Biographies for Fall/Winter 2015

September

  • Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success by Michael D’Antonio (Thomas Dunne Books)
  • Kennan and the Cold War: An Unauthorized Biography by David Felix (Transaction Books)
  • Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess by Andrew Lownie (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Thomas the Tank Engine Man: The Life of Reverend W. Awdry by Brian Sibley (Lion Hudson)
  • Victoria’s Scottish Lion: The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde by Adrian Greenwood and Philip J. Haythornthwaite (History Press)
  • The Ali Files: His Fights, His Foes, His Fees, His Feats, His Fate by Norman Giller (Pitch Publishing)
  • The Future Royal Family: William, Kate and the Modern Royals by Robert Jobson and Arthur Edwards (John Blake)
  • Freddie Steinmark: Faith, Family, Football by Bower Yousse and Thomas J. Cryan (University of Texas Press)
  • Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke by Richard Bourke (Princeton University Press)
  • Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern by Francine Prose (Yale University Press)
  • Goddess of Love Incarnate: The Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr by Leslie Zemeckis (Counterpoint)
  • Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax by Michael N. McGregor (Fordham University Press)
  • Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom by Sonja D. Williams (University of Illinois Press)
  • Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr by Lyndsey Jenkins (Biteback Publishing)
  • Backstairs Billy: The Life of William Tallon, the Queen Mother’s Most Devoted Servant by Tom Quinn (Biteback Publishing)
  • J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face-to-face with Time by David Attwell (Viking)
  • Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry by Paul Goldberger (Random House)
  • Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist by Niall Ferguson (Penguin)
  • The Man Who Saw the Future: A Biography of William Lilly by Catherine Blackledge (Watkins Publishing)
  • Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism by John Norris (Viking)
  • Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood (Knopf)
  • The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Myers (Knopf)
  • What a Time It Was!: Leonard Lyons and the Golden Age of New York Nightlife by Jeffrey Lyons (Abbeville Press)
  • St. Paul: The Apostle We Love to Hate by Karen Armstrong (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Inner Places: The Life of David Milne by James King (Dundurn)
  • Both Sides of the Line: The True Story of the Life Changing Football Mentor Who Became a Longtime Target of America’s Most Wanted by Kevin Kelly (Bancroft Press)
  • Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin by Andrew Wilson (Scribner)
  • Leonhard Euler: Mathematical Genius in the Enlightenment by Ronald S. Calinger (Princeton University Press)
  • Francis, Pope of Good Promise by Jimmy Burns (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America by Morton Kondracke and Fred Barnes (Sentinel)
  • The Promise of Francis: The Man, the Pope, and the Challenge of Change by David Willey (Gallery Books)
  • Hitler’s Art Thief : Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the Looting of Europe’s Treasures by Susan Ronald (St. Martin’s Press)
  • RFK Jr.: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the Dark Side of the Dream by Jerry Oppenheimer (St. Martin’s Press)

October

  • The Last of the President’s Men by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster)
  • Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives by Karin Wieland and Shelley Frisch (W.W. Norton)
  • Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T. J. Stiles (Knopf)
  • Lady Byron and Her Daughters by Julia Markus (W.W. Norton)
  • Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer (Bloomsbury)
  • The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff (Little, Brown and Company)
  • Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy by William Doyle (William Morrow)
  • Frank & Ava: In Love and War by John Brady (Thomas Dunne Books)
  • Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk by Doug Wilson (Thomas Dunne Books)
  • The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation by Christopher Cooper (Race Point Publishing)
  • Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan by Craig Shirley (Thomas Nelson)

