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Lies and Epiphanies: Composers and Their Inspiration from Wagner to Berg: Composers and Their Inspiration from Wagner to Berg

by Chris Walton

Lies and Epiphanies' offers case studies of "inspiration" in five composers -- Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg. Their own tales of their "epiphanies" played...


History Heroes: Neil Armstrong

by Damian Harvey

Neil Armstrong was involved in one of the most memorable events of the twentieth century - the moon landing! Find out more about how he got to become one of the first to set foot on the moon. Discover the stories...


History Heroes: Christopher Columbus

by Damian Harvey

Christopher Columbus sailed the seas in search of the perfect trade route - find out how his life and explorations helped to change the world! Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history,...


Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas

by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America’s leading architect and his work

 

This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids, details the life, times, and work...


The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

by Candace Fleming

“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of...


Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business--and Won!

by Emily Arnold McCully

The only biography of the pioneering investigative journalist Ida M. Tarbell for YA readers, lavishly illustrated with archival photographs and prints.


Rush FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio

Harry S. Truman: Thirty-Third President of the United States

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...


Who Was Queen Victoria?

by Jim Gigliotti, Nancy Harrison & Max Hergenrother

Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era, a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, and political change that was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. But Victoria...


What's Exactly the Matter with Me?: Memoirs of a Life in Music

by P.F. Sloan & S.E. Feinberg

(Book). What's Exactly the Matter With Me? is a first-person account of an extraordinary life and pilgrimage through the most fascinating years of American and English musical culture. This is a story of dreams,...


Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities: True Stories of False Identities

by Chris Barton & Paul Hoppe

True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: From the impoverished young woman who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a faux Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway train...


Claude Vivier: A Composer's Life

by Bob Gilmore

Claude Vivier's haunting and expressive music has captivated audiences around the world. But the French-Canadian composer is remembered also because of the dramatic circumstances of his death: he was found murdered...


Native American Heroes

by Ann Mcgovern

November is Native American Heritage month! Osceola, Cochise, and Tecumseh are three Native American heroes who fought valiantly for their land and for their people. This book is divided into three parts--each...


Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work

by W. H. Hill & Francis A. Davis

Construction methods, woods, varnishes, types of instruments, and special features plus life of the composer. "A rich mine of fascinating information." — American Record Guide. 93 illustrations. 4 color plates....


What Every Child Needs to Know about Elvis Presley

by R. Bradley Snyder, Robert Kempe & Marc Engelsgjerd

Elvis Presley was called “the King of Rock and Roll.” His life and music transformed society in ways that are still felt to this day. With honesty, integrity, simplicity, and humor, What Every Child Needs...


Ageing and Youth Cultures: Music, Style and Identity

by Paul Hodkinson & Andy Bennett

What happens to punks, goths, break-dancers and queer scene participants as they become older? Tackling assumptions that spectacular 'youth cultures' involvement ceases with the onset of adulthood, this book...


The LaSalle Quartet: Conversations with Walter Levin

by Robert Spruytenburg & Richard Howe

The LaSalle Quartet (1946-1987) was the premier exponent of 'the new music' for string quartet. Founded in 1946 at the Julliard School in New York, it became famous for its performances of works by the Second...


The Piano Works of Claude Debussy

by E. Robert Schmitz

Part biography, part criticism, and part analysis, this fascinating study of one of music's greatest geniuses is above all an authoritative commentary on the entire corpus of Debussy's work for solo piano. Includes...


The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life

by David Revill

John Cage was one of the most innovative and important composers of the twentieth century. He influenced not only contemporaries but also younger generations, including artists from Phillip Glass, Steve Reich,...


Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire

by Zack O'Malley Greenburg

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...