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Kenneth Silverman’s previous books include A Cultural History of the American Revolution; The Life and Times of Cotton Mather; Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance; Houdini!!!; and Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F. B. Morse. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has received the Bancroft Prize in American History, the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, the Edgar Award of the Mystery Writers of America, and the Christopher Literary Award of the Society of American Magicians. A professor emeritus of English at New York University, he lives in New York City.

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Begin Again
A Biography of John Cage
Written by Kenneth Silverman


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $40.00

John Cage was a man of extraordinary and seemingly limitless talents: musician, inventor, composer, poet. He became a central figure of the avant-garde early in his life and remained at that pinnacle until his death in 1992 at the age of eighty. Now award-winning biographer Kenneth Silverman gives us the first... Read more >
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Begin Again
A Biography of John Cage
Written by Kenneth Silverman


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $20.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

Lightning Man
The Accursed Life of Samuel F. B. Morse
Written by Kenneth Silverman


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books
On Sale: April 7, 2010
Price: $18.99

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