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NON-FICTION

 

With a wide range of personal interests, it's no wonder my non-fiction books and pieces are just as varied.

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Meetup Leader

ISBN-978-1941028087

Meetup.com offers leaders who run group meetings with an online tool to manage the various aspects of their groups, including invitations and RSVPs, rating feedback, collecting membership and attendance money. It also provides a search function for attendees to search for events tied to their interests.

With over ten years in holding meetings through Meetup.com and 25 years in event management and leadership, Gary Zenker has created the ultimate guide for meeting leaders. By integrating leadership guidance with best practices on using the meetup platform, the result is the ultimate guide to using Meetup for maximum success.

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Ultimate DC Comics Checklist

ISBN-978-0989334471

 

The Ultimate and only checklist format book for collectors of all things DC Comics (TM) from the 1940s to 2014.

 

Action Figures (and variants), Statues, Toys, Plates, Glasses, Food Premiums, Hero Clix, Model Kits, Die Cast Cars, Lunch Boxes, Board Games, Role Play Games, Trading Cards, promotional pins and rings, Books, and more! The three column checklist format organized by type of collectible and series .

 

The most complete and most usable list you'll find ANYWHERE. You'll marvel (sorry for the word play) over this as the best resource guide you've ever seen. 

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Beach Boys Archives Volumes 1-8

ISBN-978-0989334457

Covering their beginnings through their more recent incarnations, these eight volumes reprints a variety of printed artifacts related to America's Band, The Beach Boys.

 

From ads that appeared in major music publications to promo photos, tour books and magazine articles, you'll read the PR puff pieces and more serious articles talking about various aspects of the guys' careers. It's a fun trip down memory lane with rare materials, pic and stories.

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Jan & Dean Archives Volumes 1-4

ISBN-58-2459886032524

Four books stuffed with news articles, artifacts, photos and reprints of items spanning Jan & Dean's career. Published and previously unpublished pieces including tour photos, a 1966 concert book, entire runs of fanzines and much more. Surf these 200 plus page books into the inside story on Jan & Dean.

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Beatles Archives Volumes 1

ISBN-978-1941028124

Four books stuffed with news articles, artifacts, photos and reprints of items spanning Jan & Dean's career. Published and previously unpublished pieces including tour photos, a 1966 concert book, entire runs of fanzines and much more. Surf these 200 plus page books into the inside story on Jan & Dean.

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KRLA Archives Volumes 1 - 8

ISBN-978-1941028124

An amazing trip back to the mid-1960s! The original KRLA newsletters and Beat publications that represented pop music culture 1964-8 including exclusive interviews and photos.
 
The articles are a cross section of teen music over the years including a heavy emphasis on The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Sonny and Cher, The Mamas and the Papas.  They also covered Bob Dylan, The Turtles, Jan & Dean, The Association, Yellow Balloon, Nancy Sinatra, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Simon & Garfunkle, and many many more. Later in the run, the Beat covered issues like the draft, drugs and religion. 
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Monkees Archives Volumes 1 - 3

ISBN-9978-1941028308

An amazing trip back to the mid-1960s! The original KRLA newsletters and Beat publications that represented pop music culture 1964-8 including exclusive interviews and photos.
 
The articles are a cross section of teen music over the years including a heavy emphasis on The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Sonny and Cher, The Mamas and the Papas.  They also covered Bob Dylan, The Turtles, Jan & Dean, The Association, Yellow Balloon, Nancy Sinatra, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Simon & Garfunkle, and many many more. Later in the run, the Beat covered issues like the draft, drugs and religion. 
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David Cassidy Archives Volumes 1 - 4

ISBN-978-1941028360

He outsold the Beatles, was the star of a TV show and was the very definition of teen idol...even if he wasn't a teen the entire time.
 
David Cassidy's short run in the public eye was incredibly powerful. As Keith Partridge in the Partridge Family TV show, he played guitar and sang songs. on the weekends he toured and played sold out concerts. Entire fan magazines were dedicated to him and his television show co-stars but David Cassidy was clearly the focus of the attention.
 
These volumes contain reprints of the original fan magazines and news articles covering his meteoric rise in mostly chronological order.
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Carpenters Volume 1

ISBN-979-8396802629

The American music duo of Karen and Richard Carpenter, the Carpenters, mixed Karen's angelic vocals with Richard's harmonizing, arranging, and composition skills. During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 10 albums along with many singles and several television specials.

This book contains vintage artifacts related to the duo including: a nearly complete run of a fan club newsletter and several other articles about the duo and a tour book. Black and white reproductions. ALERT: Most of the fan club newsletters are typed sheets, very casually written. Fun for the true fan.
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Linda Ronstadt Volume 1

ISBN-978- 978-1941028490

11-time Grammy winner Linda Ronstadt is often considered the first female superstar. With over 100 million sales worldwide, she achieved a success most successful musicians can only dream. Her folk/country-western beginnings crossed into rock where she dominated the charts during the 1970s and 1980s. Then by her own choice, she also journeyed into big band, and even traced her (and her father's) hispanic roots into traditional Spanish songs.

This volume contains news articles, interviews, concert ads, photos, and even a tour book featuring Linda Ronstadt early in her career, from her start with the Stone Ponies and later with her solo career. 180+ pages of vintage reprints of impossible-to-find originals. Possibly the largest collection of such materials ever amassed in one place.
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