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Trench
Trench
by Steve Alten
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
47 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Going Deep with Lizards, Megalodon and worst of all, MAN, Feb. 23 2002
This review is from: Trench (Mass Market Paperback)
Steve Alten has done it again. This uncannily timely thriller includes attempts to obtain fusion weapons by none other than Osama Bin Laden through a man named Benedict and his villainess accomplice, Christine. Neither shows any scruples or mercy in their quest for absolute power. Meg's daughter, Angel has grown and escapes her environs for the freedom of the wide Pacific. There she causes havoc up the Pacific, Canadian Pacific and Alaskan Coasts before proceeding to the Marianas Trench where the above mentioned villains are doing their worst to come up with super fusion material for a terrorist we all know and hate. Anyway, the suspense builds with each shark attack and battle between good men and absolutely horrid men (and women). The deeper the reader goes, the more tense the action becomes. This book is a nail biter, a can't put downer of the most sensational kind. "Domain" was great but "The Trench" is unbelievable. Don't hesitate to purchase this book, you won't regret it.

Domain
Domain
by Steve Alten
Edition: Hardcover
28 used & new from CDN$ 0.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Cuckoo's Nest on Independence Day, Feb. 17 2002
This review is from: Domain (Hardcover)
Steve Alten has written a gripping, can't put it down horror, action-adventure, thriller yarn that is a combination of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Fail-Safe" and "Independence Day." He obviously researched the ancient religious myths and customs used to explain the doomsday theory which forms the basis of the book. His characters are believable and very likeable or otherwise, depending upon their roles. The momentum builds and Alten keeps the reader guessing with each plot turn. "Domain" is a fast paced roller coaster ride from the get-go and the climax is satisfying (I won't give away the ending). Highly recommended.

Star Spangled Banner
Star Spangled Banner
Offered by WonderBook-USA
Price: CDN$ 2.19
16 used & new from CDN$ 0.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney Sings Her Soul Out, Dec 19 2001
This review is from: Star Spangled Banner (Audio CD)
Just as Operation Desert Storm was about to begin in the Middle East, Whitney performed this live version of our National Anthem at the Superbowl and she was magnificent. With jets flying over, the patriotic fervor of the football audience only fueled the wonder of this glorious Star Spangled Banner. Ms Houston made a very difficult song to perform seem absolutely easy. The power of her voice matched the power of her country. Today, with our current struggle with terrorists, the song gains even more meaning. God bless Whitney and the USA.

2001 Concert For New York Cit
2001 Concert For New York Cit
Offered by Round3CA
Price: CDN$ 42.26
6 used & new from CDN$ 12.40

5.0 out of 5 stars A Rock Tribute to Heroes Fallen and Surviving, Dec 19 2001
With over 6,000 NY Fire Department members, NY Police Department members and NY Port Authority officers present, some of rock n'rolls' all time greats assembled for a powerful tribute to the heroes of September 11th and the City of New York. David Bowie opened with a powerful set of America and Heroes. Bon Jovi followed with a superb set. On down the line it went with Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy jammin' to Hoochie Coochie Man. Melissa Etheridge overcame some microphone problems to do a great version of the Boss's Born to Run. The WHO were magnificent, especially on Won't Get Fooled Again which brought the audience down, the NYC firemen and police really responding to their music. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, while their voices are not what they once were, did a powerful duo of numbers keynoted by Salt of the Earth. The final four numbers, led by Paul McCartney are some of the most appropriately chosen songs of the night, especially his newest, Freedom which (like Let It Be) features a stunning Eric Clapton guitar solo. This double CD set is one of the finest concerts I have ever heard. It is a more than fitting tribute to the City of New York and her fallen heroes and heroines. Long live the City of New York and the rockers who honor her.

Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tora! Tora! Tora!
VHS
Offered by thomasvideo
Price: CDN$ 18.00
7 used & new from CDN$ 17.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Tiger!, Tiger!,Tiger!!, May 31 2001
This review is from: Tora! Tora! Tora! (VHS Tape)
This movie was based on the book "At Dawn We Slept" by Gordon Prange, in my opinion the foremost analysis of the preliminaries and the attack itself. A full scale battleship Nagato, flagship of the Rengo Kantai was constructed as was a full scale flight deck of Admiral Nagumo Chuichi's flaship, carrier Akagi. The special effects are excellent, in fact in one of the scenes of the airfield's being attacked, an actual disaster was just averted when a burning aircraft taxiing to take off spun into a row of parked P-40 fighters. This was not meant to take place and the actors and crew being viewed running about are really in fear of their lives. The scene was kept intact in the movie due to its "realism". The buildup to war is skillfully protrayed as each part of the Japanese 14 part diplomatic message is received and interpreted by US decoders and tension naturally builds. The only mar on an otherwise excellent movie is the use of some modern ships in the battle scenes, a defect shared by the 2001 release. The cataclysm to battleship row is incredibly portrayed with feats of heroism counterbalanced by the heavy blows being dealt to the capital ships by Japanese aircraft of the Kido Butai (Carrier Striking Force). This is the best movie I have seen about Pearl Harbor, the attack and Admiral Yamamoto's disillusionment when he discovered that the first bomb fell prior to a declaration of war.

