Biographies

The World's Largest Man Harrison Scott Key

THE WORLD'S LARGEST MAN reads more like a novel than a memoir, with a son attempting to be just like his larger-than-life father, but falling short. Along the way, the reader is treated to dynamite humor and finally the realization of a grown man understanding his father, although it took a lifetime to do so.

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Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies Ross King

MAD ENCHANTMENT: CLAUDE MONET AND THE PAINTING OF THE WATER LILIES presents an intimate and revealing portrait of one of the world's most beloved artists. The book allows the reader to peek into Monet's personal lavish lifestyle as well as his greatest artistic achievement.   

 

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Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero Michael Korda

ULYSSES S. GRANT: THE UNLIKELY HERO is a lavishly illustrated biography of a flawed leader. It is a look at his life and his presidency.

 

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Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty Jon Kukla

PATRICK HENRY: CHAMPION OF LIBERTY is the complete biography of one of the most influential founding father. Much of Patrick Henry's personal life is revealed for the first time.

 

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American Wife: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal Taya Kyle

AMERICAN WIFE:  LOVE, WAR, FAITH, AND RENEWAL is a remarkable memoir of love and heartbreak, service and sacrifice, and faith, that will inspire every reader. The widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle gives meaning to his life - and death.

 

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Every Man A Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War Ray Lambert
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Whatever It Took: An American Paratrooper's Extraordinary Memoir of Escape, Survival, and Heroism in the Last Days of World War II Henry Langrehr

WHATEVER IT TOOK is a one of a kind memoir of one paratrooper's drop on D-Day and his couragous struggle to survive. After landing in Sainte-Mère-Église under heavy anti-aircraft fire, his unit suffered numerous casualties, but kept the advancing German tanks at bay. However, he was taken prisoner on June 29, spending...

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Erik Larson

THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE begins on Winston Churchill's first day as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; the same day, the Nazis invaded both Holland and Belgium. Larson describes Churchill's struggles over the following year to keep his empire and his family safe, and to convince Franklin D. Roosevelt that England...

Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership Edward J. Larson

FRANKLIN & WASHINGTON illuminates the partnership of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, two very different men who perhaps did the most to shape America's image and ideas. Brilliantly written and researched, Larson illustrates how Franklin and Washington worked together and separately to form the country's...

Tinsley Harrison, M.D.: Teacher of Medicine Dr. Joe LaRussa

TINSLEY HARRISON, M.D.: TEACHER OF MEDICINE is the biography of one of the most important medical figures of the twentieth century. Dr. LaRussa finishes the epic story began by Dr. James Pittman decades ago. Images and personal interviews tell of the legendary doctor and the UAB, university he helped bring to the...