Summary: "Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to poor, Italian immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. In 1925, during the height of Prohibition, Capone's multi-million-dollar Chicago bootlegging, prostitution, and gambling operation dominated the organized-crime scene. His competition with rival gangs was brutally violent, a long-running war that...
Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2016
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Summary: "National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed...
Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday 2019
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Summary: Biography of controversial author Anaïs Nin, known for her erotic books and many affairs, especially the one with fellow writer Henry Miller, with information taken from Nin's extensive diaries and interviews with family, friends, and enemies.
Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 1995