Irving Berlin: New Book
James Kaplan’s Irving Berlin was published November 5th.
“James Kaplan’s Irving Berlin is just like its subject: taut, vibrant, and thrumming with the irresistible words and music of America’s songwriter laureate. It’s by turns a buoyant and poignant trip across the tumultuous 20th century, through the eyes of an artist who helped define its popular taste. Kaplan reclaims the proud Jewish identity of the patriotic immigrant who knew that his country was blessed, because he had been.” — Todd S. Purdum, author of Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution