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Biography & Memoir
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Theater & Performing Arts / Biography

Adolphe Appia, Prophet of the Modern Theatre

Volbach, Walther Richard

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The Adventures of M. James

A rare and direct account of the Pacific War told through the eyes of a sensitive enlisted man-a pacifist
James, Michael

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Literary Criticism - American / Cultural Studies / Biography / American Studies

After Franklin

An analysis of the foundations of autobiography in America
Arch, Stephen Carl

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Military Biography / Military Aviation History / World War II

Air Officer Commanding

A new biography of the architect of RAF Fighter Command in the centennial year of the Royal Air Force
LaSaine, John T., Jr.

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Albums of a Life

Kauffmann, Stanley

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / String Instruments / Women's Biography

American Luthier

The female pioneer who revolutionized violin acoustics and built the first violin octet
Whitney, Quincy

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Opera / Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts

Angela Gheorghiu

The biography of the great soprano, in her own words
Gheorghiu, Angela w/ Jon Tolansky

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Another City upon a Hill

A searching portrait of a city battered by the collapse of the textile industry woven into a spirited coming of age story
Conforti, Joseph A.

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The Archipelago

Playwright and author
Isenberg, Robert

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Holocaust Studies

The Architect of Genocide

How Heinrich Himmler turned Hitler’s Nazi policy toward the Jews into horrific reality.
Breitman, Richard

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Economics & Business / Memoir

The Art of the Turnaround

Practical advice (supported by extensive case studies) for fixing troubled arts organizations
Kaiser, Michael M.

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History - 18th Century / Biography - Adventurers & Explorers / Caribbean & West Indies History / Maritime

At the Point of a Cutlass

The astonishing true story of a young sailor’s ordeal during the golden age of piracy
Flemming, Gregory N.

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Memoir / Jewish Studies / Holocaust Studies


"A taut, terse Holocaust narrative that is all the more powerful for its ironic reserve." -- Kirkus Reviews
Adelsberger, Lucie; Lipstadt, Deborah E., foreword.; Ray, Susan H., trans.

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Memoir / British & European History / Women's Studies

Autobiography of a Generation
Trans. from the Italian

A rich interweaving of personal and historical accounts of a social movement that explores the way memory reconstructs our view of the past.
Passerini, Luisa. Lisa Erdberg, trans.; Joan Wallach Scott, fwd.

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Opera / British & European History / Biography

The Autumn of Italian Opera

The first full-length study of the last great era of Italian opera
Mallach, Alan

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Biography - Writers / Biography

Available Light

“Being a poet is not a career, it’s a life.”—Philip Booth
Braham, Jeanne

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Memoir / Women's Studies / Humor

Babes in Boyland

A humorous and provocative account of being a female undergraduate at Dartmouth College in its turbulent first years of co-education
Barreca, Gina

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Biography / Dance / Asian Studies


An intimate portrait of one of the great performing artists of the twentieth century
Knight, Douglas M., Jr.

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Canoeing / Canadian History / Biography - Adventurers & Explorers

Barren Grounds

A journey to the Barren Lands of Arctic Canada becomes a race against time
Pessl, Skip

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Dance / Memoir / Gay Studies

Barton Mumaw, Dancer

An intimate portrait of American modern dance and gay life in the 1930s.
Sherman, Jane, and Barton Mumaw. David Gere, new fwd.

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Biography / American History

Becoming Tom Thumb

The definitive biography of an iconic American entertainer
Lehman, Eric D.

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Jewish History

The Besht

Now available in English, a provocative new biography of the founder of Hasidism
Etkes, Immanuel

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Biography / Political Science & Government

Best of Times, Worst of Times

A memoir by a prominent and highly respected historian and political commentator
Laqueur, Walter

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Biography / Women's Studies / New England History / Portsmouth New Hampshire

Beyond the Garden Gate

The first new biography in twenty years of a beloved New England writer.
Mandel, Norma H.

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Memoir / World War II / Art Criticism & Theory

Bird in Flight

In Bird in Flight: Memoir of a Survivor and Scholar, Professor of Art History Edith Balas recounts her life from Transylvania, to Auschwitz, to respected art historian.
Balas, Edith

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Military Pictorial History / Military Biography / Photoessays & Documentaries

Birth of a Warrior

Follow an Army company through basic training, the core experience at the heart of becoming a soldier
Jones, Raymond McCrea

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Ballet / Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts

Boston Ballerina

A candid and thoughtful consideration of a life in dance
Young, Laura with Janine Parker

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Holocaust Studies

Breaking the Silence

A remarkable story of the German industrialist who first warned the West of Nazi plans for the mass murder of Jews
Laqueur, Walter and Breitman, Richard.

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Biography / Poetry / Poetry Criticism

A Celebration for Stanley Kunitz On His Eightieth Birthday

Kunitz, Stanley

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Jewish Studies / Biography / History of Israel & Palestine

Chaim Weizmann

Reinharz, Jehuda

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Jewish Studies / Biography / History of Israel & Palestine

Chaim Weizmann

Reinharz, Jehuda

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Memoir / Opera


A powerful pioneer in opera and music recounts her struggles and triumphs
Caldwell, Sarah with Rebecca Matlock

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Biography / Intellectual History

Charles Eliot Norton

An impassioned reassessment of a major nineteenth-century public intellectual
Dowling, Linda

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Biography / Poetry Criticism

Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff

A remarkable series of letters between Black Mountain poet Charles Olson and his most ardent reader.
Olson, Charles, and Frances Boldereff. Ralph Maud and Sharon Thesen, eds.

