The Hammersteins

The youngest Oscar Hammerstein—grandson of peerless lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II (of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame), who was in turn grandson of Oscar Hammerstein I, the legendary  impresario who brought both American musical theater and opera to maturity as the 19th century grew into the 20th—here celebrates his family's storied legacy in a lavishly illustrated volume.

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