Duke Ellington’s America

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A new book by Harvey G. Cohen

Now available as a paperback and e-book

Duke Ellington’s America from the University of Chicago Press is currently in its second printing and will be available in paperback from 1 October 2011. It is available to buy now from amazon US and amazon UK.

While a couple dozen books have been written about Ellington in the last 60+ years, they have all focused on his music, and rightly so. But when Harvey G. Cohen started sifting through Ellington’s business and personal papers at the Smithsonian Institution, he realised that much of the fascinating story of Ellington’s life and career had not been told, and needed a historian to appreciate the various complexities and historical connections.