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Claremont Boy

A memoir of a full life, told two or three pages at a time
Steinfield, Joseph D.

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Memoir / African-American Studies

Come home Charley Patton

A moving and imaginative memoir documenting the Civil Rights Era, contemporary southern culture, and Lemon’s private and public art practice
Lemon, Ralph

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Biography - Writers / Civil War / American History - 19th Century

Confederate Bushwhacker

Mark Twain in the watershed year of 1885
Loving, Jerome

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Philosophy / Biography / Memoir / French Literature & Language

The Confessions and Correspondence, Including the Letters to Malesherbes
Trans. from the French

A new English translation, the first to be based on the definitive French Pléiade edition.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Christopher Kelly, trans.; Christopher Kelly, Roger D. Masters, and Peter G. Stillman, eds.

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Memoir / Prose

Confessions of Joan the Tall

Freedom and awakening of an adolescent, Bronx bred, Irish Catholic girl
Handler, Joan Cusack

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The Confluence

A collection of stories, reflections, art, and tall tales by seven grown-up boys
Van Wie, David

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Biography / Collected Letters

The Correspondence of Paul Celan and Ilana Shmueli

An extraordinary dialogue that illuminates the work of the greatest German-language poet since Rilke
Celan, Paul and Ilana Shmueli, Norman Manea, intr.

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American Revolutionary War / Historical Biography / New England History

The Court-Martial of Paul Revere

The riveting chronicle of Paul Revere’s only military service during the Revolution—a major but disastrous episode in his life
Greenburg, Michael M.

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Biography / Politics

Crowbar Governor

First biography of one of Connecticut’s most colorful and notorious statesmen
Murphy, Kevin

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Poetry / Dance / Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts

The Dance Must Follow

A highly entertaining verse portrait of dancer-choreographer Moses Pendleton, illustrated with his own photographs
Holland, Phil with photographs by Moses Pendleton

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Ballet

Dancing on Water

The pageantry and drama of a life in dance
Tchernichova, Elena with Joel Lobenthal with an Afterword by Joseph Brodsky

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American History - 19th Century / Biography - Political / Political Science & Government

Daniel Webster, “The Completest Man”

Shewmaker, Kenneth E., ed. Charles M. Wiltse, Editor-in-Chief. William H. Rehnquist, fwd.; Irving H. Bartlett, Maurice G. Baxter, Richard N. Current, and Howard Jones, essays

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Jewish Studies / Biography

The Darker Side of Genius

Richard Wagner’s anti-Semitism considered in the context of his time, place, and aspirations rather than in relation to his later appropriation by the Nazis.
Katz, Jacob.

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Vietnam War / Military Veterans / Military Biography

Dartmouth Veterans

A collection of essays by Dartmouth alumni recalling their Vietnam War–era experiences
Schaefer, Phillip C., Editor

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Memoir / World War II

Dear Gloria

Dear Gloria is the diary of Japanese teenager Toneko Kimura, who grew up in America and returned to Japan during World War II.
Hirai, Toneko Kimura and Taro Kimura. Edited by Gregg Ramshaw

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Collected Letters / Literary Collections - American / Memoir

Dear Mary

Letters from WWII service in Italy to a beloved wife back home
Williams, Sydney M., III

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Literary Criticism - American / Memoir / Women's Studies

The Diary Of Alice James

The unknown sister of novelist Henry James, Jr. shows herself to be a formidable individual in her own right.
James, Alice; Edel, Leon, ed.; Simon, Linda, intro.

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Aviation Transportation History / History - 20th Century / Military History

Dirigible Dreams

The rise and fall of the adventurous dirigible age
Hiam, C. Michael

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Memoir / Poetry / Criminal Justice

Disguised As A Poem

This honest, unbiased account of how one woman artist came to share purpose and inspiration with the prisoners at San Quentin demonstrates the power of human bonds and the power of poetry and other art forms as a means of self-expression and communication within and beyond locked cells.
Tannenbaum, Judith

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Medicine & Public Health / Memoir

Double Vision

A mother’s extraordinary search for healing among the medical practices of East and West.
Todd, Alexandra Dundas

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Biography / Women's Studies / History

Doves of War

This beautifully written biographical work depicts the lives of four extraordinary women to paint a vivid, dramatic, and poignant portrait of the ideologies, horrific realities, and long-lasting emotional costs of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
Preston, Paul

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Biography / Dance

Duncan Dancer

Duncan, Irma

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Jewish Studies

The Eddie Cantor Story

A lively biography of the popular showman Eddie Cantor, with a focus on his involvement in Jewish culture and politics
Weinstein, David

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Biography - Adventurers & Explorers / Social History

Eden of the North

First English translation of this 19th century novel tracing the relationship between traditional Greenlandic life and the interaction with the culture of their Danish colonizers
Rink, Signe

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The Education Of A Yankee

The re-issue with a new introduction of Jud Hale’s captivating and moving memoir of his larger-than-life American family
Hale, Judson D.

