where the writers are

Biography | Biography and Memoir

Apr.19.2009
Academic study of the life and works of Mikhail Bulgakov, still considered a standard reference. Out of print, but second-hand copies still available from Amazon.com 
cover_ditd_us_lg.jpg
Apr.19.2009
A re-imagining of the remarkable, tragic, little-known life of Bert Williams (1874-1922), the first black entertainer in the United States to reach the highest levels of fame and fortune. Even as an eleven-year-old child living in Southern California in the late 1800s—his family had recently...
Cover of the book
Mar.26.2009
A poetic biography of dancer, courtesan and suspected spy Mata Hari, from her point of view.  Based on research into available sources.  The title refers to the fact that her own memoirs, dictated to a journalist working for the French secret service, are bering kept secret unti 100 years after her...
Jacob Piatt Dunn.jpg
Mar.17.2009
From his key role in adopting the Australian ballot system in Indiana to his ultimately failed attempt at enacting a new state constitution, Jacob Piatt Dunn, Jr. did more than anyone to reduce fraud and ensure honest elections in Indiana. Boomhower documents Dunn's merging of his careers in both...
GusCVR.jpg
Mar.12.2009
In the late 1950s the Soviet Union shocked the world by placing a small satellite—Sputnik—in orbit around the earth. Treated as a technological Pearl Harbor in the United States, the Russian achievement prompted the federal government to create a civilian organization, the National Aeronautics and...
Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance by Aberjhani and Sandra L. West
Mar.07.2009
The Harlem Renaissance remains exciting, inspiring, and irresistible in the first half of the 21st Century for the same reason that the many people who lived it found it exciting, inspiring, and irresistible in the first half of the 20th Century. Despite the soul-crushing challenges of war, racism...
deannafavrecover.jpg
Mar.06.2009
The inspiring story of Deanna Favre, wife to Brett Favre, as she struggled against breast cancer with faith and courage. 
Jan.13.2009
Scottish poet Robert Burns lived from 1759 to 1796, and during his short life wrote songs and poems still treasured today, like “Auld Lang Syne,” “My Luve Is Like a Red, Red Rose,” and “To a Mouse.”   The Witching Voice covers the crucial years from 1784 to 1788, when he rose from poverty...
LP Oxford cover.jpg
Jan.07.2009
A young reader's (middle school/high school) biography of Linus Pauling, the great American chemist and only winner of two unshared Nobel Prizes.
A Hero of Our Own.jpg
Jan.06.2009
Synopsis "Fry was the American Schindler...with desperate exiles, menacing Nazis, forged documents and midnight escapes...[think] Casablanca." --The New York Times Varian Fry, the first of only three Americans honored at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, was a young New Yorker who...