Biography & autobiography / Historical

New Releases

icon Subscribe to feed

Browse

Best Selling

New Releases

Our selection

Awards

 

Category

Delete Historical

 

Language

English (1383)

French (208)

German (265)

Spanish (204)

Italian (345)

 

Protection

All (1383)

DRM Free (48)

DRM (1334)

More options

Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West

by Joshua M. Greene

Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon...


Kick

by Paula Byrne

Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, the biography of the vivacious, unconventional—and nearly forgotten—young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy,...


Catullus' Bedspread

by Daisy Dunn

A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome’s first modern” poet, and follows a young man’s journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of...


Nobody's Business: A Memoir

by Thabo Jijana

In 2003, Thabo Jijana's father was gunned down in a scrap between rival taxi associations who had been forced to operate from a single rank. A decade later, Thabo faces up to South Africa's most violent industry...


The Last Communard: Adrien Lejeune, the Unexpected Life of a Revolutionary

by Gavin Bowd

The story of an unexpected hero

The Last Communard offers a brilliant, striking portrait of revolutionary Europe through a remarkable personal story.

In 1871, Adrien Lejeune fought on the barricades of the Paris...


Martin Luther

by Lyndal Roper

When Martin Luther nailed a sheet of paper to the church door of a small university town on 31 October 1517, he set off a process that changed the Western world for ever.

Luther's ideas spread like wildfire....


Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left

by Gareth Dale

Karl Polanyi (1886–1964) was one of the twentieth century’s most original interpreters of the market economy. His penetrating analysis of globalization’s disruptions and the Great Depression’s underlying...


Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond

by Larry Loftis

James Bond has nothing on Dusko Popov. a double agent for the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI during World War II, Popov seduced numerous women, spoke five languages, and was a crack shot, all while maintaining...


Shanghai Grand

by Taras Grescoe

On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon....


Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer

by Walter Shapiro

From acclaimed journalist Walter Shapiro, the true life story of how his great-uncle—a Jewish vaudeville impresario and exuberant con man—managed to cheat Hitler’s agents in the run-up to WWII.

All his...


The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home

by Natalie Livingstone

For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue,...


Carriers of Genius: Conversations with the Mothers of Twelve Famous Men

by Jan Helen McGee

Carriers of Genius examines the lives of twelve famous men through the eyes of their mothers. In it, we see how Disney, Einstein, Franklin, Gershwin, Hughes, Rockwell, Rogers, Roosevelt, Whitman, Wright, Astaire,...


The Fires Beneath: The Life of Monica Wilson, South African Anthropologist

by Seán| Morrow

The life of Monica Wilson is a story of groundbreaking scholarship, passionate creativity and personal tragedy during South Africa's bitter and divided twentieth century. As a young anthropologist in the 1930s,...


Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine Who Outwitted the Gestapo

by Siân| Rees

Brilliant, intensely political, and inseparable for nearly 70 years, Lucie Aubrac and her husband, Raymond, are legendary figures of the French Resistance. Founding leaders of Libération-Sud, one of the most...


Summary of Lilac Girls: by Martha Hall Kelly | Includes Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

Summary of Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly | Includes Analysis

 

Preview:

Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly’s debut, is a World War II-era novel based on real people and events. The novel tells the intertwined...


Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots

by David Fisher

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders

The American Revolution...


The May Beetles: My First Twenty Years

by Baba Schwartz

Baba Schwartz's story began before the Holocaust could have been imagined. As a spirited girl in a warm and loving Jewish family, she lived a normal life in a small town in eastern Hungary. In The May Beetles...


Summary of The Devil in the White City: by Erik Larson | Includes Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

Summary of The Devil in the White City: by Erik Larson | Includes Analysis

 

Preview:

The Devil in the White City is a book by Erik Larson that takes a close look at The World’s Columbian Exposition, the...


Summary of The Quartet: by Joseph J. Ellis | Includes Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis | Summary & Analysis

Preview:

The Quartet is an historical account of the debates and events leading up to, during, and immediately following the creation of the Constitution...


Summary of The Billion Dollar Spy: by David E. Hoffman | Includes Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

Summary of The Billion Dollar Spy: by David E. Hoffman | Includes Analysis

 

Preview:

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman chronicles the six year relationship...