Biography & Autobiography

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    Fit to Serve
    Reflections on a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador
    By James C. Hormel, By Erin Martin
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This is the memoir of James C. Hormel—a man who grew up feeling different not only because his family owned the Hormel “empire” and lived in a twenty-six-bedroom house in a small Midwest town, but because he was gay at a time when homosexuality was not discussed or accepted. Outwardly he tried to live... [READ MORE]
    I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames
    My Insane Life Raising Two Boys with Autism
    By Jeni Decker
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Jeni Decker is five-foot nothing and one hundred and [redacted] pounds—a self described roly-poly, forty-something, Reubenesque bon-bon of a gal, often called cute but never sexy. She has two sons with autism on opposite ends of the spectrum (Jake and Jaxson), a husband who prefers hunting to household... [READ MORE]
    The Most Dangerous Man in the World
    The Explosive True Story of Julian Assange and the Lies, Cover-ups and Conspiracies He Exposed
    By Andrew Fowler
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The battle lines are drawn: freedom of speech against the control of the State. The Internet is the battle ground. In this war there will only be one winner. In The Most Dangerous Man in the World, award-winning journalist Andrew Fowler talks to Julian Assange, his inner circle, and those disaffected... [READ MORE]
    One Foot in Front of the Other
    How I Survived Being Alone and Homeless on the Streets of Paris
    By Ann Webb
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    American Ann Webb saved up all year to treat herself to a European vacation in Spain and France. But when she tried to leave Paris at the end of her trip, her discount flight was cancelled due to an AirFrance pilot strike, and new ticket prices jumped to heights beyond her means, effectively stranding... [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 one of the world’s foremost inspirational revolutionary leaders. Considered to be Burma’s best hope for freedom, she has waged a war of steadfast nonviolent opposition... [READ MORE]
    The Power of Indignation
    By Stéphane Hessel, Translated by E. C. Belli
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times “one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century.”His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international bestseller, calling for a return to the values of his native France’s “greatest generation,” the... [READ MORE]
    The Salt Of Broken Tears: A Novel
    By Michael Meehan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    On the edge of the remote salt flats of Australia, a young woman blows in from nowhere and disturbs the precarious equilibrium of a family farm. The boy is fascinated by her, his mother despises her, and the brutish farmhand wants to possess her. When the woman mysteriously disappears, the only trace... [READ MORE]
    The Imaginary Girlfriend
    By John Irving
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Dedicated to the memory of two wrestling coaches and two writer friends, The Imaginary Girlfriend is John Irving's candid memoir of his twin careers in writing and wrestling. The award-winning author of best-selling novels from The World According to Garp to In One Person, Irving began writing when he... [READ MORE]
    James Baldwin
    A Biography
    By David Leeming
    (Arcade Publishing)
    James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon—Go Tell It on a Mountain, Giovanni’s Room, Another Country, The Fire Next Time, and The Evidence of Things Not Seen—he explored issues of race and racism in America, class distinction,... [READ MORE]
    An Improbable Friendship
    The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil and Their Forty-Year Peace Mission
    By Anthony David
    (Arcade Publishing)
    An Improbable Friendship is the dual biography of Israeli Ruth Dayan, now ninety-eight, who was Moshe Dayan’s wife for thirty-seven years, and Palestinian journalist Raymonda Tawil, Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law, now seventy-four. It reveals for the first time the two women’s surprising and secret forty-year... [READ MORE]
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