Biography

Boomer Guru
Boomer Guru: How M. Scott Peck Guided Millions but Lost Himself on the Road Less Traveled
MD: Capparoe Books, 2015
Known as “the Nation’s Shrink,” psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, MD, shot to fame in 1978 with his best-selling book The Road Less Traveled. Yet, even as he helped millions toward God and enlightenment, he searched for them for himself without success. Biographer Arthur Jones had unprecedented access to Peck to produce a searing account of a world-famous psychiatrist on the couch. Read more…

 

NCR at Fifty
The National Catholic Reporter at Fifty: The Story of the Pioneering Paper and Its Editors
MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014
NCR’s investigative approach to the Catholic Church and its activities at the national and international levels altered forever how journalists would report on the previously secretive church. The biographical chapters show how individual editors’ backgrounds shaped their approaches across the paper’s half-century. Read more…

 

Pierre Toussaint
Pierre Toussaint: A Biography
NY: Doubleday, 2003
At the time of his death in the mid-19th century, Toussaint was hailed as New York’s leading black citizen. He was praised for his exemplary life of Christan service, not least when yellow fever epidemics revealed him as a man who placed others’ needs before his own.

 

Malcolm Forbes: Peripatetic Millionaire
Malcolm Forbes: Peripatetic Millionaire
NY: Harper, 1977
The daredevil son of magazine founder B.C. Forbes, whose mantel and the Forbes magazine he inherited.