Cruisin 1964 History Of Rock
Cruisin 1964 History Of Rock
Price: CDN$ 16.08
18 used & new from CDN$ 10.48

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars CD with a DJ and Commercials and an armed robbery, March 29 2001
This CD has some excellent music on it but the tracks are interspersed with a DJ named Johnny Holiday (Cleveland, OH), I think and some quaint 1964 commercials. This is exactly what you would hear on a radio if your were cruising in Cleveland. Unfortunately, the commercials and DJ speak intercede into the music (how typical) and no cuts are unaffected. My favorites include Shirly Ellis' NITTY GRITTY which is funky and very danceable, also Betty Everett's the SHOOP SHOOP SONG (It's in His Kiss) which CHER did a great job on her cover of the song some years later and Roger Miller's DANG Me which follows a beer commercial (how appropriate, although CHUG-a-LUG would have been better). Overall, the atmosphere is great but if you want untainted tracks, you will need to look elsewhere. Three stars means its both good and bad, the selections are good but the DJ and commercials taint the CD. There is even an interruption of one song to announce in a news bulletin that there had been an armed robbery!!!!!!! I am shocked.

Eric Clapton / Jimmy Page / Jeff Beck
Eric Clapton / Jimmy Page / Jeff Beck
Offered by langton_distribution
Price: CDN$ 51.33
9 used & new from CDN$ 42.89

1.0 out of 5 stars Confused mish-mosh of three great players, March 11 2001
The repetition of the tracks between discs and the awful sound quality makes this boxed set definitely one to avoid. I had been looking forward to hearing this trio collection but when played, the acoustics and background accompanists were terrible. It was Yardbirds all over again. If I were able, I'd give this set zero stars.

Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941
Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941
by David C. Evans
Edition: Hardcover
9 used & new from CDN$ 51.18

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterful Description of Nihon Kaigun, Feb. 19 2001
The authors present an analysis of the development of the Imperial Japanses Navy, the strategies, tactics and weapons developed to defeat supposed foes from 1887 to 1941. It covers the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars as well as the lessons Japan learned from Jutland during WWI. Japan prepared strategically for a great decisive battle against the United States in the Western Pacific (the avowed enemy since 1907) but failed to actually practice the tactics set forth in their tactical manuals. Contained in this book are fascinating ship plans, weapon specifications and aircraft performance data to underline the Japanese intentions. The Japanese planned to outrange the US Navy and strike from a distance on the surface, in the air, and underwater. The authors included the best detailed analysis yet of Japanese deployment against US Plan Rainbow Five. Ironically, even after the Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor, the Naval General Staff still sought the all out decisive battle in which the US Pacific Fleet would be finally annihilated. This was to be at Midway. I could go on and on. This book is the best analysis of how Japan built her navy and why said navy could never win. If I could give it six stars I would. It is a must read for historians, modelers, wargamers, anyone with an interest in the War in the Pacific in World War II.

Mole People, the                       >
Mole People, the >
VHS

4.0 out of 5 stars Beware of Mount Kuitarra, Jan. 4 2001
This review is from: Mole People, the > (VHS Tape)
In the beginning, there was Frank Baxter, a professor of English, explaining to us various theories through the centuries of how man views his planet in relation to the solar system. Some have seen us looking inward at the stars, others see the earth as a big onion with layers and each layer has inhabitants but there is always, in all the theories a way to reach the center. This is what Mole People is about, three geologist/anthropoligists who accidently stumble onto an ancient Sumerian-like civilization hundreds of feet down. John Agar, Hugh Beaumont and Nestor Paiva are our heroes. They are regarded as gods by the subterranean natives because they possess the fire of Ishtar (a flashlight). The Mole People are slaves to these none too benign pale omnipotents. Gradually, the quasi-Sumerians figure out that our heroes are not gods and try to kill them by placing them in a white hot, brillantly bright hole. Meanwhile, the Mole People attack, killing off the pale bunch, but the good girl escapes with the help of the MP into the bright hole. Strangely enough, the ending has a surprise for us. Goody! There have been better 50's flicks, but there have been a whole lot worse. The atmosphere was dank and creepy in the caves and you never knew when the Mole People would drag you under. Four stars.

Story of G.I. Joe, the
Story of G.I. Joe, the
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars Tough Old Gut, Jan. 1 2001
This review is from: Story of G.I. Joe, the (VHS Tape)
Winston Churchill called the Italian Campaign that "tough old gut" which was very true. My dad was also a combat engineer with the 85th Infantry Division and fought up the "boot" to Austria and he told me this was the most realistic portrayal of life as a GI and of combat in Italy he had ever seen (with "TO HELL AND BACK" a close runner up). Burgess Meredith was brilliant as Ernie Pyle and my dad read all of his books postwar. This movie was based on his book, "Brave Men", I believe. Robert Mitchum deserved his Oscar nomination for his role as the war weary Company commander. This movie is a fitting memorial to all of those who fought in and especially those who died in the Italian Campaign. May they rest in peace and the grace of God. Arrivaderci.

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