Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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“Intense, well-researched, and highly readable, this super-candid biography will have wide appeal.”

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“Roberts tells an epic tale through these 31 stories, the evolution of a great city developed by people who wrote history with their lives.”

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“Like a series of Russian nesting dolls, this book is about a specific painter within a specific culture within the history of how that culture has been seen and described through the centu

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“This is more than an introduction to Canetti, the thinker, the writer, the man. It’s a profound portrait of a creative talent and the times he lived in.”

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Here is a beautiful book that belongs in the library of every lover of literature and every lover of fine portrait photography.

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“Freedland enthusiastically makes his informal retelling of this story of a daring escape from a horror on an unimaginable scale a particular tale of high adventure.”

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“Perhaps dogs can’t teach us how to live but, by their joyful presence and abundant love, they help us live better.”

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“Often sad, sometimes funny, and always absorbing, this unusually candid memoir will be a must-read for Newman fans.”

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“wonderfully fun to dip into. Reading just a few pages is a perfect antidote to reading today’s news. Humor like this is more than a tasty snack; it’s a very satisfying meal.”

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“Dick Gregory was one of a kind, the genuine article.”

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“Cleveland’s personal history offered no foreshadowing of future greatness.

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Folk Music is not a conventional biography, and readers hoping to find in it details of Bob Dylan’s personal life will have to search elsewhere.

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“This kind of self-awareness is a crucial ingredient for any memoir.

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“There have been other books about the polygamist Mormons in Mexico, some of them first-hand accounts.

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“a rich resource . . . a brilliant and much-needed book.”

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“David McCullough’s Brave Companions is a welcome reminder of how history should be written.”

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Giuliani is a well-written, balanced, and unvarnished portrait of a public figure whose downfall will sadden most readers.”  

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The Mosquito Bowl is not just a book about war. It is, instead, about the men who fought that war.

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Like many memoirists, R. Barbara Gitenstein’s insightful and deeply personal story germinated as she looked through her life’s rear-view mirror and at the lessons she learned along the way.

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“The scholarship here is astounding, and the reader leaves the book not only with an abundance of dog-eared pages, but also an appreciation of both the biographer’s subject (i.e., Lehman) a

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The spirit of the title hints at the message: A British prosecutor at Nuremberg, Sir Hartley Shawcross, encouraged the judges to imagine that all of humanity stood before them, crying out, “These a

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“Aguon is a skilled and heartfelt writer, and his book will most likely be inspiring to readers who share his political analysis and seek out the personal stories hidden by geo-political co

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“Quickly digested, bite-sized moments in pregnancy and motherhood . . .”

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Music memoirs come in many different forms, but Three Pianos by Andrew McMahon is in a small sub-genre: the self-loathing confessional.

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Miranda Seymour has produced a detailed and exhaustive account of the life of novelist Jean Rhys on the basis of her short stories, novels, and an unfinished autobiography, Smile Please, w

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