Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos started his online retail company selling books and continues to have a passion for bookselling as well as almost anything consumable that can be bought online. Amazon's latest publishing venture moves into short -- i.e., readable -- biographies of "canonical figures" by "celebrated authors."
The first subjects of what Amazon is calling the "Icon" series include Jesus, Josef Stalin, Lucian Freud, J.D. Salinger, Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, and Hannah Arendt.
The Icon series may not … Read more