"Anand Pandian’s spellbinding memoir of his grandfather is at once a labor of love and a reckoning with life. . . . This is ethnographic writing at its finest." —Michael D. Jackson, author of The Wherewithal of Life: Ethics, Migration, and the Question of Wellbeing
"Tobias Philbin has written an outstanding account of Dogger Bank. Well-grounded in critically used English and German primary sources, Philbin's book not only contains a strong account of the battle, but also provides unusually deep context on both sides." —Patrick J. Kelly, author of Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy
"This meticulously researched and gorgeously illustrated book captures the full arc of the life and work of William Forsyth, who, with this engrossing study by Rachel Berenson Perry, at last receives the limelight that is his due. Forsyth—irascible, competitive, proud, and completely committed to his art—comes vividly to life in Rachel Perry’s book." —Linda Baden, Associate Director for Editorial Services, Indiana University Art Museum
"Katz has done a fine job preserving the multi-lingual environment and conveying the speech of those heder boys now turned into messengers of enlightenment and radicalism . . . pulling from his translator's toolbox the appropriate instrument to render into English the twang of the Russian-Yiddish-Hebrew creole." —Brian Horowitz, author of Empire Jews: Jewish Nationalism and Acculturation in 19th- and Early 20th-Century Russia
This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative of the Soviet and post-Soviet experience.
With the rise in historically inspired performances comes the necessity for trumpeters to know more about their instrument's heritage, its repertoire, and different performance practices for old music on new and period-specific instruments. More than just a history of the trumpet, this essential reference book is a comprehensive guide for musicians who bring that musical history to life.
"Clear and lucid. . . . Offers a promising design for careful comparative exploration of a core issue confronting contemporary Africa—the definition of citizenship as a legal and moral issue in a political environment where in most states ethnic attachment coexists with national identity." —M. Crawford Young, University of Wisconsin, Madison