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America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World"
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mpn: 26407479, ean: 9780306825446, isbn: 0306825449,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
A skewering of the American underbelly by the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You're Making Me Hate YouThe always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph
By Houghton Mifflin
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mpn: 9780618054749, ean: 9780618054749, isbn: 9780618054749,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews
Jan Swafford’s biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who composed some of the world’s most iconic music. Swafford mines sources never before used in English-language biographies to reanimate the revolutionary ferment of Enlightenment-era Bonn, where

Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait
By Cassell
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ean: 9781844039692, isbn: 1844039692,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
PICTURING PRINCE sees the late icon's former art director, STEVE PARKE, revealing stunning intimate photographs of the singer from his time working at Paisley Park. At least half of the images in the book are exclusively published here for the first time; most other images in the book are rare to the public eye. This edition also includes 16 pages of lost photographs, all of which have recently been uncovered by the author from within his extensive archive.Alongside these remarkable images are

Gamble Rogers: A Troubadour's Life
By University Press of Florida
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ean: 9780813056944, isbn: 0813056942,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
Beloved raconteur, environmentalist, and down-home philosopher, Gamble Rogers (1937–1991) ushered in a renaissance of folk music to a place and time that desperately needed it. In this book, Bruce Horovitz tells the story of how Rogers infused Florida's rapidly commercializing landscape with a refreshing dose of homegrown authenticity and how his distinctive music and personality touched the nation.As a college student, motivated by personal advice from William Faulkner to stay true to

Handcrafted: A Woodworker's Story
By Touchstone
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ean: 9781501188985, isbn: 1501188984,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
Clint Harp, maverick carpenter on HGTV’s smash hit Fixer Upper and the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network, presents his inspirational memoir that celebrates meaningful work, turning your craft into a career, and recognizing the importance of the journey itself.While Clint Harp is now known as Chip and Joanna Gaines’s go-to table maker on Fixer Upper and a nationally acclaimed artisan, his life has not always been the DIY dream we see on the show. Ten years ago, he played the role of what

Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968
By Penguin Press
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh unearths the album's fascinating backstory--along with

From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars
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mpn: 25846257, ean: 9781580056441, isbn: 158005644X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
While the Grohl family had always been musical-the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie-Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were

The Music of Elliott Carter
By Cornell University Press
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Arguably the most important American composer of the century, Elliott Carter often has been more highly regarded in Europe than in his native land. Interest in his work has grown rapidly in recent years, however, and the celebration of his ninetieth birthday in December, 1998, accompanied by numerous performances and new recordings, undoubtedly will increase the attention of his fellow citizens to this remarkable figure.Authoritative and gracefully written, The Music of Elliott Carter engages

Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBased on a decade of research and reporting--as well as access to the Replacements' key principals, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson--author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate portrait, revealing the primal factors and forces that shaped one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive rock 'n' roll bands of all time.Beginning with riveting revelations about the Replacements'

Rolling With The Stones
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
A backstage pass to the Rolling Stones from Bill Wyman, founder of the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones, commonly referred to as the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, epitomize everything that's excessive, lavish, exciting, and powerful about rock music. Now, founding member and bass player Bill Wyman presents an honest and humorous account that serves as a backstage pass to the band's history, from drug busts, to tax exile, to solo careers. Straight from Wyman's huge personal archive,

Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life (Hollywood Legends Series)
By University Press of Mississippi
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
Best known for her Oscar-nominated roles in the smash hits Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, Madeline Kahn (1942-1999) was one of the most popular comedians of her time--and one of the least understood. In private, she was as reserved and refined as her characters were bold and bawdy. Almost a Method actor in her approach, she took her work seriously. When crew members and audiences laughed, she asked why--as if they were laughing at her--and all her life she remained unsure of her gifts.William

Edgar Brandt Art Deco Ironwork
By Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews
A premier metalsmith in the early 20th century in France, Edgar Brandt (1880-1960) designed and fabricated some of the most beautiful architectural and decorative ironwork of his age. This elegant book recounts his life and work with scholarly text and photographs. Lyrical gates, doors, and tables, including his most famous screen, L'Oasis, appeared at the seminal 1925 Exposition des Arts Dcoratifs, in Paris, which gave the name Art Deco to the new style of designs. Combining motifs from

James Nares
By Skira Rizzoli
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ean: 9780847842575, isbn: 0847842576,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
This long-awaited comprehensive monograph on James Nares brings together his paintings and films. Upon his arrival in New York in 1974, British-born James Nares became a central member of the city's vibrant No Wave art scene, making experimental Super 8 films, playing in downtown bands, and staging live performances. The following decade, he turned to painting, using handmade brushes to create monumental strokes that are almost three-dimensional in their detail and depth. Today, Nares continues

Richard Strauss: Salome (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)
By Brand: Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9780521359702, isbn: 0521359708,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews
This full-length study of Salome is the first in English since Lawrence Gilman's introductory guide of 1907. The handbook presents an informative collection of historical, critical and analytical studies of one of Strauss's most familiar operas. Classic essays by Mario Praz and Richard Ellmann cover the literary background. How Strauss adopted Wilde's play for his libretto is discussed by Roland Tenschert in a fascinating essay which has been updated by Derrick Puffett. In three central

Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781504630276, isbn: 1504630270,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews
[*Read by the author - Jewel] New York Times bestselling poet and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood to fame, marriage, and motherhood. When Jewel's first album, Pieces of You, topped the charts in 1995, her emotional voice and vulnerable performance were groundbreaking. In the tradition of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell (she has been compared to both), a singer-songwriter of her

Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day
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ean: 9780062444264, isbn: 0062444263,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s.In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstock—the day that shattered the Sixties’ promise of peace and love when a

The Longest Kill: The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers
By St Martins Pr
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ean: 9781250085238, isbn: 1250085233,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
It takes a tough mindset to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most want to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill - 2,475 meters.In this unflinching autobiography, Craig catapults us into the heat of the action as he

I Me Mine: The Extended Edition
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mpn: 45194392, ean: 9781905662401, isbn: 1905662408,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
Cherished by fans and collectors, I Me Mine is the closest we will ever come to George Harrison's autobiography. This new edition has been significantly developed since the 1980 original; now printed in color, and with previously unseen archive material, the book covers the full span of George Harrison's life and work.Featuring George Harrison in conversation with Derek Taylor, I Me Mine delves into everything from Harrison's upbringing in Liverpool and the growth of early Beatlemania, to his

Brian May's Red Special: The Story Of The Home-Made Guitar That Rocked Queen And The Wo
By Hal Leonard
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mpn: 119108, ean: 9781480341470, isbn: 1480341479,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 121 reviews
(Book). ''My dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a 'good' way'.'' Brian May and his father Harold started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing

The Golden Years: David Bowie
By Overlook-Omnibus
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ean: 9781468310696, isbn: 1468310690,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
The exquisitely designed, day-by-day history of David Bowie in the 1970s.The Golden Years: David Bowie chronicles Bowie’s creative life during the 1970s, a decade that defined his career. This deep dive looks at the superstar's life and work in a year by year, month by month, day by day format, placing his works in their historical, personal and creative contexts.The Golden Years accounts for every live performance: when and where and who played with him. It details every known recording:

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