The Big Book of Rogues and Villains: Edited by Otto Penzler
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The Big Book of Rogues and Villains: Edited by Otto Penzler

This is a book for the lover of stories of heists, con artists, forgers and masters of disguise.

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Blood in the Water: by Heather Ann Thompson
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Blood in the Water: by Heather Ann Thompson

Bowie: The Illustrated Story: by Pat Gilbert
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Bowie: The Illustrated Story: by Pat Gilbert

Sometimes it’s difficult to pull yourself away from Bowie's visage in order to read Pat Gilbert’s biography.

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We Were Eight Years in Power: by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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We Were Eight Years in Power: by Ta-Nehisi Coates

All writers need communities and rallying cries, and Coates offers more than enough for the aspirant.

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Notes on a Foreign Country: by Suzy Hansen
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Notes on a Foreign Country: by Suzy Hansen

Hansen has captured the nigh-ineffable spirit of U.S. exceptionalism as it operates in the world today.

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Discaholics! Record Collector Confessions Volume 1: by Mats Gustafsson
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Discaholics! Record Collector Confessions Volume 1: by Mats Gustafsson

If you think a book where record collectors are asked the same questions might get boring, you’re wrong.

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem: by Joan Didion
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem: by Joan Didion

Slouching Towards Bethlehem may be the ideal template for today’s literary journalists looking for a starting point in establishing their own voice.

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Hendrix: The Illustrated Story: by Gillian G. Gaar
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Hendrix: The Illustrated Story: by Gillian G. Gaar

Gaar has the perfect skill set to discuss the brief, brilliant career of Jimi Hendrix.

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Love for Sale: by David Hajdu
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Love for Sale: by David Hajdu

Pop music has lost the “pop” element and become a catchall for whatever gets played on the radio.

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Play It Loud: by Brad Tolinski and Alan Di Perna
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Play It Loud: by Brad Tolinski and Alan Di Perna

A smart, well-researched and gripping account of the most iconic instrument of the twentieth century and the people who had the imagination and talent to bring it about.

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