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  1. Book ImageSargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

    Donna M. Lucey

    "Sargent’s Women has a distinct elegance and potency—Lucey’s writing propels you forward, straight to the heart of the story, along the vibrant ties that linked this fascinating artist to the women he made infamous." —Christene Barberich, global editor-in-chief and cofounder, Refinery29More

  2. Book ImageDefiance: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Anne Barnard

    Stephen Taylor

    The first major biography of eighteenth-century writer and socialite Lady Anne Barnard.More

  3. Book ImageChester B. Himes: A Biography

    Lawrence P. Jackson

    The definitive biography of the groundbreaking African American author who had an extraordinary legacy on black writers globally.More

  4. Book ImageWilliam Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life

    James Lee McDonough

    The New York Times best-selling biography of one of America’s most storied military figures.More

  5. Book ImageGoethe: Life as a Work of Art

    Rüdiger Safranski, David Dollenmayer

    This sterling biography of Germany’s greatest writer presents Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as if we are seeing him for the first time.More

  6. Book ImageBe Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World

    Erica Benner

    The dramatic, myth-shattering story of how Machiavelli—arguably the most misunderstood thinker of all time—fought to change his corrupt world.More

  7. Book ImageThe Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

    Ben S. Bernanke

    A New York Times Bestseller

    “A fascinating account of the effort to save the world from another [Great Depression]. . . . Humanity should be grateful.”—Financial TimesMore

  8. Book Image"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

    Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf

    "An important book…[R]ichly rewarding. It is full of fascinating insights about Jefferson." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of BooksMore

  9. Book ImageSearching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet

    Philip Freeman

    An exploration of the fascinating poetry, life, and world of Sappho, including a complete translation of all her poems.More

  10. Book ImageBeing Elvis: A Lonely Life

    Ray Connolly

    On the fortieth anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death comes this rocking biography of an iconic artist who fundamentally transformed American culture.More

  11. Book ImagePontius Pilate: Deciphering a Memory

    Aldo Schiavone, Jeremy Carden

    A world-renowned classicist presents a groundbreaking biography of the man who sent Jesus of Nazareth to the Cross.More

  12. Book ImageJonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

    John Stubbs

    A rich and riveting portrait of the man behind Gulliver’s Travels, by a “vivid, ardent, and engaging” (New York Times Book Review) author.More

  13. Book ImageA Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham

    Steve Kemper

    “Rich, detailed, and pitch-perfect, with the witty and wonderful skipping off every page.”—Maxwell Carter, Wall Street JournalMore

  14. Book ImageThe Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

    Plutarch, James Romm, Pamela Mensch, Et Al.

    A brilliant new translation of five of history’s greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography.More

  15. Book ImageLet the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary

    Geoffrey Cowan

    The exhilarating, prescient story of the four-month campaign that changed American politics forever.More

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