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Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies

For fans of old-Hollywood lore and classic movies, especially those starring Marion Davies. With notes, bibliography, filmography, and just enough photos to send readers to the internet in search of more images of Davies and her milieu.
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Mirror in the Sky: The Life and Music of Stevie Nicks

Nicks fans will appreciate Morrison’s care in the details of her songwriting and the song production, but the text may be a little dry and formal for readers looking to get more personal insight into Nicks, who was not interviewed for this book.

Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Turner expertly exposes more unsubstantiated, secretive, organized anti-Obama agendas and offers valuable glimpses into what many Americans believe, what they think of others’ beliefs, and, most of all, what they think about who belongs where in U.S. society. An informative read.

A World Transformed: Slavery in the Americas and the Origins of Global Power

This general history of the slave trade provides a thorough and humane treatment of the subject that will appeal to non-specialists and specialists alike.
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The First True Hitchcock: The Making of a Filmmaker

A highly detailed and exceptionally well researched look at Hitchcock’s cinematic beginnings, best left to scholars and Hitchcock completists.

Iconotypes: A Compendium of Butterflies and Moths; Jones’ Icones Complete

A book as lovely as the creatures it depicts. There’s much here for specialists (lepidopterists; art historians) but lay readers too can savor an astonishingly beautiful “pre-industrial butterfly world.”

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Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis

An engaging read, avoiding hagiography. This biography of a mercurial rogue has something to amuse or annoy most aficionados.

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Beethoven, a Life

Detailed and engaging, this fitting tribute to the iconic composer will enrich anyone’s enjoyment and appreciation of his great music.

The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution

Frykman breathes life into his subject in this vividly written tale of an oft-underrepresented history. Readers interested in maritime, naval, labor, and Atlantic history will greatly enjoy.

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