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Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday
by Robert G. O'Meally
"Billie Holiday deserves a biography in which her musicianship isn't overshadowed by the tragic events of her life. O'Meally has written that book," says Entertainment Weekly about this absorbing and authoritative account of the greatest jazz singer in history. O'Meally emphasizes Holiday's artistry and training rather than her personal miseries, and he uses voluminous archival material to correct common myths about Holiday. Chronicling her rigorous musical apprenticeship in Baltimore, her reception in New York by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, and her work with various musicians, particularly Lester Young, Lady Day is an impassioned testament to Holiday's genius that confirms her place in American jazz. Amazon.com
Paperback - 208 pages (August 21, )
Da Capo Press; ISBN: 0306809591

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism : Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
by Angela Y. Davis
Paperback - 427 pages 1 Vintage edition
Random House; ISBN: 0679771263

If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery : In Search of Billie Holiday
by Farah Jasmine Griffin 
Hardcover - 288 pages
Free Press; ISBN: 0684868083

Lady Sings the Blues/With a Revised Discography
by Billie Holiday, et al 
Paperback - 199 pages Reissue edition
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140067620

Strange Fruit : Billie Holiday, Cafe Society, and an Early Cry for Civil Rights
by David Margolick, Hilton Als (Foreword)
Hardcover - 144 pages (March )
Running Pr; ISBN: 0762406771


Strange Fruit : The Biography of a Song
by David Margolick, Hilton Als 
Paperback - 144 pages (January 23, )
Ecco Press; ISBN: 0060959568

Sisters of the Extreme: Women Writing on the Drug Experience, Including Charlotte Bronte, Louisa May Alcott, Anais Nin, Maya Angelou, Billie Holiday, Nina Hagen, Carrie Fisher, and Others
by Michael Horowitz (Editor), et al
(Paperback)

Billie Holiday
by Stuart Nicholson 
Paperback - 320 pages Reprint edition (April )
Northeastern Univ Pr; ISBN: 1555533035

Billie Holiday (Divas)
by Chris Ingham
(Paperback - )

God Bless the Child
by Arthur Herzog, et al 
(Hardcover)

The Billie Holiday Companion : Seven Decades of Commentary
by Leslie Gourse (Editor)
Paperback - 210 pages (December )
Schirmer Books; ISBN: 0825671655
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Billie Holiday (Black Americans of Achievement)
by Bud Kliment
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