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Larkspur Press: Forty Years Of Making Letterpress Books In A Rural Kentucky Community, 1974-2014

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This book celebrates one of the great twentieth-century American private presses, Gray Zeitz's Larkspur Press. After discovering letterpress printing under the mentorship of Carolyn Hammer at the University of Kentucky, Zeitz established his own press in the…
The Year I Turned 25: A Memoir About Sex, Anxiety and a Dog Named She-Devil

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The Huntress: The Adventures, Escapades, And Triumphs Of Alicia Patterson: Aviatrix, Sportswoman…

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From National Book Award–winner Michael J. Arlen and screenwriter Alice Arlen, here is the fascinating, adventurous life of Alicia Patterson, who became, at age thirty-four, one of the youngest and most successful newspaper publishers in America when she…
Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years
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|October 15, 2013

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A look behind the scenes at Diana Vreeland’s Vogue, showing the legendary editor in chief in her own inimitable words. When Diana Vreeland became editor in chief of Vogue in 1963, she initiated a transformation, shaping the magazine into the dominant U.S.…
Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist
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|October 1, 2013

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Seymour Hersh has been the most important, famous, and controversial journalist in the United States for the last forty years. From his exposé of the My Lai massacre in 1969 to his revelations about torture at Abu Ghraib prison in 2004, Hersh has…
Stories My Father Told Me: Notes from The Lyons Den
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|June 7, 2011

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This amazing collection of choice anecdotes takes us right back to the Golden Age of New York City nightlife, when top restaurants like Toots Shor’s, "21,” and Sardi’s, as well as glittering nightclubs like the Stork Club, Latin Quarter, and El…
Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News
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|May 1, 2012

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This memoir by Dan Rather is told in a straightforward and conversational voice, and covers all the important moments of his journalistic career, including a frank accounting of his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard…
More Lives Than One: The Extraordinary Life Of Felix Dennis
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|September 27, 2016

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Canny, infuriating, cynical and generous by turns, Felix Dennis was a true one-off. When he died in 2014 he was a multi-millionaire. Yet he spent his last months writing poetry and planting the millionth tree in his own forest in Warwickshire. Journalist Fergus…
The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's…

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From Beckett to Burroughs, The Story of O to The Autobiography of Malcolm X , an iconic literary troublemaker tells the colorful stories behind the stories Richard Seaver came to Paris in 1950 seeking Hemingway's moveable feast. Paris had become a different…
Blue Collar Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the Everyman Elevated America

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Stupid is the new smart—but it wasn’t always so Popular culture has divorced itself from the life of the mind. Who has time for great books or deep thought when there is Jersey Shore to watch, a txt 2 respond 2, and World of Warcraft to play? At the…
Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan
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|February 22, 2013

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Confident and robust, Jubilee Hitchhiker is an comprehensive biography of late novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, author of Troutfishing in America and A Confederate General from Big Sur , among many others. When Brautigan took his own life in September of 1984…
"literchoor Is My Beat": A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions

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A biography-thoughtful and playful-of the man who founded New Directions and transformed American publishing James Laughlin-poet, publisher, world-class skier-was the man behind some of the most daring, revolutionary works in verse and prose of the twentieth…