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Irving Berlin: American Troubadour
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Publication date April 1, 1999
Pages 406
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805040777
ISBN-10 0805040773
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $35.00
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Summary
A comprehensive account of one of America's and the century's greatest and most prolific songwriters chronicles Berlin's career from his birth in Russia in 1888, through his years singing in Bowery bars, to his phenomenal success. 17,500 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Although he could play piano in only one key--F-sharp--and never learned to read music, or to transcribe it, Irving Berlin published some eight hundred songs, dozens of them part of the enduring body of Broadway lore. Berlin was born in Russia in 1888, four years before his family emigrated to America and settled in New York City. His teenage years were spent working as a busker and singing waiter in the flamboyantly disreputable Bowery bars.

Berlin published his first song in 1911. A prolific combination of genius and schmaltz, he would go on to compose some of the most popular songs--"White Christmas," "Easter Parade," "God Bless America"--and stage and screen musicals--There's No Business Like Show Business, Top Hat, Annie Get Your Gun--the stifling darkness of oppression, the greed of the ruling classes. For the world's elite, the near-universal adoption of capitalism today reveals history as a narrative of unbroken progress.

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from Diane Pub Co (April 1, 1999)
9780756756642 | details & prices | 406 pages | List price $35.00
About: Although he could play piano in only one key--F-sharp--and never learned to read music, or to transcribe it, Irving Berlin published some eight hundred songs, dozens of them part of the enduring body of Broadway lore.
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from Henry Holt & Co (April 1, 1999)
9780805040777 | details & prices | 406 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A biography of the popular song composer describes his contributions to film and stage musicals

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