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  • Carnett: Spelling counts in presidential elections

    It was the first presidential election I remember: 1952, Eisenhower vs. Stevenson. I was 7 and a student in Mrs. Collins' third-grade class at Corona del Mar Elementary School — a leafy, secreted campus that has long since been bulldozed....
  • Obama's biographer

    Obama's biographer
    David Maraniss, a longtime journalist with The Washington Post, wrote “First In His Class,” a seminal biography of former President Bill Clinton, after winning the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for his newspaper stories on Clinton....
  • Is My Bio A Commie Plot?

     I recently received a flattering note from a discerning Manchester reader, explaining that "you are one of the few reasons we keep buying the Commie Courant."     By "Commie Courant," I'm sure he didn't really mean that The Courant was part of the...
  • 'Paterno' brings no clarity

    'Paterno' brings no clarity
    Joe Posnanski moved to State College, Pa., to write a much different book from the one he ended up writing. Posnanski, a former Kansas City Star sports columnist, imagined his biography of Penn State University's heralded head football coach Joe...
  • Anti-AIDS rallying cry not really a memoir

    Anti-AIDS rallying cry not really a memoir
    For 45 years pop star Elton John has left the writing to lyricists such as Bernie Taupin, Gary Osborne and Tim Rice. A cursory examination of the few songs with his own lyrics, such as 1978's "Flintstone Boy," strongly suggests he made the right decision....
  • Book review: Willy Wonka's creator

    Book review: Willy Wonka's creator
    Storyteller The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl Donald Sturrock Simon & Schuster: 658 pp., $30 I was sitting on an airplane with a copy of "Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl" when an elegant woman in the seat next to me murmured,...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • Book review: 'Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty' by Phoebe Hoban

    Book review: 'Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty' by Phoebe Hoban
    Alice Neel The Art of Not Sitting Pretty Phoebe Hoban St. Martin's Press: 479 pp., $35 Here comes that old question, the one that pops up when a new biography of a prominent artist or writer is published: Do we judge an artist by the life or the work?...
  • Book review: 'If Trouble Don't Kill Me' by Ralph Berrier Jr.

    Book review: 'If Trouble Don't Kill Me' by Ralph Berrier Jr.
    If Trouble Don't Kill Me A Family's Story of Brotherhood, War, and Bluegrass Ralph Berrier Jr. Crown: 304 pp., $25 We're all familiar with the standard musician biography: down-and-out upbringing, often involving the death of — or at least...
  • 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...
  • Book review: 'Angelina' by Andrew Morton

    Book review: 'Angelina' by Andrew Morton
    For months, Angelina Jolie's face has been looking out from billboards alongside a single question: "Who is Salt?" The tagline refers to the new thriller, "Salt," about a CIA agent suspected of being a Russian spy (the movie has an identity crisis of its...
  • Book review: 'Frank: The Voice' by James Kaplan

    Book review: 'Frank: The Voice' by James Kaplan
    Some years ago, I shared a barber with the late Mel Tormé. It was a small, low-key shop where the talk was usually sports and the music on the radio was always jazz or vocals from the American Songbook. One morning, Tormé and I found ourselves pausing...