Notes on a Silencing

23 January 2019 | By Lacy Crawford | Filed in: biography.

A riveting, lucid memoir of a young woman s struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her at any cost n nWhen the elite St Paul s School recently came under state investigation after extensive reports of sexual abuse on ca

The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life

22 April 2019 | By Alex Trebek | Filed in: biography.

An alternate cover edition of this book, with ISBN 978198215799, can be found here n nLongtime Jeopardy host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career n nSince debuting as the host of Jeopardy in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of televisio

Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina

21 February 2019 | By Chris Frantz | Filed in: biography.

Two iconic bands An unforgettable life n nOne of the most dynamic groups of the 70s and 80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits

Miracle Country

05 June 2019 | By Kendra Atleework | Filed in: biography.

Kendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero Kendra s family raised their children to thrive in this harsh landscape, forever at the mercy of wildfires, blizzard

Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy

01 January 2017 | By Larry Tye | Filed in: biography.

n The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on first ever review of his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed door Congressional hearings n In the long history of American demagogues,

Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics

10 October 2017 | By Tom Scioli | Filed in: biography.

Told in vivid graphic novel form by a groundbreaking Eisner nominated comics creator, the long overdue biography of the legend who co created Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four, the X Men, and many superhero favorites n nThis sweeping, full color comic book biography te

Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258

15 May 2017 | By David Arscott Carpenter | Filed in: biography.

The first in a ground breaking two volume history of Henry III s rule, from when he first assumed the crown to the moment his personal rule ended Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry III had to rule within the limits set by the establishment of Magna Carta and the emergence of

Shirley Chisholm is a Verb!

16 October 2018 | By Veronica Chambers | Filed in: biography.

A timely picture book biography about Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States n nShirley Chisholm famously said, If they don t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair This dynamic biography illum


24 November 2017 | By Susan Burton | Filed in: biography.

An editor at This American Life reveals the searing story of the secret binge eating that dominated her adolescence and shapes her still n nGrowing up, Susan Burton had never heard of binge eating She just knew she felt her best when she was empty, like a straw , as she says something you could bl

Disability Visibility : First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century

04 January 2019 | By Alice Wong | Filed in: biography.

A groundbreaking collection of first person writing on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience Disability Visibility brings together the voices of activists, authors, lawyers, politicians, artists, and everyday people whose daily lives are, in the words of playwright Neil Marcus