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This biography evokes brilliantly the pace and colour of New York in the 1920s and 30s, and firmly places Gershwin at the centre of the Jazz Age. His rise as one of the sons of Russian-Jewish immigrants on Manhattan's lower East Side to his unassailable position as the leading composer of his time makes Gershwin the embodiment of the American Dream.
About the Author
Ruth Leon is a writer and broadcaster who specialises in theatre, music and dance. She is the author of Applause: New York's Guide to Performing Arts.