The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636370

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 2913


A beautifully composed journey through music history! Music history is a required course for all music students. Unfortunately, the typical music history book is dry and academic, focusing on rote memorization of important composers and works. This leads many to think that the topic is boring, but bestselling author Michael Miller proves that isn't so. This guide makes music history interesting and fun, for both music students and older music lovers. * Covers more than Western "classical" music-also includes non-Western music and uniquely American forms such as jazz * More than just names and dates-puts musical developments in context with key historical events

The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries


ISBN: 2808013094

Category: Study Aids

Page: 50

View: 6683


Unlock the more straightforward side of The Two Gentlemen of Verona with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, which explores the problems that can arise when love and friendship come into conflict, and when love is proven to be inconstant. It follows the adventures of the Veronese noblemen Proteus and Valentine, both of whom fall in love with Silvia, the daughter of the Duke of Milan. However, while Valentine’s love is portrayed as genuine, Proteus’s constant deceptions and oath-breaking cast doubt on the sincerity of his emotions – particularly when Julia, the lover he abandoned in Verona, shows up in disguise as a pageboy... The Two Gentlemen of Verona is one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known comedies, and is believed to have been written as early 1589. Find out everything you need to know about The Two Gentlemen of Verona in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

Chase's Calendar of Events 2017

The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598888595

Category: Reference

Page: 752

View: 9490


Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! The world’s datebook, Chase's is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the wider world are celebrating and commemorating. Founded in 1957 on a reputation for accuracy and comprehensiveness, this annual publication has become the must-have reference used by experts and professionals for more than fifty years. From celebrity birthdays to historical anniversaries, from astronomical phenomena to national awareness days, from award ceremonies and sporting events to religious festivals and carnivals, Chase's is the one-stop shop for everything that is happening now or is worth remembering from the past. The 2017 Edition of Chase's Calendar of Events brings you information about: The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses The 150th anniversary of the Dominion of Canada The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution The 100th anniversary of splitting the atom The 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birth anniversary and much more!

The John Adair Lexicon of Leadership

The Definitive Guide to Leadership Skills and Knowledge

Author: John Adair

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749463090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 9177


From the world renowned leadership expert John Adair, comes this unique volume of all his classic works, including How to Grow Leaders, The Inspirational Leader, Leadership and Motivation, Not Bosses but Leaders, Strategic Leadership and the international best-seller Leadership of Muhammad. With his distinctive insight into how leadership is learned, John Adair presents six business books that cross boundaries into culture, history, strategy and motivation. Leadership Lexicon is an essential volume and an exclusive opportunity to own all of Adair's ground-breaking works that will help you transform your understanding of how leadership works and learn the skills to transform you into a leader.

Guide to Shakespeare

Author: David M. Zesmer

Publisher: Barnes & Noble


Category: Drama

Page: 472

View: 9567


A survey of all Shakespeare's dramatic and nondramatic works, providing background information, summaries of plays and poems, interpretations of individual works, and reviews of past and present criticism and scholarship

Suzy Gershman's Born to Shop Italy

The Ultimate Guide for Travelers Who Love to Shop

Author: Suzy Gershman

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 9780764598906

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 2693


For more than ten years, Suzy Gershman has been leading savvy shoppers to the world's best finds. Now Born to Shop Italy is even easier to use and packed with more up-to-date listings and shopping secrets than ever before.