Books by Rick Pender
Oldest Cincinnati is a compendium of events, people, buildings, businesses, and unique and historical features and phenomena making up the Queen City of the West, founded in 1788, the gateway to America’s western frontier.
100 Things to Do in Cincinnati before You Die
100 Things to Do in Cincinnati Before You Die explores dozens of the region’s attractions, history, culture, sports and dining, especially its German heritage of food and drink. It’s a city of charming historic neighborhoods and family-friendly attractions, all in one handy volume.
The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia
The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia is a wonderfully detailed and comprehensive reference devoted to musical theater’s most prolific and admired composer and lyricist.
“Anyone who’s been touched by Stephen Sondheim’s extraordinary body of work will be grateful for this bottomless well of facts, figures, anecdotes and insights. A remarkable and entertaining resource.”
John Weidman, librettist for Pacific Overtures, Assassins, and Road Show
“This encyclopedia is a remarkable achievement, essential for all students of Sondheim and all lovers of the American musical. I will devour it for years to come.”
John Doyle, director, of Tony Award-winning Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd and Company
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