Posts Tagged ‘biography’

Q&A with Pulitzer Winner Tom Reiss

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By Emillio Mesa Editor’s Note: Yesterday, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, and Tom Reiss was awarded the prize for Biography for his book The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, “a compelling story of a forgotten swashbuckling hero of mixed race whose bold exploits were captured by [&hellip
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Hello Gorgeous: Charting the First Lap of a Star Who Outran Them All

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Books

hellogorgeous When Barbra Streisand tied Katharine Hepburn for the 1968 Best Actress Oscar, she became one of the few Jewish film actresses to nab Hollywood’s highest honor, a list that, to this day, numbers only six in Oscar’s 84 years of ceremonies. That she remains the only true star that on that extremely short list makes [&hellip
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Listening to the Boss: Author Peter Ames Carlin on His Springsteen Biography

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Peter Ames Carlin By Angela Barbuti Bruce Springsteen gets a lot of play—literally. Even President Obama has said, “I’m the president, but he’s the Boss.” And now, after more than 30 years of research, Peter Ames Carlin finally put his respect for the musician down on paper. Replete with interviews from Bruce’s family, the E Street Band and [&hellip
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Andrew Cuomo’s Life Worthy of a Novel: From the Post to Vanity Fair, writers are rushing to tell the story of our governor

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chartock By Alan S. Chartock Everybody knows you can’t run for president without writing a book. As my mom used to say, “They’re all doing it now.” Many of the new political books are about Andrew Cuomo. In fact, Cuomo himself is writing a book, and a New York Post columnist and a writer for Vanity [&hellip
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