Biography & Autobiography

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    Journey to My Father, Isaac Bashevis Singer
    A Memoir
    By Israel Zamir, Translated by Barbara Harshav
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated to America in 1935, he left behind his wife and five-year-old son, Israel, with the promise to send for them as soon as he settled. He never did. In 1955, twenty years after their separation, Zamir came to New York to meet his father. Gradually their mutual trust... [READ MORE]
    The Struggle and the Triumph
    An Autobiography
    By Lech Walesa, Translated by Franklin Philip, Translated by Helen Mahut
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From the time he founded Solidarity in 1980 to the historic moment in December 1990 when he took the oath of office as the first freely elected president of Poland in half a century, Lech Walesa had all eyes on him. He became the symbol of freedom and hope not only for Poland but for all the countries... [READ MORE]
    Conversations with a Masked Man
    My Father, the CIA, and Me
    By John Hadden
    (Arcade Publishing)
    For forty years John Hadden and his father of the same name fought at the dinner table over politics, art, and various issues concerning America. One was haunted by what he had witnessed during his long CIA career, from Berlin to Tel Aviv; the other retreated to the Vermont woods to direct Shakespeare... [READ MORE]
    Bad Boy
    My Life On and Off the Canvas
    By Eric Fischl, With Michael Stone
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In Bad Boy, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating exploration of his coming of age as an artist and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and ’80s. With such notorious and controversial paintings as Bad Boy... [READ MORE]
    Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America’s Maverick Publisher and His Battle against Censorship
    By Michael Rosenthal
    (Arcade Publishing)
    An impetuous outsider who delighted in confronting American hypocrisy and prudery, Barney Rosset liberated American culture from the constraints of Puritanism. As the head of Grove Press, he single-handedly broke down the laws against obscenity, changing forever the nature of writing and publishing in... [READ MORE]
    The Blasphemer
    The Price I Paid for Rejecting Islam
    By Waleed Al-Husseini
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The infuriating tale of a young Palestinian punished for exercising his freedom of speech. Like many of his generation, Waleed Al-Husseini began a blog in his twenties. However, unlike many, Waleed also had the misfortune of having been a blogger in Palestine; worse yet, he often criticized Islam and... [READ MORE]
    The Kennedy Brothers
    The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby
    By Richard D. Mahoney, Foreword by David Talbot
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Eight years apart in age, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy were wildly different in temperament and sensibility. Jack was the leader—charismatic, ironic, capable of extraordinary growth and reach, yet also reckless. Bobby was the fearless, hardworking Boy Scout—unafraid of dirty work and ruthless about... [READ MORE]
    Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper
    By Dan Eatherley
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “An intriguing story that’s also packed with details.” —Library Journal, starred review Raymond Ditmars (1876–1942), the first curator of reptiles at New York’s famous Bronx Zoo, brought cold-blooded animals to public attention as never before. Through wildly successful books and movies, he inspired... [READ MORE]
    Apprenticed to Venus
    My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin
    By Tristine Rainer
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A Revealing Look at the Mentorship—and Manipulation—of Anaïs Nin In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to Anaïs Nin’s West Village apartment. The chance meeting would change the course of her life and begin her years as Anaïs’s accomplice, keeping her mentor’s confidences—including... [READ MORE]
    Reading My Way from Hollywood to Brooklyn
    By Wendy W. Fairey
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Wendy Fairey grew up among books. As the shy and studious daughter of famed Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham—F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lover during the last years of his life—she began as a child reading her way through the library Fitzgerald had assembled for her mother and escaped into the landscape... [READ MORE]
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