Archive for Items Categorized 'Biography', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Norbert Singer & Wilfried Müller
He almost became a rocket scientist. He almost went to Opel instead of Porsche. His very first assignment helped win Le Mans at a crucial time. No looking back now—his entire career was spent at Porsche, which would go on to win 16 overall race victories with cars in which he played a key role.
by John Andretti & Jade Gurss
You wouldn’t know from just the book title that this story does not have a good ending, at least not in the conventional sense. Good will surely come from reading it and one would like to think that good came to the man who had the courage to write it.
by Chaim M. Rosenberg
And you thought farm equipment is boring…! Well, it may be, to some, but this book isn’t about the machinery but the machinations of the people at the helm of one of America’s biggest firms.
by Stacy Perman
This gripping social commentary and fine character study pins two men against each other who yearn to add the most complicated watch ever to their collections.
by Doug Ramsey
A serious, thoughtful biography of a jazz saxophonist by a jazz critic and musician who knew his subject personally. This spells real insight, and, in fact, this book ought to be a model to all biographers.
by Joe Hagan
At the best of times, Rolling Stone magazine was, and once more is, so much more than merely a chronicle of the music industry or popular culture. It showcased heavy-hitting political reporting and writers who would become literary luminaries. This masterful biography offers a look behind the curtain.
by Fred Goodman
Fred Goodman offers an account of the business end of Rock. For fans of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, he opens a window into the back rooms, the money rooms, of the music industry. The central figure, Allen Klein, is drawn fairly and in depth.
by Robin D.G. Kelly
Being an “original” usually comes at a price. Lauded by some, dismissed by others, misunderstood by most. Monk, dissonant in his music and his life, stayed true to his vision; this book explains how.
by Bill German
The author must be one of the few teens who knows exactly what he wants to do when he grows up. His elders (betters?) discouraged him; he stuck with it anyway—and so became a Stones insider.
by Peter Benjaminson
Each in its own way, the rapid rise and the long fall are emblematic of the life of the superstar who flies too close to the sun. The “Queen of Motown” lived only 49 years but helped define a new sound.
Introduction by Fiona MacCarthy
You’ve seen a Land Rover? A Rolls-Royce? Ever wondered about the crisp lettering of the logos? Wonder no more—Eric Gill’s your man.