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#1
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Karen Abbott.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812978513.  Daedalus Item Code: 51943
 
A strutting, bawdy, yet surprisingly erudite stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee possessed a gift for delivering exactly what America needed to forget about the Great Depression. Karen Abbott, author of Sin ... (Read More)
 
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#2
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Olivia Harrison. Martin Scorsese, foreword. Paul Theroux, intro.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781419702204.  Daedalus Item Code: 51000
 
Even if you already have your favorite Beatle, this beautifully produced book—a companion to the documentary Martin Scorsese directed for HBO—might change your mind about George, the "quiet" one, who ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The Chronicle of Jazz
Mervyn Cooke.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199341009.  Daedalus Item Code: 50817
 
Year by year, this abundantly illustrated history traces the people and events at the forefront of jazz. It charts the evolution of jazz from its West African and southern U.S. roots, beginning with ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Yunte Huang.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069624.  Daedalus Item Code: 41466
 
(Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and a 2011 Edgar Award) This provocative first "biography" of fictional detective Charlie Chan presents American ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The Leonard Bernstein Letters
Leonard Bernstein. Nigel Simeone, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179095.  Daedalus Item Code: 51993
 
A charismatic and brilliant conductor as well as a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), and film scores (On the Waterfront), ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia
Bil Carpenter. Edwin Hawkins, foreword. Mavis Staples, intro.
Publisher: Backbeat.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780879308414.  Daedalus Item Code: 51040
 
Originating 300 years ago in the African American religious experience, gospel music found widespread success in the mid-20th century. Featuring more than 500 substantial biographical entries with ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Violin: An Illustrated History (with CD)
Yehudi Menuhin. Catherine Meyer, contributor. Ed Emery, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9782080300973.  Daedalus Item Code: 41361
 
From its possible origins in the bow and arrow through the legendary Stradivarius, one of the 20th century's greatest violinists and conductors weaves the history of the violin with his own career, ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The First Four Notes: Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination
Matthew Guerrieri.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307593283.  Daedalus Item Code: 43106
 
(A New Yorker Best Book of 2012 and Los Angeles Magazine's #1 Music Book of the Year) A music critic for the Boston Globe and the host of the classical music blog ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull. Kathryn Hewitt, illus.
Publisher: Sandpiper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780152164362.  Daedalus Item Code: 42968
 
It's no secret that Beethoven went deaf, that Mozart had constant money problems, and that Chopin was always in poor health. But what were they really like? This anecdotal—not to say gossipy—series ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Cecil B. DeMille and the Golden Calf
Simon Louvish.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571229000.  Daedalus Item Code: 44395
 
An enduring Hollywood legend, Cecil B. DeMille is remembered—and sometimes reviled—for his grandiose biblical sagas, including Samson and Delilah and his 1956 version of The Ten ... (Read More)
 
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