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The new cast iron skillet cookbook : 150 fresh ideas for America's favorite pan by Brown, Ellen.

"Cast iron skillets are booming in popularity: they're versatile, they're relatively inexpensive, and they don't have the toxic chemicals released by artificial nonstick pans. Though cast iron was the only pan in grandma's kitchen, these 150 recipes are fresh and updated, from cornbread with Parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomatoes to frittatas, Vietnamese spring rolls, and to-die-for sticky buns" --

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The Americans in the Bulge

Tour the frozen Ardennes Forests to Malmedy, St. Vith and Bastogne and see how the surprise Nazi plan to encircle and destroy the Allied armies was foiled by the actions of U.S. forces. Visit the frozen foxholes and fog-shrouded hills of the battlefield, listen to veterans who fought there and learn how they pushed the Nazis back behind their Siegfried Line. The production uses animated maps, archival footage and firsthand accounts to explain the Battle of the Bulge.

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Against all enemies by Clancy, Tom, 1947-2013.

After a vicious Mexican drug cartel joins forces with the Taliban, ex-Navy SEAL and current CIA operative Maxwell Moore and his team must spring into action to protect the United States from unprecedented terror and destruction.

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Davenport Fire Department: 1928 American LeFrance Hook and Ladder

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