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Listening to Bob Dylan

A fascinating, worthwhile study of Bob Dylan as poet, vocalist, composer, and performer. If you’re looking for a guide to Dylan’s methods, his genius, and what’s on the tracks, don’t think twice.
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Lying in the Middle: Musical Theater and Belief at the Heart of America

Another contribution to the recent surge in scholarly attention given to American musicals. For graduate theater and music collections.
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Politics as Sound: The Washington, DC, Hardcore Scene, 1978–1983

The academic focus and nature of this book may make it a bit too nuanced for those seeking a more general overview, but readers interested in hardcore music and its broader impact in the punk subculture (especially where it intersects with race, class, and gender) will appreciate the strong academic analysis.
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Surviving Southampton: African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner’s Community

An important new perspective on the Turner rebellion for readers of Black U.S.history.
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Homer Rodeheaver and the Rise of the Gospel Music Industry

An intriguing and thorough, if sometimes overly succinct portrayal. For scholars and others interested in gospel music.
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Guide to Chicago’s Twenty-First-Century Architecture

With stunning visuals, this is not only a captivating study of architecture but also an insightful snapshot of Chicago’s history and daily life. Readers interested in Chicago or in urban architecture, planning, or development will devour this volume.

Movie Workers: The Women Who Made British Cinema

Highlighting the often-unseen but important accomplishments of women in film, this is a comprehensive, necessary addition to any cinephile’s collection.
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Punks in Peoria: Making a Scene in the American Heartland

This title will interest punk devotees, or readers interested in the intersection of music and sociology in America from rock and roll’s emergence to the present.

Americanaland: Where Country & Western Met Rock ’n’ Roll

It would have been impossible for Milward to pack any more information into this well-researched, comprehensive book. Recommended to anyone and everyone interested in the history of American music.

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