large across the country; in 2003, for example, the Declaration and its accompanying exhibit will visit 27 cities from Birmingham to Billings, New Orleans to New York. Like the document itself, this compelling anthology reveals America's soul as it wrestles with questions of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and strives to fulfill the ideals of Thomas Jefferson's words. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Museum of One's Own: Private Collecting, Public Gift $36.76
When French revolutionaries sacked royal holdings at the end of the 18th century, they began the largest transfer of artistic goods in world history. By 1850 many "repossessed" treasures had come to rest in a new institution, the public museum, where they were assigned educational tasks. Anne Higonnet's book begins at this turning point in the history of art, but it looks instead at another new institution, the collection museum. Emerging in London with the Wallace Collection, the collection museum spread rapidly in Gilded Age America. To the discontent of many Europeans, cash-flush Americans like JP Morgan and Henry Clay Frick went on collecting campaigns that netted masterpiece after masterpiece, along with the furniture and fittings of dozens of aristocratic residences. From the outset, these collectors planned to present their trophies to the public as museums in which they could dictate each and every detail of the arrangements. Drawing on a decade of research, Higonnet weaves letters, auction records, and photographs into an engrossing account of the founding of both renowned and obscure collection museums. She also explores how these collectors stoked the tremendous values accorded paintings by Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Vel?zquez, Gainsborough, and Reynolds. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Phony Marine $11.22
Veteran newsman and acclaimed novelist Jim Lehrer exposes worlds both intimate and universal, builds suspense with an accomplished hand, and reveals a savvy understanding of the modern social landscape. With The Phony Marine, Lehrer dives into a highly controversial topic?and delivers his most compelling character portrait to date.Hugo Marder is about as unremarkable as they come. On the floor of the Washington, DC, branch of Nash Brothers, one of the country's most respected men's stores, Hugo is a wise, reserved salesman. At home, he is a solitary, divorced fifty-year-old with few friends and an eBay addiction. But he has always wanted to make more of his life, dreaming of becoming an artist or a cartoonist. When he was younger, he'd always wanted to be a marine.Late one night, Hugo stumbles upon an online auction for a Silver Star, the medal awarded for bravery in battle. He bids and wins. But it is only after he places the lapel pin on his jacket that he realizes the enormity of his actions. Suddenly, ordinary people begin to treat him differently, with dignity and respect. Is he really going to pretend the honor is his own?As Hugo wrestles with his conscience, a transformation begins to take place. He studies the life of a marine, learns the military terminology, body-builds at the gym, even gets a crew cut. When he is reborn as a former marine, his life immediately changes. Is it possible that his deception has unlocked the man he always wanted to be? Through numerous challenges and more than one terrifying ordeal, Hugo Marder must prove his worth. And in the end, he must ask himself: What is a hero?Alive with detail, emotional depth, and unexpected twists of plot, The Phony Marine is a tense, revelatory work of fiction that will cause every reader to consider his or her own stance on what truly makes someone great.From the Hardcover edition. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time $18.39
Fresh out of college and following a brief and disastrous stint playing minor league baseball, David Goodwillie moves to New York intent on making his mark as a writer.Arriving in Manhattan in the mid-nineties, Goodwillie quickly falls into one implausible job after another. He becomes a private investigator, imagining himself as a gumshoe, a hired gun?only to realize that he's more adept at bungling cases than at solving them. When, in his stint as a freelance journalist, he unveils the Mafia in a magazine expos?, he succeeds only in becoming a target of their wrath. As a copywriter for a sports auction house, he imagines documenting the great histories hidden in priceless artifacts but finds himself forced to write about a lock of Mickey Mantle's hair. Even when he seems to break through, somehow becoming the sports expert at Sotheby's auction house?appearing on major news networks, raking in a hefty salary?he's lured away by the promise of Internet millions...just in time for the dot-com crash. Teeming with the vibrancy of a city in hyperdrive, Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time recounts a dizzying and enthralling search for authenticity in a cynical, superficial?and suddenly dangerous?age.In his heartbreaking and hilarious struggle to become a big-city writer, Goodwillie becomes something more: an important voice of the lost generation he so elegantly describes. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Woodpecker On My Schoolhouse $14.49
WOODPECKER ON MY SCHOOLHOUSE is the story of a bygone era in the United States, told through the personal experiences of a young teacher in her one-room school."Miss Jean's" story demonstrates the qualities of the American people which made this country as vigorous as it is today. True to pioneer heritage, these rural people of Indiana- and millions like them throughout the nation - made sacrifices and overcame obstacles in the pursuit of education for their children. Traveling miles over bad roads in harsh winter weather was only one of the difficulties faced by the students and teacher alike.A complete, well-rounded picture of the times is created by the use of myriad detail. The accurate descriptions, far from becoming tedious, lend background and color to this illuminating and consistently engrossing book.Life was not all hardships, however. The fun of a pie auction, the neighborly friendliness of a quilting bee or a "carry-in" dinner, and the merriment of a Christmas season are shared with excitement and joy.The author, a perceptive viewer, portrays her neighbors with a good deal of insight. The families of her students, mostly hard-working farmers, are described with generous doses of wit, affection and humor.WOODPECKER ON MY SCHOOLHOUSE is a rare and refreshing memoir, well told. It should bring back fond memories to those readers old enough to remember their own days in the one-room schoolhouse, while those who have never seen such a school will find it an entertaining and inspiring book. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Bulletproof Princess (Silhouette Bombshell #78) $3.60
IT GIRL: Chloe St. JohnMISSION: Bust an organized crime syndicate that's kidnapping women and selling them into the sex trade. And nab Manhattan's most wanted and elusive criminal mastermind....Royal protocol flew out the window when real-life princess Chloe St. John went undercover to stop a sex slave ring. She'd do anything for the Gotham Rose spies--their leader was like a second mother to Chloe, boosting her self-esteem when all Chloe's real mom did was hassle her about regal etiquette while favoring her ne'er-do-well brother. But evidence suggested Chloe was up against the Roses' archrival, the Duke, this time. It was time to trade in her tiara for a semiautomatic and a Kevlar vest...and pray that the wardrobe change wouldn't hurt her chances at the charity bachelorette auction of the season! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
eBay Income Advanced: How to Take Your eBay Business to the Next Level $18.58
Our first book on eBay ? eBay Income ? has been the bestselling book for all novice eBay sellers by far. It has been on Amazon.com's bestseller list for over two years. Then, readers started to say, ?Yes, we know the basics of eBay, but how do we get ahead of the crowd? How do we propel our eBay business to the next level? How do we make a full time living using eBay?? Those questions are what this new book is all about.You will learn about developing a business plan to guide you to success, increasing seller-buyer communication, expanding business overseas, selling from your own Web site, keyword marketing, sales tax resellers licenses, credit card merchant status, banking systems to streamline your business, alternative shipping methods, taxes, growing sales, other auction marketplaces, systems to prevent nonpayment and credit card fraud, locating inventory to sell, building brand recognition, hints on improving ad copy and photography, dealing with competition, fulfillment options, accounting, new ways to find products, and how to get positive feedback. This book contains marketing tricks that will help you create interest in your product and tips about taking photos, managing e-mail, and shipping. You will also learn pricing strategies, creative methods of writing powerful ad copy, how to obtain products below wholesale, and ways to make your business work smarter while decreasing your work load. This book contains information on: wholesalers, drop shippers, auctions, closeouts, discontinued merchandise, overstocks, salvage items, surplus merchandise, below wholesale products, customer returns, wholesale trade shows, suppliers, liquidators, closeout firms, foreign and domestic manufacturers, and places to look in your area.In addition, we spent thousands of hours interviewing hundreds of today's most successful eBay PowerSellers. This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven successful ideas. Additionally, we give you hundreds of tips and tricks to ensure your eBay listings are optimized for maximum search engine effectiveness, which will drive business to your Web site and increase sales and profits. In this book you will find actual case studies from companies who have used our techniques and achieved unprecedented success. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to take your eBay business to the next level and ultimately earn enormous profits, this book is for you. With over 500000 sellers making a living on eBay today, there is no reason you cannot use this medium to become financially successful, too. This book will arm you with the knowledge you need to become an eBay PowerSeller. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Rather Curious Engagement $11.92
Belmond's much-beloved debut novel, A Rather Lovely Inheritance was "a rare gem" (Romance Reviews Today) and ?An entertaining yarn with family drama and intrigue aplenty.?(Booklist). Now, in the eagerly anticipated sequel, A Rather Curious Engagement, our American freelancer- turned-heiress Penny Nichols is back for more fun? and another engaging international romp with her English hero, Jeremy. Penny has the great London flat, the classic car, the villa in France, the fabulous bank account, and a great guy to share them with. So everything's perfect, right? Right? Er, well... Pursued by gigolos, gold-diggers, an ex-wife, and highly aggressive salesmen chasing after their millions, Penny and Jeremy decide to take the summer off and sock away most of their inheritance for one year. But they allow themselves one big "splurge" from their wish list-- and that's where all the trouble begins. At an auction on the French Riviera, Penny and Jeremy win much more than they bargain for, uncovering a centuries-old rivalry involving the theft of a priceless treasure linked to Beethoven's Germany, the mysterious island of Corsica, a luxurious 1920s yacht, and a medieval castle on Lake Como, Italy. A Rather Curious Engagement is a stay-up-all-night read, with an irresistible, unbeatable heroine seeking answers to intriguing questions about history, art, fortune and love. It's the perfect companion to the first novel. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Lost Seal $2.99
Dr. Reagan Wright, professor of art history and native Californian, is returning to London, the city she once called home, for the first time in over three years. Having left with a doctorate from the University of London as well as a broken heart, she now finds herself back in the capital city. At thirty-one years old, Reagan is just beginning to make a name for herself in the academic community and has been asked to lecture at a weekend art symposium. Reagan's trip, however, is derailed by an unexpected invitation to an exclusive one-night only viewing at the British Museum. The last minute show, catering to London's elite, is supposed to reveal stolen ancient Sumerian artifacts recovered from a raid in south London. However, when one of the artifacts, a mysterious seal, is discovered missing and Reagan finds an ex-lover, heir to a prestigious auction house, brutally murdered deep within the bowels of the museum, she is thrust into the center of the investigation. Sir Aiden Blackwell, a Middle Eastern scholar and contractor for the Home Office, and Inspector Rhys Atherton, lead investigator of New Scotland Yard, are assigned to the case. While Rhys insists on pursuing the crime as a botched heist turned murder, Aiden believes that something more sinister is at work. Having heard tales from his Iraqi grandmother of the revival of an ancient Sumerian cult by young British officers stationed in the country in the 1930s, Aiden believes that the cult and its members are at the heart of the crimes and turns to Reagan for help to prove his theory. As Reagan and Aiden traverse London in search of the truth, the case's body count begins to soar. Soon they are caught up in a web of money and power, unsure of just how far up the aristocratic chain the cult's members lie. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Collecting Contemporary Art $9.86
Whether you're an art fan, aficionado, or collector, this completely unique book should be on your required reading list. Like a textbook for a class given by all of the world's leading experts, Collecting Contemporary is the one and only book to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the contemporary art market. The introduction explains the ABCs of buying art on the primary and secondary markets, at auction, and at art fairs and gives an overview of the world art scene and its social circles. The main body of the book brings together tell-all interviews with the biggest players in the global art market: the Critic (Rimanelli), the Dealer (Boesky, Brunnet/Hackert, Coles, Deitch, Fortes, Gagosian, Gladstone, Glimcher, Hetzler, Lybke, Perrotin, Rosen, Shave, Wirth), the Consultant (Cortez, Fletcher, Heller, Segalot, Westreich), the Collector (Brant, Broad, Habsburg, Joannou, Lambert, Lehmann, Lopez, Paz, Pinault, Rothschild Foundation, Saatchi), the Auction House Expert (Cappellazzo, de Pury, Meyer), and the Museum Curator/Director (Dennison, Eccles, Heiss, Lowry, Peyton-Jones). Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Misty of Chincoteague $1.99
Paul and his sister Maureen's determination to own a pony from the herd on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among the ponies rounded up for the yearly auction. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Money Pitch: Baseball Free Agency and Salary Arbitration $36.40
