It is not surprising that biography is one of the most popular literary genres of our day. What is remarkable is that there is no accessible guide for how to write one. Now, following his recent "Biography: A Brief History" (from Harvard), award-winning biographer and teacher Nigel Hamilton tackles the practicalities of doing biography in this first succinct primer to elucidate the tools of the biographer's craft. Hamilton invites the reader to join him on a fascinating journey through the art of biographical composition. ...

How to Do Biography: A Primer 2012, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674066151

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How to Do Biography: A Primer 2008, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674027961