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Biography / Women's Studies

Eighty Years And More

Elizabeth Cady Stanton recalls the discontent that led her to launch the woman suffrage movement at Seneca Falls in 1848 and the frustration of having no voice in her own government after a half century of hard work.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady; DuBois, Ellen Carol, intro.; Gordon, Ann, afterward

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Biography / Politics

Ella Grasso

Intimate portrait of Connecticut’s first female governor
Purmont, Jon E.

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Literary Criticism - American / Poetry Criticism / Biography / New England

Emily Dickinson and Her Contemporaries

An interdisciplinary examination of the poet, her milieu, and the ways she and her contemporaries freed their work from cultural limitations.
Petrino, Elizabeth A.

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Ethics & Moral Philosophy / Biography - Philosophers

Emmanuel Levinas

Malka, Salomon, Kigel, Michael, Embree, Sonja M.

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Memoir / Sociology / Parenting / Family Studies

The Family Nobody Wanted
New edition.

The remarkable and inspiring true story of a couple who adopted twelve children, ten of them considered "unadoptable" because of mixed racial parentage.
Doss, Helen; Battenfeld, Mary, intro.

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Civil War / Historical Biography

Fanny & Joshua

The intimate history of Civil War hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his wife, Frances Caroline Adams
Smith, Diane Monroe

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Memoir / Healthy Living / Personal Growth & Self-Esteem

A Fat Girl's Manifesto

Through humor, health, and one thin book, Daniel will leave you laughing and inspire you to trade in your scale for a healthy serving of happy
Daniel, Cyr V.

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Medicine & Public Health / Memoir

A Feather in My Wig—Ovarian Cancer

The courageous story of one woman's successful battle against ovarian cancer.
Van Billiard, Barbara R. Theodore C. Barton, M.D., fwd.

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Memoir / Opera

55 Years In Five Acts

One of the world's greatest Wagnerian sopranos talks about an illustrious career that flourished for over five decades
Varnay, Astrid; Arthur, Donald

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Finding Pete

A woman explores the mystery of her brother's death in Vietnam, where he was a civilian volunteer
Hunting, Jill

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Biography / Memoir

Finding Phil

A nephew’s search for the uncle he never knew
Levy, Paul

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Colonial History / Historical Biography / New England History

First Founders

An introduction to the diverse lives of the Puritan founders by a leading expert
Bremer, Francis J.

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Self-Help/Motivational / Memoir / Children with Special Needs

From Blue Ribbon to Code Blue

A courageous young woman beats the odds to regain her life after a traumatic brain injury
Field, Jennifer Miller

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Art / Biography

Georgia O’Keeffe

A highly acclaimed biography of Georgia O'Keeffe that emphasizes her ongoing struggle for autonomy.
Robinson, Roxana

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Biography - Philosophers / German History / Nationalism

Germany’s Prophet

A provocative and disquieting portrait of Bible scholar and founder of modern German antisemitism Paul de Lagarde
Sieg, Ulrich

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Biography - Religious / Biography - Philosophers / Philosophers

Gershom Scholem

A new intellectual portrait of a prominent twentieth-century philosopher
Zadoff, Noam

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Iraq War (2003-2011) / Iraq History / Military Biography

Ghost Riders of Baghdad

An American officer confronts the realities of war and politics during a year with the 61st Cavalry in Iraq
Sjursen, Daniel A.

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Women's Biography

Going to Boston

One nineteenth-century woman’s journey in a changing Boston
Bushman, Claudia

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Biography / Biography / History / Women's Studies

“A Good Poor Man’s Wife”

The dramatic saga of a remarkable woman who was deeply involved in the political culture of her time.
Bushman, Claudia L.

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Biography / Colonial History / Portsmouth

Governor John Wentworth and the American Revolution

The story of the last royal governor of New Hampshire.
Wilderson, Paul W.

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Biography - Political / 20th Century U.S. History

Granny D’s American Century

The life of Doris Haddock, known to millions as “Granny D,” from her young adulthood in Boston during the Great Depression to her last decade as a galvanizing figure of populist politics
Haddock, Doris and Dennis Michael Burke

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Biography - Writers / History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies


A rich look, from a native daughter, at the evolving relations of people, architecture, and landscape in Haifa over several decades
Gold, Nili Scharf

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Memoir / Biography - Musicians & Composers / Opera

Hans Hotter
Trans. from the German

An expanded and updated translation of the memoirs of the great German bass-baritone
Hotter, Hans; Donald Arthur, trans. and ed.; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Zubin Mehta, fwds.

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Biography / History / Fiction & Literature

The Heart to Artemis

Out of Africa meets A Moveable Feast in this swashbuckling memoir of courage, literary passion, and adventure

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Biography / Science Fiction

H.G. Wells

A look inside one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.
Wagar, W. Warren

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Law / Biography / Political Science & Government

Holmes and Frankfurter

The first publication of an extensive correspondence between two of the century's greatest American jurists.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, and Felix Frankfurter. Robert M. Mennel and Christine L. Compston, eds

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Memoir / True Crime / Urban Studies / Police

Hot Shots and Heavy Hits

A riveting first-hand account of life as an undercover drug agent
Doyle, Paul E.

