John Meacham Book
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by Ted Lehmann
19h ago
The painting, Rainy Day on Fifth Avenue, 1916 by Childe Hassam captures the faith, risk, hope for the future, and the challenges which have faced our country ever since its foundation. There has almost never been a time when the delicate balance of interests represented by our diversity of populations, size of our land-mass, degree of independence, and the challenge of our founding as a democratic, representative republic has not existed. We're living through an era of division along social, ethnic, racial, age, and technological, and more lines than most of us can imagine. And we find i ..read more
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June - A Documentary Life of June Carter Cash
Ted Lehmann's Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms
by Ted Lehmann
1w ago
June Carter Cash June, a documentary film now available for streaming on Paramount+, strikes all the right notes. It allows fans who only knew June Carter Cash as Johnny Cash's wife, to understand and revel in the career she built in country music before she married him.  June provided him with an anchor and a fully committed love, helping him build his career as became one of the most recognized and successful  artists in country music history.  The Carter Family at Bristol Sessions June Carter was country music royalty. The Carter Family lived in the rolling hills of ..read more
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Sing Me Back Home: Southern Roots and Country Music by Bill C. Malone
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by Ted Lehmann
2w ago
 Bill C. Malone, a name unknown to many people who are performers or fans of country music is the man who virtually invented a body of research and experience which has helped to define and broaden various kinds of music referred to as Country. Without his thoughtful scholarship informed by his rural roots in East Texas, country music would be less widely distributed and understood. His book, Sing Me Back Home: Southern Roots and Country Music, published in 2017, contains sixteen meticulously annotated essays exploring the roots, spread, influences, and importance of Country Music, no ..read more
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders & the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
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by Ted Lehmann
2M ago
The plight and treatment of Native Americans in this country cannot be overemphasized as we become more aware and sensitive to the way they have been treated throughout our history. Killers of the Flower Moon stands out, at least partly because it has provided both the title and the source for a hugely popular movie, just released for streaming on Apple+. However, the book was a best-seller, listed as one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2017. Author David Grann, spent a number of years digging into the story of exploitation, murder, government disinterest, and simple graft which al ..read more
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The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
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by Ted Lehmann
2M ago
The seemingly ubiquitous biographer, scholar, university president, think-tank director, CNN chief, and editor of Time Magazine, Walter Isaacson, wrote The Innovators way back in 2014, which looks like a lifetime in the history of the development of computers. Nevertheless, with the exception of scanty attention paid to the development of artificial intelligence, this volume presents a lively and comprehensive picture of the development of calculating machines that have become indispensable in the modern world. Author of at least twenty volumes during the last thirty years ..read more
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The Pioneers - David McCoullough
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by Ted Lehmann
5M ago
Pulitzer Prize winning writer David McCullough could always be relied upon to tell a terrific story while presenting the reader with a good read. With eleven major titles to his credit, he managed to pick up a couple of Pultizer Prizes, a National Book Award, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also narrated some of Ken Burns' PBS historical series, and kept busy with freelance writing. McCullough was a great writer who kept his readers' attention with lively prose that keeps the reader with him to the end. The Pioneers, published in 2019, two years be ..read more
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A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horowitz - Book Review
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by Ted Lehmann
6M ago
  We all grow up in America with an image of who we are and how we got here based on visions of how America was populated and where our belief systems developed. These understandings suggest that English Protestants seeking to escape the Church of England, who came to be known as Pilgrims, first stepped onto the rocky shores of  what is now Massachusetts in 1603, establishing a strong community which grew into and spread a new nation. Little in our understandings of who we are and how this country evolved from in indigenous native populations. For instance, the Miamisburg Mound i ..read more
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Oh, Didn't They Ramble: Rounder Records and the Transformation of American Roots Music by David Menconi - Book Review
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by Ted Lehmann
7M ago
  While I was busy going to a local state college, getting married, and beginning a career as a teacher during much of the period in which the cultural revolution of the 1960's into which Rounder Records was created, I wasn't unaware of the musical revolution going on at the time. I played a guitar, badly, and sang folk songs, listened to many of the bands that emerged in this time, without either dropping out or really tuning in. Nevertheless, David Menconi's history of Rounder Records and the Rounder Founders (Ken Irwin, Marian Leighton Levy and Bill Nowlin)  brings back a wonder ..read more
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The Gibson Brothers at Silver Bay
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by Ted Lehmann
8M ago
 On Saturday, we drove to Silver Bay YMCA Camp on Lake George, NY.  This gem of early twentieth century architecture serves as a summer getaway for a number of long-time summer visitors as well lectures, shows, conferences, and much more. On Saturday, we drove down for a Gibson Brothers concert in this wonderful old concert hall, built in 1909. Built entirely of wood, the auditorium proved itself to be a perfect place to hear the band with a special sound we seldom find in many other venues.  Silver Bay Auditorium The Gibson Brothers were in fine voice and good humor as they wel ..read more
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Stringbean: The Life and Murder of a Country Legend by Taylor Hagood - Book Review
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by Ted Lehmann
8M ago
Almost as soon as I picked up Taylor Hagood's biography of David Akeman (Stringbean: The Life and Murder of a Country Legend) I knew I could put aside my instinct to find fault in order to luxuriate in a well-documented, carefully constructed, combination of biography and true crime story that would introduce me to a musician I had only heard about, who along with his wife Estelle, was murdered in a gruesome plot to steal the money that was supposed to hidden away in his modest farmhouse. The first several chapters use the few early available published resources and public records to locate ..read more
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