Daniel Anderson

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JavaScript in easy steps
JavaScript in easy steps
JavaScript in easy steps by Mike McGrath. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 45 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Murach's JavaScript and jQuery (3rd Edition)
Murach's JavaScript and jQuery (3rd Edition)
Murach's JavaScript and jQuery (3rd Edition) by Zak Ruvalcaba , Mary Delamater , et al.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 51 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
J.K. Rowling (Remarkable Writers)
J.K. Rowling (Remarkable Writers)
J.K. Rowling (Remarkable Writers) by Bryan Pezzi. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
April's Song
April's Song
April's Song by Allison Granger. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Causa justa (Spanish Edition)
Causa justa (Spanish Edition)
Causa justa (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 63 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Varsleren
Varsleren
Varsleren by John Grisham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
O Advogado Mafioso (Portuguese Edition)
O Advogado Mafioso (Portuguese Edition)
O Advogado Mafioso (Portuguese Edition) by John Grisham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
O Testamento / THE TESTAMENT in Portuguese
O Testamento / THE TESTAMENT in Portuguese
O Testamento / THE TESTAMENT in Portuguese by john grisham. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Needful Things
Needful Things
Needful Things by Stephen King and Simon & Schuster Audio. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 926 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Object-Oriented Programming and Java
Object-Oriented Programming and Java
Object-Oriented Programming and Java by Danny Poo, Derek Kiong, et al.. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Python: 2 Books in 1: The Crash Course for Beginners to Learn Python Programming, Data Science and Machine Learning + Practical Exercises Included. (Artifical Intelligence, Numpy, Pandas)
Python: 2 Books in 1: The Crash Course for Beginners to Learn Python Programming, Data Science and Machine Learning + Practical Exercises Included. (Artifical Intelligence, Numpy, Pandas)
Python: 2 Books in 1: The Crash Course for Beginners to Learn Python Programming, Data Science and Machine Learning + Practical Exercises Included. (Artifical Intelligence, Numpy, Pandas) by Aaron Khan. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 45 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
PHP: Learn PHP Programming, Quick & Easy
PHP: Learn PHP Programming, Quick & Easy
PHP: Learn PHP Programming, Quick & Easy by Troy Dimes. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 23 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Pro PHP Security
Pro PHP Security
Pro PHP Security by Chris Snyder and Michael Southwell. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
.NET Generics 4.0 Beginner’s Guide
.NET Generics 4.0 Beginner’s Guide
.NET Generics 4.0 Beginner’s Guide by Sudipta Mukherjee. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
bbPress Complete
bbPress Complete
bbPress Complete by Rhys Wynne. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL Database Reporting (Skills Today)
SQL Database Reporting (Skills Today)
SQL Database Reporting (Skills Today) by Simon Smart. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Distributed Programming with Ruby
Distributed Programming with Ruby
Distributed Programming with Ruby by Mark Bates. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
Real World iOS Development
Real World iOS Development
Real World iOS Development by Weiran Ye. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
My Wonderful Word Box
My Wonderful Word Box
My Wonderful Word Box by Tim Healey and Jo/ Margaret Burroughes/Chamberla. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the undefined category.
Pro Git
Pro Git
Pro Git by Scott Chacon. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 135 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
TypeScript Microservices: Build, deploy, and secure Microservices using TypeScript combined with Node.js
TypeScript Microservices: Build, deploy, and secure Microservices using TypeScript combined with Node.js
Pros: Ok compilation of information, for reference.

Cons: Bad grammar, reads as though it was not edited or reviewed. Minimal code examples.

In summary, if you are looking for information about creating an application written in TypeScript and using microservices, this is not the book for you. You would be better off buying a book about microservices that is language agnostic, then applying what you already know about TypeScript and the microservice features of your chosen framework.

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This book provides an ok compilation of information about the structure of a microservice oriented architecture, whilst a lot of information could be found online I find it useful to have all the information in one place that I can easily reference.

However, it reads like a first draft that was published without being reviewed by an editor. There are lots of grammatical mistakes, making more than a few concepts difficult to understand unless you reread that section (sometimes not even then) or look them up online.
Not to mention, there are frequently random digressions and sections that should have been removed as they don't add to the value of the information. One pertinent example of this is in chapter 4 under "Design aspects involved": "Let's say if I have to cut down a tree (PS: I am a nature lover and I don't support this), instead of directly chopping it down, I would rather first sharpen the axe."
Whilst it is admirable that the author doesn't support chopping down a tree, it is completely irrelevant in the context of a book that is supposed to be focusing on providing information succinctly.
It is this kind of thing that strongly suggests there was no editor involved.
I appreciate that English may not be the authors first language, indeed they do seem to have a good grasp on it, I am not going to dwell on this as I have read things written by native English speakers that are much worse.

