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Stan Lee A Life in Comics
ISBN: HB: 9780300230345, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 36 black&white illus.
Few artists have had as much of an impact on American popular culture as Stan Lee. The characters he created – Spider-Man and Iron Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four – occupy Hollywood's imagination and production schedules, generate billions at t...
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Manon's World A Hauntology of a Daughter in the Triangle of Alma Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel
ISBN: HB: 9780857427496, Seagull Books, June 2020
324 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Manon Gropius (1916-1935) was the daughter of Alma Mahler, the widow of Gustav Mahler, and the architect Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus, and the stepdaughter of the writer Franz Werfel. In Manon's World, James Reidel explores the life and...
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Henry III 1207-1258
ISBN: HB: 9780300238358, Yale University Press, May 2020
576 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 16 black&white illus.
Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry III had to rule within the limits set by the establishment of Magna Carta and the emergence of parliament. Pacific, conciliatory, and deeply religious, Henry brought many years of peace to E...
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Houdini The Elusive American
ISBN: HB: 9780300230796, Yale University Press, May 2020
232 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie was never made, its title, "The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini: The Justly Celebrated Elusive American"...
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Moses A Human Life
ISBN: PB: 9780300251883, ISBN: HB: 9780300209624, Yale University Press, May 2020
240 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar. No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many...
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Kaddish Pages on Tadeusz Kantor
ISBN: PB: 9780857427489, Seagull Books, May 2020
64 pp., 17.7x10.7 cm, 16 halftones
Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) was renowned for his revolutionary theater performances in both his native Poland and abroad. Despite nominally being a Catholic, Kantor had a unique relationship with Jewish culture and incorporated many elements of Jewish...
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Theodor Herzl The Charismatic Leader
ISBN: HB: 9780300180404, Yale University Press, April 2020
256 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
The life of Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) was as puzzling as it was brief. How did this cosmopolitan and assimilated European Jew become the leader of the Zionist movement? How could he be both an artist and a statesman, a rationalist and an aesthete, a...
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Ben Hecht Fighting Words, Moving Pictures
ISBN: PB: 9780300251814, ISBN: HB: 9780300180428, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 21x14.6 cm
He was, according to Pauline Kael, "the greatest American screenwriter". Jean-Luc Godard called him "a genius" who "invented 80 percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today". Besides tossing off dozens of now-classic scripts – including "Scarfac...
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Multifarious Mr. Banks From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World
ISBN: HB: 9780300223835, Yale University Press, April 2020
496 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 48 colour illus.
As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George III, the "father of Australia", and the man who established Kew as the world's leading botanical garden, Sir Josep...
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Poulenc A Biography
ISBN: HB: 9780300226508, Yale University Press, April 2020
352 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus.
Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century classical music, as well as an unorthodox and striking individual. Roger Nichols draws upon Poulenc's music and other primary sources to write an authoritative life of this great artist. Although...
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