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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century

Nate Chinen · Pantheon
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From one of jazz's leading critics comes an invigorating, richly detailed portrait of the artists and events that have shaped the music of our time. Grounded in authority and brimming with style, here is the first book to take the measure of this exhilarating moment: a compelling argument...
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My Life

Tito Gobbi · Doubleday
Pages: 229
Format: Hardcover

The renowned Italian baritone recalls his life and his carrer in opera, noting his approaches to the nearly ninety roles in his repertoire and offering anecdotes about such associates as Maria Callas, Tulio Serafin, and Furtwangler
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All Good Things: A Treasury of Images to Uplift the Spirits and Reawaken Wonder

Stephen Ellcock
Format: Hardcover


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Manga Now!: How to Draw Action Figures

Keith Sparrow · Search Press
Format: Book

Written and illustrated by manga artist Keith Sparrow, this comprehensive and inspiring guide starts with an introduction to manga basics, showing you how to create the ideal workspace, how to overcome fear of a blank page, and how to draw all the elements you'll need, from hands and eyes...
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In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

Sue Roe · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

A lively and deeply researched group biography of the figures who transformed the world of art in bohemian Paris in the first decade of the twentieth century In Montmartre is a colorful history of the birth of Modernist art as it arose from one of the most astonishing collections of artistic...
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Nashville Then and Now®

Karina McDaniel

Originally known as Nashborough, Nashville was named as the capital of Tennessee in 1843. The city's economic recovery after the Civil War was slow, hampered by two major cholera epidemics. However, the Centennial Exposition of 1897, for which a reproduction of the Greek Parthenon
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A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety

DONALD HALL · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

New essays from the vantage point of very old age, once again "alternately lyrical and laugh-out-loud funny,"* from the former poet laureate of the United States
* New York Times
Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, one capped most recently by the New...
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Loitering with Intent

Peter O'Toole · Hyperion; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

The popular actor describes his youth in northern England, his father, his mother, the difficulty of a wartime childhood, the impression of the war, his education, and his introduction to drama.
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