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Bing Crosby: [a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940]

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Back Bay Books/Little Brown & Co.,
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1st Back Bay paperback ed.
"The best thing to happen to Bing Crosby since Bob Hope," (WSJ) Gary Giddins presents the second volume of his masterful multi-part biography. Bing Crosby dominated American popular culture in a way that few artists ever have. From the dizzy era of Prohibition through the dark days of the Second World War, he was a desperate nation's most beloved entertainer. But he was more than just a charismatic crooner: Bing Crosby redefined the very foundations of modern music, from the way it was recorded to the way it was orchestrated and performed. In this much-anticipated follow-up to the universally acclaimed first volume, NBCC Winner and preeminent cultural critic Gary Giddins now focuses on Crosby's most memorable period, the war years and the origin story of White Christmas . Set against the backdrop of a Europe on the brink of collapse, this groundbreaking work traces Crosby's skyrocketing career as he fully inhabits a new era of American entertainment and culture. While he would go on to reshape both popular music and cinema more comprehensively than any other artist, Crosby's legacy would be forever intertwined with his impact on the home front, a unifying voice for a nation at war. Over a decade in the making and drawing on hundreds of interviews and unprecedented access to numerous archives, Giddins brings Bing Crosby, his work, and his world to vivid life -- firmly reclaiming Crosby's central role in American cultural history.
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display_descriptionIn this commanding biography, eminent cultural critic Gary Giddins takes us on the remarkable journey that brought a provincial young law student from Spokane, Washington, to the pinnacle of the entertainment world. He follows Crosby from college minstrel shows to vaudeville, from Paul Whiteman's orchestra to matchless success in Hollywood, from pro golf tournaments to his courtship of Dixie Lee.
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ils:.b21730039BookBooks1st Back Bay paperback ed.EnglishBack Bay Books/Little Brown & Co., 2002.728 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Crosby, Bing, -- 1903-1977
Singers -- United States -- Biography
title_displayBing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940
title_fullBing Crosby : [a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940] [electronic resource] / Gary Giddins
Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940 / Gary Giddins
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