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  • booksreddit.com:Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style

    Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style

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    In many ways the world has never seen a First Lady like Michelle Obama. From the precedent of her race to the singularity of her style, she has been the object of immense fascination. What she says, what she does, and not least, what she wears, is scrutinized around the world.Writing at the crossroads of politics and fashion, Kate Betts explains why Michelle Obama’s style matters, and how she has helped liberate a generation of women from the false idea that style and substance are mutually e…


  • booksreddit.com:Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere’s Ride

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    Paul Revere’s midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history–yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775–what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed–uncovering a truth far more remarkable than the myths of tradition.In Paul Revere’s Ride, David Hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative th…


  • booksreddit.com:Darth Vader and Son

    Darth Vader and Son

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    What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if “Luke, I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons…


  • booksreddit.com:Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

    Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

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    You want to know what the BEST tip I EVER got was? “Produce horrible material on purpose.”
    “This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren’t any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art c…


  • booksreddit.com:Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative (Will Eisner Instructional Books)

    Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative (Will Eisner Instructional Books)

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    “There isn’t a comics artists alive who hasn’t benefited from Will Eisner’s masterful work and formidable wisdom.”―Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics In Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative, Will Eisner―one of the most influential comic artists of the twentieth century―lays out the fundamentals of storytelling and their application in the comic book and graphic novel. In a work that will prove invaluable for comic artists and filmmakers, Eisner reveals how to construct a story…


  • booksreddit.com:Things Better Than BOOBS

    Things Better Than BOOBS

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    Things Better than BOOBS is creative, suspenseful, sarcastic, and laughter provoking all at once. It’s hilarious and clever take-home message campaigns loudly for an agreeably timeless yet generally unspoken notion. It is a brilliant gift idea for any humorous occasion and a must have on any book shelf or coffee table where sarcasm meets intellectual wit.


  • booksreddit.com:Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies

    Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies

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    A full-color, value-packed reference to Photoshop CS5 Photoshop is the world’s most popular image editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well as photo hobbyists are eager to learn the newest features of Photoshop CS5. This complete reference makes it easy, with nine self-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop. Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photograph…


  • booksreddit.com:The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979

    The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, an…

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    ****New York Times Best Seller**** ****Picked by Billboard as One of the 100 Greatest Music Books of All-Time********Pitchfork Book Club’s first selection**** Here’s what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Serrano al…


  • booksreddit.com:Easy Riders

    Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘N’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood

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    When the low-budget biker movie Easy Rider shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born. This was an age when talented young filmmakers such as Scorsese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including De Niro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the ’70s — an unabashed cele…


  • booksreddit.com:Imperial Leather: Race

    Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest

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    Imperial Leather chronicles the dangerous liaisons between gender, race and class that shaped British imperialism and its bloody dismantling. Spanning the century between Victorian Britain and the current struggle for power in South Africa, the book takes up the complex relationships between race and sexuality, fetishism and money, gender and violence, domesticity and the imperial market, and the gendering of nationalism within the zones of imperial and anti-imperial power.


  • booksreddit.com:Jazz

    Jazz

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    Since the 1950s, Herman Leonard’s photographs of jazz musicians have been crucial in shaping the image of the music and the world in which it was created. Leonard’s friendships with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis gave him rare access to the innovators who made modern jazz and the places in which they made it. Leonard took his camera into the smoky clubs and after-hours sessions, to backstage parties and musicians’ apartments, to build an incomparable visual record of one …


  • booksreddit.com:It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Gian...

