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Piazza, Tom 1955-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 97 publications in 3 languages and 8,710 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Television series  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Historical fiction  Comedy films  Illustrated works  Discographies  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Interviewer
Classifications: PS3566.I23, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Tom Piazza
 
Most widely held works by Tom Piazza
City of refuge : a novel by Tom Piazza( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uprooted from their New Orleans homes by Hurricane Katrina, the Donaldson and Williams families--one black, the other white--make their way to Houston and share disparate experiences trying to rebuild their lives
Treme by Anthony Hemingway( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the ruins of New Orleans, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future
The southern journey of Alan Lomax : words, photographs, and music by Alan Lomax( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than fifty years ago, on a trip dubbed 'the Southern Journey, ' Alan Lomax visited Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee, uncovering the little-known southern backcountry and blues music that we now consider uniquely American. Lomax's camera was a constant companion, and his images of both legendary and anonymous folk musicians complement his famous field recordings. These photographs--largely unpublished--show musicians making music with family and friends at home, with fellow worshippers at church, and alongside workers and prisoners in the fields. Discussions of Lomax's life and career by his disciple, William Ferris, and a lyrical look at Lomax's photographs by novelist and music writer Tom Piazza, enrich this collection
A free state : a novel by Tom Piazza( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is set in 1855, when Blackface minstrelsy is the most popular form of entertainment in a nation about to be torn apart by the battle over slavery. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and a brilliant musician, has escaped to Philadelphia. He befriends James Douglass, leader of the Virginia Harmonists, a minstrel troup. A Free State is both a riveting chase novel and a searing parable of liberty and its costs. Charged with narrative tension and unforgettable characters, it is a thrilling work by a novelist at the height of his powers--Dust jacket
I vitelloni by Federico Fellini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: "Five young men linger in a postadolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the local pool hall. Federico Fellini's second solo directorial effort (originally released in the U.S. as The Young and the Passionate) is a semiautobiographical masterpiece of sharply drawn character sketches: Skirt chaser Fausto, forced to marry a girl he has impregnated; Alberto, the perpetual child; Leopoldo, a writer thirsting for fame; and Moraldo, the only member of the group troubled by a moral conscience. An international success and recipient of an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, I vitelloni compassionately details a year in the life of a group of small-town layabouts struggling to find meaning in their lives."--Website
The guide to classic recorded jazz by Tom Piazza( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why New Orleans matters by Tom Piazza( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Orleans author Tom Piazza explores the culture, traditions, and spirit of his home city, reflecting upon what could be lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and explaining why the city must be saved
Blues up and down : jazz in our time by Tom Piazza( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a sense, what the jazz world has been experiencing, ... is a collective midlife crisis. How, the implicit question seems to run, should this art form negotiate the passage ... from being the coolest new kid on the aesthetic and commercial block to a role as a mature, though still evolving, music with a body of recognized, classic work behind it?"--Jacket
My cold war by Tom Piazza( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Delano is in trouble. A professor of Cold War Studies at a small New England college, he traffics in what others call "History McNuggets"--Gimmicky, easily digestible glimpses of our collective past. But as he struggles with his magnum opus - a major new book on the "surfaces" of the Cold War era - Delano's life begins to fall apart. The death of his troubled father, the unraveling of his marriage, and his estrangement from his younger brother conspire to set him on a collision course with his own past
Devil sent the rain : music and writing in desperate America by Tom Piazza( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles such cultural icons as Charlie Chan, Norman Mailer, and Bob Dylan, and presents a new collection of essays and writings on music, film, literature, and politics that explore the American landscape and cultural traditions
Blues and trouble : twelve stories by Tom Piazza( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories on life in America. They range from A Servant of Culture, on relations between Jews and blacks, to Port Isabel Hurricane, in which a man prays that a hurricane will destroy his house so he can lead a carefree life
Setting the tempo : fifty years of great jazz liner notes( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty examples of liner notes in which "jazz writers and prominent jazz musicians have annotated record albums with background on the musicians and the recordings, historical context, and musical analysis."--Cover
True adventures with the King of Bluegrass by Tom Piazza( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fiction writer and music critic Tom Piazza couldn't understand why Martin wasn't better known. So, on assignment from The Oxford American magazine, he drove from his home in New Orleans to Nashville to find out. Although aware that Martin had a reputation as a heavy drinker and a volatile personality, Piazza found himself pitched headlong into a world he couldn't have anticipated. Martin's mercurial personality drew the writer into a series of escalating encounters (with mean dogs, broken-down cars, and near electrocution), culminating in a harrowing and unforgettable expedition, with Martin, to the Grand Ole Opry."--Jacket
Bessie Smith by Bessie Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Jazz Collection
A free state by Tom Piazza( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful novel of race, violence, and identity set on the eve of the Civil War. -- The year is 1855. Blackface minstrelsy is the most popular form of entertainment in a nation about to be torn apart by the battle over slavery. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and a brilliant musician, has escaped to Philadelphia. He is befriended by a leader of a popular minstrel troupe struggling to compete with similar ensembles. Henry's skill could help the struggling troupe. Black and white performers are not allowed to appear together onstage. Together, the two concoct a masquerade to protect Henry's identity. Even as their plan begins to reverse the troupe's decline, a brutal slave hunter named Tull Burton has been employed to track down the runaway and retrieve him, by any means necessary
Prescription for prosperity : four paths to economic renewal by Keith Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treme( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the ruins of an American city, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future. From the creators of The Wire comes a new series about adversity and the human spirit, set in New Orleans in the aftermath of the greatest man-made disaster in American history
Infinite In Between by Tom Piazza( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printz Honor author Carolyn Mackler returns with this striking new novel that chronicles the lives of five teenagers through the thrills, heartbreaks, and joys of their four years in high school. Zoe, Jake, Mia, Gregor, and Whitney meet at freshman orientation. At the end of that first day, they make a promise to reunite after graduation. So much can happen in those in-between years. Zoe feels like she will live forever in her famous mother's shadow. Jake struggles to find the right connections in friendship and in love. Mia keeps trying on new identities, looking for one that actually fits. Gregor thought he wanted to be more than just a band geek. And Whitney seems to have it all, until it's all falling apart around her. Echoing aspects of John Hughes's The Breakfast Club, Carolyn Mackler skillfully brings the stories of these five disparate teens together to create a distinct and cohesive whole-a novel about how we can all affect one another's lives in the most unexpected and amazing ways
Love Rehab : a Novel in Twelve Steps by Jo Piazza( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie isn't dealing with her breakup well. Dumped by her boyfriend, Eric, for his sexting, D-cupped, young Floozy McSecretary, Sophie leaves Manhattan and lands back in her hometown, crushed and pajama-bound, blaming herself and begging her ex for a second chance. But when her best friend, Annie, gets in trouble for driving drunk and is forced to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, something clicks in Sophie's strung-out mind. Women need love rehab, she realizes, to help fix the craziness that comes along with falling for someone. If you start it, they will come
 
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City of refuge : a novel
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Tom Piazza American author

Tom Piazza Amerikaans auteur

Tom Piazza US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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The guide to classic recorded jazzWhy New Orleans mattersBlues up and down : jazz in our timeMy cold warDevil sent the rain : music and writing in desperate AmericaBlues and trouble : twelve storiesSetting the tempo : fifty years of great jazz liner notesTrue adventures with the King of Bluegrass