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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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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There are two new books that examine writers and their craft, both told through fun illustrations, A Sidecar Named Desire: Great Writers and the Booze that Stirred Them by Greg Clarke and Monte Beauchamp; and Rock Critic Law: 101 Unbreakable Rules for Writing Badly About Music by Michael Azerrad.
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There are three new books out that will refine your palette and make you appreciate drinks in a new way: Tasty Ultimate: How To Cook Basically Anything; House of Vinegar: The Power of Sour, with Recipes; and Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint.
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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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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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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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(Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)
This baseball season has shown that the strategy of the game has been altered by analytics, but has that changed the way players think during a game? Two new books look at where the game is today: Power Ball, by Rob Neyer; and Ninety Percent Mental, by Bob Tewksbury.
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As the weather cools down, there are three new cookbooks that can help you create amazing meals for cozy nights at home: Ina Garten’s Cook Like a Pro, Linda Miller Nicholson’s Pasta, Pretty Please, and Tiffani Thiessen’s Pull Up A Chair.
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Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-Hop
By Vikki Tobak, Foreword by Questlove
Clarkson Potter; hardcover, 288 pages; $40.00
Vikki Tobak has put together an impressive look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries, their contact sheets.
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