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Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Mag ic of Theater

Michael Sokolove · Riverhead Hardcover
Format: Hardcover

Friday Night Lights meets Glee - the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town. Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon take his limo from Manhattan...
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Mad Men Unzipped: Fans on Sex, Love, and the Sixties on TV

Karen E. Dill-Shackleford · University of Iowa Press
Pages: 182
Format: Paperback

This is the story of the Mad Men fan phenomenon: how the show and its fans distinguished themselves in a market where it's hard to make an impression, not unlike the driven ad execs at the center of the show. In this book, four media psychologists who also just happen to be dedicated...
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Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You

Misty Copeland · Grand Central Life & Style
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The celebrated ballerina and role model, Misty Copeland, shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.Misty Copeland believes "There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway...
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The Simpsons family history : a celebration of television's favorite family

Matt Groening · Abrams
Format:  Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

So you think you know the Simpsons? Well, think again! The Simpsons Family History unravels 25 years of Simpsons facts and fun and presents them in a never-before-seen chronological format. Travel through time with Matt Groening as he pulls back the curtain and reveals the events that turned...
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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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The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style

Nelson George · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 236
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative history of the groundbreaking syndicated television show that has become an icon of American pop culture, from acclaimed author and filmmaker Nelson George, "the most accomplished black music critic of his generation" (Washington Post Book World).When it debuted...
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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Nikil Saval · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the worlds work—our work—gets done. From Bartleby the Scrivener to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a fascinating,...
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Vintage Knit: 25 Knitting and Crochet Patterns Refashioned for Today

Marine Malak · Laurence King Pub
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Vintage Knit offers lovers of retro style 25 beautiful knitting patterns from the 1940s and 1950s, regraded to fit modern sizes (small, medium, and large) and to knit with yarns easily available today. A short introduction describes each garment and suggests how to style it, followed...
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From the Headlines to Hollywood: The Birth and Boom of Warner Bros.

Chris Yogerst · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

More than any other studio, Warner Bros. used edgy, stylistic, and brutally honest films to construct a view of America that was different from the usual buoyant Hollywood fare. The studio took seriously Harry Warner's mandate that their films had a duty to educate and demonstrate key values...
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Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

Ms. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

This engrossing book chronicles one of the most exciting, controversial, and extravagant periods in the history of fashion: the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in 18th-century France. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell offers a carefully researched glimpse into the turbulent era's sophisticated...
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Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World

Michael Scott · Princeton University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the omphalos--the center or navel--of the ancient world for more than 1000 years. Individuals, city leaders, and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphis oracular priestess to set up monuments...
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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

Elizabeth Alexander · Museum of Modern Art
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just 23 years old, completed a series of 60 small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration, the mass movement of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North that began in 1915-16. Within months of its making, the Migration...
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Keepers: The Greatest Films--and Personal Favorites--of a Moviegoing Lifetime

Richard Schickel · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From a legendary film critic and movie fan extraordinaire, the highlights reel of a life spent at the movies Richard Schickel has seen, by his own estimate, more than twenty thousand films. He has been a reviewer since 1965 (long for Time magazine), has written almost forty books on the subject,...
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This Land: An American Portrait

Jack Spencer · University of Texas Press
Pages: 284
Format: Hardcover

Jarred by the 9/11 attacks, photographer Jack Spencer set out in 2003 "in hopes of making a few 'sketches' of America in order to gain some clarity on what it meant to be living in this nation at this moment in time." Across thirteen years, forty-eight states, and eighty thousand...
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Dolce Vita Confidential: Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi, and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome

Shawn Levy · W W Norton
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

A romp through the worlds of film, fashion, and titillating journalism that made 1950s Rome the sexiest city on the planet. From the ashes of World War II, Rome was reborn as the epicenter of film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media, and bold-faced libertinism that made "Italian"...
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