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The ballad of Blind Tom

Deirdre O"Connell

The ballad of Blind Tom

by Deirdre O"Connell

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Published by Overlook Duckworth in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blind Tom, -- 1849-1908,
  • Pianists -- United States -- Biography,
  • Blind musicians -- United States -- Biography,
  • African American musicians -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-278) and index.

    StatementDeirdre O"Connell.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML417.B78 O36 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination288 p. :
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23992379M
    ISBN 101590201434
    ISBN 109781590201435
    LC Control Number2009540463

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