JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re Irving BERLIN #general
I have an interesting book I picked up once in a remaindered bookshop
called Irving Berlin and Ragtime America by Ian Whitcomb ISBN 0 7126 1664 0
which the blurb pronounces has the theme of the "creation of American
popular music in the early years of this century .." I enjoyed reading it
and it gives something of the background of Irving BERLIN, as well as a
number of other composers.
Born Israel BALINE in Temun, Siberia, an illegal settlement outside The
Pale. Child of Leah and Moses, a cantor, and had seven siblings. Arrived in
New York 1892.
I have no commercial interest in this book and it may be out of print.
My website is at http://members.tripod.co.uk/AliceJosephs/INDEX.HTM. I have
been told it was not working for a while, but it is definitely up and