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African-American Studies / Memoir

The Hottest Water in Chicago

An illuminating cultural journey through black and white America.
Pemberton, Gayle

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Drama / Biography / Poetry


Houdini is an exploration of freedom and imprisonment. This cross genre musical unlocks time and reality—on the page, in a box, under water, onstage
Rukeyser, Muriel

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Memoir / / Laos

I Little Slave

A memoir by Bounsang Khamkeo.
Khamkeo, Bounsang

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Sport Biography / Philanthropy & Charity / Nervous System Diseases

The Ice Bucket Challenge

The true story behind the Ice Bucket Challenge
Sherman, Casey and Dave Wedge

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Arctic Studies / Ships & Shipbuilding History / Biography - Adventurers & Explorers

Ice Ship

The thrilling journeys of the Fram through the ice and to the poles
Johnson, Charles W.

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Medicine & Public Health / Biography / Education History / College History

Improve, Perfect, & Perpetuate

This is the first full-scale biography of Nathan Smith -- medical pioneer, founder of Dartmouth Medical School and cofounder of three other medical schools (Yale, Vermont, and Bowdoin), and progenitor of a long line of physicians.
Hayward, Oliver S., M.D., and Constance E. Putnam. C. Everett Koop, fwd. Philip Cash, introd.

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Dance / Memoir

In Balanchine’s Company

Intimate recollections of a wondrous time and place.
Fisher, Barbara Milberg

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Jewish Studies / Jewish History / Historical Biography

The Individual in History

Essays in honor of the scholarly work and institutional leadership of Jehuda Reinharz, focusing on the role of the individual in history
Freeze, ChaeRan Y., Sylvia Fuks Fried, and Eugene R. Sheppard, editors

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Memoir / Interview

Interviews and Encounters

Romanian Sapphos
Cassian, Nina and Carmen Firan

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Biography / Poetry Criticism / Literary Criticism - American

Interviews and Encounters with Stanley Kunitz

Kunitz, Stanley. Stanley Moss, ed.

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New England History / American Revolutionary War / Historical Biography

Inventing Ethan Allen

A fascinating look at the genesis, longevity, and meaning of the story of Ethan Allen in the context of Vermont history and memory
Duffy, John J. and H. Nicholas Muller III

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Shakers / Biography - Religious

Issachar Bates

A biography of a key western Shaker in early America
Medlicott, Carol

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Ice Hockey / Sports History / Sport Biography

Jack Parker's Wiseguys

The story of one of the most outrageous national championship teams of the swashbuckling ’70s
Rappleye, Tim

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Biography - Political / Government / Legislatures

Joe Moakley's Journey

The first biography of the popular, long-serving congressman from South Boston
Schneider, Mark Robert

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Biography / Education History

John William Ward

The rise and fall of the man and the educational and democratic ideals he represented
Townsend, Kim

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Memoir / Opera

Jon Vickers

The first biography of a legendary tenor
Williams, Jeannie; Nilsson, Birgit, foreword

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Dance / Biography

José Limón

A captivating illustrated autobiography of the early years of a major American choreographer.
Limón, José. Lynn Garafola, ed.; Deborah Jowitt, introd.; Carla Maxwell, fwd.; Norton Owen, afterwd.

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Memoir / Politics

Journeys to War and Peace

A fascinating memoir by a key player in international affairs during the Carter, Reagan, and G. H. W. Bush administrations
Solarz, Stephen J., and Norman Ornstein, fwd.

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Film, TV, Visual Culture / Biography

Kazan Revisited

Top critics and scholars reconsider the cinematic legacy of Elia Kazan
Dombrowski, Lisa, ed.

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Memoir / Biography - Musicians & Composers / Opera / Women's Studies

La Nilsson
Trans. from the Swedish

The long-awaited English translation of the autobiography of opera legend Birgit Nilsson
Nilsson, Birgit and Popper, Doris Jung and Solti, Georg and Tuller, Peggy

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American History / Biography

Lamy of Santa Fe

The extraordinary biography of a pioneer hero of the frontier Southwest.
Horgan, Paul

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Memoir / Jewish Studies

Lavish Absence

An intimate portrait of one of France’s most important writers by his translator.
Waldrop, Rosmarie; Stamelman, Richard, foreword

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Memoir / Prose

Letters from a Distant Shore

Fiala, Marie Lawson

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Letters from Nigeria

Impressions and images of a young American couple going to live and work for the government with economist Wolfgang Stolper in West Africa sixty years ago
Clark, Gretel

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Biography / Education History / Disability Studies

The Life and Times of T. H. Gallaudet

A look into the complex life of an icon of deaf education
Sayers, Edna Edith

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Poetry / Essays / Biography

Like a Bird Flying Home

Keen observations on life and place from a poet and father
Clark, Walter

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Biography - Cultural Heritage

The Lives of Dillon Ripley

The true story of the last Renaissance man
Stone, Roger D.

