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
A remarkably detailed biography of Paul Gauguin is “Paul Gauguin: A Life” by David Sweetman
“Gauguin” by Henri Perruchot is another competent effort
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
This song is in the public domain:
Jack Johnson, The Galveston Giant
Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries, July 4, 1910, Reno, Nevada.
Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea.
Jess Willard knocks out Jack Johnson in the 26th round, April 5, 1915, Havana, Cuba.
Jack Johnson, later in life.
The graves of Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
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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”
Maple Leaf Rag
Podcast Link is at the bottom of photos.
Wonderful Atlantic Monthly Photo Essay on Ludwig II
Ludwig II as a young man
King Ludwig II
Ludwig and his fiancee, Sophie of Bavaria
Ludwig in middle age
Ludwig II lying in state
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Most of the information contained in this podcast came from: “The Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria”, by Greg King
The Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria
The Swan King: Ludwig II of Bavaria by Christopher McIntosh
Ludwig 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
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.”