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The Resource Cosby : his life and times, Mark Whitaker

Cosby : his life and times, Mark Whitaker

Label
Cosby : his life and times
Title
Cosby
Title remainder
his life and times
Statement of responsibility
Mark Whitaker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy. Far from the gentle worlds of his routines or TV shows, Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic, largely absent father and a loving but overworked mother. With novelistic detail, award winning journalist Mark Whitaker tells the story of how, after dropping out of high school, Cosby turned his life around by joining the Navy, talking his way into college, and seizing his first breaks as a stand-up comedian. Published on the 30th anniversary of The Cosby Show, the book reveals the behind-the-scenes story of that groundbreaking sitcom as well as Cosby's bestselling albums, breakout role on I Spy, and pioneering place in children's TV. But it also deals with professional setbacks and personal dramas, from an affair that sparked public scandal to the murder of his only son, and the private influence of his wife of fifty years, Camille Cosby. Whitaker explores the roots of Cosby's controversial stands on race, as well as "the Cosby effect" that helped pave the way for a black president."-- Provided by publisher
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Summary
In a book based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Bill Cosby and more than 60 of his closest friends and associates, the author offers a frank account of the comedian's life and legacy
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10357927
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Mark
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.C632
LC item number
W55 2014b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosby, Bill
  • Comedians
  • African American comedians
  • Actors
  • African American actors
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
his life and times
Label
Cosby : his life and times, Mark Whitaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 837-908)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21046781
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
913 pages (large print), 26 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410472953
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2014021178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781410472953
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881280211
  • (OCoLC)881280211
Label
Cosby : his life and times, Mark Whitaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 837-908)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21046781
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
913 pages (large print), 26 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410472953
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2014021178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781410472953
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881280211
  • (OCoLC)881280211

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