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A Life of Louis Armstrong

By Terry Teachout

Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print, 9781410425713, 809pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010


A great artist who was also a good man. A genius born in poverty who became known in every corner of the world. An entertainer who knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts four decades after he cut his first record. Terry Teachout has drawn on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous biographers to craft a sweeping new narrative biography of Louis Armstrong, the twentieth century's most influential jazz musician.