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The ballad of Blind Tom

Author: Deirdre O'Connell
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The true story of a black musical savant in the era of slavery, this rollicking and heartrending book offers a look into the culture of celebrity and racism at the turn of the 20th century. 50 b & w illustrations.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Connell, Deirdre.
Ballad of Blind Tom.
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2009
(OCoLC)671560585
Named Person: Blind Tom; Blind Tom; Blind Tom.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre O'Connell
ISBN: 1590201434 9781590201435 9780715638378 0715638378
OCLC Number: 233549194
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A woman of good breeding --
Every inch a Southern gentleman --
No ordinary child --
Unwritten legend --
Second sight --
Star of the musical world --
The showman & the magician --
She used to wash my face --
Some fellow might steal me --
Thunder of war --
Home sweet home --
Fiah up de engines! --
Yankee justice --
The great musical mystery --
Heavenly tones --
Perpetual motion --
The things revealed --
The last American slave --
"Tom is non compos mentis" --
Netherworld --
Thunderstorm requiem --
Epilogue : The real Blind Tom.
Responsibility: Deirdre O'Connell.
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The true story of a black musical savant in the era of slavery, this rollicking and heartrending book offers a look into the culture of celebrity and racism at the turn of the 20th century. 50 b & w illustrations.

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Tragic yet beautiful

by didjryan (WorldCat user published 2009-12-17) Excellent Permalink

I am a pianist and this book inspired me beyond words and I think musicians, in particular, will be touched by Blind Tom's tragic yet beautiful life.

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