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The Best Non-Fiction of 2017

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The Best Non-Fiction of 2017

2017 was a tough year for reality, in the sense that many of us spent the year trying as hard as possible to avoid it. But the only way 2018 is going to be...
The Best History Books, Biographies, and Memoirs of 2017

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The Best History Books, Biographies, and Memoirs of 2017

2017 was a monumental year for the world, and just as great a one for books that look back on how we got to here. These 25 books encompass a wide range of...
The Best Bios & Memoirs of November 2017

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The Best Bios & Memoirs of November 2017

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, by Joe Biden The former vice president’s new memoir, his first since before entering the...
The Ideal Biography for Every Single President

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The Ideal Biography for Every Single President

Ask most anyone to name all 44 United State presidents, and the odds are good they’ll stall after a dozen or two. Which is totally...
The Best New Biographies & Memoirs of October 2017

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The Best New Biographies & Memoirs of October 2017

Grant, by Ron Chernow Our collective view of Ulysses S. Grant is frequently framed around a well-meaning presidency that was marred by scandals that...
The Best Biographies & Memoirs of September 2017

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of September 2017

Has enough time passed—are we ready to take a good, long look at the 2016 Presidential election? If so, there are two fascinating and important memoirs...
August’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

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August’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

It’s Not Yet Dark, by Simon Fitzmaurice Doctor gave filmmaker Fitzmaurice four years to live following an ALS diagnosis in 2008. By 2010, he was at...
June’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

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June’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

June’s memoirs herald the onset of summer with an impressive variety of personal stories. Some are funny, some are inspiring, some are heartbreaking,...
May’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

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May’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

A new book from one of the funniest memoirists of our time leads off our list of the best bios and memoirs of the month. Legendary figures from the world...
April’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

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April’s Best New Biographies and Memoirs

Though it sometimes feels as though the daily news gives us all the non-fiction we can take, there’s always room for a well-written memoir or biography....
6 Memoirs You Can’t Help Reading in the Author’s Voice

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6 Memoirs You Can’t Help Reading in the Author’s Voice

When it comes to famous people writing their memoirs, there are two basic categories: those who you know on some level are famous, but whose appearance...
The 6 Most Notorious Unauthorized Biographies

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The 6 Most Notorious Unauthorized Biographies

Nothing gets the brain buzzing like the words “unauthorized biography.” It immediately conjures up a sense of transgression, of trespass, instantly...

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