Christian Mirch, a lawyer and police officer, and Elizabeth Hallgren, a small business adviser and educator, have launched campaigns for State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh's west-central Omaha district.
Acclaimed music anthologist and writer Philip Norman utilizes years of research and first-hand interviews with those close to the Fab Four in this expansive biography, published 11 years after the iconic rock band split up. The epic tale charts the English stars from their humble beginnings in Liverpool, to their astonishing heights of fame, to their acrimonious split.
John Lennon cited Braun’s 1964 biography as the most honest account of the band’s hey-day, even better than Hunter Davies’ much more popular, and also very good, biographical “Beatles Book.” Braun takes readers through a nothing-is-off-limits ride, showcasing each musician’s famous wit, even when it gets them in trouble at times.
Calamity Jane was big on self-promotion, much of it fiction. Even her love life is a question mark. How many "husbands" she had may never be substantiated. But here's a clue to one early flame.
Fred Hare’s basketball journey had many twists and turns. His biography was the same way until now. “Best of the Best, The Birth and Legacy of a Legend” is now available.
Fred Hare’s basketball journey had many twists and turns.
If you’re a joiner and not an organizer, the Omaha area has volumes of book clubs for you.
Movie critic Bruce Miller says “I Am Woman” is a passive screen biography that plays it too safe. “The Broken Hearts Gallery” is a film simple…
Another Pulitzer Prize-winning biography (as well as a National Book Award winner), Stewart’s book examines the life of Locke, the philosopher, writer and trailblazer of the Harlem Renaissance, whose protegees included Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Jacob Lawrence.
No way was I going to read an 892-page book, even if it won the Pulitzer Prize and even if 121 of those pages are footnotes. But this biography of Douglass — who rose from enslavement in the South to become one of our nation’s great 19th-century orators and abolitionists — seemed like an important book for this moment, so I took a deep breath and started.
The great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells is writing a biography of the pioneering African American journalist and activist.
Waller says this biography offers a largely uncritical portrait of the celebrated feminist but provided a helpful overview of Steinem’s upbringing in Ohio, her romantic relationships and the launch of Ms. magazine in 1971 — a signal event portrayed in the Steinem-centric episode, “Gloria.”
Despite being a subtly critical look at Phyllis Schlafly, this biography is still well regarded by her acolytes. Felsenthal was a young feminist who became interested in learning more about Schlafly after she negatively reviewed Schlafly’s 1977 book, “The Power of the Positive Woman,” and was inundated with hate mail. Felsenthal, who consulted on “Mrs. America,” ended up spending time with Schlafly at home in Illinois and interviewing her family members. The biography “paints a really detailed portrait of Schlafly’s home life,” Waller says. It was recommended by a member of Stop ERA who was friends with Schlafly. Waller attributes the book’s popularity with supporters to glowing quotes about Schlafly from Stop ERA members, as well as the credit Felsenthal gives her for killing the amendment’s ratification. “There’s also a narrative that once Carol spent time with Phyllis that Phyllis turned her,” Waller says, “but I can assure you she’s still very much a feminist.”
Woody Allen believes Timothee Chalamet was forced to denounce him after working on his movie, A Rainy Day in New York, to increase his chances…
Omaha Public Library wants to help readers find new books — or at least books new to them. Every month in this space, OPL employees will recom…
It has been a persistent problem for President Trump's administration: an apparent failure to recognize red flags when vetting potential hires and appointees.