I think the title is somewhat misleading, although TypeScript/JavaScript and Nodejs are used in the book, it is much more theory focused than code focused. Personally, I think the title should be more along the lines of "Microservices with examples in TypeScript" which even then puts a bit too much emphasis on TypeScript.
Really, you could take the information provided and apply it to any language you choose, you would just need to implement the sections on packages/NPM etc, differently according to that language.

All that being said, would I have bought the book or recommend it knowing all that? I wouldn't. There are better books that are the around the same price.
As it stands, I did buy it, and as I said it provides an ok reference for structuring a microservice application, I have found one or two things useful and it has answered some questions I have had. Which is why I have given it two stars.
If it was edited better and contained more examples and more complete examples, instead of scattered snippets, it would be a very good book for architecting microservices with TypeScript.
Redis Programming by Example
Redis Programming by Example
Der Informationsgehalt ist in etwa auf dem Niveau der Redis-Homepage. Vergleichbare Beispiele lassen sich zudem auch schnell googeln und in diversen Blogs nachlesen.
The Typescript
The Typescript
The old plot ploy, the same story but two versions, this time a manuscript is send anonymously to a publisher, supposedly a diary of a former wife the publisher may have murdered in the Middle East...what happens next ? Well plotted, Good descriptions of the Middle East and a good interplay between the thoughts of this mismatched couple. "You're not much help as a wife, are you ?" asks the husband, when she has in fact scored a small triumph...a Kiplingesque interplay between the UK and the Mideast...Then at the end..the story from the third person's point of view. Satifying mystery and many truths about human frailty.
Warren Buffett: A Biography
Warren Buffett: A Biography
Per fortuna che mi hanno rimborsato. Davvero pessimo: scritto come fosse una tesina delle medie, forse una 20ina di pagine (le ho anche lette). Tutto materiale che può essere trovato online o su qualsiasi libro su Warren Buffet.
Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age
Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age
Any casual reader whose knowledge about Silicon Valley comes from the headlines or the news online might get the impression that Steve Jobs and the Google and Facebook guys invented the place. Obviously, this is far from true. But even more serious coverage tends to focus on a handful of high-profile individuals who have played outsize roles in the development of the high-tech industry. Stanford historian Leslie Berlin sets the record straight with her engrossing new book, Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age. 

Troublemakers chronicles a critical period in the Valley's history (1969-76). Those seven years witnessed "the most significant and diverse burst of technological innovation of the past 150 years . . . Five major industries were born: personal computing, video games, advanced semiconductor logic, modern venture capital, and biotechnology."

"Innovation is a team sport," Berlin writes in the introduction to her book. She makes clear that her intention is to tell the stories of more than just the usual suspects. "Troublemakers . . . feature[s] some of the most famous names in Silicon Valley history, while also profiling seven other individuals in depth." More famous people such as Steve Jobs and Larry Page make brief appearances. Berlin's account highlights:

Bob Taylor, who led the creation of the rudimentary computer network at the Pentagon, in a sense "inventing" the Internet;
Mike Markkula, the man who made it possible for Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to launch and build Apple;
Sandra Kurtzig, a software pioneer who was "the first woman to take a technology company public;"
Bob Swanson, a cofounder of Genentech;
Al Alcorn, who designed the video game Pong that launched the game giant Atari; and
Niels Riemer, the man who patented recombinant DNA for Stanford University, thus kickstarting the biotech industry.
Every one of these seven people could be the subject of their own biography. Berlin brings their stories to life through one-on-one interviews—all but Bob Swanson are still alive—while placing their accomplishments into the context of their time and place. As a professional historian specializing in this region—Berlin is Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University—she deftly meshes personal accounts by her subjects with extensive archival research.

