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Of Writing Men: David Remnick’s 'King of the World'

Last year, David Remnick received huge attention for The Bridge, his biography of Barack Obama. Eschewing the conventions of the form, the New Yorker editor focussed not on Obama’s private life but his public rise to senator and eventually president of the United States. It is a trick he also employed in 1998’s King of the World, a biography of another African-American icon, Muhammad Ali.

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Fidel: The Untold Story

Fidel Castro has gone from revolutionary hero to “leader of the Third World” to being a “redwood", partly fossilized, partly living, and imbued with the history of a half-century of liberation struggles.

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