Why this book?
Written by AACM composer George E. Lewis, A Power Stronger Than Itself is a collective autobiography of the organization. The book tells the story of the AACM from an insider’s perspective. The AACM began life as a fledgling non-profit on the South Side of Chicago, but its members had ambitions that were global in scope, and before long, the organization and its music were recognized around the world. The AACM’s history is truly remarkable, and A Power Stronger Than Itself is an indispensable resource for musicians and everyone else who appreciates the organization’s many contributions to contemporary culture.