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44 Lessons from a Loser: Navigating Life Through Laughter, Prayer and the Occasional Throat Punch

Sonya Jones · Author Academy Elite
Pages: 342
Format: Hardcover

Sonya Jones seemed to be a happy, fun-loving woman. Few would have guessed that a lifetime of battling morbid obesity (stemming from an unfortunate incident in junior high) had left her hating the person she was . . . until God used a wholly unexpected (and unconventional) journey...
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Schumann: The Faces and the Masks

Judith Chernaik · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking account of Robert Schumann, a major composer and key figure of Romanticism, whose life and works have been the subject of intense controversy since his early death in a mental asylum.Schumann: The Faces and the Masks draws us into the milieu of the Romantic movement, which...
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Reagan: An American Journey

Bob Spitz · Penguin Press
Pages: 880
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational.More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents,...
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Been So Long: My Life and Music

Jorma Kaukonen · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"A modern parable." -- from the foreword by Grace Slick"Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric." - Acoustic Guitar"Jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric...
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Fashion Climbing

BILL CUNNINGHAM · Penguin Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of a New York City legend's education in creativity and styleFor Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister's dresses and spending his evenings...
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On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope

DERAY MCKESSON · Viking
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the internationally recognized civil rights activist/organizer and host of the podcast Pod Save the People, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of a movement from the front lines.In August of 2014, twenty-nine-year-old activist DeRay Mckesson...
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She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Joan Morgan · Atria / 37 INK
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed and influential debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with this eye-opening and moving exploration of Lauryn Hill and her remarkable artistic legacy.Released in 1998, Lauryn Hill's first solo album is often cited by music critics...
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Sound: A Memoir of Hearing Lost and Found

BELLA BATHURST · Greystone Books
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

"Bathurst is a restless, curious writer ... After reading this book, I found myself listening in a richer and more interested way." - GuardianA profound, beautifully written exploration of sound by a young woman who lost her hearing, then regained it.In this surprising and moving...
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Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Later Years, 1966–2016

Kenneth Womack · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

More than anyone besides the bandmates themselves, George Martin was the man who created the unique sound of the Beatles. Sound Pictures offers a powerful and intimate account of how he did so. The second and final volume of the definitive biography of the man, Sound Pictures traces...
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The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation

Michael Cassutt · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

"The real book about the manned space program would be a book about George Abbey." - Richard Truly, former astronaut and Administrator of NASA One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the...
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