Spring Books

 

JANUARY
Johnson and Boswell: A Biography of Friendship by John B. Radner (Yale University Press)
The Watchful Clothier: The Life of an Eighteenth-Century Protestant Capitalist by Matthew Kadane (Yale University Press)
Ravel by Roger Nichols (Yale University Press)
George II: King and Elector by Andrew C. Thompson (Yale University Press)
Hawthorne’s Habitations: A Literary Life by Robert Milder (Oxford University Press)
The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine—Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary by Jenny Uglow (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor by Adrian Fort (St. Martin’s Press)
The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures by Edward Ball (Doubleday)
Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens by Richard Seymour (Verso)
Lee Marvin: Point Blank by Dwayne Epstein (Schaffner Press, Inc.)
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis (Beacon Press)
Davis McCaughey: A Life by Sarah Martin (University of New South Wales Press)
Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII by Robert A. Ventresca (Belknap Press)
Congressman Lincoln by Chris DeRose (Threshold Editions)
Declaring His Genius: Oscar Wilde in North America by Roy Morris (Belknap Press)

FEBRUARY
Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage by Jeffrey Frank (Simon & Schuster)
Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science by Christoph Irmscher (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Best-Kept Boy in the World: The Life and Loves of Denny Fouts by Arthur Vanderbilt (Magnus Books)
Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill (Crown)
The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace by Alexander Stille (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson by Phillip F. Schewe (Thomas Dunne Books)
The Last Love of George Sand: A Literary Biography by Evelyne Bloch-Dano (Arcade Publishing)
A Game of Three Halves: The Official Kenny Swain Biography by Brian Beard (Pitch Publishing)
The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World by Mary Blume (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid by Thom Hatch (Penguin Group)
Classic Modern: The Art Worlds of Joseph Pulitzer Jr. by Marjorie B. Cohn (Harvard Art Museums)
George Liele’s Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero by David T. Shannon, Sr. & Julia Frazier White (Mercer University Press)

MARCH
American Hipster: A Life of Herbert Huncke, The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Movement by Hilary Holladay (Magnus Books)
The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych by Doug Wilson (Thomas Dunne Books)
Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer by Alan Huffman (Grove Press)
Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill by Michael Shelden (Simon & Schuster)
Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner (Harper)
Olivia Manning: A Woman at War by Deirdre David (Oxford University Press)
Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev by Simon Morrison (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream by Tom Folsom (It Books)
C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath (Tyndale House Publishers)
Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life by Jonathan Sperber (Liveright)
The House of Redgrave: The Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty by Tim Adler (Aurum Press)

APRIL
The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes by Steven Nadler (Princeton University Press)
Peter Cushing: A Life in Film by David Miller (Titan Books)
Polka King: The Life and Times of Polka Music’s Living Legend by Jimmy Sturr (BenBella Books)
Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman by Jeremy Adelman (Princeton University Press)
Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt by Saul Friedlander (Yale University Press)
First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley by Keith Koeneman (University of Chicago Press)
Augie’s Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip by Neal Karlen
(Minnesota Historical Society Press)
The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen by Susan Bordo (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra by Christopher Frankie (Running Press)
Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA by Randall B. Woods (Basic Books)

MAY
Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson (Princeton University Press)
Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M. by Suzanne Corkin (Basic Books)
Nâzim Hikmet: The Life and Times of Turkey’s World Poet by Mutlu Konuk Blasing (Persea)
Uncommon Youth: The Gilded Life and Tragic Times of J. Paul Getty III by Charles Fox (St. Martin’s Press)
Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait by Denys Turner (Yale University Press)
Noel Gallagher: The Biography by Lucian Randall (John Blake)
Why Always Me?: The Biography of Mario Balotelli by Frank Worrall (John Blake)
Passionate Commitments: The Lives of Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins by Julia M. Allen (SUNY Press)
All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt by John Taliaferro (Simon & Schuster)
The DiMaggios by Tom Clavin (Ecco)
Alexander Wilson: The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology by Edward H. Burtt & William E. Davis (Belknap Press)
Edmund Burke: The First Conservative by Jesse Norman (Basic Books)
Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center by Ray Monk (Doubleday)
Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley by Neal Thompson (Crown Archetype)
James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation by William P. Hustwit (The University of North Carolina Press)
Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times by Lee Craig (University of North Carolina Press)
Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life by David Stouck (Douglas & McIntyre)

JUNE
Kafka: The Years of Insight by Reiner Stach & Shelley Frisch (Princeton University Press)
Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns by David Margolick (Other Press)
George Washington: The Crossing by Jack E Levin & Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions)
Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star by Stephen Michael Shearer & Jeanine Basinger ( Thomas Dunne Books)
Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross by Ben Downing (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo by Scott D. Seligman ( Hong Kong University Press)
Dashiell Hammett: Man of Mystery by Sally Cline (Arcade Publishing)
Nelson: The Sword of Albion by John Sugden (Henry Holt and Co.)
Churchill’s White Rabbit: The True Story of a Real-life James Bond by Sophie Jackson (The History Press)

JULY
The Red Man’s Bones: George Catlin, Artist and Showman by Benita Eisler (W. W. Norton & Company)
Full Steam Ahead!: The Life and Art of Ward Kimball by Amid Amidi (Chronicle Books)
Gandhi: A Spiritual Biography by Arvind Sharma (Yale University Press)
Rav Kook: Mystic in an Age of Revolution by Yehudah Mirsky (Yale University Press)
Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life by Andrew C. Isenberg (Hill and Wang) Late Life Jazz: The Life and Career of Rosemary Clooney by Ken Crossland & Malcolm Macfarlane (Oxford University Press)