To my mind, the most impressive of these seven individuals is Bob Taylor. As a key player at ARPA (the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, now called DARPA) in the 1960s, he helped lay the foundation for the Internet. Later, in the 1970s, as the director of computer science research at Xerox's PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), he assembled what was widely considered the most talented group of computer scientists anywhere in the world—and possibly the most talented ever brought together anywhere. These extraordinary men (and a handful of women) created the Alto, the world's first personal computer with a graphic user interface (GUI), mouse, windows, and networking ability. It's astonishing to most observers that the Xerox Corporation failed to commercialize the Alto. Only years later did Apple's Macintosh begin to approach the capabilities of the Alto. (A former key player at PARC thought of the early Mac as a toy.)
How Jeff Bezos Built An E-Commerce Empire: The unwritten Story of Amazon.com
How Jeff Bezos Built An E-Commerce Empire: The unwritten Story of Amazon.com
I've been an Amazon customer for quite a while. Amazon has become my store for online shopping. Its continuning success led my curiosity to its founder - Jeff Bezos. Well, the fact that he's become the richest man in the world has contributed too. That book is a short but in-depth biography of Jeff Bezos which is very inspiring. I'll recommend it!
Sea to Sea in a Model T: and the story of Henry Ford's Old Car
Sea to Sea in a Model T: and the story of Henry Ford's Old Car
Don Van Polen is a Master Story Teller and Photographer. We have seen almost all of his programs since the first one in 1976. Don has the ability to capture the beauty around him on film, marry it with appropriate music, and bring you into the scene through his exciting description and stories about the people and location you are viewing. His humor can make you laugh and his stories can make you cry, and when the program is over you leave feeling you have personally been to the place he has taken you through pictures and stories. It is exciting to have these pictures and stories in book form for all to enjoy. I am sure Henry Ford would be pleased and proud of Don's book about his adventures in the Model T.
Bob & Gaye Evans
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [4 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Combo][Super Deluxe Ed
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [4 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Combo][Super Deluxe Ed
If you were alive and reasonably conscious in the Spring of 1967 you might have heard a prematurely released, unauthorized version of a brand new Beatles album on the radio before it quickly disappeared for another 6 weeks. It was a tantalizing treat. At the same time, a new single sounding suspiciously like the Beatles hit the FM airwaves but the record was a red herring: New York Mining Disaster by the BeeGees, who were then new to America and something of a Beatles sound-alike. The album was real, however, and when it was finally released for good at the end of May it literally changed the world in ways that are inconceivable today.

Sergeant Pepper's release 50 years ago coincided with a ramp-up in the Vietnam War, an increase in protests on campus and in the streets, and the birth of Hippies and the so-called "Summer of Love." The album was heard absolutely everywhere all Summer long and it became the soundtrack of that amazing and complex era. It influenced song writing, studio recording, every aspect of music production, the artistic layout and design of LPs (it was the first Rock album to include written lyrics and inserts and the cover was unique and brilliant) and its phenomenal commercial and artistic success remains a legend in the music business, unique in ways that may never reoccur. In celebration of that artistic success, Capitol has released this Deluxe Edition DVD + Blu-ray + Audio CD | 4 CD Box Set. It is quite an expansive tribute to this iconic record (Rolling Stone's number one Rock album of all time).

Disc one: A brand new stereo mix by Giles Martin sounds clearer, cleaner and more spacious than the original and the subsequent re-masters. The crowd noises at the album's opening sounds alarmingly real, and the guitars, drums and vocals sound great. A Little Help From My Friends has an even more infectious groove because Ringo's voice and the music now have a wider soundstage and greater clarity. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds has been opened up and now has a trippy, spacey infectiousness that really makes you suspect the official version of the title's initials. Getting Better, Fixing A Hole and She's Leaving Home are cleaner with more detail and presence. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! has been especially improved with the calliope/harmonium/organ sounds produced by a Hammond organ, tape loops and harmonicas now whirling around the room with thrilling three-dimensional clarity.

The rest of the album continues Sergeant Peppers' sonic re-vitalization, with much less audible compression and improved transparency. A Day in the Life now has explosive crescendos that sound like hammers of fate while John's voice has never sounded so terrifying. The new Sergeant Pepper stereo mix isn't revolutionary but it is a substantive improvement in presence and immediacy, making the album sound more vibrant and alive than previous versions.

Disc two and three: Over 100 minutes of studio outtakes and chatter that helps to illuminate the recording process. Some of you will love this stuff, enjoying the backstage glimpse of the Beatles as they recorded their masterpiece. Others of you may find it a little repetitive after a while. I found it a fascinating historical excursion into musical memory. It's a matter of taste.

Disc four: The original 1967 mono mix that was released with the Beatles' approval. This mono recording was reportedly the Beatles' favorite version of the album. The band considered it more unified in expression and containing greater musical impact. I get the point but still prefer the stereo version for its sonic magic.

Disc five and six: The restored 1992 documentary The Making of Sgt. Pepper, which includes interviews with Paul, George and Ringo, has been around for awhile but has never looked better. It is great to hear George again, speaking about the creation of the album. The in-the-studio footage, which is introduced by the late George Martin, feels and looks like opening a time capsule and watching the band work. The restored promotional films for 'A Day In The Life', 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and 'Penny Lane' look and sound terrific.

