A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is an account of a person's life, usually published in the form of a book or essay, or in some other form, such as a film.

Lab Girl
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
At The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and apricot cocktails with: Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, Karl Jaspers, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and others
The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
Dimestore: A Writer's Life
The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again
Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End
Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began
The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe
Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having It All From Someone Who Is Not Okay
I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love
I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives
Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution


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    Maude (1883-1993):She Grew Up with the country
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  • The Coming Woman by Karen J. Hicks
    The Coming Woman: A Novel Based on the Life of the Infamous Feminist, Victoria Woodhull
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  • Searching for Barton Carter by Nancy Barton Carter Clough
    Searching for Barton Carter: The Story of a Young American Hero
    Release date: Aug 27, 2015
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  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
    Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
    Elon Musk: Inventing the Future
    Lust & Wonder
    Steve Jobs
    Lab Girl
    My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, a Daughter, and a Ridiculous Plan
    The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer
    I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)
    Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man
    Reckoning: A Memoir
    The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
    Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul
    Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
    Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again
    Blood River by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHeart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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    Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyOn Killing by Dave GrossmanLone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
    Best Non-fiction War Books
    914 books — 1,296 voters

    All Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotNickel and Dimed by Barbara EhrenreichKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainWorking by Studs TerkelAll Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
    A Day in the Life: Work Memoirs
    521 books — 288 voters
    Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Trigger by Tim ButcherChasing the Devil by Tim ButcherA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonAfrica and Back by Dorothy May Mercer
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    Steve Jobs
    The Diary of a Young Girl
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    John Adams
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Into the Wild
    Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
    The Glass Castle
    I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
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    James McBride
    James McBride Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul
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    Mother Teresa
    A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness.
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    Elbert Hubbard
    So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
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