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    The Stories behind the Photographs

    By Neil Leifer, with Diane K. Shah

    Neil Leifer is the best-known sports photographer of the past half century. Beginning in 1960, his pictures have regularly appeared in every major national magazine, including the Saturday Evening Post, Look, LIFE, Newsweek, and, most often, Sports Illustrated and Time, and his photographs have run on over two hundred Sports... + More

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    The Mechanical Horse

    How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life

    By Margaret Guroff

    With cities across the country adding miles of bike lanes and building bike-share stations, bicycling is enjoying a new surge of popularity in America. It seems that every generation or two, Americans rediscover the freedom of movement, convenience, and relative affordability of the bicycle. The earliest two-wheeler, the draisine, arrived... + More

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    The Light of Coincidence

    The Photographs of Kenneth Josephson

    By Kenneth Josephson. Foreword by Gerry Badger; Essay by Lynne Warren

    Kenneth Josephson is one of the foremost conceptual photographers in America. Since the early 1960s, when institutions such as MoMA privileged photography in the documentary mode, Josephson has championed the photograph as an object “made,” not taken, by an artist pursuing an idea. Using innovative techniques such as placing images... + More

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    The Jemima Code

    Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks

    By Toni Tipton-Martin; forewords by John Egerton and Barbara Haber

    Women of African descent have contributed to America’s food culture for centuries, but their rich and varied involvement is still overshadowed by the demeaning stereotype of an illiterate “Aunt Jemima” who cooked mostly by natural instinct. To discover the true role of black women in the creation of American, and... + More

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    Real Love, No Drama

    The Music of Mary J. Blige

    By Danny Alexander

    Mary J. Blige is an icon who represents the political consciousness of hip hop and the historical promise of soul. She is an everywoman, celebrated by Oprah Winfrey and beloved by pop music fans of all ages and races. Blige has sold over fifty million albums, won numerous Grammys, and... + More

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    A Love Letter to Texas Women

    A Love Letter to Texas Women

    By Sarah Bird

    What is it that distinguishes Texas women—the famous Yellow Rose and her descendants? Is it that combination of graciousness and grit that we revere in First Ladies Laura Bush and Lady Bird Johnson? The rapier-sharp wit that Ann Richards and Molly Ivins used to skewer the good ole boy establishment?... + More

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Barbecue Crossroads

Barbecue Crossroads

Notes and Recipes from a Southern Odyssey

By Robb Walsh

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Texas on the Table

Texas on the Table

People, Places, and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State

By Terry Thompson-Anderson, Photos by Sandy Wilson

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¡Viva Tequila!

¡Viva Tequila!

Cocktails, Cooking, and Other Agave Adventures

By Lucinda Hutson

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