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The British Are Coming

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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy #1) By Rick Atkinson, John Sterling (Editor) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781627790437
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 14th, 2019

 

Atkinson brings the same engaging narrative style and excellent researcher's eye for the telling detail to the American Revolution as he did for his masterly WW2/Europe trilogy. (And as a longtime citizen of Concord and history fan I'm a demanding audience!)

Gary


PARIS ON THE BRINK

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Paris on the Brink - galley By Mary McAuliffe Cover Image
$29.95
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ISBN: 9781538112373
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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Art: The Definitive Visual Guide By Andrew Graham Dixon, DK, Ross King (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Andrew Graham Dixon, DK, 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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Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos By Clancy Sigal Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781593766573
Published: Soft Skull - 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


PARADISE SKY

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Paradise Sky By Joe R. Lansdale Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316329347
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 26th, 2017

 

This probable masterpiece in the flavorful oeuvre of the great Joe R, joins LITTLE BIG MAN, TRUE GRIT and Cormac McCarthy's border trilogy in being unique and entertaining literature set in the Old West but above and outside the Western genre.

Gary


Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

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Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel By John Stubbs Cover Image
$39.95
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ISBN: 9780393239423
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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