 November

  • Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham (Random House)
  • Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend by Dan Robson (Viking)
  • Huckabee: The Authorized Biography by Scott Lamb (Thomas Nelson)
  • Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince by Lisa Hilton (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • The Sailor’s Homer: The Life and Times of Richard McKenna, Author of The Sand Pebbles by Dennis L. Noble (Naval Institute Press)
  • Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane by Patrick McGilligan (Harper)
  • My Adventures with Your Money: George Graham Rice and the Golden Age of the Con Artist by T.D. Thornton (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Woody: The Biography by David Evanier (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Theodore Roosevelt in the Field by Michael R. Canfield (University of Chicago Press)
  • Lion of the Senate: When Ted Kennedy Rallied the Democrats in a GOP Congress by Nick Littlefield and David Nexon (Simon & Schuster)
  • Abba Eban: A Biography by Asaf Siniver (Overlook Press)
  • Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen by Kate Williams (Pegasus)
  • Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President by Betty Caroli (Simon & Schuster)
  • John le Carré: The Biography by Adam Sisman (Harper)
  • Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll by Peter Guralnick (Little, Brown and Company)
  • Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nation by Robert J. Norrell (St. Martin’s Press)
  • The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott by Marjorie G. Jones (Schiffer)
  • Charles I: An Abbreviated Life by Mark Kishlansky (Penguin UK)
  • George V: The Unexpected King by David Cannadine (Penguin UK)
  • An Elizabethan Assassin: Theodore Paleologus: Seducer, Spy and Killer by John Hall (History Press)
  • George VI: The Dutiful King by Philip Ziegler (Penguin UK)
  • Edward VI: The Last Boy King by Stephen Alford (Penguin UK)
  • Henry VIII: The Quest for Fame by John Guy (Penguin UK))
  • Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen by Christine Leteux and Kevin Brownlow (The University Press of Kentucky)
  • Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint by David Potter (Oxford University Press)
  • Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity by Kurt Flasch, Anne Schindel, and Aaron Vanides (Yale University Press)
  • Speer: Hitler’s Architect by Martin Kitchen (Yale University Press)
  • Wanted: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly by Robert M. Utley (Yale University Press)
  • Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer by Scott H. Hendrix (Yale University Press)
  • Sinister Urge: The Life and Times of Rob Zombie by Joel McIver (Backbeat Books)
  • Neil Young: Heart of Gold by Harvey Kubernik (Backbeat Books)
  • King of Kings: Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia by Asfa-Wossen Asserate (Haus Publishing)
  • Mac Baldrige: The Cowboy in Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet by Chris Black and B. Jay Cooper (Lyons Press)

December

  • The Double Life of Laurence Oliphant: Victorian Pilgrim and Prophet by Bart Casey (Post Hill Press)
  • Lilian J. Rice, Master Architect, A Biography by Diane Welch (Schiffer)
  • Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939-1972 by David Moody (Oxford University Press)
  • Charles Williams: The Third Inkling by Grevel Lindop (Oxford University Press)
  • Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Resistance in Soviet Ballet by Joel Lobenthal (Oxford University Press)
  • Curtain Up: Agatha Christie: A Life in the Theatre by Julius Green (Harper)
  • John Mayall: The Blues Crusader by Dinu Logoz (Edition Olms)
  • Richard III: A Ruler and his Reputation by David Horspool (Bloomsbury Press)
  • Queen Victoria’s Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise by Lucinda Hawksley (Thomas Dunne Books)

January

  • The Lives of Frederick Douglass by Robert S. Levine (Harvard University Press)
  • Wilde’s Women: How Oscar Wilde Was Shaped by the Women of His Life by Eleanor Fitzsimons (The Overlook Press)
  • The Last Years of Robert E. Lee: From Gettysburg to Lexington by Douglas Savage (Taylor Trade Publishing)
  • Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants by Charles Moore (Knopf)
  • The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas by Alison Weir (Ballantine Books)
  • A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham by Steve Kemper (W. W. Norton)
  • I Heard My Country Calling: Elaine Madden, the Unsung Heroine of SOE by Sue Elliott (The History Press)
  • Shepard’s War: The Man Who Drew Winnie-the-Pooh by E. H. Shepard, Minette Shepard, and James Campbell (Michael O’Mara)
  • John Birch: A Life by Terry Lautz (Oxford University Press)
  • American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption by Matt Katz (Threshold Editions)
  • Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence by Lee Siegel (Yale University Press)
  • Ronald Reagan: The American Presidents Series: The 40th President, 1981-1989 by Jacob Weisberg (Times Books)
  • Benazir Bhutto: Favored Daughter by Brooke Allen (New Harvest)

February

  • Carl von Siemens: Creating a Global Business by Martin Lutz (Bene Factum Publishing)
  • William III & Mary II: Partners in Revolution by Jonathan Keates (Penguin UK)
  • Henry II: A Prince Among Princes by Richard Barber (Penguin UK)
  • Victoria: Queen, Matriarch, Empress by Jane Ridley (Penguin UK)
  • James II: The Last Catholic King by David Womersley (Penguin UK)
  • Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood by William Carlsen (William Morrow)
  • The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt by Eric Burns (Pegasus)
  • Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist by Anne Boyd Rioux (W. W. Norton)