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Sound Pictues: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin The Later Years, 1966-2016

Posted by friendsofthenewarkfreelibrary on 19 September, 2019 at 14:10 Comments comments (409)

By Kenneth Womack

Reviewed by Roy H. Lopata

I would hate my disappointment to show, but Kenneth Womack’s long and winding road through George Martin’s years as the Beatle’s producer is not what it appears to be. Instead of Martin’s “life,” this volume feels like it’s a thousand pages, give or take a few, of the rehearsing, recording and re-recording; overdubbing; mixing; arranging and orchestrating every second of ...

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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II.

Posted by friendsofthenewarkfreelibrary on 19 September, 2019 at 14:00 Comments comments (0)

By: Sonia Purnell

Reviewed by Bob Taggart

Virginia Hall (1906-1982) is a name few Americans know, which is partly rectified by this account of a terrifically effective American woman spy in Vichy France during World War II. Virginia came from a wealthy Baltimore family and attended Radcliffe and Barnard, where she studied French, Italian and German. After refusing several marriage proposals, the adventurous ...

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