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- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95
From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family , a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads. One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79
An extraordinary memoir of fortune, fraud, and the master of modern art Art dealer Stan Lauryssens made millions in modern art, but he sold only one name: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter's work was a hot commodity for the newly rich, investors, and shady businessmen looking to launder their black-market cash. Stan didn't mind looking the other... more...
- Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 17.50
Part biography, part art history -- a thoroughly engaging look at one man?s life and his phenomenal influence on the world of contemporary art. Bill Reid was at the forefront of the modern-day renaissance of Northwest Coast Native art; but his art, and his life, was not without controversy. Like the raven -- the trickster and principal figure in countless... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 6.79
The Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-66) was arguably the greatest sculptor of the twentieth century. He was also--as James Lord persuasively argued in Giacometti: A Biography --a heroic figure whose vocation sustained him through a life of crippling anxiety and erotic guilt. Almost twenty years after it first appeared, Giacometti has attained... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.99
Goddess is the book that Madonna and her entourage did not want published. Long before the star could instruct her family and friends not to talk to the author, Barbara Victor spent more than eighteen months in Michigan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, California, New York, and Florida, interviewing Madonna's father and stepmother, her grandmother... more...
- Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 16.99
The astonishing true story of America?s most accomplished art forger: a kid from New Jersey who became a master, fooling experts and eluding the FBI for thirty years. Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney?s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would... more...
- Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 8.99
Looking for Mr. Gilbert is an account of the quest to uncover the heretofore unknown life of Robert A. Gilbert, an African American serving man who worked for the ornithologist William Brewster. A man of many talents, Gilbert went on to become the first African American landscape photographer. more...
- BSB 2014; US$ 9.99
The Last Impresario ?the most famous person you?ve never heard of?is now the subject of a major motion picture, directed by Gracie Otto. Michael White is one of the most inspirational producers of our time, responsible for changing the face of Britain?s cultural scene in the 1970s. White has been involved in an amazingly wide range of shows, many... more...