This book caught my interest today. I love Latin music and culture, always have. This book looks neat because it features hundreds of stunning full-size record cover designs of Bossa Nova and later Brazilian music from the 1960s, such as M.P.B. (Musica Popular Brasileira) and Tropicalia. The book also comes with essays and interviews on the historical, political and social context of this Brazilian music as well as features on all the important artists and musicians.
Another book on music that I consider to be my bible is Blues People by Leroi Jones. The first full-length analytical and historical study of jazz and blues written by an African American It's amazing and I highly recommend the read.