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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Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves
Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II
Henry VIII and the men who made him: The secret history behind the Tudor throne
Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" Woman Who Took on Washington
Brutally Honest
Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow
Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom
Congratulations, Who Are You Again?
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World
Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist
John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
Handsome Johnny: The Life and Death of Johnny Rosselli: Gentleman Gangster, Hollywood Producer, CIA Assassin
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  • A Sucky Love Story: Overcoming Unhappily Ever After
    Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets
    Twain’s Feast
    Yes Please
    My Squirrel Days
    Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
    The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
    Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
    The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives
    Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
    Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
    My Thoughts Exactly
    Hippie
    A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts
    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
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    Steve Jobs
    The Diary of a Young Girl
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
    John Adams
    Bossypants
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Alexander Hamilton
    Einstein: His Life and Universe
    Into the Wild
    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    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)
    Cleopatra: A Life

    James McBride
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    Peter FitzSimons
    We had a teacher called Fanny Menlove, and I remember once when she was out of the room Nancy went up to the blackboard and wrote it backward - Menlove Fanny - and we all fell around laughing. She got into big trouble, but she didn't seem to mind. She had no fear.
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    Anne Spollen
    I looked around at the rooms that I did not see as rooms but more as a landscape for my emotions, a biography of memory.
    Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water

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