Synopses & Reviews
Bing Crosby reflected the aspirations and fears of America itself and reinvented himself like no star before him ever had. Published to coincide with the author's extensive participation in Ken Burns' 18-hour PBS documentary "Jazz, A Pocketful of Dreams" recaptures one of the richest chapters of American history and firmly reclaims Crosby's place in it. of photos.
From Bing Crosby's early days in college minstrel shows and vaudeville, to his first hit recordings, from his 11 year triumph as star of America's most popular radio show, to his first success in Hollywood, Gary Giddins provides a detailed study of the rise of this American star.