Biography & Autobiography

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    Ghosts by Daylight
    A Modern-Day War Correspondent's Memoir of Love, Loss, and Redemption
    By Janine di Giovanni
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Janine di Giovanni has spent most of her career—more than twenty years—in war zones recording events on behalf of the voiceless. From Sarajevo to East Timor, from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, she has been under siege and under fire.Along the way she meets Bruno, a French reporter whose... [READ MORE]
    Pietro's Book: The Story of a Tuscan Peasant
    By Pietro Pinti
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Pietro Pinti, born as he says 'in the Middle Ages,' worked the land with hoe and plow from his earliest youth. Growing up under Mussolini's Fascist regime on a farm near Florence, he and his family lived under conditions of extreme poverty, as sharecroppers to generally unscrupulous landowners. But during... [READ MORE]
    Imperial Legend: The Mysterious Disapperance of Tsar Alexander I
    By Alexis S. Troubetzkoy
    (Arcade Publishing)
    One of Russiaís greatest emperors, beloved of his subjects for his many liberalizing works domestically and for his victory over the invincible Napoleon Bonaparte, Alexander I presumably died in 1825, at the age of 48. Ever since then, rumors have swirled that the young and vigorous Tsar, who carried... [READ MORE]
    Chewing Gum in Holy Water: A Childhood in the Heart of Italy
    By Mario Valentini
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A warm, tender, and richly nostalgic look at growing up in a remote village in a postwar Italy on the brink of modernity.... [READ MORE]
    The Queen & Di: The Untold Story
    By Ingrid Seward
    (Arcade Publishing)
    As the editor of Majesty magazine, Ingrid Seward has developed professional and personal relationships with the royal family. We discover a surprising portrait of the English monarch and the princess, contradicting what the press has previously reported: a fragile Diana battling an unfeeling mother-in-law.... [READ MORE]
    Max Factor
    The Man Who Changed the Faces of the World
    By Fred E. Basten
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Nice women never wore makeup. Even the word was taboo in polite society—until Max Factor entered the scene. Born in Poland in 1877, Factor worked as a beautician for the Russian royal family, the Romanovs. In 1904, he fled to America, where he opened a cosmetics store in Los Angeles. Creating makeup... [READ MORE]
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    By Jerry Hopkins
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A quarter of a century after his death, Jimi Hendrix's popularity is undiminished, his place as the preeminent electric guitarist of the age unrivaled. Back in print, with a new introduction, a new epilogue, and an updated discography, The Jimi Hendrix Experience gives the whole story of his legendary... [READ MORE]
    Not Dead Yet
    A Feisty Bohemian Explores the Art of Growing Old
    By Herbert Gold
    (Arcade Publishing)
    An upbeat memoir to savor and admire, Still Alive! proves that in your later years you can still be going strong . . . and having fun! “Old age is a shipwreck,” Charles de Gaulle once observed. Not so, says Herb Gold in this lively, often hilarious memoir of his first seven decades. He is clearly enjoying... [READ MORE]
    The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life
    By David Revill
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Composer John Cage is often described as the most influential musician of the last half-century. He has defined - and continues to define - our whole concept of "avant-garde", not just in music but increasingly as writer and visual artist. "The Roaring Silence" is the first full-length biography of Cage.... [READ MORE]
    Nurse, Come You Here!
    More True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
    By Mary J MacLeod
    (Arcade Publishing)
    *An iBooks US Bestseller* Mary J. Macleod and her husband left the London area for an idyllic place to raise their young children in the late sixties, and they found the island of Papavray in the Scottish Hebrides. There they bought a croft house on a “small acre” of land, and Mary J. (also known as... [READ MORE]
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