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Biographies

 

Fascinating Lives....
a Selection of Recent Biographies

 

The Good Life
by Tony Bennett
A beloved singer, who at the age of 68 won the coveted Grammy Award for Album of the Year, tells
the story of his life.

Values of the Game
by Bill Bradley
Bill Bradley brings us back to real basketball...when he played the game with the New York Knicks. The game has changed, but the old values, Bill insists, are still there.

Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child
by Noel Riley Fitch
Noel Riley Fitch has written an intimate biography of one of America's favorite personalities. From Mastering the Art of French Cooking to In Julia Child's Kitchen with Master Chefs, this culinary guru's cookbooks can be found in kitchens worldwide; and millions have enjoyed her on the PBS series The French Chef.

Crazy Horse
by Larry McMurtry
In a mere 160 pages, Larry McMurtry paints a vivid portrait of the legendary warrior hero, Crazy Horse.

Bob Hope: The Road Well-Traveled
by Lawrence J. Quirk
In this entertaining Hollywood biography, we read of the struggles, accomplishments and many relationships of the veteran actor and entertainer, so well remembered for keeping our troops happy during wartime.

Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made
by David Halberstam
Veteran nonfiction writer David Halberstam explores the life and times of basketball player Michael Jordan.

Lindbergh
by A. Scott Berg
In 1927, at the age of 25, Charles Lindbergh made his historic solo flight from New York to Paris. This best-selling biography is a fascinating tale of a very private man.

Sophia Loren: A Biography
by Warren G. Harris
Raised in poverty, Italian beauty Sophia Loren, with the support of Carlo Ponti, the film producer she would later marry, achieved recognition as an international film star.
Don't miss her recent cookbook: Sophia Loren's Recipes and Memories.

Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary
by Juan Williams
The host of the American Black Forum and author of Eyes on the Prize writes of the life and legacy of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

The Unknown Matisse: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Early Years,1869-1908
by Hilary Spurling
Anyone who appreciates the work of Henri Matisse will enjoy learning more about the mysterious artist in this well-written and illustrated account of his earlier years.

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the
Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

by Simon Winchester
This is a portrait of Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, who devoted 40 years of his life to the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, and the story of his friendship with Dr. W. C. Minor, the imprisoned expatriate Civil War veteran, who, although considered insane, contributed thousands of entries.

The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe
by Donald H. Wolfe
...new revelations concerning the death of Marilyn Monroe...Who was responsible for her death and who orchestrated the cover-up?

Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley
by Peter Guralnick
Elvis fans who read Last Train to Memphis should not miss this companion volume of Peter Guralnick's account of the life of the rock and roll legend.

Angels Along the Way: My Life with Help from Above
by Della Reese (with Franklin Lett and Mim Eichler)
Della Reese, singer, actress and star of CBS series "Touched by an Angel" tells of her tremendous faith in God, her "life partner", in this inspiring autobiography of a remarkable woman.

Still Me
by Christopher Reeve
Read Christopher Reeve's inspirational account of his life before and after a fall from from a horse in 1995 left him near death and paralyzed. Today, while struggling for his own recovery, he has become a crusader for all people who have suffered spinal cord injuries.

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
by Ron Chernow
In this facinating biography, Mr. Chernow illuminates not only the personal and public life of the immensely wealthy and powerful patriarch of the Rockefeller dynasty, but also the history of American big business in the making.

Frank Sinatra: An American Legend
by Nancy Sinatra
We called him "Ol' Blue Eyes", "The Chairman of the Board"; and to many of us Frank Sinatra was "The Voice". To commemorate his 80th birthday, daughter Nancy produced this pictorial biography as a testament to his life.

Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II
by Jonathan Kwitny
Although Jonathan Kwitny's account of the life of Karol Wojtyla, former Bishop of Krakow and currently Pope John Paul II, spans over 700 pages, this is a very readable biography of a complex and fascinating man.


Updated 6/99