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts

The Lives of Robert Ryan

The definitive biography of the legendary film noir actor
Jones, J.R.

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Biography / Dance

A Loftier Flight

Swift, Mary Grace

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Archaeology / New England History / Historical Biography

The Long Journeys Home

The moving stories of two Indigenous men and their repatriations
Bellantoni, Nick

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Business Biography / Jewish Studies / 20th Century U.S. History

Louis Bamberger

The only biography of Louis Bamberger—department store magnate, merchandising genius, enlightened philanthropist, and Newark’s leading citizen
Forgosh, Linda B.

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Biography / Literary Criticism - American / Women's Studies

Louisa May Alcott

Stern, Madeline B.

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Biography / Literary Criticism - American / Women's Studies

Louisa May Alcott

First published in 1950, this biography of Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) remains the standard work on the beloved American writer.
Stern, Madeleine B.

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Biography - Writers / Essays / Humor

Make Mine a Double

Bottoms up! This landmark celebration of women and drink chips away at traditional images of gender, one ice-cube at a time.
Barreca, Gina, ed.

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Memoir / Politics

Making the News, Taking the News

Veteran reporter and Washington insider reflects on personal experiences and public events in the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s
Nessen, Ron

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Biography / Women's Studies / Labor Studies

Making Time

This first biography of the nurturing mom made famous in the popular book and film Cheaper by the Dozen, who met the challenges of combining marriage and motherhood with a high-profile career.
Lancaster, Jane

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Biography / Dance

Martha Hill and the Making of American Dance

A lively and intimate portrait of an unsung heroine in American dance
Soares, Janet Mansfield

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Football / Sport Biography / Memoir

Meeting Tom Brady

An everyman’s tale of longing for greatness and love of the game
King, Richard J.

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Memoir / Philosophy

Trans. from the German

A fascinating memoir by a major philosopher of the 20th century
Jonas, Hans, Wiese, Christian, ed. & annot.; Winston, Krishna, trans.

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Biography / American Art

Memories Touched by Fancy

A guide to Vermont artist Bessie Drennan's work, her style, and charm
Beck, Jane C.

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American History / Political Science & Government / Biography / Law & Policy Studies

The Mind of the Founder

An authentic and responsible selection of Madison’s writings.
Madison, James. Marvin Meyers, ed.

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Vietnam War / 20th Century U.S. History / Biography - Political

A Monument to Deceit

A timely story of whistleblowing in wartime
Hiam, C. Michael

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Shakers / Biography / Women's Studies

Mother Ann Lee

Originally published in 1976 as Anne the Word, this is a popular biography of colorful and controversial Shaker founder Ann Lee
Campion, Nardi Reeder and June Sprigg, fwd.

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Memoir / Prose

Motherhood Exaggerated

When eight-year-old Nadia cracks her jaw on a piece of Halloween candy unmasking a rare bone cancer, mother and daughter are launched on a revelatory journey of treatment, recovery and survival
Hannan, Judith, Alan M. Dershowitz, fwd. and Leonard Wexler, M.D., med. intr.

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Music Hiding in the Air

A portrait of the artist and musician Rory McEwen, by his niece, the writer Christian McEwen.
McEwen, Christian

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Memoir / Women's Studies

My Mother’s Funeral

Life in Colombia with an exceptional mother: uncanny and sad yet sharply alive with humor
Páramo, Adriana

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Theater & Performing Arts / Biography / Memoir

My Theatre Life

Bournonville, August. Patricia N. McAndrew, trans.

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N by E

A classic tale of seafaring, shipwreck, and survival, reprinted from Wesleyan University Press's 1978 facsimile of the original.
Kent, Rockwell. Edward Hoagland, fwd.

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Historical Biography / American Revolutionary War / New England History

Nathan Hale

Now in paperback, the New York Times best-selling biography—the first in nearly a century—of the legendary Revolutionary War patriot and our country’s first spy
Phelps, M. William

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Books & Reading / Essays / Memoir

The Nearest Thing to Life

On the meaning of fiction
Wood, James

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Biography / New England History / Women's Studies

A New England Girlhood

The engaging diary of a working girl in Victorian times.
Larcom, Lucy; Cott, Nancy F., foreword

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New England History / Biography

The New Hampshire Century

An illustrated account of 20th-century New Hampshire, told through the lives of those who made it.
Belman, Felice, and Mike Pride, eds.

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Dance / African-American Studies

Night's Dancer

The biography of the first African-American prima ballerina
Lewin, Yaël Tamar

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Education / Memoir

No Place But Here

A Christopher Award-winning story of Keizer's experiences teaching in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
Keizer, Garret

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African American History / Biography - Religious

A Noble and Independent Course

Discovering the world of a remarkable historical figure
Lee, Forrester A. and James S. Pringle

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A Northern Christmas

How a father and son find the spirit of Christmas in the Alaskan wilderness.
Kent, Rockwell. Doug Capra, introd.

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Jewish Studies

Not Bad for Delancey Street

The first comprehensive biography of America’s great mid-century impresario
Cohen, Mark

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Biography / Poetry Criticism

The Notebooks of David Ignatow

Ignatow, David. Ralph J. Mills, Jr., ed. and introd.

