James McGrath Morris
James McGrath Morris is author of The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War, as well as several biographies, including the New York Times bestselling Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press and Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power. He has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, PBS's NewsHour, and C-Span's Book TV. He was the founding editor of the monthly Biographer's Craft and has served as both the executive director and president of Biographers International Organization (BIO). Morris lives in Tesuque, New Mexico.
15 entries by James McGrath Morris
By Michael Kazin
An astute account of the United States’ futile struggle to stay out of WWI.
It might feel like winter will never end, but publishers are already shipping out their spring/early summer biographies (normally, the heftiest bios are launched in the fall). And while this year’s release selection isn’t as robust as in the past, there’s still plenty to attract the attention of readers. Here’s a baker’s dozen of new biographies bound to get noticed.
A richly textured historic account reverberates with lessons about the public fallout of corporate greed and the power of the pen.
This engaging tale from American history follows the paths of two men, William McKinley and Leon Czolgosz. The author postulates that the industrial revolution and political climate of the time caused their paths to cross and drove one to assassinate the other.