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Ferenc Morton Szasz: A Celebration and Selected Writings By Mark T. Banker
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Ferenc Morton Szasz was a lifelong student who became a professor of history at the University of New Mexico. As a one-year appointment at the Albuquerque campus evolved into a forty-year career,... More > Szasz glimpsed the predictable unpredictability that he would eventually discern as one of history’s most enduring and elusive traits. The connections and consequences along the way forged a truly exceptional life and career. Szasz’s interests, he insisted, were the “ideas of the people … and how they shift over time.” In an era when historical scholarship became increasingly specialized, he pursued an eclectic array of research interests and challenged his doctoral students to do the same. The ten selections of Szasz’s writings that are the primary content of this volume balance insights into history’s great moments with attention to events and details often overlooked by more conventional historians.< Less
Ferenc Morton Szasz: A Celebration and Selected Writings By Mark T. Banker
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Ferenc Morton Szasz was a lifelong student who became a professor of history at the University of New Mexico. As a one-year appointment at the Albuquerque campus evolved into a forty-year career,... More > Szasz glimpsed the predictable unpredictability that he would eventually discern as one of history’s most enduring and elusive traits. The connections and consequences along the way forged a truly exceptional life and career. Szasz’s interests, he insisted, were the “ideas of the people … and how they shift over time.” In an era when historical scholarship became increasingly specialized, he pursued an eclectic array of research interests and challenged his doctoral students to do the same. The ten selections of Szasz’s writings that are the primary content of this volume balance insights into history’s great moments with attention to events and details often overlooked by more conventional historians.< Less
A Certain Respect for Tradition: Mark Miller on Jazz (Pdf E-book) By Mark Miller
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A Certain Respect for Tradition is a celebration of jazz and, equally, of Mark Miller’s distinguished career as a writer. Drawing on more than four thousand articles, most published by The... More > Globe and Mail in Toronto, Miller has chosen some ninety profiles and reviews according to the simplest and most subjective of criteria: these are pieces he likes about musicians whose work he admires — from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band to John Zorn, Jabbo Smith to Enrico Rava, Rosemary Clooney to Phil Minton, Dorothy Donegan to Cecil Taylor. On Mark Miller's departure from The Globe and Mail in 2005: “His stature as [Canada’s] pre-eminent jazz critic, analyst, historian and keeper-of-the-flame is unassailable... The Miller style is notable for its almost classical clarity, purity and economy. There’s no rhetorical, metaphorical or musicological overkill... just a precise, accurate blend of description, thought and feeling.” — James Adams, The Globe and Mail, December 2005< Less
Some Hustling This! Taking Jazz to the World, 1914 - 1929 (Trade Edition) By Mark Miller
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“Mark Miller['s] trademark clean writing style makes the years, and dozens of forgotten musicians, fly past...” — James Hale, The Jazz... More > Report // Mark Miller is a Toronto writer and critic. He has completed five other books about jazz, including The Miller Companion to Jazz in Canada and Canadians in Jazz (2001) and Such Melodious Racket: The Lost History of Jazz in Canada, 1914-1949 (1997), as well as Cool Blues: Charlie Parker in Canada, 1953 (1989), Boogie, Pete & The Senator: Canadian Musicians in Jazz, the Eighties (1987) and Jazz in Canada: Fourteen Lives (1982). The Miller Companion to Jazz in Canada received the Association for Recorded Sound Collections’ Award for Excellence for Best Research in Recorded Jazz (History) in 2002. // Jazz critic for The Globe and Mail from 1978 to 2005, Mark Miller has also written for Down Beat, Coda, Saturday Night, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz and many other popular and scholarly pub­lications.< Less
Some Hustling This! Taking Jazz to the World, 1914 - 1929 By Mark Miller
