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Jacket CopyThe American Library Association announced the winners of a new set of awards going to books for adults....
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...
One of the best biographies I have ever read was "Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan," by Sam Childers, aka the machine gun preacher. It painted the image of Childers fighting for orphans in Sudan, and also...
Tags: Karen Carpenter, Sudan, Cancer, Music, Entertainment
RedEyeAs Pope Alexander VI’s daughter, Lucrezia Borgia enjoyed riches, money and, it turns out, a considerable amount of power for a woman in 15th century Italy. That was one of the reasons British actress Holliday Grainger was excited about Season 2...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Passage of Power The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert Caro Alfred A. Knopf: 736 pp., $35 "The Passage of Power," the fourth volume in Robert Caro's epic biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, encompasses the period of LBJ's deepest humiliation and...
Tags: Social Issues, Book, Civil Rights, Southeast Asia, Heroism
Special to Tribune NewspapersSimon Sebag Montefiore's epic survey of Jerusalem's sanguinary history does not inspire confidence in the civilizing qualities of religion. The pile of corpses accumulated over millenniums from the persecutions both perpetrated and endured by all three of...
Tags: Book, Judaism, Massacres, Christian Orthodoxy, Europe
Baltimore Sun reporterThis official biography of Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III was provided by the Baltimore Police Department. Frederick H. Bealefeld, III was appointed Police Commissioner of the City of Baltimore, Maryland on November 20th, 2007 and commands the...
Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He...
When we were kids, we earned some small change by selling burlap bags of corn cobs that we got free from a huge pile of cobs at Stickles' Mill on Baltimore Street. In those days (circa 1935), many homes cooked on coal stoves using corn cobs as kindling...
C. David Heymann, a bestselling biographer whose titillating accounts of famous lives often were criticized as inaccurate or dishonest, including a book on heiress Barbara Hutton that was recalled because of factual disputes, has died. He was 67. Heymann...
New 'super' PAC hopes to woo younger voters, tapping into unease about jobs, student loan debt WASHINGTON (AP)— President Barack Obama counted on the support of younger voters four years ago. Now, a new Republican-leaning "super" political...
The Baltimore SunFrom Norman Rockwell and Leonard Bernstein to Baltimore's Cab Calloway, no one does biography like "American Masters" on PBS. I've been reviewing these superb productions for all of the 26 seasons that "American Masters" has been on the air, and have...
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