Biography & Autobiography Books - Historical

Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541730335
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Published: PublicAffairs - August 24th, 2021

From the bestselling author of The Storm Before the Storm and host of the Revolutions podcast comes the thrilling story of the Marquis de Lafayette’s lifelong quest to defend the principles of liberty and equality


Few in history can match the revolu

Journey Between Two Worlds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646633531
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Published: Koehler Books - July 15th, 2021

"He had to rub it in that now I was considered a stateless person and no longer had any rights. Wow, did he hate those war brides, those whores."

In the Shadow of the Empress: The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316449335
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 21st, 2021

The vibrant, sprawling saga of Empress Maria Theresa—one of the most renowned women rulers in history—and three of her extraordinary daughters, including Marie Antoinette, the doomed queen of France.

Out of the thrilling and tempestuous eighteenth century comes the sweeping family saga of beautiful Maria Theresa, a sovereign of uncommon strength and vision, the only w

The Man in the Iron Mask: The True Story of Europe's Most Famous Prisoner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643137421
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Published: Pegasus Books - July 6th, 2021

A vivid, dramatic, and eye-opening historical narrative, The Man in the Iron Mask reveals the story behind the most enduring mystery of Louis XIV’s reign.

The Man in the Iron Mask has all the hallmarks of a thrilling adventure story: a glamorous and all-powerful king, ambitious ministers, a cruel and despotic jailor, dark and sinister

Robert E. Lee: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101946220
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Published: Knopf - September 28th, 2021

From the award-winning historian and best-selling author of Gettysburg comes the definitive biography of Robert E. Lee. An intimate look at the Confederate general in all his complexity—his hypocrisy and courage, his inner turmoil and outward calm, his disloyalty and his honor.

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316561693
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Published: Little Brown and Company - August 3rd, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

On Juneteenth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631498831
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Published: Liveright - May 4th, 2021


The essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Texas native.

Journey to the Edge of Reason: The Life of Kurt Gödel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324005445
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 11th, 2021

The first major biography written for a general audience of the logician and mathematician whose Incompleteness Theorems helped launch a modern scientific revolution.

The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America's Judicial Hero Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501188206
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 8th, 2021

The definitive, sweeping biography of an American hero who stood against all the forces of Gilded Age America to fight for civil rights and economic freedom: Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan.

They say that history is written by the victors. But not in the case of the most famous dissenter on the Supreme Court.

The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063097681
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Published: Harper - May 4th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller

In this uplifting memoir in the vein of The Last Lecture and Man’s Search for Meaning, a Holocaust survivor pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, sharing his wisdom, and living his best possible life.

An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643137346
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Published: Pegasus Books - June 1st, 2021

An enlightening narrative exploring an oft-overlooked aspect of the sixteenth president's life, An American Marriage reveals the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd.

Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded “connubial bliss” as an untenable fantasy. During the Civil War, he pardoned a Union

The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250239297
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 4th, 2021

"[A] narrative of unfathomable courage... Ms. Strauss does her readers—and her subjects—a worthy service by returning to this appalling history of the courage of women caught up in a time of rapacity and war." —Wall Street Journal

"Utterly gripping." —Anne Sebba, author of Les Parisiennes