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Praised as brilliantly revelatory a masterful work of critical journalism ("Kirkus Reviews," starred review), "The Holy or the Broken" is the fascinating account of one of the most-performed rock songs in history Leonard Cohen s heartrending Hallelujah.

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Amagisterial account of the pains, the struggles, the humiliations, and the glories of the world's largest and least likely democracy, Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi is a breathtaking chronicle of the brutal conflicts that have rocked a giant nation and the extraordinary factors that have held it together. An intricately researched and elegantly written epic history peopled with larger-than-life characters, it is the work of a major scholar at the peak of his abilities.

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The most important document in the history of rock 'n' roll since the liner notes to Killroy Was Here.(This paperback includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested readings, and more.)Never Mind the Pollacks, the

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Bandalism ban-dÉ l-i-zÉ m] n.: the willful or malicious destruction of, or damage to, the fabric of a rock/pop/indie group brought about by one or more of its membersAxl Rose's monumental meltdowns. Kurt Cobain's tragic band-slaying suicide: The long history of platinum-selling uberband implosions is more dramatic than a Russian novel. But even local cover bands can suffer the ill effects of the limelight.

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This documentary takes a look at the early years of rock legend Elvis Presley's career, during the period between 1954 and 1955 when he and his band traveled around the country on a one year tour, hoping to be discovered and make it big. Through interviews with Presley's former bandmates and others, and through archival footage of the young musician, new insights are made into the star quality that would later make him one of the most famous figures in history.

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Little footage exists of the original blues giants in their prime, but Bluebird's "When The Sun Goes Down" launches its video series with the first authorized film about "Howlin' Wolf" - the bluesman who epitomized the soul of the Delta and the fire of Chicago! Director Don McGlynn has created a compelling portrait of one of the all-time greatest bluesmen, including an incredible compendium of never-before-seen footage of the great "Howlin' Wolf".

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A Wildly Funny and Shockingly True Compendium of the Bad Boys (and Girls) of Western LiteratureRock stars, rappers, and actors haven't always had a monopoly on misbehaving. There was a time when authors fought with both words and fists, a time when poets were the ones living fast and dying young. This witty, insightful, and wildly entertaining narrative profiles the literary greats who wrote generation-defining classics such as The Great Gatsby and On the Road while living and loving like hedonistic rock icons, who were as likely to go on epic benders as they were to hit the bestseller lists.

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Rock & Roll It burst upon the scene in the 1950s, turned political in the 1960s, self-indulgent in the 1970s, philanthropic in the 1980s, and historical by the 1990s. It's the soundtrack to the post-WWII American experience. Each generation has its own a

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The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll

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From Nirvana and R.E.M. to Green Day and Belly, alternative bands are dominating the airways. This book looks at the hottest bands on the alternative music scene-their history, influences, concert personas, and distinctive styles. This is their sound-the sound of drums pounding and guitars wailing-the sound of rock'n'roll. Includes 50 photos.

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Around two hundred million years ago, geological forces produced an expansive grove of rocky caverns and outcroppings atop Lookout Mountain. It was not until the twentieth century, however, that this awe-inspiring citadel evolved into a nationally recogni

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Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across San Francisco and northern California in 1906 as well as its startling impact on American history and, just as important, what science has recently revealed about the fascinating subterranean processes that produced it-and almost certainly will cause it to strike again.

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'The loveliest and certainly the most human book about pop music I've ever read A delightful and humane soap opera, a real page-turner, full of rounded and entirely recognisable characters.'Jon Ronson, Daily TelegraphTHE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF BRI

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Drumming legend Carmine Appice has once again updated the best-selling drumset book in the history of rock drumming. In addition to the classic information on basic rock rhythms and polyrhythms, linear rudiments and groupings, hi-hat and double bass drum exercises, and shuffle rhythms and syncopation exercises, Carmine has included over 20 new pages and a second CD of fresh material.

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"Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio" documents the history of rock and roll radio - from the 1950's AM deejays to the FM pioneers of the '60s. Then witness the silencing of rock radio by government and big-business interests and, finally, see its promise of rebirth via satellite.

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The first complete, unvarnished history of Southern rock's legendary and most popular band, from its members' hardscrabble boyhoods in Jacksonville, Florida and their rise to worldwide fame to the tragic plane crash that killed the founder and the band's rise again from the ashes. In the summer of 1964 Jacksonville, Florida teenager Ronnie Van Zant and some of his friends hatched the idea of forming a band to play covers of the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Yardbirds and the country and blues-rock music they had grown to love.

