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My Favorite Episodes in Helena Rubinstein’s Biography

It’s difficult to choose only one—she led such an amazing life! The first that springs to mind, though, is the ...

Writing Biography: The Historian’s Challenge, Part 2

Can biographers really know their subjects fully? Was Mark Twain right when he said that “a man’s real life is ...

Writing Biography: The Historian’s Challenge, Part 1

For historians, writing biography presents a number of challenges. One of the more important comes from scholars who tend to ...