Biography

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BOSWELL'S ENLGIHTENMENT

Written by Robert Zaretsky
Throughout his life, James Boswell struggled to fashion a clear account of himself, but try as he might, he could not reconcile the truths of his era with those of his religious upbringing. Boswell’s Enlightenment examines the conflicting credos of reason and faith, progress and tradition that pulled Boswell, like so many eighteenth-century Europeans, in opposing directions.
March 23, 2015 | Hardcover | Belknap Press |
$26.00
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CAESAR: LIFE OF A COLLOSUS

Written by Goldsworthy, Adrian
Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of the great Roman emperor's life, Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters during which he was high priest of an exotic cult, captive of pirates, seducer not only of Cleopatra but also of the wives of his two main political rivals, and r
January 28, 2008 | Paperback | Yale University Press |
$22.00
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WELLINGTON: THE PATH TO VICTORY 1769-1814

Written by Rory Muir
The Duke of Wellington was not just Britain’s greatest soldier, although his seismic struggles as leader of the Allied forces against Napoleon in the Peninsular War deservedly became the stuff of British national legend. Wellington was much more: a man of vision beyond purely military matters, a politically astute thinker, and a canny diplomat as well as lover, husband, and friend.
April 14, 2015 | Paperback | Yale University Press |
$25.00
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EINSTEIN: HIS SPACE AND TIMES

Written by Steven Gimbel
The commonly held view of Albert Einstein is of an eccentric genius for whom the pursuit of science was everything. But in actuality, the brilliant innovator whose Theory of Relativity forever reshaped our understanding of time was a man of his times, always politically engaged and driven by strong moral principles.
April 28, 2015 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$25.00
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LEON BLUM: PRIME MINISTER, SOCIALIST, ZIONIST

Written by Birnbaum, Pierre
A new appreciation of the extraordinary life and legacy of Léon Blum, the first Jewish prime minister of France
May 26, 2015 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$25.00
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WELLINGTON: WATERLOO AND THE FORTUNES OF PEACE 1814-1852

Written by Rory Muir
Wellington’s momentous victory over Napoleon was the culminating point of a brilliant military career. Yet Wellington’s achievements were far from over: he commanded the allied army of occupation in France to the end of 1818, returned home to a seat in Lord Liverpool’s cabinet, and became prime minister in 1828.
June 9, 2015 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$40.00

SAINT PATRICK RETOLD: THE LEGEND AND HISTORY OF IRELAND'S PATRON SAINT

Written by Flechner, Roy
A gripping biography that brings together the most recent research to shed provocative new light on the life of Saint Patrick
March 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 304 Pages |
$27.95

JELL-O GIRLS: A FAMILY HISTORY

Written by Rowbottom, Allie
A "gorgeous" (New York Times) memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its facade - told by the inheritor of their stories.A New York Times Editors' ChoiceOne of People Magazine's Best Books of Summer An Amazon Best Book of the Month
July 9, 2019 | Paperback | Back Bay Books | 288 Pages |
$17.99

NORTH: FINDING MY WAY WHILE RUNNING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

Written by Jurek, Scott
From the author of the bestseller Eat and Run, a thrilling memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners.
April 9, 2019 | Paperback | Back Bay Books | 304 Pages |
$16.99

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