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To Life

by Ruth Minsky Sender Simon Pulse (January 13, 2015)

"WE ARE FREE!"

When Russian soldiers liberate Grafenort, the Nazi labor camp where she is a prisoner, nineteen-year-old Riva discovers that liberation doesn't mean the end of her hardship and suffering.

Cold...


We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story

by Josh Sundquist Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (December 23, 2014)

From Paralympic ski racer and YouTube star, Josh Sundquist, comes an always-funny (and sometimes-awkward) memoir about teenage misadventures.

When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had...


My Notebook of Questions : Inventions

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 18, 2012)

The objects that surround us are so much a part of our daily lives that we often forget they have not always been around.


My Scrapbook of Music (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Take a look inside Professor Genius’ Scrapbook of Music. This book covers the entire history of musical expression, from prehistoric times right up until today, from the very first sounds to the MP3 player....


Feedback: The Who and Their Generation

by Casey Harison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion.


Patti Smith: America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist

by Eric Wendell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In Patti Smith: America’s Punk Rock Rhapsodist, musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith’s lyrics,...


The Clash: The Only Band That Mattered

by Sean Egan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash’s career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties,...


Re-creating Paul Bowles, the Other, and the Imagination: Music, Film, and Photography

by Raj Chandarlapaty Lexington Books (November 05, 2014)

This work underscores the true brilliance and timelessness of colonial metaphors of authorship that extend into the postmodern Age. The emphasis is upon both re-invention and comprehensive scholarship on music...


The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!

by Matthew Smith-Lahrman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering...


Let's Go Crazy

by Alan Light Atria Books (December 09, 2014)

Alan Light, former writer for Rolling Stone, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and author of The Holy or the Broken, “gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making...


Canadian Heroines 2-Book Bundle: 100 Canadian Heroines / 100 More Canadian Heroines

by Merna Forster Dundurn (November 12, 2014)

This special bundle collects the two 100 Canadian Heroines volumes, in which Merna Forster presents 200 stories of amazing women who changed our country.


Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion

by Kenneth LaFave Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein’s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato’s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra, the intense...


The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt

by Robert Lee Watt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating—and at times...


Bon Jovi

by Bon Jovi HarperCollins e-books (May 10, 2011)

The first-ever official Bon Jovi book celebrates the band’s 25th anniversary with previously untold stories straight from Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres, and never-before-seen photographs...


Paul Simon: An American Tune

by Cornel Bonca Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

In Paul Simon: An American Tune, Cornel Bonca considers Simon’s vast trove of songs in the biographical and cultural context in which he wrote them: from the pop cultural revolution of the 1960s which Simon...


Guts & Glory: The American Civil War - FREE PREVIEW (The First 4 Chapters)

by Ben Thompson & C. M. Butzer Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 28, 2014)

History comes alive for kids like no textbook can in this epic account of the American Civil War that's perfect for history buffs and reluctant readers! Contains awesome illustrations!

From courageous cavalry...


Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion

by Durrell Bowman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2014)

In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis...


The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs

by Hunter Davies Little, Brown and Company (September 30, 2014)

The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.

For the Beatles, writing songs was...


Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology

by David G. Hebert, Jonathan McCollum, Ann E. Lucas & Judah M. Cohen et al. Lexington Books (September 11, 2014)

Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology demonstrates various ways that new approaches to historiography––and the related application of new technologies––impact the work of ethnomusicologists...


Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic

by Joseph E. Morgan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

In Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and the Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic, Joseph E. Morgan tracks the development of Weber’s musical style across his career, within the cultural context of Germany’s...


Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorio

by Xavier Jon Puslowski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2014)

In this book, Xavier Puslowski presents a detailed study of the links between Liszt, his contemporaries, and his milieu. Using Saint Stanislas Oratorio as a focal point, Puslowski draws together the history...


Tom Crean - Ice Man: The Adventures of an Irish Antarctic Hero

by Michael Smith The Collins Press (March 14, 2003)

Tom Crean ran away from his Kerry home, aged 15, to join the British navy in 1893. He travelled to the Antarctic with the famous explorers, Scott and Shackleton. He explored the unknown, crossed ice fields and...


The Keeper: The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard Young Readers' Edition

by Tim Howard HarperCollins (December 09, 2014)

The uplifting memoir of U.S. national soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard, adapted for young readers.

In this heartwarming and candid account, Tim Howard opens up about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with...


Sally Ride

by Sue Macy Aladdin (September 09, 2014)

Sally Ride was more than the first woman in space—she was a real-life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big.

Most people know Sally Ride as the first American...


The Closer: Young Readers Edition

by Mariano Rivera, Wayne Coffey & Sue Corbett Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2014)

Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe...


Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballads

by John A. Lomax & Alan Lomax Dover Publications (August 11, 2014)

This sequel to the Lomaxes' widely acclaimed American Ballads and Folk Songs includes melodies and words for tunes from all parts of the country. Songs include spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting...


Cultural Codes: Makings of a Black Music Philosophy

by Bill Banfield Scarecrow Press (December 10, 2009)

By providing a focused examination of the historical development of Black music artistry, William C. Banfield formulates a usable philosophy tied to how such music is made, shaped, and functions. He explores...


Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses

by Arthur Wenk Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses distinguishes itself from all other works on choral conducting by starting at the very beginning—the conception and purpose of an ensemble—and...


The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach

by Andre Pirro & Joe Armstrong Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 20, 2014)

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach (L’Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach), by the celebrated French musicologist André Pirro (1869?1943), was originally published in 1907 and reissued in 1973. It is...


Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

by Jim Beviglia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2014)

In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs, rock writer Jim Beviglia reflects not only on why each song has earned its place on list but lays out the story behind each of the 100, supplying fresh...


Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor

by Nicholas Tarling Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2014)

In Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor, historian Nicholas Tarling offers short essays on over 28 works, from major masterpieces such as Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion to off-the-beaten...


Michael Jackson, Inc.

by Zack O'Malley Greenburg Atria Books (June 03, 2014)

The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business.

Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary...


Musical Instruments: A LOOK BOOK Easy Reader

by P.J. Harding Look book Easy Readers (May 05, 2014)

Written and published by P.J. Harding. Another in the 'LOOK BOOK' series - Your child will love this easy reader and brilliant color picture book of musical instruments. Each page has a photographic image of...


From Bach's Goldberg to Beethoven's Diabelli: Influence and Independence

by Alfred Kanwischer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2014)

In From Bach’s Goldberg to Beethoven’s Diabelli: Influence and Independence, music scholar and noted pianist Alfred Kanwischer takes readers on an extended exploration in which each of the thirty-three pieces...


B*witched

by Anna Louise Golden St. Martin's Press (June 10, 2014)

You've heard their music, and you've become bewitched with their soulful sound. They're B*Witched: Sinead, Edele, Lindsay, and Keavy, four Irish lasses who hail from Dublin and have enchanted the world with...


No Summit out of Sight

by Jordan Romero & Linda LeBlanc Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2014)

Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir that includes color photos, he tells how he achieved such great heights.

On May 22, 2010,...


Nikolay Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music

by Gregor Tassie Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 05, 2014)

Gregor Tassie describes Nikolay Myaskovsky as “one of the great enigmas of 20th-century Russian music.” Between the two world wars, the symphonies of Myaskovsky enjoyed great popularity and were performed...


The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music

by Craig Harris Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music explores the diverse influences on the quintet’s music, and the impact that their music had in turn on contemporary music and American society. Through previously unpublished...


Max Steiner: Composing, Casablanca, and the Golden Age of Film Music

by Peter Wegele Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 24, 2014)

This biography of Steiner provides insight into how the film music industry worked and functioned during the Golden era of film scores. The central part of this work is an analysis of Steiner’s score to Casablanca...


The Influence of Carlos Prieto on Contemporary Cello Music

by Alán Saúl Saucedo Estrada UPA (April 15, 2014)

This book includes biographical information on Carlos Prieto, his contributions to music, as well as a detailed catalog of 72 pieces commissioned and/or dedicated to him. This is the first time a study has been...


The Dirt

by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx & Mick Mars It Books (July 01, 2014)

Ten years ago, Motley Crue's bestselling The Dirt—penned with rock chronicler extraordinaire Neil Strauss—set a new bar for rock 'n' roll memoirs. A genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster,...


U.S. Presidents

by Ken Jennings & Mike Lowery Little Simon (May 06, 2014)

Become a presidential pro with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this book about U.S. Presidents, you’ll become an expert and wow your...


Ben Franklin's Almanac

by Candace Fleming Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 15, 2014)

"What good shall I do today?"

How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one...


Going for the Gold: Sarah Hughes

by R. S. Ashby HarperCollins (March 01, 2011)

Ice Princess

Sarah Hughes was born to skate, and she proved to the world with her dramatic gold medal victory at the 2002 Winter Olympics. But the road to Olympic glory was not always easy for this Long Island...


Going for the Gold: Apolo Anton Ohno

by Thomas Lang HarperCollins (March 01, 2011)

Man of Speed

Part athlete, part rock star, Apolo Anton Ohno has won fans across the globe with his charisma, his movie-idol looks, and his edge-of-the-seat victories at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Going for the...


Lance Armstrong

by Bill Gutman Simon Pulse (May 11, 2010)

BACK ON THE BIKE

LANCE ARMSTRONG is the premier cyclist in sports history. But the road to victory has not been smooth, which makes his story all the more compelling. In 1991 he was the National Amateur Cycling...


Mourning de Pachmann: The Quest for the Spirit of Chopin

by Carl Abbott Hamilton Books (January 16, 2012)

Written for a mature audience with an interest in music, history and mystery, this historical novel investigates the subtleties of love, guilt and forgiveness, ambition and ego, the rewards of a personal adventure,...


Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet

by Donald L. Deardorff Ii Scarecrow Press (December 01, 2013)

Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet by literary critic Donald L. Deardorff II classifies and explains Springsteen’s remarkable reception as it evolved from small beginnings in the Jersey shore bars...


Laura Bush

by Beatrice Gormley Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

Laura Bush has loved education and reading since she was a young child, and today she brings her experienced viewpoints, her love of children, and her interest in education to a much broader audience as the...


Guys Read: True Stories

by Jon Scieszka, Jim Murphy, Elizabeth Partridge & Nathan Hale et al. Walden Pond Press (September 16, 2014)

Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100%...