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When Frankie Went to Hollywood: Frank Sinatra and American Male Identity by Karen McNally. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008. Reviewed by Ruth Prigozy (pdf)

A Counterpoint of Characters: the Music of Michael Colgrass by Jeffrey Boeckman. Saarbrücken: Verlag Dr. Müller, 2008. Reviewed by Joan O’Connor (pdf)

Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky-Tonk Angels: The Women of Barn Dance Radio by Kristine M. McCusker. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008. Reviewed by Jean A. Boyd (pdf)  

Sing It Pretty: A Memoir by Bess Lomax Hawes. Music in American Life. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008. Reviewed by Susan Borwick (pdf)

The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy. Edited by Mark Clague. Forward by Samuel Floyd, Jr. Music of the African Diaspora 12. Berkeley: University of California Press. Reviewed by Marva Carter (pdf)

California Polyphony: Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads. By Mina Yang. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. reviewed by Catherine Parsons Smith. (pdf)

Making Easy Listening: Material Culture and Postwar American Recording by Tim Anderson.  New York and Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006. Reviewed by Tim Brooks. (pdf)

The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity by Raymond Knapp. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2006. Reviewed by Jessica Sternfeld. (pdf)

String Quartets Nos. 4-5. By George Whitefield Chadwick. Edited by Marianne Betz. Recent Researches in American Music, Vol. 60. Middleton, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, 2007. Reviewed by Mark A. Zobel. (pdf)