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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Seduction” On Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

By Karina Longworth

Custom House/Harper Collins Publishers; Hardcover; $29.99; available today, Tuesday, November 13

Howard Hughes is one of the most legendary directors and producers who quickly established a reputation for discovering female talent in Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Hughes defied his family by investing his inherited riches in Hollywood beginning in 1925. As the owner and manager of RKO Pictures, Hughes consistently challenged the Hollywood status quo, especially the industry’s censors. His reputation as an iconoclast was challenged only by his reputation as a playboy who romanced dozens of actresses, from the town’s biggest stars to countless nameless aspirants.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Nashville, Scenes from the New American South

Nashville: Scenes from the New American South

By Ann Patchett and Heidi Ross; introduction by Jon Meacham

Harper Design; 208 pages; $35.00, available Tuesday, November 13

Nashville is a city on the move and their moment is now. That energy and excitement can be found in the new book Nashville: Scenes from the New American South, which is complete with 175 full-color and black and white photographs.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Find Out About Yourself & Friends With “Fill Me In”

FILL ME IN: Part Journal, Part Game, All Yours

Touchstone; hardcover; $14.99

Having close friendships is very important and can bring lots of joy to our lives. Throughout major milestones in life, people are there along the way that mean very much to us.

FILL ME IN: Part Journal, Part Game, All Yours, which was created solely by members of the Touchstone team, is here to capture and preserve all those memories.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Rose’s Baking Basics

Rose’s Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, With More Than 600 Step-By-Step Photos

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Hardcover; $35.00

Rose Levy Beranbaum has been crowned the queen of baking by Epicurious, and her 11th cookbook, Rose’s Baking Basics is her most comprehensive and accessible cookbook yet.

Rose embraces beginners in a way that her previous books did not, but advanced bakers are sure to come away with some new techniques to add to their repertoire.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Why We Fight” By Sebastian Gorka

Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies – With No Apologies

By Sebastian Gorka

Regnery Publishing; hardcover; $28.99

Sebastain Gorka, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump for Strategy and one of America’s most trusted authorities on national security, strategy, and counterterrorism, sees American leadership restored under Trump, but that does not mean our enemies have disappeared.

In his new book, Why We Fight, Gorka clarifies who our enemies are, what makes them tick, and how to defeat them.

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