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.
Ben Ratliff's not-quite biography of John Coltrane considers the jazz legend's enduring influence.
Reconsidering the life and legacy of avant-garde artist and poet Francis Picabia.
Martin Duberman's biography of Lincoln Kirstein is a case study of the relationship between art and power.
A biography of Gertrude Bell investigates the woman who created Iraq out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.
A new biography describes how Edith Wharton transformed her obsessions into stories of loss, regret and entrapment.
Ralph Ellison was eager to be counted in any political cause--except those surrounding race.
The most durable piece of Nazi propaganda may yet turn out to be the belief that Leni Riefenstahl is an artistic genius.