Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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The memoir succeeds, with its deceptively quiet descriptions of autumn both in the natural world, and in the season of his and Hiroko’s own lives, in echoing a uniquely Ja

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“a cautionary tale of ambition, service, and the passing down of the mantel of public service from father to son . . .”

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“If James Olson’s intention is to encourage American intelligence institutions to press the reset button and regain control of the counterintelligence battle through new methods and a refre

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“I was born homosexual. Very early in my childhood, I remember lying in bed awake, anxious, calming myself by imagining that I was in the arms of a man—an adult man.”

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“How did a sickly kid from a poor family in Pittsburgh become Andy Warhol, the cultural superstar?”

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“While much is known about the two successful accidentals, Roosevelt and Truman, and the partially-successful Lyndon, the latter Johnson, much of the book’s treasure lies in earlier, lesser

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“There could not be a better subject for a work of graphic nonfiction (to use the author’s term) than the great Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.”

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“The story of Onwuachi’s climb up, with its attendant pitfalls, is masterful.”

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Perhaps most rewardingly and unexpectedly, Working is a book about what makes great writing: 'Rhythm matters. Mood matters. Sense of place matters.

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“even readers already somewhat familiar with Sulak’s extraordinary life will find many things here to engage and surprise.”

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“This is an enchanting and unforgettable little book, beautifully written and translated, which brings Stefania vividly to life.”

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“In Bent But Not Broken, Cummings has invited readers into his life, and the result for many will be a feeling of knowing this man well. Very well.

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“One can only imagine what the publication of Commander in Cheat will produce on the president’s Twitter feed.

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“After more than forty years as the physician, I was about to be the patient.”

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“Weis’ book is particularly fascinating in offering a detailed picture of the place of the courtesan in 19th century Parisian social life.”

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“if you really want to be creeped out and want a sleepless night, enter the unsavory and often seedy world of ‘Javanka’ where ruthlessness, egotism, and pure ignorance run rampant.” 

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“in part a work of advocacy for classical music, in part philosophy for a society in transition, and in part wisdom from a sensitive, caring, and intelligent artist, Classical Music: Ex

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“Yuval Taylor’s love telling tale is intriguing, funny, and filled with much speculation. It’s a book that might be ready for the big screen.

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Bruce Springsteen fans are like no other fans in the annals of rock ’n’ roll, though it would not be easy to describe them. They come in many shapes and sizes, and belong to different generations.

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“Inhuman Land is a vivid lesson of what that war entailed, conveyed with an artist’s eye, and well worth reading.”

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“Doing Justice is an essential read for every American who cares about the rule of law and the pursuit of justice in the United States, particularly at a time when

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When US Army Private Bowe Bergdahl went outside the wire of his military basecamp in Afghanistan in 2009, and wandered around to talk to the enemy, he was within hours captured by the Taliban.

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“Holly van Leuven has written an exhaustively researched, well-written chronicle of Bolger’s life and career.

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“there is much to instruct and delight in the delineation of the ways in which the lives of these unusual women are reflected in their work.”

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“In The Trial of Lizzie Borden, Robertson displays her writing and researching skills in this piece of creative nonfiction that reads almost as a novel.

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