New Arrivals · Biography

July 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

They called us enemy

July 17, 2019
Takei, George, 1937- author.
Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, 2019.
204 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten "relocation centers," hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. What is American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime.

Tchaikovsky : the man revealed

July 16, 2019
Suchet, John, 1944- author.
New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2019.
xii, 275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Pyotr, the fledgling seagull -- Upheavals and loss -- An unbearable farewell -- Guilt and the cruellest loss -- A difficult journey -- Pyotr chooses music -- Tchaikovsky, music teacher -- The ladies' man -- A most unlikely affair -- A tragic love -- The Lake of the Swans -- Unexpected inspiration -- Bending the rules -- Misery and defiance -- Swan Lake - and failure -- In love - and alone -- A woman enters his life -- "She is repulsive to me" -- Fate -- "It stinks to the ear" -- A sort of freedom -- The boulevardier -- An impenetrable secret -- A family crisis -- A benefactor bids "adieu" -- On tour and unhappy -- A musical "adieu"?
A tortured genius, a sensitive soul, and a great composer burdened by the weight of his private desires, Tchaikovsky's life is explored in full by John Suchet.

Searching for Stonewall Jackson : a quest for legacy in a divided America

July 15, 2019
Cleary, Ben (Ben C.), author.
New York : Twelve, 2019.
vi, 375 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The soundtrack of southern victory -- After the battle -- All things work together -- Fearful odds -- Icicles of blood -- An insubordinate frenzy -- A dazzling glimpse -- Following the footsteps -- Spirits of the place -- God blessed our arms -- An unconscious poet -- A talent for retreat -- The lion's mouth -- A lost battlefield -- The dead thick as blackbirds -- Their backs to the mountain -- The tired man -- Men falling continually -- Bloody ground -- The prize within their reach -- A melancholy field -- Leaving Richmond -- Jackson is with you! -- A strange, mysterious splendor -- A trail of cemeteries -- A brief pursuit -- The fortunes of war -- The most deadly fire -- The certainty of death -- Pain and happiness -- War so terrible -- A piece of gold braid -- Moss neck and belvoir -- The fallen sword -- Let us cross over the river.
"Historian Ben Cleary takes readers beyond the legend of Stonewall Jackson and directly onto the Civil War battlefields on which he fought, and where a country once again finds itself at a crossroads"-- Provided by publisher.

Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews : a Jewish life and the emergence of Christianity

July 15, 2019
Fredriksen, Paula.
New York : Vintage Books, 2000.
xix, 327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Introduction : the history of the historical Jesus -- Gospel truth and historical innocence. The synoptic gospels ; The synoptics and John ; Anachronism and willed innocence -- God and Israel in Roman antiquity. Purity ; Practice and tradition ; Jewish diversity and consensus in the time of Jesus ; Living the law : sacred space and sacred time -- Trajectories : Paul, the gospels, and Jesus. "For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord" : the kingdom ; "He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve" : the twelve ; "To the married I give charge, not I but the Lord" : ethics and the end ; "The one spirit gives the gifts of healing" : works and power ; "This is my body, which is for you" : the Lord's supper ; God's "Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh" : Jesus the Christ -- Contexts : the Galilee, Judea, and Jesus. Economics, politics and power ; The mission of John ; The followers of Jesus -- The days in Jerusalem. The call to Israel ; The crucified Messiah -- Afterword : Jesus, Christianity, and history.
Paula Fredriksen draws on the narratives of all four evangelists as well as both John and the Synoptics, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish authorities of Jesus' time - Philo, Paul, and Josephus - who wrote in Greek, and early rabbinic writings. She shows us a historical Jesus living in the tumultuous world of late-Second Temple Judaism; an observant Jew of his time, a prophetic teacher who traveled through the villages of Galilee and frequently in and around Jerusalem.. 'At the center of her book she brings us to the questions raised by the least disputed fact about Jesus' life; his death.. 'Why was crucifixion chosen as the means of execution? If Jesus was executed as a political insurrectionist, why were none of his followers executed or even arrested?. 'The author's quest in search of the answers takes us through the religious world - Jewish and pagan - of Mediterranean antiquity, through the tangle of Judean and Galilean politics, and through the surprisingly intimate social interactions of Jewish and gentile communities in the ancient city. And it is through the Gospel of John - a text out of favor in most academic reconstructions - that she finds the answer to the interpretive dilemma posed by Jesus' execution and his disciples' survival.

