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Blind Boone: Missouri's Ragtime Pioneer

Blind Boone: Missouri's Ragtime Pioneer


Often overlooked by ragtime historians, John William "Blind" Boone had a remarkably successful and influential music career that endured for almost fifty years. He is often known to us today as the prototype for Willa Cather’s Samson d’Arnault in My Ántonia. Blind Boone: Missouri’s Ragtime Pioneer provides the first full account of the Missouri-born musician’s amazing story of overcoming the odds.

Author: Jack A. Batterson

116 pages (Paperback)