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Our Dumb Century : The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source
by The Onion, et al

Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 164 pages
(April 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Every Wednesday, work at Amazon.com--along with just about every other company connected to the fantastical "information superhighway" invented by Vice President Al Gore and actress Hedy Lamarr--grinds to a halt as employees hasten to read the latest issue of The Onion, America's most popular... Read more

 


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We Interrupt This Broadcast : Relive the Events That Stopped Our Lives...from the Hindenburg to the Death of Princess Diana
by Joe Garner, et al

Sourcebooks Trade
Hardcover - 168 pages
Book & Cd edition (October 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Beginning with the explosion of the dirigible Hindenburg in 1937, this book and double-CD collection of audio broadcasts recalls a series of dramatic events so urgent that they interrupted regularly scheduled broadcasting in America. The text of this package includes capsule explanations of such... Read more

 


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Peanuts : A Golden Celebration
by Charles M. Schulz, David Larkin (Editor)

Harper Resource
Hardcover - 254 pages
(October 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Charles M. Schulz has been cartooning for an astonishing 50 years (the Peanuts strip itself debuted October 2, 1950, but he drew an earlier incarnation called Li'l Folks before that). Peanuts: A Golden Celebration is a remarkable collection of strips spanning that time period. Readers get to see the... Read more

 


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The New Yorker 75th Anniversary Cartoon Collection
by Bob Mankoff(Introduction)

Pocket Books
Hardcover - 291 pages
(November 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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This 75th anniversary collection pulls together a variety of cartoonists ranging from James Thurber and his ever-battling sexes to Bruce Eric Kaplan and his modern urbans. Readers who are put off by The New Yorker's reputation for stodginess may be pleasantly surprised: a city lot offers Extreme... Read more

 


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100 Best Album Covers
by Storm Thorgerson(Editor), Aubrey Powell

DK Publishing
Paperback - 160 pages
(November 1999)


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The immediate question that arises with a book entitled 100 Best Album Covers is, of course, "Says who?" Wisely, authors Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell have anticipated such widespread suspicion. In their thorough and amusing introduction, the two former cover designers (of Hipgnosis) go on at... Read more

 


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The Million Dollar Mermaid
by Esther Williams, Digby Diehl (Contributor)

Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 416 pages
(September 1999)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Her big movies are hard to find these days, and her name doesn't evoke the fan recognition awarded fellow MGM grads Lana Turner and Ava Gardner, yet for more than a decade during Hollywood's age d'or Esther Williams was one of the studio's most bankable leading ladies. An American beauty and... Read more

 


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Who Wants to Be Millionaire
by Michael Davies

Hyperion (P)
Paperback
(November 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Jay Thomas , December 5, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
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An excellent book about one of the biggest phenomenons in the history of television. Great facts and great questions. Only complaints: more "writing" on show info (only 30 pgs or so - the rest is sample questions), and pictures would be nice. Read more

 


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It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad You're Alive : The Promise of Bruce Springsteen
by Eric Alterman

Little Brown & Company
Hardcover - 192 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
The author, ERA , September 24, 1999
From the Back of the Book
"A well-researched, passionate, musicologially informed and politically astute appreciation of the great rock 'n' roll artist." E.L. Doctorow

"Springsteen is one of the few artists of the last hafl century who can be called turly original. He looms so large on the landscape of popular... Read more

 


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Conversations With Wilder
by Billy Wilder, Cameron Crowe

Knopf
Hardcover - 400 pages
(October 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Conversations with Wilder, an invaluable, photo-intensive volume, is a kind of remake of Truffaut's must-read interview book Hitchcock, with Cameron Crowe in the inquisitive Truffaut role and wily 93-year-old Billy Wilder as the crafty master director. Drawing on his experience interviewing the... Read more

 


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2000 Leonard Maltin Guide
by Leonard Maltin(Editor), et al

BOOKS (AC)
Paperback - 1641 pages
Accessory edition (November 1999)


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3 out of 5 stars
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Film historian and critic Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 2000 is incredibly extensive, offering summaries and ratings of movies from Aaron Loves Angela to Zuma Beach. Each movie gets a wry comment from Maltin (the 1981 teen sex comedy Private Lessons is summed up as "a mild piece of sleaze")... Read more

