Biography & Autobiography

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    The Imaginary Girlfriend
    By John Irving
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Dedicated to the memory of two wrestling coaches and two writer friends, The Imaginary Girlfriend is John Irving's candid memoir of his twin careers in writing and wrestling. The award-winning author of best-selling novels from The World According to Garp to In One Person, Irving began writing when he... [READ MORE]
    James Baldwin
    A Biography
    By David Leeming
    (Arcade Publishing)
    James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon—Go Tell It on a Mountain, Giovanni’s Room, Another Country, The Fire Next Time, and The Evidence of Things Not Seen—he explored issues of race and racism in America, class distinction,... [READ MORE]
    An Improbable Friendship
    The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil and Their Forty-Year Peace Mission
    By Anthony David
    (Arcade Publishing)
    An Improbable Friendship is the dual biography of Israeli Ruth Dayan, now ninety-eight, who was Moshe Dayan’s wife for thirty-seven years, and Palestinian journalist Raymonda Tawil, Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law, now seventy-four. It reveals for the first time the two women’s surprising and secret forty-year... [READ MORE]
    The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuhrer
    By Ernst Hanfstaengl, Foreword by John Willard Toland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Of American and German parentage, Ernst Hanfstaengl graduated from Harvard and ran the family business in New York for a dozen years before returning to Germany in 1921. By chance he heard a then little-known Adolf Hitler speaking in a Munich beer hall and, mesmerized by his extraordinary oratorical... [READ MORE]
    Reluctant Genius
    Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention
    By Charlotte Gray
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The popular image of Alexander Graham Bell is that of an elderly American patriarch, memorable only for his paunch, his Santa Claus beard, and the invention of the telephone. In this magisterial reassessment based on thorough new research, acclaimed biographer Charlotte Gray reveals Bell’s wide-ranging... [READ MORE]
    Since My Last Confession
    A Gay Catholic Memoir
    By Scott Pomfret
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Scott Pomfret serves as a lector at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. He also writes gay porn. His boyfriend is a flaming atheist, and his boyfriend’s Protestant grandmother considers Catholicism a sin worse than sodomy. From Pentecost to Pride, from the books of the Bible to the articles of the Advocate,... [READ MORE]
    Letters From Prison
    By Marquis de Sade, Translated by Richard Seaver
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The 1990s have seen a resurgence of interest in the Marquis de Sade, with several biographies competing to put their version of his life story before the public. But Sadean scholar Richard Seaver takes us directly to the source, translating Sade's prison correspondence. Seaver's translations retain the... [READ MORE]
    Horses Don't Fly
    The Memoir of the Cowboy Who Became a World War I Ace
    By Frederick Libby
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From breaking wild horses in Colorado to fighting the Red Baron's squadrons in the skies over France, here in his own words is the true story of a forgotten American hero: the cowboy who became our first ace and the first pilot to fly the American colors over enemy lines. Growing up on a ranch in Sterling,... [READ MORE]
    The Last Love of George Sand
    A Literary Biography
    By Evelyne Bloch-Dano
    (Arcade Publishing)
    George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand portrays the writer, political activist, and cultural figure as she starts a new chapter in her... [READ MORE]
    My Path Leads to Tibet
    The Inspiring Story of the Blind Woman Who Brought Hope to the Children of Tibet
    By Sabriye Tenberken, Introduction by Rosemary Mahoney
    (Arcade Publishing)
    While studying Chinese and Asian civilizations in college, Sabriye Tenberken was stunned to learn that in Tibet blind children were living in appalling conditions—shunned by society, abandoned, and left to their own devices. Sabriye, who had lost her sight at the age of twelve as the result of a retinal... [READ MORE]
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