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Biography (genre)

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  • "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr.

    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr.
    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr. andom House, 2009, 702 pages, $35 President Woodrow Wilson, a confidant confided in his diary shortly after World War I, "will probably go down in history as the greatest figure of his time, and I...
  • "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century" By Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger

    "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor,  Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century" By Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
    "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century" By Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger HarperCollins, 512 pp., $27.99 Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Richard Burton apparently rented three suites when they checked into...
  • Remembering Jim Henson

    Remembering Jim Henson
    When my last semester in college rolled around, I had finished all my requirements except for a science class. After quickly filling that with a general environmental science class, I embarked on a mission to find three classes with the perfect mix of...
  • "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" by David Remnick

    "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" by David Remnick
    "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" By David Remnick Alfred A. Knopf, 656 pages, $29.95 Reviewed by Kevin Boyle By March 7, 1965 John Lewis had been in hundreds of civil rights campaigns. But from the moment he led the six hundred...
  • "The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography" by Selina Hastings

    "The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography" by Selina Hastings
    "The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography" By Selina Hastings Random House, Inc., 640 pages, $35 In 1953 Sir Gerald Kelly, the President of the Royal Academy, organized a dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to that august...
  • Author biographies: 5 books on Allen Ginsberg

    Author biographies: 5 books on Allen Ginsberg
    I recently saw the film "Howl," which is about Allen Ginsberg's poem of the same name, and I was once again blown away by my lack of knowledge on famous authors whom I really thought I knew - in this case it was Ginsberg. The movie has four separate, yet...
  • "Muriel Spark: The Biography" by Martin Stannard

    "Muriel Spark: The Biography" by Martin Stannard
    "Muriel Spark: The Biography" By Martin Stannard W.W. Norton. 656 pages. $35 By nearly any measure Muriel Spark was a major 20th-century writer -- of longer fiction (twenty two novels); short fiction (sixty+ stories, published and republished in six...
  • Authorized Steve Jobs biography will be called 'iSteve.' iSeriously.

    Authorized Steve Jobs biography will be called 'iSteve.' iSeriously.
  • "A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis" by Matt De La Pena

    "A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis" by Matt De La Pena
    "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...
  • Edie Wasserman dies at 95; Hollywood philanthropist and wife of studio chief

    Edie Wasserman dies at 95; Hollywood philanthropist and wife of studio chief
    Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95. Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of...
  • A literary look back

    A literary look back
    Rick Kogan, Tribune reporter "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood" By Jane Leavy Harper, $27.99 Leavy's "The Last Boy" is as masterfully researched and beautifully written as any biography this year. Sox fans like me may...