Biography & Memoir

The Banished Immortal

The Banished Immortal

From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting: a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai—also known as Li PoIn his own time...

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Inheritance

Inheritance

“A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.” —Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach   ...

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The Monk of Mokha

The Monk of Mokha

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“A gripping, triumphant adventure” (Los Angeles Times) from bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible...

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Balancing Acts

Balancing Acts

From the Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning former director of London's National Theatre--this is a fascinating, candid, eloquent memoir about his career directing theater, producing films and opera, and working closely with some of the world's...

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William Cooper's Town

William Cooper's Town

William Cooper and James Fenimore Cooper, a father and son who embodied the contradictions that divided America in the early years of the Republic, are brought to life in this Pulitzer Prize-winning...

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Nothing Is Lost

Nothing Is Lost

From the late editor, writer, and critic, one of the great chroniclers of the art, fashion, and celebrity scenes: an expansive collection of thirty-five essays that offer an intimate look into the...

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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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Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell

The author of the award-winning, two-volume Matisse: A Life, now gives us the long-awaited, definitive biography of literary master Anthony Powell--the critic, editor, and...

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Hoover

Hoover

"An exemplary biography—exhaustively researched, fair-minded and easy to read. It can nestle on the same shelf as David McCullough’s Truman, a high compliment indeed." —The...

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The Life of Saul Bellow

The Life of Saul Bellow

When this second volume of The Life of Saul Bellow opens, Bellow, at forty-nine, is at the pinnacle of American letters - rich, famous, critically acclaimed. The expected trajectory is one of decline:...

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Maestros and Their Music

Maestros and Their Music

An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has...

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Selected Writings

Selected Writings

A new hardcover selection of the best writings of the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world. Selected and introduced by Andrea Wulf.Alexander...

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The Shadow in the Garden

The Shadow in the Garden

The biographer—so often in the shadows, kibitzing, casting doubt, proving facts—comes to the stage in this funny, poignant, endearing tale of how writers’ lives get documented....

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Wayne and Ford

Wayne and Ford

John Ford and John Wayne, two titans of classic film, made some of the most enduring movies of all time. The genre they defined—the Western—and the heroic archetype they built still matter today....

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The White Darkness

The White Darkness

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographsHenry...

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Debussy

Debussy

A beautifully written and original biography of one of the greatest and most popular of modern composers--which also deeply investigates his much-loved music.Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was that rare...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The first full life—private, public, legal, philosophical—of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years...

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Titans of History

Titans of History

In this inspiring, horrifying, and accessible collection of short, entertaining, and vivid life stories, Simon Sebag Montefiore—one of our pre-eminent historians and a prizewinning...

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Interior States

Interior States

"Meghan O'Gieblyn's deep and searching essays are written with a precise sort of skepticism and a slight ache in the heart. A first-rate and riveting collection." --Lorrie MooreA...

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Lenin

Lenin

Victor Sebestyen's riveting biography of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin—the first major biography in English in nearly two decades—is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures...

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Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to capture the remarkable...

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Between Politics and Sanity

Between Politics and Sanity

From the definitive biography of the former First Lady, this is an inspiring window into the life of Michelle Obama as she navigated adversity and made her mark in the early White House...

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

A newly edited selection from the most famous, colorful, and vivid diarist in the English language--in the most accessible, uncensored, and clearly annotated edition available.Though...

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The Evil Empire Speech, 1983

The Evil Empire Speech, 1983

Crucially relevant over thirty years after its delivery, President Ronald Reagan's Evil Empire speech to the National Association of Evangelicals is a classic of the American rhetorical...

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