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Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

James Wierzbicki · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Derided for its conformity and consumerism, 1950s America paid a price in anxiety. Prosperity existed under the shadow of a mushroom cloud. Optimism wore a Bucky Beaver smile that masked worry over threats at home and abroad. But even dread could not quell the revolutionary changes taking...
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Americana

Ray Davies · Sony Legacy
Format: Audio CD

This is Ray Davies' first new album in 10 years. It follows his acclaimed 2013 memoir of the same name, and uses the book as both source material and jumping off point. Davies wrote and arranged all the music on 'Americana' and co-produced the album with Guy Massey and John...
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Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music

Anna Beer · ONEWorld Publications
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

SOUNDS AND SWEET AIRS reveals the hidden stories of eight remarkable composers, taking the reader on a journey from seventeenth-century Medici Florence to London in the Blitz.Exploring not just the lives and works of eight exceptional artists, historian Anna Beer also asks tough questions...
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The humorless ladies of border control : touring the punk underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar

Franz Nicolay · New Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job in the Hold Steady, aka "the world's greatest bar band." Over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces...
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Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Richard Ormond · National Portrait Gallery Publications
Pages: 256

Many of the sitters in this collection were John Singer Sargents close friends. They are posed informally, sometimes in the act of painting or singing, and it is evident from the bold way they confront us that they are personalities of a creative stamp. Brilliant as these pictures are as works...
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The Westerns and War Films of John Ford

Sue Matheson · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Responsible for some of the greatest films of the 20th century - The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, and The Quiet Man among others - John Ford was best known for motion pictures that defined the American West and the face of wartime military. A Hollywood celebrity, Ford lived...
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Never a Dull Moment: 1971--The Year That Rock Exploded

David Hepworth · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A rollicking look at 1971 - the busiest, most innovative and resonant year of the 70s, defined by the musical arrival of such stars as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Joni MitchellOn New Year's Eve, 1970, Paul McCartney told his lawyers to issue the writ at the High Court...
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The White Road: Journey into an Obsession

Edmund de Waal · Farrar
Pages: 401
Format: Print book

An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.Extraordinary new nonfiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling...
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Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

James Wierzbicki · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Derided for its conformity and consumerism, 1950s America paid a price in anxiety. Prosperity existed under the shadow of a mushroom cloud. Optimism wore a Bucky Beaver smile that masked worry over threats at home and abroad. But even dread could not quell the revolutionary changes taking...
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The coffee break screenwriter : writing your script ten minutes at a time

Pilar Alessandra · Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Paperback

"'The Coffee Break Screenwriter' keeps it focused and simple. Writers -- from novice to professional -- benefit at every stage of the writing process with a relaxed, "ten minutes at a time" method"--Page 4 of cover.
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Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934

Laura Horak · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Katharine Hepburn all made lasting impressions with the cinematic cross-dressing they performed onscreen. What few modern viewers realize, however, is that these seemingly daring performances of the 1930s actually came at the tail end of a long wave of gender-bending...
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Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored

Richard Cole · Harpercollins
Pages: 391
Format: Hardcover

Led Zeppelin's tour manager describes the group's beginnings; the private lives of Page, Plant, Bonham, and Jones; the band's appetite for sexual excess; their friendship with Elvis and the Who; the death of Plant's son; and more. $75,000 ad/promo.
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Hand Drawn Lettering: Draw Paint Print

Mark Bergin · Barron'S
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Unleash your creativity with this book that encourages readers to explore new ideas, nurture originality, and create unique forms of lettering. You'll find:32 pages of instructions, and another 96 pages of alphabet samples for practicePointers on techniques and the use of colorTips on materials...
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The Art of Zootopia

Jessica Julius · Chronicle Books LLC
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Disney's newest animated feature, Zootopia, is a comedy-adventure starring Officer Judy Hopps, a rookie bunny cop who has to team up with fast-talking scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to crack her first case in the all-animal city of Zooto¬pia. This lushly illustrated book offers a behind-the-scenes...
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