Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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Although this is an English language reprint of a memoir originally published in 1946, it shouldn’t be terribly surprising that it still has considerable relevance as a first-pers

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Tough Love should be recommend reading for students and interns working for NGOs, and nonprofit organizations whose work and research covers policy concerns.”

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“Des Jardins’ writing inspires all of us in the way Missy clearly inspired others. It’s an incredible feat for a biography to serve its subject so well.”

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Achilles in The Odyssey is “lord of all the dead.” Like Achilles, Manuel Mena died young, in battle.

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“Mann’s book is about the professional and personal relationship between Cheney and Powell—how it blossomed during the first Gulf War under Bush 41, strained but survived the 9

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“Chuck Palahniuk writes short . . . that is to say, his message is concise, given to us in few, well-chosen words that get the point across without a lot of fuss.”

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“Dreams of El Dorado is in a sense the culmination of Brands’ love affair with the history of the American West.”

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Mobituaries is droll, ironic, sill

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When Adam Hill, physician, sought medical help, he was asked if he really wanted to pursue it. He understood later. He was being warned it might damage his career. It did.

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"Robert Harms tells this epic as an important chapter in the history of the world."

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In the post-Charlottesville world where the President of the United States continues to enable these “very fine people” with a deliberate blind eye to the intensity of the

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In 1975 photographer James Klosty published the first ever book on the American choreographer Merce Cunningham, republished in 1986 and now in commemoration of Cunningham’s 100th birthday, Klosty h

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This short book shows Toni Morrison’s “black girl magic,” as Zadie Smith writes in the Prologue. It shows her beauty.

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“Regan ends her memoir with a prayer. Then it is another day, and the reader is hopeful that Iliana will be just fine.”

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In his memoir, I Was Hitler’s Pilot, Hans Baur provides more insight into his love of flying than he does discussing his role as Hitler’s pilot.

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A military memoir filled with dark humor, Clint Emerson’s The Right Kind of Crazy builds a portrait of what it takes to work in special ops for two decades.

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“This is not an easy journey, but neither has the evolution of humans from the savannahs of Africa to the surface of the moon been idyllic.”

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“The Broken Road seeks not only to answer the ‘why’ of George Wallace’s behavior, but also to reconcile his legacy of bigotry and hatred, and subsequent redemption

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“Line after line and scene after scene delight the reader with its account of a world gone by but well worth the returning to, if only as a tourist.

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“offers one of the most well-rounded, entertaining, and creative presentations of Gaugin biographies on the shelves.”

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This is an incredible monograph that chronicles the rise and family dynamics of one of the most prestigious and internationally known jewelry brands linked to the family that built it “brick by bri

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Joseph Caldwell’s memoir In the Shadow of the Bridge is an intimate remembrance of gay things past, of the great loves of his life, and New York’s LGBTQ community, before Stonewall and dur

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“an excellent read for any artist struggling to make their way and find their voice.”

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Elaine Stritch was the Broadway belter with a foghorn in both musicals and straight drama—from the caustic Joanne in Sondheim’s Company to the tragic Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia

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“The gift Bair gives us in Parisian Lives is a direct and knowing contemplation of the works of two literary giants—and the circumstances of their lives as they wrote.

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