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Biography (genre)

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  • Logging Lincoln

    Logging Lincoln
    Writing a presidential biography is a work of selection. When the president in question is as iconic as Abraham Lincoln, the task is arduous. Consider that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield alone houses 1,600 original...
  • The David Petraeus Affair: A Lot More Than Sex

    The David Petraeus Affair: A Lot More Than Sex
    Unlike many stories about powerful Washington figures having secret affairs, the downfall of spy chief David Petraeus goes beyond sex. The scandal surrounding the decorated four-star Army general who once ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan involves...
  • 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....
  • Kill your idols

    Kill your idols
    Jesse Jarnow has a favorite rock band. Its name is Yo La Tengo. Jarnow has seen the Hoboken, N.J., trio perform 70 or 80 times and, as if it needs to be said, owns all its records — more than 20 — often in both digital and vinyl form. It's a...
  • A political marriage

    A political marriage
    "The personal is political" slogan emerged from the consciousness-raising of early feminist groups, and it informs William Chafe's new book, "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal." This isn't to say that historian Chafe is burning any bras,...
  • Tracking down famous (or infamous) ancestors

    We've all got them. They are the ancestors our family told us about: the famous and the infamous; the memorable and the unmentionable; the ones we can identify and the ones that we can't seem to find out more about. We have stories handed down to us...
  • Review: 'Detroit: A Biography' by Scott Martelle sees ruin, hope

    Review: 'Detroit: A Biography' by Scott Martelle sees ruin, hope
    Detroit: A Biography Scott Martelle Chicago Review Press: 288 pp., $24.95 In February 1863, Thomas Faulkner, a Detroit saloon owner of mixed-race background, was arrested on the charge of raping a 9-year-old white girl. Despite his protestations of...
  • 'End of the Rainbow': magic, heartbreak in Judy Garland portrayal

    'End of the Rainbow': magic, heartbreak in Judy Garland portrayal
    NEW YORK — Judy Garland, often drunk and occasionally disheveled, in Peter Quilter's biographical drama "End of the Rainbow," is rummaging for booze in her suite at the Ritz hotel. She's wired, and not simply because of the pills she can't seem to...
  • Holliday Grainger cheers Lucrezia's rise to power in 'The Borgias'

    Holliday Grainger cheers Lucrezia's rise to power in 'The Borgias'
    As 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...
  • Book review: 'The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert Caro

     Book review: 'The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert Caro
    The 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...
  • Heroic Photo Contest Official Rules

    HEROIC PHOTO CONTEST PHL17 WPHL-TV OFFICIAL RULES   1. TO ENTER: (a) You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest begins Friday, June 1, 2012 and ends at 8:59AM EST...
  • Hershey Park Contest Official Rules

    HERSHEY PARK CONTEST PHL17 WPHL-TV OFFICIAL RULES     1. TO ENTER:   (a) You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest begins Monday, June 25, 2012 11:59PM EST and...