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The Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles

Josh Kun · University of California Press
Pages: 303
Format: Paperback

In 1980, the celebrated new wave band Blondie headed to Los Angeles to record a new album and along with it, the cover song "The Tide Is High," originally written by Jamaican legend John Holt. Featuring percussion by Peruvian drummer and veteran LA session musician "Alex"...
Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Pete Souza · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his White House photographer--and presented in an oversize, 12"x10" exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself.
The World According to Star Wars

Cass R Sunstein · Dey Street Books
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER#1 Washington Post Bestseller There's Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there's Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams's score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen....
Inside the Room: Writing Television with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program

Linda Venis · Gotham Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

What does it take to go from being a fan to professional television writer? For the first time outside of the UCLA Extension Writers' Programme classrooms, TV writers whose many produced credits include The Simpsons, House M.D., and Pretty Little Liars take aspiring writers through the process...
Artists Unframed: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Merry A. Foresta · Princeton Architectural Press
Format: Hardcover

Tucked away among the letters, diaries, and other ephemera in the Smithsonian's archives lies a trove of rarely seen snapshots of some of the twentieth century's most celebrated artists. Unlike the familiar official portraits and genius-at-work shots, these humble snaps capture...

Magdalena Droste · Taschen
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Best of Bauhaus: An in-depth study of the seminal movement in art and architecture
The Stories They Tell: Artifacts from the National September 11 Memorial Museum

Alice M. Greenwald · Skira Rizzoli
Format: Paperback

This poignant selection of artifacts—and their stories—from September 11 provides an official, lasting record of that day’s experience. In both text and photography, the story of September 11 is told through a selection of powerfully moving artifacts from the 9/11 museum’s...
Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story

Ginger Alden · Berkley
Format: Hardcover

ELVIS PRESLEY'S FIANC√ČE AND LAST LOVE FINALLY TELLS HER STORY "Elvis, you and I know the truth and unfortunately you're not here to set the record straight. With this book, I will try to..." Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures in the life of Ginger Alden, having...
Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business

Lynda Obst · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The veteran producer and author of the bestseller Hello, He Lied takes a witty and critical look at the new Hollywood. Over the past decade, producer Lynda Obst gradually realized she was working in a Hollywood that was undergoing a drastic transformation. The industry where everything...
Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How "The Graduate" Became the Touchstone of a Generation

Beverly Gray · Algonquin Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" When The Graduate premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations attached to what seemed to be a small, sexy, art house comedy adapted from an obscure first novel by an eccentric twenty-four-year-old....
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Robert M. Edsel · Back Bay Books; Mti Rep edition
Format: Paperback

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy degenerate works he despised.In...
Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman: King of the B Movie

Chris Nashawaty · Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

  Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses is an outrageously rollicking account of the life and career of Roger Corman—one of the most prolific and successful independent producers, directors, and writers of all time, and self-proclaimed king of the B movie. As told...
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé

Bob Stanley · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An addictively readable, encyclopedic history of pop music in chapters as short and adrenaline-fueled as the best pop songs themselves. As much fun to argue with as to quote, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a monumental work of musical history, tracing the story of pop music through individual songs,...
I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan

Seamus Murphy · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 149
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening collection of clandestine poems by Afghan womenBecause my love's American,blisters blossom on my heart.Afghans revere poetry, particularly the high literary forms that derive from Persian or Arabic. But the poem above is a folk couplet--a landay, an ancient oral and anonymous...
How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit

Witold Rybczynski · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday livesWe spend most of our days and nights in buildings living and working and sometimes playing Buildings often overawe us with their beauty Architecture is both setting for our everyday...