Salon's Favorite Biographies, 1997

Salon lists the best biographies of the year


Salon Magazine
November 20, 1997 1:00AM (UTC)

"Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life,"
by Laurence Bergreen (Broadway)

"Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma,"
by Michael Peppiatt (Farrar,
Straus & Giroux)


"The Creation of Dr. B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim,"

by Richard
Pollak (S&S)


"With Chatwin: Portrait of a Writer,"

by Susanna Clapp (Knopf)

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"Misfit: The Strange Life of Frederick Exley,"
by Jonathan Yardley (Random
House)


"Cary Grant: A Class Apart,"

by Graham McCann (Columbia University Press)


"Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood,"

by Todd McCarthy
(HarperCollins)


"The Hitler of History,"

by John Lukacs (Knopf)


"American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson,"

by Joseph J. Ellis
(Knopf)

"Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life,"
by James H. Jones (Norton)

"Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now,"
by Barry Miles (Henry Holt)


"Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood,"

by Eileen Whitfield (University
Press of Kentucky)

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"Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra,"

by John F. Szwed
(Pantheon)


"Walt Whitman: A Gay Life,"

by Gary Schmidgall (Dutton)


"Virginia Woolf,"

by Hermione Lee (Knopf


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