Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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“Part memoir, part cultural critique, part manifesto, Hysterical is a tour de force, a powerful response and critique of the subjugation of girls and women across all aspects of ou

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“For those looking for factual information and a new perspective on an old topic, fortunately there are other books out there.”

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“The Wise Gals who started at the CIA paved the way for the many women coming after them and still provide an inspiring model.

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“The last time I saw Ruth, it was for supper.”

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“Horowitz has pieced together a fascinating story of a woman who ‘lied all her life’ and died in 1954 at the age of 86 in a Hove nursing home, taking her secrets with her.”

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The investment giant Goldman Sachs continues to make headlines by insisting all its workers report back into the office five days a week.

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Beverly Lowry is clear: Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta is not a memoir.

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“‘The scientific man does not aim for an immediate result. . . . His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.

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“Tesla: Wizard at War tells of the process in which ideas—even if dismissed or of questionable credibility—develop.”

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“Deeply researched and written with authority, Snyder’s book examines virtually every aspect of Frankfurter’s career and, despite its length, remains wonderfully readable and accessible.”

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The Facemaker proves an absorbing story of a remarkable surgeon rising to the demands of the most horrifying wounds of modern warfare.”

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The Last American Hero: The Remarkable Life of John Glenn captures the man and his time, his impact on space flight, and the nature of heroism and hero worship.”

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“Memoir is meant to be an individual story that illuminates the human condition.

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Ancestors and forerunners show up in the annals of American literature more often than readers imagine.

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In the winter of 1949 the celebrated French avant-garde artist Jean Cocteau came to New York to give a talk at the screening of his latest film, The Eagle with Two Heads.

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“A thoughtful, revealing book about a horrid man and serial predator who produced some fine movies.”

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Bad City, a startling tale of people looking the other way and behaving ever so badly, never lets up.

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Growing Up Getty: The Story of America’s Most Unconventional Dynasty is a riveting biographical work of the life and legacy of America’s greatest wildcatter, J.Paul Getty, who discovered t

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“Jefferson Morley’s new book Scorpions’ Dance uses the relationship between CIA Director Richard Helms and President Richard Nixon as a window through which to take another look at

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“No matter how much you think you know about Harvey Weinstein, this book will make you realize how much bigger—and more interesting—the story is.”

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“Zhuqing Li’s Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden tells the heartrending, beautifully written, remarkable story of two sisters—Li’s aunts, inseparable as young girls—that circu

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“an important book brimming with essential insights about what it means to be a nation at war.”    

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“Lytle Hernández makes the provocative argument that it was a lesser-known figure, radical transformationalist Ricardo Flores Magó

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My depression competed with my mania.

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