The Hornes

The Hornes

by Gail Lumet Buckley
     
 

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In this intimate history, her daughter writes the story not only of Lena Horne's dramatic life and career, but also the story of the Horne family of Brooklyn, a saga of pride, achievements, and remarkable individual personalities that reveals America's historic family secret, the black bourgeoisie. In its superb recreation of the rise of a family from slavery to fame

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In this intimate history, her daughter writes the story not only of Lena Horne's dramatic life and career, but also the story of the Horne family of Brooklyn, a saga of pride, achievements, and remarkable individual personalities that reveals America's historic family secret, the black bourgeoisie. In its superb recreation of the rise of a family from slavery to fame and fortune, and its candid portrayal of the trials as well as the triumphs of the star who was heiress to a treasured tradition, The Hornes is at once a stunning portrait of America's black elite and a riveting multigenerational family saga.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452259591
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1987
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Harold Prince
The Hornes saga is in the tradition of the best of the family histories. Quintessentially american, it is as wise as it is hugely entertaining. But with Lena Horne as its most famous member, wouldn't it have to be!
Liz Smith
America's great promise and its atonement for the evils of slavery are exemplified in this African-American family that rose to its own form of fantastic fulfillment. It has been my privilege to know many of the Hornes and I believe the entire USA has been enriched by their stories, their grit, their talents, and their rise. Of course, Lena is the greatest of these, one of the most talented artists of her generation.

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