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Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty

Elizabeth Mitchell · Atlantic Monthly Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but now Libertys Torch reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic...
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Definitive Bob Dylan Songbook

Bob Dylan · Amsco Publications
Pages: 788
Format: Paperback

(Music Sales America) . For the first time in one volume, over 325 songs drawn from every period in the unique career of the master songwriter. Each song includes melody, guitar chords, and complete lyrics all in a small format edition (7 x 10 ) .
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Digital Photographer's Handbook

Tom Ang · DK ADULT; 5 Updated edition
Format: Paperback

Revised and updated for to include the latest advances in digital image-making, the Digital Photographer's Handbook offers expert advice to all photographers, whether novices or seasoned professionals. Featuring exciting new photographic and image-manipulation projects, up-to-the-minute...
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The Library: A World History

James W. P. Campbell · University Of Chicago Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A library is not just a collection of books, but also the buildings that house them. As varied and inventive as the volumes they hold, such buildings can be much more than the dusty, dark wooden shelves found in mystery stories or the catacombs of stacks in the basements of academia. From...
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Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

Rick Bragg · Harper; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerThe greatest Southern storyteller of our time, New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg, tracks down the greatest rock and roller of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis - and gets his own story, from the source, for the very first time.A monumental figure on the American...
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The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song

Ben Yagoda · Riverhead Books; Uncorrected Manuscript edition
Format: Hardcover

From an acclaimed cultural critic, a narrative and social history of the Great American Songwriting era. Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it's a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what...
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Women in Clothes

Sheila Heti · Blue Rider Press

Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape...
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Back to the Cabin: More Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

Dale Mulfinger · Taunton Press
Format: Book

Dale Mulfinger is widely acknowledged as the foremost expert on cabins in North America. His first book, The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway, has sold over 165,000 copies and has consistently been the leading book in the category since it was published in 2001. In this...
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Little Book of Book Making: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Beautiful Handmade Books

Charlotte Rivers · Potter Craft
Format: Hardcover

Making books by hand has never been cooler, with this inspiring guide to 30 top bookmakers working today, plus 21 tutorials for essential techniques to make your own books.Crafters, artists, writers, and book lovers can't resist a beautifully handbound book. Packed with wonderfully...
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I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist

Betty Halbreich · Penguin Press; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition
Format: Hardcover

Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original. A tough broad who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim's repertoire, she has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women...
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Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist

Stephen Kurkjian · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

The definitive story of the greatest art theft in history.In a secret meeting in 1981, a low-level Boston thief gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was a big score waiting to happen. Though its collections included priceless artworks...
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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,...
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