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Broadway Tails

Broadway Tails

Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars

by William Berloni, Jim Hanrahan and Bernadette Peters

Paperback, 228 pages, Globe Pequot Pr, $16.95, published June 3 2008 | purchase
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Rin Tin Tin

Rin Tin Tin

The Life And The Legend

by Susan Orlean

Paperback, 324 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published October 9 2012 | purchase
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  • The Life And The Legend
  • Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean chronicles the rise of the iconic German shepherd character, sharing the stories of the real World War I dog and canine performer and exploring Rin Tin Tin's relevance in military and popular culture. NPR Bestseller

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I Want My MTV

I Want My MTV

The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum

Paperback, 542 pages, Plume, $20, published September 25 2012 | purchase
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  • The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution
  • Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum

I Want My MTV shows how the channel grew from a radical programming concept to a defining network for a generation and a force in the worlds of music, television, sports, fashion and politics.

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Abbey Road

Abbey Road

The Best Studio in the World

by Alistair Lawrence

Hardcover, 303 pages, St Martins Press, $75, published October 16 2012 | purchase
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  • The Best Studio in the World
  • Alistair Lawrence

An oversized photographic celebration of the Abbey Road recording studio provides a history, timeline, discography of famous album covers and previously unseen images from the studio's archives that document recordings by such artists as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and John Williams.

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Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust

Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust

Off the Record With the Beatles, Bowie, Elton & So Much More

by Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski

Hardcover, 414 pages, Alfred Music Publishing Co., $24.99, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski

Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust recounts Ken Scott's experience working as a recording engineer for such artists as The Beatles, David Bowie and Duran Duran.

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The Big Screen

The Big Screen

The Story of the Movies

by David Thomson

Hardcover, 595 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $35, published October 16 2012 | purchase
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  • The Story of the Movies
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David Thomson traces the rise, decline and influence of the film industry on the modern world, assessing its expressions in multiple media, its capacity for imitating and idealizing life and its role in the lives of everyday viewers.

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The Gershwins and Me

The Gershwins and Me

A Personal History in Twelve Songs

by Michael Feinstein

Hardcover, 351 pages, Simon & Schuster, $45, published October 16 2012 | purchase
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A five-time Grammy nominee presents an illustrated tribute to the lives and legacies of the Gershwins that is presented through the stories of 12 of their most enduring songs, including "Strike Up the Band" and "Love Is Here to Stay," in a volume that is complemented by a CD of original recordings.

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We Killed

We Killed

The Rise of Women in American Comedy

by Yael Kohen

Paperback, 308 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published October 1 2013 | purchase
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Yael Kohen gathered stories from more than 100 different comedians, writers and producers for her oral history of women in comedy. Out of this chorus of voices — including the likes of Joan Rivers and Tina Fey — emerges a depiction of the challenges these women confronted, as well the achievements they've earned in spite of them.

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MP3

MP3

The Meaning of a Format

by Jonathan Sterne

Paperback, 341 pages, Duke Univ Pr, $24.95, published August 6 2012 | purchase
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Luck or Something Like It

Luck or Something Like It

by Kenny Rogers

Hardcover, 294 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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The country music legend shares the story behind his meteoric rise to fame, including the highs and lows, and the secrets behind his biggest hits.

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Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace

A Hippie Dream

by Neil Young

Paperback, 502 pages, Penguin Group USA, $18, published July 30 2013 | purchase
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Neil Young presents the story of his career against a backdrop of 40 years of history. He discusses such topics as his collaborations with fellow artists, his creative process and his activist work with Farm Aid and The Bridge School.NPR Bestseller

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How Music Works

How Music Works

by David Byrne

Paperback, 352 pages, Pgw, $20, published September 17 2013 | purchase
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David Byrne, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and co-founder of Talking Heads, presents a celebration of music as he knows it. He draws on his own experiences to explore everything from Balinese performance techniques to the acoustics of CBGB, deal structures and Celia Cruz — and, of course, the band that first made him famous.NPR Bestseller

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Seriously--I'm Kidding

Seriously ... I'm Kidding

by Ellen DeGeneres

Paperback, 241 pages, Grand Central Publishing, $14.99, published September 25 2012 | purchase
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  • Ellen DeGeneres

The stand-up comedian, television host, bestselling author and actress candidly discusses her personal life and professional career and describes what it was like to become a judge on American Idol.NPR Bestseller

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James Bond

James Bond

50 Years of Movie Posters

by Dennis Gassner and Alastair Dougall

Hardcover, 315 pages, Dk Pub, $50, published September 3 2012 | purchase
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  • 50 Years of Movie Posters
  • Dennis Gassner and Alastair Dougall

Collects a gallery of rare and sought-after posters, as well as unused concept artwork, and unique teasers, and lobby cards from virtually every country where Bond movies have screened.

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