At Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and now that we’ve moved back a phase to curbside pickup, you need a different way to browse the new book shelves. But even with digital browsing, sometimes you want your options a little more … curated.
We can do that! Your public library has recently received some great biographies. The lives of other people can be fascinating, whether our interests are studious or just plain nosy. Try some of these biographies to learn a whole lot about some other lives.
by Andrea Bernstein
A multigenerational saga of two families, who rose from immigrant roots to the pinnacle of wealth and power, that tracks the unraveling of American democracy.
by Dan Peres
A raw and riveting–and often wryly funny–addiction memoir from one of New York media’s most accomplished editors.
by Justus Rosenberg
The spry blond who looked even younger than his age flourished in the underground, handling counterfeit documents, secret passwords, black market currency, surveying escape routes, and dealing with avaricious gangsters.
by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
An acclaimed Mexican-born poet’s account of the sometimes-overwhelming struggles he and his parents faced in their quest to become American citizens.
by Walter Thompson-Hernandez
Meet the Compton Cowboys, their small ranch one of the very last in a formerly semirural area of the city that has been home to African-American horse riders for decades.
by Louise Callaghan
After two and a half years of ISIS occupation, and months of fighting between the militants and government forces, when liberation finally came, the city and the zoo were both on their last legs.
by Susan Napier
The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world.
by Susan Reyburn
The civil rights icon is revealed for the first time in print through her private manuscripts and handwritten notes (from the Parks Collection at the Library of Congress).
by Thomas Clavin
On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, nine men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history.
by Anna Wiener
Anna arrived (in Silicon Valley) amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street.
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