Biography & Autobiography

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    The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton
    By Allan McLane Hamilton, Foreword by Willard Sterne Randall
    (Racehorse Publishing)
    The life of Alexander Hamilton is certainly one of great complexity and controversy and, as a result, has been of great interest to the general public for centuries. In the past two hundred years, there have been many accounts of Hamilton’s life—mostly commenting on his political personality rather than... [READ MORE]
    Hazard
    A Sister's Flight from Family and a Broken Boy
    By Margaret Combs
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Hazard is a poignant, unflinching memoir of the emotional intricacies of growing up with a severely disabled sibling. Margaret Combs shows how her Southern Baptist family coped with lived reality of autism in an era of ignorance and shame, the 1950s through the 1970s, and shares her own tragedy and anguish... [READ MORE]
    A Family Place
    A Man Returns to the Center of His Life
    By Charles Gaines, Foreword by Dave DiBenedetto, Afterword by Alexander Bridge
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In the summer of 1990, writer Charles Gaines and his artist wife, Patricia, bought 160 acres of wild land on the northeast coast of Nova Scotia. They believed they were simply buying a remote getaway spot, but within a few months a more complex dream for the property developed. By midwinter, they had... [READ MORE]
    Remember Us
    My Journey from the Shtetl through the Holocaust
    By Martin Small, By Vic Shayne, Foreword by Milton J. Nieuwsma
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Remember Us is a look back at the lost world of the shtetl: a wise Zayde offering prophetic and profound words to his grandson, the rich experience of Shabbos, and the treasure of a loving family. All this is torn apart with the arrival of the Holocaust, beginning a crucible fraught with twists and turns... [READ MORE]
    Marcel's Letters
    A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate
    By Carolyn Porter
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Finding Oprah's Roots
    Finding Your Own
    By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Prominent African American scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., traced Oprah’s roots and shares the lessons of her ancestors—the legacy one generation bequeaths another, how who we are is influenced by the paths our ancestor have trod, and the extraordinary impact that even the most humble among us can have... [READ MORE]
    Barney
    Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America’s Maverick Publisher and His Battle against Censorship
    By Michael Rosenthal
    (Arcade Publishing)
    An incisive, compulsively readable biography of the man the Guardian called "the most influential avant-garde publisher of the twentieth century."An impetuous outsider who delighted in confronting American hypocrisy and prudery, Barney Rosset liberated American culture from the constraints of Puritanism.... [READ MORE]
    The Blasphemer
    The Price I Paid for Rejecting Islam
    By Waleed Al-Husseini
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The infuriating tale of a young Palestinian punished for exercising his freedom of speech. Like many of his generation, Waleed Al-Husseini began a blog in his twenties. However, unlike many, Waleed also had the misfortune of having been a blogger in Palestine; worse yet, he often criticized Islam and... [READ MORE]
    The Kennedy Brothers
    The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby
    By Richard D. Mahoney, Foreword by David Talbot
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Eight years apart in age, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy were wildly different in temperament and sensibility. Jack was the leader—charismatic, ironic, capable of extraordinary growth and reach, yet also reckless. Bobby was the fearless, hardworking Boy Scout—unafraid of dirty work and ruthless about... [READ MORE]
    Bushmaster
    Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper
    By Dan Eatherley
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “An intriguing story that’s also packed with details.” —Library Journal, starred review Raymond Ditmars (1876–1942), the first curator of reptiles at New York’s famous Bronx Zoo, brought cold-blooded animals to public attention as never before. Through wildly successful books and movies, he inspired... [READ MORE]
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