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A Student’s Guide to Music History, by R.J. Stove

A Student’s Guide to Music History, by R.J. Stove; Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2007, US$8. There ought to be a law against it: marketing a book titled Music History, with just 135 pages. Admittedly, that law could deferred, for the cover has the rest of the title in smaller print: A Student’s Guide to. Moreover, it is just one of fifteen tomes in a series issued by the resonantly named Intercollegiate Studies Institute in Wilmington, Delaware. And it is written by an Australian (born 1961 in Sydney) in Melbourne, R.J. Stove, who admits in a five-page preface that being invited to…

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