Biography

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.

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace
Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight
Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces
Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia
Tomlinson Hill: Sons of Slaves, Sons of Slaveholders
Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse
Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir
I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir
The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972
The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority
H is for Hawk
Weird Al Yankovic: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single)
Disney
Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

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    How to Be a Woman
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    Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
    The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
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    Cleopatra: A Life
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    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
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    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
    Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

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    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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    The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history... It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science.
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