Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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“The Color of Abolition proves an invaluable addition to abolitionist history, which has grown immeasurably richer in recent years.”

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Girls Can Kiss Now by Jill Gutowitz has been greeted with rapturous anticipation by a range of American publications and blogs, Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Bustle, Electric L

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“Hong’s memoir is as perfect in tone and pitch as a memoir can be.”

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“Jeffrey Frank recounts Truman’s policy triumphs—ending the Second World War in the Far East, launching the Truman Doctrine (aid to Greece and Turkey) and the Marshall Plan, presiding over

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Two of the most famous 20th century artistic salons were the Bloomsbury Group in London, a literary community centered on Virginia Woolf, and Gertrude and Leo Stein’s salon, which brought together

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“He is that most American of species, the entirely self–made individual. There is nothing like him, never has been, and never will be.”

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“With enjoyable, au currant language, and a sharp ear for dialogue, Kerbeck’s astounding story is fraught with tension, written in a voice both confident and accessible throughout an inside

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“A frightening indictment of the Russian president, this book traces the long road leading up to today’s headlines.”

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“Bhattacharya both begins and concludes this impressive biography of John von Neumann by celebrating his contribution to the ‘march of ideas’ and acknowledging that his ‘legacy is omniprese

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“succeeds in capturing the full story behind a notorious murderer’s brazen quest to avoid the death penalty by any means possible.”

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From start to finish Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker’s Life, with all its rich detail and Curtis’s genuine love for his subject, is the biography that Keaton deserves.

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“provides a valuable view of an important artist who deserves to be better known.”

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“by the time I was fourteen, the Taliban threatened to hurt me if I kept speaking out.”

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Any avid reader of the fashion genre can attest to the fact that the category is rife with biographies of the great designers, but there are scant few within the category of autobiography.

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When you hear that a journalist as famous as Carl Bernstein has written a memoir, you might ask yourself what more you need to know about his illustrious Pulitzer Prize-winning career.

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“This book is for art lovers, and lovers of beauty and truth who value the human spirit that will not be denied by the destructive forces that humans have created.

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The King’s Painter is an outstanding publication that requires and repays a very close and careful reading.”

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“As the United States inches toward the long-overdue appointment of the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, Civil Rights Queen . . . tells a critically important and . . .

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“an evocative picture . . . an important addition to medieval and women’s history.”

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As the book’s subtitle indicates, Camera Man is not a conventional birth-to-death narrative of the life of Buster Keaton.

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“To read Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America is to witness a conversation about these women journeys as immigrants, chefs, teachers, and entrepre

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“‘I dedicate this book to everyone who helped create its contents in any way, including the assholes.’”

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“a workmanlike portrait of Chekhov, useful for the general reader curious to learn more about this master of Russian literature . . .”

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Lost in the Valley of Death is a disturbing book that leaves you with a sense of wonder and a sense of unease. It’s a book that is not easy to put down.”

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