Thrawn (Star Wars) (Star Wars: Thrawn)

$28.99 - $17.65

(as of Nov 12,2018 21:35:10 UTC – Details)



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.

Praise for Thrawn

“The origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains . . . a book that fans have wanted for decades.”—The Verge

“A satisfying tale of political intrigue . . . Thrawn’s observations and tactical thinking are utterly captivating.”—New York Daily News

“Quite the page-turner.”—Flickering MythNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power-uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.



Music Of The Night

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(as of Oct 28,2018 06:34:30 UTC – Details)



When world-famous conductor Nicholas Vranos finds his best friend murdered backstage at Carnegie Hall, he’s plunged into a maelstrom of intrigue swirling around a priceless musical manuscript. Discovered in Vienna, the artifact has left a trail of betrayal and death on its journey to New York City.

Although Nicholas is her main suspect, N.Y.P.D. Detective Anna Salazar finds herself turning to the dark, charismatic maestro for help as she navigates the complex world of music and musicians.

With a hysterical violinist as the only witness and a scrap of musical doodles as the only clue, Anna finds herself drawn into Nicholas’s web of seduction and power. As passion explodes between them, she must decide how much she can trust him both with the case and with her heart.



New York City Opera: An American Adventure

$58.75

(as of Oct 20,2018 06:49:49 UTC – Details)



Fine in Fine jacket, Very slight signs of age or use, 2 pg corners folded, slight shelfware to burgundy DJ. INITIAL PERFORMANCE, 2/21/44, through Spring of 1981, the first season with Beverly Sills as general director. Guide through every stage of the Company’s existence, Many photos, NO International or Priority.



Mad Scenes and Exit Arias: The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America

$30.00 - $19.49

(as of Oct 12,2018 01:14:02 UTC – Details)


From the Wall Street Journal‘s opera critic, a wide-ranging narrative history of how and why the New York City Opera went bankrupt―and what it means for the future of the arts

In October 2013, the arts world was rocked by the news that the New York City Opera―“the people’s opera”―had finally succumbed to financial hardship after 70 years in operation. The company had been a fixture on the national opera scene―as the populist antithesis of the grand Metropolitan Opera, a nurturing home for young American talent, and a place where new, lively ideas shook up a venerable art form. But NYCO’s demise represented more than the loss of a cherished organization: it was a harbinger of massive upheaval in the performing arts―and a warning about how cultural institutions would need to change in order to survive.

Drawing on extensive research and reporting, Heidi Waleson, one of the foremost American opera critics, recounts the history of this scrappy company and reveals how, from the beginning, it precariously balanced an ambitious artistic program on fragile financial supports. Waleson also looks forward and considers some better-managed, more visionary opera companies that have taken City Opera’s lessons to heart.

Above all, Mad Scenes and Exit Arias is a story of money, ego, changes in institutional identity, competing forces of populism and elitism, and the ongoing debate about the role of the arts in society. It serves as a detailed case study not only for an American arts organization, but also for the sustainability and management of nonprofit organizations across the country.