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Constellation Drum Pendant. 100W Max.


Constellation Drum Pendant. 100W Max.


$114.8


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Great Gatsby


Great Gatsby


$7.24


The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Great Gatsby (3D Blu-ray)


Great Gatsby (3D Blu-ray)


$36.87


The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Great Gatsby (Blu-ray)


Great Gatsby (Blu-ray)


$7.24


Synopsis: The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. Special Features: Includes UltraViolet so you can enjoy the film on many different compatible devices. MUST ENTER REDEMPTION CODE BY 08/27/2015 TO REDEEM ULTRAVIOLET OFFER. DOES NOT INCLUDE iTUNES FILE. – The Greatness of Gatsby- Within and Without With Tobey Maguire- The Swinging Sounds of Gatsby- The Jazz Age- Razzle Dazzle: The Fashion of the ’20s- Fitzgerald’s Visual Poetry- Gatsby Revealed- Deleted Scenes- Trailers

Invisible Hawkeyes


Invisible Hawkeyes


$20.33


Between the 1930s and 1960s, the University of Iowa sought to assert its modernity, cosmopolitanism, and progressivism through an increased emphasis on the fine and performing arts and athletics. This enhancement coincided with a period when an increasing number of African American students arrived at the university, from both within and outside of the state, seeking to take advantage of its relatively liberal racial relations and rising artistic prestige. The presence of accomplished African American students performing in musical concerts, participating in visual art exhibitions, acting on stage, publishing literature, and competing on sports fields forced white students, instructors, and administrators to confront their undeniable intellect and talent. Unlike the work completed in traditional academic units, these students? contributions to the university community were highly visible and burst beyond the walls of their individual units and primary spheres of experience to reach a much larger audience on campus and in the city and nation beyond the university?s boundaries. By examining the quieter collisions between Iowa?s polite midwestern progressivism and African American students? determined ambition, Invisible Hawkeyes focuses attention on both local stories and their national implications. By looking at the University of Iowa and a smaller midwestern college town like Iowa City, this collection reveals how fraught moments of interracial collaboration, meritocratic advancement, and institutional insensitivity deepen our understanding of America?s painful conversion into a diverse republic committed to racial equality. SUBJECTS COVERED Edison Holmes Anderson, George Overall Caldwell, Elizabeth Catlett, Fanny Ellison, Oscar Anderson Fuller, Michael Harper, James Alan McPherson, Herbert Franklin Mells, Herbert Nipson, Thomas Pawley, William Oscar Smith, Mitchell Southall, Margaret Walker? CONTRIBUTORS Dora Martin B

Life On The Ohio


Life On The Ohio


$33


When young James Coomer was offered a job as deckhand on the tugboat Pat Murphy at a dollar an hour, he took his first smell of diesel fuel and knew he was hooked. Life on the Ohio puts the reader in the pilot’s seat as Coomer wrestles with runaway barges, navigates through ice and fog, pacifies angry crew members, and contends with the loneliness of working a thirty-day stretch. A modern counterpart to Twain’s account of life as a steamboat pilot, Life on the Ohio depicts the working river as it is today with its immense towboats, gigantic locks and dams, and millions of tons of cargo. Coomer captures the movement of the boats and the colorful language of river people. Coomer admits that he stuck at his job not for money but for love of the river and his work. “Over the years I had experiences I wouldn’t trade for a barge full of gold,” he says, “and that’s what this book is all about.”

Lillian on Life


Lillian on Life


$4.49


I absolutely loved Lillian on Life.” ?Kate Atkinson”I found it full of life and full of wisdom. Erica JongSmart, poignant, funny, and totally original, Lillian on Life is as fresh and surprising as fiction gets. This is the story of Lillian, a single woman reflecting on her choices and imagining her future. Born in the Midwest in the 1930s; Lillian lives, loves, and works in Europe in the fifties and early sixties; she settles in New York and pursues the great love of her life in the sixties and seventies. Now it?s the early nineties, and she?s taking stock. Throughout her life, walking the unpaved road between traditional and modern choices for women, Lillian grapples with parental disappointment and societal expectations, wins and loses in love, and develops her own brand of wisdom. Lillian on Life lifts the skin off the beautiful, stylish product of an era to reveal the confused, hot-blooded woman underneath.

