A Life of Louis Armstrong

Large Print - 2010
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A great artist who was also a good man. A genius born in poverty who became known in every corner of the world. An entertainer who knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts four decades after he cut his first record. Terry Teachout has drawn on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous biographers to craft a sweeping new narrative biography of Louis Armstrong, the twentieth century's most influential jazz musician.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410425713
Branch Call Number: LP B Arms
Characteristics: p. cm.


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Jul 30, 2018

WEEKLY PUBLISHERS is wrong! When Armstrong criticized President Eisenhower for ' lack of guts', he was knocked farther back than to the beginning to start all over again: he had to weather climbing out of an enormous crater while other 'black champions' ran for cover, some pausing only long enough to say "I think he spoke too harshly" before diving under a rock. Pops uncomplainingly did it, climbing higher than ever before and earning his place as ...well... AS POPS!

Vincent T Lombardo Nov 18, 2014

Well written and informative.

nobonesclean Oct 23, 2014

Seems this is the complete life of Louis Armstrong--at least I believe it is so--wonderful man, amazing talent, beautiful book.
Swiss Krissly yours,

Jun 11, 2010

This well-written book tells the story of Louis Armstrong and his times, and does it in a balanced and scholarly manner. Armstrong comes through as a real person, at once simple and complex, but in any event a genius at his music. I come to like him and respect him for what he managed to do in spite of the odds against him.


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