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Broonzy biography free.....

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:25 pm
by Alan Balfour
...to download as an ebook this month? Must be a catch. Anybody up for it? Me, I own it old fashioned style

http://press.uchicago.edu/books/freeEbook.html

Re: Broonzy biography free.....

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:01 pm
by Rob Hall
A USAnian pal of mine alerted me to this the other day. I tried to download it, then got told I had to download a proprietory reader; I downloaded the reader and ... I'm not sure what happened at that point, and I gave up. If anyone has more success, please let me know. (It may be due to the fact that I use a Mac.)

Re: Broonzy biography free.....

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:19 pm
by NormanD
I have had the same problem, Rob. I gave up. I've got the book already (an Xmas present) and still not read it. I could still not be reading it on three platforms.

Re: Broonzy biography free.....

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:40 pm
by Alan Balfour
Thought it looked too good to be true. Oh well.....

Re: Broonzy biography free.....

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:19 pm
by NormanD
If anyone here is interested in a copy of the Dave Van Ronk / Elijah Wald autobiography, there's a hardback US copy in the remaindered bookshop at Waterloo, the one opposite The Old Vic. It's £4.99. I'm not planning to be there though I could swing a detour soonish.

Re: Broonzy biography free.....

PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:27 am
by john poole
Not free, but the paperback Broonzy biography is on sale until the end of February at $9 from the University of Chicago (page 23 on the pdf)
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/infoServi ... talog.html
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/dms/ucp/b ... oPress.pdf

But may not be as much of a bargain once postage etc is added...