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Seen and Heard
Teenagers Talk About Their Lives
Mary Motley Kalergis


Part of what is hard about being a teenager is that it seems like you're alone with your feelings and that no one else has ever worried about, hoped for, or dreaded the same things in the same, painful way. Struggling teens (and parents who can't get their kids to talk to them) will take comfort in these first-person stories from young people.
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Face Forward
Young African American Men in a Critical Age
Julian C. R. Okwu


Some years ago, an incident on a San Francisco street made Julian C. R. Okwu realize that there were white people who saw him not as a man, but as a black man who was a potential source of trouble because of the color of his skin. "I wanted to introduce the world to another idea of young African American men," he writes in his introduction, explaining the reason for this powerful and important book.
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The Titanic Collection
Mementos of the Maiden Voyage Kit
Eric Sauder, Hugh Brewster


This is not a book but a sturdy, miniature cardboard replica of a steamer trunk such as one that might have gone down on Titanic, complete with mock-metal triangular corner protectors. Inside, there is a trove of reproductions of memorabilia from the Titanic Historical Society to wow anybody fascinated by the shipwreck: a first-class ticket; a "radiotelegramm" from the ship Amerika four hours before the disaster warning of icebergs; the fancy brochure passengers got; the orchestra's repertoire
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Star Wars Chronicles
Deborah Fine, Aeon Inc


This is the ultimate must-have for the Star Wars fanatic. Spendy, but definitely worth it, the Star Wars Chronicles is a big, beautiful book that comes in a gold and black box--it will look great on your coffee table next to your Star Wars Logbook. The Chronicles cover the beloved trilogy of movies in thousands of behind-the-scenes and up-close photographs, many you've never seen before.
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The Observation Deck
A Tool Kit for Writers
Naomi Epel


The Observation Deck is kind of like an I Ching for writers. At an impasse in your essay or novel? Looking for a new approach or even merely a warm-up exercise? Simply pluck a card from the deck, refer to the appropriate section in the accompanying book, and go with it. Each card--there are 50--is accompanied by a meditation on its subject by Naomi Epel, whose own warm wisdom is supplemented by that of the hundreds of writers she has met in her role as a book-tour escort in San Francisco
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Airborne
The New Dance Photography
of Lois Greenfield
Lois Greenfield(Photographer)


Lois Greenfield is uniquely adept at capturing the vibrancy and joy of dance. Part choreographer, part photographer, she does more than seize dancers in motion in her images--they seem to define the essence of movement itself. In this book, she has categorized her dancers as either earthbound or airborne, and it is hard to decide which images are more exhilarating.
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Devastation!
The World's Worst Natural Disasters
Lesley Newson


Devastation! covers all the natural disasters you might want to know about in one handy place. Lesley Newson describes everything from the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact to mad cow disease in vivid prose illustrated by some of the most astounding photographs ever printed. The book includes a gazetteer mapping more than 550 disaster sites around the world and giving information on historic disasters at each location....Read more

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Art
A World History
Georgio Taboreli


Like a visit to a single museum that happens to house all the major works from all the major movements in art, architecture, and visual and decorative arts, this hefty tome lives up to its title. From pre-history to present day, cave paintings to computer art, it delivers on its promise to bring together "art from every age and from every corner of the world." In 720 pages and more than 2,200 color illustrations, this includes, in addition to the traditional disciplines, fashion, advertisement,
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The Ultimate Classic Car Book
Quentin Willson, David Selby


This beautifully illustrated, oversized book won't disappoint... enthusiasts.... [Willson and Selby] proudly offer 90 automobiles that for them fit the classic bill: 'interesting, diverting, beguiling.' Feast on these!
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Martha Graham
A Dancer's Life
Russell Freedman


Martha Graham (1894-1991) referred to her dancers as "acrobats of God," but in truth it was she who seemed divinely inspired. Graham was a dancer, choreographer, and teacher for more than 70 years, and during that time she changed the landscape of dance forever. An unlikely candidate for a dance diva, she was shorter and more muscular than the principal ballet dancers of her time and she didn't start dancing until age 22--a flower long past her bloom in the eyes of most choreographers.
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