Biographies

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One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor, and arrogance. His life and career were marked by power, scandal, and tragedy.

Born in 1838, Queen Lili'uokalani was a talented composer who took the throne after her brother's death in 1891. She dealt with the U.S. government revoking her position on the sugar market, was overtaken by U.S. Marines, and lost her throne.

Outlaw, soldier, general and politician, he led a life that ended in violence but left him a legend.

Recounts the life of a colonial silversmith who risked everything for the American Revolution.

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Abraham Lincoln by George S. McGovern
Virginia Woolf by Nigel Nicolson
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Bestselling author Anna Quindlen writes about her life and the lives of women today, looking back and ahead-- and celebrating it all-- as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all that stuff in our closets, and more.

Elvis Presley by Bobbie Ann Mason
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Lady sings the blues by Billie Holiday
Scoundrel time by Lillian Hellman

Sports Biographies for Kids

Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares

Mighty Jackie: the strike out queen by Marissa Moss ; illustrated by C.F. Payne

Lipman Pike: America's first home run king by Richard Michelson ; and illustrated by Zachary Pullen

Black Jack: the ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles R. Smith Jr. ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans

You never heard of Willie Mays?! by written by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Terry Widener

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