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Wishing on the moon : the life and times of Billie Holiday

Author: Donald Clarke
Publisher: New York, NY : Viking, [1994] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the American jazz singer whose life was changed by drug abuse and alcoholism.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clarke, Donald, 1940-
Wishing on the moon.
New York, NY : Viking, 1994
(OCoLC)639352801
Named Person: Billie Holiday; Billie Holiday; Billie Holiday
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Clarke
ISBN: 0670837717 9780670837717
OCLC Number: 30036926
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 468 pages, unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An African-American nation --
Baltimore --
The point --
Harlem --
The first records, and triumph at the Apollo --
The Teddy Wilson era --
The street that never slept --
On the road with the big bands --
1937-9: strange fruit --
The war years --
Triumph and trouble --
The jailbird --
The gangster and the bassist --
The last decade begins --
The last merry-go-round: fun, fights and fame --
Intimations of mortality --
The triumphant decline of lady day --
The loneliest girl in the world --
Coda: the lady is an icon.
Responsibility: Donald Clarke.

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A biography of the American jazz singer whose life was changed by drug abuse and alcoholism.

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