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  1. Book ImageAlice Walker: A Life

    Evelyn C. White

    "The rich, complex story White tells . . . is never less than fascinating." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book ImageDietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives

    Karin Wieland, Shelley Frisch

    A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015
    A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2015

    Magisterial in scope, this dual biography examines two complex lives that began alike but ended on opposite sides of the century’s greatest conflict.More

  3. Book ImageAlexander the Great

    Ulrich Wilcken, G C. Richards, Eugene N. Borza

    Here is one of the great biographies of Alexander, in its original form, brought fully up to date with findings of modern research and criticism.More

  4. Book ImageSamuel Taylor Coleridge

    Basil Willey

    In this illuminating intellectual and spiritual biography, the distinguished critic Basil Willey traces the development of Coleridge’s religious and political views and shows how these views are revealed in his writings.More

  5. Book ImageMichelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs

    Deborah Willis, Emily Bernard

    A stunning, visual biography of Michelle Obama that finally puts her phenomenal fame into a cultural and historical context we can all understand.More

  6. Book ImageJesus: A Life

    A. N. Wilson

    "Extraordinarily entertaining....Learned, witty....Wilson [is] a gifted novelist and diligent biographer."—NewsdayMore

  7. Book ImageTolstoy: A Biography

    A. N. Wilson

    "Must surely rank among the most impressively intelligent biographies ever written."—Zena Sutherland, The EconomistMore

  8. Book ImageC. S. Lewis: A Biography

    A. N. Wilson

    A subtle and poignant portrayal of the creator of The Chronicles of Narnia.More

  9. Book ImageVirginia Woolf: Life and London

    Jean Moorcroft Wilson

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  10. Book ImageLewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life

    Robin Wilson

    “A fine mathematical biography.”—John Allen Paulos, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageLouis XIV

    John B. Wolf

    Professor Wolf focuses on the problems of high politics and war, which intrigued Louis and were his instruments of power. Without ignoring the fact that Louis was also a son, husband, lover, and father—as well as king—he gives us a striking new image of Louis as “soldier administrator” and a vivid, accurate picture of the king’s impact on the military machine after 1691, his part in the drama of war and in the emergence of a new Europe.More

  12. Book ImageJohann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician

    Christoph Wolff

    Finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Biography, this landmark book was revised in 2013 to include new knowledge discovered after its initial publication.More

  13. Book ImageMozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788–1791

    Christoph Wolff

    ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award winner

    A fresh look at the life of Mozart during his imperial years by one of the world's leading Mozart scholars.More

  14. Book ImageThe Prelude: 1799, 1805, 1850

    William Wordsworth, M. H. Abrams, Stephen Gill, Et Al.

    This volume is the first to present Wordsworth's great poem in all three of its forms. It reprints, on facing pages, the version of The Prelude that was completed in 1805, together with the much-revised work published after the poets death in 1850. In addition, the editors include the two-part version of the poem, composed in 1798-99. Each of these poems possesses distinctive qualities and values; to read them together provides an incomparable chance to observe a great poet composing and re-composing, throughout a long life, his major work.More

  15. Book ImageiWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon

    Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith

    A New York Times Bestseller: "iWoz traces the life and times of a brilliant, gifted...individual whose contributions to the scientific, business and cultural realms are extensive." —BookpageMore

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