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Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the 90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion

A glittering history of fashion in the 1990s, told through the lives of Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen�the three iconic personalities who defined the time.The 1950s had rocknroll and the 60s had the Beats. In the 70s and 80s, it was punk rock and modern art. But for the 1990s, it was all about the fashion�and Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen w

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Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Resistance in Soviet Ballet

Alla Osipenko is the gripping story of one of historys greatest ballerinas, a courageous rebel who paid the price for speaking truth to the Soviet State. She studied with Agrippina Vaganova, the most revered and influential of all Russian ballet instructors, and in 1950, she joined the Mariinsky (then-Kirov) Ballet, where her lines, shapes, and movements both exemplified

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A Fortunate Life

Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a fortunate one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is a

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Being Nixon: A Man Divided

Evan Thomas delivers the best single-volume biography of Richard Nixon to date, a radical, unique portrait of a complicated figure who was both determinedly optimistic and tragically flawed. The New York Times bestselling author of Ike�s Bluff and Sea of Thunder, Thomas brings new life to one of American history�s most infamous, paradoxical, and enigmatic politicians, disp

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Paul McCartney

More than a rock star, more than a celebrity, Paul McCartney is a cultural touchstone. As one half of the legendary Lennon-McCartney songwriting duo, he helped transform popular music, moving from the simplistic pop of Love Me Do to the avant-garde symphonics of A Day in the Life to generation-binding anthems such as Hey, Jude and Let It Be. Along the way the Beatl

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Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart

Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media and on television today. In Angry Optimist, Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to political stardom, from his early stand-up days and the short-lived but acclaimed The Jon Stewart Show. Drawing on intervi

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Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832(Andrew Jackson 2)

Available in paperback for the first time, these three volumes represent the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. Volume One covers the role Jackson played in Americas territorial expansion, bringing to life a complex character who has often been seen simply as a rough-hewn country general. Volume Two traces Jacksons senatorial career, his presidential campaigns, and

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Palimpsest

This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidals compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the authors celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters�including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Ro

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Eisenhower: A Life

Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson�s lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures todayIn the rousing style he�s famous for, celebrated historian Paul Johnson offers a fascinating biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, focusing particularly on his years as a five-star general and his two terms as president of the United States.Johnson chro

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Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

Here is a compelling middle grade nonfiction tale of how one classic writer drew upon a rugged life of adventure to create works of literature, punctuated by stunning black-and-white art by Wendell Minor and illustrative photographic material.Swept up in the Gold Rush of 1897, young Jack London headed north to strike it rich in the Klondike and discovered something more pr

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