biography-memoir books
  • Biography & Memoir books
  • The Princess Diarist
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    Pages : 272

    by: Carrie Fisher

    Publisher: pBlue Rider Press

    Book Description

    How playing Princess Leia changed the author’s life.

    When Fisher (Shockaholic, 2012, etc.) accepted the role at age 19, she had no idea the Star Wars franchise would become such a phenomenon. In her mind, like so many others, the ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 0399173595

    ISBN-13: 9780399173592

    Language: English

  • The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason
    Views : 154
    Pages : 256

    by: Ali A. Rizvi

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    Leaving Islam and showing others the way out.

    Rizvi was raised and educated in such thoroughly Muslim nations as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan before making his home in Canada. Despite a religious upbringing, the author grew skeptical of the ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 1250094445

    ISBN-13: 9781250094445

    Language: English

  • The Ethical Carnivore: My Year Killing to Eat
    Views : 150
    Pages : 320

    by: Louise Gray

    Publisher: pBloomsbury Natural History

    Book Description

    Knowing where your food comes from is an important aspect of food culture for a growing segment of the American population. British environmental journalist Gray moves the idea into deeper territory.

    In this riveting memoir, the author c ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 1472938399

    ISBN-13: 9781472938398

    Language: English

  • Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life
    Views : 248
    Pages : 352

    by: Philippe Girard

    Publisher: pBasic Books

    Book Description

    A biography of the man who challenged the power of the leading empires of his day and led the only successful slave revolt in human history.

    Girard’s (History/McNeese State Univ.; Haiti: The Tumultuous History—From Pearl of the Car ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 0465094139

    ISBN-13: 9780465094134

    Language: English

  • The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland
    Views : 127
    Pages : 368

    by: Rory Stewart

    Publisher: pHoughton Mifflin Harcourt

    Book Description

    The author’s journey along Hadrian’s Wall, which allowed him “to explore and answer questions about Scottish nationalism, Rome, Frontiers, and Empires.”

    There are few authors whose books are automatic purchases, whatever the subjec ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 0544108884

    ISBN-13: 9780544108882

    Language: English

  • Moses: A Human Life (Jewish Lives)
    Views : 198
    Pages : 240

    by: Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

    Publisher: pYale University Press

    Book Description

    A unique examination of Moses.

    In her latest book, National Jewish Book Award winner Zornberg (Bewilderments: Reflections on the Book of Numbers, 2015, etc.) presents a rich, erudite study of Moses. This is a true readers’ biogr ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 0300209622

    ISBN-13: 9780300209624

    Language: English

  • The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France
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    Pages : 376

    by: Susan Rubin Suleiman

    Publisher: pYale University Press

    Book Description

    A literature scholar investigates the Jewish identity of novelist Irène Némirovsky (1903-1942).

    Drawing on biographical and historical evidence, Suleiman (Civilization of France, Comparative Literature/Harvard Univ.; Crises of Memory ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 030017196X

    ISBN-13: 9780300171969

    Language: English