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The Richest Woman in America by Janet Wallach

The Richest Woman in America by Janet Wallach

No woman in the Gilded Age made as much money as Hetty Green. At the time of her death in 1916, she was worth at least 100 million dollars, equal to more than 2 billion dollars today. A strong believer in women being financially independent, she offered valuable lessons for the present times.

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Starred, Boxed PW Review for Saul Steinberg: A Biography

Starred, Boxed PW Review for Saul Steinberg: A Biography

“Bair’s long and amply researched biography unfolds in a graceful prose that’s stocked with absurdist scenes and colorful characters … Her breezy writing works subtly and slyly to unearth psychological depths beneath that amusing surface of the Steinbergian picaresque.”

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The Investigation by Philippe Claudel

The Investigation by Philippe Claudel

A wild, Kafka-esque romp through a dystopian landscape, probing the darkly comic nature of the human condition, The Investigation is “amusing and affecting … sharp and funny.” (Bookslut.com)
—Bookslut.com

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Snow-Storm in August by Jefferson Morley

Snow-Storm in August by Jefferson Morley

A gripping narrative history of the explosive events that drew together Francis Scott Key, Andrew Jackson, and an 18-year-old slave on trial for attempted murder, Snow-Storm in August, says David Maraniss, “is the sort of book I most love to read: history so fresh it feels alive, yet introducing me to a time and place that I had little known or utterly misunderstood.”

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The Paris Directive by Gerald Jay

The Paris Directive by Gerald Jay

For the travel-hungry suspense reader whose wish list says “France,” but whose wallet says “stay-cation,” this tantalizing and skillfully written thriller is just the ticket.

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Video: Marilyn Monroe's Photographer Speaks Out

Video: Marilyn Monroe's Photographer Speaks Out

Lawrence Schiller, one of the last four photographers alive to have photographed Marilyn Monroe, opens up to Crane.tv about shooting the legendary actress.

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Marilyn & Me by Lawrence Schiller

Marilyn & Me by Lawrence Schiller

An intimate memoir recalling a young photographer’s relationship with Marilyn Monroe just months before her death, with extraordinary photographs, some of which have never been published.

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A Song in the Night by Bob Massie

A Song in the Night by Bob Massie

In this exuberant memoir, Bob Massie recounts how a constricting childhood illness laid the foundation for a life filled with compassion and activism. A moving saga of faith and perseverance, A Song in the Night will inspire everyone who reads it.

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David Hockney, A Stunning New Biography

David Hockney, A Stunning New Biography

Christopher Simon Sykes, who collaborated with Eric Clapton on his autobiography, turns his attention to an art world rock star: David Hockney. In volume one, he provides a colorful and intimate portrait of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, based on access to Hockney’s extensive archives, notebooks, and paintings, as well as interviews with family and friends.

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Walter Scott Prize Shortlist Includes Barry Unsworth

Walter Scott Prize Shortlist Includes Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth’s The Quality of Mercy has been shortlisted for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction, the largest annual UK prize to be judged outside London, which honors the legacy and achievements of Sir Walter Scott, founder of the historical novel.

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