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"Louis Armstrong - Master of Modernism"

"A short interview with Tom Brothers, PhD, about his new book Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism."

Thomas Brothers

Thomas Brothers is the author of Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans and Louis Armstrong: In His Own Words. A professor of music at Duke University, he lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina.

Books by Thomas Brothers

  1. Book CoverLouis Armstrong's New Orleans


    "The best book ever produced about Louis Armstrong by anyone other than the man himself."—Terry Teachout, CommentaryMore

  2. Book CoverLouis Armstrong, Master of Modernism


    Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Biography.

    "Profoundly evocative and altogether admirable…The writing and detail are so brilliant that I found the volume revelatory." —Tim Page, Washington PostMore