When we were Arabs : a Jewish family's forgotten history

July 15, 2019
Hayoun, Massoud, author.
274 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A vivid account of Massoud Hayoun's grandparents' lives in Egypt, Tunisia, France, Palestine, and Los Angeles, in which he reclaims his family's Jewish Arab identity"--From the publisher.

How I tried to be a good person

July 12, 2019
Lust, Ulli, 1967- artist, author.
366 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Lust recounts her life as a young, enthusiastic anarchist making her way in Vienna in the 1990s - and of her love for two men: the "perfect companion" Georg, an actor twenty years her elder, and the "perfect lover," Kimata, a Nigerian man-about-town. As her relationships with the two men evolve, jealousy increasingly mounts and leads to emotional and violent outbreaks that threaten her life."

Goya : the terrible sublime

July 12, 2019
El Torres, 1972- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
First published as Goya : lo sublime terrible, Madrid : Dibbuks, 2018.
Francisco de Goya is considered one of the most important Spanish painters of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, last of the Greats and first of the modernists. But his sumptuous images stemmed from a mind in torment, especially later in his life. Inspired by Goyas life, in particular focusing on his final years, as he struggles with assorted physical ailments that threaten to take his mind. Recovering from a serious illness in Cadiz, Spain, which has left him deaf, Goya suffers from terrible headaches, high fevers, and hallucinations, beset by visions of death that will become all too real with the advent of the Spanish War of Independence. Still, the monsters in his delusions are not real but his friend Asensio Julia is, and he belongs to another world. From the mind of the terror master El Torres and the art of Fran Gàln comes a terrifying story that brings readers into the artists world of madness and dark paintings, a historical miasma populated by recognizable figures like Manuel Godoy and the Duchess of Alba and swathed in an aesthetic of cobweb-shrouded palaces and beautiful grotesques living in the shadows. This unique graphic novel tells a horror story, melding the artists unique style and vision with the story of a man plagued by unreality. Yet even as the artist faces dreadful images of witchcraft and pure evil, he knows that he must not fall into what lurks beyond the dream of reason.

This is not a T-shirt : a brand, a culture, a community -- a life in streetwear

July 12, 2019
Hundreds, Bobby, 1980- author.
New York : MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
viii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Welcome to hell -- Inspiration. aspiration. perspiration -- Rivercide -- Step out -- Outside the box -- Streetwear : a brief history -- Escape to Los Angeles -- Rising son -- Law and disorder -- Burn -- Kill 'em mall -- In good company -- Fanning the flames of content -- Get up kids -- Chaos -- Setup the upset -- The hardest part -- The black Tarp strategy -- Fight back -- Outside the lines -- All over -- We don't build stores. We build stories -- Blow up -- Boom -- Abe.
Tells the story of The Hundreds--with anecdotes ranging from the author's Southern California, punk-DIY-tinged youth to the brand’s explosive success.

We have always been here : a queer Muslim memoir

July 12, 2019
Habib, Samra, author.
220 pages ; 21 cm
"A queer Muslim searches for the language to express her truest self, making peace with her sexuality, her family, and Islam. Growing up in Pakistan, Samra Habib lacks a blueprint for the life she wants. She has a mother who gave up everything to be a pious, dutiful wife and an overprotective father who seems to conspire against a life of any adventure. Plus, she has to hide the fact that she's Ahmadi to avoid persecution from religious extremists. As the threats against her family increase, they seek refuge in Canada, where new financial and cultural obstacles await them. When Samra discovers that her mother has arranged her marriage, she must again hide a part of herself--the fun-loving, feminist teenager that has begun to bloom--until she simply can't any longer. So begins a journey of self-discovery that takes her to Tokyo, where she comes to terms with her sexuality, and to a queer-friendly mosque in Toronto, where she returns to her faith in the same neighbourhood where she attended her first drag show. Along the way, she learns that the facets of her identity aren't as incompatible as she was led to believe, and that her people had always been there--the world just wasn't ready for them yet."-- Provided by publisher.

