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True Believer
True Believer

The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.

Radiant

The true story of an unlikely friendship between a dancer, Loie Fuller, and a scientist, Marie Curie.

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock
The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock

A fresh, innovative biography of the twentieth century's most iconic filmmaker.

The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell

The first biography of the star Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer James "Cool Papa" Bell.

Places of Mind
Places of Mind

The first comprehensive biography of the most influential, controversial, and celebrated Palestinian intellectual of the…

Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

One of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights.

Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon

The first comprehensive look at the life and art of Francis Bacon, one of the most iconic painters of the 20th century.…

Fierce Poise
Fierce Poise

A dazzling biography of one of the twentieth century's most respected painters.

Sybille Bedford
Sybille Bedford

Charts the life of writer Sybille Bedford, who made a career of dramatizing her own upbringing in Europe.

Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols

The story of one of the most protean creative forces in American entertainment history.

Wendy Carlos
Wendy Carlos

The story of a trailblazer in electronic music who intersected with American popular culture, medicine, and social trends…

The Code Breaker

A gripping account of pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna.

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