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New York Times Book Review–  “In his lively new biography, Ethan Mordden …grabs readers by the ear and yanks them back to the early days of the last century…Mordden is probably the pre-eminent historian of the American musical theater writing today… [His] style is snappy, liberally garnished with exclamation points and period vernacular…His is a brisk, rollicking book, history as chatty, intimate conversation.” (November 23, 2008)

Washington Post–  “…engaging…This book is as much history as biography. Ziegfeld's personal life is consistently blank, but Mordden fills his pages with cast lists of every single "Follies," with mini-biographies of every star and comic [and] an extensive history of "Show Boat," which Ziegfeld produced…” (November 14, 2008)

Wall Street Journal– "Ethan Mordden offers a wealth of detail to illustrate how Ziegfeld left his stamp on every aspect of his productions…this fabled history is made fresh again by Mr. Mordden…as a look back at the beginnings of today's show-business world, "Ziegfeld" is invaluable." (November 14, 2008)

Variety–  "In his meticulously researched and detailed portrait of the ultimate Rialto manager-producer, Mordden recalls with equal parts snark and smarts Ziegfeld's life and shows…Mordden captures the glamour, the seduction of the stage and, of course, the women who seduced both audiences -- and Ziegfeld himself -- through their beauty and talent." (November 17, 2008)