Biography

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COUNTRY OF THE BLIND: A MEMOIR AT THE END OF SIGHT

Written by Leland, Andrew
A witty, winning, and revelatory personal narrative of the author's transition from sightedness to blindness and his quest to learn about blindness as a rich culture all its own "The Country of the Blind is about seeing--but also about marriage and family and the moral and emotional challenge of accommodating the parts of ourselves that scare us.
July 25, 2023 | Hardcover | Penguin Press |
$29.00
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MENDINGS

Written by Sweeney, Megan
Mendings tells an intimate story about family, selfhood, and the love and loss lodged in garments. In this narrative about making meaning of brokenness and grief, Megan Sweeney reflects on her childhood entanglement with her mother, her loss-filled relationship with her alcoholic father, and her attachment to the clothes that have mended her as she has mended them.
April 4, 2023 | Paperback | Duke University Press |
$26.95
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FALLING SKY: WORDS OF A YANOMAMI SHAMAN

Written by Albert, Bruce
The 10th anniversary edition A Guardian Best Book about DeforestationA New Scientist Best Book of the YearA Taipei Times Best Book of the Year "A perfectly grounded account of what it is like to live an indigenous life in communion with one's personal spirits. We are losing worlds upon worlds."
January 31, 2023 | Paperback | Belknap Press | 648 Pages |
$24.95
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METTERNICH: STRATEGIST AND VISIONARY

Written by Siemann, Wolfram
"A superb biographical portrait and work of historical analysis...Let us hope that it will serve if not as a manual then at least as an inspiration--good statesmanship is needed more than ever."--Brendan Simms, Wall Street Journal "Brilliantly refreshes our understanding of Metternich and his era...[He] was an intellectual in politics of a kind now rare."
February 21, 2023 | Paperback | Belknap Press |
$24.95
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SAVAGE JOURNEY: HUNTER S. THOMPSON AND THE WEIRD ROAD TO GONZO

Written by Richardson, Peter
A superbly crafted study of Hunter S. Thompson's literary formation, achievement, and continuing relevance. Savage Journey is a "supremely crafted" study of Hunter S. Thompson's literary formation and achievement.
April 25, 2023 | Paperback | University of California Press |
$24.95
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TRAVELS WITH TOCQUEVILLE BEYOND AMERICA

Written by Jennings, Jeremy
A revelatory intellectual biography of Tocqueville, told through his wide-ranging travels--most of them, aside from his journey to America, barely known. It might be the most famous journey in the history of political thought: in 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville sailed from France to the United States, spent nine months touring and observing the political culture of the fledgling republic
March 21, 2023 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press |
$39.95
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BEST MINDS: HOW ALLEN GINSBERG MADE REVOLUTIONARY POETRY FROM MADNESS

Written by Weine, Stevan M
A revelatory look at how poet Allen Ginsberg transformed experiences of mental illness and madness into some of the most powerful and widely read poems of the twentieth century. Allen Ginsberg's 1956 poem "Howl" opens with one of the most resonant phrases in modern poetry: "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness." Thirty years later, Ginsberg entrusted a Columbia
March 28, 2023 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press |
$34.95
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JUNGLE DOCTOR: THE ADVENTURES OF AN INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE VET (LARGE PRINT 16 PT EDITION)

Written by Buiting, Chloe
Explore the majestic, biodiverse world with Australia's very own 'jungle doctor'. Fresh from veterinary school, passionate conservationist Dr Chloe Buiting headed for the front line of Africa's rhino-poaching crisis, going on to live and work in many other remote corners of the globe.
June 2, 2021 | Paperback | ReadHowYouWant |
$38.99
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IN THAT TIME: MICHAEL O'DONNELL AND THE TRAGIC ERA OF VIETNAM (A RNATE)

Written by Weiss, Daniel H
Through the story of the brief, brave life of apromising poet, the president and CEO of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Artevokes the turmoil and tragedy of the Vietnam War era. In That Time tells the story of the American experience in Vietnam through the lifeof Michael O'Donnell, a bright young musician and poet who served as a soldier
March 22, 2023 | Paperback | Platform Books, LLC | 176 Pages |
$15.95
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EVERYTHING/NOTHING/SOMEONE: A MEMOIR

Written by Carrière, Alice
A powerful literary debut of a young woman's coming-of-age in the bohemian '90s, as her adolescence gives way to a struggle with dissociative disorder.Alice Carrière tells the story of her unconventional upbringing in Greenwich Village as the daughter of a remote mother, the renowned artist Jennifer Bartlett, and a charismatic father, European actor Mathieu Carrière.
August 29, 2023 | Hardcover | Spiegel & Grau | 288 Pages |
$28.00

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