Award-Winning Books: Biography/Memoir/Autobiography

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Fireweed

A Political Autobiography

Gerda Lerner

408 pages
7 x 10
24 halftones

PB: 978-1-59213-236-2 $29.95 Aug 03
HC: 978-1-56639-889-3 $76.50 Mar 02

Outstanding Achievement Recognition by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee, 2003
A BookSense top 76 pick in the category, "Life Stories of Some Famous and Not-So-Famous Women," March/April 2003
A PW Book of the Day, June 2002

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Forklore

Recipes and Tales from an American Bistro

Ellen Yin

288 pages
8 x 9.25
115 color illustrations

HC: 978-1-59213-651-3 $51.50 Oct 07
Ebook: 978-1-59213-653-7 $51.50 Oct 07

Winner of a Pewter award in the Gold Ink Awards in the cookbook category, 2008
Winner of the Gold ADDY Award — Publication Design — Cover, 2008
Winner of the Silver ADDY Award — Publication Design — Editorial Spread or Feature, 2008

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Hapa Girl

A Memoir

May-lee Chai

232 pages
5.5 x 8.25
12 halftones

PB: 978-1-59213-616-2 $26.95 Oct 08
HC: 978-1-59213-615-5 $66.50 Mar 07
Ebook: 978-1-59213-617-9 $26.95 Mar 07

Named one of the Notable Books in the Kiriyama Prize, 2008
Honorable Mention at the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards, 2007

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I Walked with Giants

The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath

Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren

344 pages
6 x 9
35 halftones

HC: 978-1-4399-0198-4 $39.50 Jan 10
Ebook: 978-1-4399-0200-4 $39.50

Best Book of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association, 2011

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Putting the Horse before Descartes

My Life's Work on Behalf of Animals

Bernard Rollin

304 pages
6 x 9


HC: 978-1-59213-825-8 $41.50 Jan 11
Ebook: 978-1-59213-827-2 $41.50 Jan 11

Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research Ethics from Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, 2016

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Rubble Films

German Cinema in the Shadow of the Third Reich

Robert R. Shandley

240 pages
6 x 9
19 halftones

PB: 978-1-56639-878-7 $31.95 Jun 01
HC: 978-1-56639-877-0 $81.50 Jun 01
Ebook: 978-1-59213-806-7 $31.95 Jun 01

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002

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Silent Gesture

The Autobiography of Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith and David Steele

288 pages
6 x 9
16 halftones

PB: 978-1-59213-640-7 $27.95 Apr 08
HC: 978-1-59213-639-1 $71.50 Jan 07
Ebook: 978-1-59213-641-4 $27.95 Jan 07

Author Tommie Smith received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, 2008
Named one of two “Adult Nonfiction Honor Books” by The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)., 2008
Nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category “Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography”, 2008

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Softly, with Feeling

Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music

Edward Berger

400 pages
6 x 9
1 tables, 35 halftones

HC: 978-1-4399-1127-3 $36.00 Apr 18
Ebook: 978-1-4399-1129-7 $36.00

Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Award for Excellence in the category of Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz, 2015

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Swingin' at the Savoy

The Memoir of a Jazz Dancer

Norma Miller and Evette Jensen

304 pages
6 x 9
1 figs., 52 halftones

PB: 978-1-56639-849-7 $31.95

Norma Miller is a recipient of the 2003 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowships

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Whisper Not

The Autobiography of Benny Golson

Benny Golson and Jim Merod

352 pages
6 x 9
33 halftones

HC: 978-1-4399-1333-8 $39.50 May 16
Ebook: 978-1-4399-1335-2 $39.50 May 16

Association for Recorded Sound Collections' award for Best History Book in the category of Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz, 2017
One of the Best Jazz books of 2017 by New York City Jazz Record

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White Boy

A Memoir

Mark D. Naison

240 pages
6 x 9


PB: 978-1-56639-942-5 $29.95 Mar 02
HC: 978-1-56639-941-8 $85.50 Mar 02
Ebook: 978-1-59213-801-2 $29.95 Mar 02

Mark Naison is the recipient of the Poe Award for Literary Excellence of the Bronx County History Society, 2004