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The Best Of Kate Smith

Kate Smith

The Best Of Donna Summer: The Millennium Collection

Donna Summer

A World Undone: The Story of the Great War

G. J. Meyer

The Route 66 Photo Road Trip

Rick & Susan Sammon

The Devil Wears Prada

Starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci, and directed by David Frankel

Catch Me If You Can

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken, and directed by Steven Spielberg

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The Very Best of Ben E. King

Ben E. King

Imagination

Gladys Knight & the Pips

Evolution of New York City Subways

Gene Sansone

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

Neal Gabler

So, Anyway...

John Cleese

Greatest

Duran Duran

Celebrity Birthdays

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Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

Author Charles R. Cross vividly recounts the life of Jimi Hendrix, from his difficult childhood and adolescence in Seattle through his incredible rise to celebrity in London’s swinging ’60s. It is the story of an outrageous life — with tales of sex, drugs and excess — while also revealing a man who struggled to accept his role as idol and who privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had.

American Fool / John Cougar (Mellencamp)

Though credited to John Cougar, 1982’s “American Fool” marks the moment when John Mellencamp began to assert his true identity as an artist. This is a scrappy version of classic rock ‘n’ roll, built around storytelling lyrics and guitar-centered tunes that harkened back to Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero

Authors Tom Clavin and Danny Peary chronicle the life and career of baseball’s “natural home run king” in the first definitive biography of Roger Maris —including a brand-new chapter to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his record breaking season.

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Explore the life and career of “The Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson — seen by more people than anyone else in U.S. history — through unprecedented access to Carson’s personal and professional archives.

The Odd Couple

A comedic classic from the mind of Neil Simon. Jack Lemmon plays fussy Felix, fastidious to a fault. He proves that cleanliness is next to insanity. Walter Matthau is Oscar, who wreaks havoc on a tidy room with the speed and thoroughness of a tornado.

Victor/Victoria

From director Blake Edwards. Out-of-work singer Julie Andrews conspires with Robert Preston to pose as a female impersonator in order to get work on the Paris cabaret circuit.

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Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me / Mac Davis

At his commercial peak in the mid-1970s, Mac Davis was one of America’s most popular entertainers, a “countrypolitan”-styled singer and actor who found considerable success in both fields. He also wrote music for artists like Glen Campbell, Bobby Goldsboro, Lou Rawls and Kenny Rogers & the First Edition

Milli Vanilli: Greatest Hits

Nearly a decade after Boney M called it quits, the man behind the band, Frank Farian, put together a musically similar duo that became more successful (and infamous) than anyone expected. This collection features the most popular tracks from Milli Vanilli, whose recordings are now out of print in the U.S. and yet in high demand. It features “Blame It on the Rain,” “Girl You Know It’s True,” “Baby Don’t Forget My Number” and more.

The Real James Dean

Author Peter L. Winkler brings us the first book of its kind: a rich collection spanning six decades of writing in which many of the people whose lives were touched by James Dean recall their indelible experiences with the Hollywood legend in their own words.

The Flintstones

The creative team of Hanna-Barbera was the genius behind the first adult-targeted cartoon and longest-running series of its genre. The family shenanigans of Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and their kids were fresh and groundbreaking for the day — the notion of a “modern” cave society using dinosaurs, stone and wood in outrageously inventive ways.

Open Heart

Facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Nobel Peace Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel reflects on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed.

The Essential Johnny Mathis

One of the last and most popular in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the rock-dominated 1960s, Johnny Mathis concentrated on romantic readings of jazz and pop standards for the ever-shrinking adult contemporary audience of the ’60s and ’70s.

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The Beatles 1967-1970 (The Blue Album)

Released just three years after the band’s official break-up, “The Blue Album” put The Beatles’ later-year tracks into one package (released simultaneously with “The Red Album”) featuring key songs from the group’s albums as well as standalone singles.

Kind of Blue / Miles Davis

From the opening bass vamp of “So What” to the muted trumpet lines on “Blue in Green,” from the slow groove of “All Blues” to the sentimental “Flamenco Sketches,” “Kind of Blue” is ingrained in every jazz musician’s DNA. And for good reason: These simple, haiku-like song sketches cover the range of human emotion. Davis’ cool trumpet work is complemented by the fiery saxophones of John Coltrane and Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley, while the rhythm section swings like mad.

Cosmos

“Cosmos” is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, author Carl Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

TYMURS: The 1982 Tylenol Murders

Seven people died near Chicago in 1982 after taking cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules. The Tylenol murders case — the most extensively covered news story since the assassination of John F. Kennedy — has perplexed federal, state, and local authorities for decades. Now, this riveting expose tells the story not reported in the news media of an inquiry led astray from the start and marred by the mishandling and destruction of evidence.

