Craig Harline dramatizes the historical record, so we witness verified events as they occur. His style carries one into the considerable courtly power plays, keeping erudite ideas vivid.
By picking up his subject after the most infamous event in Wilde's life, Frankel is able to rebuild the narrative of Wilde's post-prison life from the detritus of his public undoing.
All sides of the mosaic, mercurial, brilliant music legend Joni Mitchell appear in David Yaffe's definitive biography.
Some readers, might find this an enigmatic examination of a man's relationship to several women who all "mysteriously" resemble his mother. The rest of us, however...
This oral history seeks to course-correct one man's discography that's been overshadowed by that of his band, but it seems more intent to course-correct Moore's reputation.
I figured, in the case of the Clash, there were no new tales to tell. Sean Egan's The Clash on The Clash, however, offers a compelling counter-argument.