Biography & History

For the Intellectually Curious

Real American REAL AMERICAN by Julie Lythcott-Haims. A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott- Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a biracial black woman in America. $27
Alone ALONE by Michael Korda. Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk - one of the most heroic episodes of the war. $29.95
France is a Feast FRANCE IS A FEAST by Alex Prud'Homme & Katie Pratt. This collection of arresting and intimate photos taken by Paul Child to document his life in France with wife, Julia, also tells the story of her discovering French cooking and the French way of life. $35
Leonardo da Vinci LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson. Leonardo da Vinci was history's most creative genius. Walter Isaacson, acclaimed author of Steve Jobs and Einstein, weaves together Leonardo's art and science in this exciting new biography. $35
Sons and Soldiers SONS AND SOLDIERS by Bruce Henderson. Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, Henderson's Sons and Soldiers is little-known saga of young German Jews who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, then returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory. $28.99
Grant GRANT by Ron Chernow. Pulitzer Prize-winner and biographer of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and John D. Rockefeller, Ron Chernow returns with a comprehensive and gripping portrait of one of our most complicated presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. $40
Logical Family LOGICAL FAMILY by Armistead Maupin. In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer. $27.99
Well WELL by Sarah Thebarge. Sarah Thebarge ponders the intersection of faith and medicine in this insightful narrative of her medical mission trip to Togo, West Africa. $22
Quackery QUACKERY by Lydia Kand & Nate Pedersen. Looking back with fascination and dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery reveals a disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine. $22.95
Tenements, Towers, & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City TENEMENTS, TOWERS, AND TRASH by Julia Wertz. Based on the popular illustrated columns by cartoonist Julia Wertz, Tenements, Towers & Trash depicts the raw, hilarious, and unconventional portrait of New York like you've never seen it. $29.99
Happiness HAPPINESS by Heather Harpham. A shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices. $27
Where the Past Begins WHERE THE PAST BEGINS by Amy Tan. In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan is at her most intimate in revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction, delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her journals, and heartbreaking letters to and from her mother. $28.99