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Image for By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions; 10th anniversary edition (Modern Library Paperbacks)

By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions; 10th anniversary edition (Modern Library Paperbacks)

By: Cohen, Richard

Price: $17.15

Publisher: Modern Library: 2003-08-05

Seller ID: 9780812969665


Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who would cross swords with his daughter, Margaret, when she came home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Igantius Loyala challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ's divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would tell his wife he was "off to get spaghetti," their code to avoid alarming the children. "By the Sword" is an epic history of swo... View more info

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The Gliding Flight: Simple Fun with a Sheet of Paper--Make and Fly 20 Original Paper Airplanes Using No Glue or Cutting

By: Collins, John M.

Price: $16.23

Publisher: Ten Speed Press: 2005-09-01

Seller ID: 9781580087261


THE GLIDING FLIGHT is a return to paper airplane basics: one person, one piece of paper, and a few folds later, one airplane. Using a refreshingly inventive approach to designs and flying characteristics, you can make 20 original paper planes, such as the Stealth, the Wind Devil, the Glart, and the Skid Kid. The book's flip-book animation demonstrates the basic origami folds, with clear step-by-step assembly for each design. A crease here and there is all you need to cre... View more info

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Swoosh: Unauthorized Story of Nike and the Men Who Played There, The

By: J. B. Strasser; Laurie Becklund

Price: $18.02

Publisher: HarperBusiness: 1993-04-28

Seller ID: 9780887306228


The unauthorized national-bestselling sensation revealing the absorbing story of the rise, fall, and recovery of Nike, by a former employee and a Los Angeles Times reporter. View more info