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A Required Reading List for July 2014

Each month, Biographile sorts through all the upcoming releases in biography and memoir, across publishers, to provide a curated reading list of the month's most exciting new titles. Below are our picks for July 2014.(READ MORE)

George Orwell, Applied: Speaking, Writing, and Living Consciously

The best we can do to honor Orwell on his birthday is to do what Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer admonished us to do shortly after 9/11: watch what we say. Taking Orwell seriously means never being comfortable with our own words, never being certain that we are speaking or writing consciously. It could not...(READ MORE)

Where to Start with Gore Vidal: ‘Palimpsest’ and Beyond

Gore Vidal was one of the greatest independent thinkers of the 20th century. If you haven't caught the documentary 'The United States of Amnesia' yet, take a closer look at the acerbic political commentator, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright with these 4 Gore Vidal starter reads. (READ MORE)