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Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song
Strange Fruit The Biography of a Song
Author: David Margolick, Hilton Als
ISBN-13: 9780060959562
ISBN-10: 0060959568
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Pages: 168
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Publisher: Ecco
Book Type: Paperback
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Recorded by jazz legend Billie Holiday in 1939, "Strange Fruit" is considered to be the first significant song of the civil rights movement and the first direct musical assault upon racial lynchings in the South.

"...Margolick's book is understated but intense, suffused with grace, power, and dignity. It works on several levels: as tribute, elegy, homage, and cultural history." -New York Times Book Review