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Strange fruit : Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights

Author: David Margolick
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2002, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text explores the story of a song that foretold a movement, and the lady who dared to sing it. The authors chronicle its effect on those who experienced it first hand.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Lewis Allan; Billie Holiday; Billie Holiday
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Margolick
ISBN: 1841952842 9781841952840
OCLC Number: 52695710
Notes: Originally published: Philadelphia : Running Press, 2000.
Description: 162 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by David Margolick ; foreword by Hilton Als.

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