Biography & Autobiography Books - Historical - Page 3

The Lion House: The Coming of a King By Christopher de Bellaigue Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374279189
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 8th, 2022

"Christopher de Bellaigue has a magic talent for writing history. It is as if we are there as the era of Suleyman the Magnificent unfolds." —Orhan Pamuk, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature


Crassus: The First Tycoon (Ancient Lives) By Peter Stothard Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780300256604
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Published: Yale University Press - November 15th, 2022

The story of Rome’s richest man, who died a humiliating desert death in search of military glory
 
“A perfectly paced biography.”—Tom Holland, Times Literary Supplement
 
Marcus Licinius Crassus (115–53 BCE) was a modern man in an ancient world, a pioneer disrupter of finance and politics, and the richest man of th


The Forgotten Iron King of the Great Lakes: Eber Brock Ward, 1811-1875 (Great Lakes Books) By Michael W. Nagle Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780814349939
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Published: Wayne State University Press - November 8th, 2022

Windfall: The Prairie Woman Who Lost Her Way and the Great-Granddaughter Who Found Her By Erika Bolstad Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728246932
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 17th, 2023

Beneath the windswept North Dakota plains, riches await...


Journey to the Edge of Reason: The Life of Kurt Gödel By Stephen Budiansky Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781324035930
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 22nd, 2022

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


Alexander the Great: The Biography of a Bloody Macedonian King and Conquirer; Strategy, Empire and Legacy (History) By United Library Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9789493311343
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Published: United Library - November 30th, 2022

Interested in learning about one of history's most famous conquerors?

Alexander the Great is one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in all of history. This biography book tells his complete story - from his humble beginnings to his stunning military victories.


Eve Bites Back: An Alternative History of English Literature By Anna Beer Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780861542932
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Published: Oneworld Publications - November 8th, 2022

Anna Beer investigates the lives and achievements of eight women writers, uncovering a startling and unconventional history of literature

'Essential reading.' Claire Tomalin

Warned not to write – and certainly not to bite – these women put pen to paper anyway and wrote themselves into history.

From the fourteenth century through to the presen


The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany By Gwen Strauss Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250853561
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 20th, 2022

"[A] narrative of unfathomable courage" —Wall Street Journal

The Nine follows the true story of the author’s great aunt Hélène Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris.


The Red Widow: The Scandal that Shook Paris and the Woman Behind it All By Sarah Horowitz Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728226323
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Published: Sourcebooks - September 6th, 2022


"An unforgettable portrait of a woman who became one of the most notorious figures of her day and whose scandalous story sheds fascinating light not only on her own tumultuous time but ours as well." — Harold Schechter, author of Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Guinness, Butcher of Men


Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution By Mike Duncan Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781541730342
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 6th, 2022

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

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A #1 ABA INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE BESTSELLER
 
Few in history can match the revolu


Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain By Margaret Willson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728240053
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 31st, 2023

A daring and magnificent historical narrative nonfiction account of Iceland's most famous female sea captain who constantly fought for women's rights and equality—and who also solved one of the country's most notorious robberies.

Every day was a fight for survival, equality, and justice for Iceland's most renowned female fishing captain of the 19th century.


The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone By Edward Dolnick Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781501198946
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Published: Scribner - November 22nd, 2022

The fast-paced and “engrossing account” (The New York Times Book Review) of “one of the greatest breakthroughs in archaeological history” (The Christian Science Monitor): two rival geniuses in a race to decode the writing on one of the world’s most famous documents—the Rosetta Stone.

The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous