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  1. Book ImageIn Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    The extraordinary life and ideas of one of the greatest—and most neglected—minds in history.More

  2. Book ImageBrando's Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work

    Susan L. Mizruchi

    A groundbreaking work that reveals how Marlon Brando shaped his legacy in art and life.More

  3. Book ImageWhy Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education

    Morris Dickstein

    A renowned cultural critic tells his own deeply engaging story of growing up in the turbulent American culture of the postwar decades.More

  4. Book ImageThe Young T. E. Lawrence

    Anthony Sattin

    An intimate biography of the years that turned T. E. Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia.More

  5. Book ImageThe Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II

    Nicholas Wapshott

    Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war.More

  6. Book ImagePoe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

    J. W. Ocker

    Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical!Follow the footsteps of the father of American horror fiction.More

  7. Book ImageGood Grief: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village

    Ellen Stimson

    An Endless Vacation Becomes a Way of Life!More

  8. Book ImageLasting City: The Anatomy of Nostalgia

    James McCourt

    The darkly intense Irish-American family drama come alive like never before in this "virtuosic meta-memoir" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).More

  9. Book ImageWilliam Wells Brown: An African American Life

    Ezra Greenspan

    A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist 'Biography'

    A groundbreaking biography of the most pioneering and accomplished African-American writer of the nineteenth century.More

  10. Book ImageGeorge Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends

    Ellen T. Harris

    An intimate portrait of Handel’s life and inner circle, modeled after one of the composer’s favorite forms: the fugue.More

  11. Book ImageEleanor and Franklin

    Joseph P. Lash

    The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardMore

  12. Book ImageEleanor: The Years Alone

    Joseph P. Lash

    The New York Times Bestseller—“Superb…Lash has reached the highest level of the biographer’s art.” —Wall Street JournalMore

  13. Book ImageRose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch

    Barbara A. Perry

    “An insightful portrait of this paradoxical woman.”—PeopleMore

  14. Book ImageThe Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America

    John F. Kasson

    How the smile and fortitude of a child actress revived a nation.More

  15. Book ImageKarl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life

    Jonathan Sperber

    “Absorbing, meticulously researched. . . . [Sperber] succeeds in the primary task of all biography, re-creating a man who leaps off the page.” —Jonathan Freedland, New York Times Book ReviewMore

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