Midwest Farmer's Daughter [Digipak]


Midwest Farmer’s Daughter [Digipak]


$7.46


Audio Mixer: Matt Ross-Spang. Recording information: Sun STudios, Memphis, TN. Photographer: Danielle Holbert. Midwest Farmer’s Daughter isn’t merely an autobiographical title for the retro country singer/songwriter Margo Price, it’s a nice tip of the hat to one of her primary inspirations, Loretta Lynn. The connections between the two country singers don’t end there. Toward the end of her career, the Coal Miner’s Daughter wound up collaborating with Jack White for 2004′s Van Lear Rose, and White’s Third Man Records provides a launching pad for Price, releasing her self-financed solo debut as-is as Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. Spare and lean like Loretta in her prime, Price nevertheless writes with the studied precision of a modern Americana songwriter; even when she gets explicitly autobiographical, as she does on the opening Hands of Time, it doesn’t play as confession ripped from the soul, it plays as poetry. Similarly, when she tightens the screws so her song turns into something sleek, it doesn’t play as Music City precision, it feels savvy and personal, surprising with its light hint of funk and Price’s clear, plaintive, and powerful vocal. This tension between the head and heart, between the country and the city, is what fuels Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, placing it on a warm, hazy plane that feels simultaneously sophisticated and down-home. Part of this dichotomy is due to Price’s singing: she sounds like the Illinois girl that she is, possessing a voice that’s pretty, plain, and unadorned, carrying an innocence that cuts against the worldliness of her songs. Her band, though, provides her songs with a genuine honky tonk kick, but even when the album drifts toward the traditional – as it does on Hurtin’ (On the Bottle) or Four Years of Chances – Price’s sensibility is modern, turning these old-fashioned tales of heartbreak, love, loss, and perseverance into something fresh and affecting. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Moon Phases Drum Pendant. 100W Max.


Moon Phases Drum Pendant. 100W Max.


$116


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New Supermarket Design


New Supermarket Design


$34.13


Supermarkets are changing. Gone are the days of boxy, frozen warehouses stacked high with package goods. Today’s supermarkets can be inviting or theatrical, artfully urban or charmingly rural. An informative guide to the fast-changing world of modern supermarket architecture, New Supermarket Design is a sumptuous, visual tour of the most groundbreaking innovations in the field. From the American Midwest to the streets of Tokyo, this beautiful book collects 40 of the most revolutionary ideas in store design, product arrangement, and thematic conception. New Supermarket Design features work from some of the most renowned architects on the international scene, clearly explained and accompanied by stunning full-color illustrations.

Our Planet (9 DVD + Bonus CD)


Our Planet (9 DVD + Bonus CD)


$17.47


Synopsis: OUR PLANET contains PLANET EARTH (4 DVDs + 1 CD) and ANGRY PLANET (5 DVDs). OUR PLANET EARTH: Witness the power of the savage forces that created our world. Voyage from the ocean’s depths to the distant boundaries of the universe. This Emmy Award-winning series guides us to a better understanding of our plane’s past, present and future with visually stunning location footage of natural wonders like undersea tornadoes and the acid rain clouds of Venus. Come along on a journey of breathtaking imagery and compelling ideas. Award-winning actor Richard Kiley hosts this 7-part journey to the center of geological trutha must-see for Earthlings everywhere. In addition, this 5-disc collection includesAfrican Hellhole, an episode of TV’s Angry Planet that spotlights the lava lake atop Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo, plus an audio CD of the melodic sounds of Earth. ANGRY PLANET: Whenever there’s a crisis, modern adventurer George Kourounis gathers up his courage and his film crew for another encounter with nature at its harshest. From the Midwest’s Tornado Alley to the Boiling Lake of Dominica to the treacherous waters of South America’sFin del Mundo, Angry Planet presents a compellingand edifyingrecord of one man’s extremely dangerous obsession. Acclaimed for its camera work and its host’s unflinching wonder in the face of our planer’s most vicious tantrums, this 12-part series will have you on the edge of your seat. And you’ll stand up to cheer when George and his bride exchange their wedding vows on the crater’s edge of an exploding volcano in the South Pacific. Speak now or forever rest in peace!

