Biography

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WILD DANCES: MY QUEER AND CURIOUS JOURNEY TO EUROVISION

Written by Adams, William Lee
A memoir of race, glitz, glamour, geopolitics, and the power of pop music, following a misunderstood queer biracial kid from small-town Georgia who became the world's foremost Eurovision Song Contest blogger. As a boy, William Lee Adams spent his days taking care of his quadriplegic brother, worrying about his undiagnosed bipolar Vietnamese mother, and steering clear of his openl
May 23, 2023 | Hardcover | Astra House | 320 Pages |
$27.00
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SPILLANE: KING OF PULP FICTION

Written by Traylor, James L
There has never been a full-length biography of Mickey Spillane, the most popular and influential mystery writer of his era--until now.
February 7, 2023 | Hardcover | Mysterious Press | 400 Pages |
$26.95
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HOME IN THE WORLD: A MEMOIR

Written by Sen, Amartya
A towering figure in the field of economics, Amartya Sen is perhaps best known for his work on poverty and famine, as inspired by events in his boyhood home of West Bengal, India. But Sen has, in fact, called many places "home," from Dhaka in modern Bangladesh to Trinity College, Cambridge.
February 14, 2023 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 480 Pages |
$19.95
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CHURCHILL'S SHADOW: THE LIFE AND AFTERLIFE OF WINSTON CHURCHILL

Written by Wheatcroft, Geoffrey
Churchill is generally considered one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, if not the greatest of all, revered for his opposition to appeasement, his defiance in the face of German bombing of England, his political prowess, his deft aphorisms, and his memorable speeches.
April 25, 2023 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 656 Pages |
$22.00
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FREE: COMING OF AGE AT THE END OF HISTORY

Written by Ypi, Lea
Family and nation formed a reliable bedrock of security for precocious 11-year-old Lea Ypi. She was a Young Pioneer, helping to lead her country toward the future of perfect freedom promised by the leaders of her country, the People's Socialist Republic of Albania. Then, almost overnight, the Berlin Wall fell and the pillars of her society toppled.
January 24, 2023 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 304 Pages |
$17.95
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BRUNO SCHULZ: AN ARTIST, A MURDER, AND THE HIJACKING OF HISTORY

Written by Balint, Benjamin
The twentieth-century artist Bruno Schulz was born an Austrian, lived as a Pole, and died a Jew. First a citizen of the Habsburg monarchy, he would, without moving, become the subject of the West Ukrainian People's Republic, the Second Polish Republic, the USSR, and, finally, the Third Reich.
April 11, 2023 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 320 Pages |
$30.00
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INTO THE AMAZON: THE LIFE OF CÂNDIDO RONDON, TRAILBLAZING EXPLORER, SCIENTIST, STATESMAN, AND CONSERVATIONIST

Written by Rohter, Larry
Cândido Rondon is by any measure the greatest tropical explorer in history. Between 1890 and 1930, he navigated scores of previously unmapped rivers, traversed untrodden mountain ranges, and hacked his way through jungles so inhospitable that even native peoples had avoided them--and led Theodore Roosevelt and his son, Kermit, on their celebrated "River of Doubt" journey in 1913-14.
April 25, 2023 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 480 Pages |
$38.00
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ONCE UPON A TOME: THE MISADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOKSELLER

Written by Darkshire, Oliver
Some years ago, Oliver Darkshire stepped into the hushed interior of Henry Sotheran Ltd (est. 1761) to apply for a job. Allured by the smell of old books and the temptation of a management-approved afternoon nap, Darkshire was soon unteetering stacks of first editions and placating the store's resident ghost (the late Mr. Sotheran, hit by a tram).
March 14, 2023 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 256 Pages |
$27.95
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CRITIC'S DAUGHTER: A MEMOIR

Written by Gilman, Priscilla
Growing up on the Upper West Side of New York City in the 1970s, in an apartment filled with dazzling literary and artistic characters, Priscilla Gilman worshiped her brilliant, adoring, and mercurial father, the writer, theater critic, and Yale School of Drama professor Richard Gilman.
February 7, 2023 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 304 Pages |
$28.95
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ZIG-ZAG BOY: A MEMOIR OF MADNESS AND MOTHERHOOD

Written by Frank, Tanya
One night in 2009, Tanya Frank finds her nineteen-year-old son, Zach--gentle and full of promise--in the grip of what the psychiatrists would label a psychotic break. Suddenly and inexplicably, Tanya is thrown into a parallel universe: Zach's world, where the phones are bugged, his friends have joined the Mafia, and helicopters are spying on his family.
February 28, 2023 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 224 Pages |
$28.95

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