The 2017 Giles Martin 5.1 surround sound mix and the high-resolution 96KHz/24bit stereo audio of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band plus 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and 'Penny Lane' are icing-on-the-cake. Sergeant Pepper in surround sound and hi-res are an entirely different audio experience. This is how the album might sound if it were recorded today. The music is superbly alive and totally immersive. The 144-page hardback book with song-by-song details and recording information, essays about the design of the cover, the album's many innovations and its historical context are enlightening. The illustrations feature photos from the recording sessions, as well as handwritten lyrics and Abbey Road studio documentation.

Anyone that loves the music produced by the Beatles during this amazingly creative period will probably love this box set. It's pricey but it's a treasure trove of memories and definitely worth acquiring.
Young, Gifted and Black
Young, Gifted and Black
Yes..I have all the hits too..Even the live stuff.BUT this is aretha at her best. Here she is being very creative and exploring her possibilities as a mature artist. Its easy for her to write a hit..We can see that but here she is playing the piano where we can hear her...really a very strong musician.When she plays that jazzy bridge on "Brand new me" she takes her time and has a great time. I have played that cut a million times. Here she is telling her own story "All the Kings Horses" -about a love found and lost..First snow in Kokamo (sp?) is just very poetic. Every song is great. I think at this time, she couldnt produce bad work. On "Rareties" one of the best cuts, "My cup runneth over" was meant to be on this cd but got cut.What a mistake! Anyway, forget the hits for a minute and meet the mature artist challenging herself and totally succeeding..
Good as I Been to You
Good as I Been to You
Those who, like me, still love Dylan’s early acoustic music will love this album. In 1992, he decided to return to his roots with covers of some of the best folk tunes we (and he) listened to in the early ‘60s. It was a time when folk music was actually popular—a fact that helped launch Bob Dylan’s own career. On this album I especially appreciate “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” a tune I listen to over and over by Doc Watson, although some of the tunes here are somewhat obscure, even to Vanguard Records folk junkies. There’s even a cover of “Hard Times Come Again No More” by Stephen Foster, also sung by the likes of Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Johnny Cash. And I best remember “Black Jack Davey” (also sometimes called "Gypsy Davey") from the 1974 album “Mo’ Roots” by Taj Mahal.

I was not a fan of most of Dylan’s music during the 1980s and ’90s (“Infidels” being an outstanding exception). Most of that music seemed too harsh and unfocused to me and lacking the poetic depth of his earlier electric music—all of which makes this acoustic album a welcome break of the period. And following Dylan’s late-’80s Christian music, there wasn’t much music from him that stood out for me until “Modern Times” (2006), “Together through Life” (2009), and “Tempest” (2012). all of which contain some of Dylan’s best music, full stop. The other bright spot of his 1994 performance for MTV Unplugged. Those revisions of his earlier music were like hearing new music—still one of my favorite Dylan albums.
Gotta Serve Somebody - The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan
Gotta Serve Somebody - The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan has to be the "energizer genius" of American music. His forty years of writing and recording have touched every genre if not directly then indirectly. He hasn't written Classical Music, but his songs have been reinterpreted by classical musicians; he's barely touched on jazz - though he has written a few jazz flavored numbers - but his work has been interpreted by jazz musicians; and he hasn't written for the stage, though his work has been staged. There's just no end to Mr. Dylan's talent or influence. When Mr. Dylan released "Slow Train Coming," he broke another personal and artistic barrier that had many of his fans howling in rage. But he didn't relent, and followed up the next year with "Saved," and then "Shot of Love." Bob Dylan was writing Gospel steeped in an R&B tradition, and absolutely redolent of the back woods. With all its ragged edges, it was great stuff.
The compilation and labor of love, "Gotta Serve Somebody," is also great stuff. Mr. Dylan's raw gospel has been spruced up in some cases, and roughed up, at least emotionally, in others, with various results. I've never thought "Saved" was a particularly great song, consider it a little too "busy," and this rendition hasn't convinced me otherwise. I feel much the same about, "Solid Rock," good for a start but kinda boring by its finish. "When You Gonna Wake Up?," I find much better in the more vitriolic original. That's not to say these recordings aren't worth the effort, they're just not to my taste.
As a fan, I think one of the wonderful things about this album is the recognition by black, gospel artists of Mr. Dylan's contribution. I think it must be something of a vindication (as if he needed one) of the steps he took as an artist to make his spiritual journey public. But hey, that's what an artist is supposed to do.
"smartphone samsung"
"smartphone samsung"
We needed a new phone as our prior galaxy was outdated and the battery life was shorter. We ordered this phone (we are using this in the USA) after reading all the reviews and seeing how great it was overall. I was hesitant as we usually get our phone from T-Mobile or the phone brand website itself, but I must say our phone arrived exactly when it said it would and it was easy to set-up from there. Bigger screen than our older phone, so that was a big improvement as the phone is used for some Netflix and video conferencing. All of the apps run fast and picture quality is actually really good. If you are an expert camera person then yes of course photos can be better, but this is a smart phone that I believe has a great camera and does the job. Like I said this phone is a big improvement from what we had before.

