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The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

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The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher's intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what...


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Memories of the high life, heart surgery and a Homer odyssey move The Guardian writer Kathryn Hughes:


The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 – 1992

The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 – 1992

Tina Brown

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The Vanity Fair Diaries is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who arrives in...


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The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist

The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist

Marcus Rediker

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The Fearless Benjamin Lay chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular and astonishing...


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An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic

An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic

Daniel Mendelsohn

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From the best-selling author of 'The Lost', a deeply moving tale of a father, a son and the lessons...

The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

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The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second...

Hunger

Hunger

Roxane Gay

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'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the...


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Maya Lin Thinking With Her Hands by Susan Goldman Rubin is a fantastic, well illustrated biography. The biography talks about different projects of Maya Lin's.
  
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Queenbee (6 KP) created a poll

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What is your desert island book

Biography

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Fashion mag

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George Washington the man who would not be king
George Washington the man who would not be king
Stephen krensky | 1991 | Biography
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This is the biography of George Washington as written for children & young adults.
  
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Tasia Boxill (12 KP) created a poll

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What is your favorite genre?

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Dean (6359 KP) rated Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) in Movies

Apr 8, 2018 (Updated Apr 8, 2018)  
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
1993 | Action, Drama
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8.3 (7 Ratings)
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A good biography of the martial arts master, even though it has a made for TV movie feel to it.
  
I received a copy of Dutch Girl from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book. It's not just a biography of Audrey Hepburn but a biography of the time and place that made her who she was.
Robert Matzen does a stunning job of bring Audrey to life.
  
Short, consice biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Doesn't go into much details of have much by way of analysis. Fairly simplistic at times.
  
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LucyB (47 KP) rated The Age of Bowie in Books

Jul 23, 2017  
The Age of Bowie
The Age of Bowie
Paul Morley | 2016 | Biography
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8.5 (2 Ratings)
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Interesting angle for a Bowie biography
At first, I wasn't so sure about this biography. It seemed too focused on the author, not enough on Bowie himself.

However, once it got going, it was great! A really novel take on the biography format, almost veering into fiction in places, which might not be for everyone, but I personally thought it worked very well.

Did I learn anything new? No. However, I enjoyed it immensely, and in places, it made me view David Bowie in a new light. I very much enjoyed it.