Biography

Picture of Isaac Newton: Brief Lives.

Isaac Newton: Brief Lives.

Ackroyd, Peter.

Ackroyd is brilliant at telling the story of this English genius ‘…he has a fine eye for t...

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Wilkie Collins.

Ackroyd, Peter.

A short biography which charts the life and career of the author of what is often called t...

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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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His Finest Hour.

Catherwood, Christopher.

Winston Churchill was an iconic figure in British history. His lasting claim to fame is ba...

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Picture of Pythagoras: His Lives and the Legacy of a Rational Universe.

Pythagoras: His Lives and the Legacy of a Rational Universe.

Ferguson, Kitty.

Einstein said that the most incredible thing about our universe is that it is comprehensib...

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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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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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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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Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years.

Palin, Michael.

He began these diaries when he was newly married and struggling to make a name for himself...

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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 Love Among the Ruins: A Memoir of Life and Love in Hamburg, 1945.

Love Among the Ruins: A Memoir of Life and Love in Hamburg, 1945.

Smith, Harry Leslie.

Afer WWII ended, Yorkshire boy Harry was stationed in occupied Hamburg. It was a city redu...

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Edith Cavell.

Souhami, Diana.

She was a vicar’s daughter, brought up in a small Norfolk village. She became a nurse, and...

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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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Wellington: A Journey Through My Family.

Wellesley, Jane.

The Dukes of Wellington form a fascinating dynasty, and this family memoir paints an intim...

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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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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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