B1367.ROSA PONSELLE & JAMES A. DRAKE. Ponselle – A Singer’s Life. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1982. 328pp. Index; Exhaustive Bill Park Discography; Radio Broadcasts; Carmela Ponselle Discography; Photos; DJ. - 9780385156417 0-385-15641-3
“Maria Callas, who credited Mme Ponselle as being her vocal idol and sole inspiration, is quoted in an interview with Ida Cook, noted British authoress and music historian, as having said, ‘I think we all know that Ponselle is simply the greatest singer of us all’."
- Zillah Dorset Akron