Biographies

Briefly Noted Book Reviews

“The Death of Jesus,” “A Children’s Bible,” “The Equivalents,” and “My Autobiography of Carson McCullers.”
Related topics: Religion, Autobiographies

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Alberto Alesina Has Passed Away At Age 63

He was one of the great economists of our time and a possible candidate for a Nobel Prize.  Here is his Wikipedia page.  Here are previous MR discussions and mentions of Alesina.  Here is a short biography.  Here are his most cited papers. ...
Related topics: Nobel Prize, Wikipedia

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‘born Ya': Speaking With Jamaican Fine Artist Judy Ann Macmillan About Her New Autobiography

‘The art of marketing […] has replaced the art of painting’Fine artist Judy Ann MacMillan at Rockfield, her country home in St. Ann, Jamaica. Image courtesy MacMillan, used with permission. Jamaican artist Judy Ann...
Related topics: Autobiographies, Marketing

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How Patton Stole France's Fort Koenigsmacker From Nazi Germany

Warfare History Network History, Europe In the struggle for the French city of Metz, General Patton threw the U.S. 90th Infantry Division at the fortress walls to crack the German line. In his autobiography, War As I Knew It, Lt. Gen. George S....
Related topics: France, Germany, Autobiographies

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Streaming Mini-reviews: 'unorthodox,' 'upload,' And 'dead To Me'

Unorthodox (Netflix) -- Unorthodox, loosely based on Deborah Feldman's 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, is about a woman, Esty Shapiro (Shira Haas), who leaves her ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn, NY...
Related topics: Netflix, Autobiographies

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Lady Colin Campbell Is Writing A ‘biography’ Of The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Too

There have been so many conversations about Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s (mostly authorized) biography on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, called Finding Freedom. I joked in the podcast that I find the title a bit gaudy and melodramatic, but...
Related topics: Podcasts

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Biography Of Harold Demsetz

In a 1969 article, “Information and Efficiency: Another Viewpoint,” Demsetz accused fellow economist Kenneth Arrow of taking the “Nirvana approach” and recommended instead a “comparative institutions approach.” He wrote, “[T]hose who...

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‘i’ve Seen Trump’s Tax Returns’

Timothy O’Brien: “Trump sued me for libel in 2006 for a biography I wrote, TrumpNation, claiming the book unfairly and intentionally misrepresented his track record as a businessman and lowballed the size of his fortune. The suit was...
Related topics: Taxes

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‘it’ Star Bill Skarsgård To Play Notorious Swedish Criminal Clark Olofsson In Netflix Series...

Bill Skarsgård, the actor who played Pennywise in the 2017 adaptation of It, has been set to play Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson in a six-part Netflix series. Skarsgård will star in Clark, a Swedish language adaptation of Olofsson’s...
Related topics: Netflix, Autobiographies

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Noted: The Career Of Gylippus

William Smith: A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography & Mythology http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perse us%3Atext%3A1999.04.0104%3Aalphabetic+letter%3DG%3 Aentry+group%3D12%3Aentry%3Dgylippus-bio-1: 'For all that we know of...

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‘exceptionally Fine Example’: John Lennon Ink Drawing For Sale At £12,000

The rare artwork is said to have been given to Tom Maschler, the publisher of the iconic British musician's autobiography ‘In His Own Write’, who treasured the piece for over five decades.
Related topics: Autobiographies

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On The Subversive Gender Performance And Spectacular Thirst Of The Faux Ned Kelly Biography ‘true...

"Gender is a trap" seems to be the low-key thesis statement of Justin Kurzel's True History of the Kelly Gang, the filmmaker's follow-up to Assassin's Creed and Macbeth (the latter of which I loved!). Throughout his career, Kurzel has poked at...

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At Long Last, The “queen Of Folk” Gets Her Biography

On the night of May 30, 1964, the Alabama-born singer Odetta watched a thunderstorm explode over Brussels from her room at the Amigo hotel. She was on her first European tour, promoting her twelfth studio album. From the distance of half a century,...

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The Only Obamas I Want To Watch A Documentary About Are Sasha And Malia

On Wednesday, the Michelle Obama documentary Becoming premiered on Netflix, and survey says... it’s fine. The documentary largely follows Michelle on a 2018 book tour of her autobiography—also called Becoming—and acts more of a companion piece...
Related topics: Documentaries, Michelle Obama, Netflix, Polls, Autobiographies

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‘this Is Not A Whitewash’: Pbs Filmmakers On Working With Documented Liars For George W. Bush...

“George W. Bush,” the newest addition to PBS’s “American Experience” presidential biography catalogue, debuts at a curious time in our history. Within its four hours, airing in two parts on Monday and Tuesday, May 4...

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Twitter Users React To Meghan Markle’s Alleged Diva Behavior: ‘shocker, Not’

Many Twitter users were not surprised after hearing about Meghan Markle’s alleged diva behavior. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently living in the U.S. Just recently, the couple’s new biography, entitled “Finding Freedom,” was...
Related topics: Social Media, Amazon

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Pulitzer Prizes: A Guide To The Winning Books And Finalists

Here are the 2020 contenders for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, history and biography.
Related topics: Pulitzer Prize

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Ex-pope Benedict Claims Opponents Tried To 'silence' Him In New Authorised Biography

Former pope Benedict XVI, who dramatically resigned in 2013, was often criticized for his attitudes to social issues such as diversity, and attempting to undermine the modernisation drive of his successor Pope Francis.
Related topics: Pope Francis, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

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Meghan Markle Accused Of Shouting At One Of Kate Middleton's Staff Members

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Currently, there are a lot of books surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The first is a did-they-or-didn't-they-authorize biography about them breaking away from their duties in the royal family to "find freedom,"...
Related topics: Kate Middleton

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Tori Amos On The Responsibility To Speak Out

 Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Radio Public | RSS Tori Amos speaks with Kyle Meredith about her new book, Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage. The second biography for...
Related topics: Podcasts, Spotify, Google

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