I highly recommend.
yueton 11 Yards 2MM Crystal Rhinestone Close Chain Trimming Claw Chain Jewelry Crafts DIY (Gold)
yueton 11 Yards 2MM Crystal Rhinestone Close Chain Trimming Claw Chain Jewelry Crafts DIY (Gold)
This spool of crystals on a strand is amazingness. I have absolutely NO practical application for this item, and I have ZERO plans for what to use it for and ZERO ideas for where or how I will use it, but I can tell you what I do know; this is hands down the single best, most amazing item I have ever ordered for no reason for under $10, like ever (like in recent memory). I knew when I ordered this for no known reason other than because it glimmers and other people really liked it too, that this purchase was a good one. Upon arrival 12 hours after ordering it this morning, I am completely blown away by how much more beautiful and intricate and shimmery, shiny, jewelry-esque, exquisite, and like really well-made with like silver backing, this is real deal like I feel like this is what department stores filled glass cases with and sold as jewelry for hundreds or even thousands of dollars when it was just CZ or some fake crap anyway, I'm no expert but neither is anyone who will ever be close enough to my crystal spool or anything I use it on to be able to tell. Like if you're a diamond or whatever expert, that's great, I like Tiffany's and Harry Winston, but don't argue with me about how you can tell the difference between Grey Goose and Belvidere when you're sipping Ketel One honey. I digress. But buy this sh*t. Everyone should have rolls of diamond-like crystals on hand. I'm an artsy/craftsy kind of person and always have been since like kingergarten, so the possibilities for me with these crystals, and they might be Swarovski, who knows!? -- not you, or me -- but these crystals have infinite possibilities with my creative artistic talent and panache for haute living - believe me everything is better with some shimmer-shimmer, sparkle, glitz! ... and NO, all that glitters is not gold! It's diamonds baby. Bling bling. Bling for your home, bling for your wardrobe, bling for your car, bling for your office, bling for your mom, the whole family, your cousin's sister's ex-boyfriend's new boyfriend who has the extra extra next level on fleek, he need bling too, and nobody can say anything bad about anything that sparkles this pretty because it is the twinkle of everyone's eye. Hopefully it is manufactured by a company that cares about the environment and it's workers. Unlikely, but they are blingin.
NERF MicroShots Marvel Captain America
NERF MicroShots Marvel Captain America
I bough this as a gift for my 4 year old and my older boys have taken it over lol....they all like to play with this. The only thing I don’t like is the darts hurt a bit so I’m constantly telling them not to shoot each other especially the little guy cause they darts hurt
TableTop, Season 1 (Uncensored)
TableTop, Season 1 (Uncensored)
I adore this show so much! I watched it when it was new on the Geek & Sundry's youtube channel, and I've to say, like a fine wine, it improves with time. Not to mention that lack of censorship, which I am of two minds about: on one hand I don't believe casual swearing (that is swearing that is "F* this" instead of aggressive "F* you!") should be censored, on the other hand I think sometimes the bleeps are funnier than the swears.* It might sound silly, but I am just so happy that like The Guild, Wil's show is getting the "legit show" treatment of larger platform distribution. I've learned so much about games and gaming from Wil and his friends and family and I hope you do too.
Remember folks, Play More Games!

*A great example of this is the short lived show Middleman, were the main character swears just as much as any "young, photogenic artistic type" but they bleep it out and let the audience's imagination run wild with what exactly Wendy is saying. Her boss's shocked horror is also priceless.
In Search of Dr. Seuss
In Search of Dr. Seuss
I first saw this family biography as a child when I was 4 and when the VHS was released my mom bought it for me and my sister to watch. I loved to watch it over and over again because of how fun it was with the singing and cartoons and the great set recreations of the Seuss books. It really started me off becoming fascinated by the life of Ted Geisel. I love to read as much as I can about him today and love to buy and read the books about his artwork and political cartoons. I believe that I owe my appreciation of the man behind the books to this movie. Over the years the VHS had gotten misplaced or lost so when I found that there was a DVD release from amazon I had to have it. Watching In Search of Dr. Seuss as a 21 years old, I must say it holds up very well and it's still as informative and engaging as it was when I saw it as a child.

