Biography & Autobiography Books - Historical - Page 6

Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age By Debby Applegate Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307744128
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Published: Anchor - November 22nd, 2022

The compulsively readable and sometimes jaw-dropping story of the life of a notorious madam who played hostess to every gangster, politician, writer, sports star and Cafe Society swell worth knowing, and who as much as any single figure helped make the twenties roar—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Most Famous Man in America.


Walking Among Pharaohs: George Reisner and the Dawn of Modern Egyptology By Peter Der Manuelian Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780197628935
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 20th, 2022

In this expansive new biography of George Reisner, Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian examines the life and work of America's greatest archaeologist. Manuelian presents Reisner's undeniable impact and considers his life within the context of Western colonialism, racism, and nationalism.


Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves (Race and Ethnicity in the American West) By Art T. Burton Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781496233424
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Published: Bison Books - September 1st, 2022

In The Story of Oklahoma, Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves appears as the “most feared U.S. marshal in the Indian country.” That Reeves was also an African American who had spent his early life enslaved in Arkansas and Texas made his accomplishments all the more remarkable.


Like a River to the Sea: Heartbreak and Hope in the Wake of United 93 By Jack Grandcolas, Alan Shipnuck Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781644282229
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Published: Rare Bird Books - September 6th, 2022

The story of heartbreak to triumph in the wake of a tragedy.


Albertus Magnus and the World of Nature (Medieval Lives) By Irven M. Resnick, Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr. Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781789145137
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Published: Reaktion Books - October 18th, 2022

The first comprehensive English-language biography of Albert the Great in a century.
 
As well as being an important medieval theologian, Albertus Magnus (Albert the Great) also made significant contributions to the study of astronomy, geography, and natural philosophy, and his studies of the natural world led Pope Pius XII to declare Albert the patron saint of the natural


Endless Flight: The Life of Joseph Roth By Keiron Pim Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781783785094
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Published: Granta Books - December 6th, 2022

The mercurial, self-mythologizing novelist and journalist Joseph Roth, author of the 20th-century masterpiece The Radetzky March, was the finest observer and chronicler of his age.


Finding Jackie: A Life Reinvented By Oline Eaton Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781635767933
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Published: Diversion Books - January 31st, 2023

Jackie.One name was all you needed. A paragon of femininity, fashion, American wifeliness and motherhood, she was also fiercely independent, the first modern First Lady. Then her husband was murdered, changing her world and ours. Traumatized and exposed, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy nonetheless built a new life for herself in an America similarly haunted by upheaval.


Ghosts in a Photograph: A Chronical By Myrna Kostash Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781774390573
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Published: NeWest Press - October 1st, 2022

In Ghosts in a Photograph, award-winning nonfiction writer Myrna Kostash delves into the lives of her grandparents, all of whom moved from Galicia, now present-day Ukraine, to Alberta at the turn of the twentieth century.


A House in Bali By Colin McPhee, James Murdoch (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Colin McPhee, James Murdoch (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780804853712
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - October 11th, 2022

"It remains one of the most penetrating and illuminating books on the island's elusive, alluring culture." -- National Geographic

A House in Bali tells the fascinating story of renowned writer and composer Colin McPhee's obsession with Balinese gamelan music, and of his journey to Bali to experience it first-hand.


Shogun: The Life and Times of Tokugawa Ieyasu: Japan's Greatest Ruler (Tuttle Classics) By A. L. Sadler, Stephen Turnbull (Introduction by), Alexander Bennett (Foreword by) Cover Image
By A. L. Sadler, Stephen Turnbull (Introduction by), Alexander Bennett (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9784805317174
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - October 18th, 2022

Uncover the true story of the man who unified medieval Japan.


Chekhov Becomes Chekhov: The Emergence of a Literary Genius By Bob Blaisdell Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781639362646
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 6th, 2022

A revelatory portrait of Chekhov during the most extraordinary artistic surge of his life.

In 1886, a twenty-six-year-old Anton Chekhov was publishing short stories, humor pieces, and articles at an astonishing rate, and was still a practicing physician.  Yet as he honed his craft and continued to draw inspiration from the vivid characters in his own life, he found himself&


Conversations with Goethe: In the Last Years of His Life By Johann Peter Eckermann, Allan Blunden (Translated by), Ritchie Robertson (Introduction by), Ritchie Robertson (Notes by) Cover Image
By Johann Peter Eckermann, Allan Blunden (Translated by), Ritchie Robertson (Introduction by), Ritchie Robertson (Notes by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780241421673
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2022

A witty introduction to the mind of Goethe, in a new translation for the first time in 150 years
 
A Penguin Classic