Professional baseball players have always been well paid. In 1869, Harry Wright paid his Cincinnati Red Stockings about seven times what an average workingman earned. Today, on average, players earn more than fifty times the average worker's salary. In fact, on December 12, 1998, pitcher Kevin Brown agreed to a seven-year, $105000000 contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the first nine-figure contract in baseball history. Brown will be earning over $400000 per game; more than 17000 fans have to show up at Dodger Stadium every night just to pay his salary. Why are baseball players paid so much money? In this insightful book, legal scholar and salary arbitrator Roger Abrams tells the story of how a few thousand very talented young men obtain their extraordinary riches. Juggling personal experience and business economics, game theory and baseball history, he explains how agents negotiate compensation, how salary arbitration works, and how the free agency "auction" operates. In addition, he looks at the context in which these systems operate: the players' collective bargaining agreement, the distribution of quality players among the clubs, even the costs of other forms of entertainment with which baseball competes. Throughout, Dean Abrams illustrates his explanations with stories and quotations-even an occasional statistic, though following the dictum of star pitcher, club owner, and sporting goods tycoon Albert Spalding, he has kept the book as free of these as possible. He explains supply and demand by the cost of a bar of soap for Christy Mathewson's shower. He illustrates salary negotiation with an imaginary case based on Roy Hobbs, star of The Natural. He leads the reader through the breath-taking successes of agent Scott Boras to explain the intricacies of free agent negotiating. Although studies have shown that increases in admissions prices precede rather than follow the rise in player salaries, fans are understandably bemused by skyrocketing salaries. Dean Abrams does not shy away from the question of whether it is "fair" for an athlete to earn more than $10000000 a year. He looks at issues of player (and team) loyalty and player attitudes, both today and historically, and at what increased salaries have meant for the national pastime, financially and in the eyes of its fans. The Money Pitch concludes that "the money pitch is a story of good fortune, good timing, and great leadership, all resulting from playing a child's game-a story that is uniquely American." Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Competitive nurse rostering and rerostering. $26.46
Nurse rostering is the assignment of specific nurses to specific shifts for a future scheduling period. The work schedule that is created is called a roster. The reconstruction of a disrupted roster is called rerostering. When solving the rostering and rerostering problems there are two considerations: the organization's costs and the nurses' preferences. Traditional solution methods, often based on integer programs (IP), have two short comings; first, they rely on one objective function to represent both the organization's and nurses' goals; and second, rerostering requires either the complete resolving of the rostering problem or a new solution method to fix the roster.;This dissertation proposes three agent-based heuristics; Competitive Nurse Rostering (CNR), an extension called CNR-Iterated Local Search (CNR-ILS), and an extension of CNR-ILS called CNR-Rerostering (CNRR). These decentralized heuristics model shift trading between nurses via an auction protocol. They are the first nurse rostering methods that model each nurse's preferences in separate objective functions and are the first competitive, agent-based rostering and rerostering methods. They uniquely separate the organizational cost and nurse preference problems by constraining the preference problem's solution space to alternate cost optimal solutions. CNRR is the first rostering solution that also rerosters nurses. Furthermore, they all can be easily parallelized, have the ability to attribute agents to the entities in the system (nurses), and have a natural ability for real-time scheduling.;The rostering algorithms presented in this dissertation were tested on realistic random data sets and further tested by developing schedules for the nurses of a real hospital's medical surgical ward. When the test ward's nurses were surveyed, they consistently favored the solutions produced by CNR-ILS compared to those produced by CNR, an IP and the hospital.;CNRR was tested on realistic datasets that mimic potential random disruptions to rosters produced by CNR-ILS. CNRR finds solutions to over 90% of these random disruptions. Less than one sixth of the solutions had a serious impact to nurse preferences. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Celebrating Trek's 40th Anniversary - A Reference $20.74
This book was written for the purpose of paying tribute to Gene Roddenberry who shared with the world his inspirational dream called Star Trek. Welcome to the wonderful playground created by a visionary before his time.Seemingly endless amounts of information was received from fans and writers across the world, but only a small measure of the information could be crammed into this tribute book. It is thanks to all the fans that this book has been made possible. Inside you will find: 1) Roddenberry's Original plan for Star Trek 2) Star Trek: How it all began 3) In Honor of Gene Roddenberry 4) In Memoriam (Kelley & Doohan) 5) Trek History 6) Trek's Future 7) Trek and NASA 8) Star Trek Shockers, Surprises & Special Moments 9) Convention Notes10) Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager, DS9, Enterprise11) Other News: Star Trek stamp, Christie's Trek collection auction, Trek 40th anniversary cons, latest in Trek fandom and online ventures12) WeblinksThere's a little something in here for everyone. This is for all Star Trek fans...so enjoy. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Antler Bone & Shell Artifacts: Identification & Value Guide $18.57
The finest North American Indian artifacts were made of organic materials, and luckily many survive. Materials used include the most common, bone, plus antler, shell, fur, ivory, and horn. Artifact classes range from projectile points and awls to fishhooks, gorgets, beads, and more. Collectors today value such pieces because of their artistic beauty and rarity. Most of them were destroyed by natural processes over the centuries, so those that remain are treasured. Lar Hothem, author of the bestselling five-volume series Indian Artifacts of the Midwest, has once again produced a fantastic book for Indian artifacts collectors. Each artifact includes information on type or class, material, size, find-location, and (in most cases) an estimated value. Background information is included about these artifacts, including finds made throughout North America. Advertisements from early dealers are listed, as well as recent auction results. This book opens the window to a fascinating world of study and collecting. 2006 values. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Jumper $7.96
"You can't threaten me," I countered, my knees quivering with fear. "I'll tell whoever I want about this and you can't stop me." "Oh, can't I? Your Grandpa's having a hard time scraping money to keep that ranch running, isn't he? How would it be if things got just a little bit harder? You wouldn't want ole' Granddad to lose the farm, now would you?" "You couldn't do that," I whispered. "Try me," Bellamy said, his eyes glittering like a snake's. Reese loves horses and longs to be a competitive show-jumper. When the leased horse she rides is sold she is left riding the orneriest horse in the stable. She decides she must find a horse of her own. Her parents can't afford a trained horse so she decides to buy a wild horse at auction. Outbid, she discovers that many of the wild horses are will be sold for slaughter. Determined to save the horses from a terrible fate she finds herself in deeper than she expected - and fighting for her life. Michelle Martin Bossley is the author of a number of sports books for young readers.and also of an upcoming title in the Orca Currents series. Michelle lives with her family in Calgary, AB. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Greek Children's Doctor $3.10
Libby Westerling has put herself up for sale at a charity auction to raise funds for the children's ward she works on. She's not looking for romance?she's asked her brother to buy her! Instead cool, sexy Dr. Andreas Christakos makes the highest bid.Andreas and Libby don't realize they are about to work together?and Libby is not in the market for a man. But this gorgeous Greek doctor is determined to change her mind?and he'll do whatever it takes?. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Summer Affair $7.99
Claire Danner Crispin, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair the Nantucket's Children Summer Gala. Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire-until she promises a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the auction, offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon.Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman's attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women's lives will make this her newest summer bestseller. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Fantasy Football Almanac 2010: The Essential Fantasy Football Referenc $10.95
A handy, concise and informative source book. Expertly organized and full of statistics, schedules, rankings and projections. This reference book is a must for anyone involved in fantasy football. It is your single source for preparing for the fantasy football season. Includes: Past draft data Free agent and coaching changes Offensive line and strength-of-schedule (SOS) analysis Team predictions 250+ player projections Cheat Sheets for 5 different leagues; auction values for 3 leagues Rankings for TD-only, performance and performance plus leagues 2009 player and team statistics IDP, rookie and keeper rankings And much more Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Double Your Money in Antiques in 60 Days: And Other Secrets of the Ant $15.00
Popular antiques expert George Grotz reveals how to make real money in the antiques trade?must reading for every collector, auction-goer, and flea-market fanatic. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Jumper $9.15
"You can't threaten me," I countered, my knees quivering with fear. "I'll tell whoever I want about this and you can't stop me." "Oh, can't I? Your Grandpa's having a hard time scraping money to keep that ranch running, isn't he? How would it be if things got just a little bit harder? You wouldn't want ole' Granddad to lose the farm, now would you?" "You couldn't do that," I whispered. "Try me," Bellamy said, his eyes glittering like a snake's. Reese loves horses and longs to be a competitive show-jumper. When the leased horse she rides is sold she is left riding the orneriest horse in the stable. She decides she must find a horse of her own. Her parents can't afford a trained horse so she decides to buy a wild horse at auction. Outbid, she discovers that many of the wild horses are will be sold for slaughter. Determined to save the horses from a terrible fate she finds herself in deeper than she expected - and fighting for her life. Michelle Martin Bossley is the author of a number of sports books for young readers.and also of an upcoming title in the Orca Currents series. Michelle lives with her family in Calgary, AB. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
$12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art $23.65
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Don Thompson explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored.This book is the first to look at the economics and the marketing strategies that enable the modern art market to generate such astronomical prices. Drawing on interviews with both past and present executives of auction houses and art dealerships, artists, and the buyers who move the market, Thompson launches the reader on a journey of discovery through the peculiar world of modern art. Surprising, passionate, gossipy, revelatory, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark reveals a great deal that even experienced auction purchasers do not know. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Down on the Farm: Real Life Stories and Photographs by a Minnesota Far $11.74
A rare experience, a step back in time, a special encounter with reality, a once in a lifetime chance to visit for yourself - Down on the Farm! Callens' Down on the Farm takes you on a fabulous journey through the lush green fields of the Minnesota Heartland, along a dirt road, past the fishing hold and through the orchard to the Callens Farm where an exciting story unfolds every day between the rooster's crow and the setting of the sun! Join in the adventures of the Callens Family through inspiring, gently humorous and touching true stores told with country charm and a farm girl's firsthand experience! You may find yourself hunting down predators, canning vegetables, stuccoing the house, herding muddy hogs, searching for asparagus, doing laundry, hosting a barn dance, butchering chickens or a Christmas goose, teasing the city cousins, milking a cantankerous old cow, attending a rodeo or local auction, but you're guaranteed to have a blast no matter what the country adventure holds! Don't wait another rooster's crow before donning your straw hat and coveralls for the experience of a lifetime where the sun makes his bed in a cornfield every evening, where the pavement ends and the prairie begins - Down on the Farm! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Debutante $11.26
Can the secrets of one woman's past change another woman's future? A gifted artist, Cate has come to London from New York to escape her recent past. Working for her aunt's auction house, she is sent down to Devon to value the contents of Endsleigh House, the once gracious but now crumbling estate of a former socialite. There, hidden in the back of a dusty bookshelf, Cate discovers an old shoebox. Inside is a strange assortment of objects: an exquisite pair of dancing shoes circa 1930; a diamond brooch; a photograph of a young sailor; a dance card; and a pearl and emerald Tiffanys bracelet. Intrigued by her find, Cate sets out to solve the mystery of the box, becoming immersed in the story of its owner, Baby Blythe. Bright, beautiful, and reckless, Baby was the most famous debutante of her generation . . . and the most dangerous. As the clues begin to reveal a shocking tale of destructive, addictive love, Cate finds herself being drawn deeper into Baby's tragic life story?a story that will force Cate to face some dark truths about her own. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Buying Real Estate Foreclosures $5.35
A Step-By-Step Guide to Buying Foreclosure Bargains Safely and Sanely?at a Fraction of Their Market Value"A terrific book that should be read by all?novice and pro alike."?Carolyn A. Weber, Vice President, Century 21 of the Northeast "Do you want to buy a house or other real estate below market value? If so, read this book."?Robert J. Bruss, Syndicated Real Estate Columnist Written by one of America's most experienced real estate professionals, Melissa Kollen-Rice's bestselling guide offers: Sources of available properties - from government agencies, public auctions, banks, and delinquent homeowners Innovative methods for financing foreclosures with little or no cash Tips on conducting an inspection, determining a property's value, and uncovering hidden costs in advance Proven techniques that help readers navigate the 'foreclosure jungle' and avoid costly mistakes along the way Strategies for buying foreclosures before an auction, at an auction, and after an auction Critical information that banks can't tell you about the foreclosures in their inventories A foreclosure purchase is a great way to buy property at a below-market price, keep it as a long-term residence, rent it out to others, or fix it up and sell it for a profit. Packed with user-friendly worksheets, checklists, and contact directories, this fully updated and revised edition reflects current trends and regulations. Whether you are a novice or a professional foreclosure enthusiast, Buying Real Estate Foreclosures provides you with everything you need. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Summer Affair $1.99
Claire Danner Crispin, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair the Nantucket's Children Summer Gala. Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire-until she promises a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the auction, offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon.Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman's attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women's lives will make this her newest summer bestseller. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Antiques Experts $19.79
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: David Dickinson, Ephraim Deinard, Peter Nahum, Ralph and Terry Kovel, Ralph Kovel, Yosef Goldman, Paul Atterbury, Michael Hogben, Tim Wonnacott, Leigh and Leslie Keno, Margaret Jourdain, the Raab Collection, Philip Serrell, Andrew Nebbett, Helaine Fendelman, Clive Farahar, Paul Hayes, Rupert Maas, Arthur Negus, John Sandon, Elyse Luray, Hilary Kay, Jonty Hearnden, Jon Baddeley, Norman Crider, Geoffrey Munn, John Bly, Henry Sandon, Terry Kovel, Lars Tharp, Bunny Campione, Eric Knowles, David Battie, Alastair Dickenson, Kate Bateman, Wes Cowan. Excerpt: Alastair Dickenson is a silver expert perhaps most well known for his regular appearances over the last 17 years on the BBC programme Antiques Roadshow . He began his career in the silver trade by joining one of London's major auction houses in 1971. By 1983 he had been appointed Head of Antique Silver at Asprey , moving up to becoming a Director of the Antiques Department in 1994. In 1996 he started up his own business in Jermyn Street . He has lectured all over the world on 16th to 19th century silver and silver fakes. References (URLs online) Websites (URLs online) A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Andrew Nebbett Andrew Nebbett is a 3rd generation antique dealer and specialist in antique interior design solutions. He owns a shop which bears his name in North London . In 2003 Evening Standard magazine listed Nebbett as one of London's top five antique dealers. Nebbett's grandfather, Albert Porter , was head of the interior design department at Harrods for over 30 years from 1949-1985. Porter's most well known commission was the 1965 complete interior design of the house of Brian Epstein , manager of the Beatles. Clients Nebbett s regular clients include Jamie Oliver who purchased a 14ft oak table for his house in Kent,... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
EBay Income: How ANYONE of Any Age, Location, and/or Background Can Bu $18.58
Anyone can learn the ins and outs of eBay with this new book from Atlantic Publishing Company. They have spent a year putting together this exciting new book for all those who want to join the ranks of selling on eBay. eBay has changed the way products and services are purchased all over the world. Daily over 1.5 million online customers and providers log on to bid and sell virtually anything that can be bought or purchased. In 2006, eBay sellers are estimated to post $22 billion in sales. There are businesses earning $1 million a year selling products on eBay today. It is estimated that more than half a million people make full-time incomes just with their eBay business. eBay also allows you to run a business that requires no advertising costs. eBay is a level playing field?it doesn't matter how old you are, what nationality or income level, whether you own a business now or not, what your background is, or where you are located. Start making money on eBay today!The book starts with a complete overview of how eBay works. Then you are guided through the whole process of creating the auction and auction strategies, photography, writing copy, text and formatting, managing auctions, shipping, collecting payments, registering, About Me page, sources for merchandise, multiple sales, programming tricks, PayPal, accounting, creating marketing, merchandising, managing e-mail lists, advertising plans, taxes and sales tax, best time to list items and for how long, sniping programs, international customers, opening a storefront, electronic commerce, buy-it now pricing, keywords, Google marketing, and eBay secrets; everything you will ever need to get started making money on eBay! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Black Indian Slave Narratives $4.57
Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans in this country. Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. Recently, historians have determined that of the 2193 interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project, 12 percent contain some reference to the interviewees' being related to or descended from Native Americans. In addition, many of the interviewees make references to their Native American owners. In Black Indian Slave Narratives, Patrick Minges offers the most absorbing of these firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century.The selections include an interview with Felix Lindsey, who was born in Kentucky of Mvskoke/African heritage and who served as one of the buffalo soldiers who rounded up Geronimo. Chaney Mack, whose father was a "full-blood African" from Liberia and whose mother was a "pure-blood Indian," gives an in-depth look at both sides of her cultural heritage. There are stories of Native Americans taken by "nigger stealers," who found themselves placed on slave-auction blocks alongside their African counterparts. Author Bio: Patrick Minges has a doctorate in religious history from Union Theological Seminary, as well as four master's degrees. He worked for 17 years for Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. He lives near Catlett, Virginia. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Black Indian Slave Narratives $9.84
Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans in this country. Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. Recently, historians have determined that of the 2193 interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project, 12 percent contain some reference to the interviewees' being related to or descended from Native Americans. In addition, many of the interviewees make references to their Native American owners. In Black Indian Slave Narratives, Patrick Minges offers the most absorbing of these firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century.The selections include an interview with Felix Lindsey, who was born in Kentucky of Mvskoke/African heritage and who served as one of the buffalo soldiers who rounded up Geronimo. Chaney Mack, whose father was a "full-blood African" from Liberia and whose mother was a "pure-blood Indian," gives an in-depth look at both sides of her cultural heritage. There are stories of Native Americans taken by "nigger stealers," who found themselves placed on slave-auction blocks alongside their African counterparts. Author Bio: Patrick Minges has a doctorate in religious history from Union Theological Seminary, as well as four master's degrees. He worked for 17 years for Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. He lives near Catlett, Virginia. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Clotel: Or, The President's Daughter $10.24
First published in December 1853, Clotel was written amid then unconfirmed rumors that Thomas Jefferson had fathered children with one of his slaves. The story begins with the auction of his mistress, here called Currer, and their two daughters, Clotel and Althesa. The Virginian who buys Clotel falls in love with her, gets her pregnant, seems to promise marriage?then sells her. Escaping from the slave dealer, Clotel returns to Virginia disguised as a white man in order to rescue her daughter, Mary, a slave in her father's house. A fast-paced and harrowing tale of slavery and freedom, of the hypocrisies of a nation founded on democratic principles, Clotel is more than a sensationalist novel. It is a founding text of the African American novelistic tradition, a brilliantly composed and richly detailed exploration of human relations in a new world in which race is a cultural construct. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Be a Smart Horse Buyer: A Guide to Avoiding Common Mistakes and Findin $18.58
Starting with the premise that no horse is perfect, this fact-filled manual to horse buying teaches what vices and problems an owner can and cannot live with. Topics include internet shopping, buying for a child, auction sales, and how to evaluate videos, along with helpful insights on evaluating conformation and athletic ability. Readers are walked through the entire process, starting with a determination of what kind of horse to buy, how to find it, when to get help from a pro, and the red-flags that mean walking away from a particular horse or seller. Whether a seasoned horseman or an amateur, horse buying is made exciting and fun?and a lot less frustrating?with this handy resource from one of America's top trainers. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Artwalks in New York: Delightful Discoveries of Public Art and Gardens $18.95
Completely updated, the new edition of this acclaimed guide brings us 33 tours of public art, covering the length of the island, from the Cloisters and Harlem in northern Manhattan, to Central Park and the museum mile, to Rockefeller Center and Chelsea, and all the way down to the southern tip at Battery Park City. This indispensable guide also covers the outer boroughs, from Snug Harbor, Staten Island to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum in Queens, from Wave Hill in the Bronx all the way to the botanical gardens in Brooklyn.The perfect guidebook for residents and tourists alike, Harrison and Rosenfeld uncover nooks and crannies off the beaten track alongside favored treasures, reminding us all why New York City is the art capital of the world.Artwalks in New York contains: Completely revised and updated entries, including seven new walks, reflecting the ever-changing city Includes over 25 walking tour maps, directions, and suggested visitation hours Listings of museums, art and auction galleries, art-filled public spaces, hotel lobbies, gardens, restaurants, subway stations, public sculpture and murals, and more Hundreds of interesting facts, anecdotes, and tidbits about New York City art from two expert guides Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Lost Chalice: The Real-Life Chase for One of the World's Rarest Ma $10.23
Sotheby's. New York City. On a warm June evening, with the auction-house showroom crammed with the wealthy, the curious, and the press, history was made when an anonymous man in a green golf sweater paid three quarters of a million dollars to win a 2500-year-old chalice?the Greek artist Euphronios's wine cup depicting the death of Zeus's son Sarpedon at Troy. After that night, this historical artifact disappeared, its whereabouts a mystery. Until now. In this breathtaking tale of adventure and intrigue, archaeologist and journalist Vernon Silver pieces together the extraordinary tale of the lost cup and offers a portrait of the modern antiquities trade: a world of smugglers, wealthy collectors, ambitious archaeologists, rapacious dealers, corrupt curators, and international law enforcement. Epic and thrilling, The Lost Chalice is a driving true-life detective story that illuminates a big-money, high-stakes, double-dealing world, which is as fascinating as it is unforgettable. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Rather Curious Engagement $11.99
Belmond's much-beloved debut novel, A Rather Lovely Inheritance was "a rare gem" (Romance Reviews Today) and ?An entertaining yarn with family drama and intrigue aplenty.?(Booklist). Now, in the eagerly anticipated sequel, A Rather Curious Engagement, our American freelancer- turned-heiress Penny Nichols is back for more fun? and another engaging international romp with her English hero, Jeremy. Penny has the great London flat, the classic car, the villa in France, the fabulous bank account, and a great guy to share them with. So everything's perfect, right? Right? Er, well... Pursued by gigolos, gold-diggers, an ex-wife, and highly aggressive salesmen chasing after their millions, Penny and Jeremy decide to take the summer off and sock away most of their inheritance for one year. But they allow themselves one big "splurge" from their wish list-- and that's where all the trouble begins. At an auction on the French Riviera, Penny and Jeremy win much more than they bargain for, uncovering a centuries-old rivalry involving the theft of a priceless treasure linked to Beethoven's Germany, the mysterious island of Corsica, a luxurious 1920s yacht, and a medieval castle on Lake Como, Italy. A Rather Curious Engagement is a stay-up-all-night read, with an irresistible, unbeatable heroine seeking answers to intriguing questions about history, art, fortune and love. It's the perfect companion to the first novel. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Secrets of the Woman in the Suit: Changing Lives One Woman at a Time $18.95
This book is different because it is a collection of stories from highly successful women being real about their struggles, families, dreams and hopes. It is written to inspire the ordinary woman to become extraordinary.As the orchestrator of the project, Sarahlyn U. Argrow has shared a personal chapter out of her life that most women in her position would not share. She hopes to motivate and inspire women to rise above their circumstances and grab another woman's hand in the process.The book is also unique because of the women who wrote the short stories. The women have shared some of their trials and triumphs solely for the hope they will deliver and set free women throughout the world; they are receiving no monetary rewards. This collaborative effort is a tribute to the generous nature of women all over the world.Inspired by Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball, Sarahlyn instituted the AWWIN Top Ten Working Women of the Year Awards in 2006 at their Annual Gala & Silent Auction. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue $1.99
On March 2 and 3, 1859, the largest auction of slaves in American history took place in Savannah, Georgia. More than 400 slaves were sold. On the first day of the auction, the skies darkened and torrential rain began falling. The rain continued throughout the two days, stopping only when the auction had ended. The simultaneity of the rain storm with the auction led to these two days being called "the weeping time." Master storyteller Julius Lester has taken this footnote of history and created the crowning achievement of his literary career.Julius Lester tells the story of several characters including Emma, a slave owned by Pierce Butler and caretaker of his two daughters, and Pierce, a man with a mounting gambling debt and household to protect. Emma wants to teach his daughters?one who opposes slavery and one who supports it?to have kind hearts. Meanwhile, in a desperate bid to survive, Pierce decides to cash in his ?assets? and host the largest slave auction in American history. And on that day, the skies open up and weep endlessly on the proceedings below.Using the multiple voices of enslaved Africans and their owners, Julius Lester has taken a little-known, all-true event in American history and transformed it into a heartbreaking and powerfully dramatic epic on slavery, and the struggle to affirm humanity in the midst of it. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
