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The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Possibly everything you've ever wanted to know about Elizabeth Taylor--and then some. She might have been blessed with beauty, but it contributed to a traumatic life that few people would have survived. Dishy read. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Kind of Blue

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Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306815584
Availability: Special Order
Published: Da Capo Press - July 3rd, 2007

This meticulous, painstakingly researched book details the creation of one of the most influential jazz recordings of all-time. The book presents a fascinating glimpse at the art of collaboration and a vivid picture of the recording industry in the late fifties. Kahn also chronicles the marketing and promotion of the record. A must for anyone with a serious interest in music. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Ship Ablaze

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Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767909068
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown - June 8th, 2004

The horrifying chronicle of the conflagration aboard an excursion steamer on the East River in New York City. The General Slocum tragedy claimed over 1,000 lives, most of them women and young children. It remained, until the attack on the World Trade Center, New York's most deadly disaster. Fascinating, not only as a precise, minute by minute recounting of the tragedy, but as a detailed examination of the era that spawned it. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death by Ann Rule - Book Review

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Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743410137
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pocket Books - October 1st, 2004

Gripping, factual account of a woman who would stop at nothing - including an intricately planned, cold-blooded murder - to get what she wanted. One of Ms. Rule's best true crime books. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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