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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp. (July 13, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758214499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758214492
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,748,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By madamemusico on June 23, 2009
Format: Paperback
I admit that I didn't read this book when it was new because I figured it would be the usual reminiscence about the war years, with pretty fair horn-blowing for the Andrews Sisters and every other entertainer who performed in the USO shows during WW2. In a sense, I was right, but I must say that this is one of the most honest as well as one of the most entertaining books any WW2 performer has ever written. For me, it even outdoes Bob Hope's many books, simply because Maxene Andrews shot straight from the shoulder here. We get her real, honest accounts and opinions, not a whitewash of the era, and as a result we see the Andrews Sisters and all the others as real people, not just wealthy entertainers.

I'll try not to spoil the book for you my telling too much of what's in it, but just give you a few tidbits that opened my eyes. Among them:

· The Andrews Sisters started out as clones of the Boswells, except that they didn't cross voices, but their manager (also Maxene's husband, who also loved jazz) purposely kept them from singing too "hot" so they'd sell more records and be more mainstream.
· The black Army battalions were responsible for breaking up the greatest tap dancing duo in history - the Nicholas Brothers.
· Bing Crosby was jealous of Al Jolson's low range and often recorded early in the morning when his voice would be lower in pitch.
· Many performers on the USO tours were given unfair treatment by the editors of "Stars and Stripes" even though a lot what they reported was rumor. And women were treated the most unfairly of all.
· The reason we won the battles of Midway and Okinawa was because a Navy geek working in a bathrobe and slippers cracked the Japanese code.
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By VinceC on June 24, 2014
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Bland and superficial, this book is essentially more a light history of WWII than about the Andrew Sisters. Essentially it's a look at the Sisters' experience with the USO woven into a linear outline of basic (junior high level) events of WWII. Interesting stories about the group's professional and personal experiences are few. Andrews Sisters fans are better served by simply watching the BBC documentary about the group (on youtube) while WWII buffs are better served just about anywhere else.
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