Better Days Will Come Again: The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp

Arthur Briggs s life was Homeric in scope Born on the tiny island of Grenada, he set sail for Harlem during the Renaissance, then to Europe in the aftermath of World War I, where he was among the first pioneers to introduce jazz music to the world During the legendary Jazz Age in Paris, Briggs s

Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War

Dangerous Melodies vividly evokes a time when classical music stood at the center of American life, occupying a prominent place in the nation s culture and politics The work of renowned conductors, instrumentalists, and singers and the activities of orchestras and opera companies were intertwined