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A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is a non-fictional account of a person's life. Biographies are written by an author who is not the subject/focus of the book.
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The last five years of world history have been nothing if not...eventful. When living in interesting times, there's nothing better for...
“ How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? And the longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, but—mainly—to ourselves. ”
“ Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior. ...more ”
For anyone interested in black and white movies, actors from the dawn of film through the 1960s,…more
[close] For anyone interested in black and white movies, actors from the dawn of film through the 1960s, or the culture of the era, this is the book club for you. We read biographies, auto-biographies, non-fiction about film, books that were adapted to film, etc.
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This group helps to bring Reviewers and Authors together! Reviewers can make their own thread to…more
[close] This group helps to bring Reviewers and Authors together! Reviewers can make their own thread to post their reviews in, or post their reviews in the relevant Genre folder. Authors can make their own thread in the Author's folder to find reviewers for their book. Please provide the synopsis of the book, and details of how to obtain a copy.
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This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more
[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club i…more
[close] "Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and these are some of our Focus Areas. We have welcomed worldwide members from over 171 countries; we are a large international group which spans the globe. Discussions: Bentley leads James Madison: A Biography by Ralph Ketchum (Presidential), Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times by Kenneth Whyte and Noah Feldman's book - The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President, Stamped, and The Federalist Papers - a long term offering continues. Upcoming: (BOTM) Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler and Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America Free Book Offer soon to History Book Club members - stay tuned for details - North America offering - "for HBC members only" Become a Free Reader (only at the HBC) - we will tell you how and we are currently Free Reading Salt and The Threat. Also White Fragility and the classic Faces at the Bottom of the Well and The Room where it Happened. Find Challenges for the Two Koreas, Ireland, Japan here - You can scroll through them and join the challenge that interests you.
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