Biography & Autobiography

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    Cold War Navy SEAL
    Che Guevara, CIA Black Ops, and My Experience as the First SEAL in Africa
    By James M. Hawes, By Mary Ann Koenig
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    For the first time, a Navy SEAL tells the story of the US's clandestine operations in North Vietnam and the Congo during the Cold War. Sometime in 1965, James Hawes landed in the Congo with cash stuffed in his socks, morphine in his bag, and a basic understanding of his mission: recruit a mercenary navy... [READ MORE]
    Sir John Gielgud
    A Life in Letters
    By John Gielgud, Edited by Richard Mangan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A remarkable autobiography of one of the greatest actors of the 20th century, seen through his frank, mesmerizing, and intimate letters.Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and... [READ MORE]
    Rotting in the Bangkok Hilton
    The Gruesome True Story of a Man Who Survived Thailand's Deadliest Prisons
    By T M. Hoy
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Prison is harsh enough, but as a foreigner (“farang”) in a strange land, jail time is an even more horrifying reality. Rotting in the Bangkok Hilton is a collection of short stories chronicling T. M. Hoy’s descent into the harrowing world of Southeast Asian prison life. Through his eyes, readers will... [READ MORE]
    JFK's Secret Doctor
    The Remarkable Life of Medical Pioneer and Legendary Rock Climber Hans Kraus
    By Susan E.B. Schwartz, Foreword by Yvon Chouinard
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    JFK's Secret Doctor tells a thrilling story of adventure and a historic medical career. Set against the grand panorama of twentieth century world events, it captures the remarkable life and spirit of climber and medical visionary Hans Kraus (1905–1996). Kraus was taught English by writer James Joyce,... [READ MORE]
    Riding through Katrina with the Red Baron's Ghost
    A Memoir of Friendship, Family, and a Life Writing
    By J. Malcolm Garcia
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The first book that J. Malcolm Garcia ever bought would impact his life in a way that the then twelve-year-old could have never imagined. The Day the Red Baron Died plunged Garcia into the intrigue and excitement of the World War I German flying ace's life and death. Garcia was enraptured and brimming... [READ MORE]
    White Like Her
    My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
    By Gail Lukasik, Foreword by Kenyatta Berry
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing is the story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s “passing,” Gail’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption. In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s... [READ MORE]
    Trans Figured
    My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man
    By Brian Belovitch
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Imagine experiencing life not as the gender dictated by birth but as one of your own design. In Trans Figured, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity. Brian has the rare distinction of coming out three times: first... [READ MORE]
    La Americana
    A Memoir
    By Melanie Bowden Simón
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    La Americana is the story of Melanie Bowden Simón, who, at the age of twenty-five, left her job at Tina Brown’s Talk magazine following the death of her mother and decided to take a vacation in Havana, Cuba, with a friend. Little did she know that she would meet and fall in love with a Cuban man named... [READ MORE]
    Sunlight Through Dusty Windows
    The Dorcas Smucker Reader
    By Dorcas Smucker
    (Good Books)
    Imagine raising six spirited kids on a grass farm—today. Newspaper columnist Dorcas Smucker and her brood live out their days in full view in this collection of musings—picking blueberries while watching for bears, hoping for angels while driving off the freeway, moving into the “thousand-story house,”... [READ MORE]
    Warren Spahn
    A Biography of the Legendary Lefty
    By Lew Freedman
    (Sports Publishing)
    With 363 victories, Warren Spahn is the winningest left-handed pitcher in baseball history. During his 21-year career, Spahn won 20+ games thirteen times, was a 17-time All Star, a Cy Young–award winner, and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973. In addition, Spahn was also a war... [READ MORE]
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