The House That George Built: With a Little Help from Irving, Cole, and a Crew of about Fifty

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An evocative celebration of the contributions of America's leading songwriters during the Golden Age of American popular music focuses on the work of such celebrated musicians as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Johnny Mercer, and other notables. 20,000 first printing.

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Wilfred Sheed is the author of six novels, two of which, Office Politics and People Will Always Be Kind, were nominated for National Book Awards. He has written three collections of criticism, one of which was nominated by the National Book Critics Circle. Among his other books is a notable memoir of Clare Boothe Luce, who told him that Irving Berlin was the vainest man she ever met and George Gershwin one of the most basically modest. He lives with his wife, Miriam Ungerer, in North Haven, New York

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