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Young Man with a Horn Cover Image
By Dorothy Baker, Gary Giddins (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781590175774
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 11th, 2012

A fascinating novel of passion and obsession with a TON of swinging music. Considered the first jazz novel, Dorthy Baker's 1938 debut puts you right up on the bandstand - smack dab in the middle of jazz's first golden age. DIG IT!

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Eli Manning: The Making of a Quarterback Cover Image
By Ralph Vacchiano, Ernie Accorsi (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781602393172
Published: Skyhorse - September 3rd, 2008

HEY REBEL FANS! Think you know it all about our favorite son Eli? Think again. Take a much closer look with this book of fine reporting by New York Giants' beatwriter Ralph Vacchiano.

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Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt (American Music Series) Cover Image
By Kristin Hersh, Amanda Petrusich (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781477311363
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 6th, 2016

Hersh has given us a meditational romp through the ups and downs of her friendship with the late singer and songwriter Vic Chesnutt. Talented and tormented Chesnutt and Hersh together extensively for a decade or so, and the two broken souls seemed to find an odd, uneasy companionship that Hersh astutely and creatively explains. Heartbreak and loneliness abound, yet Hersh's playful, poignant and often hilarious style manages to bring a remarkable balance to the despair—an amazing achievement. 

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By John Williams, Michelle Latiolais (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590171981
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 16th, 2007

One of the finest books about the elusive nature of the West ever written...  It's a graceful and brutal story of isolated men gone haywire." --Time out New York

This book arguably paved the way for Cormac McCarthy -- gorgeously horrific --

-- A MUST --

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Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393352139
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2016

A fascinating history of early Memphis—back when vice was civic duty.