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Barnes and Noble: Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright

Barnes and Noble: Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright

Style matters. And accessories speak, crossing boundaries that sometimes the most well-conceived speeches fail to reach. No one understands this better than Madeleine Albright, scholar, diplomat and author of "Read My Pins."

  • Mightier than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History, Second Edition on Ownza

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  • The 2008 Presidential campaign was an important event in American history. Not only did it lead to the first election of an African-American president in the history of the office, but it also changed a lot of the ground rules for... The 2008 Presidential campaign was an important event in American history. Not only did it lead to the first election of an African-American president in the history of the office, but it also changed a lot of the ground rules for how campaigns were run. You might say, the 2008 Barack Obama campaign hearkened back to "old style" politics have been grass root organizations were in the same way powerful as big money PAC's. You have everyday people run their own nearby election chapters, giving the campaign a community feel. With that in mind, there were a lot of collectibles that were produced during the campaign which will be worth some money in years to come. These are the type of collectibles that you want to hold onto so that you can pass it off for a children and your children's little ones.

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  • “Four From Teddy” - Theodore Roosevelt -- Rough Rider, Conservationist, Republican/Bull Moose Progressive statesman -- is one of the most beloved figures in American history. In this compilation, you will gain insight into this gr... “Four From Teddy” - Theodore Roosevelt -- Rough Rider, Conservationist, Republican/Bull Moose Progressive statesman -- is one of the most beloved figures in American history. In this compilation, you will gain insight into this great man through 50 of his “most quotable” quotes, 3 Speeches and 1 Article. BONUS: Includes the story of “How Roosevelt Saved the Game of Football”.

  • In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair. He was joined by The Merry Band of Pranksters, including Neal Cassady, the Ame... In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair. He was joined by The Merry Band of Pranksters, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac's On the Road. Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen. With MAGIC TRIP, Oscar®-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage to create a documentary of this extraordinary piece of American history.

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  • Wow! What a movie! I was nervous about this movie, because I thought it might be too much for me. Well, I finally saw it. It was very disturbing and moving and is a masterpiece. The movie is excellent with powerful performances no... Wow! What a movie! I was nervous about this movie, because I thought it might be too much for me. Well, I finally saw it. It was very disturbing and moving and is a masterpiece. The movie is excellent with powerful performances notably by Edward Norton. Where's his Oscar? Why'd Roberto Benigni get it? Edward was robbed!

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  • This book should be required reading for all American History students, high school and college, in this country and anyone abroad who studies American History. The story is beautifully told by Ms. Wilkerson who weaves statistics,... This book should be required reading for all American History students, high school and college, in this country and anyone abroad who studies American History. The story is beautifully told by Ms. Wilkerson who weaves statistics, and facts with beautiful quotes from noted authors and regular people.

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  • The three of them sat in the shade of the Jeep, mouths dry, throats heavy with the scorching air, seared by relentless heat, huddled close, but still not completely sheltered from the unforgiving sun. They were almost out of water... The three of them sat in the shade of the Jeep, mouths dry, throats heavy with the scorching air, seared by relentless heat, huddled close, but still not completely sheltered from the unforgiving sun. They were almost out of water, just a few drops in their canteens and in the canvas bag hanging limp on the side of the Jeep.

  • As part of their survey, they roam the beautiful, silent, Trans-Jordanian desert where the indelible presence of Lawrence of Arabia is still lingers, and where the ancient Nabateans once ruled an empire from their capital in Petra... As part of their survey, they roam the beautiful, silent, Trans-Jordanian desert where the indelible presence of Lawrence of Arabia is still lingers, and where the ancient Nabateans once ruled an empire from their capital in Petra.

  • SCORPION'S BITE: a new Book in the Lily Sampson Series, out in August, 2010. In 1943, the world is at war. Archaeologist Lily Sampson has been sent to Trans-Jordan, along with Gideon Weil, the famous director of the American Schoo... SCORPION'S BITE: a new Book in the Lily Sampson Series, out in August, 2010. In 1943, the world is at war. Archaeologist Lily Sampson has been sent to Trans-Jordan, along with Gideon Weil, the famous director of the American School of Archaeology in Jerusalem to do an archaeological survey of Trans-Jordan for the OSS.

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  • Writing is my third career. As a wife and mother of four sons, I did all the traditional things: driving my sons to baseball games and swimming meets, car pooling, acting as den mother, going to PTA meetings, until the family move... Writing is my third career. As a wife and mother of four sons, I did all the traditional things: driving my sons to baseball games and swimming meets, car pooling, acting as den mother, going to PTA meetings, until the family moved to Jerusalem for two and a half years while my husband, a biochemist, did research.

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  • Primarily a picture book, this is the story of how the Statue of Liberty was originally conceived, created and transported to the United States around the time of the 100th birthday of the United States of America. An inspiring s... Primarily a picture book, this is the story of how the Statue of Liberty was originally conceived, created and transported to the United States around the time of the 100th birthday of the United States of America. An inspiring story for all of us, particularly when we are, as a country, experiencing economic and moral struggles.

