biography-memoir books
  • Biography & Memoir books
  • Should I Still Wish: A Memoir (American Lives)
    Views : 214
    Pages : 156

    by: John W. Evans

    Publisher: pUniversity of Nebraska Press

    Book Description

    A slim but probing biography of grief and happiness.

    In a follow-up to his debut memoir, Young Widower (2014), Evans (Creative Writing/Stanford Univ.) explores his next stages of life following the death of his wife, Katie. Marrie ... more

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    2017-01-01

    ISBN-10: 0803295227

    ISBN-13: 9780803295223

    Language: English

  • A Time of Scandal: Charles R. Forbes, Warren G. Harding, and the Making of the Veterans Bureau
    Views : 371
    Pages : 408

    by: Rosemary Stevens

    Publisher: pJohns Hopkins University Press

    Book Description

    A reconsideration of one of the most notorious scandals of the Warren Harding presidency.

    Charles R. Forbes (1877-1952), the first director of the U.S. Veterans Bureau, appears in the popular conception of the early 1920s as "a dashing pl ... more

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    2016-11-04

    ISBN-10: 1421421305

    ISBN-13: 9781421421308

    Language: English

  • Fit for the Presidency?: Winners, Losers, What-Ifs, and Also-Rans
    Views : 172
    Pages : 400

    by: Seymour Morris Jr.

    Publisher: pPotomac Books

    Book Description

    On the theory that experience is the best predictor of future performance, Morris (Supreme Commander: MacArthur’s Triumph in Japan, 2014, etc.) examines and evaluates, as any hiring committee might, the resumes of 15 men, all past app ... more

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    2017-01-01

    ISBN-10: 1612348505

    ISBN-13: 9781612348506

    Language: English

  • Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE
    Views : 345
    Pages : 304

    by: Gordon Thomas Greg Lewis

    Publisher: pChicago Review Press

    Book Description

    A group biography of the fearless young women who became secret agents during World War II.

    Award-winning journalists Thomas (Operation Exodus: From the Nazi Death Camps to the Promised Land: A Perilous Journey That Shaped Israel's Fat ... more

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    2017-01-01

    ISBN-10: 1613730861

    ISBN-13: 9781613730867

    Language: English

  • The Turtle's Beating Heart: One Family's Story of Lenape Survival (American Indian Lives)
    Views : 301
    Pages : 200

    by: Denise Low

    Publisher: pBison Books

    Book Description

    A poet and professor comes to terms with her Native American heritage.

    Though many tribes have been better able to sustain a collective identity—whether on a reservation or through perpetuation of their legacy—Low (Jackalope, 2 ... more

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    2017-01-01

    ISBN-10: 080329493X

    ISBN-13: 9780803294936

    Language: English

  • The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
    Views : 264
    Pages : 464

    by: Tracy Borman

    Publisher: pGrove Press

    Book Description

    Amusing, well-researched biographies of rulers from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, focused on how they were born, dressed, ate, washed, slept, played, and died.

    For readers anticipating salacious surprises, Borman (The Story of the Tower of ... more

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    2016-12-13

    ISBN-10: 0802125999

    ISBN-13: 9780802125996

    Language: English

  • Montaigne: A Life
    Views : 210
    Pages : 824

    by: Philippe Desan Steven Rendall Lisa Neal

    Publisher: pPrinceton University Press

    Book Description

    Revisiting the public and private life of the extraordinary humanist in light of religious divisions of the 16th century.

    In this translated work of scholarly minutiae, French Renaissance historian and Montaigne expert Desan (Renaissance ... more

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    2017-01-24

    ISBN-10:

    ISBN-13: 9780691167879

    Language: English