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PARIS ON THE BRINK

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781538112373
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - June 6th, 2018

 

Such was the ongoing intellectual ferment of the City of Light that even in the squalid Depression decade an extraordinary cast of characters lived singular lives and created exciting things, in spite of  - or perhaps stimulated by - the gathering geopolitical dread...

Gary


ART: THE DEFINITIVE VISUAL GUIDE

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By Andrew Graham Dixon, Ross King (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781465474759
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Published: DK - September 4th, 2018

 

Every house should have one! Paging through this beautiful volume can light up your mind with humanity's creative pageant, as well as inspire, elucidate and finally identify that certain half-remembered  painting (the one with the thing) that you've been trying to recall for years now...

Gary


Black Sunset

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781593766573
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Published: Soft Skull Press - December 13th, 2016

 

Novelist (Going Away) Sigal was a Hollywood talent agent and secret communist in the blacklist-plagued 1950s. An outrageously entertaining, naming-names memoir (with a ration of b.s. too...sweetheart, whaddya expect, he's an agent!), What Makes Sammy Run meets L.A. Confidential. The cover should be a lot more lurid!

 

Gary


Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

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$39.95
ISBN: 9780393239423
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 28th, 2017

I only knew (or cared,really) of Jonathan Swift as the author of Gulliver's Travels - but John Stubbs work was recommended to me as a sterling example of the biographer's art. I found it a most pleasurable reading experience and an excellent life study.

Gary


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