Biography & Autobiography

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    Henry Miller
    The Paris Years
    By Brassaï, Translated by Timothy Bent
    (Arcade Publishing)
    His years in Paris were the making of Henry Miller. He arrived with no money, no fixed address, and no prospects. He left as the renowned if not notorious author of Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. Miller didn’t just live in Paris—he devoured it. It was a world he shared with Brassaï, whose... [READ MORE]
    In the Twilight of Memory
    By June Juanico, Illustrated by Peter Guralnick
    (Arcade Publishing)
    She was a good girl from Biloxi, Mississippi; he was a rockabilly singer on the verge of stardom. They fell in love in the summer of 1956, and found a timeless moment of innocence and simple pleasure. In this acclaimed, intimate portrait of the American legend, Juanico gives us the Elvis she knew and... [READ MORE]
    The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
    A Biography
    By Selina Hastings
    (Arcade Publishing)
    He was a brilliant teller of tales, one of the most widely read authors of the twentieth century, and at one time the most famous writer in the world, yet W. Somerset Maugham’s own true story has never been fully told. At last, the truth is revealed in a landmark biography by the award-winning writer... [READ MORE]
    Georges Braque
    A Life
    By Alex Danchev
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Together with Picasso and Matisse, Georges Braque is unquestionably one of the three great pillars of twentieth-century art. Here is the first full-length biography of this remarkable figure. A pioneer of modern art and founder of Cubism, Georges Braque was a creative genius and tireless innovator, constantly... [READ MORE]
    The Ordeal
    My Ten Years in a Malaysian Prison
    By Beatrice Saubin
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Abandoned by her parents, brought up by her strict maternal grandmother in a small backwater town, young Beatrice Saubin always dreamed of visiting warm climates and exotic places. As a teenager she hitchhiked to India and later to Afghanistan and Thailand. In Malaysia, at age nineteen, she fell in love... [READ MORE]
    Memoir in Two Voices
    By Rancois Mitterrand
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Near the end of his second term as president of France, François Mitterrand decided to talk openly about his life, both personal and political. President for fourteen years, longer than anyone else in the history of the French Republic, Mitterrand was interested not in constructing an elaborate memorial... [READ MORE]
    Jane Austen
    An Obstinate Heart
    By Valerie Grosvenor Myer
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Jane Austen’s world-famous novels give readers a small glimpse into the author’s real life, which was filled with as many ups and downs as those of Emma Woodhouse or Elizabeth Bennet. She too had to navigate her way through a stratified society, filled with rules and repressions that she strove to break.... [READ MORE]
    Under the Eye of the Clock
    A Memoir
    By Christopher Nolan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Christopher Nolan’s injuries at birth left him severely disabled and handicapped; he was entirely paralyzed and unable to communicate, but he had so much to say and was burning to express his innermost thoughts and ideas and share them with the world. Nolan’s autobiography told in the third person through... [READ MORE]
    Call the Nurse
    True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
    By Mary J. MacLeod, Foreword by Claire Macdonald of Macdonald
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a... [READ MORE]
    La Salle
    Explorer of the North American Frontier
    By Anka Muhlstein
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Seventeenth-century North America was a dangerous, untamed land, a vast wilderness where settlers, fur traders, and missionaries all struggled to eke out an existence. But the New World was also a place that attracted a special breed—men with a thirst for adventure and discovery. Robert Cavelier de La... [READ MORE]
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