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First Family

A gifted historian portrays the marriage of John and Abigail Adams—"the premier husband-and-wife team in all American history."

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How to Live

An investigation of the life, thought, and wisdom of Michel de Montaigne, inventor of the essay and "the first modern man."

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Interviews

Stacy Schiff

A conversation with Stacy Schiff about her new biography of the woman who once held the fate of the Western world in her hands.

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The Hard Way Around

A master biographer goes in pursuit of Joshua Slocum, first solo voyager around the globe and author of the classic Sailing Alone Around the World.

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Washington: A Life

"Far and away the best biography of George Washington ever written," Ron Chernow's life offers a surprising portrait of a man of fierce temper—and tears, too.

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Jane Addams

A new life of the trailblazing activist and peace advocate who founded Hull House.

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The Price of Altruism

A biography of George Price, an enigmatic figure in evolutionary biology—visionary, showman, scientist, gadfly.

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Radical

Before Saul Alinsky, there was no such thing as a "community organizer."

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Lives Like Loaded Guns

The familial passions, jealousies, and deceit that swirled around the Belle of Amherst accentuate the rareness of her gifts.

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In Brief

The Life of Irene Nemirovsky

The tumultuous, tragic life and death of the author of Suite Française.

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Edward Said: The Charisma of Criticism

A new book on the life of the controversial writer, teacher, and thinker is a labor of thwarted scholarly love. Read more...

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The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was the richest and most successful writer of his time, but his life—as this superlative biography reveals—was a mess.

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In Brief

The Publisher

The creator of Time and Life yearned to stretch beyond words and images and shape the globe.

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Muriel Spark: The Biography

A new life of the novelist reveals a life of personal struggle held in check by steely wit.

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In Brief

David Foster Wallace: Becoming Himself

A new book reproduces an extended encounter with an author who fascinated in his art, and his life.

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