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In the September 26, 2002, issue of The New York Review of Books, in an article rather marvelously entitled “The Queen of Quinkdom,” Margaret Atwood tackled Ursula K. Le Guin.

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“Written by a writer, educator, and art historian, and presented in a compact seven by seven inch size, The Face: Our Human Story is an entirely approachable, relatable and enjoyab

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"Srinath Raghavan engagingly writes an epic narrative that gives the reader much to ponder about what might have been, and the United States' role in the world."

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“Suppose aliens existed, and that some had been watching our planet for its entire forty-five million centuries, what would they have seen?

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Based on ten years of wide-ranging research, Alan Walker has produced the most comprehensive biography and musical analysis to date on Poland's most famous musician and composer.

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“a conversation loaded with details, ideas, analyses, and a profound understanding of a moment in American literary history and the people who lived it.”

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If the prospective reader opts only to look at the images then yes, the visuals in Patti Hansen: A Portrait are quite beautiful and offer a sort of timeline for her ubiquity as a model.

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"Baime wrote The Accidental President almost as if a witness to those momentous times.

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This is a golden age of independent comics. Artists develop singular approaches, cultivate followings online, and burst into the print scene with fully developed universes and styles.

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“Waleson’s reporting of the tumultuous history of NYCO is arts journalism at its best.

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“the book reads almost like a Tom Clancy thriller, with political intrigue, international machinations, and suspense keeping the pages turning even if the reader is already basically famili

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“For students of history, and also for casual readers who simply enjoy learning new and unusual aspects of history, this book is a real gem.

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Where does one start when trying to explain, analyze and dissect the oeuvre of Azzedine Alaïa?

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Fight for Liberty should be required reading for every college student—indeed, for every American and, regardless of their nationality, every person capable of reading and understanding th

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The popular British historian John Julius Norwich’s last book (he died at age 88 on June 1, 2018), A History of France, is a treasure of historical narrative, witty observations, and trenc

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20th-Century Fashion in Detail the latest of a three-book series is much like a visual dictionary, textbook, or pictorial glossary of fashion details.

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"The beginnings of class warfare, democracy, individual liberty, local government, racism, and American slavery had beginnings for what would become the United States in Ja

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In less than a six-month period there have been two books devoted to one of the most ubiquitous aspects or quirks of fashion: the leopard print.

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Should one be inclined to search, there is a plethora of titles published on this subject since the end of World War II.

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Balenciaga in Black is an incredible ode to Cristobal Balenciaga.

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“Hastings has written the best one-volume history on this war in a generation . . .”

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“Engaging, gorgeous, and thought provoking, this massive tome is a truly landmark example of the synergy between military history and the visual arts.”

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One of our era’s most popular artists and a leading art critic take us on a tour from cave paintings  to computer drawings.

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“this is a fun and personal book if you want to experiment with Moroccan flavors and eat some delicious preparations accompanied by wonderful photos of the finished dishes.”

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