Biography & Autobiography

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    Journey to My Father, Isaac Bashevis Singer
    A Memoir
    By Israel Zamir, Translated by Barbara Harshav
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated to America in 1935, he left behind his wife and five-year-old son, Israel, with the promise to send for them as soon as he settled. He never did. In 1955, twenty years after their separation, Zamir came to New York to meet his father. Gradually their mutual trust... [READ MORE]
    The Struggle and the Triumph
    An Autobiography
    By Lech Walesa, Translated by Franklin Philip, Translated by Helen Mahut
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From the time he founded Solidarity in 1980 to the historic moment in December 1990 when he took the oath of office as the first freely elected president of Poland in half a century, Lech Walesa had all eyes on him. He became the symbol of freedom and hope not only for Poland but for all the countries... [READ MORE]
    Conversations with a Masked Man
    My Father, the CIA, and Me
    By John Hadden
    (Arcade Publishing)
    For forty years John Hadden and his father of the same name fought at the dinner table over politics, art, and various issues concerning America. One was haunted by what he had witnessed during his long CIA career, from Berlin to Tel Aviv; the other retreated to the Vermont woods to direct Shakespeare... [READ MORE]
    In Formation
    One Woman’s Rise Through the Ranks of the U.S. Air Force
    By Cheryl Dietrich
    (Yucca Publishing)
    “In 1979 I was a Presbyterian minister, a hospital chaplain, and a pacifist. In 1980, I left the church and joined the Air Force. The day I showed up at the recruiter's office, I was twenty-eight, under-exercised, a wimp, and extraordinarily ignorant of the military. I intended it to be a stopgap measure... [READ MORE]
    The Man Called Brown Condor
    The Forgotten History of an African American Fighter Pilot
    By Thomas E. Simmons
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “[Robinson’s] lifelong triumph over adversity belongs to the greatest of American success stories.” —Peter Hannaford, Washington Times In this gripping, never-before-told tale, biographer Thomas E. Simmons brings to life the true story of John C. Robinson, who rose from fraught and humble beginnings... [READ MORE]
    The Well at the World's End
    One Man's Epic Cross-Continental Quest for the Fountain of Youth
    By A. J. Mackinnon
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “A great travel writer and more importantly a great traveler.” —Sydney Morning Herald When A. J. Mackinnon quits his job in Australia, he knows only that he longs to travel to the well at the world’s end, a mysterious pool on a remote Scottish island whose waters, legend has it, hold the secret to eternal... [READ MORE]
    Tent Life in Siberia
    An Incredible Account of Siberian Adventure, Travel, and Survival
    By George Kennan, Introduction by Larry McMurtry
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “An incredible adventure story. A real classic.” —Annie Dillard, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek In the 1860s, the Russian-American Telegraph Company set out to telegraphically connect the United States and Europe using lines running through the Bering Strait and Siberia. The... [READ MORE]
    The Inner War
    A German WWII Survivor’s Journey from Pain to Peace
    By Gerda Hartwich Robinson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    It is sometimes difficult to remember that in war there are innocents on all sides who suffer. German citizens who had no connection to the atrocities committed by their countrymen nonetheless endured great hardships because of them. In The Inner War, author Gerda Hartwich Robinson narrates her story... [READ MORE]
    Through the Shadows with O. Henry
    The Unlikely Friendship of Al Jennings and William Sydney Porter
    By Al Jennings
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Al Jennings lived a life more akin to tall tales than reality. He was an attorney in business with his two brothers in Oklahoma until one was killed and the other wounded in a shootout with a rival attorney. Jennings then joined an outlaw gang and made his living robbing trains. He and his brother fled... [READ MORE]
    Outlaws and Peace Officers
    Memoirs of Crime and Punishment in the Old West
    Edited by Stephen Brennan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This New York Times' bestseller features the West’s most prominent lawmen and criminals, who tell their stories of fight, death, and survival. In the romantic narrative of the Old West, two larger-than-life characters emerged as the perfect foils for each other—the rampant outlaw and the heroic peace... [READ MORE]
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