A few days ago, I finished reading a book written by my friend, Dr. Brian Shook. It was a biography of the great trumpet player, William Vacchiano. Vacchiano was the leader of the trumpet section for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for over a third of the 20th century, and contributed in large part to the astounding catalog of music that has been created by that ensemble. I found the book interesting, engaging, and even motivating at times. Brian did a fantastic job capturing the life of this man and his contributions to the trumpet and to orchestral music. If you are interested in such things, you will not be disappointed by this book. Here is a link to Amazon.