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A Century of Wisdom
A Century of Wisdom
Written by Caroline Stoessinger, Foreword by Vaclav Havel
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ISBN: 9780679644019
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A Century of Wisdom
Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
Written by Caroline Stoessinger
Foreword by Vaclav Havel


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $12.99

The subject of the Academy Award–winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Alice Herz-Sommer was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor when she died on February 23, 2014. A Century of Wisdom is the true story of her life—an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism.
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A Century of Wisdom
A Century of Wisdom
Written by Caroline Stoessinger, Read by Linda Korn, Foreword by Vaclav Havel
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ISBN: 9780307967688
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A Century of Wisdom
Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
Written by Caroline Stoessinger
Read by Linda Korn
Foreword by Vaclav Havel


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $20.00

The subject of the Academy Award–winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Alice Herz-Sommer was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor when she died on February 23, 2014. A Century of Wisdom is the true story of her life—an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism.
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Chinaberry Sidewalks
Chinaberry Sidewalks
Written by Rodney Crowell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307740977
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Chinaberry Sidewalks

Written by Rodney Crowell


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $15.95

In a tender and uproarious memoir, singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of a dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.
 
The only child of a hard-drinking father and a holy-roller mother, acclaimed musician Rodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast. But despite a home life always threatening to burst into violence...

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Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms
Written by Jan Swafford
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ISBN: 9780307809896
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Johannes Brahms
A Biography
Written by Jan Swafford


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $16.99

An illuminating new biography of one of the most beloved of all composers, published on the hundredth anniversary of his death, brilliantly written by a finalist for the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award. Johannes Brahms has consistently eluded his biographers. Throughout his life, he attempted to erase traces of himself... Read more >
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Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed
Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed
Written by Paul Trynka
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ISBN: 9780767927222
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Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed

Written by Paul Trynka


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 7, 2011
Price: $11.99

“Fellow rock stars, casual members of the public, lords and media magnates, countless thousands of people will talk of their encounters with this driven, talented, indomitable creature, a man who has plumbed the depths of depravity, yet emerged with an indisputable nobility. Each of them will share an admiration and appreciation... Read more >
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The Ninth
The Ninth
Written by Harvey Sachs
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ISBN: 9780812969078
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The Ninth
Beethoven and the World in 1824
Written by Harvey Sachs


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $16.00

The premier of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824, was the most significant artistic event of the year—and the work remains one of the most precedent-shattering and influential compositions in the history of music. Described in vibrant detail by eminent musicologist Harvey Sachs, this symbol of freedom and...

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Decoded
Decoded
Written by Jay-Z
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812981155
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Decoded

Written by Jay-Z


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $25.00

Expanded paperback edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.
 
Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history... Read more >
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My Nine Lives
My Nine Lives
Written by Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette
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ISBN: 9780767931373
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My Nine Lives
A Musical Memoir
Written by Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00

My Nine Lives is a powerful and stirring memoir of one of the greatest pianists of the postwar era—an inspiring tale of courage, compassion, and triumph over outstanding odds.
 
At the peak of his career, celebrated pianist Leon Fleisher suddenly lost the use of two fingers on his right hand. Miraculously, at... Read more >
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Why Mahler?
Why Mahler?
Written by Norman Lebrecht
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ISBN: 9781400096572
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Why Mahler?
How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00

Why Mahler? Why does his music affect us in the way it does?
 
Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators, has been wrestling obsessively with Mahler for half his life. Following Mahler’s every footstep from birthplace to grave, scrutinizing his manuscripts, talking to those who knew him, Lebrecht...

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Le Freak
Le Freak
Written by Nile Rodgers
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385529655
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Le Freak
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $27.00

NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 ROCK MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME BY ROLLING STONE
 
From Chic to Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the creative force behind some of the biggest hits ever recorded. Here is the story of how global pop’s greatest genius transformed his own dramatic life into the... Read more >
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Le Freak
Le Freak
Written by Nile Rodgers
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ISBN: 9780679644033
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Le Freak
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $15.99

NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 ROCK MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME BY ROLLING STONE
 
From Chic to Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the creative force behind some of the biggest hits ever recorded. Here is the story of how global pop’s greatest genius transformed his own dramatic life into the... Read more >
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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Written by Judy Collins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307717344
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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
My Life in Music
Written by Judy Collins


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $26.00

A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the ’60s, when hits like “Both Sides Now” catapulted her to international fame.
 
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit... Read more >
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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Written by Judy Collins
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ISBN: 9780307717368
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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
My Life in Music
Written by Judy Collins


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the ’60s, when hits like “Both Sides Now” catapulted her to international fame.
 
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit... Read more >
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Written by Judy Collins, Read by Judy Collins
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ISBN: 9780307941336
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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
My Life in Music
Written by Judy Collins
Read by Judy Collins


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $20.00

A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the ’60s, when hits like “Both Sides Now” catapulted her to international fame.
 
