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Author Atria, Travis, author.

Title Better days will come again : the life of Arthur Briggs, jazz genius of Harlem, Paris, and a nazi prison camp / Travis Atria
Published Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2020
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Contents Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface by Barbara Pierrat-Briggs; Part I: Psalm 137; Part II: Job 12:15; Part III: Ecclesiastes 4:1; A Note from the Author; Epilogue by James Briggs Murray; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Flap: About the Author; Back Cover
Summary "By the 1930s, Briggs was considered "the Louis Armstrong of Paris," and was the peer of the greatest names of his time, from Josephine Baker to Django Reinhardt. In 1940, he was arrested and sent to the prison camp at Saint Denis. Based on groundbreaking research and including unprecedented access to Briggs's oral memoir, this is a crucial document of jazz history, a fast-paced epic, and an entirely original tale of survival"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Briggs, Arthur, 1901-1991.
Briggs, Arthur, 1901-1991.
Jazz musicians -- Biography.
Nazi concentration camp inmates -- France -- Biography
Trumpet players -- Biography
Concentration camp inmates.
Jazz musicians.
Trumpet players.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0914090119