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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Uncultured: A Memoir
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American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the Ripper
Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison
Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life
Wise Gals: The Spies Who Built the CIA and Changed the Future of Espionage
Becoming FDR: The Personal Crisis That Made a President
Stay True: A Memoir
A Billion Years: My Escape From a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientology
Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands
Life's Work: A Memoir
Nothing but the Night: Leopold & Loeb and the Truth Behind the Murder That Rocked 1920s America
The Godmother: Murder, Vengeance, and the Bloody Struggle of Mafia Women
A Visible Man: A Memoir
It Won't Always Be Like This
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
Undoctored: The Story of a Medic Who Ran Out of Patients
Three Sisters (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #3)
Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War between the Windsors
Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands
The Happiest Man on Earth
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
Becoming
Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships
Tanqueray
The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021
No One Crosses the Wolf: A Memoir
Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
The Daughter of Auschwitz: A Memoir
James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life
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Educated
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Einstein: His Life and Universe
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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