Joe Gould's Teeth

From New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, the dark, spellbinding tale of her restless search for the long lost, longest book ever written, a century old manuscript called The Oral History of Our Time Joe Gould, a madman, believed he was the most brilliant historian of theJoe Gould's Teeth

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High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing

In the gripping first person accounts of High Rise Stories, former residents of Chicagos iconic public housing projects describe life in the now demolished high rises These stories of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification give voice to those who have long been ignored,High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing

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1963: The Year of the Revolution

Ariel Leve and Robin Morgan s oral history 1963 The Year of the Revolution is the first book to recount the kinetic story of the twelve months that witnessed a demographic power shiftthe rise of the Youth Quake movement, a cultural transformation through music, fashion, politics, and the arts Leve1963: The Year of the Revolution

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West of Eden: An American Place

An epic oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles from the author of the contemporary classic Edie Jean Stein transformed the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick, which was edited with George Plimpton Now,West of Eden: An American Place

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Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks

Reflections An Oral History of Twin Peaks examines David Lynch and Mark Frosts legendary television series that aired on the ABC network from 1990 91 As the mystery of Who Killed Laura Palmer played out on television sets across the world, another compelling drama was unfolding in the everydayReflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks

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Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal

The definitive oral history of heavy metal, Louder Than Hell includes hundreds of interviews with members of Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Korn, Pantera, Van Halen, Limp Bizkit, and many others at the leading edge of this movement Louder Than Hell is an examination of the cultural phenomenon of heavyLouder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal

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Callings: A Celebration of Lives of Purpose and Passion

Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave IsayIn Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love Some are paid well for their work, others notCallings: A Celebration of Lives of Purpose and Passion

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Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

A Time Out and Daily News Top Ten Book of the Year upon its initial release, Please Kill Me is the first oral history of the most nihilist of all pop movements Iggy Pop, Danny Fields, Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, Malcom McLaren, Jim Carroll, and scores of other famous and infamous punk figures lendPlease Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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The Good War

In The Good War Terkel presents the good, the bad, and the ugly memories of World War II from a perspective of forty years of after the events No matter how gruesome the memories are, relatively few of the interviewees said they would have been better off without the experience It was a centralThe Good War

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Live from New York: An Oral History of Saturday Night Live

WHEN A YOUNG WRITER named Lorne Michaels talked NBC executives into taking a chance on a new weekend late night comedy series, nobody really knew what to expect not even Michaels But Saturday Night Live, launched in 1975 and still thriving today, would change the face of television It introducedLive from New York: An Oral History of Saturday Night Live

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