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Herbie Nichols: A Jazzist's Life (Pdf E-book) By Mark Miller
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Herbie Nichols wanted to be a Prokofiev, but when classical training proved beyond his means as a young pianist in Harlem, he decided instead to become an Ellington. In truth, he became a Nichols... More > — by his own description a “jazzist” and by any other name a singular figure on the New York jazz scene of the 1950s. He composed and all too infrequently recorded music whose originality, modernity and humour — set him apart from his contemporaries. Increasingly celebrated in the years since his death, Nichols is now honoured with this sympathetic and engaging biography.< Less
Memories of a Teaching Life in Music: The Autobiography of Wachtang Botso Korisheli By Wachtang Botso Korisheli
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Wachtang Botso Korisheli was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, in 1921, the year in which his country was forcibly annexed to the Soviet Union. Raised in an artistic and cultured family, his life... More > changed drastically when his father, a famous actor, was arrested in 1936 and executed as an enemy of the state. This cataclysm in the young man's life started a chain of circumstances which led him through the Soviet and German armies of World War II, to lumberjacking in Bavaria, and finally to emigrating to California in 1950, where he studied piano and music education and became a treasured teacher and mentor to generations of students in the small seaside town of Morro Bay. Botso lives there now with his wife Margaret and their daughters, Lia and Ellena; he also has two grown children, Temmo and Tina.< Less
My Father's Branch: The Lineage, Lore, & Life of Larkin Eugene Williams By Doyle W. Williams
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Doyle Williams became curious about his father's past when as a young teenager in the 1950s he heard an older cousin pleading with his dad for cooperation in documenting his dad's life story. The... More > author's father declined the offer, leading the author and his siblings to begin a search to determine what was so interesting to this older cousin. The author, at age 22, initiated a series of recorded interviews with his elderly aunts and uncles, traveling across the country to record their oral histories. Later, he and his sister began a genealogical search of the family. Now at age 65, he has compiled what he has learned into this book, which traces the lines of his father's side of the family tree from England to New England, and eventually to Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma, documenting many of their struggles and adventures. The result is a fascinating saga of an American family.< Less
My Father's Branch: The Lineage, Lore, and Life of Larkin Eugene Williams By Doyle W. Williams
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Doyle Williams became curious about his father's past when as a young teenager in the 1950s he heard an older cousin pleading with his dad for cooperation in documenting his dad's life story. The... More > author's father declined the offer, leading the author and his siblings to begin a search to determine what was so interesting to this older cousin. The author, at age 22, initiated a series of recorded interviews with his elderly aunts and uncles, traveling across the country to record their oral histories. Later, he and his sister began a genealogical search of the family. Now at age 65, he has compiled what he has learned into this book, which traces the lines of his father’s side of the family tree from England to New England, and eventually to Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma, documenting many of their struggles and adventures. The result is a fascinating saga of an American family.< Less
A Music Journey Remembered "The Life and Times of Brad Evans, Musician" By Bradley W. Kuhns
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Bradley Kuhns formed the music group, "The Encores" in 1953 and his trio which included his High School friend Ernie Carson,trumpet player, performed throughout the Pacific Northwest. In... More > mid-1950's he and his band joined the United States Marine Corp. Brad and friend Ernie auditioned and played in the U.S.M.C. military band. While in the Corp Brad formed a music group and played on and off base around Southern California. After the military Brad reorganized the "Encores", he played as a studio musician along side his friend Glen Campbell in Los Angeles, California and his band backed and performed with notables as Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Frankie Laine, Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole and the Mills Brothers and other famous personalities.< Less
The Chronicles of Dr. Ann Bennet: The Last Day Of Normal Life By Judith L. Mitz
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We find Dr. Bennett standing at a window, staring down the city parkway. Dr. Bennett is reminiscing about her early years growing up in the area she calls home. The sights, sounds and smells of the... More > world she has known, is about to end! Dr. Bennett has devoted decades of preparation for moving the best of what mankind has to offer to somewhere other than earth, not just scientists like herself, but musicians, artisans and people from all walks of life, that excel at what they do. Dr. Bennett was selected by the committee, to design a way station, underground moon base and space station to begin the journeys for thousands of lifeforms. Dr. Bennett also designed the sky cities of earth, that were mounted high above earth’s surface to protect as many forms of life as possible, to produce food, and supplies for those who would live in space. Since the 1950’s a select group of trained scientists knew the Ice Age was approaching, preparations began then.< Less
The Chronicles of Dr. Ann Bennet: The Last Day Of Normal Life By Judith L. Mitz
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We find Dr. Bennett standing at a window, staring down the city parkway. Dr. Bennett is reminiscing about her early years growing up in the area she calls home. The sights, sounds and smells of the... More > world she has known, is about to end! Dr. Bennett has devoted decades of preparation for moving the best of what mankind has to offer to somewhere other than earth, not just scientists like herself, but musicians, artisans and people from all walks of life, that excel at what they do. Dr. Bennett was selected by the committee, to design a way station, underground moon base and space station to begin the journeys for thousands of lifeforms. Dr. Bennett also designed the sky cities of earth, that were mounted high above earth’s surface to protect as many forms of life as possible, to produce food, and supplies for those who would live in space. Since the 1950’s a select group of trained scientists knew the Ice Age was approaching, preparations began then.< Less
Tales from Portlaw Volume Eight - The Life and Times of Joe Walsh By William Forde
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'The Life and times of Joe Walsh' is Volume Eight in my 'Tales from Portlaw' series. It is a story of failed relationships, broken promises, unfaithful marriages, lesbianism, betrayal, murder and... More > revenge. Joe Walsh is an only child whose father rejects her at birth. Her mother always dreamed of becoming a writer but her husband forbade such. Joe’s mother is abandoned by a cruel husband and decides to escape her unhappy marriage in Ireland and begins life anew in England as an unmarried mother in the 1950’s. Mother and young child come to Liverpool where they face discrimination as foreigners and being a single parent. Over the years, Joe’s mother re-establishes herself, goes through a bogus church blessing to be identified as a married woman and pursues her long held dreams of becoming a writer. Estranged from her parents, Joe’s mother finds true happiness once again in the arms of a friend’s husband, before setting up house and home in Haworth, West Yorkshire.< Less
One of a Dozen Apples: My Mom's Life Story through a Collection of Her Recipes... By Marilyn Lee Willour
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My mother's life through her recipes. 1920's to 2000's. South Dakota to California to Reno, Nevada. The recipes are those that women copied from each other as one of them was at the kitchen table... More > with a cup of coffee and the other was preparing dinner, or a special dessert. Some were handed down through the family, others were old or new friends that exchanged them while visiting. None were tested in "State of the Art Kitchens" they were tested in farm kitchens, small apartment kitchens, home kitchens across the country.< Less
The Shame of Motley: being the memoir of certain transactions in the life of Lazzaro Biancomonte, of Biancomonte, sometime fool of the court of Pesaro By Rafael Sabatini
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Rafael Sabatini (29 April 1875 – 13 February 1950) was an... More > Italian/English writer of novels of romance and adventure.He is best known for his worldwide bestsellers:In all, Sabatini produced 31 novels, eight short story collections, six non-fiction books, numerous uncollected short stories, and a play.Rafael Sabatini was born in Iesi, Italy, to an English mother (Anna Trafford) and Italian father. His parents were opera singers who became teachers.At a young age, Rafael was exposed to many languages, living with his grandfather in England, attending school in Portugal, and, as a teenager, in Switzerland. By the time he was 17, when he returned to England to live permanently, he had mastered five languages. He quickly added a sixth language – English – to his linguistic collection. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Sabatini< Less

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