In the first two decades of the 20th century in the United States, the national mood changed radically from one of heady optimism to dissolution.
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Ever since it was first published in England in 1847 and in the U.S. in 1848, Jane Eyre has been a literary phenomenon, widely read, profoundly influential, and lovingly imitated.
“As Bauer writes the fight against Boko Haram is far from over. His final sentence encapsulates Nigeria’s nightmare: ‘We have fear. We have hope.’”
Patrick J. Buchanan’s Nixon’s White House Wars is part memoir, part history, and part commentary on his years as a Nixon loyalist and aide in and out of the White House.
As the old saying goes, “Close, but no cigar.” When You Find Out the World Is Against You and Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments by Kelly Oxford is a book that tries to put a humorou
“Daring to Drive is a testament to how women in Muslim countries are helping change their culture, one step at a time.”
Sherman Alexie’s compelling memoir offers a mix of poetry and prose that links emotional intimacy to a powerful narrative that will likely keep readers off balance.
Crossing the River Kabul is a memoir that reads almost like a diary. It is the real life account of Baryalai Popal, the son of one of Afghanistan’s premier families.
In case the nonstop celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt.
The blood soaked epic rise of the Tudors from powerful family to self-made royalty is one of the great political dramas in history.
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“Rising Star is an epic triumph of personal and political biography.”
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In her brilliant 1977 one-woman Broadway show entitled On Stage, Lily Tomlin performed a bit in which middle-aged married couple Lud and Marie discussed a cake that they had eaten, endless
“beautifully written narrative. . . . Menkedick is a writer to watch.”
Gabourey Sidibe’s meteoric rise to fame in the film Precious has reached a new level in her career with the release of her new memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.
Every man of God has two religions, according to writer Patricia Lockwood: one belonging to heaven and the other to the world.
In his 1943 classic, The Machiavellians, the political philosopher James Burnham praised Niccolo Machiavelli for writing truthfully and unsentimentally about the way political leaders gain
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“Byrne touches on a broad array of forces that influence and shape the musical experience—from how it is created, performed, recorded, and distributed to more personally meaningful aspects
Before the book is even opened, Nevertheless, the new memoir by Trump manqué Alec Baldwin has much to tell us.
“A corrective look at Leonardo’s first 27 professional years when he was snubbed, struggled, and departed Florence thwarted and penniless.”