Archive for Items Categorized 'Other Genres', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Take Five, the Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond

by Doug Ramsey

A serious, thoughtful biography of a jazz saxophonist by a jazz critic and musician who knew his subject personally. This spells real insight, and, in fact, this book ought to be a model to all biographers.

Dunkirk 1940 Through a German Lens 

by Alan Ranger

Dunkirk has always remained a controversial topic in terms of strategy and goals. This book skirts the whole issue and instead introduces into the record several hundred snapshots taken by German soldiers.

Sticky Fingers

by Joe Hagan

At the best of times, Rolling Stone magazine was, and once more is, so much more than merely a chronicle of the music industry or popular culture. It showcased heavy-hitting political reporting and writers who would become literary luminaries. This masterful biography offers a look behind the curtain.

The Beauty of Time: The Watches of A. Lange & Söhne

by Harry Niemann

A cult brand to those who know it, Germany’s finest watchmaker is showcased in this very affordable and well curated book.

Maximum Volume, The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin

by Kenneth Womack

Still can’t enough of Beatles material? This book shows how important Martin’s contributions and collaborations were to the Beatles’ recorded music, and it shows his profound concern for both the music and for the band.

Luxury Toys for Men, The Ultimate Collection

by Nathalie Grolimund (ed.)

So it says “men” in the title . . . but almost everything in here is gender-neutral: real estate, helicopters, [men’s] suits, fancy food.

Go ahead, dream a little.

Norwegian Wood

by Lars Mytting

This book has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden alone. What?? This US edition is updated to include market-specific resources.

Collector’s Choice Music Catalogue, August 2017

by Joe Van Horn

Speedreaders is often unique in the material we review—and proud of it. Here is a music catalogue that may periodically come to your house. But we sometimes do more than a mere review; this essay is both informational and illuminating.

The Aircraft-Spotter’s Film and Television Companion

by Simon D. Beck

An indispensable companion when you watch a movie and wonder “What was that??” The book tells you that, and more: who flew it, who built it, where is it, was it real?

Memories Of The Moon Age

by Lukas Feireiss

The book is small enough to slip into your coat pocket but deals with big ideas about our celestial neighbor and also life and the meaning thereof right here on terra firma. From the ancients to modern pop culture, everyone has something to say about the Moon.

Batman Black and White

by Gianni, Goodwin, Gaiman, McKeever, Miller et al

Not for fanfolk only! Every book lover with an especial interest in pen-and-ink, black-and-white, the art of drawing, should consider tracking this one down.

Do Not Sell at Any Price

by Amanda Petrusich

The title comes from a sticker that was affixed by their original or early subsequent owner to some 78 rpm records eventually acquired by hardcore collectors: Do not sell at any price. This becomes a ready symbol for the fervor and obsession of the collectors found in the book.