Jane Wolfe

We are thrilled to host bestselling biographer Jane Wolfe in the store on Thursday, September 8th at 6:00 PM.   She will be in discussion with Jerome Weeks about her new book Burl.  


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The riveting biography of Burl Osborne, former chairman of The Associated Press and publisher of The Dallas Morning News, who waged and won one of the last great newspaper wars in the U.S.

Burl is the story of one man’s unlikely rise from the coal mines of Appalachia to the pinnacle of journalism. After being diagnosed with a fatal kidney disease as a child, Burl Osborne pioneered home dialysis treatment and became the 130th person to undergo a live kidney transplant in 1966—then an unproven, high-risk operation.

While managing his challenging illness, Burl distinguished himself early as a writer and reporter with The Associated Press, eventually rising to the top of the wire service’s executive ranks. Then, against the advice of his colleagues and the newspaper’s own doctors, he sought an even greater challenge: joining The Dallas Morning News to lead the fight in one of America’s last great newspaper wars.
 
Throughout his life and career, he garnered respect from business and political leaders, reporters, editors, and publishers around the country. Burl thrusts readers into the improbable and remarkable life of a man at the forefront of both medicine and a golden age of journalism.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Jane Wolfe is the author of two previous biographies, THE MURCHISONS: The Rise and Fall of a Texas Dynasty (St. Martin’s Press, New York) and BLOOD RICH: When Oil Billions, High Fashion, and Royal Intimacies Are Not Enough (Little, Brown & Co., New York), and Royal Intimacies Are Not Enough (Little, Brown & Co,. New York). She is also a freelance writer for several publications, including the New York Times and Town & Country magazine. Although she lived in Dallas from 1980 until 2019, she now resides in the city where she was born, Columbus, Ohio, and where her family for many years owned The Columbus Dispatch.

Thursday, September 8th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
5600 W Lovers Ln Suite 142
Dallas, TX, TX 75209

            

Burl: Journalism Giant and Medical Trailblazer

By Jane Wolfe

Burl: Journalism Giant and Medical Trailblazer By Jane Wolfe Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781524871796
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 6th, 2022

Burl: Journalism Giant and Medical Trailblazer By Jane Wolfe Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781524871796
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 6th, 2022

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We are thrilled to host bestselling biographer Jane Wolfe in the store on Thursday, September 8th at 6:00 PM. She will be in discussion with Jerome Weeks about her new book Burl.