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Belated Merry Christmas—The Free History of the Sword

After 15 years, I might as well…

The Secret History of the Sword is now available free from this site, on .pdf 238 more words

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Gratuitous Violence: The Tough Guy's Guide to getting things DONE!

World War II put a temporary dent into the popularity of Asian martial arts in America that “jiu jitsu” had briefly enjoyed in the 1920’s and 1930’s. 426 more words


Does anyone know what a Thieftaker is? Boston, 1765, The Sons of Liberty and Cowan, TN

For those who enjoy Historical Fiction, I have just discovered a new novel set in Boston just before the American Revolution. It is entitled, Thieftaker… 361 more words

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Finnegans Wake: An Unreadable Masterpiece and an Irish Friend

Working in an antiquarian bookstore gives me those chance encounters with interesting people.  Many people that come into our shop are exploring the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, visiting the art galleries, perusing through the antique stores and maybe catching the farmer’s market (when it is in season).   786 more words

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Can you read Tolstoy's "War and Peace" in less than 27 hours actual reading time?

Source: Staples eReader Department

This is a very cool, quick way to see how fast you read as compared to the general population.  At the end, they let you know not only how you compare, but also give you approximate times (in actual reading time hours and minutes) it would take to read famous novels.   45 more words

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Do Book Collectors Hold the Key For Book Digitization?

Whether or not collectors contemplate it or not, preservation lies at the heart of what they do. Even if one approaches collecting antiquarian books (or any book for that matter) from a strictly monetary/investing point of view, the consequence of action is preservation. 660 more words

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Preview: The Codex Amberger and its predecessors

After many a year of absolutely nothing, the dining room table is now bending with old and new books, reams of print-outs, photographs, articles, bibliographies: We’ve finally started to work on the definitive monograph to the modest 15-page anonymous manuscript fragment we acquired back in 2005. 905 more words

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