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Gustav Mahler
Letters to His Wife
Gustav Mahler
"Gustav Mahler and Alma Maria Schindler were married in . . . 1902. The bride was twenty-one and a half years old, her groom a few months short of forty-two. Apart from their substantial age difference, it seems to have been the very disparity of...



Harrison Birtwistle
Man, Mind, Music
Jonathan Cross
Sir Harrison Birtwistle is the most original, the most challenging, and the most controversial British composer of our time. His notoriously angular music is at once defiantly modernist and deeply indebted to the traditions, medieval and modern, of...



Herbert Spencer and the Invention of Modern Life
Mark Francis
The ideas of the English philosopher Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) profoundly shaped Victorian thought regarding evolutionary theory, the philosophy of science, sociology, and politics. In his day, Spencer's works ranked alongside those of Darwin and...



History of My Own Times; or, the Life and Adventures of William Otter, Sen., Comprising a Series of Events, and Musical Incidents Altogether Original
William Otter
Life and Adventures offers an inside account of the brawling racism common in the early nineteenth century and sharply details the rowdy male subculture of the times.



Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
A Memoir from the Early Twentieth Century
Matilda Rabinowitz
Matilda Rabinowitz’s illustrated memoir challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women. In Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman, Rabinowitz describes the ways in which she and her contemporaries rejected the intellectual and social restrictions imposed on women as they sought political and economic equality in the first half...



Jerry Garcia Coloring Book
Collection One
Ted Harrington, Douglas Brown Gillespie, Jeremy Dean
Grateful Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia was not only a brilliant musician, he was also a prolific and well regarded artist. At the time of his death, Garcia left behind more than 2000 pieces. This book was created with some of our favorites. It's not just a coloring book, it's a way to interact with the art (and...



Jew Boy
A Memoir
Alan Kaufman
Jew Boy is Alan Kaufman's riveting memoir of being raised by a Jewish mother who survived the Holocaust. This pioneering masterpiece, the very first memoir of its kind by a member of the Second Generation is Kaufman's coming-of-age account, by turns hilarious and terrifying, written with irreverent humor and poetic introspection. Throughout the...



Knowing Dickens
Rosemarie Bodenheimer
Bodenheimer explores the thoughtworld of the Victorian novelist who was most deeply intrigued by nineteenth-century ideas about the unconscious mind.



Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution—Selected Letters and Papers, 1776–1790
December 7, 1776–March 30, 1778
Le Marquis de Lafayette
Volume I



Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution—Selected Letters and Papers, 1776–1790
April 1, 1781–December 23, 1781
Le Marquis de Lafayette
Volume IV



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