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit... Read more >
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Written by Dave Bidini
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771012624
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972
Written by Dave Bidini


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $27.95

From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival.

July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a series of events unfold that... Read more >
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Written by Dave Bidini
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ISBN: 9780771012594
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972
Written by Dave Bidini


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival.

July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a series of events unfold that... Read more >
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And I Don't Want to Live This Life
And I Don't Want to Live This Life
Written by Deborah Spungen
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ISBN: 9780307807434
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And I Don't Want to Live This Life
A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder
Written by Deborah Spungen


Format: eBook, 408 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $11.99

For most of us, it was just another horrible headline. But for Deborah Spungen, the mother of Nancy, who was stabbed to death at the Chelsea Hotel, it was both a relief and a tragedy. Here is the incredible story of an infant who never stopped screaming, a toddler who attacked... Read more >
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The Magic Maker: A Portrait of John Langstaff and His Revels
The Magic Maker: A Portrait of John Langstaff and His Revels
Written by Susan Cooper
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ISBN: 9780763650407
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The Magic Maker: A Portrait of John Langstaff and His Revels

Written by Susan Cooper


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $22.99

From mischievous child prodigy to the dynamic Lord of the Dance, an engaging look at the life of Revels founder John Langstaff.

On Christmas Eve in 1920, John Meredith Langstaff was born into a music-filled home where a rousing, wassailing carol party was the peak of his family's year. Half a century... Read more >
Bob Dylan in America
Bob Dylan in America
Written by Sean Wilentz
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ISBN: 9780767931793
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Bob Dylan in America

Written by Sean Wilentz


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

Sean Wilentz discovered Bob Dylan’s music as a teenager growing up in Greenwich Village. Now, almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan’s work with the skills of an eminent American historian as well as the passion of a fan.
 
Beginning with Dylan’s explosion onto the scene in 1961, Wilentz follows the...

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Mile Marker Zero
Mile Marker Zero
Written by William McKeen
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ISBN: 9780307592040
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Mile Marker Zero
The Moveable Feast of Key West
Written by William McKeen


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $12.99

True tales of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug merchants in America’s southernmost city
 
For Hemingway and Fitzgerald, there was Paris in the twenties. For others, later, there was Greenwich Village, Big Sur, and Woodstock. But for an even later generation—one defined by the likes of Jimmy Buffett... Read more >
Four Strong Winds
Four Strong Winds
Written by John Einarson, Contribution by Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771030383
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Four Strong Winds
Ian and Sylvia
Written by John Einarson
Contribution by Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $29.95

An acclaimed music historian brings us the long-awaited story of Ian & Sylvia - marking the first time that the legendary folk duo has endorsed a biography of their groundbreaking career.

Their classic "Four Strong Winds" is widely considered to be one of the great songs of all time. Bob Dylan, Gordon... Read more >
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Four Strong Winds
Four Strong Winds
Written by John Einarson
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ISBN: 9780771030406
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Four Strong Winds
Ian and Sylvia
Written by John Einarson


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $13.99

An acclaimed music historian brings us the long-awaited story of Ian & Sylvia - marking the first time that the legendary folk duo has endorsed a biography of their groundbreaking career.

Their classic "Four Strong Winds" is widely considered to be one of the great songs of all time. Bob Dylan, Gordon... Read more >
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The Memory of All That
The Memory of All That
Written by Katharine Weber
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ISBN: 9780307888594
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The Memory of All That

Written by Katharine Weber


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $9.99

The Memory of All That is Katharine Weber’s memoir of her extraordinary family. 

Her maternal grandmother, Kay Swift, was known both for her own music (she was the first woman to compose the score to a hit Broadway show, Fine and Dandy) and for her ten-year romance with George Gershwin. Their love... Read more >
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The Truth Is . . .
The Truth Is . . .
Written by Melissa Etheridge and Laura Morton
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ISBN: 9780307765642
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The Truth Is . . .
My Life in Love and Music
Written by Melissa Etheridge and Laura Morton


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $11.99

Since she first burst onto the international music scene, Melissa Etheridge has released seven albums that have sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, garnering not only public adoration for her uncompromising honesty but numerous critical awards, including two Grammys and the prestigious ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award. The Truth... Read more >
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What a Wonderful World
What a Wonderful World
Written by Ricky Riccardi
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ISBN: 9780307379238
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What a Wonderful World
The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years
Written by Ricky Riccardi


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $13.99

Prodigiously researched and richly detailed, this is a comprehensive account of the remarkable final twenty-five years of the life and art of one of America’s greatest and most beloved musical icons.
 
Much has been written about Louis Armstrong, but the majority of it focuses on the early and middle stages of his...

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