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Bop apocalypse

Martin Torgoff

Bop apocalypse

jazz, race, the beats, and drugs

by Martin Torgoff

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History and criticism,
  • Drugs,
  • Drug abuse,
  • Jazz,
  • Jazz musicians,
  • Public opinion,
  • Culture conflict,
  • Drug use,
  • Musicians,
  • Music and race,
  • Beats (Persons),
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-368), filmography (page 368), and index.

    StatementMartin Torgoff
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3508 .T66 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 412 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages412
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27227193M
    ISBN 100306824752
    ISBN 109780306824753
    LC Control Number2016015902
    OCLC/WorldCa973979972, 946254918

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