Cooper Square Press
Trim: 5¾ x 8½
978-0-8154-1255-7 • Paperback • November 2002 • $28.95 • (£21.99)
Kenneth S. Lynn (1923-2001) served as a professor at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard. His other books include Mark Twain and Southwestern Humor and his Los Angeles Times Book Award-winning biograpny Hemingway.
A comprehensive biography of the famous entertainer.
— Chicago Tribune
According to this huge warts-and-all biography, the entertainer was driven by a never-fulfilled fantasy that he could rescue his mother form madness through his success. The result is an " often fascinating, prodigiously researched book."
— The New York Times Book Review