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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

TRUE CRIME

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

Casey Cep revisits the true crime story that tantalized and eluded Harper Lee -- and finds a window into the life of a writer, and the life of a community grappling with tragedy.
Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

WRITERS ON WRITING

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

The most celebrated political biographer of our era unveils the painstaking methods out of which his masterworks have been built.
Gary Giddins on Bing Crosby and Swinging on a Star

LIVES

Gary Giddins on Bing Crosby and Swinging on a Star

A Conversation with Ted Panken ×

The legendary jazz critic talks about the second volume of his epic life of Bing Crosby, and why he was for a time America's most beloved star....
The B&N Podcast: Jane Leavy on the Search for Babe Ruth

AMERICAN HISTORY

The B&N Podcast: Jane Leavy on the Search for Babe Ruth

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

"The Big Fella" takes on the titanic figure who defined baseball greatness. Jane Leavy joins us to talk about the search for the real Babe Ruth.
The B&N Podcast: Michael Beschloss

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Michael Beschloss

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The bestselling historian of the American presidency joins us to talk about his new book "Presidents of War" and what we can learn from the stories he unearthed.
A Life of My Own

A READING LIFE

A Life of My Own

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

A celebrated biographer applies her searching eye to her own life -- one of literary achievement shadowed by tragedy.
The B&N Podcast: Michelle Dean

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Michelle Dean

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

On this episode, the author of "Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion" shares some of hers.
Lou Reed: A Life

LIVES

Lou Reed: A Life

Reviewed by Tom Carson ×

A new biography of the musician and cultural icon attempts to give us the man beyond the myth of "Heroin" and "Walk on the Wild Side." Review by Tom Carson.
Leonardo da Vinci

LIVES

Leonardo da Vinci

Reviewed by Michael O'Donnell ×

The creator of the world's most mysterious work of art was himself an open book. Michael O'Donnell reviews Walter Isaacson's life of the Renaissance genius.
The B&N Podcast: Ron Chernow

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Ron Chernow

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Say your biography of our most mysterious Founding Father has become an international sensation? How do you follow an act like "Alexander Hamilton?" The author of "Grant" tells us about his...
Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem in Jerusalem

LIVES

Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem in Jerusalem

Reviewed by Adam Kirsch ×

In the life of a pioneering Jewish scholar, George Prochnik finds connections of his family's own comeplex relation to his heritage and the city he loves. Review by Adam Kirsch.
This Long Pursuit

BIOGRAPHY

This Long Pursuit

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

A new collection of short works by the acclaimed biographer highlights a writer's bold excursions into the characters of his subjects. Review by Katherine A. Powers.