Stephen Budiansky

Stephen Budiansky is the author of numerous books of history, biography, and popular science including Blackett’s War (2013) and Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II (2000). His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, American Heritage, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship to research the life of Charles Ives.

Mad Music is the story of Charles Edward Ives (1874–1954), the innovative American composer who achieved international recognition, but only after he’d...