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'A Life of My Own' is biographer Claire Tomalin's chance to turn inward

We live in a golden age of biography, when authors who write well about famous figures can acquire a measure of fame for themselves.

David McCullough has certainly done that with his chronicles of Harry Truman, John Adams, and the Wright Brothers. Doris Kearns Goodwin, who’s written books about Abraham Lincoln, Lyndon Johnson, and the two iconic Roosevelts, TR and FDR, has become something of a household name, too. In the pantheon of superstar biographers, the English writer Claire Tomalin has a place as

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