David Margolick is a contributor to Vanity Fair and the former National Legal Affairs Editor for the New York Times. A four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, he is the author of Undue Influence and At the Bar. He lives in New York City.
I found myself enjoying this book a lot more than I thought I would.
Margolick is an amazingly astute observer of events, and he has an uncanny ability to describe what he sees in beautiful, elegant prose.
Made famous by a very reluctant blues legend, Billie Holiday in 1939; "Strange Fruit" had an even stranger origin.
A fascinating story about one of the most fascinating and important songs ever written.
"Strange Fruit", without being tiresome or pedantic in any way, insidiously and... Read more
"Strange Fruit" is one of a handful of songs that makes you stop what you're doing, turn up the music, and shut the hell up. Read morePublished 15 months ago by SteveJ
I found myself enjoying this book a lot more than I thought I would. I recommended it to a few of my friends.Published on August 31, 2009 by E. Arreola
The book has an introduction by Hilton Als. In early 1939 Billie Holiday sang "Strange Fruit." It made the audience nervous. Read morePublished on February 10, 2004 by Mary E. Sibley