Biography & Autobiography

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    Becoming a Mountain
    Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime
    By Stephen Alter
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded their house and viciously attacked them, leaving them... [READ MORE]
    Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper
    By Dan Eatherley
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The amazing story of one man’s obsession with an enigmatic and deadly reptile.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 a generation... [READ MORE]
    Call the Nurse
    True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
    By Mary J MacLeod, Foreword by Lady Claire Macdonald of Macdonald
    (Arcade Publishing)
    *A Wall Street Journal Bestseller* Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod (known to all as Julia) and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by... [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]
    You Want Fries With That
    A White-Collar Burnout Experiences Life at Minimum Wage
    By Prioleau Alexander
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Ever fantasized about quitting your job and starting over? Prioleau Alexander did just that. Here is his laugh-out-loud funny, endearing, and humbling exploration of life at minimum wage. Alexander walked away from a lucrative career as an advertising executive, seeking a life “like that dude on Kung... [READ MORE]
    Zelda Fitzgerald
    The Tragic, Meticulously Researched Biography of the Jazz Age's High Priestess
    By Sally Cline
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Zelda Fitzgerald was the mythical American Dream Girl of the Roaring Twenties who became, in the words of her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, “the first American flapper.” Their romance transformed a symbol of glamour and spectacle of the Jazz Age. When Zelda cracked up, not long after the stock market... [READ MORE]
    The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Saved the Jews of Budapest
    By Kati Marton
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A fearless young Swede whose efforts saved countless Hungarian Jews from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann, Raoul Wallenberg was one of the true heroes to emerge during the Nazi occupation of Eu-rope. He left a life of privilege and, against staggering odds, brought hope to those who had been... [READ MORE]
    Voyage to a Stricken Land
    A Woman Reporter's Battlefield Reporting on the War in Iraq
    By Sara Daniel
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In June of 2002, war looms and Saddam Hussein still has a brutal grip on a nation in disarray. Sara Daniel travels the length and breadth of Iraq, following the fast-evolving events and interviewing people from all walks of life and all religious and political affiliations: from the Kurds in the north... [READ MORE]
    Washington Irving
    The Definitive Biography of America's First Bestselling Author
    By Brian Jay Jones
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Brian Jay Jones crafts a deft biography of the author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip van Winkle”: quintessential New Yorker, presidential confidant, diplomat, lawyer, and fascinating charmer. The first American writer to make his pen his primary means of support, Washington Irving rocketed... [READ MORE]
    The Unknown Henry Miller
    A Seeker in Big Sur
    By Arthur Hoyle
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature. Better known in Europe than in his native America for most of this career, he achieved international success and celebrity during the 1960s when his banned “Paris” books—beginning with Tropic of Cancer—were published... [READ MORE]
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