Biography

Biography
Dan Erwine

Mantan the Funnyman

Mantan the Funnyman, The Life and Times of Mantan Moreland Mantan Moreland was a comedian and actor in old-time movies and was usually seen playing

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Biography
Ann Ronald

Book of Ages

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin Virginia Woolf, writing A Room of One’s Own, invented a sister for Shakespeare. Judith Shakespeare,

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

The Ox-Bow Man

The Ox-Bow Man, A Biography of Walter Van Tilburg Clark The Ox-Bow Man is the biography of Walter Van Tilburg Clark, a man who loved

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Biography
Neal Ferguson

Elizabeth of York

 Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World Alison Weir, author of fourteen books on Medieval and Renaissance Britain, has now written about nearly

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Biography
Ann Ronald

The Aviator’s Wife

When Anne Morrow, the daughter of well-do-do parents, graduated from Smith College, she immediately married an American icon, Colonel Charles Lindbergh, the man who recently

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Sunny Solomon

Carol and John Steinbeck

Carol and John Steinbeck, Portrait of a Marriage I’d been on a Steinbeck jag (reviewing Steinbeck’s Ghost, rereading The Long Valley, browsing through Harvest Gypsies, and finally reading

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Biography
Neal Ferguson

Elephant Company

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Save Lives in World War II What do Elephants really want?

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Neal Ferguson

Fierce Patriot

Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman The American Civil War lives on in our imaginations. A few of the war’s events can

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Biography
Ann Ronald

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

“Did all women married to well-known men struggle for recognition?” So Robert Louis Stevenson muses in Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan’s new

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Biography
Ann Ronald

The Paris Wife, #2

Why do we need yet another book about the life and times of Ernest Hemingway, especially when there are already so many good ones? Because

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Dylan the Biography
Biography
Dan Erwine

Dylan the Biography

“The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.” So what was the question? At seventy-two, Bob Dylan’s hundreds of songs have become an iconic part

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Biography
Ann Ronald

One Glorious Ambition

One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix An author of biographical fiction makes a number of critical decisions. The more that is known

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Ann Ronald

The Bohemians

The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers who Reinvented American Literature Midway through The Bohemians, Ben Tarnoff describes “the seed of California humor”

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Biography
Ann Ronald

Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke,  The First Conservative In Edmund Burke, Jesse Norman resuscitates this eighteenth-century philosopher’s relevance for twenty-first century readers, thinkers, and perhaps politicians. Norman, who

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Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Bad Indians

Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir Sometime in the mid-1950s, the California State Board of Education decided all fourth grade children should learn about the California

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CLAUDE & CAMILLE
Biography
Sunny Solomon

Claude & Camille

Claude & Camille A Novel of Monet Today, if one hears the name of the artist Claude Monet, a picture of a Japanese bridge crossing

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