Biographies

October 16, 2019 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, has died. He was 96. Bowers' agent, David Kuhn, said he died Sunday of natural...
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September 13, 2019 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Edward Smith, a prize-winning historian known for his books on Franklin Roosevelt and Ulysses Grant, has died. He was 86. Simon & Schuster confirmed his death Friday but did not immediately have further details. A longtime professor at the University of Toronto, Smith wrote...
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This undated image released by Pantheon Books shows author and editor James Atlas who died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at age 70. (Michael Lionstar/Pantheon Books via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Atlas, an author, editor and patron of literary biographies who broke thorough in his 20s by writing an acclaimed book on poet Delmore Schwartz and later oversaw releases on subjects ranging from St. Augustine to Elvis Presley, has died. Fellow biographer Anne C. Heller told...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2009 file photo, Italian author Andrea Camilleri makes his point during a demonstration against the Vatican's influence on the ongoing right-to-die debate, in Rome. Italian writer Andrea Camilleri, known for his popular novels and TV series centered on the much-loved inspector Salvo Montalbano, died in Rome Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at age 93. Camilleri was Italy’s most successful writer, but until he was nearly 70 he had been a virtually unknown author of a handful of historical novels set in his native Sicily. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
July 17, 2019 - 7:31 am
ROME (AP) — Author Andrea Camilleri, creator of the best-selling Commissario Montalbano series about a likable, though oft-brooding small-town Sicilian police chief who mixes humanity with pragmatism to solve crimes, died in a Rome hospital Wednesday. He was 93. Italy's RAI state TV, which produced...
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June 17, 2019 - 11:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70. Brinkley died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. Daughter Elly Brinkley says he...
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June 02, 2019 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Publishers poured champagne and toasted the picture book "Summer," a children's book that is the first American release to come out of a long partnership between MacMillan and China's 21st Century Publishing Group, on the floor of the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City...
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FILE - In a Feb. 5, 2003 file photo, Pulitzer Prize winner and keynote speaker Edmund Morris speaks, during the centennial gala for the Salt River Project at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Noted presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan in 1999, died Friday, May 25, 2019 in a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut a day after suffering a stroke. He was 78. His wife, Sylvia Jukes Morris, confirmed his death to The Associated Press Monday. (Brad Armstrong/East Valley Tribune via AP, File)
May 27, 2019 - 5:54 pm
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 78. Morris died Friday in a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, a day after suffering a stroke, his wife, Sylvia Jukes Morris, told The Associated Press on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2011 file photo, Conrad Black arrives at the federal building in Chicago. President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump. Black's media empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Telegraph of London. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 15, 2019 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump. Black's media empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Telegraph of London. He was convicted of fraud...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington. The section discusses Russian government links and contacts with the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
April 18, 2019 - 7:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mueller Report finally out Thursday, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books are in the top 15 on Amazon.com even though free pdfs are available online. The special prosecutor's findings, which run more than 400...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, practices on the driving range at the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 09, 2019 - 5:43 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy feels as prepared as ever for the Masters. He is spending more time with his nose in a book than with his hands on a putter. "The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandino is among the best books he has read in the last year. He has been working with Brad Faxon...
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