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Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861–2008
Robin Jaffee Frank.
Publisher: Wadsworth Atheneum/Yale.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780300189902.  Daedalus Item Code: 73379
 
Called "America's playground," New York's Coney Island is a cultural symbol that over the past century and a half has inspired music, literature, and films that mirror the aspirations and ... (Read More)
 
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Decomposition: A Music Manifesto
Andrew Durkin.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307911759.  Daedalus Item Code: 73067
 
From Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie, this is a bracing, revisionary, provocative inquiry into music as a personal and cultural experience, exploring how it is ... (Read More)
 
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Discover Music of the Classical Era
Stephen Johnson.
Publisher: Naxos.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843792352.  Daedalus Item Code: 54886
 
Though all orchestral music is often deemed "classical music," the classical era itself is generally regarded as the period from the mid-18th century to the early 19th, when the art, literature and ... (Read More)
 
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Downton Abbey and Philosophy: Thinking in That Manor
Adam Barkman & Robert Arp, eds.
Publisher: Open Court.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812699036.  Daedalus Item Code: 69021
 
We all know we love Downton Abbey—but why? How has this enactment of a vanished world of decorum and propriety become so enthralling for millions of viewers in the 21st century? In this ... (Read More)
 
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Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
Terry Teachout.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592407491.  Daedalus Item Code: 71109
 
The author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, as well as a cultural critic, playwright, and musician, Terry Teachout offers this major biography of a singular musical figure. Edward Kennedy ... (Read More)
 
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Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture
Joshua Levine.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062740304.  Daedalus Item Code: 79701
 
After the invasion of Poland in 1939, the British Expeditionary Force rushed to the defense of France and Belgium, but were driven to the sea by Hitler's panzer divisions in May 1940. More than ... (Read More)
 
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Dylan: Disc by Disc
Jon Bream. Richie Unterberger, intro.
Publisher: Voyageur.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780760346594.  Daedalus Item Code: 72854
 
Few figures in American music have compiled a body of work as impressive as that of Bob Dylan, who has won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nobel Prize in Literature, 11 Grammys, and an Oscar. ... (Read More)
 
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Edith Head: The Taj Mini Books Series
Isabella Alston & Kathryn Dixon.
Publisher: Bellagio Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781627320221.  Daedalus Item Code: 70555
 
A Hollywood icon, having won an unrivaled eight Oscars for costume design (from 35 nominations), Edith Head also had such a distinctive personality that she appeared as herself or inspired characters ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth Taylor: The Taj Mini Books Series
Kathryn Dixon.
Publisher: Bellagio Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781627320023.  Daedalus Item Code: 70557
 
Known for her stunning beauty and for her seven husbands and eight marriages—two of which were to tempestuous Welsh actor Richard Burton—as well as for the offscreen dramas of her life and for her ... (Read More)
 
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The Essential Shakespeare Live Encore
Royal Shakespeare Company.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: 2 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9780712351003.  Daedalus Item Code: 73268
 
Following up The Essential Shakespeare Live, this second collection features scenes and speeches taken from Royal Shakespeare Company productions recorded by the British Library and the RSC ... (Read More)
 
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Eurojazzland: Jazz and European Sources, Dynamics, and Contexts
Luca Cerchiari, Laurent Cugny & Franz Kerschbaumer, eds.
Publisher: Northeastern University Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781584658641.  Daedalus Item Code: 73316
 
It is often said that jazz is essentially an American creation, but this belies the surprising, often crucial role that Europe has played in its development and popularity throughout the world. In ... (Read More)
 
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Even This I Get to Experience
Norman Lear.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143127963.  Daedalus Item Code: 73073
 
Although he earned a shelf full of awards and lasting respect for producing such television milestones as All in the Family, Maude, and The Jeffersons, Norman Lear had already ... (Read More)
 
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