Suggested Reading from the STORM...
For those of you who wish to more fully understand the body of work called "STORM" Works, or for those of you who wish to be more readily armed and prepared as an Educator and Defender of Music's important role in the curriculum, this non-exhaustive list of books is offered. Many of these very fine books will change the way you look at Music and all else...
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MOBY DICK... by Herman Melville. Of course, you must learn about the piece AHAB, as rendered by the Rundfunk Blasorkester Leipzig with Kurtwood Smith as Ahab.
Abie & Abbie (a Love Story & Screenplay) ... by Stephen Melillo (at iTunes Bookstore)
Ways of Knowing (Curriculum Guide) ... by Stephen Melillo (at iTunes Bookstore)
Nogard & Dragon ... by Stephen Melillo (at iTunes Bookstore)
Only for Now ... by Stephen Melillo (at iTunes Bookstore)
Music to Picture ... by Stephen Melillo (at iTunes Bookstore)
Nexus ... by Mark Buchanan
David & Goliath ... by Malcolm Gladwell
George Washington's Secret Six ... by Don Yaeger
Here's Looking at Euclid ... by Alex Bellos
Fractal Time ... by Gregg Braden
The Imperial Cruise ... by James Bradley
In the Ruins of Empire ... by Ronald H. Spector
Kokoro... by Natsume Soseki.
Comrade J... by Pete Earley.
How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci... by Michael J. Gelb.
Start With Why... by Simon Sinek.
The Lost Diary... by David P. Mancini.
The Forgotten Dead... by Ken Small.
OUTLIERS... by Malcolm Gladwell. If you are an Educator or anywhere within the "sphere of another Soul's influence," you need to read this book.
That We Might Live... by Grace C. Nash. I did not know this book existed until long after writing both THAT WE MIGHT LIVE and KAKEHASHI: That We Might Live. And the SYNC? It's enormous!
The War of Art... by Steven Pressfield
The Alchemist, The Zahir, and The Pilgrimage... by Paulo Cohelo
The Time of Our Singing... by Richard Powers, who also wrote The Gold Bug Variations. I believe this author to be a genius. His insights about history and family and culture interwoven with Music are remarkable. I recommend this book highly, especially to Music Educators and students.
The Vikings... by Yves Cohat
Lone Star Rising... by William C. Davis
Texian Iliad... by Stephen L. Hardin
The Taking... by Dean Koontz
The Unfettered Mind... by Takuan Soho (translated by William Scott Wilson)
Bruce Lee: Expressing the Human Body... compiled by John Little
SEA of GLORY... by Ken Wales & David Poling
The Five People You Meet in Heaven... Mitch Albom
Flyboys... by James Bradley
The December Ship... by Betty B. Jones
Late Summer of 1941 and My War With Japan... by Weldon Hamilton
Through the Valley of the Kwai, (rereleased as To End All Wars...) by Ernest Gordon
The 47 Ronin Story... by John Allyn
A Book of Five Rings... by Miyamoto Musashi
Musashi... by Eiji Yoshikawa
SYNC... by Steven Strogatz
The Science of Good & Evil... by Michael Shermer
The Heart of Music... by Salvatore Princiotti
Light Music... by Kathleen Ann Goonan
What Time Is It?... by Yogi Berra
The Complete Works of Raphael Sabatini
From the Corner of His Eye... by Dean Koontz
Physics & Music... by White & White
The Chinese, Their History & Culture... by Kenneth Scott Latourette
Double Life... by Miklos Rozsa
A Brief History of Time... by Stephen Hawking
The Intangibles of Music... by Edward S. Lisk
Late Night Thoughts Listening to Mahler's 9th... by Lewis Thomas
The Medusa & The Snail... by Lewis Thomas
The Lives of a Cell... by Lewis Thomas
Film Music... by Roy M. Prendergrast
The Tao of Pooh... by Benjamin Hoff
Godel, Escher, Bach... by Douglas R. Hofstadter
I am a Strange Loop ... by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Frankenstein... by Mary Shelley
The Creators... by Daniel J. Boorstin
The Discoverers... by Daniel J. Boorstin
Crossing the Threshold of Hope... by John Paul II
Great Dialogues of Plato... compiled by W.H.D. Rouse
Walking on Water... Madeleine L'Engle
Tao Te Ching... by Lao-Tzu
The Prophet... by Kahlil Gibran
Desiderata... by Max Ehrmann
The Dancing Wu Li Masters... Gary Zukav
The Tao of Physics... by Fritjof Capra
The Story of the Other Wise Man... Henry Van Dyke
Jonathan Livinsgton Seagull... Richard Bach
The Giving Tree... by Shel Silverstein
The Velveteen Rabbit... by Margey Williams
Flatland... by Edwin Abbott Abbott
Zero... by Charles Seife
Universal Foam... by Sidney Perkowitz
From Atoms to Quarks... by James S. Trefil
The Gold Bug Variations... by Richard Powers
The Universe Below ... by William J. Broad
The Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama
WARTIME TRILOGY : Out of the Smoke / Into the Smother / The Sword and the Blossom, by Ray Parkins Surrender and Survival, The Experience of American POW's in the Pacific, 1941-1945 by Kerr, E. Bartlett Death March: The Survivors of Bataan by Knox, Donald Soon To be published: "The Zentsujians" by Roger Mansell