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  • Jackie Robinson

    Race, Sports and the American Dream, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Dorinson, Joram Warmund

    With these words, President Clinton contributed to Long Island University's three-day celebration of that momentous event in American history when Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball. This new book includes presentations from that celebration, especially chosen…

    Paperback – 2006-06-15

  • Jackie Wilson

    Lonely Teardrops, 1st Edition

    By Tony Douglas

    To his many fans, he was known simply as "Mr. Excitement," a singer whose music and stage presence influenced generations of performers, from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson. Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops looks at the life and career of this deeply troubled artist. Published briefly in a limited…

    Paperback – 2005-05-21

  • Brown Eyed Handsome Man

    The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Pegg

    Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry draws on dozens of interviews done by the author himself and voluminous public records to paint a complete picture of this complicated figure. This biography uncovers the real Berry and provides us with a stirring, unvarnished portrait…

    Paperback – 2005-03-01

  • Ray Charles

    Man and Music, Updated Commemorative Edition, 1st Edition

    By Michael Lydon

    Ray Charles: Man and Music is a complete biography of this seminal singer/pianist who has been active on the American music scene since the mid-'50s. Originally published in 1995 by Penguin Books, and universally hailed as the definitive biography, this new edition will bring Charles's life up to…

    Paperback – 2004-01-22

  • Bruce Springsteen

    Two Hearts, the Story, 1st Edition

    By Dave Marsh

    Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts is the definitive biography of one of the most important songwriters and performers of the last three decades. Critic Dave Marsh has traced Springsteen's career from its beginning, and has earned the singer's respect through his careful documentation and critical…

    Paperback – 2003-10-27

  • Duke Ellington and His World

    1st Edition

    By A. H. Lawrence

    Based on lengthy interviews with Ellington's bandmates, family, and friends, Duke Ellington and His World offers a fresh look at this legendary composer. The first biography of the composer written by a fellow musician and African-American, the book traces Ellington's life and career in terms of…

    Paperback – 2003-09-08

  • Folkways Records

    Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound, 1st Edition

    By Tony Olmsted

    In 1949, immigrant recording engineer Moses Asch embarked on a lifelong project: documenting the world of sound produced by mankind, via a small record label called Folkways Records. By the time of his death in 1986, he had amassed an archive of over 2,200 LPs and thousands of hours of tapes; so…

    Paperback – 2003-06-24

  • Harry Van Arsdale, Jr.: Labor's Champion

    Labor's Champion, 1st Edition

    By Gene Ruffini, Theodore Kheel

    Harry Van Arsdale (1905-1986) was a towering figure in the New York labor scene. After being initiated into the Local 3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in 1925 and becoming its business manager in 1933, Van Arsdale turned the then corrupt and disorganized union into a force to be…

    Hardback – 2002-11-30

  • Blues with a Feeling

    The Little Walter Story, 1st Edition

    By Tony Glover, Scott Dirks, Ward Gaines

    Whenever you hear the prevalent wailing blues harmonica in commercials, film soundtracks or at a blues club, you are experiencing the legacy of the master harmonica player, Little Walter. Immensely popular in his lifetime, Little Walter had fourteen Top 10 hits on the R&B charts, and he was also…

    Paperback – 2002-06-28

  • William Blackstone

    A Biography, 1st Edition

    By I G Doolittle

    Hardback – 2001-01-01

  • Roger Laporte: The Orphic Text

    1st Edition

    By Ian Maclachlan

    This is the first full-length study devoted to Roger Laporte, whose lifelong exploration of the stakes of writing has produced a body of work on the borderline of literature and philosophy. Charting the development of Laporte's writing in relation to the work of Heidegger, Levinas, Blanchot and…

    Paperback – 2000-12-01

  • Elio Vittorini: The Writer and the Written

    1st Edition

    By Guido Bonsaver

    Elio Vittorini holds a major position in 20th-century Italian literature thanks to both his narrative production and his activity as editor and militant intellectual. This work aims to present the English-speaking reader with a comprehensive study of the author, his times and his work. Particular…

    Paperback – 2000-11-29

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