“American Salute” was written by Peter W. Goodman, and published in 2003. It follows the life of Morton Gould, a famous American composer. He wrote showtunes for Broadway, pieces for the orchestras, and even commercial jingles. The book talks about the reasons why Gould is so famous today, and contains information that was never available to the public. Goodman was able to start working on the book at least a year before Gould died in 1996, and was given access to many family files and dairies that the layperson would not have been able to see otherwise.
Goodman takes the biography and puts a new spin on it. With such personal information available to write the book, the book has a feel that others don’t.