Phyllis Herring

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (3 of 3)
Location: Washington, DC USA

Old rock n' roll-- guitar playing--photography--aviation history--vintage stereo equipment (1970's)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 626,848 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 3
Everyday Fashions of the Forties As Pictured in Se&hellip by JoAnne Olian
4.0 out of 5 stars A good place to start, June 23 2003
I, too, adore 40's fashions and this book got me going a few years ago. It is a broad overview of the entire decade, of course, and you can find which part of the decade appeals to your fashion sense. I particularly like the mid-decade styles. At any rate, you go from there. And "there" usually means the Schiffer Books series which have more detail, better reproduction AND color. At twice the price, of course, than the Dover series but you have to start someplace. I'm giving the book 4 stars largely because of the reproduction quality. Too often, for me, the pictures seem poorly copied from the catalog.
The History of the Lord of the Rings
I bought the set out of curiosity and, for one, was disappointed.
It reminded me of writing college term papers a long time ago. Things underwent so many revisions that the finished product bore little resemblance to the original effort. I felt so labored at the end that I wanted only to hand the thing in and never see it again. Now, I truly enjoy The Lord of The Rings as it is but I simply couldn't find myself interested in a history of someone else's labored revisions.
Route 66, 75th Anniversary Edition: The Mother Roa&hellip by Michael Wallis
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I read Wallis' original book some years ago and now he has offered us an update. It is now 75 years since the highway numbering system went into effect, and more than ten years since the original book came out. What we get is an extra chapter in the back outlining some of the many changes that have occured in the past decade. Some old friends of the road have passed away; and a whole lot of new ones added. One gripe. We don't hear how Angel and Juan in Seligman are doing these days. Experienced 66 hands will know who I mean--the rest of you, make sure you find out about those two fine gentlemen. This, new, book will help you on your way. Highly recommended.