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Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait

“Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait” by Kendra Bean (Running Press, $30) Reviewed by Larry Cox   If Vivien Leigh had made only two films, “Gone with the Wind” and “Streetcar Named Desire,” she still would have managed...

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The World Atlas of Wine

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The World Atlas of Wine

“The World Atlas of Wine” by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson (Mitchell Beazley, $55) Reviewed by Larry Cox   In 1971, when the first edition of “The World of Wine” was published, it received international acclaim. During...

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Contagion

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Contagion

“Contagion” by Tim Lebbon (Pyr, $17.99) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   In the near future of the “Toxic City” trilogy, London has been decimated by an act of terrorism that released a biological agent known as Evolve....

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Tintin: The Art of Herge

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Tintin: The Art of Herge

“Tintin: The Art of Herge” by Michel Daubert” (Abrams ComicArts, $45) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Georges Prosper Remi was born in Belgium in 1907. Under the pseudonym of Herge, he created the cartoon character of “Tintin,”...

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Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America

“Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America” by Jason Fagone (Crown Publishers, $26) Reviewed by Molly Ford   In 2007, the Automobile X Prize was announced. Run by a private...

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Mad’s Greatest Artists: Dave Berg Five Decades of the Lighter Side Of…

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Mad’s Greatest Artists: Dave Berg Five Decades of the Lighter Side Of…

“Inside Mad” edited by John Ficarra, foreword by Judd Apatow (Time Home Entertainment, $29.95)   “Mad’s Greatest Artists: Dave Berg Five Decades of the Lighter Side Of …” foreword by Drew Friedman (Running Press, $30) Reviewed by...

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The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion: A Novel

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion: A Novel

“The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion: A Novel” by Fannie Flagg (Random House, $27) By Ealish Waddell   With her daughters happily married and a newly empty nest, Sookie is looking forward to having some quiet time...

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Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

“Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” by Henry Farrell, with an introduction by Mitch Douglas (Grand Central Publishing, $15) Reviewed by Larry Cox   In 1959, shortly after Henry Farrell published his first novel, “The Hostage,” his wife,...

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Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid

“Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid” by Jessica Alexander (Broadway Books, $15) Reviewed by Molly Ford   Most of us will live our whole lives without ever traveling to the countries Jessica Alexander...

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The Historic Kentucky Kitchen

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

The Historic Kentucky Kitchen

“The Historic Kentucky Kitchen” by Deirdre A. Scaggs and Andrew W. McGraw (University Press of Kentucky, $29.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Imagine being able to prepare heirloom recipes, some more than 150 years old, in the...

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