Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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“Riley’s book is both an incisive examination of Sowell’s ideas and a tribute to a man of courage, brilliant intellect, fierce independence, and scholarly integrity.”

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“Perhaps because Poirot is less a person than principle—a method of detection that is meticulously logical and orderly—he has transitioned easily from print to radio to stage, and from ther

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“The archetypal Valentine, summoned up for the person who has never met her, appears trousered, not merely trousered but actually cross-dressed, as she perceived herself, and this is how she remain

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“In this short, stunning work, with his inimitable use of language, Baldwin distills the essence of his pain and wisdom and points a way for our own time.”

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“Drawing on Heylin’s many remarkable new discoveries in the Dylan Archive, The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling (1941–1966) makes phenomenally captivating readi

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“[A] fascinating, beautifully written memoir . . .”

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“an exquisite, engrossing, and very moving book.”

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Timothy Brennan begins his intellectual and political biography of Edward Said—the Palestinian American literary critic, gadfly, and largely self-appointed global diplomat—on a somber note.

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“Anyone who appreciates historical narrative in which the boundaries of human endurance are examined will wholeheartedly appreciate this book.”

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Eleanor Roosevelt was a transformational figure for generations in the US and around the world.

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For 50 years he was known around the world as master of suspense, from his 1928 silent The Lodger to 1972’s Frenzy, Alfred Hitchcock continued to mesmerize audiences.

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“a brilliant book, one that lays out several gripping mysteries and reveals how the personal is very much political, all wrapped in a compelling narrative that will keep readers turning the

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“These selected personal notes form chapters that describe Lincoln’s life in private moments.

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The first thing to say about Elizabeth Blackwell and her younger sister Emily is that they were formidable women.

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The reviews are in. Vigorous. Exuberant. Boisterous. Energetic. Not the usual words used to describe coming-of-age-poor memoirs such as My Broken Language.

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The clichéd assessment “compulsively readable” seems the most appropriate response to Andrew Morton’s 385-page book on the Windsor sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret.

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Buses Are a Comin’ offers more than a tribute to the Freedom Riders and other activists who put their lives on the line in the face of segregationist massive resistance and stirre

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“There is more to say about war than it is just bad.”

                                                  —Stanley Kubrick

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“Bechdel is ruthlessly honest, her sharp gaze helping us see ourselves, our culture, more clearly.”

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“‘Don’t you have to be born with a voice?’ it was as if my mother had cast a spell on me that I spent a lifetime trying to break.”

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Illuminating and uplifting, I Am a Girl from Africa is a must-read.

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Journalist Elon Green’s true-crime book Last Call is a chilling account of the murders of gay men in the ’80s and ’90s.

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Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono has been fighting for the human rights and justice since her student days as an activist at the University of Hawaii in the ’70s. Sen.

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Churchill & Son is a well-written, extensively researched book that explores the interesting but troubled relationship between a world-famous father and son.”

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