The Very Best of Ben E. King

From the groundbreaking orchestrated productions of the Drifters to his own solo hits, Ben E. King was the definition of R&B elegance. His approach influenced countless smooth soul singers in his wake, and his records were key forerunners of the Motown sound.

Lone Star

One of the most acclaimed movies of the 90s. The more a lawman probes into a long-ago murder, the more he uncovers layers of family and racial strife that divide this Texas border town.  Starring: Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey and Elizabeth Pena. Directed by John Sayles.

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The John Lennon Letters

This groundbreaking collection of almost 300 of John Lennon’s letters and postcards has been edited and annotated by Hunter Davies, whose authorized 1968 biography, “The Beatles,” was published to great acclaim.

The Best of Donnie Osmond / The Millennium Collection

This album brings together a dozen of the best singles and album tracks Donny Osmond recorded during his teenage solo career. They are arranged in chronological order, so one can hear the sweet, preteen voice on early hits such as “Sweet and Innocent” and “Go Away, Little Girl” deepen and threaten to crack on later singles like “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and “Young Love.”

Get Smart

Don Adams stars as Maxwell Smart, a hilariously inept and maladroit operative working for CONTROL, a top secret counterintelligence agency, in this classic, Emmy-winning spy spoof series created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.

9/11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition

Originally broadcast on CBS in March 2002, “9/11” is an extraordinary record of that fateful day in New York City. This one-of-a-kind documentary was originally conceived as a portrait of 21-year-old Tony Benetatos, a firefighter trainee at Manhattan’s Duane Street firehouse, located seven blocks from the World Trade Center. By the time filming was finished, the Naudet brothers  had captured history in the making.

Sideways

A struggling writer and his has-been actor best friend get into all kinds of trouble when they embark on a wine tasting tour prior to the best friend’s wedding. Starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church and Virginia Madsen.

Your Songs / Harry Connick, Jr.

Harry Connick, Jr. arranged these selections himself, so even classic gems like the Beatles’ “And I Love Her” as well as the Elvis Presley hit “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” sound like the kinds of cocktail jazz numbers covered by various members of the Rat Pack during the early ‘60s.

Celebrity Birthdays

1898 – Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress Shirley Booth (“Come Back, Little Sheba,” “Hazel,” “The Glass Menagerie”) (d. 1992)

1908 – Actor Fred MacMurray (“Double Indemnity,” “My Three Sons”) (d. 1991)

1918 – Baseball legend Ted Williams (d. 2002)

1924 – Fashion designer Geoffrey Beene (d. 2004)

1927 – Actor Bill Daily (“I Dream of Jeannie,” “The Bob Newhart Show”) 

1930 – Investment guru and philanthropist Warren Buffett, a.k.a. “The Oracle of Omaha”

1939 – Tony-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley (“Take Her, She’s Mine,” “The Carpetbaggers,” “Evening Shade”)

1946 – Actress Peggy Lipton (“The Mod Squad,” “Twin Peaks,” “The Postman”)

1948 – Grammy-winning comedian Lewis Black (“The Daily Show,” “Black on Broadway,” “Red, White, and Screwed,” “The Carnegie Hall Performance”)

1954 – Actor David Paymer (“Mr. Saturday Night,” “Quiz Show,” “Searching for Bobby Fischer,” “City Slickers,” “Crazy People,” “Get Shorty,” “The American President,” “Ocean’s Thirteen,” “Drag Me to Hell”)

1963 – Actor Michael Chiklis (“The Commish,” “The Shield,” “Fantastic Four,” “Vegas,” “American Horror Story”)

1966 – Actress Michael Michele (“ER,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Ali,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”)

1972 – Actress Cameron Diaz (“The Mask,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “There’s Something About Mary,” “Being John Malkovich,” the “Charlie’s Angels” movies, the animated “Shrek” movies,” “Vanilla Sky,” “The Other Woman,” “Sex Tape,” “Annie”)

1982 – Tennis great Andy Roddick

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Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band

Get Down Tonight by KC and the Sunshine Band gets up to No. 1 on the pop chart.

Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross was far and away the biggest new star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the chart-topping “Sailing.”

Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the 20th century. He transformed the nation’s legal landscape by challenging the racial segregation that had relegated millions to second-class citizenship.

A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope

A powerful memoir of a dramatic year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy and lucky life — from the bestselling author of “The Greatest Generation,” former NBC anchor/reporter Tom Brokaw, whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than 50 years.