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Gian…

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    “The Gang” from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia attempts their most ill-conceived, get-rich quick scheme yet: publishing a “self-help book” to hilarious, sometimes dangerous, and often revolting, results.The Gang may have finally found their golden ticket. Left alone to close down Paddy’s Pub one night, Charlie Kelly inadvertently scored himself, and his friends, the opportunity of a lifetime—a book deal with a real publishing company, real advance money, and a real(ly confused) editor. Whi…


  • booksreddit.com:Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel

    Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel

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    For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know the work Geisel did as a political cartoonist during World War II, for the New York daily newspaper PM. In these extraordinarily trenchant cartoons, Geisel presents “a provocative history of wartime politics” (Entertainment Weekly). Dr. Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large-format reproductions of more than two hundred of Geisel’s…


  • booksreddit.com:The Art of Shen Ku: The First Intergalactic Artform of the Entire Universe

    The Art of Shen Ku: The First Intergalactic Artform of the Entire Universe

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    What is Shen Ku? Roughly translated: “Pure Traveler” or “Phantom Passenger.” What exactly is the “art of…?” Mastering the skill and knowledge of practically everything anyone comes across while on Earth, including:* Tying knots and enhancing sex* Numerology and self hypnosis * Herbal therapy and forecasting weather * Curing nosebleeds and removing stains* Kung fu and magic tricks* Isometric and breathing exercises of monks* Self defense and catching fishAnd this is only the beginning.Irreve…


  • booksreddit.com:Elgin Park: An Ideal American Town

    Elgin Park: An Ideal American Town

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    The imagined city of Elgin Park, a magically realistic evocation of a midcentury American town, has captured the hearts of millions of web visitors and now appears in book form. You won’t find the town of Elgin Park on a map, but you will find it all over the web and in the media. Called an Internet phenomenon by the New York Times, Michael Paul Smith’s Flickr site has received over 20 million hits since he first posted his convincing yet dreamlike photographs of an imaginary town, inspired b…


  • booksreddit.com:The High Cost of Free Parking

    The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition

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    One of APA’s most popular and influential books is finally in PAPE, with a new preface from the author on how thinking about parking has changed since this book was first published. In this no-holds-barred treatise, Shoup argues that free parking has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the econ…


  • booksreddit.com:We Report Space: A Visual Reminiscence of Florida Rocket Launches from CRS-3 to Orbcomm-2 by Memb...

    We Report Space: A Visual Reminiscence of Florida Rocket Launches from CRS-3 to Orbcomm-2 by Memb…

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    We Report Space is a year-long pictorial look at today’s space program at Kennedy Space Center. This book traces the crew of 37 people invited to watch the SpaceX CRS-3 mission via the NASA Social program and their future exploits. In addition to stunning launch photography, see and hear their experiences with SpaceX, Boeing, and United Launch Alliance. Take a ride on the Crawler and a trip to the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Includes essays on the experiences of these normal every …


  • booksreddit.com:How To Write Groundhog Day

    How To Write Groundhog Day

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    “Groundhog Day” is a hugely entertaining movie, widely considered a comedy classic and many peoples’ favorite film of all time. Did screenwriter Danny Rubin know what he was doing when he wrote it? That it would star Bill Murray and become a hit?  That it would become a touchstone for major religions? That psychologists would come to prescribe the movie to their patients?  Follow this unique screenplay’s exciting journey through agents, directors, studios, stars and the writer’s own confused …


  • booksreddit.com:Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped

    Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped

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    Ticket Masters chronicles the as-yet-untold story of the modern concert industry, revealing the origins, development and ongoing strategies of companies such as Ticketmaster, Live Nation and StubHub and the efforts of numerous independent competitors. With over 100 exclusive interviews along with many previously unreleased documents, this character-driven book explores the actions and impact of the iconoclasts guiding these companies while folding in related tales of scalping syndicates, old-…


  • booksreddit.com:Pictures by Jeff Bridges

    Pictures by Jeff Bridges

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    For more than twenty years, on dozens of film sets, Bridges has perfected his own photography, shooting between takes and behind-the-scenes with a Widelux F8 camera. This fascinating, surprisingly candid body of work began as a personal project, as he recorded the arduous, emotionally intense, evanescent work of the film shoot in books that were privately printed and given as gifts to cast and crew. These are not traditional “Hollywood” pictures, but rather—despite the costumes and lighting, …