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11/14/19: Mary Ann Gwinn recommends 4 new biographies

From Mary Ann Gwinn:  4 of the most interesting biographies of 2019.

For the history lover, spy nut and thrill-seeker:
If there’s one bulletproof gift suggestion on this prospective list, it’s Sonia Purnell’s “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II”

For the entrepreneur, IT enthusiast or engineer:
“Edison” by Edmund Morris

For the avid reader of The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books:
Benjamin Moser’s “Sontag”

For the Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast:
Paul Hendrickson’s “Plagued By Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright”

The column with mini reviews about all of these titles, in The Seattle Times here.

Books: 
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735225299
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - April 9th, 2019

Edison Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9780812993110
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - October 22nd, 2019

Sontag: Her Life and Work Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780062896391
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - September 17th, 2019

Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385353656
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - October 1st, 2019