biography http://wamc.org en "Margaret Fuller: A New American Life" by Megan Marshall http://wamc.org/post/margaret-fuller-new-american-life-megan-marshall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Margaret Fuller was a groundbreaking author, social reformer, and Transcendentalist. In her new biography about Fuller, Pulitzer finalist, <a href="http://www.meganmarshallauthor.com/">Megan Marshall</a>, tells the story of how Fuller, tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley’s offer to be the New-York Tribune’s front-page columnist. The move unleashed a crusading concern for the urban poor and the plight of prostitutes, and a late-in-life hunger for passionate experience.</p><p>The book is entitled, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0547195605/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0547195605&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Margaret Fuller: A New American Life</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0547195605" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61699 at http://wamc.org "Margaret Fuller: A New American Life" by Megan Marshall “Norman Mailer: A Double Life” By J. Michael Lennon http://wamc.org/post/norman-mailer-double-life-j-michael-lennon <p></p><p></p><p>Norman Mailer was one of the giants of American letters and one of the most celebrated public figures of his time. He was a novelist, journalist, biographer, and filmmaker; a provocateur and passionate observer of his times; and a husband, father, and serial philanderer.</p><p><a href="http://jmichaellennon.com">J. Michael Lennon</a> knew Mailer for thirty-five years, and has written the new biography, <em>Norman Mailer: A Double Life</em>.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76651 at http://wamc.org “Norman Mailer: A Double Life” By J. Michael Lennon Thomas Maier On The Couple Who Taught America How to Love http://wamc.org/post/thomas-maier-couple-who-taught-america-how-love <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;ved=0CDgQFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sho.com%2F&amp;ei=M4zZUuCzF9HUsATe3IDwCw&amp;usg=AFQjCNGT_23HFlhGTmN7ouZsL8a5grromw&amp;sig2=VdNtSMiyDAkdqiH3w3Zplw&amp;bvm=bv.59568121,d.cWc">Showtime's</a> dramatic series </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Masters of Sex</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, starring Michael Sheen and </span>Lizzy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Caplan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson.</span></p><p>Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation’s top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer <a href="http://www.thomasmaierbooks.com/">Thomas Maier</a> shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82089 at http://wamc.org Thomas Maier On The Couple Who Taught America How to Love "Phil Jackson: The Lord Of The Rings" By Peter Richmond http://wamc.org/post/phil-jackson-lord-rings-peter-richmond <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Millerton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resident </span><a href="http://www.peterrichmond.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Peter Richmond</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a renowned sportswriter whose work has appeared in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Yorker</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York Times Magazine</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Vanity Fair</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Rolling Stone&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">among others. His journalism has been included in a dozen different anthologies, including </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Best American Sportswriting of the Twentieth Century</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>His previous books include <em>The Glory Game</em> with co-author Frank Gifford, and <em>Badasses</em>. In his new biography is <em>Phil Jackson: The Lord of the Rings</em>, Richmond gives an account of the life of the legendary coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls.</p><p>Richmond will be speaking Saturday at <a href="http://www.oblongbooks.com">Oblong Books</a> at 6PM in Millerton.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81810 at http://wamc.org "Phil Jackson: The Lord Of The Rings" By Peter Richmond "Margaret Thatcher: Power And Personality" By Jonathan Aitken http://wamc.org/post/margaret-thatcher-power-and-personality-jonathan-aitken <p></p><p></p><p>A strong willed and device of figure in British and International politics- Margaret Thatcher was the longest serving Prime Minister in the 20th century, and the first woman to hold the office. She oversaw Britain’s biggest social and political revolution in its post war history.</p><p>Jonathan Aitken, Cabinet administer under Thatcher, and a close family friend of 40 years- had a unique vantage point, and brings new light to many crucial episodes of the Thatcher era. He writes about it in his new book, <em>Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality</em>.</p><p>He speaks about the source of the boundless ambition, and what gave root to her astonishing force of personality.</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79136 at http://wamc.org "Margaret Thatcher: Power And Personality" By Jonathan Aitken "Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk Of Lightning " By Elizabeth Partridge http://wamc.org/post/dorothea-lange-grab-hunk-lightning-elizabeth-partridge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a volume that celebrates one of the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century’s most important photographers- led off by and authoritative biographical essay by </span><a href="http://elizabethpartridge.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Elizabeth Partridge</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Lange’s goddaughter.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79141 at http://wamc.org "Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk Of Lightning " By Elizabeth Partridge "American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon http://wamc.org/post/american-mirror-life-and-art-norman-rockwell-deborah-solomon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a biographer and art critic Deborah Solomon draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell’s despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America’s brightest hopes.</span></p><p>Although derided by critics in his lifetime as a mere illustrator whose work could not compete with that of the Abstract Expressionists and other modern art movements, Rockwell has since attracted a passionate following in the art world.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79549 at http://wamc.org "American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon "Autobiography Of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete And Authoritative Edition" http://wamc.org/post/autobiography-mark-twain-volume-2-complete-and-authoritative-edition <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored <a href="http://www.thisismarktwain.com/volume1.html">Autobiography</a> was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author’s death, as he requested.</p><p>Co-Editor, Benjamin Griffin joins us to talk about the eagerly-awaited <a href="http://www.thisismarktwain.com/volume2.announcement.html">Volume 2</a>, which delves deeper into Mark Twain’s life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77604 at http://wamc.org "Autobiography Of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete And Authoritative Edition" “Johnny Carson” By Henry Bushkin http://wamc.org/post/johnny-carson-henry-bushkin <p></p><p></p><p>From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted&nbsp;<em>The Tonight Show</em>&nbsp;and permeated the American consciousness. &nbsp;During the apex of his reign, Carson’s longtime lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin.</p><p>Bushkin writes of his time with Carson in the new book, <em>Johnny Carson</em>.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76650 at http://wamc.org “Johnny Carson” By Henry Bushkin Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave http://wamc.org/post/solomon-northup-complete-story-author-twelve-years-slave <p></p><p></p><p>Solomon Northup was a free man who was lured from his home in Saratoga and kidnapped into slavery in 1841. His life is the subject of the upcoming film, <em>12 Years A Slave</em> which opens at <a href="http://www.spectrum8.com">The Spectrum Theatre</a> in Albany this Friday.</p><p>The new biography, <em>Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave</em> provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release from slavery.</p><p>The biography was written by Clifford Brown, a political science professor at <a href="http://www.union.edu">Union College</a> in Schenectady, Rachel Seligman, former head of Union’s gallery (she now works at <a href="http://tang.skidmore.edu">the Tang</a> at Skidmore College); and David Friske, former librarian for the state.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76479 at http://wamc.org Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave