The Pulitzer Prize winning biography of America’s second president.
Autography of Malcolm X
The story of Malcolm Little, from childhood to small-time criminal and eventually jail where he discovered the teaching of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.
With unconditional access to Matisse’s correspondence and private archives, Spurling portrays an intimate picture of the artist.
Master of the Senate
Robert A. Caro
The third volume in Caro’s epic three volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, Master of the Senate covers Johnson’s years in the U.S. Senate (1949 – 1960). While in the Senate, Johnson became the youngest Majority leader in history and passed the first Civil Rights legislation since the 19th Century.
Booker T. Washington: the Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915
Louis R Harlan
Considered to be the most important biography of Booker T. Washington, The Wizard of Tuskegee focuses on the last fifteen years of Washington’s life when he was at his peak of power and influence.
Robert Moses was considered to be the most significant man in New York. Without ever being elected to office he shaped the political and physical landscapes of both New York State and New York City.
Appetite for Life: the Biography of Julia Child
Noel R. Fitch
Child reinvented America’s attitudes about food and became the first “Celebrity Chef”. Drawn from diaries, correspondences and personal interviews, Fitch writes a very personal account of Julia Child.
American Prometheus: the Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Kai Bird and Martin J Sherwin
One the most well known scientists of the 20th Century and considered the "Father of the Atomic Bomb", Oppenheimer was politically attacked for lobbying against the arms race. He eventually retreated from public life.
While in his teens the author becomes one of the top computer hackers in the country. In his early twenties, Nuwere was a internet security consultant for some of the largest international financial institutions.
Morgan: American Financier
Known as the “Napoleon of Wall Street” J. P. Morgan reorganized the railroad system and created both General Electric and U.S. Steel. Strouse has written the definitive biography of Morgan’s life and the American Gilded Age.
Before 1884, time was confusing -- there were 144 official time zones in North America alone! Fleming worked to gather political representatives and scientists from around the world for the Prime Meridian Conference where they agreed on the International Date Line and a single system for time.