New. The 40 piece Band with its star personalities thrilled millions during WW II. A heavy book that will require extra post age out side of UK. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: For those who lived through WW2 one sound in particular has become indelibly associated with those times - the smooth strains of Moonlight Serenade announcing that Glenn Miller was on the air. To the millions of American servicemen in Britain Glenn Miller's American Band of the AEF brought them what Miller called "a hunk of home". For the British people - with whom Miller's pre-war records were already firm favourites - the Band's broadcasts over the BBC did much to keep up war-weary spirits during the last year of the War.
The 40-piece Band, with its star personalities Ray McKinley and Mel Powell, thrilled millions playing the famous Miller favourites, plus new and exciting swing music, orchestral versions of popular tunes, and the often poignant popular songs of the day movingly sung by Johnny Desmond and the Crew Chiefs vocal group.
This book is the first full story of the new, all-soldier Band Miller created in the US Army Air Forces in 1943 and brought to the UK soon after D-Day, with special emphasis on its 13 months in Britain and on the European Continent. The story covers the last phase of Miller's distinguished career and is told against the military and broadcasting background into which Miller and the Band fitted. The author has drawn on wartime archives and much of the story is told in special contributions by musicians who played in the Band. The book also includes a day-by-day record of the Band's performances in Britain and Europe, a comprehensive list of sound recordings of the Band, and many photographs published for the first time.
Besides being a fascinating story for Miller enthusiasts and record collectors, wartime veterans and the general reader, the book will be of permanent reference value to the broadcasters, journalists and anyone seeking information on Glenn Miller's last Band and its place in the history of wartime broadcasting.
Title: Next to a Letter from Home: Major Glenn ...
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Mainstream Publishing, 1986. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. , 950grams, ISBN:9781851580255. Seller Inventory # 6669577
Book Description Mainstream Publishing 04/09/1986, 1986. Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Seller Inventory # 9053-9781851580255
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001816785
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR002260582
Book Description -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Next to a Letter from Home: Major Glenn Miller's Wartime Band: Major Glen Miller's Wartime Band This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9781851580255
Book Description Mainstream Publishing 04/09/1986, 1986. Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 6545-9781851580255
Book Description Mainstream Publishing, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Seller Inventory # 1732488
Book Description Mainstream Publishing 1986-09-04, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Shelfwear to jacket with wear to edges. Tear to mid upper jacket and with price clipped. Content otherwise in very good reading condition. Book. Seller Inventory # 126603-6
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # FPS1851580255G
Book Description Mainstream Publishing. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1851580255I4N00