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‘Walk a mile in my shoes’... Great biographies and memoirs are books that give us an insight that even the most personal and private conversation can’t provide. They have the power to deepen and enrich our own humanity, through the knowledge and understanding of another.

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Unless you are extremely fortunate, it is unlikely you will be surrounded by people who have lived extraordinary lives who are ready to sit you down and teach you all the lessons they learned. Nothing captures those insights and lessons of a life lived, better than a book.

Whilst many people find it difficult to prioritize the time to sit down and read fiction, thinking it is ‘entertainment’ and not essential. A great biography or memoir can provide lessons to improve your life, or the work you do.

Fascinating lives captured impeccably: the great  and the best biographies and autobiographies are more than books, they are a record of our shared humanity.

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The Sisters

"Fascinating, the way all great family stories are fascinating."—Robert Gottlieb, New York Times Book ReviewThis is the story of a close, loving family splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the world wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo became the...

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The Liberator

The untold story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War. Written with Alex Kershaw's trademark narrative drive and vivid immediacy, The Liberator traces the remarkable battlefield journey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks...

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Midnight in Broad Daylight

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II—an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption—this is a riveting...

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The Last Resort

Thrilling, heartbreaking, and, at times, absurdly funny, The Last Resort is a remarkable true story about one family in a country under siege and a testament to the love, perseverance, and resilience of the human spirit. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Douglas Rogers is...

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I, Who Did Not Die

Khorramshahr, Iran, May 1982—It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century, and Najah, a twenty-nine-year-old wounded Iraqi conscript, was face to face with a thirteen-year-old Iranian child soldier who was ordered to kill him....

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Tell It All

“In these pages, a woman, a wife and mother, speaks the sorrows and oppressions of which she has been the witness and the victim.” Harriet Beecher StoweFanny Stenhouse’s famous work Tell it All is a withering attack on the practice of polygamy that developed as a...

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My Point…And I Do Have One

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so scared of the boogeyman–to fashion trends, celebrity,...

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Provence, 1970

Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of...

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Kookooland

Gloria Norris’s KooKooLand is a memoir written on the edge of a knife blade. Chilling, intensely moving, and darkly funny, it cuts to the heart and soul of a troubled American family, and announces the arrival of a startlingly original voice.Gloria Norris grew up in...

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Custer’s Trials

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for HistoryFrom the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, a brilliant biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times.In this magisterial biography, T. J....

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Spies in the Family

A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War.In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New...

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Martin Luther

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Metaxas is a scrupulous chronicler and has an eye for a good story. . . . full, instructive, and pacey.” —The Washington PostFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most...

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Like Brothers

The multitalented writers, directors, producers, and actors (as seen on The League, Transparent, and The Mindy Project) share the secrets of their lifelong partnership in this unique memoir.“A book that anyone will love . . . You can enjoy it even if you have no idea...

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I’m Just a Person

One of America’s most original comedic voices delivers a darkly funny, wryly observed, and emotionally raw account of her year of death, cancer, and epiphany.In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called...

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Kepler’s Witch

Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler – 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer – reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the...

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Salem Witch Judge

In 1692 Puritan Samuel Sewall sent twenty people to their deaths on trumped-up witchcraft charges. The nefarious witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts represent a low point of American history, made famous in works by Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne (himself a...

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Constance

“Tells the poignant story of Constance in the aftermath of Wilde’s trials and imprisonment, and of her brave attempts to keep in contact with him despite her suffering.” —The Irish Times  In the spring of 1895 the life of Constance Wilde changed irrevocably. Up until...

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Nothing Good Can Come From This

"Nothing Good Can Come from This is a book about generative discomfort, surprising sources of beauty, and the odd, often hilarious, business of being human." —Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams and The RecoveringKristi Coulter inspired and incensed the...

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Ten Days in a Mad-House

A courageous female journalist’s classic exposé of the horrific treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century America In 1887, Nellie Bly accepted an assignment from publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World and went undercover at the lunatic asylum on...

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The, Book of Separation

The memoir of a woman who leaves her faith and her marriage and sets out to navigate the terrifying, liberating terrain of a newly mapless world Born and raised in a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish family, Tova Mirvis committed herself to observing the rules and rituals...

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Fire Shut Up in My Bones

A gorgeous, moving memoir of how one of America's most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow mines the compelling poetry of the out-of-time African-American Louisiana town...

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Spiritual Cross-Training

On a quest for enlightenment, Benjamin Shalva journeyed through the wilds of Tibet and took a pilgrimage to a white-walled monastery in Rhode Island. He wrestled with demons, danced with temptresses, and sang with hundreds of voices under the stars. Now, using the...

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Awake, But Still Dreaming

I was handed my life sentence on February 10, 2014. I wasn’t wearing an orange jumpsuit, but instead a flimsy hospital gown engulfed my frail body. As I looked into my husband’s eyes, I wondered if this would be the last time I saw him … the last time I hugged him …...

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My Girls

A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen...

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Clark Gable

Clark Gable arrived in Hollywood after a rough-and-tumble youth, and his breezy, big-boned, everyman persona quickly made him the town’s king. He was a gambler among gamblers, a heavy drinker in the days when everyone drank seemingly all the time, and a lover to...

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A Dark Path to Light

"Alex has been through hell and back. His story is an inspiration to me on not only survival but how to thrive from the middle of darkness" James Altucher- Best Selling Author & Venture Capitalist A gripping true-life tale of one young man’s journey from poverty,...

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Johnny Carson

“A close look at how show business power corrupts . . . The dishiest read of the year.” – Janet Maslin, “Ten Favorite Books of the Year,” New York Times “Here’s Johnny!” Probably everyone in America knows the phrase, whether they watched every episode of The Tonight...

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Polk

In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk occupied the White House for only four years, from 1845 to 1849, but he plotted and...

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Clark Gable

Clark Gable arrived in Hollywood after a rough-and-tumble youth, and his breezy, big-boned, everyman persona quickly made him the town’s king. He was a gambler among gamblers, a heavy drinker in the days when everyone drank seemingly all the time, and a lover to...

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Loving the Crazy

Being single is rough. Trying to find a good man in a world full of wackadoodles is bordering on the impossible.Just for fun, throw in a truckload of insecurities and the search for romantic love and self-acceptance skyrockets to a whole new level of 'jacked up'.This...

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Speak Swahili, Dammit!

The inspiring true story of a young boy’s chaotic life in a remote, wild, corner of East Africa.James’s childhood is spent on an isolated gold-mine near Lake Victoria, Tanganyika, with just his sister and mother; his father tragically dying through injuries sustained...

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Operation Cowboy

A thrilling account of one of the strangest and most daring missions in American history.In the final days of World War II, with the ravenous Red Army marching across Czechoslovakia, a band of American soldiers did something unusual. They went behind enemy lines and...

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Not Young, Still Restless

Jeanne Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for her portrayal of Katherine Chancellor on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, recounts the steps and missteps of her eight-decade career in Not Young, Still Restless. Exploring a...

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Six Days on a Raft

BREAKING NEWS: 6 Days on A Raft reaches #1 Best Seller On Amazon - SOON TO BE A FEATURE FILM! Checkout the free Bonus Material included - 6 Days Documentary short film.Thanksgiving Day 2014 Six Days on a Raft, 92- year-old Navy Veteran Bill Harrison's True Story of...

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Welcome to Marwencol

Welcome to Marwencol tells the story of Mark Hogancamp. Mark is the subject of the movie, Welcome to Marwen (December 2018) starring Steve Carrell • Welcome to Marwencol is a hybrid art and storybook about Mark Hogancamp and his imaginary World War II—era town of...

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