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Biography

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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Biography
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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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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Bad Indians
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Bad Indians

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

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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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Biography
Ann Ronald

Nothing Daunted

Dorothy Wickenden, the author of Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, describes the story of her grandmother’s year in

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Ann Ronald

The Black Count

At the end of his historical biography of General Alex Dumas, The Black Count Tom Reiss cites a passage written by the General’s famous son.

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

The Mystery of Lewis Carroll

The Mystery of Lewis Carroll, Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created “Alice in Wonderland.” The Mystery of Lewis Carroll, a well-researched

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

Unbroken

Hillenbrand is back with another gut wrenching, heart-stopping story of stamina, resilience and survival; but unlike her earlier bestseller, “Seabiscuit,” “Unbroken” tells the story of

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

THE WOMAN WHO SHOT MUSSOLINI Violet Gibson aims her pistol at Mussolini’s head, and Frances Stonor Saunders aims her ability to capture a rare historical

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

Root and Branch

James Rawn has written an emotionally dramatic narrative of the historic facts and heroes surrounding the legal seeds of desegregation in the United States, culminating

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