Biography

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TONY LAZZERI: YANKEES LEGEND AND BASEBALL PIONEER

Written by Baldassaro, Lawrence
Before there was Joe DiMaggio, there was Tony Lazzeri. A decade before the "Yankee Clipper" began his legendary career in 1936, Lazzeri paved the way for the man who would become the patron saint of Italian American fans and players.
April 1, 2021 | Hardcover | University of Nebraska Press | 352 Pages |
$34.95
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DRAGONSLAYER: THE LEGEND OF ERICH LUDENDORFF IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC AND THIRD REICH

Written by Lockenour, Jay
"This book demonstrates how Erich Ludendorff became the embodiment of Germans' fantasies of revenge for the defeat in World War I. Ludendorff's self-constructed legend and postwar activities provide new insights into the political cultures of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich"--
March 1, 2021 | Other | Cornell University Press |
$32.95
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VERA RUBIN: A LIFE

Written by Mitton, Simon
The first biography of a pioneering scientist who made significant contributions to our understanding of dark matter and championed the advancement of women in science. One of the great lingering mysteries of the universe is dark matter. Scientists are not sure what it is, but most believe it's out there, and in abundance.
February 11, 2021 | Hardcover | Belknap Press |
$29.95
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KING AND EMPEROR: A NEW LIFE OF CHARLEMAGNE

Written by Nelson, Janet L
"King and Emperor takes on the compelling suspense of good detective work as well as good history."--The Wall Street Journal Charles I, often known as Charlemagne, is one of the most extraordinary figures ever to rule an empire.
June 8, 2021 | Paperback | University of California Press | 704 Pages |
$26.95
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TALKING AT THE GATES: A LIFE OF JAMES BALDWIN (SECOND EDITION, REISSUE, WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION)

Written by Campbell, James
An intimate portrait of Baldwin's mythic life. James Baldwin was one of the most incisive and influential American writers of the twentieth century. Active in the civil rights movement and open about his homosexuality, Baldwin was celebrated for eloquent analyses of social unrest in his essays and for daring portrayals of sexuality and interracial relationships in his fiction.
February 23, 2021 | Paperback | University of California Press | 416 Pages |
$19.95
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JUSTICE, JUSTICE THOU SHALT PURSUE, VOLUME 2: A LIFE'S WORK FIGHTING FOR A MORE PERFECT UNION

Written by Tyler, Amanda L
Tracing the long history of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's work for gender equality and a "more perfect Union"
March 16, 2021 | Hardcover | University of California Press | 288 Pages |
$26.95
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CHARLOTTE DELBO: A LIFE RECLAIMED

Written by Dunant, Ghislaine
In 1943, Charlotte Delbo and 229 other women were deported to a station with no name, which they later learned was Auschwitz. Arrested for resisting the Nazi occupation of Paris, Delbo was sent to the camps, enduring both Auschwitz and Ravensbrück for twenty-seven months.
May 28, 2021 | Paperback | University of Massachusetts Press | 472 Pages |
$24.95
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DEMAGOGUE: THE LIFE AND LONG SHADOW OF SENATOR JOE MCCARTHY

Written by Tye, Larry
The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on exclusive access to his papers and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings In the long history of American demagogues, from Huey Long to Donald Trump, never has one man caused so much damage in such a short time as Senator Joseph McCarthy.
April 27, 2021 | Paperback | Mariner Books | 640 Pages |
$19.99
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BECOMING DUCHESS GOLDBLATT

Written by Anonymous
One of the New York Times' 20 Books to Read in 2020 "A tonic . . . Splendid . . . A respite . . . A summer cocktail of a book."--Washington Post "Unforgettable . . .
April 13, 2021 | Paperback | Mariner Books | 256 Pages |
$15.99
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REBEL CINDERELLA: FROM RAGS TO RICHES TO RADICAL, THE EPIC JOURNEY OF ROSE PASTOR STOKES

Written by Hochschild, Adam
The astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who became one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia. Two years later, she swept headlines when she married James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of New York high society.
March 2, 2021 | Paperback | Mariner Books | 336 Pages |
$17.99

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