biography-memoir books
  • Biography & Memoir books
  • No Wall Too High: One Man's Daring Escape from Mao's Darkest Prison
    Views : 221
    Pages : 336

    by: Xu Hongci Erling Hoh

    Publisher: pSarah Crichton Books

    Book Description

    An early victim of Mao Zedong’s totalitarian regime is swept up in a time of terror.

    “Under Mao Zedong’s dictatorship,” writes Xu, “the Chinese people had no human rights. My history is a good example of this.” So it is. By th ... more

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    2017-01-17

    ISBN-10: 0374212627

    ISBN-13: 9780374212629

    Language: English

  • Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights
    Views : 397
    Pages : 384

    by: Paulo Lemos Horta

    Publisher: pHarvard University Press

    Book Description

    From its origin, the Thousand and One Nights has been frequently translated, embellished, and transformed.

    In his debut book, a fascinating work of cultural and literary history, Horta (Literature/New York Univ. Abu Dhabi) investi ... more

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    2017-01-16

    ISBN-10: 0674545052

    ISBN-13: 9780674545052

    Language: English

  • The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us from Ourselves
    Views : 73
    Pages : 304

    by: James Poulos

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    A journalist expands on Alexis de Tocqueville’s cultural critiques of American life.

    In his earnest, opinionated, and frustrating debut book, journalist Poulos, a columnist for The Week and The Federalist, uses de Tocquev ... more

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    2017-01-17

    ISBN-10: 1250077184

    ISBN-13: 9781250077189

    Language: English

  • Once We Were Sisters: A Memoir
    Views : 334
    Pages : 256

    by: Sheila Kohler

    Publisher: pPenguin Books

    Book Description

    Novelist Kohler (Dreaming for Freud, 2014, etc.) reflects on her beloved older sister, Maxine, who was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 39.

    In this intimate, exquisitely written memoir, the author’s first work of ... more

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    2017-01-17

    ISBN-10: 0143129295

    ISBN-13: 9780143129295

    Language: English

  • Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love
    Views : 449
    Pages : 400

    by: Brad Gooch

    Publisher: pHarper

    Book Description

    An appreciative biography of the 13th-century Persian poet, teacher, and mystic.

    In researching the life of Rumi (1207-1273), Gooch (English/William Paterson Univ.; Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard and Art and the ’70s and the ’80s more

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    2017-01-17

    ISBN-10: 0061999148

    ISBN-13: 9780061999147

    Language: English

  • Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail
    Views : 387
    Pages : 272

    by: Jonathan Chait

    Publisher: pCustom House

    Book Description

    A cogent argument that President Barack Obama has mostly succeeded in implementing his agenda.

    As reflected in the book's title, New York political columnist Chait (The Big Con: The True Story of How Washington Got Hoodwinked ... more

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    2017-01-17

    ISBN-10: 0062426974

    ISBN-13: 9780062426970

    Language: English

  • The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era
    Views : 498
    Pages : 512

    by: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

    Publisher: pAmistad

    Book Description

    A lively work chronicling the growth of the educated African-American movers and shakers in Washington, D.C., on the brink of renewed Jim Crow laws.

    A longtime employee of the Library of Congress who wrote a significant bibliography of A ... more

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    2017-01-31

    ISBN-10: 0062346091

    ISBN-13: 9780062346094

    Language: English