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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...
Do you like nonfiction? So do we! Every month, we choose a theme, nominate related books, and vo…more
[close] Do you like nonfiction? So do we! Every month, we choose a theme, nominate related books, and vote on a group read. Participation is low-pressure; join us when you can - discussion topics remain open even after the month ends. Come as you are, all are welcome!
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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.
21,195 members, last active 2 hours ago
Group Members welcome to make book suggestions regarding historical, bio and auto bio's of those…more
[close] Group Members welcome to make book suggestions regarding historical, bio and auto bio's of those that made a difference in racial and segregation laws and life. Not of only the Black Community, but of other Racial Communities around the world. Focus on US history and current events.
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If you want to read Great African Reads - you've come to the right place! Here is an overview of…more
[close] If you want to read Great African Reads - you've come to the right place! Here is an overview of the group reads & activities: Regional reads Nominations and Book discussions. African Literature in French Nominations and Book discussions. Nonfiction Quarterly nonfiction reads. Challenges, challenges, challenges! 50 Books By African Women That Everyone Should Read My African Literature goal for 2021 African Trek 2021 African Lit TBR Takedown Random African Travels Challenge Bingo Challenge 2021 & 2020 Authors! If you would like to promote your book, give away copies or otherwise advertise your books please do so in this folder - selfpromotion in other places will be deleted. Photo: Nairobi Skyline by Orientalizing
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