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"Here is a fan who has immersed himself in Lee's music deeply enough to understand it to the core. . . . He grasps every nuance of an artist who was all about nuance and minute calculation."—The New York Times Book Review
"Richmond tells a fascinating tale of the singer's rise to stardom."—Baltimore Sun
"This is the rare bio of a golden-age entertainer that doesn't skimp on scandal but is quadruply concerned with conveying musical brilliance."—Entertainment Weekly
"Richmond writes smoothly and researches diligently. . . . A gorgeous, eye-opening corrective."—The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
"Loaded with worthwhile detail . . . Richmond writes perceptively about Lee's various albums, never afraid to comment frankly on what worked and what did not."—The Washington Post
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by Richmond, Peter
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