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An author of a nine volumes of history and biography, David K. Dunaway's specialty is the presentation of folklore, literature, and history via broadcasting. He's been active in radio since 1972, but over the last dozen years he has been Executive Producer of award-winning national radio series for Public Radio International, including “Writing the Southwest” (1995); “Aldous Huxley's Brave New Worlds” (1998); “Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story” (2001); and Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing? (2008). He is currently a DJ for KUNM-FM and a professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story

Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story tells the fascinating, hidden story of America's Mother Road, over 85 years old. Meet Ry Cooder, musical star, a rocket scientist on Route 66, and hundreds of other everyday heroes on America's most famous road: excerpts of old radio, films, period music, and original interviews (3 hours).

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A Route 66 Companion

A Route 66 Companion gathers fiction, poetry, memoir, and oral history. From accounts of pioneering trips across the western plains to a sci-fi fantasy of traveling Route 66 in a rocket, here are stories that explore the mystique of the open road, told by master storytellers ranging from Washington Irving to Raymond Chandler, Joan Didion, Sylvia Plath, Leslie Marmon Silko, and John Steinbeck. Interspersed among them are reminiscences that, for the first time, honor the varied cultures—Native American, Mexican American, and African American, as well as Anglo. So put the top down, set the cruise control, and “make that California trip” with A Route 66 Companion.

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A Pete Seeger Discography

Pete Seeger is one of the most recorded artists in American history, and his recording catalog tells us not just the story of his career but the story of our culture and its political and social history. A Pete Seeger Discography: Seventy Years of Recordings is a comprehensive listing of the 45s, 78s, LPs, and CDs recorded by Seeger in his various incarnations: with the Almanac Singers, with the Weavers, as a solo artist, and with other musicians and contributors. David King Dunaway provides information, with easy to use cross-references, on rare recordings and archival collections.

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How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger

For those interested in epic music biographies, political activism, and the folk music revival--or anyone looking for a truly American story, Seeger's biography reveals how the son of a respectable Puritan family became a consummate performer and American rebel. In this award-winning biography, the only work on Seeger, David Dunaway parts the curtain through hundreds of interviews with Pete, his family, friends, and fellow musicians to present a compelling portrait of a most remarkable performer, composer, and activist.

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Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals

Intimate, anecdotal, and spellbinding, Singing Out offers a fascinating oral history of the North American folk music revivals and folk music. Culled from more than 150 interviews recorded from 1976 to 2006, this captivating story spans seven decades and cuts across a wide swath of generations and perspectives, shedding light on the musical, political, and social aspects of the folk revival movement. The narrators include many of the major folk revival figures, including Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon, Phil Ochs, Mary Travers, Don McLean, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Ry Cooder, and Holly Near.

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Aldous Huxley Recollected

Dunaway brings a well-crafted account of the prolific Huxley's American years using oral histories with Huxley's family and friends, his FBI files, and little-known scripts of Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice. Learn how the first novelist of human cloning had a second act in America.

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Huxley In Hollywood

Sensational and startling, this is the unforgettable story of the brilliant English novelist's life in Hollywood, where he worked as a screenwriter during its Golden Age and his experiments with alternate health and psychedelics. Huxley's American biographer reveals the story behind the origin of Citizen Kane and other terrific Hollywood tales from an expatriate film community that included Thomas Mann, Gretta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, and Christopher Isherwood. Drawn from hundreds of original interviews and written over five years of research, Dunaway's award winning biography was also presented via radio (also available).

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Aldous Huxley: Brave New Worlds

Dunaway brings us the voices behind Huxley's prolific American years, using interviews with Huxley's family and friends, radio drama, his FBI files, and little-known scripts of Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice. Huxley's visions of our future include the first novel on human cloning, Brave New World, and The Doors of Perception, after which the rock group "The Doors" was named.

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Writing the Southwest

This assemblage of interviews, bibliographies, excerpts, and criticism on fourteen of the Southwest's most important authors has been updated and expanded.


The exclusive 74-minute compact disc accompanying the book provides excerpts from the authors discussing and reading from their work.

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Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology

This anthology collects classic articles by some of the best-known proponents of oral history, demonstrating the basic applications of oral history, while also acting as a guidebook for how to use it in research.

Among the historians included are these: Sandro Portelli, Ron Grele, Barbara Tuchman, Alex Haley, and many others. For librarians, writers, producers, interviewers, and everyone interested in learning and using oral writing.

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