SVWC READS: A. Scott Berg

SVWC READS: A. Scott Berg

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During our latest SVWC NOW video webcast recording, alumnus A. SCOTT BERG spoke with our Associate Director ANNE TAYLOR FLEMING about writing biographies. “A good biography chronicles more than a single life,” Berg says. “It elucidates the times. If done well, they are not only timely but timeless. A good biography should be about more than its subject; it should tell us something about the subject’s world and also the world at large, maybe even something about the human condition.” Scott is currently writing a biography of Thurgood Marshall. Asked to recommend other biographers, Scott extols the works of DAVID MCCULLOUGH, DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, and T. J. STILES.  He also recommends the biographies below.

Photo Credit: Nils Ribi

LEARN MORE ABOUT SCOTT:  

Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story

by Carlos Baker

 

 

 

Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer

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Shelley: The Pursuit

by Richard Holmes

 

Bernard Shaw

by Michael Holroyd

 

 

 

Scott’s Books:

Wilson

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Lindbergh

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

Winner of the National Book Award

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Goldwyn

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Kate Remembered

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