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Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld - the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world, altering the lives of everyone it touched.Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would...
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My Old Neighborhood Remembered: A Memoir

Avery Corman · Barricade Books
Format: Book

My Old Neighborhood Remembered is a lyrical remembrance of neighborhood life that has vanished from the culture. Best-selling author Avery Corman vividly recreates the vibrant, colorful neighborhood where he grew up – in the Bronx of the 1940s and 1950s. He recalls candy stores and bookmakers,...
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A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back

Kevin Hazzard · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A former paramedic's visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta's mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe.In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life...
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The Godfather Notebook

Francis Ford Coppola · Regan Arts
Pages: 784
Format: Paperback

THE PUBLISHING SENSATION OF THE YEAR FOR EVERY FILM FAN The never-before-published edition of Francis Ford Coppola's notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo reveals the story behind one of the world's most iconic films. The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest...
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Shanghai Grand: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue in a Doomed World

Taras Grescoe · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon. Emily "Mickey" Hahn was a legendary New Yorker journalist whose...
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Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

David Ritz · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz.Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left...
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The Dark Art: My Undercover Life in Global Narco-terrorism

Edward Follis · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

A highly decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorismWhat exactly is undercover? From a law-enforcement perspective, undercover is the art of skillfully eliciting incriminating statements....
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Orwell's Nose: A Pathological Biography

John Sutherland · Reaktion Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In 2012 writer John Sutherland permanently lost his sense of smell. At about the same time, he embarked on a rereading of George Orwell and - still coping with his recent disability - noticed something peculiar: Orwell was positively obsessed with smell. In this original, irreverent biography,...
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Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

Philippe R Girard · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. Born into bondage in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti) , the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, he witnessed first-hand the torture of the enslaved population. Yet he managed to secure his freedom and establish...
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Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man

Marcus Baram · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Best known for his polemic The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil Scott-Heron was a musical icon who defied characterization He tantalized audiences with his charismatic stage presence and his biting observant lyrics in such singles as The Bottle and Johannesburg provide a time capsule...
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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Candice Millard · Doubleday
Pages: 381
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime...
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Stronger

Jeff Bauman · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 244
Format: Print book

When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldn't, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words:...
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Hurricane Street

Ron Kovic · Akashic Books
Pages: 238
Format: Print book

"Hurricane Street...[is] another raw expose on the cost of war. The book, which he calls a prequel, drills deep into the 17-day drama of a 1974 sit-in and hunger strike staged by Kovic and a band of fellow wounded veterans who took the federal building on Wilshire Boulevard by storm...The...
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No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken

Norman Van Aken · Natl Book Network
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

No Experience Necessary is Chef Norman Van Aken's joyride of a memoir. In it he spans twenty-plus years and nearly as many jobs - including the fateful job advertisement in the local paper for a short-order cook with "no experience necessary."Long considered a culinary renegade...
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I Stand Corrected: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson

Eden Collinsworth · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating fusion of memoir, manners, and cultural history from a successful businesswoman well versed in the unique challenges of working in contemporary China.During the course of a career that has, quite literarily, moved her around the world, no country has fascinated Eden Collinsworth...
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