13/3/2018 12:52 pm  #26


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Just ordered mine for same day as publication delivery! My birthday is just two weeks after that so it'll be an early present to myself! I saw too it's 738 pages, I'll savor every one of them.

 

13/3/2018 12:57 pm  #27


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Likewise, mine is ordered. Took the 5-8 day free shipping. After all these decades, what's a couple of days?????http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/confused.png


All the best,
Paul M. Mock
 

13/4/2018 10:03 am  #28


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Today marks the 6 month (or half year if you prefer) till publication date!!!!! I am so excited!

 

02/7/2018 6:44 am  #29


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I have been sent an advance galley proof and the book is a masterpiece.  Superbly written, the incredibly detailed research is bolstered by access to many personal letters from the war years which have been released by Kathryn Crosby. This book tells us far more about Bing’s tremendous contribution to the war effort than we have ever known before and this was at a time when he was making his most successful films and records. The problems with his marriage and his relationship with Joan Caulfield are considered in depth. It’s a book all of you will want and will find hard to put down. The chapter about Bing's time in France in 1944 in particular is breathtaking!

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02/7/2018 7:02 am  #30


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That is great news, Malcolm! I follow Gary Giddins on Facebook and the reviews posted there of people who have read advance copies are equally positive as your views. Thank you for sharing them on the forum!
I'm really looking forward to the book!

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02/7/2018 7:49 am  #31


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Hooray!

 

02/7/2018 11:23 am  #32


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Thank you so much for the update Mr. Macfarlane! I am so excited for Nov 13th. If you ever want to give us any other morsels of info we'd love them! Thank you again!

 

07/7/2018 5:37 pm  #33


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Just ordered my pre-release copy fro Amazon.com--what a pleasant surprise to find it available! I remember when "Pocket Full Of Dreams" arrived--I almost couldn't put it down. It's so crammed full of info, I still find myself re-reading it from time to time, or fact-checking some item that comes to mind. Great resource!
And, of course, many thanks to Gary Giddens.

 

11/7/2018 5:47 am  #34


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The publication date for BING CROSBY: SWINGING ON A STAR: THE WAR YEARS, 1940–1946, the second volume of award-winning critic and scholar Gary Giddins’s eagerly anticipated Bing Crosby biography has been moved to October 30, 2018.

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11/7/2018 8:57 am  #35


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Two weeks earlier - welcome news! :-)

 

11/7/2018 11:05 am  #36


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Now that is great news!!!!!!

 

12/7/2018 12:14 pm  #37


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This should be a wonderful book on Bing. With a decline in book sales lately we need to really get behind this so we get to see a volume 3!

 

13/7/2018 2:33 am  #38


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Well, Giddins is older than me, with 17 or 18 years in between each volume release, will even Giddins live long enough for his volume 3 to be written and released?   This is ridiculous, what's with these Bing new releases and the DECADES long interludes between releases?   Most people who are even aware of Bing now are either old or dead.  Not exactly the target consumers of Bing material in 30 or 40 years.   Maybe in heaven we can finally enjoy new Bing releases.

 

14/7/2018 6:15 pm  #39


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I agree with you Lee.

The decades between books has made me concerned. I think in the old days anyone would have bought a book on Bing, but with his original fan base dying off, I think the book's sales will be limited to be devoted fans and maybe academics. I am worried that the sale of volume 2 could hurt the chances for a volume 3.

I am really interested in the later part of Bing's career as well.

 

15/7/2018 2:16 am  #40


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Wow, all these years to write and it only covers 6 years, from '40 to '46.   I wish the original plan for this to be 2 volumes would have been stuck to, at this rate we'll be reading about '47 to '52 in 20 years then years '53 to '58 in 40 years and 60 years from now we can all enjoy years '59 to '64 and in just 80 years we can all settle down to read years '65 to '70 and then we'll all breathe a sigh of relief in 100 years when we can finally read the last part of Bing's life from '71 to '77.   Now who here will still be alive in 100 years, how about you Mr. Giddins, do you have an eternal life secret we don't know?

 

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