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glassers – (noun) – /glä – sirs/ those who carry a lens between them and the world
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Researching Route 66: A Bibliographical Guide to Route 66
(National Park Service, 2023)
Researching Route 66 details where researchers, students, and stakeholders can find material on the Mother Road. Whether you want to look at the road nationally or locally, this listing includes not just books directly on Route 66, but on the many topics that grew alongside it, such as the American cult of the car, tourism, fast food, Route 66's precursors, and other topics. Want to know what the world thinks of Route 66, or how diverse groups have seen the road over time? Or perhaps you're simply interested in finding good stories set on the road? Maybe you're looking for original archival materials and need to know which archive or library has them available? Researching Route 66 will help you find the answers, or at least to give you a solid start on answering them for yourselves.
Researching Route 66
$40.00 (Signed, limited edition of 60 copies)
A Route 66 Companion
(University of Texas Press, 2012)
Even before there was a road, there was a route. Buffalo trails, Indian paths, the old Santa Fe trace—all led across the Great Plains and the western mountains to the golden oasis of California. America's insatiable westering urge culminated in Route 66, the highway that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. Opened in 1926, Route 66 became the quintessential American road.
A Route 66 Companion gathers fiction, poetry, memoir, and oral history. From accounts of pioneering trips across the western plains to a sci-fi fantasy of traveling Route 66 in a rocket, here are stories told by master storytellers Raymond Chandler, Joan Didion, Sylvia Plath, Leslie Marmon Silko, and John Steinbeck. Interspersed are reminiscences that, for the first time, honor 66's varied cultures—Native American, Mexican American, and African American, as well as Anglo. So put the top down, set the cruise control, and "make that California trip" with A Route 66 Companion.
A Route 66 Companion
Paperback, autographed—$19.95 + $4.00 S&H
How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger (Villard/Random House, 2008)
For those interested in music biographies and folk music revivals--or anyone looking for a truly American story, Seeger's biography reveals how the son of a respectable Puritan family became a consummate performer and American rebel. Updated with new research and interviews, unpublished photographs, and thoughtful comments from Pete Seeger himself, How Can I Keep From Singing? is an inside history of a man whom Carl Sandburg called "America's Tuning Fork." In this award-winning biography, David Dunaway incorporates hundreds of interviews with Pete, his friends, and fellow musicians to present a compelling portrait of a most remarkable performer, composer, and activist.
How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger
Paperback—$19.95 + $4.00 S&H
First edition (Hardback), McGraw Hill, collectors edition, autographed—$25.00 + $4.00 S&H
Writing the Southwest (Plume, 1995. University of New Mexico Press, 2003.)
by David Dunaway and Sara Spurgeon. (Book plus CD combination) This assemblage of interviews, bibliographies, excerpts, and criticism on fourteen of the Southwest's most important authors has been updated and expanded.
The exclusive 74-minute compact disc accompanying the book's second edition provides excerpts from the authors discussing and reading from their work.
Writing the Southwest
First edition (1997), limited availability, autographed—$20.00 + $3.00 S&H
Second edition (2003), includes CD—$20.00 + $3.00 S&H
Third edition (2018), Autographed—$20.00 + $3.00 S&H
Huxley in Hollywood (Harper Collins, 1990)
Sensational and startling, this is the unforgettable story of the brilliant English novelist's life in Hollywood, where he worked as a screenwriter during its Golden Age and his experiments with alternate health and psychedelics.
Huxley's American biographer reveals the story behind the origin of Citizen Kane and other terrific Hollywood tales from an expatriate film community that included Thomas Mann, Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, and Christopher Isherwood. Drawn from hundreds of original interviews and written over five years of research, Dunaway's award-winning biography was also presented via radio (see below).
Huxley in Hollywood
Hardcover first edition, autographed—$24.50 + $4.00 S&H
Paperback—$14.95 + $4.00 S&H
Aldous Huxley Recollected (Carroll & Graf, 1996 [Hardcover]; AltaMira Press/Rowman and Littlefield, 1998 [Paperback])
Dunaway brings a well-crafted account of the prolific Huxley's American years using oral histories with Huxley's family and friends, his FBI files, and little-known scripts of "Jane Eyre" and "Pride and Prejudice". Learn how the first novelist of human cloning had a second act in America.
Aldous Huxley Recollected
Hardcover only—$24.95 + $3.00 S&H.
Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals (Oxford University Press, 2010)
Intimate, anecdotal, and spellbinding, Singing Out offers a fascinating oral history of North American folk music. Culled from more than 150 interviews recorded from 1976 to 2006, this captivating story cuts across a wide swath of generations and perspectives, shedding light on the musical, political, and social aspects of folk revival movements. The narrators include major folk revival figures, including Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon, Phil Ochs, Mary Travers, Don McLean, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Ry Cooder, and Holly Near.
For everyone who ever picked up a guitar, fiddle, or banjo, this will be a book to give and to cherish, with extensive notes, bibliography, and discography, plus an attractive photo section.
Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals
Hardcover—$27.95 + $3.00 S&H
Paperback—$18.95 + $3.00 S&H
A Pete Seeger Discography (Scarecrow Press, 2010)
Pete Seeger is one of the most recorded artists in American history, and his catalog tells us not just the story of his career but the story of our culture and its political and social history. A Pete Seeger Discography: Seventy Years of Recordings is a comprehensive listing of the 45s, 78s, LPs, and CDs recorded by Seeger: with the Almanac Singers, with the Weavers, as a solo artist, and with other musicians and contributors. Dunaway provides easy to use cross-references on rare recordings and archival collections.
The recordings are organized chronologically and categorized by albums, singles, private pressings, and foreign releases. Readers can easily cross-reference songs through album and song title indexes and a contributing artist index. A photospread with more than 30 of Seeger's album covers convey a pictoral recording history of this well-loved artist. The author acknowledges Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, for their funding assistance in preparing this discography.
A Pete Seeger Discography
Hardcover, autographed—$49.95 + $4.25 S&H
Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology (American Association for State and Local History, 1984; AltaMira,1996, Rowman & Littlefield)
by David K. Dunaway and Willa K. Baum, collects classic articles demonstrating the basic applications of oral history, while also acting as a guidebook for research.
Among the historians included are: Sandro Portelli, Ron Grele, Barbara Tuchman, Alex Haley, and many others. For librarians, writers, producers, interviewers, and everyone interested in learning and using oral writing. The anthology:
• Traces the origins of oral history in the United States.
• Reviews approaches to oral history by folklorists, historians, anthropologists, and librarians.
• Addresses the applications of oral history for family, regional, and ethnic historians and internationally, oral history in Latin America, Europe, Britain, and the Caribbean.
Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology
First Edition—(Collectors) $29.95 + $5.00 S&H
Paperback—$29.95 + $5.00 S&H
Hardcover—$45.00 + $5.00 S&H