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It begins with a birth in 1750, in an African village; it ends seven generations later at the Arkansas funeral of a black professor whose children are a teacher, a Navy architect, an assistant director of the U.S. Information Agency, and an author. The author is Alex Haley. This magnificent book is his.
A monumental bestseller! Alex Haley recaptures his family’s history in this drama of eighteenth-century slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants.
Alex Haley (1921-1992) was a bestselling and award-winning writer whose works, including Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X, centered on the struggles of African Americans.
American Witness: The Art and Life of Robert Frank
by RJ Smith [Hardcover]
From the author of the acclaimed James Brown biography, The One, comes the first in-depth biography of renowned photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank, best known for his landmark book The Americans.
RJ Smith has been a senior editor at Los Angeles Magazine, a contributor to Blender, a columnist for The Village Voice, and a staff writer for Spin, and has written for GQ, New York Times Magazine, Elle, Men’s Vogue, and Yeti. His book The One: The Life and Music of James Brown was among the New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2012.” Smith lives with his wife and daughter in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hendrix is the definitive, illustrated biography of the man widely considered the greatest rock guitarist of all time.
High Fidelity meets Wayne’s World in this utterly charming graphic memoir about a young man’s life-long obsession with the rock band Queen.
Mike Dawson was born in Scotland in 1975, grew up in the Midlands, and then moved to the United States at the age of eleven. He studied painting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Following that he self-published a number of comic books, most notably the six-issue humor series Gabagool!, which he co-wrote and drew. His comics have also appeared in many anthologies. He lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife.
by Charles Cross, Gillian G. Gaar, Bob Gendron, Mark Yarm, Todd Martens
Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History is the first to treat fans to a stylishly designed illustrated biography of the band. Performance and off-stage photography, handbills, singles, backstage passes, gig posters, and other memorabilia complement a narrative detailing the band’s tumultuous history
Joel McIver explores the complete history of Sabbath, from the precursor bands to the release of the holy trinity of heavy metal – “Black Sabbath” (the song) on Black Sabbath (the album) by Black Sabbath (the band) – to the present.
by Margaret Atwood
The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions.
by Stephen King
An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.
New York Times Bestseller
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger shows us that the key to being happier is to stop trying to be “positive” all the time and instead to become better at handling adversity.
Perfect for both new collectors and die-hard wax-spinners, Vinyl Me, Please revels in the album as art form and exudes the style, expertise, and passion that all crate-diggers share.