Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dream Lucky

An intriguing snapshot in time to when swing ruled the airwaves, FDR was president, and when the world was on the brink of another war. Told from alternating stories: Count Basie, Eleanor Roosevelt, radio shows, Benny Goodman, racism, the Joe Louis fight and more this intriguing look into the late 1930s has something to offer for everyone. I learned a lot about swing, Harlem, race relations, and Us policy, it's an easy delightful read that will put a smile on your face and make you want to listen to some good ol' swing.

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