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.

See also:
Autobiography
Memoir

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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls
Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler
Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family
Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story
First: Sandra Day O'Connor
Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel
Don't Stop Believin'
Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11
This Much Country
Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds
Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day
What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance
Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
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    This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
    A Mind of Her Own
    Ladies Who Punch
    Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir
    Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog
    Yes Please
    Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing
    First Man In: Leading from the Front
    The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
    Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption
    American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt
    Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
    The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
    Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. the Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
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    The Diary of a Young Girl
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
    John Adams
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Alexander Hamilton
    Einstein: His Life and Universe
    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    Into the Wild
    I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
    Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
    "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

    Anne Brontë
    All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity, that the dry, shriveled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut.
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    Jon Krakauer
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