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Johnstown Flood (Touchstone Books) by David McCullough
Johnstown Flood (Touchstone Books)

Hera, January 25, 2014


This was Mc Cullough's first book , and I think one of his best . His depiction of the contrasts between the wealthy and the poor classes in Johnstown are riveting and just as relevant today . As on the Titanic , the rich enjoyed all the pleasures their wealth could buy . They made Johnstown their vacation destination , building large estates and a dam to create a lake for their boating and fishing . That the poor lived in locations below the dam was not a consideration in their plans to create their luxurious resort .
Many lives were lost because of this greed and McCullough captures the terror of the event and the plight of the many men ,women and children lost in the man- made disaster.
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Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting by Maureen Stanton
Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting

Hera, January 23, 2014


More fun than ' Antique Roadshow' ,this book follows a real collectible hunter as he searches flea markets , thrift stores , estate and garage sales for items to resell at great profit. . He explains every aspect of finding all sorts of overlooked but valuable items.. He take the reader along on every step as he searches for treasures in sometimes surprising places . He dabbles on Ebay ,explaining the tricks to assure winning auctions . You are pulled into his exciting world of finding objects most would not notice , making good money in the process . This is his lifelong quest and has been a lucrative career . Surprising , honest, and sometimes funny . I learned so much about finding and selling all sorts of collectibles that it has become an addictive pastime .
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