Back Biographies & Memoirs | January Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  New Titles - Biographies & Memoirs
New title highlights is brought to you by New Book Alerts. If you would like to see all new titles for this category, click here
 
Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War

Steve Inskeep · Penguin Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John C. Frémont, one of the United States's leading...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Different Strokes: Serena, Venus, and the Unfinished Black Tennis Revolution

Cecil Harris · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The days of tennis as a country club sport for the aristocracy have long passed, as have the pre-Open era days when black players faced long odds just to be invited to the four Grand Slam events. An entire generation of sports fans has grown up seeing Venus and Serena Williams as the gold...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Father of Lions: One Man's Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo

Louise Callaghan · Forge Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Father of Lions is the powerful true story of the evacuation of the Mosul Zoo, featuring Abu Laith the zookeeper, Simba the lion cub, Lula the bear, and countless others, faithfully depicted by acclaimed, award-winning journalist Louise Callaghan in her trade publishing debut.Combining...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Gotti's Boys: The Mafia Crew That Killed for John Gotti

DeStefano, Anthony M. · Citadel
Pages: 356
Format: Hardcover

Meet the men who murdered for the mob - and made John Gotti the most powerful and deadly crime boss in America . . . They called him the "Teflon Don." But in his short reign as the head of the Gambino crime family, John Gotti wracked up a lifetime of charges from gambling, extortion,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

Anna Wiener · MCD
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"A definitive document of a world in transition: I won't be alone in returning to Uncanny Valley for clarity and consolation for many years to come." -- Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon...
Read More check catalog
 
 
We Will Rise: A True Story of Tragedy and Resurrection in the American Heartland

Steve Beaven · Little A
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The inspiring true story of the tragic loss and triumphant resurrection of a basketball team and its coach at the heart of a small Indiana town.By 1977 the University of Evansville's Purple Aces basketball team had won five small-college national championships. With a charismatic young...
Read More check catalog
 
 
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

Locke, Tembi · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street...
Read More check catalog
 
 
A Forgotten Hero: Folke Bernadotte, the Swedish Humanitarian Who Rescued 30,000 People from the Nazis

Emling, Shelley · ECW Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

The true story of Folke Bernadotte's heroic rescue of 30,000 prisoners during WWII In one of the most amazing rescues of WWII, the Swedish head of the Red Cross rescued more than 30,000 people from concentration camps in the last three months of the war. Folke Bernadotte did so by negotiating...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan

Buchan, Ursula · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past hundred years the classic thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, television, radio and stage, beginning with the celebrated version by Alfred Hitchcock....
Read More check catalog
 
 
After the Fall: The Remarkable Comeback of Richard Nixon

Pipes, Kasey S. · Regnery History
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this evocative biography of Richard Nixon, presidential historian and former White House speechwriter Kasey Pipes explores Nixon's post-White House life, beginning with his days in virtual exile to his unlikely redemption through later-life works.
Read More check catalog