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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
by John Baxter
“Aman with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.” — Newsday Fromthe author of Immoveable Feast and We’ll Always Have Paris comes aguided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, includingthe favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists and writerswho have called Paris their home....
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Categories: Travel
Fellini
by John Baxter
The acclaimed biography of the legendary filmmaker, elucidating a complex, difficult man whose fantasy film world often seemed truer than real life.
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
George Lucas: A Biography (Text Only Edition)
by John Baxter
The first major biography (since 1983) of the great movie mogul George Lucas, whose marketing techniques have transformed the film business. His fourth Star Wars film, The Phantom Menace, released in 1999, was perhaps the most eagerly awaited cinematic event of all time. George Lucas is one of the most innovative bigtime players on the...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Arts & Photography
A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict
by John Baxter
In the rural Australia of the fifties where John Baxter grew up, reading books was disregarded with suspicion, owning and collecting them with utter incomprehension. Despite this, by the age of eleven Baxter had 'collected' his first book - The Poems of Rupert Brooke . He'd read the volume often, but now he had to own it. This was...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
Paris at the End of the World: The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918 (P.S.)
by John Baxter
A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city’s history. From 1914 through 1918 the terrifying sounds of World War I could be heard from inside the French capital. For four years, Paris lived under constant threat of destruction. And yet in its...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas (P.S.)
by John Baxter
A witty cultural and culinary education, Immoveable Feast is the charming, funny, and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread—and didn't speak a word of French—unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the annual Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family. Ernest Hemingway called Paris "a...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Memoirs
The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France
by John Baxter
John Baxter's The Perfect Meal is part grand tour of France, part history of French cuisine, taking readers on a journey to discover and savor some of the world's great cultural achievements before they disappear completely. Some of the most revered and complex elements of French cuisine are in danger of disappearing as old ways of...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Regional & International Cooking
We'll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light
by John Baxter
For more than a century, pilgrims from all over the world seeking romance and passion have made their way to the City of Light. The seductive lure of Paris has long been irresistible to lovers, artists, epicureans, and connoisseurs of the good life. Globe-trotting film critic and writer John Baxter heard her siren song and was...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
The Inner Man: The Life of J.G. Ballard
by John Baxter
An explosive and perceptive biography of the British novelist J.G. Ballard To many people, J.G. Ballard will always be the schoolboy in Steven Spielberg's movie Empire of the Sun , struggling to survive as an internee of the Japanese during World War II. Others remember him as the author of CRASH , a meditation on the eroticism...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Bondi Blues
by John Baxter
It’s the 1990s and Australia, as always, is in trouble – nowhere more so than around the golden sands and aquamarine surf of the country’s most popular beach, Bondi. Noakes, a small-time hustler a few days out of prison, is offered the errand of a lifetime by crime king Alan Hucker. Just as he thinks it’s safe to go back in the...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica
Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light (Chronicles Series)
by John Baxter
Discover one of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning the rich history of Paris. John Baxter takes readers through 2,000 years of French history with tales of the kings, queens, saints, and sinners who shaped the city. Essays explore the major historic events from the martyrdom of...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
Bunuel
by John Baxter
Bunuel stands among the greatest creative artists of the century. His films, from his collaborative Un Chien Andalou with Salvador Dali in 1928 to a late blossoming in the sixties and seventies with Belle de Jour, Viridiana, and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, still retain their power to shock. In this superb biography, Luis...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Carnal Knowledge: Baxter's Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Sex
by John Baxter
Averitable smorgasbord of sin, John Baxter's Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully unabashed education in sex and erotic culture. Would you ever consent to a knee-trembler at a love hotel? Would you enjoy a hot lunch while watching kinbaku ? Would you consider wearing a French tickler, a merkin, a strap-on, or pasties . . . or would you...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica
Von Sternberg (Screen Classics)
by John Baxter
Belligerent and evasive, Josef von Sternberg chose to ignore his illegitimate birth in Austria, deprived New York childhood, abusive father, and lack of education. The director who strutted onto the set in a turban, riding breeches, or a silk robe embraced his new persona as a world traveller, collected modern art, drove a Rolls Royce...
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Categories: All Humor; All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Von Sternberg (Screen Classics)
by John Baxter
Belligerent and evasive, Josef von Sternberg chose to ignore his illegitimate birth in Austria, deprived New York childhood, abusive father, and lack of education. The director who strutted onto the set in a turban, riding breeches, or a silk robe embraced his new persona as a world traveller, collected modern art, drove a Rolls Royce...
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Categories: All Humor; All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
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