Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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“It takes a strong stomach to read this memoir, but the journey is worth it.”

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“Barnes is a delightful raconteur, and there’s a good deal of first-person rumination here throughout.

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These days many historians would ask: Why another book about a well-known founding father, in this case a dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington?

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“a more nuanced and comprehensive look at this brilliant but tortured genius . . .”

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“This volume fills a critical gap in the study of the American Civil War, narrating that it truly was a continental war with potential repercussions far beyond the Washington-Richmond corri

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“Rifkind’s The Sun and Her Stars is a thoroughly researched and dimensional biography of this fearless humanitarian in a perilous time.”

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Although this is an English language reprint of a memoir originally published in 1946, it shouldn’t be terribly surprising that it still has considerable relevance as a first-pers

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Gay Like Me is not just an expression of love, but it is a collection of parental advice many LGBTQ+ youth will never otherwise have.”

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Tough Love should be recommend reading for students and interns working for NGOs, and nonprofit organizations whose work and research covers policy concerns.”

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“Des Jardins’ writing inspires all of us in the way Missy clearly inspired others. It’s an incredible feat for a biography to serve its subject so well.”

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“Mann’s book is about the professional and personal relationship between Cheney and Powell—how it blossomed during the first Gulf War under Bush 41, strained but survived the 9

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Achilles in The Odyssey is “lord of all the dead.” Like Achilles, Manuel Mena died young, in battle.

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“Chuck Palahniuk writes short . . . that is to say, his message is concise, given to us in few, well-chosen words that get the point across without a lot of fuss.”

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“Dreams of El Dorado is in a sense the culmination of Brands’ love affair with the history of the American West.”

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Mobituaries is droll, ironic, sill

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When Adam Hill, physician, sought medical help, he was asked if he really wanted to pursue it. He understood later. He was being warned it might damage his career. It did.

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"Robert Harms tells this epic as an important chapter in the history of the world."

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In the post-Charlottesville world where the President of the United States continues to enable these “very fine people” with a deliberate blind eye to the intensity of the

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In 1975 photographer James Klosty published the first ever book on the American choreographer Merce Cunningham, republished in 1986 and now in commemoration of Cunningham’s 100th birthday, Klosty h

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“Regan ends her memoir with a prayer. Then it is another day, and the reader is hopeful that Iliana will be just fine.”

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This short book shows Toni Morrison’s “black girl magic,” as Zadie Smith writes in the Prologue. It shows her beauty.

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In his memoir, I Was Hitler’s Pilot, Hans Baur provides more insight into his love of flying than he does discussing his role as Hitler’s pilot.

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“This is not an easy journey, but neither has the evolution of humans from the savannahs of Africa to the surface of the moon been idyllic.”

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A military memoir filled with dark humor, Clint Emerson’s The Right Kind of Crazy builds a portrait of what it takes to work in special ops for two decades.

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