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Old 04-28-01, 10:12 PM
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Mine would be "With Malice Toward None", a biography of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen Oates. It's superb, possibly the definitive source on Lincoln right now.
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Jackson Pollock: An American Saga

by: Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

After viewing the phenomenal film, Pollock, starring Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden,
I picked up this biography.

I have read the book two times after picking it up about a month ago.

Jackson Pollock sure did have an interesting life.
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I read No One Gets Out of Here Alive after seeing The Doors movie. I was surprised on how good it was.

Have a Nice Day by Mick Foley was terrific too. And I am not a big wrestling fan.

About 10 years ago, I read And I Don't Want to Live This Life by Deborah Spungeon (Nancy Spungeon's mother) It was about Nancy, Nancy's life, and Nancy's relationship with Sid Vicious. That was a pretty good one too.

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My absolute fav has to be the Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Probably my second is one i can't remember the title of - but it was a bio on St Francis of Assisi - i'll have to try to find the proper name sometime.
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Originally posted by xmiyux
My absolute fav has to be the Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Probably my second is one i can't remember the title of - but it was a bio on St Francis of Assisi - i'll have to try to find the proper name sometime.
Is it St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography
by Omer Englebert?


note: I haven't read it, but it is on my recommended list from a friend.

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"Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams"
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Originally posted by Nick Danger
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Excellent book

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