Books and Bach

Books read, thoroughly enjoyed, in recent months.

The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great by Steven Pressfield
The Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
Shane Comes Home by Rinker Buck
A Free Life by Ha Jin
Waiting by Ha Jin
A Good Fall by Ha Jin
Under the Red Flag by Ha Jin
The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin
War Trash by Ha Jin
A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
The Color of Lightening by Paulette Jiles
Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford
In The Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
The City of Fallen Angels by John Berendt
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Batavia’s Graveyard by Mike Dash
Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca by Andres Resendez
The Spy And The Traitor by Ben Macintyre
Beyond Winning: The Timeless Wisdom of Great Philosopher Coaches by Gary Walton

Bach on the lautenwerck. And other Bach bouquets.

The 50 Greatest Composers of All Time. Bach is No. 1. Got that right. But Handel is not even on the list!

Don’s top ten:

1. Bach
2. Handel
3. Beethoven
4. Mozart
5. Vivaldi
6. Tchaikovsky
7. Chopin
8. Satie
9. Haydn
10. The Gregorian chant gang

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