Quiz Show

Beyond the high-stakes competition of TV’s hottest big-money game show, fame and fortune lead to scandal when a Washington investigator (Rob Morrow) uncovers corruption. The scandal implicates both the wildly popular champion (Ralph Fiennes) and the disgruntled ex-champ (John Turturro). Co-starring David Paymer.

Charlie's Angels

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu star as the captivating crime-fighting trio who are masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts. Based on the 1970s “Charlie’s Angels” TV series.

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Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) / Looking Glass

One-hit wonder Looking Glass enjoyed a week on top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1972 with “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” — a song that, all these decades later, remains a staple of oldies and soft rock radio station formats.

Batman Forever: Music From The Motion Picture

Sweeping irresistibly forward like some dream hybrid of Ziggy Stardust, Kashmir-era Zeppelin and German techno, U2’s massive “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” launches the “Batman Forever” soundtrack, followed by tracks by Brandy (the Lenny Kravitz-produced “Where Are You Now?”), Seal (the Grammy-winning “Kiss from a Rose”), Eddi Reader (“Nobody Lives Without Love”), The Devlins (“Crossing the River”) and many more.

Lindbergh

Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh — renowned for his solo 1927 transatlantic flight, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for opposing America’s entry into World War II.

The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History

Brilliantly re-creating the amazing confluence of events that produced the Yugo, Yugoslav expert Jason Vuic uproariously tells the story of the car that became an international joke: the Yugo.

Mother Teresa

Many have called her a saint. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India’s highest civilian honor, the Jewel of India, in 1980. Pope John Paul II declared her “Blessed,” beatifying her in 2003. For nearly 50 years as the head of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa advocated for the poor and homeless, ministered to the sick, provided hospice for the afflicted and embodied the very essence of humanitarianism.

A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures

The editor-in-chief of The Washington Post recounts his life and career in journalism, from his early friendship with Senator John F. Kennedy to his famous role in the Watergate investigation.

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The Very Best of The Rolling Stones 1964-1971

This incredible 16-track compilation features some of The Rolling Stones’ most memorable hits spanning the years 1964-1971, including “(I Can t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Under My Thumb,” “Jumpin Jack Flash,” “Paint It, Black,” “Honky Tonk Women” and more

True Blue / Madonna

Madonna’s “True Blue” was internationally acclaimed following its release in 1986. The set reached No. 1 in the U.S. and 27 other countries (unprecedented for a female artist at that time) and spawned five smash singles. The lead-off track, “Live To Tell,” reached No. 1 in the U.S. and was followed by four more Top 5 tracks: “Papa Don’t Preach” (No. 1), “True Blue” (No. 3), “Open Your Heart” (No. 1) and “La Isla Bonita” (No. 4).

Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino was the silver-screen legend who for ever changed America’s idea of the leading man: a frightened young fellow who became the cinematic idol of his day.

I Dream Of Jeannie

When astronaut Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman) is forced to crash-land on a remote Pacific island, he finds a strange bottle that has washed ashore. When he opens it, out pops a genie named Jeannie (Barbara Eden), in this classic ’60s sitcom.

Stand By Me

In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends — sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O’Connell) — search for a missing teenager’s body. Based on the novella ‘The Body’ by Stephen King.

Jerry Maguire

Tom Cruise plays sports agent Jerry Maguire, who suddenly discovers his scruples and promptly loses his job. But with the help of one loyal colleague and one outrageous client, Maguire learns that loving well is the best revenge. This romantic comedy co-stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renee Zellweger and Jay Mohr.

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Where Did Our Love Go / The Supremes

The Supremes’ second album captures the trio in sparkling hit-making form. Opening with the foot-tapping soul of “Where Did Our Love Go,” the collection is a sing-along blast of pop-friendly ’60s R&B, with the yearning “Baby Love” quickly followed by the exuberant “When the Love Light Starts Shining Through His Eyes.”

The Best of Bread

These are the finest slices of Bread, the L.A. folk-pop band that skillfully set romantic yearning to soft rock. Singer/songwriter David Gates distills the essence of hopeful romanticism in “Make It with You” and “Everything I Own,” his sweetly keening vocals nestled in shimmering ’70s ballads.

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, “The River of Doubt” is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

The Story of The America's Cup 1851- 2013

Awe-inspiring and breathtaking, this volume takes sailing beyond its competitive limits. Throwing caution to the wind, it is exciting and terrifying at turns, as it highlights some of the world’s most technical yachts and the skills of those who sailed them.

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel “Fahrenheit 451” is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Bridesmaids

From the producer of “Knocked Up,” “Bridesmaids” takes Maid of Honor, Annie (Kristen Wiig), and four wild bridesmaids on a hilarious ride to their friend’s wedding.

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