Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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“this isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”

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“I didn’t read her book. All those reviews . . .” said a 60-something man.

“I never liked her. She’s too pompous,” said a middle-aged woman.

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“This courageous memoir is a worthy addition to the growing trans canon.”

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“a gift that feeds those who wish to sing and long to write.”

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Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala exploded into the national consciousness during the 2016 presidential elections.

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A funny thing one comes across when reading biographies about Russian revolutionaries is how bourgeois nearly all of their lives were.

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In the Beat Generation tribe, Robert Frank was the odd man out.

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"Despite the book's size, the complexity of its subject, and the narrative's variance with common public memory, it is a fast engaging read that corrects, even scatters, misconceptions."

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“For anyone who enjoys reading about American history, this book is most enjoyable, informative, and belongs on the library shelf.”

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“This is a straightforward, well-told, and uplifting personal story of what essentially represents the American dream.”

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“Merry’s book is a needed corrective to the underestimation of McKinley by professional historians.”

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“Kotkin’s exhaustive research, careful historical judgments, shrewd insights, and splendid writing . . .”

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"Read this book. Do not wait until some modern Buffalo Bill makes this story into another epic movie about the West's greatest show!"

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“Twenty-Two on Peleliu will haunt, enchant and thrill . . . it will inspire you with stories of heroism and courage . . .

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“many more lives were spared an unthinkable end . . . thanks to the humanity of just one individual.

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Conservatives in both the two major United States political parties can relax about Bernie Sanders’ new book.

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“Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us.

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As much memoir as about clinical medicine, Slow Medicine offers readers the sequel to her nonfiction masterpiece, God's Hotel (2012).

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"In The Lost Founding Father Cooper speaks to our times on national best interest in opposition to partisan politics."

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Oriana Fallaci was the legendary Italian journalist known for her confrontational interviewing tactics that came to be known as ‘La Fallaci’ style.

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“a tantalizing look into how Austen’s classic works were shaped by her close relationship with her brother, as well as the financial scandals and disasters of the Regency era.”

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“fully justifie[s] the remark of General Alan Brooke that Britain should ‘thank God . . . that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.’”

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David Foster Wallace, a competitive tennis player in his youth, once wrote that “Top athletes are compelling because they embody the comparison-based achievement we Americans revere—fastest

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“The agenda of many combat photographers is either ideological—an attempt to save the world by bringing to light the suffering of war’s victims—or aesthetic—getting that perfect combination of comp

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