How to Market and Sell Your Art, Music, Photographs, and Handmade Craf $16.35
You are creative, you are an artist or a photographer, you have a hobby or craft, something you absolutely love to do, and you are good at it. But you may be asking yourself, How do I market my work? How do I turn this into a real money making business? The answer lies between the covers of this new book. You will learn the steps you need to take to successfully sell your artwork or crafts even if you have no experience with marketing and even if you hate to sell. As with many other business segments, the Internet and technology have opened up the world and made it your marketplace. You and I, working from the comfort of home, are now on an even playing field with the largest retailers. This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched new book will provide everything you need to know to get your marketing message into the hands of your customers. You will learn about online galleries, designing your Web site cyber stores, arts and crafts search engines, publicity sources, online forums, auction sites, online marketing, e-mail marketing, and search engine marketing. You also will learn of over 300 Web sites on which you can sell your artwork, music, or crafts. This specialized book will demonstrate, step by step, how to inexpensively market and promote your artwork easily and, most important, profitably. You will learn how to quickly find new customers and keep existing ones buying more by using technology and low cost marketing devices that take little or no time on your part. You will learn to develop a marketing plan using hundreds of practical marketing ideas that will help you disseminate your artwork all over the world. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Weird Pennsylvania: Your Travel Guide to Pennsylvania's Local Legends $10.55
The Quaker State, the Keystone State, the Coal State?Pennsylvania is called all of these. But we like to call it the Weird State, because there's enough strange stuff going on here to fill an encyclopedia, or better yet, a book appropriately called Weird Pennsylvania.And who better to chronicle this state's roadside oddities, ancient mysteries, ghosts, and bizarre beasts than Matt Lake, who, just like Benjamin Franklin, isn't from our state at all but sure has it in his bones. From the time he first arrived here last century, Matt has traveled thousands of miles, searching out Pennsylvania's best-kept secrets and oddest legends.Scuttling about by every means available?except maybe the horse-drawn vehicles favored by some of our more famous citizens?and with notebook and camera in hand, Matt has gamely entered haunted houses, trekked lesser-traveled roads, discreetly photographed shoe-shaped houses, and made his way warily through abandoned mental institutions. Sheer force of will stopped him from buying a heart-shaped bathtub at the Mount Airy Lodge auction, but he did explore the wreck of the place so that we, admirers of the weird, could see the sad demise of another bit of Pennsylvania strangeness.So turn the page and see the Statue of Liberty in the Dauphin Narrows, the dead and buried Corvette near Irwin, the tiny town of Midgetville, the Ape Boy of Chester, and Resurrection Mary in Schnecksville. Traipse through the ghostly Eastern State Penitentiary, listen to the Screaming Lady in Fort Mifflin, and sympathize with Mrs. Snell, who was rained on by mud, lots of mud. Swim with the Monster of Lake Erie, bravely wander down Devil's Road, chat with the Green Man of Pittsburgh, and, if you dare, sit beneath Skull Tree. It's all here, it's all for you, it's all...very weird.A brand-new entry in the best-selling Weird series, Weird Pennsylvania is packed with all the info about the Quaker State that your history teacher never taught you. So travel down our state's highways and byways with Matt by your side. It's a great adventure. And we promise: It's a journey you'll never forget.Matt Lake and Amos the giant Amish statue live in Pennsylvania. Both are tall, dark-haired men known for their unusual facial hair, strange style of dress, and habit of telling groaner jokes in an outrageous accent. Here is where the similarities end. Matt Lake did not stand outside Zinn's Diner for decades attracting customers. For his part, Amos has never taught science in grade school and does not live outside Philadelphia with his extraordinary wife, Caroline, and their son and daughter. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Threshold Resistance: The Extraordinary Career of a Luxury Retailing P $10.99
In this candid memoir, A. Alfred Taubman explains how a dyslexic Jewish kid from Detroit grew up to be a billionaire retailing pioneer, an intimate of European aristocrats and Palm Beach socialites, a respected philanthropist and, at age 78, a federal prisoner. With a unique blend of humor and genius, Taubman shows how selling fine art and antiques really isn't that different from marketing root beer or football, and offers penetrating insights into that quintessential palace of commerce, the luxury shopping mall. Alfred Taubman may not have invented the modern shopping center but, in the words of The New Yorker, "he perfected it." Taubman's life has been a storybook success, with its share of unique challenges. A pioneer builder and innovative real estate developer, he was also a brilliant land speculator, operator of a quick-serve restaurant chain, and owner of a major department store company. But what seemed like the pinnacle of his career, buying and reinventing the venerable art auction house Sotheby's, would lead to his conviction in an international price fixing scandal. Despite the twists and turns, Taubman's life and business philosophy can be summed up in one evocative phrase: Threshold Resistance. Understanding and defeating that force?breaking down the barriers between art and commerce, between shoppers and merchandise, between high culture and popular taste?has been his life's work. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Threshold Resistance: The Extraordinary Career of a Luxury Retailing P $20.90
In this candid memoir, A. Alfred Taubman explains how a dyslexic Jewish kid from Detroit grew up to be a billionaire retailing pioneer, an intimate of European aristocrats and Palm Beach socialites, a respected philanthropist and, at age 78, a federal prisoner. With a unique blend of humor and genius, Taubman shows how selling fine art and antiques really isn't that different from marketing root beer or football, and offers penetrating insights into that quintessential palace of commerce, the luxury shopping mall. Alfred Taubman may not have invented the modern shopping center but, in the words of The New Yorker, "he perfected it." Taubman's life has been a storybook success, with its share of unique challenges. A pioneer builder and innovative real estate developer, he was also a brilliant land speculator, operator of a quick-serve restaurant chain, and owner of a major department store company. But what seemed like the pinnacle of his career, buying and reinventing the venerable art auction house Sotheby's, would lead to his conviction in an international price fixing scandal. Despite the twists and turns, Taubman's life and business philosophy can be summed up in one evocative phrase: Threshold Resistance. Understanding and defeating that force?breaking down the barriers between art and commerce, between shoppers and merchandise, between high culture and popular taste?has been his life's work. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Livestock/Deadstock: Working with Farm Animals from Birth to Slaughter $29.95
The connection between people and companion animals has received considerable attention from scholars. In her original and provocative ethnography Livestock/Deadstock, sociologist Rhoda Wilkie asks, how do the men and women who work on farms, in livestock auction markets, and slaughterhouses, interact with-or disengage from-the animals they encounter in their jobs? Wilkie provides a nuanced appreciation of how those men and women who breed, rear, show, fatten, market, medically treat, and slaughter livestock, make sense of their interactions with the animals that constitute the focus of their work lives. Using a sociologically informed perspective, Wilkie explores their attitudes and behaviors to explain how agricultural workers think, feel, and relate to food animals. Livestock/Deadstock looks at both people and animals in the division of labor and shows how commercial and hobby productive contexts provide male and female handlers with varying opportunities to bond with and/or distance themselves from livestock. Exploring the experiences of stockpeople, hobby farmers, auction workers, vets and slaughterers, she offers timely insight into the multifaceted, gendered, and contradictory nature of human roles in food animal production. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Artwalks in New York: Delightful Discoveries of Public Art and Gardens $9.99
Completely updated, the new edition of this acclaimed guide brings us 33 tours of public art, covering the length of the island, from the Cloisters and Harlem in northern Manhattan, to Central Park and the museum mile, to Rockefeller Center and Chelsea, and all the way down to the southern tip at Battery Park City. This indispensable guide also covers the outer boroughs, from Snug Harbor, Staten Island to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum in Queens, from Wave Hill in the Bronx all the way to the botanical gardens in Brooklyn.The perfect guidebook for residents and tourists alike, Harrison and Rosenfeld uncover nooks and crannies off the beaten track alongside favored treasures, reminding us all why New York City is the art capital of the world.Artwalks in New York contains: Completely revised and updated entries, including seven new walks, reflecting the ever-changing city Includes over 25 walking tour maps, directions, and suggested visitation hours Listings of museums, art and auction galleries, art-filled public spaces, hotel lobbies, gardens, restaurants, subway stations, public sculpture and murals, and more Hundreds of interesting facts, anecdotes, and tidbits about New York City art from two expert guides Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Art and Crime: Exploring the Dark Side of the Art World $49.95
Through the use of case examples and careful examination, this book presents the first interdisciplinary essay collection on the study of art crime, and its effect on all aspects of the art world. Contributors discuss art crime subcategories, including vandalism, iconoclasm, forgery, fraud, peace-time theft, war looting, archaeological looting, smuggling, submarine looting, and ransom. The contributors offer insightful analyses coupled with specific practical suggestions to implement in the future to prevent and address art crime. This work is of critical importance to anyone involved in the art world, its trade, study, and security.Art crime has received relatively little attention from those who study art to those who prosecute crimes. Indeed, the general public is not well-aware of the various forms of art crime and its impact on society at large, to say nothing of museums, history, and cultural affairs. And yet it involves a multi-billion dollar legitimate industry, with a conservatively-estimated $6 billion annual criminal profit. Information about and analysis of art crime is critical to the wide variety of fields involved in the art trade and art preservation, from museums to academia, from auction houses to galleries, from insurance to art law, from policing to security. Since the Second World War, art crime has evolved from a relatively innocuous crime, into the third highest-grossing annual criminal trade worldwide, run primarily by organized crime syndicates, and therefore funding their other enterprises, from the drug and arms trades to terrorism. It is no longer merely the art that is at stake. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary A $11.65
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Don Thompson explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored.This book is the first to look at the economics and the marketing strategies that enable the modern art market to generate such astronomical prices. Drawing on interviews with past and present executives of auction houses and art dealerships, artists, and the buyers who move the market, Thompson launches the reader on a journey of discovery through the peculiar world of modern art. Surprising, passionate, gossipy, revelatory, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark reveals a great deal that even experienced auction purchasers do not know. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Blast Off!: Rockets, Rayguns, Robots, and Rarities from the Golden Age $26.21
Who could have believed that a toy robot made in Japan from scrap tin would one day fetch nearly $70000 at a Sotheby's auction? Blast Off! chronicles the golden era of space toys, an age of imagination unbound by the more mundane realities of space travel ushered in by Sputnik and the Space Age. Containing hundreds of striking color photos of some of the most beautiful and ofttimes bizarre toys ever created ? many never before seen in print ? Blast Off! unearths the nearly lost histories of these space treasures and the companies that created them. Not limited to the presentation of these unique and fascinating playthings of the past, Blast Off! includes one-of-a-kind prototypes, original packaging and instructions, glimpses into ultra-rare Japanese robot catalogs, long-lost advertisements, vintage comic-strip and pulp-magazine art, and items of every description from every corner of the globe. Blast Off! covers extensively some of the most profound toy and space phenomena of the era, from Buck Rogers to Flash Gordon to the Space Opera programs of the infancy of television to a blow-by-blow account of the greatest Tin Robot auction in history. Blast Off! is an essential resource not only for the collector, but for anyone with an appreciation of pop culture ? or just plain fun!* Introduction by award-wining author, futurist, and cultural commentator Harlan Ellison.Author Biography: Mark Young has been collecting Golden Age space toys and researching their origins and societal impact for many years. He is particularly interested in how space toys and science fiction have influenced popular culture and actual scientific progress in space. Mark holds a joint appointment as the KPMG Foundation Professor of Accounting and as Professor of Management at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Guerilla Art $18.05
International street artists are currently conquering the art market, with auction houses, collectors, and galleries demanding top prices for their work. This book and DVD package features interviews with key artists including Banksy, Futura, Ramm:ell:zee, Os Gemeos, Invader, Barnstormers, WK Interact, Zevs, Blek le Rat, Andr?, Noki, and Eine. Graffiti-inspired street art pioneers Futura, Ramm:ell:zee, and Blek le Rat discuss their own work, how street art was born out of the days of subway train graffiti, spraypainting and tagging, and how the new movement of street artists are doing things differently. Filmed in New York, London, Paris, S?o Paulo, and Tokyo, the accompanying documentary shows the artists at work: Zevs practicing his "Visual Kidnappings" of advertising billboards, Blek le Rat sticking up outsized stencils, Os Gemeos painting their lyrical, folklore-inspired murals; and Invader putting up his unique mosaic wall tile images. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law: Cases and Materials $100.00
Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law is one of the first legal casebooks to address the rapidly emerging fields of art and cultural heritage law, utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. This book addresses artists' rights (freedom of expression, copyright, moral rights and rights in architectural works and historic preservation); the functioning of the art market (dealers and auction houses, warranties of quality and authenticity, transfer of title and recovery of stolen art works, and the role of museums), and finally cultural heritage (the fate of art works and cultural objects in time of war, the international trade in art works and cultural objects, the archaeological and underwater heritage of the United States, and indigenous cultures, focusing on restitution of Native American cultural objects and human remains, and appropriation of indigenous culture). The new edition, available summer 2008, will retain the basic structure of the first edition while updating case law, policies and events. It will include recent materials and developments, such as new cases (Malevich v. City of Amsterdam, resolution of the Barnes dispute, recent deaccessioning disputes, Iran v. Barakat, US v. Ligon), recent restitutions of ancient art works from US museums to Italy and other countries, and new museum policies. There will also be an expansion of treatment of underwater cultural heritage, historic preservation, and archaeological resources. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Wizard of Oz: BFI Film Classics $11.37
frontis., 19 color and 16 b&w photos"The Wizard of Oz was my very first literary influence," writes Salman Rushdie in his account of the great MGM children's classic. At the age of ten he had written a story, "Over the Rainbow," about a colorful fantasy world. But for Rushdie The Wizard of Oz is more than a children's film, and more than a fantasy. It's a story whose driving force is the inadequacy of adults, where the weakness of grown-ups forces children to take control of their own destinies. Rushdie rejects the conventional view that its fantasy of escape from reality ends with a comforting return to home, sweet home. On the contrary, it is a film that speaks to the exile. The Wizard of Oz shows that imagination can become reality, that there is no such place like home, or rather that the only home is the one we make for ourselves. Rushdie's brilliant insights into a film more often seen than written about are rounded off with a typically scintillating new short story, "At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers," about the day when Dorothy's red shoes are knocked down to $15000 at a sale of MGM props.Author Biography: Salman Rushdie's books, from Midnight's Children to The Satanic Verses, have been read around the world. His recent book-Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Imaginary Homelands 1981-90 , and The Moor's Last Sigh-have enhanced his reputation as one of our most important contemporary writers. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Jefferson Image In The American Mind $35.00
Since its publication in 1960, The Jefferson Image in the American Mind has become a classic of historical scholarship. In it Merrill D. Peterson charts Thomas Jefferson's influence upon American thought and imagination since his death in 1826. Peterson's focus is "not primarily with the truth or falsity of the image either as a whole or in its parts, but rather with its illuminations of the evolving culture and its shaping power. It is posterity's configuration of Jefferson. Even more, however, it is a sensitive reflector, through several generations, of America's troubled search of the image of itself."In a new Introduction Peterson discusses the publication of his book and remarks in the directions of new scholarship. He also draws attention to the continuing interest in Jefferson as shown by recent historical fiction, motion pictures and documentaries, by the remaning of the Libarary of Congress main building and the National Gallery of Art's exhibition, The Eye of Thomas Jefferson, by President William Jefferson Clinton's preinagural pilgrimage to Monticello, and by the Sotheby's auction of a Jefferson letter that commanded the highest auction price ever paid for such a manuscript. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Clotel: or, The President's Daughter $11.99
First published in December 1853, Clotel was written amid then unconfirmed rumors that Thomas Jefferson had fathered children with one of his slaves. The story begins with the auction of his mistress, here called Currer, and their two daughters, Clotel and Althesa. The Virginian who buys Clotel falls in love with her, gets her pregnant, seems to promise marriage?then sells her. Escaping from the slave dealer, Clotel returns to Virginia disguised as a white man in order to rescue her daughter, Mary, a slave in her father's house. A fast-paced and harrowing tale of slavery and freedom, of the hypocrisies of a nation founded on democratic principles, Clotel is more than a sensationalist novel. It is a founding text of the African American novelistic tradition, a brilliantly composed and richly detailed exploration of human relations in a new world in which race is a cultural construct. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Rembrandt's Ghost $7.91
From the USA Today bestselling author of The Lucifer Gospel There is truth in art. But the truth can kill. Young archaeologist Finn Ryan is laboring for a London auction house when she gets some unlikely luck. Along with the handsome young nobleman Billy Pilgrim, she's inherited a house in Amsterdam, a cargo ship off Borneo South Pacific, and what appears to be a fake Rembrandt. But the fake hides a real Rembrandt portrait, which in turn hides a clue to a centuries-old mystery. Finn and Billy aren't the only ones who know what is at stake-and what is waiting to be found at the bottom of the South Pacific. Pursued around the globe by ruthless adversaries, Finn and Billy are thrown into the hunt for a forgotten treasure that could change their lives forever-or end their lives in an instant. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Leah's Pony $16.15
Set in the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, this is the story of family love and the kindness of neighbors. Faced with the auction of their farm and equipment due to the drought, Young Leah decides to help her family by placing the first bid on her father's tractor, using the money she had received from the sale of her beloved pony. Full color. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Debutante: A Novel $2.99
Can the secrets of one woman's past change another woman's future?A gifted artist, Cate has come to London from New York to escape her recent past. Working for her aunt's auction house, she is sent down to Devon to value the contents of Endsleigh House, the once gracious but now crumbling estate of a former socialite. There, hidden in the back of a dusty bookshelf, Cate discovers an old shoebox. Inside is a strange assortment of objects: an exquisite pair of dancing shoes circa 1930; a diamond brooch; a photograph of a young sailor; a dance card; and a pearl and emerald Tiffanys bracelet.Intrigued by her find, Cate sets out to solve the mystery of the box, becoming immersed in the story of its owner, Baby Blythe. Bright, beautiful, and reckless, Baby was the most famous debutante of her generation . . . and the most dangerous. As the clues begin to reveal a shocking tale of destructive, addictive love, Cate finds herself being drawn deeper into Baby's tragic life story?a story that will force Cate to face some dark truths about her own. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Twin Surprise (Harlequin American Romance #1177) $3.44
The scars from Marta Lawson's near-fatal accident have faded, but she still doubts her ability to attract a man-- never mind one as handsome as the Villazon police department's Derek Reed. But when the sergeant comes up for auction at a charity event, her friends have the winning bid-- and a dream date with the blond poster boy turns out to be her birthday gift. Finding herself in the arms of the charismatic cop is so intoxicating she throws caution to the wind, and she's not totally surprised a month later when her doctor gives her some (doubly!) electrifying news she dreads sharing with the elusive bachelor. But he's hiding a surprise, too. Will it break them apart - -or bring them closer together? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Rembrandt's Ghost $7.99
From the USA Today bestselling author of The Lucifer Gospel There is truth in art. But the truth can kill. Young archaeologist Finn Ryan is laboring for a London auction house when she gets some unlikely luck. Along with the handsome young nobleman Billy Pilgrim, she's inherited a house in Amsterdam, a cargo ship off Borneo South Pacific, and what appears to be a fake Rembrandt. But the fake hides a real Rembrandt portrait, which in turn hides a clue to a centuries-old mystery. Finn and Billy aren't the only ones who know what is at stake-and what is waiting to be found at the bottom of the South Pacific. Pursued around the globe by ruthless adversaries, Finn and Billy are thrown into the hunt for a forgotten treasure that could change their lives forever-or end their lives in an instant. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Winner's Guide To Drafting A Fantasy Football Team $14.95
Fantasy football has become one of my favorite pastimes of tens of millions of American males, and there are literally hundreds of websites, books, magazines, and television shows designed to tell you everything you need to know about the subject. Almost everything, that is.Anyone who has ever tried to find a definitive way to rank players for their fantasy draft-- or worse, find dollar values for auction-style leagues - knows the difficulty of finding a system that works for their leagues. Because leagues vary according to size, rules, and scoring systems, a player who may be a valuable commodity in one league may be below average in another. Therefore, the "one size fits all" rankings or valuations that you see most places can be useless. And even if those rankings were designed specifically for leagues like yours, values and rankings are normally assigned in a subjective manner, without any mathematical evidence to support the author's case.The Winner's Guide to Drafting a Fantasy Football Team has a timeless solution to the problem of finding customized and accurate rankings and dollar values that work for any fantasy league. Author Chris Lee explains what constitutes value, and how that value can be translated to rankings and dollar values for any league, in a common-sense way that removes the guesswork that's at the foundation of most ranking and dollar valuation systems.Simply put, if you know what kind of statistics a player is going to produce in the coming year, you'll know where to draft him or how much to pay for him at your draft. This proven system has helped Chris win many leagues. By following the steps in this book, you can build a spreadsheetthat will help you win yours as well.. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Misty of Chincoteague $7.42
Paul and his sister Maureen's determination to own a pony from the herd on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among the ponies rounded up for the yearly auction. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Leah's Pony $9.64
Set in the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, this is the story of family love and the kindness of neighbors. Faced with the auction of their farm and equipment due to the drought, Young Leah decides to help her family by placing the first bid on her father's tractor, using the money she had received from the sale of her beloved pony. Full color. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Single, Sexy...and Sold! $3.60
BACHELOR AUCTION! And you're invited...Fifty fabulous heroes are up for sale--Including Bachelor #27, Jonah HayesThis shy, hunky firefighter performs heroic acts every day. But little did he guess that rescuing a runaway puppy would land him on the auction block! Or that he'd be sold to gorgeous Natalie LeBlanc, the puppy's very sexy owner, who was intent on showing him just how grateful she was.... Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
A Summer Affair $12.43
Claire Danner Crispin, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair the Nantucket's Children Summer Gala. Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire-until she promises a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the auction, offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon.Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman's attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women's lives will make this her newest summer bestseller. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Executive's Wife [The Wives Tales, Book 2] $3.99
In the year 2076, the Tiberius Group invades all aspects of society, taking over and implementing a new plan for the good of all US citizens, especially the females. Sophie Brent loses her job at Westland Industries and is put up for auction in a corporate venue of former peers. She's the record high bid and soon-to-be-bride of the worst lecher in the company, until her boss outbids all and saves her. Matt Westland spends a fortune to marry his former employee, Sophie. He has wanted her since a delicious incident under the mistletoe at Christmas. Secretly in love with him, Sophie is an all-too-willing partner in Matt's passionate seduction, and the two fall madly in love. Unfortunately, Matt's power-hungry father will stop at nothing to get rid of Sophie and find a more politically connected wife to ensure that his son becomes the next president of the United States. [Erotic Futuristic: Contains graphic sexual content and adult language.] Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
More than a Mistress $2.79
Surely Travis Baron is a man for whom any woman would want to bid! Blisteringly handsome and immensely successful, the corporate lawyer is the possible heir to Espada, his father's sprawling ranch--and he's up for grabs at a charity auction.But when Alexandra Thorpe wins Travis for the weekend, she doesn't claim her prize. Why has the cool blond beauty staked thousands of dollars on Travis...and then just walked away? Travis is determined to pursue the lady who bought him, and exact his own price! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Savage Nights $1.99
When tormented Vietnam veteran Rick Brant's beloved 19-year old niece, Kit, is kidnapped, his hard-nosed inquiries suggest she has been snatched for auction by a violent sexual slavery ring. Along with his war buddies, Brant plots to pry Kit from the clutches of the ruthless Goran ("the Serb"). Brant will be rescuer, avenging angel ? and executioner. Can he find her and redemption for past sins? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Double Your Money in Antiques in 60 Days: And Other Secrets of the Ant $11.99
Popular antiques expert George Grotz reveals how to make real money in the antiques trade?must reading for every collector, auction-goer, and flea-market fanatic. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Misty of Chincoteague (Spanish Version) $14.68
Two youngsters' determination to own a Chincoteague pony is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among those rounded up for the yearly auction. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Priceless $7.91
