Results for Non Fiction + Biography & Memoir + 19th Century

Select your view:
  • Renoir's Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon
    Catherine Hewitt
    Hardcover: 02/27/2018
     
    Catherine Hewitt's richly told biography of Suzanne Valadon, the illegitimate daughter of a provincial linen ...
  • Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
    Deborah Heiligman
    Hardcover: 04/18/2017
     
    From the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love.
  • Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams
    Louisa Thomas
    Paperback: 04/04/2017
     
    An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the ...
  • The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
    Andrea Wulf
    Paperback: 10/04/2016
     
    The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary...
  • The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
    Rinker Buck
    Paperback: 06/07/2016
     
    An epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way—in a covered wagon with...
  • Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
    Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
    Paperback: 09/08/2015
     
    A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery ...
  • Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America
    Owen Matthews
    Paperback: 07/07/2015
     
    From the glittering court of Catherine the Great to the wilds of the New World, Matthews conjures a ...

Full results are for members only - but you can cross-reference more than one theme by using the buttons in the right column. Explore the many benefits of membership here.

The reviewer of each book decides which categories it belongs in - but we're only human, mistakes happen. If you see a book that you think is in the wrong place, tell us!

Total books found: 16

Page 1 of 3
Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" backstories
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year
  • More about membership!
Filter by Theme
Filter by Setting

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.