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Bing Crosby : swinging on a star, the war years, 1940-1946

Author: Gary Giddins
Publisher: New York : Little Brown & Company, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Bing Crosby dominated American popular culture in a way that few artists ever have. From the dizzy era of Prohibition through the dark days of the Second World War, he was a desperate nation's most beloved entertainer. But he was more than just a charismatic crooner: Bing Crosby redefined the very foundations of modern music, from the way it was recorded to the way it was orchestrated and performed. In this  Read more...
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Giddins, Gary.
Bing Crosby : Swinging on a Star: the War Years, 1940-1946.
New York : Little Brown & Company, ©2018
Named Person: Bing Crosby; Bing Crosby
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Giddins
ISBN: 9780316412346 0316412341 9780316412353 031641235X
OCLC Number: 1057695601
Description: 1 online resource (627 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Dedication; Epigraph; Introduction; Prelude; Part One TIME OUT; 1 Meanwhile; 2 Independence; 3 Ghosts; 4 Prewar Air War; 5 Right All the Way; 6 Coventry; 7 South America, Take It Away; 8 Happy Holiday; Part Two METAMORPHOSIS; 9 Keep Away from Eunuchs; 10 Caravan; 11 Friends; 12 Home Fires; 13 Divertissement; 14 Just an Old Cowhand; 15 The Leo McCarey Way; 16 Padres; 17 Swinging on a Star; 18 Put It There, Pal; Part Three DER BINGLE; 19 Heer Shpreekht Bing CROS-by; 20 Somewhere in France; 21 A Little Touch of Harry in the Day. 22 Dial O for O'Malley23 Nothing but Bluebirds; 24 A Long, Long Time; Photos; Acknowledgments; Discover More Gary Giddins; About the Author; Also by Gary Giddins; Bing Crosby Wartime Discography; Bing Crosby Wartime Filmography; Interviews and Bibliography; Notes and Sources.
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"The best thing to happen to Bing Crosby since Bob Hope," (WSJ) Gary Giddins presents the second volume of his masterful multi-part biography  Read more...

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"Swinging on a Star defines and solidifies Crosby's stature as a transcendent American original, beyond his annual Christmas revival."--The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Giddins traced Crosby's ascendant Read more...

 
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