Biography

Janis: Her Life and Music by Holly George-Warren - Book Review

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$28.99
ISBN: 9781476793108
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 22nd, 2019

If you were ever touched by the sound of her voice, you should read this book.
If you are a fan of rock biographies, you should read this book.
If you like to read about rock n roll history, you should read this book.
An intimate portrayal of a beautiful soul who stunned and stormed the '60s music scene like no one else! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum


Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA by Amaryllis Fox - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525654971
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Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

Life Undercover is a fascinating voyage into the world of espionage through a biographical journey of one Amaryllis Fox. Fox evolves in her understanding and perspective of her work through experience, romance, motherhood and global geo-political events. It is not a romanticized picture of the CIA, but an honest and revealing exploration of what it means to be a spy and the different approaches the powers that be can take to this work. Highly readable and engaging. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow


Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine that Rewrote America by Stephanie Gorton - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062796646
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Published: Ecco - February 18th, 2020

CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and countless other media outlets can trace their roots to McClure's magazine, which held enormous sway molding public opinion in the early 20th Century. The hyperkinetic S.S. McClure, the reserved, forceful Ida Tarbell and aggressive reporters challenged prevailing policies, skewered industrialists, championed unbridled reporting, and in the process changed America. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


A Year Without a Name: A Memoir by Cyrus Grace Dunham - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316444965
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 15th, 2019

A selfie of a body in transition. Embarrassed by her breasts and put off by societal expectations, Grace desires masculine embodiment. Cyrus, always consciously present, gradually assumes physical form. The intensely personal transition to honor an honestly gendered identity is rendered unflinchingly, and with grace. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer by Ahmet Altan - Book Review

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By Ahmet Altan, Yasemin Congar (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781590519929
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Published: Other Press - October 1st, 2019

A trumped up charge, a dingy cell, no prospect for release: brutal reality becomes tangential for Altan. His memories of life and a lifetime of reading fill his mind and heart, and grant him precisely what his jailers wish to deny: release. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III by Robert A. Caro - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780394720951
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Published: Vintage - April 25th, 2003

This is the best biography--and quite possibly the best book--I've ever read. Caro is not only a master historian, but a brilliant storyteller, whose narrative weaves in enough depth and breadth of Johnson's world to make you feel as if you were right there. Downright brilliant. ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


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