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Articles with keyword "Biography"

Ednote

Editor's Note

This issue includes a conversation with the Jefferson Lecturer, and articles on Einstein, Grant, Frost, and painter Archibald Motley.

Walter Isaacson and Walker Percy

Conversation

A Venn Diagram of Walter Isaacson

His research overlaps with reporting, his leadership with collaboration, his writing with old-fashioned storytelling.

Man on bicycle being interviewed by Walter Isaacson

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Picture of a Humanist

There is something of Walter Isaacson in the people he writes about.

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The Paradox of Biography

While some regard it as "the queen of the humanities," others dismiss it as "low-power history."

Conversation

A Conversation with James West

Novelist William Styron and his biographer James West talk with Endowment Chairman Sheldon Hackney about the writing life.

Conversation

A Conversation with William Styron

Novelist William Styron and his biographer James West talk with Endowment Chairman Sheldon Hackney about the writing life.

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A Writer's Writer

Katherine Anne Porter's lifetime of letters and manuscripts holds clues for scholars and writers alike.

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An American Legend

A biography of Daniel Boone is published 140 years after it was written.

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Margaret Sanger's "Deeds of Terrible Virtue"

A new film tells how Sanger broke taboos and paved the way for birth control reform.

Conversation

A Nation of Individuals

Scholar John A. Garraty talks about the creation of the new American National Biography.