Memories of New Ulm : my experiences during the Indian uprising in Minnesota

July 12, 2019
Leonhart, Rudolph, 1832-1901.
Roseville, Minn. : Edinborough Press, ©2005.
x, 125 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
On the road to New Ulm -- Arrival in New Ulm -- Hunting in Minnesota -- Christmas in New Ulm -- Spring 1862 -- Our neighbors -- Summer of 1862 -- Military preparations for the first battle -- Reinforcements -- Fort Ridgely -- The second battle of New Ulm -- Battle experiences -- Exodus from New Ulm -- From Mankato to St. Peter -- On to St. Paul -- Back to the east -- The return to Pennsylvania -- Conclusion.

Hungry : eating, road-tripping, and risking it all with the greatest chef in the world

July 11, 2019
Gordinier, Jeff, author.
New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2019]
230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A food critic chronicles four years spent traveling with renowned chef Rene Redzepi in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer. Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection. Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef Rene Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called the best in the world. A restless perfectionist, Redzepi was at the top of his game but was looking to tear it all down, to shutter his restaurant and set out for new places, flavors, and recipes. This is the story of the subsequent four years of globe-trotting culinary adventure, with Gordinier joining Redzepi as his Sancho Panza. In the jungle of the Yucatan peninsula, Redzepi and his comrades go off-road in search of the perfect taco and the secrets of mole. In idyllic Sydney, they forage for sea rocket and wild celery on surf-lashed beaches. On a boat in the Arctic Circle, a lone fisherman guides them to what may or may not be his secret cache of the world's finest sea urchins. And back in Copenhagen, the quiet canal-lined city where Redzepi started it all, he plans the resurrection of his restaurant on the unlikely site of a garbage-filled empty lot. Along the way, readers meet Redzepi's merry band of friends and collaborators, including acclaimed chefs such as Danny Bowien, Kylie Kwong, Rosio Sanchez, David Chang, and Enrique Olvera. Hungry is a memoir, a travelogue, a portrait of a chef, and a chronicle of the moment when daredevil cooking became the most exciting and groundbreaking form of artistry"-- Provided by publisher.

George Marshall : defender of the republic

July 11, 2019
Roll, David L., 1940- author.
New York : Dutton Caliber, [2019]
viii, 694 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall--America's most distinguished soldier-statesman since George Washington--whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. Winston Churchill called him World War II's "organizer of victory." Harry Truman said he was "the greatest military man that this country ever produced." Today, in our era of failed leadership, few lives are more worthy of renewed examination than Marshall and his fifty years of loyal service to the defense of his nation and its values. Even as a young officer he was heralded as a genius, a reputation that grew when in WWI he planned and executed a nighttime movement of more than a half million troops from one battlefield to another that led to the armistice. Between the wars he helped modernize combat training, and re-staffed the U.S. Army's officer corps with the men who would lead in the next decades. But as WWII loomed, it was the role of army chief of staff in which Marshall's intellect and backbone were put to the test, when his blind commitment to duty would run up against the realities of Washington politics. Long seen as a stoic, almost statuesque figure, he emerges in these pages as a man both remarkable and deeply human, thanks to newly discovered sources. Set against the backdrop of five major conflicts--two world wars, Palestine, Korea, and the Cold War--Marshall's education in military, diplomatic, and political power, replete with their nuances and ambiguities, runs parallel with America's emergence as a global superpower. The result is a defining account of one of our most consequential leaders"-- Provided by publisher.

If : the untold story of Kipling's American years

July 11, 2019
Benfey, Christopher E. G., 1954- author.
242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Rudyard Kipling once towered over not just English literature, but indeed the entire literary world. In 1907, at just forty-two, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming its youngest winner and the first in the English language. Today, however, when he is read, if indeed he is read at all, it is regarding the history of colonial India, his birthplace and the setting of some his most famous work, and to a lesser extent England, his ancestral home. But, in fact, Kipling's most prodigious and creative period took place in America, which was also his preferred home. It was here, on the crest of a Vermont hillside overlooking the Connecticut River, that Kipling wrote both The Jungle Book and Captains Courageous. And here where his ascent to fame was most rapid. Almost certainly, he would have stayed in the United States, understanding himself not just to be an American but a particularly American artist, had a family dispute not forced his departure in 1896. Steeped in the history of the Gilded Age, Christopher Benfey brings to life in fresh revelatory detail American Kipling, tracing a great but today deeply unfashionable writer's intense personal, political, and artistic involvement with the United States. He offers an overdue reminder of Kipling's extraordinary influence in his own lifetime, as well as a compelling portrait of the American artists and writers he both influenced and was influence by, including William James and, in particular, Mark Twain--who Kipling sought out specifically as kindred spirit when he first arrived, and before long had eclipsed in literary fame and critical estimation. Intertwining biography, criticism, and history, IF restores judiciously a true story of great American artistry"-- Provided by publisher.

