Biography

A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is an account of a person's life, usually published in the form of a book or essay, or in some other form, such as a film.

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The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton
In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein
The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity
I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan
Vodka and Apple Juice
The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters
Vanishing Twins: A Marriage
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    The Pianist from Syria: A Memoir
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  • Guys Like Me by Michael A. Messner
    Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five Veterans for Peace
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    Grit and Grace: Uncommon Wisdom for Inspiring Leaders Designed to Make You Think
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    Grit & Grace is a collection of quotes, thoughts, and advice from female pioneers to inspire young girls and women who want to lead.

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    My Thoughts Exactly
    The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
    Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
    Yes Please
    Feeding the Dragon
    The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
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    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
    The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
    Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
    A Better Me: The Official Autobiography
    Stray: Memoir of a Runaway
    D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
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    Steve Jobs
    The Diary of a Young Girl
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Einstein: His Life and Universe
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    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
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    The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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    Paul Auster
    Every life is inexplicable, I kept telling myself. No matter how many facts are told, no matter how many details are given, the essential thing resists telling. To say that so and so was born here and went there, that he did this and did that, that he married this woman and had these children, that he lived, that he died, that he left behind these books or this battle or that bridge – none of that tells us very much.
    Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy

    Virginia Woolf
    Anyone who has the temerity to write about Jane Austen is aware of [two] facts: first, that of all great writers she is the most difficult to catch in the act of greatness; second, that there are twenty-five elderly gentlemen living in the neighbourhood of London who resent any slight upon her genius as if it were an insult to the chastity of their aunts.
    Virginia Woolf , A Room of One's Own

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