Kenneth Silverman

Kenneth Silverman was a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian known for his works on notable American figures such as Edgar Allan Poe and Harry Houdini.


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  1. 1. The Life and Times of Cotton Mather

    This biography delves into the life of Cotton Mather, a prominent figure in colonial New England's Puritan society. It explores his role in the infamous Salem witch trials, his efforts to reconcile science and religion, and his deep-seated belief in the supernatural. The book also examines Mather's personal life, highlighting his relationships, health struggles, and his own internal conflicts between faith and reason. It provides an in-depth look at a man often seen as a symbol of the rigid and superstitious early American mindset.

    The 11254th Greatest Book of All Time