by: Ethan Mordden
Publisher: pOxford University PressBook Description
What happens when Broadway’s musicals try to go Hollywood?
Mordden (On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide, 2015, etc.) is probably the authority on the American musical and the perfect person to write about the important role ... more
by: Lizzie Ostrom
Publisher: pPegasus BooksBook Description
A British perfume aficionado’s breezy “tour” of some of the 20th century’s most popular scents.
In her debut, Ostrom examines 100 years of fragrance history, dividing the text into 10 chapters—each of which discusses 10 differen ... more
Publisher: pRandom HouseBook Description
The third installment in the esteemed magazine’s superb decades series.
As current New Yorker editor David Remnick astutely notes in his introduction, the tenor of the 1960s didn’t necessarily jibe with the maga ... more
by: Phil West
Publisher: pThe Overlook PressBook Description
A perfectly fine book about an adequate soccer league.
Compared to other leagues in Europe, Central and South America, and other regions of the globe, Major League Soccer, which emerged after the United States hosted the 1994 FIFA World ... more
by: Laura Miller
Publisher: pBlack Dog & LeventhalBook Description
A stroll through 98 of “the greatest fictional worlds ever created.”
Overseen by editor Miller (The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia, 2008, etc.), longtime editor and critic at Salon.com, a host of writers ... more
by: Marc Myers
Publisher: pGrove PressBook Description
A cultural history of the elusive hit single, focused on artists’ recollections and studio alchemy.
In 2011, Myers (Why Jazz Happened, 2012) began the Wall Street Journal’s “Anatomy of a Song,” which focused on “dr ... more
by: Charles Dickens
Publisher: pW. W. Norton & CompanyBook Description
A perennial holiday favorite is immortalized with a singular trade edition of the original manuscript.
In association with the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan, which places the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’ timeless C ... more