If you enjoyed the wonderful biography "HOUDINI!!!" by Pulitzer-Prize Winner Ken Silverman, then you've probably been converted into a fan.
His latest biography is "Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F.B. Morse" and has been published by Knopf. Morse was much more than just the man who invented the telegraph, and Ken paints a vivid picture. Highly recommended!
Amazon.com is offering it at 30% off:
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