Peter L. Winkler is the author of Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel (Barricade Books, $26.95), the first biography to cover the entire life and career of one of America's most intriguing show-business luminaries and true mavericks, and the first to appear since the actor’s death. Philippe Mora, who directed Hopper and knew him as a friend, hails Winkler's book as “the definitive biography of this live wire who lived on the high wire.”