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Sealed in a vault for 35 years--upon the direction of Mencken himself--this account of the writer's early career is so telling and uproariously opinionated that it might have provoked a storm of libel suits, had it been published immediately after his death.…

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To several generations, actor, playwright, songwriter, and filmmaker, Noël Coward (1899-1973) was the very personification of wit, glamour, and elegance. His biographer, Philip Hoare, given unprecedented access to the private papers and correspondence of…

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With I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You , Ralph McInerny—distinguished scholar, mystery writer, editor, publisher, and family man—delivers a thoroughly engaging memoir. In the course of his recollections, McInerny describes his childhood in Minnesota;…

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Seymour Hersh has been the most important, famous, and controversial journalist in the United States for the last forty years. From his exposé of the My Lai massacre in 1969 to his revelations about torture at Abu Ghraib prison in 2004, Hersh has…

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Reporting from such varied locations as postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, the military dictatorships of Latin America and Soviet Russia, the Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was one of the most influential eyewitness journalists of the…

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As the son of a celebrated literary icon, John Steinbeck IV grew up in a privileged world peopled by the literati and the intellectual elite. Sadly, it was also a world of alcoholism, bitter divorce, estrangement, and abuse, on the part of both his mother and…

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The fascinating biography of the maverick newspaperwoman and intrepid adventurer, which follows her exceptional exploits through the first half of the twentieth century, from her troublemaking days as the middle child of complicated parents to her successes as…

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Alexander Vreeland is the grandson of Diana Vreeland and the president of Diana Vreeland Parfums and the Diana Vreeland Estate. He is the author of Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years.

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Croswell Bowen: A WriterÆs Life, a DaughterÆs Portrait is the life story of a journalist who wrote his way through the major events of the mid-twentieth century. While tracing the trajectory of Croswell BowenÆs (1905û71) personal life, his daughter, Betsy Connor…

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In 1966, a year after the Voting Rights Act began liberating millions of southern blacks, New Yorkers challenged a political system that weakened their voting power. Andrew W. Cooper (1927-2002), a beer company employee, sued state officials in a case called…

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A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald among others, Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories, from interviewing South American children who claim to have memories of past lives for his book Old Souls , to a…

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Une pluie d’hommages a déferlé après le décès de Jacques. De célébrités ou d'anonymes, des lettres sublimes, des témoignages attendus, des pépites inattendues me sont parvenus. Puis, après tout cela… l’absence. Un matin, je me suis réveillée en pensant qu’il…