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Federico Muchnik, The Strategic Producer

Federico Muchnik, The Strategic ProducerToday's technologies and economic models won t settle for a conventional approach to filmmaking. The Strategic Producer: On the Art and Craft of Making Your First Feature combines history, technology, aesthetics, data, decision-making strategies, and time-tested methods into a powerful new approach to producing. An ideal text for aspiring filmmakers, The Strategic Producer orients the reader's mind-set towards self-empowerment by sharing essential and timeless techniques producers need to get the job done while also embracing the constantly evolving production landscape.

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ISBN: 9781138123625
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Published: Routledge - June 28th, 2016

Neil Hayward, Lost Among the Birds

Neil Hayward, Lost Among the BirdsIn 2013, Boston birder Neil Hayward traveled almost 250,000 miles by plane, car, boat, and kayak. As well as almost 10 feet vertically up a tree (where, you’ll be glad to hear, he successfully navigated his way back down). His quixotic quest: to see birds. His peregrinations took him to the corners of this vast continent: Barrow in the leaden, frozen north; the Dry Tortugas, dangling off the Florida Keys to the south; Newfoundland, poking out to the east; and tiny Adak, an island adrift in the volcanic Aleutian chain of the west. And a place they call New Jersey. By the year’s end, he’d netted some 749 species of bird and broken an historic record many thought was unbreakable.

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Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632865793
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 7th, 2016

Hamiltrivia

You've read Ron Chernow. You've got the soundtrack and the Hamiltome. Now it's time to join your fellow Alexander Hamilton groupies and show off how much you've learned.

Join us for an evening of Hamilton trivia and fun.

Nigel Hamilton, Commander in Chief

Nigel Hamilton, Commander in ChiefIn the next installment of the "splendid memoir Roosevelt didn't get to write" (New York Times),  Nigel Hamilton tells the astonishing story of FDR's year-long, defining battle with Churchill, as the war raged in Africa and Italy.

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Nigel Hamilton is a best-selling and award-winning biographer of President John F. Kennedy, General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery, and President Bill Clinton, among other subjects. His most recent book, The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942, was longlisted for the National Book Award. He is a senior fellow at the McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943 (FDR at War #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544279117
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 7th, 2016

Christopher Oldstone-Moore, Of Beards and Men

Beards—they’re all the rage these days. Take a look around: from hip urbanites to rustic outdoorsmen, well-groomed metrosexuals to post-season hockey players, facial hair is everywhere. The New York Times traces this hairy trend to Big Apple hipsters circa 2005 and reports that today some New Yorkers pay thousands of dollars for facial hair transplants to disguise patchy, juvenile beards. And in 2014, blogger Nicki Daniels excoriated bearded hipsters for turning a symbol of manliness and power into a flimsy fashion statement. The beard, she said, has turned into the padded bra of masculinity.

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Christopher Oldstone-Moore is a senior lecturer in history at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

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ISBN: 9780226284002
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Published: University of Chicago Press - December 8th, 2015

When We Fight, We Win: Greg Jobin-Leeds and AgitArte

Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People's Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a $15 minimum wage -- these are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, the leaders and activists of these and other movements distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what makesand what hinderstransformative social change. 

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When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620970935
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Published: New Press - January 5th, 2016

Jon Lukomnik, What They Do with Your Money

Each year we pay billions in fees to those who run our financial system. The money comes from our bank accounts, our pensions, our borrowing, and often we aren't told that the money has been taken. These billions may be justified if the finance industry does a good job, but as this book shows, it too often fails us. Financial institutions regularly place their business interests first, charging for advice that does nothing to improve performance, employing short-term buying strategies that are corrosive to building long-term value, and sometimes even concealing both their practices and their investment strategies from investors.

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Jon Lukomnik is Managing Partner for Sinclair Capital and a founder of GovernanceMetrics International, a global corporate governance rating service.

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ISBN: 9780300194418
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Published: Yale University Press - May 24th, 2016

Mark Polanzak & Lucas Mann

Mark Polanzak teaches English at the Berklee College of Music and is a founding editor of draft: the journal of process. He was a runner-up for the 2014 Italo Calvino Prize for fabulist fiction, and his stories have appeared in Third CoastThe Southern Review, and The American Scholar. He received his MFA from the University of Arizona.

Lucas Mann was born in New York City and received his MFA from the University of Iowa, where he was the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction.

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ISBN: 9780990516927
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Published: Stillhouse Press - March 22nd, 2016

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ISBN: 9781101873359
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Published: Vintage - April 5th, 2016

Mychal Denzel Smith, Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

Mychal Denzel Smith, Invisible Man, Got the Whole World WatchingHow do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. 

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Mychal Denzel Smith is a Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute, a contributing writer for The Nation magazine, and a contributor to Feministing.com and Salon. He has also written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, the Root, the Grio, ThinkProgress, and the Huffington Post, and he has been a featured commentator on NPR, BBC radio, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera America, HuffPost Live, and a number of other radio and television programs.

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Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568585284
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Published: Bold Type Books - June 14th, 2016

Rosamund Zander, Pathways to Possibility

Rosamund Zander, Pathways to PossibilityThe bestselling author of The Art of Possibility returns with a new vision for achieving true human fulfillment.

In this powerful and inspiring book, family systems therapist and executive coach Rosamund Stone Zander invites readers to shed the childhood stories that hold us back, and enter a realm of true maturity and fulfillment, where limitless growth becomes possible. 

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Rosamund Stone Zander is a family therapist, leadership coach, and landscape painter. 

Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670025183
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Published: Viking - June 21st, 2016

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