"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,"
"With Chatwin: Portrait of a Writer,"
by Susanna Clapp (Knopf)
"Misfit: The Strange Life of Frederick Exley,"
by Jonathan Yardley (Random
"Cary Grant: A Class Apart,"
by Graham McCann (Columbia University Press)
"Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood,"
by Todd McCarthy
"The Hitler of History,"
by John Lukacs (Knopf)
"American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson,"
by Joseph J. Ellis
"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)
"Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra,"
by John F. Szwed
"Walt Whitman: A Gay Life,"
by Gary Schmidgall (Dutton)
by Hermione Lee (Knopf