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  • booksreddit.com:Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti

    Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-Hopping and the Search for Hip-Hop’s Moral Center

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    Should graffiti writers organize to tear up the cities, or should they really be bombing the ‘burbs? That’s the question posed by William Upski Wimsatt in his seminal foray into the world of hip-hop, rap, and street art, and the culture and politics that surround it. But to say that the book deals only with taggers and hip-hop is selling it short. Taking on a broad range of topics, including suburban sprawl, racial identity, and youth activism, Wimsatt (a graffiti artist himself) uses a kalei…


  • booksreddit.com:Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

    Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

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    What did popular music sound like in the Roman Empire?
    Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include: * contexts in which music played a role * a detailed discussion of instruments * an analysis of scales, intervals and tuning * the principal types of rhythm used * and an exploration of Greek theories of harmony and acoustics.Music in Ancient Greece and Rome also contains numerous musical…


  • booksreddit.com:Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere’s Ride

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    Paul Revere’s midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history–yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775–what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed–uncovering a truth far more remarkable than the myths of tradition.In Paul Revere’s Ride, David Hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative th…


  • booksreddit.com:Things Better Than BOOBS

    Things Better Than BOOBS

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    Things Better than BOOBS is creative, suspenseful, sarcastic, and laughter provoking all at once. It’s hilarious and clever take-home message campaigns loudly for an agreeably timeless yet generally unspoken notion. It is a brilliant gift idea for any humorous occasion and a must have on any book shelf or coffee table where sarcasm meets intellectual wit.


  • booksreddit.com:The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979

    The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, an…

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    ****New York Times Best Seller**** ****Picked by Billboard as One of the 100 Greatest Music Books of All-Time********Pitchfork Book Club’s first selection**** Here’s what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Serrano al…


  • booksreddit.com:Imperial Leather: Race

    Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest

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    Imperial Leather chronicles the dangerous liaisons between gender, race and class that shaped British imperialism and its bloody dismantling. Spanning the century between Victorian Britain and the current struggle for power in South Africa, the book takes up the complex relationships between race and sexuality, fetishism and money, gender and violence, domesticity and the imperial market, and the gendering of nationalism within the zones of imperial and anti-imperial power.


  • booksreddit.com:Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped

    Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped

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    Ticket Masters chronicles the as-yet-untold story of the modern concert industry, revealing the origins, development and ongoing strategies of companies such as Ticketmaster, Live Nation and StubHub and the efforts of numerous independent competitors. With over 100 exclusive interviews along with many previously unreleased documents, this character-driven book explores the actions and impact of the iconoclasts guiding these companies while folding in related tales of scalping syndicates, old-…


  • booksreddit.com:Go the F**k to Sleep

    Go the F**k to Sleep

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    “Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this.”–The New Yorker”A parenting zeitgeist”–Washington Post”A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep.”–National Public Radio”A new Bible for weary parents”–New York Times”Resonates powerfully with almost everyone”–Boston Globe”Go the F*** to Sleep challenges stereotypes, opens up prototypes, and acknowledges that shar…


  • booksreddit.com:The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

    The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

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    (Yamaha Products). Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition o…


  • booksreddit.com:Concise History of Western Music (Fourth Edition)

    Concise History of Western Music (Fourth Edition)

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    The most engaging and accessible brief survey of Western music history, at the best value on the market. Based on A History of Western Music, by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, Concise History of Western Music, Fourth Edition, offers authoritative coverage of the essential works and genres in Western music history. By setting musical events into a memorable historical and cultural context, Concise History of Western Music provides a history students will read and…


  • booksreddit.com:The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

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    What is philosophy of science (and should scientists care)?
    A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teac… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

    Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

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    A westerner’s visit into North Korea, told in the form of a graphic novel.Famously referred to as one of the “Axis of Evil” countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortresslike country. While living in the nation’s capital for two months on a work visa for a French film animation company, Delisle observed what he was allowed to see of th…


  • booksreddit.com:The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

    The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

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    The best-selling autobiography of America’s most controversial celebrity icon, Marilyn Manson (with a bonus chapter not in the hardcover).In his twenty-nine years, rock idol Manson has experienced more than most people have (or would want to) in a lifetime. Now, in his shocking and candid memoir, he takes readers from backstage to gaol cells, from recording studios to emergency rooms, from the pit of despair to the top of the charts, and recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian …