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Biography (genre)

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  • Book review: 'Robert Redford: The Biography' by Michael Feeney Callan

    Book review: 'Robert Redford: The Biography' by Michael Feeney Callan
    In Michael Feeney Callan's fawning new biography, we get plenty of the actor, director and environmentalist we already know but only a tantalizing, too-brief glimpse of a young man we almost never hear about: Charles Robert Redford Jr., Angeleno. From...
  • Catherine Mulholland dies at 88; historian wrote key biography of famed grandfather

    Catherine Mulholland dies at 88; historian wrote key biography of famed grandfather
    Catherine Mulholland, a historian whose biography of her grandfather William Mulholland sought to correct the image of the man who was sometimes vilified for his central role in bringing water to Southern California, died of natural causes Wednesday at...
  • Book review: Charlotte Chandler's 'Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography'

    Book review: Charlotte Chandler's 'Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography'
    It hardly seems possible that there could be room for yet another important biography on so iconic a star as Marlene Dietrich, already the subject of a remarkably candid yet detached memoir by her daughter Maria Riva and of the late Steven Bach's...
  • Review: "The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism" by Deborah Baker

    Review: "The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism"  by Deborah Baker
    "The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism" By Deborah Baker Graywolf, $23, 246 pages Conversion narratives have been a staple of American writing since the Puritans arrived in New England. But if the form that stories of spiritual rebirth take is...
  • Summer reading: Biographies

    All In From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ Jerry Yang with Mark Tabb Medallion: $24.95 Yang's memoir of becoming a world-class poker champion starts with his family, along with thousands of other Hmong, fleeing their Laotian homeland during the Vietnam...
  • PASSINGS: Pauline Betz Addie, Giorgio Tozzi, Harry Redmond Jr., James Woodress, Mark Dantzler

    Pauline Betz Addie 1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...
  • Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey

    Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey
    Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
  • What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest

    What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Sunday Memoir writing: How do you turn a life story into something more than a slog through boring facts? Perhaps Carol LaChapelle has an answer. 11 a.m., University Center/Multimedia Room — Judy Hevrdejs, reporter Tavern recipes: Susan and Drew...
  • Writer of 'Milk' questions the psyche of 'J. Edgar'

    Writer of 'Milk' questions the psyche of 'J. Edgar'
    The late FBI director J. Edgar Hoover would have hated director Clint Eastwood's new movie about him, but audiences are likely to be intrigued by it. Although "J. Edgar" does not realize its full dramatic potential, it's an ambitious attempt to get inside...
  • From Sun Magazine: Cracking the Christmas code with the perfect gifts

    From Sun Magazine: Cracking the Christmas code with the perfect gifts
    Purchasing the perfect holiday gift can be tricky. And when you have a picky recipient, gift-giving is downright stressful. Enter personal shopper Stephanie Bradshaw. "Gifts are suppose to be something that they wouldn't get for themselves," she says....
  • Vonnegut biography fails on several counts

    Vonnegut biography fails on several counts
    It's dangerous to begin a biography with what amounts to an advertisement for oneself. "Someone else could cobble together a so-so version of your life just by mining what's stored in library boxes and electronic files," Charles J. Shields writes in the...