Kay Larson - Biography & Autobiography - 2012 - 496 pages
This is the story of how Zen saved Cage from himself. Where the Heart Beats is the first book to address the phenomenal importance of Zen Buddhism to John Cage’s life and to the artistic avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s.
Rob Haskins - Biography & Autobiography - 2013 - 180 pages
Adding to our understanding of the art, music, and ideas of the twentieth century, this book provides an engaging look at a man who continues to challenge and inspire artists worldwide.
Peter Jaeger - Religion - 2013 - 144 pages
Cage's introduction to Zen Buddhism and his developing awareness of the
religion are clearly elucidated in recent texts such as Kenneth Silverman's Begin
Again (2011) and Kay Larson's Where the Heart Beats (2012).This book shifts ...
Charles C. Mann - History - 2011 - 544 pages
In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.
Gary Shteyngart - Fiction - 2010 - 334 pages
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • The Seattle ...
Ozzy Osbourne - Music - 2010 - 416 pages
I mean, okay: 'He bit the head off a bat.' Yes. 'He bit the head off a dove.' Yes. But then you hear things like, 'Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn't perform until he'd killed fifteen puppies . . .
Edgar Allan Poe - Fiction - 2010 - 294 pages
The novel relates the adventures of Pym after he stows away on a whaling ship, where he endures starvation, encounters with cannibals, a whirlpool, and finally a journey to an Antarctic sea.
William Kalush, Larry Sloman - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 604 pages
The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Christopher Hailey - Music - 2010 - 392 pages
The essays in this collection explore the specific qualities of Berg's brand of musical modernism, and present newly translated letters and documents that illuminate his relationship to the politics and culture of his era.
Kent Walker, Mark Schone - True Crime - 2009 - 528 pages
But the most chilling story of all was never told—until now. Kent Walker, Sante's elder son, reveals how he survived forty years of "the Dragon Lady's" very special brand of motherly love and still managed to get away.
Daphne du Maurier - Fiction - 2013 - 448 pages
First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.
Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman - Religion - 2002 - 400 pages
In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors.
Selina Hastings - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 626 pages
An epic biography of a hugely talented and hugely conflicted man, The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham is the definitive account of Maugham’s extraordinary life. From the Hardcover edition.
Kenneth Silverman - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 512 pages
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