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Notes from Old Lyme

After forty-seven years on Wall Street, Williams writes from home about what truly matters
Williams, Sydney M.

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Biography / Biography - Artists / Memoir

Now the Day Is Over

A noted painter looks back on his formative years
Matthews, Paul

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Science-General / Intellectual History

Oliver Wendell Holmes in Paris

An innovative study that links the themes of Holmes’s best-known literary works to his medical training in nineteenth-century Paris.
Dowling, William C.

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Biography - Writers / Essays / Medical Essays

On Being Ill

With magnificent language, Virginia Woolf explores the ways that illness transforms our perceptions
Woolf, Virginia; Stephen, Julia; Lee, Hermione, Hussey, Mark, Charon, Rita

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Memoir / African-American Studies

On My Own (DVD)

At 102, Daisy Turner recalls her childhood in Vermont and stories of her parents told to her about life during the Civil War era
Turner, Daisy

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One Man’s Family

... an unconventional life in an unconventional place, but during a conventional time
Williams, Sydney M.

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Biography / Women's Studies / Travel & Tourism

The Orgy

Muriel Rukeyser's account of Ireland's Puck Fair — the last existing pagan festival of the goat — captures this wild and lush experience and tradition. With a preface by Sharon Olds.
Rukeyser, Muriel, Olds, Sharon

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Biography / Art - Single Artist / Illustration / Women Artists

Orra White Hitchcock

This new book explores the life and work of the most prolific female scientific illustrator in America in the first half of the nineteenth century
Herbert, Robert L. and Daria D'Arienzo

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Comedy

Overweight Sensation

A groundbreaking biography of the song parodist and Jewish humorist
Cohen, Mark

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Memoir / Biography - Cultural Heritage / Biography - Writers

Paper Sons: A Memoir

A memoir by debut author Dickson Lam
Lam, Dickson

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Biography / Poetry Criticism

Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs

Here are the letters between Nelly Sachs (1891–1970), recipient of the 1966 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the great German-speaking poet Paul Celan (1920–1970). Their correspondence lasted from 1954 until Celan's death by suicide. Sachs died the day Celan was buried.
Celan, Paul, and Nelly Sachs. John Felstiner, intr.; Christopher Clark, trans.; Barbara Wiedemann, ed.

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Art / Biography / Renaissance History

Piero della Francesca

A major work by the most important Italian art historian of this century
Longhi, Roberto. David Tabbat, trans.; Keith Christiansen, introd.

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AIDS & HIV / Biography - Medical / History of Medicine

A Plague on All Our Houses

The medical detective story of Dr. Michael Gottlieb’s discovery of AIDS, his struggle with the medical establishment, and the temptations of Hollywood
Hillman, Bruce J. MD

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Poetry Criticism / Gay Studies / Biography

Poet Be Like God

The first biography of poet Jack Spicer (1925-1965), a key figure in San Francisco’s gay cultural scene and in the development of American avant garde poetries.
Ellingham, Lewis, and Kevin Killian

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Biography / Poetry Criticism / Women's Studies / Portsmouth New Hampshire

Poet on Demand

The first extensive literary biography of one of the most popular late 19th-century American women poets.
Vallier, Jane E.

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Winner of the 2015 Autumn House Nonfiction Prize, selected by Dinty W. Moore
Fletcher, Harrison Candelaria

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Memoir / African-American Studies / Women's Studies

Primary Lessons

A rebellious young woman in the segregated South
White, Sarah Bracey

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Memoir / Essays


A go-for-broke essay collection that blends cultural close reading and dicey autobiography
Blanchfield, Brian

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Jewish History / Biography - Religious / Jewish Religious History

Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady

The only biography in English of the founder of the Chabad movement in Hasidism
Etkes, Immanuel

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Biography / American History / SOCIAL HISTORY

Recollections Of The Early Republic

Colorful memoirs from a wide range of Americans just after the nation's birth.
Appleby, Joyce, ed.

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Biography / American History / Women's Studies

The Remarkable Mrs. Ripley

A biography as distinctive as the celebrated woman scholar it depicts
Goodwin, Joan W.

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Memoir / Poetry

The Republic of Burma Shave

A memoir by poet Richard Katrovas.
Katrovas, Richard

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Philosophy / Memoir / French Literature & Language

The Reveries of the Solitary Walker, Botanical Writings, and Letter to Franquières
Trans. from the French

Rousseau’s major works, available for the first time in a uniform English edition, continue with translations of three works from his final decade
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Christopher Kelly, ed. Charles E. Butterworth, Alexandra Cook, and Terence E. Marshall, trans.

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Memoir / Women's Biography

The Right to a Father

A “fatherless” Danish/Greenlandic girl exemplifies a generation of outcast mixed blood children denied their legal dual citizenship rights
Hardenberg, Anne Sofie & Pia Christensen Bang

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Memoir / Nature

The Road Washes Out in Spring

A beautifully written memoir of nature, community, and poetry
Wormser, Baron

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Philosophy / Biography / Literary Criticism - French

Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques: Dialogues
Trans. from the French

Rousseau’s complete work, unified in English for the first time, premiers with an original translation of his Dialogues
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Judith R. Bush, Christopher Kelly, and Roger D. Masters, trans.

