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As thousands cheer : the life of Irving Berlin

Author: Laurence Bergreen
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"Irving Berlin (1888-1989) was unable to read or write music and could only play the piano in the key of F sharp major; yet, for the first half of the twentieth century he was America's most successful and most representative songwriter, composing such hits as "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Cheek to Cheek," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "White Christmas," "Anything You Can Do," "There's No  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Irving Berlin; Irving Berlin; Irving Berlin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Bergreen
ISBN: 0306806754 9780306806759
OCLC Number: 33865023
Notes: Originally published: New York, NY : Viking, ©1990.
"Chronology": pages 587-600.
Awards: Winner of Ralph J. Gleason Award 1991
Winner of ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award 1991
Description: xiv, 658 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Discovery (18881914) * Lost Souls * Prince and Pauper * Tin Pan Alley * Reinventing Ragtime * Love and Death Recognition (19141924) * Broadway Bound * The Great American Composer? * Sergeant Berlin * From the Music Box to the Round Table Acclaim (19241945) * Mackays Millions * Ellin * Heartbreak House * Recovery * Hollywood Refuge * Minstrel of Peace * Minstrel of Was Retreat (19461989) * One-Upmanship * Tycoon * Irving Likes Us * The Cheering Stops * Coda Chronology * Songs by Irving Berlin * Scores for Stage Productions and Motion Pictures
Responsibility: by Laurence Bergreen.
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"Irving Berlin (1888--1989) was unable to read or write music and could only play the piano in the key of F-sharp major; yet, for the first half of the twentieth century he was America's most  Read more...

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