I saw it as a 4 year old when it aired but when I re-watched it so many times, I retained a surprising amount about what this movie teaches about him at a young age. I learned about how he created his ideas and what certain stories like Yertle the Turtle and the Sneetches were inspired from.

I think what made this documentary most special to me was the actors they had in it. Kathy Najimy and Matt Frewer (as the Cat in the Hat) were both really well cast here and since we mainly follow them through. Both seemed to be really enthusiastic and energetic in their roles and even when they got to parts that were either very heavy subject manner or heavy on information they still make it fun and interesting but also not too hard for children to understand. In fact I get the impression that all the actors involved had a deep respect for the work of Dr. Seuss. And speaking of heavy subject matter, I have to applaud In Search of Dr. Seuss for tackling topics from Ted Geisel's life that you might not expect a kids' movie to point out, such as his work before and during World War 2, they handled it very well and I like that the DVD comes with the classic short Private Snafu as an extra. It was a nice inclusion and it's always been one of my favorite wartime cartoons since it was aimed at soldiers and made its point of keeping your confidential information private important but also very humorous and witty.

I'd recommend this for anyone who wants to know more about Ted Geisel and for parents whose children love to read or be read a Seuss story because this will definitely be a blast for them.
La légende du héros chasseur d'aigle - Tome 3 (URBAN CHINA) (French Edition)
La légende du héros chasseur d'aigle - Tome 3 (URBAN CHINA) (French Edition)
dessins superbes d'une série plaisante orientée art martiaux mode fantastique (beaucoup de déplacements dans l'air, sans parler d'enchainements improbables)
bizarre qu'il n'y ai encore que si peu de commentaire !
Le héros quitte Gengis Kahn en tant que son futur gendre (en considérant la fille du Kahn comme sa sœur) et fait connaissance de la belle Rong !
THE CLUE (Murder Mystery Classic): Detective Fleming Stone Series
THE CLUE (Murder Mystery Classic): Detective Fleming Stone Series
NOTE: The last paragraph has a sort of spoiler, so don't read that far if you don't want to know.

The Kindle programming that opens the book to page 1 of chapter 1 means I started this without realizing it was published in 1908. I realized it was old, but I didn't know HOW old. It was made clear the story was set in a small town in New Jersey but looking for clues to the time period in the story took a while. A man tips a bell boy a quarter. Someone ends a telegram instead of telephoning. Also, women faint with alarming regularity. The oddest thing in the story is, there are NO police officers. The doctor called to the scene summons the coroner (also a doctor) who eventually decides murder is likely but NO ONE NOTIFIES THE POLICE. Instead, the coroner eventually hires a private detective. I do not know if this would have been standard behavior in very early 20th century NJ but it struck me as very odd.

Basically, this is a locked room mystery, and the reason I gave it only 3 stars is I totally did not believe the resolution. I also thought the author had a tendency to simply assign personality traits by fiat. She would have a character simply state that someone else was easygoing but had a violent temper rather than having it come out during the story. In that instance especially, the combination struck me as implausible. This might be a matter of style during that time period but Jane Austen was even earlier and she didn't do that.

It's interesting to read a story set in this era (Someone says "Pshaw!", a bellboy is overjoyed by getting a dollar, and a train is delayed because of a hot box!) but the limitations of the writing and the problem of the mystery itself were too great to make me feel truly satisfied at the end.

Spoiler-ific complaint: In most jurisdictions you cannot inherit money or property from someone you have killed. Also, the murderer's means of ingress into the locked house struck me as implausible, given the conditions. Plus, there were a few errors I think happened in optical scanning.Not a lot but a few.
richard scarry's christmas present book
richard scarry's christmas present book
Kids love this classic. I know I did! It was formerly: "The Santa Claus Book". It would be great as an easy reader. The two starring mice bring smiles on. Warm up your holiday time with this simple book. Copyright 1965.
Der Mann aus St. Petersburg: Roman (German Edition)
Der Mann aus St. Petersburg: Roman (German Edition)
England 1914: Europa steuert auf den ersten Weltkrieg zu. Fürst Orlow erhält vom
russischen Zaren den Auftrag, mit England über eine Allianz zu verhandeln, da man
sich vor Deutschland fürchtet. Der Anarchist Felix Kschessinksi, der jahrelang in
russischen Lagern gefangen war und auf seiner Flucht einen Haß auf die Russen
entwickelte, beschließt, Fürst Orlow zu töten. Er findet heraus, daß Orlow bei dem
englischen Adeligen Stephen Walden zu Gast ist. Trotz geduldiger Planung mißlingt
nicht nur der erste, sondern auch die folgenden Anschläge. Während Alex immer
neue Pläne ausknobelt, gerät er allmählich in die Schußlinie und wird selbst gejagt.


