Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography

 

Selezione2013

Bolivar: American Liberator

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2013

di Marie Arana

It is astonishing that Simón Bolívar, the great Liberator of South America, is not better known in the United States. He freed six countries from Spanish rule, traveled more than 75,000 miles on horseback...


Selezione2012

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #4

National Book Critics Circle for Biography 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2012

di Robert A. Caro

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD,  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

 ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN...


Selezione2011

Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2011

di John A. Farrell

Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America’s legendary defense attorney and progressive hero.

Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student...


Selezione2010

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2010

di Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an...


Selezione2009

Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2009

di Linda Gordon

Winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize and finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography: The definitive biography of a heroic chronicler of America's Depression and one of the twentieth century's...


Selezione2007

Young Stalin

Costa Book Award for Biography 2007, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2007

di Simon Sebag Montefiore

Based on ten years' astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary,...


Selezione2006

Walt Disney

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2006

di Neal Gabler

The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.

Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed...


Selezione2004

De Kooning's Bicycle

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2004

di Robert Long

Some of the twentieth century's most important artists and writers--from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Frank O'Hara to Jean Stafford--lived and worked on the East End of Long Island years before it assumed...


Selezione2002

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #3

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2002, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2002

di Robert A. Caro

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve...


Selezione2001

Theodore Rex

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2001

di Edmund Morris

Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR”...


Selezione2000

Jefferson Davis, American

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2000

di William J. Cooper

From a distinguished historian of the America South comes this thoroughly human portrait of the complex man at the center of our nation's most epic struggle.

Jefferson Davis initially did not wish to leave the...


Selezione1999

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1999

di Judith Thurman

A scandalously talented stage performer, a practiced seductress of both men and women, and the flamboyant author of some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature, Colette was our first true superstar....


Selezione1998

Lindbergh

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1998

di A. Scott Berg

Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh—renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn...


Selezione1997

Whittaker Chambers: A Biography

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1997

di Sam Tanenhaus

Whittaker Chambers is the first biography of this complex and enigmatic figure. Drawing on dozens of interviews and on materials from forty archives in the United States and abroad--including still-classified...


Selezione1996

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1997, National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1996, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1996

di Frank McCourt

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood...


Selezione1994

Shot in the Heart

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1994, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1994

di Mikal Gilmore

Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer immortalized by Norman Mailer in The Executioner's Song, campaigned for his own death and was executed by firing squad in 1977. Writer Mikal Gilmore is his younger brother....


Selezione1993

Daniel Boone

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1993

di John Mack Faragher

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History for 1993

In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian Faragher brilliantly portrays America’s...


Selezione1992

Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume I, 1884-1933

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1992

di Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and...


Selezione1989

This Boy's Life: A Memoir

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1989

di Tobias Wolff

This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his...


Selezione1984

The Nightmare of Reason

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1984

di Ernst Pawel

A comprehensive and interpretative biography of Franz Kafka that is both a monumental work of scholarship and a vivid, lively evocation of Kafka's world.


Selezione1981

Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Faimly, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1981

di David McCullough

The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president...