Three women with nothing in common but a taste for the good life and a shared history of betrayal are about to find out just how far they'll go to make a name for themselves in the glamorous world of fine art?a place where the stakes are high but the rewards can be . . . PRICELESS Young, ambitious Lizzy Duffy is determined to become a successful auctioneer?even if it means sleeping her way to the top. But when she suspects that her boss is using her, Lizzy wastes no time in plotting the ultimate revenge. Fine art expert Carrie Klein has come a long way in her career. Now she's ready to take the London art scene by storm and show her rival she's not the na?ve woman he once took advantage of. And in a drafty farmhouse, impoverished artist Serena MacDonald struggles to support her young daughter by forging Old Master paintings . . . one of which ends up at auction. When her secret is discovered, Serena's fate may depend on her ability to fabricate one last masterpiece.From the glittering lights of New York City to the major auction houses of London, internationally bestselling author Olivia Darling delivers an unforgettable novel of ambition and greed, desire and deceit, that's as alluring and luxurious as a rare work of art. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Art Thief $11.73
Rome: In the small Baroque church of Santa Giuliana, a magnificent Caravaggio altarpiece disappears without a trace in the middle of the night. Paris: In the basement vault of the Malevich Society, curator Genevi?ve Delacloche is shocked to discover the disappearance of the Society's greatest treasure, White-on-White by Suprematist painter Kasimir Malevich. London: At the National Gallery of Modern Art, the museum's latest acquisition is stolen just hours after it was purchased for more than six million pounds. In The Art Thief, three thefts are simultaneously investigated in three cities, but these apparently isolated crimes have much more in common than anyone imagines. In Rome, the police enlist the help of renowned art investigator Gabriel Coffin when tracking down the stolen masterpiece. In Paris, Genevi?ve Delacloche is aided by Police Inspector Jean-Jacques Bizot, who finds a trail of bizarre clues and puzzles that leads him ever deeper into a baffling conspiracy. In London, Inspector Harry Wickenden of Scotland Yard oversees the museum's attempts to ransom back its stolen painting, only to have the masterpiece's recovery deepen the mystery even further. A dizzying array of forgeries, overpaintings, and double-crosses unfolds as the story races through auction houses, museums, and private galleries -- and the secret places where priceless works of art are made available to collectors who will stop at nothing to satisfy their hearts' desires. Full of fascinating art-historical detail, crackling dialogue, and a brain-teasing plot, Noah Charney's debut novel is a sophisticated, stylish thriller, as irresistible and multifaceted as a great work of art. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Buying & Selling on eBay (Quamut) $2.65
Quamut is the fastest, most convenient way to learn how to do almost anything. From tasting wine to managing your retirement accounts, Quamut gives you reliable information in a concise chart format that you can take anywhere. Quamut charts are:Authoritative: Written by experts in their field so you have the most reliable information available. Clear: Our explanations take you step-by-step through everything from performing CPR to threading a needle. Concise: You'll learn just what you need to know?no more, no less. Precise: Quamut charts include detailed text, photos, and illustrations to show you exactly how to do just about anything. Portable: Your know-how goes with you wherever your projects lead. Durable: A laminated finish helps Quamut charts withstand repeated use (Car Care & Roadside Emergencies) and abuse (Cooking Basics).New to the auction block?200 million users can't be wrong: whether you're buying stamps from dealers in Budapest or selling figurines to collectors in Baton Rouge, eBay makes it a snap. Before the bidding starts, teach yourself to:Understand the online auction process and eBay's feedback system Search for, bid on, and win items at bargain-basement prices Create effective eBay listings to sell your own items quickly and at a profit Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Snipers, Shills, and Sharks: eBay and Human Behavior $33.27
"Wow?a rare treat, enjoyable to read and useful for anyone who ever wondered what to do when they crack open the eBay home page!"?Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University"There is a wealth of interesting detail about how eBay actually works in practice, along with lessons to be drawn from the theory. Graduate students in economics and allied fields will see this book as a very nice reader were they thinking of doing research in the area of auctions in general and eBay in particular. Steiglitz offers a useful gateway for those interested in delving deeper into this topic area. The book is invaluable for instructors looking to offer a course on electronic auctions."?John Morgan, University of California, Berkeley"Steiglitz is uniquely positioned to discuss eBay?as a computer scientist, an aficionado of eBay and auctions for rare coins, and someone well versed in auction theory. The book is peppered with vivid examples and first-person tales. The main theme throughout is that real-world bidding behavior and prescriptions for auction design differ sometimes quite markedly from that predicted by classic auction theory. Steiglitz's approach is pragmatic: what does the empirical evidence reveal about how people bid on eBay, and which kinds of auctions are best for sellers? Most notably, the author provides behavioral explanations for commonly observed behavior on eBay, such as sniping, as well as anecdotal evidence about bidding rings and other seller manipulations."?David C. Parkes, Harvard University Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
You're Cookin' It Country: My Favorite Recipes and Memories $14.99
Loretta Lynn was born in the coal mining country of Kentucky. She was the oldest of seven kids; raised in poverty, married at 13, and a mother of 4 by the time she was 17. Few would have expected this type of adolescence to produce a woman who was the winner of every music award imaginable, the author of two New York Times bestselling books and a 2003 Kennedy Center honoree, and whose life story was the subject of an Academy Award winning movie.In You're Cookin' It Country, Loretta Lynn shares over 120 of her favorite recipes. From the dishes her mother cooked as she was growing up to the meals she has prepared for her family over the years. Also included are more than 35 stories relating to food as only Loretta can tell them. These include stories of her "Mommy" going out hunting for rabbit and possum to the more recent story of Jack White of the rock group The White Stripes flying to Nashville to have a dinner of chicken and dumplings with Loretta. There is also the story of her husband to be, Doolittle, buying a pie from her at an auction only to discover that Loretta had mistaken salt for the sugar when she baked it.You're Cookin' It Country will be a must have purchase for the millions of fans Loretta has made all over the world.Loretta's first book, Coal Miner's Daughter (1978) has sold more than one million copies. Her second book, Still Woman Enough (2002) has sold more than 200000 copies. Both were New York Times bestsellers. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Barbie: A Rare Beauty $10.66
What a Doll!The year is 1959. It is an era of one-dimensional paper dolls and cherubic baby dolls. And then, seemingly out of nowhere, there is Barbie doll. Sophisticated and full of possibilities. Barbie changes everything?forever.When Ruth Handler created Barbie doll five decades ago she not only introduced a wonderful toy for little girls, she helped create one of the most popular and prized collectibles in the toy market. Imagine, Handler's first doll, a Ponytail Barbie, sold for more than $25000 at auction; a staggering amount for a doll that originally sold for $3.Barbie: A Rare Beauty hosts an amazing visual feast of 50 years of beautiful dolls, showcasing more than 500 striking photographs of some of the finest and rarest dolls ever created. Author and celebrated Barbie doll expert Sandi Holder presents a banquet of gorgeous vintage dolls, classic fashion sets, prototypes, one-of-a-kind rarities, Japanese fashions, store displays, licensed products and many never-before-seen items in this stunning presentation of the grandest doll ever: Barbie. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The 4th 100 Best Things I've Sold on... eBay Home Run: My Story Contin $12.20
The eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the "100 Best Things I've Sold on eBay" series is here! Four bases make a home run and four books makes a series. You'll be hooked by Lynn's engaging stories of her most interesting eBay transactions. While many marvel at the prices people will pay for the strangest things on eBay, Lynn understands that for many it is because of an emotional connection with the object up for auction. It is that connection that makes for the entertaining, touching and inspiring stories of the author's eBay adventures. Lynn Dralle is the granddaughter of Cheryl Leaf, an antiques dealer for over 50 years and a larger-than-life personality. Over the years, Lynn came to depend on her grandmother's knowledge of antiques, business insights, wisdom, strength of character and humor. Lynn has woven memories of the time spent with her grandmother into her stories. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Performance Modeling and Engineering $74.50
This book presents the latest advances in methodology and techniques of performance modeling and engineering, ranging from theoretical advances to system and architecture developments, from technology to economics, from academic innovations to engineering processes, from statistical analysis to system control, and from enterprise systems to computer networks. The collection promotes innovative research in these emerging topics, bridging the gap between theory and practice, and stimulating the use of these new developments.Part I focuses on performance design and engineering, introducing new methodologies and considerations including machine learning, network economics, online advertising and performance engineering. Part II concentrates on scheduling and control, covering new developments in Internet traffic routing, network scheduling, and modeling and control of computer systems. Each chapter is self-contained, including both a broad survey of the topic and the technical challenges and solutions.Specific topics addressed include:reduction techniques that transform practical problems into well-studied machine learning problems, which can then be solved using existing base-learning algorithmsPerformance Engineering and Management Method (PEMM), which addresses the risks related to information technology performance, capacity and scalabilityeconomic models of communication and the importance of the economic impact on design choicesthe auction system for sponsored search advertising, including the mathematical and algorithmic issues and the challenges involved oblivious routing of Internet traffic, encompassing the deployment, performance guarantee, and various routing architecture and prool issues in today's Internetdesign methods and analysis techniques of distributed scheduling algorithms in networksstate-of-the-art insights into the application of control theory and optimization techniques on computer systems and computer networksPerformance Modeling and Engineering provides new perspectives and establishes a connection between market mechanisms and Internet applications. Researchers in performance and evaluation and networking and systems will find that this book provides them with an understanding of both theoretical and practical issues, and allows them to develop both mathematical frameworks and engineering processes. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Samuel Colt: The Great Equalizer $1.99
Although Samuel Colt died in 1862 at age 47, he had lived a remarkably full life, one filled with enough controversy, calamity, failure and success to fill several novels. And, at the time, he was America's wealthiest inventor. Colt's widow took over the reins of the Colt Armory, memorialized Colt's name in American mythology, sanitized his foibles and misdeeds, and oversaw the amazing growth of the largest private armory in the world. Although Henry Ford is recognized for introducing the assembly line to production, Colt revolutionized production by employing standardized parts in the production of his guns and rifles, and this was years before Ford was born. Colt's genius was recognized by other great inventors including Samuel FB Morse and Eli Whitney, Jr. Both men worked closely with Colt. Colt and guns have become synonymous and the weapons he produced have been used by Texas Rangers, gold-seeking argonauts coming to California in the gold rush, and in arm conflicts throughout the world. The quality of his workmanship was unquestioned from the 19th century to today. And in October 2008, descendants of Colt sold a Colt Walker .44 caliber revolver at a Maine auction for $800000! Award-winning author and syndicated columnist Daniel Alef tells Colts remarkable story in his refreshing, interesting and informative style. [1348-word Titans of Fortune article] Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Buying & Selling on eBay (Quamut) $5.95
Quamut is the fastest, most convenient way to learn how to do almost anything. From tasting wine to managing your retirement accounts, Quamut gives you reliable information in a concise chart format that you can take anywhere. Quamut charts are:Authoritative: Written by experts in their field so you have the most reliable information available. Clear: Our explanations take you step-by-step through everything from performing CPR to threading a needle. Concise: You'll learn just what you need to know?no more, no less. Precise: Quamut charts include detailed text, photos, and illustrations to show you exactly how to do just about anything. Portable: Your know-how goes with you wherever your projects lead. Durable: A laminated finish helps Quamut charts withstand repeated use (Car Care & Roadside Emergencies) and abuse (Cooking Basics).New to the auction block?200 million users can't be wrong: whether you're buying stamps from dealers in Budapest or selling figurines to collectors in Baton Rouge, eBay makes it a snap. Before the bidding starts, teach yourself to:Understand the online auction process and eBay's feedback system Search for, bid on, and win items at bargain-basement prices Create effective eBay listings to sell your own items quickly and at a profit Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sams Teach Yourself eBay in 10 Minutes $9.97
Sams Teach Yourself eBay? in 10 MinutesMichael MillerSams Teach Yourself eBay in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you learn everything you need to know to shop for, purchase, and sell items on eBay?safely and securely.10 minutes is all you need to learn how to? Bid in eBay auctions Win auctions with last-minute snipes Buy fixed-price items Pay for your purchases Find items to sell List items for sale via online auction Sell items at a fixed price Use pictures in your eBay listings Pack and ship the items you sell Accept credit card payments via PayPal Deal with feedback Manage your eBay activity with My eBay Browse and search for items to buy Deal with non-paying buyers Create more effective item listings Use a Trading Assistant to sell your items Sell internationally Use eBay's advanced selling tools Buy online safely and securelyCategory: InternetCovers: eBayUser Level: Beginning Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Sams Teach Yourself eBay in 10 Minutes $9.59
