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How to do biography : a primer

Author: Nigel Hamilton
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2008.
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Tackles the practicalities of doing biography and elucidates the tools of the biographer's craft. The author invites the reader to join him on a journey through the art of biographical composition.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hamilton, Nigel.
How to do biography.
Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007047583
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Hamilton
ISBN: 9780674038219 0674038215
OCLC Number: 503446230
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 379 pages)
Contents: The task of biography --
What is your agenda? --
Defining your audience --
Researching your subject --
The shape of a life --
The starting point --
Birthing your subject --
Childhood and youth --
Love stories --
Life's work --
The twilight years --
Ending your story --
Autobiography and memoirs --
Memoir --
Truth--and its consequences --
The afterlife.
Responsibility: Nigel Hamilton.

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Drawing instruction from his own lifetime of biographic work and others'--including Samuel Johnson, Robert Caro, David McCullough, Hermione Lee, Edmund Morris, and others whom Hamilton has admired, Read more...

 
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