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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.
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The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed

Shea Serrano · Abrams Image
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Here's what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important...
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Los Angeles

Serge Ramelli · teNeues
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Photographer Serge Ramelli turns his lens on the vast and complex coastal metropolis of Los Angeles, whose name "City of Angels" reflects its Spanish-Mexican influence, although it is most familiarly and affectionately known by its acronym: "LA." Despite the city's...
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Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man

Stan Lee · Watson-Guptill; Original edition
Format: Hardcover

In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee sets out to teach everything he knows about drawing and comic book characters, The book focuses primarily on action-adventure comics, but will touch upon other genres and styles, such as romance, humor, horror, and the widely influential manga...
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Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

Ian Bostridge · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

An exploration of the worlds most famous and challenging song cycle, Schuberts Winter Journey Winterreise, by a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes—literary, historical, psychological—that weave through the twenty-four songs that make up this legendary masterpiece.Completed...
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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Nikil Saval · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the worlds work—our work—gets done. From Bartleby the Scrivener to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a fascinating,...
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The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans to Stage Riots, Famous Musicians Tell All

Jon Niccum · Sourcebooks
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

"WORST GIG is Music Appreciation 225, taught by that cool professor everyone wanted to have beers with after class. One fun nugget after another. It was harder to close than my Twitter app."—Matthew James, McSweeney's "Tawdry tales of concert catastrophes!"—Buzzfeed...
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The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention

Alexander Monro · Knopf, 2016.
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A sweeping, richly detailed history that tells the fascinating story of how paper - the simple Chinese invention of two thousand years ago - wrapped itself around our world, humankind's most momentous ideas imprinted on its surface. The emergence of paper in the imperial court...
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Flute For Dummies

Karen Evans Moratz · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

An excellent primer for those with little or no experience playing the fluteAlways wanted to play the flute? Are you a former flautist who wants to refresh your skills? Flute For Dummies is the guide for you. Following along with the book's accompanying CD, you will learn the nuances...
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California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture, Marvin Rand

Marvin Rand · Phaidon Press
Pages: 239
Format: Hardcover

The style and mythology of Mid-Century Modern California architecture as seen through the expert lens of Marvin RandLos Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist...
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Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

Fran Leadon · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening history of Manhattan told through its most celebrated street.In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside...
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Hollywood: Photos and Stories from Foreverland

Keegan Allen · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A photographic tour of the different sides of Hollywood by the the bestselling author of life.love.beauty.The actor, photographer, and bestselling author reveals the Hollywood we see--and the one we don't--with a photography narrative featuring more than 250 emotionally charged color...
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Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story

Ray Davies · Sterling
Format: Book

As a boy in post-War England, legendary Kinks' singer/songwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its movies and music, its culture of freedom, fed his imagination. Then, as part of the British Invasion, he toured the US with the Kinks during one of the most tumultuous eras...
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My Life

Isadora Duncan · Liveright; Revised and Updated edition
Format: Paperback

A remarkable account of a wildly artistic life, finally restored to its unexpurgated form, with a revealing new introduction by Joan Acocella. The visionary choreographer and dancer Isadora Duncan (1877–1927) not only revolutionized dance in the twentieth century but blazed a path...
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Dark City: The Real Los Angeles Noir

Jim Heimann · Taschen America
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

What s Wrong in Tinseltown? The dark side of Los Angeles, 1920 1960 In the years following World War I, Los Angeles was a city awakening to its darker side, transforming itself from a backwater town to a gleaming metropolis and city of the future. But along the way a tarnished patina began...
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