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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a ?bible? for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35
In her new book, Carolyn Abbate considers the nature of operatic performance and the acoustic images of performance present in operas from Monteverdi to Ravel. Paying tribute to music's realization by musicians and singers, she argues that operatic works are indelibly bound to the contingency of live singing, playing, and staging. She seeks a middle... more...
- Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 55.00 US$ 50.05
Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context,... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 49.95
Alton Augustus Adams, Sr., was a musician, writer, hotelier, and the first black bandmaster of the United States Navy. Born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the U.S. military in 1917. Although naval policy at the time restricted blacks to menial jobs, Adams and his all-black ensemble provided a bridge between the local population and their... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95
Doc is the autobiography of jazz elder statesman Frank ?Doc? Adams, highlighting his role in Birmingham, Alabama?s, historic jazz scene and tracing his personal adventure that parallels, in many ways, the story and spirit of jazz itself. Doc tells the story of an accomplished jazz master, from his musical apprenticeship under John T. ?Fess?... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 12.95
Can?t get enough of the King? A lively romp through all things Presley, this sassy guide covers what you really want to know about the man who continues to leave generations of females ?All Shook Up.? ?It?s just like being in junior high again. This book offers the scoop on Elvis?s way with women?the wives, the girlfriends, the screaming fans?and... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99
Country music superstar Trace Adkins isn?t exactly known for holding back what?s on his mind. And if the millions of albums he?s sold are any indication, when Trace talks, people listen. Now, in A Personal Stand, Trace Adkins delivers his maverick manifesto on politics, personal responsibility, fame, parenting, being true to yourself, hard work, and... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.39
From Steven Adler, the original drummer for Guns N? Roses, comes My Appetite for Destruction, the inside story of GNR. Offering a different perspective from the bestselling Slash, Adler chronicles his life with the band, and own intense struggle with addiction, as seen on Dr. Drew?s Celebrity Rehab and Sober House . more...