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Ghost of a Chance: A Memoir: SIGNED BY AUTHOR: Duchin, Peter;Michener, Charles

Ghost of a Chance: A Memoir: SIGNED BY AUTHOR

Duchin, Peter;Michener, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0679414185 / ISBN 13: 9780679414186
Published by Random House, 1996
Condition: As New Hardcover
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## AS NEW book is clean, crisp, unclipped and unmarked. First Edition. First printing. Full number line. Dust jacket is Fine. SIGNED by author on front endpaper (Best Wishes). No marks in or on book except as noted. Not a remainder. Not ex library. Not book club. 380 pages. B&W photographs. Dust jacket protected in a crystal clear MYLAR cover. Bubble wrapped and custom boxed for standard shipping. Gift wrapped free. Historic. Great copy. SIGNED COPY. As New First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 001620

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Title: Ghost of a Chance: A Memoir: SIGNED BY ...

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Celebrated pianist, conductor, and composer Peter Duchin has been providing music for U.S. presidents, society galas, and charity events for more than 30 years. Now, in this compelling autobiography, Duchin offers both a poignant personal memoir and a fascinating account of life on the road with the band.

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A strange and compelling mix of celebrity bio and social history, Ghost of a Chance is the autobiography of bandleader Peter Duchin. The son of an even more famous bandleader, Eddy Duchin, Peter Duchin was sent off to be raised by the friends of his socialite mother after her death. Those friends just happened to be the Harrimans, Averell and Marie. After watching "The Eddy Duchin Story," the Hollywood film version of his (biological) father's life, the younger Duchin recalls feeling "pretty beat up and confused." The same can be said of his life in general, but that's what happens when your paternal legacy includes one father who ranked among the top entertainers of an era and another who happened to be one of the richest and most important world figures of a century.

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