Last Cavalier (Paperback)

The Life and Times of John A. Lomax, 1867-1948 (Folklore and Society)

By Nolan Porterfield

University of Illinois Press, 9780252069710, 608pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2001

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Winner of the Carr P. Collins Award and a Miss Ima Hogg Historical Achievement Award, Last Cavalier is the never-before-told story of the remarkable life and career of John A. Lomax, pioneering American folklorist, canny businessman, influential educator, and patriarch of an extended family of artists, performers, and scholars.

About the Author

Nolan Porterfield is the author of Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of America's Blue Yodeler, winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award; A Way of Knowing, a novel that won the Best Texas Novel Award of the Texas Institute of Letters; and "Jimmie Rodgers on Record," a monograph and discography that accompanied a Smithsonian reissue of the music of Jimmie Rodgers and was nominated for a Grammy Award.