Biography

Picture of Jimmy Carter.

Jimmy Carter.

Acker, Kerry.

Profiles former peanut farmer, Georgia Governor and United States president Jimmy Carter, ...

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Picture of Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life.

Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life.

Ackroyd, Peter.

An engrossing and intelligent biography of the actor who was born in London and who became...

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Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust: A Jewish Family's Untold Story.

Boehling, Rebecca L. and Larkey, Uta.

A family's recently discovered correspondence provides the inspiration for this fascinatin...

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A Brief History of Biographies: From Plutarch to Celebs.

Brown, Andrew.

He argues that modern biographies work by framing life as a struggle against drink, drugs,...

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Picture of Murdoch's World: The Last of The Old Media Empires.

Murdoch's World: The Last of The Old Media Empires.

Folkenflik, David.

Rupert Murdoch, the media tycoon, has redefined the culture of news and the rules of journ...

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Letters to Huldah.

Hellyer, Jill.

Huldah Turner was Jill Hellyer's English teacher at North Sydney Girls' High School and it...

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Picture of The Man Within My Head: Graham Greene, My Father and Me

The Man Within My Head: Graham Greene, My Father and Me

Iyer, Pico

Some books are so well written, they must be read regardless of subject, and this is one o...

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Picture of Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce, and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis.

Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce, and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis.

Klaidman, Stephen.

Tells the story of how Sydney and Violet Schiffe, ‘despite their commercial and Jewish ori...

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Picture of A Chronology of Jane Austen and Her Family: 1600-2000.

A Chronology of Jane Austen and Her Family: 1600-2000.

Le Faye, Deirdre.

For nearly forty years Deirdre Le Faye, one of the world's leading authorities on Jane Aus...

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Picture of Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography.

Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography.

Lowe, Rob.

His funny and moving memoir takes us through his experiences as a child actor in Ohio, the...

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Rudyard Kipling.

Lycett, Andrew.

A rich and detailed biography of the famous writer, whose imperialist stance has caused co...

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Picture of Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter.

Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter.

Mah, Adeline Yen.

She tells the true story of her childhood up to the age of 14. Her family considered her b...

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Picture of Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power.

Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power.

Morris, James McGrath.

A very good biography of the Jewish Hungarian immigrant to the USA who became a media baro...

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My Salinger Year.

Rakoff, Joanna.

At 23 she had left university with dreams of becoming a poet, and moved to New York. She t...

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Picture of The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince.

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince.

Ridley, Jane.

Brilliantly entertaining and rich in every detail, this is an impeccably researched biogra...

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Picture of A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand.

A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand.

Short, Philip.

In 1981 he became France’s first socialist president. He led his country for 14 years. ‘Pa...

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Under a Mackerel Sky.

Stein, Rick.

His strikingly honest and moving memoir takes us on a journey from childhood, to his world...

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing.

von Bremzen, Anya.

A tragicomic memoir that I could not put down. She was born in a Moscow apartment where 18...

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How to Live to Be 22.

Waterhouse, Keith.

Waterhouse was a well known columnist and wrote the novel Billy Liar

and the play

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Picture of Mad Girl's Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted.

Mad Girl's Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted.

Wilson, Andrew.

This biography draws on interviews with friends and lovers who have never spoken openly ab...

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Picture of Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age.

Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age.

Wright, Alex.

A captivating biography of Otlet’s prophetic vision of a global networked information syst...

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