139 u Denotes new or forthcoming title Biography and Letters
Irving Stone, editor, with Jean Stone
The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh
Plume 480pp. 978-0-452-27504-1 $17.00
THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
“A portrait of a supreme craftsman who was
also one of the most versatile artists of all
time.”—The New York Times.
NAL 784pp. 978-0-451-21323-5 $17.00
Also available: Lust for Life 978-0-452-26249-2
The Man Who Recorded the World
“An informative, compelling, and magnificent
biography.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
Penguin 448pp. 978-0-14-312073-5 $20.00
u DUKE: A Life of Duke Ellington
“Teachout writes in an earthbound style
marked by sound scholarship and easy readability....Duke humanizes a man whom history
has kept on a pedestal.”—The New York Times
Gotham 496pp. 978-1-59240-880-1 $20.00
MY INVENTIONS and Other Writings
Introduction by Samantha Hunt
The autobiography of the legendary inventor
behind the radio, wireless energy, robotics, and
Penguin Classics 192pp. 978-0-14-310661-6 $16.00
“Vivid and moving....Brings Dickens to life
in all his maddening contradictions.”— The
Penguin 576pp. 978-0-14-312205-0 $20.00
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Award for Biography
Also available: Thomas Hardy 978-0-14-311287-7
Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of
the “It” Girl, and the Crime of the Century
“Colorfully recreates the nasty underbelly of
the Gilded Age.”—New York Post.
Riverhead 400pp. 978-1-59448-369-1 $17.00
Vidal’s memoir weaves back and forth in time,
providing a whole view of the author’s celebrated life, and features a cast of memorable
characters—including the Kennedys, Marlon
Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Penguin 448 pp. 978-0-14-026089-2 $20.00
A. N. Wilson
“Not merely a persuasive, unsentimental but
admiring and engaging portrait of the great
woman herself, but a vivid account of the
world in which she lived and to which she
contributed so much.”—The Washington Post.
Penguin 656pp. 978-0-14-312787-1 $20.00
The Duty of Genius
Penguin 704pp. 978-0-14-015995-0 $25.00
“Morrissey is a pop star of unusual writing
talent.”— The New York Times.
Penguin Classics 480pp. 978-0-14-310750-7 $18.00
u THE MAN FROM MARS
Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey
“Insightful.”—The Washington Post. “One of
science fiction’s greatest gadflies gets his due
in this lively and entertaining biography.”
Tarcher 304pp. 978-0-399-16884-0 $16.95
LEONARDO DA VINCI
“Nicholl’s life of Leonardo is fresh, detailed,
vivid, and presents the most fully human
Leonardo we have.”—Adam Gopnik.
140 b/w illustrations and 30 color plates.
Penguin 640pp. 978-0-14-303612-8 $30.00
WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS
The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein
“Puts Wasserstein’s most complex character
center stage, under bright lights. It’s a riveting
Penguin 480pp. 978-0-14-312139-8 $17.00
u HUSTLING HITLER! The Jewish
Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer
An acclaimed journalist’s true life story of how
his great-uncle—a Jewish vaudeville impresario and exuberant con man—managed to cheat
Hitler’s agents in the run-up to WWII.
Blue Rider 288 pp. 978-0-399-16147-6 $27.95
Available May 2016
u WHO WAS DRACULA?
Bram Stoker’s Trail of Blood
“A fantastic, well-documented story.”—Library
Journal (starred review). “Chronicles the misadventures of Bram Stoker and his numerous
friends and colleagues.”—San Francisco Book
Tarcher 336pp. 978-0-399-16877-2 $15.95
D. T. Max
EVERY LOVE STORY IS A GHOST STORY
A Life of David Foster Wallace
“A sympathetic portrayal of Wallace’s life and
work, tracing the connections between the
two, while mapping the wellsprings of his
...vision....An emotionally detailed portrait of
the artist as a young man.”—New York Times.
Penguin 368 pp. 978-0-14-750972-7 $17.00
Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the New York
Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, the Economist,
and the Daily Beast
Sheila McCauley Keys with Eddie B. Allen, Jr.
u OUR AUNTIE ROSA: The Family of Rosa
Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons
“Captures the quiet dignity—and commanding conviction—of one of the civil rights
movement’s bravest champions.”—President
Tarcher 208 pp. 978-0-399-17389-9 $24.95
Tarcher 208 pp. 978-1-10198-320-1 $14.95
Paperback available January 2016
100 VOICES: An Oral History of Ayn Rand
See page 20
DOROTHY PARKER: What Fresh Hell Is This?
See page 22
u THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR
Life with Harper Lee
“[A] wonderful memoir of Harper Lee and
her sister...two women living on their own
terms yet always guided by the strong moral
compass instilled in them by their father.”—
Washington Post. “A rare...and respectful look at
the Lees and their milieu.”—The Boston Globe.
Penguin 304 pp. 978-0-14-312766-6 $17.00