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J-dawg5
10-07-2012, 06:27 PM
Hey my fellow UUers!!!! i have to read a non fiction book for my english class. do any of you guys know any books about like the history of ukulele, great ukulele players, ect. it has to be of at least 300 pages, and im only a sophmore in highschool so nothing to crazy hard haha. i mean ukulele the only thing i really love so i thought why not read about it??:) thanks :shaka:

fitncrafty
10-07-2012, 07:01 PM
http://www.amazon.com/The-Ukulele-History-Jim-Tranquada/dp/0824836340/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&qid=1349668784&sr=8-25&keywords=ukulele+books
How about this one...it's 336 pages

joekulele
10-07-2012, 07:06 PM
You may be hard pressed to find a uke book that is 300 pages, but maybe you can use The Ukulele, A Visual History by Jim Beloff. Backbeat Books, San Francisco, 1997, 127 pages. Good luck!

-joe

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-07-2012, 07:27 PM
Ian Whitcomb's Ukulele Heroes: The Golden Age (http://www.amazon.com/Ukulele-Heroes-Golden-Ian-Whitcomb/dp/1458416542) looks good.

PhilUSAFRet
10-07-2012, 10:35 PM
Because it's only 5" x 8", BazMaz's book "The Complete What Ukulele Players Reallyl Want To Know" is 337 pages. A very easy read and a solid foundation on ukulele basics and beyond.

The best one I know of is only 282 pages, "The Ukulele - A History" by Jim Tranquada and John King. It's 7" x 10"

Hippie Dribble
10-07-2012, 11:28 PM
Because it's only 5" x 8", BazMaz's book "The Complete What Ukulele Players Reallyl Want To Know" is 337 pages. A very easy read and a solid foundation on ukulele basics and beyond.

The best one I know of is only 282 pages, "The Ukulele - A History" by Jim Tranquada and John King. It's 7" x 10"

aaaaand, Phil gets the prize!!!! Just couldn't think of one that was 300 pages. I agree that Jim and John's book is THE uke book against which all others should be rightly measured. Funny thing is, though Baz' book is longer page wise, it's probably 1/2 the words of the other so it's a win-win for you Dawg: meet the quota and get to read a very informative book that pretty much covers all bases! :)

kaizersoza
10-07-2012, 11:28 PM
Because it's only 5" x 8", BazMaz's book "The Complete What Ukulele Players Reallyl Want To Know" is 337 pages. A very easy read and a solid foundation on ukulele basics and beyond.

The best one I know of is only 282 pages, "The Ukulele - A History" by Jim Tranquada and John King. It's 7" x 10"

I second Phil's shout Bazmaz's books are very informative great books as well

coolkayaker1
10-08-2012, 02:23 AM
The best one I know of is only 282 pages, "The Ukulele - A History" by Jim Tranquada and John King. It's 7" x 10"

If you read it slowly, it'll seem like 300 pages. 400 even.

MisterRios
10-08-2012, 02:23 AM
This one is 320 pages: http://www.amazon.com/The-Uke-Wallington-Ukulele-Britain/dp/0749572736

It's a travelogue of someone touring England's Open Mic nights on public buses with his Ukulele.

PhilUSAFRet
10-08-2012, 05:37 AM
This one is 320 pages: http://www.amazon.com/The-Uke-Wallington-Ukulele-Britain/dp/0749572736

It's a travelogue of someone touring England's Open Mic nights on public buses with his Ukulele.



Awesome find Rios, should be a very enjoyable read. thanks for sharing.

Jim T.
10-08-2012, 01:24 PM
If you read it slowly, it'll seem like 300 pages. 400 even.

Nice one -- I laughed out loud!

mds725
10-08-2012, 02:19 PM
I have Jim and John's book, The Ukulele - A History, in paperback, and while it's 282 pages, as had been mentioned, there's actually only 166 pages of text, followed by 12 pages of appendices (Appendix A, a list of Hawaiian luthiers, is 6 pages, and Appendix B, a checklist of ukulele methods and songbooks, is also 6 pages), 74 pages of footnotes, an 18 page bibliography and a 12 page index. Depending on how your teacher lets you count pages, this book might not qualify. The Uke of Wallington may be a more enjoyable book for your purposes anyway, as it tells a story and sounds like a memoir, so it may be easier to write a report or give a presentation on it. Good luck!