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Biography (genre)

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  • Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies

    Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies
    Hearts Touched by Fire The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" Edited by Harold Holzer Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38 The Civil War The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
  • Interviewer's opinion: Julia Keller on Joyce Carol Oates

    Interviewer's opinion: Julia Keller on Joyce Carol Oates
    When you regard an author as the best of her generation, and among the best of any generation, and you read just about everything she's ever written - which includes, in the case of Joyce Carol Oates, dozens and dozens of novels and short-story...
  • Authorized Steve Jobs biography will be called 'iSteve.' iSeriously.

    Authorized Steve Jobs biography will be called 'iSteve.' iSeriously.
  • Book review: 'Great Soul,' a Gandhi biography by Joseph Lelyveld

     Book review: 'Great Soul,' a Gandhi biography by Joseph Lelyveld
    "I do not accept the claim of saintliness," said Mohandas Gandhi in 1920, when he had not yet been given the spiritual title of "mahatma." "I am prone to as many weaknesses as you are." These words are quoted at the very outset of "Great Soul," and...
  • Arthur Marx dies at 89; writer son of Groucho

    Arthur Marx dies at 89; writer son of Groucho
    Arthur Marx, a veteran television writer, playwright, celebrity biographer and memoirist who wrote extensively about an often fractious life with his father, comedic legend Groucho Marx, has died. He was 89 and died of natural causes Thursday at his Los...
  • Book review: 'Here on Earth' by Tim Flannery

    Book review: 'Here on Earth' by Tim Flannery
    Earth could use a biography. Tim Flannery has delivered a provocative one in time for Earth Day. Despite the rising level of greenhouse gases warming the Blue Planet and the failure to unite governments behind efforts to arrest the trend, Flannery is...
  • Biography shows that creativity is ageless

    Biography shows that creativity  is ageless
    After the long angry mutter of winter, spring is a glorious happy shout. And what better way to celebrate its coming than with a book that is physically beautiful and emotionally transporting? Reading Molly Peacock's new biography "The Paper Garden: An...
  • Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'

    Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'
    Contemporary history is seldom as relevant and engaging as Douglas Waller's new biography, "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage," which is — by turns — fascinatingly instructive and thoroughly...
  • How to Tweet your way into a job

    How to Tweet your way into a job
    Want to sell cars for a Toyota dealership in Massachusetts? Develop software for a company in Virginia? Shoot video for the Department of the Interior? Those jobs are out there, but not in the "Help Wanted" section of the newspaper. They're not on...
  • Baseball books in play

    Baseball books in play
    Ah, the sounds of spring. The crack of the bat, the smack of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt, the ka-ching of cash registers totaling up sales of books on baseball out this season. Just as ESPN seems to lean toward the American League East for...
  • "Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers" by Susan VanHecke

    "Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers" by Susan VanHecke
    "Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers" By Susan VanHecke Boyds Mills Press, $17.95, ages 11-15 This book is not well served by the first three words of its title, though the subtitle helps somewhat. We're not talking...