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Nonfiction Picks for Winter 2020

Intimate and intense, these nonfiction selections are must-reads for 2020. 

The Chateau Marmont Hotel is perched on a hill looking down over Sunset Boulevard.

La-La Land’s Hotel

The Chateau Marmont had a starring role in Hollywood history.

Steve Jobs in 1984 and 2006.

Rebooting Steve Jobs

Should his legacy be the iPhone, the company he built, or a daughter he denied fathering? Tom Zito explores the contradictions of Steve Jobs.

Magician, actor, writer, Ricky Jay shot at his favorite bookstore in Los Angeles in 1994.

The Pledge. The Turn. The Prestige

Ricky Jay (1946-2018) was a master of illusion, a scholar, actor and investigator of all manner of prestidigitation


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