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Ida B. the Queen

by Michelle Duster Simon & Schuster Audio (January 26, 2021)

Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize.

Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who...


The Last American Aristocrat

by David S. Brown & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (November 24, 2020)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A revelatory biography of literary icon Henry Adams?one of America’s most prominent writers and intellectuals of his era, who witnessed and contributed to the United...


Butch Cassidy

by Charles Leerhsen & Pete Simonelli Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and...


Galileo

by Mario Livio & Jonathan Davis Simon & Schuster Audio (May 05, 2020)

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history’s greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. “We...


The Lady of Sing Sing

by Idanna Pucci & Lisa Flanagan Simon & Schuster Audio (March 10, 2020)

This “gripping social history” (Publishers Weekly), with all the passion and pathos of a classic opera, chronicles the riveting first campaign against the death penalty waged in 1895 by American pioneer...


Searching for Hassan

by Terence Ward & Gibson Frazier Simon & Schuster Audio (March 10, 2020)

This “astonishing and deeply poignant” (The Washington Post) memoir of one man’s search for a beloved family friend explores the depth of Iranian culture and the sweep of its history, and transcends today’s...


The Children's Book of Heroes

by William J. Bennett Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 1997)

"We all need a hero or two to help us stand fast and think right," says William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues, the #1 bestseller that millions of American families turn to for moral inspiration....


Rebel Yell

by S. C. Gwynne & Cotter Smith Simon & Schuster Audio (September 30, 2014)

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.

Stonewall Jackson...


Tesla

by Margaret Cheney, Cassandra Campbell & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (November 18, 2014)

In this "informative and delightful" (American Scientist) biography, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of Nikola Tesla, one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors....


A Self-Made Man

by Sidney Blumenthal & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (May 10, 2016)

The first in a sweeping, multi-volume history of Abraham Lincoln--from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, death, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War plan of reconciliation--“engaging and informative...


True Believer

by Kati Marton & Amanda Carlin Simon & Schuster Audio (September 06, 2016)

?Kati Marton?s True Believer is a true story of intrigue, treachery, murder, torture, fascism, and an unshakable faith in the ideals of Communism?.A fresh take on espionage activities from a critical period...


Irena's Children

by Tilar J. Mazzeo & Amanda Carlin Simon & Schuster Audio (September 27, 2016)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler--the "female Oskar Schindler"--who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from...


Young and Damned and Fair

by Gareth Russell & Jenny Funnell Simon & Schuster Audio (April 04, 2017)

Written with an exciting combination of narrative flair and historical authority, this biography of Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Catherine Howard, is “a stunning achievement” (The Sunday Times, London), and...


The Bonanza King

by Gregory Crouch & John Keating Simon & Schuster Audio (June 19, 2018)

“A monumentally researched biography of one of the nineteenth century’s wealthiest self-made Americans…Well-written and worthwhile” (The Wall Street Journal) it’s the rags-to-riches frontier tale of...


Eliza Hamilton

by Tilar J. Mazzeo & January LaVoy Simon & Schuster Audio (September 18, 2018)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena’s Children comes a “vivid, compelling, and unputdownable new biography” (Christopher Andersen, #1 New York Times bestselling author) about the extraordinary...


The Vagabonds

by Jeff Guinn & Josh Hamilton Simon & Schuster Audio (July 09, 2019)

A “fascinating slice of rarely considered American history” (Booklist)?the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison?whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile...


Ten Caesars

by Barry Strauss & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (March 05, 2019)

Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers “an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire…much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)?a...


The Real Wallis Simpson

by Anna Pasternak & Laura Kirman Simon & Schuster Audio (March 05, 2019)

Wallis Simpson is known as the woman at the center of the most scandalous love affair of the 20th century, but in this “unputdownable…lively and detailed” (The Times, London) biography, discover a woman...


The Patient Assassin

by Anita Anand Simon & Schuster Audio (June 25, 2019)

The dramatic true story of a celebrated young survivor of a 1919 British massacre in India, and his ferocious twenty-year campaign of revenge that made him a hero to hundreds of millions?and spawned a classic...


Barnum

by Robert Wilson & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (August 06, 2019)

“Robert Wilson’s Barnum, the first full-dress biography in twenty years, eschews clichés for a more nuanced story…It is a life for our times, and the biography Barnum deserves.” --The Wall Street Journal...


Mobituaries

by Mo Rocca Simon & Schuster Audio (November 05, 2019)

From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him.

Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries?reading...


The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

by Joe Posnanski & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (October 22, 2019)

Joe Posnanski enters the colorful world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans to explore the illusionist’s impact on global culture?and why his legacy endures to this day.

Nearly a century after...


A Bookshop in Berlin

by Françoise Frenkel, Jilly Bond & Patrick Modiano Simon & Schuster Audio (December 03, 2019)

A PEOPLE BOOK OF THE WEEK

WINNER OF THE JQ-WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE

“A haunting tribute to survivors and those lost forever--and a reminder, in our own troubled era, never to forget.” --People

An “exceptional”...


A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

by Ernest Hemingway & John Bedford Lloyd Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2009)

Ernest Hemingway?s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.

Published posthumously...


My Thoughts Be Bloody

by Nora Titone, John Bedford Lloyd & Doris Kearns Goodwin Simon & Schuster Audio (October 19, 2010)

The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar:...