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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The Music used during the podcast episode “George Smith Anthony and the Voyage of the Catalpa” came from the Group “Slainte” from their album of the same name.
The tracks used were “Kesh Jig, Leitrim Fancy”, “Star of the County Down”, and “Gander in the Pratie Hole”, permissible under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.
Peter F. Stevens book “The Voyage of the Catalpa: A Perilous Journey and Six Irish Rebels Escape to Freedom” is one of the few books available on this topic.
The Voyage of the Catalpa: A Perilous Journey and Six Irish Rebels’ Escape to Freedom
Smithsonian Magazine’s Article on the Catalpa can be accessed here:
The Most Audacious Australian Prison Break of 1876
The PBS Secrets of the Dead episode is here:
Irish Escape: The Freemantle Six