A&E produces books from 'Biography'

January 05, 1998|By Newsday

"Biography," the signature series of the A&E cable network, is spawning a series of books, matching top writing talent and the lives of world figures.

Four $20 hardcovers -- they are concise summaries, not myth-shattering exposes -- inaugurate the line:

"Ronald Reagan," by Kenneth T. Walsh, veteran White House correspondent of U.S. News & World Report.

"Pope John Paul II," by John Moody, who used to head Time's Rome bureau.

"Muhammad Ali," by John Stravinsky, a longtime sports writer.

"Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis," by Ellen Ladowsky, who has reported on Washington for the New Yorker and other publications.

The books are published by Park Lane Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group.

Expected this fall: "Katharine Hepburn" by Barbara Holland, "Martin Luther King" by V.P. Franklin, "Marilyn Monroe" by Phil Berger and "Al Capone" by Rick Hornung.

Pub Date: 1/05/98

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