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Published by Garrard Pub. Co. in Champaign, Ill .
Written in English


  • Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974,
  • Musicians

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About the Edition

Biography of an internationally acclaimed jazz musician who as a young man was torn between a career in art and music.

Edition Notes

StatementIllustrated by Paul Frame.
SeriesAmericans all
ContributionsFrame, Paul, 1913- illus.
LC ClassificationsML3930.E44 M6
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p.
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5708907M
ISBN 100811645738
LC Control Number70179401

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