1 71. Diego Rivera (Revolutionary Portraits) - Mike Gonzalez
A lucid summary of the complicated history of the Mexican Revolution and a tremendously readable introduction to the life and work of Diego Rivera.
0 02. Mozart: Overture to Revolution (Revolutionar... - Paul McGarr
Mozart is often thought of as the most unpolitical of composers. But his works embody the rational values of the Enlightenment, and his involvement with Freemasonry was a political commitment in itself. Keep politics out of music? It can't be done.
0 03. Rembrandt and Revolution (Revolutionary Port... - John Molyneux
To understand what a giant Rembrandt was and how vulnerable he was, he has to placed in his city and time, and this is what this succinct book does outstandingly.
0 04. John Coltrane: The Extended Version: Jazz, R... - Martin Smith
Coltrane's music, like all jazz, is for listening not reading. But this book helps us to hear, behind his wonderful records, the sound of the fight against racial injustice in the USA.
0 05. William Shakespeare: An Artist for His Times... - Michael Rosen_VIII
The author places Shakespeare firmly in his own time, and so makes him belong even more to our time. His Shakespeare is disturbed, demanding, angry, astonishingly radical and human enough to even to sometimes be frightened.
1 56. William Blake: The Scourge of Tyrants (Revol... - Judy Cox
The author custs away all the romantic and reactionary drivel written about Blake and reveals him as a prophet of liberation, political, artistic and sexual liberation. She sets him in his time as a creature of the French revolutionary fervour.
0 07. Frank Sinatra: When Ole Blue Eyes Was a Red - Martin Smith
The author uncovers the hidden side of Sinatra, a man who spoke out against racism and injustice, a man whom the FBI wanted to nail as a communist and a man who raised money for Martin Luther King's struggle for black civil rights.
0 08. Crossing the 'River of Fire': The Socialism ... - Hassan Mahamdallie
The author shows that the socialism of Morris grew out of his view of the past and his hatred for industrial capitalism and the ravages it brought. Imperialism, war, destruction of the environment and above all the enslavement of human labour to the machine. This apalled him and in the last decades of his life he threw all his energy into a struggle to change the world.
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