  • this is a wonderful unisex gift for the holidays, and the print is very nice. Premium trifold mini wallet from Pendleton, the fashion-forward Oregon woolen mills with over 100 years of American history.

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  • In 1963, the U.S. Secret Service had a budget of about $4.1 million dollars and a staff of about 200 agents nationwide. Just 34 agents were responsible for protecting John F. Kennedy around the clock. They worked in eight-hour shi... In 1963, the U.S. Secret Service had a budget of about $4.1 million dollars and a staff of about 200 agents nationwide. Just 34 agents were responsible for protecting John F. Kennedy around the clock. They worked in eight-hour shifts, rotating the times of their shifts every two weeks. Each shift was supervised by an Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge (ATSAIC).

  • The Kennedy Detail is the true story of the critical events leading up to and following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, told for the first time, from the perspective of the Secret Service agents who had a front row... The Kennedy Detail is the true story of the critical events leading up to and following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, told for the first time, from the perspective of the Secret Service agents who had a front row seat to one of America’s greatest tragedies.

  • Jerry Blaine is a former U.S. Secret Service Agent and one of the country’s leading experts in high-level, high profile security. In 1959, Jerry Blaine was hired as a Special Agent of the United States Secret Service, and was hand... Jerry Blaine is a former U.S. Secret Service Agent and one of the country’s leading experts in high-level, high profile security. In 1959, Jerry Blaine was hired as a Special Agent of the United States Secret Service, and was handpicked to serve on the elite White House Secret Service Detail, the thirty-four man team responsible for protecting President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • JFK’S Secret Service Agents Reveal the Inside Story of an American Tragedy. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill was just ten feet from President John F. Kennedy, desperately trying to hurl his body in front of the gunfire, when the pr... JFK’S Secret Service Agents Reveal the Inside Story of an American Tragedy. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill was just ten feet from President John F. Kennedy, desperately trying to hurl his body in front of the gunfire, when the president’s head exploded before his eyes.

  • These New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo coin cufflinks have all the artistic flair of their New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo Reverse coin cufflinks counterpart, except that the two-tone look of silver and gold is the exact oppo... These New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo coin cufflinks have all the artistic flair of their New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo Reverse coin cufflinks counterpart, except that the two-tone look of silver and gold is the exact opposite. The New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo Reverse coin cufflinks are made from gold and accented in silver. These New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo coin cufflinks are made from silver and etched in 24-karat gold. Both pairs of cufflinks are incredible stunning, but each pair offers a different two-tone look. If you’re more a silver kind of guy, then this pair of New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo coin cufflinks will compliment your look perfectly. Paying tribute to the white buffalo, each New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo coin cufflink is designed to resemble the New Jefferson Nickel. White buffalo are very rare, and have often been associated with spiritual and Native American folklore. They symbolize abundance, good luck and prosperity. If you’re the kind of man who could use a good luck symbol, maybe it’s time to invest in a pair of New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo coin cufflinks. The next time you head out to Las Vegas, you might just walk away with a lot more money in your pocket. The best thing about these New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo coin cufflinks is that they are a valuable collector’s item as well as a fashionable accessory. When you purchase a pair of New Jefferson Nickel White Buffalo coin cufflinks, you are essentially purchasing a pair of American history. Presentation box included.

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  • The Buffalo Nickel is probably one of the most recognized coins in American history. It is also known as the Indian Head Nickel, because there is a sketch of an Indian Chief’s head on the reverse side of the coin. Most coin collec... The Buffalo Nickel is probably one of the most recognized coins in American history. It is also known as the Indian Head Nickel, because there is a sketch of an Indian Chief’s head on the reverse side of the coin. Most coin collectors will tell you that the Buffalo Nickel is an essential part of any collection, and you can’t really call yourself a “collector” unless you have one. But you don’t have to be a coin collector in order to get your hands on a Buffalo Nickel. You may not even be interested in coins. Maybe you’re the kind of guy who is interested in fashion and dressing well instead. In that case, you’ll love these Buffalo Nickel coin cufflinks. Designed to resemble a real 1913 Buffalo Nickel, each Buffalo Nickel coin cufflink was minted in 24-karat gold and accented with a touch of sterling silver. The craftsmanship is outstanding, and the intricate detail of each cufflink is truly remarkable. These Buffalo Nickel coin cufflinks are a must-have for any man who cares about his appearance. They are the perfect accessory for any formal affair, business meeting, dinner outing or party. When you take time to find a pair of cufflinks that are as creative as much as they are beautiful, then you have the right sense of style. Invest in a pair of Buffalo Nickel coin cufflinks. You’ll be the center of conversation no matter where you go. Presentation box included.