Sams Teach Yourself eBay? in 10 MinutesMichael MillerSams Teach Yourself eBay in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you learn everything you need to know to shop for, purchase, and sell items on eBay?safely and securely.10 minutes is all you need to learn how to? Bid in eBay auctions Win auctions with last-minute snipes Buy fixed-price items Pay for your purchases Find items to sell List items for sale via online auction Sell items at a fixed price Use pictures in your eBay listings Pack and ship the items you sell Accept credit card payments via PayPal Deal with feedback Manage your eBay activity with My eBay Browse and search for items to buy Deal with non-paying buyers Create more effective item listings Use a Trading Assistant to sell your items Sell internationally Use eBay's advanced selling tools Buy online safely and securelyCategory: InternetCovers: eBayUser Level: Beginning Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Yves Saint Laurent-Pierre Berge Collection: The Sale of the Centur $67.85
An authoritative book published in collaboration with Christie's, featuring photographs of the Berg? Saint Laurent collection in situ, complete with estimated value information and final auction prices. In February 2009, 733 pieces from Pierre Berg?'s and Yves Saint Laurent's art collection?one of the world's largest private collections?was auctioned off in a record-breaking sale of the century. Modern paintings, baroque bronzes, antique silverware, statues, cameos, and minerals comprise this diverse collection that furnished the pair's two luxurious residences in Paris, and included major works by Picasso, Brancusi, Matisse, Mondrian, in addition to furniture by the Art Deco masters Eileen Gray and Jean Dunand. Many works sold for prices far exceeding the highest estimates. The five-volume catalog published by Christie's for the event sold out before the end of the auction, leaving collectors and art connoisseurs the world over empty-handed. This new book features one hundred of the most important pieces from the collection with detailed commentary by Christie's experts. An introduction by Christie's vice president Fran?ois de Ricql?s revisits the intense three-day auction at the Grand Palais. An appendix includes images of the works sold, accompanied by their estimated values and final auction prices. Publication coincides with the auction of the collection from their Ch?teau Gabriel property in November 2009. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
eBay's Secrets Revealed: Advertising, Marketing, and Promoting Your eB $22.89
This book is for those already operating on eBay who want to know how to make more money using online auctions. You will learn the secrets that have made a new breed of entrepreneurs very wealthy. Uncover closely guarded strategies for selling products like the pros on eBay. You will learn dozens of methods to automate your business including inventory, preventing fraud, payments, accounting, taxes, and fulfillment; learn new ways to find products and get positive feedback. This book contains marketing tricks that will help you to create interest in your product, tips about taking photos, managing e-mail, and shipping. You will also learn pricing strategies, creative methods of writing powerful ad copy that really sells, how to obtain products below wholesale, and ways to make your business work smarter while decreasing your work load. This is your resource guide for knowing just what products are in demand, how to attract lots of bids on every single auction, how to create stunning listings that grab attention, and how to bring back customers again and again. You can eliminate eBay headaches and drive bidders to your auction listings. Get started today and discover secrets for increasing your auction sales, customers, traffic, and much more! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Star Wars Tatooine Ghost $7.91
Han Solo and Leia Organa take center stage, and stunning revelations from the past play a critical role in shaping the future, as the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star now turns to a crucial chapter in the classic Star Wars saga.The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and victory at the Battle of Endor by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive and grow. And now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art?lost in transit after the planet's destruction?has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price . . . but its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals?the key to a code used to communicate with New Republic agents deep undercover within the Empire. Discovery of the key by Imperial forces would spell certain disaster. The only option is recovery?and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction.But trouble is waiting when they arrive: an Imperial Star Destroyer is orbiting Tatooine on the lookout for Rebels; a mysterious stranger at the auction seems to recognize Leia; and an Imperial officer's aggressive bidding for the Alderaanian painting could foil the Solos' mission. When a dispute erupts into violence, and the painting vanishes in the chaos, Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it?before Imperial troops or a band of unsavory treasure-peddlers get there first.Dangerous as the chase is, for Leia it leads into especially dark territory. Already haunted by thespecter of her infamous father, and fearful that his evil may infect future generations, she has suffered a disturbing Force-vision of Luke turning to the dark side. As she battles beside Han against marauding TIE fighters, encroaching stormtroopers, and Tatooine's savage Tusken Raiders, Leia's struggle with the warring emotions inside her culminates in the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past. And as long-buried secrets and truths at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny . . . and that of the New Republic.From the Hardcover edition. Author Biography: Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Star Wars Tatooine Ghost $25.69
Han Solo and Leia Organa take center stage, and stunning revelations from the past play a critical role in shaping the future, as the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star now turns to a crucial chapter in the classic Star Wars saga.The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and victory at the Battle of Endor by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive and grow. And now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art?lost in transit after the planet's destruction?has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price . . . but its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals?the key to a code used to communicate with New Republic agents deep undercover within the Empire. Discovery of the key by Imperial forces would spell certain disaster. The only option is recovery?and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction.But trouble is waiting when they arrive: an Imperial Star Destroyer is orbiting Tatooine on the lookout for Rebels; a mysterious stranger at the auction seems to recognize Leia; and an Imperial officer's aggressive bidding for the Alderaanian painting could foil the Solos' mission. When a dispute erupts into violence, and the painting vanishes in the chaos, Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it?before Imperial troops or a band of unsavory treasure-peddlers get there first.Dangerous as the chase is, for Leia it leads into especially dark territory. Already haunted by thespecter of her infamous father, and fearful that his evil may infect future generations, she has suffered a disturbing Force-vision of Luke turning to the dark side. As she battles beside Han against marauding TIE fighters, encroaching stormtroopers, and Tatooine's savage Tusken Raiders, Leia's struggle with the warring emotions inside her culminates in the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past. And as long-buried secrets and truths at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny . . . and that of the New Republic.From the Hardcover edition. Author Biography: Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Star Wars Tatooine Ghost $7.99
Han Solo and Leia Organa take center stage, and stunning revelations from the past play a critical role in shaping the future, as the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star now turns to a crucial chapter in the classic Star Wars saga.The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and victory at the Battle of Endor by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive and grow. And now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art?lost in transit after the planet's destruction?has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price . . . but its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals?the key to a code used to communicate with New Republic agents deep undercover within the Empire. Discovery of the key by Imperial forces would spell certain disaster. The only option is recovery?and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction.But trouble is waiting when they arrive: an Imperial Star Destroyer is orbiting Tatooine on the lookout for Rebels; a mysterious stranger at the auction seems to recognize Leia; and an Imperial officer's aggressive bidding for the Alderaanian painting could foil the Solos' mission. When a dispute erupts into violence, and the painting vanishes in the chaos, Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it?before Imperial troops or a band of unsavory treasure-peddlers get there first.Dangerous as the chase is, for Leia it leads into especially dark territory. Already haunted by thespecter of her infamous father, and fearful that his evil may infect future generations, she has suffered a disturbing Force-vision of Luke turning to the dark side. As she battles beside Han against marauding TIE fighters, encroaching stormtroopers, and Tatooine's savage Tusken Raiders, Leia's struggle with the warring emotions inside her culminates in the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past. And as long-buried secrets and truths at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny . . . and that of the New Republic.From the Hardcover edition. Author Biography: Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
eBay Income: How Anyone of Any Age, Location and/or Background Can Bui $22.00
EBay has changed the way products and services are purchased all over the world. Daily over 1.5 million online customers and providers log on to bid and sell virtually anything that can be bought or purchased. In 2006 eBay sellers are estimated to post $22 billion in sales. There are businesses earning $1 million a year selling products on eBay today. It is estimated that more than half a million people make full-time incomes just with their eBay business. EBay also allows you to run a business that requires no advertising costs. This expertly written new book will show you how to take advantage of this business phenomenon and arm you with the proper knowledge and insider secrets. Filled with actual examples and antidotes from real eBay entrepreneurs, this book is as engaging as it is informational.EBay is a level playing field?it doesn't matter how old you are, what nationality or income level, whether you own a business now or not, what your background is, or where you are located. Start making money on eBay today!The book starts with a complete overview of how eBay works. Then you are guided through the whole process of creating the auction and auction strategies, photography, writing copy, text and formatting, managing auctions, shipping, collecting payments, registering, About Me page, sources for merchandise, multiple sales, programming tricks, PayPal, accounting, creating marketing, merchandising, managing e-mail lists, advertising plans, taxes and sales tax, best time to list items and for how long, sniping programs, international customers, opening a storefront, electronic commerce, buy-it now pricing, keywords, Google marketing, and eBay secrets; everything you will ever need to get started making money on eBay! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Unofficial Guide to Starting a Business Online $14.52
The inside scoop... for when you want more than the official line!If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to capitalize on the fastest growing marketplace ever, the Web, this is the book for you. From choosing the product or service you offer to designing your website to marketing and managing your online venture, this guide gives you step-by-step guidance and helps you avoid common pitfalls. You don't have to be a computer guru or programmer, and you don't have to invest big bucks, thanks to the unbiased recommendations, practical guidance, and insider savvy this book puts at your fingertips. Updated with advice from experts, current statistics, new tips and strategies, and information about hundreds of resources, this guide gets you in business online with:Vital Information on choosing a unique product or service and targeting a specific niche marketInsider Secrets from entrepreneurs who have launched successful online businessesMoney-Saving Techniques, including using services from Yahoo!, Microsoft, eBay, and others to create a small-business websiteTime-Saving Tips for obtaining prominent listing placement on search engines and in Web directories and information portalsThe Latest Trends in online advertising, marketing, and branding, plus the online auction phenomenonHandy Checklists to help you create and operate your online business Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Last Will of Moira Leahy $11.28
"An original, intriguing tale about the ways that love can break us or bind us."?Therese Fowler, author of Souvenir and ReunionThis haunting debut novel explores the intense bond of sisterhood as a grieving twin searches for her own identity in the ruins of her sister's past. A LOST SHADOWMoira Leahy struggled growing up in her prodigious twin's shadow; Maeve was always more talented, more daring, more fun. In the autumn of the girls' sixteenth year, a secret love tempted Moira, allowing her to have her own taste of adventure, but it also damaged the intimate, intuitive relationship she'd always shared with her sister. Though Moira's adolescent struggles came to a tragic end nearly a decade ago, her brief flirtation with independence will haunt her sister for years to come.A LONE WOMANWhen Maeve Leahy lost her twin, she left home and buried her fun-loving spirit to become a workaholic professor of languages at a small college in upstate New York. She lives a solitary life now, controlling what she can and ignoring the rest?the recurring nightmares, hallucinations about a child with red hair, the unquiet sounds in her mind, her reflection in the mirror. It doesn't help that her mother avoids her, her best friend questions her sanity, and her not-quite boyfriend has left the country. But at least her life is ordered. Exactly how she wants it.A SHARED PASTUntil one night at an auction when Maeve wins a keris,a Javanese dagger that reminds her of her lost youth and happier days playing pirates with Moira in their father's boat. Days later, a book on weaponry is nailed to her office door, followed by the arrival of anonymous notes, including one that invites her to Rome to learn more about the blade and its legendary properties. Opening her heart and mind to possibility, Maeve accepts the invitation and, with it, also opens a window into her past.Ultimately, she will revisit the tragic November night that shaped her and Moira's destinies?and learn that nothing can be taken at face value?as one sister emerges whole and the other's score is finally settled. The Last Will of Moira Leahyis a mesmerizing and romantic consideration of the bonds of family, the impossibility of forgetting, and the value of forgiveness. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Landscapes of Fraud: Mission Tumacacori, the Baca Float, and the Betra $19.95
