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Yet More Biographies…..


Alexander The Great by Robin Lane Fox  

Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris 

Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA  by Randall Woods 

The first, was one of the works cited by Paul Cartledge in his own biography of Alexander the Great. Fox is an eminent historian at Oxford, now emeritus and his biography was a an important work in the field.

The next two were gifts from my own students. Now that I have Colonel Roosevelt, I will have to read the prize-winning trilogy as I have copies of the first two volumes (somewhere). The impression Morris made with his Reagan biography, Dutch, was very strange, but this will probably redeem him.

Not very familiar with Woods, but William Colby was a fascinating, controversial and contradictory DCI whose intelligence career spanned the OSS and much of the Cold War, dying in retirement under mysterious circumstances.

Added to the pile…..

2 Responses to “Yet More Biographies…..”

  1. Lexington Green Says:

    I picked up a biography of James Burnham recently.  Not sure when I will get to it.  The former communists who were the founders of modern conservatism are a fascinating group.  http://www.amazon.com/James-Burnham-Struggle-World-Life/dp/1882926765

  2. Terry Tucker Says:

    I read the Trilogy by Edmund Morris, could not put it down, very readable history, my favorite was the volume titled T.Rex, just brillant.

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