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Biography (genre)

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  • Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War

    Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War
    Gen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time. Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861. He became the first...
  • Fitzgerald, in his own words

    Fitzgerald, in his own words
    Popcorn. Check. Diet Coke. Check. Twizzlers. Check. A copy of "F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Short Autobiography" (Scribner), edited by James L. West III. Check. If you're on your way to see — or see again — "Midnight in Paris," the latest film...
  • The roster of the fallen

    In all, 30 U.S. service members were killed last weekend when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan during a relief mission. The entire country mourned, but the burden of grief hit especially hard in Virginia Beach, which was home...
  • WBAL names local radio veteran Merrie Street as news director

    WBAL names local radio veteran Merrie Street as news director
    WBAL radio Monday named Merrie Street as news director replacing Mark Miller, who resigned last month. Street, whose resume includes news director and anchor duties at WLIF and WPOC, starts Monday, according to an email from Ed Kiernan, station general...
  • New York Public Library gives up some of its secrets

    New York Public Library gives up some of its secrets
    In my family, we've never recognized a distinction between happiness and the handling of books. Books in libraries, books in shops. Books that take you places, and books you can steal from — like Norman Maclean's memoir, "A River Runs Through It,"...
  • Stacy Schiff, author of 'Cleopatra: A Life,' on the perfect biography subject

    Stacy Schiff, author of 'Cleopatra: A Life,' on the perfect biography subject
    Heartbroken by my failure to hear biographer Stacy Schiff speak when she was in Chicago last week, I lassoed her by email to discuss one of my favorite subjects: biography. Q: What is essential to the perfect biography subject? A: In an ideal world, the...
  • From the Tarpit: Hit and Myth: Is criticism of Jeff Pearlman's book on Walter Payton justified?

    From the Tarpit: Hit and Myth: Is criticism of Jeff Pearlman's book on Walter Payton justified?
    Author Jeff Pearlman is the latest to find himself in the Shoot the Messenger Dunking Booth, for his comprehensive and unsparing biography of the late Walter Payton. Mike Ditka said he'd spit on Pearlman. Ex-teammates are critical and skeptical of his...
  • The dying of the Limelight

    The dying of the Limelight
    Billy Corben. Photo by Beth Black As a documentary filmmaker who has interviewed drug dealers, hit men, international pop stars, college athletes, big-city politicians and at least one person who murdered and dismembered his roommate, Billy Corben...
  • National Book Award finalists announced - with an extra title

    National Book Award finalists announced - with an extra title
    A deceased biographer and a first-time bestselling novelist are among the finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards. Five finalists in four categories – fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature – were announced Wednesday...
  • Why I'll never write a book

    Why I'll never write a book
    ‘You should write a book.” Or, “Why don't you write a book?” Or, “Have you ever thought about writing a book?” Are you detecting a theme here? Anyone who writes for a living — anyone that is, with a mother...
  • Richard Ben Cramer, Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 62

    Richard Ben Cramer, Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 62
    Richard Ben Cramer, a former Baltimore Sun reporter who later became a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer and an acclaimed author chronicling the lives of politicians and legendary sports figures, died Monday of...