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Charlie has commented on (3) products.

The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake and Adam Rex
The Dirty Cowboy

Charlie, March 29, 2007

Nonsense! This book is extremely funny and perfectly suitable for children. Both of my kids really love this book (which we checked out of the local library, by the way). There is nothing inappropriate in it, unless you consider taking a bath inappropriate. Yes, the cowboy is naked, but the book is by no means "graphic". All the privates are cleverly hidden in the illustrations. It is a shame anyone would choose to keep this book off library shelves because of that, I don't see how this book could cause anyone any harm (other than from too much laughing). Read it, enjoy it.
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The Areas of My Expertise Signed Edition by John Hodgman
The Areas of My Expertise Signed Edition

Charlie, September 6, 2006

I really couldn't stop laughing when I was reading this book. Imagine an almanac where everything is invented, from lists of abbreviated words used in submarines to preserve oxygen, to the secret history of a hobo rebellion led by the famed Hobo Joe. It is all so deadpan and seemingly factual, which is what makes this a brilliant book.
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Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures
Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures

Charlie, September 4, 2006

I learned a great deal about the technical evolution of the steam locomotive from this book. I read it at least twice as a teenager and I am very proud to have been able to add it to my current collection.

The publication, in 1950, starts with the statement that "steam locomotive development is complete." For all practical purposes, this is correct as of 1950. Whether your interest is the suspension system, the firebox, the stoker mechanism, the injectors, the valve gear, the feedwater heater, or any other mechanism. This book details the development and evolution from 1900 to 1950 with clarity and precision.

Far more detailed than the model-oriented publications of Kalmbach, Bruce gives us the "why" as well as the "what" for each development.

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