Just posted on Facebook.
GOOD NEWS! Gary Giddins has completed the second volume of his three-volume Bing Crosby biography: "Bing Crosby, Swinging On a Star, the War Years, 1940-1946," to be published by Little, Brown. Publication date will be announced here, along with cover art - when Little, Brown provides them!
Great news, Malcolm! Hopefully this time's the charm! I can't wait for this second volume to become available!!!
That's fantastic news! I can't wait to see what's in store for this volume. That's a day one purchase for sure!
Extraordinarily welcome news.
Hear, hear... Best news so far in 2017.
Wonderful news to start 2017 with!
Thank you for the information, Malcolm.
Hip, hip, hooray!
It's taken decades for the 2nd volume to finally be just announced (it's still not a reality) how many decades will it take for a Volume 3? I thought the original idea for this book was that there was going to be just 2 parts, the second being what we've waited eons for. I didn't hear that it is now being EVENTUALLY turned into a 3 volume set. I think at this point Giddins would be better off to just stick to the original idea and make the final concluding edition be a Part 2 book. I don't think either Giddins or we will live long enough to see a volume 3.
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I could not be more excited for this book! What amazing and rich years to be covered. I hope Mr. Giddins writes extensively about Joan Caulfield, his great friendship with Phil Harris, the amazing box office as well as recording performance especially in 1944 when I believe he had something like 2/3 of the time spent at 1# on the charts, along with his tireless efforts for the GI's. I hope this comes out sooner than the Fall but after over a decade and a half of waiting I guess I can go a few more months.
I am sure that we are all looking forward to the second volume.
We must all do our best to persuade Mr Giddins - and his publishers - to also bring forward the third volume as rapidly as possible by demonstrating our support through purchasing Vol. 2 in adequate numbers.
I'll be pre-ordering mine as soon as I get a date for publication (which I hope is soon)! I'm re-reading Volume 1 for the upteenth time!