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David Hajdu's first book, Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn, won the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and is being adapted for a feature film. He is also the author of Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Fariña and The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America. Hajdu lives in New York City and writes for The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and The New York Review of Books.

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  • David Hajdu @ KPL

    Hajdu discusses The Ten-Cent Plague at the Kalamazoo Public Library

  • David Hajdu talks about The Ten-Cent Plague at Google

    Writer David Hajdu visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America." David Hajdu is the author of Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn and Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina. This event took place on March 21, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google program.

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Lush Life

David Hajdu

Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) was one of the most accomplished composers in American music, the creator of such standards as "Take the 'A' Train", yet all his life he was overshadowed by his friend...

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Positively 4th Street

David Hajdu

The story of how four young bohemians on the make - Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez, and Richard Farina - converged in Greenwich Village, fell into love, and invented a sound and a style that are...

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The Ten-Cent Plague

David Hajdu

In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created--in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic...

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