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The Essence of Provence
The Story of L'Occitane
Pierre Magnan, Pierre Magnan
The extraordinary rags-to-riches tale of Olivier Baussan and the roadside soap stand that became L’Occitane, one of the world’s most successful purveyors of natural fragrances. Founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan, the now world-renowned...



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When They Came to Take My Father
Voices of the Holocaust
Mark Seliger, Mark Seliger
Never in human history has there been an event more horrifying than the Holocaust—the human loss inconceivable, the aftershocks felt for generations. But in the midst of the misery was forged a strength of spirit and humanity that shows in the...



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My Love Affair with Modern Art
Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator
Katharine Kuh, Katharine Kuh
One of America’s leading curators, “a woman of resilience and vision, a writer of clarity and ardor” (Chicago Tribune), takes you on a personal tour of the world of modern art. In the Depression-era climate of the 1930s, Katharine Kuh...



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Audrey Hepburn
A Charmed Life
Robyn Karney, Robyn Karney
With 177 superb photographs, Audrey Hepburn is a sumptuous celebration of Hepburn as a beloved fashion icon and actress. Karney tells the story of Hepburn’s life, from her childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland, through her early aspirations to...



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Max Factor
The Man Who Changed the Faces of the World
Fred E. Basten, Fred E. Basten
Nice women never wore makeup. Even the word was taboo in polite society—until Max Factor entered the scene. Born in Poland in 1877, Factor worked as a beautician for the Russian royal family, the Romanovs. In 1904, he fled to America, where he...



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Perfume
The Alchemy of Scent
Jean-Claude Ellena, Jean-Claude Ellena
To women the whole world over, perfume means glamour, and in the world of perfume, Jean-Claude Ellena is a superstar. In this one-of-a-kind book, the master himself takes you through the doors of his laboratory and explains the process of creating...



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Cary Grant
Dark Angel
Geoffrey Wansell, Geoffrey Wansell
His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was also married five times and sustained a...



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The Elgin Affair
The True Story of the Greatest Theft in History
Theodore Vrettos, Theodore Vrettos
Almost two hundred years after they were “purchased” from Greece, the finest and most famous marbles of antiquity still remain a burning issue. This compelling, controversial story of the Elgin marbles re-creates in full and colorful detail...



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The Da Vinci Notebooks
A Dazzling Array of da Vinci's Celebrated and Inspirational Inventions, Theories, and Observations
Towering across time as the creator of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilization. His keen scientific imagination and, most of...



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Les Miserables
History In the Making
Edward Behr, Edward Behr
A history of the musical version of this classic...



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