Fall Books – 2013

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The Winter Sun Shines In: A Life of Masaoka Shiki by Donald Keene (Columbia University Press)

Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation by Robert Wilson (Bloomsbury)

These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie by Christopher Andersen (Gallery Books)

Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music by Neil Powell (Henry Holt and Co.)

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia: Personality, Faith and Times by Alexei Vassiliev (Saqi Books)

Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star by Stephen Michael Shearer and Jeanine Basinger (Thomas Dunne Books)

Crazy Rich: Power, Scandal, and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by

Jerry Oppenheimer (St. Martin’s Press)



Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize by Sean B. Carroll (Crown)

Wilson by A. Scott Berg (Putnam)

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman, and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. (Ballantine)

Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones (Ballantine)

American Dictators: Frank Hague, Nucky Johnson, and the Perfection of the Urban Political Machine by Steven Hart (Rutgers University Press)

Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher by Robin Harris (Thomas Dunne)

The Many Lives of Miss K: Toto Koopman – Model, Muse, Spy by Jean-Noel Liaut,  trans. Denise Jacobs (Rizzoli Ex Libris)

Eugene Braunwald and the Rise of Modern Medicine by Thomas H. Lee

(Harvard University Press)

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch


An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer’s Life by Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus (Turner Publishing Company)

Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis by Stephen Klaidman (Nan A. Talese)

The Tudor Rose: Princess Mary, Henry VIII’s Sister by Jennifer Kewley Draskau (The History Press)

A Mysterious Something in the Light: The Life of Raymond Chandler by Tom Williams

(Chicago Review Press)

Junipero Serra: California’s Founding Father by Steven W. Hackel (Hill and Wang)

A Strong Song Tows Us: The Life of Basil Bunting by Richard Burton (Prospecta Press)

No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet by Molly Knight Raskin (Da Capo Press)

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940 by Victoria Wilson (Simon & Schuster)

Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno (Simon & Schuster)

Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life by David Stouck (Douglas & McIntyre)




A Man and his Mountain: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America’s Greatest Wine Entrepreneur by Edward Humes (PublicAffairs)

Self-help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America by Steven Watts (Other Press)

Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power by

Kevin Peraino (Crown)

Norman Mailer: A Double Life by J. Michael Lennon (Simon & Schuster)

Nicholson: A Biography by Marc Eliot (Crown Archetype)

Paul Robeson: A Watched Man by Jordan Goodman (Verso)

Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade by Rachel Cohen (Yale University Press

Kurt Cobain: The Nirvana Years by Carrie Borzillo (Carlton Books)

Once Upon a Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan by Ian Bell (Pegasus)

The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem: The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of the Man Who Created Tevye by Jeremy Dauber (Schocken)

Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper (New York Review Books)

Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn (Little, Brown and Company)

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout (Gotham)

Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith by William Todd Schultz (Bloomsbury)

Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind by Gavin Edwards (It Books)

The Angel of Charleston: Grace Higgens, Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Set by Stewart MacKay (British Library)

Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett (St. Martin’s Press)

The New Royal Family: Prince George, William and Kate, the Next Generation by

Rob Jobson and Arthur Edwards (John Blake)

Kate: A Biography by Marcia Moody (Michael O’Mara)

George Washington: Gentleman Warrior by Stephen Brumwell (Quercus Publishing)

JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency by John T. Shaw (Palgrave Macmillan)

Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al D’Arco, the Man Who Brought Down the Mafia

Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins (Thomas Dunne Books)

Jack London: An American Life by Earle Labor (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore by Linda Leavell (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

JFK, Conservative by Ira Stoll (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero Michael Korda (Harper)

Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion by Anne Somerset (Knopf)

Breakfast with Lucian : The Astounding Life and Outrageous Times of Britain’s Great Modern Painter by Geordie Greig (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait by Kendra Bean (Running Press)

Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked by Chris Matthews (Simon & Schuster)

Kate: The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl (Weinstein Books)

Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith by Trevor W. Coleman and Mitch Albom

(Wayne State University Press)

The Rise of Abraham Cahan by Seth Lipsky (Schocken)

Chef Tell: The Biography of America’s Pioneer TV Showman Chef by Ronald Joseph Kule, Regis Philbin,  and Walter Staib (Skyhorse Publishing)

Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality by Jonathan Aitken (Bloomsbury USA)

Greta Garbo: Divine Star by David Bret (Biteback Publishing, Ltd.)




The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency by James Tobin

(Simon & Shuster)

Pinkerton’s Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland by

Beau Riffenburgh (Viking)

Primo Levi: The Matter of a Life by Berel Lang and Ariella Lang (Yale University Press)

Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power by Philip Dwyer (Yale University Press)

Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World by Leo Damrosch (Yale University Press)

Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814 by Rory Muir (Yale University Press)

Lillian Hellman: An Imperious Life by Dorothy Gallagher (Yale University Press)

A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning by Robert Zaretsky (Belknap Press)

De Gaulle: The Man Who Defied Six US Presidents by Douglas Boyd (The History Press)

Henry VIII: The Life and Rule of England’s Nero by John Matusiak (The History Press)

Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution by Yehudah Mirsky (Yale University Press)

Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings by Peter Richmond (Blue Rider Press)

American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry and Joe Henry (Algonquin Books)

End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson (William Morrow)



Musorgsky and His Circle: A Russian Musical Adventure by Stephen Walsh (Knopf)

Glorious War: The Civil War Adventures of George Armstrong Custer by Thom Hatch (St. Martin’s)

Ryan Gosling: Hollywood’s Finest by Nick Johnstone (John Blake)

Harry: A Biography by Marcia Moody (Michael O’Mara)

Beethoven: The Man Revealed by John Suchet (Atlantic Monthly Press)

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince by Jane Ridley (Random House)

William and Dorothy Wordsworth: ‘All in each other’ by Lucy Newlyn (Oxford University Press)

Robert Plant: A Life by Paul Rees (It Books)

The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams by Ben Bradlee (Little, Brown and Company)

Cadwallader Colden: A Biography by Seymour I. Schwartz (Humanity Books)

Tennyson: To Strive, To Seek, To Find by John Batchelor (Pegasus)

I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom’s Highway by Greg Kot (Scribner)

Call Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles (Twelve)

Emperor Huizong by Patricia Buckley Ebrey (Harvard University Press)

Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings (Belknap Press)

Space Has No Frontier: The Terrestrial Life and Times of Bernard Lovell by John Bromley-Davenport (Bene Factum Publishing)

Hitler’s Valkyrie: The Uncensored Biography of Unity Mitford by David R. L. Litchfield (The History Press)

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa: A Biography Through Images by Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi and David Gilmour (Alma Books)

Pat and Dick: The Nixons, An Intimate Portrait of a Marriage by Will Swift (Threshold Editions)

Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon by David Landau (Knopf)

Wooden: A Coach’s Life by Seth Davis (Times Books)

Dashiell Hammett: Man of Mystery by Sally Cline (Arcade Publishing)

George Orwell: English Rebel by Robert Colls (Oxford University Press)

Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image by Joshua Zeitz (Viking)

The Double Life of Paul De Man by Evelyn Barish (Liveright)



Faisal I of Iraq by Ali A. Allawi (Yale University Press)

E. E. Cummings: A Life by Susan Cheever (Pantheon)

James and Dolley Madison: America’s First Power Couple by Bruce Chadwick (Prometheus Books)

Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero by Douglas Perry (Viking)

Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson by Doug Wilson (St. Martin’s)