From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. AaE's qBiography, q best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10, 000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.In perhaps the strongest example of modern revisionism of Columbus, Sale indicts the explorer as the archetypal western exploiter and ... In Sabatinia#39;s distinctive colorful style. the novel offers a convincing picture of court life. ... Huntford. Roland. Sea of Darkness. New York: Scribner. 1975. 255pp. Columbusa#39;s early sailing career is dramatized. mixing actual ... possess the world and populate it with myths. language. and meaning. Parini. Jay. Bay of Arrows. New York: Holt. 1992. 383pp.
|Title||:||The Biography Book|
|Author||:||Daniel S. Burt|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2001|