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Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing
Snyder, Laura J.
On a summer day in 1674, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek gazed through a tiny lens set into a brass holder and discovered a never-before imagined world of microscopic life. At the same time, in a nearby attic, the painter Johannes Vermeer was using another optical device, a camera obscura, to experiment with... (more)

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Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas
Berlin, Isaiah
In this volume, Berlin reveals the links between the ideas of the past and the social and political cataclysms of the 20th century: between the Platonic belief in absolute Truth and the lure of authoritarianism; between the reactionary ideologue Joseph de Maistre and 20th-century fascism; between th... (more)

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Cartoons for Victory
Bernard, Warren, ed.
Revealing how Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and other characters helped fight the propaganda war in World War II, this volume showcases wartime work by Charles Addams (The Addams Family), Harold Gray (Little Orphan Annie), Harvey Kurtzman (Mad magazine), Will Eisner, and many other known cart... (more)

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Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City
Conlin, Jonathan
The citizens of Paris and London first created the essential features of the modern cityscape and, in doing so, defined urban living for all of us. Conlin here examines and compares six urban spaces -- the street, the cemetery, the apartment, the restaurant, the underworld and the music hall -- that... (more)

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Wilson
Berg, A. Scott
Woodrow Wilson stands as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century and as one of the most enigmatic. Berg's intimate portrait captures the scholar-President who ushered the country through its first great world war and the man of intense passion and turbulence, the idealist determined... (more)

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Francis Bacon: Incunabula
Harrison, Martin & Rebecca Daniels
In 1949 Francis Bacon found his subject -- the human body -- and from then on it remained his principal theme. But he did not paint from life. Instead he appropriated images from the mass media that he manipulated into his "studies." This book presents more than 200 of these documents, which were in... (more)

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Brown Dog: Novellas
Harrison, Jim
Brown Dog, a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian, has earned cult status with readers in the more than two decades since his first appearance. This volume gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never-published one, into one volume, making it the ideal introduction (or reintr... (more)

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First to Fly: The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, the Heroic American Squadron That Flew for France in World War One
Flood, Charles Bracelen
If the 1903 flights at Kitty Hawk marked the birth of aviation, World War I was its violent adolescence -- a brief but bloody era that completely changed the way planes were designed, fabricated, and flown. Charles Bracelen Flood tells the story of the men who were at the forefront of that revolutio... (more)

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Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm
Nicolson, Juliet
Chronicles a glorious English summer a century ago, when the world was on the cusp of irrevocable change. Drawing on material from intimate and rarely seen sources and narrated through the eyes of a series of exceptional individuals -- among them a debutante, a choirboy, a politician, a trade unioni... (more)

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Words Without Music: A Memoir
Glass, Philip
A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass almost single-handedly crafted the dominant sound of contemporary classical music. Ranging from his childhood in post-World War II Baltimore to collaborations with Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Robert Wilson, Doris Lessin... (more)

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