Biography

Biography and autobiography book reviews

Shakespeare By Another Name, by Mark Kendall Anderson: Exploring Theories of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford

Shakespeare By Another Name, by Mark Kendall Anderson: Exploring Theories of Edward de Vere, Earl of OxfordTheories about William Shakespeare abound -- specifically, that he wasn't actually William Shakespeare. In this book, author Mark Kendall Anderson suggests that Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, is the true poet behind the timeless... Read More »

Ohiyesa, an Indian Boyhood by Charles Eastman: Life on the Native American Plains Before Reservations

Ohiyesa, an Indian Boyhood by Charles Eastman: Life on the Native American Plains Before ReservationsCharles Eastman started his life in the traditional world of what the white world knows as the Santee Sioux. Ohiyesa: An Indian Boyhood recounts the experiences of life on the Plains , offering an easy and enlightening... Read More »

Abigail Adams Comes to Life in Phyllis Lee Levin’s Biography of this Early First Lady

Abigail Adams Comes to Life in Phyllis Lee Levin’s Biography of this Early First LadyAbigail Adams set herself apart from the women of her time with her intelligence, wit and depth of understanding on a vast range of subjects. Her political acumen and diplomacy played a massive role in inspiring and supporting both her husband, John Adams, and son John Quincy Adams in their tenures as President of the United... Read More »

A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan by Nelofer Pazira Tells the True Story Behind Kandahar (2003)

A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan by Nelofer Pazira Tells the True Story Behind Kandahar (2003)In A Bed of Red Flowers, author Nelofer Pazira recounts her experiences as a member of a respected family in 1970s Afghanistan and in the ensuing decades. As the social and political atmosphere deteriorates, the family's once-beloved city becomes a desperate place devoid of hope and bent on simple... Read More »

In Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne, Author Ronald L Davis Humanizes a Western Icon

In Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne, Author Ronald L Davis Humanizes a Western IconRonald L. Davis covers the popular image of John Wayne, then reveals what's behind the scenes that fans never saw. He reveals an insecure workoholic whose personal life was entirely at odds with his typical on-screen... Read More »