Curated Set of 3: New Biography and Memoir Books

We have curated three of the best biographies and memoirs available today! 


  1. Filthy Beasts by Kirkland Hamill
  2. Carrying the Colors: The Life and Legacy of Medal of Honor Recipient Andrew Jackson Smith by W. Robert Beckman
  3. Five Days Gone: The Mystery of My Mother's Disappearance as a Child by Laura Cumming 

    A fascinating window into the life of extreme privilege and a powerful story of self-acceptance, Filthy Beasts recounts Kirk’s unforgettable journey through luxury hotels and charity stores, private enclaves and public shame as he confronts his family’s many imperfections, accepts his unconventional childhood, and finally comes to terms with his own hidden secrets.

    In Carrying the Colors: The Life and Legacy of Medal of Honor Recipient Andrew Jackson Smith, the riveting journey from slavery to a White House ceremony is revealed, with the indomitable spirit of Smith—slave, soldier, landowner, father—mirrored by the dogged pursuit of his grandson and his allies in the quest to discover the truth about an American who dedicated his life to the service of his community and country.

    In Five Days Gone, Laura Cumming brilliantly unspools the tale of her mother’s life and unravels the multiple mysteries at its core. Using photographs from the time, historical documents, and works of art, Cumming investigates this case of stolen identity with the toolset of a detective and the unique intimacy of a daughter trying to understand her family’s past and its legacies. Compulsive, vivid, and profoundly touching, Five Days Gone is a masterful blend of memoir and history, an extraordinary personal narrative unlike any other.

    All books included are brand-new hardcovers from the publishers.

    While we are all practicing social distancing due to COVID-19, individuals and families are spending a lot of time at home. We want to bring you great books to read during this time. We've applied our curating skills to creating 3 book sets on just about every topic, for just about every reader. 

    We are donating 10% from every order to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. They are supporting local booksellers who have been economically impacted by COVID-19. As bookstores are a pillar of our local communities, we are trying to help out as best we can. Please consider buying multiple sets and donating the extra books to families who are home from work and school and in need.  

    Please note that this item is not available for international shipping. Browse our website by collection to find book sets that can be shipped internationally.


    Weight: 5.0 lb

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