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The ballad of Blind Tom

Autore: Deirdre O'Connell
Editore: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2009.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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The true story of a black musical savant in the era of slavery, this rollicking and heartrending book offers a look into the culture of celebrity and racism at the turn of the 20th century. 50 b & w illustrations.
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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
O'Connell, Deirdre.
Ballad of Blind Tom.
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2009
(OCoLC)671560585
Persona incaricata: Blind Tom; Blind Tom; Blind Tom; Blind Tom.
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Deirdre O'Connell
ISBN: 1590201434 9781590201435 9780715638378 0715638378
Numero OCLC: 233549194
Descrizione: 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: A woman of good breeding --
Every inch a Southern gentleman --
No ordinary child --
Unwritten legend --
Second sight --
Star of the musical world --
The showman & the magician --
She used to wash my face --
Some fellow might steal me --
Thunder of war --
Home sweet home --
Fiah up de engines! --
Yankee justice --
The great musical mystery --
Heavenly tones --
Perpetual motion --
The things revealed --
The last American slave --
"Tom is non compos mentis" --
Netherworld --
Thunderstorm requiem --
Epilogue : The real Blind Tom.
Responsabilità: Deirdre O'Connell.
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Born into slavery in Georgia, Tom Wiggins died an international celebrity in New York in 1908. His life was one of the most moving episodes in American history. Blind and presumably autistic - and so  Per saperne di più…

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Tragic yet beautiful

da didjryan (Utenti WorldCat. Pubblicazioni 2009-12-17) Eccellente Link permanente

I am a pianist and this book inspired me beyond words and I think musicians, in particular, will be touched by Blind Tom's tragic yet beautiful life.

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