Author:Bergreen, Laurence


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Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life

By: Bergreen, Laurence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 1998

Seller ID: 2268398

ISBN: 0767901568

Condition: Very Good

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. View more info