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A Graphic Biography of Warhol
A Graphic Biography of Warhol

Who shot Marilyn, and other illustrated anecdotes of Warhol’s fallible humanity.

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David Bowie Narrates the Pioneering Soviet Children’s Symphony Peter and the Wolf
David Bowie Narrates the Pioneering Soviet Children’s Symphony Peter and the Wolf

How the clarinet cat and the oboe duck lifted the Iron Curtain for a magical performance.

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Zelda Fitzgerald’s Little-Known Art
Zelda Fitzgerald’s Little-Known Art

From Alice in Wonderland to Times Square, a delicate dance of the imagination.

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Ten Days at the Mad-House: How Nellie Bly Posed as Insane in 1887 in Her Brave Exposé of Asylum Abuse
Ten Days at the Mad-House: How Nellie Bly Posed as Insane in 1887 in Her Brave Exposé of Asylum Abuse

A timeless and sobering reminder that the true measure of power is not how deftly we can assert our authority but how much kindness and compassion we can show others in their greatest moments of vulnerability.

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What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist
What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist

How the trailblazing female journalist got her start at speaking truth to power.

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The Adulterous Society: How John Updike Made Suburban Sex Sexy
The Adulterous Society: How John Updike Made Suburban Sex Sexy

“There is no such thing as static happiness. Happiness is a mixed thing, a thing compounded of sacrifices, and losses, and betrayals.”

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