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The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history. They were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths-Morrissey, Johnny Marr, A

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From the bestselling author of "The Accidental Billionaires" and "Bringing Down the House," this is the incredible true story of how a college student and two female accomplices stole some of the rarest objects on the planet-moon rocks-from an "impregnable" high-tech vault. But breaking into a highly secure laboratory wasn't easy. Thad Roberts, an intern in a prestigious NASA training program, would have to concoct a meticulous plan to get past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways even before he could get his hands on the 600-pound safe.

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When George W. Bush campaigned for the White House, he was such a novice in foreign policy that he couldn't name the president of Pakistan and momentarily suggested he thought the Taliban was a rock-and-roll band. But he relied upon a group called the Vulcans-an inner circle of advisers with a long, shared experience in government, dating back to the Nixon, Ford, Reagan and first Bush administrations.

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Punk isn't a sound-it's an idea In its history, K Records has fostered some of independent music's greatest artists, including Bikini Kill, Beat Happening, Built to Spill, Beck, Modest Mouse, and the Gossip. In 1982, K Records released its first cassette and put its own spin on punk's defiant manifesto: You don't need anyone's permission to make music.

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An oral history of the modern punk-revival's West Coast Birthplace Outside of New York and London, California's Bay Area claims the oldest continuous punk-rock scene in the world. "Gimme Something Better" brings this outrageous and influential punk scene to life, from the notorious final performance of the Sex Pistols, to Jello Biafra's bid for mayor, the rise of "Maximum RocknRoll" magazine, and the East Bay pop-punk sound that sold millions around the globe.

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Ed Ward covers the first half of the history of rock & roll in this sweeping and definitive narrative-from the 1920s, when the music of rambling medicine shows mingled with the songs of vaudeville and minstrel acts to create the very early sounds of country and rhythm and blues, to the rise of the first independent record labels post-World War II, and concluding in December 1963, just as an immense change in the airwaves took hold and the Beatles prepared for their first American tour.

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The first biography of Yo La Tengo, the massively influential band who all but defined indie music. Yo La Tengo has lit up the indie scene for three decades, part of an underground revolution that defied corporate music conglomerates, eschewed pop radio, and found a third way. Going behind the scenes of one of the most remarkable eras in American music history, "Big Day Coming "traces the patient rise of husband-and-wife team Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, who-over three decades-helped forge a spandex-and-hairspray-free path to the global stage, selling millions of records along the way and influencing countless bands.

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The complete history of one of the most long-lived and legendary bands in rock history, written by its official historian and publicist-a must-have chronicle for all Dead Heads, and for students of rock and the 1960s' counterculture. From 1965 to 1995, the Grateful Dead flourished as one of the most beloved, unusual, and accomplished musical entities to ever grace American culture.

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The compelling saga of how one backwater music scene could produce such disparate mega talents as the Ventures, Jimi Hendrix, Heart, Robert Cray, Queensryche, Sir Mix a Lot, Nirvana, and the legendary garage stompers, the Sonics.

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"Rock 'n' roll was loud, brash, and impudent; TV was soothing and polite. Rock 'n' roll was sex; TV was violins. Rock 'n' roll was Elvis Presley; TV was Robert Young." - from "Station to Station" Television and rock 'n' roll: a combative yet pr

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A definitive collection of profiles, cultural commentary, and reviews from a 20-year career in rock criticism, by the author of "Shot in the Heart". "A refreshingly inclusive arc of rock history. consistently provocative"-"Kirkus Reviews".

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When was the most dynamic time in rock music history? When Elvis burst onto the scene? The Beatles? Woodstock, MTV, Live Aid, Grunge, iTunes? Rock historian Greg Metzer takes an analytical look at the years when the most significant events in rock and roll history occurred and ranks them in importance. The fifteen most significant years in the rock and roll era are studied with interesting and informative stories of the newsworthy events that transpired in each of those years.

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A foray into a generation dragged into an ideological battle between Flower Power and New Left militance reveals how the Beatles-Stones rivalry was created by music managers intent on engineering a moneymaking empire.

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"Training Day": In a powerful departure from his frequent good-guy roles, Denzel Washington captured his second Academy Award(R) playing Alonzo Harris, the twisted but charismatic detective who both attracts and repels as he becomes the kind of thug he's supposed to collar. Ethan Hawke plays unseasoned recruit Jake Hoyt, Harris' new partner. "Goodfellas": Based on the true-life best seller "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi and backed by a dynamic pop/rock oldies soundtrack, critics and filmgoers alike declared "GoodFellas" great.

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Good Paperback in good condition, some corner and edge wear. Former school book.

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New. 272 p. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise.

