Biography & History


My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir

Author: Katherine Johnson

ISBN: 9780062897664

The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first man on the moon, and live through a century of turmoil and change.In 2015...

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Gladius: The World of the Roman Soldier

Author: Guy de la Bedoyere

ISBN: 9780226750231

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Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir

Author: Brian Broome

ISBN: 9780358439103

"Punch Me Up to the Gods obliterates what we thought were the limitations of not just the American memoir, but the possibilities of the American paragraph. I'm not sure a book has ever had me sobbing, punching the air, dying of laughter, and needing to write as much as Brian...

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King Richard: Nixon and Watergate--An American Tragedy

Author: Michael Dobbs

ISBN: 9780385350099

In January 1973, Richard Nixon had just been inaugurated after winning re-election in a historic landslide. He enjoyed an almost 70 percent approval rating. But by April 1973, his presidency had fallen apart as the Watergate scandal metastasized into what White House counsel John Dean called "a full-blown cancer." King...

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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

Author: Hartman, Saidiya

ISBN: 9780393357622

Beautifully written and deeply researched, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. In wrestling with the question "What is a free life?", many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship...

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Himalaya: A Human History

Author: Ed Douglas

ISBN: 9780393541991

A magisterial history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures, and adventures among the world's highest mountains.For centuries, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers, and mountaineers seeking to test themselves among the world's most...

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Rickie Lee

Author: RICKIE LEE JONES

ISBN: 9780802127129

"One of the most intriguing, idiosyncratic vocalists of our time." -- USA TodayOne weekend night on primetime television, a then-unknown singer and vital part of the burgeoning Los Angeles jazz pop scene skyrocketed to fame overnight after a now iconic performance on Saturday Night Live. The year was 1979, the...

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Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir

Author: Ashley C. Ford

ISBN: 9781250305978

For as long as she could remember, Ashley has put her father on a pedestal. Despite having only vague memories of seeing him face-to-face, she believes he's the only person in the entire world who understands her. She thinks she understands him too. He's sensitive like her, an artist, and...

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The Burning

Author: Tim Madigan

ISBN: 9781250787699

One of the worst acts of racial violence in American history took place in 1921, when a white mob numbering in the thousands decimated the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Sensitively adapted for young readers, The Burning recreates Greenwood at the height of its prosperity, explores the currents...

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The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense

Author: Edward White

ISBN: 9781324002390

In The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock, Edward White explores the Hitchcock phenomenon - what defines it, how it was invented, what it reveals about the man at its core, and how its legacy continues to shape our cultural world. The book's twelve chapters illuminate different aspects of Hitchcock's life...

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American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850

Author: Alan Taylor

ISBN: 9781324005797

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, the powerful story of a fragile nation as it expands across a contested continent.In this beautifully written history of America's formative period, a preeminent historian upends the traditional story of a young nation confidently marching to its continent-spanning destiny. The newly constituted United States actually...

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A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome

Author: Emma Southon

ISBN: 9781419753053

In Ancient Rome, all the best stories have one thing in common - murder. Romulus killed Remus to found the city, Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic. Caligula was butchered in the theater, Claudius was poisoned at dinner, and Galba was beheaded in the Forum. In one 50-year period...

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Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way

Author: Caseen Gaines

ISBN: 9781492688815

"A major contribution to the culture." -- Brian Jay Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Jim Henson: The BiographyThe triumphant story of the all-Black Broadway musical that changed the world foreverOpening night was going better than any of them could have expected, but the performers knew the rapturous applause...

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The Triumph of Nancy Reagan

Author: Karen Tumulty

ISBN: 9781501165191

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Billie Eilish

Author: Billie Eilish

ISBN: 9781538720479

Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd. Between her record-shattering award-winning music and her uncompromising and unapologetic attitude, it's no surprise that her fanbase...

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The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life

Author: Jonathan Taplin

ISBN: 9781597145251

Jonathan Taplin's extraordinary journey has put him at the crest of every major cultural wave in the past half century: he was tour manager for Bob Dylan and the Band in the '60s, producer of major films in the '70s, an executive at Merrill Lynch in the '80s, creator of...

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Only Cry for the Living: Memos From Inside the ISIS Battlefield - Foreword by Jocko Willink!

Author: Hollie S McKay

ISBN: 9781942549635

THE CHILLING, MUST-READ DEBUT BY AWARD-WINNING WAR CRIMES INVESTIGATOR HOLLIE S. MCKAY FROM JOCKO PUBLISHING AND DI ANGELO PUBLICATIONS!Only once in a lifetime does a war so brutal erupt. A war that becomes an official genocide, causes millions to run from their homes, compels the slaughtering of thousands in the...

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The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War II America

Author: Bradford Pearson

ISBN: 9781982107031

In the spring of 1942, the United States government forced 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes in California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona and sent them to incarceration camps across the West. Nearly 14,000 of them landed on the outskirts of Cody, Wyoming, at the base of Heart Mountain. Behind barbed...

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Eva and Eve: A Search for My Mother's Lost Childhood and What a War Left Behind

Author: Julie Metz

ISBN: 9781982127985

To Julie Metz, her mother, Eve, was the quintessential New Yorker. It was difficult to imagine her living anywhere else except the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where she could be found attending Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera or inspecting a round of French triple crème at Zabar's. In...

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