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All’s Fair

The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair mirrored the turbulence of the era

TomorrowLand

Tomorrow-Land

By Joseph Tirella

Hardcover, 356 pages ($26.95, Globe Pequot Press)

Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, this top-notch narrative examines the roaring flashpoint of pop music, politics, Civil Rights, Vietnam, bohemian culture and other elements that made the event’s theme of “Peace Through Understanding” a tough one to follow through. With a sprawling cast, including The Beatles, Martin Luther King Jr., Andy Warhol, Lenny Bruce and the pope, Tirella’s examination of the World’s Fair becomes a prism through which a much bigger picture of a turbulent America emerges, in all its messy, splattered Sixties colors.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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Gallery of Greatness

Robbie Robertson salutes musical movers & shakers

Legends Icons & Rebels

Legends, Icons & Rebels

By Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine & Sebastian Robertson

Hardcover, 128 pages ($35, Tundra Books)

Robertson, one of the founders of the seminal music group The Band, collaborated with his adult son, Sebastian, and fellow music-biz veterans (and fathers) Guerinot and Levine, on this collection of tributes honoring 27 singers, songwriters and other performers across the spectrum of popular music “who changed with world” with their talent—and their tenacity. Featuring designs from numerous illustrators and including a CD with handpicked songs from each of the artists (including Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Marley and Carole King), it’s clearly geared for younger readers. But it’s a true multimedia treat for eyes and ears of any age.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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