By Jennie Yabroff 10 min read
We spoke with biographer Sally Bedell Smith about her research on the royal family, her new biography of Prince Charles, and where the Prince goes from here.
By Jennie Yabroff 4 min read
E.L. Doctorow, like his protagonists, was both a character from fiction and history, and a biography of the man would help reveal new sides to the author.
By Lauren LeBlanc 5 min read
Here are 5 of the best books on Marie Antoinette that explore how the polarizing queen was caught between the legacy of royalty and the push for revolution.
By Emer O'Sullivan 6 min read
Oscar Wilde revered his mother and father, but his resemblance to his mother goes to the core of what made both of them remarkable, and prone to calamity.
By Scott Porch 9 min read
Robert Kanigel shares his motivations for writing a biography on Jane Jacobs, a woman who worked for architectural justice in New York City in the 1960s.