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May.04.2013
  RJR readers, you rock! Here's why: A portion of the proceeds of every sale of Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers goes to the NAMM Foundation's music-in-schools initiative, SupportMusic.com. As of today, you guys have raised...
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Nov.04.2011
I was delighted to learn today that Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers is a nominee for the 2012 Children's Choice Awards of the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Library Association. Finalists will be determined by the votes of teachers and...
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Aug.12.2011
Experience Music Project Museum, Seattle               Received this lovely blurb of Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' from Christina Orr-Cahall, CEO and director of Seattle's Experience Music Project: Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' provides an excellent introduction not only to the history of American instrument...
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Jun.02.2011
For her first foray into nonfiction, children's author Georgia Bragg opted to go gross––really gross. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous chronicles in dazzling detail the gruesome deaths of nineteen historical icons––from Tut to Einstein––offering all we'd ever care to know...
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May.09.2011
Nice review of Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers from the Chicago Tribune, summed up in the final line: "Eight chapters done with this depth and breadth make the volume quite remarkable and exciting." I'm honored! Thanks so much, Chicago Tribune!
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Apr.04.2011
I'm so pleased to announce that my new book about some of the biggest names in musical instruments will raise funds for music-in-schools advocacy group SupportMusic.com. Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers takes a behind-the-scenes look at the...