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No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

Peter Richardson · St. Martin's Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why--and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives,...
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Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film

Mel Brooks · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 198
Format: Hardcover

Mel Brooks' own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews, and hilarious commentary. Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft...
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A Middle-earth Traveler: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor

John Howe · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A Middle-earth Traveler is an illustrated guide to J.R.R. Tolkien's most famous creation, with lavish art showing the many locations and characters the author described in his classic novels, along with notes on their importance to the world.A Middle-earth Traveler presents a walking...
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Frankenstein: How A Monster Became an Icon: The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley's Creation

SIDNEY PERKOWITZ · Pegasus Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Few creations have risen from literary origins to reach world-wide importance like Frankenstein. This landmark volume celebrates the bicentenary of Mary Shelley's creation and its indelible impact on art and culture.The tale of a tormented creature created in a laboratory began on a rainy...
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Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

HANNAH FRY · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A look inside the algorithms that are shaping our lives and the dilemmas they bring with them.If you were accused of a crime, who would you rather decide your sentence -- a mathematically consistent algorithm incapable of empathy or a compassionate human judge prone to bias and error? What...
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Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community

Saul Austerlitz · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 406
Format: Paperback

The form is so elemental, so basic, that we have difficulty imagining a time before it existed: a single set, fixed cameras, canned laughter, zany sidekicks, quirky family antics. Obsessively watched and critically ignored, sitcoms were a distraction, a gentle lullaby of a kinder, gentler...
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Thomas Jefferson: Architect: The Built Legacy of Our Third President

Hugh Howard · Rizzoli
Pages: 204
Format: Print book

Now available in a newly reduced trim size and at a lower price, this is the first volume to include all the existing work by Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and father of American architecture. Along with his numerous political achievements, Thomas Jefferson...
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Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

Marky Ramone · Simon & Schuster Australia
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The inside story behind one of the most revered bands in music history during the early days of punk rock in New York, from legendary drummer Marky Ramone.Rolling Stone ranked the Ramones at #26 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." They received a Grammy Lifetime...
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Behind the Curtain: An Insider's View of Jay Leno's Tonight Show

Dave Berg · Pelican Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Jay Leno's Tonight Show comes alive in this book by insider Dave Berg, who spent 18 years as Jay's co-producer. There were always two shows: the one on stage and the one behind the curtain. This narrative weaves both together, featuring the show's most legendary moments, including...
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The Library Book

Alberto Manguel · Aperture
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

In pre-Revolutionary War America, libraries were member-driven collections for the elite; it was not until 1790 that Benjamin Franklin helped to establish the first public lending library. Throughout the subsequent centuries the library has evolved, but always remained central to the cultural...
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The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

PHIL SZOSTAK · Abrams
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box-office records as one of the highest-grossing films of all time, and its eagerly awaited sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is sure to do the same. Written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Brothers Bloom, Brick) and production designed...
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The Realism Challenge: Drawing and Painting Secrets from a Modern Master of Hyperrealism

Mark Crilley · Watson-Guptill
Format: Print book

A captivating, step-by-step guide that teaches artists to draw and paint exact duplicates of common objects, rendered in the trompe l'oeil, hyperrealistic style of artist Mark Crilley's popular YouTube video series. Are You Up to the Challenge? With just watercolors, colored pencils,...
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Draw Horses in 15 Minutes: Capture the beauty of the equine form

Diana Hand · Ilex
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Continuing the success of the Draw in 15 Minutes series, horse artist Diana Hand shows you how to express your love of horses through drawing. In a series of tutorials, she describes every stage from finding your model and learning the basic skills of drawing to portraying the movement...
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Hamilton: The Revolution

Lin-Manuel Miranda · Grand Central Pub.
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for DramaLin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best...
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Tango : An Anxious Quest for Freedom

Rodolfo Dinzel · Ed. ABRAZOS
Pages: 115
Format: Paperback

For the first time a literary work on tango dynamics attempts to dialogue about the technical and theoretical aspects of this dance, that is ¨porteña¨, and shows us to the world. Gloria and Rodolfo Dinzel have investigated for years in an endeavour to contain the driving ideas...
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