Book review: John Eisenberg’s Native Dancer

The challenge of biographies is to make the subjects more than the sum of their accomplishments, of the events that make up their lives. The best biographies convey the inner lives of their subjects, as revealed through behavior and conversation and the artifacts of their lives: the letters they wrote, the art they created, the…

Better (a year) late than never

I first heard of T.D. Thornton’s Not By A Long Shot last May, a year ago, when it came out; listening to a podcast of the WBUR sports program Only A Game focusing on the Derby, I was captured by host Bill Littlefield’s interview with Thornton. Completely absorbed in the engaging stories Thornton told about…