Biography

The Bettencourt Affair

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781101984475
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Published: Dutton Books - August 8th, 2017

Take a rich (she’s worth nearly 40 billion dollars) lonely woman, add a flamboyant artist once the toast of Paris, then mix in a vengeful daughter and you have scandal, betrayal and a fascinating family drama played out in public.  

Nathan


Max Perkins

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399584831
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Published: Berkley Books - June 7th, 2016

He has since written terrific biographies of Lindbergh and Woodrow Wilson, but Berg's debut introduced the world to Perkins, a towering and largely unknown literary giant who edited many of the greats of the early 20th century. It took them 40 years to realize it would make a good film.

David


Cuz

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Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. Cover Image
$19.96
ISBN: 9781631493119
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 5th, 2017

Harvard professor Danielle Allen tells the story of her cousin Michael, who spent much of his life in prison and died a victim of violent crime. A powerful exploration of race, class, and the problems of the justice system that grapples with the limitations of love and good intentions.

Sarah


Women in Science

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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607749769
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 26th, 2016

This beautifully illustrated book of important women scientists in history goes beyond Marie Curie and Elizabeth Blackwell and introduces us to 50 women we should all know about.  You might be surprised by how many you don’t know.

This beautifully illustrated book of important women scientists in history goes beyond Marie Curie and Elizabeth Blackwell and introduces us to 50 women we should all know about.  You might be surprised by how many you don’t know.

Dina


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