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The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography

by John Matteson

“Psychologically rich. . . . Matteson’s book restores the heroism of [Fuller’s] life and work.”—The New Yorker A brilliant writer and a fiery social critic, Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) was perhaps...


Siberian Education: Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld

by Nicolai Lilin & Jonathan Hunt

"Marvelous and Illuminating. . . . Forces us to reassess our notions of good and evil." —Irvine Welsh In a contested, lawless region between Moldova and Ukraine known as Transnistria, a tightly knit group...


Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters

by Joseph Roth & Michael Hofmann

The monumentality of this biographical work further establishes Joseph Roth—with Kafka, Mann, and Musil—in the twentieth-century literary canon.

Who would have thought that seventy-three years after Joseph...


Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports

by Mark Ribowsky

“Brilliant . . . entertaining . . . a thought-provoking portrayal of the multi-faceted Howard Cosell in all his glory and enmity.”—Don Ohlmeyer, Wall Street Journal Howard Cosell’s colorful bombast,...


[sic]: A Memoir

by Joshua Cody

“The memoir of the year . . . a book in which the sentences swing into you like small, gleaming axes.”—New York Times Joshua Cody, a brilliant young composer, was about to receive his PhD when he was diagnosed...


Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

by Andrew Graham-Dixon

“This book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century.”—Hilary Spurling, New York Times Book Review In a bravura performance, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Caravaggio’s...


Nica's Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness

by David Kastin

The first biography of the legendary Rothschild heiress who reigned as New York’s “Jazz Baroness.” It’s a misty night in 1950s New York. A silver Rolls-Royce screeches to a stop at the neon-lit doorway...


Ethan Allen: His Life and Times

by Willard Sterne Randall

The long-awaited biography of the frontier Founding Father whose heroic actions and neglected writings inspired an entire generation from Paine to Madison. On May 10, 1775, in the storm-tossed hours after midnight,...


The Churchills: In Love and War

by Mary S. Lovell

The epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim,...


Artie Shaw, King of the Clarinet: His Life and Times

by Tom Nolan

“The two sides of Shaw . . . are at the center of . . . [this] compulsively readable biography.”—Daniel Akst, Wall Street Journal During America’s Swing Era, no musician was more successful or controversial...


Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir

by Nick Flynn

"A stunningly beautiful new memoir . . . a near-perfect work of literature." —Stephen Elliot, San Francisco Chronicle Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in...


One Hundred Names for Love: A Memoir

by Diane Ackerman

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Finalist for the National Book Circle Critics Award

"A testament to the power of creativity in language, life—and love." —Heller McAlpin, Washington Post No other writer can...


Townie: A Memoir

by Andre , III Dubus III

Won Book of the Year Adult Non-Fiction—2012 Indie Choice Awards

Amazon Best Book of the Month February 2011

"Dubus relives, absent self-pity or blame, a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness."—...


Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2004

by William Taubman

Shortlisted for the National Books Critics Circle Award: "The book is a gift, as fascinating as it is important."—Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs

The definitive biography of the mercurial Soviet leader who...


David Crockett: The Lion of the West

by Michael Wallis

Steeped in legend, shrouded in folklore, the real David Crockett, American frontiersman and cultural icon, finally emerges in this engrossing biography. His name was David Crockett. He never signed his name...


The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Pulitzer Prize for History 2011

by Eric Foner

“A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston Globe Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account...


An Exclusive Love: A Memoir

by Johanna Adorján & Anthea Bell

"A powerful and affecting memoir––reminiscent of Sebald." —Phlipp Meyer, author of American Rust Chain-smoking, peculiarly stylish, stubborn, and eccentric—Vera and István were anything but ordinary...


Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything

by Kevin Cook

Capturing the spirit of a freewheeling era, this rollicking biography brings to life the gambler-hero who inspired Guys and Dolls. Born in a log cabin in the Ozarks, Alvin "Titanic" Thompson (1892-1974) traveled...


Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl

by Stacy Pershall

“An utterly unique journey down some of the mind’s more mysterious byways . . . ranges from the shocking to the simply lovely.”—Marya Hornbacher Stacy Pershall grew up as an overly intelligent, depressed,...


Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

by Louise W. Knight

In this landmark biography, Jane Addams becomes America's most admired and most hated woman—and wins the Nobel Peace Prize. Jane Addams (1860-1935) was a leading statesperson in an era when few imagined such...