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Cinema is a broad genre for collectors. There are autobiographies, memoirs and essays. There are books written by and about countless actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and even stuntmen. History, scandal, innovation and celebrity can be found on page after page.
Put a few pieces of Hollywood history on your bookshelves.
With most of Europe in Adolf Hitler’s hands, Britain was in a grim predicament in 1941 but that year Collins, the publisher now known as HarperCollins, launched a remarkable series of social history books called Britain in Pictures.
Lewis & Clark made a historic two-year transcontinental journey across America and yet Americans had forgotten about their achievements by the end of the 19th century. Today, their legacy is assured and rare books about their exploits are in demand.
Explore the wild west with this selection of literature about their expedition of discovery.
Of all the memorable tales to emerge from World War I, the most remarkable one is untrue. The Angels of Mons is a legend that evolved from one writer’s skillful ability to weave ghostly stories. This particularly tale gripped a nation badly in need of hope. For some, fiction became reality.
Countless books about conflicts, soldiering and warfare have slipped into obscurity. Take a look at our selection of forgotten gems includes a regimental history, memoirs from combatants, books from guerilla fighters, five-star generals and an Apache warrior, and even a contribution from Mrs. Custer.
AbeBooks celebrated the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon and his place in history with a selection of books, memorabilia from those who have stepped foot on the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System.
From August 15 - 18, 1969 Max Yasgur′s dairy farm in rural New York became the center of the counter culture movement of the 1960s. Celebrating 40 years since this historical event, AbeBooks selected 15 books written by the artists who played at The Woodstock Festival. The books are as varied as the artists themselves, from Pete Townshend′s collection of short stories, Arlo Guthrie′s children′s book and the numerous biographies from a life in music.