As Thousands Cheer: 2the Life of Irving Berlin

Laurence Bergreen, Author Penguin Books $15.95 (672p) ISBN 978-0-14-010398-4
``Alexander's Ragtime Band,'' ``God Bless America'' and ``White Christmas'' are among some 1500 songs written by Berlin, a Hollywood tycoon who remained reclusive and insecure despite his popularity. ``Berlin's story, richly and skillfully told here, is not only the story of popular American music . . . but approaches being the story of 20th-century America,'' said PW. Photos. (July)
Reviewed on: 07/01/1991
Release date: 07/01/1991
Paperback - 702 pages - 978-0-306-80675-9
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