Coltrane: the story of a sound, by Ben Ratliff
"Ratliff, the jazz critic for the New York Times, isn't interested in simply retelling the biographical facts of John Coltrane's life. Instead, he analyzes how the saxophone player came to be regarded as “the last major figure in the evolution of jazz.” Always going past the legend to focus on the real-life stories and the actual recordings, Ratliff's assessment is a model for music criticism." (Publishers Weekly)
Carlisle Vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Battle, by Lars Anderson.
"Before Jim Thorpe had his Olympic medals taken away, before Dwight Eisenhower became president and before Glenn "Pop" Warner became synonymous with Little League football, all three men tore up the gridiron with a reckless abandon that reflected their single-minded, Type-A personalities…Gripping, inspiring coverage of three powerful forces' unforgettable convergence: the sports version of The Perfect Storm." (Kirkus)
Dewey Decimal 800s (Literature)
The Science of Stephen King: from Carrie to Cell, the terrifying truth behind the horror master's fiction by Lois H. Gresh and Robert Weinberg
At Large and At Small: familiar essays by Anne Fadiman
Taz, the Blog Dog, was found today lying in this corner of the 800s with his paws over these three books.