Tempest in a Flat Hat
By Edward McPherson
Newmarket Press, Hardcover, 9781557046659, 289pp.
Publication Date: May 2005
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Writer--and avowed fan--Edward McPherson takes the reader on a fascinating journey through Buster Keaton's life and times, from the vaudeville stage to the glittering screens of early Hollywood, where he rivaled even Charlie Chaplin as the master of silent comedy.
Based on extensive research, this biography reveals Keaton in his prime as an antic genius--equal parts auteur, innovator, prankster, and daredevil--focusing on his glorious 1920s films, which "McPherson evokes with insight and enthusiasm" ("Washington Post Book World").