Amelia Earhart, Book and Music Information

The best biography of Amelia Earhart is “The Sound Of Wings, The Life of Amelia Earhart” by Mary S. Lovell.

The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart

“Amelia Earhart, The Mystery Solved” is an excellent analysis of Amelia Earhart’s final flight that provides very specific information.

Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved

All three musical selections are by Chris Zabriskie:

Virtues Inherited, Vices Passed On

Pick Up A Convict On Alcatraz

Prelude No. 18

All three selections are usable under Creative Commons

Creative Commons License

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Paul Gauguin (Volume 1, Podcast 10)

Paul Gauguin in Breton attire.
Paul Gauguin in Breton attire.
Mette Gauguin and her five children.
Mette Gauguin and her five children.
Gauguin's iconoclastic "Vision After the Sermon."
Gauguin’s iconoclastic “Vision After the Sermon.”
Van Gogh's jade self-portrait dedicated to "Mon Ami Paul", sold by Gauguin to raise money for Tahiti, auctioned by the Nazi's as "degenerate art", today it hangs in Harvard's Fogg Museum.
Van Gogh’s jade self-portrait dedicated to “Mon Ami Paul”, sold by Gauguin to raise money for Tahiti, auctioned by the Nazi’s as “degenerate art”, today it hangs in Harvard’s Fogg Museum.
Gauguin's painting of Vincent painting sunflowers which caused their final row.
Gauguin’s painting of Vincent painting sunflowers which caused their final row.
The "Yellow House" in Arles, France. It was destroyed in 1940, rebuilt and repainted in cement to resemble the original building.
The “Yellow House” in Arles, France. It was destroyed in 1940, rebuilt and repainted in cement to resemble the original building.
Gauguin's "Two Women"
Gauguin’s “Two Women”
Gauguin's "Where Are We Going?"
Gauguin’s “Where Are We Going?”
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Paul Gauguin, Bibliography and Music Information and Purchase

A remarkably detailed biography of Paul Gauguin is “Paul Gauguin: A Life” by David Sweetman Paul Gauguin

“Gauguin” by Henri Perruchot is another competent effort Gauguin

For information about Gauguin in Polynesia, consult “Gauguin in the South Seas”, by Bengt Danielson Gauguin in the south seas / Bengt Danielson ; translated by Reginald Spink

Music used for this podcast included “Parisian” by Kevin MacLeod

Parisian

This song is in the public domain:   License

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Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Champion of the World, (Volume 1, Podcast 9)

Jack Johnson, The Galveston Giant
Jack Johnson, The Galveston Giant
Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries, July 4, 1910, Reno, Nevada.
Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries, July 4, 1910, Reno, Nevada.
Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea.
Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea.
Jess Willard knocks out Jack Johnson in the 26th round, April 5, 1915, Havana, Cuba.
Jess Willard knocks out Jack Johnson in the 26th round, April 5, 1915, Havana, Cuba.
Jack Johnson, later in life.
Jack Johnson, later in life.
The graves of Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
The graves of Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
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Jack Johnson, Book and Music Information

The definitive biography of Jack Johnson is Unforgivable Blackness, by Geoffrey Ward.Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Another good biography of Jack Johnson is Papa Jack: Papa Jack and the Era of White Hopes, by Randy Roberts.Papa Jack: Jack Johnson And The Era Of White Hopes

The musical selections are Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” and “The Maple Leaf Rag”

The Entertainer

Maple Leaf Rag

 

 

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King Ludwig II of Bavaria, (Volume 1, Podcast 8)

Podcast Link is at the bottom of photos.

Wonderful Atlantic Monthly Photo Essay on Ludwig II

Ludwig II as a young man
Ludwig II as a young man
ludwig II #2
King Ludwig II
Ludwig and his fiancee, Sophie of Bavaria
Ludwig and his fiancee, Sophie of Bavaria
Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle
Ludwig in middle age
Ludwig in middle age
ludwig II lying in state
Ludwig II lying in state
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King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Literary and Music Information

Most of the information contained in this podcast came from: “The Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria”, by Greg KingThe Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria

The Swan King: Ludwig II of Bavaria by Christopher McIntoshLudwig II of Bavaria: The Swan King

Both pieces of music at the beginning and conclusion of this podcast are by Richard Wagner.

The introduction is from the Wagner opera “Die Walkure” and is better known as “The Ride of the Valkyries.”  It is performed here by the US Marine Band.

The Ride of the Valkyries

The conclusion is from “The Funeral March and Finale” from the opera “Siegfried.”  It is also performed by the US Marine Band.  Both selections are in the public domain.

Funeral March From Siegfried

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Billie Holiday (Volume 1, Podcast 7)

Podcast link at conclusion of photographs

Billie Holiday, 1917
Billie Holiday, 1917
Billie Holiday, performing in the forties.
Billie Holiday, performing in the forties.
Billie Holiday, backstage with her dog "Mister."
Billie Holiday, backstage with her dog “Mister.”
Billie Holiday, federal prison mug shot
Billie Holiday, federal prison mug shot
Billie Holiday, later years.
Billie Holiday, later years.
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Billie Holiday, Music and Literary Information

There are several excellent biographies about Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday, by Stuart NicholsonBillie Holiday (Music)

Billie Holiday: Wishing on the Moon, by Donald ClarkeBillie Holiday: Wishing On The Moon

Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth by John SzwedBillie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth

Columbia records has reissued Billie Holiday’s output in several versions.  This is probably the best compilationLady 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.”

 

 

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Edgar Allan Poe (Volume 1, Podcast 6)

Podcast situated beneath photographs

Edgar Allan Poe, only days after his suicide attempt, 1848
Edgar Allan Poe, only days after his suicide attempt, 1848
Virginia Clemm Poe, the only likeness of Poe's wife that exists.
Virginia Clemm Poe, the only likeness of Poe’s wife that exists.
Maria Clemm
Maria Clemm
Rufus Griswold
Rufus Griswold
Sarah Helen Whitman
Sarah Helen Whitman
Elmira Royster Shelton
Elmira Royster Shelton
Edgar Allan Poe Tomb, Westminster Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, (Philip D. Gibbons photo)
Edgar Allan Poe Tomb, Westminster Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, (Philip D. Gibbons photo)
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