Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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Jerome Robbins, By Himself is an unfiltered look at a creative force of nature and an uncompromising artist who just happened to be one of the architects of a golden age of Americ

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“Nicholas Buccola’s captivating new book, The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr.

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Sunil Dutta takes you on a journey from northern India, grossly partitioned after the independence from the United Kingdom, into Pakistan (primarily Muslim) and India (primarily Hindu), which is an

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“Each step of the way, the events and influences in Thomas’ life that led him to his self-described ‘Road to Damascus’ turn to the right could just as easily have turned him to the left.

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James Baldwin described his country as a burning fire. “Living in fire” was to “relentlessly rage.” It wasn’t the people that angered him but what made them.

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“[Mann’s] book portrays Reagan as a skilled and sophisticated political thinker and leader.”

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“To the average American, the notion of using the courthouse simply as a negotiating tool or a bludgeon with which to batter one’s enemies, rather than as a place to facilitate justice, oug

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“Smith is unarguably a talented writer with a great command of rhythm and rhyme, of imagery and simile and all things lyrical.”

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“Schindler’s story, in addition to being a saga of heartbreak and hard-earned wisdom, is a time capsule for Manhattan in the 1980s.”

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“Lucy Jones has earned a place of distinction among contemporary expressionist visionaries.”

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The Soul of Care is important. Its significance goes beyond medicine.”

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A Republic, If You Can Keep It opens delightfully with a short autobiography flavored with stories, among them, tracing family history, savoring chicken curry, eluding reporters and camera

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“readers will appreciate the elegance of both writers here, and will, moreover, relish the couple’s unending devotion to each other.”

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“It is somewhere in the fearful and joyful fragility of love where Matthew Zapruder’s readers are brought ‘to that place beyond words.’”

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“O’Callaghan has written a gripping and complex examination of the ways in which bigotry and self-hatred walk hand in hand, and the ways in which the snares we set for ourselves are often m

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“For a riveting account of contemporary action the visionary Michael Bloomberg is taking to battle environmental degradation and a host of other societal ills, Eleanor Randolph’s unauthoriz

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“there was courage and conviction in his decision to eschew the title of abstraction that so many of his peers pursued in favor of a lifelong commitment to the tradition of representational

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Ask a musician to choose one American classical music celebrity and it’s likely it would be Leonard Bernstein.

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Oliver Sacks was a “deeply eccentric” neurologist doing a “different sort of medicine on behalf of chronic often warehoused and largely abandoned patients.” Medical colleagues mostly ignored him.

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Coco Chanel was born in 1883 or thereabouts since she never really divulged her age, and she died in 1971.

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“. . . deeply moving, well researched, and fittingly appropriate tribute to the enduring legacy of Prince Albert . . .”

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"Anthony Everitt's understanding of the world of Alexander the Great does better at solving the mystery of the man than in solving his death."

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“Cumming, an art critic, journalist, and author, has a grasp of the language that flows through a number of twists and turns that the story takes.

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“‘We are not the first generation of queer people to have found ourselves trapped in a straight marriage,’ he writes, ‘but please God, let us be the last.’ Books like his will help that pra

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