Books by Sonia Purcell
Interviews where books by Sonia Purcell were recommended
Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century
by Charles King
The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth
by Josh Levin
L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated "Female Byron"
by Lucasta Miller
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
by George Packer
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
by Sonia Purcell
How do you find the perfect subject for a biography? “Pick a real bitch, or real bastard, and make sure they’re dead,” a famous biographer once told Elizabeth Taylor. The author, critic and chair of the National Book Critics’ Circle biography committee talks us through the books that made their 2020 shortlist.