Between the Lines Book Club: Biographies

between the lines book club logoHey Book Clubbers! This month the Between the Lines Book Club is reading The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough. You can leave comments about the book here, or better yet meet up in person at Arden Dimick Library  at 10:30AM on Saturday, July 30, 2016 (TOMORROW!)

David McCullough did not win a Pulitzer for The Wright Brothers, but he has won for two other biographies: Truman and John Adams. If you enjoyed The Wright Brothers, here three very different Pulitzer Prize winning biographies to explore. A complete list can be found at wikipedia.

In 1999, A. Scott Berg won the Pulitzer for Lindberg, a biography that ties in quite neatly with the Wright Brothers.

2013 saw the publication of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss. I’ve read this one, and it’s amazing – entertaining, exciting, and fascinating and horrifying look at the erasure of people of color from history.

Looking for a beach read? William Finnegan won in 2016 for a memoir, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. Finnegan is a longtime writer for the New Yorker. His passion for surfing took him all over the world and eventually led to a career in journalism.





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