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.

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
Morgue: A Life in Death
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild
Boy Erased: A Memoir
This Is Not My Beautiful Life: A Memoir
The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill
Porcelain: A Memoir
Unashamed
Esther the Wonder Pig
Joe Gould's Teeth
Paul McCartney: The Life

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    Hamilton: The Revolution
    Elon Musk: Inventing the Future
    America's First Daughter
    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE
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    A Day in the Life: Work Memoirs
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    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Into the Wild
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
    I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
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    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
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