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Best Biographies of 2022

  • NONFICTION

    AND THERE WAS LIGHT

    OCT. 18, 2022

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

AND THERE WAS LIGHT

by Jon Meacham

An essential, eminently readable volume for anyone interested in Lincoln and his era. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TED KENNEDY

    OCT. 25, 2022

NONFICTION

TED KENNEDY

by John A. Farrell

An exemplary study of a life of public service with more than its share of tragedies and controversies. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    NAPOLEON

    AUG. 30, 2022

HISTORY

NAPOLEON

by Michael Broers

An outstanding addition to the groaning bookshelves on one of the world’s most recognizable leaders. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE GRIMKES

    NOV. 8, 2022

NONFICTION

THE GRIMKES

by Kerri K. Greenidge

A sweeping, insightful, richly detailed family and American history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    DILLA TIME

    FEB. 1, 2022

NONFICTION

DILLA TIME

by Dan Charnas

A wide-ranging biography that fully captures the subject’s ingenuity, originality, and musical genius. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    PUTIN

    JULY 26, 2022

NONFICTION

PUTIN

by Philip Short

Required reading for anyone interested in global affairs. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SHIRLEY HAZZARD

    NOV. 15, 2022

NONFICTION

SHIRLEY HAZZARD

by Brigitta Olubas

An absorbing, well-crafted profile of a supremely gifted writer. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SUPER-INFINITE

    SEPT. 6, 2022

NONFICTION

SUPER-INFINITE

by Katherine Rundell

Written with verve and panache, this sparkling biography is enjoyable from start to finish. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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