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A deep appreciation and a wild visual ride through the wonderland of Los Angeles-styleLos Angeles harbors its own canon of styles: Romantic Bohemian, Glamour, Skater and Surfer, Rocker, Chola-Style, Indie-Eclectic, and Casual Chic-each shaped by the unique mix of subcultures, climates, geography, history, and personalities that have coexisted in different pockets of the greater LA area.

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In 1964, Bernard Stollman launched the independent record label ESP-Disk' in New York City to document the free jazz movement there. A bare-bones enterprise, ESP was in the right place at the right time, producing albums by artists like Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, and Sun Ra, as well as folk-rock bands like the Fugs and Pearls Before Swine. But the label quickly ran into difficulties and, due to the politically subversive nature of some productions and sloppy business practices, it folded in 1974.

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Keep it Going! A fully functional game with all the great features of Rock Band, including: Solo and Band Tour Mode, Quickplay, Tug of War, Score Dual, and song unlock progression. The Best Around! 20 of the most popular tracks in Rock Band history distilled to perfection onto one disc, all utilizing the original master recordings. Angels & Airwaves - "It Hurts", Avenged Sevenfold - "Afterlife", Blondie - "Call Me", The Cars - "Just What I Needed", Devo - "Girl U Want", Disturbed - "Indestructible", Duran Duran - "Rio", Fall Out Boy - "This Ain't a Scene.

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Selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 that embody rock and roll as a thing in itself-in the story each song tells, inhabits, and creates in its legacy.

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Terence Ranger's Revolt in Southern Rhodesia 1896-97 opened out decades of important debate about religion and violence in the early colonial encounter. This book is its challenging, much awaited sequel at the very cutting edge of postcolonial studies." Richard Werbner, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of ManchesterOccupied by humanity for some 40,000 years, the Matopos Hills in Zimbabwe have become the scene of symbolic, ideological, and armed conflict over the last hundred years.

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The Gibson Les Paul is possibly "the" electric guitar most associated with rock 'n' roll. The result of a collaboration between Gibson's Ted McCarty and jazz guitarist Les Paul in response to the success of Fender's Telecaster, the Les Paul has gone on to become a prized instrument played by most of the greatest guitarists in rock history. This massive illustrated history of the guitar examines its prehistory and origins as well as its evolution in the 60-plus years since its 1952 introduction.

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This illustrated history of the rock band, features more than five hundred photos and artifacts from the band's career, reviews of all their studio albums, a discography, and reflections on the band from other industry stars.

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"There are no definitive histories," writes Elijah Wald, in this provocative reassessment of American popular music, "because the past keeps looking different as the present changes." Earlier musical styles sound different to us today because we hear them through the musical filter of other styles that came after them, all the way through funk and hip hop.

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"One of Guitar World magazine's Top 15 rock books of 2011."Aerosmith is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all-time. After their 1970s success was derailed by band strife and Dionysian excess, Boston's Bad Boys received a career jump-start in 1986 via their collaboration with hip-hop legends Run-DMC and producer Rick Rubin. This first complete illustrated history of one of the world's most successful and popular bands features a band history by music journalist Richard Bienstock and sidebar album reviews from a host of well-known music journalists, including Greg Kot, Jaan Uhelszki, Chuck Eddy, Bill Holdship, Martin Popoff, Daniel Bukszpan, and more.

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(Book). In five brief but glorious years, a handful of young, animated performers set the entertainment world on its ear. The Rockabilly Legends They Called It Rockabilly Long Before It Was Called Rock and Roll celebrates the rebel forefathers who created this raw, driving sound that continues to influence and inspire musicians. This unique volume part tribute, part first-person recollection, part history, and all fascinating provides a complete picture of the times.

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It was the twang heard 'round the world: Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock 'n' roll and ruling the world. Here's the story of Elvis Presley's first Sun records that inspired all. And here's Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many more rockabillies from the golden years of 1955-1959, in a book chock full of photos, collectible memorabilia, movie posters, rare records, fashion, and rebel lifestyle.

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The tumultuous decade of the 1960s in America gave birth to many new ideas and forms of expression, among them the rock musical. An unlikely offspring of the performing arts, the rock musical appeared when two highly distinctive and American art forms joi

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From Dylan's first appearance in NYC to the Beatles' rooftop concert, from Woodstock and Monterey to the Pink Floyd reunion tour, this richly illustrated book presents the milestones that changed the history of rock and, in some cases, the world. Beginning in 1964 with Elvis and continuing through the twenty-first century, it reveals how music, culture, life, and society were inextricably and irrevocably intertwined.

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The Giganotosaurus Disinterred From Rocks 1912. From A Reconstruction Drawing By A. Forrestier From The Book The Outline Of History By H.G.Wells Volume 1 Published 1920. was reproduced on the finest Canvas which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original art. This museum quality Canvas Art was faithfully reproduced using ultra-precision print technology and fade-resistant archival inks on artist premium acid-free grade canvas.