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  • In the world of rare coins, a New Jefferson nickel is something special. Any coin collector will tell you that it’s one of the most sought after coins for most collections. But you don’t have to be an experienced coin collector in... In the world of rare coins, a New Jefferson nickel is something special. Any coin collector will tell you that it’s one of the most sought after coins for most collections. But you don’t have to be an experienced coin collector in order to appreciate the artwork and the significance of the New Jefferson Nickel. In 2004, the New Jefferson Nickel was given a bit of a makeover based on the original design of the Indian Peace Medal that was commissioned for Lewis and Clark’s expedition. The new design also pays tribute to the purchase of the Louisiana Territory. Designed by Norman E. Nemeth, the nickel is now a collector’s item. Sometimes, collector’s items can be made into unique and exciting fashion accessories. Now you can celebrate a piece of American history with a pair of New Jefferson Nickel Peace coin cufflinks. Each cufflink was gently made from pure sterling silver and finished with just a touch of 24-karat gold for a truly stunning two-tone look. The craftsmanship is exceptional, and the hand-polished shine brings out the intricate detail of each coin. Additionally, each coin cufflink was sealed with a light protective coating in order to help preserve the shine. When you put on a pair of New Jefferson Nickel Peace coin cufflinks, you are essentially showing your pride in American history. You can easily wear these spectacular cufflinks to any political rally or gathering, as well as any formal affair. Presentation box included.

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  • The Indian Head Penny is often considered a rare and exotic coin. The value of each special coin varies depending on the date on the front side of the coin. Indian Head Pennies were designed with Lady Liberty, or the head of the S... The Indian Head Penny is often considered a rare and exotic coin. The value of each special coin varies depending on the date on the front side of the coin. Indian Head Pennies were designed with Lady Liberty, or the head of the Statue of Liberty, on the front wearing a feathered headdress. This picture or design can sometimes be interpreted as an American Indian war bonnet, which is why the name of the coin became the Indian Head Penny. The Indian Head Penny coins were the second of the so-called U.S. “small cents.” The first coin in this series is known as the Flying Eagle Cent. But you don’t have to be a coin collector in order to appreciate the beauty or the value of the Indian Head Penny. It’s a piece of American history and should be treated as such. Many exotic coins have been transformed into unique pieces of jewelry and fashionable accessories, and the Indian Head Penny is no exception. These Indian Head Penny coin cufflinks are absolutely incredible. Each cufflink was handcrafted from pure silver and delicately brushed with 24-karat gold. The two-tone look brings each coin to life, while simultaneously preserving the intricate design. Additionally, each Indian Head Penny coin cufflink was polished for an immaculate shine, and finished with a smooth protective coating. Add a pair of Indian Head Penny coin cufflinks to your cufflink collection and pay tribute to a great piece of American history. Presentation box included.

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  • This is a game to play when you get tired of eating BBQ. Pull these awesome cubes out and see how well you know American History.

  • MACHU PICCHU PERU is Famous by Hiram Bingham, explorer and professor of South American history first crossed the PeruHiram Binghamvian mountains in February 1909, the wettest month ofthe year, making his travels difficult. However... MACHU PICCHU PERU is Famous by Hiram Bingham, explorer and professor of South American history first crossed the PeruHiram Binghamvian mountains in February 1909, the wettest month ofthe year, making his travels difficult. However, his visit to the ruins of Choquequirao stimulated his interest in the Incas. In 1911 he returned with the Yale Peruvian Expedition which was actually intended to visit the Urubamba River and surrounds, to find the last capital of the Incas

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  • This awesome plaque is great for Veteran's Day. It is handmade from birch or cedar and handpainted. It celebrates many of the important dates in American history.

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  • It's Jackie Robinson Day ! Celebrate the man, who made history by breaking the color line on April 15, 1947. The Dodgers may not be in Brooklyn any more, but the number 42 will always commemorate Jackie Robinson.

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  • For any history buff or even American history teacher on your shopping list; I love this Boston Tea Party inspired tie. With a collage of images from the event you are sure to get compliments are this unique design each time you ... For any history buff or even American history teacher on your shopping list; I love this Boston Tea Party inspired tie. With a collage of images from the event you are sure to get compliments are this unique design each time you wear it!

  • Fender, founded in 1946, is best known for its electric bass guitar and recognized in all genres of music. The Fender Amp featured on this money clip helped define the electric guitar and signifies a true piece of American his... Fender, founded in 1946, is best known for its electric bass guitar and recognized in all genres of music. The Fender Amp featured on this money clip helped define the electric guitar and signifies a true piece of American history. - Rhodium Plated Silver Setting - Approximately 1" x 2"

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  • I am not sure why they don't just give Ms. Thomas her own room at the White House - well before many of us were old enough to vote, she has been keeping Press Secretaries on their toes by asking the questions we would want to ask ... I am not sure why they don't just give Ms. Thomas her own room at the White House - well before many of us were old enough to vote, she has been keeping Press Secretaries on their toes by asking the questions we would want to ask if we were given a press pass. And now she weighs with her own assessment of the Oval Office. Essential reading for journalists, politicos and president wannabes - regardless of party affiliation.

  • If you know anyone who has an appreciation for American history and is difficult to shop for, this necktie is just perfect. This 100% silk tie is beautifully hand made and features the Don't Tread On Me flag as the print design.