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As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Viking Pr
Publication date June 1, 1990
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780670818747
ISBN-10 0670818747
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
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Chronicles the songwriter's rags-to-riches career, from his birth in czarist Russia, to life as an immigrant on New York's Lower East Side, to his rise to the heights of Broadway and Hollywood
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Irving Berlin (1888–1989) was unable to read or write music and could only play the piano in the key of F-sharp major; yet, for the first half of the twentieth century he was America's most successful and most representative songwriter, composing such hits as "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Cheek to Cheek," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "White Christmas," "Anything You Can Do," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and "God Bless America." As Thousands Cheer, winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, explores with precision and sensitivity Berlin's long, prolific career; his self-doubt and late-blooming misanthropy; and the tyrannical control he exerted over his legacy of song. From his immigrant beginnings through Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood to his reclusive and bitter final years, this definitive biography reveals the man who wrote 1500 songs but could never quash the fear that, for all his success, he wasn't quite good enough.


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from Viking Pr (June 1, 1990)
9780670818747 | details & prices | List price $24.95
About: Chronicles the songwriter's rags-to-riches career, from his birth in czarist Russia, to life as an immigrant on New York's Lower East Side, to his rise to the heights of Broadway and Hollywood
Paperback
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from Da Capo Pr (March 1, 1996)
9780306806759 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Irving Berlin (1888–1989) was unable to read or write music and could only play the piano in the key of F-sharp major; yet, for the first half of the twentieth century he was America's most successful and most representative songwriter, composing such hits as "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Cheek to Cheek," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "White Christmas," "Anything You Can Do," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and "God Bless America.
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (June 1, 1991)
9780140103984 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Chronicles the songwriter's rags-to-riches career, from his birth in czarist Russia, to life as an immigrant on New York's Lower East Side, to his rise to the heights of Broadway and Hollywood

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