Biography & Autobiography

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    A tour through America's changing political climate is seen through the career of former U.S. congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress, and shares her personal experiences and theories about modern government.Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good... [READ MORE]
    Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand
    The Uplifting True Story of a Mother's Brave Quest to Save Her Daughter
    By Anne-Dauphine Julliand, Translated by Adriana Hunter
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Thaïs is almost two. Like most well-loved children, she is happy. She laughs as she runs on the beach. But her footprints in the sand, with toes turned out, tell a different story. Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand relates the overwhelming tragedy experienced by a family as a result of a genetic disorder.A... [READ MORE]
    Lost on Treasure Island
    A Memoir of Longing, Love, and Lousy Choices in New York City
    By Steve Friedman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When Midwesterner Steve Friedman arrived in Manhattan, the land of the quick and the mean, raring to go and ready to conquer, he soon found pitfalls and pratfalls more numerous and perilous than he had ever imagined. Here is his utterly honest, often hilarious, self-deprecating account of those fateful... [READ MORE]
    The Essence of Provence
    The Story of L'Occitane
    By Pierre Magnan, Translated by Richard Seaver
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The extraordinary rags-to-riches tale of Olivier Baussan and the roadside soap stand that became L’Occitane, one of the world’s most successful purveyors of natural fragrances. Founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan, the now world-renowned fragrance company L’Occitane, “a woman of Provence” in Old French,... [READ MORE]
    By Margarete Buber-Neumann
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Margarete Buber, the journalist daughter of Martin Buber, and Milena Jesenska, the beautiful lover of Kafka, met in Ravensbruck concentration camp in 1940. For four terrible years, the two women formed an extraordinary bond and made a pact that if only one survived, the other would bear witness. Only... [READ MORE]
    Kremlin Wives
    The Secret Lives of the Women Behind the Kremlin Walls&mdash;From Lenin to Gorbachev
    By Larissa Vasilieva, Translated by Cathy Porter
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From behind the fortress walls of the Kremlin, the often shocking truth about the women close to communist power. For over seventy years the Kremlin was the bastion of the all-powerful Soviet rulers. A great deal is known about the men who held millions of fates in their iron grip, yet little is known... [READ MORE]
    Saatchi & Saatchi: The Inside Story
    By Alison Fendley
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Follows the rise and fall of Iraqi-born Jewish brothers from London, Charles and Maurice Saatchi, who created some of the most memorable ad campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s, and then in 1994 were ousted from their firm by an American shareholder revolt.... [READ MORE]
    Ready for the People: My Most Chilling Cases as a Prosecutor
    By Marissa N. Batt
    (Arcade Publishing)
    For more than 25 years Marissa Batt has tried cases for the People in every one of the 35 courtrooms at the Criminal Courts Building in downtown Los Angeles, cases ranging from rape and sodomy to armed robbery and murder. Despite her years immersed in violence and its concomitant pain and suffering,... [READ MORE]
    Falling Off the Family Tree
    By Lisa Alther
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Most of us grow up knowing who we are and where we come from. Lisa Alther’s mother hailed from New York, her father from Virginia. One day a babysitter told Lisa about the Melungeons: six-fingered child-snatchers who hid in caves. Forgetting about these creepy kidnappers until she had a daughter of her... [READ MORE]
    Dashiell Hammett
    Man of Mystery
    By Sally Cline
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Dashiell Hammett changed the face of crime fiction. In five novels published over five years as well as a string of stories, he transformed the mystery genre into literature and left us with the figure of the hard-boiled detective, from the Continental Op to Sam Spade—immortalized on film by Humphrey... [READ MORE]
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