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The Man Who Seduced Hollywood: The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer, Tinseltown's Most Powerful Lawyer
B. James Gladstone
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Robert A. Caro
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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald - Roxane Orgill, Sean Qualls What a superb book! I very much enjoyed Roxane Orgill's picture book about Fred & Adele Astaire so I'm not surprised that this book about the early years of Ella Fitzgerald's life was just as good. Fitzgerald had a rough start but went off to become a jazz great. The crux of the story is Ella's determination to sing and dance even in the face of life's cruel obstacles (her mother's death, her mean step-father, her raggedy clothes & appearance, her homelessness and poverty). I highly recommend this book!