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I am not old enough to remember Glenn Miller, and knew only the film "The Glenn Miller Story". Mr Simon knew Glenn Miller, his contemporaries, and the times he lived through. I was glad to read this because it removed the sugar-coating of stardom on many points, giving a balanced view of the man. (GM was a good business man, knew his value, and watched the pennies.) He also discusses the way the Glenn Miller sound developed, was maintained, and what brought GM to that last fatal flight to Paris, which may arguably have secured his place in music history.