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Last cavalier : the life and times of John A. Lomax, 1867-1948

Author: Nolan Porterfield
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1996.
Series: Folklore and society.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John A. Lomax was an American original, a man of intellect, tireless ambition, visionary zeal, and vast contradictions. Perhaps best known as a pioneer American folklorist, he was also a successful businessman, an influential educator, and the patriarch of an extended family of artists, performers, and scholars whose work continues to influence American culture on both popular and academic levels.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John A Lomax; John Avery Lomax; John Avery Lomax
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nolan Porterfield
ISBN: 0252022165 9780252022166 9780252069710 0252069714
OCLC Number: 33971551
Description: 580 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Folklore and society.
Responsibility: Nolan Porterfield.

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Tells the story of the remarkable life and career of John A. Lomax, pioneering American folklorist, canny businessman, influential educator, and patriarch of an extended family of artists,  Read more...

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"A stunningly fair and objective portrait. Analytical, without being judgmental, Porterfield allows the 'facts' of Lomax's story to unfold themselves with narrative eloquence and perceptive grace." Read more...

 
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