A memoir of war-ravaged Italy explores the disillusionment, hysteria, and escapism that greets the Americans when they arrive on Italian shores, focusing on both the chaos of war and the strange psycho-social foment raised by foreign occupation. Reprint.
The Good Brother
Virgil, a soft-spoken Kentucky boy, must choose between the unwritten code of the hills and his own sense of morals when his hell-raising oldest brother Boyd is killed
Charley Harper s Animal Kingdom
Celebrated designer Todd Oldham opens another treasure trove of unseen and unpublished illustrations in the new AMMO Books release, "Charley Harper's Animal Kingdom." Todd has done it again by going deeper into Charley Harper's extensive archive to create the ultimate companion to "An Illustrated Life" and present the absolute best of Charley's previously hidden illustrations. Ranging from bugs and birds to all creatures of land and sea from the bountiful imagination of the artist, animal lovers and fans of Charley alike will be thrilled with this stunning new collection. Featuring more than 300 previously unseen illustrations, "Charley Harper's Animal Kingdom" includes illustrations created during a span of more than sixty years and appeals to a wide range of audiences both young and old. AMMO Books has published four different bestselling formats of "Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life." Charley and his work have been profiled in an array of media, including "CBS Sunday Morning" and dozens of international magazines and newspapers such as Dwell, The New York Times, and many others.
Great Pubs of London
Brimming with gorgeous photos and witty text, this elegant book celebrates London's most renowned and historic pubs. For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London's cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions--from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special; their place in London's history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as "on the wagon" and "one for the road" to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why The Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the "Bucket of Blood", and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a "great rambling queer old place". Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle's favorite wartime watering hole. These and other amusing anecdotal histories make this fascinating and luxuriously illustrated book a must-have for anyone with a love for the good old London pub.