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Bing Crosby, The Hollow Man

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Harry Lillis Crosby was a symbol of everything good in the lives of a whole generation, but behind it all he was Bing Crosby - the hollow man.
Published (first published 1981)
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Stephanie
Dec 20, 2009 Stephanie rated it really liked it
I thought this was a great book. I chose to pick it up after finally seeing 'Holiday Inn' this winter. I was interested to learn more about Bing Crosby and I certainly did. This isn't even close to a total Bing-bashing book, as the title/cover art of it may begin to suggest. More accurately, I found it to be a well-researched and objective account of his life and the lives of those around him. The tale was really fascinating-complete with humor (I especially liked the funny story when he and his ...more
Ray
Oct 18, 2011 Ray rated it really liked it
I picked this book up because of the title. I wanted to know why Bing was called “The Hollow Man.” Of course he wasn’t called that during his lifetime. I think the authors of the book thought the title would sell the book.
Always an admirer of Crosby’s style and entertainment gifts I was pleased to find the book refreshing and educational regarding his early career and climb to mega stardom. It’s clear that much research went into the writing of the book. While, at times, it seems like the author
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Rusty Fox
Mar 02, 2017 Rusty Fox rated it did not like it
This book was so mean and nasty and filled with assumption that I could not finish it.
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Sep 27, 2013 Debbie rated it it was ok
This is an old-fashioned book about an old-fashioned guy. It was a bit dull.
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