Bach's Musical Universe The Composer and His Work

A concentrated study of Johann Sebastian Bach’s creative output and greatest pieces, capturing the essence of his art.Throughout his life, renowned and prolific composer Johann...

Sonic Warrior My Life as a Rock and Roll Reprobate

Sonic Warrior is a collection of insane-but-true stories from the career of rock radio legend Lou Brutus. Each chapter is a separate tale that careens around his forty-plus years...

The Gringa

Leonora Gelb came to Peru to make a difference. A passionate and idealistic Stanford grad, she left a life of privilege to fight poverty and oppression, but her beliefs are tested...

The Firsts The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

In November 2018, the greatest number of women in American history entered Congress. From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and "the Squad" to "the Badasses" with national security...

All This Marvelous Potential Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia

In the winter of 1967–68, Robert F. Kennedy, then a US Senator from New York, ventured deep into the heart of Appalachia. As acting chairman of a Senate subcommittee on poverty,...

Paris A Curious Traveler's Guide

A fresh approach to visiting the "city of love"In the last few years, Paris has undergone a huge transformation. It's fostered one of the coolest creative scenes in Europe, some...

Love Drugs The Chemical Future of Relationships

Is there a pill for love? What about an "anti-love drug," to help us get over an ex? This book argues that certain psychoactive substances, including MDMA—the active ingredient...

Vera Violet A Novel

Vera Violet recounts the dark story of a rough group of teenagers growing up in a twisted rural logging town. There are no jobs. There is no sense of safety. But there is a small...

Franchise The Golden Arches in Black America

From civil rights to Ferguson, Franchise reveals the untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America.Often blamed for the rising...

Better Days Will Come Again The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp

Arthur Briggs's life was Homeric in scope. Born on the the tiny island of Grenada, he set sail for Harlem during the Renaissance, then to Europe in the aftermath of World War I,...

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