Biography & Memoir

The Lives of Lucian Freud

The Lives of Lucian Freud

The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters...

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Lord of All the Dead

Lord of All the Dead

From the internationally renowned author of The Impostor, a courageous journey into his own family history and that of a country collapsing from a fratricidal war--his...

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The Power of Adrienne Rich

The Power of Adrienne Rich

The first comprehensive biography of Adrienne Rich, feminist and queer icon and internationally revered National Book Award winning poet.Adrienne...

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The Babur Nama

The Babur Nama

A hardcover edition of the first autobiography in Islamic literature: the colorful memoirs of Babur, founder and first emperor of the Mughal dynasty.Both an...

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Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die

Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die

One of this generation's hottest and boldest young comedians, Daniel Sloss presents a transgressive and hilarious analysis of all of our dysfunctional relationships, and attempts to point...

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L.E.L.

L.E.L.

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography: the fascinating, rediscovered story of a writer who changed English poetry and explored the dark side of sexuality through...

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Mud and Stars

Mud and Stars

ONE OF SMITHSONIAN'S BEST TRAVEL BOOKS OF THE YEARWith the writers of the Golden Age as her guides—Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Turgenev, among others—Sara Wheeler...

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Parisian Lives

Parisian Lives

A PULITZER PRIZE FINALISTA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearNational Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett...

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Lon Chaney Speaks

Lon Chaney Speaks

A stunning graphic debut: the life of the legendary silent-film actor Lon Chaney (the original Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame), as imagined by an artist...

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Red Comet

Red Comet

The highly anticipated new biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held...

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The Zealot and the Emancipator

The Zealot and the Emancipator

From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands, the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln, two men with radically different views...

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Furious Hours

Furious Hours

ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY Time, LitHub, Vulture, Glamour, O Magazine, Town and Country, Suspense Magazine, Inside HookNew York Times Best Seller...

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A Leg to Stand On

A Leg to Stand On

Here the doctor becomes a patient, as Dr. Sacks chronicles the mountaineering accident which left him with the uncanny feeling of being "legless," and raises profound questions of...

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Life Undercover

Life Undercover

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Fast and thrilling . . . Life Undercover reads as if a John le Carré character landed in Eat Pray Love." The New...

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Long Way Home

Long Way Home

From the scion of Hollywood royalty--son of Michael Douglas, grandson of Kirk Douglas--a moving, often shocking, ultimately inspiring memoir detailing his struggle to regain his...

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The Man Who Ran Washington

The Man Who Ran Washington

From two of America's most revered political journalists comes the definitive biography of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III: the man who ran Washington...

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An Onion in My Pocket

An Onion in My Pocket

From the author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ("The Queen of Greens," The Washington Post)--a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider's look...

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Conditional Citizens

Conditional Citizens

What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize­­–finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant...

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Plagued by Fire

Plagued by Fire

Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as a rank egotist who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect, but no less real, is a Wright who fully...

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Beethoven Variations

Beethoven Variations

A fascinating poetic journey into the mind and heart of a musical genius, from the author of the best-selling Darwin: A Life in PoemsRuth Padel's...

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The Scandal of the Century

The Scandal of the Century

“The articles and columns in The Scandal of the Century demonstrate that his forthright, lightly ironical voice just seemed to be there, right from the start . . . He’s among those rare great...

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Tecumseh and the Prophet

Tecumseh and the Prophet

The first biography of the great Shawnee leader in more than twenty years, and the first to make clear that his misunderstood younger brother, Tenskwatawa, was an equal partner in the last...

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The Districts

The Districts

An unprecedented plunge into New York City's federal court system that gives us a revelatory picture of how our justice system, and the pursuit of justice, really works.A...

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

An intimate and inspirational exploration of Stephen Hawking—the man, the friend, and the physicist.One of the most influential physicists of our...

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