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Collier, James Lincoln 1928-

Overview
Works: 261 works in 831 publications in 6 languages and 65,170 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Composer
Classifications: PZ7.C678, [FIC]
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Publications about James Lincoln Collier
Publications by James Lincoln Collier
Most widely held works by James Lincoln Collier
My brother Sam is dead by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
44 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5,491 libraries worldwide
Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town
Louis Armstrong, an American genius by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 2,562 libraries worldwide
A biography of the great jazz trumpeter traces his growth as an artist, his success as an entertainer, and his relationships with fellow musicians
Me and Billy by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,472 libraries worldwide
After escaping the orphanage where they have spent their lives together, two boys become assistants to a con artist, and while Possum objects to the lying, stealing, and cheating, Billy only cares about making money and taking life easy
Decision in Philadelphia : the Constitutional Convention of 1787 by Christopher Collier( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,051 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the making of the United States Constitution and examines the men who created the document
Duke Ellington by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,805 libraries worldwide
"Duke Ellington is considered to be one of the great genius' of jazz--its major composer and leader of probably the most significant of all jazz bands. Yet, other than his own not-very-revealing autobiography and a collection of reminiscences of his band members, there has never been an indepth biography of this preeminent figure in twentieth century music and entertainment. Here at last is the definitive critical biography of both the man and his music. James Lincoln Collier, author of the highly acclaimed Louis Armstrong: An American Genius, has produced a fascinating work which tells the full story of Edward Kennedy Ellington, from his childhood as the pampered and adored only son of a middle-class Washington black family to his death in 1974, hailed as "America's greatest composer" (according to the New York Times obituary) and mourned at his funeral by more than 10,000 people. Collier describes Ellington's charisma--his sense of being special even from childhood, when he would announce to his cousins "I am the grand, noble, Duke; crowds will be running to me,"...the formation of his band, including some of the greatest names in jazz history, among them, Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Lawrence Brown, and Paul Gonzavles...his arrival at the legendary Cotton Club in Harlem in the 1920s...his involvement with his manager Irving Mills, who manipulated and cheated him and even put his name on some of Ellington's songs, but who made him famous...his relationship with his family, including his troubled relationship with his son, his marriage and many affairs (including involvements with some of his own musician's women). But most of all, the book is about the creation of the music, from classic songs like "Sophisticated Lady" to the "sacred concerts" of Ellington's last years. Collier maintains that it is not necessary to see Ellington as a "composer" in the narrow sense of the word but as something just as important: an improvising jazz musician. His instrument was a whole band.This is a controversial book--not all will agree with Collier's assessments--but it will enthrall jazz buffs as well as anyone interested in a fascinating life and times"--Publisher's description
Jazz : the American theme song by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,788 libraries worldwide
This book offers readers analysis of musical trends and styles, and explorations of the most potentially explosive issues in jazz today. In "Black, White, and Blue," Collier traces African and European influences on the evolution of jazz in a free-ranging discussion that takes him from the French colony of Saint Domingue (now Haiti) to the orderly classrooms where most music students study jazz today. He argues that although jazz was originally devised by blacks from black folk music, jazz has long been a part of the cultural heritage of musicians and audiences of all races and classes, and is not black music per se. In another essay, Collier provides an analysis of the evolution of jazz criticism, and casts a skeptical eye on the credibility of the emerging "jazz canon" of critical writing and popular history. Other essays include explorations of jazz as an intrinsic and fundamental source of inspiration for American dance music, rock, and pop; the influence of show business on jazz, and vice versa; and the link between the rise of the jazz soloist and the new emphasis on individuality in the 1920s. --From publisher's description
Jump ship to freedom by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,732 libraries worldwide
In 1787 a fourteen-year-old slave, anxious to buy freedom for himself and his mother, escapes from his dishonest master and tries to find help in cashing the soldier's notes received by his father for fighting in the Revolution
Benny Goodman and the Swing Era by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and German and held by 1,611 libraries worldwide
War comes to Willy Freeman by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
A free thirteen-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears
The making of jazz : a comprehensive history by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
33 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
The bloody country by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
In the mid-eighteenth century a family moves from Connecticut to Pennsylvania and becomes involved in the property conflict between the two states
With every drop of blood by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,305 libraries worldwide
While trying to transport food to Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War, fourteen-year-old Johnny is captured by a black Union soldier
Who is Carrie? by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
A young black girl living in New York City in the late eighteenth century observes the historic events taking place around her and at the same time solves the mystery of her own identity
Louis Armstrong : an American success story by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
23 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
A biography of one of America's most important musicians, who was born in extreme poverty and never had a real music lesson, but became world famous for his singing and trumpet playing
The empty mirror by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Nick, whose parents died in the 1918 flu epidemic, must find out why his mirror-image is causing mischief around their New England town and making sure Nick gets the blame
My brother Sam is dead by James Lincoln Collier( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town
The rise of selfishness in America by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
In this book James Collier asks how did America get from a sociable code to which self-restraint was a cardinal virtue to one in which self gratitude is a central idea and normal. A vibrant, sweeping analysis of the roots of American self-indulgence. This ringing, provocative jeremiad cuts a path through a haze of self-indulgent thought and action in the me first society
Pilgrims and Puritans, 1620-1676 by Christopher Collier( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
Recounts the religious, political, and social history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and its influence on our lives today
The winter hero by James Lincoln Collier( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and French and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Anxious to be a hero, a young boy relates how he becomes involved in Shays' Rebellion begun by farmers in western Massachusetts against unfair taxation levied on them by the Boston government
The American Revolution, 1763-1783 by Christopher Collier( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
Examines the people and events involved in the significant war by which the thirteen original colonies broke away from England
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Williams, Charles, 1928-

Collier, J. L. 1928-
Collier, J. L. (James Lincoln), 1928-
Collier, James
Collier, James L. 1928-
Collier, James Lincoln
Kolijer, Džems Linkoln
Kollijer, Džejms Linkol'n, 1928-
Lincoln Collier, James
Lincoln Collier, James 1928-
Williams, Charles 1928- Pseudonym
コリアー, ジェイムズ
コリアー, ジェイムズ・リンカン
Languages
English (272)
German (6)
Spanish (4)
French (3)
Swedish (2)
Portuguese (1)
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