Biography & Memoir

Margaret Thatcher: Herself Alone

Margaret Thatcher: Herself Alone

Charles Moore's masterful and definitive biography of Britain's first female prime minister reaches its climax with the story of her zenith and her fall.How did Margaret...

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Parisian Lives

Parisian Lives

One of The New York Times's 13 Books to Watch For in NovemberA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearNational Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen...

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

John Richardson's riveting memoir about growing up in England and, at twenty-five, beginning his twelve-year adventure with the controversial art collector Douglas Cooper. With...

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Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell

The author of the award-winning Matisse: A Life gives us the definitive biography of writer Anthony Powell--and takes us deep into the heart of twentieth-century London's...

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Mud and Stars

Mud and Stars

With the writers of the Golden Age as her guides—Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Turgenev, among others—Sara Wheeler searches for a Russia not in the news, traveling from rinsed...

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The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti

The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti

The never-before-told true account of the design and development of the first desktop computer by the world's most famous high-styled typewriter company, more than a decade...

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Those Wild Wyndhams

Those Wild Wyndhams

The three dazzlingly beautiful, wildly rich Wyndham sisters, part of the four hundred families that made up Britain's ruling class, at the center of cultural and political life in late-Victorian/Edwardian...

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Classic Krakauer

Classic Krakauer

Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us...

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Create Dangerously

Create Dangerously

“To create today means to create dangerously. Every publication is a deliberate act, and that act makes us vulnerable to the passions of a century that forgives nothing.”...

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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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What Is It All but Luminous

What Is It All but Luminous

"Poetic musings on a life well-livedone that is still moving forward, always creating, always luminous. This isn't your typical autobiography. Garfunkel's history is told in flowing prose, bounding from present to past, far from a linear rags-to-riches story." —Bookreporter...

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Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

Opening in July 1914, as Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa to return to India, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1918 traces the Mahatma’s...

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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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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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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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Heirs of the Founders

Heirs of the Founders

From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished...

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Jerome Robbins, by Himself

Jerome Robbins, by Himself

The titanic choreographer, creator of memorable ballets, master of Broadway musicals, legendary show doctor and director, now revealed in his own words--the closest we will get to a memoir/autobiography--from his voluminous letters, journals, notes, diaries, never before published. Edited,...

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Plagued by Fire

Plagued by Fire

From the award-winning and nationally best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat and Sons of Mississippi--an illuminating, pathbreaking biography that will change...

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Qualification

Qualification

“Say what you mean, but don’t say it mean.” —12-Step aphorismFrom the author of My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down, a new graphic memoir brimming...

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A Guest of the Reich

A Guest of the Reich

The dramatic story of a South Carolina heiress who joined the OSS and became the first American woman in uniform taken prisoner on the Western front—until her escape from Nazi Germany.  ...

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Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey

New York Times Best SellerFrom the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are...

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I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going

I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going

Brilliantly funny, frank, and shattering, this is the bittersweet memoir by Peter McGough of his life with artist David McDermott. Set in New York’s Lower East Side of the 1980s and...

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Daemon Voices

Daemon Voices

From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision,...

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The Personality Brokers

The Personality Brokers

*A New York Times Critics' Best Book of 2018**An Economist Best Book of 2018**A Spectator Best Book of 2018**A Mental Floss Best Book of 2018*An...

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