Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong (Hardcover, Large Print)

A Life of Louis Armstrong

By Terry Teachout

Thorndike Press, 9781410425713, 809pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010

December 2009 Indie Next List

“Terry Teachout has written an amazing biography of New Orleans' native son Louis Armstrong. Drawing on newly available primary sources, he weaves together a biography that is both illuminating and inspirational. Armstrong's contributions to jazz, pop culture, and breaking the color barrier are well told in a crisp, clean prose. Highly recommended!”
— James Wilson, Octavia Books, LLC, New Orleans, LA
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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.