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Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder / Caroline Fraser.Show details
by Fraser, Caroline, author.
New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2017.
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Summary: "This book, written by the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House books, is a thoroughly researched biography of not only Laura Ingalls Wilder, but of her daughter, Rose. Using unpublished manuscripts, letters, financial records, and more, Fraser gives fresh insight into the life of a woman beloved to many. Intensively researched, this is definitely a fascinating read, and one that I plan on reading again -- maybe the next time I re-read the Little House series. -- Jennifer Ohzourk for LibraryReads,"--Novelist.
"Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls--the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser--the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series--masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder's biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books." -- Publisher's description
Award: Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
List: Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Collection: Adult Biography
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The return : fathers, sons, and the land in between / Hisham Matar.Show details
by Matar, Hisham, 1970- author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
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Summary: "In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an absence of thirty years. When he was twelve, Matar and his family went into political exile. Eight years later Matar's father, a former diplomat and military man turned brave political dissident, was kidnapped from the streets of Cairo by the Libyan government and is believed to have been held in the regime's most notorious prison. Now, the prisons are empty and little hope remains that Jaballah Matar will be found alive. Yet, as the author writes, hope is "persistent and cunning." This book is a profoundly moving family memoir, a brilliant and affecting portrait of a country and a people on the cusp of immense change, and a disturbing and timeless depiction of the monstrous nature of absolute power"--
Award: Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
List: Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Collection: Adult Biography
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Barbarian days : a surfing life / William Finnegan.Show details
by Finnegan, William, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
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Summary: Describes the author's experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world's most exotic locales.
Award: Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
List: Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Collection: Adult Biography
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Margaret Fuller : a new American life / Megan Marshall.Show details
by Marshall, Megan.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
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Summary: Explores the life and career of the 19th-century American journalist, intellectual, and advocate of personal liberation.
Award: Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
List: Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Collection: Adult Nonfiction
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The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo / Tom Reiss.Show details
by Reiss, Tom.
New York : Crown Trade, 2012.
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Summary: Explores the life and career of Thomas Alexandre Dumas, a man almost unknown today, but whose swashbuckling exploits appear in The three musketeers and whose trials and triumphs inspired The count of Monte Cristo.
Award: Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
List: Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Collection: Adult Nonfiction
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George F. Kennan : an American life / John Lewis Gaddis.Show details
by Gaddis, John Lewis.
New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
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Summary: A remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself.
In the late 1940s, George Kennan wrote two documents, the 'Long Telegram' and the 'X Article,' which set forward the strategy of containment that would define U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union for the next four decades. This achievement alone would qualify him as the most influential American diplomat of the Cold War era. But he was also an architect of the Marshall Plan, a prizewinning historian, and would become one of the most outspoken critics of American diplomacy, politics, and culture during the last half of the twentieth century. Now the full scope of Kennan's long life and vast influence is revealed by one of today's most important Cold War scholars. Yale historian John Lewis Gaddis began this magisterial history almost thirty years ago, interviewing Kennan frequently and gaining complete access to his voluminous diaries and other personal papers. So frank and detailed were these materials that Kennan and Gaddis agreed that the book would not appear until after Kennan's death. It was well worth the wait: the journals give this book a breathtaking candor and intimacy that match its century-long sweep. We see Kennan's insecurity as a Midwesterner among elites at Princeton, his budding dissatisfaction with authority and the status quo, his struggles with depression, his gift for satire, and his sharp insights on the policies and people he encountered. Kennan turned these sharp analytical gifts upon himself, even to the point of regularly recording dreams. The result is a remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself. This is a landmark work of history and biography that reveals the vast influence and rich inner landscape of a life that both mirrored and shaped the century it spanned.
Award: Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography.
Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
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Washington : a life / Ron Chernow.Show details
by Chernow, Ron.
New York : Penguin Press, 2010.
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Summary: In "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people.
Award: Pulitzer Prize for Biography, 2011.
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Collection: Adult Biography
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The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt / T.J. Stiles.Show details
by Stiles, T. J.
New York : Vintage Books, 2010.
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Summary: A biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism, documenting how Vanderbilt helped launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation.
Award: Pulitzer Prize for biography, 2010.
National Book Award for nonfiction, 2009.
List: Pulitzer Prize for Biography
National Book Awards--Nonfiction
Collection: Adult Nonfiction
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Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father / John Matteson.Show details
by Matteson, John.
New York : W.W. Norton, c2007.
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Summary: The beloved author of Little Women was torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world. Now, Louisa May Alcott's name is known universally; yet, during her youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson--an eminent teacher, lecturer, and friend of Emerson and Thoreau. Willful and exuberant, Louisa flew in the face of all her father's theories of child rearing. She, in turn, could not understand the frugal life Bronson preached, which reached its epitome in the failed utopian community of Fruitlands. In a family that insisted on self-denial and spiritual striving, Louisa dreamed of wealth and fame. At the same time, like most daughters, she wanted her father's approval. This story of their tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.--From publisher description.
Award: Pulitzer Prize for Biography, 2008.
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Collection: Adult Biography
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The most famous man in America : the biography of Henry Ward Beecher / Debby Applegate.Show details
by Applegate, Debby.
New York : Doubleday, c2006.
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Award: Pulitzer Prize for Biography, 2007.
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Collection: Adult Biography
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