Elliott Carter: A Guide to Research by John F. Link
Forever England: The Life of Rupert Brooke by Mike Read
Tom Jones: The Life By Sean Smith
Can’t You Hear Me Callin’: The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass by Richard Smith, Richard D. Smith
The Yankee Comandante: The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American’s Fight to Liberate Cuba by Michael Sallah, Mitch Weiss
?Elliott Carter: A Guide to Research by John F. Link
English | Sep 28, 2000 | ISBN: 0815324324 | 344 Pages | PDF | 1,1 MB
This is a comprehensive guide to research on the American composer Elliott Carter (b. 1908), widely acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. It contains a chronology, complete list of works, detailed discography, and fully annotated bibliography of over 1,000 books, articles, interviews, video recordings, and Carter’s own writings. This essential reference book covers the most significant works in English, French, German, and Italian, from the 1940s-when Carter’s music first began to attract attention-to the 1990s.
?Forever England: The Life of Rupert Brooke by Mike Read
2015 | ISBN: 1849548013 | English | 384 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
Rupert Brooke, strikingly good-looking, e ffortlessly charming and prodigiously gifted, has become the tragic embodiment of the generation lost between 1914 and 1918. Upon the poet’s tragic untimely death, Winston Churchill declared that ‘we shall never see his like again’, yet Brooke immortalised himself in his own poignant verse: If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field that is forever England. Brooke died serving king and country on the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, St George’s Day 1915, en route to fight at Gallipoli. As the tributes poured in and the war gathered momentum, the press heralded him as a hero – a focal point for the nation’s grief. Already an acclaimed poet and dramatist in his youth, his romantic war poetry contrasts starkly with the work of some of his more disillusioned contemporaries. But the private letters of ‘the handsomest man in all of England’ reveal a far more troubled, and often misunderstood, individual…In this updated edition of Forever England, Mike Read, founder of the Rupert Brooke Society, explores the poet’s fascinating life and legacy. From a tangled web of secret a ffairs, literary circles, mental illness and a previously unknown lovechild emerges the intriguing personality and enduring poetry of Rupert Brooke – the voice of a country torn apart by war.
?Tom Jones: The Life By Sean Smith
2015 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 000810445X | EPUB + MOBI | 17 MB
Now approaching his 75th birthday, Tom Jones’ life has been an unforgettable rollercoaster ride. From starting out in a little Welsh mining town where he married his sweetheart at just 16, who could have known that seven years later he would go on to become a major musical hit that would propel him to Bel Air? Through intimate interviews, Smith uncovers all this and more, including the years Tom spent as little more than a Vegas lounge singer, before being rediscovered in the late ‘80s and becoming a maestro on the music scene once again.
?Can’t You Hear Me Callin’: The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass by Richard Smith, Richard D. Smith
2001 | ISBN: 0306810549 | English | 352 pages | PDF + EPUB | 22 MB + 5 MB
Considering the range of stars that have claimed Bill Monroe as an influence—Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Jerry Garcia are just a few—it can be said that no single artist has had as broad an impact on American popular music as he did. For sixty years, Monroe was a star at the Grand Ole Opry, and when he died in 1996, he was universally hailed as “the Father of Bluegrass.” But the personal life of this taciturn figure remained largely unknown. Delving into everything from Monroe’s professional successes to his bitter rivalries, from his isolated childhood to his reckless womanizing, veteran bluegrass journalist Richard D. Smith has created a three-dimensional portrait of this brilliant, complex, and contradictory man. Featuring over 120 interviews, this scrupulously researched work—a Chicago Tribune Choice Selection, New York Times Notable Book, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2000—stands as the authoritative biography of a true giant of American music.
?The Yankee Comandante: The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American’s Fight to Liberate Cuba by Michael Sallah, Mitch Weiss
2015 | ISBN: 0762792876 | English | 288 pages | EPUB | 5 MB
William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, the American revolutionary had altered the landscape of the Cold War. But Morgan believed they were fighting to liberate Cuba. Then Fidel Castro canceled elections, seized properties, and imprisoned Morgan’s fellow freedom fighters. Even Morgan’s own house mysteriously blew up. But The Comandante is about more than just the revolution. It’s the story of two people in love, pressured by government agents and mobsters vying to control a nation that soon brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction. In the mountains, Morgan met Olga Rodriguez, a beautiful, fiery nurse, whom he soon married. Together, amid their firestorm romance, they decided to take a stand and take back the government from Castro and Guevara. The newlyweds began running arms to prepare for a counterrevolution, soon caught in a cloak-and-dagger web among Castro’s forces; the Mob, which controlled Havana; and the CIA’s preparations for the Bay of Pigs Invasion. But one of Morgan’s guards betrayed him to Castro, who threw the counterrevolutionary in prison, placing his wife and their two daughters under house arrest. The couple smuggled secret messages to each other until Olga ultimately escaped by drugging her captors. Before she could free her husband, though, a junta tribunal tried and sentenced him to death by firing squad. Drawing on declassified FBI, CIA, and Army intelligence records as well as Olga’s diaries, Pulitzer Prize–winning authors Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss skillfully reveal the inner workings of the Cuban Revolution while detailing the incredible love story of a rebel nurse and an American street hero who left their mark on history.