Biography & Autobiography

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    Makin' Toons
    Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows and Movies
    By Allan Neuwirth
    (Allworth Press)
    From the first drawing board sketch to wriggling TV character, Makin’ Toons illustrates the thrills and challenges of making animated cartoon movies as told by the industry’s most successful creators. Cartoon lovers everywhere will be treated to 47 personal interviews with animation artists and industry... [READ MORE]
    Perfect Hostage
    A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience
    By Justin Wintle
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, "just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death." Aung San Suu Kyi is considered to be Burma's best hope for freedom, and, because of her unwavering commitment to nonviolent resistance to the country's brutal military junta, she has... [READ MORE]
    Soccer Dad
    A Father, a Son, and a Magic Season
    By W. D. Wetherell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A father's true story of his high-school-age son's winning soccer season. Soccer Dad is simultaneously the candid reflections of a devoted father and the enthusiastic observations of a diehard soccer fan. When Matt enters his senior year of high school, it is not without myriad parenting concerns on... [READ MORE]
    Street Without a Name
    Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria
    By Kapka Kassabova
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Kassabova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and grew up under the drab, muddy, grey mantle of one of communism’s most mindlessly authoritarian regimes. Escaping with her family as soon as possible after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, she lived in Britain, New Zealand, and Argentina, and several other places.... [READ MORE]
    Risky Living
    Interviews with the Brave Men and Women who Work the World's Most Dangerous Jobs
    By Tom Jones
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Risky Living is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with forty-five men and women who describe, in gripping detail, how physical risk is a familiar companion in their working lives, and how they deal with it. This is the first work of oral history to focus solely on people who... [READ MORE]
    Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
    The Remarkable Life of FDR's Secretary of the Treasury
    By Herbert Levy
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Henry Morgenthau, Jr. was a young man living in an interesting political and social atmosphere. Surrounded by people who viewed the world through a Social Darwinist lens, and grappling with his identity as an American Jew during the atrocities of WWII in Europe, Henry Morgenthau, Jr. played an integral... [READ MORE]
    Falling Off the Family Tree
    By Lisa Alther
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Most of us grow up knowing who we are and where we come from. Lisa Alther’s mother hailed from New York, her father from Virginia. One day a babysitter told Lisa about the Melungeons: six-fingered child-snatchers who hid in caves. Forgetting about these creepy kidnappers until she had a daughter of her... [READ MORE]
    Dashiell Hammett
    Man of Mystery
    By Sally Cline
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Dashiell Hammett changed the face of crime fiction. In five novels published over five years as well as a string of stories, he transformed the mystery genre into literature and left us with the figure of the hard-boiled detective, from the Continental Op to Sam Spade—immortalized on film by Humphrey... [READ MORE]
    Terry Funk
    More Than Just Hardcore
    By Terry Funk, By Scott E. Williams, Foreword by Mick Foley
    (Sports Publishing)
    He’s been a fixture in professional wrestling for five decades. He helped introduce a hardcore wrestling style that you see in the WWE and Japan today. He’s made his mark in Hollywood. He’s Terry Funk, and this is his story. In this captivating look at the life of a living legend, Funk opens up about... [READ MORE]
    I Remember Bob Collins
    By Vicki Quade, By Wally Phillips
    (Sports Publishing)
    For over a decade, Chicagoans woke up to Bob "Uncle Bobby" Collins on their radio. The WGN-AM 720 morning radio host's death brought an outpouring of emotion and tears as Chicagoans sought to share their grief. Noted for his folksy radio personality, Collins was as genuine as he seemed and a friend with... [READ MORE]
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