Favorite books about famous and/or infamous people?
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Last Flight by Amelia Earhart (info arranged by her husband, George Palmer Putnam)
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Doris Day: Her Own Story by A. E. Hotchner
Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
by Jeff Guinn
are some of my all-time favorites.
Vita:The Life of Vita Sackville-West by Victoria Glendinning and her biography of Virginia Woolf's husband titled, Leonard Woolf: A Biography.
Robert K. Massie's vividly human interpretation of Russian Empress, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
FYI: Perry Edward Smith and his fellow ex-con partner, Richard Eugene "Dick" Hickock butchered a family of 4 in their Kansas farm house in the 50s. Capote was obsessed by them, more especially Smith. He attended Smith's execution in an act of "friendship" to him. In Cold Blood (pub. 1966) is probably the most famous American real crime nonfiction book.