So ungeschickt Alex sich bei seinen Anschlägen anstellt, um so schlauer versteht
er es, seinen Häschern immer wieder zu entkommen. Kompliziert wird die Sache
dadurch, als er Stephens Frau Lydia begegnet - dies war vor 19 Jahren seine Geliebte
in St. Petersburg. Die alte, verbotene Liebe entflammt erneut. Doch damit nicht
genug - Alex trifft auf Lydias Tochter Charlotte, die zum Entsetzen ihrer Familie
anfängt, sich für Außenpolitik und das Wahlrecht der Frauen zu interessieren - und
entdeckt eine gewisse Familienähnlichkeit zu ihm. Sollte er ihr Vater sein?


Folletts Roman siedelt irgendwo zwischen Familiensaga und Politthriller am, dabei
versteht der Autor es meisterhaft, auch in eher ruhigen Abschnitten den Leser an
die Handlung zu fesseln. Allerdings bekommt man mit der Zeit den Eindruck, daß die
Geschichte doch arg seinem fünf Jahre älteren Werk "Die Nadel" ähnelt, vor allem,
durch die Art und Weise, wie der einsame Agent seinem Ziel immer näher kommt und
dabei gleichzeitig den Häschern entgehen muß, die ihr Netz immer enger um ihn
zusammenziehen. Spannend, unterhaltsam, aber irgendwie nicht ganz neu.

Bleach, Vol. 65: Marching Out the Zombies
Bleach, Vol. 65: Marching Out the Zombies
Really great volume but I'm not sure if gigi really is a guy I think that was added for extra humour
The shonen jump is way in front like normal I hope it's not to long for the next volume of a great manga
The Solace of Sin
The Solace of Sin
From the first moment she saw the house on the moors north of Hexham, Conie Stapleton knew she could live there, despite its isolation, despite its lack of basic facilities, and despite her fear of loneliness. Her marriage, on the brink of disintegration, she had already decided to sell the large flat she and her husband Jim shared and she saw the move as a means of initiating the separation she knew was necessary; and now that their son Peter would soon be off to university, there was, she decided, no reason to delay the inevitable. Even if the winters at Shekinah, as the house was called, were as severe as her family had warned, she told herself she could always buy a flat in nearby Hexham. To buy the house, Connie was told that she must negotiate with the nearby O'Connors, one of whom, Vincent appeared to be their spokesman. However, she was somewhat surprised by his abruptness and by his insistence that the deal be closed forthwith; and further taken aback when he asked her if she would be able to sign the papers on the following day. Afterwards, when the house was hers and she had moved in, Connie was to discover that mystery was a way of life with Vincent O'Connor. Despite this, however, he was to have an increasing influence on her life as she settled into the new routine of days and nights at Shekinah. But then, as a result of circumstances over which she had no control, the shocking truth about the man with whom she had shared a life for many years came to light...

