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Irving Berlin (1888-1989) was unable to read or write music and could only play the piano
in the key of F sharp major, yet for the first half of the 20th century, he was America's
most successful major songwriter. This biography explores Berlin's early beginnings, his
long, prolific career, and the bitterness and misanthropy of his later years. This is an
unabridged reprint of the 1990 Viking edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.