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The Big Book of Rock & Roll Names: How Arcade Fire, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Vampire Weekend, and 532 Other Bands Got Their Names

A music lover’s walk down trivia lane, with occasional four-letter input when quoting band members. For large public libraries.
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Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater

Since 1934, Harlem’s Apollo theater has married devoted, multiracial audiences with the best among African American performers—who thought of the place as “home...

The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell

This gorgeous volume celebrates the brilliance of McDonnell and pure cartooning. Animal lovers, the artist’s fans, and connoisseurs of art history will enjoy.
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The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World: The Twin Towers, Windows on the World, and the Rebirth of New York

The author begins and concludes with accounts from 9/11, effectively capturing the shock and brutality of that day and its enduring aftermath, ultimately crafting a celebration of the city’s ingenuity, strength, and resilience. Thoughtful and engaging and highly recommended for growing culinary history collections.

Women on Food: Charlotte Druckman and 115 Writers, Chefs, Critics, Television Stars, and Eaters

Druckman’s lively work will appeal to anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of the food industry, including the less glamorous aspects.
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Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef

Highly recommended for foodies and memoir aficionados.

TV Noir: Dark Drama on the Small Screen

Each section could be a stand-alone show at a media museum or, better yet, a series at a dimly lit revival house. Essential for noir lovers, especially those who have exhausted the film canon and are hungry for more.
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Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches To Crochet in Three Ways

Readers of Betty Barnden’s The Crochet Stitch Bible will enjoy this book's new stitch offerings and excellent visual representations.

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NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football

This appealing book contains a nice selection of text excerpts, but it doesn’t quite measure up to the NFL’s 75th anniversary celebration tribute.
 

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