| Jan 16, 2011
The Man Who Recorded the World
Viking: 438 pp., $29.95
Alan Lomax was a titanic figure whose ambitions were even greater than his formidable energies. Beginning his career as a folklorist in the 1930s with field recordings of...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69.
The cause was a heart...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 9:41 AM
"The Story of Martin Luther King Jr." (2002)
By Johnny Ray Moore, illustrated by Amy Wummer
Ideals, 21 pages, $6.95
The life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. in easy-to-understand language for small children.
"Martin's Big Words: The...
| Jan 19, 2011
Dale Fetherling, an author and editor who helped create The Times' San Diego County edition in 1978 and guided it through its closure in 1992 during an economic downturn, died Tuesday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego of complications following...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Dan P. McAdams
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George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological Portrait (Inner Lives)
George W. Bush remains a highly controversial figure, a man for whom millions of Americans have very strong feelings. Dan...
| Jan 30, 2011
The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
St. Martin's Press: 479 pp., $35
Here comes that old question, the one that pops up when a new biography of a prominent artist or writer is published: Do we judge an artist by the life or the work?...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 4:08 PM
"A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis"
By Matt De La Pena, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Dial, $17.99, ages 6-9
This picture book biography connects the history of the young Joe Louis with the political history of the 1930s, beginning with...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 7:59 AM
In her end-of-season program note, Bay Theatre Company co-founder and artistic director Janet Luby refers to "the astonishing success of Bay Theatre's 2011-2012 season," and promised that this season's final production would do justice to the preceding...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:08 AM
I'm getting psyched to meet and introduce Walter Isaacson, author of the bestselling Steve Jobs biography, at the CityLit Festival in Baltimore this Saturday!
Are you going? It's an all day affair for book lovers. Or, if you want to just see Walter, come...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:29 PM
How'd they do it?
That is often thought to be the primary motivation behind our fascination with the life stories of business behemoths: a curiosity about the means — both noble and scurrilous — by which mammoth fortunes are made.