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As its servicemen returned home at the end of World War II, the U.S. Army turned to Popular Mechanics to help them find new and lucrative occupations. A series of ten pamphlets was created, teaching skills that were "fun to do and profitable too." Reprinted here for the first time in a single volume, and featuring all of the original artwork, these mini instructional courses will entertain men of all ages - even if their workbench is really the living room coffee table! From leather crafts and bookbinding to block printing and cartooning, there's a hobby to be found here for anyone. More ambitious readers may consider learning coping saw techniques, or even axe crafts, which entail making rustic furniture and fixtures using a single hatchet. As charming today as it was industrious then, the book is packaged in a vintage style that authentically captures the "can-do" spirit of the era.
This soft cover book measures 5 inches by 7 1/8 inches. Published May 5, 2009.
Brand: Sterling Publishers
Origin: United Kingdom
Shop this sale for authoritative coffee-table volumes on fashion, art, architecture, and photography. Esquire’s The Rules helps men navigate the mysteries of everyday life, while the pictorial histories of The Swimsuit and Lingerie offer plenty of eye candy. Music buffs will want to thumb through the 350 album covers in The Art of the LP, including the controversial, convention-busting Andy Warhol design for the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers.