Biography & Autobiography

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    Hard Time
    Life with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America's Toughest Jail
    By Shaun Attwood, Introduction by Anne Mini, Foreword by Tony Papa
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Shaun Attwood was a millionaire day trader in Phoenix, Arizona, but his hedonistic lifestyle of drugs and parties came to an abrupt end in 2002 when a SWAT team broke down his door. Attwood found himself on remand in Maricopa Jail with a $750,000 cash bond and all of his assets seized. The nightmare... [READ MORE]
    Last Explorer
    Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Golden Age of Polar Exploration
    By Simon Nasht
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In the tradition of The Ice Master and Endurance, here is the incredible story of the first truly modern explorer, whose death-defying adventures and uncommon modesty make this book itself an extraordinary discovery. Hubert Wilkins was the most successful explorer in history—no one saw with his own eyes... [READ MORE]
    Finding Lina
    A Mother's Journey from Autism to Hope
    By Helena Hjalmarsson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Lina was a precocious toddler—charming, chatty, joyful. At the age of three, in the aftermath of her second MMR vaccine, first came a seizure, and then, to her parents’ horror, the loss of Lina’s ability to play, use language, and control her impulses. Over the next few years they continued to lose Lina.... [READ MORE]
    The Heroic Gangster
    The Story of Monk Eastman, from the Streets of New York to the Battlefields of Europe and Back
    By Neil Hanson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Monk Eastman was born in 1873 to a respectable New York family. By the age of eighteen he was running the streets of Lower Manhattan, first starting as a bouncer, and later as a gang leader who led an army of two thousand. He had both politicians and cops in his pocket and seemed untouchable.That all... [READ MORE]
    Genius in the Shadows
    A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb
    By William Lanouette, With Bela Silard
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard, known in scientific circles as “father of the atom bomb.” The man who first developed the idea... [READ MORE]
    Hollywood in Heels
    A Small-Town Girl's Adventures in Tinseltown
    By Charity G. Finnestad
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Hollywood in Heels is a sexy, smart, shockingly honest and wickedly hilarious memoir of a young woman finding her way in a city where sex is the primary commodity and illusion the name of the game. Charity Gaye Finnestad is a small-town girl with big dreams: to go to Los Angeles and make it as a writer.With... [READ MORE]
    By Margarete Buber-Neumann
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Margarete Buber, the journalist daughter of Martin Buber, and Milena Jesenska, the beautiful lover of Kafka, met in Ravensbruck concentration camp in 1940. For four terrible years, the two women formed an extraordinary bond and made a pact that if only one survived, the other would bear witness. Only... [READ MORE]
    Kremlin Wives
    The Secret Lives of the Women Behind the Kremlin Walls&mdash;From Lenin to Gorbachev
    By Larissa Vasilieva, Translated by Cathy Porter
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From behind the fortress walls of the Kremlin, the often shocking truth about the women close to communist power. For over seventy years the Kremlin was the bastion of the all-powerful Soviet rulers. A great deal is known about the men who held millions of fates in their iron grip, yet little is known... [READ MORE]
    Learning by Accident
    A Caregiver’s True Story of Fear, Family, and Hope
    By Rosemary Rawlins
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    On a sunny spring day, in an ordinary suburban kitchen, the phone rings. There’s been an accident. In one heartbeat, a family’s life is changed forever.After her husband, Hugh, is hit by a car while riding his bicycle, Rosemary Rawlins is plunged into twelve months of marathon caregiving, without the... [READ MORE]
    A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon
    By Yossi Ghinsberg, Introduction by Greg McLean
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild.” —Los Angeles TimesFour travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth,... [READ MORE]
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