Set in the 1970s, The Solace of Sin is the story of a strong and independent woman whose life is transformed by new surroundings and new acquaintances. It is a richly satisfying novel, as powerful as any that Britain's premier author has written in her long and distinguished career.
Harry Potter Kids Hogwarts Backpack
Harry Potter Kids Hogwarts Backpack
This backpack is perfect for my 'Potterhead' 9 year-old. It is on the smaller side of backpacks, but more than sufficient for a 4th grader, for sure! Like other reviews mentioned, its probably not the most well-made, or most comfortable backpack on the market, but my kid also isn't carrying around a bunch of golden bricks or anything of the sort. I expect it will last for the year and is a great option for an elementary schooler who loves HP!
DIY Balloon Garland Kit & Balloon Arch, Party Supplies Decorations, 140Pcs Pink, Rose Gold & Confetti Balloons, Golden Ballons for Bridal & Baby Shower Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary Graduation Party
DIY Balloon Garland Kit & Balloon Arch, Party Supplies Decorations, 140Pcs Pink, Rose Gold & Confetti Balloons, Golden Ballons for Bridal & Baby Shower Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary Graduation Party
I absolutely LOVE this set. SO easy to do. My sister and I did this in a couple of hours- and this was the highlight of the party! We used an air compressor to blow up all of the balloons. The confetti wasn't sticking to the balloons and I read a tip that said put a drop of water in each before inflating, and press on the sides to get the confetti to stick. Then inflate. This worked pretty well. Also I definitely recommend using the balloon tying tool- YouTube how to do it, it makes it so much easier on the fingers. We used the glue dots- careful those things are STICKY and no joke. Put the large balloons in the plastic strip first- then add in the medium and lastly the small to fill the spaces. The included adhesive clips made hanging on the backdrop super easy and secure. We assembled the balloon arch the night before the party- and it help up well. The only weird thing was that our gold balloons would randomly pop- so I don't know if they were a bit too big or what. Otherwise- held together well and was easy to assemble. Recommend!
Fresh Ideas Wool Filled Cotton Comforter Size: King
Fresh Ideas Wool Filled Cotton Comforter Size: King
I wish I had bought this years ago. By far my favorite purchase in years. I am super cheap and have been off and on shopping for a replacement comforter for a while and just couldn’t find any in the stores that was a good quality for a good price. This is worth the money and more. I took a chance based on the reviews and the fact that wool is a great fiber. It breathes!!!! And keeps you warm but not too warm. And it breathes!!!! Not like the down comforters which can get really hot this thing really breathes. Which is super important to me because I have a lot of little dogs that sleep with me and they think they need to sleep right up next to me making things really hot at times. BTW, I was a little concerned about some of the reviews that mentioned a smell. When I opened the box I stuck my head in and inhaled deeply. No smell. I figured if there was a sheep smell the dogs would go nuts. I put it on the floor and they sniffed it and walked away. There was no interest beyond normal so no smell. Totllay happy with this. The worst thing about it is that I never want to get out of bed.
S-DEAL - Calcetín de Navidad de 20.5 in con pompones blancos para decoración de fiestas de Navidad
S-DEAL - Calcetín de Navidad de 20.5 in con pompones blancos para decoración de fiestas de Navidad
First, I really like these stockings. They are the perfect size. Big enough to stuff with items but not so big that you have to over fill. The opposite bis true as well, they aren't so small that you can't fit traditional stocking items. I love the embroidered snowflake designs and from the front they look really well made. The ONLY con, the back is not the sweater material, it is the heavy felt. This probably won't matter to most since the back is usually against something. I would definitely order these again.
K&N Engine Air Filter: High Performance, Premium, Washable, Replacement Filter: Fits Select 1960-1993 FORD/JEEP/AMC/DODGE Vehicle Models (See Description for Fitment Information), E-1080
K&N Engine Air Filter: High Performance, Premium, Washable, Replacement Filter: Fits Select 1960-1993 FORD/JEEP/AMC/DODGE Vehicle Models (See Description for Fitment Information), E-1080
The Pros on this Filter, are that it definitely increased air flow, allowing my engine to breath easier, and the cost for a lifetime filter, was reasonable. It creates a different sound when the throttle is opened up, like a throttle body opening up without a filter at all.
The Con part of it was how it fit. Everything was okay, EXCEPT for the height, which is about 3/16 an inch too tall and the breather lid will not close completely, leaving a tiny gap near the top, all the way around. I suppose I could crush the filter slightly to make it fit, which I probably will do. But the idea of a filter specifically made for that breather, and still not fitting exactly, and for what it cost, is a con to me. With the filter drawing air from the engine through the tiny crack all around under the lid, it allows engine heat to enter, although not much. As I said, I could probably just crush the filter slightly, and it will work. It is just the principle of the whole thing, it should fit without crushing.
Overall, I am happy with it, with the increased air flow and it does add some power to the engine.
Natureland Organics Moong Dal Yellow/Split Washed Pouch, 1 kg
Natureland Organics Moong Dal Yellow/Split Washed Pouch, 1 kg
If you want to use organic products then natureland products are really good. I have been using their products since 2 years and this is the only brand I use (or 24 mantra incase these are unavailable). They have long shelf life unlike local brands. Very satisfied with Natureland.
24 Mantra Pancharatna Dal, 500g
24 Mantra Pancharatna Dal, 500g
This is a mind blowing product.Was skeptical about buying dal online from a brand I was not at all familiar with but I must says I am pleasantly surprised.It tastes really good and the package was nicely packed too.
Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker, Stovetop Sear & Cook, 6 Quarts, Silver (33662)
Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker, Stovetop Sear & Cook, 6 Quarts, Silver (33662)
I purchased this crockpot a few months ago and decided to use it for the first time yesterday. The lid does not fit properly. It will actually fall in the crockpot. You have to balance it very carefully. Therefore it does not seal properly. I spoke to a friend who also purchased the same crockpot through Amazon Prime and she said hers does the same thing. I am very disappointed. My last Hamilton Beach Crockpot lasted for years and I loved it, until the ceramic crock eventually started to crack. That is why I was replacing it. I am totally disappointed with this product and because my friend bought the same model, with the exact same problem, I feel that this model should be taken off your merchandise.

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