Dapper Dan : made in Harlem : a memoir

July 10, 2019
Day, Daniel R., author.
xvii, 277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Nobody's poor -- Like a raisin in the sun -- Harlem dreams -- Sportsmen -- Firing coffee -- The cursed game -- Too easy -- Tree of life -- Home -- Mind games -- The rumble -- Hubba hubba -- Aruba -- Remakes -- A new hustle -- Boy wonder -- Closure -- Crack -- Paid in full -- Beef -- The vise -- Game over -- Flat-foot hustling -- Highways, not runways -- Harlem River blues.
"With his eponymous store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the early 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own flamboyant designs. But before reinventing fashion, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books, and, finally, a designer who broke barriers to outfit a whos-who of music, sport, and crime world celebrities in looks that went on to define an era. By turns playful, poignant, and inspiring, Dapper Dan's memoir is a high-stakes coming-of-age story spanning more than 70 years and set against the backdrop of an ever-evolving America"-- Provided by publisher.

Vincent van Gogh : his life in art

July 8, 2019
171 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm
"This book was published to accompany the exhibition Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art, presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 10 through June 27, 2019. The exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; the Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston."--Colophon.
Foreword / by Gary Tinterow -- Acknowledgments / by David Bomford -- Vincent van Gogh-His Life in Art / by Nienke Bakker -- Family Matters: The History of the Van Gogh Museum and Its Collection / by Renske Suijver -- The Vincent van Gogh Collection: The Beating Heart of the Kroller-Muller Museum / by Renske Cohen Tervaert -- Plates, with entries / by David Bomford, Helga K. Aurisch, and Dena Woodall -- Chronology / by Laura Minton.
"Featuring about 50 works by Vincent van Gogh, from his early drawings to his later iconic paintings, this catalogue traces the artist's life, the development of his art, and his significant legacy"-- Provided by publisher.

Gentleman Jack : the real Anne Lister

July 8, 2019
Choma, Anne, author.
xi, 258 pages ; 21 cm
In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. Now the basis for the HBO series Gentleman Jack, this is her remarkable, true story. Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. She was a landowner, an industrialist and a prolific diarist, whose output has secured her legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister follows Anne from her crumbling ancestral home in Yorkshire to the glittering courts of Denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. This book introduces the real Gentleman Jack, featuring unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time by series creator Sally Wainwright and writer Anne Choma.

I, Rigoberta Menchú : an Indian woman in Guatemala

July 5, 2019
Menchú, Rigoberta, author.
xxiii, 294 pages : map ; 21 cm
Translation of: Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia.
The family -- Birth ceremonies -- Nahual -- First visit to the finca. Life in the finca -- First visit to Guatemala City -- Eight-year-old agricultural worker -- Death of her little brother in the finca. Difficulty of communicating with other Indians -- Life in the Altiplano. Rigoberta's tenth birthday -- Ceremonies for sowing time and harvest. Relationships with the earth -- The natural world. The earth, mother of man -- Marriage ceremonies -- Life in the community -- Death of her friend by poisoning -- A maid in the capital -- Conflict with the landowners and the creation of the CUC -- Period of reflection on the road to follow -- Self-defence in the village -- Bible and self-defence : the examples of Judith, Moses and David -- Attack on the village by the army -- The death of Doña Petrona Chona -- Farewell to the community: Rigoberta decides to learn Spanish -- The CUC comes out into the open -- Political activity in other communities. Contacts with ladinos -- The torture and death of her little brother, burnt alive in front of members of his family and the community -- Rigoberta's father dies in the occupation of the Spanish embassy. Peasants march to the capital -- Rigoberta talks about her father -- Kidnapping and death of Rigoberta's mother -- Death -- Fiestas and Indian queens -- Lessons taught her by her mother: Indian women and ladino women -- Women and political commitment. Rigoberta renounces marriage and motherhood -- Strike of agricultural workers and the first of May in the capital -- In hiding in the capital. Hunted by the army -- Exile.
."The remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. Menchú vividly conveys the traditional beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman"--Publisher information.

