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The Biographer's Craft : Practical Advice on Gathering Writing Shaping and Polishing Biographical Material [how to Write a Biography, Research, Authorship, Form, Techniques, Methods, explained]

Lomask, Milton

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ISBN 10: 0060155345 / ISBN 13: 9780060155346
Published by Harper & Row, 1986
Condition: Good Clean Cond. Soft cover

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Paperback : soft cover edition in good or better condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Bookseller Inventory # 5020918

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Title: The Biographer's Craft : Practical Advice on...

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Good Clean Cond.

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Issued

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Drawing on his experience as the biographer of several American figures, Lomask offers a practical manual for the beginning biographer and autobiographer. He outlines the scholarly apparatus neededquotes, notes, bibliographyand sketches the nature of the medium, selecting a subject, methods of finding and using sources, questions of style and tone. Lomask illustrates his points with examples from a variety of biographies and autobiographies, and concludes with advice on securing a publisher. This clear and simple book should be helpful both to the apprentice in and the student of the art.

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