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Amelia Earhart on Marriage
Amelia Earhart on Marriage

“I cannot guarantee to endure at all times the confinements of even an attractive cage.”

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A Secret Illustrated History of Coffee, Coca, and Cola
A Secret Illustrated History of Coffee, Coca, and Cola

What America’s premier anti-drug autocrat has to do with Bach and helping Coke import illegal coca leaves.

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The Best History Books of 2012
The Best History Books of 2012

From Mark Twain’s diary to the visual history of evolution, by way of Vonnegut, Sontag, and Klimt.

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Song Reader: Beck Revives the Romance of Sheet Music with 26 Illustrated Songs
Song Reader: Beck Revives the Romance of Sheet Music with 26 Illustrated Songs

“Each era finds something new to return to; things that seemed out of date have a way of coming back in new forms, and revealing aspects of themselves we might not have noticed before.”

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Little Big Books: The Secrets of Great Children’s Book Illustration
Little Big Books: The Secrets of Great Children’s Book Illustration

“The picture book serves as a personal, private art gallery, held in the hand, to be revisited over and over again.”

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The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picture Books of 2012
The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picture Books of 2012

From Indian folk art to neuroscience, by way of Saul Bass, James Joyce, and die-cut Cold War allegories.

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