Notes to self : essays

July 5, 2019
Pine, Emilie, author.
New York : The Dial Press, [2019]
xvii, 167 pages : 21 cm
"Originally published in Ireland and in slightly different form by Tramp Press in 2018." -- T.P. verso.
Notes on intemperance -- From the baby years -- Speaking/Not speaking -- Notes on bleeding & other crimes -- Something about me -- This is not on the exam.
"In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speaks to the events that have marked her life--those emotional disruptions for which our society has no adequate language, at once bittersweet, clandestine, and ordinary. She writes with radical honesty on the unspeakable grief of infertility, on caring for an alcoholic parent, on taboos around female bodies and female pain, on sexual violence and violence against the self. This is the story of one woman, and of all women. Devastating, poignant, and wise--and joyful against the odds--Notes to Self is an unforgettable exploration of what it feels like to be alive, and a daring act of rebellion against a society that is more comfortable with women's silence"-- Provided by publisher.

Out of the silence : after the crash

July 5, 2019
Strauch Urioste, Eduardo, 1947- author.
Seattle : Amazon Crossing, 2019.
164 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Translated from the Spanish.
It's the unfathomable modern legend that has become a testament to the resilience of the human spirit: the 1972 Andes plane crash and the Uruguayan rugby teammates who suffered seventy-two days among the dead and dying. It was a harrowing test of endurance on a snowbound cordillera that ended in a miraculous rescue. Now comes the unflinching and emotional true story by one of the men who found his way home.

America's reluctant prince : the life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

July 3, 2019
Gillon, Steven M, author.
New York : Dutton, [2019]
455 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian and bestselling author Steven M. Gillon examines John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died. Gillon covers the highs, the lows, and the surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.'s complicated and rich life. In the end, Gillon proves that John's life was far more than another tragedy--rather, it's the true key to understanding both the Kennedy legacy and how America's First Family continues to shape the world we live in today."--Provided by publisher.

The vagabonds : the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's ten-year road trip

July 3, 2019
Guinn, Jeff, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
1 volume : illustrations ; 23 cm
Prologue: Paris, Michigan : mid-August 1923 -- 1914 -- 1915 -- 1916 -- 1918 -- 1919 -- 1920 -- 1921 -- Interim: November 1921-June 1923 -- 1923 -- 1924 -- Jep Bisbee is famous.
"A brilliant portrait of two American giants, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and America entering the automobile age, told through the fascinating but little-known narrative of the summer road trips taken by Edison and Ford"-- Provided by publisher.

The method to the madness : Donald Trump's ascent as told by those who were hired, fired, inspired--and inaugurated

July 3, 2019
Salkin, Allen, author.
New York : All Points Books, 2019.
xviii, 329 pages ; 25 cm
"A guide for understanding Donald Trump's style, mindset, and every action, made up of over one hundred interviews with his closest associates and adversaries over the last 15 years."--Provided by publisher.


July 3, 2019
Ottaviani, Jim, author.
New York : First Second, 2019.
298 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
From his early days at the St Albans School and Oxford, Stephen Hawking's brilliance and good humor were obvious to everyone he met. A lively and popular young man, it's no surprise that he would later rise to celebrity status.

A savage life

July 3, 2019
Savage, Michael, 1942- author.
New York : Willam Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
ix, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Originally published as : Train tracks : family stories for the holidays.

Basquiat : a graphic novel

July 3, 2019
Parisi, Paolo, 1980- author, illustrator.
123 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
Originally published in Italian: Milano : Centauria, 2018.
"Jean-Michel Basquiat's life is just as fascinating as the work he produced. Delve into 1980s New York as this vivid graphic novel takes you on Basquiat's journey from street-art legend SAMO to international art-scene darling, up until his sudden death. Told through cinematic scenes, this is Basquiat as seen through the eyes of those who knew him, including his father, Suzanne Mallouk, Larry Gagosian and, most importantly, the man himself. Basquiat is a moving depiction of a troubled artist's life for those interested in both the art and the man who made it."--Provided by publisher.

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