Joseph Maffre, Master of the Band
Born to French refugees on the run, Joseph Maffre comes of age in the cultural milieu of England during the Napoleonic Wars. From drummer boy, he rises to Master of the Band of the 19th and, subsequently, the 71st regiments. This biography follows Joseph Maffre as he surmounts the challenges of a musical career in this tumultuous era and establishes himself as the leading musician in 1840's Montreal.
- Paperback | 248 pages
- 203 x 254 x 13mm | 499g
- 27 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Mark Griep
Mark Griep is a chemistry professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studies the function of the enzymes that duplicate DNA in bacteria. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Dr. Griep received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and was twice elected to serve as the Chair of the Nebraska Section of the American Chemical Society. He has been studying his family history since age 13 and was delighted to be able to begin investigating Marjorie's family history after they were married. Marjorie Mikasen is a geometric painter who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally; awards include an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Lincoln Mayor's Arts Award for Artistic Achievement in the Visual Arts. Her work is in public and private collections including the Sheldon Museum of Art. Mikasen was able to whistle from an early age and likes to think her ancestor Joseph Maffre had the same ability.