Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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The Writer’s Crusade is an important consideration of Kurt Vonnegut and the legacy of Slaughterhouse-Five.”

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The “masterpiece” in the title of Birmingham’s big new intriguing book is Crime and Punishment—the grandfather of modern crime fiction and the contemporary detective novel—which was publis

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“Gayle Jessup White writes a candid and personal memoir that includes finding the legacy of President Thomas Jefferson and the author’s racial self-identity in the process.”

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Red Roulette could be one of the most interesting and—at bottom—saddest books you will ever encounter.

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“Cost’s book seeks to relate Madison’s constitutional theory of government (he is often called the Father of the U.S.

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“‘Barely had you arrived in this world that you had to leave it, sweetheart . . . Too precocious, too uncompromising, too talented.’”

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James Ivory, now 93 and no longer making films, is one of the most distinguished American filmmakers of the last half-century.

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“Wilson has created a panoramic saga of cruelty, injustice, loyalty, and devotion.

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Forget what you think you know about Henry Kissinger—the professor-careerist who left Nelson Rockefeller to get a job with Richard Nixon, the security assistant who expanded  the Vietnam War into C

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“As a biography of the title character, Miss Dior falls short, but as an exceptional discussion on France during WWII and the couture industry, it is fascinating reading and will n

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A thoughtful and admiring account of a young British man’s rise from lackluster roots to world fame as a science fiction writer.”

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You should read this book if you want to know more about the politics and personal style of Russian president Vladimir Putin and US politics in the Trump era.

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A splendid appreciation, from one master to another, written with great warmth, fervor, and intelligence.”

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“The first thing I learned about parenting is that kids ain’t goin’ nowhere.”

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Nothing that Wheatcroft writes can erase Churchill’s greatness. At one of the darkest hours of human history, Churchill saved Western Civilization.”

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“A fascinating page-turner, Rogues’ Gallery will appeal to true crime buffs and anyone interested in the dark side of life in late 19th century New York City.”

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“The author explains the important feminine side of a royal court with the histories of two of the mistresses of Great Britain’s famous monarchs, George I and II.”

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After a quick perusal through Amazon, this reader found well over 20 titles devoted to Christian Dior, the man, the brand, and just about any tangential subject attached to the name, including his

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“Marton’s prologue and epilogue sum up Merkel’s astounding political life, and yet all the chapters in between are what provide the immaculate details of how she came to be Angela Merkel.”

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Rebecca Solnit, the author of more than 20 books, might be called an eternal optimist, if not a Pollyanna. Apparently nothing has ever got her down, at least not for long.

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Oscar Wilde: A Life is elegantly written . . . Dense with detail, it draws the reader into Wilde’s milieu.

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“‘I grew up in an Italian family that, not unusually, put great import on food.’”

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“Perhaps the most important story is Webb’s own, as she shows that we are all imperfect people capable of creating a more perfect world.”

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