Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 978)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 1999

"A classic of Civil War literature worthy of a place beside the general's own Memoirs."
General William Tecumseh Sherman, perhaps the Union Army's fiercest and most complicated soldier, wages war in these letters against the Confederacy, the press—and himself. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1999

"Her restraint will have won for her the anti-tabloid award of the year."
What a curious and eclectic collection of class, gender, and race courtroom cases! Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1999

"A garrulous handyman chronicle of a ubiquitous corporation, this text is constructed of plain pine, without a coat of writer's varnish, by a couple of guys in orange aprons. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A pair of hardware merchandising buddies chat about how they built one of the most successful big-box retailers ever. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1999

TAKE TWO AND HIT TO RIGHTGolden Days on the Semi-Pro DiamondHays, Hobe Read full book review >
COLERIDGE by Richard Holmes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1999

This long-awaited second volume completes the definitive biography of the great Romantic; it illuminates how, in the course of great struggles with the demons of addiction and despair, the poet became a philosopher. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 1999

"Still, a wake-up call that a mother's mother may be more influential in forming who we are than many women suspect. (Author tour)"
A celebration of grandmothers as both safety net and symbol of the ties that connect woman to woman over generations. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 1999

"In this case the answers to both questions unfortunately is 'no.'"
A premature, somewhat shallow memoir of a bright young man's coming of age, from infancy through high school, during the 1970s and '80s. Read full book review >
BORN TO PLAY by Eric Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 1999

"Davis comes off as a picture of consistency, morality, and heroism."
A gritty and witty look under the batting helmet of star player Davis, whose heart is a big red machine. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 1999

"Though devoted readers of the prolific Price will savor this reflection, especially as a follow-up to A Whole New Life, the author's modest demurral at the start of the book, that 'few of its ideas would seem new to a well-read adult' is doubtless true."
In line with such cultivated, if sometimes fusty Christian apologists as C.S. Lewis, NBCC Award—winning novelist Price (for Kate Vaiden, 1986, etc.) calls on reason and experience to substantiate belief in a providential God, even in the face of great suffering. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 1999

"Taliaferro, a former editor at Newsweek and Texas Monthly, has put together a fast-paced, highly readable account that walks a perfect line between appreciation and critical awareness. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
From out of the literary jungle, a fast-paced, ripsnorting biography of the bestselling American writer of the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 1999

"An engrossing and gut-wrenching read. (20 b&w photos)"
A bizarre first-person account of a young man's nearly disastrous obsession with serial killers. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 1999

"The Cold War was a war, and Kramer is scarred, but few fought it with more honor, consistency, and moral passion."
An honest, unsparing, and often devastating analysis of how the intellectuals of the left—and for much of the last 70 years the term ‘intellectual' was almost synonymous with the left—dealt with the supreme moral conflict of our times, that between communism and democracy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >