Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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The fathers and mothers who came home from World War II suffered from some reentry problems (see the 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives) but for the most part these members of the Great

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“a thorough and candid assessment of a great actor’s life and enduring influence.”

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“FDR, as Gerhardt shows, was certainly one of the most consequential presidents in our nation’s history, but consequential and greatness are not the same thing.”

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Do Beatles fans really want to revisit this painful, bitter, divisive time in the life of the band who otherwise gave the world so much joy?”

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“Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’ and only to him was the land ‘infected’ with ‘wild animals’ and ‘savage’ people.”
—Luther Standing Bear

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“a gift to anyone interested in African American history and African American writing . . .”

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Bits and Pieces by . . . Whoopi Goldberg . . . is a rare gem among many ho-hum celebrity memoirs."

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Presenting Lee Krasner as a new release is a bit of a misnomer, as it is actually just the paperback edition of the exhibition catalog created for the 2019 show of the artist’s work at the

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a fascinating collection of case studies of cross-cultural adoption . . .”

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“The Fixer is a fascinating read that is almost like looking in someone’s medicine cabinet—you know you’re not supposed to but curiosity gets the better of you.”

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“When we first arrived in the United States, my father made me dictate everything I could remember about the years while we were apart.” These valuable notes form the basis for Janet Singer Applefi

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“So many times in life, one must put on an act.” 

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A Life Impossible is a well-written and remarkable book in its honesty. It will be an inspiration to many, . . .”

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“As interesting and enlightening as Sociopath is, there’s something disquieting about it.”

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An Unfinished Love Story is in large measure a book about loss, both personal and political, but it’s also a celebration of the power of research to reanimate the past and reshape

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There’s absolutely no doubt that African Americans played a huge role in the creation of what we now know as country music, and that this history has been largely whitewashed.

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“This is the story of a man whose love of country and the steps he took to secure its safety is well-written and interesting and deserves to be devoured.”

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American Flygirl is an important story told in a simple straight-forward and concise way . . .”

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this all-too-human woman kept looking to a better future not just for Jews, but for all humanity.

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“Those who know about the Dreyfus Affair will learn as much from these pages as those who have never heard of it. Samuels offers a fresh lens on an old story . . .”

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Working in contemporary geopolitics you are always struck by the power of imagination and fictional narratives in determining the reputations of secretive organisations.

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James Kaplan’s jazz book explores the lives, separately and then together, of three important figures in modern jazz: Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (saxophone), and Bill Evans (piano).

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“Lamott’s eye-opening gem brings the reader to the power and sweetness love can bring to us daily to ease life’s journey and light our way.”

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“Martin’s writing is ominous yet profoundly beautiful . . .”

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