Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life

By: Bergreen, Laurence

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Minimal ink marks. 1998 Trade Paperback. Born in 1901 to the sixteen-year-old daughter of a slave, he came of age among the prostitutes, pimps, and rag-and-bone merchants of New Orleans. He married four times and enjoyed countless romantic involvements in and around his marriages. A believer in marijuana for the head and laxatives for the bowels, he was also a prolific diarist and correspondent, a devoted friend to celebrities from Bing Crosby to Ella Fitzgerald, a perceptive social observer, and, in his later years, an international goodwill ambassador.

Title: Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life

Author: Bergreen, Laurence

Categories: Music,

Publisher: Broadway Books: 1998

ISBN Number: 0767901568

ISBN Number 13: 9780767901567

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2268398

Keywords: MUSIC JAZZ BIOGRAPHY,