This definitive (and, so far, only) biography, was published by St. Martin's Press in 1989. After some years of being unavailable, it has recently been reprinted by iUniverse.com, and is available from them for $28.95 (paperback, 644 pages, ISBN: 0-595-09248-9). In addition to buying it at their website, you can also flick through its pages online!
A limited number of the original hardcover edition is also available by a direct order from the author, who has acquired the remaining copies from the original publisher. These are available for $40.00 each plus $3 postage/handling. Multiple copies are available - add $1 each for additional postage per book.
The book is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the life and work of Marc Blitzstein. To acquire your copy, write to: Eric Gordon, 9514 National Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034-2820 with your cheque, or email him direct.
In addition to Mark the Music, Eric Gordon is the co-author (with composer Earl Robinson) of Ballad of an American (Scarecrow Press, 1997), in addition to hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. He is a graduate of Yale University, and holds both an M.A. (in Latin American Studies) and a Ph.D. (in history) from Tulane University. In the 1980s he worked as Publicity Manager for the music publishing house of G. Schirmer. Since 1995 he has been Director of The Workmens Circle/Arbeter Ring, Southern California District.
A member of the National Writers Union, he serves on the Board of the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, on the Western Region Administrative Committee of the Jewish Labor Committee, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of Jewish Currents magazine.