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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

History of the World in Nine Guitars

History of the World in Nine Guitars - Erik Orsenna, Erik Crsenna I was expecting more of a presence of Clapton in the book. 9 guitars:Cheops, Egypt, 2500 BC. Kitar.Cuzco, Peru, 1531.Barcelona, 1580.Versailles, France. 1860.Milan, 1820.Nantes, Goree Island, Mississippi, 1800-1900.Paris, Porte D'Italie, 1928 (Django)Woodstock, 1969. (Jimi)Omo Valley, Africa, 1999 (the imaginary gathering of the guitarists, including the Beatles, sans Jimi). Maybe there wasn't enough context without my own knowledge, but I really only got into the Django and Jimi stories. Some of the early "chapters" are extremely short, 1-2 pages, so there's not that much to work with.