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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2011 file photo, Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells who led a crusade against lynching during the early 20th century, holds a portrait of Wells in her home in Chicago's South Side. Duster’s biography of the pioneering African-American journalist and activist, “Ida B. the Queen” will come out next February.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Biography of Ida B. Wells coming out in 2021, publisher says

May. 14, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells is writing a biography of the pioneering African-American journalist and activist. One Signal Publishers announced Thursday that Michelle Duster's “Ida B. the Queen” will come out next February. Duster will collaborate on the book with...

FILE - This May 21, 2019 file photo shows author Robert Caro at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala in New York. The historian discusses life during the pandemic and gives a progress report on his final Lyndon Johnson book in an exclusive interview with the Associated Press. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Robert Caro writes, and waits, during the COVID-19 outbreak

May. 8, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On most days since the coronavirus spread through Manhattan, Robert Caro has held to a familiar routine. He rises early, walks to his office down the street, spends hours on the fifth and final volume of his Lyndon Johnson biography and enjoys a late-day stroll in Central Park with his...

FILE - In this May 1985 file photo, American artist Andrew Wyeth poses with his wife Betsy at an unknown location in front of his paintings

Betsy Wyeth, widow and muse of Andrew Wyeth, dies at 98

Apr. 22, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) — Betsy James Wyeth, the widow, business manager and muse of painter Andrew Wyeth, died Tuesday at age 98, according to the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, which she helped found. She was a guiding force throughout her husband’s career, documenting...

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Prize-winning reporter writes book on Melania Trump

Apr. 8, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post has written an unauthorized biography of first lady Melania Trump. Mary Jordan's “The Art of Her Deal,” which draws upon more than 100 interviews, comes out June 16. "The picture is one of a woman who is savvy, steely,...