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Bill Cunningham on the Street is absolutely mahvolous! This collection of hundreds of his on street photos cataloguing fashion trends is smartly organized by decade to show not only the development of Cunningham’s career but also the styles themselves. This retrospective artfully captures Cunningham’s influential taste and also his sense of humor. We see pictures of New Yorkers galloping over puddles in Prada, facing off against blizzards in Balenciaga, and sauntering through sweltering summer heat in Salvatore Ferragamo.  Interspersed between the sections are interesting essays on various moments and trends in Cunningham’s career by those who knew him best.

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ISBN: 9781524763503
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 3rd, 2019

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This fascinating work, part revisionist biography of George Washington and part social history, grounds Washington in an America still largely belonging to indigenous peoples. Calloway projects a jaded view of our founding father as a wicked, deceitful, malevolent and even murderous brigand. Calloway’s book is a welcome reevaluation of Washington as well as an excellent exhumation of the role of indigenous Americans in the early republic.


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ISBN: 9780190652166
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 6th, 2018

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Timed perfectly for HBO’s new mini-series, Higginbotham’s book takes you through the catastrophe of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. While it will satisfy your rubbernecking lust for all the inescapably horrific details that are depicted in the miniseries—and the scientific explanations thereof—it will also challenge and reframe the narrative significantly. This book contains a wealth of material left out of the show that adds to your scientific and historical comprehension of the events on the morning of April 26, 1986, in Pripyat.

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ISBN: 9781501134616
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 12th, 2019