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James Lincoln Collier


USA (1928 - )

Collier's notable literary works include My Brother Sam Is Dead (1974), a Newbery Honor book that was also named a Notable Children's Book by the American Library Association and nominated for a National Book Award in 1975. He also wrote a children's book titled The Empty Mirror (2004), The Teddy Bear Habit (1967), about an insecure boy whose beatnik guitar teacher turns out to be a crook, and Rich and Famous (1975), sequel to The Teddy Bear Habit. His list of children's books also includes Chipper (2001), about a young boy in a gang. His writings for adults include numerous books on jazz, including biographies of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. He has also contributed entries on jazz-related subjects to the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

In addition to his writing, Collier is an accomplished jazz musician who plays the trombone professionally.
 
Series
Arabus Family Saga (with Christopher Collier)
1. War Comes to Willy Freeman (1983)
2. Jump Ship to Freedom (1981)
3. Who Is Carrie? (1984)
War Comes to Willy FreemanJump Ship to FreedomWho Is Carrie?
 
Non fiction
The Chub Peabody Story: A Portrait in Courage (1964)
Battleground: The United States Army in World War II (1965)
Which Musical Instrument Shall I Play? (1969)
Practical Music Theory: How Music Is Put Together from Bach to Rock (1970)
Jug Bands and Handmade Music: A Creative Approach to Music Theory and the Instruments (1973)
Inside Jazz (1973)
The Making of Man: The Story of Our Ancient Ancestors (1974)
Making Music for Money (1976)
CB: A Concise Guide (1977)
Great Jazz Artists (1977)
The Making of Jazz (1978)
Louis Armstrong, an American Genius (1983)
Decision in Philadelphia (1986) (with Christopher Collier)
Duke Ellington (1987)
Reception of Jazz in America (1988)
Benny Goodman and the Swing Era (1989)
Jazz: An American Saga (1993)
The Rise of Selfishness in America (1994)
The American Revolution: 1763-1783 (1997) (with Christopher Collier)
Andrew Jackson's America: 1824-1850 (1997) (with Christopher Collier)
The Clash of Cultures: Prehistory-1638 (1997) (with Christopher Collier)
Creating the Constitution: 1787 (1997) (with Christopher Collier)
The French and Indian War: 1660-1763 (1997) (with Christopher Collier)
Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War 1835: 1850 (1997) (with Christopher Collier)
The Paradox of Jamestown: 1585-1700 (1997) (with Christopher Collier)
Pilgrims and Puritans: 1620-1676 (1997) (with Christopher Collier)
Building a New Nation: 1789-1803 (1998) (with Christopher Collier)
The Jeffersonian Republicans: 1800-1823 (1998) (with Christopher Collier)
A Century of Immigration: 1820-1924 (1999) (with Christopher Collier)
The Civil War: 1860-1865 (1999) (with Christopher Collier)
Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow: 1864-1896 (1999) (with Christopher Collier)
The Rise of Industry: 1860-1900 (1999) (with Christopher Collier)
Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War: 1831-1861 (1999) (with Christopher Collier)
Indians, Cowboys, and Farmers: 1865-1910 (2000) (with Christopher Collier)
Progressivism, the Great Depression, and the New Deal: 1901 to 1941 (2000) (with Christopher Collier)
The Rise of the Cities: 1820-1920 (2000) (with Christopher Collier)
The United States Enters the World Stage: From Alaska Purchase Through World War I, 1867-1919 (2000)
The Changing Face of America: 1945-2000 (2001) (with Christopher Collier)
The Middle Road: American Politics, 1945-2000 (2001) (with Christopher Collier)
The United States in the Cold War: 1945-1989 (2001) (with Christopher Collier)
The United States in World War II (2001)
Clocks (2003)
Vaccines (2003)
The Abraham Lincoln You Never Knew (2003)
The Alexander Hamilton You Never Knew (2003)
The Clara Barton You Never Knew (2003)
The Frederick Douglass You Never Knew (2003)
The George Washington You Never Knew (2003)
The Sitting Bull You Never Knew (2003)
Gunpowder and Weaponry (2003)
The Eleanor Roosevelt You Never Knew (2004)
The Benjamin Franklin You Never Knew (2004)
The Louis Armstrong You Never Knew (2004)
The Mark Twain You Never Knew (2004)
The Susan B. Anthony You Never Knew (2004)
The Tecumseh You Never Knew (2004)
The Automobile (2005)
Electricity and the Lightbulb (2005)
The Steam Engine (2005)
Christopher Columbus: To the New World (2006)
Battleground: The United States Army in World War IIJug Bands and Handmade Music: A Creative Approach to Music Theory and the InstrumentsInside JazzThe Making of Man: The Story of Our Ancient Ancestors
The Making of JazzLouis Armstrong, an American GeniusDecision in PhiladelphiaDuke Ellington
Benny Goodman and the Swing EraJazz: An American SagaThe Rise of Selfishness in AmericaThe American Revolution: 1763-1783
Andrew Jackson's America: 1824-1850The Clash of Cultures: Prehistory-1638Creating the Constitution: 1787The French and Indian War: 1660-1763
Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War 1835: 1850The Paradox of Jamestown: 1585-1700Pilgrims and Puritans: 1620-1676Building a New Nation: 1789-1803
The Jeffersonian Republicans: 1800-1823A Century of Immigration: 1820-1924The Civil War: 1860-1865Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow: 1864-1896
The Rise of Industry: 1860-1900Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War: 1831-1861Indians, Cowboys, and Farmers: 1865-1910Progressivism, the Great Depression, and the New Deal: 1901 to 1941
The Rise of the Cities: 1820-1920The United States Enters the World Stage: From Alaska Purchase Through World War I, 1867-1919The Changing Face of America: 1945-2000The Middle Road: American Politics, 1945-2000
The United States in the Cold War: 1945-1989The United States in World War IIClocksVaccines
The Abraham Lincoln You Never KnewThe Alexander Hamilton You Never KnewThe Clara Barton You Never KnewThe Frederick Douglass You Never Knew
The George Washington You Never KnewThe Sitting Bull You Never KnewGunpowder and WeaponryThe Eleanor Roosevelt You Never Knew
The Benjamin Franklin You Never KnewThe Louis Armstrong You Never KnewThe Mark Twain You Never KnewThe Susan B. Anthony You Never Knew
The Tecumseh You Never KnewThe AutomobileElectricity and the LightbulbThe Steam Engine
Christopher Columbus: To the New World
 

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