Biography & Autobiography Books - Historical - Bestsellers - Page 9

About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior By Col. David H. Hackworth, Jocko Willink (Foreword by) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982144043
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 29th, 2020

Called “everything a war memoir could possibly be” by The New York Times, this all-time classic of the military memoir genre now includes a new forward from bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink.

Whether he was fifteen years old or forty, David Hackworth devoted his life to the US Army and quickly became a living legend.


Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography By Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pamela Smith Hill (Editor) Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780984504176
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Published: South Dakota State Historical Society - November 20th, 2014

Pioneer Girl follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal through Wilder's fiction.


Confessions of a Yakuza By Dr. Junichi Saga, John Bester (Translated by) Cover Image
By Dr. Junichi Saga, John Bester (Translated by)
$11.95
ISBN: 9781568365046
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Published: Kodansha International - February 22nd, 2013

This is the true story, as told to the doctor who looked after him just before he died, of the life of one of the last traditional yakuza in Japan. It wasn’t a "good" life, in either sense of the word, but it was an adventurous one; and the tale he has to tell presents an honest and oddly attractive picture of an insider in that separate, unofficial world.


Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War By Sam R. Watkins Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743255417
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Published: Touchstone - November 1st, 2003

A classic Civil War memoir, Co. Aytch is the work of a natural storyteller who balances the horror of war with an irrepressible sense of humor and a sharp eye for the lighter side of battle. It is a testament to one man’s enduring humanity, courage, and wisdom in the midst of death and destruction.

Early in May 1861, twenty-one-year-old Sam R.


Jack Hinson's One-Man War By Tom McKenney Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781589806405
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 27th, 2009

The true story of one man's reluctant but relentless war against the invaders of his country.A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war.


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The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman By Nancy Marie Brown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780156033978
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Published: Mariner Books - October 6th, 2008

Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid’s story were true.


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Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson By S. C. Gwynne Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781451673296
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Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2015

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.

Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon—even Robert E.


All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard--Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy By Tom Clavin, Phil Keith Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781335016669
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 6th, 2020

Winner of the Gold Medal for Memoir/Biography from the Military Writers Society of America

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice


The Good Kings: Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World By Kara Cooney Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781426221965
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Published: National Geographic - November 2nd, 2021

Written in the tradition of historians like Stacy Schiff and Amanda Foreman who find modern lessons in ancient history, this provocative narrative explores the lives of five remarkable pharaohs who ruled Egypt with absolute power, shining a new light on the country's 3,000-year empire and its meaning today.


The Little Princesses: The Story of the Queen's Childhood by Her Nanny, Marion Crawford By Marion Crawford, Jennie Bond (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Marion Crawford, Jennie Bond (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250765758
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 27th, 2020

Originally published in 1950, The Little Princesses was the first account of British Royal life inside Buckingham Palace as revealed by Marion Crawford, who served as governess to princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.


Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells By Michelle Duster Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982129811
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - January 26th, 2021

Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize.

Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the FBI, this made her a “dangerous negro agitator.” In the annals of history, it makes her an icon.

Ida B.


Kaffir Boy: The True Story Of A Black Youths Coming Of Age In Apartheid South Africa By Mark Mathabane Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780684848280
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Published: Free Press - October 7th, 1998

The classic story of life in Apartheid South Africa.

Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage. Like every other child born in the hopelessness of apartheid, he learned to measure his life in days, not years.