Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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One can always trust the police to be dogged and to keep voluminous records, though they’re not always accurate.

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It’s difficult to describe quite how delightful this book is for a word nerd.

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There have always been fierce rivalries between countries to protect their people and their goods. Enmity has often engendered conflict.

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“an amazing true story that is told with immeasurable depth and compassion . . .  an extraordinary glimpse . . .”

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“an author who has carved out her own territory and made the personal essay into a thing of beauty.”

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Nearly every holiday magnified not just a personal gratitude, but a larger one . . .

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Robert Lowell was at the forefront of post WWII American letters, his volumes of poetry The Mills of the Kavanaughs, Life Studies, and Lord Weary’s Castle among the most lauded po

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“Yes, I believe [Steven] Avery is innocent. This is my opinion, which I know is not worth very much, but my opinion is based on an assessment of the evidence.”
—Jerome F. Buting

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At the University of Pennsylvania, where I teach memoir, I’ve started a tradition.

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“a delight as well as a revelation.”

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British classical pianist James Rhodes is a rebel with a cause as he unleashes his iconoclastic view of the vaulted world of classical music in concert halls and on British TV and in the streets an

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In this nonfiction work, the granddaughter of the late Abraham Zapruder relates the circumstances surrounding the filming of President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, TX.

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“a marvelous companion to this series, with wonderful illustrations and an engaging backstory . . .”

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Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 transformed women’s sports in America and is now a familiar historical marker.

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Claretta Pitacci, although not the only mistress to Italian Prime Minister and dictator, Benito Mussolini, is possibly best known as the one who died with him.

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In The Pen and the Brush, the versatile biographer Anka Muhlstein explores some of the complex and fascinating relationships that have existed between painters and novelists.

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“Love the music, love the man, read the book.  “

 

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” —Attributed to many

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Kahlil Gibran’s prose, visual art and advocacy for transcultural unity made him a citizen of the world during his lifetime, admired in the east and west.

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William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) is a pivotal figure in the history of American art. He was a contemporary of James Whistler and John Singer Sargent.

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“This book is a breath of fresh air.”

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One of the titans of 20th century American literature, Ernest Hemingway was larger than life and an adventurer of the first rank. He was also imperfect, flawed and, therefore, human.

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“an extraordinary and thought provoking view on the playwright’s life and works.”

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