915 King of Jazz

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Werewolf by Night

Re: 915 King of Jazz

#26 Post by Werewolf by Night » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:50 pm

I suppose this might be the most appropriate thread for anything Bing Crosby/Gary Giddins-related...

The second volume of Giddins' Bing Crosby biography is coming out this fall. It's over 700 pages long and covers a mere 7 years of Crosby's life. The first volume is about the same length and covers 1903-1940, so I just assumed this second volume would cover the remainder of Crosby's life, but daaaang.

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knives
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Re: 915 King of Jazz

#27 Post by knives » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:35 pm

To be fair those are a jam packed seven years assuming it covers '41-'48.

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swo17
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Re: 915 King of Jazz

#28 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:42 pm

If you click the link you can see it's 1940-1946

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knives
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Re: 915 King of Jazz

#29 Post by knives » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:48 pm

Clicking on links is for intelligent people. You wouldn't dare accuse me of that I would hope.

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Re: 915 King of Jazz

#30 Post by Werewolf by Night » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:24 pm

Sorry, should have just put the actual years instead of being coy and putting the duration.

I’m sure it will be a fascinating read, I’m just a little gun shy of extremely detailed biographies. I tore through all 920 pages of the first volume of Edmund Morris’ Theodore Roosevelt biography that covers 1858-1901, but could barely make it halfway through the second volume that covers the 8 years of his presidency in exhaustive, almost daily detail.

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Slaphappy
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Re: 915 King of Jazz

#31 Post by Slaphappy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:47 pm

I’m blown away by this release. The colours and the textures especially. Maybe Whoopee! next?

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