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American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century January 17, 2009

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Literature

American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century

American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century (The Voyager Co.) offers over a thousand poems by all the regulars: Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, et al (more…)

 

Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect, The January 3, 2009

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Art

The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect

Walking tours play a part in The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect, but they work a lot better here than in Exploring Ancient Architecture: Walk Through Ancient Wonders (more…)

 

American Visions: 20th Century Art from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection December 26, 2008

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Art

American Visions: 20th Century Art from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection

If your taste runs to contemporary art, American Visions: 20th Century Art from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection (Creative Labs, Inc (more…)

 

American Heritage Talking Dictionary, The December 10, 2008

Reference

The American Heritage Talking Dictionary

The reason to choose The American Heritage Talking Dictionary (Softkey) is obvious: it talks. This is useful for children and for those studying English, but it is only occasionally valuable to the rest of us (more…)

 

Scientific American Library: The Planets November 22, 2008

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Science & Nature

Scientific American Library: The Planets

Scientific American Library: The Planets (Byron Preiss Multimedia/Simon & Schuster Interactive) is chiefly a collection of short computer animations concerning different planetary phenomena (more…)

 

Her Heritage: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Famous American Women November 12, 2008

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Reference

Her Heritage: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Famous American Women

There’s a definite need for a reference work like Her Heritage: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Famous American Women (Pilgrim New Media/Cambrix (more…)

 

American Sign Language Dictionary, The October 23, 2008

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Reference

The American Sign Language Dictionary

Some programs are so well-conceived and designed that you wonder what people did before CD-ROMs came along. The American Sign Language Dictionary (HarperCollins Interactive) is a perfect example (more…)