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Biography / Memoir


The second memoir from Katherine McCord, winner of the 2016 Autumn House Nonfiction Contest
McCord, Katherine

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Biography / Memoir

Rust Belt Boy

Tales of a largely unknown and recurrent Promised Land, revealing the soul of industrial life, and a yearning for broader horizons
Hertneky, Paul

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Memoir / Iraq War (2003-2011)

Saber’s Edge

A combat medic reconciles his roles as a soldier, healer, and man of faith in a time of war
Middleton, Thomas A.

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Memoir / Sailing / Maritime

Sailing the Dream

Sailing the Dream tells the story of that amazing voyage, a nine-month odyssey full of technical and navigational challenges that would stump sailors twice the author's age.
Perham, Mike

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Memoir / Arctic Studies


New edition. Vivid depictions of a now-vanished Greenland and its people.
Kent, Rockwell, and Scott Ferris, fwd.

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Nature / Memoir / New England

The Salt House

A woman writer's lyrical memoir of a summer with her artist husband in a remote Cape Cod dune shack
Huntington, Cynthia

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Economics & Business / Biography / Jewish Studies / Business History

Samuel Bronfman

The irascible son of a Jewish pioneer from Czarist Russia whose business acumen built an international company renowned for the quality of its products.
Marrus, Michael R.

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Colonial History / New England History / Biography - Adventurers & Explorers

The Sea Mark

The first complete narrative history of Captain John Smith’s exploration of the New England coast
Lawson, Russell M.

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Biography - Cultural Heritage / African-American Studies / Autobio /African American Hist

The Seeking

Now back in print, the groundbreaking memoir of one of the first black families in Vermont
Thomas, Will; Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher; Edited, and with an Introduction and Afterword to the New Edition, by Mark J. Madigan and Dan Gediman

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Biography - Political

Senator Leahy

The blockbuster life of America’s most senior senator
Baruth, Philip

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Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / Performing Arts

Setting the Stage

The life and work of a stage designer who worked with Kazan and Balanchine
Hays, David

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Memoir / Creative Writing

Shanghai Quartet

Lu, Min-Zhan

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Nature / Memoir

Sick of Nature

Essays that trace the making of a reluctant nature writer.
Gessner, David

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Women's Studies

Sisters of Fortune

Uses more than 350 letters to reconstruct the lives of a trio of sister whose father, a U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire, left them in 1850 for the Gold Rush.
Heffernan, Nancy Coffey, and Ann Page Stecker

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Biography - Medical / Pregnancy & Childbirth / Physician - Patient Relationship


Literate, moving, and illuminating, Small is an unforgettable look inside the world of a pediatric surgeon
Musemeche, Catherine, MD

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So Many Africas

Winner of the 2014 Autumn House Nonfiction Prize, selected by Dinty W. Moore
Kandel, Jill

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Biography / Dance


Sherman, Jane

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Essays / Biography


A collection of autobiographical essays
Rhett, Kathryn

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The Stranger in My Genes

How a simple DNA test complicated the author’s life
Griffeth, Bill

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Memoir / Immigration / Jewish History

The Strangers We Became

A smart, funny, and lyrical memoir of an Iraqi Jewish girl’s experiences in five countries before settling in the United States
Shamash, Cynthia Kaplan

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Ethnic Studies

Suddenly Jewish

Dramatic personal stories of the unexpected discovery of a Jewish heritage.
Kessel, Barbara

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Civil Rights / LGBT Biography


The true story of the woman who ended the ban on gays in the military
Witt, Major Margaret with Tim Connor

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Women's Biography / Women's History / American History - 19th Century


First full-length biography of a key figure in nineteenth-century American culture
Campbell, Susan

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Theater & Performing Arts / Memoir

The Theatre of Donald Oenslager

Oenslager, Donald. Foreword by John Mason Brown.

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Biography - Political / American History / Literary Criticism - American

Theodore Roosevelt

Understanding Theodore Roosevelt through his writings
Bailey, Thomas and Katherine Joslin

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Poetry / Biography / Memoir

Things Come On

National and family disasters converge in this radically new kind of memoir
Harrington, Joseph

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Art / Biography / Renaissance History

Three Studies
Trans. from the Italian

A new English version of the third edition (1963) of Longhi's seminal work on the Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca.
Longhi, Roberto

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Biography / Immigration

Through a Portagee Gate

An autobiography and biography that is a remarkably honest self-portrait and an endearing tribute to the author’s father, a Portuguese immigrant cobbler who came to America in 1915.
Felix, Charles Reis

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Comparative Linguistics / Memoir

To the Life of the Silver Harbor

The Cape as evoked and experienced by a legendary literary couple
Wilson, Reuel K.

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Poetry / Memoir

Toward Babel

In a single, bilingual volume Shmueli’s poetry, prose, and an important early memoir
Shmueli, Ilana, and Susan Gillespie, trs.

