Book cover of Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946 by Gary Giddinsby Gary Giddins

“The best thing to happen to Bing Crosby since Bob Hope,” (WSJ) Gary Giddins presents the second volume of his masterful multi-part biography.

Bing Crosby dominated American popular culture in a way that few artists ever have. From the dizzy era of Prohibition through the dark days of the Second World War, he was a desperate nation’s most beloved entertainer. But he was more than just a charismatic crooner: Bing Crosby redefined the very foundations of modern music, from the way it was recorded to the way it was orchestrated and performed.

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