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


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)

Synopsis

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


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

Synopsis

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


Fiction Ruined My Family

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Published: 2012-11-06

ISBN: 9781594486173

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Riverhead Trade

Synopsis

The youngest of four daughters in an old, celebrated St. Louis family of prominent journalists and politicians on one side, debutantes and equestrians on the other, Jeanne Darst grew up hearing stories of past grandeur. And the message she internalized as a young girl was clear: While things might be a bit tight for us right now, it’s only temporary. Soon her father would sell the Great American Novel and reclaim the family’s former glory.The Darsts uproot themselves and move from St. Louis to New York. Jeanne’s father writes one novel, and then another, which don’t find

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Price: $16.00


Pauline Kael

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Published: 2012-10-30

ISBN: 9780143122203

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

“Illuminating.”

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Price: $18.00


Charles Dickens

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Published: 2012-10-30

ISBN: 9780143122050

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

When Charles Dickens died in 1870, The Times of London successfully campaigned for his burial in Westminster Abbey, where thousands flocked to mourn the best recognized and loved man of nineteenth-century England. His books had made them laugh, shown them the squalor and greed of English life, and also the power of personal virtue and the strength of ordinary people—through the likes of David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Little Nell, and many more. In his last years Dickens drew adoring crowds to his public appearances, had met presidents and princes, and he had amassed a fortune.Like

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Price: $18.00


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