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Ansel Adams: The National Parks Service Photographs

ANSEL ADAMS · Abbeville Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

In 1941, Ansel Adams photographed America's national parks for a series of murals that would celebrate the country's natural heritage. Because of the escalation of World War II, the project was suspended after less than a year, but not before Adams had produced these images, which illustrate...
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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

GUCCI MANE · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"As wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself. " - Complex
"A cautionary tale that ends in triumph." - GQ
"A revelation and a welcome addition to hip-hop's literary legacy." - All...
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Warner Bros.: Hollywood's Ultimate Backlot

Steven Bingen · Taylor Trade Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Movie studios are the wondrous, almost magical locales where not just films, but legends, are created. Unfortunately, these celebrity playgrounds are, and always have been, largely hidden from public view. Although some movie studios offer tours, few guests from outside the Hollywood community...
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Real Men Don't Sing: Crooning in American Culture

Allison McCracken · Duke University Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The crooner Rudy Vallée's soft, intimate, and sensual vocal delivery simultaneously captivated millions of adoring fans and drew harsh criticism from those threatened by his sensitive masculinity. Although Vallée and other crooners reflected the gender fluidity of late-1920s popular...
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How to Kill a Vampire: Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction

Liisa Ladouceur · ECW Press
Format: Paperback

Vampires exist. And in every culture with a legend about bloodsuckers that rise from the grave to prey upon the living, there are rules and rituals for how to destroy them. How to Kill a Vampire is the first book to focus specifically on all known ways to prevent vampirism, protect oneself...
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Draw Faces in 15 Minutes

Jake Spicer · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Yes, you can draw! And Draw Faces in 15 Minutes will show you how to draw people's faces. By the time you finish this book, you'll have all the skills you need to achieve a striking likeness in a drawn portrait, using a proven method from a professional life-drawing teacher.Artist...
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The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir

Vivian Gornick · Farrar
Pages: 175
Format: Print book

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography

A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments

A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City...

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Hip Hop Raised Me

Dj Semtex · W W Norton
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The definitive volume capturing the essence, experience and energy that is hip hop and its massive and enduring impact over the last forty yearsHip Hop Raised Me is the definitive volume on the essence, experience, and energy that is hip hop, and its massive and enduring impact over the last...
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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Kate T Parker · Workman
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls...
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Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation

Robert Wilson · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

In the s and s Brady of Broadway was one of the most successful and acclaimed Manhattan portrait galleries Henry Clay Daniel Webster Dolley Madison Henry James as a boy with his father Horace Greeley Edgar Allan Poe the Prince of Wales and Jenny Lind were among the dignitaries photographed...
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Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff

Carson · St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Hardcover

The household staff of Downton Abbey carries out their duties with effortless dignity, finesse and pride. Yet how do they know how exactly to lay the table, when to leave the room to give Lord and Lady Grantham their privacy, how to care for Lady Mary's furs and which uniform to wear...
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Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History

Rhonda K. Garelick · Random House
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLERCertain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth...
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Vietnam: A New History

Christopher E Goscha · Basic Books
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

In Vietnam, Christopher Goscha tells the full history of the events that created the modern state of Vietnam, from antiquity to the present day. Generations of emperors, rebels, priests, and colonizers left complicated legacies in this remarkable country. Periods of Chinese, French, and Japanese...
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Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain

Charles R. Cross · It Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain, Charles R. Cross, author of the New York Times bestselling Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven, examines the legacy of the Nirvana front man and takes on the question: why does Kurt Cobain still matter so much, 20 years after his death?Kurt...
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Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

Peter Ames Carlin · Thorndike Press Large Print
Pages: 617
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon, Paul Simon, by the bestselling rock biographer Peter Ames CarlinTo have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The boy from Queens scored his first hit record in 1957, just months...
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