When this happens, it would be "nothing short of a tragedy," said the royal biographer
and friend Jonny Cracknell wrote on Twitter: "It is with a heavy heart and incredible sadness to advise the tragic news that Battle of Britain hero Archie McInnes sadly passed away last night, just hours after celebrating his 100th birthday amongst friends and family.
"There were some rumours of rivalry but I think actually those stem more from within the Royal Family," the biographer
In his charming new memoir, The Shadow in the Garden (Pantheon, $28.95, 400 pages, ISBN 9781101871690), Atlas recounts his lifelong adventures as a biographer
. "Adventures" might seem an odd word choice, but indeed, Atlas has had his share over the 40-some years he has been plying the trade.
In the show, royal biographer
Ingrid Seward said: "People were saying, 'How could they?
Rollyson's exploits as a self-described "biografiend" (the term is James Joyce's) are riveting for a fellow biographer
, a nuts-and-bolts account that lays forth with wit and intelligence some of the biggest and most interesting issues in biographical work: authorized vs.
But as a biographer
you know that your understanding of this person's life is part projection, part fable, and only partly the stringing together of facts.
The first chapter, "Beginnings," introduces the reader to Donaldson's own experience as a literary biographer
. For a reader unfamiliar with Donaldson's work, this section serves to establish the author's expertise on the subject; however, this section is of far greater interest to those who have heard Donaldson speak at conferences and read his books.
In Einstein: His Space and Time, biographer
Steven Gimbel tackles these and other fundamental aspects of Einstein's life and work.
Today, after four or five generations of authors have absorbed Freudian theory, all biography is in a sense Freudian, even if the biographer
affects to disdain his theories.
Thus emerged a suggested list of readings for the neophyte educational biographer
: a biographical research bookshelf.
NEWBURY: 1.30 Smiling Stranger, 2.05 Biographer
, 2.40 Tellovoi, 3.15 Satellite, 3.50 Verrazano, 4.25 Dreaming Brave, 5.00 Aertex.