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Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars

David Hepworth · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An elegy to the age of the Rock Star, featuring Chuck Berry, Elvis, Madonna, Bowie, Prince, and more, uncommon people whose lives were transformed by rock and who, in turn, shaped our cultureRecklessness, thy name is rock.The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed....
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The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox

VANDA KREFFT · Harper
Pages: 944
Format: Hardcover

A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur - like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary - who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood...
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Anyone Who's Anyone: The Astonishing Celebrity Interviews, 1987-2017

George Wayne · Harper
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From former Vanity Fair magazine's celebrity interviewer George Wayne comes a collection of piquant, poignant, and nostalgic interviews with some of the iconic personalities of our time, curated from his legendary magazine career.The man behind some of the most notorious celebrity interviews,...
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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

AN WILSON · Harper
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life.With the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin - hailed as the man who "discovered evolution" - was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo,...
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Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery

CROWN. · Crown Archetype
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the YouTube superstars and creators of Good Mythical Morning comes the ultimate guide to living a "Mythical" life, featuring stories and photos from their lifelong friendship, as well as awesomely illustrated tips for laughing more, learning more, and never taking yourself...
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Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting

John Mauceri · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century. John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative,...
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Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

Brenda Maddox · Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback

A rich and exuberant group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. These first geologists were made up primarily, and inevitably, of gentlemen with the necessary wealth to support their interests, yet boosting...
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Balancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at London's National Theatre

Nicholas Hytner · Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning former director of London's National Theatre--this is a fascinating, candid, eloquent memoir about his career directing theater, producing films and opera, and working closely with some of the world's most celebrated actors....
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Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

Cullen Murphy · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut SchoolFor a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation's top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone's...
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This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home

Margot Kahn · Seal Press
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Home is a loaded word, a complex idea: it's a place that can be comforting, difficult, nourishing, war-torn, or political. In this breathtaking, thought-provoking collection, 30 women writers explore the theme in personal essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, sentimental objects,...
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