Great Fall Biographies
Posted on October 16, 2017
Fall is a wonderful time to tackle a fascinating biography. Here are just a few ideas to get you started …
The Great Nadar by Adam Begley
A brilliant, lavishly illustrated biography of the fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer and pioneer discusses his bohemian youth, infamous studio, pioneering exploits as a balloonist and photography sessions with such famed subjects as Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet and Alexandre Dumas.
Coming to My Senses: the Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters
Additional Formats: eAudio
A quietly revealing look at one woman’s evolution from a rebellious yet impressionable youth to a respected activist who effects social and political change on a global level through the common bond of food.
In Vino Duplicitas: the Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire by Peter Hellman
Rudy Kurniawan, an unknown twentysomething from Indonesia, was blessed with two gifts that opened doors: a virtuoso palate for wine tasting, and access to a seemingly limitless (if mysterious) supply of the world’s most coveted wines. A crusty FBI agent who prepared for the case by reading French Wine for Dummies unravels the biggest con in wine history.
Finding Gobi: a Little Dog with a Very Big Heart by Dion Leonard
Additional Formats: eBook
Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathoner, encountered a stray dog while he was racing through the Gobi Desert in China and Mongolia. The dog kept pace with him for nearly 80 miles. Taking care of the dog gave Leonard a new perspective on life. He named the dog Gobi, and fought to bring her home with him with the help of strangers and a viral outpouring of assistance on the internet.
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
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Traces the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s life from his childhood in New Jersey and the musical experiences that prompted his career to the rise of the E Street Band and the stories behind some of his most famous songs.