B1571. (GERSHWIN) Charles Schwartz. George Gershwin, A Selected Bibliography and Discography. Detroit, College Music Society, 1974. 118pp. Photo. - 09-11772-59
Called Mr. Music by his contemporaries, Gershwin was a musical genius whose life epitomizes the American success story. The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, he was raised on the Lower East Side and never finished high school, yet grew up to become rich, famous, and the intimate of celebrities. Although George Gershwins life was cut short by illness, he is probably better known today than ever before. And yet too often he is the subject more of popular invention than of truth
. an extraordinarily fascinating and honest account of the man who created such beauty that he became a legend in his own time.
- Zillah Dorset Akron