Lady’s Last Song: The U.S. Government’s War on Billie Holiday


SKU: 9781721969661
Author: Ray, Charles
Publication Date: 06/27/2018
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Billie Holiday, ‘Lady Day, ‘ was just coming into her own when she was convinced to sing ‘Strange Fruit, ‘ a protest against lynching. That one act put her in the cross-hairs of Harry Anslinger, the man in charge of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Anslinger launched a decades-long war, not just on drugs, but on Holida