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Nothing to Repent

release date: Jan 01, 1987

World of Gene Krupa

release date: Jan 01, 1990
World of Gene Krupa
The story of the career, music, and life of the man who made drums a solo instrument, symbolized the swing era, and is still internationally recognized as “the world''s greatest drummer.”

Judah P. Benjamin

release date: Jan 01, 1988
Judah P. Benjamin
Traces the life of Benjamin, the first Jewish U.S. Senator, and the Confederate Secretary of State, and describes his exile in England

Les Paul

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Les Paul
A biography of the self-educated electronics genius who invented virtually every technique of modern sound recording discusses his sixty-year career, his invention of the solid-body electric guitar, and his legacy. 30,000 first printing.

Brigham Young

release date: Jan 01, 1986
Brigham Young
An historian of the Mormon Church draws on diaries and letters not available to previous biographers to profile the highly gifted and controversial church leader

Patrice Lumumba entre Dieu et diable

release date: Jan 01, 1997

Things I Did and Things I Think I Did

release date: Jan 01, 1984
Things I Did and Things I Think I Did
The artist, writer, and director of such films as "Johnny Belinda" and "How to Marry a Millionaire" recalls his artist''s life in the Paris of the twenties, his Hollywood years and the celebrities he encountered, and his long, productive life in the arts

You Just Fight for Your Life

release date: Jan 01, 1990
You Just Fight for Your Life
Traces the life of the jazz saxophonist, shares the comments of musicians who worked with or were influenced by him, and describes his contributions to the development of modern jazz

Finch, Bloody Finch

Finch, Bloody Finch
A biography of film star, Peter Finch, covers his childhood in Australia, his discovery by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, his development as an actor, and his personal life

A Dictionary of Nicknames

release date: Jan 01, 1984

Makers of Modern Culture

Makers of Modern Culture
This volume provides lively and clearly written expositions of those figures who have done most to shape our views in the period since 1914. Music, cinema, drama, art, fiction, poetry and philosophy are just some of the fields covered

A Second View of Things

release date: Jan 01, 1982

Who's who on the Postage Stamps of Eastern Europe

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein
This book argues that Gertrude Stein shifted the thrust of the genre of autobiography away from involvement in the past and the creation of the self as an artifact and towards a consciousness, on the part of both writer and reader, of knowing and writing as ongoing process.

Sir Walter Scott, Bart

Sir Walter Scott, Bart
The editor of twelve volumes of Walter Scott''s letters has written a new life, founded upon extensive research. The book is based upon the author''s lectures at Toronto University & throws new light on Scott''s financial affairs.

Mozart, His Character, His Work

Mozart, His Character, His Work
Written by one of the world''s outstanding music historians and critics, the late Alfred Einstein, this classic study of Mozart''s character and works brings to light many new facts about his relationship with his family, his susceptibility to ambitious women, and his associations with musicalcontemporaries, as well as offering a penetrating analysis of his operas, piano music, chamber music, and symphonies.

Memoirs of Europe, Towards the Close of the Eighth Century

Memoirs of Europe, Towards the Close of the Eighth Century
This satire of imaginary memoirs purports to be by Eginhardus, Abbot of Seligenstadt, but is in fact a contemporary satire by Mrs Mary de la Rivière Manley, written as a continuation of her ''Secret memoirs and manners of several persons...''.
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