Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

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KILL 'EM AND LEAVE: SEARCHING FOR JAMES BROWN AND THE AMERICAN SOUL is the accurate and true understanding of the man who was one of the most influential voices on American music, and is written by the only man on earth who could have collected the complete story.   This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere in the United States. You may view every Booksmith Timeless Classic by clicking


THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed on the title page by James McBride at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing and comes with a certificate authenticating the signature. Published in April, 2016 by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Penguin Random House.


JAMES  MCBRIDE (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is a great friend of the store, and one of the most talented people on the planet. He has written fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, and songs. He has toured as a tenor saxophonist, played with the Rock Bottom Remainders (Stephen King, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Dave Barry & others), sold over three million copies in sixteen languages, and had his books rendered on the big screen. Along the way he was presented the National Humanities Medal by the President of the United States, won the Stephen Sondheim Award, and the National Book Award. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University. Thank you James McBride for signing our books.


THE FIRST VIDEO was shot at the store on April 12, 2016. It is an episode of BOOKMARK, a PBS author interview show hosted by Emmy Award winner, Don Noble.


THE SECOND VIDEO was shot at the store on September 27, as James McBride talks about Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul.

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