Biography & Autobiography

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    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]
    A Salamander's Tale
    My Story of Regeneration—Surviving 30 Years with Prostate Cancer
    By Paul Steinberg
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Staring in the face of prostate cancer at age thirty-five and metastatic disease and proposed surgical castration at age forty, Paul Steinberg was forced to take two simultaneous journeys. The first was to transition from doctor to patient and surrender his physical health to a medical establishment... [READ MORE]
    In the Land of Long Fingernails
    A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius
    By Charles Wilkins
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In the summer of 1969, Charlie Wilkins was a young man in search of a job. Turned down by a dozen potential employers—including Shubang Used Tire and Dick’s Nifty Car Wash—Wilkins landed an unlikely job at a vast corporate cemetery as a “bone waxer,” handling “bird-houses” (urns), and earning an invaluable... [READ MORE]
    The Last Manchu
    The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China
    By Henry Pu Yi, Edited by Paul Kramer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In 1908 at the age of two, Henry Pu Yi ascended to become the last emperor of the centuries-old Manchu dynasty. After revolutionaries forced Pu Yi to abdicate in 1911, the young emperor lived for thirteen years in Peking’s Forbidden City, but with none of the power his birth afforded him. The remainder... [READ MORE]
    Hitler
    The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuhrer
    By Ernst Hanfstaengl, Foreword by John Willard Toland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Of American and German parentage, Ernst Hanfstaengl graduated from Harvard and ran the family business in New York for a dozen years before returning to Germany in 1921. By chance he heard a then little-known Adolf Hitler speaking in a Munich beer hall and, mesmerized by his extraordinary oratorical... [READ MORE]
    Reluctant Genius
    Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention
    By Charlotte Gray
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The popular image of Alexander Graham Bell is that of an elderly American patriarch, memorable only for his paunch, his Santa Claus beard, and the invention of the telephone. In this magisterial reassessment based on thorough new research, acclaimed biographer Charlotte Gray reveals Bell’s wide-ranging... [READ MORE]
    Since My Last Confession
    A Gay Catholic Memoir
    By Scott Pomfret
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Scott Pomfret serves as a lector at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. He also writes gay porn. His boyfriend is a flaming atheist, and his boyfriend’s Protestant grandmother considers Catholicism a sin worse than sodomy. From Pentecost to Pride, from the books of the Bible to the articles of the Advocate,... [READ MORE]
    Letters From Prison
    By Marquis de Sade, Translated by Richard Seaver
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The 1990s have seen a resurgence of interest in the Marquis de Sade, with several biographies competing to put their version of his life story before the public. But Sadean scholar Richard Seaver takes us directly to the source, translating Sade's prison correspondence. Seaver's translations retain the... [READ MORE]
    Horses Don't Fly
    The Memoir of the Cowboy Who Became a World War I Ace
    By Frederick Libby
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From breaking wild horses in Colorado to fighting the Red Baron's squadrons in the skies over France, here in his own words is the true story of a forgotten American hero: the cowboy who became our first ace and the first pilot to fly the American colors over enemy lines. Growing up on a ranch in Sterling,... [READ MORE]
    The Last Love of George Sand
    A Literary Biography
    By Evelyne Bloch-Dano
    (Arcade Publishing)
    George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand portrays the writer, political activist, and cultural figure as she starts a new chapter in her... [READ MORE]
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