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Happy Pig's Hot 100
New York Restaurants

The Happy Pig is author and journalist Mark Fleischmann. A New Yorker since 1975, he has eaten thousands of meals in hundreds of restaurants. Here he sums up 100+ favorite haunts in a style that's witty, concise, and free from food-critic pretension. Ever wondered where to find New York City's best pizza, best burger, best chicken, best soup? Mark tells you where to go in a wide-ranging survey that'll have you rubbing elbows with residents of many different neighborhoods. Whether you're a first-time visitor to the city, or just a resident tired of your local offerings, Mark will show you how to eat like a real New Yorker!

This book is now out of print. The links below are for used copies. The associated website, happypig100.com, is currently inactive pending future updates.

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ISBN 1-932732-05-5


Practical Home Theater

How can an average person navigate the maze of audio/video technologies in a home theater system? Turn to Mark Fleischmann's Practical Home Theater: A Guide to Video and Audio Systems. The 13th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated for 2014. The ultimate answer book, it tells you everything you need to know when shopping for HDTV and surround sound gear including how to read a spec sheet, how to separate fact from hype, and how to get good value for your money. The book weighs the pros and cons of HDTV display technologies such as LED-backlit LCD, plasma, and projection systems, plus next-generation OLED displays. It dispels the confusion surrounding such topics as 4K Ultra HDTV, 3DTV, smart TV, 1080p, refresh rates, exotic screen shapes, and the new HDMI 2.0. It explains the differences between Dolby, DTS, THX, and Audyssey surround technologies and a new section goes into depth about high-resolution audio downloads. It covers all formats under the sun including Blu-ray and DVD, DVRs, streaming from a multitude of devices, and wireless connectivity. And it explores often ignored topics such as buying a DTV antenna, power-line accessories, and cables. A richly detailed connections chapter tells how to hook up every component. By knowledgably guiding readers through the briar patch of video and audio, Practical Home Theater has become the standard reference work for home theater buffs. This edition is dated 2014 and will be sold between October 2013 and October 2014. Readers are warned to buy only the latest edition. Future annual editions will continue to track changes in home theater technology.

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ISBN-10: 1-932732-15-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-932732-15-3


DICKENS HOLIDAY CLASSICS IN LARGE PRINT

Please note: These large print editions are set in 14-point Century Schoolbook and are suitable for people with mild vision impairment. The print may not be large enough for those with severe vision impairment.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is the first and most popular in a series of five novels that Charles Dickens wrote for the Christmas season. The familiar story, about Ebenezer Scrooge and the three spirits who haunt him, has brought a healing touch to generations of readers. Despite many film and TV adaptations, the Dickens original remains the most powerful telling of this memorable tale. This large print edition is designed for easy reading and includes an original introduction as well as a bonus story, "A Christmas Tree."

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ISBN 1-932732-00-4

The Chimes

The Chimes is the second in a series of five novels that Charles Dickens wrote for the Christmas season. Filled with an array of comic characters, it tells the story of Toby Veck, or Trotty, a humble porter whose loses his faith in human nature at the hands of his presumed social superiors, but regains it thanks to the spirits of the bells. This large print edition is designed for easy reading and includes an original introduction as well as a bonus story, Dickens' meditation on "What Christmas Is As We Grow Older."

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ISBN 1-932732-01-2

The Cricket on the Hearth

The Cricket on the Hearth is the third in a series of five novels that Charles Dickens wrote for the Christmas season. It tells the story of John Peerybingle, a parcel carrier, and how his love for his wife Dot is tested. It's a heartwarming tale that explores the meaning of family and love at the turning of the year. This large print edition is designed for easy reading and includes an original introduction as well as a bonus story, "A Good Humoured Christmas Chapter," excerpted from The Pickwick Papers.

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ISBN 1-932732-02-0

The Battle of Life

The Battle of Life is the fourth in a series of five novels that Charles Dickens wrote for the Christmas season. It's the story of Grace and Marion, the two lovely daughters of Dr. Thomas Jeddler, and their romantic adventures and setbacks. A touching tale of loves lost and found, it's filled with the warmth of Dickens. This large print edition is designed for easy reading and includes an original introduction as well as a generously extended three-part story story, "The Holly-Tree," which adds a tumble of amusing holiday anecdotes to another romantic tale.

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ISBN 1-932732-03-9

The Haunted Man

The Haunted Man is the last and hardest-hitting in a series of five novels that Charles Dickens wrote for the Christmas season. As in his original Christmas novel, A Christmas Carol, Dickens spins a ghost story that teaches its central character—Professor Redlaw—that the spiritual power of Christmas can overcome human suffering. This large print edition is designed for easy reading and includes an original introduction as well as a bonus story, "The Poor Relation's Story," a hearthside tale that continues Dickens' exploration of the meaning of Christmas.

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ISBN 1-932732-04-7


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