 


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The New York Times Guide to the Best 1000 Movies Ever Made
by Vincent Canby, et al

Times Books
Paperback - 1024 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Everyone knows that a good canon debate doesn't get interesting until you reach the realm of the top 100. But by listing the top 1,000 movies, as the editors of The New York Times have done with this fat, readable collection of reviews, you get to skip all that huffing and puffing about quality and... Read more

 


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The New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzles
by Will Shortz(Editor)

Times Books
Paperback - 128 pages
Vol 25 Spiral edition (October 1999)


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Synopsis
Celebrating his fifth year as "The New York Times" crossword editor, Shortz continues to delight fans with his blend of culture, wit and wordplay. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title Read more

 


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VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2000
by Martin Connors(Editor), Jim Craddock (Editor)

Visible Ink Pr
Paperback - 1700 pages
(January 2000)


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5 out of 5 stars
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VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 1998 is the most comprehensive single-volume film guide you can buy. It contains capsule reviews of more than 22,000 movies, written with wit and good humor; the films are rated in a range from "four bones" to "WOOF!" Each entry notes the year... Read more

 


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Cinderella Story : My Life in Golf
by Bill Murray, George Peper

Doubleday
Hardcover - 211 pages
1 Ed edition (June 1999)


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3 out of 5 stars
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To many, Bill Murray is the star of movies like Ghostbusters (reissued with certain scenes deleted and a Mystery Science Theatre-style commentary in 1999). But to golf aficionados, Murray is the clown in godawful "Hee-Haw-aiian" golf garb who plays shamelessly to the crowds at charity tee-offs from... Read more

 


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MTV's the Real World : Hawaii True Confessions
by Alison Pollet

MTV Books
Paperback - 160 pages
(November 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description

It's hot! It's steamy! It's The Real World: Hawaii!
There's trouble in paradise when The Real World hits Hawaii! Surf, sun, and secrets...they're all here in this sizzling tell-all. Get inside the house and into the hot tub with the newest batch of "seven strangers": Amaya, Colin, Kaia, Justin,... Read more

 


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The Official SCRABBLE (r) Players Dictionary, Third Edition

Merriam Webster Mass Market
Mass Market Paperback - 654 pages
3rd edition (June 1996)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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If you're using the 1991 edition or the 1978 original, you're woefully behind the Scrabble-playing times. With more than 100,000 2- to 8-letter words, there are some interesting additions ("aargh," "aarrgh," and "aarrghh" are all legitimate now), while words they... Read more

 


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In God We Trust : All Others Pay Cash
by Jean Shepherd

Doubleday
Paperback - 272 pages
Reissue edition (May 28, 1991)


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5 out of 5 stars
Boston Globe
Mr. Shepherd has the true satirist's grip on his pen: he is humorous, sympathetic, and ironic all at once, an enviable skill and one that makes reading In God We Trust an infinitely satisfying experience. Read more

 


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The New York Times Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
by Tom Pulliam(Compiler), et al

Random House
Mass Market Paperback - 1457 pages
3rd edition (February 1999)


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Book Description
America's foremost crossword puzzle reference revised and expanded with thousands of new words, up-to-date factual references, including famous people and the latest geographical changes, bearing the trustworthy New York Times name. --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title Read more

 


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Andy Kaufman Revealed!: Best Friend Tells All
by Bob Zmuda, et al

Little Brown & Company
Hardcover - 306 pages
(September 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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American comedian Andy Kaufman (1949-1984) was a performer like no other--a rule-breaking iconoclast who blurred the line between performance art and comedy, at times between life and art itself. Misunderstood by the public at large during his lifetime, and embraced by a cult of fans that has... Read more

 


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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
by Joshua Piven(Preface), David Borgenicht (Preface)

Chronicle Books
Paperback - 176 pages
(December 1999)


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4 out of 5 stars
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How to Wrestle Free from an Alligator: 4. If its jaws are closed on something you want to remove (for example, a limb), tap or punch it on the snout.

Though it's being marketed as a humorous title--after all, it's unlikely you'll be called upon to land a plane, jump from a motorcycle to a moving... Read more

 



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