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Author: Matthew Sturgis
Release Date: October 12, 2021
The fullest, most textural, most accurate--most human--account of Oscar Wilde's unique and dazzling life--based on extensive new research and newly discovered materials. "Simply the best modern biography of Wilde." --Evening Standard"The best book of...
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Author: Allen C. Guelzo
Release Date: September 28, 2021
From the acclaimed author of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion comes a sweeping, intimate biography of the Confederate general who betrayed his nation in order to defend his home state and uphold the slave system he claimed to oppose.Robert E. ...
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Author: Cynthia A. Branigan
Release Date: September 28, 2021
The inspiring story of the rescue of the last diving horse in America, and how horse and animal rescuer were each profoundly transformed by the other. .It was the signature attraction of Atlantic City's Steel Pier from the 1930s to the 1970s, the gol...
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Author: Josh Ireland | Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Release Date: March 30, 2021
The intimate, untold story of Winston Churchill's enduring yet volatile bond with his only son, Randolph“Fascinating… well-researched and well-written.”—Andrew Roberts • “Beautifully written… A triumph.&rdqu...
Author: Madison Smartt Bell | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: March 17, 2020
The first and definitive biography of one of the great American novelists of the postwar era, the author of Dog Soldiers and A Flag for Sunrise, and a penetrating critic of American power, innocence, and corruptionRobert Stone (1937-2015), probably ...
Author: Alexis Coe | Narrator: Brittany Pressley and Alexis Coe
Release Date: February 04, 2020
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAN NPR CONCIERGE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR“In her form-shattering and myth-crushing book….Coe examines myths with mirth, and writes history with humor… [You Never Forget Your First] is an accessible...
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Sophie Robert
Release Date: November 05, 2019
From the author of The Romanovs: a vivid account of history's most successful political partnership—as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemk...
Author: Anthony Everitt | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: August 27, 2019
What can we learn from the stunning rise and mysterious death of the ancient world’s greatest conqueror? An acclaimed biographer reconstructs the life of Alexander the Great in this magisterial revisionist portrait.“[An] infectious sense ...
Author: Karen Abbott | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell and Rob Shapiro
Release Date: August 06, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier...
Author: Brian Jay Jones | Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Release Date: May 07, 2019
The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well...
Author: Janny Scott | Narrator: Janny Scott
Release Date: April 16, 2019
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR"[A] poignant addition to the literature of moneyed glamour and its inevitable tarnish and decay…like something out of Fitzgerald or Waugh."—The New YorkerA parable for the new age of inequality: ...
Author: Margaret Leslie Davis | Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Release Date: March 19, 2019
“A lively tale of historical innovation, the thrill of the bibliophile’s hunt, greed and betrayal.” – The New York Times Book Review"An addictive and engaging look at the ‘competitive, catty and slightly a...