Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong has been picked for the December Indie Next Great Reads List, a monthly list of twenty new books recommended by the American Booksellers Association to its member stores. Here’s a sneak peek at the Indie Next capsule review of Pops, which was written by James Wilson of Octavia Books in New Orleans:
Terry Teachout has written an amazing biography of New Orleans’ native son Louis Armstrong. Drawing on newly available primary sources, he weaves together a biography that is both illuminating and inspirational. Armstrong’s contributions to jazz, pop culture, and breaking the color barrier are well told in a crisp, clean prose. Highly recommended!
High and gratifying praise indeed, coming as it does from the birthplace of jazz.
Go here to see the rest of the December list.