By Yona Zeldis McDonough
Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of tune, a minuet, while he used to be simply 5 years outdated! quickly after, he was once appearing for kings and emperors. even though he died on the younger age of thirty-five, Mozart left a legacy of greater than six hundred works. This interesting biography charts the musician's awesome profession and private existence whereas portray a shiny cultural historical past of eighteenth-century Europe. Black-and-white illustrations on each unfold discover such issues because the heritage of opera and the evolution of musical tools. there's additionally a timeline and a bibliography.
Illustrated by means of Carrie Robbins.
Cover representation via Nancy Harrison.
By Angelica Garnett
A Bloomsbury baby, with Virginia Woolf her aunt and Vanessa Bell and Duncan supply her mom and dad. She grew up in Sussex, England, a favourite accumulating position for the Bloomsbury crowd. a unprecedented youth of either privilege and emotional deprivation, She lived a permissive, inventive way of life with this literary, creative workforce, which left her with a lot emotional turmoil to kind via and it wasn't until eventually after Duncan's demise in 1978 that she used to be in a position to research the reality at the back of her emotions. This, for her, used to be a "healing e-book and emancipation from the past". one hundred eighty pages with Index. 8.5 x 5.6 inches.
By Sam Tanenhaus
Essentially referred to as the accuser of Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers used to be a commanding, advanced determine who used to be middle degree in the course of the various public occasions of his time, but remained intensely deepest. This ebook covers Chambers' own lifestyles, in addition to his emergence as a dominant voice within the postwar ant-Communist circulation. sixteen pp. of images. 640 pp. Print advertisements. writer travel. 35,000 print.
By Frances Welch
Informed with humor, intrigue, and a intelligent eye for aspect, this riveting brief biography sheds much-needed mild at the lifetime of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin.
Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant became mystic and courtroom sage, used to be as attention-grabbing as he was once unfathomable. He performed the position of the straightforward guy, consuming along with his hands and boasting, “I don’t even recognize the ABC.” yet, because the basically individual capable of relieve the indicators of hemophilia within the Tsar’s inheritor Alexei, he received virtually hallowed prestige in the Imperial court.
During the decade of his lifestyles, Rasputin and his band of “little women” got here to represent all that was once decadent, corrupt, and distant in regards to the Imperial kinfolk, specifically whilst it was once rumored that he used to be not just shaping Russian coverage in the course of the First international warfare, but in addition having fun with an intimate courting with the Empress…
Rasputin’s function within the downfall of the tsarist regime is past dispute. yet who was once he rather? Prophet or rascal? A “breath of rank air...who blew away the cobwebs of the Imperial Palace,” as Beryl Bainbridge positioned it, or a deadly deviant?
Writing for old aficionados and curious readers alike, Frances Welch turns her inimitable wry gaze on one of many nice mysteries of Russian heritage.
By Debbie Millman
Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a wide diversity of books at the visible and acting arts, with emphasis at the company of paintings. Our titles conceal matters akin to photograph layout, theater, branding, superb artwork, images, inside layout, writing, appearing, movie, how one can commence careers, enterprise and felony types, company practices, and extra. whereas we do not aspire to submit a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're deeply devoted to caliber books that aid inventive pros prevail and thrive. we frequently submit in components missed by way of different publishers and welcome the writer whose services might help our viewers of readers.
By Robert Hutchinson
A blazing narrative background that boldly captures the tip of England's so much despotic ruler and his court docket — a time of murderous conspiracies, terrifying betrayals, and sordid intrigue
Henry VIII's crimes opposed to his other halves are good documented and became ancient lore. yet less consciousness has been paid to his monarchy, particularly the last years of his reign.
Rich with info together with info from new archival fabric and written with the nail-biting suspense of a contemporary mystery, The final Days of Henry VIII bargains a great clean examine this attention-grabbing determine and new perception into an interesting bankruptcy in history.
Robert Hutchinson paints an excellent portrait of this egotistical tyrant who ruled with a ruthlessness that opponents that of recent dictators; a monarch who had "no appreciate or worry of an individual during this world," in response to the Spanish ambassador to his courtroom. Henry VIII pioneered the trendy "show trial": cynical propaganda routines during which the sufferers have been condemned sooner than the lawsuits even opened, proving the main strong males within the land will be introduced down overnight.
After thirty-five years in energy, Henry was once a bloated, hideously overweight, black-humored previous recluse. And regardless of his having had six other halves, the Tudor dynasty rested at the moderate shoulders of his simply male inheritor, the nine-year-old Prince Edward — a scenario that spurred rival factions right into a lethal clash to manage the throne.
The final Days of Henry VIII is a gripping and compelling historical past as attention-grabbing and memorable as its subject.
Robert Hutchinson spent numerous years in unique archival study. He advances a certainly new conception of Henry's clinical historical past and the reason for his demise; he has unearthed a few remarkable eyewitness fabric and papers from dying warrants, confessions or even love letters among Katherine Parr and the Lord excessive Admiral.
By Don Felder
A behind-the-scenes examine the lifetime of the main impressive martial artist of all time—Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee: the prestigious lifetime of the Golden Dragon is a photographic catalog of all aspects of this interesting guy, from the beginning of his profession to his premature and tragic demise in 1973. This ebook finds a quiet kinfolk guy in the back of the charismatic public personality. It indicates the true Bruce Lee—the guy who used to be much more than a world movie and martial arts celebrity.
This great photograph essay—compiled and edited via Bruce Lee professional John Little with the help of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell—reveals never-before-published family members images, together with infrequent pictures of Bruce's early life in Hong Kong. delicate moments along with his young children are stuck on digicam and motion photographs from his martial arts movies are shown.
With a preface via his daughter Shannon Lee and a foreword by means of spouse Linda, the textual content is drawn at once from Bruce Lee's personal diaries and journals. in response to the award-winning Warner Bros. documentary, Bruce Lee: In His personal Words, sections include:
- Chronology of the lifetime of Bruce Lee
- Early Years—why he started learning gung fu (kung fu) and took up wing chun, his first starring function, and his go back to the US
- Hollywood—why he received the half in The eco-friendly Hornet, instructing Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant, filming Enter the Dragon, The manner of the Dragon, Fist of Fury and extra, education and appearing with Chuck Norris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dean Martin and Sharon Tate, and the construction of Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
- Family—meeting Linda, having little ones, day-by-day life
This Bruce Lee booklet is a part of the Bruce Lee Library which additionally features: