Beethoven: The Universal Composer Edmund Morris

Washington Post Book WorldPulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris (The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex, Dutch) is one of Americas most distinguished biographers, known for his rich, co...

John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches Jennifer Sugar

"The tree of life represents the roots of man.

It's eternal." -- John Holmes Most people might, understandably, predict that the world s first porn star was a woman, but they would be wrong.<...

My Wicked, Wicked Ways Errol Flynn

A hero to millions who adored his portrayals of Robin Hood and Fletcher Christian, Errol Flynn (1909-59) lived a life that far surpassed any adventure he ever acted out on screen: exotic travels, c...

Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life C.S. Lewis

Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life is a partial autobiography describing Lewis' conversion to Christianity.

The book overall contains detail concerning specific events than typical...

The Double Life of Pocahontas Jean Fritz

In a story that is as gripping as it is historical, Jean Fritz reveals the true life of Pocahontas. Though at first permitted to move freely between the Indian and the white worlds, Pocahontas was ...

Learning to Fly: The Autobiography Victoria Beckham

With this extraordinary book she gives us the chance to follow her on her journey from lonely teenager to international star; to fly alongside her."

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The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals Frank Partnoy

His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression.Yet after Kreugers suicide in 1932, the true nature of his empire emerged.

When his Wall Street empire collapsed, milli...

Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman John R. Muether

Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman (American Reformed Biographies)

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Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary Walter Dean Myers

In this highly praised, award-winning biography, Walter Dean Myers portrays Malcolm X as prophet, dealer, convict, troublemaker, revolutionary, and voice of black militancy.

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Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age Joel N. Shurkin

When William Shockley invented the transistor, the world was changed forever and he was awarded the Nobel Prize.

But today Shockley is often remembered only for his incendiary campaigning abo...

My Father and Myself J.R. Ackerley

And after Ackerley himself died, he left a surprise of his own--this coolly considered, unsparingly honest account of his quest to find out the whole truth about the man who had always eluded him i...

Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer John Mack Faragher

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography for 1993In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian Faragher brilliantly port...

Truly Wilde: The Unsettling Story Of Dolly Wilde, Oscar's Unusual Niece Joan Schenkar

Attracting people of taste and talent wherever she went, she drenched her prodigious talents in liquids and chemicals, burnt up her opportunities in flamboyant affairs, and created continuous sensa...

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman James Gleick

An illuminating portrayal of Richard Feynmana giant of twentieth century physicsfrom his childhood tinkering with radios, to his vital work on the Manhattan Project and beyondRaised in Depression-e...

John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography Samuel Eliot Morison

Jones's incredible victories at sea form an important part of the book.

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Ingrid: A Personal Biography of Ingrid Bergman Charlotte Chandler

Ingrid Bergman was one of the biggest and most glamorous stars in Hollywood -- until she became one of the most controversial, when an international scandal threatened to end her career.

She ...

The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage Paul Elie

The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story - a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us.Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of...

James Joyce Richard Ellmann

Although several biographers have thrown themselves into the breach since this magisterial book first appeared in 1959, none have come close to matching the late Richard Ellmann's achievement.

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Mellon: An American Life David Cannadine

Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry, government, and philanthropy, leaving his transformative stamp on each.

Following a boyhood in nineteenth-century Pittsburgh...

Shaking the Nickel Bush Ralph Moody

Skinny and suffering from diabetes, Ralph Moody is ordered by a Boston doctor to seek a more healthful climate.

With an improvident buddy named Lonnie, he camps out in an Arizona canyon and "...