Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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Sister Helen Prejean is known for campaigning against the death penalty, reinstated in the US in 1976, responsible for 1, 940 deaths.

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"No one needs a background in the Renaissance and its Holy Roman Church to enjoy this epic and fast- paced tale of debauchery, intrigue, politics, and more."

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“the book is eminently worth reading for its compassion, research, and practical insight.”

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“Seen against the complex backdrop of her family circumstances, the machinations of literary London, and changing social mores that made a ‘female Byron’ no longer socially acceptable, L.E.

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“While many of the gymnasts gave statements at Nassar’s criminal sentencing, for some, The Girls offers them a first opportunity to speak.

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“In this densely packed memoir, it’s not really the destination that matters most, but rather the journey itself that goes over very rough territory and asks probing questions about race, e

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“The ruminations and peregrinations gathered up into this contemplative collection should motivate her readers to seek out her past forays into other forgotten corners of the earth, which r

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Barnum: An American Life, an engaging, insightful, and richly researched new biography by American Scholar editor Robert Wilson, chronic

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“Stonewall Jackson was a man of contradictions—a God-fearing Presbyterian fighting for an unjust cause and a mediocre college professor who, when tested under fire, became a legendary gener

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The Widow Washington represents an engaging, although not a necessarily convincing new portrait of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington.

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“To Boomers, the Gabor sisters were a TV staple. . . . For decades they were Hollywood blondes and Broadway glamour gals. And then they were no more.”

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“a comprehensive and readable narrative of the Army’s critical role in achieving victory over Japan.”

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“‘Whatever package you come in, life isn’t easier or harder than another’s because you are different physically.

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“Elvis in Vegas is a must-read for fans of Elvis and for all who are interested in the history of popular entertainment in America.” 

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“Pipes recounts the gradual process by which through the sheer force of his intellect, Richard Nixon became relevant again to the debates about America’s proper role in the world.”

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“grab your secret decoder ring and your blaster, strap yourself in for liftoff, and enjoy. . . . The pictures in this book are reason enough to buy it.”

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“Christian Keller has proven once again that we can still learn much from the history of the American Civil War.

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“Suchet brings journalistic objectivity, expert analysis, and sensitivity to his portrait of Tchaikovsky the man, his times, and his music.”

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Many young teens turn rebellious as they grow up. They're trying to gain their own individuality to become independent, and many times they do this by bucking the system.

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Nelson Mandela wrote hundreds of letters from August 5, 1962, until February 11, 1990. Prison Letters is a selection.

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"Jeff Guinn studies the very different Edison and Ford as much as the places they camped.

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“What you do in the darkness comes out in the light.”

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“George Marshall lived by a moral code and never strayed from it. That was the key to his greatness.”

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The communes of the ’70s were “weird, wacky and mostly dysfunctional.” So said the Guardian Weekly about Christiania, a Copenhagen military barracks claimed by “seekers of peace” in 1971.

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Rainbow Warrior is an engaging read. It is funny, poignant, painful, and triumphant. It is never less than entertaining.”

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