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Silverman, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 25 works in 197 publications in 3 languages and 12,917 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Exhibition catalogs  Autobiographies  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS2631, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Silverman
Edgar A. Poe : mournful and never-ending remembrance by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 2,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of author Edgar Allan Poe containing new information about Poe and his life
The life and times of Cotton Mather by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Cotton Mather, a Puritan minister and supporter of the Salem witch trials and executions, discussing how his beliefs governed his behavior, and considering how he was influenced by the times in which he lived
A cultural history of the American Revolution : painting, music, literature, and the theatre in the Colonies and the United States from the Treaty of Paris to the Inauguration of George Washington, 1763-1789 by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lightning man : the accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Morse as a gifted artist, political prospect, and innovator responsible for the American electromagnetic telegraph, describing the painful defeats that overshadowed his successes
Begin again : a biography of John Cage by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 comprehensive life of this remarkable artist.--Publisher description
Houdini! : the career of Ehrich Weiss : American self-liberator, Europe's eclipsing sensation, world's handcuff king & prison breaker by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of escape artist and magician Harry Houdini's rise from performing at dime museums and burlesque shows to becoming the highest-paid variety artist in the world
Timothy Dwight by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography and other writings by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a long career of literary, scientific, and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century. Franklin's achievements range from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanack to signing the Declaration of Independence. In his own lifetime he knew prominence not only in America but in Britain and France as well. This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. Nearly sixty years separate the earliest writings from the latest, an interval during which Franklin was continually balancing between the puritan values of his upbringing and the modern American world to which his career served as prologue. This edition provides a new text of the Autobiography, established with close reference to Franklin's original manuscript. It also includes a new transcription of the 1726 journal, and several pieces which have recently been identified as Franklin's own work
Colonial American poetry by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houdini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River. Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 seconds later. Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the Water Torture Cell. A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears: entrapment, pain, and death
Literature in America( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houdini! : the career of Ehrich Weiss by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Hungarian and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American self-liberator, Europe's eclipsing sensation, world's handcuff king and prison breaker -- nothing on earth can hold Houdini a prisoner
Houdini! : the career of Ehrich Weiss : American self-liberator, Europe's eclipsing sensation, world's handcuff king & prison breaker--nothing on earth can hold Houdini a prisoner! by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until now there has not been an adequate biography of Houdini. Kenneth Silverman, author of prizewinning biographies of Cotton Mather and Edgar A. Poe, has drawn on fresh information to produce a fascinating and rich account of Houdini's life. Silverman tells the story of Houdini's origins as Ehrich Weiss, one of four sons of Rabbi Mayer Weiss, an emigre from Hungary to America; his theatrical debut in dime museums and burlesque shows during the 1890s; and his rapid rise to stardom that culminated in twenty-five years of worldwide fame. Silverman also describes Houdini's tangled family life, his war against Spiritualism, and his encounters with such celebrities as Sarah Bernhardt, Jack London, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Most of all, he re-creates the illusions and escapes that Houdini performed throughout Europe, the United States, Russia, and Australia - amazements that made Houdini the highest-paid variety artist of his time
Houdini! : the career of Ehrich Weiss by Kenneth Silverman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a biography the famous escape artist and magician Harry Houdini
Chaos & classicism : art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936 by Kenneth E Silver( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The means and manner of obtaining virtue by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures in American literature( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Connecticut wits by Vernon Louis Parrington( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial American poetry, edited with introductions by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon keji den : Arata na chosen no kiseki by Kenneth Silverman( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Edgar A. Poe : mournful and never-ending remembrance
Alternative Names
Kenneth Silverman Amerikaans schrijver

Kenneth Silverman ancien professeur de littérature anglaise

Kenneth Silverman US-amerikanischer Biograf

Кенет Силвърман

کنت سیلورمن نویسنده آمریکایی

კენეტ სილვერმანი

シルバーマン, ケネス

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The life and times of Cotton MatherLightning man : the accursed life of Samuel F.B. MorseBegin again : a biography of John CageHoudini! : the career of Ehrich Weiss : American self-liberator, Europe's eclipsing sensation, world's handcuff king & prison breakerAutobiography and other writingsHoudini! : the career of Ehrich WeissHoudini! : the career of Ehrich Weiss : American self-liberator, Europe's eclipsing sensation, world's handcuff king & prison breaker--nothing on earth can hold Houdini a prisoner!Chaos & classicism : art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936The means and manner of obtaining virtue