Biography

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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Autobiography
Memoir
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Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II
There's a Hole in my Bucket: A Journey of Two Brothers
Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them
All In: An Autobiography
Run: Book One
Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution
Ladyparts
The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James's 1938-1940
Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor
The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert
Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege
Blind Man's Bluff: A Memoir
This Will All Be Over Soon: A Memoir
The History of Bones: A Memoir
Educated
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
A Promised Land
Becoming
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted
The Choice: Embrace the Possible
Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America
The Magician
The Soul of a Woman
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
There's a Hole in my Bucket: A Journey of Two Brothers
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandOn Killing by Dave Grossman
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Best Biographies
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtNight by Elie WieselEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Steve Jobs
The Diary of a Young Girl
Becoming
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
John Adams
Alexander Hamilton
Educated
Einstein: His Life and Universe
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Bossypants
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Into the Wild
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

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