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.

Brown Girl Dreaming
Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered
Positive: A Memoir
Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living
The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science
Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet
Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician
The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853
Foreign Correspondent: A Memoir
Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History
Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story

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    Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
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    Brown Girl Dreaming
    A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
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    In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
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    Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
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    For when I trace back the years I have liv'd, gathering them up in my Memory, I see what a chequer'd Work Of Nature my life has been. If I were now to inscribe my own History with its unparalleled Sufferings and surprizing Adventures (as the Booksellers might indite it), I know that the great Part of the World would not believe the Passages there related, by reason of the Strangeness of them, but I cannot help their Unbelief; and if the Reader considers them to be but dark Conceits, then let him...more
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