Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 5)

MASTERFUL MARKS by Monte Beauchamp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"There's always a hit-or-miss quality to such projects, and some question over the selections, but what's great here is really terrific."
Graphic biographies of 16 of the most influential cartoonists by some of the great cartoonists they influenced. Read full book review >
THE HILLS OF CHIANTI by Piero Antinori
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A delightful celebration of an extraordinary Italian family's enduring love affair with wine."
The Antinori family has been producing wine in Tuscany since 1385. Gracefully capitalizing on his family's story, winemaker Antinori chronicles the unique business and personal relationships of this remarkable family enterprise. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"The daring cleverness of both Wild and Sheppard makes for fun historical reading."
How the beginnings of true crime reporting and the birth of tabloid journalism can be tagged to Daniel Defoe's years in prison for libelous sedition. Read full book review >
HYPER by Timothy Denevi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An evocative and insightful memoir of thriving with ADHD."
Denevi explores "the mountains of material on ADHD from the point of view of a patient."
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SLOW DANCING WITH A STRANGER by Meryl Comer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A poignant love story with a powerful message."
Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative CEO Comer offers an unvarnished account of her experience as her husband's caretaker after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

FROM HOLOCAUST TO HARVARD by John G. Stoessinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A picaresque memoir that tells much less than all."
Stoessinger (Global Diplomacy/Univ. of San Diego; Crusaders and Pragmatists: Movers of Modern American Foreign Policy, 1979, etc.) outlines his progress from childhood in Vienna on the brink of war to Prague, Shanghai, and finally, America and a taste of fame and fortune. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Alexander's over-the-top advocacy of Jackson's prowess and sour attacks on everyone else detract from an otherwise thoughtful analysis of the general's tactical insights."
A highly partisan review of the career of an outstanding Confederate commander. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Top-shelf instruction on the mechanics of the medical economy.
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Surgeon Ruggieri (Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated…Life Behind the O.R. Doors, 2012) tutors readers on the economic forces that make the surgical theater tick.
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ELVIS AND GINGER by Ginger Alden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A rosy aura glows throughout this misty memoir of love and loss."
The King's final fiancee breaks her long silence. Read full book review >
IF NUNS RULED THE WORLD by Jo Piazza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Entertaining essays on the inspiring work various sisters are accomplishing in the world."
How a group of sisters is making changes in the world. Read full book review >
GI BRIDES by Duncan Barrett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Entertaining stories about four women who embraced life with American soldiers after the end of World War II."
The love stories of four British women who married American soldiers. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A lucid, smoothly executed look at a pivotal decade in the legacy of American fashion."
Examination of three iconic tastemakers who changed the face of American high-fashion merchandising. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Lawrence Wright
September 15, 2014

Lawrence Wright has written books that investigate Scientology, al-Qaida, religion in America and the psychology of twinship, among other topics. He received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for The Looming Tower. His new book, Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David is about “one of the great diplomatic triumphs of the twentieth century,” when an unpopular president was able behind the scenes to convince two proud, intransigent leaders of the Middle East to compromise. We ask Wright about uncovering the details of the story in this Kirkus TV interview. View video >