There are several excellent biographies about Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday, by Stuart Nicholson
Billie Holiday (Music)
Billie Holiday: Wishing on the Moon, by Donald Clarke
Billie Holiday: Wishing On The Moon
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth by John Szwed
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth
Columbia records has reissued Billie Holiday’s output in several versions. This is probably the best compilation
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia (1933-1944)
Excerpts of several Billie Holiday songs were used during this podcast according to the doctrine of fair use. These songs were “I Can’t Get Started”, “All Of Me”, “Strange Fruit”, “God Bless the Child”, “You Go To My Head” and “You Better Go Now.”
The Definitive Biography of Edgar Allan Poe is: Edgar Allan Poe, A Critical Biography by Arthur Hobson Quinn.
Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography
A more recent effort is: Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy by Jeffrey Myers.
Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy
A brief but comprehensive overview is contained in Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living by Paul Collins.
Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living (Icons) by Collins, Paul (2014) Hardcover
The intro and outro music was the Introduction and Rondo Cappriccioso, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saens. This version is in the public domain.
Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
The most extensive biography of Che Guevara is Jon Lee Anderson’s “Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life”
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
A wonderful book about Che and the Korda image is “Che’s Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image.
Che’s Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image (Vintage Original)
An interesting compendium of pieces on Che is Che: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of a Revolutionary, edited by John Hart.
Che: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of a Revolutionary
Opening and closing music was the song “Who”, second track from the album “Spin Day and the Emotional Godfather”
This music used by virtue of the following Creative Commons License
Books used for the Friedrich Nietzsche podcast included:
Walter Kaufmann’s biography, which is considered one of the best:
Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist
Curtis Cate’s effort is an updated perspective with new material.:
Friedrich Nietzsche Hardcover – February 3, 2005
“Forgotten Fatherland”, is an amazing tale of the bizarre colony of “Nueva Germania”:
Forgotten Fatherland The Search for Elizabeth Nietzsche (and the Aryan colony in Paraguay called Nueva Germania)
This book describes Nietzche’s life through photographs of places where he lived, visited and worked during his life:
The Good European: Nietzsche’s Work Sites in Word and Image by Krell, David Farrell, Bates, Donald L. (1999) Paperback
Portions of Elgar’s “Nimrod”, number 9 from the “Enigma Variations”, Opus. 36 used are in the public domain.
Elgar: “Nimrod”, #9, “Enigma” Variations
There are several books that discuss the Mildred Harnack incident and the Red Orchestra. An extremely thorough, lengthy biography of Mildred is contained in Shareen Blair Brysac’s “Resisting Hitler.”
By Shareen Blair Brysac – Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra
Anne Nelson’s “The Red Orchestra” focuses on all of the members of this resistance movement and the tumultuous period in Berlin in the thirties and forties.
Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler
Eric Larson’s “In the Garden of Beasts” is a general description of the diplomatic intrigue between the German and American governments, Berlin society in the thirties and the life during this period of Martha Dodd. Mildred Harnack is only mentioned peripherally but any reader with an interest in this topic will undoubtedly find this book fascinating.
In the Garden of Beasts (11) by Larson, Erik [Hardcover (2011)]
For more information on the controversy over Nazi anatomist Hermann Stieve and the disposition of the cadavers of those executed by the Nazis with specific information about Mildred Harnack, see this article in Slate:
What happened to the Remains of Nazi Resister Mildred Harnack? Now We Know.
Both pieces of music heard in this podcast are in the public domain. For more information see:
Erik Satie, Gymnopedie No. 1 (Harp arr.) and
Erik Satie, Gnossienes, No. 1 (piano)
Fremantle Prison today.
The S. S. Catalpa
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