Before Seatle Rocked
PLAYING FOR CHANGE
BURTON AND FLORENCE JAMES AND THE SEATTLE REPERTORY PLAYHOUSE

For twenty years during the turbulent twentieth century, this remarkable couple gave Seattle the closest thing it had to professional theater. They enriched their community enormously, and paid a heavy price for it. Here at last is the full and long overdue story of the Jameses and their innovative, often controversial theater.

Seattle: University Book Store Press, 2012.
120 pages, 15 illustrations, $13.95.

Available at University Book Store, Elliot Bay Books and online.
Playing For Changes
Playing For Changes

ORPHAN ROAD. THE RAILROAD COMES TO SEATTLE,
1853-1911
WSU Press, 1998

The colorful story of bringing the Iron Horse to a city desperate for connection, and the larger-than-life individuals who made it happen. Pullman, WA: WSU Press, 1999. 271 pages, over 100 illustrations.

Available at Northwest bookstores, WSU Press, and online.

Orphan Road

BEFORE SEATTLE ROCKED.
A CITY AND ITS MUSIC

UW Press, 2011

A lively look at Seattleā€™s non-rock music from 1850 to 1980, full of detail and musicians' anecdotes.

UW Press, 2011. 374 pages, 50 illustrations, $26.99.

Available at Northwest bookstores, UW Press and online

BOOKS by Kurt Einar Armbruster
Available in local bookstores and online

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