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  • George Lucas
    George Lucas (English, CD-Audio) Brian Jay Jones

    The best-selling author of Jim Henson: The Biography traces the story of the man behind such blockbuster franchises as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, offering insight into the challenges he overcame and his influential legacy. Simultaneous.

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  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving (English, Paperback) Brian Jay Jones

    Brian Jay Jones crafts a deft biography of the author of ?The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and ?Rip van Winkle": quintessential New Yorker, presidential confidant, diplomat, lawyer, and fascinating charmer. The first American writer to make his pen his primary means of support, Washington Irving rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-six. In 1809 he published A History of New York under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, to great acclaim. The public's appetite for all things Irving was insatiable; his name alone guaranteed sales.At the time, he was one of the most famous men in the world, a friend of Dickens, Hawthorne, and Longfellow, as well as Astor, van Buren, and Madison. But his sparkling public persona was only one side of this gentleman author. In brilliant, meticulous strokes, Brian Jay Jones renders Washington Irving in all his flawed splendor?someone who fretted about money and employment, suffered from writer's block, and doggedly cultivated his reputation. Jones offers a very human portrait of the often contrasting public and private lives of this true American original. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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  • George Lucas
    George Lucas (English, Hardback) Brian Jay Jones

    The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George Lucas...

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  • Jim Henson
    Jim Henson (English, Paperback) Brian Jay Jones

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE...

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  • George Lucas
    George Lucas (English, Paperback) Brian Jay Jones

    The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George Lucas...

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  • George Lucas
    George Lucas (English, CD-Audio) Brian Jay Jones

    The best-selling author of Jim Henson: The Biography traces the story of the man behind such blockbuster franchises as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, offering insight into the challenges he overcame and his influential legacy. Simultaneous.

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  • Jim Henson
    Jim Henson (English, Paperback) Brian Jay Jones

    Jim Henson was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters he created: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Jim Henson a household name, but they were only part of his remarkable story.

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  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving (English, Paperback) Brian Jay Jones

    Policy analyst and speechwriter Jones traces the life of America's first bona-fide best-selling author.

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  • Jim Henson
    Jim Henson (English, Hardback) Brian Jay Jones

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  • Jim Henson
    Jim Henson (English, CD-Audio) Brian Jay Jones

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE...

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  • Jim Henson
    Jim Henson (Hardback) Brian Jay Jones

    The iconic characters he created - Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird - made Jim Henson a household name.

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