David J. Haskins - Who Killed Mister Moonlight?

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Beginning with the creation of Bauhaus’s seminal debut hit "Bela Lugosi’s Dead", David J. Haskins offers a no-holds-barred account of his band’s rapid rise to fame and glory in the late 70s, their sudden dissolution in the 80s, and their subsequent—and often strained—reunions. In between, he explores his work as a solo performer, and with acclaimed trio Love And Rockets—culminating in the devastating fire that ripped through the sessions for their 1996 album Sweet F.A. He also delves deep into his exploration of the occult, drawing together a diverse cast of supporting characters, including William S. Burroughs, Alan Moore, Genesis P. Orridge, and Rick Rubin. Bristling with power and passion, music and magic, Who Killed Mister Moonlight? is a rock’n’roll memoir like no other.

David J. Haskins is a British alternative rock musician, producer, and writer. He was the bassist for the gothic rock band Bauhaus and Love and Rockets.



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$19.99
ISBN-13: 9781908279668
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Published: Jawbone Press, 10/2014

Mary Street Alinder - Group f.64

A delicate close-up of a twisted, inverted pepper; the wide, sweeping crevasses of the Grand Canyon; a portrait of a mother that captured the weariness of the Dust Bowl. These images, breathtakingly clear, sharply detailed, and with an unprecedented depth of field, were part of the Modernist aesthetic revolution that changed the way we viewed the American West, and photography as an art form. Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography is the account of the transformative group—first identified as such in a 1932 exhibition. It was comprised of strongly individualist artists, brought together by a common philosophy, and held together in a tangle of dynamic relationships. Prior to Group f.64, the dominant photographic style was Pictorialist, in which images were manipulated in order to look more like a painting, with a specific mood and a lack of sharp focus. The members, including Dorothea Lange and Willard Van Dyke, shared a conviction that photography should remain pure and unedited. They took their name, f.64, from a very small lens aperture used with their large format cameras, a pinprick that allowed them to capture the greatest possible depth of field in their lustrous, sharply detailed prints. In today’s digital world, these “straight” photography champions are increasingly revered.

Mary Street Alinder is an independent scholar specializing in twentieth-century photography. Alinder was chief assistant to Ansel Adams from 1979 until his death. She helped complete his autobiography, coedited Ansel Adams: Letters and Image, and wrote his definitive biography, which the Los Angeles Times called “a loving, minutely researched portrait of the photographer that acknowledges his humanity while confirming his enormous artistic contribution.” She has lectured and curated exhibitions worldwide, including a 2002 Adams Centennial exhibition and a Group f.64 show at the de Young Museum to coincide with publication of this book.

 

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$35.00
ISBN-13: 9781620405550
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Published: Bloomsbury USA, 10/2014

Left Coast Writers®: Gail Strickland - Night of Pan

The slaughter of the Spartan Three Hundred at Thermopylae, Greece 480 BCE—when King Leonidas tried to stop the Persian army with only his elite guard—is well known. But just what did King Xerxes do after he defeated the Greeks?

In Night of Pan, fifteen-year-old Thaleia is haunted by visions: roofs dripping blood, Athens burning. She tries to convince her best friend and all the villagers that she’s not crazy. The gods do speak to her.

And the gods have plans for this girl.

When Xerxes’ army of a million Persians marches straight to the mountain village Delphi to claim the Temple of Apollo’s treasures and sacred power, Thaleia’s gift may be her people’s last line of defense.

Her destiny may be to save Greece…
…but is one girl strong enough to stop an entire army?

While studying the Classics in college, Gail Strickland translated much of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Herodotus’ prophecies and The Bacchai by Euripides. Living on the Greek islands after college, she discovered her love of myth, the wine-dark sea and retsina. The Baltimore Review and Writer's Digest have recognized Gail’s fiction. She published stories and poems in Travelers’ Tales’ anthologies and the San Francisco Writer’s anthology. Her poetry and photography were published in a collection called Clutter.

 

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Michael Connelly - The Burning Room

The new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly follows Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner as they investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier.

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random.

Michael Connelly is the author of twenty-six previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Gods of Guilt and The Black Box. His books, which include the bestselling Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than fifty-eight million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of the forthcoming series Bosch, starring Titus Welliver.

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The Burning Room (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780316225939
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Published: Little, Brown and Company, 11/2014

Hazel Dixon-Cooper - Harness Astrology's Bad Boy

Pluto, the planet of transformation, is in transit in Capricorn through 2024, awakening a tidal force of change. The last time we saw this combination, the world felt the impact in the Revolutionary War that birthed America.

In this wickedly funny guidebook, world-renowned astrologers Hazel Dixon-Cooper and Cathleen Bridgett Walther are here to show you how to use this unique time to overcome fear, guilt, regret, and self-punishment, and find your place in the cosmos. Their in-your-face advice and step-by-step instructions will help you unlock the heroic part of your soul and flourish in every aspect of your life.

Pluto’s transit in Capricorn presents all of us with a series of cosmic wakeup calls—bringing a unique opportunity to overcome our most difficult and ingrained traits. Begin now with Harness Astrology's Bad Boy ($16.00), and you will emerge this Pluto transit stronger, wiser, and more in control of your life than ever before.

Hazel Dixon-Cooper has been a professional astrologer for more than twenty-five years. She is the author of the bestelling Rotten Day humorous astrology book series and has written astrology articles and columns for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Cosmopolitan magazine's Bedside Astrologer column for eight years. She lives in Fresno, California.

Cathleen Bridgett Walther is a professional astrologer and has written astrology, advice, and numerology columns for Elle and Life & Style, among others. She has been a guest astrologer on the CBS Morning Show and is the author of the popular astrology guide Conquer the Cosmos. Her extensive client list includes celebrities such as Cher, Heather Locklear, Richie Sambora, and Chazz Palminteri.
 
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Jay Schoenberger - I Am Coyote

For years Jay Schoenberger searched unsuccessfully for a compilation of the great wilderness writings.  He wanted a book he could throw in his pack and read in the great outdoors or enjoy at home when he itched for a connection to the backcountry. I Am Coyote: Readings for the Wild contains some of the most powerful wilderness-related essays, poetry, and passages.  The writings focus principally on the relationship between individuals and the wilderness they inhabit.  From Emerson, Muir and Shackleton to Kerouac, Stegner, and Dillard, the writings discuss the wilderness’s transformative and transcendent power on humans living in ephemeral conditions.

Jay Schoenberger is a writer and nature enthusiast, whose work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post.  He holds an MBA from Stanford University. 
 
 
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