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“Mark Miller['s] trademark clean writing style makes the years, and dozens of forgotten musicians, fly past...” — James Hale, The Jazz... More > Report // Mark Miller is a Toronto writer and critic. He has completed five other books about jazz, including The Miller Companion to Jazz in Canada and Canadians in Jazz (2001) and Such Melodious Racket: The Lost History of Jazz in Canada, 1914-1949 (1997), as well as Cool Blues: Charlie Parker in Canada, 1953 (1989), Boogie, Pete & The Senator: Canadian Musicians in Jazz, the Eighties (1987) and Jazz in Canada: Fourteen Lives (1982). The Miller Companion to Jazz in Canada received the Association for Recorded Sound Collections’ Award for Excellence for Best Research in Recorded Jazz (History) in 2002. // Jazz critic for The Globe and Mail from 1978 to 2005, Mark Miller has also written for Down Beat, Coda, Saturday Night, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz and many other popular and scholarly pub­lications.< Less
High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm: The Life and Music of Valaida Snow (Pdf E-book) By Mark Miller
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Singer, trumpeter and dancer. Child star, jazz pioneer and world traveller. Legend and myth. If Valaida Snow’s life wasn’t already sensational enough, she sensationalized it further,... More > freely evading and embellishing the truth of her triumphs, trials, and tribulations. But even after her life has been measured against the historical record, it remains a grand and compelling tale, and Valaida herself a grand and compelling figure. // Praise for Mark Miller's Some Hustling This!: “It’s safe to say that there has never quite been a history of jazz like this,­­ certainly never a history of this jazz. Miller is a thorough and scrupulous researcher, and he conveys that research with a style that’s both elegant and engaging. It’s his fidelity to the historical record, [and] his faith in the extraordinary vigor of the music, its makers and its world that help bring it to life.” — Stuart Broomer, Signal to Noise< Less
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
Lamb of God: New American Gospel By Chris Adler
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The Making of the album New American Gospel by Lamb of God. Written by the bands drummer, Chris Adler, this book is a first hand look into the formation and the history of this world renowned metal... More > band through the recording process of their landmark first album. The book also includes drum tablature, transcribed by Chris, himself, to ensure accuracy for students and teachers alike. The drum tabs are intended for all levels of drum players. A tab key and methodology is included for new players and non-music reading students. The author reflects not only on the many difficult hurdles involved in writing and recording the album, but also breaks the album down song by song and gives his perspective on how each came to be. The stories included share a candid and unexpected insight into the creation of this historic album. Chris details the artistic difficulties and disappointments, the successes and the critical decisions made along the way that helped build the bands prolific career.< Less
100 Word Horrors By Kevin J. Kennedy
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A drabble is a short form of fiction that is exactly 100 words long (not including the title). Kevin J. Kennedy, has once again brought together the best of the horror world to bring you an... More > anthology that is packed with creepy tales. Between these pages you will find over one hundred drabbles, written by a wealth of talented authors. From the best indie horror authors to Bram Stoker award winners and Amazon top sellers. We have monsters, mayhem and madness. Come join us. Contains drabbles by, Amy Cross, William F. Nolan, Lisa Morton, Gord Rollo, Michael A. Arnzen, Mark Lukens, Richard Chizmar, Rick Gualtieri, Jeff Strand, Kevin J. Kennedy, P. Mattern, Lee Mountford, Ike Hamill, Michael Bray, Andrew Lennon, Craig Saunders, Matt Hickman, Glenn Rolfe and many more.< Less
Amerikansk press under stress By Hans Sandberg
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Över 540 sidor reportage och intervjuer om dagspress och massmedia i USA. Boken fokuserar sig på utmaningen från Internet, men handlar också om det journalistiska hantverket,... More > etik och media, public journalism, affärsmodeller och ny teknik. Vi får träffa Charles Brumback, Jack Fuller och Howard Tyner på Chicago Tribume, Len Downie Jr., Milton Coleman och Howard Kurtz på Washington Post, Max King och Robert J. Rosenthal på Philadelphia Inquirer, Thomas Curley på USA Today, Neil Budde och Tom Baker på Wall Street Journal, Bob Ingle på San Jose Mercury News, Mark Willis på Los Angeles Times, Martin Nisenholtz och Jonathan Landman på New York Times, Orville Schell, James Fallows, Michael Kinsley, Tom Rosenstiel, John Morton, Roger Fidler, Steven Brill, Marvin Kalb, Thomas E. Patterson och många andra journalister, pionjärer och personligheter i den amerikanska mediavärlden.< Less

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