Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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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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“a tale of cross-generational trauma and how greater world history can deeply affect individuals.”

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To be young, blues-besotted, and touring with Muddy Waters, the great Mississippi-born singer and guitarist who electrified a Delta folk style and, on his own and through disciples like the Rolling

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"Well researched with wonderfully vivid details."

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If you like stories of adventure across borders in exotic but dangerous places by a brave woman working in a man’s world, this page turner is for you.

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“Sea power will remain a vital tool of national power, and Mahan remains one of the foremost thinkers on the strategic purpose of naval forces to meet national objectives.”

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In The Manicurist's Daughter: A Memoir, Susan Lieu seeks to understand her Vietnamese immigrant mother, who died when Lieu was 11, and to reconcile her own identity as both part of, and in

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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity is a collection of essays by Julia Serano originally released in 2007.

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“Anna May’s is not exactly a rags-to-riches story, but it did start with dirty clothes, laboring as a young girl in her family’s laundry business in Los Angeles.

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Emily Raboteau is a 47-year-old Black woman of mixed race, who lives in the Bronx, NY, with her husband and two adolescent sons.

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"A fascinating portrait of a man who left his mark all over present-day Israel in his great buildings and an even bigger mark on Christian imagination."

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Mistress of Life and Death is a very upsetting account, but a necessary one. As the author writes . . .

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“In carefully crafted words, Dubus III both records and enacts his transcendence of the often brutal facts of his upbringing and our time.”

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“The author keeps The Watchmaker’s Daughter a simple, unadorned story that makes the events even more horrific and universal—especially for our times.”

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Grief Is for People is an eloquent, pensive, and deeply moving paean to a best friend.”

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“For those who don't know Spinoza and for those who do, Buruma offers a truly illuminating book. . . .

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“The subject is handled well by an expert who produces a highly readable and intimate history.”

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“Golway’s lively and insightful narrative does much to illuminate La Guardia’s enduring impact on New York City and the relevance of his grand and inclusive social vision a century later.”

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