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When cowboy Clay Jared signs on to ride for the Circle V Ranch, he soon discovers his boss, Jag Van Buren, has his sights set on buying the smaller Flying B Ranch. In order to force a sale, he has its owner murdered, cowboys killed, and cattle run off, leaving the widow Kate Beckett and her daughter at his mercy. Jared and another cowboy, Frank Dunn, can't stomach the injustice so they offer their guns to the Flying B Ranch. When that happens it puts the two of them in the middle of a battle to the death. That's when the bullets begin to fly and the bodies begin to pile up in Copperhead Moon.
As William Sheldon eloquently put it in Penny Whimsy, Old copper, like beauty, appears to possess a certain intrinsic quality or charm...[with] an almost living warmth and personality not encountered in any other metal...You see rich shades of green, red, brown, yellow, and even deep ebony: together not elsewhere matched in nature save perhaps in autumn leaves...Early coppers are rich in die varieties, cracked dies, imperfect and unusual planchets, misstruck coins and other minor variations...It is therefore not surprising that to some extent the different die varieties are recognizable by characteristic color and surface texture, as well as by die breaks, peculiarities of the planchet and so on. New Jersey State Coppers shows that never were these words more true than in the case of the coins struck for New Jersey by Thomas Goasby, Albion Cox, Walter Mould, and Matthias Ogden from 1786 until as late as 1790. By way of introduction, the authors fully discuss the often tumultuous history of the New Jersey copper coinage and its creators alongside the equally compelling story of the men, like Dr. Edward Maris, who first appreciated the "living warmth and personality" of the coins and formed the great collections of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Every known New Jersey die variety is presented in minute detail with lavish enlarged full-color illustrations, condition censuses, as well as commentary on die states and other notable features. The authors also include such supplementary material as the original documents related to the eighteenth- century coining venture, imitations created for the collector market in the nineteenth century, as well as suggestions for developing a personal collection. New Jersey State Coppers will surely become the primary tool for the study of this coinage and the basis for deepening the understanding and appreciation of its charm as old copper.
BL Clear, experimental details in a convenient format BL Practical advice from experienced researchers BL Tried and tested methods This new book launches the Practical Approach Series in Chemistry, especially for chemists who require practical and expert guidance on all aspects of chemical technique to achieve the best results - fast. This essential laboratory handbook dispels the mystery surrounding organocopper compounds, and offers expert guidance on how to overcome the many problems associated with their use. Clear, practical procedures for the preparation and application of these highly specific reagents are described in detail by leading researchers. Organocopper Reagents: A Practical Approach is a comprehensive laboratory guide which will prove invaluable to all organic chemists wishing to use copper reagents in synthesis. Both new and established researchers will find in this book all the information they need to enable them to exploit these powerful synthetic reagents to maximum effect.
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