Biography Roundup

Love biographies? Check out these three fascinating lives:

EVELYN WAUGH: A Life Revisited by Philip Eade
On the fiftieth anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s death, here is a completely fresh view of one of the most gifted—and fascinating—writers of our time. “A biography both thoughtful and intimate… Drawing on previously unavailable letters, manuscripts, and diaries, Eade illuminates connections between Waugh’s much-lauded fiction and the author’s concealed emotional life. A convincing portrait of a flawed but gifted artist.” — Booklist, starred review

THE POPE OF PHYSICS: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age by Gino Segrè & Bettina Hoerlin
Two starred reviews! “By placing stunning scientific advances into historical context, this engaging biography of Nobel Prize–winning Italian physicist Enrico Fermi (1901–1954) captures the life and times of one of the 20th century’s most creative and hard-working scientists. Segrè and Hoerlin draw an engaging portrait of a man with boundless curiosity who delighted in his work; fans of pop science and history will thoroughly enjoy this entertaining and accessible biography of a scientist who deserves to be better understood.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

NORTH OF CRAZY by Neltje
Publishing magnate Nelson Doubleday’s daughter, Neltje, was raised to assume her place as a society matron. But beneath a seemingly idyllic childhood, darker currents ran. In her memoir, Neltje tells the story of her young life, and how she broke away to become an artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. “Though late to embrace the second wave of feminism, Neltje is a keen and passionate advocate for its tenets about a woman’s need to forge her own identity and survive in spite of betrayals that may beset her through the most basic and intimate of relationships. A fascinating life journey.” — Booklist

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