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Rather than questions of quality and how a cover song measures up as "better or worse" than other versions, this book focuses on ideological and social stakes of the "same old songs" as they are reconfigured in numerous ways to consider, comment on, andconfront political issues of gender, sexuality, race, the nation-state and the generation gap

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Sounds Like Teen Spirit provides hundreds of pairings of songs that appear to have "borrowed" their melodies from earlier songs. Readers wil discover the music that influnced the songs of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and many more. Sounds Like Teen Spirit covers recent plagirism cases involveing Robin Thicke, Sam Smith and Coldplay as well as famous cases such as when George Harrison was sued over his song "My Sweet Lord" by the publishers of the Chiffons' "He's So Fine" Readers will never hear the familiar songs in quite the same way after reading Sounds Like Teen Spirit.

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The ultimate illustrated history of rock & roll-comprehensive, authoritative, and fully updated with coverage of the most important new sounds and artists of the 1980s and 90s.

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Sometime about 30,000 years ago, somebody stuck a sharp rock into a split stick-and presto The axe was born. Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this delightfully different book is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history. From hand tools to holidays to weapons to washing machines, "An Uncommon History of Common Things" features hundreds of colorful illustrations, timelines, sidebars, and more as it explores just about every subject under the sun.

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CD/Spoken Word, Tantor Media Inc, 2016, ISBN13 9781515915980, ISBN10 1515915980

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More than two hundred spectacular photographs, sensual, luminous, frenzied, true, from 1955 to the present, that catch and define the energy, intoxication, rebellion, and magic of rock and roll; the first book to explore the photographs and the photographers who captured rock's message of freedom and personal reinvention-and to examine the effect of their pictures on the musicians, the fans, and the culture itself.

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The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports

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The birth of rock n roll signaled the blossoming of a new teenage culture, dividing generations and introducing a new attitude of rebellion and independence. From Chuck Berry to the Beatles, from punk rock to hip hop, rock n roll has continuously transformed alongside or in reaction to social, cultural, and political changes. A Brief History of Rock, Off the Record is a concise introduction to rock history and the impact it has had on American culture.

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In 1936 a German chemist identified certain organic molecules that he had extracted from ancient rocks and oils as the fossil remains of chlorophyll-presumably from plants that had lived and died millions of years in the past. It was another twenty-five years before this insight was developed and the term "biomarker" coined to describe fossil molecules whose molecular structures could reveal the presence of otherwise elusive organisms and processes.

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The Natural History of South Africa 1923 Orange-breasted Rock-jumper was reproduced on the finest Canvas which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original art. This museum quality Canvas Art was faithfully reproduced using ultra-precision print technology and fade-resistant archival inks on artist premium acid-free grade canvas. The overall size is 18 x 24 inches plus an additonal 1.

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Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock 1620 American History was reproduced on the finest Canvas which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original art. This museum quality Canvas Art was faithfully reproduced using ultra-precision print technology and fade-resistant archival inks on artist premium acid-free grade canvas. The overall size is 18 x 24 inches plus an additonal 1.

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An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock n Roll surveys the origins of rock n roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. Unlike other histories of rock, Before Elvis offers a far broader and deeper analysis of the influences on rock music. Dispelling common misconceptions, it examines rock s origins in hokum songs and big-band boogies as well as Delta blues, detailing the embrace by white artists of African-American styles long before rock n roll appeared.

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Drawn from more than 10,000 hours of concert and archival footage, this phenomenal collection follows the rise of rock with interviews and performances by the biggest names in rock, both past and present: Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Nirvana, the Ramones, Elvis Presley and many more.

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The Giganotosaurus Disinterred From Rocks 1912. From A Reconstruction Drawing By A. Forrestier From The Book The Outline Of History By H.G.Wells Volume 1 Published 1920. was reproduced on the finest Canvas which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original art. This museum quality Canvas Art was faithfully reproduced using ultra-precision print technology and fade-resistant archival inks on artist premium acid-free grade canvas.

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The Natural History of South Africa 1923 Orange-breasted Rock-jumper was reproduced on the finest Canvas which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original art. This museum quality Canvas Art was faithfully reproduced using ultra-precision print technology and fade-resistant archival inks on artist premium acid-free grade canvas. The overall size is 24 x 36 inches plus an additonal 1.

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The world s leading music game meets the greatest band in history. The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle for Xbox 360 gives fans what they ve been waiting for: a chance to experience the Beatles legendary story from the inside. In this game you won t just watch and listen as The Beatles make rock history, create landmark records and conquer the world-for the first time, you ll be part of the band.

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