Billie Holiday

Author: Meg Greene
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313336294
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Presents a biography of the African American woman who, despite a turbulent life, became one of the most famous singers in the history of jazz.

Billie Jean King

Author: Martin Gitlin
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617842397
Size: 32.92 MB
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Legendary Athletes introduces readers to the people who have made significant impacts both athletically and socially. Billie Jean King: Tennis Star & Social Activist highlights Billie Jean KingÍs childhood and rise to fame. Career highlights, battles along the way, and humanitarian contributions are also discussed. The tennis starÍs lasting legacy is told through informative sidebars, captivating photos, and engaging text. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Billie Jean King

Author: Kate Shoup
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502610531
Size: 77.14 MB
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Barriers have existed to deny people the chance to compete athletically based on their race, ethnic background, or sex. Some athletes, through their courage and class, have broken down the barriers that have afflicted our society, and sometimes affected greater social change. Billie Jean King changed attitudes toward women and sports with one gigantic victory, fought for equal tournament purses for female tennis players, and started a foundation that promoted athletic opportunities for women.

Myths And Milestones In The History Of Sport

Author: S. Wagg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230320813
Size: 40.12 MB
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The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.

Billie Holiday

Author: Earle Rice
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612283438
Size: 66.96 MB
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Eleanora Fagan rocketed to fame like a shooting star during the two decades spanning 1937 and 1957. She soared to stardom on the wings of a unique voice and songs sung sad. As Billie Holiday, she overcame personal crises and racial bigotry to become what many consider to be America’s premier jazz vocalist of the twentieth century. Then, like a flamed–out meteor, she crashed and burned in the throes of alcohol and drug addiction. Lady Day, as Billie was known to her friends and admirers, joined a handful of jazz musicians who can truly be called legendary. Her voice was one of a kind; her lyrical interpretations, intimate—and often sensually expressive or disturbingly bitter. She profoundly influenced her fellow musicians, not only in jazz, but in every other musical genre. Billie’s life and legacy are emblematic of both triumph and tragedy: She overcame more than her share of adversities, but she could not conquer her urge to self-destruct.

Billie Jean King

Author: Joanne Lannin
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822549598
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A biography of one of the first women to play tennis professionally.

Our Billie

Author: Ian Clayton
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141924292
Size: 15.96 MB
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'An astonishing work' - Joanne Harris Every parent's worst nightmare became a reality for Ian Clayton. On a short holiday break in Hay-on-Wye he took his nine-year-old twins canoeing, and in a freak accident his daughter Billie was drowned. In a remarkably frank and vivid way Clayton describes what happened on that spring day, his desperate attempts to save his two children, and then what it felt like two years later to come face to face with the men who hired out the canoe. But Our Billie is not a story of bitterness and recrimination. Instead it's the story of how a family attempts to come to terms with something which makes no sense at all. Through his memories of Billie and his wonderfully affectionate portrait of the small town in Yorkshire where the family has lived for generations, he weaves a story of loss and remembering, of gratitude and forgiveness.

It All Started With Billie Holiday

Author: Gene Chronopoulos
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450206719
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It All Started with Billie Holiday chronicles the discovery of jazz by a young Greek boy through his adult years. This is his personal odyssey revealing rewarding relationships with noteworthy jazz musicians, singers, and the many characters who inhabited the colorful jazz life. It takes you inside jazz clubs, backstage before and after those remarkable performances that defined a musical genre of such incredible singers. This is the remarkable story of how a Greek American boy from New Hampshire, a child of immigrants, discovered this culture of expression from everyday interaction with these artists. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the soul, sadness, and joy of Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Carmen McRae, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Annie Ross and others, and how their poignant life experiences translated into such powerful, heart-stirring music, which has been called America's classical music by many critics and avid listeners.