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George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters

Harrison’s humanity, thoughtfulness, and humor are on rich display throughout, and a portrait of his entire life emerges. A fascinating addition to the voluminous catalog of Beatle-related literature.
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The Brown Bullet: Rajo Jack’s Drive To Integrate Auto Racing

Poehler has done a fine job of researching the life of Rajo Jack, relating his determination and poise in the face of discrimination.
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All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy’s 1968 Tour of Appalachia

This fast-paced narrative, focusing less on Kennedy and more on local people, will find audiences among those who enjoyed J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy and Tony Horowitz’s Spying on the South.

Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock

Harrison’s story is a compelling one. This superbly written, absorbing biography of a woman succeeding on her own terms will resonate with fans of Hollywood stories, as well as those who appreciate celebrations of previously unsung women.

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Better Days Will Come Again: The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp

This carefully crafted biography bears witness to the power of music and the human spirit and will inform and inspire music fans everywhere.
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A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits—Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More

Readers will learn a lot about the role of a film editor and will feel compelled to rewatch the many hit movies Hirsch edited. Highly recommended for fans of these films and those interested in filmmaking.
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The Dog Log: An Accidental Memoir of Yapping Yorkies, Quarreling Neighbors, and the Unlikely Friendships That Saved My Life

Though occasionally overwritten, this heartwarming “who saved whom?” story will appeal to dog owners, the lovelorn, and fans of comic memoirs.

Scan Artist: How Evelyn Wood Convinced the World That Speed-Reading Worked

A clearly written book, laced with wry humor amid condemnation. Suggested for history and true crime readers.

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