Biography

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BENEFICIARY: FORTUNE, MISFORTUNE, AND THE STORY OF MY FATHER

Written by Scott, Janny
A parable for the new age of inequality: part family history, part detective story, part history of a vanishing class, and a vividly compelling exploration of the degree to which an inheritance--financial, cultural, genetic--conspired in one person's self-destruction. Land, houses, and money tumbled from one generation to the next on the eight-hundred-acre estate built by Scott's
April 16, 2019 | Hardcover | Riverhead Books | 288 Pages |
$28.00
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FINDING MY VOICE: MY JOURNEY TO THE WEST WING AND THE PATH FORWARD

Written by Jarrett, Valerie
"The ultimate Obama insider" (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history. When Valerie Jarrett interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in July 1991 for a job in Chicago city g
April 2, 2019 | Hardcover | Viking |
$30.00
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SOLITARY

Written by Woodfox, Albert
Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement--in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana--all for a crime he did not commit. That Albert Woodfox survived was, in itself, a feat of extraordinary endurance against the violence and deprivation he faced daily.
March 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Grove Press | 320 Pages |
$26.00
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HELP ME!

Written by Power, Marianne
I wanted to find out what would happen if I really did follow the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could life be transformed? Could I get rich? Skinny? Find love? Be more productive and fulfilled?
January 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Grove Press |
$26.00
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IN BYRON'S WAKE: THE TURBULENT LIVES OF LORD BYRON'S WIFE AND DAUGHTER: ANNABELLA MILBANKE AND ADA LOVELACE

Written by Seymour, Miranda
In 1815, the clever, courted, and cherished Annabella Milbanke married the notorious and brilliant Lord Byron. Just one year later, she fled, taking with her their baby daughter, the future Ada Lovelace. Byron himself escaped into exile and died as a revolutionary hero in 1824, aged 36. The one thing he had asked his wife to do was to make sure that their daughter never became a poet.
November 6, 2018 | Hardcover | Pegasus Books | 560 Pages |
$35.00
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OUR MAN DOWN IN HAVANA: THE STORY BEHIND GRAHAM GREENE'S COLD WAR SPY NOVEL

Written by Hull, Christopher
Combining biography, history, and politics, Our Man Down in Havana investigates the real story behind Greene's fictional one. This includes his many visits to a pleasure island that became a revolutionary island, turning his chance involvement into a political commitment.
March 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Pegasus Books | 352 Pages |
$27.95
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POSSUM LIVING: HOW TO LIVE WELL WITHOUT A JOB AND WITH (ALMOST) NO MONEY

Written by Freed, Dolly
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January 1, 2019 | Paperback | Tin House Books |
$15.95
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IN MY MIND'S EYE: A THOUGHT DIARY

Written by Morris, Jan
Celebrated as the "greatest descriptive writer of her time" (Rebecca West), Jan Morris has been dazzling readers since she burst on the scene with her on-the-spot reportage of the first ascent of Everest in 1953.
January 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation |
$24.95
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SISTERS AND REBELS: A STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA

Written by Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd
Born in late nineteenth-century Georgia, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin grew up in a culture of white supremacy.
May 21, 2019 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$39.95
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NEVER A LOVELY SO REAL: THE LIFE AND WORK OF NELSON ALGREN

Written by Asher, Colin
For a time, Nelson Algren was America's most famous author, lauded by the likes of Richard Wright and Ernest Hemingway. Millions bought his books. Algren's third novel, The Man with the Golden Arm, won the first National Book Award, and Frank Sinatra starred in the movie. But despite Algren's talent, he abandoned fiction and fell into obscurity.
April 16, 2019 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 560 Pages |
$39.95

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