New Release Books by Roxane Orgill

Roxane Orgill is the author of Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston and Launched a Revolution (2018), Jazz Day (2016), Skit-scat Raggedy Cat (2010), Footwork (2007) and other 3 books.

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Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston and Launched a Revolution

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston and Launched a Revolution
Step back to British-held Boston and hear the voices of citizens, militiamen, and redcoats at a turning of the tide in the American Revolution, brought to life in Orgill's deft verse. Back matter includes source notes, a glossary, and a bibliography.

Jazz Day

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Jazz Day
A collection of poems recounts the efforts of Esquire magazine graphic designer Art Kane to photograph a group of famous jazz artists in front of a Harlem brownstone.

Skit-scat Raggedy Cat

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Skit-scat Raggedy Cat
Follows the beloved American jazz singer's rise to fame, describing the difficult historical and cultural factors that she overcame.

Footwork

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Footwork
Capturing the grace and beauty of the two biggest names in dance history, this fascinating glimpse into the lives of siblings Fred and Adele Astaire traces their extraordinary journey to success on Broadway and in Hollywood.

Shout, Sister, Shout!

release date: Sep 06, 2007
Shout, Sister, Shout!
Dip into this collective biography of ten outstanding female singers of popular music in the twentieth century and meet some of the most remarkable women who've ever lived! Through intimate personal details and numerous photographs, interviews, and tidbits of little-known information, music critic Roxane Orgill brings to life ten "girl singers" and the decades in which they did their best work. Readers of Shout, Sister, Shout! will learn about the lives, the loves, and the music of SOPHIE TUCKER (1900s) MA RAINEY (1910s) BESSIE SMITH (1920s) ETHEL MERMAN (1930s) JUDY GARLAND (1940s) ANITA O'DAY (1950s) JOAN BAEZ (1960s) BETTE MIDLER (1970s) MADONNA (1980s) LUCINDA WILLIAMS (1990s) Writing in a friendly, readable style, Roxane Orgill has created a book of great distinction that will fascinate and inspire readers of all ages.

If I Only Had a Horn

release date: Aug 01, 2002
If I Only Had a Horn
Relates how the famous jazz trumpeter began his musical career, as a poor boy in New Orleans, by singing songs on street corners and playing a battered cornet in a marching band.

Mahalia

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Mahalia
Explores the life of the celebrated singer who helped bring gospel music to the world's stage while inspiring civil rights workers.
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