Quien fue Pablo Picasso?

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Published: 2012-12-06

ISBN: 9780448461755

Format: B-Juv Digest

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Synopsis

Now in Spanish: the story of Pablo Picasso’s brilliant life!Over a long, turbulent life, Picasso continually discovered new ways of seeing the world and translating them into art. Young readers now have a Spanish translation of this entertaining, highly readable biography, with more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations.

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Price: $7.99


Quien fue Marco Polo?

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Published: 2012-12-06

ISBN: 9780448461748

Format: B-Juv Digest

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Synopsis

The story of Marco Polo’s famous adventures now in Spanish!More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about? Young readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable Quien fue . . . ? biography. Over one hundred black-and-white illustrations bring Marco Polo’s story to life.

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Price: $7.99


The Filmmaker's Handbook

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Published: 2012-11-27

ISBN: 9780452297289

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

Edward Pincus has taught film courses at both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Price: $30.00


Socrates

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Published: 2012-11-27

ISBN: 9780143122210

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Paul Johnson’s many books, including A History of Christianity, A History of the Jews, Modern Times, Churchill, and Napoleon: A Penguin Life, have been hailed as masterpieces of historical analysis. He is a regular columnist for Forbes and The Spectator, and his work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others publications. He lives in London.

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Price: $15.00


Coco Chanel

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Published: 2012-11-27

ISBN: 9780143122128

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century’s foremost fashion icon Revolutionizing women’s dress, Gabrielle "Coco’ Chanel was the twentieth century’s most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey–from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour–helped forge the idea of modern woman.Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style. Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were

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Price: $17.00


Verdi's Shakespeare

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Published: 2012-11-27

ISBN: 9780143122227

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Garry Wills is one of the most respected writers on religion today. He is the author of Saint Augustine’s Childhood, Saint Augustine’s Memory, and Saint Augustine’s Sin, the first three volumes in this series, as well as the Penguin Lives biography Saint Augustine. His other books include “Negro President”: Jefferson and the Slave Power, Why I Am a Catholic, Papal Sin, and Lincoln at Gettysburg, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

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Price: $16.00


American Lady

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Published: 2012-11-21

ISBN: 9780670025749

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

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The fascinating story of one of the grand dames of Georgetown society and a true Washington insiderAn American aristocrat—a descendant of founding father John Jay—Susan Mary Alsop (1918–2004)with husband, Joe Alsop, brought together the movers and shakers of not just the United States, but the world. Henry Kissinger remarked that more agreements were concluded in her living room than in the White House.Born in Rome, brought up in Argentina and the United States, Susan Mary arrived in Paris in 1945 to join her first husband, Bill Patten. There she witnessed “history on the

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Price: $26.95


The Patriarch

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Published: 2012-11-13

ISBN: 9781594203763

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

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Celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life the story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, in this, the first and only biography based on unrestricted and exclusive access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers Joseph Patrick Kennedy—whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War—was the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. The father of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, “Joe” Kennedy was an indomitable and elusive figure whose dreams of advancement for

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Price: $40.00


Who Is Jane Goodall?

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Published: 2012-11-08

ISBN: 9780448461922

Format: B-Juv Digest

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Synopsis

A life in the wild!Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall’s up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her. Now her story comes to life in this biography with black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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Price: $4.99


Marvin Makes Music

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Published: 2012-11-08

ISBN: 9780803737303

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Dial

Synopsis

A true story from one of America’s most beloved composersMarvin loves to play the piano and compose his own songs. But performing music over and over that’s composed by some old guys name Ludwig and Wolfgang just gives him knots in his stomach. When his father tells Marvin he has an audition with the most prestigious music school, how can Marvin overcome his nerves and get swept away by the music?This endearing book is based on the true life story of composer Marvin Hamlisch, who, at the age of six, was the youngest person ever accepted into the Juilliard School.Includes CD with original song

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Price: $16.99


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