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“The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt”

Meticulously researched and clearly presented, “The First Tycoon” reconstructs the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the wealthiest man of his time.

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Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life

“Raymond Carver”

“Raymond Carver” follows the short story writer’s turbulent life, from the vices that caused his downfall to the people who contributed to his authorial success.

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Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife

“Anne Frank”

“Anne Frank” by Francine Prose combines literary gossip and historical facts to lay claim to the belief that the young WWII icon was nothing short of a literary genius.

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The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

“The Wilderness Warrior”

Douglas Brinkley takes on Theodore Roosevelt’s efforts to save America’s wilderness in “The Wilderness Warrior,” a book as big as its subject.

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Cheever: A Life

“Cheever: A Life”

Blake Bailey provides detailed personal insight into the simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary life of author John Cheever

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