Da Capo Press

Da Capo Press is an American publishing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1964 as a publisher of music books, as a division of Plenum Publishers. As of 2009 it had additional offices in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Emeryville, California. Da Capo Press had net sales of over $2.5 million in 2008.[1]

Da Capo Press became a general trade publisher in the mid-1970s. It was sold to the Perseus Books Group in 1999 after Plenum was sold to Wolters Kluwer. In the last decade, its production has consisted of mostly nonfiction titles, both hardcover and paperback, focusing on history, music, the performing arts, sports, and popular culture. In 2003, Lifelong Books was founded as a health and wellness imprint of Da Capo Press.[2] Lifelong Books focuses on health topics such as pregnancy, parenting, fitness, and personal relationships. When Marlowe & Company became part of the imprint in 2007, Lifelong’s range was expanded to include the New Glucose Revolution series and numerous diabetes titles, as well as books on healthful cooking, psychology, personal growth, and sexuality.[3] In 2009 the company placed the science portion of the book Jetpack Dreams on the web for free.[4]

In April 2016, Da Capo Press was acquired by the Hachette Book Group as part of Hachette's purchase of the Perseus Books Group.[5] After the sale, sister imprint Seal Press became a Da Capo imprint.[6] In 2018, Da Capo became an imprint of Hachette Books and Seal became an imprint of Basic Books.[7]

Da Capo Press
Parent companyHachette Books (Hachette Book Group)
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationExchange Place
Boston, Massachusetts
Official websitewww.dacapopress.com


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  2. ^ "AARP Meditations for Caregivers Addresses Challenges and Benefits of Caregiving". Cision. July 12, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Perseus Phases Out Marlowe & Co. Imprint". GalleyCat. June 20, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Ryan Tate (January 13, 2009). "Jetpack Book Leaves Out Science Part". Gawker. Newstex. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Onwuemezi, Natasha (April 1, 2016). "Perseus sale to Hachette Book Group completed". The Bookseller. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Seal Press Moves Under Da Capo's Purview". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Hachette Book Group Reorganizes Lines, Announces About 25 Layoffs As DiPreta Departs". Publishers Lunch. November 13, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2019.

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An American Trilogy (book)

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Bill Medley

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Medley is a successful solo artist, and his million-selling #1 duet with Jennifer Warnes "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" won a number of awards.

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Bloody Sunday or Red Sunday (Russian: Крова́вое воскресе́нье, tr. Krovávoye voskresén'e, IPA: [krɐˈvavəɪ vəskrʲɪˈsʲenʲjɪ]) is the name given to the events of Sunday, 22 January [O.S. 9 January] 1905 in St Petersburg, Russia, when unarmed demonstrators led by Father Georgy Gapon were fired upon by soldiers of the Imperial Guard as they marched towards the Winter Palace to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

Bloody Sunday caused grave consequences for the Tsarist autocracy governing Imperial Russia: the events in St. Petersburg provoked public outrage and a series of massive strikes that spread quickly to the industrial centres of the Russian Empire. The massacre on Bloody Sunday is considered to be the start of the active phase of the Revolution of 1905. In addition to beginning the 1905 Revolution, historians such as Lionel Kochan in his book Russia in Revolution 1890–1918 view the events of Bloody Sunday to be one of the key events which led to the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Dick Latvala

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Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk is a Portland, Oregon-based author and critic. He has written about comics and popular music for publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, Salon.com, Pitchfork Media, and The Believer. He has written two books: a volume in the 33⅓ series on James Brown's Live at the Apollo (2004, Continuum Books) and Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean (2007, Da Capo Press); the latter won the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book and the 2008 Harvey Award for Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation. Wolk was the managing editor of CMJ New Music Monthly from 1993 to 1997, and hosted a radio show on WFMU from 1999 to 2001. He also maintains a blog and a record label, Dark Beloved Cloud.

Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing

Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing is a biography of musician Elliott Smith by Benjamin Nugent. It was published by Da Capo Press on October 30, 2004, just past the one-year anniversary of Smith's death. The book contains interviews with two of the musician's producers, Rob Schnapf and David McConnell, and friends such as Pete Krebs, and Bill Santen, but does not contain any original interviews with Smith, his family or his close friends.

Formosa Betrayed (book)

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Formosa Betrayed is one of the most influential books about Taiwan's transition from Japanese colonial rule. Kerr was working for the American Foreign Service at the time of the transition, and was present in Taiwan for the KMT occupation and resulting aftermath. Formosa Betrayed sharply rebuked the Nationalist administration and made arguments in favor of Taiwanese independence.

The book was originally published in 1965 by Houghton Mifflin. A Chinese-language translation was made in 1974, the English-language version was republished in 1976 by Da Capo Press, a second English-language edition was published by Taiwan Publishing Co. in 1992, and a new Chinese-language translation was released in 2014.

I Am Brian Wilson

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir is an autobiographical memoir of American songwriter-musician Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys. It was written through several months of interviews with ghostwriter Ben Greenman. The book was published by Da Capo Press on October 11, 2016, one month after the release of co-founder Mike Love's autobiography: Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy. I Am Brian Wilson supersedes Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story, Wilson's disowned autobiography published in 1991.

I Put a Spell on You (book)

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Mark Anderson (writer)

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Othello (Orson Welles stage production)

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Panzer Leader (book)

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The most prominent English language version is the 1952 translation by Constantine Fitzgibbon, with a foreword by B. H. Liddell Hart. The Da Capo Press editions have an additional introduction by Kenneth Macksey.

The Longest Winter

The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon is a non-fiction book written by Alex Kershaw and published in 2004 by Da Capo Press. It became a New York Times bestseller.

It tells the story of the eighteen men of an intelligence platoon under the command by Lieutenant Lyle Bouck. Placed in a front-line position, the soldiers fought fiercely outside the village of Lansareth to prevent the German advance on the morning of the Battle of the Bulge.

The Psychopathic God

The Psychopathic God: Adolf Hitler is a 1977 book by Robert G. L. Waite. It was republished in 1993 by Da Capo Press of New York.

It is a psychohistorical examination of German dictator Adolf Hitler explores the events "by documenting accounts of his behaviour, beliefs, tastes, fears and compulsions." (Da Capo Press, publisher)


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