100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

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Libraries Unlimited, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 438 pages
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Profiles of and reading lists for 100 of today's most popular nonfiction authors have been gathered together in this affordable, single source reference, which covers representatives from all major nonfiction genres--true adventure, true crime, travel and environmental narrative, science, history, life stories, and investigative writing. While focusing on such contemporary authors as Sebastian Junger, Frances Mayes, Joan Didion, Bill Bryson, and Anne Lamott, a few classics whose works are still in print and widely read (e.g., Truman Capote, M.F.K. Fisher, and Carl Sagan) are also included. In addition to information about the personal and writing lives of this fascinating and diverse group, users will find a list of their published works.

  

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A companion volume to "100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors." Another great ready reference volume for questions concerning which author wrote what book and when. Together, these books could form the core of a Reader's Advisory reference collection. Read full review

Contents

Edward Abbey
1
Diane Ackerman
6
Caroline Alexander
10
Stephen E Ambrose
13
Maya Angelou
18
Dave Barry
23
Rick Bass
27
Wendell Berry
31
Anne Lamott
213
William Langewiesche
217
Erik Larson
220
Michael Lewis
224
Robert Lindsey
227
Barry Lopez
230
Peter Maas
234
Dave Marsh
237

Mark Bowden
36
Taylor Branch
40
Bill Bryson
44
Tim Cahill
48
Truman Capote
52
Rachel Carson
57
Jung Chang
61
Deepak Chopra
64
Ted Conover
69
Richard Dawkins
72
Jared Diamond
76
Joan Didion
80
Annie Dillard
84
WEB Du Bois
89
Pete Earley
95
Barbara Ehrenreich
98
Tim F Flannery
102
Thomas Fleming
106
John Hope Franklin
111
Ian Frazier
116
Henry Louis Gates Jr
120
Jane Goodall
126
Doris Kearns Goodwin
131
Linda Greenlaw
135
Lee Gutkind
138
David Halberstam
142
Pete Hamill
146
Stephen W Hawking
150
William Least HeatMoon
155
James Herriot
158
John Hersey
162
Seymour M Hersh
166
Laura Hillenbrand
169
bell hooks
173
Tony Horwitz
177
Pico Iyer
181
Sebastian Junger
185
Michio Kaku
189
Tracy Kidder
192
Jonathan Kozol
195
Jon Krakauer
199
Jane Kramer
203
Mark Kurlansky
206
Anne LaBastille
209
Peter Matthiessen
241
Frances Mayes
246
Peter Mayle
249
Frank McCourt
253
David McCullough
256
Joe McGinniss
260
Bill McKibben
264
John McPhee
268
Ved Mehta
272
Farley Mowat
277
Susan Orlean
282
Nathaniel Philbrick
286
George Plimpton
290
Michael Pollan
294
Ron Powers
297
Beth Powning
301
Richard Preston
305
Ruth Reichl
308
Mary C Roach
312
Ann Rule
315
Carl Sagan
319
David Sedaris
323
Tim Severin
326
Dava Sobel
330
Art Spiegelman
334
Robert Sullivan
338
Gay Talese
341
Deborah Tannen
345
Paul Theroux
349
Hunter S Thompson
354
Henry David Thoreau
358
Calvin Trillin
363
Barbara Tuchman
367
Sarah Vowell
370
Andrew Weil
373
Cornel West
377
Simon Winchester
381
Tom Wolfe
385
Tobias Wolff
389
Bob Woodward
392
Genre Index
395
AuthorTitle Index
397
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BERNARD A. DREW, is a freelance writer/editor, and author of numerous books, including 100 Most Popular Genre Authors (Libraries Unlimited, 2005).

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