James Kaplan has been writing noted biography, journalism, and fiction for more than four decades. The author of Frank: The Voice and Sinatra: The Chairman, the definitive two-volume biography of Frank Sinatra, he has written more than one hundred major profiles of figures ranging from Miles Davis to Meryl Streep, from Arthur Miller to Larry David.
"Empathic. . . . As long as there are hearts to swell, 'Always' and
'How Deep Is the Ocean' will swell them."-Eric Grode, New York
Times Book Review
"Propulsive and appealing."-Brad Leithauser, Wall Street Journal
"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