A special expanded 100th birthday edition of the biography on Rafael Mendez (1906-1981). Billed as "The World''s Greatest Trumpeter," Mendez progressed from a boy cornetist in a small village in Mexico to an internationally-known artist who received a star on Hollywood''s Walk of Fame. An inspiring story with nearly 200 photos, music manuscripts, concert programs, letters of correspondence, and other interesting items. 161 pages (8.5 X 11 in. format).