Search Results: "James Lord"


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PICASSO AND DORA by James Lord
Released: June 1, 1993

An intricate and intimate view of Picasso's aloof mistress and model Dora Maar, by onetime-companion Lord (Giacometti, 1985, etc.). Read full book review >

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SIX EXCEPTIONAL WOMAN by James Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"Drawn in prose at once formal and immediate, the encounters are not quickly forgotten. (Photographs, not seen.)"
The Paris-based author of Giacometti: A Biography (1985) follows his recent remembrance of Picasso's model, Dora and Picasso, with sharply detailed profiles of six other interesting figures. Read full book review >

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A GIFT FOR ADMIRATION by James Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A fresco of a bygone era, executed with a Jamesian eye for detail, with a tart dash of gossip. (b&w photos, not seen)"
This elegantly composed volume concludes Lord's rich, rarefied series of portraits of people who lived for Art. Read full book review >

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SOME REMARKABLE MEN by James Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Underneath Lord's witty, dilettantish style, his recollections have a serious core about living the artistic life, with its hidden costs and uncertain legacies. (illustrations, not seen)"
With his skill at polishing his enviable experiences and an apparently inexhaustible supply of illustriously populated journals, Lord (Picasso and Dora, 1993, etc.) remains a formidable memoirist in his latest book. Read full book review >

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MY QUEER WAR by James Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"A timely, artfully written memoir of one man's war."
Art historian and critic Lord (Mythic Giacometti, 2004, etc.) recounts his life as a gay GI in World War II. Read full book review >

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LORD OF PUBLISHING by Sterling Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Anecdotal and occasionally self-admiring—but some affecting episodes sprinkled throughout."
In his debut, the nonagenarian founder and co-chairman of Sterling Lord Literistic remembers his youth, the founding of his literary agency, some literary lions (and bears), his four wives, success and failure. Read full book review >

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JAMES HERRIOT by Graham Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Doubtless this biography will be a feast for the Herriot hordes. (photos)"
A well-tempered, well-researched biography of the world's most famous veterinarian, from novelist Lord (God and All His Angels, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >