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Download In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wil Haygood Narrator: Kevin Free Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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This biography of entertainment legend Sammy Davis, Jr. is an enthralling portrait of one of the most recognizable figures from the golden age of American show business. Davis, a guarded man who protected his private life with great vigor, lived an extraordinary life in the limelight, while also forging new uncharted paths across racial lines. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 4/17/2010

    " Excellent. Recommended to my Sinatra loving friends as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 7/23/2009

    " This is well written, thorough, entertaining, and really a superb history lesson. Great Job Mr. Haygood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russell Woodward | 12/3/2005

    " pretty good book on the life of a sammy davis jr. amazing entertainer, not so amazing at being a father and husband. "

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About the Author
A Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and a writer for the Washington Post, Wil Haygood has been described as a cultural historian. He is the author of a trio of iconic biographies. His King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., told the story of the enigmatic New York congressman and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. That was followed—after publication of a family memoir—by In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr., which was awarded the ASCAP Deems Taylor Music Biography Award, the Zora Neale Hurston-Richard Wright Legacy Award, and the Nonfiction Book of the Year Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2009, he wrote Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson, which told the story of the famed New York pugilist known as much for his prowess in the ring as his elegant style outside of it. Haygood is an associate producer of Lee Daniels’ The Butler.