Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams

Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams

By: Charters, Ann

Price: $25.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Very mild wear to the boards. The dust jacket has a minor amount of soiling to rear panel. Binding square and tight, interior clean. A nice copy in a protective Mylar sleeve. First full-length, illustrated biography of the most gifted African American entertainer of his time: 1892 until his death in 1922. W.C. Fields called him the funniest man he ever saw and the saddest man he ever knew. Booker T. Washington had this to say about Bert Williams: "He has done more for the race than I have. He has smiled his way into people's hearts. I have been obliged to fight my way." Though held back in life and his career by racial prejudices, he was successful enough to open the door for future black entertainers, singers, and dancers.

Title: Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams

Author: Charters, Ann

Categories: African American, Biographies & Memoirs,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1970

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 01331

Keywords: BERT WILLIAMS, NEGRO, BLACK, AFRICAN-AMERICAN, ENTERTAINER, SINGER, DANCER, VAUDEVILLE, COMEDIAN,