From the actions of Europeans in the seventeenth century to the real estate deals of the modern era, people making a living off the land in southern Arizona have been repeatedly robbed of their way of life. History has recorded more than three centuries of speculative failures that never amounted to much but left dispossessed people in their wake. This book seeks to excavate those failures, to examine the new social spaces the schemers struggled to create and the existing social spaces they destroyed. Landscapes of Fraud explores how the penetration of the evolving capitalist world-system created and destroyed communities in the Upper Santa Cruz Valley of Arizona from the late 1600s to the 1970s. Thomas Sheridan has melded history, anthropology, and critical geography to create a penetrating view of greed and power and their lasting effect on those left powerless. Sheridan first examines how O'odham culture was fragmented by the arrival of the Spanish, telling how autonomous communities moving across landscapes in seasonal rounds were reduced to a mission world of subordination. Sheridan then considers the fate of the Tumac?cori grant and Baca Float No. 3, another land grant. He tells the unbroken story of land fraud from Manuel Mar?a G?ndara's purchase of the "abandoned" Tumac?cori grant at public auction in 1844 through the bankruptcy of the shady real estate developers who had fraudulently promoted housing projects at Rio Rico during the 1960s and '70s. As the Upper Santa Cruz Valley underwent a wrenching transition from a landscape of community to a landscape of fraud, the betrayal of the O'odham became complete when land, that most elemental form of human space,was transformed from a communal resource into a commodity bought and sold for its future value. Today, Mission Tumac?cori stands as a romantic icon of the past while the landscapes that supported it lay buried under speculative schemes that continue to haunt our history. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an eBay Business $26.99
A real-world business book for the explosion of eBay entrepreneurs! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an eBay Business guides you step-by-step through the process of setting up an eBay business, and offers real-world advice on how to run that business on a day-to-day basis and maximize financial success. This book covers determining what kind of business to run, writing an action-oriented business plan, establishing an effective accounting system, setting up a home office, obtaining starting inventory, arranging initial funding, establishing an eBay presence, and arranging for automated post-auction management. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The All-New Real Estate Foreclosure, Short-Selling, Underwater, Proper $17.54
Praise for How to Sell Your Home Without a Broker"On a scale of 1 to 10, this book is a 10."?Robert BrussJump into the real estate game?and win big!Home values are crashing and foreclosures are way up. You might think this is a terrible time to get into the real estate market?but you'd be wrong! A crashing real estate market offers plenty of opportunity to profit, if you know how to change your strategy and adjust to the new market reality.In The All-New Real Estate Foreclosure, Short-Selling, Underwater, Property Auction, Positive Cash Flow Book, top real estate investors and authors Chantal and Bill Carey show you how to get in safely and get out profitably. They present four new strategies for taking advantage of today's high foreclosure rate and explain how to invest for the long-term as the market resets to more realistic levels. Novice investors will find plenty of strategies for profiting without risking all they have, and old hands will find new, unconventional techniques that will help them continue to profit even if the market continues to struggle.Inside, you'll learn how to:Combine short-term and long-term investing strategies for cash flow today and tomorrowBuy mortgages in foreclosure at rock-bottom short-sale pricesAvoid dealing with lenders by using the seller as your bankerUtilize the right type of real estate auction for your investment needsMaximize your cash flow for big profits now and in the futurePrepare yourself to profit from rising prices and near-term inflationWhether you're a first-timer or an experienced real estate pro, this is the ultimate guide to getting into the real estate market safely and cheaply?and getting out rich! Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Nothing Serious $0.99
?I was mainlining my modem connection. Some people snort the Internet but I plugged it right into a vein. Very dangerous but all the big girls living on the techno-edge play with injectable Internet.? That's how Paige Elliot described her life. She was living in a virtual world until she yanked the plug out of the wall, disconnected herself from the cyberworld and left New York City for the Catskills.Going cold turkey from her computer addiction is much harder than she would have imagined. Paige experiences deep withdrawals and finds herself trying to score some computer time from her neighboring antique dealer on Main Street, the very attractive Jonathan ?Blue is his color and he knows it? Macklin.In Kanah Springs, there's such a collection of eccentrics, Paige looks positively normal by comparison. With nowhere left to turn, Paige must make a go of her shop, Nothing Serious, which sells urban reclamation fountains among other objets d'art. Once she can breath evenly after adapting to the crisis of having no email, she's able to discern how truly appealing Jonathan is. By then Paige has nearly nailed her hand to the store's facade in an attempt to get her sign up and has traded for the use of nearly every tool in Jonathan's store with offerings of blueberry muffins.When Paige's extensive knowledge of fine art comes into play at an auction and she spots a rare portrait, she must borrow money from Jonathan to pay for it. Unfortunately the million plus dollars Paige gets for the lost masterpiece, is used to bail out a local character who spells his name with no vowels and who hacked into the computer of a data mining company. The thirty five hundred dollars is a far cry from Jonathan's split and he thinks he's been had. Paige has to scramble to make everything right knowing she loves Jonathan dearly and so deeply the only way she can communicate the emotion is to return to her fine arts roots and paint again.Paige has been treating life, her art and love as nothing serious for so long, can she change in time to be with Jonathan? Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
The Last Will of Moira Leahy $11.99
"An original, intriguing tale about the ways that love can break us or bind us."?Therese Fowler, author of Souvenir and ReunionThis haunting debut novel explores the intense bond of sisterhood as a grieving twin searches for her own identity in the ruins of her sister's past. A LOST SHADOWMoira Leahy struggled growing up in her prodigious twin's shadow; Maeve was always more talented, more daring, more fun. In the autumn of the girls' sixteenth year, a secret love tempted Moira, allowing her to have her own taste of adventure, but it also damaged the intimate, intuitive relationship she'd always shared with her sister. Though Moira's adolescent struggles came to a tragic end nearly a decade ago, her brief flirtation with independence will haunt her sister for years to come.A LONE WOMANWhen Maeve Leahy lost her twin, she left home and buried her fun-loving spirit to become a workaholic professor of languages at a small college in upstate New York. She lives a solitary life now, controlling what she can and ignoring the rest?the recurring nightmares, hallucinations about a child with red hair, the unquiet sounds in her mind, her reflection in the mirror. It doesn't help that her mother avoids her, her best friend questions her sanity, and her not-quite boyfriend has left the country. But at least her life is ordered. Exactly how she wants it.A SHARED PASTUntil one night at an auction when Maeve wins a keris,a Javanese dagger that reminds her of her lost youth and happier days playing pirates with Moira in their father's boat. Days later, a book on weaponry is nailed to her office door, followed by the arrival of anonymous notes, including one that invites her to Rome to learn more about the blade and its legendary properties. Opening her heart and mind to possibility, Maeve accepts the invitation and, with it, also opens a window into her past.Ultimately, she will revisit the tragic November night that shaped her and Moira's destinies?and learn that nothing can be taken at face value?as one sister emerges whole and the other's score is finally settled. The Last Will of Moira Leahyis a mesmerizing and romantic consideration of the bonds of family, the impossibility of forgetting, and the value of forgiveness. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Modeling Online Auctions $89.83
Explore cutting-edge statistical methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and modeling online auction dataOnline auctions are an increasingly important marketplace, as the new mechanisms and formats underlying these auctions have enabled the capturing and recording of large amounts of bidding data that are used to make important business decisions. As a result, new statistical ideas and innovation are needed to understand bidders, sellers, and prices. Combining methodologies from the fields of statistics, data mining, information systems, and economics, Modeling Online Auctions introduces a new approach to identifying obstacles and asking new questions using online auction data.The authors draw upon their extensive experience to introduce the latest methods for extracting new knowledge from online auction data. Rather than approach the topic from the traditional game-theoretic perspective, the book treats the online auction mechanism as a data generator, outlining methods to collect, explore, model, and forecast data. Topics covered include:Data collection methods for online auctions and related issues that arise in drawing data samples from a Web siteModels for bidder and bid arrivals, treating the different approaches for exploring bidder-seller networksData exploration, such as integration of time series and cross-sectional information; curve clustering; semi-continuous data structures; and data hierarchiesThe use of functional regression as well as functional differential equation models, spatial models, and stochastic models for capturing relationships in auction dataSpecialized methods and models for forecasting auction prices and their applications in automated bidding decision rule systemsThroughout the book, R and MATLAB? software are used for illustrating the discussed techniques. In addition, a related Web site features many of the book's datasets and R and MATLAB? code that allow readers to replicate the analyses and learn new methods to apply to their own research.Modeling Online Auctions is a valuable book for graduate-level courses on data mining and applied regression analysis. It is also a one-of-a-kind reference for researchers in the fields of statistics, information systems, business, and marketing who work with electronic data and are looking for new approaches for understanding online auctions and processes. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
Selling Online 2.0: Migrating from eBay to Amazon, craigslist, and You $10.50
REMEMBER WHEN eBay USED TO BE A GREAT PLACE FOR SMALL SELLERS TO BECOME BIG SELLERS? Unfortunately, recent changes at eBay have made online auctions less reliable and profitable. So where can you sell when you can't sell on eBay? Online auctions are the past; fixed-price selling is the future. It's time to move beyond eBay and first-generation online selling and start Selling Online 2.0. Second generation online selling means migrating from eBay to other online marketplaces, including craigslist, Amazon, and your own e-commerce website. You'll need to make some new plans, learn some new skills, and change some of the things you do?but you'll find that there's more money to be made on your own than relying on traditional eBay online auction sales. Put together a plan to maintain your sales level and profitability?to counteract eBay's changes Discover how to shift from auction sales to fixed-priced listings on the eBay marketplace Find out if running an eBay Store or selling on Half.com makes sense for your business Learn out how to sell locally on craigslist and other online classifieds sites Discover how to sell fixed-price merchandise on the Amazon marketplace Find out how to launch your own e-commerce website?and promote your online store Learn how to sell products across multiple channels?and manage multichannel conflictsIntroduction 1What's in This Book 2Who Can Use This Book 3How to Use This Book 3There's More Online... 4Making the Move 4I BEYOND ONLINE AUCTIONS: CREATING A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE BUSINESS 51 The Problem with Online Auctions 7What eBay Used to Be Like... 7Why Is eBay Abandoning Smaller Sellers? 10Changes Are Afoot?and You Probably Won't Like Them 12Emphasizing Fixed-Price Sales over Auction Sales 12Changes to the Fee Structure 12Changes to the Payment System 14 Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com
 
22 Ways To Say Black $29.04
Until Coco Chanel came along, black was usually only worn by women on occasions of mourning; in the late nineteenth century, when worn outside such occasions, black clothing was even considered indecent (as instanced by the controversy attending John Singer Sargent's "Portrait of Madame X"). But in 1926, Chanel overturned centuries of convention by publishing a photograph in an issue of Vogue of a dress she had designed that came to be known as "the little black dress" (or "LBD"). Chanel's little black dress was cut simply, usually featured a short skirt, and was designed primarily for durability, affordability and versatility. An immediate hit with women from across the social spectrum, the popularity of the little black dress persisted even into the Great Depression, and for nearly a century it has continued to symbolize the modern woman, flourishing through every decade where most dresses would flounder (Vogue once described it as "Chanel's Model-T Ford"). Among the many celebrities who have made it a part of their personal style are Audrey Hepburn, Betty Boop, Wallis Simpson and Edith Piaf. Here, in celebration of this classic garment's enduring appeal, Swarovski AG has commissioned 22 of today's leading fashion designers, including Giorgio Armani, Vivienne Westwood, Donna Karan and Jean-Paul Gaultier, to design one little black dress apiece. All dresses will be sold at auction, at Phillip's New York gallery during Fashion Week Fall 2010. 22 Ways To Say Black pays homage to the legacy of Chanel's masterpiece, illustrating all 22 dresses in lavishly staged photographs. A limited quantity of this title is available. Product Category: Media > Books Product Brand: Product UPC: Barnes & Noble.com