New Biographies

New arrivals added to our Biographies Collection in the last 7 days

View all on one page

Sign up for new biographies emails

Title Date added
Augustus - first emperor of Rome Augustus - first emperor of Rome

Tells the story of the heir to the murdered Julius Caesar who, as Rome's first emperor, brought peace and stability to the empire and presided over a new system of government.

Aug 22, 2014
Churchill and empire - a portrait of an imperialist Churchill and empire - a portrait of an imperialist

Narrative historian Lawrence James has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, one focusing solely on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire. As a young army officer in the late nineteenth century serving in conflicts in India, South Africa, and the Sudan, his attitude toward the Empire was the Victorian paternalistic approach--at once responsible and superior. Conscious even then of his political career ahead, Churchill found himself reluctantly supporting Britis

Aug 27, 2014
Doctored - the disillusionment of an American physician Doctored - the disillusionment of an American physician

"A memoir-expose of the health-care system by a cardiologist and much-praised author"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 28, 2014
Good morning, Mr. Mandela Good morning, Mr. Mandela

One of Mandela's three private secretaries and now working for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, "La Grange pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as she knew him: a teacher who gave her the most valuable lessons of her life. The Mr. Mandela we meet in these pages is a man who refused to be defined by his past, who forgave and respected all, but who was also frank, teasing, and direct. As he renewed his country, he also freed La Grange from a closed world of fear and mistrust, giving her life true meaning"

Aug 28, 2014
Lynton Keith Caldwell - an environmental visionary and the national environmental policy act Lynton Keith Caldwell - an environmental visionary and the national environmental policy act

Aug 25, 2014
Matilda's triumph - a memoir Matilda's triumph - a memoir

"Part detective story, Moss, an otolaryngologist, becomes enmeshed in a medical mystery that takes him beyond the realm of his own discipline of expertise after his mother, who was visiting his southern Indiana home, suffers a debilitating stroke."--from the foreword.

Aug 27, 2014
Positive - surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world Positive - surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world

"A teenager's memoir of the experinces of bullying, being HIV positive and surviving the experiences to become a force for positive change in this world"--

Aug 28, 2014
Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge

"If you lived at Downton Abbey, you shopped at Selfridge's. Harry Gordon Selfridge was a charismatic American who, in twenty-five years working at Marshall Field's in Chicago, rose from lowly stockboy to a partner in the business which his visionary skills had helped to create. At the turn of the twentieth century he brought his own American dream to London's Oxford Street where, in 1909, with a massive burst of publicity, Harry opened Selfridge's, England's first truly modern built-for-purpose

Aug 22, 2014
The accidental president of Brazil - a memoir The accidental president of Brazil - a memoir

Aug 22, 2014
The life of Shabkar - the autobiography of a Tibetan yogin The life of Shabkar - the autobiography of a Tibetan yogin

Aug 27, 2014
The removers - a memoir The removers - a memoir

"A literature professor, ... Andrew Meredith's father was fired after unspecified allegations of sexual misconduct. It's a transgression [he] cannot forgive, for it brought about long-lasting familial despair ... [He] treads water, stuck in a kind of suspended adolescence--falling in and out of school, moving blindly from one half-hearted relationship to the next ... Broke, Andrew moves back home to his childhood neighborhood ... and takes a job alongside his father as a 'remover,' the name for

Aug 28, 2014
Within arm's length - a secret service agent's definitive inside account of protecting the president Within arm's length - a secret service agent's definitive inside account of protecting the president

"Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The events surrounding the President's death shaped the course of young Emmett's life as he set a goal of becoming a US Secret Service agent--one of a special group of people willing to trade their lives for that of the President, if necessary. Within Arm's Length is the essential book on the Secret Service--a revealing and compelling inside look at the Presidential Protective Division (PPD) with stories from s

Aug 28, 2014