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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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Goldmine Record Album Price Guide

Dave Thompson · Krause Publications; Eighth Edition edition
Format: Print book

For the recordFrom Abba to ZZ Top, Goldmine Record Album Price Guide, 8th edition, provides more than 100,000 listings, detailed descriptions and values to American-released vinyl albums.This completely vetted and massive guide features Current values and listings for 100,000 American vinyl...
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My House of Memories: An Autobiography

Merle Haggard · It Books
Pages: 259
Format: Paperback

In this riveting personal story, award-winning,bestselling country musicrecording artist Merle Haggard takesyou on a tour through his house ofmemories, offering a fascinating lookinside his turbulent yet successful life.Merle reveals the true stories about hisbirth and troubled upbringing...
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Painting Houses, Cottages and Towns on Rocks

Lin Wellford · North Light Books
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Transform ordinary rocks into amazing little houses and cottages. You don't have to be an artist to experience the fun of this simple yet exciting craft. Lin Wellford revitalized the art of painting on rocks, and her imaginative and innovative use of rocks and stones as art material continues...
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Let's Rock!: How 1950s America Created Elvis and the Rock and Roll Craze

Richard Aquila · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 351
Format: Print book

Rock & roll was one of the most important cultural developments in post-World War II America, yet its origins are shrouded in myth and legend. Let's Rock! reclaims the lost history of rock & roll. Based on years of research, as well as interviews with Bo Diddley, Pat Boone,...
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American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

Deborah Solomon · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Welcome to Rockwell Land, writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself. As the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, Norman...
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Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

Mark Harris · Penguin Press
Pages: 511
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most legendary directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed forever by itIn Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark...
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Appalachia USA: Photographs, 1968-2009

Builder Levy · David R. Godine, Publisher
Pages: 123
Format: Print book

This book is an intense artistic exploration of a significant yet little understood and often overlooked region of the United States.Despite the promise of alternative energy, coal still fuels most of our power plants and steel mills. The story of its extraction, and of the people who live,...
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Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph

Jan Swafford · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 1077
Format: Book

Jan Swafford's biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being...
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Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth

John Szwed · Viking
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Published in celebration of Holiday's centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer's extraordinary musical talentWhen Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia's studios in November 1933, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career...
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World War II Day By Day

Antony Shaw · Chartwell Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The hardcover reference titles in the Day by Day series examine the evolution of wars in a chronological timeline, from the first skirmish to the last battle and everything in between. These books are a historical companion to each major war in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The fate...
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