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The Josephine Baker Story

The Josephine Baker Story [Kindle Edition]

Ean Wood
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This is the story of no ordinary life...Josephine Baker emerged from sordid poverty and racial intolorance in early 20th-century St Louis to delight audiences across the world becoming a genuine star of the stage.


From her personal life - deprived childhood in racist St Louis, her early marriages and her adoption of twelve children - to her remarkable professional life: her move to Harlem aged 15 and into the chorus of Shuffle Along, her huge success on Broadway and her move to Paris in the 1920s.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 966 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Bobcat Books (22 Jun 1905)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003Q6CQUC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #184,908 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring woman - do read this book 2 April 2001
By A Customer
I knew nothing about Josephine Baker only the fact that she was a dancer in 20's. Ean Woods book not only gives the reader an insight into her career but also Josephine as a child, a petulant'grande dame', an amazing show woman and believe it or not a war heroine. I loved the story and the way it was written, my only grumble is that I would love to have seen more photographs of Josephine in the book. Overall it was a very good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Richest Black Woman in the World 17 Jan 2013
By Bow Wow
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is the best biography of Josephine Baker that I have read telling her story from her impoverished beginnings in St Louis, up to her becoming the richest black woman in the world, and on to her State Funeral in Paris, and burial in Monaco. Well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In Depth Look at Her Life 24 Nov 2013
By pjfmusic - Published on
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very good, insightful book with nice photos and details about the life of this amazing woman. One of the best of the biographies I have read about her
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! 22 May 2014
By winfred cook - Published on
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I was completely taken in with the life of Ms. Josephine Baker's. Being from St. Louis myself, I was taken back to the streets that she and I could have crossed in passing. The author did a masterful job chronicling her life, from beginning, as a little black girl in segregated St. Louis, to the illustrious icon that dazzled Paris in the early twenty's. Colorful and exciting, is how I would describe this book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the life story of this brilliant icon.
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