biography-memoir books
  • Biography & Memoir books
  • Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams
    Views : 259
    Pages : 496

    by: Mark Ribowsky

    Publisher: pLiveright

    Book Description

    “Everything he did was bad for his health”: a sturdy biography of the unsteady icon of outlaw country avant la lettre.

    Luke the Drifter. The Hillbilly Shakespeare. Before Elvis came along, the King. Hiram King Williams (1923-1 ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 1631491571

    ISBN-13: 9781631491573

    Language: English

  • When We Rise: My Life in the Movement
    Views : 35
    Pages : 304

    by: Cleve Jones

    Publisher: pHachette Books

    Book Description

    A key member of the San Francisco gay movement traces his life story.

    Like many homosexuals born in the 1950s, Jones “grew up not knowing if there was anyone else on the planet who felt the way we felt.” Then he moved from Phoenix to ... more

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    2016-11-29

    ISBN-10: 0316315435

    ISBN-13: 9780316315432

    Language: English

  • The Mayor of Mogadishu: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia
    Views : 413
    Pages : 304

    by: Andrew Harding

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    A fluid, sympathetic journalistic foray into the tumultuous history of Somalia as lived by an intriguing impresario and activist.

    Riven over the decades by clan divisions, famine, military coups, dictatorship, and terror by the jihadi gr ... more

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    2016-11-29

    ISBN-10: 1250072344

    ISBN-13: 9781250072344

    Language: English

  • A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice
    Views : 150
    Pages : 544

    by: Anthony Summers Robbyn Swan

    Publisher: pHarper

    Book Description

    This evenhanded exposé of the scapegoating of the commander in chief of the Pacific fleet at the time of Pearl Harbor challenges official memory.

    Adm. Husband Kimmel was roundly blamed for the destruction of the fleet at Pearl Harbor and ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 0062405519

    ISBN-13: 9780062405517

    Language: English

  • Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies
    Views : 337
    Pages : 304

    by: Jason Diamond

    Publisher: pWilliam Morrow Paperbacks

    Book Description

    A Brooklyn-based writer and editor’s memoir about how watching John Hughes films as an adolescent gave meaning to his troubled life.

    Rolling Stone sports editor Diamond grew up a member of the Jewish minority in suburban Chi ... more

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    2016-11-29

    ISBN-10: 0062424831

    ISBN-13: 9780062424839

    Language: English

  • Jo Malone: My Story
    Views : 489
    Pages : 416

    by: Jo Malone

    Publisher: pSimon & Schuster

    Book Description

    Turning yourself into an upscale brand is extremely difficult. Fragrance guru and entrepreneur Malone chronicles how she did just that.

    Gifted with a pronounced sense of smell and the desire for a better life, the author worked hard to b ... more

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    2016-11-29

    ISBN-10: 1501110594

    ISBN-13: 9781501110597

    Language: English

  • Octavia E. Butler (Modern Masters of Science Fiction)
    Views : 151
    Pages : 224

    by: Gerry Canavan

    Publisher: pUniversity of Illinois Press

    Book Description

    A deep reading of the work of the late science-fiction master.

    If readers outside the realm of science fiction haven’t heard of Octavia Butler (1947-2006), Canavan (Literature/Marquette Univ.; co-editor: The Cambridge Companion to A ... more

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    2016-11-01

    ISBN-10: 0252082168

    ISBN-13: 9780252082160

    Language: English