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On Technique 

by Dean Speer

“Presents a well-rounded cast of respected teachers….By allowing contradictions to exist amongst the various viewpoints, Speer lets readers decide which methods work best for their teaching practices.”—Dance Teacher 

“Provides marvelous insights into the careers and teaching philosophies of 18 respected dance professionals….Essential.”—Choice

© Mary Levin, University of Washington
© Mary Levin, University of Washington

On Technique provides a fascinating look into the careers and teaching philosophies of eighteen of the world’s most respected ballet masters, principals, and artistic directors.

Author Dean Speer, founding director of the Chehalis (Washington) Ballet Center, sat down with prominent ballet pedagogues and asked each a standard set of questions, including “What do we mean when we say someone has beautiful technique?” and “How did you become a dancer?” Their answers offer fascinating insights into the nature of both performance and artistic instruction.

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A Paddler’s Guide to Everglades National Park

Third Edition

by Johnny Molloy

“Offers important information for boaters (tidal activity, campsites, routes to avoid, what to pack, wind challenges, approximate paddling time, and much more) and includes detailed maps . . . . [Molloy’s] writing style is both authoritative and enticing; he can almost make you want to drift about in clouds of mosquitoes and no-see-ums.”—Library Journal.

Travel to the greatest paddling locations in the Everglades from Johnny Molloy, the author of over 50 outdoor guidebooks.

Johnny Molloy headshot 2012
Johnny Molloy

“It was certainly an interesting experience writing the book,” says Molloy. “By day, I paddled, taking notes on a microcassette recorder, and at night I transcribed the notes and typed them up.”

Whether forging uncharted territory or slipping along marked canoe trails,  Molloy guides readers through more than 400 miles of creeks, bays, marshes, and the Gulf of Mexico. This indispensable reference has been comprehensively updated, and now includes GPS coordinates and 12 new paddle routes.

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Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock

by Bob Kealing

Selected as one of the best books of the year by

Uprooted Music Revue  •  Engine 145  •  Uncut

“The most well-rounded, most multi-dimensional picture we’ve ever had of the visionary yet maddeningly complex musician. . . . If you read just one biography of Gram Parsons, make sure it’s this one.”Underground Nashville

“Kealing’s skilled reporting uncovers new twists in the Parsons narrative.”—Nashville Tennessean

“Further underscores that plaintive, high lonesome voice singing ‘In My Hour of Darkness.’”—Real South

  © Michael Robinson
© Michael Robinson

“Read it for the tragic tale of a local boy who flew too close to the sun, and use it as a reference for, and introduction to, the thriving music scene in our neck of the woods during the 1960s.”—Florida Times-Union 

Author Bob Kealing, an Edward R. Murrow and three-time Emmy award-winning reporter for NBC’s WESH-TV in Orlando, is the author of Kerouac in Florida: Where the Road Ends and Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and starring Sandra Bullock.

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