The American West


The American West


$51.6


The mystique of the Wild West perpetuated by Buffalo Bill, Zane Grey and Louis LAmour, John Wayne, and the Marlboro Man has hindered the serious study of the real region west of the ninety-eighth meridian. Michael P. Malone and Richard W. Etulain move beyond myth and beyond the influential frontier thesis advanced by Frederick Jackson Turner to write about the American West as it has actually developed in the twentieth century. In vivid detail they describe a region too richly varied and dynamic to be contained by the imagination. Extending into the 1980s, The American West: A Twentieth-Century History is the first comprehensive survey of the modern West to appear in many years. Malone and Etulain discuss economic, political, social, and cultural developments in the West from the turn of the century to the onset of the Great Depression, when the region was still in a colonial relationship to the urban, industrial Northeast and upper Midwest; from 1930 to the end of World War II, when the West was transformed by New Deal programs and by even greater federal spending in military installations; and from 1945 to the present, when the West experienced rapid changes in demographics and a series of trendsetting lifestyles. Unique to this history are chapters about the rich cultural heritage of the modern West and about the lives of men, women, and children of various ethnic groups. Detailed bibliographical essays are included. *Author: Malone, Michael P./ Etulain, Richard W. *Series Title: Twentieth-Century American West *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 347 *Publication Date: 1989/10/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.19 x 5.96 x 0.79 inches

The Reflection


The Reflection


$7.49


Hugo Wilcken’s first novel, The Execution?a taut, psychological mystery about an average person who commits an accidental murder?got the kind of rave reviews authors dream of: He was compared to Camus and Hitchcock. Now, in his second novel, The Reflection, the comparisons seem even more appropriate: It’s a smart, creepy, steadily absorbing mystery about an average law-abiding citizen who finds himself inexplicably caught up in a case of mistaken identities?with one of his own patients. When psychiatrist David Manne is asked by a friend who’s a New York City Police detective to consult on an unusual case, he finds himself being asked to evaluate a criminal who’s the exact opposite of himself?an uneducated laborer from the Midwest who seems overwhelmed by modern day Manhattan circa 1948. But when that laborer tells David that he’s not who the police say he is, David slowly begins to believe it may be trueUnable to stop himself, David begins to look into how the police handle the man, and the hospital they take him to. and begins to suspect that the man is caught up in some kind of secret governmental medical testing. Realizing he’s got to rescue his patient, David quickly finds himself battling forces that seem to be even bigger than he suspected, and that now have him in their sights. When he suddenly finds himself caught with a patient’s i.d. papers on him, he decides on a risky course that seems his only way out: To change his identity, and enter even deeper into the conspiracy, if he’s to find out how to escape it. Written in relentlessly probing prose with a delicious plot complication seemingly on every page, this is one of the most thought-provoking, chilling, and suspenseful novels you’ll ever read.

The Year Without Summer


The Year Without Summer


$5.49


Like Winchester’s Krakatoa, The Year Without Summer reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by historyIn the tradition of Krakatoa, The World Without Us, and Guns, Germs and Steelcomes a sweeping history of the year that became known as 18-hundred-and-froze-to-death. 1816 was a remarkable year?mostly for the fact that there was no summer. As a result of a volcanic eruption at Mount Tambora in Indonesia, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months, allowing for excessive rain, frost, and snowfall through much of the Northeastern U.S. and Europe in the summer of 1816.In the U.S, the extraordinary weather produced food shortages, religious revivals, and extensive migration from New England to the Midwest. In Europe, the cold and wet summer led to famine, food riots, the transformation of stable communities into wandering beggars, and one of the worst typhus epidemics in history. 1816 was the year Frankenstein was written. It was also the year Turner painted his fiery sunsets. All of these things are linked to global climate change?something we are quite aware of now, but that was utterly mysterious to people in the nineteenth century, who concocted all sorts of reasons for such an ungenial season. Making use of a wealth of source material and employing a compelling narrative approach featuring peasants and royalty, politicians, writers, and scientists, The Year Without Summer by William K. Klingaman and Nicholas P. Klingaman examines not only the climate change engendered by the volcano, but also its effects on politics, the economy, the arts, and social structures.

Wave Drum Pendant. 60W Max.


Wave Drum Pendant. 60W Max.


$74.8


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