Dissertation Most Deadly Review

From the Manhattan, Kansas Mercury

Date: December 31, 2005  Page: d2

Was this composer a WWI German spy?

Dissertation Most Deadly. By Elizabeth A. Seitz. New York: iUniverse Inc. l96 pps.

 Christopher BannerContributing Writer
Musicologists are a harmless lot – the stamp collectors of the music world. So, when Boston doctoral student Leigh Maxwell starts running into serious difficulty gathering materials for her dissertation on Spanish composer Enrique Dadi (1877-1949), she wonders what is going on. Two previous Dadi scholars have died violent deaths under mysterious circumstances and one just plain disappeared without a trace. People, from whom she would have expected ready help, take a long time returning phone calls or replying to letters, and offer little or no help when they do.

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