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Thomas Brothers

Thomas Brothers is the author of Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration; Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans; and Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A professor of music at Duke University, he lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina.

Books by Thomas Brothers

  1. Book CoverHelp!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration

    The fascinating story of how creative cooperation inspired two of the world’s most celebrated musical acts.More

  2. Book CoverLouis Armstrong's New Orleans

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

  3. 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