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The Resource Bing Crosby : Swinging on a Star - The War Years, 1940-1946/, Gary Giddins

Bing Crosby : Swinging on a Star - The War Years, 1940-1946/, Gary Giddins

Label
Bing Crosby : Swinging on a Star - The War Years, 1940-1946/
Title
Bing Crosby
Title remainder
Swinging on a Star - The War Years, 1940-1946/
Statement of responsibility
Gary Giddins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 much-anticipated follow-up to the universally acclaimed first volume, NBCC Winner and preeminent cultural critic Gary Giddins now focuses on Crosby's most memorable period, the war years and the origin story of White Christmas. Set against the backdrop of a Europe on the brink of collapse, this groundbreaking work traces Crosby's skyrocketing career as he fully inhabits a new era of American entertainment and culture. While he would go on to reshape both popular music and cinema more comprehensively than any other artist, Crosby's legacy would be forever intertwined with his impact on the home front, a unifying voice for a nation at war. Over a decade in the making and drawing on hundreds of interviews and unprecedented access to numerous archives, Giddins brings Bing Crosby, his work, and his world to vivid life--firmly reclaiming Crosby's central role in American cultural history." -- book jacket
Cataloging source
CANA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giddins, Gary
Dewey number
  • 782.42164/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crosby, Bing
  • Singers
  • Radio programs, Musical
Label
Bing Crosby : Swinging on a Star - The War Years, 1940-1946/, Gary Giddins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Second volume, after Bing Crosby: a pocketful of dreams
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 2. Swinging on a Star - The War Years, 1940-1946
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
736 pages, unnumbered plates:
Isbn
9780316887922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, some color;
System control number
on1055267305
Label
Bing Crosby : Swinging on a Star - The War Years, 1940-1946/, Gary Giddins
Publication
Note
Second volume, after Bing Crosby: a pocketful of dreams
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 2. Swinging on a Star - The War Years, 1940-1946
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
736 pages, unnumbered plates:
Isbn
9780316887922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, some color;
System control number
on1055267305

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