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Read About Alex Rodriguez

by David P. Torsiello

A brief biography of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. Early readers will be captivated by the array of vivid images used to explore A-Rod's career.


Read About Drew Brees

by David P. Torsiello

Quarterback Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to the franchise's first Super Bowl victory in 2010. This basic biography lets the reader follow Brees from his early career to championship glory.


DJ Culture in the Mix: Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music

by Bernardo Attias, Anna Gavanas & Hillegonda Rietveld

The DJ stands at a juncture of technology, performance and culture in the increasingly uncertain climate of the popular music industry, functioning both as pioneer of musical taste and gatekeeper of the music...


Who Was King Tut?

by Roberta Edwards

Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s...


The Mad Potter

by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan

When George Ohr's trove of pottery was discovered in 1967, years after his death, his true genius was discovered with it. The world could finally see how unique this artist really was! Born in 1856 in Biloxi,...


Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia

by Galina Kopytova, Dario Sarlo & Alexandra Wiktorek

Notoriously reticent about his early years, violinist Jascha Heifetz famously reduced the story of his childhood to "Born in Russia. First lessons at 3. Debut in Russia at 7. Debut in Carnegie Hall at 17. That's...


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a Musical Life

by Jeffrey Green

Green's study is more than a biography of an Anglo-African composer.The first comprehensive study of Coleridge-Taylor's life for almost a century, it reveals how class-ridden Britain could embrace even the most...


Who Was Alexander Graham Bell?

by Bonnie Bader & David Groff

Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone...


Hangin' with Jason Dolley: An Unauthorized Biography

by Grace Norwich

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Sweet Feet: Samantha Gordon¿s Winning Season

by Samantha Gordon with Ari Bruening

This autobiography of 10-year-old football sensation Samantha "Sweet Feet" Gordon will inspire all girls to never take "no" for an answer


Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching

by William Brown

As soloist, master class teacher, and pianist of the world-renowned Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler can boast of four Grammy nominations, three honorary doctorates, more than 80 recordings, and lifetime achievement...


Essential Britten: A Pocket Guide for the Britten Centenary

by John Bridcut

John Bridcut, author of the acclaimed 'Britten's Children', has included significant fresh material which will make the book indispensable for Britten aficionados as well as for those who are discovering the...


How Soon is Now?: The Madmen and Mavericks who made Independent Music 1975-2005

by Richard King

One of the most tangible aftershocks of Punk was its urgency to prompt individuals into action. Document your reality: do it yourself. From this, a generation of young men were inspired and, with often zero...


Just Add Music : Top 50 Plus 5

by David J. McMullen

Synopsis:

Everyone loves a song! But what is a song?

To pare it back to basics, a song is a three- to five-minute story usually set to music. It generally consists of three or more verses tied together by...


Masters of Russian Music

by Peter Calvocoressi & Gerald Abraham

First published in 1936, Calvocoressi's and Abraham's study was the first complete account of its subject to appear in any language, including Russian, and was based on a large amount of original first-hand...


More Mad For Miley: An Unauthorized Biography

by Lauren Alexander

This follow-up to Mad for Miley is packed with all the latest on pop sensation and actress Miley Cyrus! Miley took the world by storm as Disney?s Hannah Montana. She just released Breakout, her first album singing...


Sigmund Freud

by Kathleen Krull & Boris Kulikov

Kathleen Krull proves Sigmund Freud deserves a place in her much-lauded series, because he essentially created a brand-new branch of medicine: psychoanalysis.


Jammin' with the Jonas Brothers

by Lexi Ryals

These brothers are already a tween sensation!

Girls can't get enough of these adorable boys who have recorded two successful albums, guest starred on Disney's Hannah Montana, are special guests on Miley Cyrus's...


Bold Women in Colorado History

by Phyllis J. Perry

Bold Women in Colorado History shares the stories of ten Centennial State women, among them Clara Brown, a former slave who ventured west and remade herself into a respected entrepreneur; Chipeta, a Kiowa Apache...


Thomas Jefferson's Feast

by Frank Murphy & Richard Walz

Did you know that every time you munch on a french fry or snack on ice cream, you have Thomas Jefferson to thank? It’s true! This founding father was one of America’s first foodies. After a visit to France,...