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Was Patty Hearst really a rebel in search of a cause?

The intimate friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson takes wing in two new books.

Biographer Patrick French offers a vivid, sometimes enthralling portrait of a deeply enigmatic writer.

Following the quirky, revolutionary life path of one of the most celebrated twentieth-century intellectuals.

Ingrid Rowland's Giordano Bruno rediscovers the Renaissance philosopher and heretic.

An authoritative new biography of Jordan's King Hussein offers an absorbing diplomatic history of the Middle East.

In Henry James and his family, biographers find a fascinating story of dynastic melodrama.

The biography of Joschka Fischer tells the story of postwar Germany.

They just don't make women politicians like Bella Abzug anymore.

Nureyev: The Life brings new focus to an iconic figure of modern ballet.

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 A look back on John Lennon's New York years.

November 22, 2010