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Historical Biography

Toward Nationalism's End

Analyzes the intellectual evolution of Hans Kohn, pioneer of nationalism studies, revealing the centrality of the idea of the nation to the ideological struggles of the twentieth century
Gordon, Adi

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Gender Studies / LGBT Biography / Human Sexuality


A fascinating collective memoir of the lives and experiences of transgender people, in their own voices
Shultz, Jackson Wright

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Twin of Blackness

His first memoir
Thompson, Clifford

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Biography / Politics

An Uncommon Man

The only biography of Claiborne Pell, the six-term senator from Rhode Island best known as the sponsor of the educational Pell Grants
Miller, G. Wayne

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Memoir / Criminal Justice

Undoing Time

In their own words, a look inside the silent and hidden world of the men and women incarcerated in America's penitentiaries.
Evans, Jeff, ed.; Baca, Jimmy Santiago, foreword; Haney, Craig W., afterward

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Biography - Political / 20th Century U.S. History / Biography - Rich & Famous


How one small sailboat taught the Kennedys about life, family, leadership, and winning
Graham, James W.

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[1924] 75th anniv. ptg.

The 75th anniversary printing of the captivating story of Kent's journey to Tierra del Fuego.
Kent, Rockwell

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Walking My Dog Jane

Rozell, Ned

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Memoir / Pet Dogs

Waltzing with Bracey

A love letter to the glories of the Maine Coast and to the human/animal bonds that can so enrich a life
Gilchrist, Brenda

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Biography - Writers

We Were an Island

A couple set out on a bold and vigorous quest for independence and a more essential way of life on a Maine island
Blanchard, Peter P. III with David Graham

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Memoir / Jewish Studies

Wedding Song

An unflinching personal story of family, religion, and community that shows the horror of growing up in the shadow of religious fundamentalism.
Goldin, Farideh

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World War II / Korean War / Military Biography

West Point ’41

The inspiring true story of the West Point class of ’41, which graduated into combat leadership in World War II and went on to shape policy in Korea, during the Cold War, and in Vietnam
Kazel-Wilcox, Anne and PJ Wilcox with Lt. Gen. Edward L. Rowny (Ret.)

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Memoir / Environmentalist & Naturalist Biography

Where Have All the Animals Gone?

Jane Goodall’s biographer and a noted wildlife photographer embark on an unpredictable journey
Peterson, Dale

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20th Century U.S. History / Biography - Political / Political Process - Elections

Whistle Stop

How Harry S. Truman overcame the doubters, the haters, and the do-nothing congress to recapture the presidency and save America
White, Philip

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Basketball / Sport Biography / Sociology of Sports

The Whistleblower

A riveting tour of college basketball, guided by an unlikely sports hero: the referee
Katz, Bob

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Essays / Memoir / Biography - Writers

Why I Don't Write Children's Literature

The beloved writer returns to entertain in a fresh collection of essays
Soto, Gary

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Rock Music / Music History & Criticism / Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts

Why the Grateful Dead Matter

What a long, strange trip it’s been
Benson, Michael

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Ballet / Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts / 20th Century U.S. History

Wilde Times

The authorized biography of one of the greatest dancers from the golden age of New York City Ballet
Lobenthal, Joel

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A new paperback edition of Kent's first book, often referred to as "Alaska's Walden."
Kent, Rockwell. Doug Capra, fwd.

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Biography - Writers / Poetry Criticism / Memoir

With Robert Lowell and His Circle

A memoir of a famous poetry circle
Spivack, Kathleen

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American History / Biography / Memoir / Political Science & Government

Witness to the Young Republic

One of the great diaries by a Washington insider personally acquainted with 12 presidents brings to life four tumultuous decades in the nation’s capital.
French, Benjamin Brown. Donald B. Cole and John J. McDonough, eds.

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Women's Studies / Biography

The Woman's Bible

“Every once in a while as we turn the pages of [this] impressive book, there is the temptation to sigh and shout an enthusiastic ‘Amen!’” -- Oakland Press
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady; Fitzgerald, Maureen, intro.

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Memoir / Poetry

The Words I Chose

A memoir by Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair.
McNair, Wesley

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Memoir / Self-Help/Motivational

World Enough & Time

Christian McEwen gives her readers beautiful insight of how slowness can open doors to sustained creativity
McEwen, Christian

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Memoir / World War II

World War II Remembered

An exceptional human document of proud men and women who know what it meant to serve
Kendal at Hanover Residents Association

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Literary Criticism - Historical Events / Literary Criticism - African American / Biography - Writers

Writing for Justice

Transnational battles for freedom and a personal work of remembrance
Mortara, Elèna

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Writing on Stone
Published in association with Island Institute, Rockland, Maine

A moving personal account of how the life of an island, past and present, shapes and transforms the unexpected loss of a son
Gillis, Christina Marsden, Peter Ralston, photography, Philip W. Conkling, foreword

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Memoir / Poetry

The Years of Smashing Bricks

A memoir by poet Richard Katrovas.
Katrovas, Richard

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Literary Criticism

Yehuda Amichai

An astonishing revision of the prevailing critical analysis of the poetry of Yehuda Amichai, based on newly discovered materials
Gold, Nili Scharf

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Biography / Music

Yip Harburg

A new interview-based biography of The Wizard of Oz lyricist

Alonso, Harriet Hyman

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