Biography

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IVAN THE TERRIBLE

Written by Romanoff, Nikita
Czar Ivan IV (1530-1584), the first Russian ruler to take the title czar, is known as one of the worst tyrants in history, but few people among the general public know how he got such an infamous reputation. Relying on extensive research based heavily on original Russian sources, this definitive biography depicts an incredibly complex man living in a time of simple, harsh realities.
October 1, 2002 | Paperback | Cooper Square Publishers |
$19.95
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BISMARCK: A LIFE

Written by Steinberg, Jonathan
This riveting, New York Times bestselling biography illuminates the life of Otto von Bismarck, the statesman who unified Germany but who also embodied everything brutal and ruthless about Prussian culture. Jonathan Steinberg draws heavily on contemporary writings, allowing Bismarck's friends and foes to tell the story.
April 1, 2013 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA |
$21.95
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IN FRONT OF YOUR NOSE: 1946-1950

Written by Orwell, George
Considering that much of his life was spent in poverty and ill health, it is something of a miracle that in only forty-six years George Orwell managed to publish ten books and two collections of essays. Here, in four fat volumes, is the best selection of his non-fiction available, a trove of letters, essays, reviews, and journalism that is breathtaking in its scope and eclectic passions.
June 27, 2019 | Paperback | Nonpareil Books |
$17.95
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CHURCHILL'S MENAGERIE: WINSTON CHURCHILL AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Written by Brendon, Piers
In this fascinating book, Dr. Piers Brendon looks deeper into Churchill's love of the animal kingdom and at how animals played such a large part in his everyday life. We encounter the paradox of the animal-loving-hunter, who hunts foxes yet keeps them as pets, who likes fishing but loves fish, along with the man who used analogies to animals time and time again in his speeches and writings.
August 6, 2019 | Hardcover | Pegasus Books | 336 Pages |
$28.95
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BAGEHOT: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE GREATEST VICTORIAN

Written by Grant, James
In James Grant's colorful and groundbreaking biography, Bagehot appears as both an ornament to his own age and a muse to our own. Brilliant and precocious, he was influential in political circles, making high- profile friends, including William Gladstone-- and enemies: Lord Overstone, Benjamin Disraeli.
July 23, 2019 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 368 Pages |
$28.95
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OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES: A LIFE IN WAR, LAW, AND IDEAS

Written by Budiansky, Stephen
Oliver Wendell Holmes twice escaped death as a young Union officer in the Civil War when musket balls missed his heart and spinal cord by a fraction of an inch at the Battles of Ball's Bluff and Antietam. He lived ever after with unwavering moral courage, unremitting scorn for dogma, and an insatiable intellectual curiosity.
May 28, 2019 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 592 Pages |
$29.95
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GEORGE MARSHALL: DEFENDER OF THE REPUBLIC

Written by Roll, David L
The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall--America's most distinguished soldier-statesman since George Washington--whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century.
July 9, 2019 | Hardcover | Dutton Caliber | 704 Pages |
$34.00
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IF: THE UNTOLD STORY OF KIPLING'S AMERICAN YEARS

Written by Benfey, Christopher
A captivating new exploration of Rudyard Kipling's life in Gilded Age America, and the essential work he did here, from a celebrated author and scholar of American literature Rudyard Kipling once towered over not just English literature, but indeed the entire literary world.
July 9, 2019 | Hardcover | Penguin Press |
$28.00
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LEAVING THE WITNESS: EXITING A RELIGION AND FINDING A LIFE

Written by Scorah, Amber
A riveting memoir of losing faith and finding freedom while a covert missionary in one of the world's most restrictive countries. A third-generation Jehovah's Witness, Amber Scorah had devoted her life to sounding God's warning of impending Armageddon. She volunteered to take the message to China, where the preaching she did was illegal and could result in her expulsion or worse.
June 4, 2019 | Hardcover | Viking |
$28.00
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MORE THAN ENOUGH: CLAIMING SPACE FOR WHO YOU ARE (NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY)

Written by Welteroth, Elaine
In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue explores what it means to come into your own--on your own terms Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way.
June 11, 2019 | Hardcover | Viking |
$26.00

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