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  • Marlene Dietrich: The Life

    Maria Riva


    The 25th anniversary edition of the wildly entertaining and intimate biography of the glamorous Marlene Dietrich, written by her daughter.

  • 9781631492716 72

    Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

    Harvey Sachs


    On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes this monumental biography of conductor Arturo Toscanini, whose dramatic life was unparalleled among twentieth-century musicians.

  • 9780393354423 72

    Frederick Douglass

    William S. McFeely


    "A masterpiece….[W]ill rightfully assume its place as the standard biography of a truly great figure in the nation’s past." —New York Newsday

  • 9780393254792 72

    Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

    Ada Calhoun


    Poignant and witty essays on the beautiful complexity of marriage.

  • 9780871404909 72

    Goethe: Life as a Work of Art

    Rüdiger Safranski, David Dollenmayer


    This sterling biography of Germany’s greatest writer presents Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as if we are seeing him for the first time.