Biography

All Over but the Shoutin'

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All Over but the Shoutin' By Rick Bragg Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679774020
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Published: Vintage - September 8th, 1998

This could be described as a Southern Angela's Ashes, but that would be a disservice to Bragg, who has crafted a wonderfully written memoir that resonates with his rich, unique voice.


The Architect of Desire

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The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family By Suzannah Lessard Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385319423
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Published: Delta - October 6th, 1997

In this startlingly beautiful memoir, the great-granddaughter of Stanford White traces the strain of genius and madness that threads her family history.


American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis - Book Review

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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson By Joseph J. Ellis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679764410
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 1998

Only planning to read one book about our most elusive Founding Father? THIS IS THE ONE. A brilliant character study backed by meticulous scholarship, and the writing sparkles. Highest Recommendation ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


Angela's Ashes

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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir By Frank McCourt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684842677
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Published: Scribner - May 25th, 1999

This is an extraordinary memoir. McCourt recalls his Irish childhood with a true storyteller's gift for language, humor, and the human spirit. This is an original and irresistible new voice. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


Drinking the Rain

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Drinking the Rain: A Memoir By Alix Kates Shulman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780865476974
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Published: North Point Press - July 5th, 2004

This is the story of a woman who, after many years of intense political activism, begins living on a small island off the coast of Maine. She has no electricity and virtually no contact with people. She goes away to write. But instead she learns many important things: how to find her own food, how to be quiet, how to be alone. She finds that solitude is a great treasure and she finds her place there and herself. She emerges from the island and re-enters society a changed, stronger, and more focused person. It's a truly inspiring book.


The Emperor's Last Island

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The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St. Helena (Vintage Departures) By Julia Blackburn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679739371
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 1993

This highly imaginative study makes for a whimsical, yet elegiac biography. Shifting pieces of history, travelogue, and personal memoir creates a vivid account of a petulant emperor and his court in exile.


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